CategoryColor Fuse

Silhouette Stamping With Reverse Masking

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Use silhouette stamping with reverse masking to create gorgeous, easy focal elements on your handmade cards! Silhouette stamping with reverse masking isn’t  a new thing but we don’t see it done often and it’s a shame. Because just LOOK at this beautiful card! Our Color Fuse Ink is perfect for this technique – we specifically formulated it to blend easily and beautifully and with reverse masking, those qualities are absolutely essential for results like these. Colleen created this for us […]

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More Layered Stencils to Color Flowers!

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Check out a card made with another set of our brand new layered stencils to color flowers! People are going bananas for our brand new layered stencils to color flowers that they can then stamp the details with our new coordinating sets. Wow! We love stencils, and certainly we’ve had lots of great feedback from you all for our others. But these layered stencils that let you color each section of the flower differently have hit a sweet spot! Today […]

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Our New Layered Flower Stencils – VIDEO!

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See how easy it is to create using our new layered flower stencils! Today’s card, from Lisa, features two fabulous fun techniques in one. First, Lisa used our brand new layered flower stencils to create those dimensional blooms. Second, she created two gorgeous background frame elements using one of our great background dies. How fun is that? We love it when you can make two cards in one – what a fun time saver! Let’s talk about those layered flower […]

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New Flower Stencils for Card Making

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If you love our layered flower stamps you are going to FLIP for our new flower stencils for card making! We’ve become known for our beautiful layered floral stamps with additional details you won’t see with other stamp sets. Because those have become so popular and because we know some of you love to experiment with the coloring of these beautiful images, we’ve created some new layered flower stencils for card making. These four new stencil sets are designed to […]

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A Handmade Card in Lavender and Blue – Stunning!

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This handmade card in lavender and blue has a fun trick used on the sentiment! So we think we can all agree that this handmade card in lavender and blue is an absolute knockout, right? Lavender and soft blue is a beautiful color combination all on its own. Used here with these beautifully detailed roses against that airy, fresh background – well, it just creates a mood that sings “Spring!”. We want to mention two things. First, due to technical […]

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For Quick Backgrounds Use Watercolor Ink!

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Today’s backgrounds use watercolor ink and a spritzer for a gorgeous effect! If you love making custom colored backgrounds use watercolor ink with this super easy technique to create something totally unique and beautiful. You pretty much can’t go wrong with this method and you can use any colors you like to create something dimensional, with lots of beautiful visual movement and such rich variations in shades. One thing that is particularly beautiful about these card backgrounds made with watercolor […]

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Explore This Handmade Sunflower Card Idea

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This beautiful handmade sunflower card idea just POPS with color! We are gaga over this handmade sunflower card idea, with the bright beautiful yellow sunflowers just positively popping over that bright bold blue plaid background! Our Color Fuse Inks are just perfect for this card design with all the shades so clear and clean and just deliciously colorful. Annie created this for us today using our Like a Sunflower Stamp set, part of the lineup of new goodies we just […]

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Use Our Sun Ray Stencil BEHIND a Die Cut Frame!

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You will never look at your sun ray stencil the same way again when you see this cool technique! We’ve shared lots of projects that use our Sun Burst stencil and it’s one of our super popular products thanks to the fun details we added. Today, Melinda is taking using a sun ray stencil like ours up a HUGE notch with a very fun inking technique combined with a fabulous, multi-paned peekaboo look with a die cut frame. Melinda says […]

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Make Some Cards Using Bird House Dies!

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This is the perfect time of year to make cards using bird house dies! Birds are an always popular motif for handmade cards and we have quite a few things in the shop to help you add these little creatures to any project. And when you make cards using bird house dies along with their inhabitants, you offer a whole little picture that tells a story. For instance, this spring card from Natasha tells the story of these little feathered […]

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A Precious Handmade Lamb Card!

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This sweet handmade lamb card is perfect for Easter AND other occasions! Colleen was inspired to create this delightful handmade lamb card for Easter this year and with a simple greeting swap, it can be used for so many other card-sending purposes. Colleen says “Lambs remind me of when my kids were little and I would spend so much time creating their Easter baskets. I wanted this card to be as innocent as that time in our lives!”. The lamb […]

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Simple Masking Techniques – VIDEO!

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Watch this FREE video tutorial for using simple masking techniques to create gorgeous layered scenes on your handmade cards! Did we mention that our Design Team LOVES our new Butterfly Flowers set?  We’ve seen some stunning cards using that set and today’s is right up there! Preeti has used the set in her fabulous video tutorial for us showing the first of several simple masking techniques. Masking is a very easy way to add your images in stamped “layers”. Basically […]

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Fun and Creative Handmade Cards for Friends

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These creative handmade cards for friends have a cute retro twist that they will love! Who here remembers the old style Polaroid photos? And shaking them to make them “develop faster”? Today’s example of creative handmade cards for friends features that iconic element with an adorable twist. Lisa has used one of our new stamp sets and some clever die cutting to make a card that sets our selfie squad in the Southwest scene, spilling out of a classic Polaroid […]

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Gorgeous, Colorful Yoga Cats Greeting Cards!

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Use masking and ink blending to create vibrant and FUN yoga cats greeting cards to send the zen to your friends! We love funny – anything that brings an unexpected smile to someone’s face is always a win in our book. And we are apparently bopping the funny bone on the head with these stamps to make yoga cats greeting cards of all types. Today, Carol has created this absolutely gorgeous, vibrant slimline card with so many fun little details […]

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How To Make Die Cut Card Belly Bands – VIDEO

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Check out this cute way to create die cut card belly bands to add some WOW to your handmade cards! Belly bands can be a fun way to add some extra detail to a card project. There’s just something about the anticipation of what is inside when someone slides these interactive details off the card. Today, Colleen is sharing her twist on this with how to make die cut card belly bands using another sneak peek item from our release […]

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Layer Die Cuts To Build a Scene

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Learn easy tips to layer die cuts to build a scene on your handmade cards. Creating a scene on a card is super easy when you layer die cuts to build it up. For instance on this card, Carol created depth in the sky with layered die cut clouds and then added a ton of perspective to her grassy knoll with some die cut strips of grass. You clearly get a sense of there being a whole scene you can […]

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A Cute and Funny Spring Center Step Card!

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Make this spring center step card using a ready to decorate die cut card base! When we first saw this pretty spring center step card we “awww’d” over the pansies and the cute bunnies. And then our brains registered the greeting and we HOWLED! What a fun mix of traditional spring elements with a sentiment that is perfectly suited to anyone who get why you do what you do!   We have Lisa to thank for this cheeky project and […]

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Make a Sunny Ink Blended Card Background

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This ink blended card background gives us all the summer feels! We love a beautiful, velvety, color-rich ink blended card background, especially ones that give us a true feeling of the theme on the card. Today Melinda is sharing how to make an inked panel that practically makes us feel that sunny warmth. Let’s get started! Melinda started her card by cutting a mask for the sun with a small circle die and adhered it with removable tape in the […]

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Use Mini Slimline Elements on Standard Cards!

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Check out this easy and fun way to use your mini slimline stamps and dies on full sized cards! Did you know that you can instantly get tons more bang for your creative stash bucks by using mini slimline elements on standard cards? Not only do these fabulous reduced-sized products make the most spectacular mini slimline cards, they can all serve as beautifully proportioned panels and unexpected decorative details on your full sized cards. Today Allison has used one of […]

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Rubbernecker Color Fuse Re-Inkers Are HERE!

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We are SO happy to announce that Rubbernecker Color Fuse Re-Inkers are here and ready to ship! Today is the day! We are excited to have all the Rubbernecker Color Fuse Re-Inkers for our AH-MAZING Color Fuse Inks on the shelves and ready to ship! Every single color set is here and begging to be sent to a good home to be loved and used! When our Color Fuse Ink arrived on the scene, even WE weren’t prepared for how […]

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Dramatic Spring Gold and Black Handmade Cards!

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Put a fresh twist on gold and black handmade cards to usher in the new season! You don’t normally associate gold and black handmade cards with spring but today Annie is making us look twice at the classic, dramatic look. The use of softly colored flowers with a hand painted look over the bold and graphic elements of Annie’s background create a card that is loaded with details, contrast and fabulous texture. Let’s see how she did it!   Annie […]

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Quick and Easy Elegant Cards To Make in Minutes!

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Use this basic design idea for easy elegant cards to make anytime you want something quick but special! This design idea for easy elegant cards to make uses the visual impact of gorgeous color on a focal point set against a white on white layered background. No matter what colors or floral design you choose, this setting of color against textural white is a look that never gets old and can be switched up so many ways for so many […]

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