Category Archives: More Techniques

Tutorial: How to Create a Bold Background for Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies

By | February 14, 2019

The new Beauty Abounds Bundle is stunning. The 13-piece Cling stamp set combines both pretty images AND pretty sentiments using the trendy mixed font design. The show-stopper, however, is the 20(!) piece Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies set. There are two main thinlits that feature a kaleidoscope or swarm of five butterflies. They were designed to be layered, and there’s… Read More »

Watercoloring with Brusho and Birthday Blooms

By | January 20, 2018

Brusho Crystal Colour Makes Everyone an Artist Stampin’ Up! has added a new color medium to the menu of coloring tools. On page 26 of the new Occasions catalog you will eye the Brusho Crystal Color that hails from Sheffield, England. The small kit of five colors includes Prussian Blue, Brilliant Red, Camboge, Yellow and Moss Green. I… Read More »

A Quilted Background for Smitten Mittens Christmas Card

By | October 3, 2017

Here’s What I Made Smitten Mittens on their own would make an adorbs Christmas card with a heartfelt holiday greeting. By adding a beautiful quilted background crafted with the new Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and the red striped patterned paper in the Quilted Christmas 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper, the charm swells. To achieve the puffy,… Read More »

How To Video Tutorial: Center Step Fancy Fold Hello Fall Card With Coffee Cafe

By | September 11, 2017

Here’s What I Made The Center Step Fancy Fold template is a unique presentation for a greeting card. The tall center panel creates a splendid stage for the star of a card—in this case the seasonal Pumpkin Spice Latte drink. The Pinewood Planks 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder gives the card base a lovely rustic feel that’s… Read More »

“How To” Pumpkin Spice Latte Birthday Card with Embossing Paste Whipped Cream Tutorial

By | September 5, 2017

Nothing says Hello Fall like a Pumpkin Spice latte with whipped cream. Here’s a paperlicious version to send birthday greetings featuring Stampin’ Up!’s new Embossing Paste to recreate fluffy whipped cream. It’s the perfect topping for the Pumpkin Spice Latte made using the Coffee Cafe stamp set and Coffee Cups Framelits bundle featured in the main catalog. Save… Read More »

Add Color by Watercoloring with Pencils and Blender Pens

By | April 24, 2017

Watercoloring with pencils and blender pens is one of my favorite ways to add color to outline stamps. The results are magical, bringing out the artist in those of us who think we have no artistic talents. It’s also the solution for crafters and stampers who don’t have a huge stash of ink colors. The Stampin’ Up! set… Read More »