Category Archives: Techniques

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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A cruise for you, Dad!

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

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Follow your heart

Have you followed the trend of tricking out vintage campers?  Once in a while a magazine features one of these campers, perhaps made into an art studio or even a mobile boutique.  I’d never actually do this, but I admire … Continue reading

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5-step stamping!

Don’t let the title of this post intimidate you!  Stamping multiple layers of images to create one composite image is easy with Stampin’ Up! photopolymer stamps.  I found that when using the stamp set Watercolor Wings, beginning with the darkest … Continue reading

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I think you’re great!

As you may know, Stampin’ Up! demonstrators are permitted to order selected items from the 2015-2016 Annual Catalog before it goes “live” to the public.  So you’ve probably seen this image from I Think You’re Great around the web — … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Bokeh

You’ve been seeing this technique everywhere, so I thought it would be perfect for a February camp card.  Bokeh (pronounced BOH-kay or BOH-keh) is the out-of-focus blur in a photograph, especially from points of light.  (Think of a lit Christmas … Continue reading

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Double-time Painted Petals

I’ve been busy with preparations for the upcoming Inkspiration Saturday.  It’s just 2½ weeks away, so the paper is flying!  I’m so happy to be working with an excellent Design Team for this event:  many heads make great ideas, and … Continue reading

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Tiger Stripe Heart

This card has been a big hit a camp so far this month.  The sparkle is amazing, achieved with Heat & Stick Powder and Gold Glitter.  The instructions on the Heat & Stick Powder are simple to understand; here’s what … Continue reading

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