Stencil Week-Day 4

Hello, crafty friends. Today’s card share features a stencil pattern using transparent texture paste… I inked up a white panel with THIS and THIS ink using THIS tool. I applied THIS texture paste through THIS stencil using THIS tool. I stamped THIS sentiment and used THIS coordinating die set to cut it out. This stamp and die set is unique as it stamps and cuts multiple greetings in one pass. So clever! I adhered...

Stencil Week-Day 3

Hello, crafty friends. Welcome back to Stencil Week. Today’s idea is to dry emboss with a stencil to create a background…. I used some of THIS metallic paper and ran it through my die-cut machine with THIS embossing pad. It presses the pattern into the paper. You can do this with any type of paper, I just chose metallic paper for something different and I love the shine. I wanted to keep the embossing...

Stencil Week-Day 2

Hi, crafty friends. This week I’m sharing different ways to use a stencil. I’m sharing another simple way to use a stencil and that is to just trace the pattern… I secured the stencil to a piece of THIS card stock with THIS tape and used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to trace the stencil pattern with different colors. Once the pattern was traced, I used the smallest paintbrush from THIS set, dipped...

Stencil Week-Day 1

Hello, crafty friends. I wanted to dedicate a week showcasing five different ways to use a stencil. Today is Day One and I wanted to start of simple with basic ink blending through a stencil… I inked up THESE brushes with dye ink and applied the ink through THIS stencil in a swirly motion on to a few envelopes. You can do the same thing to create quick and easy card panels but I...

Interactive Anniversary Card with Photos

Howdy, crafty friends. Recently, my parents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary and I thought I would share the card I created for them… I started by creating the interactive element with THIS die. I die-cut the largest die from the set and reinforced the score lines in both directions. I die-cut the solid square panel and adhered one to the bottom of the die and right next to each score line. I tucked the...

Stitching Panel Card Bases

Hi, crafty friends. I wanted to do something a bit different for today’s project so I created card bases from THIS stitching panel die… I die-cut it from three colors of card stock and folded it in half to create a smaller card base. They measure 3.5 x 5 in size and still fit nicely inside a regular A2 envelope. For the pink card, I pushed out all of the circles in the holes...

Confirmation Card

Hello, crafty friends. Today’s card share is one I created for my nephew’s upcoming Confirmation… I added THIS, THIS, and THIS alcohol ink with THIS blending solution on to THIS yupo paper to create a background. Once it was dry, I die-cut the piece using THIS cross die. I also die-cut it from THIS foil card stock. I die-cut the solid shadow piece from white card stock and in-laid the pieces… I silver heat...

Follow the Rainbows Card Kit

Hello, crafty friends. Today’s card features THIS new card kit from Simon Says Stamp… I started by white heat embossing the main image from the kit’s stamp set on one of the rainbow papers in the kit. I added a white mat to the sides of the piece and adhered it to a blue note card that I stenciled clouds on using the kit’s stencil. The kit also comes with four mini inks. I...

New Alcohol Inks

Hi there, crafty friends. I’m in love with the new alcohol ink colors from Ranger and I’ve been experimenting with them creating backgrounds… I applied a few alcohol inks with THIS blending solution on to THIS yupo paper to create a background. I used THIS tool to blow the ink around and mx the color. While it was still wet, I rubbed a piece of THIS over it. Any spot that was sticky from...