How To Use Turnabout Stamps from Concord & 9th

  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

Crafter’s Companion Subscription Box 6 – November 2018

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

How To Create Masks for Your Cards

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

Using Black to bring out COLOR in 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…

How To Use Distress Oxide Ink

  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

How to create easy inside shadow box cards using dies…

       I hope you are having a great day - we finally have nice weather here in NY!  This has been such a strange spring for us.  Hopefully we are on our way to summer weather soon!  This card should help us all get into the summertime mood!! Jennifer McGuire recently posted a … Continue reading How to create easy inside shadow box cards using dies…

How To Use Gamsol and Add Sparkle…

Have you ever wanted to color and blend your stamped images, but thought, I am not an artist so I will just stick to the basics?  Well, I have a few tips for you that will help you to take your "coloring" to a new level.  First you will need to get some colored pencils.  … Continue reading How To Use Gamsol and Add Sparkle…