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...

Hello Beautiful Release

Hello, crafty friends. I’m back today with a couple of cards featuring THIS new release from Simon Says Stamp… I started by ink smooshing a few colors of distress ink on both panels. I stamped and colored THESE bunny images and used THESE coordinating dies to cut them out. For the first card… I stamped a coordinating sentiment from the same stamp set on the inked panel and then added Versamark through THIS stencil....

Roundimals Roundup

Howdy, crafty friends. Have you seen the Roundimals stamps and dies from Brutus Monroe? They have stolen my heart and I wanted to share the projects I made with them… For the first card… I stamped and colored THIS adorable owl and used the included coordinating die to cut it out. I started by applying white texture paste through THIS stencil to add subtle interest to the background. I die-cut the pieces from THIS...

Spring Windows Card Kit

Happy Valentine’s Day, crafty friends. Today’s card share features THIS March Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp… I started by scribbling the three distress marker colors (included in the kit) over a piece of acetate. I just recycled a piece of packaging. I spritzed a bit of water on top and laid it on top of a watercolor card stock panel. I stamped the window image as well as a coordinating sentiment from the...

Geometric Circles Pizza Slimline Card

Hi there, crafty friends. Today, I’m sharing a different spin on THESE geometric builder circle dies… I thought one of them looked like pizza…maybe I was just hungry (lol)…so I stamped a small circle repeatedly from THIS stamp set to make it pepperoni pizza. I added a sentiment from THIS stamp set and adhered the circles to a background created with THIS stencil and THIS die. I added THIS to the pepperoni for some...

Heart Garden Card

Hello there, crafty friends. I’m back today with another scene card. They are one of my favorite types of cards to make… I stamped THIS background and did some ink blending on top with green and blue ink to create grass and sky. I colored the heart flowers with Copic markers and added a strip of grass die-cut along the bottom of the card. I rounded the two bottom corners and added THIS she...