Category Archives: Techniques

Swoosh Technique anyone?

Hope you are having a good week, last night was the monthly dinner with the “76er’s”, a group of people who graduated from North Hills High School in 1976.  Each month on our Facebook group a dinner spot is picked and those who are interested meet for dinner and conversation. We always have a great time! Today’s card features a technique called “Swoosh” featured by Lisa Curico.  This technique is… Read More »

Sept 2017 Sunday Stamper Cards

This past Sunday my Sunday Stampers met for our monthly stamping session, the first since the new 2017 Holiday catalog started. We made two cards using new stamp sets and one by request, a baby card – which came in handy as I needed one for a neighbor having a baby this fall. The first card we made is an Eclipse card – just like the one the other day… Read More »

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 »