Hi lovely crafty friends, today I have lots of examples to show you from new collaboration project, with Justine Hovey this time. She’s doing a whole month of collaborations with different themes and our theme was: When I Learned These Cardmaking Tips, My Mind Was Blown

HERE is the link to Justine’s Video for 5 more mind blowing cardmaking tips


I picked 5 techniques that I really love and that was quite hard as there are so many fabulous techniques so let’s just start with an amazing and really simple one, the Gesso Resist Technique.

I used the TWC stencil Mini Specimens and gesso for the resist and Distress Oxide ink cracked pistachio, Tumbled glass & Broken China

I used the TWC stencil mini harlequin with gesso and Dew Drop Brilliance Ink – Jewel Colors Set to colour.


The second tip is colouring with ink, this works great with different kinds of
ink that can be cleaned with water also with dye inks. I used the Rubber Dance textured flowers on this card.

 Distress Oxide inks

I used the distress Oxide inks in the colours old paper, spun sugar, seedless preserves, picked raspberry & shaded lilac. These are great for colouring as they come in so many colours.

Tip number 3, make embossing pattern stand out more with Embellishment mousse.

It’s super simple and in the video I show you 2 ways to apply the mousse. here I used the Sizzix 3D Woven embossing folder with Nuvo Pacific teal mousse with Nuvo Mica mist for the background.

On this card I used the Tim Holtz rosettes embossing folder with the Nuvo English heather mousse with the Spring Meadow Aqua flow pens for the background.

This is one of my favorite techniques, embossing powder blending. Because it gives such a beautiful result and it’s not hard at all of course:-)
On this card I used the Nuvo Embossing powders, gold enchantment, clear, glacier white & cool jade

And on this card I used Ranger embossing powders on the flowers red tinsel, green tinsel & blush pearl. With the green and red being real Christmas colours and in this combination they make pretty spring florals.

And the last tip, coarse salt, this gives such a gorgeous effect you have to try it.

I used the Tim Holtz detailed butterflies with Distress Oxide inks salty ocean, twisted citron & squeezed lemonade.

And the salt works great with ink sprays too, on this tag I used the Nuvo Mica Mist Wild Olive with the Tim Holtz Funky Floral 3 dies


And here is the video for you. Have fun watching

I hope you liked this post and that it got you in a crafty mood, thanks for stopping by and make sure to keep on crafting!


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