Tis the season for holiday celebrations and, for the northern hemisphere… snow! This fun card was decorated with watercolor pencils from Altenew, a stamp and die set from Gina K. Designs, and a background snow stamp from My Favorite Things. As usual, use what you have and keep it simple for the little guys in your life. If you enjoyed this video and would like … Continue reading Masculine Card Series | Little Snow Guy Holiday Card
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
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
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
A friend of mine recently sold her home. Being very excited for the couple that just relocated and made the purchase, she wanted to give them a “Welcome to Your New Home” card. I came up with a few ideas for her and decided to make a video of the process. Thanks to a stamp set from Simon Says Stamp and some die sets from … Continue reading A “Welcome to Your New Home” Card Project
My second favorite season is fall and my favorite type of art is abstract. These cool little leaf dies by Sizzix live up to both and they practically jumped into my cart at Hobby Lobby. I couldn’t wait to get home and create a card project with them. So I grabbed some Lindy’s Magical powders and here’s what I came up with… If you haven’t … Continue reading Artsy Leaves + Magicals = Pretty Fall Card Project
I’m not sure why July elicits thoughts of Christmas. Maybe it’s because it’s the middle of the year, sort of. Or maybe because it’s pretty hot in this part of the world and folks are longing for cooler weather. Whatever the reason, businesses and artists alike participate. So, I thought I’d get in, just under the wire, and play along. This project went super fast … Continue reading Christmas in July Made Easy
I feel like I can’t even take any credit for these cards… this Simon Says Stamp background stamp is so gorgeous all on it’s own! I mean, look at it! These cards practically made themselves. Add a few colors of Distress Ink for color, a simple sentiment and there ya go, three beautiful cards. Here’s the video showing all the steps… If you haven’t already, … Continue reading Poppy Background Stamp
Easter is a very special holiday for us Christian folk. It’s the day that we celebrate our King, Jesus Christ’s triumph over death. It’s a happy day filled with joy and anticipation of the day we are reunited with him. The holiday represents rebirth and renewal. It brings with it, thoughts of spring and warmer weather (here in Michigan anyway). For me, Easter is the foundation … Continue reading Easter is April 1, 2018 and yes, He is alive!
Well, not real ones, but… I can wish, right? 🙂 These ones are just white embossed with a watercolor background. Still pretty though. Black card base, same concept. If you’re interested in the products I used, a list follows. Thanks, a ton, for spending time with me! Here’s the process video: Supplies Used for this project: PAPER Strathmore 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper Neenah … Continue reading Tropical flowers are in bloom!