Category Archives: Techniques

Fall is a beautiful thing

Life, too!  We have finally had some significant rainfall here to green up the grass and freshen up the flower gardens.  Now it’s time to get the rakes out and start that process.  Luckily we have a little boy here … Continue reading

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Olive bucket or basket?

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

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TBT: Marbling

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

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Faux Metal Noel

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

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Dapper medallion

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

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The power of the mask

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

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Herringbone Joy

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

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A present for you

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

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The best is yet to come — really!

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

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Hello Star

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

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