[Technique] Ink Extracting with a Chamois by Channin

on April 10, 2018
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[Technique] Ink Extracting with a Chamois by Channin

Hello all! It's Channin here and I have a really fun technique that I’m super excited to share with you all today! In today’ s video I will demonstrate how to create some beautifully textured backgrounds with a very simple ink extracting technique. Best part is you most likely already have all the supplies you need to give this a try!

[Technique] Ink Extracting with a Chamois by Channin

Watch below or on our YouTube channel.

First, I die cut an A2 panel from Bristol paper using the largest die from the A2 Nesting Rectangles 1 Die Set.

I then ink blended either distress inks or oxides over the entire panel.

I then bundled up a wrung out chamois and bounced it over the surface of the blended panel.

I then stamped, copic colored, and then die cut with the matching dies several images from the Bouquet Builder Set.

Next, I stamped and white heat embossed sentiments from the Rainbows Stamp Set onto black cardstock.

Lastly, I adhered the panels onto A2 top-folding card bases with liquid adhesive and then adhered the flowers and sentiments with foam tape.

I hope you enjoyed today’s technique and will give it a try yourselves! :) Thanks for stopping by!

~Channin

 

PRODUCTS:

WFC172 Bouquet Builder 1 Combo Set, stamps & matching dies (images) 

271172 Bouquet Builder 1 Stamp Set (images) 

310212 Bouquet Builder 1 Matching Die (images) 

271176 Rainbows Stamp Set (sentiments) 

310204 A2 Nesting Rectangles 1 Die (panel)

[Technique] Inlaid Heat Embossed Die Cuts by Channin

on September 11, 2017
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[Technique] Inlaid Heat Embossed Die Cuts by Channin

Hello everyone! It’s Channin here and I hope you are having a wonderful Monday! This week I couldn’t resist making a fall card even if it’s still in the 100's here! In today’s video I combining the gorgeous Hello Fall Stamp Set and matching dies with a simple inlaying die cut technique. Plus I make a bonus card from the scraps!

[Technique] Inlaid Heat Embossed Die Cuts by Channin

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First I die cut 4 leaves from the Hello Fall Matching Die set repeatedly from an 4 1/8” x 5 3/8” panel of 110lb kraft cardstock and set the leaves aside for the bonus card. I then stamped and heat embossed the corresponding leaf images from the Hello Fall Stamp Set in gold on scraps of cardstock in 5 fall shades. Next I die cut the embossing images with the matching dies. I then inlaid the leaves into the kraft panel and used strips of washi to hold them in place.

Next, I adhered a panel of craft foam behind the panel and adhered it to an A2 top-fold kraft card base. Then I stamped and gold embossed the sentiment on a scrap of kraft cardstock and die cut it with the matching die. Lastly, I adhered the sentiment to the panel with foam tape.

Bonus Card

For this second card, I simply stamped the leaves with their corresponding images in VersaMark ink to create a tone on tone look. I then die cut the sides of an A2 panel of maroon cardstock with the cross-stitch border die from the 7 Skeins Floss Bobbin Die set.

I then stamped and gold embossing the sentiment on a scrap of maroon cardstock and then die cut it out with the matching die. Lastly, I adhered the leaves onto the panel, then adhered the panel onto a top-folding A2 kraft card base and then adhered the sentiment with foam tape.

I hope you enjoyed! Thanks so much for joining me today and I hope the rest of your day is splendid!

~Channin

 

PRODUCTS:

271126 Hello Fall Stamp Set (images & sentiment) 

310156 Hello Fall Matching Die (images & sentiment) 

310131 7 Skeins Floss Bobbin Die (border detail - 2nd card) 

[TT Video] 4th of July Chalkboard Art Card by Channin

on July 04, 2017

[TT Video] 4th of July Chalkboard Art Card by Channin

Hello everyone and happy 4th of July! It’s Channin her with a new technique video to share! This week I’m playing with the wonderful BBQ Sayings and Meat Up Stamp Sets to create a chalkboard art inspired card. I combined heat embossing, colored pencils, and even a white gel pen to get a realistic chalkboard look. Check the video to see how it all comes together!

[TT Video] 4th of July Chalkboard Art Card by Channin

Watch below or on our YouTube channel.

First, I stamped a sentiment from the BBQ Sayings Stamp Set in embossing ink in the center of a black 4.25x5.5 cardstock panel then heat embossed it in white. Next, I stamped and heat embossed in red 3 flags around the sentiment. I then I stamped and white embossed several images from the Meat Up Stamp Set, BBQ Sayings Stamp Set, and the Big Day Stamp Set around the sentiment to complete the ring/wreath. Next I colored in the blue portions of the American flag with a blue (PC903) prismacolor colored pencil. I then colored all the white images with a white prismacolor colored pencil.

Next, I colored in the stripes of the flags with a white gel pen. I then created fireworks with the white colored pencil and the gel pen. Next, I diecut “happy” and “fourth of july” out of blue cardstock using the Holiday Words Die. I also cut strips of red paper that I glued the behind the sentiment strips with liquid adhesive. I then trimmed my panel to 4.125 x 5.25 and then adhered it an A2 top folding black card base. Lastly, I adhered the diecut sentiments onto the card front.

I hope you enjoyed! Thanks for stopping by!

~Channin

 

PRODUCTS:

271116 Meat Up Stamp Set (images) 
271117 BBQ Sayings Stamp Set (image and sentiment) 
271115 Big Day Stamp Set (stars) 
310107 Holiday Words Die (diecut sentiment) 

[TT Video] Pom-Pom Accents by Channin

on June 13, 2017
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[TT Video] Pom-Pom Accents by Channin

Hello everyone! It’s Channin here and I’m so excited to be with you all for another Technique Tuesday! This week I’m focusing on CAS cards with 3-D accents, pom-poms accents to be precise. Pom-poms are a very popular trend in clothing right now and it seems I can’t get enough because I couldn’t resist putting some on my cards! Today I’m making 4 different cards showing just a few ideas for incorporating pom-poms into your cards.

[TT Video] Pom-Pom Accents by Channin

Watch below or on our YouTube channel.

Card 1

For my first card I stamped 3 different dogs and 3 party hats from the Pawsome Stamp Set on 110lb white cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black, an alcohol marker friendly ink. I then colored all the images in with my alcohol markers and then diecut them with the Pawsome Matching Dies. Next, I adhered the party hats onto the dogs with liquid adhesive. I then strung some 10mm pom-poms on some black and white twine using a needle to create a garland. Next, using an x-acto knife I cut small slits in the mouths of each one of the dogs and then fed some of the garland in. Then I stamped my sentiment onto my A2 white, top-folding card base and then adhered the dogs, holding the garland, down with foam tape. Lastly, I glued some 5mm pom-poms onto the tops of all the party hats.

Card 2

This second card is a bit simpler. First, I stamped 3 corgis from the Pawsome Stamp Set in Memento Tuxedo Black on white 110lb cardstock. I then colored all the images in with my alcohol markers and then diecut them out with the matching dies. Next, I stamped a sentiment from Happy Day Stamp Set on an A2 white, top-folding card base. I then adhered the corgis down with foam tape and then drew curved dotted lines behind and in front of each corgi with a pencil and then a permanent marker. Lastly, I erased my pencil marks and then adhered 3 green 5mm pom-poms in front of each corgi.

Card 3

For card three I stamped the Shiba Inu dog from the Pawsome Stamp Set and a party hat on 110lb white cardstock. I then colored the images in with my alcohol markers and then diecut them with the matching dies. Next, I adhered the party had onto the Shiba Inu’s and then set it aside to dry. I then diecut 5 photo frames out of 110lb white cardstock using the medium frame from the InstaLove Die set. I then adhered all the frames together using liquid adhesive so that the frame was very thick. Next, on one of the left over inserts from the Instalove frames, I colored a rainbow background of circles to resemble the 5mm pom-poms. I then trimmed the dog down to fit into the frame and adhered her with some doubled up foam tape and some glossy accents. I then adhered 5mm pom-poms behind and in front the Shiba Inu to make it appear as though she is partially buried in a ball pit. I then set the frame insert aside to dry and then stamped my sentiment at the bottom of an A2 top-folding white card base. Once the insert was dry I popped it into the photo frame and adhered both onto my card front.

Card 4

This last card is the simplest. First, I stamped a cat from the Hello Stampurr Stamp Set on 110lb white cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black. I then colored the image in with alcohol markers and diecut it out with the Hello Stampurr Matching Dies. I then stamped a sentiment from the Flora Cat Meow Stamp Set on an A2 top-folding white card base. Lastly, I adhered the cat down with foam tape and then added a glitter 10mm pom-pom in its paws with glossy accents.

I hope you enjoyed and I’ll see you next Tuesday with a new technique!

~Channin

 

PRODUCTS:

Stamps:

Pawsome Stamp Set

Happy Day Stamp Set

Hello Stampurr Stamp Set

Flora Cat Meow Stamp Set

Dies:

Pawsome Matching Die

Hello Stampurr Matching Die

InstaLove Die

[TT Video] Faux Laser Cut Panel Technique by Channin

on June 06, 2017

[TT Video] Faux Laser Cut Panel Technique by Channin

Hello everyone and welcome to another Technique Tuesday! It’s Channin here and this week I’m demonstrating how to create the look of a laser cut panel but using coordinating stamps and dies. I had a lot of fun with this technique and made 5 cards! Please check out my video below to see them all and to get all the details.

[TT Video] Faux Laser Cut Panel Technique by Channin

Watch below or on our Youtube channel. 

Card Set 1

For my first set of cards, I first diecut several flowers and butterflies using the Pretty Wings Matching Die set from 110lb white cardstock. Then using the negative space in the scraps to position the diecuts, I stamped the flowers and butterflies using 3 shades (light, medium, and dark) of blue for the various layers in the Pretty Wings Stamp Set.

Next, I constructed my cardbase by trimming a sheet of colored (pink) cardstock to 4.25 x 11 and a sheet of 110lb white cardstock to 4.25 x 10.875. I then folded each in half and adhered the colored sheet over the white using adhesive tape. I do this because my colored cardstock is only 65lb weight and is rather flimsy without the additional white cardstock layer.

I then stamped the second part of my sentiment, “A GOOD DAY”, from the Happy Day Stamp Set using Versafine Onyx Black ink in the lower right side of the card but with the card opening from left to right because I will eventually turn this card into a trifold card. Next, I constructed my faux cover plate layer by postponing my diecut flowers and butterflies within a 4.25 x 5.5 space and adhering where the overlap with liquid adhesive. I used a sheet of acetate over my actual card and used my card base as a guide which also helped me to position the diecuts precisely over the sentiment so you wouldn’t be able to see it through the front panel. Also when positioning my diecuts, I made sure to make some of the diecuts overhang on one of the 4.25” sides. Once the diecuts were adhered and the panel dry, I folded over the overhanging portions and adhered them onto the backside of my card to create hinges.

After my faux cover panel was adhered to my cardbase and dry, I stamped “TO BE HAPPY” on the inside of my card in Versafine Onyx Black and then stamped and white embossed “TODAY IS” on a strip of black cardstock, adhered it to some black craft foam and then adhered it to the card front.

 

Card Set 2

For my second set of cards, I first diecut several of the smaller butterfly from the Pretty Butterflies Die set and several of the flowers from the Lacy Panel Die set out of 110lb white cardstock.

Next, I colored the diecuts using alcohol markers. I then created my cardbase by trimming a sheet of colored (yellow) cardstock to 4.25 x 11 and a sheet of 110lb white cardstock to 4.25 x 10.875. I then folded each in half and adhered the colored sheet over the white using adhesive tape. Again I only do this to add strength to my colored cardstock.

Next, stamped stamped “A GOOD DAY”, from the Happy Day Stamp Set using Versafine Onyx Black ink in the lower right side of the card but with the card opening from left to right. I then constructed my faux cover plate layer by postponing my diecut flowers and butterflies within a 4.25 x 5.5 space using my actual cardbase as a guide with a sheet of acetate over it to protect it from the liquid adhesive. And again I made sure to make some of the diecuts overhang on one of the 4.25” sides which I folded over and adhered onto the backside of the card to create hinges. Lastly, I stamped “TO BE HAPPY” on the inside of my card in Versafine Onyx Black and then stamped and white embossed “TODAY IS” on a strip of black cardstock, adhered it to some black craft foam and then adhered it to the card front directly over the second portion of the sentiment to hide it from the front.

I hope you enjoyed! Thanks so much for joining me today and I’ll see you next week!

~Channin

 

PRODUCTS:

Stamps:

Pretty Wings Stamp Set

Happy Day Stamp Set

Dies:

Pretty Wings Matching Die

Pretty Butterflies Die

Lacy Panel Die

Ink:

Daydreaming Dye Ink

[TT Video] Altering Diecuts to Make Paper Art Cards by Channin

on April 18, 2017

[TT Video] Altering Diecuts to Make Paper Art Cards by Channin

Hello all!! It’s Channin here and I have a new technique video to share!! I love paper art and papercutting and this love is what inspired this week’s technique. X-acto knives and scalpels are the typical tools of the trade but luckily for us in the stamping world we have many dies at our disposal making mimicking this amazing art very easy and quick to boot! This week I’m altering some of the gorgeous leaves cut with the Greenery Die set to make some dimensional paper art inspired cards.

POST: [TT Video] Altering Diecuts to Make Paper Art Cards by Channin

Watch below or on our YouTube channel.

First, I created some marble patterned paper using the Layering Marble Stamp Set. There is a new Alignment Guide for this stamp set making positioning the layers a breeze! I used Waffle Flower’s Like a Pro! Dye Ink, Brilliance Starlite Black, and VersaFine Onyx Black inks to stamp my marble patterned paper. Next, I cut 4 pots using the Pots Die set out of the marble patterned paper. I then gathered 4 different shades of green cardstock and cut several leaves using the Greenery Die set. Next, I cut several thin strips using scissors from the green cardstocks to create stems for my potted plants.

Then I arranged all my elements (stems, pot, and leaves) and held everything in place with washi tape once I got the arrangement just the way I wanted. As I arranged, however, I would often alter the leaves by trimming them or folding them to add dimension. Next, using liquid glue with my precision tip glue bottle I applied glue to my arrangement and then adhered it my 5x7 kraft cardbase. Once, my plant had dried I removed the washi tape and then stamped a sentiment using the Bowtiful Stamp Set.


For this second card (my favorite), I followed the same steps as above but I cut thin strips of paper from light khaki paper to create strings to make a hanging potted plant. The sentiment for this card is from the Potted Stamp Set.

Here is my last card. This one showcases the largest leaf from the Greenery Die set. The sentiment is from the Balloon Messages Stamp Set.

I hope you enjoyed!! Thanks so much for stopping by!

~Channin

Products:

Layering Marble Stamp Set 

Like a Pro! Dye Ink 

Greenery Die 

Pots Die 

Bowtiful Stamp Set 

Potted Stamp Set 

Balloon Messages Stamp Set 

[TT Video] Intricate Die Cutting & the Dryer Sheet Cheat by Channin

on April 11, 2017

[TT Video] Intricate Die Cutting & the Dryer Sheet Cheat by Channin

Hello everyone! It's Channin with new video for Technique Tuesday!!

Intricate die cuts are always so stunning and add great detail and interest to your card designs but the can be tricky to work with. This week I'm focusing on intricate dies and sharing some of my die cutting tips as well as showing you the awesome dryer sheet cheat. In addition I will demonstrate two different cards using the gorgeous Lacy Flower Dies and glitter paper! 

[TT Video] Intricate Die Cutting & the Dryer Sheet Cheat by Channin

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Let's start with this card the simpler of the two. First, I die cut 3 of the largest flowers from the Lacy Flower Die set out of glitter paper. I then ink blended 3 circular gradations on a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" panel of colored card stock. I chose an ink, Shaded Lilac Distressed Ink, that was similar in tone to the my colored card stock just a few shades darker. I then adhered the glitter flowers over each of the circular gradations using a liquid adhesive that I put into a Precision Tip Glue Applicator Quilling Tool. Next, I die my panel down to 5"x7" using the largest die from the Lacy Layers 5x7 Die set.

I then cut 4 "Magical", one out of glitter paper and 3 others from white card stock, using the Magical Word Die. I then adhered the together, one atop the other, with the glitter "Magical" on top. I then stamped "Have a" and "day" from the Little Mermaids Stamp Set in the same ink I blended with onto my panel. Lastly, I adhered my panel to my A7 card base and then adhered the stacked "Magical", some clear sequins, and added a white dot above the "i" in Magical using white Ranger Enamel Accents.

For this second card, I first started by ink blending 3 circular gradations on a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" panel of pink colored card stock. This time I used Picked Raspberry Distressed Ink. Next, I die cut out of my blended panel 3 of the largest flowers from the Lacy Flowers Die set, with the flower centered over each circle gradation. I then die cut 3 corresponding flower mats out of glitter card stock using the Lacy Flower Mats Die set. Next, I adhered my blended panel onto a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" panel of white cardstock and then adhered the glitter mats into the negative flower spaces.

I then adhered my lacy flowers directly on top of the glitter mats using my liquid adhesive inside the quilling glue applicator bottle. Next, I die cut my panel down to 5"x7" using the largest die from the Lacy Layers 5x7 Die set. I then created another stacked "Magical" and also stamped "Have a" and "day" from from the Little Mermaids Stamp Set on my panel. Lastly, I adhered my panel to my A7 card base and then adhered the stacked "Magical", some clear sequins, and added a white dot above the "i" in Magical using white Ranger Enamel Accents.

I hope you enjoyed!! Thanks for stopping by!

~Channin

 

Products:

Lacy Flowers Die

Lacy Flower Mats Die

Lacy Layers 5x7 Die

Little Mermaids Stamp Set

Magical Word Die

 

 

 

[TT Video] Shadowing and White Gel Pen Accents by Channin

on March 28, 2017

[TT Video] Shadowing and White Gel Pen Accents by Channin

Hello everyone! It’s Channin here with a new video for Technique Tuesday!! This week I’m demonstrating a different approach you might take for enhancing your more solid stamped images, I’m calling it “Shadowing and White Gel Pen Accents by Channin.

With these two simple techniques you can add a lot of depth and interest to your more solid (less negative space) images.

[TT Video] Shadowing and White Gel Pen Accents by Channin

Watch below or on our YouTube channel.

First, I stamped all my images and sentiment from the Enveloper Birthday Stamp Set in Memento Tuxedo Black (an alcohol-marker friendly ink) on a kraft 5x7 panel cut using the largest die from the Lacy Layers 5x7 Die set. I then chose a light and a medium alcohol marker in similar color family as my kraft paper. Starting with my medium shade I colored around all the images as well as the inside of the kitty and the girl’s face. After I colored all the images with my medium shade I moved onto my lighter marker and colored adjacent to where I colored previously

After I finished my coloring with my lighter shade I moved onto adding white gel pen accents. First I colored all the negative spaces inside the images except for the body of the kitty and girl’s face. Next, I add a few more details and colored inside some of the solid black areas. Once all my gel pen accents were completed I adhered my panel onto an A7 card base (10x7 cardstock folded in half to create a 5x7 card) made from kraft paper.

I created two other cards with this technique and the Enveloper Birthday Stamp Set. I just used different colored card stock and different alcohol markers.

Here’s yet one more example of this technique but this time with a different stamp set, the Bowitiful Stamp Set. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!

~Channin

Supplies:

Lacy Layers 5x7 Die  

Enveloper Birthday Stamp Set 

Bowtiful Stamp Set 

[TT Video] Sentiment Letter Substitution by Channin

on March 20, 2017
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[TT Video] Sentiment Letter Substitution by Channin

Hello everyone!! It’s Channin here and I’m very happy to be here with you all on this Technique Tuesday! This week I have a very fun and cheeky technique to share, I’m calling it Sentiment Letter Substitution! 

I super excited about this week’s technique because it so very versatile, you create your  sentiment that’s fitting for whatever occasion you want, and it’s also a great idea for stretching your stamp sets! I hope you enjoy it too! 

[TT Video] Sentiment Letter Substitution by Channin

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First, I picked my sentiment. I like to search for sentiments/quotes/sayings on pinterest. When I’m searching I try to find sentiments that pertain to the critter stamp that I intend to use and are fitting for the occasion I am making the card for, so I use keywords that include these aspects. Once I’ve settled on a sentiment, I create it using an alphabet stamp set. I really like using the Cutaway Alpha Stamp Set. I find it very easy to position (some Alphabet stamp sets have to be positioned perfectly to look right) and the font of this set is tall and narrow allowing you to fit a lot of letters on your card. 

As I position the letters, I replace a couple of the vowels in the words with my critter stamps, I used the adorable kitties from the new Hello Stampurr Stamp Set. I find I prefer the overall look of my sentiment when my critters and letters are about the same size. 

Once all my stamps are positioned I pick them up with my MISTI and then stamp them on my card base with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink which is a copic friendly ink. Next, because my sentiment uses the same letter multiple times, I clean then remove those repeat letters, reposition them and stamp them again. I repeat this process till my sentiment is complete. Once my sentiment is all stamped, I color my critters in with alcohol markers and then my card is complete!

I hope you enjoyed today’s technique!! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!

~Channin

 

Products:

Cutaway Alpha Stamp Set 

Hello Stampurr Stamp Set 

[TT Video] Watercoloring Die Cuts with Channin

on February 28, 2017
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Hello everyone!! It’s Channin here with a new technique video to share! I’m playing with my watercolors again but this time I’m combining them with the gorgeous gorgeous (yes doubly gorgeous) Greenery Die! All right let me just come clean, I’m in love with these Greenery Dies! There are six different leaves in the set and the combination of textures of these leaves is just awesome! Plus, tropical leaves are really on trend right now and I’m like the rest of the bandwagon, I can’t get enough of them! Borrowing from some of the fabulous inspiration I have been seeing I decided I wanted to give these leaves a somewhat realistic watercolor look. Check out the video below to see how I watercolor these Greenery leaves and then use the leaves to create two different modern cards designs.

[TT Video] Watercoloring Die Cuts with Channin

Watch below or on our YouTube channel. First, I die cut 2 sets of the leaves from watercolor paper using the Greenery Die Set. Next, applied some permanent tape adhesive to a scrap of cardboard and then I rubbed the adhesive strips onto my clothing to reduce the strength of the adhesive. I want the adhesive to hold the leaves in place while I paint them but I also want to remove them when I finished. The fabulous Nina taught me this handy trick! ;) Next, I stuck my leaves down on my adhesive strips and started painting. I process I used to paint these is the same process I use when I color with alcohol markers. I start with the lightest shade and then continue to work my way through the rest of my colors, always ending with my darkest shade. Once my leaves were finished, I left them alone to dry. While my leaves dried I die cut two sets of sentiments, one in white and one in coral pink, using the Hey, Hi, Hello Die Set. I then removed the letters from the white set and then pressed them into my embossing ink pad and then embossed them in gold. I then applied tape to the back side of my gold embossed sentiments and then inlaid the letters from the pink trio I cut earlier. Next, I remove my dry leaves and arrange them into a wreath and then adhere them down with some matte adhesive onto a black A7 card base. Lastly I added foam tape to the back side of my sentiment trio and adhere them in the center of my card. Here’s the second card I made. I used the same techniques used but the leaves are arranged a little differently and I used different colored card stocks. Oh and I also gold embossed little hand cut strips of cardstock and adhered them behind my sentiments instead of inlaying the letters. I did this because gold embossing all those tiny letters was just sounded too bothersome for me. I hope you enjoyed!! Thank so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!! Products: Greenery Die Hey, Hi, Hello Die

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