Stencils, Gel Medium, and Pigments!

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. πŸ˜ƒ All the supplies I used are listed below. … Continue reading Stencils, Gel Medium, and Pigments!

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

Inky Rice Paper Card Project

Creating card backgrounds with rice paper is super fast, easy, and beautiful! I pulled out some black and white pieces from my stash and added some Distress inks and Cosmic Shimmer watercolor inks to make them my own. I love the way this went together. Click the button below to watch the process video. πŸ˜ƒ You can find a list of the supplies I used … Continue reading Inky Rice Paper Card Project

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

Mini Slimline | Watercolor Garden on Black

In today’s card tutorial I make a couple of pretty mini slimline cards (mine are 3β…›” x 6ΒΌ”) 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. πŸ˜‚ Anyway, I love all things shiny and shimmery so I pulled out my Iridescent Shimmering … Continue reading Mini Slimline | Watercolor Garden on Black

Camper Shaped Card for Any Occasion | Easy Die Cutting with Scraps

Camping is one of my favorite things to do. Our little “home away from home” allows us to see and experience the most beautiful parts of the United States. The die set I used is from Honey Bee Stamps and is adorable! I also purchased the stamp set named “Wild and Free” to go with it. This clear stamp set has great sentiments for the … Continue reading Camper Shaped Card for Any Occasion | Easy Die Cutting with Scraps

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

A Simple Fall Card with Metallic Accents

With minimal supplies this project can be done quickly and fleshed out in a myriad of colors and layouts. I love the simplicity and the contrast in this card project. Plus, a little bit of bling never hurt anybody. πŸ’– 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 every time I … Continue reading A Simple Fall Card with Metallic Accents

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