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Simon Says Stamp Botanical Split Background Slimline Card…

Hi everyone! Today’s card I’m using the center section of this new stamp from Simon Says Stamp’s latest NEW release ‘Hello Beautiful’. It’s a cool 6×6 background stamp but it splits into three pieces and you can use it all or just parts!

I started with Strathmore Best Watercolor paper pad, the brown one, taped it down, spritzed with water good and dropped in distress ink pad refill inks. Then I used that camera lens cleaner puffer tool.  I think that’s what it is anyway.  To move the inky water around.

Then I dried it with the heat tool.

After it was good and dry, I used the powder tool on it before I heat embossed the stamp in white on the watercolor background.

Then the question was, what to do with it! lol

I wanted to bring in some color, so I picked a light yellow from my stash.

Heat embossed a couple sentiments on vellum from SSS Sending and Wishing stamp set. Trimmed it down, folded it around the watercolor panel, taped it on the back, die cut the label and glued it on.  Nothing complicated at all!

I’ll link up what I used below…hopefully they’re all still available!  Have you tried making slimline cards yet?  What do you think?

Thank you for stopping by!

Here’s what I used…

hello beautiful
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Cling Stamp BOTANICAL…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Clear Stamps SENDING AND…
[ SSS ]
PinkFresh Studio SLIM DIAGONAL…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz DISTRESS INK REFILLS LOT OF…
[ SSS ]
Strathmore WATERCOLOR PAPER PAD…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz ALCOHOL INK AIR BLOWER…
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn WHITE Embossing Powder LF1537
[ SSS ]
Ranger Embossing Powder BLACK EPJ37347
[ SSS ]

cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Memory Box · Watercolor

Memory Box Bountiful Wreath and Knotted Diamond Background Card…

Hello! I’m still working away here! Maybe if I had an elf suit I’d be faster! hoho  I decided to bring out Dave’s napkin watercolor technique again and try out the new Distress Ink color.  I used the regular ink refill for painting this one.  I spritzed the napkin die cut first, then brushed in some color with a wet brush.  It was pretty strong full strength so I put a Brawny paper towel over the top to soak up some of the ink.  I wished I’d used a piece of watercolor paper because I loved the print I got!  So another way to use a die cut for a stamp! 😀  Who knew?!

What a gorgeous green!   This new color is Rustic Wilderness.

The ribbon is from my stash…the plaid is Memory Box Christmas Plaid 6×6 paper pad… beautiful patterns!

The new Knotted Diamond Background die is cut in gold metallic cardstock.

The sentiment is from the Memory Box Spirit of Christmas stamp set… love this one…fabulous sentiments and beautiful images to color!

I’m not going to panic…my cards are going to be late this year.  I ordered postage stamps online Nov. 30.  They finally shipped Dec. 9 from Kansas City, four hours from here.  They made it to Des Moines but they sent them to another town an hour away from me!  :O  They sat there a couple days, then were sent back to Des Moines where they’ve sat for who knows how many days it will be.  Des Moines is an hour away.  Lesson learned.  Just go to the PO and buy whatever they have in JULY!!!  I’m annoyed.. I have another USPS story too.  I bet we all have one or two! ugh  

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies I used for this card…

Memory Box – 94490 Bountiful Wreath…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94488 Knotted Diamond…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5261-D Spirit of…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box Clear Stamps SPIRIT OF…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box – PP1009 Christmas Plaid…
[ STR | SSS ]
Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi STARRY…
[ SSS | BLIC ]
Tim Holtz Distress Re-Inker – Rustic…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad – Rustic…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing…
[ STR | SSS ]

All Occasion · cards · Distress Ink coloring · Fall · Memory Box · Watercolor

Memory Box Berry Wreath Thinking Of You…

Hi everyone! A thinking of you card today using the NEW Berry Wreath stamp set and coordinating die set.  It just made me think of bittersweet!

I stamped with Archival Coffee ink on Memory Box watercolor card, die cut the wreath and colored with Distress Ink Pad Reinkers.  I have some palettes I made with the reinkers so I worked with oranges/reds, greens and Vintage Photo for the brown.

I made an A2 cardbase with Taylored Expressions Toffee cardstock and inked the edges with the foam ink blending tool and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.

I mounted the wreath and sentiment with foam tape and tied on some thin jute to add that little bit extra!

I wasn’t careful painting at all… as you can tell! lol  I spritzed the wreath with water in an area, then added the ink from a brush, then moved on to the next area.  I didn’t worry too much about going outside the lines.

It feels like Fall!

Thanks for clicking over to my blog today!  We have three birthdays for grandkids this week so I’m working on birthday cards too.  WOW!  They grow up fast! ❤  I will try to share the cards here too!

The stamps and dies I used…

Memory Box – CL5260-D Berry Wreath…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box Clear Stamps BERRY WREATH…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box – WP101 Watercolor Paper
[ STR | SSS ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Burlap Twine
[ TE | SSS ]
Ranger Archival Ink Pad COFFEE AIP31451
[ SSS ]
Ranger Archival COFFEE Reinker ARR30775
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz DISTRESS INK REFILLS LOT OF…
[ SSS ]

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · Distress Ink coloring · Fall · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Watercolor

Memory Box Pumpkin Card…

After making the stamp video the other day, I was in the mood to stamp and color this new pumpkin!  No great technique or anything… just stamping on MB watercolor card, coloring with Distress Ink Refills (I need to clean off my desk and get out a different coloring medium, lol).  I enjoy how the Distress ink refills work for watercolor though and the colors are so nice for this time of year!

I think this pumpkin would make a great shape card or place cards or what else?

For the cardbase, I used TE Sweet Basil cardstock and stamped poppystamps Picnic Plaid stamp on it with TE Sweet Basil Ink.

I didn’t want Halloween words so I used Grateful for our friendship from the Wild Rose Stem stamp set.

This stamp set with the pumpkin has great words for the banner though.

This turned out an odd size but it will still fit in an A6 envelope for a regular forever stamp!  YAY!

Thanks for clicking over!  We so appreciate all your thoughts and prayers for our family.  Breanna is making progress.  We’re so happy and so grateful! ❤ 

Shopping links for what I used…

Memory Box – CL5264-D Halloween…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box Clear Stamps HALLOWEEN…
[ SSS ]
Poppystamps – CL478 Picnic Plaid…
[ STR ]
Memory Box – CL5258 Wild Rose Stem…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5258-D Wild Rose Stem…
[ STR | SSS ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
TE Premium Ink – Full Ink Pads
[ TE ]
May Arts NATURAL Twine String Burlap
[ SSS | TE ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Memory Box WATERCOLOR Paper wp101
[ SSS ]
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Jet Black
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS | TE | BLIC ]
TE Foam Tape, 1/16″
[ TE ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC | BLIC ]
Scotch Removable Tape Refill
[ TE ]

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Watercolor

Memory Box Sunflower Wreath Card…

Happy Friday! Switcheroo today!  Going country!  Some fun watercoloring with Distress Ink Refills again and Memory Box stamps on watercolor paper. (Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Vintage Photo)

This card was easier to photograph so it’s a picture heavy post today. lol

I stamped the Sunflower Wreath stamp on watercolor paper and die cut it with the coordinating die. Then started painting.  I don’t know about you but I never finish in one sitting.  I lost track of how many times I sat and colored on it.  Stretch out the pleasure I guess! lol

I stamped poppystamps Picnic Plaid stamp in blue on white cardstock and inked on gathered twigs distress ink around the outside edges of the panel.

I used 3M mounting tape to adhere the wreath to the picnic plaid panel.

I tied some Lawn Fawn cord around the panel and then adhered the panel to the A2 cardbase with more mounting tape.

I stamped the sentiment from the Sunflower Wreath stamp set with Versamark ink on a piece of Taylored Expressions Oreo cardstock and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I love TE Oreo for white embossing on black cardstock!

My mother in law loved sunflowers and had tons of sunflower stuff in her kitchen… this card reminds me of her and her Corelleware Sunflower dishes! ❤

That’s the last picture! I tucked the sentiment under the wreath a little bit with mounting tape on the left side and glue on the right side.

Tim and I spent the evening at one of our daughters, watching the grands pick peaches and play.  The boys showing off for us on the zip line and dirt bike…we almost thought we saw neowise but it was too early and just an airplane reflecting off the sun setting! lol  Lots of smiles and happiness. YAY!

Thanks again for stopping by and your comments! Hope you have some cardmaking time this Summer too.  It’s busy I know, going by fast and almost time for Christmas!  Be watching….the 27th!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Memory Box – CL5253-D Sunflower…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5253 Sunflower Wreath…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – CL478 Picnic Plaid…
[ STR ]
Lawn Fawn – Lawn Trimmings – Hemp…
[ SBC | SSS ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Jet Black
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]

 

Here’s something fun if you have time to do a little early bird shopping through July 27th for Christmas at Scrapbook.com!

 

 

All Occasion · cards · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Flowers · Inlaid Diecutting · Memory Box · Simon Says Stamp · sympathy · Techniques · Thank You · Thinking of You · Watercolor

Simon Says Stamp Release….Send Happiness…3 Cards!

Happy Monday to you!  Simon Says Stamp has a new release and they sent me this flower die to play with…I was already doing napkin die cutting so I went ahead and did this new Etched Flower die the same way!  Scroll down to THIS post for a link to the technique/how to video.

I stamped the background for the flower die with the tone on tone look and the SSS Damask Background cling stamp.  I die cut three panels, a white one, the stamped one and a dark pink one with the SSS Frames die, then inlaid pieces from each and taped them together on the back side.  I mounted this panel with Mounting tape.

The sentiment is a stamp from the SSS Sending Sympathy clear stamp set and die cut with the SSS Stitched Rectangles die set.  I had to recut it to get it the right size.

 

The NEW Etched flower die cuts two connected flowers…so I had this single flower left over and parts from the Frames die cuts so I made another card!

The sentiment is also from the Sending Sympathy stamp set.  I taped the pieces together on the back side of the panel and used foam mounting tape to mount it to the cardbase.

My third card…I had an idea but this isn’t anywhere near what I was trying to do! lol  I like it though! lol

I debated whether to stick with a thank you or make it a sympathy card… it could easy go for any occasion!

There’s the NEW Speckled Egg Distress ink is what I used on the white Etched Flower die cuts this time… peeled paint for the stems.

Memory Box 6×6 pattern paper pad for the three papers.

A thank you stamp and some cotton cord and I stuck it all to a white cardbase.

All three cards are A2 size.

Have fun checking out this new release and thank you for shopping through my links!  I appreciate your support so much!

Here’s the products I used and links for shopping…

Send Happiness
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp ETCHED FLOWER BUDS…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp DAMASK…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp FRAMES Wafer Dies…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Clear Stamps SENDING…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp STITCHED RECTANGLES…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box SCRIBBLE FROND BACKGROUND…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box GARDEN FOLLY 6×6 pack Pack…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box Clear Stamps WILD ROSE…
[ SSS ]

 

All Occasion · cards · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Flowers · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Techniques · Thank You · Watercolor

poppystamps Leafy Garden Border Die, Napkin Die Cutting and Painting Technique…

Hi everyone! June is flying by just like these butterflies!  I had so much fun revisiting the napkin die cutting and painting technique by Memory Box owner, Dave.

You’ll find the video HERE.

I did it just like he did except this time I used Distress Ink refills for the paint.  I used a drop of refill ink and drops of water, sometimes more, sometimes less.

Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters and Forest Moss.

I used Gansai Tambi gold watercolor for the gold accents, I’ll link everything below.

The A2 cardbase doubles as the background.  I inked it with the NEW Speckled Egg Distress Oxide with a little Tumbled Glass Oxide brushed on also.

Then water droplets, dried with the heat tool, then spattered with White Distress Oxide Spray.  I just unscrew the bottle and tap the ink off the tube with a paintbrush a few times.  I dried again with the heat tool because I wanted to finish putting the card together.

I used the thin mounting squares cut in half to mount the frame die cut and a few behind the leaves.

The sentiment from the Peony Garden Corner stamp set is heat embossed on black TE Oreo cardstock and cut out with the Scan and Cut machine.

I’m linking to some challenges…

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – anything goes

Simon Says Stamp Instagram Challenge for June – Ink blending

Happy Little Stampers – anything goes with dies

This card is perfect for this time of year!  We’ve had plenty of rain and everything is so GREEN!  The sky is so blue! Still no hydrangeas on my three bushes though. hmmmm  I hope you don’t tell me I have to go talk to them! lol

Fun to be back sharing with you… I have a couple more cards coming soon! Thank you for clicking over!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Memory Box – CL5255-D Peony Garden…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box Clear Stamps PEONY GARDEN…
[ SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2367 Intricate Cut…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2319 Leafy Garden…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2002 Double Stitch…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – Die – Leavenworth…
[ FRN ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
[ STR | SSS ]
Tim Holtz DISTRESS INK REFILLS LOT OF…
[ SSS ]
Marvy Embossing Heat Tool – Model 2500
[ SBC | BLIC ]
Lawn Fawn – Embossing Powder – White
[ SBC | SSS ]
Embossing Powder Prep Bag…
[ STR ]
VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad – full…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
[ SSS ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS | BLIC ]
adhesive pick-up square
[ STR | SBC ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi STARRY…
[ SSS | BLIC ]

 

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · Distress Ink coloring · Flowers · Memory Box · Watercolor

Memory Box Peony Garden Wreath Card…

Hi everyone!  I have a new Memory Box stamp and die set card to share today… just because.  Isn’t that a pretty script?  It’s hard to believe it’s Memorial Day weekend.  It looks like it’ll warm up here but still cloudy.  We’re getting anxious for some sunshine!  I guess the sunshine today is this bright Picked Raspberry Distress Ink color that I painted with!

I stamped the new wreath on watercolor paper with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Ranger Gold Embossing powder. I die cut with the coordinating die, then I watercolored with regular Distress Ink pad refills.  I just put a drop of the refill on my craft mat and pick it up with a wet paintbrush.  I did put water on the paper first so it was wet on wet.

I used Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled paint, Peacock Feathers and a little bit of Mowed Lawn ink refills for coloring the wreath.

I die cut white cardstock twice and used that to layer the wreath for a little depth instead of foam mounting tape.

I used Taylored Expressions Confetti Cake cardstock for the background square adhered to a white top fold cardbase. My card is 5 ½ inches square.

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you have some peonies in your life.  I’m glad I had these to color!

Here’s what I used…

Sale code for SSS this weekend… CRFT898 for 15% off!

Memory Box – CL5257-D Peony Garden…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box Clear Stamps PEONY GARDEN…
[ SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Inkssentials – Clear…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn – Stamp Shammy
[ SBC | SSS ]
VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad – full…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Hero Arts – Wagner – HT400 Precision…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Embossing Powder Prep Bag…
[ STR | SSS ]
EK Success POWDER TOOL Applicator…
[ SSS ]
TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC | SZZ | SSS ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
[ SSS ]
EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 8.5 Inch…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 12.25…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic 12 INCH WIDE BASE GUILLOTINE…
[ SSS ]
Sizzix Big Shot Sticky Grid 5/Pkg,…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
[ SBC | SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
[ SBC ]
Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
[ SSS | JGG ]
Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS | BLIC ]
adhesive pick-up square
[ STR | SBC ]
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D 217 WHITE FOAM…
[ SSS | JGG ]
Avery Elle EXTRA LARGE Stamp and Die…
[ SSS ]
Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
[ STR | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]

All Occasion · cards · Die Piecing · Flowers · Simon Says Stamp · Watercolor · Zigs

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Use Some Green!


Hi everyone!  Use some green is the challenge this week for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  What fun!  I had several things rolling around in my brain but this is what came out! lol

I used poppystamps Fun Floral Sidekick Frame and Stencil die set. Die cut everything in Canson Smooth Bristol Cardstock, the orange pad.

I’m thinking it’s a cactus, you know, looking down from a drone! lol   I sure had fun getting the Bristol card die cut pieces wet and dropping in the ink and watching it spread!

I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers for the watercoloring and a paintbrush.  I scribbled the marker on my craft mat, spritzed it with water and picked it up with a wet paint brush.

poppystamps Blomming Greetings clear stamp set for the sentiment.   I ink blended some Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide on the card base, then used strips of mounting tape to adhere the frame. The sentiment panel is glued down in flat. The little pink flowers are from another set… I’ll link it up below also.

The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a FABULOUS $50 voucher to shop at the  Simon Says Stamp Store! All you have to do is take out your crafty supplies, make something following this weeks prompt and add a link in the Inlinkz at the bottom of the challenge blog post! You can join 5 times so you could have 5 chances to win! How AWESOME is that!! All winners are chosen randomly, so everyone has an equal chance to win! Woo Hoo!! Good Luck to everyone!

Thank you for clicking over!  I hope you’re encouraged to use some green in your papercrafting this week and join us!  Shoot me an email if you link up!  I want to see!  Take care and I’ll be back soon!

Products I used from the SSS store – coupon code for $5 off is HP2T9, good until May 30th…

Poppy Stamps FUN FLORAL SIDEKICK…
[ SSS ]
Poppy Stamps SUMMER BLOSSOMS SIDEKICK…
[ SSS ]
Poppy Stamps Clear Stamps BLOOMING…
[ SSS ]
Canson XL BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12 Paper…
[ SSS ]
Zig CLEAN COLOR 48 SET Real Brush…
[ SSS ]
Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK…
[ SSS ]
Ranger Archival JET BLACK Reinker…
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors BLACK PD118
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors WHITE PD125
[ SSS ]
Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue Two…
[ SSS ]
Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE Gray And…
[ SSS ]
Sizzix Big Shot Kick STANDARD CUTTING…
[ SSS ]

 

All Occasion · cards · LOVE · Memory Box · Valentine · Watercolor · Zigs

Memory Box Friendship Floral Heart Card…

Hi cardmakers and friends…back again today with a card for Memory Box.  I’ve been wanting to get this NEW Floral Heart colored up from the Friendship Floral Heart stamp set and finally did this week!  YAY!

I stamped and heat embossed with versamark ink and Ranger Gold Detail embossing powder. *TIP: I recommend stamping clear stamps several times with different inks on scrap paper to get them stamping good…maybe it’s just me but after stamping 7 practice times or so, I’m much happier when I stamp the real deal.

Oh, I stamped on Canson Smooth Bristol… the orange pad. I colored with Zig Clean Color Brush markers… photo below of the colors.

I used water and a paintbrush to move the color around…basic watercoloring, drying between layers.

Then a little spritz of water, some white and gold spatters. I wasn’t very heavy handed with them this time.

The background is Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink blended on with a TE brush then some Peacock Feather Oxide spatters, some gold spatters and some black TE watercolor spatters over that.

It’s a 5 ½ inch square card.

I was tempted to place it off the page and made an A2 size card but I resisted and left it complete this time… next time! lol

I stamped the sentiments from the same set on vellum… don’t die of shock but I used an acrylic block this time to stamp! I’m gonna experiment… I love all my stamp positioning tools but I struggle with heat embossing sentiments with a positioner!  :O  I know… do you have an opinion?  curious!

I’m gonna let you go and get on with your Saturday!  Thank you so much for stopping by and letting me show and tell!

Scrapbook.com SALE!


Here’s what I used to make this card… 

Memory Box – CL5250 Friendship Floral…
[ STR | SSS ]
Kuretake – ZIG – Clean Color – Brush…
[ SBC | SSS | BLIC ]
Canson XL BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12 Paper…
[ SSS | BLIC ]
Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
TE Blender Brushes
[ TE ]

 

cards · Christmas · Hero Arts · Karin Markers · Watercolor

Deck the Halls for the Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge…

Hello everyone! So fun to get back into coloring this week! This month is the Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge.  I will link up on Instagram but I wanted to share my card here too.  

Christmas and holly, two of my favorite things!  The brown paper package this time is the brown paper Hero Arts die cut wood frame! I die cut it 3 times, glued them together to get the real ‘frame’ look.  Then I inked it all with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and the mini ink blending tool.

I gold heat embossed the A2 size cardbase with one of the stamps from My Favorite Things Distressed Panels stamp set.

The Holly and Merry Christmas are from Ellen Hutson’s Mondo Holly stamp set.  I gold embossed on Hot Press Watercolor paper and colored with Karin Brushmarkers. What awesome markers… full of ink and joy! lol  I just put a little ink down and pull it out to color in with a waterbrush. Let it dry, then do it again. I didn’t keep track of how many times I came back and colored again!  There’s just something about adding more color here and there. Yes, therapy!  Here’s a post I made on IG back in March showing the markers I used for this card. It’s so cool to be able to actually see the ink in the marker barrel!

I added mounting tape cut to fit on the backside of the holly and the sentiment.  The frame is glued directly to the cardbase.

It’s ready to head out the door one of these days.  I tell you, I get attached to these cards sometimes and it’s hard to let them go but I must! I’ve been sorting cards this week.  The spare bedroom is covered with cards.  I’m making progress but it sure doesn’t look like it! I would type ‘lol’ but it’s not funny!  I must do better at staying organized!

Here’s hoping you’ve had some creative days this week! There’s so much I want to make! I keep seeing more things I want to buy!  It’s dangerous out there gals! lol  As if you don’t already know. haha

oh dear, I’ll shut up…have a great weekend and I’ll catch up again with you soon!  Thank you so much for stopping by!

A few links for what I used…pssstttt…great gift ideas for oneself!  😀

Karin BRUSHMARKER MEGA BOX 60 Colors…
[ SSS ]
My Favorite Things DISTRESSED…
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Nesting WOOD FRAME Infinity…
[ SSS | SBC ]
My Favorite Things BLUEPRINTS 27…
[ SSS ]
Precision Heat Embossing Tool Hero…
[ SSS | SBC | SBC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC | SZZ | SBC ]

cards · CAS · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Watercolor · Winter

poppystamps Holiday Mistletoe and Die Cutting Napkin Technique…

Have you tried the Napkin Die Cutting Technique yet?  I’m still loving it!  You can see Memory Box Dave demoing it HERE in this video.  So fun! Our area stamp club had it’s annual Christmas party Friday and this is the MITI I had them make.  I think they enjoyed it! 😀

So pretty showcased in this new poppystamps Double Scallop Oval die.

I just added the die cut letters for JOY from a MB alphabet set and the festive ribbon and it was done.

The frame is popped up with mounting tape. The leaves have mounting tape behind each one cut to fit.

The only thing I did different than Dave is, I used green cardstock for the back of my mistletoe die cuts.

That’s it for today!  I’m recovering from a card crazy week last week!  I have more ready to share though!  Just need to take pictures!

Keep on truckin’ I mean card makin’!  Hope you all are having a creative month too! With a little shopping thrown in. hehe  I just placed an order…oh my…we tend to inspire each other to shop! lol

Take care and talk again soon!

Here’s what I used to make this card… (STR awesome prices everyday! SSS $5 off code PURF5)

Poppystamps – 2224 Double Scallop…
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Poppystamps – 2233 Holiday Mistletoe…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Kuretake – Gansai Tambi – Solid…
[ SBC | SSS | BLIC ]
Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi STARRY…
[ SSS | BLIC ]
Sizzix – Limited Edition – Big Shot…
[ SBC | SZZ | SSS | BLIC ]

 

cards · Fall · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Shopping · Simon Says Stamp · Watercolor

Simon Says Stamp Cheer and Joy Release Card…

Hi cardmakers and friends.  I have a fairly simple card to share with you… well, I kept adding things! lol

Today is the new release at Simon Says Stamp… it’s festive and Christmasy for the most part!  I’ll link you up below to what I used.

The new stamp they sent me to show is the background here, Leaves and Berries Cling Mount Stamp.

I gold heat embossed it and then blended on 3 colors of Distress Oxide Ink. Spiced Marmalade, Twisted Citron and Shaded Lilac.  Weird… the Lilac kinda wiped of when I went over it to get the ink off the heat embossed gold. I barely used any lilac though… good thing! haha I spattered with water drops using the Tim Holtz mister water bottle.

Then I just painted in the leaves and berries with the Gansai Tambi watercolors that I still had out on my desk.  Oh, I stamped on Strathmore 400/Best the brown pad of watercolor paper.

I die cut the panel with SSS Stitched Rectangles.

I embossed in Ranger Detail gold, the background and the sentiment.  ‘Thankful for you’ is from the SSS Autumn Greetings clear stamp set.

I used three small circle cuts from the New Memory Box Stylish Frame Trio die set.  I die cut them in TE Premium cardstock, links below, Candy Corn, Granny Smith and Peapod.

I die cut leaves from the cardstocks too using the New poppystamps Autumn Leaf Set.  Then I added some small enamel dots.

And that’s it!

Check out the new release!  I’ll link below in the linkdeli links below, the first one.  I’m not sure the links in my written post work so I’ll try this.

Thank you for stopping by!

Cheer and Joy
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Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp LEAVES…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps AUTUMN…
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Simon Says Stamp STITCHED RECTANGLES…
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Memory Box STYLISH FRAME TRIO Craft…
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Poppy Stamps AUTUMN LEAF Craft Dies 2248
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TE Premium Cardstock
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Studio Katia INK BLENDER BRUSHES Set…
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Honey Bee BACKGROUND BLENDER BRUSHES…
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Ranger Embossing Powder SUPER FINE…
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Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD…
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Hero…
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Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi 48 COLOR…
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Strathmore WATERCOLOR PAPER PAD…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]

cards · Christmas · Memory Box · Oxide Inks · Watercolor · Winter

Memory Box Simple Poinsettia Frame Card and Jolly Snowflake Trio and Snowflake Marquee Card…

Hi everyone!  I know, I know… yes this one is a napkin technique card (see the technique here) but the card below is not!  I don’t have another one in the works! lol   I do love it so much though!

I’ll link up the dies I used below instead of typing it all out here…

I think this one has a retro feel to it. Super festive! This Bazzill Mint Julep cardstock is just so fun and unusual to me.

So here’s an oxide background tall card, it fits in a standard #10 business size envelope.  You can buy these that look nice like stationery too… they don’t have to be the kind that look like you’d send a bill or payment in. lol

I inlaid these die cuts in the tall card panel. I use scor-tape on the back to hold the die cuts in place.

I tried to capture the sparkle of the glitter cardstock but you know how it is, so much better IRL even with a good camera! Course there’s the operator behind the camera. haha

I heat embossed the sentiments on black cardstock with white powder.

The background is Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire and a little Black Soot on the edges.

It’s been cooler here lately…I was beginning to wonder! 😀

Stay tuned!  Something GREAT is coming our way REAL SOON!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Here’s what I used and links if you want to shop! Thank you!

Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi STARRY…
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Kuretake – Gansai Tambi – Solid…
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Memory Box – 94297 Simple Poinsettia…
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Memory Box/Open Studio – 30086…
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Memory Box – 94306 Silverdale Branch…
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Memory Box – CL5245 Tidings Wreath…
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Memory Box – 94284 Jolly Snowflake…
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Memory Box – 94286 Snowflake Marquee…
[ STR | SSS ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe – Mint Julep
[ STR | SSS | SBC ]
Memory Box – CL5247 Mistletoe Swag…
[ STR | SSS ]
American Crafts Glitter Cardstock -…
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TE Premium Cardstock
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VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad – Small…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn WHITE Embossing Powder LF1537
[ SSS | SBC ]
Mini Ink Blending Tool *new* – 2…
[ STR | SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Mini Ink Blending Foam Refills – pkg…
[ STR | SBC | JGG ]
Ranger 4oz Distress Sprayer by Tim Holtz
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC | SZZ | SSS ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
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Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
[ SBC | SZZ | SSS ]
Sizzix Big Shot Plus CUTTING PADS…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Plus – Accessory -…
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We R Memory Keepers QUICKSTIK…
[ SSS | SSS ]
Tool Basics Flush Cutters – 5 inch…
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Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
[ STR | SSS | SBC ]
Spellbinders – Tan Embossing Mats
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Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
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EK Success POWDER TOOL Applicator…
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Embossing Powder Prep Bag…
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Hero Arts – Wagner – HT400 Precision…
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EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
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Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 8.5 Inch…
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 12.25…
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Tonic 12 INCH WIDE BASE GUILLOTINE…
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Ranger Ink – Inkssentials – Clear…
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Lawn Fawn – Stamp Shammy
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix Big Shot Sticky Grid 5/Pkg,…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Travel…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
[ SBC | SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Simon Says Accessories MISTI GRID…
[ SSS ]
Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
[ SBC ]
Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
[ SSS | JGG ]
Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
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Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS | BLIC ]
adhesive pick-up square
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
[ SSS ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
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Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D ADHESIVE…
[ SSS ]
Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
[ STR | SSS ]
Avery Elle EXTRA LARGE Stamp and Die…
[ SSS ]
Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
[ STR | SSS ]

cards · Christmas · Poppystamps · Watercolor · Winter

poppystamps Mistletoe Side Strips and Holiday Mistletoe Card…

Hi everyone!  I’ve been playing with Dave’s napkin die cutting technique again!  I finished this one up and then I have one more started I’ll post soon!  I LOVE this technique and how it looks finished.  My pictures don’t do this card justice! 😀

Here’s a close up of the Mistletoe die cuts painted…

A close up of the new poppystamps Holiday Joy die cut in shiny mirror gold foil cardstock.  Love that stuff!

ta da!  The look from the front…

I just love plaid this time of year…for Fall and for Christmas!  Then throw in gold and you’ve got FESTIVE! lol

Dave’s video is HERE.  Warning…it makes you want to do it!  Have napkins on hand! lol

p.s. here’s a huge phone picture that I took later… unedited…

Thanks for stopping by!  I’m hurrying to get this up… been mattress shopping online, ugh.  How to decide!  Kids coming in an hour so I need to get ready! eek! lol

Links below for the names of the dies I used for this card!

Poppystamps – 2234 Mistletoe Side…
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Poppystamps – 2233 Holiday Mistletoe…
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Poppystamps – 2242 Holiday Joy craft die
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Memory Box – CL5246 Merry and Bright…
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