Category Archives: Techniques

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 »

Technique Tuesday – CASEing

By | September 7, 2021

Hi there Today’s technique is an easy one we can all do – it’s called CASEing (Copy And Share Everything). We often see a card design, a colour combination or a stamp set that inspires us for our own creation or we copy it exactly. This means we’ve CASEd someone else’s work and it’s great… Read More »

Technique Tuesday – Puzzle Card

By | August 31, 2021

Hi there Today I have another way for you to use your Designer Series Paper (DSP) and cardstock to create quick and easy cards. I’ve called this technique the ‘Puzzle Card’ technique. Read on to find out why. For this technique you need 3 pieces of DSP (or a mix as I have here) measuring… Read More »

Technique Tuesday – Clear Block and Ink Background – Take Two

By | August 24, 2021

Hi there Last week I shared a quick way to create a background for your stamped images. Today I have a variation on that technique with one additional item required – a spritzer filled with water. Each time you do this technique you’ll get a different look – even when using the same ink colours.… Read More »

Technique Tuesday – Clear Block and Ink Background – Take One

By | August 17, 2021

Hi there Today’s technique uses products that you will all have in your crafting stash – a clear block and an ink pad. Together these products will create a cool background for your stamped images. To create the background, ink up your clear block – I used a ‘D‘ sized block for this card –… Read More »

Technique Tuesday – Black Magic Technique

By | August 10, 2021

Hi there The Black Magic technique is where you can create a dramatic look by stamping on dark cardstock with light ink and then colour on top of it. The first time I tried this technique (back in 2017) I used White Craft ink as my base then applied Watercolour pencils and outlined the image… Read More »

Technique Tuesday – Triple Time Stamping with DSP

By | August 3, 2021

Hi there This technique is usually used with stamps but using Designer Series Paper (DSP) as an alternative gives you a quick and easy option. I made these cards earlier in the year but seemed to have missed sharing them with you. I might need to check and see which other creations I’ve missed. The… Read More »

Technique Tuesday – Pinwheel technique

By | July 27, 2021

HI there We are in the last week of the July Designer Series Paper (DSP) promotion. This week my featured DSP is the Pansy Petals. This paper is part of the Pansy Petals Suite – you can see all the products included in this suite on page 28 and 29 of the Annual Catalogue. To… Read More »

Technique Tuesday – Starburst Card

By | July 20, 2021

Hi there As we have the Designer Series Paper sale on during July I thought I’d share another technique using one of the Designer Series Paper (DSP) that is part of the sale – In Good Taste. I’m so glad that this paper carried over from last years catalogue. It’s great for masculine cards and… Read More »

Technique Tuesday – Angle Cut Recess Panel

By | July 13, 2021

Hi there With the current promotion for July being 15% off selected Designer Series Paper (DSP) I thought I’d do a project that uses one of the selected DSP packs. I’ve chosen the Hand-Penned 12″ x 12″ DSP which features the new Pale Papaya In Colour along with 9 other colours. I created two designs… Read More »

Technique Tuesday – Inlaid Floating Technique

By | July 6, 2021

Hi there I decided to do the Floating Technique this week and went in search of some videos to get some inspiration. I came across one by Alisa Tilsner (an Australian demo) where she had done this technique with an ‘inlaid’ section using a die. I didn’t want to do a ‘flower’ design so went… Read More »

Technique Tuesday – ‘Cloud’ Template

By | June 29, 2021

Hi there Today’s card is the second card we made at my recent workshop – you can see the Pansy Card we made here. This card uses a number of new products from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue. The base product is the Beauty of Friendship Bundle from pages 10 and 11. I really love the… Read More »

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 »