MISTI & Pinkfresh Blog Hop

Hi there, crafty friends. I’m excited to be part of the MISTI & Pinkfresh Blog Hop. I have two cards to share today plus a MISTI tip. I created two background panels using blue and purple alcohol inks. After they were completely dry, I die-cut THIS die from both of them. I also cut several from white card stock. For the first card… I used the negative pieces to create a background. I adhered...

Send Happiness Release Blog Hop

Hello, crafty friends. I’m excited to be a part of this blog hop celebrating THIS new release from Simon Says Stamp. I started by creating a side fold A2 size black card base. From the front panel of the card, I trimmed 2 inches off the top, creating a shorter flap. This flap was created so the fairy image could be suspended. I stamped and colored the front and back fairy image from THIS...

Faux Watercolor Background

Hello, crafty friends. I’m back with more inspiration from THIS new release… I started by inking up THIS background stamp with mini Distress inks. I recommend using minis because it’s easy to “color” in certain areas of the design and get in tight spots. After all the inking was complete, I spritzed the stamp with water and stamped it on to a piece of THIS watercolor card stock. The Distress inks react with the...

Personalizing Cards

Hello, crafty friends. One of my favorite things to do is personalize a card for the person I’m sending it to. I’ve got five ideas to share, so let’s get started. IDEA #1- PERSONALIZE WITH SOMETHING THAT IS UNIQUE TO THEM For the first example, I created this card for my friend Jeff. He has a show on YouTube HERE called Craft Cocktails so I created a card to match his logo. (P.S. It’s...

Acrylic Paint Background

Howdy, crafty friends. I have a fun paint background technique to share today… I was doing some purging in my craft room and came across some tubes of acrylic paint. I thought the paint would be a great texture on a background. I started by squirting dots of color in a row on top of a piece of white card stock… I took a piece of card stock and cut it to a card...

Stitching Panel Card Bases

Hi, crafty friends. I wanted to do something a bit different for today’s project so I created card bases from THIS stitching panel die… I die-cut it from three colors of card stock and folded it in half to create a smaller card base. They measure 3.5 x 5 in size and still fit nicely inside a regular A2 envelope. For the pink card, I pushed out all of the circles in the holes...

Dimensional Die-cut Backgrounds

Hi there, crafty friends. I have a couple cards to share today and a few tips on adding dimension to your die-cuts…. For the card on the right, I cut one of THESE leaves from shades of teal and blue card stock and adhered them to a card panel, creating a background. Instead of adhering the second layer of die-cuts directly down (on a select few leaves), I adhered just the center vein of...

Full Stamp Set Backgrounds

Howdy, crafty friends. I’m back today with two cards… One of my favorite ways to create a background is by stamping an entire stamp set at once. I leave all the images in place on the plastic and temporarily tape it to my MISTI door. I stamped all the images from THIS stamp set at once using THIS ink and added THIS gold and THIS silver embossing powder on top. I adhered the panels...

STAMPtember Stencils

Hello there, crafty friends. Today’s cards feature some of the new stencils from the STAMPtember release… There are so many techniques that you can do with stencils. I went back to one I did a long time ago and that’s creating shimmery backgrounds using Perfect Pearls. I started by taping down my stencil with THIS tape on top of colored card stock, that I rubbed with THIS to remove any static/oils. I used THIS...

Picket Fence Studios August 2019 Release

Hello, crafty friends. Picket Fence Studios has a new release HERE and I’ve created a couple projects using some of the new goodies. First up are some Halloween tags… I stamped THESE adorable little trick-or-treaters and colored them in using THESE markers. I used THESE coordinating dies to cut them out and adhered them to tags that I inked up with THIS stencil and THIS ink to create a spooky back drop. Each tag...