Monday, April 16, 2018

You Make me Smile

Welcome Back! I have a video for you all today creating this card. I busted out the ol' stencils and modeling paste for the current Simon Says Stamp Texture Challenge.

I mixed the modeling paste with Distress Oxide Inks, which is now my new favorite way to stain texture paste! I also colored these adorable images from the Simon Says Stamp "Best Friends" stamp set with Copic markers. 

Did I mention I have a video?! It's been a while! You can watch it here or click the play button below... Enjoy :)


Tim Holtz Stencil “Zig Zag” -
Simon Says Stamp “Best Friends” Stamp -
Distress Oxide “Seedless Preserves” -
Distress Oxide “Cracked Pistachio” -
Distress Oxide “Peacock Feathers” -
Faber Castell Whipped Spackle -
Copic Markers -
Cutter Bee Detailed Scissors -
White Embossing Powder -
Embossing Buddy Anti-Static Pouch -
Versamark Watermark Ink -
Wagner Heat Tool -
Scotch Foam Adhesive -
Tombow Mono Multi Glue -
Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock -
Neenah Solar White Cardstock -
Fiskars Rotary Paper Trimmer -
Tim Holtz Craft Mat -
Palette Knife -
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink -
MISTI Stamp Tool -

Doodlebug Sequins -
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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Cactus Card Set

I just got back from spring break in Arizona, so you can bet I have cacti on the brain! The current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge is all about making card sets. My absolute favorite Lawn Fawn stamp set, Stuck on You, is perfect for quick simple cards that look cute to boot.

What makes this set great for stamping is that it is all ink and stamp! No coloring in the lines. In order to get different shading on the images I stamped first in the lightest ink color, then inked just the edges with a darker color and stamped again. The MISTI came in super handy for this technique! I also used Simon Says Stamp ink that blends into the paper once it dries.

Each panel is stamped on Neenah Solar White Cardstock that was die cut. The card base is Neenah Desert Storm kraft cardstock, and the pattern paper is from DoodleBug "Fun in the Sun" collection.

Done and Done! Three cute cactusy cards that are no fuss and ready to jump in the mail.


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Monday, March 26, 2018

Rainbow Birthday SMASH!

Springtime and rainy days and cool sunshine and rainbows... at least that's what we're lucky enough to have right now here in northern California! For those of you covered in feet of snow, maybe these little pinatas can cheer you up!

I created this birthday card with the Lawnfawnatics color inspiration in mind... Happy 1st birthday Lawn Fawnatics!

This card is also one of those that looks super simple but it really took me almost an entire day to make. I'm sure I was over-thinking it in the moment but it was definitely time consuming. I did love that I used a lot of Copic markers that I otherwise didn't touch often! 

Each little pinata is colored with a minimum of 10 Copic markers within the same color family. The llamas and sentiment are from Lawn Fawn Year Seven stamp set and the confetti, party hats, and noise makers are from Lawn Fawn Party Animal.

My bestie will be receiving this card in about a month for her birthday! I know she won't throw it in the trash ;)


Red Copics: R20, R22, R43, R35, R05, R08, RV09, RV19, R29, R39
Orange Copics: YR68, YR18, YR16, YR07, YR65, YR02, YR15, YR38, YR14, Y04, Y15
Green Copics: YG67, G29, YG45, G17, G43, YG63, YG07, G05, YG11, YG05
Blue Copics: B06, B18, BG07, BG49, B01, BG45, BG11, BG23, B0000, B41
Purple Copics: BV13, B66, V28, V09, V99, V17, V12, V15

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