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Stitched With Love – Direct to Paper Inking

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CS4_participantHi all,

Today’s card features an inky background using a technique taught in class called direct-to-paper inking. The concept is to use white (or any neutral color) card stock and press your ink pad directly to the paper. This technique works great with pigment inks so that you end up with a nice smooth & even tone once the ink dries. On my card I used this technique to get that purplish/red tone card stock.

For this card, all elements were cut using a silhouette cutting machine. To achieve a solid red/purple background I pressed my ink pad directly to paper until the ink soak through to create a solid ‘faux’ colored card stock. Note: This process needs A LOT of drying time. Rushing the process will get you inky fingers & and dirty card (ask me how I know – ugh)! In the process of letting everything dry, I made a bit extra ‘card stock’ to use towards heat embossing my sentiment. Next, to create some dimension I used foam adhesive behind the white circles to pop them up off the card base. To finish off the card I just used some simple border stamps and coordinating ink colors for an embellished stamp design.

I love the fact that this card features a sewing theme. I’ve been searching for a way to use up some of my sewing sentiments! occ_button_card

Holiday Cards 2014 – Day 6

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Hi All,

I’m back with a new card & video for you!


Today’s card features some quick digital cuts made on my silhouette sd cutting machine. This type of card is a prime example of a card that takes more time to conceptualize then actually create. Once the cuts were made, it all came together so quickly!

Here’s how I made it:


Cardstock: Neenah Desert Storm Environmental Cardstock and Bazzil frost white

Snowflake: American Crafts 6×6 holiday stack

Misc: Tag, banner and brown pen

Joy to the World

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Hi All,

I got another Christmas card to share with you today! For this card I wanted to try out a new shape and design. I designed the entire card using my silhouette cutting machine and some good quality cardstock.

By the way, I have a sentiment on the inside (I will post a picture over on etsy). It reads “Merry Everything”. LOL It covers all your holiday wishes for family and friends.