(Check the thumbnails at the end of this post for supplies used.)
These card boxes are so fast and easy to make! I used the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board… which is intended for creating envelopes of any size. However, I used it to make boxes! The video shows how to make a box for A2 cards (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″) and envelopes and also for 4-bar cards (3 1/2″ x 4 7/8″) and envelopes.
Today I have a HUGE giveaway… an ENTIRE collection of inks and papers! (That’s 14 inks in total.) But before I share the details on that, I have a video sharing a technique I call pop up stamping…
(Supplies are listed in the thumbnails at the end of this post.)
Pop up stamping works great with any background stamp. All you have to do is “pop” parts of the image in another color. Sometimes this is called spotlight stamping, but I think pop up stamping is more descriptive for these particular cards…
I built up each die cut to give them dimension by gluing several on top of each other. I then adhered them on to one of the backgrounds, lining up the stamped pattern. This results in a continuous stamped pattern… with parts “popped” – in a different color and a bit of dimension.
I love that this technique results in enough pieces for a few cards. Also, you could save a lot of time by just adhering the die cut pieces right onto the background without adding the dimension. You would still the the “popped” look just with the added colors.
Hello! For many of us here in the States, the days have been cold and dreary. So today I have a video with three cards that will hopefully brighten your day… along with three ways to do colorful die cut inlaying!
So the video shows 3 ways to do die cut inlays. Here they are:
Die Cut Inlay Idea #1: Layering
The first card shows how to do layered inlay die cutting. This is the most involved of the inlaying techniques but it is still easy!! The trick is to die cut and assemble whatever is in the background (rainbow) first. Then move to whatever is in the foreground (“thanks”).
I am 100% addicted to die cuts. So in today’s video I show two fun ways to color large, intricate die cuts to “bring them to life.”
I am always excited when Memory Box has a new release because quality of their dies is amazing. I was browsing their site when I saw an amazing card that I had to create on my own. So I emailed the owner, Dave, and he gave me permission to create my own version and share with you. (He is a nice guy and also used to be an engineer. He rocks.)
First up? Adding color to an intricate die with paper layering…
I have a video today showing how you can use stamps to help with stitching on cards…
I really like the look of fabric and stitching on a card – it adds to the “handmade” feel of our creations. It does take a bit of time. But many coloring techniques do, too… so it is worth it! Also, you can take it with you and work on it while watching a movie or waiting for the kids at practice. Love that.