Wednesday’s Card: Stencil Rose

Hi All, My Favorite Things recently sent me some of their new stencils to try out. I’m happy to report that I really enjoyed working with them a lot. Many of the designs are very cool, and one of them especially caught my eye – the Rose Builder. Here’s what it looks like: I thought it would be really cool to create a realistic-looking rose inspired by the lines of the stencil. I came up with a technique that I {Read More}

Altenew Blog Hop!

Welcome to Altenew’s second Blog Hop! You should be arriving here from the Altenew Blog. Altenew is a relatively new stamp company that opened it’s doors last April. In a couple of days they will be releasing their second collection of stamps. All the stamps that you will see here will be available for purchase at 9:00 am ET on Monday July 14th. Oh, and there are PRIZES!! Altenew is giving away five stamp sets of choice to three lucky {Read More}

Ghost Stamping with Flower Patch

Hi All, Today I’m using a new photopolymer clear set by Stampin’ Up! called Flower Patch. I absolutely love this set – it comes with 19 different stamps! You can layer a lot of the pieces, which gives it a lot of potential. When I saw it, I knew I had to use this technique with it. I used the ghost stamping technique on THIS CARD about a year ago. I usually use Stampin’ Up!’s Crumb Cake cardstock (their version {Read More}

Wednesday’s Card: Subtle Watercolor Background

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Wednesday’s Card: Coloursoft Pencils

Hi All! I know what you’re thinking… this looks hard. I’m telling you, it’s not. The key is to color piece by piece, petal by petal. And use the same strategy with each petal. So, now that we got that out of the way…. Today I am working with Derwent Coloursoft Pencils. These pencils are really amazing, and very different. They are soft and apply very easily, they blend extremely well, and they look fantastic on black paper. They are {Read More}

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}