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Handmade greeting card featuring a purple elephant.

Beautiful Purple Elephant Greeting Card

The sparkle of the Delicata ink on the patterned paper background helps to make the Rinea foiled paper die-cut pieces really pop off the card! See how I make this purple elephant themed card.

Handmade cards featuring Rinea foiled appers with stenciling techniques applied on top.

Stenciling Techniques on Foiled Paper

Rinea foil is a fun product to work with, but because it is a nonporous surface it can be a bit tricky to stencil on. I am sharing three different ways to add stenciling to your foiled projects in my video tutorial today! They're all different and have different results, so everyone can find something that works for them!

Handmade card featuring soft purple dots made with Memento ink and Jumbo Daubers

Pretty Purple Background Patterns

Need a quick and simple background technique for a greeting card? See how I create a patterned background with large sponge daubers and Memento Ink. Sponge daubers are dense foam and can behave like a soft textured circle stamp when inked up heavily. This technique is a perfect start for a card, art journal or even a scrapbook page. The color scheme and options are really endless.

Handmade paper flowers used to decorate a plain branch wreath

Transforming Paper Flowers

I have a floral wreath project to share with you. Besides showing how you can assemble your own paper flowers, I'm also teaching you 3 ways to transform your die cuts! The before and after is as different as night and day and the extra steps definitely bring the flowers to life. Be sure to check out the video and see it for yourself!

3 handmade cards featuring ombre ink blended backgrounds

Ombre Blending Backgrounds for Cardmaking

Ink blending is a technique I use on so many of my cards and creating ombre backgrounds is something I use quite often to create backgrounds, especially scenes. I'm sharing tips and tricks to create ombre ink blended backgrounds in today's video! I hope you enjoy it!

Card project for a beginner focusing on stenciling with several colors of ink.

Beginner Guide: Quick and Easy Stenciling Technique

I am sharing a very simple Tuscan Sky technique using Memento inks and a cloud stencil. Adding different colors of ink, in a repeating pattern gives a lot of interest to your card. The technique is simple, yet the final product looks professional and gorgeous. This is also a popular trend with card makers and having a few simple tools, will allow you to join the fun as a beginning paper crafter.

Handmade creative art journal featuring a mixed media cover in blues and greens.

Creative Art Journal Cover

Interested is slowing down and being more mindful? A Daily Journal to document artsy ideas and creative thoughts might be just what is needed. This journal includes “My Creative Day” journal templates (with prompts for daily journaling), blank art pages (for art journaling, sketching and jotting down ideas) and a special hand decorated cover to house it all.

Two handmade cards featuring sparkly backgrounds made with stencils, various inks and Mboss Sparkle embossing powder.

Sparkly Card Backgrounds

Glittery backgrounds are the best backgrounds! I love anything glittery and the Sparkle MBoss is quickly becoming one of my favorite new embossing powders. It is a clear embossing powder with holographic glitter mixed into it. It's perfect to add over any backgrounds because it doesn't add any color, just shine and sparkle! You can watch the video tutorial to see two different ways to make your backgrounds sparkle!

Handmade green greeting cards with an ombre effect made using masks and a Kaleidacolor ink pad.

Easy Ombre Efffect with Masking and Kaleidacolor

I used some simple masking techniques with some Kaleidcolor Ink to create an ombre effect on these cards. To see just how easy it was to do, watch my video below to see how I did it. Enjoy!

Handmade floral pattern card made using StazOn Pigment stamped on vellum, and VersaFine Clair ink applied to a paper below for a fun color pop.

Easy Vellum Coloring Trick

In this project I show you how to avoid coloring, just in case it's not your thing. Beautiful floral stamps are available everywhere, and I'll show you how to use VersaFine Clair under a vellum overlay to get the gorgeous pop of color, without all the detailing usually required of coloring in stamps. Stamping with the new StazOn Pigment allows you to use a simple technique to create beautiful color on your cards quickly and easily.

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