Category Archives: Techniques

Happy Birthday to my favorite niece!

Today is my niece Maya’s birthday and I thought I would share the birthday card I made and sent her with you, an eclipse card – where the image is stamped, then a word die cut and when the letters are added back, they are backed with foam adhesive strips for added depth. It’s hard to believe Maya is a teenager now, seems like just yesterday she was a little… Read More »

Have you tried the Retiform Technique?

Happy Saturday, hope your weekend is off to a good start. Today’s card features the Retiform technique. I’m sure some of you are asking what exactly is Retiform – well according to my Webster dictionary Retiform is “composed of crossing lines and interstices”, that’s rather technical but does explain the lines used to separate the different sections. For my card, I used Post It Notes to block off a section,… Read More »

Polished Stone Technique

Today I’m sharing a technique I was reminded of now that Stampin’  Up! is selling Glossy Card stock again. Glossy card stock is 8.5″ x 11″, comes 10 in a pack and has a glossy finish on one side, matte finish on the other and not acid free. For this technique you need glossy card stock, re-inkers (2-3 colors), two cotton balls and rubbing alcohol.  Take one cotton ball, add some… Read More »

Have you tried the masking technique lately?

Lately I’ve seen a lot of buzz online about “masking” and thought I would share with you a couple cards I’ve made using this technique.  It’s a rather simple technique, were you create a “mask” to hide a portion of the paper or image and stamp on the open area. For my cards, I die cut a circle using the Layering Circle Framelits and a piece of copier paper to create the… Read More »