Monday, July 20, 2015

Ink Smooshed Butterflies

Hey everyone - I'm over at So Suzy Stamps today with four beautiful watercolor cards. I got all artsy fartsy one day and tried out ink smooshing.!

Head on over to the blog to see what colors I used and check out the other two cards!

Also, if you're not following me on Facebook and/or Instagram, now's the time - I leave Wednesday to spend a week with Suzanne of So Suzy Stamps! There will be shenanigans, my friends, with a healthy side of silliness.

Also linking up to - Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, i scream for... (ink smooshing)

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Critters and Trees and Ombre, Oh My!

Hey everyone! July is whizzing by me and has been full of birthdays, new releases, and a couple of cute cards for a2z Scrapbooking and So Suzy Stamps! Be sure to click the links to see the full supply lists and tutorials.

Holiday Wishes
May All Your Fishes Come True
I'm linking my Holiday Wishes card up to - Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Get in Shape and the Monday Challenge, Anything Goes (the penguin card was from over a week ago, I just forgot to share it here!)

I'm also in the process of editing a video tutorial for the Holiday Wishes card, so be sure you're subscribed to my YouTube channel.

I've added some new items to my Etsy shop as well. As you may have seen on Instagram and/or Facebook, I'm really struggling with it lately and welcome any ideas, constructive criticism, and, well, customers! LOL

All right, happy crafting!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

O Coffee Tree, O Coffee Tree

Good morning everyone! It's release day over at So Suzy Stamps and that means we have loads of new stamps to show off. Seriously, LOADS! We are all about Christmas in by the Sea this month so I just had to use my new Coffee Tree to make a fun, non-traditional holiday card.

I love my tropical coffee trees! All it took was some masking and I was able to make a small forest of them. I love these colors on the black, so striking and unexpected.

The green tree was stamped first, then I made a mask for it out of Post-it tape. Yes, really! No need to buy the expensive masking paper, for a stamp this size the 2" Post-it Removable Labeling tape was perfect. Lay it over your center tree once it's embossed and cooled to create the pink one, then the yellow. Easy! Of course, the Happiness is... means there's more on the inside:

My kind of holidays! I stamped the sentiment in the Hero Arts Cup o' Joe ink (hehehe) and then sprinkled on clear embossing powder while it was still wet for some added dimension. The front panel was popped with some fun foam onto the card base and this card was done!

Supplies used:

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Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to check out the So Suzy Stamps blog for what the rest of my teammates created, and happy crafting!