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10 DIY Card Techniques we Often FORGET!

10 DIY Card Techniques we Often FORGET!
Hey everyone, it's Justine and welcome to a new video today I am continuing on with my April collaboration event. And today I'm collaborating with Ingrid Each of us have 5 different

techniques

that we

often

forget

about when we're

card

making that are tried But true beautiful ways of making

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s that again may have been kind of brushed under the carpet the last little while So be sure to check out Ingrid's video after mine. I have her linked in the video description below and we
10 diy card techniques we often forget
are each showing off some excellent

techniques

so let's get started. The first technique I'm going to be showing off is double stenciling. It's something that we

forget

about Because we never think to layer one stencil on top of the other now I personally find the best thing to do is to pick a stencil first that has a lot of blank space This stencil is probably the smallest amount of blank space that I would go to Normally, you could use things like solid circles solid rectangles or
very wide spaces I've done this technique in a previous video that I Absolutely love but I no longer own that stencil So I'll link to it below up above in the right hand corner or below in the video description if you want to check that Out it's a beautiful

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. So I've attached my

card

panel to the back of my stencil and then I've actually Taped down the stencil to my mat here, and I'm going to be using some picket-fence Blending brushes and I'm going to be using
party dress ink from Catherine Pooler to add some color to my

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stock So I'm going to be using a spread out motion So I'm starting in the inside working my way out and I'm gonna go ahead and add a few different colors here the next one I'm adding is tiki torch. Which one is my favorite colors from Catherine Pooler Because it's a really beautiful tropical yellow kind of a mild orange color So I'm gonna blend that out now from the party dress and then the last color
I'm going to be using is Bellini Now I'm gonna build up the colors fairly dark But I don't want to go the darkest that they can go just now Because I'm going to be stenciling over top with the exact same colors again So now what I'm going to do I'm simply going to layer a second stencil over top This is a beautiful stencil from Simon Hurley that has come out and I'm gonna leave the old stencil underneath and you can line up the stencils Perfectly, especially if
they're the same size and I'm just gonna go over with those exact same colors all over again So the party dress in the middle then the tiki torch and then the Bellini this time I want to make sure I'm going as dark as possible with the ink so you see the contrast on it This is a great way to stretch your stencils Now the reveal really is everything with this technique So I'm going to remove the first stencil and you'll be able to see some of those detailed lines Then the
second one and you'll see all those details In-between the bigger the space on your first stencil the more detail. You're gonna see I Paired it up with this semi cursive dye from my favorite things that says hello just in some bold black and I think that's all that this

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needed because I want the focus to be on the background My next technique is one of my favorites called the acetate smush technique, or you can call it whatever you like I'm gonna go ahead and add some colors
10 diy card techniques we often forget
onto a piece of acetate This piece of acetate here is actually the backing to one of my clear stamps I'm adding the colors all that jazz aqua teeny and meant to be I'm then gonna go ahead with my distress sprayer or just any spray bottle and I'm gonna spray it with water Until the water starts to form little beads. I'm using a piece of watercolor

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stock here some cats and watercolor

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stock I'm going to be placing the color down on the acetate I'm gonna smoosh it
around here until I'm happy with the sort of Background that I'm going to get but this is an easy way to add Watercolor without having to have brushes any sort of fancy watercolor paints or in my opinion any sort of talent I'm not a great watercolor. So this is just perfect for me So I'm just going ahead and just adding and getting rid of those droplets I kind of just kind of swiped them off to the bottom so that it kind of picked up all that liquid and Then I was all finished. I
topped it off with a sentiment stamp from scrapbook com We will always be best friends because let's get real, you know too much The next technique is Joseph's coat. This is an actual technique I was introduced to from Katharine Pooler herself and I am going to go ahead and get started by ink blending a background very quickly here I'm going to actually ink blend a couple of backgrounds here in case I need one for a later So I'm going in once again with that tiki torch. I then
went ahead with some Tutti-frutti, which is a beautiful sort of Orange II getting into a red color Then I followed up by party dress and lastly flirty foods Fuchsia, which is this is one of my favorite color combinations It's very tropical looking very lovely and I am going to continue. I'm gonna let that background dry I let it sit for about one or two minutes. I'm now going to take a stamp from altenew. This is called frosted Garden When choosing a stamp for this technique you do
want stamps with lots of solid space So these flowers here have lots of solid areas. That's really important You don't want anything that's going to be very fine details because the

techniques

got going to show very well I'm going to make sure that My ink is all dry by adding a little bit of an embossing bag to it making sure none of that embossing powder is gonna stick and I'm gonna go ahead and stamp these stamps using some embossing ink Now that they're all stamped and
they're ready to go I'm gonna go ahead and grab a scrap piece of computer paper to catch my embossing powder and to act as a filter and I'm gonna go ahead and add some clear embossing powder on top of all of these flowers Get being very careful not to touch the

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panel with my fingers as the oils from my fingers can rub off on the

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stock And get the embossing powder stuck to them Which is why I tend to pick these up with tweezers and then just very carefully grab at the side
10 diy card techniques we often forget
You can see all of those flowers. They're all ready to go and you can see just how solid they are With the embossing powder on them. I am gonna go ahead and grab my heat tool now and just melt that embossing powder Clear embossing powder is one of the easiest to work with because it goes from a white to a very clear when it's ready So you always know when you've embossed the entire area I'm now going to go ahead and Grab my blending tool again and some black soot distress ink and
I'm just gonna go along my entire background You can make this as dark or as light as you like. It depends on what kind of look that you're going for I kind of decided to go through a medium tone here because I didn't want to spend all day inking up my background So this gray ink is now going to be resisted by the embossed areas and later on I'm just going to grab a paper towel and wipe off the Areas that are embossed in case any ink did happen to get stuck on top So you'll
notice that the clear embossing powder? Resisted and kept the color from underneath that's in that blend But the background the rest of it is kind of a blackish color with some of that color showing through And I absolutely love this technique. I think it's absolutely stunning. I paired it with a hello Dye from my favorite things because I thought this powerful white Blop of brightness was gonna brighten up my

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really well Did you like that description cuz I think it was pretty
awesome the next one is watercolor stamping another faux watercolor look that I love because again, I'm not that great in them water coloring and I'm not a huge fan Spending a ton of time water coloring. I'm gonna use the same Stamps as I did before these are the frosted garden stamps from altenew I have them all laid out on my Misti and ready to go I have a piece of watercolor

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stock and I'm gonna go ahead and I'm going to ink the background of all of these stamps I'm
going to be using I believe I used orange twist from Katherine Pooler. You can use any dye ink that you like anything That's going to react with water is completely fine I'm going to make sure I have really good coverage on these stamps and I don't really have to worry too much about that because I'm using a proper ink here and then I'm going to grab my spray bottle once again This is a super easy technique and I'm going to spritz the stamps a couple of times with some
water You can see I did that about three times and I'm going to stamp down on the watercolor

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stock It is going to lose some of the detail from the stamps But it's going to give me sort of a watercolor look and that's what I was going for So when I lift up my Misti, you can see here that I have a nice wet background that has a faux watercolor Look I paired this up with the thanks. Dye from my favorite things. That's in a beautiful script sentiment And I had cut that out in
black

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stock. I love the way that it turned out My last technique here is scoring accents Now this is so much easier to do when you have a score pal or a scoring tool I only have my paper trimmer so but my paper trimmer does have a scoring tool on it and You can really do any sort of pattern you like I decided to do a diagonal pattern on my

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stock And I actually skipped 1/2 an inch in between each area. I Could have flipped it around and did another crisscross pattern in order to make sort
of X's on it and then I could have embellished with Things like Nouveau drops Yanis. McCool is very very famous for doing backgrounds like that But you can really add any sort of score lines whether it's adding a frame around a sentiment adding a couple of focus lines in a certain area or Making your own pattern turns out really great with all this texture and it's a really inexpensive Technique that you can use with some very few beginner tools. I Paired it with this beautiful big.
Thanks dye from Concord and ninth as well as some Nouveau drops for accents Here is a final look at all the

card

s created in this video featuring the five

techniques

we

often

forget

about don't

forget

to check over at Ingrid's channel for five additional

techniques

that you might have forgotten about she makes Amazing landscape

card

s and just a really stunning youtube channel I also have some suggested videos as well as the subscribe button if you're interested And I will see you on
Friday for another video. Thanks so much for watching. Bye for now