One Layer Embossed Backgrounds + May Card Kit

Hello, crafty friends. Today’s cards feature some products from THIS new card kit from Simon Says Stamp. I wanted to create a one layer card so I heat embossed the images in THIS stamp set that is included in the kit on to the kit’s card stock, creating a background. I included the sentiment on the panel as well as the dots image from THIS stamp set to finish off the design. Since the...

Adding Color using Coordinating Dies + Picket Fence Release

Hi there, crafty friends. Today’s cards show how you can add color to your images using your coordinating dies… I love to stretch the use of my coordinating dies. They can be used for so much more than just die-cutting your stamped images. For today’s cards, I used THESE coordinating dies and cut them from THIS fun foam. I adhere them temporarily on to an acrylic block and ink them up just like any...

Full Stamp Set Background

Hello, crafty friends. Today’s card features a fun background technique…   First, I die-cut THIS gorgeous cross several times form THIS wood grain card stock. I adhered the layers together to give dimension. For the background, I stamped THIS entire stamp set. I love text backgrounds and this is a fast and easy way to get that look. I temporary adhered the entire set to the door of my MISTI and white heat embossed...

Swiped Acrylic Paint Background

Hi there, crafty friends. Today’s cards features a quick and easy technique for making backgrounds… I don’t use my acrylic paints nearly enough so I broke them out and applied drops of color in a line at the top of a piece of white card stock. I used an old gift card and starting at the top, I applied pressure and swiped the paint straight down, creating a fun striped pattern. Once it was...

One Layer Wonder-Floral Wreath

Howdy, crafty friends. Today’s card is a one layer wonder. Well, almost. I did adhere the piece to a card base but wanted to share an idea that had minimal bulk… I stamped the medium floral image from THIS stamp set using the 4×4 stencil wreath from THIS stencil bundle set. The stencil helps align the images in a wreath shape. I colored in the flowers with Copic Makers in rainbow order and added a sentiment from...

Pearl Alcohol Inks

Hello, crafty friends. I recently purchased the new pearl alcohol inks and I’m officially obsessed with them. I experimented and created some backgrounds that I turned into three cards… For the first card… I applied a rainbow of colors on THIS Yupo paper, overlapping each color a bit creating new colors in between. I added THESE alphabet dies to create a custom sentiment and added another sentiment from THIS stamp set. I die-cut THIS...

New Picket Fence Release (March 2019) & GIVEAWAY

Hello again, crafty friends. I have two cards to share today that feature new products from Picket Fence… For the first card, I stamped THIS houndstooth background in black on a white piece of card stock. I stamped and colored THIS girl using my Copic markers and used THIS coordinating die to cut it out. I also cut out the coordinating die with THIS fun foam to adhere behind the image for extra dimension....

Foil Transfer Gel Backgrounds

Hi, crafty friends. Today’s cards showcase a foiled background… I love the look of foil on dark card stocks. To achieve this look, I applied some of THIS transfer gel through THIS stencil. Once it was completely dry, I ran it through THIS MINC machine. It applies heat and the foil sticks to the areas where there is transfer gel. For the first card, I used THIS gorgeous rainbow foil… For the second card,...

Fresh Bloom Release

Hello there, crafty friends. I’m back today with a couple of shaker cards featuring new product from THIS new release from Simon Says Stamp… First, I stamped two card fronts with THIS background stamp. I die-cut a tag and then die-cut THIS chick die and THIS bunny die from the center. I stamped coordinating sentiment from THIS stamp set on the tag and created shaker cards by adding acetate and foam tape to the...

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...