Thursday, June 30, 2016


This week's Can You Case It? asks us to use our favorite die. If you're like me, your favorite die changes on a daily basis! Well, today's favorite die is the Snow Drifts Cover Up from MFT Stamps, so I used it to create the base for my card.

I cut the die from some Ranger Watercolor Paper because it's a bright white and I wanted it to closely match the paper I used for my base (Neenah Solar White). I used an ink blending tool to ink up each separate piece in a different color to create my rainbow and then splattered some clean water on top to create the droplet effect. I used some Multi Medium Matte to adhere everything down onto my card base since it's watercolor paper and needs a little extra oomph to keep it down. I stamped my sentiment in Versamark on some black cardstock and heat embossed in white. Then I used a Fishtail Flag die to cut it out so it's nice and centered! I popped it up on the card with some foam tape for dimension and then added a sprinkling of Sparkling Clear Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh to finish it off.

I'm also going to be entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.


Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Mahalo Pineapples

I'm still obsessing over pineapples, so I combined my love of pineapples with this week's cue card from CASology (row) to come up with this card.

I used my MISTI to position my middle pineapple first so it would be centered and then moved my stamp around to stamp the two to the sides. I stamped my greeting in Versamark and heat embossed it in gold. I did a little simple coloring with my Copics to create the shading on each pineapple and then popped the panel up on a card base with some foam tape for dimension. A super simple card, but I just can't get enough of these pineapples!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Flamingo Card with Sunny Studio Stamps

Today's card was inspired by the "Less Is More" Challenge to use a stencil.

I started my card by using my MISTI to stamp my flamingo where I wanted it. I then stamped another on some masking paper and fussy cut it to create a mask. I masked off the flamingo and then laid my stencil over the top of my panel. I taped off the portions I didn't want to ink by using blue Painter's Tape. It's low tack, so it's easy to pull off my paper without damaging it. I carefully inked some Sea Glass ink through the stencil using a blending tool. I removed the stencil to reveal those beautiful blue waves! I removed the mask from my flamingo and then carefully colored it in with my Copics. I then used my MISTI once again to stamp my sentiment. It makes stamping multi-piece sentiments like this a breeze! I adhered the panel to a white card base using my tape runner and it was all done!

This will also be my second entry into the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge which is also to use a stencil!

Monday, June 27, 2016

Smooth Birthday

Today's card started out clean and simple and then took a dive into a little busier territory. That sometimes happens and sometimes it's for the best. This time, it definitely was!

I started with my background piece. I knew I wanted to use the Waves stencil from Simon Says Stamp, so I picked out some Distress inks that I knew would blend really well. I chose Carved Pumpkin and Abandoned Coral, one of my favorite combos! I started by inking the carved pumpkin over my whole piece and then laid my stencil over the top and taped it down with some Painter's Tape. I used a blending tool to very carefully ink the Abandoned Coral over the top. It creates this beautiful deep orange but still pinky color. I lifted the stencil and then splattered some water droplets over the piece and lifted the color with a paper towel.

Next up was my image panel. I cut a piece using the same die I used for the background, but then used my paper trimmer to cut it down on both the top and bottom. I used my MISTI to stamp the images so I was sure they were straight and then added the sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black ink and clear heat embossed over the top of it. I colored all the images with my Copics and then added a bit of Clear Wink of Stella to the liquid in the blender and the glass. I used some foam tape to pop the panel up on top of my background piece and then finished it off with a sprinkling of Strawberry Burst sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

I'm going to enter this creation into both the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge (use a stencil) and the Lawnscaping Challenge (Distress products).