Faux Rust

Hi all! It has been a while since I have posted here! It’s been a busy summer!! I decided to get back into the blogging spirit with my take on making rusted paper. The catch? It is fake ;). Here’s a picture of the faux rust background… And here is the video on how I…

Gesso’d Cards Push-Pull with Stencils

I was fortunate this past week to visit with my Mom, and join a fun group of ladies in Sun City Center at their Thursday morning stamping group. During their class, I showed them a fun technique to add texture to backgrounds for their cards. We started out with card stock that had been painted…

Digital Cutter Packing Tape Pickup

I love my digital cutter! I use it to cut stencils and embellishments for cards, ATCs and other Mixed Media projects. However, I am often left with little pieces that can be somewhat wasteful.  I really wanted to find a way to use some of those remaining pieces, especially now that I am using paper that is…

More Resin Ideas

I had a featured post over on Cre8iveKlatch and in it I switched places with my friend Susan, playing around with one of her favorite mediums- Resin. I decided to jump in with both feet and make some belt buckles. It was pretty much like a “Freaky Friday” kind of day, with me be doing…

Metal Embossing Tips

I am all over the place lately with work, and play, so this post is going to be all over the place as well 🙂 . I have posted a couple of previous articles on embossing metal here and here. I was going to continue in that vein for the next several posts however, next…

Make your own Embossing Plate

I always joke that I don’t have my own manufacturing company, and would love to so that I could make embossing folders, dies and rubber stamps to my heart’s content. The reality is, of course, that it isn’t likely that will ever happen and so I make do with whatever I can do on my own 😉…

Carving Stamps- My Technique

Last week I posted about transferring designs to my favorite stamping material, SpeedyCarve by Speedball. If you didn’t catch that post, you can find it here. This week I decided to go ahead and show you a few tips on the actual carving. There are tons of tutorials on carving stamps, so this is just…

Carving Stamps- Transfer Your Design from Cutouts

I have been carving up a storm the past few weeks! I was already back into the stamp designing/carving groove when I watched a video by Anne Bagby. Her stamps designs look a lot like the ones I carve/make! Her artwork is gorgeous, and it inspired me to finish up my carving and get back…