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...

Born to Sparkle Release Blog Hop

Hi, crafty friends. I’m excited to be part of THIS blog hop celebrating THIS new release from Simon Says Stamp. So, I’m a big fan of when one technique turns into two cards. Today’s cards are a great example of that… To create these cards, I inked up my Gel Press with three colors of Distress Oxide ink. I die-cut the coordinating die from the Spring Bouquets stamp set and laid the white die-cut...

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...

Alcohol Ink Alloy Backgrounds

Hi there, crafty friends. I’ve been having so much fun playing with my alcohol inks again and I wanted to share some backgrounds I created incorporating the Alcohol Ink Alloys… So what are alcohol ink alloys? Alloys are reflective metallic acid free inks specially formulated with unique metal powders to create intense metallic highlights when combined with Alcohol Inks and Alcohol Blending Solution on non-porous surfaces. I purchased these when they first hit the market...

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...

Gel Press Backgrounds

Hello there, crafty friends. I recently watched THIS gel press video by Jennifer McGuire and I am hooked. I had so much fun creating backgrounds with my gel press and my MISTI. For the first card, I inked up the gel press with pink and orange inks to create a colored background. I layered the background by inking up the gel press and stamping on top of stencils that I laid on top of...

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...

Boho Circle Card

Happy Friday, crafty friends. I’m back today with a project featuring a faux stained glass look… I die-cut THIS die through two pieces of A2 sized white card stock at the same time. It cut through the top layer completely and it only made an impression through the bottom piece. With any intricate die, I use a metal shim in my cutting sandwich. I used the bottom impression piece as a guide on where...

Holly Jolly Blog Hop

Hi, crafty friends. I’m excited to be part of THIS blog hop celebrating THIS new release. I have two cards to share that have a peek-a-boo opening that holds a gift… For the first card… I laid out sentiments from THIS, THIS, and THIS stamp set on a gray A2 panel in my MISTI. I used THIS to help me align all of the stamps straight. I stamped all the sentiments at once using...

Tim Holtz STAMPtember 2020 Collaboration

Hello, crafty friends. THIS highly anticipated Tim Holtz STAMPtember collaboration stamp set is now available! I stamped all of the cat images from THIS stamp set on a slimline card panel as well as THIS masking paper. I placed the masks on top of the images and stamped the bird and the box. I also placed masks on top of those images so I could stencil the brick and THIS flooring. I also stenciled...