One Stamp Set, Two Ways (Picket Fence Spotlight on You)

Hello, crafty friends. I’m sharing a couple of rainbow cards today that use one stamp to get two different looks… I recently shared a card HERE where I used the spotlight on you stamp set image as a sun burst image. I thought it would be fun to see how I could stretch the use of THIS stamp for multiple designs. I thought the arch of the image lent itself to a rainbow, so...

Thankful Cards

Hi, crafty friends. Since it’s Thanksgiving in the states, I thought it would be the perfect time to share some thankful cards. I gave these to Aiden’s teachers before the Holiday break letting them know how grateful we are for them… The first card was made by dry embossing THIS die on a piece of THIS card stock using THIS embossing mat with my die cutting machine to create a subtle background. After adding...

Simon Says Stamp Sending Sunshine Release Blog Hop

Hello, crafty friends. I’m taking part in a fun blog hop today to celebrate the Sending Sunshine release from Simon Says Stamp. I created two cards using THIS new background die. I used THESE markers and scribbled them quickly in rainbow order on a piece of THIS paper. I used a paintbrush with water to blend the colors. After it was dry, I die-cut it using THIS new background die. I also cut the...

Double Take: Bunny Cards

Hi there, crafty friends. Happy Easter! I’m back with another Double Take, where I share two cards with a similar design, but different color schemes. I stamped the bunny image from THIS stamp set twice, colored them with Copic markers, and fussy cut them out. I die-cut THIS heart from some of THIS patterned paper. I also die-cut it from a variety of colored cardstock. For the first card… I used the negative piece...

Double Take: Stencil Backgrounds

Hi, crafty friends. Today’s technique shares how to create two backgrounds from one technique. I love time savers like this one. I created both of these cards in under fifteen minutes. It’s a great technique when you’re short on time and want to make multiple cards… For the first card, I inked up THIS gorgeous stencil with a rainbow of Distress Oxide Inks (all our listed below in the supply list). I made sure...

Double Take: Ornate Leaves

Hi. Today I’m sharing two cards with the same design in different color combos. They both feature THIS stamp set… Using my Misti, I stamped the medium leaf from the set on a strip of white and kraft cardstock using Distress Oxide Inks. I masked off the leaf and stamped two smaller leaves next to it. I heat embossed a sentiment from THIS stamp set in silver and gold. I added a few enamel...

Double Take: Stamped Distress Oxide Backgrounds

HI there. I’ve been having so much fun experimenting with Distress Oxide Inks lately and wanted to do some direct stamping with it. Because of the pigment ink properties in it, it stamps beautifully. I created two cards with a similar design but a very different background look using these inks…  For the first card… I chose a feminine color scheme and stamped a variety of THESE stars using warm colors. After stamping, I...

Double Take: Stretching a Card Design

Hello. I’m sharing two cards today that feature the same card design, but with a few modifications… For me, the hardest part of the card making process is coming up with the design. I wanted to share how I just changed up a few elements to make two different themed cards.  First up is the teacher card… THIS stamp set is so sweet and it made me immediately think of a momma with her...

Double Take: Gift Card Holder

Hello. I know the Holidays are over, but that doesn’t mean that the gift giving has to stop. I love giving random little gifts to brighten someone’s day. Today I’m doing a “double take” and sharing a card inspired by THESE previous cards. I hadn’t had a chance to use THIS fun set yet or THIS coffee die from Tim Holtz. They are a match made in heaven… I created the background the same way...