When I think of Concord & 9th the first thing I think of is - turnabout stamps. I have always loved them, but could very rarely get them perfect. Well my friends, C9 has just released a few items that will help with perfect alignment, and I promise if you follow all of the … Continue reading How To Use Turnabout Stamps from Concord & 9th
This month's kit is all about aqua (watercolor) markers. The November subscription box is great for new and experienced crafters. Watercolor is so popular but not easy for everyone unless there are color coded numbers on the page telling you what color to use. For me, when I watercolor, I love experimenting with different backgrounds … Continue reading Crafter’s Companion Subscription Box 6 – November 2018
Have you ever wondered how card-makers create one layer cards with perfectly inked shapes or have a patterned background that runs throughout the card but not through the main focal point? It is easy to do with multiple layers, but it seems more difficult to achieve on the same layer. Well wonder no more - … Continue reading How To Create Masks for Your Cards
It may sound odd, but adding black to your cards can actually enhance the colors in your cards! I have a few examples to share of cards where I used black to bring out the cards' colors. In these first two examples, I have used black to stamp the main focal points. The first stamp … Continue reading Using Black to bring out COLOR in your Cards…
If you are a card-maker like me, you probably have tons of stamps and dies and love to make creative cards that stand out. Sometimes it's nice to change up the card base to add a little more interest to your cards. Here are a few ideas for easy and fun card folds that will … Continue reading How to make fun folds for A2 size cards
Distress Oxide Ink is very different than any other ink you have tried. Tim Holtz created these inks for Ranger and you will be shocked at how quickly and easily you can make beautiful backgrounds and amazing artwork even if you have never used them before. Distress Oxide Ink Pads are a water-reactive dye … Continue reading How To Use Distress Oxide Ink
The best advice I can give on how to make these amazing backgrounds is that there are no rules - experiment and do what works best for your taste!! I started off by using Ranger Inkssentials Specialty Stamping Paper. This paper has a coated surface, but it is not super glossy. I think you can … Continue reading How to create colorful backgrounds with ink!