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Online Card Class – Day 8

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Hi all,

Today marks day 8 of the online card class and I”m excited to try the newest technique I have learned. It involves using salt after watercolor/distressing. I used it on the tricolored piece of watercolor paper on my card and am intriqued by the results. I do like the effect, however, I think if I had used darker colors it would have been more dramatic. Anyhow, I think it’s an awesome technique and will keep it in mind for future cards.

Here is my card for day 8



Card Base: Hero Hues Notecard

Paper: Strathmore Watercolor paper

Inks: Distress Ink – iced spruce, spiced marmalade, fired brick

Stamps : Simon Says Stamp – Sunnier Days

Die Cut: Basic Grey – Love Collection


Celebrate with Style

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Hi all,

Hope you all are enjoying the new site and liking the projects that I have been posting up. I know I’m having a blast trying out new techniques and playing with some of the awesome products I have in my stash or that were given to me as gifts. For today’s card I wanted to explore the world of watercolor paper and Tim Holtz Distress Inks. I used a water-spritzing method to create “blobs” of ink that could blend together to create a background. I absolutely love the way the background turned out. I then used a Basic Grey chipboard embellishment and hand stamped a flourish to look like a stem.

Here is the finished product =)

Celebrate With Style


Card Base: Neenah Solar White

Paper: Strathmore Watercolor and Authentique

Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Festive Berries, Iced Spruce and Broken China

Flower Embellishment: Basic Grey

Sentiment: Hero Arts – Happiness Messages


Linked up:

Whimsical Wednesday


Valentine’s Day Series – Day 9

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Hi all,

For day’s card my goal was to keep the card clean and simple using a single mat. I created this card using a stamped image with Stampin’ Up ink and then brought in Distress Ink in fire brick red with an ink blending tool. It’s small in stature but packs a punch!

Here it is:

Inked Heart


Card Base: Neenah Environmental Cardstock – Desert Storm

Paper: NeenahSolar White

Stamp: Making Memories – Love Struck

Inks: Stampin’ Up in Bravo Burgundy and Tim Holtz Distress Ink in  Fire Brick red

White Stitching: Uniball Signo Broad White gel pen


Valentine’s Day Series – Day 5

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Happy Friday!

Welcome to Day 5 of my Valentine’s Day Card Series. I hope you all have enjoyed the first week of cards and felt inspired. For today’s card I wanted to attempt a  single layer card. Single layer cards are great in that they are potentially the easiest to send through the mail without having to buy extra postage due to weight or size. I think I came really close but then I felt as if something was missing and added the dimensional heart. Luckily it is made of a thin felt material and doesn’t have much bulk to it.

Just For You

Supplies: Card Base : Hero Arts Note Card – Neutrals

Heart Stamps : Making Memories – Love Struck

Sentiment: Inkadinkado – Caring Words

Inking: Ink Blending Tool & Tim Holtz Distress Ink – fire brick

Eyelets: Making Memories 1/8″ Metallics

White Border: Uniball Signo Broad Gel Pen & Bic Velocity Gel 0.7

Corner Rounding: We are Memory Keepers Corner Chomper