If you’ve been watching me create for a while, then you know I love to ink smoosh with Distress inks. It’s my “go to” for fast, easy, and beautiful backgrounds. I paired an inky background with a beautiful stamp set to make this quick friendship card. Any water-based color medium will work, even watercolor paint if you’d like. Have fun squishing those colors around! 😃 … Continue reading Ink Smooshing with Distress Oxides and a Single Stamp Set
I’ve mentioned it before, I’m sure, I love playing with stencils and mediums… the results are always a surprise. Working with Matte Gel Medium and Lindy’s Gang Magicals is no exception. You could use any color combination and stencils you have with this technique and get great results every time. It’s pretty impossible to mess up. 😃 All the supplies I used are listed below. … Continue reading Stencils, Gel Medium, and Pigments!
A pretty holly, holiday 3D embossing folder is the highlight for this project. Just add an appropriate sentiment, stamped in black along with some glitter cardstock and you’re done! Thanks, so much, for spending time with me while I craft! If you’d like to further support me and ensure more projects are on tap, please use the affiliate links provided to purchase the products you … Continue reading 3D Embossed Holly & Berries | 2022 Christmas Series
Use any large cutting die to highlight the front of this card. Add a sentiment and a pretty background to complete the project. Thanks, so much, for spending time with me while I craft! If you’d like to further support me and ensure more projects are on tap, please use the affiliate links provided to purchase the products you love to see in my projects. … Continue reading Die Cut Focal Point Card Project | 2022 Christmas Series
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
It’s rice paper to the rescue once again! I just love the soft, watercolor look of this Dragonflies rice paper. I purchased it last year and have dreaded cutting into it ever since because it was just too dang pretty! But today was the day and I got enough lovely pieces to make four cards from this one A4 sized sheet. In the video I … Continue reading Simple Rice Paper Card Project
This project actually started after I was playing in my mixed media journal with different painting techniques. With just a brayer and some Cosmic Shimmer Glimmer paints, this super easy card project came to life. I added some pretty Cosmic Shimmer mixed media embossing powder to one of my favorite die cut flowers, used a 3D embossing folder, a die cut and stamped sentiment, and … Continue reading Easy Acrylic Painted Background | Sympathy Card Project
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