Intermediate Card Making Techniques

Check out my 2 vintage style cards featuring serene forest scenes and the Welcoming Woods Stamp Set. Get this set before it's gone!

Welcoming Woods Serene Forest Scenes

By Melissa Kerman / December 30, 2021 / 0 Comments

In today’s post, I’ll be sharing two cards made with the retiring Welcoming Woods Stamp Set, one of my absolute favorite sets in the July to December mini-catalog! This project was created while playing with ideas for my Sepia Effects Technique Class and they both feature forest scenes with a vintage look. I’ve used a […]

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Check out my "Happy Accident" card made with the Retiring Beauty of Tomorrow Set! This project was created as part of my Sepia Effects Class.

A “Happy Accident” with Beauty of Tomorrow Set

By Melissa Kerman / December 29, 2021 / 0 Comments

In today’s post, I’ll be sharing a card made with the retiring Beauty of Tomorrow Set! This project was created as part of my Sepia Effects Technique Class. Do you ever make what seems like a huge mistake and then somehow manage to create something beautiful that you love? Well, that’s what happened with the […]

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Learn about my favorite alternative way to use the Forever Flourishing dies! It's a simple method you can use with any dies!

Forever Flourishing Dies & my favorite alternative way to use them!

By Melissa Kerman / December 21, 2021 / 0 Comments

In today’s post, I’ll be sharing my favorite alternative way to use dies. For today’s project I’ve used the Forever Flourishing dies and the Ornate Layers Dies! The Forever Flourishing Dies were used for the focal piece, and the Ornate Layers Dies were used for the subtle white impression for one of the focal backings. […]

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It's so easy! Learn how to make this beautiful handmade card with the Linen Speciality Paper and feel like an artist without even trying!

Make this beautiful handmade card & feel like an artist!

By Melissa Kerman / December 11, 2021 / 0 Comments

In today’s post, I’ll be sharing a beautiful handmade card with the Eden’s Garden Stamp Set and a speciality paper that I love! I’ve used the Linen Speciality Paper to make this beautiful handmade card and it was so easy, plus it made me feel like an artist without even trying! To create the focal […]

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See four card variations that use some of my favorite heat embossing techniques with the Welcoming Woods and Classic Cloche Stamp Sets.

Heat Embossing Techniques with Welcoming Woods

By Melissa Kerman / November 20, 2021 / 0 Comments

In today’s post, you’ll see four card variations that use some of my favorite heat embossing techniques with the Welcoming Woods and Classic Cloche Stamp Sets. Heat embossing techniques are among my top favorites things to incorporate into my paper crafting. There are just so many creative possibilities! For today’s projects I’ll be using the […]

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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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