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...

Summer Cards for Teachers

Hello, crafty friends. I’ve been busy making end of the school year gifts for teachers. I created some cards for my son’s teachers… I started by creating the sun rays in the background using Buttercup ink and a blending brush through a sun ray stencil. Next, I die-cut the Big Picture Book Bear dies and bodies using two different browns. This way I could use the left over pieces for the next card. It’s...

Teacher Thank You Card

Hello, crafty friends. The school year is winding down so I’ve been creating projects to spoil my son’s teachers. I’m sharing simple thank you card today with a floating element… I started by stamping the Open Grid background on a kraft panel using white pigment ink. After it was completely dry, I adhered it to a side fold note card and die-cut the peek-a-boo square from it to create a window. I white heat...

Born to Sparkle Release

Hello there, crafty friends. Today’s card features product from THIS new release by Simon Says Stamp… To create this card, I stamped the Color Wheel Background stamp using black pigment ink and clear heat embossed it. I chose to heat embossed to prevent the watercolor from bleeding in between the lines. I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color the top portion of each row and then pulled the color down...

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...

Holly Jolly Release Embossing Folders

Hello, crafty friends. I have several cards to share featuring the new embossing folders from THIS release… LUMEN EMBOSSING FOLDER I used THIS embossing folder with THIS card stock. I applied a rainbow of Distress Inks using THESE blender brushes. I sprayed the background heavily with THIS shimmer spray and let it air dry. I adhered the panel to one of THESE note cards and added THIS die-cut word and used THIS stamp set...

More Big Thanks Autumn Card Kit Inspiration

Howdy, crafty friends. Recently, I shared a post HERE using THIS new card kit. I cut several frames to make that shaker card using THESE dies. I had lots of the inside of the rectangle frame left, so I used those pieces to create today’s cards… I started by stamping on those rectangle pieces with THIS background stamp using THIS ink for a tone-on-tone look. I heat embossed a sentiment in the center rectangle...

Big Thanks Autumn Card Kit

Hello there, crafty friends. I’m sharing two shaker cards today featuring THIS card kit from Simon Says Stamp. For the first card… I stamped one of the patterned papers with THIS background stamp using THIS ink. I adhered the piece to a top folding note card and then foiled one of the acetate sheets with one of the kit’s foils. The kit comes with a pack of multiple color foils. To foil the printed...

Fun with Foil

Howdy, crafty friends. Today’s card features foiled backgrounds… For the first card… I applied THIS through THIS stencil. After the medium was completely dry, I ran it through THIS machine with THIS foil. I die-cut the panel using THIS die and added a mat using THIS specialty paper. I finished off the design with THIS die-cut sentiment. Here’s a closer look… For the second card… I applied THIS through THIS stencil. After the medium...