Birthdays, Distress Ink Techniques, Emboss Resist, Masculine, Stenciled Background, Techniques

Easy Masculine Birthday Card feat. Lawn Fawn’s Giant Happy Birthday

Hi friends. I needed a birthday card for my dad and even though my dad is completely fine with whatever type of card he receives I wanted to keep it kinda masculine bit modern. So I chose a geometric stencil, modeling paste and a few distress inks and made this easy background. Let me show you how easy it is to make!

For this card, I cut a piece of Simon Says Stamp Cardstock 100# Blue Violet to 8-1/2 x 5-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create the card base. Then cut a piece of Watercolor Paper to 4 x 5-1/4″. I colored it by ink blending with Distress Oxide Inks. I used Broken China, Mowed Lawn, Antique Linen, and Villainous Poison. I sprayed water on the background and wiped it off.

I added white Modeling Paste with a palette knife using the Catherine Pooler Gradient Diamond Stencil. For the sentiment, I diecut Simon Says Stamp 100# Black Cardstock using the Lawn Fawn Giant Happy Birthday die. I diecut it 3x and stacked them for some dimension.

I finished the card by adding some Ebony Black Nuvo Drops.

On the inside of the card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest to 4 x 5-1/4″ and stamped a sentiment from Catherine Pooler Designs Young at Heart Stampset (Part of a Stamp of Approval Collection – discontinued), with Ranger Tim Holtz Broken China Distress oxide Ink and added the same pattern to the bottom of the card using Catherine Pooler Gradient Diamond Stencil and Broken China, Mowed Lawn, and Villainous Poison Distress Oxide Inks.

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Emboss Resist, Halloween, Halloween, Techniques

Emboss Resist Technique: Making a Spooky Background

Hi friends. Using the emboss resist technique to create a background is super easy and creates a very high contrast, impactful visual. Let me show you how easy this was to create.

For this card, I cut a piece of Simon Says Stamp 100# Black Cardstock to 8-1/2 x 5-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create the card base. Then cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest measuring 4 x 5-1/4″ and embossed it with Tim Holtz Cling Mount Stamps: Halloween Silhouettes. I used Versamark Ink to stamp the background, added WOW Opaque Bright White Super Fine Embossing Powder and heat set with my heat gun. Then colored it with Tim Holtz Peeled Paint and Black Soot Distress Oxide Inks. Remember to wipe off any excess ink with apaper towel or cloth to clean off the white embossed areas.

I stamped the truck and pumpkins from Honey Bee Stamps Big Pickup Tailgate 6×6 Stamp Set and Honey Bee Loads of Fall Stamp Set onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic markers.

I used YR16, YR18, & YR09, N2, N6 & N8 for the pumpkins; G94 & G99 for the leaves; BV11, BV08, V25 & V28 for the truck bed; Y13 & Y17 for the truck head lights; C1, C3, C5, C7, & C9 for the metal on the truck; YG05, YG17 & YG67 for the license plate; and BG000 & 0 for the truck windows.

I stamped the sentiment from Papertrey ink Pumpkin Expressions Stamp Set (retired) onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest with Catherine Pooler Midnight Ink. I fussycut the sentiments since I don’t have dies for this stampset.

On the inside of the card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest to 4 x 5-1/4″ and stamped a sentiment from Queen and Company Halloween Hoopla! Stampset with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and added additional pumpkin and leaf vine.

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Cards, Emboss Resist, Fall, Fall, Holidays 2021

Three Fall Cards Using the Honey Bee Stamps Patchwork Pumpkin Stampset

I love this new Patchwork Pumpkin Stampset from Honey Bee Stamps! You can create all kinds of cute pumpkins. You can also add flowers and the coordinating dies makes it easy to cut everything out. I made three cards using different color papers and coloring methods but with the same embossing powder. I wanted to see how to create different cards by just making subtle changes. Using pattern papers and embossing folders is also an easy way to add interest.

For the first card, I started by cutting a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to make the card base and cut a piece of the watercolor leaf paper from the Honey Bee Stamps Halloween Harvest 6×6 Paper Pad to 4 x 5-1/4″ and another of the purple leaf paper to 2 x 5-1/4″.

I used Versamark Ink to stamp several of the pattern pumpkins, leaves, curly vines and the stem from the Honey Bee Stamps Patchwork Pumpkin Stampset onto some Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ and heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. Then diecut all the pieces with the oval die included in the coordinating dieset. I used Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress Inks to color the pumpkin and Crushed Olive and Mowed Lawn to color the leaves and vines. I used 3M Foam Tape to pop up the center piece of the pumpkin and some of the leaves. Before adhering it to the card I added Love From Lizi Straight Peel-Off Stickers in Gold.

I stamped the sentiment from the Honey Bee Stamps Patchwork Pumpkin Stampset with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ and diecut it with the coordinating dies. I added a little Mowed Lawn Distress Ink around the edges.

On the inside of the card, I cut a piece of the same watercolor leaf paper from the Honey Bee Stamps Halloween Harvest 6×6 Paper Pad to 1 x 5-1/4″ and stamped a sentiment from Honey Bee Stamps Autumn Stamp Set with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink.

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For the second card, I started by cutting a piece of Catherine Pooler Sand Dunes 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock (discontinued-any kraft cardstock will work) to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to make the card base and cut a piece of the purple paper from the Honey Bee Stamps Halloween Harvest 6×6 Paper Pad to 4 x 5-1/4″.

I used Versamark Ink to stamp several of the pattern pumpkins, leaves, curly vines and the stem from the Honey Bee Stamps Patchwork Pumpkin Stampset onto some Catherine Pooler Sand Dunes 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock (retired) and heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. Then diecut all the pieces with the oval die included in the coordinating dieset. I used Tim Holtz Mustard Seed and Carved Pumpkin Distress Inks to color the pumpkin and Crushed Olive and Mowed Lawn to color the leaves and vines. I used 3M Foam Tape to pop up the center piece of the pumpkin and some of the leaves.

I diecut the sentiment from the Honey Bee Stamps Autumn Honey Cuts and Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ 3x and adhered them together. I colored the bottom of the word with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink to create an ombre effect. I adhered it onto the pumpkin and stamped the rest of the sentiment from Honey Bee Stamps Autumn Stamp Set with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder onto a piece of the white leaf pattern paper from the Honey Bee Stamps Halloween Harvest 6×6 Paper Pad. I trimmed it down to 1/2 x 1-7/8″ before adhering to the card.

I finished it off by adding some Love From Lizi Pin Stripe Peel-Off Stickers in Gold Mirror Moondust.

On the inside of the card, I cut a piece of the same purple paper from Honey Bee Stamps Halloween Harvest 6×6 Paper Pad to 1 x 5-1/4″ and stamped a sentiment from Honey Bee Stamps Happy Fall Y’all Stamp Set with Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink.

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For the third card, I kept thing a little simpler. I started by cutting a piece of Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to make the card base. I embossed the front to the card with one of the embossing folders from the Queen & Co’s Embossing Folder Bundle.

This time, I used Versamark Ink to stamp several of the pattern pumpkins, leaves, curly vines, flowers and the stem from the Honey Bee Stamps Patchwork Pumpkin Stampset onto some Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. Tip: Make sure to use a good amount of anti-static powder when using embossing powder on dark cardstock or it will stick where you don’t want. Then diecut all the pieces with the oval die included in the coordinating dieset. I colored the leaves, vine sand flowers with Prismacolor Pencils.

I diecut the sentiment from the Honey Bee Stamps Autumn Honey Cuts and Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Paper Stash Metallic Kraft Stock. I adhered it onto the pumpkin and stamped the rest of the sentiment from Honey Bee Stamps Autumn Stamp Set with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder onto a piece of Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock. I trimmed it down to 3/8 x 7/8″ before adhering to the card.

On the inside of the card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4 x 5-1/4″ and left it blank.

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Cards, Emboss Resist, Halloween, Holidays 2021, Shaker

Boo Shaker Card featuring Honey Bee Stamps Buzzword Dies

Hello friends. I’ve got another cute Halloween card to share with you all. This is a very simple shaker card using the Honey Bee Stamps Boo Buzzword dies and the Honey Bee Stamps Halloween Harvest 6×6 Paper Pad. Very little stamping and absolutely no coloring involved. I love making these kinds of cards!

I started by cutting a piece of Simon Says Stamp 100lb Black 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to make the card base. I also cut a piece of the Honey Bee Stamps Halloween Harvest 6×6 Paper Pad to 4 x 5-1/4″. I diecut a window from it with the Catherine Pooler Designs Scallops & Dots Dies, added a piece of acetate with double-side tape and added some 3M Foam Tape to make the shaker element. I added sequins from the Honey Bee Stamps Halloween Harvest Sequin Mix and backed it with another piece of pattern paper from the Honey Bee Stamps Halloween Harvest 6×6 Paper Pad.

I diecut the sentiment with the Honey Bee Stamps BOO Dies from the Honey Bee Stamps Halloween Harvest 6×6 Paper Pad and Simon Says Stamp 100lb Black 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock (for the shadow). I stamped the rest of the sentiment from the Honey Bee Stamps BOO Stamp Set onto some more black card stock with Versamark Ink and and heat embossed with WOW Embossing Powder in Super Fine Opaque Bright White.

I diecut ghosts, bats and pumpkins from the Honey Bee Stamps Haunted House Add-On (this die works with the House Builder Card Base Dieset) from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″, Simon Says Stamp 100lb Black 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock, and orange cardstock from my scrap stash.

I finished it off by adding some Honey Bee Stamps Halloween Harvest Sequin Mix.

On the inside of the card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4 x 5-1/4” and a piece of pattern paper from Honey Bee Stamps Halloween Harvest 6×6 Paper Pad to 1 x 5-1/4″ and stamped a sentiment from the Queen and Co Halloween Hoopla Kit with Catherine Pooler Designs Orange Twist Ink.

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Cards, Emboss Resist, Halloween, Halloween, Holidays 2021

Easy Halloween Wreath Card Featuring Pretty Pink Posh

Hi friends. I’m back after some unplanned time off!It’s great to be creating again. I’m cutting it close but let’s start with a cute Halloween card. This stampset from Pretty Pink Posh, Halloween Wreath is so cute! I love all the fun images. They are easy to color with markers, pencils etc or leave them uncolored. You can also make a wreath from the singular images instead of using the wreath image.

I started by cutting a piece of Simon Says Stamp 100lb Black 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to make the card base and a second piece cut to 4 x 5-1/4″ which I embossed with an embossing folders from the Queen & Co’s Embossing Folder Bundle. I added a strip of pattern paper from the Honey Bee Stamps Halloween Harvest 6×6 Paper Pad measuring 3/4 x 5-1/4″ and another measuring 1-1/4 x 5-1/4″.

I stamped the wreath and all the images as well as a sentiment in the center from the Pretty Pink Posh Halloween Wreath Stampset with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with WOW Embossing Powder in Super Fine Opaque Bright White. I colored them with Prismacolor Pencils and diecut the images with the coordinating dies. Tip: Make sure to use a good amount of anti-static powder when using embossing powder on dark cardstock or it will stick where you don’t want. I used 3M Foam Tape to pop up the wreath.

I finished it off by adding some sequins from the Honey Bee Stamps Halloween Harvest Sequin Mix.

On the inside of the card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4 x 5-1/4″ and the same purple paper I used on the front of the card from Honey Bee Stamps Halloween Harvest 6×6 Paper Pad to 1 x 5-1/4″ and stamped a sentiment from the Pretty Pink Posh Halloween Wreath Stampset with Catherine Pooler Designs Mandarin Spice Ink. I also added some extra images I had stamped.

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Cards, Distress Ink Techniques, Emboss Resist, Hello, Love & Friendship, Spring

A Quick Emboss Resist Background Featuring Catherine Pooler Designs Bloomin’ Wellies

Hi friends. I don;t know about you but I love a cute pair of wellies! And this stampset from Catherine Pooler Designs, Bloomin’ Wellies, is adorable. For this card I tried creating a completely covered distress resist background but I didn’t like it in the end so I diecut it into a circle and I think this works so much better. So if you make a background and you don’t quite love it, use only a portion of it and that usually solves the problem.

I started by cutting a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create a card base and a top panel to 4 x 5-1/4″ (which will get diecut later). I used Versamark Ink to stamp the rain drops from the Catherine Pooler Designs Pitter Patterns Stamp Set, added some WOW Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder and heat set it. Then I used Ranger Tim Holtz Broken China Distress and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks and water to create a watercolored background.

I set that aside to dry and stamped the wellies image from Catherine Pooler Designs Bloomin’ Wellies stampset onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Catherine Pooler Designs Midnight Ink. I also stamped additional flowers from the stampset which matched the ones in this wellies pair. Then colored it with Copic Markers. I used RV 63 + RV55 + RV66 for the wellies, YR31 + YR23 for the polka dots, YG25 +YG17 + YG67 for the leaves, BV17 + BV13, BG45 +BG05, RV52 + RV63, and YR16 + YR07 for the flowers. I diecut it with the Bloomin’ Wellies Dies.

I diecut the background panel with a 3-3/4″ circle with the Sizzix Framelits Die Set and another from Simon Says Stamp BLACK 100# 8-1/2 x 11″ Card Stock and adhered both to the card base. I adhered the wellies and additional flowers to the card, using some Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop them up.

I stamped a sentiment from Catherine Pooler Designs Bloomin’ Wellies stampset onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Catherine Pooler Designs Midnight Ink and fussycut it out before adhering it to the card. I finished it off by adding some sequins from the Catherine Pooler Designs Porland Sequin Mix.

I left the inside of the card blank.

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Cards, Emboss Resist, Halloween, Halloween, Holidays 2019

Halloween Cards Day #5: Emboss Resist Background

This card came together fairly quick with the use of a distress resist technique. I began by cutting a card base to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″and scored at 4 1/4″ from Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock. Then I cut a panel of Canson XL Coldpress Watercolor Paper to 4 x 5-1/4″.

I stamped the Halloween word background from the Halloween Silhouettes Tim Holtz Cling Mount in Archival Jet Black Ink. I prepped the surface of the watercolor panel with the Ranger ANTI STATIC POUCH and heat embossed using the same background stamp, Versamark Ink and Clear Embossing Powder.

Next I took Distress Oxide Inks in Seedless Preserves, Wilted Violet, Twisted Citron, and Black Soot Distress Ink and applied it over the embossed background. I added some white acrylic paint splatters and set it aside to dry. Using Versamark Ink, I heat embossed the spiderweb from the Trick-or-Treat Tim Holtz Cling Mount and the skeleton from the Halloween Silhouettes Tim Holtz Cling Mount with WOW OPAQUE BRIGHT WHITE Embossing Powder SUPER FINE

I adhered that completed panel to the card base using liquid glue. I stamped the “31” from the Halloween Silhouettes Tim Holtz Cling Mount in Ranger Archival Ink Pad BRIGHT TANGELO and added it in the same spot it appears on the background stamp. I popped it up with some Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added some glossy accents over the numbers and some Nuvo drops in Ripened Pumpkin and Purple Rain onto the card to complete it.

On the inside of the card I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5″X11″ to 4 x 5-1/4″. I stamped the spiderweb from the Trick-or-Treat Tim Holtz Cling Mount stamp in Ranger Wendy Vecchi Watering Can Archival Ink and the sentiment from the Halloween Silhouettes Tim Holtz Cling Mount in Ranger Archival Ink Pad BRIGHT TANGELO. I paired this card with a black envelope and it is complete.

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Thanks for reading this post and I hope I’ve inspired you to make this fun spooky Halloween card. Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email me.