Chunky Flower Background

Hello, crafty friends. I’m back with a bright and happy card to kick off the week… I started by applying a rainbow of Distress Ink through THIS stencil. I flicked some water on top for added texture and repeatedly stamped the chunky flower image from THIS stamp set on top of each ink blended area. I adhered the panel to one of THESE note cards and finished off the design with THIS die-cut sentiment....

Honey Bee Stamps Treat Shop

Hello, crafty friends. Did you know that Simon Says Stamp features a new brand every month? Honey Bee Stamps (one of my favorite companies) was featured for June HERE. Since we have one more day left in June, I thought I would share a card I made with some of my favorite Honey Bee products… I started by die-cutting THIS die four times. I added some brick stenciling tot he bottom of the top...

Faux Watercolor Background

Hello, crafty friends. I’m back with more inspiration from THIS new release… I started by inking up THIS background stamp with mini Distress inks. I recommend using minis because it’s easy to “color” in certain areas of the design and get in tight spots. After all the inking was complete, I spritzed the stamp with water and stamped it on to a piece of THIS watercolor card stock. The Distress inks react with the...

Sending Crafty Hugs

Hi there, crafty friends. I’m back again today with more inspiration using Simon Says Stamp’s new release HERE… I started with a tall, slimline card panel measuring 3.5 x 9 inches. I stamped all the bunnies from THIS adorable stamp set and did a lot of masking with THIS masking paper. When masking images, make sure to stamp the image you want in front first, then mask and stamp the image behind it on...

Crafty Hugs Release

Hello, crafty friends. Simon Says Stamp has a new release HERE and it is fabulous! I’m sharing a couple of cards today using some of the new goodies… For both cards, I started by white heat embossing THIS background. This background stamp is unique as it allows you to remove the hexagon from the center of the stamp. I die-cut THIS hexagon die six times from THIS masking paper. I used the masking pieces...

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...

Distress Oxide Ink Backgrounds

Howdy, crafty friends. I’ve been busy mass producing cards again… For these cards, I ink blended several background panels with a variety of Distress Oxide Inks on THIS watercolor card stock. I sprayed them with water to activate the ink and create some texture. After they were dry, I die-cut a large heart from the center with one of THESE dies. I kept those ink blended hearts for a future card project. I love...

Sunnier Days Ahead Release-2020 Cards

Hello, crafty friends. Simon Says Stamp has a new release HERE and I wanted to share some cards I created using THIS new die. Now I don’t know about you but this year (2020) has been difficult. For me, it has started out on the wrong foot and only gotten worse. I have a few friends that feel the same way and wanted to make some cards that offer some encouragement and maybe a...

Valentine’s Day Card

Hello, crafty friends. Today’s card share is one I made for my hubby for Valentine’s Day… THIS cute couple image from Rabbit Hole Designs was so fun to color. I colored it with Copic Markers to resemble us. For the background, I silver heat embossed THIS background image on to THIS watercolor card stock. I applied a variety of Distress Oxide inks to a piece of acetate and sprayed it with water. I laid...