Category Archives: Card Making

Card Making Ideas: Multiple Textures

Sometimes when you are just stuck and having a difficult time figuring out handmade card ideas, try layering multiple textures and colors. This card shows a great use of mixing multiple textures using embossing folders and Core Essentials card stock.  Some things of particular note on this card is that all the embossing folders use […]

 

Technique: Mosaic Flowers

The mosaic technique is visually striking.  This designer took some simple scalloped circle shapes and made them into trees by adding a black trunk and cutting the circles into “tiles.”  So clever.     For a list of products used and some instructions, see this blog: http://octoberafternoon.typepad.com/october_afternoon/2012/05/tuesday-tutorial-mosaic-flowers.html

Tools: Die-Cuts – Cutting & Embossing on Vellum

This is a gorgeous card, and you won’t believe the cool techniques used to make it!  The layers include die-cut cardstock, ribbon, bling, die-cut and embossed vellum, die-cut cardstock and more.   Plus, get some tips on how to die-cut and emboss vellum on the link below.     Beate Johns has step-by-step instructions on […]

Easy Coloring Technique with Copic Sketch Markers

What a fun and funky, colorful card!     Kristina Werner used layers of Copic Sketch Markers to color in stamped images.  Layering cut out images in different depths also helps add dimension to this card.   Accents with a white pen on kraft paper give it the finishing touch!   Watch a video of […]

Giggles & Operation Write Home

This card just made me giggle.   I don’t know why.  It just did.         But what’s even better is that there is a group of great people making these “Make ‘Em Laugh” cards for a great cause, Operation Write Home.  This organization sends blank handmade greeting cards to our service men & […]

Clear Scraps

This is one of my new favorite products! Send It Clear card kits come complete with three pieces of acrylic, a clear envelope and stickers to adhere the card fronts to the back.  They retail for about $4.99.  And are completely fine to send through the regular US postal system with proper postage. Susan Frase […]