Time Out Card Challenge

Hey Friends! Thank you for joining me today. Today I came across this card challenge on Instagram called Time Out Challenges. I knew right away upon seeing the photo of inspiration that I wanted to do this challenge and exactly what I was going to do.

Here are the challenge details & photo of inspiration for the challenge:
Close up photo of inspiration
So upon seeing the photo my first thought was to create a background using Ranger's Opaque Matte Texture Paste and 2 different shades of Scribbles 3D Pop Paints-which you can usually find at your local Walmart. I've had mine for a while. 

I took a stencil that I had for a while that I had gotten from Walmart also made by Waverly and taped it onto an A2(4 1/4" x 5 1/2") Bristol cardstock panel. I took a palette knife and the texture paste and began tinting it with the pop paint to get the color I wanted. Once I was done mixing the paint and texture paint, I took my palette knife and spread it over my panel evenly. O…

Lawn Fawn Challenge Card

Hey friends, thank you for joining me today! Today I am sharing the card I made for the Lawn Fawn Challenge. This challenge is all about spectacular skies! There are some amazing creations going on over at Lawn Fawn. You definitely want to pop on over there and check out these insanely awesome cards by the design team as well as the folks who have entered the contest.

Now when I though of spectacular skies, only one thing came to my mind. That beautiful night sky you see while out camping. So I created a little scene using Cozy Christmas Stamp Set. I changed things up a bit to make it more a camping scene. I had seen this crazy awesome blog post a while back on how Chari turned this stamp set into an amazing camping scene. You can check out that post HERE. I did something similar with the milk from the set. But there are a few more added surprises in store on this card. I also used the trees from the Ready Set Snow Stamp set.

So I started with an A2 sized watercolor panel. I added ant…

Day 4- Mama Elephant Top Card Contest

Hey friends! Thank you for joining me today. Today I have a quick but beautiful alcohol ink card to share with you using Mama Elephant's Wild Meadow stamp set. So let's get to it.

I started with Brea Reese alcohol inks in lavender and sky on yupo paper. I randomly placed the sky and lavender alcohol inks on the yupo paper in a stripe fashion. Once that was completely dry(I stress that you need to let the inks fully dry before moving on to the next step) I brushed anti static powder across my panel to keep embossing powder from sticking places I didn't want it to.

I placed my panel into my misti stamping tool and placed the wild meadow stamp on the panel where I want it. I closed the lid to my misti to pick up the stamp. I opened my misti and inked up my stamp with versamark ink. I then closed the lid to my misti and pressed firmly. Then I removed my panel and sprinkled princess gold embossing powder across my panel and removed the excess and placed back into my container. …

Day 3 of Mama Elephant Top Card Challenge

Hey Friends! Thank you so much for joining me. So the last few days I have been posting on instagram with photos of cards that I created for Mama Elephant’s top card contest that they are holding to win their entire anniversary release! Plus a spot as a guest designer! Wouldn’t that just be amazing to win? Even if you don’t win, it’s still fun to challenge yourself sometimes. So with that said, I am going to do a 30 Mama Elephant creation challenge. Right now I am on Day 3. I will link the first 3 cards below.

So for day 3 I created a pop up shadow box card inspired by Jennifer McGuire’s video tutorial(You can find that HERE).

I used Neenah white cardstock for the front and back of my shadow box. I trimmed my cardstock down to 6 & ¼ width x 5 & ½ height. When the card is finished it will be an A2 size card and will fit into an A2 envelope. I then scored at the ½” & 1” mark on BOTH ends of the cardstock. I folded the first flap in and then back so that it created a z type f…

Distress Ink Floral Card

Good Morning Friends! So happy you could join me today! Today is a very special day for me! At the end of this post you will find out a HUGE secret that I have been planning for a while! And today, I FINALLY get to share it with you all!

So I have an awesomely beautiful card that I want to share with you before I share my secret! So let's get to it.

I started with an A2 card panel. I added anti static powder to keep the embossing poweder I am going to use from sticking where I didn't want it to. I loaded my panel into my misti stamping tool and aranged where I wanted my flowers from Altenew's perfectly perfect stamp set to be. I closed the lid and attached my stamps to the lid. I inked up with versamark ink. Then I closed the lid to my misti pressing firmly on each flower. I then added white detail embossing power, removed the excess powder and heat set.

I chose 3 distress inks for my color combo. They were worn lipstick, abandoned coral and ripe persimmon. These 3 are lik…

Non Traditional Graduation Card

Hey friends, thanks for joining me today! Today I have a non traditional graduation card to share with you all! When you think of graduation cards, you immediately think of cap and gowns, high school or collage colors, right? Well, I wanted to steer away from that image and replace it with the thought that graduation colors can be pretty or not so graduation-y(is that a word, lol...i don't think that is a word but I am using it!)

I have a beautiful floral blue, gold and white graduation card that I made. It's super simple and amazingly beautiful. It features Altenew peony bouquet(my all time fave stamp set) stamp set, and their cubed cover die.

I started by stamping the outline of the peony stamp with veramark ink onto 140lb cold press watercolor paper. I then added princess gold embossing powder and heat set. I then wet my flowers really good. I added a really good amount of water to ensure that the colors would move around. I added dabs of indigo, Prussian blue, malachite, a…

Blended Distress Ink Cards

Hey Friends, thanks for joining me today. I have 3 beautiful blended distress ink floral cards for you today.

I started with an A2 panel and my misti stamping tool. I then chose a flower from stamp set. I placed the flower where I wanted it on my panel. Closed the lid to my misti to pick up the stamp. I used anti static poweder on each panel before stamping to keep the embossing powder from sticking to places I didn't want it. I inked the stamp up with versamark and stamped the flower on all three of my panels. I repeated the process until the top half of each panel was coverd. I then covered the panel white embossing powder. I knocked off the excess powder and heat set. I did this same process for all 3 cards.

Once the heat embossing was done on all the panels. I chose my color combos for each panel. The first distress ink combo I used was picked raspberry, warn lipstick and abandoned coral. I absolutely love this combo. It blended so beautifully. The second combo was shaded lila…