Kid’s Artwork Cards

Hello, crafty friends. Today’s cards features art work from my son… I’ve saved many pieces of his sweet little art. Instead of storing all of them, I use some of them to make cards from. For all three of today’s cards, I used his rainbow drawings/paintings to create backgrounds for cards. For all of the sentiments, I white heat embossed a few from THIS stamp set on to black card stock. For the first...

Embossed Resist Watercolor Card

Hello, crafty friends. I haven’t played with watercolor in awhile so I thought I would break them out and create a card… I am not the best with watercolor so I like to do the embossed resist technique because it makes it so easy. I started by white heat embossing THIS background stamp on to THIS watercolor card stock. I applied THESE watercolors on top. While it was still wet, I sprayed some of...

Simple Watercolor Backgrounds

Hello, crafty friends. I have two cards to share today with the same design, but two different color combinations… To create the watercolor pieces, I started by taping down THIS paper with THIS tape to a hard board. I scribbled stripes of colors on each panel with THESE markers and added water to blend the colors a bit. Once it was dry and I added some of THIS on top, I clear heat embossed...

More Inspiration using the Believe in You Release

Hello, crafty friends. I’m back with even more inspiration using the new release from Simon Says Stamp, which you can findĀ HERE. I created a set of birthday cards with THIS new stamp set. I’m a big fan of watercolor but struggle with it. I love the look of ink smooshing but wanted a more controlled look, so I applied the ink to a small acrylic block. I used a rainbow of Distress mini inks...

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...