Birthday Floral

I’m trying to keep my cards simple after all of those handmade holiday cards!  I wanted this birthday card to be ‘bright and happy’ and selected my ink colors to reflect that. The stamps and die cut I used are both from Lil’ Inker Designs: Doodled Daisies and Boxed Up Birthday Greeting die. The first […]

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House warming card

One of my best friends just¬†bought a house; she just happens to love bright colors and pineapples…well, look what I have here. ūüôā ¬†I’ve been experimenting with different types of backgrounds and this card is no exception. ¬†The tricky part is not letting a background this bright detract from the focal point of the card. […]

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Beach babe ;)

This little beach baby is from an older Penny Black stamp set. ¬†I colored her months ago with copic markers and finally used her on a card. ¬†When I create water color or blended backgrounds I tend to make multiple at the same time. ¬†This ensures I can play with multiple color combinations, account for […]

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Blended backgrounds

I’ve been playing with a mix of watercolor and ink blended backgrounds, for other examples on my blog you can look here or here. ūüôā Using a background stamp from Simon Says Stamp I stamped it on an A2 panel in Versamark ink. ¬†Versamark ink is clear and sticky and allows you to pour embossing […]

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Fun with stencils

I mentioned in my previous blog post that the next several cards on my blog will be focusing on ink blending, stencils, and embossing paste. ¬†This ‘Thank You’ card focuses on ink blending with stencils. ¬†I have found that the brand of ink doesn’t matter quite as much as type of ink. ¬†In this case, […]

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Welcome baby

Inspired by the Waffle Flower Photo Inspiration challenge I made a card for a friend’s new baby. ¬†The inspiration for the card came from the soft pallet of blue, pink, yellow and green. ¬†This card was made using the ink blending technique on Neenah card stock. ¬†To start I masked the edges of my A2 […]

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Be My Valentine

My husband and I don’t really celebrate Valentine’s Day…every day is ‘love’ day in my mind. ¬†ūüėČ ¬†But that doesn’t mean I can’t take the opportunity to tell him how much I love and appreciate him! ¬†This card was done in three stages. Stage 1: ¬†Using copic markers I colored in these images from the […]

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Harry Potter and friends

Short story: Smart phones have ruined my life…made it super-easy for me ¬†to see stamp products being sent to my email, all of which seem to have a time-limited, off-the-chart cuteness, must-buy-now quality. The Greeting Farm sent me a deal for the Secret Santa set (below). ¬†I might have been able to resist if not […]

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Sometimes, simple is best

I have a tendency to reach for my copic markers 99.99999% of the time ūüôā ¬†Sometimes you just have to switch it up! Masking off all four edges of my card base I took several distress ink and used an ink blending tool to blend them out. ¬†Once satisfied with the results I stamped Mama […]

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