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Hi crafty friends! Who’s getting ready for St. Patrick’s Day? I went green for this slimeline card. I stamped a shamrock background from Simon Says Stamp with Gina K Designs Jelly Bean Green Ink. I die cut out the background to give it some wonky stitches. I glued it over a green cardstock mat.

I stamped, copic colored, and fussy cut out images from Clearly Besotted Be Lucky Stamp Set. I stamped extra leaf clovers because I wanted to have clovers falling down from the rainbow. I also glued a clover on the rabbit as a bow, which I thought was adorable.

Because you need some gold during St. Patrick’s Day, I heat embossed some gold embossing powder on some scrap white cardstock. Then, I die cut out the letters and glued everything together.

Have a wonderful week. Inky Hugs!

  • Supplies:
    • Stamps: Clearly Besotted Be Lucky, Simon Says Stamps Shamrock Background
    • Dies: Penguin Palace Fairyland Alphabet Dies, Whimsy Stamps Slimeline Card Builder Die

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there! I got some free time to play with Gina K Designs new kit, which was also great for Mother’s Day. I love how versatile this set is and can be used for many occasions. Thank you for dropping by and I hope everyone has a wonderful Mother’s day!

  • Supplies:
    • Gina K Designs Layered Carnation Stamp and Die Set
    • Gina K Designs Bodacious Bloom Layering Stencils
    • Gina K Designs Master Layout 1
    • Clearly Besotted Brushed Sentiments Stamp

BYSHC Falling for the Holidays ~ Day 2

I hope everyone enjoyed all the inspirations from Day 1 on the BYSHC Blog. Get ready for Christmas by making Winter, Holiday cards with BYSHC and you get a chance to win a prize.

For Day 2, I used Clearly Besotted’s Ring Around Christmas. I heat embossed the image with gold embossing powder and watercolored the wreath. Next, I watercolored the background black and added some gold spots with Artistic Isle gold paint. Lastly, I heat embossed the sentiment from the same stamp set. I matted the “black” cardstock on gold foil cardstock and then on red cardstock.

What do you guys think of the card? I personally really liked it against the black, but some might say the black makes it not very festive.

Another view of the card to try to show the shine.

Continue to check the BYSHC Blog or Facebook group for more inspirations. You have until Oct. 29th to link up and have a chance to win. Check the BYSHC Blog for more details.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you like the card.

Distressing Flowers

Hello! I’m sharing two cards I made with the same technique. For my first card, I used Unity Stamp’s Prefer to Smile Stamp Set. I stamped it with GKD Amalgam Ink and then I added some Distress Ink Fired Brick and Mowed Lawn into the image. I misted some water onto the image to create that spread. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment and die cut the cardstock.

For my second card, I used Clearly Besotted’s Merci Beaucoup and Brushed Sentiments. I used Distress ink Salty Ocean for the blue. Since I don’t have a yellow Distress ink, I just ended up using a yellow watercolor marker.

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Today, I’m playing with Color Hues Color Challenge and A Blog Named Hero’s June Challenge. The two colors for Color Hues are Aqua and Black and A Blog Named Hero’s Challenge is Monochrome.

I started ink blending with Gina K Designs Tranquil Teal , Turquoise Sea, and Sea Glass from top to bottom. I used Hero Arts’ Butterfly Confetti Fancy Die to die cut out my background. I thought the butterflies on matte, black cardstock was boring, so I added some shimmer with Ink on 3 Liquid Pixie Dust.

After my background was done, I stamped the butterfly from Unity Stamp Another Name for Love stamp set with GKD Amalgam Ink and colored it with Copic Markers. I used some White Gelly Roll to give the butterfly some dimensions and fussy cut it out. I heat embossed the sentiment from Clearly Besotted Playful Pair Stamp set with Hero Arts’ Underwater Embossing Powder.

I loved how this turned out, but I need some more inks to blend with.

Hope you are having an awesome week! Thank you for stopping by!

Coloring Challenge – Day 1

Joining the 10 day Coloring Challenge with The Daily Marker. For Day 1, I used watercolor to color these images from My Favorite Things Being With You. I ink blended with Gina K Designs Blue Denim, Coral Reef, Sweet Mango, and Wild Dandelion for the background and die cut it with Waffle Flower Lacy Ovals Die. The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted Brushed Sentiments.

Join along the fun and spend some time coloring every day for a little bit.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by!

Let’s Get Together

Ending the Spring Summer Coffee Lovers Hop with this Get Together Card and the Hot Chocolate Card below. I had tons of fun joining in on this hop and it gave me some chance to use some new stamps.

I started ink blending with Gina K Designs Lucky Clover for the grass and Sea Glass for the sky. Next I used GKD Kraft and Dusty Rose for the Cherry Blossom Tree from Altenew. I watercolored the Clearly Besotted Spilling Tea images, fussy cut them out, and attached them to the card. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from Clearly Besotted Spilling Tea.

My Christmas Hot Chocolate Card.

This card was inspired from My Favorite Things Sketch #534. The digital stamp was from Polkadoodles called Bella Bear Hot Chocolate and the paper was from Recollections Red & White Christmas Paper Pad. I colored him with Copic Markers and Tombow ABT Pro Alcohol Markers. I’m starting to get the hang of the alcohol markers and love coloring with them. The only problem is that I have a limited amount of colors.

Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment! Have a good weekend!

Flying By

I’m playing along with MFT Sketch Challenge, MFT Color Challenge, and MFT Slimeline Challenge today. I’ve been busy working this weekend, but I was still able to squeeze some time to work on this card. I really wanted to cover the whole card with ink blended clouds, but held back. It’s always hard for me to keep things simple and not add too much onto a card.

  • Supplies:
    • Stamps:
      • Unity Stamp Co Bunnies in a Balloon
      • Unity Stamp Co Koala-ty Friend
      • Clearly Besotted Simply Said
      • Clearly Besotted Playful Pair
    • Stencil: Simon Says Stamp Stencil Clouds for Days
    • Ink:
      • GKD Turquoise Sea
      • GKD Amalgam Ink
    • Ranger Ink White Embossing Powder

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Happy Lunar New Year!

To celebrate the new Lunar new year, I made some red envelopes for fun. It’s the year of the Ox, so all my red envelopes had an ox.

First, I used the Cricut Explorer to cut out the red envelopes. Then, I stamped the images with Gina K Designs Embossing Ink and heat embossed with Gold powder. I used Clearly Besotted Year of You and Gina K Designs Holiday Tapestry to make these red envelopes.

A closer view of the red envelopes.

The one with Gina K Designs Holiday Tapestry Stamp is below. I think if I want to remake this, I should make it on a longer red envelope, so I can see more of the design.

I really liked how these turned out, so I think I might be making more next year. They were easy and fun to make. I think I liked the first one the most. What about you?


Wishing you great happiness, prosperity, and health during Ox Year!

I love you tons

I’ve been taking a break from card making to watch Hikaru No Go, but luckily I was able to finish this card in time for My Favorite Thing’s Sketch Challenge. I was so excited to get to play with my new background that I received from Unity Stamp Co, especially since Valentine’s Day is coming up.

I used Picket Fence Studios Slim Line Die Cutting System to die cut two white cardstock. On one white cardstock, I stamped Unity Stamp Co Criss Cross Hearts with Gina K Designs Red Hot Ink, and the second one, I used Whimsy Stamps Slimline Card Builder Die to die cut 3 ovals. Next, I stamped and water colored some elephants and a rainbow from the Clearly Besotted Playful Pair Stamp Set. Lastly, I assembled everything over a red card stock base.


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