Fourth of July, Fourth of July, Stenciled Background, Summer

Partial Stenciling Technique: Patriotic Card

Hi friends. Independence Day is approaching and if you like making cards to send to friends and family like I do, here’s a simple one to get started. I saw a video from Gina K Designs on partial stenciling so I decided to give it a try.

For this card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 7 x 10″ and scored at 5″ to create the card base. I taped off the area I wanted to stencil with Low Tack Tape and made sure to cover the rest of the areas so as not to add unwanted ink in those areas. I used Tim Holtz Candied Apple and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide Inks to create a gradient.

For the sentiment I diecut the letters for “fourth” from Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Paper Stash Metallic Kraft Stock and two from Simon Says Stamp Cardstock 100# Slate Gray using Honey Bee Tailgate Alphabet Dies. I also die cut silver stars using Queen & Company Foundation Dies #2.

I didn’t have any suitable stamps for the “Happy” and “of July” part of the sentiment so I printed some out from my computer. YOu can use a program like Microsoft Powerpoint or Word or Adobe Illustrator or any other program that allows you to create text and print it.

I left the inside of the card blank.

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Birthdays, Shaker, Summer, Summer

Combining Dies to Make a Background: Strawberry Jar Shaker Card (feat. Lawn Fawn)

Hi friends. I tried something new with my background dies which gave me a cool 3-dimensional background. I combined the Catherine Pooler Designs Narrow Stripe Cover Plate and the Catherine Pooler Designs Sprinkles Mini Cover Plate to create this fun background. It was super easy. Here’s how I did it…

For this card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create the card base. I also cut a piece of Lawn Fawn Gotta Have Gignham Rainbow 12×12 Collection Pack to 4 x 5-1/4″ for the top panel. I die cut two pieces of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with the frame from the Catherine Pooler Designs Sprinkles Mini Cover Plate (3/4 x 4-1/2″) and then used the Catherine Pooler Designs Narrow Stripe Cover Plate to diecut that piece. Then added every other stripe to the rectangle panel I previously die cut to create a tone-on-tone 3-d effect for my background.

I stamped and colored all my images from the Lawn Fawn How You Bean? and Lawn Fawn How You Bean? Strawberries Add-on stampsets. I stamped them onto some Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Ink. I colored the images with Copic Markers. I used BG000 + 0 for the mason jar and R22, R05 + R27 and YG05 + G07 for the strawberries. Then I die cut all the images using the coordinating dies.

For the mason jar shaker, instead of using foam tape (which would be a slight pain to add due to the small size) I diecut about 7 mason jars from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock using the Lawn Fawn How You Bean? Shaker Add-on and stacked them. I diecut the acetate piece with the same die set (using the background die included) as well as the backing piece for the shaker which I colored with the same copic markers (BG000 + 0).

For the shaker element, I used Queen & Co Toppings in Pink and Clear Diamonds and some older Martha Stewart Iridescent Hearts and Stars Glitter (no longer available).

For the sentiment, I stamped one from the Lawn Fawn How You Bean? Strawberries Add-on stampset onto some Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Ink and cut it down to 3/4 x 1″ and popped it onto the card using some 3M Foam Tape.

Lastly, I finished it off by adding some highlights with a White Gel Pen. One note: I added the highlights to the strawberries on the inside before adhering it inside the shaker element. I also added some Ruby Slipper Nuvo Glitter Drops to the card.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from the Lawn Fawn How You Bean? stampset with Stampin’ Up! Real Red Ink. I also added a strip of the same pattern paper from the front of the card measuring 1 x 4-1/4″ and adhered 1/2 a strawberry image I had left over.

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Cards, Love & Friendship, Slimline, Stenciled Background, Valentine's Day, Window Cards

Valentine’s Day Slimline Window Scene Cards

Hi friends. The Lawn Fawn Scent With Love Clear Stamps and Dies is great for scene cards so I decided to make a slimline card. But had so much fun making them I made four instead. 🙂

For these cards, I cut two pieces of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″, one piece of Simon Says Stamp Cardstock 100# COTTON CANDY and one of Stampin’ Up! Blushing Bride 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock to 7 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 3-1/2″ to create four card bases. I die cut the scallop slimline panel from two different pattern papers from my stash and two from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″, using the Catherine Pooler Essentials Slimline Die.

On the white panels, I stenciled hearts using the Simon Says Stamp Stencil Tumbling Hearts Stencil with Tim Holtz Distress Kitsch Flamingo Distress Oxide Ink and on the other panel, clouds using My Favorite Things Cloud Stencil and Mini Cloud Edges Mix-ables Stencil with Tim Holtz Broken China Distress Oxide Ink. I die cut out the windows using the Catherine Pooler Essentials Slimline Die. These dies make it so easy to make a 3 window slimline card.

I added a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to the back of the pattern paper backgrounds and a piece of vellum behind the stenciled panels, cut to 3-1/2 x 8-1/8″. Before adhering stenciled backgrounds to the card, I added the negative pieces of the window to the card. I stenciled some tiny hearts onto the background of the white windows with Hero Arts Heart Confetti Fancy Die (I die cut acetate to create the stencil) and Catherine Pooler Be Mine Ink.

I stamped a bunch of images from the Lawn Fawn SCENT WITH LOVE Clear Stamps and Dies and the Lawn Fawn SCENT WITH LOVE ADD-ON Clear Stamps and Dies onto some Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

The images were colored with Copic colors. I used R14, 27 & 46 for all the red items; R81, 83, & 85 for all the pink items; YG25 & 17 for all the greenery; C1, 5, & 7 and 0 for the skunks; and E74 & 79 for all the chocolate items. I die cut all the images with the coordinating dies.

I finished them all by adding some Tonic Fresh Snowfall Nuvo Glitter Accents.

On the inside of the pink cards, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 3 x 8″ and stamped a sentiment and the three hearts from the Lawn Fawn SCENT WITH LOVE ADD-ON Clear Stamps and Dies with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. For the white cards, I just stamped the image directly inside the cards.

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Love & Friendship, Valentine's Day, Valentines Day, Watercolor

Valentine’s Day Card featuring Lawn Fawn Scent With Love

Happy New Year friends. Hope you all had some quality safe time with family and friends and are ready for a new and hopefully better year!

For my first cards of the new year I am making some cute Valentine’s cards using Lawn Fawn SCENT WITH LOVE Clear Stamps and Dies and Giant XOXO and Giant Be My Valentine combined with some simple watercolor/smooshed backgrounds. I haven’t done any watercoloring techniques in a while and wanted to play with this technique again. It’s great for quick backgrounds!

For the first card, I cut a piece of Simon Says Stamp 100lb Surf Blue 8-1/2 x 11″ Card Stock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create the card base. Then cut another panel of Simple Stories – Sweet Talk Collection – 6 x 8 Papers (had some left over from my SSS Feb 2021 Card Kit – Love You Beary) to the same size as the card base (4-1/4 x 5-1/2″).

I took a piece of Strathmore 300 Series Bristol Smooth Paper, measuring 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″ and Catherine Pooler Cummerbund Ink to create the background. I used the smoosh technique (you put ink on an acrylic block or glass surface, add ink and lots of water and press your paper doen onto it) which is super easy and fun. Then I had to wait for it to dry….(always hard for me since I’m super impatient. LOL). Once dry, I used the Catherine Pooler Scallops & Dots Dies (I used the largest scallop) to cut it out. Always make sure the paper is completely dry before die cutting or it will tear the paper!

While waiting for the background to dry, I stamped a bunch of images from the Lawn Fawn SCENT WITH LOVE Clear Stamps and Dies and the Lawn Fawn SCENT WITH LOVE ADD-ON Clear Stamps and Dies onto some Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

I colored the images with Copic colors. I used R17, 27 & 46 for all the red items; R81, 83, & 85 for all the pink items; YG25 & 17 for all the greenery; C1, 3, 5, & 7 for the skunks; and E74 & 79 for all the chocolate items. I die cut all the images with the coordinating dies.

I diecut the sentiment from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ using the Lawn Fawn GIANT BE MY VALENTINE. I cut two of them and stacked them on top of each other. I stamped the rest of the sentiment from Lawn Fawn SCENT WITH LOVE Clear Stamps and Dies with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and cut it to 1/2 x 3-1/2″. I chose a little skunk and the rose to add to the front of the card.

I finished it by adding some Kat Scrappiness 6mm Metallic Red Solid Heart Sequins.

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 adhered it to the inside of the card and stamped a sentiment and the heart balloon from the Lawn Fawn SCENT WITH LOVE ADD-ON Clear Stamps and Dies with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

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For the second card, I cut 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 the card base. Then again cut another panel of Simple Stories – Sweet Talk Collection – 6 x 8 Papers to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″.

For the background again I used Strathmore 300 Series Bristol Smooth Paper, measuring 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″ and Catherine Pooler Pink Champagne and Pucker Up Inks to create the background, using the smoosh technique again. Once dry, I used the Catherine Pooler Scallops & Dots Dies (I used the largest scallop) to cut it out.

For this card, I diecut the sentiment from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ using the Lawn Fawn Giant XOXO. Again cut two of them and stacked them. I stamped the rest of the sentiment from Lawn Fawn SCENT WITH LOVE Clear Stamps and Dies with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and cut it to 1/2 x 3-1/2″. I chose a two little skunks, the envelope, and heart balloon images from the Lawn Fawn SCENT WITH LOVE Clear Stamps and Dies and Lawn Fawn SCENT WITH LOVE ADD-ON Clear Stamps and Dies.

I finished it by adding some Metallic Bright Gold Nuvo Crystal Drops.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment and the heart scent trail from the Lawn Fawn SCENT WITH LOVE Clear Stamps and Dies and the Lawn Fawn SCENT WITH LOVE ADD-ON Clear Stamps and Dies with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

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Love & Friendship, Valentine's Day, Valentine's Day, Valentines Day

Big Pickup Tailgate Valentine’s Day Card featuring Honey Bee Stamps Tailgate Alphabet Dies

Hi friends. Here’s another cute Valentine’s Day Card using the Honey Bee Stamps Big Pickup Tailgate Stampset and Honey Bee Stamps Tailgate Alphabet Dies.

I started by cutting a piece of Stampin’ Up! Real Red 8.5 X 11″ Cardstock to 6-1/2 x 10″ and scored at 5″ to create a card base and a piece of pattern paper from my stash to 5 x 6″ which I adhered to the card base. I stamped the truck from the Honey Bee Stamps Big Pickup Tailgate Stampset onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink as well as two extra truck bed images.

I colored the images with Copic Markers and die cut it with the coordinating dies. I used N1, N2, N5, N7 and 0 (for the cab); N1, N2, and N5 (for the truck bed); N2, N5, and N7 (for the bumper and underside); Y11, and Y18 (for the headlights) and BG000 and 0 (for the windows); R81 and R83 (license plate); C7, C9 and 100 (for the wheels). I adhered the truck to the card, adding 3M Foam Tape to the extra pieces of the truck bed.

I diecut the sentiment from Stampin’ Up! Real Red 8.5 X 11″ Cardstock with the Honey Bee Stamps Tailgate Alphabet Dies and adhered it to the card. To finish off the card, I added 3 red hearts, White Pin Stripe Love From Lizi Peel-offs, White Nuvo Gloss Drops and Glossy Accents to the headlights.

On the inside of the card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4-3/4 x 6-3/8″ and adhered it to the card. I stamped a sentiment from Honey Bee Stamps Big Pickup Cab Stampset with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and added another red heart.

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Holidays 2021, Love & Friendship, Valentine's Day, Valentine's Day, Valentines Day

Truck Shaped Valentine’s Day Card featuring Honey Bee Stamps

Hi friends. This cute little pickup truck is from Honey Bee Stamps Big Pickup Tailgate Stampset. And it is adorable! I love this stampset. I loved it so much I also purchased the Big Pickup Cab Stampset and Dies as well as the Tailgate Alphabet Dies!!! This stamp set alone gives you lots of options to make a variety of cards. I made mine into a truck shaped card which is so much fun!

I started by stamping the truck image from Honey Bee Stamps Big Tailgate Stampset with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ and die cutting it with the coordinating die set. I also cut a second truck (no stamping) for the back of the card. I stamped ‘Hot Rod’ on the license plate and stamped a second version of the truck bed and a sentiment on it and used the die to cut just the back piece. This dieset allows you to cut three different components of the truck bed which allows for so many more fun options.

I colored the truck using Copic Markers. I used R17 + R27 + R59 (for the truck bed); R17 + R23 (for the back of the bed truck with sentiment); Y02 + Y13 (for the headlights); BG000 + 0 blender for the windows; C3 + C5 + C7 (for the metal components); and R81 + R83 (for the license plate). I adhered the sentiment piece using 3M Foam Tape. To finish it off, I added some highlights using a Uni-Ball Signo Broad Point White Gel Pen.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Add-On Stampset with Stampin’ Up! Real Red Ink.


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Love & Friendship, Slimline, Valentine's Day, Valentines Day

Using Only Dies to Make A Slimline Valentine’s Day Card

Hi friends. Need a quick and easy card for Valentine’s Day??? This card uses only dies and paper and came together very quickly. Here’s how it came together.

I started by cutting a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 7 x 8-1/2″ and scored a at 3-1/2″. I used the Honey Bee Stamps Slimline Thin Frames Dies and Stampin’ Up!’s Poppy Parade 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock and a pink cardstock from Hunkydory Matt-tastic Adorable Scorable Core Colourways Collection to cut out the frames. This die is cool because it cuts all 14 frames at the same time so I just had to run it through two times. I adhered used the five largest frames to the card base, alternating colors. I cut a piece of the Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 2-1/4 x 7-1/4 and embossed it with the Craftwell Delicate Dots 8.5 X 11″ Embossing Folder, and adhered to the front of the card.

For my sentiment I diecut the word ‘LOVE’ from Simon Says Stamp 6 x 6 Red Glitter Cardstock using the Honey Bee Bee Bold Alphabet Dies as well as from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ two times and adhered those stacked to the card. To finish it off, I added two small hearts which I cut out using a heart punch from Stampin’ Up!’s Poppy Parade 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Add-On Stampset with Stampin’ Up! Poppy Parade Ink and added another punched heart.

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Card Kits

Queen and Company’s North Pole Kit

I love most of their shaker kits, but this one by far, the North Pole Kit, is my favorite Queen and Company Card Kit. It pairs great with their Glitter Foam (I used some for the hat card). The kit Includes: 25 steel dies, 6×6 paper pad, 4×6 stamp set, 11 custom toppings and 21 foam and acetate shakers. Tons of goodies to make tons of cards and they sell refills for the paper pad, shaker foam, acetate and toppings!

I started these cards by cutting some Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″. I cut three of those to create my card bases. For this first card, I diecut another piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with the Catherine Pooler Designs Holly and Berries Coverplate and adhered it to the card. (Tip: Save the outer border that is cut with this die to use later under the pattern paper. It will even out the papers so there’s no drooping.) I cut a piece of pattern paper from the North Pole Paper Pad (included in the kit) to 2-3/16 x 4-1/4″ and a red strip from the North Pole Solids Paper Pad to 2/16 x 4-1/4″ and adhered them to the card.

I assembled the tree shaker and added the toppings inside. I used the paper from the North Pole Solids Paper Pad for the tree and the trunk (saved the inside (solid) piece of the tree frame). I added some left over foam from the shakers to the tree trunk. I save all the extra foam from the shakers because they can be used on other cards.

I used the Queen and Company Sentiment Stacker Dies #1 and the North Pole Solids Paper Pad to diecut “Merry & Bright” and some Vellum for the shadow, adhered them together and to the card. I added the tree and trunk to the card and finished it off by adding some Nuvo – Crystal Drops in Autumn Red to the tree.

On the inside of the card, I added a red piece of North Pole Solids Paper Pad, measuring 1-1/8 x 4-1/4″and a piece of North Pole Paper Pad, measuring 1″x 4-1/4″ and stamped a sentiment from the stampset included in the kit and Catherine Pooler Daydream Ink. I added the solid inside piece of the tree frame to the bottom of the card.

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For the second card, I cut a piece of pattern paper from the North Pole Paper Pad (included in the kit) to 2-7/8 x 4-1/4″ and a red strip from the North Pole Solids Paper Pad to 2/16 x 4-1/4″ and adhered them to the card base. I also used the die for the santa hat’s pom pom and diecut 7 from some Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to create a cute border. I thought they looked like puffy clouds and just adds some more whimsy to the card.

I assembled the hat shaker and added the toppings inside. I used red and green glitter foam from Queen and Company’s Glitter Fun Foam – Rainbow Pack to turn this santa hat into an elf hat. I saw Kristie Marcotte do this last year and thought it was adorable so I created my own. I added some left over foam from the shakers to the pom pom and edges of the hat trim once I adhered them together. this ensures that all of the hat is the same height.

I used the Catherine Pooler Happy Holidays Die and the North Pole Solids Paper Pad to diecut a sentiment and adhered to the card. I added the cute hat to the card, and finished it by adding some shimmer to the sentiment with Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Sparkle Pens. Look how sparkly that hat is!

On the inside of the card, I added a piece of North Pole Paper Pad, measuring 9/16″ x 4-1/4″ and stamped a sentiment from the stampset included in the kit and Catherine Pooler Lime Rickey Ink.

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For the third card, I cut a piece of pattern paper from the North Pole Paper Pad (included in the kit) to 2-11/16 x 4-1/4″ and a red strip from the North Pole Solids Paper Pad using the scallop border die from the Honeybee Stamps Gingerbread House Add-on and adhered them to the card. This die is meant for the roof of the house but I though it made a great border!

I assembled the wreath shaker and added the toppings inside (saved the inside (solid) piece of the tree frame). I used green and red pattern paper from the North Pole Paper Pad for the wreath and bow.

I used the Queen and Company Sentiment Stacker Dies #1 and red glitter paper from Simon Says Stamp Cardstock Assortment Glitter 6×6 Pack to diecut a sentiment and Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ for the shadow, adhered them together and to the card. I added the wreath to the card, and finished it off by adding Christmas Red Ranger Stickles Glitter Glue for berries. I find this also balances the glitter in the sentiment.

On the inside of the card, I added a green piece of North Pole Solids Paper Pad, measuring 1 x 4-1/4″and a piece of North Pole Paper Pad, measuring 7/8″x 4-1/4″ and stamped a sentiment from the stampset included in the kit and Catherine Pooler Rockin Red Ink. I added the solid inside piece of the wreath frame to the top of the card.

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Holidays 2020, Love & Friendship, Valentine's Day, Valentines Day

Cute Valentine’s Day Card Featuring Waffle Flower Stamps

Hello friends. This cute little card features musical bugs from the Waffle Flower Rock On Stampset as well as Simon Says Stamp Grid Play Alphas Set (no longer available) and cute Valentine’s Day pattern paper (Pebbles Forever My Always 6 x 6 Paper). If you haven’t tried the crafty parcel from Simon, you should give it a try once. I received lots of unexpected supplies I wouldn’t normally purchase for myself but was happy to try.

Front view

For this card I began by cutting a piece of Stampin’ Up! Real Red 8 1/2 x 11” Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″and scored at 4-1/4″. Then cut a piece of the hearts pattern paper (from Valentine’s Day paper included in the Crafty Parcel) to 3-5/8H x 4”W (left side) and 2”H x 4”W (right side), creating a diagonal cut and grid pattern paper (from the same paper pad) to 1-7/16 x 4” (left side) and 3-5/16 x 4” (right side) and adhered them to the card panel using Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue. Then added some Love From Lizi Red Glitter Peel-offs where the two pieces meet.

I stamped 3 of the musical bugs from the Waffle Flower Rock On Stampset onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I colored them using COPIC markers. I used the following colors:

  • Bugs = C3 and C7
  • Accordian = E000 and E40; E37 and E29
  • Wings = BG000 and Blender 0
  • Horn = Y13 and Y18
  • Drum = R17 and R27; R81 and R85

I fussycut the images out and then moved onto the sentiment. I stamped the letters L-O-V-E from the Simon Says Stamp Grid Play Alphas Set (no longer available) onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Catherine Pooler Rockin’ Red Ink and fussycut the letters. Then I stamped “you are my #1 pick” from Waffle Flower Rock On Stampset onto a piece of Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# BLACK using Versamark Ink and White Embossing Powder. I cut it down to 1/2 x 2″.

Closeup

I adhered the little bugs onto the card using Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue for the middle one and Stampin’ Dimensionals for the two others. I adhered the LOVE sentiment towards the top of the card using 3M Foam Tape and the sentiment strip directly to the card using Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue. I finished it off by adding some of the musical notes from the Waffle Flower Rock On Stampset with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

On the inside of the card I cut a piece of Neenah 80lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4 x 5-1/4” and added a strip of the hearts pattern paper, measuring 3/4 x 4-1/4″, to the bottom of the panel and adhered that panel to the inside of the card. I stamped the “Happy Valentine’s Day” sentiment from the How you bean? conversation heart add-on and some little hearts from the Waffle Flower Rock On Stampset using Catherine Pooler Rockin’ Red Ink as well as some music notes from the same stampset. And that completes the card.

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Birthdays

3 Techniques Using 1 Stamp

Hello friends. Today I’m focusing on using distress markers, ink and watercolors to create different looks using one stamp. I bought this Tim Holtz Wood Mount Iced Coffee Sketch Stamp several months ago and was saving it for the holidays because I don’t know about you but I’m all about specialty coffees during the holidays. These are available in my shop for purchase If you’re interested.

For the first card, I stamped the coffee cup image onto a piece of Montval Acid Free Coldpress Watercolor Paper, measuring 3-3/4 x 5” with Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink and colored the image with Distress Markers. I love distress markers and don’t use them enough! I used Pumice Stone and Picket Fence for the whipped cream, Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint for the straw, Antique Linen and Ground Espresso for the coffee cup, Candied Apple and Fired Brick for the sleeve and Tumbled Glass for the background.

I cut a piece of Stampin’ Up! Real Red 8 1/2 x 11” Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″and scored at 4-1/4″ to make a card base. I cut a piece of red and white striped pattern paper from my stash to 4 x 5-1/4” and adhered it to the card base. I stamped a sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Simply Winter Sentiments with Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Ink to the top and adhered it to the card. I finished it off by adding some Nuvo Crystal Drops in Bottle Green.

On the inside of the card, I added a strip of the same red and white striped pattern paper, measuring 1 x 5-1/4” and stamped another greeting in Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Ink from the same stampset.

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For the second card, I stamped the coffee cup image onto a piece of Montval Acid Free Coldpress Watercolor Paper, measuring 3-3/4 x 5” with Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink and colored the image with my Kuretake Gansai Tanbi 36 Watercolor Set. I taped the image panel down to my glass mat with some Blue Painters Tape and I used 20, 10, 64 and 95 for the whipped cream, 63 and 10 for the lid, 30 and 36 for the straw, 43, 47 and 10 for the coffee cup, 51 and 54 for the sleeve, and 50, 64, and 10 for the background. I added splashes with some of the gold watercolor from the set.

I cut 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 a card base. I cut a piece of Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Paper Stash METALLIC KRAFT STOCK to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2” and adhered it to the card base. While the watercolor panel dried, I stamped a sentiment from the Honeybee Stamps Shake-It Off Stampset, fussycut it and adhered it to the panel, then adhered it to the card base. I stamped the coffee bean from the Honeybee Stamps Shake-It Off Stampset with Ground Espresso Distress Oxide Ink, fussycut it and adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I finished it off by adding some Nuvo Crystal Drops in Metallic Bright Gold.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a birthday greeting in from Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy stampset with Candied Apple Distress Oxide Ink.

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For the third card, I stamped the coffee cup image onto a piece of Montval Acid Free Coldpress Watercolor Paper, measuring 4 x 5-1/4” with WOW Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder and Versamark Clear Embossing Ink. I used distress Inks and daubers to color the image. I used Pumice Stone for the whipped cream, Tumbled Glass for the lid, Mowed Lawn for the straw and Iced Coffee sign, Antique Linen and Walnut Stain for the coffee cup, and 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 Apple, Fired Brick for the sleeve, and Tumbled Glass, Broken China, and Salty Ocean for the background. I sprayed water on the background to create spots.

With a black permanent marker, I colored in the middle section of the sleeve and added tiny square I fussycut from Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Paper Stash METALLIC KRAFT STOCK and adhered it to the sleeve.

I then created a snowy hill from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ by cutting a curve by hand along one edge, then used Tumbled Glass to color the snow. I adhered it to the panel with some 3M Foam Tape.

I cut 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 a card base. I cut a piece of Simon Says Stamp Cardstock WHITE GLITTER Paper to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2” and adhered it to the card base. I adhered the card panel and hillside to the glitter paper with Tombow Mono adhesive. I stamped OH from Honeybee Stamps Shake-It Off Stampset upside down to create HO HO HO with Candied Apple Distress Oxide Ink, fussycut it out and adhered it with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I stamped 3 coffee beans from the Honeybee Stamps Shake-It Off Stampset with Ground Espresso Distress Oxide Ink, fussycut them and adhered them to the snow. I finished it off by adding some Nuvo Glitter Drops in White Blizzard.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a holiday greeting in from Lawn Fawn Simply Winter Sentiments with Candied Apple Distress Oxide Ink.

Dimensions

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