Intermediate Card Making Techniques

Check out this card featuring sponge art and the emboss resist technique. This project is made with the Happiness Surrounds Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!. Only available for a limited time or while supplies last!

Sponge Art with Emboss Resist Technique

By Melissa Kerman / November 20, 2018 / 0 Comments

Today’s project is something I call Sponge Art but it actually includes several techniques including, heat embossing, an emboss resist, water coloring with acrylic blocks, splattering, and simple two-step stamping as well. It’s been a while since I’ve done a more artsy type card with my clubs. This stamp set inspired me to play with […]

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Today's project features embossed foil art with custom colored foil and lace trim. The Tin Tile embossing folder is the star of the show!

Embossed Foil Art with Ombre Elements

By Melissa Kerman / November 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

Today’s projects feature embossed foil art with custom colored foil. I’ve used a variety of embossing folders including the Tin Tile, Tufted, Layered Leaves, and Subtle embossing folders. These embossing folders are definitely the star of the show! As you may know, I LOVE, LOVE LOVE playing with the Stampin’ Up! foil sheets and I love both […]

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A few fun Heat Embossing Ideas using the Flourish Filigree stamp set, Black Foil Sheets, Copper Embossing Powder, Tin Tile Embossing Folder and Cat Punch.

Heat Embossing Ideas with Black Foil

By Melissa Kerman / November 2, 2018 / 0 Comments

Todays post features heat embossing ideas for a card and cute little 3-D item. These were shared in my Facebook Live demonstration on 11/1/18. The essential products used are the Flourish Filigree Stamp Set, Black & Copper Foil Sheets and Copper Embossing Powder. The first of my heat embossing ideas is the most obvious one. Here I […]

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Sea of Textures with Tarnished Foil Technique

Ocean Scene with Sea of Textures Bundle and Black Ice Technique

By Melissa Kerman / August 25, 2018 / 0 Comments

Today I have another project for you featuring the Sea of Textures Bundle which includes the Sea of Textures Stamp Set and the coordinating, Under The Sea Framelits. I’ve also used my “Black Ice” paper crafting technique. This card was actually the first project I created after getting the Sea of Textures Bundle. It’s got a lot of layers […]

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Follow Your Dreams

Follow Your Dreams Website Launch Party & Scavenger Hunt

By Melissa Kerman / August 3, 2018 / 3 Comments

So today is the big day… the day my NEW Website goes Live! This has been a long time in the making. I’m super excited but also nervous that all goes smoothly and everything works as planned. I’ve also planned a Website Launch Party  including a Scavenger Hunt and Facebook Live event tonight at 7pm! I hope […]

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Black Ice Paper Crafting Technique

Rooted in Nature Oak Tree with the Black Ice Paper Crafting Technique

By Melissa Kerman / July 31, 2018 / 3 Comments

I’m loving this clean and simple design featuring the Oak Tree from the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set and Black Ice paper crafting technique. Todays project was so quick and easy to make! The focal piece was made with the Black Ice paper crafting technique, which involves just a few quick steps! There are several […]

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Half Full with Black Ice Technique

The “Black Ice” Technique featuring the Half Full Stamp Set

By Melissa Kerman / July 29, 2018 / 0 Comments

Today’s project features the Half Full Stamp Set with the Black Ice Technique. I’ve created a number of projects including some fun variations on this technique, plus a video tutorial on YouTube. My original black ice technique project was made using a silver foil sheet and Archival Black Ink. I used a gold foil sheet […]

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Today's post features my new technique, called "Black Ice" plus some of my favorite new stamp sets including the Waterfront Set.

Black Ice Technique with Waterfront and More!

By Melissa Kerman / February 8, 2018 / 0 Comments

Today’s post features my new technique, called “Black Ice” plus some of my favorite new stamp sets including the Waterfront Set. I shared my first and original “Black Ice” project earlier this month. You’ll find a link to that project later in this post. The cards shared today, are several variations of one of my, January/February Club […]

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I'm so excited to share today's project which features the Lovely As A Tree Stamp Set and a brand NEW Technique I call the Black Ice technique.

Black Ice Technique with Lovely As A Tree

By Melissa Kerman / January 29, 2018 / 1 Comment

I’m so excited to share today’s project which features the Lovely As A Tree Stamp Set and a brand NEW Technique I call the Black Ice technique. This super fun technique was something I developed in collaboration with my, creative, amazing, 89-year-old mom when she was visiting at Christmas time. This card has inspired so […]

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Today's project features a few of my absolute favorite products that are retiring including the Hexagons Embossing folder, and the Touches of Texture stamp set.

Bees with Hexagons and Touches of Texture

By Melissa Kerman / March 18, 2017 / 2 Comments

Original Publish Date: 3/18/17 Today’s project features the Hexagons Embossing Folder and three stamp sets… Touches of Texture, Thoughts & Prayers and Gorgeous Grunge, all by Stampin’ Up!. This card was one of the MiniClass/Club Cards in January AND is one of the three Card Kits I gave away for FREE with purchases in February. […]

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