This card was recently sent to my father-in-law for Father’s Day but it could work for many occasions. I used Stampendous ‘Build a Lighthouse’ stamp set for most of this scene which I watercolored using techniques learned from watching Art Impressions water color videos. I started by coloring my lighthouse with a black water based… Continue reading Lighthouse
If you keep up with paper crafting trends, there is no way you will have missed the introduction of brushes like these to the craft supply market. Supposedly they blend ink smoothly, are easy to clean and you don’t need a brush for every color ink you own. I first saw these at Stamp and… Continue reading Blending Brushes: do you get what you pay for?
Recently I played a little with acrylic paint pouring. I made this tray which I use as a dish on my bathroom counter and I made this coaster set below. The original tray was purchased from Target in the kitchen section and the coasters are travertine tiles which I primed with plain white acrylic paint… Continue reading Acrylic Pour Art
Just a quick card photo drop. This card was made using Altenew’s Cattleya Builder set. I don’t remember ink colors but they were all Stampin Up. If you are unfamiliar with Altenew’s flower builder sets, they include a lot of stamp layering. To simply the stamping, I used Stampin Up markers on the stems and… Continue reading Fabulous Day
Just a quick post for today to say that I got to do a class with Gina K and Rina K! They visited our local scrapbooking store and did some wreath builder classes over this past weekend. It was a fun and productive afternoon out and I would love to do it all over again.… Continue reading Gina K!
This fall birthday card was quick and simple to make. The stamps featured are all by Rubbernecker stamps, namely, ‘Azalea Sunrise’ and ‘Happy Birthday Frame’. Okay so the stamped flowers were supposed to be azaleas (according to the manufacturer), but I think they work just fine as tiger lillies. This stamp is a two part… Continue reading Happy Birthday Lillies
Check out this adorable holiday card! I couldn’t decide on a sentiment placement for the front so I stamped “Sending Warm Wishes for a Happy Holiday Season” on the inside. This stamp is found with the Lawn Fawn “Merry Messages” set. The snow was made using the Stitched Hillside border dies from Lawn Fawn, which… Continue reading Warm Wishes
Can’t help but love how this turned out! All the red is foil products by Thermoweb and Gina K Designs. I printed the words on pearl cardstock and ran it through my Minc for this clean and elegant look! It was cut to double stitched oval shape using a Gina K oval die. The only… Continue reading Ruby Anniversary
A large background can make a quick and easy card. This card features Brutus Monroe’s “Forest Background” stamp. It was colored with Copic markers and accented using Gelly Roll Pens and Stickles glitter in “Frosted Lace”*. The “may your days” sentiment is from Lawn Fawn, as is the banner die cut it is stamped on.… Continue reading Snowy Forest
Sometimes I just want to be creative with no goal in mind – I want to craft but I am out of birthdays or holidays that need cards, or I am simply inspired by an idea that I want to try. That is how this card came to exist: I wanted to try Ken Oliver… Continue reading Beautiful Day