Penny Black How-To Video Blog Hop and GIVEAWAY!

Hi All! Welcome to my stop on the Penny Black blog hop. This hop showcases the new Penny Black large-scale stamps and coordinating stencils from the Happy Everything, Spring 2014, release. I am honored to participate! I used three of the stencils with some distress markers and water to create these three cards: The stencils are very detailed, outlining the thinnest stem, yet they are still very sturdy. I had such fun creating these unique backgrounds. For my video, I {Read More}

Dye Ink Comparison

Happy Friday All! I tend to get different results with the various inks I have. So, I decided to once and for all figure out which inks do better under which circumstances. For this video, I compared these dye inks: Adirondack Memento Stampin’ Up! Distress Hero Hues Hero Arts Shadow I tested both general stamping (on rubber and non-photopolymer clear) and cardstock inking with a foam applicator. The results were very interesting! Watch the video and then read my final {Read More}

Wednesday’s Card: Eight Ball

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Wednesday’s Card: Using Embossing Paste

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Wednesday’s Card: Emboss Resist Florets

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Wednesday’s Card: Ghost Stamping with Secret Garden

Hi All! I’m using Stampin’ Up!’s Secret Garden again – I just love this stamp set! This time I used the silhouette stamps with the ghost stamping technique. I saw it on Jennifer Maguire’s blog recently and thought it was very cool! It involves white ink and colored ink on kraft (I used SU crumb cake) cardstock, and it’s not very hard to do. I used Picked Raspberry on the card above. I also created one using Peacock Feathers: You {Read More}

Wednesday’s Card: Perfect Blend

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