Tag: Embossing

Stamping creatively: 5 cards, 5 ways

Stamping creatively: 5 cards, 5 ways

Hey, so good to see you again! Today’s post is packed full of cards and ideas,  stamping creatively to make fun and interesting cards. Four of the cards use the same stamp, showing how easy it is to create unique cards out of a little […]

Custom Embossed Wrapping Paper

Custom Embossed Wrapping Paper

So glad you popped by for today’s post.  It is a nice quick post, as this is such a quick and fun project to make your own custom embossed wrapping paper. When you give a gift, especially a handmade one, it is even nicer to […]

Ombre Embossing Technique

Ombre Embossing Technique

Hey there, welcome to today’s post focusing on an ombre embossing technique. The ombre effect is quite popular, often seen with stamping, distress inks/oxides and watercolouring. I was inspired to try out ombre embossing as a result of WOW! Embossing Powders July Challenge: Multicolour embossing. […]

Clean layered card with tonic crystal drops

Clean layered card with tonic crystal drops

Hello, it is so good to see you here! Today I want to highlight to you how easy it is to make a card by using several different layers to create visually appealing cards. In addition, clean layered cards are easy to tailor to any […]

All Embossed – You’re the best!

All Embossed – You’re the best!

Hello and welcome to today’s post! Today I am highlighting this ‘all embossed’ card I created with a monochromatic colour scheme. Initially I was inspired to try and make an Art Deco style card, hence why I choose the black and gold colour scheme. However, […]

Stamping tone on tone background

Stamping tone on tone background

Can you believe it is April already! Where is the time going? However, with April comes a new magazine of Docrafts Creativity and this issue featured the new Project Design Team 2017 annoucement, so that was great to see a little picture of me in a magazine. It will be a fun crafty year designing for them! Today I am showing you a really easy and quick card which you can change up and personalise to any occasion and is easy to reproduce. Stamping tone on tone can highlight a background pattern without it overbearing on the main feature of the card.

Distress Ink Emboss Resist Background

Distress Ink Emboss Resist Background

I recently got a few items through the post that I had order from Amazon ages ago, but took a while to arrive as they were coming from overseas. For the cheaper prices I was willing to wait! The main item I used for this card was a background 6″ x 6″ cling stamp, my first background stamp. It was really easy to use, and gave a really interesting background when I combined it with distress inks. Using embossing powder and heat setting this before distress inks are applied, allows the embossing to resist the inks and keep the look of the background stamp.

Shaker Card Tutorial: Mothers Day

Shaker Card Tutorial: Mothers Day

Shaker cards have been around for quite some time but I have never done a tutorial on them. It is such a great way to add interest to the card and you can personalise each card by changing the embellishments you use inside the window.

They are quite easy to make if you have the supplies, and the main thing you need is either double sided foam tape or some fun foam and double sided adhesive tape, and some acetate! What you put inside the shaker window is up to you!

Tutorial: Stenciled wreath thank you card

Tutorial: Stenciled wreath thank you card

I have recently been experimenting with creating my own sentiment stencils as you will have seen previously. However, I  decided to branch out (no pun intended) and try creating other stencils to ink with. Again, this was to try and come up with a solution […]

Faux Dip-Dye Card – K.Werner Design Inspired card

Faux Dip-Dye Card – K.Werner Design Inspired card

I recently grew my vinyl collection from a de-stash sale on Facebook and now I am starting to think  what can I  do with it all!? In the mean time, whilst I look for some great vinyl projects to use it on, I am carrying […]

Jennifer McGuire inspired card: Watercolour lifting

Jennifer McGuire inspired card: Watercolour lifting

On my commute to work I usually pass the time on the train by watching various craft videos on Youtube. Yesterday I came across a video Jennifer McGuire did on Watercolour lifting with heat embossing and thought it looked such a great technique I had […]

Tutorial: Thank you card using die cuts for heat embossing

Tutorial: Thank you card using die cuts for heat embossing

Today I am going to show you how to make a quick and simple thank you card that looks quite effective. I am using part of the embossing die cut technique from this previous post to use the dies to emboss the card with the […]

Embossing with Die cuts

Today I am going to show how you can emboss with die cutters. This will hopefully show you how you can get more than one use out of your dies. As I mentioned in my previous post I was waiting on an Amazon order to […]

My first post

My first post

I thought it was about time I put up a post, but it is not as easy to do the first one as you might think! Last weekend, I went on a little online shopping spree after watching some Jenny McQuire ink YouTube videos. It opened my […]