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Cards in Envy Challenge – Baby Blue or Pretty Pink?

For this Cards in Envy Challenge we are providing entrants a choice of making a card that is either baby blue or pretty pink.  By no means do you have to make a baby card, just choose either blue or pink on your card. Our challenges runs through Sunday, July 30th.  As a quick reminder, Cards in Envy asks that you make your card fit into a standard A2 card, which is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches.

My card today features a Skipping Stone Designs stamp called “Bra’s #1”. I watercolored the bra using Picked Raspberry and Pumice Stone Distress Ink. The white background is a dotted embossing folder and the pink is stamped with a MFT script stamp in white ink and clear heat embossed.  I finished off with a big ribbon to add more pink flare.

I hope you will join us at Cards in Envy this week and show us your choice of either Baby Blue or Pretty Pink cards!

Technique Junkies – Rainbow Ladies

Hello Junkie Friends.  I’m here today with a quick card using one of the March Technique Junkie release stamps, “We Pour #SD755.”

Rainbows are so inspiring to me and I used a new set of water-based markers I got on the “cheap” by Mozart. The entire set of 20 markers was under $25 bucks. They are like the Zig Clean Clear Markers and less expensive. The technique used on this card is called, Stencil Spray from the Sensational Stencil CD.


Thanks for stopping by and if you haven’t checked out the March release yet, come on over to the Technique Junkies site.  The sale offering 15% off all March stamps is ending in a few days!

From The Heart Stamps March Blog Hop!

Welcome to our From the Heart Stamps blog hop. This month the theme is “Spring”.

As you hop along, please leave a comment on each blog. One random commenter will be selected on each blog to win an image of choice from the FTHS store.

If you have arrived from Kathy Curry’s website, you are in the right place, if not why don’t you start on the From the Heart Stamps blog, so you don’t miss anything.

My Spring card today features “Hamlet Pigwit in the Planter”, which I colored using a few new colors of Daniel Smith watercolors.  When I watercolor digital images, I used lightweight watercolor paper at 90 lbs and let your ink dry completely before you start.  You may get some bleeding, but that is okay to use for shading.


Now head over to Kelly Schelske’s and see what she has created.

Thanks for hopping with us today and may your spring days be thoroughly enjoyed.  Our hop will end on Sunday March 12th 2017 at 6 am, and the winners will be posted on Wednesday March 15th at the From the Heart Stamps Blog.  Please also visit us at the From the Heart Stamps Facebook group to share you cards and projects.

A Day For Daisies: Anything But A Card Challenge

It’s Friday friends and time for another post featuring the Vintage Hats Collection by A Day For Daisies.  We are also starting a new challenge using “Anything But A Card”.  The challenge will run through Thursday, May 5th so we hope you’ll come on over to enter.

For today’s card, I used “Vintage School Girl Four” which I colored with Dylusions Inks.  This is a really fun technique though it does use water and can cause bleeding of your printer ink. Simply begin by adding small amounts of water where you want color, then drop Dylusions Ink into the water for a vibrant watercolor look.

For my tag I used the My Favorite Things Blueprint Tag stamped with Technique Junkies French Text background. I died the ribbon with Dylusions inks and used the Simple Stories “DIY Boutique” paper pack.  My sentiment and the swirls stamp are by My Craft Spot called, Tiny Tags.

Anything But a Card

We can’t wait to see what your “Anything But A Card” entry looks like using your A Day For Daisies Images.  Please also visit our Facebook Community Page as we’d love to see your cards there too!

A Day For Daisies: Angels Showcase

Merry Christmas friends!!  It’s Friday and time for another post featuring the Angels Showcase by A Day For Daisies.  We are also still having the “add pearls” challenge over at the blog through Thursday, December 31st so we hope you’ll come on over to enter.

For today’s card, I used “Rose Angel” which I colored with Copic Markers.  I created a circle card using My Favorite Things dies and added some gold ribbon and beautiful pearls to add a little bling.


We can’t wait to see what your “add pearls” entry looks like using your A Day For Daisies Images.  Please also visit our Facebook Community Page as we’d love to see your cards there too!

Technique Junkies – More June Release Fun

Hello fellow Junkies!  Today I’m taking another journey to the beach with the June Technique Junkies release.  Today I focused on the image called, “Seahorse”  which has great detail.

I used the “Pasted Resist” technique from the Sensational Stencils CD. I began by stamping the image with Archival Ink then topped with translucent embossing paste.  Once dry, I inked over the image and paste with distress inks and framed it with gold foil tape.

I think the next time I do this I will mask off the seahorse so that image stands out more.  But inky play is all about having fun and learning, right?  You could either use liquid frisket, rubber cement, or a paper mask though I’d lean toward the liquid frisket.

For the background, I sprayed Lindy’s Stamp Gang Moon Shadow Mists and embossed with Tim Holtz “Bubble” Stencil.  I finished off with brown ribbon and called it done.

June Paste & InkIf you haven’t yet checked out the June release stamps, come on over to the new Technique Junkies store.  In addition to stamps, Pat has added lots of other mediums, stencils, and other inky goodness.  See you there!

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Simon Says Stamp: Favorite Product (Distress Inks)

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This morning’s post is a card made from the I {heart} sketches #76 and a cute digital image from “From the Heart” stamps.  I colored them in Copic Markers and used Glitz new paper pack “Bright Side”.  The ribbon is from Bazzill, sentiment from Simon Says Stamp and label die from My Favorite Things.  The clouds are made with chalk and a homemade cloud stencil.  Finally the gems are Queen & Co.

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I {heart} Sketches 76

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Creative Fingers Challenge: ATG

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Simon Says Stamp June Kit Card 5

Simon Says Stamp Card 5

Simon Says Stamp Card 5


Card 5 uses Retro Sketches 117 and a digital image by A Day For Daisies.  I love these images – so beautiful.  I colored the image with copic markers.  The buttons are die cuts from My Favorite Things using both the card stock and dot paper. Ribbon is Tim Holtz.  Sentiment from last years June Kit.

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