Intermediate Card Making Techniques

Would you like to make simple watercolor landscape paintings? Here you'll see two projects that I can't even believe I made! If I can do it so can you!

Simple Watercolor Landscape Paintings

By Melissa Kerman / September 9, 2019 / 0 Comments

Would you like to make simple watercolor landscape paintings? Here you’ll see two projects that I can’t even believe I made. If I can do it so can you! I had never done any freehand watercolor in anything but abstract shapes and backgrounds, before these cards! I was inspired by a timelapse video I saw […]

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Today's project includes coloring in, with simple watercoloring techniques. It's made with the To A Wild Rose Stamp Set, which also has coordinating dies.

Coloring With Watercolor

By Melissa Kerman / August 11, 2019 / 0 Comments

Watercoloring techniques can be super easy or a bit more difficult but honestly, one of the challenges is just having a certain mindset while you’re doing it. Coloring with watercolor is the easiest of the water coloring techniques to me. It still can be a bit intimidating to many people, and I think part of […]

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The stunning project in this post features a vintage collage made with the Very Versailles Stamp Set, a new item in the 2019 - 2020 Stampin’ Up! Catalog.

Vintage Collage with Very Versailles!

By Melissa Kerman / August 2, 2019 / 0 Comments

The stunning project in this post features a vintage collage made with the Very Versailles Stamp Set, a new item in the 2019 – 2020 Stampin’ Up! Catalog. I just love this set and have been having a blast playing with it! There are lots of steps involved in making this card but they’re all […]

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These unique handmade cards were created using the To A Wild Rose Bundle from the 2019 - 2020 Annual Catalog. They both use my Black Ice Technique.

Unique Handmade Cards

By Melissa Kerman / August 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

The projects in this post use the To A Wild Rose Stamp Set and Wild Rose Dies. I showed these projects during my OnStage presentation in Charlotte, NC back in April of 2019, but have yet to share them here on my blog. It’s about time, right? For both of these projects, I’ve used my […]

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Sea of Textures with the Black Ice Technique

By Melissa Kerman / July 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

Have you checked out the Sea of Textures Stamp Set? I love the texture and natural images, so this stamp set jumped out at me right away as a must have. Today’s project is made with my very own “Black Ice” Technique. I’ve been dying to combine this stamp set with this technique since I […]

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How to Use Alcohol Markers

How to Use Alcohol Markers

By Melissa Kerman / June 28, 2019 / 0 Comments

In today’s post, I’ll be sharing a project made with the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set. The focus of this project was to demonstrate how to use alcohol markers to blend and shade. I’m really no expert at using alcohol markers but somehow, every time I use them, it makes me feel good and I […]

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Today's elegant card design was made with the To A Wild Rose Stamp Set, a new item in the Stampin' Up! 2019 - 2020 Annual Catalog. A DIY stamp pad was used.

Elegant Card Design with a Wild Rose!

By Melissa Kerman / May 26, 2019 / 6 Comments

Today’s elegant card design was made with the To A Wild Rose Stamp Set, a new item in the Stampin’ Up! 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog. A DIY stamp pad was used, plus several other techniques too. The project I’m sharing today was shared during my On Stage Local presentation in Charlotte, NC. It is […]

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How to use Brusho

How to use Brusho for a Background

By Melissa Kerman / May 19, 2019 / 0 Comments

For today’s project and video, I’ll be showing you how to use Brusho to create a stunning background. This is one of my May/June 2019 Club and Free Card Kit Projects. So, the card I’m sharing today was inspired by my friend and fellow demonstrator, Wanda Williams. She used the same background technique but with […]

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Today's projects are for the card maker that wants an easy WOW effect. I've used the To A Wild Rose bundle and an Easy DIY Stamp Pad!

2019 Annual Catalog Sneak Peek!

By Melissa Kerman / April 18, 2019 / 6 Comments

Today’s projects are for the card maker that wants an easy WOW effect without a lot of work. I’ve used the To A Wild Rose bundle, a 2019 Annual Catalog Sneak Peek, and a homemade ink pad! These are a few of the projects I shared in my presentation at the Stampin’ Up! OnStage event […]

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Today's post features a homemade ink pad and a multifaceted gift, made with the To a Wild Rose Stamp Set, a sneek peek from the 2019 - 2020 Annual Catalog.

Homemade Ink Pad and a Team Gift

By Melissa Kerman / April 14, 2019 / 3 Comments

Today’s post features a homemade ink pad and a fun multifaceted 3-D gift, made with the To A Wild Rose Stamp Set. I’ve also used the To a Wild Rose coordinating dies. These products are a sneak peek from the 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog! Here’s the case plus all the contents: I made this gift for my […]

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