It’s never too early…

…to begin making your holiday cards!  I’ve been making all my holiday cards for the last several years.  After individualizing each one last year I thought I’d make it a little easier on myself this year by creating several cards of the same design.  Yeah…best intentions.  These next several cards you will note that the […]

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At the beach

This poor kid has a squiggle face that always make me think he’s a natural red head standing in the sun without any sunblock on.   😳  I’ve been toying with backgrounds and this card is no exception.  It is a combination of ink blending, stencils, and copic coloring.     To begin I stamped […]

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Skating by to say ‘happy birthday’!

I’ve been playing with my stencil collection quite a bit recently.  I love the resulting bright background but the trick seems to be not letting it overpower the focal point of my card. To make the background I used a stencil and covered it in distress ink starting with picked raspberry then fossilized amber and […]

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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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Sending all my love to you

So I’ve been trying different techniques and the next several cards on the blog are going to include a lot of watercolor backgrounds, embossing paste, and stencils.  I just adore how this card turned out 🙂 Products used: Image: The Greeting Farm ‘Shelly’ Sentiment: ‘Sending’ is Simon Says Stamp; ‘Love’ is Altenew Background: Distress inks […]

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Easter tags

Using Reverse Confetti tag dies I made two Easter gift tags.  The tag on the left is from Avery Elle.  I stamped it in Memento ink and colored the image in with copics.  To add detail I used a combination of Glaze and Jelly Roll pens. The other tag uses a combination of new and older […]

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Stencil it!

With the holidays over, decorations put away, it is time to finish my ‘thank you’ cards.  Even from my crafting table I can see the stack of them sitting, waiting to be filled out.  It’s a little sad that it isn’t an acceptable practice to send handmade cards that say ‘thank you’ that are blank […]

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