Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Poinsettia Joy

Funny how we shift in November so easily into making Christmas cards. Today I used the gorgeous Poinsettia Greetings Stamp Set to make an easy watercoloured card! The big poinsettia image was stamped and clear embossed with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink on to watercolour paper. The image was watercoloured using Distress Oxide inks in Candied Apple, Fossilized Amber, Peeled Paint and Mowed Lawn. I just smooshed some ink on to my craft mat and then picked up the colour using a small wet paintbrush. For quick drying I hit it with my heat tool--I just love the soft chalky look of the dried Distress Oxide Inks. Watercolouring inside the wells that form when you emboss makes it less likely that you will jump the wall and muddy your paint!

 The sentiment from the Poinsettia Greetings Die Set was cut with gold foil cardstock and adhered to the card base. The whole panel was attached to the card base with foam tape.

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Monday, November 12, 2018

Fall Themed Birthday Card

Hello! Lisa Hoel here and last Saturday was my mother-in-law's birthday. At this time of year a fall themed card seemed in order so I pulled out my Grand Leaf Trio and Leaves & Petals die sets and went to work!

First I lightly stamped the card base with the Wood Grain background stamp and Antique Linen Distress Oxide Ink. Then I used various fall hued inks and sprays to color pieces of cardstock to use for my leaves. I cut out several and chose the two above to use on the final card. I stitched them into place and stamped the birthday sentiment on the bottom.

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Other Products Used:
Ranger Distress Ink, Ranger Distress Oxide Ink, pearl mists, Jet Black Archival Ink

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Friday, November 9, 2018


Hey y'all! Shelly, here.
Happy Friday!

Today, I'm sharing a simple and sweet winter card with you.

I started with my background, which I used a couple different inks and very lightly blended them onto my card panel. After I used the stitched dot rectangle die with my blended panel and then set it aside. Simple, right?!...

Next, I used the birch trees dies with white cardstock. (which I did two times so I would have a total of 6 trees.) Once done, I added them to my card panel. Note: Before gluing the trees down, I arranged them on my panel first to see where things would be centered. ;)

Lastly, I added foam tape on the back of my card panel and then placed it onto my card base. And to top everything off, I used the birdies dies with grey cardstock and added an 'eye' by using a black gel pen. Then simply added them to my trees and then a simple greeting using the 'greetings' die along with white cardstock. I did add a touch of sparkle/shimmer onto my greeting but sadly, it cannot be seen...but, it is there. ;)

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Enjoy your day!

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Frosty Cool Friend

Ardyth here with a fun card using this big new snowman (Cool Friend) a blended background and some no-line colouring.

I stamped the snowman with pale gray ink, masked him and then blended 2 blue inks all over the background before spritzing with water and lifting with a paper towel.

I removed the mask and did some Copic colouring. I managed to get a big blue blotch on my snowman, so I had to come up with a fix and I think it's adorable! I went to the Frosty set and made a sign out of the name tag stamp!

Here's a quick video:

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

a simple thanksgiving card...

Hello and happy Wednesday!  Rosemary here today. Thanksgiving is right around the corner and so as my blog title indicates I have a simple thanksgiving card to share today.   I made this card with one of the leaf dies from the Laurel Leaves die set.  I have had this die set for ages, but this is the first time I have used it!  Shame on me, lol!

Since I still need to thin out my extensive collection of 6x6 paper pads I pulled out one from My Mind's Eye that had some soft and pretty colors in it.  I used a gingham piece that has a soft aqua coloring and a houndstooth in a light yellow.   The aqua piece was die cut with the large Stitched Dot Rectangle.  The leaf image was die cut eight times and then two of each leaf were adhered together to give the leaf a little more heft.   I stamped the sentiment from Best of Fall in Catherine Pooler Black Jack ink on a piece of coordinating paper that had been die cut with the thinnest sentiment strip from the Sentiments Strip set.  The strip was trimmed down and then I arranged all my pieces of the card front.  The panel was then adhered to a light beige cardstock base.  The layout for my card is from CAS(E) this Sketch so I will be posting my card there.  Also adding this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018


Now that Halloween is over the Christmas season has kicked into high gear. However, we still often have birthdays before the big day and nothing is more fun to make a feminine card with than mermaids. I sponged my background using the Marmaid Scales Cover Plate die as a stencil. Then I sponged some Distress Oxide ink on to the mermaid tail from the Seas Shells & Mermaid Tails dies. I selectively  applied some embossing ink on to the tips of her tail and along the one side of the tail that was embossed with silver embossing powder for some sparkle in the water. I selected a sentiment from the Shell Yeah! stamp set to add to the top. The whole tail was painted with  a clear glitter brush and finally a few clear drops were added around her.

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Monday, November 5, 2018

One Flower Pot, Four Seasons ...

Hello, everyone! Jillian here. Today I have a really fun set of cards that I created using my Flower Pot die! This die is really so versatile and I wanted to make this set of cards to show you! I created one card for each season and put them together with a cute little strip! This set of cards is perfect to make to give to someone.

Below will be each product list for the individual cards. I hope you enjoy and get some inspiration from these! Have a wonderful week full of inspiration, and don't forget to spread love!

Fall Card:

Christmas Poinsettia Card:

Winter Snowman Card:

Spring Daisy Card:

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