Techniques

Emboss/Deboss Like a Boss Video – Simon Says Stamp Kind Flowers

Emboss/Deboss Like a Boss Video – Simon Says Stamp Kind Flowers

I really loved the November kit from Simon Says Stamp, but I have an eensy little problem. By the time I get my kit, a lot of the ideas I might have used have been used by the people who get it first. Let’s be […]

Fab Friday 125 – Simon Says Stamp Stained Glass Greetings and Kaleidoscope Background

Fab Friday 125 – Simon Says Stamp Stained Glass Greetings and Kaleidoscope Background

Welcome back to the Fab Friday challenge over at the Fab Friday Challenge Blog! This week we have a sketch challenge: At first I was at a loss as to what to use for this. Patterned paper? A piece stamped with smaller stamps to create […]

Color Lift Stencil Technique with Video – Simon Says Stamp Yay

Color Lift Stencil Technique with Video – Simon Says Stamp Yay

I’m a bit behind on my desire to post more videos, but I’ve had this one in the hopper for a while, and I finally finished it! This beautiful technique was originally inspired by a technique by Kristina Werner where she removed watercolor already applied […]

Paper Crafts Crew 261 – Simon Says Stamp Ornate Leaves and Ornate Background

Paper Crafts Crew 261 – Simon Says Stamp Ornate Leaves and Ornate Background

Welcome back to the Paper Crafts Crew Challenge! This week we have a color challenge: Truthfully, I thought this was pretty ugly until I started working with it. I’m not a big fan of rust colors or oranges, and Tranquil Tide to me is a […]

Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge 71 – My Favorite Technique – Embossing Resist

Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge 71 – My Favorite Technique – Embossing Resist

I have had the honor of being asked to be a guest designer for the Simon Says Stamp Flickr group's challenge #71! The challenge is "My Favorite Technique", and I'm all like, "Do I have to pick ONE?" Yes, I did. You too can play […]

Paper Crafts Crew #234 – Taylored Expressions Full Bloom Dies and Distress Oxide Inks

Paper Crafts Crew #234 – Taylored Expressions Full Bloom Dies and Distress Oxide Inks

Welcome back to the Paper Crafts Crew Challenge! This week we have a sketch challenge: This is a cute sketch! I must confess I spent the weekend playing with the new Distress Oxide inks, and I decided I wanted to make something for this sketch […]

Essentials by Ellen – Mondo Peony with Ranger Surfaces Stamping Specialty Paper

Essentials by Ellen – Mondo Peony with Ranger Surfaces Stamping Specialty Paper

If you follow my Instagram, you will have seen that I was playing around with Ranger Surfaces Stamping Specialty Paper and Distress Stains. I learned about this product watching a great YouTube video here, and I immediately ordered some of the paper and got some […]

Our Daily Bread – Good Day and Medallion with Tim Holtz Distress Crayons

Our Daily Bread – Good Day and Medallion with Tim Holtz Distress Crayons

I've had the second pack of Tim Holtz Distress crayons for a while but hadn't really had time to play with them. They are interesting, not at all like other watercolor crayons I've tried. They are very soft and creamy, and they are easy to […]

Creating depth and contrast using Tombow Grayscale Palette pens

Creating depth and contrast using Tombow Grayscale Palette pens

I've been having a lot of inky fun, pulling out stamps I haven't touched in years, one of which is a beautiful hydrangea image from Personal Stamp Exchange (PSX). Back when I started stamping, this company was well known for their classic botanical floral images, […]

Rough Glitter Stripes Background Tutorial

Rough Glitter Stripes Background Tutorial

First of all, thank you so much for all your kind comments on my post yesterday. They really made me feel so loved and supported. There's really no place like the paper crafting community! Now, on to the insanity! Now that I'm free to mix […]

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