Groovy Cards

Hi, crafty friends. I have a couple of groovy cards to share with you today… I applied neon inks through THESE tie-dye stencils to create the backgrounds. I die-cut the peace & love and good vibes dies from holographic card stock and alcohol ink black card stock. I chose to use that black card stock because of it’s velvety smooth finish. I also added a few flowers from the Mother’s Day die to the...

Mini Slimline Bear Hugs

Hello, crafty friends. I’m back with more inspiration featuring products from THIS release… I started by mixing in Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink into the white embossing paste. This is a great way to stretch your supplies. Instead of buying lots of colors of embossing paste, I only buy white and mix in ink to add color. I applied the paste through one of the Mini Slimline Patterns stencils on a pink panel cut...

Alcohol Ink Alloy Backgrounds

Hi there, crafty friends. I’ve been having so much fun playing with my alcohol inks again and I wanted to share some backgrounds I created incorporating the Alcohol Ink Alloys… So what are alcohol ink alloys? Alloys are reflective metallic acid free inks specially formulated with unique metal powders to create intense metallic highlights when combined with Alcohol Inks and Alcohol Blending Solution on non-porous surfaces. I purchased these when they first hit the market...

All the Feels Release Blog Hop- Alcohol Lift Backgrounds

Hello, crafty friends. I’m thrilled to be part of THIS blog hop celebrating THIS new release. I have fallen back in love with my alcohol inks after watching THIS live with Tim Holtz. Man, he is an amazing teacher. I’m sharing several cards today featuring alcohol lift backgrounds. For all of the cards, I applied alcohol inks to Yupo paper. To do the alcohol lift technique, you ink up any stamp with alcohol lift...

All the Feels Release

Hello there, crafty friends. Simon has a new release HERE and my favorite stamp set from the release is the Front Porch stamp set along with the add-on stamp sets. I love the uniqueness of the stamp set and decided to make a few scene cards to show you some of the possibilities… For the first card… I used the Front Porch set along with the Front Porch Doormat Sayings to create a spring...

New Ink Blot Shop Release

Howdy, crafty friends. I have two cards to share using THIS new release from the Ink Blot Shop… To create the first card… I started by stamping the image from the Happy Mail Heart stamp set on to a white card stock panel and coloring it with Copic Markers. I used basic rectangle dies to create a thin border frame. I sandwiched some acetate between the layers of the frame and added some small...

Gel Press Backgrounds

Hello there, crafty friends. I recently watched THIS gel press video by Jennifer McGuire and I am hooked. I had so much fun creating backgrounds with my gel press and my MISTI. For the first card, I inked up the gel press with pink and orange inks to create a colored background. I layered the background by inking up the gel press and stamping on top of stencils that I laid on top of...

Shaped Card Using Dies

Hi, crafty friends. I have a shaped card today featuring products from THIS release. I started by die-cutting THIS scalloped die from kraft card stock and blue card stock. I stamped THIS background stamp on top of the kraft piece using white pigment ink. I cut the blue scalloped piece into a strip and adhered it in the center of the card. I cut a smaller white scalloped piece from the same scalloped die...

Hello Beautiful Release Blog Hop-Day 1

Hello, crafty friends. I’m thrilled to be part of THIS blog hop celebrating THIS new release. I have three cards to share today featuring my favorite stamp set from the release… I wanted to share several ways to use one stamp set. When I get a new stamp set and I’m not sure what creative direction I’m going in, I like to start by stamping all the images and using the coordinating dies to...

Hello Beautiful Release Inspiration

Hello, crafty friends. I’m back with more inspiration using THIS new release… I started by stamping and coloring THIS stroller image. I used THIS coordinating die to cut them out. I die-cut THIS word and THIS word in white and the shadow in gray. I adhered the pieces to a vellum piece cut with THIS scalloped die. I created backgrounds using THIS stencil and Distress Oxide inks in blue and pink. I finished off...