Category Archives: Techniques

Technique Tuesday – Circle Stamping

By | November 30, 2021

Hi there For today’s card I used a very useful tool – the Stamparatus – to help me create my stamped circle image. The Stamparatus is a stamp positioning tool and can be used for a number of techniques too. I’ve been wanting to use this technique for some time and the Tidings & Trimmings… Read More »

Technique Tuesday – Retiform

By | November 23, 2021

Hi there I tried this technique a couple of years ago and wasn’t happy with the end result (I think it ended up in ‘file 13’) so I thought I’d give it another go and I’m happy with how this one turned out. Retiform is simply the crossing of lines across the cardstock. To create… Read More »

Technique Tuesday – Quilting

By | November 16, 2021

Hi there Quilting is normally associated with fabric but we can achieve the same effect with our Designer Series Paper. Today’s card is a CASE from US demo Lisa Henderson. I’ve had this technique on my list for some time and after seeing her card it inspired me to make it too. I’ve used the… Read More »

Technique Tuesday – One Sheet Wonder

By | November 9, 2021

Hi there Last week I shared a project we made at our online event – I now have the next instalment – a ‘one sheet wonder’. A ‘one sheet wonder’ is a technique used to create a number of cards from a sheet of Designer Series Paper (DSP) based on a template. You can also… Read More »

Technique Tuesday – Smooshing Technique

By | November 2, 2021

Last month we had an online event for demonstrators in the South Pacific. It was a fun afternoon of crafting together with presentations and some ‘hands on’ crafting. The first presentation was the ‘smooshing’ technique. My first attempt did not turn out well – it ended up in ‘file 13’ – but I was pleased… Read More »

Technique Tuesday – Gilded Leafing with Adhesive Sheets

By | October 26, 2021

Hi there Over the last couple of weeks I’ve shared some different ways for you to use our Gilded Leafing – applying with Tear & Tape and also with Heat & Stick Powder. Today I have another method using our Adhesive Sheets which can be found on page 167 of the Annual Catalogue. For this… Read More »

Technique Tuesday – Gilded Leafing with Heat and Stick Powder

By | October 19, 2021

Hi there I have another project using the Gilded Leafing and this time we’re combining it with the Heat & Stick Powder from page 167. This is the ‘go to’ page for all the different types of adhesives. For this card the Gilded Leafing gives a similar effect as heat embossing. I’ve used the Painted… Read More »

Technique Tuesday – Gilded Leafing with Tear and Tape

By | October 12, 2021

Hi there Have you tried our Gilded Leafing on page 143 of the Annual Catalogue? This was a carryover product from the January-June Mini Catalogue and I must admit I haven’t used mine much. Over the next couple of weeks I’ll share some ways you can use it with different types of adhesive. First up… Read More »

Technique Tuesday – Chalk Pastels and Dry Embossing

By | October 5, 2021

Hi there Who knew the Chalk Pastels were so versatile? Today’s project features another technique for you to try with the Chalk Pastels and an Embossing Folder. I’ve chosen the Seashells 3D Embossing Folder. These aren’t normal colours I would have chosen to use with this folder but I actually really like how it turned… Read More »

Technique Tuesday – Chalk Pastels and VersaMark

By | September 28, 2021

Hi there I’ve got another technique to share today using our Chalk Pastels, VersaMark, a Sponge Dauber and a Cotton Bud. For this card I stamped the large image from Forever Blossoms with VersaMark to the largest tag from the Tailor Made Tags dies. To apply the Chalk I ‘scribbled’ some to my desk pad… Read More »

Technique Tuesday – One Layer Cards

By | September 14, 2021

Hi there I fellow demonstrator recently shared a card she had made that had only one layer – the card base – so I thought I’d give it a go. It’s actually harder than it seems – getting some depth to your project by just using stamps and ink. This was a first for me.… Read More »

Team Training Day Project – Fun Fold and Technique Card

By | September 13, 2021

Hi there As mentioned yesterday we held our first ever virtual training day via Facebook Live and Zoom. We all had a ball and managed to learn lots and spend time together. We are definitely looking forward to when we can meet in person. #teamdayoutnz Our original plan was to meet in person with some… Read More »

Virtual Team Training Event

By | September 12, 2021

Hi there Yesterday we were meant to have had an ‘in person’ team training event but due to Covid we had to ‘pivot’ as they now say. So rather than cancel we went online which meant more people were able to attend. It was a fun day with presentations done via Facebook Live, a game… Read More »