Project: Faux Pewter Card Accent

Project: Faux Pewter Card Accent

Head to your pantry instead of your craft stash to make cool metallic accents for your cards with a faux pewter embellishment made of tin foil. The All Free Paper Crafts site has a template and instructions for making a … Read More...

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Tips: Alcohol Marker Basics

Tips: Alcohol Marker Basics

If you’ve not yet tried alcohol markers to color your stamps you’re missing out on a medium that can add lots of realism, depth and dimension to your stamped images. Yes, they are an investment but they really can take … Read More...

Tip: The Doodle Look

Tip: The Doodle Look

The doodling look is really big right now, I’m seeing it in stamps, fonts, calligraphy and many more crafts right now. It’s also some times called the Zetangle method. And it’s actually pretty easy to do once you’ve got a … Read More...

Project: Stamped Wall Art

Project: Stamped Wall Art

You don’t just have to stamp on paper, rubber stamping works so well on many different types of materials. This beautiful wall art was made by stamping on canvas. The Paper Artsy blog has directions for using stamps, paints, markers … Read More...

Tip: Heat Embossing with Stencils

Tip: Heat Embossing with Stencils

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I love how card designers just keep coming up with new techniques for using stencils! This pretty card was made by heat embossing with a stencil instead of a rubber stamp and then color was added to the non … Read More...

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...