Card for Andy

Hi, crafty friends. Today I’m taking part in an Instagram Hop to wish Andy Granick well wishes and positive vibes in the upcoming months. Andy will be going through some medical issues/procedures and we want to uplift him and show him how much his crafty community cares for him. He’s not only a fabulous crafter, but he’s also the sweetest guy ever. You can find out more information about the hop over on my...

Stencil Stamping

Hi, crafty friends. I’m back with a couple of cards created from one technique… ‘ I started by applying Distress Oxide ink through the XL Rose Bouquet Stencil on a 5×7 panel. I sprayed the ink left on the stencil with water and used it as a stamp and pressed it down on another 5×7 white panel. I love that you get two completely different looks from one technique. I finished off the design...

More Born to Sparkle Release Inspiration

Hi, crafty friends. I’m back with more inspiration using THIS new release from Simon Says Stamp… To create this card, I started by inking up a brick stencil on a side fold white note card. I die-cut the Window Blooms coordinating die in the front to create an opening. I also die-cut some grass and adhered it along the bottom. I stamped, colored, and die-cut two window boxes. One for the front of the...

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...

Groovy Cards

Hi, crafty friends. I have a couple of groovy cards to share with you today… I applied neon inks through 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 Good...

Mini Slimline Bear Hugs

Hello, crafty friends. I’m back with more inspiration featuring products from THIS release… I started by mixing in Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink into the white embossing paste. This is a great way to stretch your supplies. Instead of buying lots of colors of embossing paste, I only buy white and mix in ink to add color. I applied the paste through one of the Mini Slimline Patterns stencils on a pink panel cut...

Easter Card

Hi, crafty friends. I’m back today with an Easter card that features set back stamping using coordinating dies to create a frame around an image… I stamped the iris flower image from THIS stamp set on two white card stock panels. I inked up the solid stamps from the set to add color to one of the panels along with some Copic Marker coloring. The other panel is just for placement of the window...

Hello Beautiful Release Inspiration

Hello, crafty friends. I’m back with more inspiration using THIS new release… I started by stamping and coloring THIS stroller image. I used THIS coordinating die to cut them out. I die-cut THIS word and THIS word in white and the shadow in gray. I adhered the pieces to a vellum piece cut with THIS scalloped die. I created backgrounds using THIS stencil and Distress Oxide inks in blue and pink. I finished off...

Hello Beautiful Release

Hello, crafty friends. I’m back today with a couple of cards featuring THIS new release from Simon Says Stamp… I started by ink smooshing a few colors of distress ink on both panels. I stamped and colored THESE bunny images and used THESE coordinating dies to cut them out. For the first card… I stamped a coordinating sentiment from the same stamp set on the inked panel and then added Versamark through THIS stencil....

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...