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Crosshatch Background Technique

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  Technique Time.  It's fun to think outside the box and use dies for something different than intended. The Candy Cane dies is great for candy canes, but I wanted to switch it up and make a non-Christmas card.   Card Measurements: Basic White    5-1/2 x 8-1/2,  2-1/2 x 3-1/2 Night of Navy    4 x 5-1/4 Sahara Sand    4 x 5-1/4, 2-3/4 x 3-3/4 Here are the video instructions: My Stampin' Up! project supply list is below. Interested in an item (or two, or three)? Just click the pics below and order online:  Product List Candy Canes Dies [ 159569 ] $35.00 Night Of Navy 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [ 100867 ] $9.25 Sahara Sand 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [ 121043 ] $9.25 Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock [ 159229 ] $8.75 Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine [ 149653 ] $125.00 Splendid Thoughts Cling Stamp Set (English) [ 159668 ] $23.00 Night Of Navy Class

Embossed Vellum Background

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  Technique Time.  Embossing on vellum is a stunning look, especially if the background shows through the opaque parts of the vellum. Here is another card doing this technique: Here is the video for creating these cards:  The card mentioned in my video using the deckled edge center is below:    My Stampin' Up! project supply list is below.   Interested in an item (or two, or three)?   Just click the pics below and order online:     Product List Vellum 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [ 101856 ] $10.00 Versamark Pad [ 102283 ] $9.50 Basics Embossing Powders [ 155554 ] $18.00 Pumpkin Pie 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [ 105117 ] $9.25 Gingham Cottage 12" X 12" (30,5 X 30,5 Cm) Designer Series Paper [ 159651 ] $30.00 Deckled Rectangles Dies [ 159173 ] $30.00 Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock [ 159229 ] $8.75 Multipurpose Liquid Glue [ 110755 ]

Sanded Embossed Image

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Technique Time!  Today's technique is called Sanded Embossed Image.  Using a blending brush or sponge cover an entire piece of very vanilla cardstock (or use basic white) with ink.  After totally inked  run it through the Stampin' Cut and Emboss machine using an embossing folder, and sand over the entire piece with a fine grit sanding block. I discovered, however, that in order to get the white see through image, it was necessary to ink the piece prior to embossing, rather than embossing first.  Here is a comparison. The image on the left was embossed first then covered with ink, and it could not be sanded.  The image on the right was covered in ink first, then embossed, then sanded. The video walks you through the technique and also shows a debossing technique for the flowers.       My Stampin' Up! project supply list is below. Interested in an item (or two, or three)? Just click the pics below and order online:     Product List Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11&

Stampin' Blends Photo Coloring

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Technique Time!  These cards were so fun to create by using black and white photos and the Stampin' Blends.  Simply color portions of the photos to highlight the flowers.  Add coordinating cards stock and sentiment and that's it!  Thanks to my daughter-in-law, Ronessa, who took most of the photos and allowed me to share them.  Here are the video instructions:

Flip or Flap Technique

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  Technique Time!  This card is one of those addictive cards once you make one.  The technique can be done using different dies or occasions. Card Measurements in inches: Basic White -- 5-1/2 x 10-1/4 (scored at 4-1/4 and 7-1/4) Left Panel Designer Series Paper -- 2-3/4 x 3, 2-2/3 x 1 Right Panel -- 1-1/4 x 5-1/4 Flip/flap insert -- (as shown) 7/8 x 3 Here are the video instructions: My Stampin' Up! project supply list is below. Interested in an item (or two, or three)? Just click the pics below and order online: Product List Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock [ 159276 ] $10.25 Storybook Gnomes 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper [ 159615 ] $12.00 Stitched Rectangles Dies [ 151820 ] $35.00 Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine [ 149653 ] $125.00 Soft Suede 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [ 115318 ] $9.25 Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad [ 147115 ] $8.00