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...

Rainbows Release Blog Hop

Hi there, crafty friends. I’m excited to be part of THIS blog hop celebrating THIS new release from Simon Says Stamp. I have a few cards to share using embossing folders and alcohol inks… For all three cards, I embossed each embossing folder using Yupo paper. I applied alcohol ink blending solution on top of the embossed panels and then sprinkled on some Pearl Alcohol Inks. I chose the Pearl Alcohol inks because 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...

Holly Jolly Release Embossing Folders

Hello, crafty friends. I have several cards to share featuring the new embossing folders from THIS release… LUMEN EMBOSSING FOLDER I used THIS embossing folder with THIS card stock. I applied a rainbow of Distress Inks using THESE blender brushes. I sprayed the background heavily with THIS shimmer spray and let it air dry. I adhered the panel to one of THESE note cards and added THIS die-cut word and used THIS stamp set...

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...

Altenew STAMPtember 2020 Collaboration

Hi, crafty friends. Today’s STAMPtember collaboration set is from Altenew…. I white heat embossed the flower image from THIS stamp set on each corner of a white card panel. I applied Distress Oxide Inks on top and spritzed on some of THIS for some texture and shine. I also white heat embossed a few sentiments from the same stamp set on black card stock and cut them into strips. I used THIS t-ruler to...

Sunny Smiles Slimline

Hello, crafty friends. I’m back today with a little sunshine using THIS new release… I started by embossing THIS die with THIS mat in my die-cut machine three times on a slimline panel that was cut using THIS die. I lined up THESE stencils on top of the embossed sun image, lined it up, and inked over it using all four stencils. Next, I applied ink through THIS stencil to create a cloud background. I...

Stencil Week-Day 3

Hello, crafty friends. Welcome back to Stencil Week. Today’s idea is to dry emboss with a stencil to create a background…. I used some of THIS metallic paper and ran it through my die-cut machine with THIS embossing pad. It presses the pattern into the paper. You can do this with any type of paper, I just chose metallic paper for something different and I love the shine. I wanted to keep the embossing...

More Diecember Inspiration + Quick Crafty Tip

Hello again, crafty friends. I have another card to share featuring some Diecember goodies as well as a quick crafty tip (more on that later). Today’s card is super bright so you may need some sunglasses… To create the background, I dry embossed THIS new die using THIS embossing mat in my die-cut machine. Instead of cutting, it leaves an impression. I inked up the entire panel with a few yellow distress inks and...