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. 🙂  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. 🙂 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.  😉  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 🙂  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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