Using Inky Backgrounds | No Stamping Required

If you’ve been following my artistic journey for awhile, you know I love squishing distress inks to make backgrounds. ❤️ So, I was in a mood and made a bunch of backgrounds with some Distress Oxides. I used different dies to create openings for the pretty to show through and then added a sentiment from my favorite sentiment die set made by Spellbinders. Once again, … Continue reading Using Inky Backgrounds | No Stamping Required

Radiant Oval Stained Glass Effect with Alcohol Inks & Vellum | No Stamping Required

Playing with this beautiful Stained Glass Bouquet die set from Spellbinders was simply a joy. I love doing detail work every now and again… this inlay technique fit the bill. I got out a few of my alcohol inks to create this soft palette of color. I think these cards are just beautiful! You can watch a process video by clicking the green button below. … Continue reading Radiant Oval Stained Glass Effect with Alcohol Inks & Vellum | No Stamping Required

No Stamping Required | Use a 3D Embossing Folder with Die Cut Elements

3D Embossing folders create absolutely beautiful texture on card stock, especially metallics. However, I really love how they look on Kraft stock as well, so that’s how this particular card project began. I added some die cut elements for a super simple but elegant card for just about any occasion. You can watch a short process video by clicking the green button. Have a wonderful … Continue reading No Stamping Required | Use a 3D Embossing Folder with Die Cut Elements

Easy Stamped Backgrounds with Acrylic & Watercolor Paint

The most fun aspect of card making for me is creating backgrounds. Plus, I like easy. This pretty stamp named Windy Sky from Spellbinders works great for creating instant texture. I used watercolor paint on one and acrylic paints on the other to make these pretty backgrounds for a couple of simple and easy cards. Click the button below to watch the process video. Have … Continue reading Easy Stamped Backgrounds with Acrylic & Watercolor Paint

Wistful Window Die Set | Pretty Mother’s Day Cards

I love it when the tools do all the work. So true in the case of this die set from Spellbinders from the Stained Glass Bouquet Collection by Becca Feeken. I just picked out some pretty background paper and let the dies do the heavy lifting. I think they turned out great. No video for this fun project but the supply list can be found … Continue reading Wistful Window Die Set | Pretty Mother’s Day Cards

Ephemera & Chipboard Elements Made Easy

While digging through my stash for my last card using ephemera I found some more goodies. I had an unopened pack of chipboard alpha tiles and some miscellaneous bits and pieces that I hoarded… I mean “saved” from previous card kits I’ve purchased over the years. Some creamy Distress Oxide inks and the brand new Windy Sky stamp from Spellbinders was the perfect backdrop. This … Continue reading Ephemera & Chipboard Elements Made Easy

Create a Fancy Edge on an Ink Smooshed Background

While on Instagram, I saw several projects being created with border dies. While I didn’t rush out to get the dies being used, (yet 😜) — I did look in my stash to see what I already had. This cute springtime card is the result. Of course I ink smooshed the background, because, well, I love ink smooshing with Distress Inks! I grabbed a stamp … Continue reading Create a Fancy Edge on an Ink Smooshed Background

Super Simple Cards Using Ephemera

While going through my ever-increasing stash of craft supplies, I happened upon a couple of packs of the Tim Holtz Idea-ology ephemera called Botanical Layers. I thought to myself, “Michelle, why are you not using these beauties?” So, I immediately looked for an appropriate sentiment die and got to laying out some cards. Quickly made with a beautiful result. 😃 You can watch the process video … Continue reading Super Simple Cards Using Ephemera