CategoryTechniques

VIDEO – How To Use Liquid Watercolor On Card Backgrounds

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Hold onto your stamps, folks – today we have another Stamp Along With Rubbernecker video on how to use liquid watercolor to make the most stunning card backgrounds. Preeti is at it again with a simply stunning wintry nighttime galaxy background for her admiring forest friends. We can’t get over all the depth and color and light and just gorgeousness Preeti created using her liquid watercolors and we feel so grateful that she shared her techniques with us in a […]

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Colorful and Unique Thank you Cards

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We are just loving that these incredibly colorful and unique thank you cards were made using a new slimline background stamp that we created as a fall themed item and – VOILA! – it’s a thank you card! Isn’t is delicious? And our designer said that aside of the coloring of the background image, which for those of us who love to color is ALL the fun!, this card is super simple to make. This is another one of those […]

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How to Make Your Own Ink Pad With Liquid Watercolors – Video!

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Once again, we have an awesome video from Preeti showing how to make your own ink pad using liquid watercolors. You won’t BELIEVE the amazing multi-colored looks you can get with this fun tip! It’s always fun using the supplies you have in different ways, and we hope you feel inspired and crafty after watching Preeti create these amazing projects today! See the projects below and head to the bottom to check out the video.  Enjoy this fun video to […]

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How to Choose Copic Marker Colors For Your Background Stamps

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Today our Copic QUEEN Michelle is going to help us figure out how to choose Copic marker colors using two of our background stamps as examples. Copic markers come in just about every single shade in the rainbow and choosing how to make them work together for artwork quality coloring can be daunting until you know some of the tricks. Michelle is so generous to share her particular magic with us! To start, Michelle suggests that you color through the […]

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Color Burst Sale and a Video Tutorial!

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Right now we have a great Color Burst sale going on and what better way to take advantage of savings than to get some glorious fall project inspiration? Our very own Dave Miller is sharing some of his fabulous techniques and turning out truly dazzling results in today’s video tutorial. Dave makes everyone feel like an expert and his many fans say that his videos are total game changers for them. Check out this video LOADED with PRO TIPS, go […]

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New Ink Shading Techniques To Try!

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There are plenty of new ink shading techniques being shared all the time and our designer, Annie, tried one of them out for us today using one of our new silhouette stamps to give you some instant technique gratification! Silhouette stamps are great because they tend to be larger and bold and make excellent statements when stamped in a solid color over an ink-blended or patterned background. But Annie wondered what would happen if she applied some of those ink […]

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A Shadow Box Shaker Card Video Tutorial!

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In today’s installment of Stamp Along With Rubbernecker, Preeti is sharing a shadow box shaker card video tutorial LOADED with tips and tricks to make this STUNNING project.This is a total show stopper and yet somehow Preeti makes it all so DOABLE! For easy future reference, here are the measurements of the three panels you will use in every version of this amazing “How’d she DO that?!?” project: Shadow Box Measurements: 6 ¼ x 5 ½ Front panel Score at […]

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Handmade Thank You Card Ideas

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We don’t know about you, but we love having handmade thank you card ideas handy because there are so many reasons to say “thank you”! Today, Allison is showing us one of these great DIY card ideas using one of our recently released background stamps and a fun coloring technique as the focal point. We love how she created sort of an ombre look from the outside edges of the card to the center! She did this by stamping the […]

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Color Burst Background How-Tos!

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Today Michelle is showing us how to create a color burst background – two actually! – to add some serious visual interest to our card making projects with not a whole lot of work! We LOVE short cuts to fabulousness and when there is a product that can make that happen, we are even happier! Her first card is a fun, dreamy landscape scene for which her color burst background is mainly blues with just a touch of yellow. PRO […]

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Halloween Gift Card Holders that are a TREAT!

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Did you know Trick or Treating doesn’t have to be just for kids? Grown ups deserve treats too, am I right!!! We definitely have a treat for you today, as our designer, Preeti, walks you through how to make these adorable Gift Card Holders using slimline die cuts and stamps, that are sure to be a hit among your friends. Just make them and slip in a Starbucks, Dairy Queen or Sees Candy gift card into them and send them […]

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Halloween Card Ideas Using Embossing Folders

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We have some super talented designers and today we are SO excited by one of the coolest Halloween card ideas we’ve seen – watercolored embossed paper! Isn’t that effect just so cool? Julie shared that she was inspired by this video here because, in her words, “I thought it looked interesting but easy enough for everyone.” We agree! If you don’t have time to or don’t want to watch the video basically the steps consist of embossing watercolor paper with […]

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Joseph’s Coat Technique On A Slimline Background

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Today we are SO excited to share the beautiful Joseph’s Coat technique on a slimline background thanks to our talented designer, Annie. Annie has taken one of our brand new slimline background stamps and added her own SUPER clever twist on creating that lively multi-color look you get with the Joseph’s Coat approach. Let’s take a look at how she did it! First up, her Halloween background: First, she cut a panel of white cardstock to fit her card base […]

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A Beautiful Floral Slimline Card + Bonus Card!

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Today we are sharing a beautiful floral slimline card plus a bonus A2 card featuring the same beautiful new Just Because stamp set and coordinating dies! We know that so many of you are loving the slimline card making trend – we can tell by how you are snapping up all the new slimline dies and our brand new slimline background stamps! And we also know that many of you are still loving your A2 card making sessions so we […]

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Heat Embossed Card Ideas Slimline Style

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Hello friends – today we are sharing one of the pretties heat embossed card ideas we’ve seen on a slimline. Our talented designer used our new beautiful Autumn Harvest stamp set for her card along with several Color Fuse ink shades and we are just in awe of how pretty this card turned out! She started by taking the second largest of the Slimline Nested Stitch and using a soft pencil, traced the inside of the rectangle onto her white […]

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Coloring New Slimline Background Stamps

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The only thing more exciting about our brand new slimline background stamps being here is seeing what everyone is doing with them! We sure hope your coloring fingers are ready! You are in for a real treat when you see what our super talented designer has done with our new Halloween slimline background stamp! As usual, Michelle, our Copic Expert, is sharing some great tips below in how she turned one of these new slimline background stamps into piece of […]

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A Many Layered Slimline Card

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Today we are so happy to share this beautiful many layered slimline card showing off one of our HOT new sets of slimline dies AND one of our gorgeous new clear floral layered stamps. There’s a fun trick to making this card and you won’t believe how easy and fun it is! You might even get addicted! Our designer started with a single sheet of white card stock cut to fit her card front. She used the palest shade in […]

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How To Make A Slimline Shaker Card

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Hello – today we are going to show you some easy steps for how to make a slimline shaker card. This card has the benefit of using both one of our amazing slimline dies and our new layered floral stamps and we think the combination is just stunning! Our designer started by using the largest of the Nested Stitch Slimline Frame Dies, added the slimline insert die Inside Scallop with Teardrop inside and used washi tape to hold them in […]

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How to Color Darker Skin With Copic Markers

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Happy Thursday our crafty friends – today Michelle is using a fun Rubbernecker image to show you how to color darker skin with Copic markers.  Michelle tells us she has all sorts of of new images she will be using to show you even more Copic coloring tips and tricks so come back often! This is “Ethel Cooking” and our designer thought she was looking a little feisty. We agree! Ethel may be one of our “Old Characters” but she’s […]

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Copic Marker Coloring Video Tutorial

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As promised, here is a Copic Marker coloring video tutorial from our designer Michelle, walking you through a real-time coloring of “Murray with a Catch” from this project. He is one of our fun-loving “Old Characters” that adds the right amount of humor to any masculine card! We love seeing all of our stamps colored up beautifully and find it very therapeutic to watch someone as talented as Michelle use colors to bring an image to life.  Watch below and […]

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Ken Oliver Color Burst Tutorial Video

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Today we want to share a Ken Oliver Color Burst tutorial to show you the AHmazing results you can get! Did you know that we have some AMAZING stamps that are meant to resemble watercolored images? These are so fun to use with Color Burst watercolor powders; the results are gorgeous and several of our stamp sets were designed to take advantage of the punches of color. Our YouTube channel is full of so many fun tutorials, many of which […]

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Colored Pencil Art – Stamp Along with Rubbernecker

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Hey Fellow Crafters – we are trying out a new feature called Stamp Along with Rubbernecker and today’s topic is colored pencil art. We are going to test this out about once a month giving you a video tutorial covering a new fun technique or trick that you can then use right away, coming back to the video if you need a second look. Today, Preeti Chandran is making a stunning floral background card with butterfly and jewel accents! Her […]

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