Technique Video

Make a Cute Card with the Mirror Technique

Have you ever wanted to have a stamped image go in the opposite direction? With Valentine’s Day approaching, I thought it would be fun to share the Mirror technique with you! The best part of this technique is that it is super simple!

To make the card above, you will need a Soft Suede card base (5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″) folded in half. Next, run a piece of Crumb Cake (4″ x 5 1/4″) through the Stamp, Cut, and Emboss Machine (SCEM) using the Tasteful Textiles EF. Grab a piece of the You’re a Peach DSP (1 3/4″ x 5 1/4″) and adhere that to the Crumb Cake.

Now for the fun part!

You will need to stamp the image on the Silicone Mat, then turned it face down onto your paper. All you need is a slight press-too much could leave smudges. Then you stamp the same image next to it to make your mirror image.

I used a Blending Brush and Granny Apple Green to create the green grass area paired with the blades of grass stamp. I colored in the grass blades with the Granny Apple Green Blends. For the hedgehogs, I used both light/dark Crumb Cake and light Soft Suede. The butterfly was colored with light/dark Pumpkin Pie Blends. I attached that piece to a Soft Suede mat and adhered it using Dimensionals. To finish the card, I tied a bow with Linen thread.

What will you dream up with this amazing technique?? I also made a YouTube video! Check it out and subscribe so you don’t miss a thing!

Product List
Happy Hedgehogs Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
$18.00
Silicone Craft Sheet
$6.00
Tasteful Textile 3 D Embossing Folder
$9.00
Linen Thread
$5.00
Soft Suede Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Granny Apple Green Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Blending Brushes
$12.00
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Soft Suede 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
You're A Peach 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Technique Video

New Two Layered Die Cutting Technique

We were on our Mother’s Day Craft retreat last weekend when I stumbled on this by accident! I will apologize now if this has been done before, but I haven’t been able to find one yet.

I wanted to use the Meadow dies make some watercolor flowers to put on a card. I ran it through with Stamp Cut & Emboss Machine (SCEM) and thought it was a little more difficult than normal. When I took out the watercolor paper, I then could tell it was 2 pieces. That is when it hit me what to do! I played around with other cardstocks with different thicknesses.

For this card, I used a piece of Crumb Cake (dry embossed with Tasteful Textiles) with a piece of Thick Basic White on top. Next, you will lay your die on top of the two and run it through. DON’T separate the two pieces afterwards!

Now you can color the top part (leaving the top Basic White complete) with makers, Stampin’ Blends, Blender Pens, or watercolor. The best part is that you don’t have to be neat about it! The magic happens when you pull off the Basic White piece to reveal the gorgeous raised creation!

To create the background, I stamped the words from the Quite Meadow with Crumb Cake on the Crumb Cake card base randomly. Next, I used the splatter stamp with Soft Suede and finished it with a few splatters of Wink of Stella. I cut out the sentiment using the Dual Oval punch.

Here is another card that I made using the same technique! I hope you enjoyed this fun technique!

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Product List
Quiet Meadow Cling Stamp Set
$21.00
Quiet Meadow Bundle (English)
$53.00
Meadow Dies
$38.00
Tasteful Textile 3 D Embossing Folder
$9.00
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$120.00
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$8.25
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Soft Suede 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Soft Succulent Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Fresh Freesia Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Water Painters
$12.00
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Linen Thread
$5.00
Technique Video

Floating Inlaid Die Cut Shapes

Are you looking for a cool technique? Do I have a treat for you today!!! Inlaid Floating Die Cut Shapes!!! You could also use a stamped image that matches the die cut as well. I have seen quite a few of the these on Pinterest, so I had to make one! I want to throw a shout out to Alicia Tilsner for her guidance!

First off you will need a Window Sheet cut to 4 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ & 6 strips of coordinating DSP cut to 4 1/2″ x 3/4″

The card in the video uses a Basic White Thick card base & a Basic Black piece big enough for the biggest butterfly die. (From Brilliant Wings dies) I cut the pieces to 4″ x 2 3/4″ plus an Adhesive Sheet with the same measurements.

Check out the video for tips on how to create your own!

I loved the handwritten look to the sentiments in the Borders Abound stamp set. I cut a 3″ x 1/2″ piece of Bermuda Bay to stamp “hello” on it.

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I hope you enjoyed todays technique!

Product List
Brilliant Wings Dies
$44.00
Butterfly Bijou 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Borders Abound Cling Stamp Set
$21.00
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$8.25
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Bermuda Bay 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Window Sheets
$5.00
Adhesive Sheets
$10.00
Paper Snips
$10.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$5.00
Bone Folder
$7.00
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$120.00
Technique Video

Watercolor Background Using Markers and Blocks

It’s been a crazy last few weeks of 2020 and it spilled a little into 2021. You know when you meet your out of pocket-you have to get your visits in with no money! I am ready to dive back into crafting!

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I made this card for any LOVE occasion plus it was our technique for this month card club. With the COVID cases rising, we all opted to do a virtual club. I wanted to use a technique that everyone could do from home. It even includes a video tutorial on how to make the card and there is a special guest appearance in the video!

This technique can be used with any water based markers and an acrylic block. Add a spritz of water here and there and you have an amazing background!

This is a rare occasion to not stamp on a card! I did run the Melon Mambo piece through the SCEM (Stamp, Cut, Emboss Machine) with the Scripty Embossing Folder. I then adhered that to the Thick Basic White card base. The Basic White heart is punched out using the Heart Punch Pack. The detailed heart is cut out using Silver Foil and the Many Hearts dies.

In the video, I show how to create the Poppy Parade fine speckles and the Wink of Stella accents. It is finished off with the Whisper White ribbon from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon combo pack and some Basic Jewels.

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Product List
Stampin' Spritzer
$3.00
Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
$9.00
Melon Mambo 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Silver Foil Sheets
$5.00
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$8.25
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Basic White Medium Envelopes
$7.50
Clear Block F
$17.00
Brights Stampin' Write Markers
$30.00
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$5.00
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack
$10.00
Wreath Builder Dies
$38.00
Many Hearts Dies
$36.00
Scripty 3D Embossing Folder
$10.00