Intermediate Card Making Techniques

Check out this alternative way to do spotlighting with images that shine like they are in a spotlight. Features the Flowering Desert and Crackle Stamp Sets.

Spotlighting with Images that Shine!

By Melissa Kerman / February 17, 2019 / 0 Comments

Today’s project features the Flowering Desert Stamp Set in the Occasions Catalog and the Spotlighting Technique. This set includes a variety of fun images and sentiments that I really like. Desert plants and flowers are so unique and beautiful in a similar way to each human being on the planet! The sentiment “be your own […]

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In this post you'll see projects made with various Brusho Techniques. The Stamparatus was used to get the look of motion in the images, for some fun results. The Humming Along Stamp Set was used here.

Fun with Brusho Techniques

By Melissa Kerman / February 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

In this post, you’ll see projects made with various Brusho Techniques. I also used the Stamparatus to get the look of motion in the images, for some fun results. This was a Club Project and is a Free Card Kits program project. In person club members were given several images to play with that were […]

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Foil embossing techniques are super fun, especially when using the colored foil sheets available FREE, during Sale-A-Bration this year! Check it out here!

Foil Embossing Techniques

By Melissa Kerman / February 3, 2019 / 2 Comments

Today’s cards feature my latest projects made with foil embossing techniques, specifically my Black Ice Technique with the Grapefruit Grove and Lovely Lipstick foil sheets. I’ve used the Beauty Abounds Stamp Set with these foil sheets, which are available as a FREE item during Sale-A-Bration! I just learned that these have been especially popular and […]

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Today's project features embossing art with the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set on silver foil. The Black Ice technique creates an icy montage of foliage!

Embossing Art with Foil Sheets

By Melissa Kerman / January 20, 2019 / 0 Comments

Today’s project with the Black Ice technique is a little like embossing art to me! The images from the Rooted in Nature stamp set are so gorgeous, to begin with, but they are just simply stunning, paired with the silver foil and heat embossing. This technique was something my mom and I discovered together when […]

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Easy Watercolor Painting Ideas

By Melissa Kerman / January 18, 2019 / 2 Comments

Do you like the possibility of Easy Watercolor Painting Ideas? Well, today’s post features a number of ways to create a watercolor background with acrylic blocks, ink pads, markers, and a plastic bag! In addition, I did a little heat embossing and shadow stamping to boot! I’ve used two different stamp sets with these techniques, including […]

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I love winter card ideas that work for the holidays and other occasions too. The Farmhouse Christmas stamp set is perfect for this type of card.

Winter Card Ideas Make n’ Take

By Melissa Kerman / December 30, 2018 / 0 Comments

I love winter card ideas that work for the holidays and other occasions too. The Farmhouse Christmas stamp set and product bundle is perfect for this type of card. This stamp set is retiring and will no longer be available after 1/2/19 (or while supplies last)! I found this card on Pinterest and just had […]

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Today's project features embossing techniques with two metallic embossing powders and two embossing folders to create this unique Tarnished Foil project.

Embossing Techniques with Tarnished Foil

By Melissa Kerman / December 5, 2018 / 0 Comments

This project offers the ultimate in embossing techniques galore! In fact, it’s one of my latest Tarnished Foil projects and I just adore it! I’ve used two embossing powders and two embossing folders so I’ve combined heat embossing and dry embossing techniques times two! The focal piece is created using the Swirls & Curls Embossing […]

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Heat embossing techniques are the focus of today's projects. The specific technique is called Joseph's Coat which produces dramatic and unique effects.

Heat Embossing Techniques

By Melissa Kerman / November 30, 2018 / 0 Comments

Heat embossing techniques were the focus of my recent Facebook Live and the subject of the blog post today. EIGHT different cards are shown in this post so make sure to check them all out! Plus, don’t miss the Giveaways and limited time offers in this post too! There are so many fun heat embossing techniques […]

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Check out this card featuring sponge art and the emboss resist technique. This project is made with the Happiness Surrounds Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!. Only available for a limited time or while supplies last!

Sponge Art with Emboss Resist Technique

By Melissa Kerman / November 20, 2018 / 0 Comments

Today’s project is something I call Sponge Art but it actually includes several techniques including, heat embossing, an emboss resist, water coloring with acrylic blocks, splattering, and simple two-step stamping as well. It’s been a while since I’ve done a more artsy type card with my clubs. This stamp set inspired me to play with […]

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Today's project features embossed foil art with custom colored foil and lace trim. The Tin Tile embossing folder is the star of the show!

Embossed Foil Art with Ombre Elements

By Melissa Kerman / November 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

Today’s projects feature embossed foil art with custom colored foil. I’ve used a variety of embossing folders including the Tin Tile, Tufted, Layered Leaves, and Subtle embossing folders. These embossing folders are definitely the star of the show! As you may know, I LOVE, LOVE LOVE playing with the Stampin’ Up! foil sheets and I love both […]

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