10 Cards, 1 Kit | MFT June Card Kit 2018 | Painted Prints

MFT’s card kit for June is called Painted Prints, and it’s really quite lovely. I created a set of 10 cards using the stamps and card stocks included in this kit, as well as a few extra items I picked up from their online shop. This is the first time I’ve ever purchased one of their kits! The flower stamps included in the set look like water-colored tulips and roses. They are layering stamps, and I especially love these kind of stamps! Also included is a set of sentiment stamps, and there is one for every occasion. Here is a look at all of the cards I created.


Card #1: The vase is the star of this show! I love how the stems show through this vase that I die cut with MFT’s new heavy weight vellum. It made the vase look like frosted glass. I used MFT’s Hybrid ink cubes in coral crush and persimmon to stamp out the tulips–I love these two colors together. I added a blue background to compliment all the orange, and I adhered it to a white card stock base with some liquid glue.

Supplies: Dots & Stripes Confection Paper Pack, Heavy Weight Vellum, Hybrid Ink Cubes #16, Oval Frame Dies, Blue Lagoon Card Stock – Gina K, Connect Glue – Gina K


Card #2: I used the base layer stamps for all four tulips to stamp a white silhouette of the flowers across this panel. I stamped them with VersaMark ink, poured white embossing powder on them and heat set them. To make them pop off the paper, I ink blended Worn Lipstick and Tatter Rose Distress Oxide inks over the panel.

Supplies: VersaMark Ink, Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide, Tattered Rose Distress Oxide, VersaFine Onyx Black Ink, Clear Embossing Powder Gina K, Twine, Heavy Weight Vellum,



Card #3: My favorite thing about this card is the color scheme. I love teal and yellow together. I used inks from a variety of companies–my collection is very eclectic. I used another piece of vellum behind my flowers, and I made sure to glue the vellum down where I knew my flowers would hide the glue. When I pulled off the cap from my glitter pen, it splatter all over my card. I just meant to use it on the flowers, but I discovered that the glitter splatters looked really cute, so I spattered on some more. That was a very happy mistake! Lol!

Supplies: Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter Pen, Blue Lagoon Ink, Lavender Fields Ink, Lemon Chiffon Ink, Apricot Ink, Blue Lagoon Card StockHeavy Weight VellumVersaMark Ink, Hero Arts White Embossing Powder,


Card #4: This is a fabulously fun technique to try! I used some Distress Inks, a piece of watercolor paper, and a spray bottle. I inked up the stamp, sprayed it, and then stamped it onto the paper. It was messy and drippy and fun. I love how the watercolors feathered out and moved around on the paper.

Distress Inks: Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Crushed Olive, Mowed Lawn, Arches Cold Press Watercolor PaperVersaMark Ink, Pink Lady Wow Embossing Powder, Twine, Heavy Weight Vellum, Razzleberry Card Stock



Card #5: I am really drawn to kraft card stock–I even have kraft ink! I created a tone-on-tone look with this card using the kraft card stock and ink. I think I could have stopped there, and it would make a pretty card. However, I did glue on some flowers and added a sentiment that I heat embossed onto a piece of vellum.

Supplies: Pink Gumball Ranger Ink, Razzle Berry MFT Ink, Electric Lime Ranger Ink, Lily Pad Ranger Ink, Lemon Chiffon MFT Ink, Apricot SSS Ink, VersaFine Onyx Black Ink, Gina K Clear Embossing Powder



Card #6: Another fun technique is stamping with pigment inks onto dark card stock. I stamped out the flowers onto a piece of Steel Gray card stock using Distress Oxide Inks. It looks more subdued, but I liked how it turned out. I used a piece of striped pattern paper to brighten up the card, and for the card base I used Tickled Pink card stock.

Supplies: Tattered Rose Distress Oxide, Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide, Candied Apple Distress Oxide, Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide, Wilted Violet Distress Oxide, Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide, Dots & Stripes Confection Paper Pad, Scalloped Frame Die



Card #7: I love the look of the flowers on this card! To achieve this fun look, I used the  coordinating dies and the pretty card stocks that came in the kit. I die cut them before I did my stamping. I didn’t stamp the base stamp, just the second and third layer stamps. It gave these flowers a whole new look.

Supplies: Persimmon Ink, Razzleberry Ink, Poppy Ink, Spearmint InkDots & Stripes Confection Paper Pad,



Card #8: I used Distress Oxide inks to stamp out the flowers for this card. I wanted to keep it simple and elegant since it’s a sympathy card. I used a piece of the Watercolor Wash pattern paper behind my sentiment which I stamped onto a piece of white card stock that I had cut out with a rectangle frame die.

Supplies: Watercolor Wash Paper Pad, Rectangle Frame Die, Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide, Twisted Citron Distress OxideTattered Rose Distress Oxide, Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide, Candied Apple Distress Oxide,



Card #9: I had to try out the new vellum as a card base. It is definitely thick enough for a card base, but it was very difficult to score, and as a result, it cracked a little bit when I folded it in half. I used some Delicata gold ink to stamp out the second layer on this flower. This is a pigment ink, so it stayed wet long enough for me to brush on some Perfect Pearls powder in gold. This is a fun technique. The Perfect Pearls makes the gold ink brighter and shinier. You can buff off the excess with a cloth.

Supplies: Watercolor Wash Paper PadScalloped Frame Die, Angel Pink Memento Ink, Delicata Golden Glitz Pigment InkRazzleberry InkPerfect Pearls Gold, Iridescent BubblesHeavy Weight Vellum, VersaMark Ink, Antique Gold Embossing Powder


Card #10: The last card may be my favorite. I love the simplicity of it. It was definitely quick to put together since I used left-over flowers. I used the cute vase die again and cut it out with Razzle Berry card stock. I did glue together a few layers to this vase–just because I kept changing my mind as to which color card stock to use, but this added some nice dimension to my die cut piece. I used the “Thank You” stamp, but I masked it so I could stack the two words–the two words of this stamp were just too close together for me to cut apart. The fun part of this card was the baker’s twine bow around the vase. I pierced two holes in the kraft card stock and sewed the baker’s twine into the panel. After I glued on the die cut and allowed it to dry, I tied the bow around the vase–this made tying the bow very easy to do. I rounded the bottom corners of my Tickled Pink card base with a corner chomper to soften the look of the card. For finishing touches I added a few water droplets to the flower and some highlights to the vase with a gel pen.

Supplies: Corner ChomperWhite Gel Pen, Water Droplets 4mm, Water Droplets 6mm, Baker’s Twine



Here is the video for these cards! You can watch it here or over on my YouTube channel in HD. Thank you for visiting! Have a lovely day!!


10 Cards, 1 Kit | Simon Says Stamp June 2018 Card Kit | Fly Me Away

Well, actually, it’s 12 cards, 1 kit this month–lol! Hello! Thanks for stopping by. Simon Says Stamp’s June card kit is a beauty, and I had a blast making cards with it. It’s called Fly Me Away, and it features the gorgeous stamp set called Beautiful Flowers. The pattern papers included in this kit are full of watercolor backgrounds and hot air balloons. The kit was packed with fun products, including a new 3D embossing folder from Tim Holtz and Distress Resist Spray.


Card #1:

For my first card I couldn’t help but start with the huge floral stamp from Beautiful Flowers. I stamped it onto a piece of the pattern paper called Monda Scrap Fly & Scrap using MFT’s Extreme Black Ink. I pulled out some Prismacolor pencils that matched the paper and started coloring.  I used a stamping platform to stamp it onto the paper, and I’d wished I had left it on the door of the platform so I could have re-stamped it when I was done with my coloring to sharpen up the line–oh well, next time! I love coloring on pattern paper because it give you a base color to start off your coloring.

Prismacolors: Scarlet Lake, Pink, Deco Pink, Muted Turquoise, Limepeel, Yellow Chartreuse



Card #2:

I used my favorite piece of pattern paper from this kit to create this card. I loved the look of the buildings on this paper and the colors! This was a quick card–I let the pattern paper be the star of the show.  I added a sentiment, some twine, some Nuvo Crystal Drops in Silver Lining, and called it done. The pop of color from the sentiment really added to this card. I used two colored pencils for that.

Prismacolors: Scarlet Lake & Deco Pink



Card #3:

I chose another gorgeous piece of pattern paper to create this card. I dipped the edges of this paper in some VersaMark Ink and then heat embossed it with some silver Hero Arts Embossing powder. I also heat embossed the sentiment onto strips of black card stock and used Hero Arts White Embossing powder. The card stock I used for the base of this card is Green Eyed Monster from MFT. I thought it matched well with the greenery hanging from the basket of the balloon.




Cards #4 & #5:

These cards are a 2-for-1 deal. I stamped the large flower stamp twice to create these cards. I stamped it first onto a 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 piece of cornflower blue card stock with VersaMark Ink and then poured clear embossing powder over it.  Then I stamped it onto white cardstock of the same size with Extreme Black Ink. I colored in the flowers on the white card stock with Copic markers, and then I cut both panel in half together so I knew they would be cut in the exact same place. I trimmed 1/4 an inch off the two bigger panels and replaced it with a sentiment strip. The sentiment I stamped with black StazOn ink onto the gold card stock from the kit. I added a few silver foil crystals to add some sparkle to my cards. I learned this technique from Jennifer McGuire, and I love how these two cards turned out.

Copic Markers: YR02, YR04, YR07, YG11, YG13, YG17, G12, Y08, Y11, Y17, B21, B24, E35






Card #6:

This was another simple card to put together with beautiful results. I love the feathers on this piece of pattern paper. I die cut the paper with a faux stitched rectangle die. I stamped a few of the smaller sentiments from the stamp set along the feathers to add more interest to this card. The main sentiment I stamped onto a strip of cornflower blue card stock. I love that some of these sentiments are outlines so you can color them in. I used two Prismacolor pencils to color in the “loved” sentiment.

Prismacolors: Lilac & White



Card #7:

I was excited to use the Daniel Smith watercolors for this card. For my card base I cut down a piece of Canson XL watercolor paper to a standard A2 sized card. I stamped out a part of the floral image with VersaFine Onyx Black ink, poured on some clear embossing powder and melted it with my heat tool. Embossing your image makes the painting go faster. These paints were very nice and pigmented. I wish I had more so I could get a better feel for them. I used a size 8 watercolor brush to flick paint spatters all over the front of my card. One layer cards are fun to create. I stamped out more flowers from the set on the inside of the card using a gray ink so it wouldn’t obscure the sentiment inside.



Card #8:

I really love the 3D embossing folder that came in the kit. I embossed a piece of white paper, but I left about 2 inches of it hanging out of the folder. I wanted a smooth place to stamp my sentiment. They suggest to lightly spray your paper before you run it through your die cutting machine–this helps the paper mold better to the details of the embossing folder. Also run it through your die cutting machine 3 times. I then used some Delicata Golden ink and blended it over the raised images of my embossed paper. I used more gold card stock as a card base.


Card #9:

The Distress Resist Spray intimidated me a little, but I wanted to try everything from this kit, so I forced myself to use it. I’m glad I did because this stuff if so much fun! Look at the gorgeous distress resist on this card. Make sure you use a cardboard box to spray it into and clean off the nozzle after you use it. I was able to create the cute stripe around my sentiment by masking it with a strip of masking paper. I blended on some Distress Oxides after the resist spray was dry. I used Seedless Preserves and Salty Ocean.




Card # 10:

I used a piece of Peacock card stock for this card. It’s a new card stock that Simon Says Stamp offers, and I really like it. I love using white embossing powder on darker card stocks, so that’s what I decided to do with this card. I stamped my sentiment and flower images in a diagonal across the panel. I also cut up the striped pattern paper and glued the strips across the panel along with some strips of white card stock. I colored in the flowers with Prismacolor pencils and I added Nuvo Crystal drops in Bubblegum Blush around them.

Prismacolor Pencils: Salmon Pink, Blush Pink



Card #11:

I loved the soft look of this piece of pattern paper. I cut it down very carefully so I could use the excess to decorate the front on my panel. I cut out two matching flowers, matted them with cornflower blue card stock and popped them up with some foam squares for added dimension. To stamp the sentiment I used Simon Says Stamp Steel Blue Ink, and I added a few Nuvo Crystal Drops Bubblegum Blush around it.



Card #12:

I always need more masculine birthday cards in my stash, and I thought this piece of pattern paper would do nicely. I cut it down to 5 by 3 3/4 and stamped the happy image three time. I used my Mini Misti for that so I could align them perfectly. I only colored in the middle sentiment. I matted my card panel with more gold card stock and then used the last of my Peacock card stock for the card base. I also used the rest of the pattern paper to decorate the inside of this card.

Prismacolor: Aquamarine



I hope you enjoyed seeing all the cards I created with this kit! You can watch the video I created for these cards here or on my YouTube Channel in HD.

Thanks for visiting! I hope you have a wonderful day!!

From the Rooftops Card Set | Simon Says Stamp & Copics

Hello! I hope you are all having a great week! I’m inking up a stamp set from Simon Says Stamp called, “From the Rooftops.” This stamp set came out at the beginning of the year, I’ve had it on my desk for a few months, and I’m finally getting around to playing with it. I really love the uniqueness of this set and knew I could get a lot of use out of it. I created a whole set of cards from this stamp set, and I didn’t even use all of the sentiments it included.

Card #1: Pinterest is a great resource to find color inspirations for your cards. I wanted to color in these skyscrapers with bright, happy colors, and I found this color scheme. One of the colors was supposed to be navy, but I didn’t have a navy Copic marker, so I substituted B66 which is a dark purply-blue.

Copic Markers – R83, RV17, YG03, B66 & Y11


Card #2: The color inspiration for this card came right from my Copic marker chart. I wanted the colors to be more muted, so I picked out desaturated colors from my collection. I fussy-cut the buildings, but I didn’t put any foam tape behind them. I used my tape runner to adhere these buildings flat onto my card panel. However, before I adhered them, I blended some Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide onto the card panel–it made it look like sunshine behind the buildings.

Copic Markers – V22, N2, BG72, R81, N4 & Y11


Card #3: I decided to elongate the mountains from this set and add some clouds. It’s really fun to alter your stamps to capture the vision you have in your head. I drew in my changes with a pencil and then drew over my lines with a .3 Copic Multiliner.

Copic Markers – V22, V25, C2, C00


Card #4: For this card I wanted springtime mountains, so I pulled out some green Copic markers.  After all my drawing and coloring was done, I masked the mountains and the speech bubble so I could blend on some Tattered Rose Distress Oxide.

Copic Markers – G03, G09, C2, C00


Here is my video for these cards. You can watch it here or on my YouTube channel in HD.

I hope you like this set of cards I created using Simon Says Stamp set “From the Rooftops.” Thanks for visiting my blog!

Supplies Used:

From the Rooftops Stamp Set – SSS

Extreme Black Ink – MFT

Mini Misti

Memento Dual Black Marker

Cutter Bee Scissors

VersaMark Ink

White Embossing Powerder – Hero Arts

Embossing Bag Anti Static Powder

Black & White Stripes 6×6 Paper Pad – MFT

Distress Oxide Squeezed Lemonade

Distress Oxide Tattered Rose

Ink Blending Tools

Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter Pen

Fiskars Paper Trimmer

Card #1: Skyscrapers: Copic Markers – R83, RV17, YG03, B66 & Y11

Card #2: Skyscrapers: Copic Markers – V22, N2, BG72, R81, N4 & Y11

Card #3: Mountains: Copic Markers – V22, V25, C2, C00

Card #4: Mountains: Copic Markers – G03, G09, C2, C00

10 Cards 1 Kit | Simon Says Stamp May Card Kit | Kind Heart

I have Simon Says Stamp’s May card kit on my craft table, and I’ve created 10 card with it so far.  Here is a picture of my craft table completely covered with these cards! I had a blast playing with all the fabulous products jam packed in the kit. The process video I filmed of these cards is the longest one I’ve ever published, but I loved every minute of this creative process. I would definitely do it again! (I’ve included a picture of this card kit at the end of this blog!)


I used a lot of pattern paper and stickers for these cards which I don’t usually do. However, I loved it! These cards came together so quickly, I added a lot of cards to my stash, and I loved the finished products. Often I think that if it’s worth creating, it has to take lots of time and work and energy, and I have to remind myself that this is not always the case.

Card #1: For this first card I stamped all the flowers from the stamp set called “Everything Together.” I loved the tone-on-tone look of the orange paper and the orange ink. However, as the ink dried, it faded, so you can barely see the flowers on the orange paper. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted. I cut down a piece of striped pattern paper and stamped the sentiment right over it.  The stamps in this set are fabulous–they’re bold, fun, cute, and large!


Card #2: With the other half of the orange tone-on-tone pattern paper I created, I made another simple card. For most of these cards I also decorated the insides. You can see them in the video below.


Card #3: I used the mini stamp set for this card–it’s called “Take Heart.” It’s the only card I colored on. To color in these images I pulled out a few Prismacolor pencils. I stamped the teacup full of flowers and the hummingbird right onto this piece of pattern paper. I didn’t cover up the pattern with my coloring; rather, I allowed the pattern to show through, and I love this effect.


Card #4: I used another cute piece of pattern paper for this card as well as some of the epoxy heart stickers from the kit. This card was really quickly put together–a little stamping and stickering, and it was complete. I like the look of the black card stock that I used from my stash to mat the card panel–the gray card base that was included in the kit also adds a nice touch to this card.


Card #5: This card is one of my favorites because of the cute pattern paper. I love books–I worked in a library for years; so this piece really appealed to my book-nerd heart. Again, I was able to stamp the sentiment right onto the busy pattern paper because they are so huge and bold.


Card #6: This card has a sentiment with a lot of punch, and I’m blessed enough to know a lot of people I could send this too–I’ll just have to make up more cards with this sentiment. I used the heart word die cut, and I really liked the font–it’s so delicate and pretty. The only thing I don’t like about this card is the Nuvo Crystal Glaze I tried to put over this die cut. The nozzle on this bottle just wasn’t thin enough, and the glaze got all over.


Card #7: The stamp on this card was the star of the show because of its size. If you need a super fast card, this would be the sentiment to use-lol! I added puffy stickers on the corners and called it done. The puffy stickers coordinate very well with all the pattern paper.


Card #8: I certainly didn’t need additional pattern paper, but for this card I created my own using all the flower stamps from the “Everything Together” set. I only used the two mini ink cubes that came in this kit and black ink from my stash. When I first started stamping this, I hated it. However, I carried on, and this became one of my favorites out of the ten cards. I like the pops of black ink and the black card base I used behind it. I also used a few clear sequins to add a little shimmer.


Card #9: I used up a lot of scraps for this card. I didn’t want to add any more paper scraps to my already bulging box of scraps. As it is, I did end up with a lot of left-overs. I stamped out some more flowers–I used a green ink from my stash for the leaves. I fussy cut them out and popped them up on the card with foam squares.


Card #10: I would call this a masculine card even though there are flowers in the corners. I stamped the flowers in black ink, and I think they look more like silhouettes. I mounted this on the last of the orange card stock that I turned in to a card base. I also used a tiny piece of the Simon Says Stamp’s masking paper included in the kit to mask the flowers so I could stamp leaves around them.


I have a lot of left-overs from this kit! I’m going to let my daughter play with it too. We both love creating cards! I ordered a subscription to Simon Says Stamp’s kit of the month, and I can’t wait to see what June’s Kit will be.

I hope you have a wonderful rest of your day! Thanks for stopping by!

Here is the process video for this card! You can watch it below or over on my YouTube Channel in HD.

Sadly, the kit has sold out, but you can purchase the products separately at Simonsaysstamp.com. Here is a look at what it included.

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Arbor Day Card | Distress Oxides

Happy Arbor Day!! I love trees; I’ve planted and adored many throughout my life. This year I wanted to create a card in honor of tree day! I’m using some tree dies I’ve had in  my stash for quite a while. The set is called Tree-mendous, and I love the faux stitching around them. The paper I used for the trees is Bristol Smooth card stock. This is great paper to use when you are going to ink blend with Distress Oxides or Distress Inks. It has a coating on it that allows in ink to blend really smoothly without any harsh lines.


I’m using Altenew’s Classy Stripes stencil again–I love stripes!! I applied two colors to each of the trees–first the green, then I shifted the stencil to cover the green and applied the next color. I used two different colors for each tree. I love how bright and cute they turned out.


I randomly adhered them onto a piece of kraft card stock and adhered them down with dotliner–the trunks I adhered with wet glue just because they were so thin and delicate.


There was a lot of over-hang left over. After the glue was dry, I trimmed the kraft card stock with a pair of long scissors. Long scissors are best for this–it helps cut a straight edge.


I stamped the sentiment on a piece of green card stock and cut it out with a faux-stitched banner die. I added foam squares behind it for a little bit of dimension. For a last touch I adhered some sequins across my panel to add some sparkle.


Here is the process video for this card. You can watch it here or on my YouTube Channel in HD. Thanks for stopping by! Happy Arbor Day!!

Supplies Used:

Die-namics Tree-mendous – MFT

Classy Stripes Stencil – Altenew

Forest Friends – MFT Stamp Set – May the Forest Be with You – No longer available

Mini Misti Stamp Positioner

Fiskars Paper Trimmer

Bristol Smooth Card Stock

Connect Glue – Gina K Designs

Nature Mix 4mm Sequins – Pretty Pink Posh

Kraft Card Stock – Gina K Designs

Dusty Rose Card Stock – Gina K Deisgns

Mini Ink Blending Tool

Kokuyo Dotliner Strong Ahesive Tape Glue

Jewel Picker Tool

Tree 1:

Peeled Paint Distress Oxide

Candied Apple Distress Oxide

Tree 2:

Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide

Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide

Tree 3:

Bundled Sage Distress Oxide

Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide

Tree Trunks:

Walnut Stain Distress Oxide

More Floral Trimmings Card Ideas | Zig’s & Distress Oxides

Hi my crafty friends!

This week I’ve created two more cards using Studio Katia’s Floral Trimmings stamp set again. Last week’s card was super fun to color in–and super time consuming. Today’s cards are quick and easy, at least quicker than coloring in a full panel of flowers.  The techniques I’m using work with any large floral stamp sets you may have in your stash.


For both cards I heat embossed the stamp set with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and clear embossing powder onto Bristol Smooth card stock.  Card #1 took more time than the second card. I die cut hearts from the panel. I still had a little bit of coloring to do, but it took just a few minutes. I used Zig brush markers to color in these little flowered hearts. The Zigs are so vibrant and fun to color with! I attached these hearts onto my card panel using foam tape.


For card #2 I cut the embossed panel into one inch by five inch strips and ink blended some distress inks onto them. I used two colors of Distress Oxides for each strip. This is a fast and easy way to add color to your cards! I used foam tape to attach these strips onto my card front as well.


Here is the process video I filmed for these cards. You can watch it here or on my YouTube channel in HD. I hope you’ll try these two fun techniques! Thanks for stopping by!



Light Carmine, Tea Rose, Yellow, Bright Yellow, Turquoise Green, Light Blue, Pale Green, May Green, Beige, Brown

Distress Oxides:

Abandoned Coral, Wild Honey, Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Wilted Violet, Shaded Lilac

Floral Trimmings Stamp – Studio Katia

Heart Filled Sentiments Stamp Set – Reverse Confetti

Fancy Flourish Die – MFT

VersaFine Onyx Black Ink

Clear Embossing Powder – Gina K Designs

Mini Misti Stamp Positioner

Fiskars Paper Trimmer

Bristol Smooth Card Stock

Embossing Bag – Inkadinkado

Foam Tape

Connect Glue – Gina K Designs

Crystal Rainbow Confetti Mix – Studio Katia

Iridescent Bubles – Studio Katia

Tulip Ink Layering Card (2018) | Altenew Budding Thanks

Hello and happy Friday! I used ink layering stamps to create the flowers for this card. I loved the process of looking through my ink collection–paltry but growing–and selecting colors to build these tulips and leaves. With each layer I stamped down, the dimension grew, and it’s an utterly fabulous and fun way to create card without any coloring!


Here are all the completed flowers and leaves that I built with the set Budding Thanks from Altenew. I used all of Altenew’s stamps from the set minus just one stem, and I cut them out using the coordinating dies. I had trouble aligning the dies over the stamped images precisely, so I used a clever alignment technique I show in my video.


I think flowers and stripes compliment each other very well. I used a striped stencil and more ink to create a background for my tulips. It added more interest to my card.

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The Iridescent Bubbles I adhered to the card almost stole the show. They picked up and reflected all the colors from my card. So gorgeous!!

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Here is the process video for this card! You can watch it here or on my YouTube Channel in HD.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies Used:

Budding Thanks Stamp Set – Altenew

Budding Thanks Dies – Altenew

Classy Stripes Stencil – Altenew

Iridescent Bubbles – Studio Katia

Oval Frame Dies – MFT

Pure Plum Card Stock – MFT


Electric Lime – Ranger

Pear Tart – Memento

Lily Pad – Ranger

Tickled Pink – MFT

Pure Plum – MFT

Seedless Preserves – Distress Oxide

Dandelion – Memento

Fossilized Amber – Distress Oxide

Spiced Marmalade – Distress Oxide

Budding Thanks Card | Altenew Layering Flower

Hello! I am playing along with Altenew’s March Inspiration challenge. The colors this month are blue, coral and light brown, and I decided to use Altenew’s Budding Thanks stamp set. I love Altenew’s layering stamp sets–they steal the show on any card. I am keeping it simple by using one flower on my card and a fun striped background using Altenew’s Classy Stripes Stencil.

Altenew March 2018 Inspiration Challenge


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Here is my simple floral thank you card. I used kraft card stock and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide to create my blue stripes. For a finishing touch I added a few clear gems.


Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful week!!

Magic Magnetic Tin Pin Easter Card | Copics & Distress Oxides

Hi! I’m back with another tin pin card, except this time I’ve added a magnet behind the card stock to attach it. The tin pin card is now a little more interactive and fun.


The tin pins come in a set of six, and the coloring for these pins is super easy to match up.  You just need to color in the cheeks and nose.


I used Copic markers to color in my stamped image, and I tried to select colors that would match up with some Distress Oxide inks.


I used a stamp set from Altenew called A Splash of Color to create splatter marks behind the bunny.


I used a Neodynium magnet for this project–it’s very thin and strong, and it holds onto the tin pin through the card stock perfectly. Don’t use black sheet magnets or fridge magnets–they would hold onto the tin pin. I used score tape to hold the magnet in place and surrounded it with foam tape which happened to be the same thickness as the magnet.


Kids and adults alike will love the playfulness of this card. I’m going to have a difficult time giving this one away! Lol! However, I can always make more–and that’s exactly what I’m going to do using the other bunny stamp in the set. So much fun!!


Here’s the video I created for this card.  You can watch it here or on my YouTube Channel in HD.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful and crafty week, my friends!!

Supplies used:

HandyMag Neodymium Magnets

Happy Mail – Darcie’s Heart & Home

Tin Pins

A Splash of Color – Altenew

Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables Dies – Lawn Fawn

Wink of Stella

Extreme Black Ink – MFT

Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide

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Daisy Delight Birthday Cards (2018) |Gem Watercolors & Copic Markers

Hello! Welcome to my blog! I recently visited the Gina K store again in Wisconsin for a class on Brush Lettering. It was a fabulous class, and I learned a lot–more to come on that later. On the way out of her store it’s impossible not to stop and look at all the pretty things in her store. I came across this stamp set called Daisy Delight, and I couldn’t resist buying it. I love large flower stamps. They are so much fun to color in!!


I heat embossed this image with white embossing powder onto a piece of black card stock. I wanted to pull out my Kuretake Gem watercolors and play with them again. They look so dazzling on the black card stock. My pictures of this card hardly do it justice. I painted them in rainbow order, adding a few petals of pink. The trick with painting on black card stock is not to use too much water. Even then my panel buckled a little, but it flattened out as it dried.


For my second card panel I stamped the image onto a piece of kraft card stock. I’ve never used Copic markers on kraft before, but I found I really liked the effect! It’s more muted but still stunning. Below I scribbled the Copic markers I used for this project onto a piece of kraft as well as a piece of white card stock so you could see the difference.


I painted about two petals at a time to keep the paper wet–Copics blend better in the fibers of the paper this way.  I went lightest to darkest with my colors and then darkest to lightest again to get a good blend.


I did some partial die cutting on my two panels. I used a faux stitch die and cut out some of the panel, and then I used my scissors to cut around some of the petals.


I also used some fun foam behind these panels to add dimension. I added a happy birthday sentiment on these panels, a few embellishments, and these cards were done! I hope you give these techniques a try! They are definitely fun to do!


Here is the video for these cards! You can watch it here or over on my YouTube channel. Hope you enjoy!! Have a fabulous weekend!!

Supply List:

Daisy Delight stamp set – Gina K Designs

Black Onyx cardstock – Gina K Designs

Tomato Soup cardstock – Gina K Designs

Glimmery White Diamond cardstock – Simon Says Stamp

Nenah Solar White 110 lb cardstock

VersaMark Ink

Extreme Black Ink – My Favorite Things

Mini Misti

Kuretake Gem Colors watercolors

Silver Black Brush #4

White Embossing Powder – Hero Arts

Embossing Bag – Inkadinkado

Copic Markers – R32, R22, R24, R39, Y08

White Prismacolor Pencil

Die-namic – Inside & Out Stitch Round Rectangles – My Favorite Things

YNS Gumdrop Embellishment – Crystal Clear & Sparkle

Black, Gray & White Enamel Dots – Hobby Lobby