A Play on Plaid

In order to make quick work (okay, quicker work) of making christmas cards,  I took 4 A2 panels and stamped them with the same plaid background.  To make the plaid I used Simon Says Stamp ‘Jumbo Stripe’ and a mix of inks: gold, schoolhouse red, catkin, steel blue and soft navy.  From there I used […]

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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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Cactus!

I like cacti.  Living here in San Diego they are part of the natural flora.  Better yet, they resist my black thumb.  🙂 Products used: Main Image: Hero Arts Sentiment: Simon Says Stamp die cut ‘wishing’ Background: Simon Says Stamp heart die cut Stencil: Simon Says Stamp Watercolor: Distress ink in Salty Ocean and Blueprint […]

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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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