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Cards for Men

Watercolor Background Technique

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This card uses a fun watercolor background technique that works best with watercolor paper. Actually I don’t think it will work with any other kind of paper, but you are welcome to try! You’ll want to stamp first with a permanent ink like the Jet Black StazOn. Watch the video to see how the watercolor background was created! (The video is a little slow paced at times, so feel free to fast forward as you like. I didn’t want to cut anything out so you could really see how it was done.) Supplies Used:   Grab your watercolor paper and give…

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One Sheet Wonder Cards

By | Big Shot, Birthday Cards, Cards, Cards for Men, Getting Started, Techniques | 7 Comments

What’s a One Sheet Wonder? It’s where you cut up one sheet of paper, either pre-printed patterned paper or paper that you stamp an all-over design on, and then you use the pieces to make a bunch of different cards or projects (scrapbook pages, bookmarks, 3-D items, etc.). It’s a great way to get your creative juices flowing when you’re not sure where to start! For these one sheet wonder cards I chose to cut up a piece of green chevron printed paper from the Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper Pack. Here’s what the pieces look like once they are all cut: Cut…

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See Ya Later Alligator…

By | Big Shot, Cards, Cards for Men, Product Tips | No Comments

  Dimensions: Gumball Green: 3-1/4″ x 4″ Island Indigo: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″ Things You Might Like to Know About this Card… It’s got a great color combo that you can use for cards for men! Whisper White, Gumball Green, Island Indigo Use the brush-tip of your Stampin’ Write markers to color directly on your stamp for a multi-colored image.  Open wide and give a “huff” of breath onto your inked-up stamp to re-moisten all the ink before you stamp it. You can do this technique with any water-based markers. There are so many fun punch and frametlit…

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Sponged Background Birthday Card

By | Birthday Cards, Cards, Cards for Men, Techniques | 6 Comments

  Stamping Sponges are one of the most inexpensive tools you can get, yet there are so many things you can do with them! You can create cool backgrounds, hide your mistakes (aka ink smudges), add a hint of color, make it look like there are more card stock layers than there really are… the list goes on and on!   Tips for Using Stamping Sponges: Cut each sponge into 6-8 wedges. With three sponges in each pack you’ve now got sponges for 18-24 different colors! Use one sponge wedge for each color.  Create a “handle” by stapling a tab of…

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Stamping with Bleach

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Every Tuesday over on my Facebook page we have Q&A Tuesday and one question that keeps coming up is “How do you stamp with bleach?” I finally pulled out my bleach to show you how. Watch the video below, read the additional tips and then check out the two cards that I made with my bleach stamped card stock. Tips for Stamping with Bleach: Make sure you are in a well ventilated area. This is stinky stuff! Use new bleach. If you’ve had the same container of bleach for 10 years it’s probably not going to work very well. Create…

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