Distress Oxide Ombre Backgrounds

Howdy, crafty friends. I’m sharing three cards today that feature a Distress Oxide Ombre background… To create these backgrounds, I chose three different shades in each color family and inked up THIS background with them. I spritzed the stamp with water and stamped it on to a piece of THIS card stock. I chose this particular background because it had a lot of solid areas to it. I stamped a sentiment from THIS stamp...

Interactive Valentine’s Day Cards

Hi there, crafty friends. I’m sharing a couple of interactive cards today… I couldn’t wait to use THIS cute stamp set. I stamped and colored the images with Copics. I used THESE dies to cut them out. For the first card… I inked up THIS stencil with THIS ink. I cut it out with THIS die as well as a piece of red card stock. I die-cut the toast die from the panel and...

DIY Valentines

Hi, crafty friends. I’m sharing a few valentines I created for my son to give to his cousins… I thought THIS stamp set would be perfect for Valentines, so I stamped and colored a few of the critters and used THESE coordinating dies to cut them out. For the background, I die-cut THIS heart and inked up THIS stencil on top. I stamped a coordinating sentiment from the set and backed each heart with...

Simon Says Stamp’s February 2019 Card Kit

Hello there, crafty friends. Today’s card was created with goodies from THIS new card kit. I started by covering a piece of card stock with adhesive. I cut the patterned paper in the kit into strips and started adhering them down to the panel in a random pattern. I love the quilt like look it gives. I die-cut the entire piece with THIS die and cut THIS heart die from the center. I added...

You are Loved Blog Hop

Hi, crafty friends. I’m sharing several cards today as part of the blog hop celebrating THIS release from Simon Says Stamp. Recently, I was in a major creative slump. I decided to just play and create some backgrounds with alcohol ink… Since THIS yupo paper is 5×7, I decided to cut each background in half and create some 4 bar sized cards. Here’s a closer look at each card… For the first card… I...

Stamping with Coordinating Dies

Hi there, crafty friends. Today’s cards features stamping with coordinating dies. I love to stretch my supplies and this technique does just that. I stamped several images from THIS stamp set on four pieces of white card stock using my MISTI. The MISTI made it quick and easy to stamp multiple cards at once. To add color to the images, I stamped with the coordinating dies. To do this, I die-cut THESE coordinating dies...

Die-cut Word Drop Shadow

Hi there, crafty friends. Today’s cards feature a fun die-cutting technique… I like to die-cut from a stamped pattern and have the die-cut word or image be camouflaged in the design. I shared a post about that technique HERE and HERE. This time I wanted the die-cut word to stand out a bit more so I created a drop shadow with fun foam behind the word. After stamping the fruit images from THIS stamp set,...

Snowman Shaker Card

Hello, crafty friends. I’m back today with a shaker card created with THIS card kit. I stamped a snowman image from THIS stamp set (included in the kit), masked it with THIS masking paper and stamped two more snowman images. I colored them with Copics and stamped the snowflake image from the stamp set in the background. I die-cut THIS die from white card stock and fun foam. I adhered them together, sandwiching a...

Adding Handmade Touches to Holiday Photo Cards

Happy Holidays, crafty friends. Today’s blog post is all about adding handmade touches to Holiday photo cards… I decided to do photo cards this year, but wanted to add some handmade touches to the printed cards. First, I added THIS to all the berries in the design. It gave some raised dimension to the flat card. I also cut out hearts from blue card stock and used THIS stamp set to stamp “2018” to...