Lots of Techniques To Cards + Class Giveaway


I am the guest blogger over on Paper Crafts Connections today and talking about taking small “technique squares” and turning them easily into cards. I really feel making small “canvases” (3×3 or 3×4) is a great way to try out techniques or use small images. Then just pop them on a card and you are good to go. I do this a lot!

Here are the cards I shared over there today along with a few more. All the pieces on the front are from previous Paper Crafts issues. (For more info, head HERE.) I just stamped a favorite background stamp and greeting. Easy…

This first one has a technique piece showing stamping on kraft cardstock with a white Distress Marker. LOVE that Leafy Vine background stamp. Elegant…

Next, the flower shows waterpainting with inks. And the background stamp (which is hard to see) happens to be a favorite of mine – the Paisley Crystal stamp

This piece is watercolored Distress Markers… and the background is a great one – The Alley Way Love Knots

Next are the cards I shared over at PCC. (Go HERE to see more.) The first shows inking over a stencil and the awesome Fizz background. It works with everything! The butterfly is stamping with Distress Markers, teamed up with a new Hero Arts background. For the stamped-with-Distress-Markers fern card, I stamped the card with the Looped Circles background. Finally, the last one has a technique piece showing swiping ink directly to paper… along with the works-with-anything stripe background stamp


Here are the backgrounds I used – I know some of them are hard to see:

There you have it – a fun way to play with new ideas in a simple way.

I also thought I would give a heads up about a new class over at Big Picture. My dear friend Stephanie Howell has her first class called “The Ties That Bind – Five Ways to Scrapbook Your Most Important Relationships.”

I love the idea behind this class – especially as I am starting scrapbooking again: “Learn to identify and treasure the relationships in your life, both big and small, while creating authentic and meaningful scrapbook layouts in five vital relationship categories.”

The class is self-paced and only $10! Go HERE for more info.

I have a spot for Stephanie’s class to give to a lucky winner. Just leave a comment here by Friday at 11:59pmEST for your chance. Good luck.

See you soon.

131 CommentsCards, Hero Arts, Ranger

  1. Cyndi

    Love how your cards use bits and pieces of work. Thanks for all the inspiration and the chance to win a class spot – I haven’t been doing a lot of scracpbooking and want to get back into it

  2. Pam Larson

    You are a part of my day! Thanks

  3. Kim C

    Love the idea of technique squares and especially like the first card with white distress ink on kraft cardstock. Is the background Hero Arts Leaf and Floral? It doesn’t look like the leafy vines stamp.

  4. Love a chance for a spot in the class. Looks like a lot of fun!

  5. calamityjane

    Love seeing all of the techniques you used for these great cards!! I learn a lot from reading your blog! I scrapbook some too but it’s been on the back burner for a while. These class sounds great as I’d love to do an album about my marriage!!! It’s been an awesome ride!!!

  6. Laurie

    Your ideas and techniques never cease to amaze me. Great projects. Would love to win a spot in the scrapbooking class.

  7. BeviGrams

    what a wonderful job, as usual ;)

  8. teepee

    Sounds like a fun class…thanks for the opportunity to win a spot.

  9. Brenda A.

    Pick me! Pick me! Would love to take the class.

  10. I love Stephanie!! Thanks for the chance!

  11. Lisa Bergen-Wilson

    Online classes are the best invention EVER!! Love them!

  12. Annie Kong

    Yes, i want to learn how to scrapbook my important relationship, thanks for the chance to win a spot.

  13. Looks like a fun class – and I need to take it. Thanks for the awesome tips!! Lots of cool techniques that I need to try :)

  14. Val'ee

    Very glad you’re back to scrapping again. You’ll love it.

  15. OMG did I really read those words – “especially as I am starting scrapbooking again”…..oh my, oh goodness, now I’m excited. I always looooovvveeed your scrapping and I would be totally excited to see you scrapping and posting the results again – my fingers and toes are crossed that you do lol :)

  16. Kate, stinkydudette

    I love Stephanie’s heart, and I know that this will be a beautiful class..

  17. Barb M.

    Thanks for the chance to win a spot!

  18. isabelle Messier

    Yeah! another cool class, hope be lucky winner!!
    PS: your cards are beautiful as simple as always!!

  19. Carrie C

    Sounds like a great class. I’d like to get started scrapbooking so it’d be perfect. Hope I win!

  20. Kim C

    This might be just the inspiration I need to begin scrapbooking. Thanks for the chance.

  21. Holly S

    ooo..I’d love to check out her first class at BPS…thank you for the chance to win a spot!

  22. Debbie

    OH what a cool class – thanks for the chance to win!

  23. Hannah Jones

    Yay! Boy do I love those classes!~ Thanks!~

  24. Michele Goat Girl

    Your cards are always so amazing!

  25. Wow! So much stunning inspiration for one post. Thanks!

  26. Wowww..love your ideas! Great!

  27. gorgeous! What a great way to collect a bunch of cool techniques!

  28. Good idea and fabulous examples. I will try this idea for sure:)

  29. Bonnie Nack

    Looks awesome. Thanks for a chance to win.

  30. Marie

    Just love these techniques!! All so beautiful!!

    I would love a spot in Stephanie’s class. Thanks for the chance to win!!

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