Abstract Watercolor Backgrounds

Happy Birthday and “just because” cards are super important to have on hand. Plus, they’re a very convenient excuse to make some cards… am I right? These cards were done using Daniel Smith watercolor paints (my personal favorite), some low tack washi tape, a border sized embossing folder, a few random thin metal dies, some embossing powder, and some bling. I just threw them together in … Continue reading Abstract Watercolor Backgrounds

Distress Oxide Gift Card Holder Cards

Sometimes it’s a drag giving “just” a gift card to someone, even if it is what they really want and actually asked for. But, if you make a beautiful handmade card that carries the gift card to the recipient, well… that’s a different story altogether! These cards are not only beautiful, they are easy to make and require no special skill. Try the “ink smooshing” … Continue reading Distress Oxide Gift Card Holder Cards

Industrial and masculine cards with a metal look

This all started with the diamond plate embossing folder and some of Tim Holtz’s silver metallic paper. It just screamed masculine cards to me, so that’s what I made… quite a few of them actually. I looked through my supplies and found some other embossing folders that had that industrial, grungy look, and went to town. I love the texture (you’ll hear me say that … Continue reading Industrial and masculine cards with a metal look