Ink Blended Background with Wax Seal Embellishment

Spellbinders recently had a really exciting release with their wax seal collection of products called Sealed by Spellbinders. Of course I “needed” to get in on it and have been having fun playing with all the things. This project includes die sets Sealed Leaf Sprigs and Sealed Blooms along with the glimmer plate Geometric Optical Background with it’s Layered Stencils. I think this card turned … Continue reading Ink Blended Background with Wax Seal Embellishment

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

Little Sparkly Notes to Say “Thanks!”

I ordered some lovely new stencils from Altenew and wanted to put them and some Gina K. Designs iridescent glitter paste to work. I added some pretty distress oxide inks and these two cards are the result. I also show you how I make a custom envelope using an envelope punch board. 😁 You can watch the process video below. If you enjoyed this tutorial … Continue reading Little Sparkly Notes to Say “Thanks!”

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

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