Fade a Background

Hi everyone! This is a Take 5 blog post to pass on a quick and dirty fix for a design flaw. I had cards that I was working on and I foiled the sentiment. Even tho it was glittery and shiny, it barely showed on my background. Pan pastels came to the rescue ( altho…

3D Printed Plate for Embossing in the Sizzix Big Shot

Hi everyone! Today’s post is possible because of a new friend I made this year! Tim and I have become email pen pals and it has been fun sharing our art and ideas and even collaborating on projects! One of them was a plate he printed for me with his 3D printer, from one of…

Silhouette Curio Yupo Paper Cutouts as an Embossing Plate

Hi Everyone!! I am back with yet another installment of what to do with Yupo paper cutouts that I have cut using my Silhouette Curio digital die cut machine 😉 . This time I am using them to emboss regular cardstock, and in this video I am using cardstock that I printed using the Gelli…

Yupo Paper Cutouts and Ultra Matte Medium

Hi everyone! I’m coming near to the end of my series of using Yupo paper cut on the Silhouette Curio with different mediums to allow Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stains and other water based inks to work on the porous surface without sliding off. In this installment I use Ultra Matte medium and I did…

Gelli Art Print and Tim Holtz Spray Stain Resist

Hello all! I hope you are doing well this Holiday season! I have been busy with cards and gifts the past few weeks so I have been crafting up a storm. Some of the projects required some cool backgrounds and so I reached for my Gelli Arts Printing Plate once again and played around with…

Gelli Art Laser Print Transfer Technique and Using the Leftover

Hi everyone! Today I am taking a break from Yupo paper cutouts because I am in Holiday Card making mode! I am making a series of cards for a nursing home project, and I decided to play around with a bunch of different techniques so that I could have several designs. One of the techniques…

Yupo Paper Cutouts with Light Molding Paste

. Happy friday everyone!! I am starting a series on using different mediums on Yupo paper cutouts (cut using the Silhouette Curio- see my tips and tricks post on that here). The problem with using Yupo paper for cutouts, is although they cut beautifully on the Silhouette Curio, when you go to try to color…

Distress Oxide Spray Quick Tips

Today’s video contains a couple of quick tips on using the Tim Holtz Distress Oxides. The first tip showed a card front where I had used a stamp with the Distress Oxide Ink pad and then used Dylusions spray ink (non pigment spray) on top of it. The tip here was to let the stamped…