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.