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Category Archives: Techniques
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
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
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
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
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
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