Fresh Eyes on Your Cardmaking Supplies
Go beyond basic stamps, stencils and die-cut techniques to make creative handmade cards alongside paper crafts pro Miriam Prantner. She'll help you see and use your supplies in an entirely new way, beginning with techniques to make your images pop. You'll get tips for adding dimension with shading, piecing, and creating inlays, before moving on to a secret for shaping with stencils. Unlock the key to creative cutting by using your craft knife for dazzling depth, fresh designs and intriguing negative space cutouts. Stuck in a supply slump? Miriam will show you how breaking down stamps and stencils lets you create standout layered designs! Then, you'll take your cards to intricate new levels with techniques for combining die cuts, making detailed scenes, piecing stencils and creating amazing abstract cards.
Miriam Prantner has been passionate about paper crafts since she started scrapbooking in high school. Her bold designs have captured attention worldwide and won numerous awards, including the 2013 Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking World Cardmaking Day Award. Currently, she's a part of the Neat & Tangled Stamps design team and the My Favorite Things challenge & inspiration team. You may recognize her work from magazines such as CARDS and Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking.
Materials: What you Need
Lesson Plan: What you Learn
Meet Miriam Prantner and start to see your supplies in a whole new light! In this lesson, Miriam will show you how to add beautiful dimension to your cards. You'll make designs pop by piecing stamped images, shading with Copics and creating a partial inlay.
Miriam reveals one of the secrets to going beyond the basics: using the shapes of your tools and materials as a guide. You'll learn how to add unique touches to stenciled images, including simple stitch techniques and even treating your stencils like coloring books!
Change the way you think about your craft knife as Miriam shares her innovative cutting tricks. You'll discover how to follow the lines of patterned paper to give a flat image new dimension, use your stencils to create original designs and make the most of negative space with cutouts.
The same old stamps and stencils get new life when you break them up. Miriam explains what you should look for to create your own focal images by using parts of stencils or stamps. Plus, she'll show you how to layer them for yet another new look!
Stretch your die cuts by reimagining them to create your own florals, focals and more. Miriam will show you unique ways to combine your dies for detailed and intricate cards that are so much easier than they look, and you'll even create your own scenes.
Go beyond ink and find new uses for your stencils, from abstract looks and creating your own pieced images to painting. You'll have ultimate control over designs and people will be left wondering how you did it.