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Use Markers Over Ink to Create a Watercolor Look

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Easy technique – use markers over ink to create a watercolor look that is irresistible! Most of us who are paper crafters are either artists or artist-wannabes and love creating projects that show off the artistic talents we do have. Many people adore the look of hand painted elements but weren’t gifted with that skill. The answer? Use markers over ink to create a watercolor look that is absolutely stunning! Julie created this card and you can see that all […]

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Two Gorgeous Handmade Sunflower Card Ideas

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These beautiful handmade sunflower card ideas are completely versatile and just so pretty! Our designer today is Lisa and she’s shared lots of gorgeous projects using gel prints and even shared some tips on how to make them. Today’s two handmade sunflower card ideas she’s showing off also use some of her gel prints but have no fear! If you aren’t into that you can substitute patterned paper or card stock, follow along and have the same brilliant effects. Shall […]

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Make a Beautiful Oxide Ink Watercolor Background!

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Make a dreamy oxide ink watercolor background to set off your stamps with a vintage vibe. Today Melinda is sharing a new passion for her – creating a beautiful oxide ink watercolor background that perfectly sets off any stamp that can offer a vintage feel. This beautifully detailed image from our Sketch Rose set is the perfect thing to show this off. Let’s dive in and see how Melinda made this! Melinda got started by cutting a piece of watercolor […]

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A Handmade Rose Card To Take Your Breath Away!

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Get step by step instructions on how to create this gorgeous handmade rose card! This handmade rose card from Natasha is just so stunning and we have to admit, the sentiment gave us eye prickles thinking about how deeply touched someone would be to receive this in the mail. Natasha used the stamp set alone from our Someone Like You pair and we are thrilled that she showed how drop dead gorgeous these images are on their own. Natasha said […]

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Heat Embossing With Layered Stencils

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Combine heat embossing with layered stencils for truly eye popping effects! We’ve talked a little about our new layered flower stencils giving you lots of new and fun ways to add color to your projects. Today Allie is sharing her gorgeous card that she made by combining heat embossing with layered stencils to add a fresh artistic look to her stamped flowers. She’s spelling it all out for us to give it a try so let’s go! Start by stamping […]

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Stamped and Stenciled Flowers – SO Pretty!

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Such pretty details from stamped and stenciled flowers – and so easy! Allie made this card for us using new stamped and stenciled flowers and popped them over a stenciled background and the combination is just so pretty! We are watching these new layered flower stencil sets with coordinating stamp sets FLY out the door and when you see cards like this one, you can see why they are becoming so popular. Allie promised that this card is not difficult […]

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How To Shade Using White Colored Pencils

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Learn how to shade using white colored pencils on a tone on tone design. Today Annie is showing us an absolutely beautiful way on how to shade using white colored pencils on a monochromatic design and we are practically swooning! Who knew that just a touch of white on a tone on tone design could be so impactful! Annie said “There are times when a stamp is so beautiful, that I just want to let the image speak for itself.  […]

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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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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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Use No Line Watercoloring to “Hand Paint”

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Come see another beautiful card made with the no line watercoloring technique that starts with a stamp! Today, Melinda is back with another absolute stunner of a card. She’s shared her no line watercoloring talents with us before here and here and today’s card is another beautiful example of how this easy technique can make you look like a true watercolor artist. Melinda shared with us “When I saw this release I was ecstatic because the florals are just amazing […]

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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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New From Rubbernecker!

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See what’s new from Rubbernecker this May 2022! You know what they say… April showers REALLY DO bring May Flowers and that’s what inspired all the new from Rubbernecker goodies this month! Our May release is packed full of florals- it has a little something for everyone. We have stamps with coordinating stencils for easy layering.  We have big open blooms for those who love to color.  We have small blooms for background embellishments, and everything in between. Instead of […]

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Handmade Tags to Use on Gifts OR Cards

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Make a stack of these handmade tags to use on gifts or cards for some instant cuteness! We love the idea of making bunches of these and having them at the ready. As Jamie says, they are fun to make and having these handmade tags to use on gifts or cards on hand make putting something together so fast. Just tie one onto any gift and you’ve instantly made it special. Or pop one on a card base and you […]

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Make This Die Cut Flip Top Window Card!

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Wait until you see all the details in this handmade die cut flip top window card! Our eyeballs popped out like those cartoon characters when we saw this die cut flip top window card that Lisa made for us today! It is LOADED with adorable details and she even added a fun belly band to keep her magnificent window closed. And of course, being a member of our amazingly generous Design Team, Lisa has shared her how-tos with us so […]

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A Cute Handmade Faux Polaroid Card

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Give someone a case of the smilies with this adorable handmade faux Polaroid card! Did you know that Polaroid cameras are back? They do say everything old is new again and the photos from the new cameras look almost identical to the ones from days gone by. It’s no wonder then that two of our fabulous designers chose to use our new Group of Friends stamp to design their versions of a handmade faux Polaroid card. Let’s get Carol’s instructions […]

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A Handmade Cat Yoga Card – FEEL the Zen!

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This handmade cat yoga card will have you chilling out in an instant! Even if you aren’t a “yoga person”, this handmade cat yoga card will have you feeling zen while you are creating it and then the person who receives it will be saying “Namaste” in appreciation. Julie created this for us so let’s dive in and make one too! First, stamp this cool cat from our Yoga Cats set onto a piece of white card stock with Copic-friendly […]

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A Handmade Square Card Idea To Save!

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You will want to use this handmade square card idea over and over! Today we have Annie to thank for this charming handmade square card idea that we can see changed up so many ways. Annie says “Even though it was meant to be a fall-themed stamp set, I thought the sweet images and flowers in the Autumn Fox Stamp Set made it perfect for spring too.”  We SO agree! We love that our Design Team shares so many projects […]

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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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An ADORABLE Handmade Card For Dog Lovers!

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No matter what kind of pupper they have, this might just be the perfect handmade card for dog lovers everywhere! We were so delighted when we first saw this super cute handmade card for dog lovers. The classic color combination of red, white and black along with the easy, nested layers highlights those sweet little paw print hearts to perfection. Let’s follow along with Jamie’s step by step instructions so we can make our own! To begin, cut a piece […]

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