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...

Chunky Flower Background

Hello, crafty friends. I’m back with a bright and happy card to kick off the week… I started by applying a rainbow of Distress Ink through THIS stencil. I flicked some water on top for added texture and repeatedly stamped the chunky flower image from THIS stamp set on top of each ink blended area. I adhered the panel to one of THESE note cards and finished off the design with THIS die-cut sentiment....

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...

First Responder Cards

Hello, crafty friends. I have a couple of cards to share today for first responders… I started by creating a gatefold card. I started with a 8.5 x 5.5 piece of white card stock and scored it at 2 1/4 inch from both sides. Next, I stamped THIS background stamp on a blue and red A2 panel in coordinating ink for a tone on tone look. I cut each piece in half and adhered...

Crafty Hugs Release

Hello, crafty friends. Simon Says Stamp has a new release HERE and it is fabulous! I’m sharing a couple of cards today using some of the new goodies… For both cards, I started by white heat embossing THIS background. This background stamp is unique as it allows you to remove the hexagon from the center of the stamp. I die-cut THIS hexagon die six times from THIS masking paper. I used the masking pieces...