Technique: Emboss Instead of Cut a Die

Here’s a fantastic idea from Betsy over at Paper, Scissors, Super Heroes, she’ll teach you how to emboss stead of cut with your metal die cut shapes. Very clever, I can’t wait to try this technique!

-Heather…

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Tips: Turn a Bead into a Card Embellishment

The Papercraft’s Connection blog shows you how to turn a bead into an enamel dot for card embellishments by melting them. What a great way to recycle unused plastic beads!

-Heather…

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Tip: Tying a Bow for Cards

Whenever I teach a card making class one of the hardest things for people to do it tie a bow, it sounds simple enough but tying a bow for a card is different then tying your shoe laces, it takes …

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Project: Stencil Cards

Combine rubber stamps and stencils for some lovely floral thank you cards, the Hero Arts site will show you how.

 

-Heather…

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Project" Stamped mixed media

The Design Memory Craft blog has directions for making a fantastic mixed media collage using Gelato sticks for the background along with stamps, glaze and gesso and then adding paper flowers, what a great way to add some art and color to your walls!…

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Tutorials: Bright Stamped Cards

The Daily Marker blog has directions for three bright and cheerful cards using stamps, stencils and die cuts, click here to check them all out. How adorable is that little duckies card?

-Heather…

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New Product: Marker Spritzer

Get more out of your markers using the new Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer. This tool gives you a cool air brush effect, this is great to use with stencils! Tim has a video showing how to use this cool …

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Technique: Stamping with Watercolors

The Homespun with Heart blog has a cool technique using watercolors instead of ink to stamp with. The watercolor look is very trendy right now!

-Heather…

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Tip: Color Stamps with Distresss Markers

The Whiff of Joy blog has a color tutorial for coloring your stamped images with Tim Holtz’s Distress markers. I love this adorable mouse!

-Heather…

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Technique: Stamp Masking

The Some Odd Girl stamp blog has a tutorial showing you how to add a colorful background around your stamped images using a masking technique.

-Heather…

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Technique: Dimensional Card Banners

Add some lift and dimension to your stamped cards with a dimensional banner, find all the directions over on Splitcoast Stampers.

-Heather…

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Technique: Hot Glue Gun Art Background

My Craft Chanel has a video with Donna Downey showing a cool technique using Geltos sticks and hot glue for a cool background for canvas, art, mixed media , collage, journaling and more, click here to watch.

-Heather…

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Review: New Silhouette Products

Silhouette has released some really cool new items recently and I got the chance to try a couple of them out. One is the Washi sheets, these are semi-transparent sheets (similar to washi tape) that come in 12″ x …

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Technique: Adding Stitches to Your Stamps

This makes me ready for spring! The Creating Keepsakes blog has directions for adding a stitched accent to stamped flowers, what a pretty idea!

-Heather…

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Project: Stamped Jewelry Pendant

The Indigo Blu site has directions for making a lovely stamped pendant using glue and metal flakes on a stamped image on a black background set inside a bezel. Really stunning!

-Heather…

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