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Category Archives: Techniques
Did you wonder why I compared the OnStage display stamping experience to the Food Network show Chopped? In both situations, there seems to be no logic to the items in the box! I received a stamp set, but not the dies … Continue reading
When we moved 3½ years ago, the can of cheap shaving cream didn’t go with us. I think I’ve only created marbled paper once (a darn cute project back in 2005!), so I figured it was safe to dump it. And … Continue reading
I struggled with the name of this technique — it’s not the faux metal I learned so long ago, it’s more of a faux metal patina. But that didn’t sound very appealing for a Christmas card! When I looked back at … Continue reading
I created this card for a stampin’ buddy on the verge of an Alaskan cruise, but we made a similar version at last weekend’s Host Appreciation Open House. It shows off one of my favorite techniques: emboss resist with plenty … Continue reading
Learning how to mask is something that moves your stamping up a notch or two. On yesterday’s card, I used a mask as a barrier when I was sponging near a previously stamped and colored area. In this corporate video, using a … Continue reading
Almost four years ago we made the first herringbone card in camp, inspired by the work of Dawn Olchefske — I think I saw her demonstrate this background technique at a leadership meeting that year. This month, striving to use … Continue reading
I’ll admit I am not really a fan of Cucumber Crush, but I’ll also admit that a dash of it makes a very festive Christmas card! Notice how much white I used on this card, however, to keep its enthusiastic … Continue reading
Oh, these Vintage Leaves! I was so happy to see them in the Stampin’ Up! 2015-2016 Annual Catalog — no waiting for the Holiday Catalog to get busy with autumn cards! And, no waiting to decide which set to feature … Continue reading
This July camp card (and convention swap card) uses one of my favorite techniques: the shading of a star shape to create a 3-D effect. No origami here, just paper, ink, and a sponge. You can see an explanation and … Continue reading