Intermediate Card Making Techniques

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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Heat Embossing with Embossing Folders

By Melissa Kerman / August 1, 2020 / 0 Comments

In today’s post, I’ll be sharing several examples of heat embossing with embossing folders using watercolor paper. Whenever a new embossing folder becomes available I find myself inspired to create in different ways! The new Seabed embossing folder is unique in that it includes an ocean scene with an incredible amount of detail. I wanted […]

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Stamping with Acrylic Blocks is so simple and fun! Check out these 7 Ways to Use Acrylic Blocks in your stamping with the Forever Fern Stamp Set.

Stamping with Acrylic Blocks | 7 Variations!

By Melissa Kerman / June 26, 2020 / 4 Comments

Stamping with Acrylic Blocks is so simple and fun! In this post, you’ll learn 7 Ways to Use Acrylic Blocks in your stamping with the Forever Fern Stamp Set. Now one thing I’ve learned about myself over the years, is that when I create, I almost never start with the simplest option. I pretty much […]

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I am having so much fun with the Tasteful Touches Stamp Set from the 2020 - 2021 Annual Catalog! Projects feature heat embossing and sponging.

Fun with the Tasteful Touches Stamp Set!

By Melissa Kerman / May 29, 2020 / 2 Comments

I’m having so much fun with the Tasteful Touches Stamp Set from the 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog! This set will be available to purchase starting June 3rd! The Tasteful Touches Stamp Set and In Good Taste product suite were some of the first products in the new annual catalog that I just had to […]

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This unique DIY Rose Card with To A Wild Rose Stamp Set was created to have an antiqued look and multicolored roses. I made my own ink pad to get this look.

Unique DIY Rose Card with To A Wild Rose

By Melissa Kerman / April 21, 2020 / 2 Comments

In today’s post, I’ll be sharing a unique DIY Rose Card with To A Wild Rose Stamp Set. It was created to have an antiqued look and multicolored roses. I made my own ink pad to get this look. Two techniques were used on this card, 1) to get the antiqued background and 2) to […]

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emboss resist technique tutorial

Emboss Resist Technique Tutorial Ideas

By Melissa Kerman / April 17, 2020 / 0 Comments

Today’s post and video include an Emboss Resist Technique Tutorial plus I’ll be showing another must-know technique called Direct To Paper. My projects today were inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest by Michele Boyer. She has included a step by step emboss resist technique tutorial in her project post. The color scheme she […]

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These Birthday Bonanza Stampin' Up! Cards include a super fun element that's easy to create and definitely a Wow! It features the Birthday Bonanza Designer Paper and the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set.

Birthday Bonanza Stampin’ Up! Cards DieCut Trick

By Melissa Kerman / March 20, 2020 / 0 Comments

These Birthday Bonanza Stampin’ Up! Cards include a super fun element that’s easy to create and definitely a Wow! The Birthday Bonanza Designer Paper and the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set are the featured products here. This fun layout is created by doing a simple die-cutting trick that can be done with a number of different […]

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Learn some fun, creative ways to play with the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set and coordinating Natures Thoughts Dies! Come get inky with me!

Inky Fun with Positive Thoughts Stamp Set

By Melissa Kerman / February 29, 2020 / 2 Comments

Today’s projects feature my single favorite stamp set from the current mini-catalog plus the dies that go with it. I’m talking about the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set and coordinating Natures Thoughts dies. I was working on a design for my Team Gathering this past week and in the process found what I like to call […]

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