Summertime Card

Hi, crafty friends. I’m back today with a card that has all the tropical summer vibes… I started by stamping the images in the Tropical Silhouettes stamp set on a white 5×7 panel using Distress Oxide inks. I purposely stamped them light and only once to get a bit of imperfection and the look of faux fabric. I gold heat embossed the dot pattern from the same stamp set in the open spaces and...

Reverse Confetti May Release Blog Hop

Hi, crafty friends. I’m excited to be part of THIS blog hop celebrating THIS new Reverse Confetti release… I have a few projects to share with you today using the new release… To create the slimline card, I covered a panel using colored card stock strips. I stamped and colored the adorable images from the Punny Party stamp set and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I stacked them on top of...

New Distress Color: Salvaged Patina

Hello, crafty friends. Tim Holtz recently revealed the new Distress color HERE and it has quickly become my favorite. It reminds me of the ocean (my happy place) so I’m sharing a couple of ocean themed cards today… For the first card… I started by applying white embossing paste through the Spring Boho Circle stencil. After it was dry, I sprayed Salvaged Patina Distress Stain on top heavily and then spritzed with water to...

Honey Bee STAMPtember 2020 Collaboration

Happy Friday, crafty friends. Today’s STAMPtember collaboration stamp set is from Honey Bee Stamps… I white heat embossed the large circle image and a sentiment from THIS stamp set and applied Distress Oxide inks on top with THESE blender brushes. The heat embossing resists the color. I also sprayed on some water with THIS for some texture. Crackling Campfire is the newest Distress Oxide ink and I love how it pairs with Fossilized Amber...

Adding Color Quickly

Hello, crafty friends. I’m sharing a simple sympathy card today with an ink blended background… I’m not the best at coloring so I’m always looking for ways to add color without coloring individual images. I started by stamping the leaves from THIS stamp set on THIS note card with THIS ink. Whenever I want to fill a background with individual images, I lay as many as I can out on the panel inside my...

Party Like a Panda Card Kit

Hi, crafty friends. I have a birthday card to share today using products from THIS new card kit… I started by stamping the presents. I knew I was going to do some masking so I started stamping the images I wanted in front. That was the first row of presents along the bottom of the pile. After that row was stamped, I created masks from THIS to cover the images and began stamping the...

Birthday Week-Day 1

Hello, crafty friends. If you’re like me, you never have enough birthday cards on hand. I decided to make a bunch using THIS new release and share them all week long. Let’s kick off this party with two cards that feature a sentiment background… I like using multiple sentiments to create a text background. I laid out lots of birthday sentiments from THIS and THIS stamp set on a panel inside my MISTI. I...

You’re so Kind

Hello there, crafty friends. I’m head over heals for THIS stamp set that recently was released in THIS card kit. I’ve made a previous card HERE using it but wanted to create another with a different color combo for fall… I stated by lightly tracing THIS die in the center of a piece of white card stock. I used that as my guide to place the leaves. I started stamping the leaves from THIS...

Intro to Color Theory Class plus Giveaway!

Hi there, crafty friends. Have you heard of THIS class from Online Card Classes? It’s called Introduction to Color Theory and it is fabulous! I struggle sometimes with choosing colors for my projects and this class explains the theory behind color. I was playing along with the first lesson and watercoloring on a small circle of scrap watercolor card stock and thought it would be cute turned into a card… Once the watercolor was...

Hero Arts 2018 Catalog Release Blog Hop

Hi, crafty friends. I’m honored to be joining a talented group of artists to showcase new products from Hero Arts. I created three cards today featuring mini ink cube backgrounds… I love Hero Arts mini ink cubes. They come in fun colors, perfect for travel, and cost effective. I used them on all three cards in different ways to make some simple backgrounds. I also used THIS new adorable stamp set on all the...