Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Technique of the Week: Bling!

Bling is every where - so why not on our cards?  This card uses two forms of bling: paper and sequins.  The gold sequins on the card are from Stampin' Up's gold sequin trim.  The silver glimmer paper is also from Stampin' Up.  Just a little bit of bling adds a lot to a project.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Technique of the Week: Faux Stitching

The stitching on the right side of this card is referred to as faux stitching.  The holes where made using the following tools: pierce mat, pierce template and piercing tool.  After the holes were made, I used a white pen to connect them.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Technique of the Week: Color Coach

I am really enjoying doing my weekly blog posting.  It is forcing me to make sure that I take the time to do something I love - crafting.  I am trying out some things I have not before craft-wise and learning about blogging.

The inspiration for this card came from my up-line.  She issued a color challenge on her facebook page.  I love it when she does these because it is almost always colors I would not put together (and makes me use some of the colors that I would normally use).  This card uses: cherry cobbler, pool party, island indigo (three of my favorites) and blushing bride (not one of my favorites).  Look here if you are in need of some color coaching of your own.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Technique of the Week: Doilies

Doilies are everywhere.  I have fond memories of using them in craft projects when I was little.  These two cards showcase two different doilies being used in two different ways.  The yellow card on the left is using a doily made on the Big Shot for the background.  The blue card features a doily as the focal element.  You can purchase doilies for use in your craft projects, stamps of doilies, digital images for use with digital projects and doily tape!  Go make some Valentines!