Inky Rice Paper Card Project

Creating card backgrounds with rice paper is super fast, easy, and beautiful! I pulled out some black and white pieces from my stash and added some Distress inks and Cosmic Shimmer watercolor inks to make them my own. I love the way this went together. Click the button below to watch the process video. 😃 You can find a list of the supplies I used … Continue reading Inky Rice Paper Card Project

Easy Watercolor Bees & Flowers Scene Card

Watercoloring is my favorite way to color critters for cards… it’s easy, cheap, and looks great! I used Distress Inks for my colors this time, but any water based media will work. These little bees and flowers were just too cute not to put on a card. I hope you enjoy the process. 🐝 You can watch the video and see the complete supply list … Continue reading Easy Watercolor Bees & Flowers Scene Card

Ink Smooshing on Shaped Cards

This project started with me trying to use up a stack of backgrounds in my studio. I dug into my ink-smooshed pile and thought, “How can I use these and make some really quick and easy cards?” I remembered that about a year ago, I watched a video where another crafter used shape dies to make cards and I thought I’d give it a go. … Continue reading Ink Smooshing on Shaped Cards

4 Cards with Ink Smooshed Backgrounds

I do believe that ink smooshing is my most favorite technique to make backgrounds. Each one is perfectly unique and they can be used in so many ways. Today’s project includes 4 card designs with 3 color combos. These cards could be used for just about any occasion. If you enjoyed this video and would like to see more tutorials, please visit my YouTube channel … Continue reading 4 Cards with Ink Smooshed Backgrounds

A Simple Fall Card with Metallic Accents

With minimal supplies this project can be done quickly and fleshed out in a myriad of colors and layouts. I love the simplicity and the contrast in this card project. Plus, a little bit of bling never hurt anybody. 💖 If you haven’t already, when you’re visiting my Youtube channel, be sure and subscribe. Also, click the notification bell so you’ll know every time I … Continue reading A Simple Fall Card with Metallic Accents

Fast and Easy Critter Coloring with a Water Brush

These cute little critters are from a Pretty Pink Posh set called Winter Woodland. Watercolor is a really simple and quick way to color in these adorable little characters. I heat embossed clear over black pigment ink to make it even easier. You should give it a try if you struggle with coloring for cards. If you haven’t already, when you’re visiting my Youtube channel, … Continue reading Fast and Easy Critter Coloring with a Water Brush

Two Distress Inks + Foil Paper = Pretty Maple Leaf Cards

Well, now that it’s September, I can “legally” start creating fall themed projects. I got my hands on the new Tim Holtz Distress color, Crackling Campfire, pulled out my favorite leaf die by Simon Says Stamp, and these pretty cards are the result.  If you haven’t already, when you’re visiting my Youtube channel, be sure and subscribe. Also, click the notification bell so you’ll know … Continue reading Two Distress Inks + Foil Paper = Pretty Maple Leaf Cards

A pretty background stamp + distress ink smooshed rainbows!

This background stamp does all the work with a little help from some distress inks. I smooshed the inks onto the background and then used water to move it around. Super easy, messy, and beautiful! This background stamp is from Simon Says Stamp (SSS) but you can find them everywhere! They can be more expensive than a regular stamp set, but totally worth the investment. … Continue reading A pretty background stamp + distress ink smooshed rainbows!

Simple, Autumn Themed, Square Card Project

I. Love. Fall. Cooler temperatures, less humidity (I live in Michigan so there’s lots of humid air in the summer), and of course, the fall colors. My favorite color is orange, specifically that beautiful rusty, sunset orange that is so prominent in the autumn season. Yummy! I’ve had these dies since last fall and am just now getting around to playing with them. I love … Continue reading Simple, Autumn Themed, Square Card Project

A Sweet Hello

I sometimes get stuck for inspiration with a new stamp set. This was the case with the Simon Says Stamp set Thoughtful Flowers. So, I just started stamping it on different paper stock to see what it would look like. I had some Kraft card stock on my work table and instantly thought “tone on tone”. That’s how these really pretty, any occasion, cards came … Continue reading A Sweet Hello