New Picket Fence Release (February 2019)

Hi there, crafty friends. Picket Fence Studios has a new release and I have a few cards to share using their new dies… I think their new alcohol beverage dies are so fun and their large solid area makes them perfect for shaker cards. I started by creating three alcohol ink backgrounds on THIS paper. While the alcohol ink was still wet, I laid THIS silver foil on top. I trimmed them down to...

Distress Oxide Ombre Backgrounds

Howdy, crafty friends. I’m sharing three cards today that feature a Distress Oxide Ombre background… To create these backgrounds, I chose three different shades in each color family and inked up THIS background with them. I spritzed the stamp with water and stamped it on to a piece of THIS card stock. I chose this particular background because it had a lot of solid areas to it. I stamped a sentiment from THIS stamp...

Simon Says Stamp’s February 2019 Card Kit

Hello there, crafty friends. Today’s card was created with goodies from THIS new card kit. I started by covering a piece of card stock with adhesive. I cut the patterned paper in the kit into strips and started adhering them down to the panel in a random pattern. I love the quilt like look it gives. I die-cut the entire piece with THIS die and cut THIS heart die from the center. I added...

You are Loved Blog Hop

Hi, crafty friends. I’m sharing several cards today as part of the blog hop celebrating THIS release from Simon Says Stamp. Recently, I was in a major creative slump. I decided to just play and create some backgrounds with alcohol ink… Since THIS yupo paper is 5×7, I decided to cut each background in half and create some 4 bar sized cards. Here’s a closer look at each card… For the first card… I...

Stamping with Coordinating Dies

Hi there, crafty friends. Today’s cards features stamping with coordinating dies. I love to stretch my supplies and this technique does just that. I stamped several images from THIS stamp set on four pieces of white card stock using my MISTI. The MISTI made it quick and easy to stamp multiple cards at once. To add color to the images, I stamped with the coordinating dies. To do this, I die-cut THESE coordinating dies...

Die-cut Word Drop Shadow

Hi there, crafty friends. Today’s cards feature a fun die-cutting technique… I like to die-cut from a stamped pattern and have the die-cut word or image be camouflaged in the design. I shared a post about that technique HERE and HERE. This time I wanted the die-cut word to stand out a bit more so I created a drop shadow with fun foam behind the word. After stamping the fruit images from THIS stamp set,...

One Stamp Set, Two Ways (Picket Fence Spotlight on You)

Hello, crafty friends. I’m sharing a couple of rainbow cards today that use one stamp to get two different looks… I recently shared a card HERE where I used the spotlight on you stamp set image as a sun burst image. I thought it would be fun to see how I could stretch the use of THIS stamp for multiple designs. I thought the arch of the image lent itself to a rainbow, so...

Sweet Holiday

Hello, crafty friends. Today’s card features THIS new die from Diecember… I die-cut it from red and white paper to create a holiday candy treat. I applied THIS on top and added a coat of THIS for some shine. I adhered it on top of a stick (created with a strip of card stock) and a background created with THIS background stamp. I stamped a sentiment from THIS stamp set and added a piece...

Snow Girl Card

Hi there, crafty friends. I’ve been dying to use THIS stamp set from Concord & 9th. It’s one of my favorites from this year! I started by creating a top folding note card using THIS card stock. I stamped THIS background stamp on the front panel using THIS clear ink. I stamped it several times using my MISTI to make it darker. For the background, I started with a piece of THIS and applied some...

Mermaid Card

Howdy, crafty friends. I know it is almost December but I am missing the beach terribly. I’m not a fan of the cold weather so I thought I would share this card and daydream I’m at the beach. Who’s with me!? How cute is that mermaid!? I stamped, colored, and die-cut her out from THIS stamp set and THIS coordinating die. I used THESE to color her in and added lots of shimmer with...