Many years ago, my sister (-in-law), Judy, Retired2stamp, invited me to a Stampin' Up Party. I was drawn to the 6X6 recipe card swap our local group was doing and had wanted to scrapbook too. I wasn't really interested in card making because I had witnessed my brother (in-law) Ed fold up a handmade card and put it in his pocket. I almost fainted and I didn't even make the card. But after a few parties, I was hooked and now make more cards than I had ever thought I would. My most recent passions are ATCs, tags & altered art. As you look through my blog I hope you can see how I've grown in my crafting ability!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Sending You...

I just love Jennifer McGuire's Faux Dimension with Stamps & Stencils Technique!  I did this for a birthday card in June but this time I taught it in a technique class at The Craft Shack.  Each month TCS offers classes using different techniques which includes making a 6X6 technique card with written instructions & a sample plus a finished project.  I won't give you detailed instructions here only what I used but you can click on the link above to watch Jennifer's video.

First I stamped the SU Whisper White card front with a sentiment from WPlus9 Sending, Hoping, Wishing (it has matching dies too!) in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink & VersaMark using a Mini Misti.  The Misti is perfect for this technique.  No need to move the stamps, just the card stock.  Then I lightly applied Stormy Sky Distress Ink.  This photo doesn't do the color's much more vibrant.  I used Tim Holtz's Flourish Stencil with more Stormy Sky Ink for tone on tone & topped it off with ColorBox Frost White Pigment Ink.  The Flourish Stencil is  really neat because it's repeats so even though it isn't wide enough to cover a card front you can move it to line it up!  I added small hearts from the SU 3 Heart Punch.  The card base is SU Pacific Point cardstock. The middle layer is SU Whisper White cut using 2 dies from Spellbinders Pierced Rectangles which is a set of 6.  The outer die will cut 5 1/4 X 4 & the inner die makes a pierced border.  Oh & I even ironed the embossing off!!

This really is not as hard as it looks (or sounds!).  I would recommend giving it a try & maybe use 2 ink colors.  



  1. So glad I found your blog...I love your work!