Intermediate Card Making Techniques

Check out this project made with the Stampin' Up! Waterfront Stamp Set! It's made with my very own Black Ice paper crafting technique!

Stampin’ Up! Waterfront Stamp Set and Black Ice

By Melissa Kerman / November 13, 2019 / 0 Comments

The projects I’m sharing in this post feature the Stampin’ Up! Waterfront Stamp Set with my Black Ice technique. These were originally shared on my Stampin’ Up! blog in February 2018 but since that time Stampin’ Up! discontinued the blogging feature on the site. I just love these projects so I’m sharing here on my […]

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The Very Versailles Stamp Set is the featured product today. The beautiful foliage image is heat embossed in three colors, for a gorgeous, elegant result.

Very Versailles Card with Shimmery Foliage

By Melissa Kerman / November 11, 2019 / 0 Comments

The Very Versailles Stamp Set is the featured product today. The beautiful foliage image is heat embossed in three colors, for a gorgeous, elegant result. I’ve used Shimmery Black, Shimmery White, and Gold embossing powders to create the focal piece for this card. It was this foliage image, in the Very Versailles Stamp Set that […]

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Check out two Dramatic and Unique Homemade Christmas Cards, made with the Very Versailles and Perfectly Plaid Stamp Sets plus the Tasteful Backgrounds Dies.

Unique Homemade Christmas Cards

By Melissa Kerman / October 18, 2019 / 0 Comments

In today’s post, I’ll be sharing some unique homemade Christmas Cards that I think of as non-traditional. They are sparkly and special which makes them look like Christmas, but you could also change out the sentiment and easily transform these cards into any type of card you desire. Both of my cards today are made […]

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Check out these four handmade fall cards made with several new products!!! These are sneak peeks of the Oct 2019 Simple Suite Stampers tutorial bundle too!

Handmade Fall Cards and Sneak Peeks

By Melissa Kerman / October 4, 2019 / 0 Comments

In this post, you’ll see four handmade fall cards made with several new products from the 2019 Holiday Catalog!!! These handmade fall cards are sneak peeks of the Oct 2019 Simple Suite Stampers tutorial bundle too! Learn how to get this tutorial bundle for FREE at the end of this post. The original design for […]

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See four masculine cards made with the Natures Beauty Stamp Set. Purchase this set and money will be donated to the National Institute of Mental Health.

Masculine Cards with Natures Beauty

By Melissa Kerman / September 27, 2019 / 0 Comments

In today’s post, you’ll see four masculine cards made with the Natures Beauty Stamp Set. The Natures Beauty Stamp Set is in the 2019 Holiday Catalog and it’s the perfect set for making masculine cards! It’s a special set not just because the images are beautiful, but also because for each set sold, Stampin’ Up! […]

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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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