Technique: Layered Embossing

Technique: Layered Embossing

Hero Arts stamps has some really cool new stamps that have multiple layers you stamp on top of one another to get an almost 3-D effect. Jennifer McGuire has taken it to the next level by heat embossing each stamped … Read More...

Tips: Water Coloring 101

Tips: Water Coloring 101

One beautiful way to add color to your stamped images is by water coloring. I think using water colors adds such an artistic look to your cards and really makes you feel like a real artist too :) There are many … Read More...

Project: Stamped Mixed Media Bag

Project: Stamped Mixed Media Bag

This interesting mixed media project, a draw string bag filled with message stones, incorporates adding stamping on several different surfaces, silk, felt and stones. Penny will give you tips for stamping and coloring directly on silk and how to fuse … Read More...

Project: Summer Window Card

Project: Summer Window Card

Don’t just add a sentiment on the inside of your cards, the inside can be just as much fun as the outside! Like with this beautiful summer window card from Echo Park Paper. A scalloped die cut circle was used … Read More...

Project: Embossing Powder Card

Project: Embossing Powder Card

Embossing powders don’t have to be heated over top of stamped images you can use them on die cut shapes and for wonderful card backgrounds. The Frilly and Funky blog will show you how to make some colorful cards using … Read More...

Project: Coffee Gift Card Holder

Project: Coffee Gift Card Holder

Have a friend who’s a coffee lover? This colorful mixed media coffee themed gift card holder is perfect for that coffee “addict” in your life :) Anita Houston designed this card using lots of different mediums like paint, stencils, ink pads, … Read More...

Technique: Chalkboard Look with Markers

Technique: Chalkboard Look with Markers

The chalkboard look is still going strong and here’s a new twist, using markers to get the look. This card was designed by Melissa Banbury for Splitcoast Stampers, she used white embossing to heat emboss her stamped image onto black … Read More...

Project: Sherlock Box

Project: Sherlock Box

Anyone else as obsessed with the show “Sherlock” as I am? I can’t wait for the new season to start here in the US! I’m also a huge fan of the original books so I’m in love with this awesome … Read More...

Project: Father’s Day Grill Card

Project: Father's Day Grill Card

Does your dad or husband love to grill? Then here’s a funny card for him for Father’s Day, The Grillfather! Sandy Allnock will teach you how to use alcohol based markers to accent around a stamped image to create your … Read More...

Tip: Quick Card Background

Tip: Quick Card Background

Need a colorful but quick and easy background for your cards? Try inking up a clear acrylic block (without a stamp attached) with different colored ink pads, spritz with a little water and then stamp it out. Voila, you’ve got … Read More...

Tip: Masking off Stencils

Tip: Masking off Stencils

If you have a large pattern stencil you can mask off sections of it and make your own shapes and designs. Just like Amy from Stamp -N- Paradise did. Using a low tack tape like blue painters tap is a … Read More...