CategoryTechniques

How To Stencil With Glitter Paste and Our NEW Stencils!

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See how to stencil with glitter paste over a gorgeous ombre background – another twofer! We mentioned that we see stencils making quite a comeback in the card making world and with this fun lesson on how to stencil with glitter paste from Carol, we can see why! There are so many fun ways beyond the basics to use stencils and this idea is a total keeper! Let’s take a look at how to make this super sparkly, fun background […]

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Stunning White On White Heat Embossing on Vellum!

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Can you believe this gorgeous detail is created simply by heat embossing on vellum? We can’t get over how absolutely gorgeous this heat embossing on vellum is with the beautiful, ethereal details created with the white on white look. Melinda has outdone herself with this stunning card and today we are going to see how she did it! First, Melinda made her beautiful watercolor background. She started with a piece of watercolor paper that she cut with our largest Slimline […]

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Create a Flower Bouquet With Stamps!

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Use a simple masking technique to create a flower bouquet with stamps! Today we are loving how Natasha shows us how to create a flower bouquet with stamps in a style similar to the one shown on our package. Lots of times you ask us “how’d you do that?” and we are so happy to have one of our fabulous Design Team members share the answer! Let’s dive right in and see how easy and endlessly adaptable this simple technique […]

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How to Make a Mini Slimline Birthday Card!

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Check out how to make a MINI Slimline Birthday card using our slimline nested dies! Today we are sharing a fresh take on the slimline craze with this adorable mini slimline birthday card. Slimline cards are still super popular and along with them are their baby sisters – mini slimline cards – which are typically 6″ X 3″. These are a a very fun sized card to make and thanks to our three different, basic shapes of nested slimline dies […]

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What Is “Dimensional Adhesive” Anyway?

Find out why we love dimensional adhesive so much! We often refer to dimensional adhesive in our posts and it’s one of our favorite tools and certainly one that our design team loves to use. We thought we’d take a moment and share with you why dimensional adhesive is something we can’t live without! First, we use the term dimensional adhesive to describe any material you can use to adhere two things together and add some space at the same […]

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Card Background Ideas Roundup – Get Inspired!

Let’s end the month with a roundup of some of our most popular card background ideas! This month, we’ve shared some amazing tips and tricks in loads of fun card background ideas. We thought we’d share some of the more popular ones here in case you missed them! First, many of you were inspired to load up on our fabulous Color Fuse Ink after you saw this post – we are not at all surprised because all WE wanted to […]

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Easy Watercolor Backgrounds for Cards – A Twofer!

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See how to use your handmade watercolor backgrounds for cards two ways! There are lots of ways to make watercolor backgrounds for cards and today Melinda is going to share an easy way to make not just a gorgeous background but double down on the design and make two cards from the results! Let’s get the steps from Melinda…. First, take a scrap of any fairly stiff piece of plastic packaging or a piece of acetate. PRO TIP: Flimsy material, […]

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A Sweet Handmade Greeting Card About Coffee

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How many times have you wanted to send a greeting card about coffee? If you are like Renee, today’s designer, you love to make a greeting card about coffee! Renee loves coffee cards and clearly, many of you do, too, since anything we create that has to do with coffee flies out of here! Renee really liked the idea of adding a vintage style background to her coffee card today and she’s sharing how she got that look in today’s […]

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Stained Glass Stamping – Easy and Stunning!

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Stained glass stamping is so easy and it creates the most beautiful cards! You may not have heard of stained glass stamping but it is one of the prettiest techniques and it’s actually really easy. Today Carol is taking us through how to do this technique and we know you are going to be hooked! First, let’s make the card base. Stamp our Splatter background stamp onto your card front with Slate ink from Color Fuse Set #12. PRO TIP: […]

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Easy and Fun Gel Plate Background Tips!

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Extend the use of your background stamps with these gel plate background tips! Today we are super excited to learn some really useful gel plate background tips from Lisa – we just LOVE getting more out of our crafting sessions and supplies and these tips are going to get you both. Let’s dive in and follow along! First, Lisa made sure that she put her gel plate out over a protected surface – this can get a little messy! She […]

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A Very Cool DIY Greeting Card Background!

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Learn how to make a stunning DIY greeting card background! There are zillion ways to make a fun greeting card background perfectly suited to your project and this one from Annie just blew us away. Have you ever seen such a great mix of a modern, almost mysterious background combined with an adorable, focal element? We just love this juxtaposition of two styles and can’t wait to show you how she did it! To start on this card for teenage […]

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Try An Emboss Resist Card Background!

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Check out our designer’s clever tip for making an emboss resist card background in a lot less steps! It’s really fun to make images “float” on an inked panel and today, with this quick and easy emboss resist card background, you can use a number of images in just one step. That’s right – ONE STEP! Let’s check out how Julie did it. First, Julie took a piece of white card stock and secured it in her stamp positioner. Then […]

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Distress Ink Backgrounds For Cards

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See one of our favorite realistic looking distress ink backgrounds for cards! There are loads of fun ideas for creating distress ink backgrounds for cards and this one we especially love because it really brings our Cobblestone Background stamp to life! Melinda saw a fun watercolor tutorial on creating a rock wall and decided to recreate that cool, shaded, mutli-color look using our stamp as a short cut. We think she nailed it! Let’s learn how to do this. Take […]

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Heat Embossing on Acetate – WOW!

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Take a look at how heat embossing on acetate takes this to a new level! Ok – raise your hand if you knew how awesome heat embossing on acetate looks! This is such a fun and unexpected look and we cannot WAIT to try it out with some of our other background stamps! Let’s make one along with Carol, shall we? Before we begin, it is VERY IMPORTANT that you use only heat resistant acetate for this technique. Regular acetate […]

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One Background Stamp Many Ways!

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Come see how to use just one background stamp many ways with totally different looks! We love helping you get more use out of your products and today we are revisiting a post from about a year ago that shows you a terrific idea for how to use one background stamp many ways for completely different looks. We don’t know about you but having these reminders every now and then help us look at our goodies with fresh eyes! First […]

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A Pretty Tone on Tone Card Background!

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Use this idea for an easy tone on tone card background! Sometimes, a stamp does all the work for you as it does here with this super pretty tone on tone card background in two colors. We love the juxtaposition of this lemony yellow with the cool pale teal and the die cut flowers seeming to float over them. Let’s take a look at how Annie made this card for us today. First, she made her flowers using our Friend […]

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How To Create a Glitter Embossed Background

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Come see how to make a truly stunning glitter embossed background! Holy WOW – this glitter embossed background has us excitedly looking at our other background stamps and glitter embossing powder to see how many more of these gorgeous elements we can make! There is so much movement and detail and sparkle and it’s SO easy to do with any of our background stamps. Let’s check out how Jamie made this incredibly gorgeous card. First, and you pretty much always […]

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Quick and Cute Handmade Gift Tags!

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Use your card making goodies to create cute handmade gift tags!   The leap from handmade cards to handmade gift tags is very tiny – you can use all the fun things you do for your cardmaking to make gift tags that you can add to gifts OR package up and GIVE as gifts! Who doesn’t love pretty accessories when gift giving. And here’s a PRO TIP from us to you all: Use plain old white or kraft paper as […]

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A Cute Way To Use a Window Die Cut!

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Check out this video tutorial for how to use a window die cut to make an adorable card! We’ve seen Kittie use our window die cut to make some really pretty cards. Today we are happy to share her video that shows you a fun and fairly easy way to make a realistic and detail loaded card with a die cut window and flower box. Let’s check out the video and then scroll down for some highlights: Here are some […]

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How to Do a Fun Underwater Background Technique!

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This underwater background technique is fun and easy and looks SO CUTE! Today’s card comes together in no time and the underwater background technique is so easy to do and looks just so cute we can’t even! Let’s make one along with Renee! First stamp your images from our Sea set, color them in with your favorite medium and cut them out with the coordinating dies.   Using your favorite ink  blending tool, buff some blue distressed oxide ink over […]

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How to Remove White Border From Die Cuts

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Learn the solution for how to remove white border from die cuts to make them float on your cards! We all want solutions for the pesky how to remove white border from die cuts issue when we are using them against a dark background. Well today, Carol has a fantastic idea and it doesn’t involve recutting all around the die cuts! Let’s go follow along with Carol as she puts together this gorgeous card. First Carol made that beautifully rich […]

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