Garden Greetings Card Kit

Hi, crafty friends. The July Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp is now available! I created a card using some of the kit’s contents… I started by applying Distress Oxide inks to the kit’s embossing folder. I applied it to the side that was flat, not the bumpy side. I spritzed it with water and laid in a piece of watercolor card stock and ran it through my die-cut machine. I love the messy...

Stencil Stamping

Hi, crafty friends. I’m back with a couple of cards created from one technique… ‘ I started by applying Distress Oxide ink through the XL Rose Bouquet Stencil on a 5×7 panel. I sprayed the ink left on the stencil with water and used it as a stamp and pressed it down on another 5×7 white panel. I love that you get two completely different looks from one technique. I finished off the design...

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...

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...

New Distress Color: Kitsch Flamingo

Hi, crafty friends. Today’s card features the new Distress color…Kitsch Flamingo. Whenever I receive a new Distress color, I like to make a bunch of simple backgrounds like this to get to know more about each medium… Can you guess which medium on used on each? Here’s the answer key (Note: I spritzed some water on all of them except the spray panels)…. I just love how different they all look! I used the...

Forest Scenery Cards

Hello, crafty friends. I have two cards to share today featuring product from THIS new release… To create the night sky background, I ink blended shades of blue Distress Oxide inks. I flicked some shimmer spritz on top to create stars in the sky and stamped THESE trees on top (once dry) using a black pigment ink. I stamped them in a circular pattern with the tree tops pointing towards the center to create...

Love You and Love You, Too Blog Hop

Hello, crafty friends. I’m so excited to be part of THIS blog hop celebrating THIS new release as well as THIS previous release. I’m sharing a card set featuring an easy way to add color to flower images… I started by ink blending through one of THESE stencil masks to create a rectangle of color. I used three different shades of Distress ink on each panel. I sprayed a few water drops on top...

Love You Release Inspiration

Hi there, crafty friends. I have some inspiration to share using THIS new release… I started by applying Distress Oxide inks through THESE heart layering stencils on the front of both card panels. I trimmed down the cards and rounded the bottom corners. I die-cut THIS coordinating heart die on the front panel of each card and stamped the animal heart image from THIS stamp set on the inside of the card. I colored...

Latte Interactive Card

Hello there, crafty friends. I’m sharing a simple interactive card today… I die-cut THIS die from white card stock and ink blended the mug with Distress Oxide inks. I sprayed it lightly with THIS and added the stitched heart die-cut to the front with a sentiment stamped on it from THIS set. I die-cut the foam piece from white and kraft card stock. I added sprinkles and a cinnamon stick from the die-set and...