Intermediate Card Making Techniques

Creating with the Forever Fern Stamp Set using the Emboss Resist Stamping Technique brought this stamp set to life! I'm in love!

Emboss Resist Stamping Technique and the Forever Fern Bundle

By Melissa Kerman / January 7, 2021 / 0 Comments

Today’s projects feature the Forever Fern Bundle with the Emboss Resist Stamping Technique. Sometimes when I craft, I get this crazy, excited, giddy feeling. I like to call it “finding my creative bliss”! It doesn’t always happen but when it does, it’s amazing. It’s this very feeling that keeps me crafting and sharing after 17 […]

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coloring with the black ice technique

Coloring on Gold Foil with the To A Wild Rose Set

By Melissa Kerman / January 3, 2021 / 0 Comments

For today’s card, I’ll be coloring on Gold Foil with the To A Wild Rose Set Last week I shared a card made with the same set I’m using today. These two projects are variations on the same basic theme but today’s card features a new twist as I’ve also done some coloring on Gold […]

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Black Ice Technique with To A Wild Rose Set

Unique Card with the To A Wild Rose Set

By Melissa Kerman / December 30, 2020 / 0 Comments

Today I’ll be sharing a unique card with the To A Wild Rose Set. This striking and unique card with the To A Wild Rose Set is not hard to make but there are a few subtle but important details you should know. For my first step, I used the Direct To Paper technique with […]

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Today's post features 4 book binding fun fold cards, including one XMas card and three made with the Dandy Garden Suite and Gilded Foiling!

Book Binding Fun Fold Cards

By Melissa Kerman / December 12, 2020 / 2 Comments

Today’s post features four Book Binding fun fold cards, including one Christmas card and three made with the Garden Dandy Suite and Gilded Foiling! Unusual opening style cards are just the best so when I recently saw this simple layout I knew I just had to play with it. The card in the photo below […]

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Stamping with Dry Embossing and the Life is Beautiful set

Stamping with Dry Embossing and Life is Beautiful

By Melissa Kerman / October 24, 2020 / 0 Comments

For today’s project, I’ll be showing two ways to use stamping with dry embossing. The Life Is Beautiful Stamp Set is the star of the show along with the Winter Snow embossing folder. I just adore both of these products! In addition to stamping with dry embossing, I’ll also be heat embossing, sponging, tearing, and […]

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For today's projects, I'll show how to make cards with pressed flowers, fern leaves, and other plant matter!

How to Make Cards with Pressed Flowers

By Melissa Kerman / October 17, 2020 / 2 Comments

For today’s projects, I’ll be using nature as my partner in crime and will show how to make cards with pressed flowers and other plant matter! A few months ago my husband and I were on having our weekly zoom call with our sweet daughter, Sarah. She told us she’d been working on making wreaths […]

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For this club and free card kit project we'll explore some fun watercolor background ideas and create a variety of textures and effects.

Fun with Watercolor Background Ideas!

By Melissa Kerman / October 7, 2020 / 4 Comments

For this club and free card kit project, we’ll explore some fun watercolor background ideas and create a variety of textures and effects. For my various backgrounds, I’ve played with water-based inks with additional water and isopropyl alcohol for some different looks. My projects use a fall color scheme with the Love of Leaves Stamp […]

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Are you ready for some Inky Fun with the Snowflake Splendor Suite? I had so much fun that I ended up with ink on my neck, hands, and a leg!

Inky Fun with the Snowflake Splendor Suite

By Melissa Kerman / September 12, 2020 / 0 Comments

Are you ready for some Inky Fun with the Snowflake Splendor Suite? I had so much fun that I ended up with ink on my neck, hands, and a leg! Now if you follow my blog closely you might notice that the card in the upper right-hand corner below is familiar. This was one of […]

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Today's project features the Black Ice Technique with the Forever Fern Set & Brushed Metallic Foil. This technique is surprisingly easy too!

Black Ice Technique with the Forever Fern Set

By Melissa Kerman / August 29, 2020 / 0 Comments

Today’s project features my very own Black Ice Technique with the Forever Fern Set and the new Brushed Metallic card stock. The brushed metallic cardstock is in the August to December mini catalog and it’s absolutely gorgeous! It’s different than any of the other metallic card stocks in that it has subtle linear streaks throughout […]

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These card ideas with the Love of Leaves set all used embossing folders combined with stamping in 3 ways to achieve a range of results.

Card Ideas with the Love of Leaves Set

By Melissa Kerman / August 15, 2020 / 0 Comments

In this week’s Facebook Live I shared a number of card ideas with the Love of Leaves set. These card ideas with the Love of Leaves set all used embossing folders combined with stamping in three different ways to achieve a range of results. Heat embossing was also used on a few of these projects […]

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