Technique: Partial Die Cut Borders

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!

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Happy Easter, Happy Spring

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!

 

 

Floral Thinking of You

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!