Monday, August 17, 2015

Embossed Background

Here's a fun way to mix up using your embossing folders. Emboss just one section, then turn around and emboss the other section leaving an un-embossed area in the center for sentiments or images.  I just added a few die cuts and sequins to complete the card.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

10 minute card

Unity Stamp Company had a little "party" last week and one of the challenges was a 10 minute card.  So I did this quick faux watercolor card with a new stamp set I had just received.  You stamp the image with black archival ink.  Then I colored with Distress Markers in select areas and then spritzed with a fine mist of water. The Distress Ink acts well with water, so it bled out giving a soft pretty look.

A quick background piece of cardstock, mat the image and tie some twine. Stamp your sentiment and you're done! Quick and easy.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Scrapbooking Yellowstone

I was determined to get our big trip to Yellowstone completed before September rolled around and a year had passed.  Yippee, it's done!  It was so fun to go back and do these, and thank goodness I had decided to make a travel journal and wrote in it each night.  This way I had the notes to refresh my memories and some memorabilia saved!

These are just a few of the highlights - it was such a fantastic trip.  Mark and I are determined to go back again.

Friday, August 07, 2015

Embossing Paste Backgrounds

This is pretty fun to do - color your embossing paste with Distress Ink!  Or I suppose any ink you have will work.  I made three colors of red and then applied them to cardstock through a stencil!  Pretty Cool.

The cute owl and saying are from Unity Stamp Company - I won it a couple weeks ago on a blog hop. This set and a few more, they are most generous with prizes.  Love them!

This is also made for their Friends With Flair!

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Backgrounds with Cover Plate Dies

This lesson was a bit harder, since I don't have the wonderful product Press-n-Seal to hold the many pieces in place after you die cut them!  It's on the list for the next grocery store run!  Lots of crafters have found this kitchen product to be quite useful in the craft room.  Add it to my waxed paper and aluminum foil!

The tree is from Papertrey ink and the hello is from The Stamps of Life.  Both are colored with Copic markers.

Embossed Background Cards

One of the lessons in the Online Card Class Background Check was using embossing folders and then adding color to them.  Floral images seemed the easiest to me and would give a nice card without a whole lot more work involved!

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Background Check Cards

These are a few of the cards I've made while taking the Online Card Class "Background Check".  Although some of the lessons are not new techniques to me it is fun to revisit them and to see the instructors take on the technique.  And as always the classes run by Jennifer and Kristina are top notch!

Paper: Neenah Solar White
Inks: Distress
Stamps: PaperTrey Ink (PTI)
Dies: Cheers & Wine Glass  (PTI) and thanks is from The Stamps of Life

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015


I'm taking the latest Online Card Class - Background Check.  Yesterday we learned backgrounds using inks and watercolors, nothing really new that I haven't done before. But it's always interesting to see what approach the instructors take.  Today it was backgrounds via stamping.  This card is the result of Kristina's lesson using pigment and dye inks.

The stamps are from Club Scrap - Neon Doodles and the sentiment is Stampin' Up.