Saturday, April 21, 2018

Sparkle Wherever You Go

Leave a Little Sparkle Wherever You Go! Today I'm sharing an easy mixed media card that is filled with glitter and shimmer. The background of the card was inspired by a friend's water bottle that had these great waves of blues, geometric grids, and black doodles. I'm pretty happy with the outcome and the entire card came together in about 45 minutes (including drying time!)

The background was created by using a Gelatos Smoosh technique... you can see the entire process in my video. The Iridescent and Metallic Gelatos already have so much shimmer in the pigment, it really adds a lot of shine!

I'll be entering this card into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (Sparkle and Shine) and the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge (Let's Doodle).

Get all the How-To details by watching my process video. Enjoy!


Ken Oliver Craft Mat -
Gelatos Iridescent -
Gelatos Silver Ice -
Gelatos Metallic Blueberry -
Strathmore Mixed Media Paper -
Inkadinkado Large Acrylic Block -
Ranger Mister -
Wagner Heat Tool -
Staedtler Black Pen -
Tim Holtz “Splatters” Stencil -
Glass Bead Glitter Gel -
Palette Knife -
MISTI Stamp Tool -
Archival Jet Black Ink -
Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils -
Pentel Water Brush Pens -
CutterBee Detail Scissors -
Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock -
Scotch ATG Gun Adhesive -
Tombow Mono Multi Glue -
Tim Holtz Chit Chat Stickers -
Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen -

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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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