Coloring with Ink Smooshing

Howdy, crafty friends. Today’s card is super simple thanks to THIS product… THESE prints make it so easy to whip up a card. I chose a butterfly print that didn’t have a greeting. I’m not the best at coloring so I’m always looking for different ways to add color so I did some ink smooshing with a rainbow of Distress Oxide inks. I swiped the ink pad on a piece of recycled packaging, any...

Simon Says Stamp March Card Kit Week-Day 5

Howdy, crafty friends. All week I’ve been sharing projects with THIS card kit. Today, I’m wrapping up card kit week with this card… I started by adding watercolor to a piece of THIS card stock using a variety of Distress ink. I added drops of water to add interest. I white heat embossed the circles from THIS stamp set (included in the kit) on top and adhered the piece to a top folding pink...

Tiny Cards

Hi, crafty friends. Today’s cards are super small and unexpected… I wanted to create a couple of shaped cards using THIS sweet image. I stamped it with THIS ink and colored them in using THIS watercolor once the black ink was dry. I traced them twice and cut those out to create card backs. I scored a line on the back piece towards the top and applied adhesive above that line to create a...

Snow Girl Card

Hi there, crafty friends. I’ve been dying to use THIS stamp set from Concord & 9th. It’s one of my favorites from this year! I started by creating a top folding note card using THIS card stock. I stamped THIS background stamp on the front panel using THIS clear ink. I stamped it several times using my MISTI to make it darker. For the background, I started with a piece of THISĀ and applied some...

Intro to Color Theory Class plus Giveaway!

Hi there, crafty friends. Have you heard of THIS class from Online Card Classes? It’s called Introduction to Color Theory and it is fabulous! I struggle sometimes with choosing colors for my projects and this class explains the theory behind color. I was playing along with the first lesson and watercoloring on a small circle of scrap watercolor card stock and thought it would be cute turned into a card… Once the watercolor was...

Ice Cream Gift Card Holders

Hello, crafty friends. Happy Friday! I’d thought I’d share what I’m gave to the staff at my son’s school for the end of the year gifts… I planned something different for his main teachers, but I still wanted to say thank you to all the wonderful staff at his school. (secretary, nurse, traffic helpers, past teachers, OT, speech, etc.) I was looking for something inexpensive because I had so many to purchase. I thought...

Simon Says Stamp June 2018 Card Kit

Hello, crafty friends. Today’s card features THIS new stamp set that is included in THIS new card kit… The stamp set measures 6×8 and has a large floral cluster image in it. I stamped the image twice on a piece of THIS watercolor using THIS ink and clear heat embossed on top for some shine. I decided to leave the floral images without color since they were so bold on their own. I stamped...

More Simon Says Stamp March 2018 Card Kit Inspiration

Hi, crafty friends. I’m back today with more inspiration using THIS new card kit from Simon Says Stamp. If you missed my previous post with more kit inspiration, click HERE. I die-cut THIS die from white cardstock and stamped the image and coordinating from THIS cute set (included in the kit) using THIS ink. I clear heat embossed it so that it would create barriers keep the watercolors from spreading to areas I didn’t...

Tasty Taco Trucks Mini Cards

Hi there. Happy Friday. Today’s project is a just for fun project that I’ve been meaning to share since summer. My sweet friend, Lydia Fiedler sent me the Tasty Trucks Stamp set from a recent Stampin’ Up Sale-a-bration promotion and I created some mini cards with the adorable images… I stamped the images with THIS ink on to a piece of watercolor cardstock cut with THIS die. I used THESE markers to watercolor with....

Quick Crafty Tip-Recycled Packaging

Hi, friends. I’m back today with another Quick Crafty Tip. If you’re new to my blog (welcome!), be sure to check out previous Quick Crafty Tips HERE and scroll down. Today’s tip is all about recycling packaging… I’ve been saving all of the packaging that my stamps and dies come in to reuse when I watercolor. It makes a great palette when mixing colors or simply adding water to ink to create watercolor. I like...