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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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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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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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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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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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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