• It's my first time really using the emboss resist technique. I love the pinkness! I had trimmed the sheet for the first card so I used the leftover bits on a 2nd card... as you can tell, it's just leftovers. haha~


    Stamps: Hero Arts / Basic Grey - Bead Background, Unity Stamp Co - Camera, Papersmooches - Party Posse
    Ink: Ranger Distress Ink - Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade
    Die: Dienamics - Notebook Edge
  • Another chance to play around with the stencil + color pencil sketching technique. Went a bit more masculine with this one since I have a more challenging time with them.
  • Julie Ebersole used this technique in the stencil class. I'm impressed (pun intended)! slipping the stencil in a plate sandwich including some embossing pads (I used the Spellbinders ones) made a really neat soft impression.

    Dies: Lawn Fawn - Hearts, Paper Smooches - Thanks
    Inks: Ranger Distress Inks - Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick
    Stencil: Studio Calico Mister Hueys - Intertwined Circles
  • This one was a bit messy. I mean I couldn't figure out what to do with all of the elements. I had the flower cut from my silhouette and the layers were already assembled. I just hadn't used it until now! Also, I'd used a brass colored brad in the center. Painted it gold with some nail polish just so it was at least in the same color family/zone. Also painted the center flower elements with Perfect Pearls Perfect Gold.
    Wendy Vecchi gold embossing paste, Heidi Swapp Georgia Peach mist, Simon Says Stamp - Thanks stamp set
  • Another chance to play with Wendy Vecchi gold embossing paste. Gold and Blue - my old college school colors!
    Wendy Vecchi gold embossing paste, Heidi Swapp Navy mist
  • I bought the magazine "Card Creations for Him" by Papercraft & Scrapbooking while I was at Joann's a few weeks ago because, honestly, I'm terrible at making masculine cards. I needed some serious inspiration. And this magazine came to the rescue! Here's a card I made based on a design from the magazine. How cute (and cool) is that! I used my Silhouette Portrait to cut the surfboards and "dude". The water is a piece of water color paper I had left over from some experimenting with distress inks. I really love this card.
  • The Stenciled Online Card Class is over (boooo! T_T) but I'm still attempting to use the techniques. I didn't immediately reference any videos for this and I just pulled the technique from memory - I figured if I can remember it, it must've made a strong enough impression that I should try it. I've seen this done a few times - using the stencil to fill in color and then shifting the stencil to fill in more empty space. I LOVE how this background turned out!

    I picked out my pinkish distress inks and inked the colors in an ombre fashion diagonally from upper left to lower right corner. Then I cleaned off the stencil and positioned the stencil to cover the inked areas. Then I inked ombre again from lower right to upper left.

    Inks: Ranger Distress Inks in Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, Dusty Concord
    Stamps: Avery Elle - Handwritten Notes, Hero Arts/Basic Grey - Awesome
  • Ok, I admit it, I just spent the last 15 minutes digging through my favorite blogs and can't seem to remember who gave me the idea for doing my washi tape like this. I got this adorable washi tape from my friend Trisha I friended through Instagram. She's from Singapore and has access to some of the cutest washi tape! She mails some to me in care packages. LOVE IT! This one is from CottonON's Typo. You can't really tell from this photo but I cut the "thanks" die out of aqua colored paper to layer under the pink "thanks". I should probably throw some sequins on this baby. hah~

    Washi Tape: Typo
    Dies: Lawn Fawn - Stitched Journaling Card, Paper Smooches - Thanks

  • Incorporated both of Kristina Werner's technique and style from day 2. For the stencil, I found splatter images I liked and cut them out on my Silhouette Portrait.


    Inks: Ranger Distress Inks in Mustard Seed, Dried Marigolds, Mowed Lawn, and Peacock Feathers
    Stamp: Unity Stamp Co - Hi with a heart
    Die: Die-namics - Bracket Edge

  • Loved the idea of just using simple colored pencils to color in stencils. I mean, how basic is that? Right back to our roots (...in kindergarten). I used some old prismacolor color pencils I had from ages ago that I finally have good uses for! This card was crazy easy to make.

    Pencils: Prismacolor
    Stamp: Unity Stamp Co - Smile! (Echo Park Bitty)
    Die: Die-namics - Notebook Edge

  • I used some not-so-great cardstock (which I picked up after hearing a user use it - which it really isn't good at all) to test the stencil/spray technique that Julie Ebersole taught. The paper fibers actually swelled up with water. lol. It's like faux dry embossing but it's not dry at all (I still dislike this paper, but I have an entire ream and am determined to use it all). In any case, I decided the texture came out surprisingly NOT gross, and sorta cool. I stamped the sentiment on vellum and wrapped it around the edge of the paper then glued the face on. Worked out fine!

    Mists: Heidi Swapp Color Shine - Georgia Peach, Studio Calico Mister Huey - Cameo
    Stamp: Unity Stamp Co - You Shine Brighter than the stars
    Twine: jute from American Crafts

  •  A quick thank you card for my coworker who is lending me his season 7 of Doctor Who! I got the bow template sent to me from my friend @trishaliang on IG. Here's a link to the blog post on Lia Griffith's blog with a silhouette cut file http://liagriffith.com/how-to-make-the-paper-bows/
    I got to use a new embossing folder too!

  • This is the birthday I made for my dad! Emma is my dad's pretty calico girl that absolutely ADORES him. She follows him everywhere. When my parents first adopted Emma, she really stuck to my dad. They've been inseparable since.
    So I went with a simple design and I got to use my new cuttlebug to cut the circle where I wanted it. Woohoo! Simple things make me happy  ^_^ The stamp set for the cat and pillow is from Simon Says Stamp Pillow Talk embossed with black.

    Dad first holding Emma at the adoption fair

  • Truth be told, I started with the idea that this might become a masculine card b/c of the color theme.. no such luck. But I decided that mom would probably like it so it went to my sweet mom!

    Inks: hero arts shadow dye inks, versacolor cubes, hero arts Unicorn