CategoryTechniques

Make TWO Cards Using ONE Die Cut!

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See how you can make two cards using one die cut as the main element! With the addition of a few extra elements you can make two cards using one die cut as the fun background – let’s check out how fast and fun and easy this is! Julie used our Circle Background with Stitched Die to make two very fun and colorful background elements for these very different cards by simply using her watercolors to add splashes and swirls […]

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Looking for Watercolor Card Ideas?

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If you are looking for watercolor card ideas, you are going to LOVE this one! When we first saw this one of Melinda’s watercolor card ideas it popped into our heads that it looks like a little piece of art! Melinda says she was inspired by spring in the air and we can totally feel it in this adorable project! Let’s check out how she made it! First, Melinda stamped the little chicks in Lemon Color Fuse ink. She then […]

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Pattern Design Ideas – Video Tutorial!

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Wow – SO many tips for pattern design ideas! Today’s installment of Stamp Along With Rubbernecker is LOADED with tips and tricks for endless pattern design ideas to use on your cards. Preeti has taken the time to explain some basic theories of pattern design and shares three fabulous cards showing how to use them. Pull up a comfy chair because this tutorial is attention grabbing! Let’s watch this first and then we can take a closer look at her […]

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More No Line Coloring – On A Sweet Slimline Card!

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Another take on no line coloring – so easy and such great results! No line coloring offers a totally different look for stamped images and today Annie is sharing her take on this fun technique with this adorable slimline card. Annie said that this card was inspired by all the real life foxes running around her yard and we love her bright spring look since we are ALL itching for Spring to finally get here! As we showed in this […]

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How To Make a Round Card

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Learn how to make a round card with this easy tutorial! Have you always seen a perfectly round card and wondered how the heck you could make one without having to reinvent, well, the wheel? Today, Allison is showing us all how to do this using circle dies and some fun tips to finish it off so perfectly. Let’s dive right in! First, fold a piece of card stock you want to use as your card base and make sure […]

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Do You Love Watercolor Stamping Techniques?

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If you love watercolor stamping techniques, you are going to LOVE this project! We share lots of fun ways to use our products and have shared lots of tips and ideas for watercolor stamping techniques. Today’s project from Melinda is another fabulous take on using our stamps and watercoloring to create truly gorgeous results. And it’s NOT difficult and you don’t have to be “an artist” to create these stunning effects. Let’s get started! First, you will want to use […]

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Alcohol Ink Techniques – Blending for Backgrounds

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Looking for new alcohol ink techniques? Read on for some great PRO TIPS! We love when our designers share fun new ways to use our goodies and today Lisa is sharing one of her super fun alcohol ink techniques to create this gorgeous background for this super fun card. Lisa says she loves combining sets from our store and had you said that our super popular Garden Gnomes would look so great with one of our new Easter sets we […]

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Watercolor Salt Painting on a Background

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Have you tried watercolor salt painting? You will after seeing this post! Watercolor salt painting sounds like it could be complicated but it’s a super simple technique and gives seriously cool effects! Today Melinda uses this fun technique on her mystical moonlit background and we couldn’t wait to share it with you. Here’s how Melinda made hers so you can get the basic idea. She started with a piece of watercolor paper cut to card front size and traced a […]

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Use a Stamp Mask To Combine Images

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Learn the basics of using a stamp mask to combine images easily! If you’ve never used a stamp mask before today’s post from Allison offers an excellent illustration of how this super easy to do technique can be a game changer. There are lots of times when we want to place objects on our projects in a way that make them look like they are grouped so some are in front of others. And we don’t always want to take […]

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How To Add Dimension To One Layer Cards – VIDEO!

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Today’s Video – Learn how to add dimension to one layer cards just with coloring! Today we’ve got a video LOADED with tips on how to add dimension to one layer cards plus a bonus project taking those ideas up one notch. In this installment of Stamp Along With Rubbernecker, Preeti is showing us her step by step method of using clever image placement and easily reproducible coloring tips to add a beautiful “popped up” design. Here’s the card she […]

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A Perfect Cloud Stencil From a Die Cut

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Use a Die Cut to Make The Perfect Cloud Stencil! We love seeing our tools being used in ways that make them even MORE purposeful and today Lisa has made just about the most perfect cloud stencil for her billowy background for our frolicking foxes. Lisa says “I just love ALL the foxes in the new Be Wild stamp set so I decided to make a card using them all.” This set is very popular and we can’t imagine what […]

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Colored Pencil Techniques – Brights On Dark Paper

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See how to use one of our favorite colored pencil techniques for a striking look! We are betting that somewhere in your stash you have some colored pencils and haven’t really thought about colored pencil techniques in a while. Well, today Melinda is going to inspire you to dig out your perhaps forgotten colored pencils and try out this use of beautiful vibrant bright colors over darker card stock. Don’t those blossoms practically glow? Let’s dig in and learn how […]

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Adding Foil To Cards WITHOUT A Foiling Machine!

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Have seen all those gorgeous projects made by adding foil to cards? And thought how much you really don’t want to add yet another expensive machine to your list? Well, grab a cup of something that makes you happy, get comfy and get ready for another magical edition of Stamp Along With Rubbernecker with Preeti! Warning – You are NOT going to want to do ANYTHING but stamp after you watch this! Let’s watch Preeti show us how to get […]

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Super Cute Easter Chick Cards to Make

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Cute Idea for Easter Chick Cards to Make This Year! We are just loving this adorable idea for Easter chick cards to make for your family and friends this year. That little chick with his egg hat just cracks us up – pun not intended. We are really loving the soft coloring Annie has done with her Copics and her addition of that inked background panel pulls it all together. Wanna see how to make these? First stamp your images […]

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Emboss Resist + Color Fuse Ink = Magic!

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We just love the look of emboss resist and specifically designed our Color Fuse inks to be super blendable so crafters could get excellent results every time. Not all inks blend equally and that look can make or break a design. In today’s gorgeous card from Jamie, she really showed that off with her cheerful, springy birthday card. She’s given us all the steps so let’s get set up to make a few of these ourselves! First, stamp our Daisies […]

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Try No Line Stamping For A STUNNING Look!

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Raise your hand if you’ve tried no line stamping. Ok, now raise your hand if you haven’t. Either way you are going to be blown away by today’s project using no line stamping. This card is so beautiful, it could be framed and kept as an always-on-display gift, which was what Melinda says she was shooting for when she created it. We think the totally hit the bullseye! And what’s more, it’s not hard at all to get this look! […]

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Tips For Using White Colored Pencils On Colored Cardstock

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Colored pencils do amazing things on white cardstock and did you know that using white colored pencils on colored cardstock can be just as magical? In today’s installment of Stamp Along With Rubbernecker, Preeti is sharing her easy to follow and SO fun to do tips for coloring beautiful, vibrant white flowers on colored cardstock along with all her fabulous shading techniques. You can feel you skills expand as you watch and then trying this out…..well, be prepared to impress […]

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Easy Ink Blending For Gorgeous Results!

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Today’s beautiful birthday card is all about ink blending. This way of adding beautiful, dreamy color to a project is super easy and as today’s designer, Annie, says “whenever I’m not in the mood to color with markers or paint, ink blending is a fast way to color images and gives beautiful results.” It certainly does – just LOOK at that card! Want to learn how to make it? Here we go! First trim your background panel to 4″ x […]

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Stick It Adhesive + Die Cutting = AWESOME!

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Today Jamie is sharing a fun way to use a Stick It Adhesive die cutting technique to make fabulous elements for your cards. We don’t know about you but we often forget we have something in our stash – especially if we don’t use it often – and seeing projects like these always get us excited about revisiting these items and ideas. Before we dive into today’s project, remember, we have a fun Birthday Sale going on! Be sure to […]

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Make a Custom Die Cut Window On Your Card!

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This is our last post of our all-about-snow theme for January and we thought sharing a technique for making a custom die cut window on your projects combined with this too-cool-for-school snowman was just perfect! Our designer Julie shares a very clever – and not crazy difficult! – idea for how to add an interesting feature to a peek-through window on any card. Let’s take a closer look! After Julie stamped, colored and die cut her snowman, she created her […]

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Create a Copic Marker Sky – Northern Lights Edition!

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We hope you are buckled in because today’s Stamp Along With Rubbernecker from Preeti is all about creating a Copic marker sky colored to look like breathtaking Northern Lights. We don’t know how she does it, but Preeti is once again giving us amazing tips and tricks to follow along as she creates pure magic. There are plenty of crafters who show off what THEY can do and we feel so lucky to have Preeti to show us what WE […]

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