Friday, December 15, 2017

A year of Card Techniques / December 2017 / Stamp Your Background


Welcome to A Year of Card Techniques Blog Hop
Where each month we feature a different card technique.
We’ve assembled a team of card makers who range from
new to advanced, so you’ll see a great variety of cards and ideas.
This month we’re going to stamp our own background for a unique
customized look.  Hopefully, we’ll inspire you to try one yourself.  
If you would like to check out our past technique hops, you can do that here:
January-Shaving Cream Marbleizing
February-So Sketchy
March-no hop this month
April-Stamp Set Showdown
May-World of Watercolor
June-Basic Card Folds
July-Bleaching Your Card
August-World of Watercolor
September-Inlaid & Lifted Die Cuts
October-Waterfall Cards
November-Masking Magic



Our amazing sponsor this month is
Claudia Henderson of Close to My Heart

Please take a moment to check out her store here.
And the awesome prize this month is:

We really appreciate feedback, so please leave a comment on each of the
blogsin the hop today.  Since this is our last A Year Of Card Techniques
hop andthe holiday season is just around the corner, we are going to give
you some extra time to hop!  The winner will be announced on Saturday,
December 30, 2017 on A Piece of (my) Heart’s blog, so be sure to
check her blog on Sunday. The winner will have until January 6, 2018
to claim their prize.  If you would like to be notified by email, please
leave your email address in the comments.

You should have arrived here from Amanda.  If you're visiting here first,
you might want to start at the beginning so you don't miss a thing and
increase your chances of winning by commenting on each blog.

So finally my last Hop of the year!! For this card I stamped the wood grain
pattern on to a piece of champagne cardstock with Saddle ink. I love the
look of wood grain, but cannot always find the papers that I like. This stamp

was a background stamp from StampinUP that I really liked.


Here are some great links for more stamping ideas for you:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHZdXpSevSc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fimLy2ZiVI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWLxYAiWetg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0wNwacHV24
Now you’re off to visit with Claudia.
Hope you had fun and thanks for stopping by.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!!
Smiles,
Jodie Park
Here’s the full line-up in case you get lost:
Claudia
Debbie
Wilma
Amanda
Jodie

Friday, November 17, 2017

A Year of Card Techniques / November 2017 / Masking Magic

WELCOME TO:




Welcome to A Year of Card Techniques Blog Hop where each month we feature a different card technique. We’ve assembled a team of card makers who range from new to advanced, so you’ll see a great variety of cards and ideas.

This month we’re going to explore masking techniques.  There are so many variations of masking, it would be difficult to list them all here.  But, since pictures speak louder than words, we’ll let our team show you the masking techniques they opted to try.  Hopefully, we’ll inspire you to try one yourself.  If you would like to check out our past technique hops, you can do that here:


Our amazing sponsor this month is me,

Jodie Park of Close to My Heart


Please take a moment to check out her store here. I have listed below some of the products used if you would like to find them on my website.
And the awesome prize this month is this adorable stamp set:

We really appreciate feedback, so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in the hop today.  The winner will be announced on Sunday, November 26, 2017, on A Piece of (my) Heart’s blog, so be sure to check her blog on Sunday. The winner will have until December 14, 2017, to claim their prize.
You should have arrived here from Amanda.  If you're visiting here first, you might want to start at the beginning so you don't miss a thing and increase your chances of winning by commenting on each blog.
For my card, I used a circle die cut to mask out for the moon and a die cut for masking out the globe. I used the dauber to fill in all the background with a combination of navy and black and glacier to make the night sky. I used our chalk pencil to add touches of snowflakes. Finishing off the globe with liquid glass for the shine. I stamped on our glitter paper with archival ink to make the base of the globe sparkle. Used the same glitter paper to add a strip of sparkle to the bottom of the card. I have provided videos below with great explanation of this and other masking techniques. I just finished a workshop for Christmas cards so this fit in just perfect timing. Stop by in the next week, I will have posted a couple more ideas, for you~~



                                    Warmest Wishes Stamp + Thin Cuts 
Item Number: Z3385

                                   




Thin Cuts—Basic Circles
Item Number: Z3318

As I used the cut from the thin cuts basic circles with removable adhesive and used a dauber to color in around the sky.  I did the same below with the globe from this great stamp & die set, to keep the space nice and white for my scenery!!

Chalk Marker 
Item Number: Z1767
Liquid Glass Item Number: Z679



Use the masking technique to create beautiful cards with magical results. 

Here are some videos for inspiration...






Now you’re off to visit with Amanda. Hope you had fun and thanks for stopping by.  See you next month with another great technique!
Hope you Have a
Happy Thanksgiving with your families!!!
Smiles,
Jodie
Here’s the full line-up in case you get lost along the way:
Sharon
Kim
Wilma
Amanda
Jodie
Debbie
Claudia

Friday, October 20, 2017

A Year of Card Techniques / October 2017 / Waterfall Cards

Welcome to the
Welcome to A Year of Card Techniques Blog Hop where each month we feature a different card technique. We’ve assembled a team of card makers who range from new to advanced, so you’ll see a great variety of cards and ideas.
There’s just something about interactive cards!  And Waterfall Cards are among the best interactive card techniques.  They look intricate, though, so we’ll let you in on any hints we uncover along the way.   Hopefully, we’ll inspire you to try one for yourself.
If you would like to check out our past technique hops, you can do that here:
This month our amazing sponsor is none other than  Bugaboo Stamps
Please take a moment to check out their store here, their blog here and their Facebook page here.
And the awesome prize this month is $12.00 gift code to the store (about four digital images).
We really appreciate feedback, so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in the hop today.  The winner will be announced on Sunday, October 29, 2017, on A Piece of (my) Heart’s blog, so be sure to check her blog on Sunday. If you would prefer to be notified if you win, please leave your email address in the comments and someone will contact you. The winner will have until November 16, 2017, to claim their prize.
You should have arrived here from Lisa. If you're visiting here first, you might want to start at the beginning so you don't miss a thing and increase your chances of winning by commenting on each blog.
For my cards, I stayed with the fall Halloween theme, since we are in October!!
And to see it in motion click on the image below:



Remember, you can always make them Vertical or Horizontal!!!
                                    Possibilities are enless!!!
 If you are ever interested in making any of my cards, please contact me for details of upcoming workshops or to schedule a personalized workshop of your choice!! 
Now you’re off to visit with Card A Day Challenge Team. Hope you had fun and thanks for stopping by. See you next month with another technique!
~~SMILES~~

Jodie
Here’s the full line-up in case you get lost:

Friday, September 15, 2017

A Year of Card Techniques / September 2017 / Inlaid & Lifted Die Cut Cards




Welcome to A Year of Card Techniques Blog Hop where each month we feature a different card technique. We’ve assembled a team of card makers who range from new to advanced, so you’ll see a great variety of cards and ideas.
Die Cuts are certainly popular in the crafting world and there are so many from which to choose. But they can be expensive, so we’re looking at additional ways in which we can use them; specifically, inlaid and lifted die cuts.   Hopefully, we’ll inspire you to try an idea or two that we’ve shared with you.
If you would like to check out our past technique hops, you can do that here:   
We have an amazing sponsor this month, Katydid Cards.

Please take a moment to check out the Katydid Cards blog or Facebook page.
And the awesome prize this month is:
We really appreciate feedback, so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in the hop today. The winner will be announced on Sunday, September 24, 2017, on A Piece of (my) Heart’s blog, so be sure to check her blog on Sunday. The winner will have until October 14, 2017, to claim their prize.
You should have arrived here from Sandy. If you're visiting here first, you might want to start at the beginning to increase your chances of winning by commenting on each blog.
So for my card this month I made some Thank you notes to some of my friends that helped me out during this crazy month. I am working on a Wedding card with similar technique, will post when I get it complete to see what you think!

 I started by using a die cut to make the opening for my sentiment on my cream cardstock layer.  I used a stamp set that had a similar shape border and free cut around the image and raised it with some foam tape.  Having it a little higher than the base, made it pop.  

Here is a peek into the inside.. 
Always nice to add a little extra inside the card also!! 

                               My friends loved the card.  
Here are some great videos for more inspiration on this fun technique~



Now you’re off to visit with Debbie. Hope you had fun and thanks for stopping by. See you next month with another fabulous technique!
~~SMILES~~
Jodie
Here’s the full line-up in case you get lost: