Double Take: Stencil Backgrounds

Hi, crafty friends. Today’s technique shares how to create two backgrounds from one technique. I love time savers like this one. I created both of these cards in under fifteen minutes. It’s a great technique when you’re short on time and want to make multiple cards… For the first card, I inked up THIS gorgeous stencil with a rainbow of Distress Oxide Inks (all our listed below in the supply list). I made sure to

Double Take: Ornate Leaves

Hi. Today I’m sharing two cards with the same design in different color combos. They both feature THIS stamp set… Using my Misti, I stamped the medium leaf from the set on a strip of white and kraft cardstock using Distress Oxide Inks. I masked off the leaf and stamped two smaller leaves next to it. I heat embossed a sentiment from THIS stamp set in silver and gold. I added a few enamel dots

Double Take: Stamped Distress Oxide Backgrounds

HI there. I’ve been having so much fun experimenting with Distress Oxide Inks lately and wanted to do some direct stamping with it. Because of the pigment ink properties in it, it stamps beautifully. I created two cards with a similar design but a very different background look using these inks…  For the first card… I chose a feminine color scheme and stamped a variety of THESE stars using warm colors. After stamping, I lightly

Double Take: Stretching a Card Design

Hello. I’m sharing two cards today that feature the same card design, but with a few modifications… For me, the hardest part of the card making process is coming up with the design. I wanted to share how I just changed up a few elements to make two different themed cards.  First up is the teacher card… THIS stamp set is so sweet and it made me immediately think of a momma with her baby.

Double Take: Gift Card Holder

Hello. I know the Holidays are over, but that doesn’t mean that the gift giving has to stop. I love giving random little gifts to brighten someone’s day. Today I’m doing a “double take” and sharing a card inspired by THESE previous cards. I hadn’t had a chance to use THIS fun set yet or THIS coffee die from Tim Holtz. They are a match made in heaven… I created the background the same way as

Double Take: Christmas Card

Hello. Recently, I shared this card on my blog HERE… This card has become one of my favorite Christmas cards I’ve created. To create this card, I used THIS and THIS stamp set along with THIS die. Again, you can find more information on THIS previous blog post.  I thought it would be fun to do a “Double Take” on the design and share a simple version with a couple of options for color combos…

SSS-The Color of Fun Release

Hello there. I’m excited to share with you a couple of cards I created using product from Simon Says Stamp’s newest release… You can find all the products from The Color of Fun release HERE. Heidi from SSS was sweet enough to send me some goodies to play with and I created two cards using the Cone Building stamp set…  The first card…  …was so fun to make. I knew I wanted to make a

Double Take- Lawn Fawn’s Here’s the Scoop

Hi and welcome. Today I’m bringing back what I like to call, “Double Take”. It’s where I create two different cards with one stamp set. I’m featuring THIS adorable stamp set for today’s cards… Too cute. Here is my first card… I decided to go bold and bright on this one because those colors make me happy. I stamped the images in THIS ink and heat embossed them using clear embossing powder. This helps keep

SSS Wednesday Challenge Blog- Guest Designer (Week 4)

It’s the last Wednesday of the month and that means it’s my last guest spot over on the Simon Says Stamp’s Wednesday Challenge Blog. Sniff…Sniff. I’m sure going to miss it. It’s been so much fun. The challenge for this week is “Anything Goes” featuring Spectrum Noir products. I decided to make two different cards with the same design, just mixing up the color scheme… I cut THIS die out of THIS and THIS cardstock

Stretching Your Stamps-Hearts

Hi there. On my last blog post, I decided to giveaway THIS stamp set… I thought it was a perfect set to pair up with the new Better Together release from Simon Says Stamp. I wanted to create a card to show you just that and show you how to look at your stamps in a different way. When I first saw all of the hearts, I thought they would make great balloons… I created