Category Archives: Techniques

Technique Tuesday – Partial Dry Embossing

By | June 22, 2021

Hi there Last Saturday I held a workshop for a lovely group of ladies – we had a great afternoon crafting and here is one of the cards we made. It uses the partial dry embossing technique. This is where you dry emboss your cardstock front but leave an area free of the embossing to… Read More »

Technique Tuesday – Split Negative

By | June 15, 2021

Hi there Today we have the Split Negative technique. This is a new one for me – I can’t believe I’ve never made a card using this cool technique. I’m so glad we’ve got black embossing powder back in our catalogue although you could do this with Memento Black ink. To create this card you… Read More »

Technique Tuesday – Spotlight Technique

By | June 8, 2021

Hi there The Spotlight Technique is a great technique to use with large line art stamps. I now have the perfect stamp for this – Daisy Garden – and a new way of creating this technique thanks to a fellow demonstrator Tee-Jay. Normally you would stamp your image, die cut part of the image out… Read More »

Friday Fun Fold – Turtle Friends

By | June 4, 2021

Hi there Today’s fun fold card is another one we made at last month’s team training. It’s a 5″ square card and features the cute Turtle Friends Bundle on page 56 of the Annual Catalogue. The front of the card has been scored in half and has two panels that have been dry embossed with… Read More »

Technique Tuesday – Heat Emboss Edging

By | May 25, 2021

Hi there Earlier this month we had a team training day. It was great to catch up with fellow demos and create projects using new product from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue. The first project I’ll share uses products from the You’re A Peach Suite on page 60-61 and combines them with the Hand-Penned Memories and… Read More »

Technique Tuesday – Embossing Paste Mask

By | May 18, 2021

Hi there Last Tuesday I shared a project that required masking using a Post-It Note and today I have another project using a different masking technique. For this technique you can create your own mask as I’ve done or use a Decorative Mask as shown on page 128 of the Annual Catalogue. I’ve combined my… Read More »

Technique Tuesday – Paper Pieceing

By | May 4, 2021

Hi there I’m enjoying bringing you a technique every Tuesday – it’s making me revisit techniques I’ve haven’t done for ages plus using new products for techniques. Today I have the Paper Piecing technique. This works with line art stamps and is another way to ‘colour’ your image. Using a Designer Series Paper (DSP) with… Read More »

Technique Tuesday – Colouring Vellum with Stampin Blends and Isopropyl Alcohol

By | April 20, 2021

Hi there Lately I’ve seen some really cool backgrounds created using Vellum cardstock, Stampin Blends and Isopropyl Alcohol so I thought I’d give it a go. My first attempt didn’t make it to the card base but as the saying goes ‘ try and try again’. Here’s my second attempt and I must admit I… Read More »

Technique Tuesday – Bokeh Technique

By | April 13, 2021

Hi there Here’s a bit of background about what Bokeh means. In photography, bokeh (/ˈboʊkə/ BOH-kə or /ˈboʊkeɪ/ BOH-kay;[1] Japanese: [boke]) is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in out-of-focus parts of an image.[2][3][4] Bokeh has also been defined as “the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light”. Now onto the project 🙂 Here’s the finished card. For my background I’ve used Balmy Blue, Coastal Cabana and… Read More »

Technique Tuesday – Shaving Foam Technique

By | April 6, 2021

Hi there Our Stampin’ Up! ink refills are great not only to reink your ink pads but to use for a number of techniques. Last Tuesday I shared the Baby Wipe technique and today I have another technique that uses the ink refills. You’ll also need some shaving foam – I use the ‘in house’… Read More »

Baby Wipe Technique – Multi Coloured Butterfly Brilliance

By | April 1, 2021

Hi there I had so much fun with the Baby Wipe technique that I did up another multi coloured combination with the Butterfly Brilliance bundle. I used 9 different colours – Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Just Jade, Magenta Madness, Mango Melody, Mint Macaron, Misty Moonlight, Poppy Parade and So Saffron. After stamping the image on… Read More »