Hey there friends! I am up on the CardMaker blog today confessing my love for matching stamp + die sets as well as sharing a technique for creating a partially die cut border. Drop in and check it out if you have a chance!
PS – – On this card I used a newly released product from Clearsnap that you are just going to love – Colorbox® 6-Pad Pigment ink pads! Find out more about them here.
Enjoy your afternoon!
Hey there! Are you enjoying the spring weather? We have been outside walking and playing for the last several days straight and I can tell from my sore behind just how long we’ve been cooped up in the house.
I have a spring-y, watercolor card and tag to share today for the new AEI♥U challenge #4 at Avery Elle.
I started with this little tag by wetting the vellum and then scribbling on it with markers. Vellum does NOT like to be wet, I discovered! It completely curled up on itself and took several pieces of tape of keep it lying semi-flat.
On the card, I tried the marker watercolor of cardstock. Much better! All the stamps are from the Avery Elle “Happy Spring” set.
See you soon!
Hey there! I had a few extra moments today – and thanks to a double shot latte, an abundance of energy and inspiration – so I made a card for a couple of challenges that are going on now.
Papertrey Ink’s MIM#158 asks us to stamp with a watercolor medium – which I did here by stamping into a little puddle of water and then the dye inkpad. The watercolor effect is pretty subtle, but I prefer a more crisp image.
The stamps/dies are from Rosie Posie, Mini Blooms and Label Basics by PTI.
And since this is the last free day I’ll have in the next couple of weeks, I had to combine another 2 challenges in there as well – Stencils, both for the Moxie Fab World Stencils with Style challenge and Virginia’s View #2 stencil challenge .
The stencil used in the background is an older Crafter’s Workshop woodgrain. There are so many awesome techniques that can be achieved with stencils but I love them simply because I can create a masked background without having to do any extra work – you can see right where you need to stop inking 🙂
Enjoy your Tuesday evening!
Happy Friday! We are celebrating today for our twins’ 7th birthday, the 2nd day of spring and the last few days of spring break from school. I also have a spring card up on the CardMaker blog today that was inspired by a pretty pom pom pillow. Stop by if you get a chance!