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

Simple Rice Paper Card Project

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

Easy Acrylic Painted Background | Sympathy 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

Mini Slimline | Watercolor Garden on Black

In today’s card tutorial I make a couple of pretty mini slimline cards (mine are 3⅛” x 6¼”) and a couple of bonus bookmarks. I’ve had this stamp set, Floral Garden, since last spring and just now got around to playing with it. I know, it took a minute. 😂 Anyway, I love all things shiny and shimmery so I pulled out my Iridescent Shimmering … Continue reading Mini Slimline | Watercolor Garden on Black

Masculine Card Series | Little Snow Guy Holiday Card

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

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

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

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

A “Welcome to Your New Home” Card Project

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

Artsy Leaves + Magicals = Pretty Fall 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