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Category Archives: Techniques
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
Well, if not a cruise on a real ship, maybe just the dream of one with this card! This camp card has plenty of masking and sponging on it, but you may not notice the reflection of the ship in … Continue reading