Intermediate Card Making Techniques

Learn how to make some beautiful backgrounds for card making, using ink and alcohol in various ways with the Gorgeous Leaves Set.

Beautiful Backgrounds for Card Making

By Melissa Kerman / October 9, 2021 / 0 Comments

In today’s post and video, you’ll learn how to make some beautiful backgrounds for card making, using ink and alcohol in various ways with the Gorgeous Leaves Stamp Set. You can use a variety of coloring tools to create these beautiful backgrounds. For the project shown here, I’ve used ink pads. Watch my video tutorial […]

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My Nature's Harvest Sunrise card features a simple Watercolor Wash with a heat embossed image. Petal Pink and Calypso Coral ink were used.

Nature’s Harvest Sunrise Watercolor Wash

By Melissa Kerman / October 1, 2021 / 0 Comments

My Nature’s Harvest Sunrise card features a simple Watercolor Wash with a heat embossed image. The best way to learn how to make this card, and create the lovely watercolor wash, is to watch my video tutorial at the end of this post. That said, I will share a few details here as well. For […]

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Dry Embossing with Die is so much fun and it expands the potential use of your dies! Today's project uses the Inspired Thoughts Bundle.

Dry Embossing with Dies is so much fun!

By Melissa Kerman / September 9, 2021 / 0 Comments

In today’s post, I’ll be sharing a bit about dry embossing with dies. The project I’m sharing here was actually made with a leftover piece that I created while playing with ideas for my Dry Embossing with Dies Technique Class. In this class, there were multiple ideas and variations shared. So, in today’s post, you’ll […]

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In today's post and video I'll be showing 3 different ways to use embossing folders to highlight the shapes for added interest and dimension.

3 Different Ways to use Embossing Folders

By Melissa Kerman / July 29, 2021 / 0 Comments

In today’s post and video I’ll be showing projects that feature 3 different ways to use embossing folders to highlight dry embossed shapes. I absolutely adore the added interest and dimension that dry embossing provides! So, playing with and showing different ways to use embossing folders is among my top favorite things to play with! […]

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In today's post learn a bit about how to emboss with dies and see a gorgeous project made with the Brilliant Wings Dies.

How to Emboss with Dies

By Melissa Kerman / July 15, 2021 / 0 Comments

In today’s post, I’ll be sharing a bit about how to emboss with dies. The project I’m sharing here was actually made with a leftover piece that I created while playing with ideas for my Dry Embossing with Dies Technique Class. In this class, there were multiple ideas and variations shared. So, in today’s post, […]

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Today I’ll talk about Rubbing Alcohol in Card Making and will show two bonus projects from my Playing with Rubbing Alcohol Technique Class.

Rubbing Alcohol in Card Making

By Melissa Kerman / May 17, 2021 / 0 Comments

In today’s post, I’ll be talking about using Rubbing Alcohol in Card Making and showing two of the bonus projects from my Playing with Rubbing Alcohol Technique Class. Now if you know me at all you know that I LOVE interesting, unique, techniques and I’ve even come up with some of my own. Some of […]

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Learn how to make a bunch of cards super fast with a card salad medley! Check out the last 2 projects in my 11 Quick Cards Part 4 blog post.

11 Quick Cards Part 4

By Melissa Kerman / April 12, 2021 / 0 Comments

Check out the last 2 projects in my 11 Quick Cards Part 4 blog post. All 11 projects feature the Rooted In Nature Stamp Set and the Natures Roots Dies which are retiring from the 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog! If you didn’t read my last post you may be wondering what “card salad” is. […]

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Learn simple variations of the Emboss Resist Technique with the Butterfly Brilliance Stamp Set. Plus, see 8 additional project samples!

Variations of the Emboss Resist Technique

By Melissa Kerman / March 27, 2021 / 0 Comments

In today’s post, I’ll be showing projects made with the emboss resist technique and the NEW and gorgeous Butterfly Brilliance Stamp Set. It was so fun to use my new Butterfly Brilliance Stamp Set to create today’s projects. There are just so many fun variations and possibilities with the emboss resist technique! Now in this […]

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Join me in celebrating my 18 year anniversary as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator with some card making fun, a blast from the past, and more!

18 Years of Card Making Fun! Part 1

By Melissa Kerman / March 13, 2021 / 0 Comments

Are you ready for some unique card making fun?! Today’s projects fall into two categories 1) rewind/redo projects and 2) fast-forward projects. Each year when I celebrate my Stampin’ Up! Anniversary I like to take stock of where I started as a paper crafter and how far I’ve come. To celebrate all the card making […]

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Learn the method used to make this unique masculine card idea in my Playing with Rubbing Alcohol Technique Class! Online event is just $10!

Unique Masculine Card Idea

By Melissa Kerman / February 17, 2021 / 0 Comments

The unique masculine card idea I’m sharing today was the Valentine’s Day card I made for my husband this year! I had been playing with ideas for my upcoming Playing with Rubbing Alcohol Technique Class and showed my husband some of what I’d been playing with. He seemed to really like what I shared so […]

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