Ink Blot Shop New Release (May 2023)

Hey, crafty friends. There is a new release HERE from the Ink Blot Shop and it is super cute. I used a couple of the new background stamps to create these cards… I love creating one background and getting two cards from it! For the first cards… I white heat embossed THIS new background stamp on white cardstock. I added a few shades of pink and red Distress Oxide inks to a piece of...

Ink Blending on Colored Cardstock

Hi there, crafty friends. Today’s cards features ink blending on colored cardstock… I always tend to reach for white cardstock when I ink blend so I thought I would switch it up and start with colored cardstock as the background. I find Distress Oxide inks work best for this. I started by applying Distress Oxide inks through THESE layering stencils, drying each layer in between. I chose Distress Oxide inks because they have a...

Kisses Release Blog Hop

Howdy, crafty friends. Today’s cards are part of THIS fun blog hop celebrating THIS new release… VIDEO You can watch the video on how I created these cards HERE or click on the video below… I started by die-cutting THIS heart chain die several times from colored cardstock. I chose to go with a rainbow pattern because that’s my jam, but you could use any colors you want. I think specialty cardstocks would be...

Kisses Release

Hi there, crafty friends. I have two cards today featuring new products from THIS new release… To create these cards, I started by stamping THIS background. To get a multi color stamping, I removed each layer of the background stamp before stamping. I love to use these peel apart background stamps because you can keep it connected and stamp the whole thing in one stamping or peel apart layers to get multiple colors. Since...

Rainbow Positive and Negative Hot Foiling

Hi, crafty friends. Today’s cards feature Positive and Negative Hot Foiling… I started by hot foiling THIS plate using THIS rainbow foil on a piece of THIS black glossy paper. I shared a video HERE explaining the hot foil process. I love the look of the rainbow foil on the black glossy card stock… I used the leftover, negative foil piece with THIS hot foil plate to create this card… I hot foiled the...

Vintage Garden Card Kit

Hello again, crafty friends. Today’s cards feature THIS new card kit from Simon Says Stamp… I started by creating the backgrounds. I used the kit’s embossing folder and embossed the pattern on white cardstock. I ink blended on top and used THIS die to cut the circle openings. I applied a light coat of white pigment ink on top of the pattern using my brayer to really make the embossing stand out. This is...

Positive and Negative Hot Foiling

Hello, crafty friends. Today’s cards feature positive and negative hot foiling… I have a video HERE that explains all about hot foiling and how to create positive and negative pieces. For this first card, I foiled THIS plate using gold glimmer foil. I masked off each stripe and ink blended with a different color of ink. I added THIS miss you die cut as well as printed sentiments from THIS sentiment pack. I finished...

Hot Foiling on White Glossy Cardstock

Hello, crafty friends. Recently, I shared a card set where I did hot foiling on black glossy cardstock. You can see those cards HERE. I love how they turned out so I decided to try it on white glossy cardstock… To create these cards, I hot foiled the Eucalyptus Hot Foil Plate with silver and gold glimmer foil on white glossy cardstock pieces. I cut the panel larger than what I needed and used...

Distress Spray Backgrounds

Hello, crafty friends. I have two cards today featuring products from THIS new release. I used Distress sprays with stencils to create quick and easy backgrounds… To create these backgrounds, I sprayed Distress Spray Stains through the stencils. Since these stencils have intricate designs, I sprayed Pixie Spray on the back so they would temporarily adhered down to the cardstock and cause less seeping underneath. For the first card, I sprayed a few pink...

Born to Sparkle Release Blog Hop

Hi, crafty friends. I’m excited to be part of THIS blog hop celebrating THIS new release from Simon Says Stamp. So, I’m a big fan of when one technique turns into two cards. Today’s cards are a great example of that… To create these cards, I inked up my Gel Press with three colors of Distress Oxide ink. I die-cut the coordinating die from the Spring Bouquets stamp set and laid the white die-cut...