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...

Stamp Kissing Technique

Hello there, crafty friends. I’m back with another rainbow card using products from THIS new release… I inked up the flowers and leaves from the Painted Flowers stamp set with a variety of Distress Oxide Inks. Before stamping the images on white card stock, I stamped them on to the Halftone background stamp. By “kissing” the stamps on to a background pattern, you get some great texture… The kissing technique works well with solid...

Groovy Cards

Hi, crafty friends. I have a couple of groovy cards to share with you today… I applied neon inks through THESE tie-dye stencils to create the backgrounds. I die-cut the peace & love and good vibes dies from holographic card stock and alcohol ink black card stock. I chose to use that black card stock because of it’s velvety smooth finish. I also added a few flowers from the Mother’s Day die to the...

Sunshine and Rainbows Watercolor Prints

Hi, crafty friends. I thought I would kick off the week with a rainbow card… I’m a big fan of Suzy’s Watercolor Prints because they make quick cards and they are great to throw in your bag for on the go coloring. I colored one of the prints from the Sunshine and Rainbows pack. In that pack, there are two prints of each design. I colored in the rainbow with Copic Markers… and used...

All the Feels Release Blog Hop- Alcohol Lift Backgrounds

Hello, crafty friends. I’m thrilled to be part of THIS blog hop celebrating THIS new release. I have fallen back in love with my alcohol inks after watching THIS live with Tim Holtz. Man, he is an amazing teacher. I’m sharing several cards today featuring alcohol lift backgrounds. For all of the cards, I applied alcohol inks to Yupo paper. To do the alcohol lift technique, you ink up any stamp with alcohol lift...

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...

Concord & 9th Be Mine Mini Card Set

Hi there, crafty friends. I’m back today with a mini note card set that would be perfect for Valentine’s Day… I started by making all the kraft mini note cards. They measure 2.75 x 3.75. I dry embossed THIS frame die on the front of each note card using an embossing mat with my die-cut machine. I stamped and colored THIS adorable images and used THESE coordinating dies to cut them out. I attached...

Scene Changing Card

Hello there, crafty friends. I have a scene changing card to share today… I started by inking up the front and inside of the note card with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink. After it was dry, I applied glitter glitz gel through THIS stencil and die-cut three clouds. I stamped a sentiment from THIS stamp set on the top layer and adhered the remaining clouds underneath for dimension. I added a strip of gray...

Love You Beary Much Card Kit

Hi, crafty friends. Today’s card features THIS card kit from Simon Says Stamp… I created the background by stamping the xoxo border from the kit’s stamp set repeatedly, covering the entire panel. I die-cut the kit’s patterned papers using THESE nested heart dies and adhered them to the background. I stamped, colored, and cut out the bear image from the stamp set and white heat embossed a coordinating sentiment inside the heart. I finished...

DIEcember Release Blog Hop-Day 1

Hi there, crafty friends. I’m thrilled to be part of THIS blog hop celebrating THESE new DIEcember products. I have two cards to share today… To create the first card… I die-cut thin strips using THIS die from THIS colored card stock. I covered a piece of white card stock with adhesive and laid the strips on top horizontally, covering the entire panel. I die-cut THIS die on top for a stitched border and...