Stained Glass

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I had such a difficult time photographing this card I made for the Fusion Card Challenge. My hope is that despite that you still enjoy my post for today!Fusion Feb1 Stained Glass Hearts-001

This week we were challenged to integrate a stain glass feel along with a specific card layout using hearts. I did my best to integrate the two!

Details Stained Glass Hearts

Starting with a sheet of vellum, I die cut my heart strip using Stampin’ Up Sealed with Love die (no longer available). On the backside of the vellum, I colored each heart using my spectrum noir pens (PV4, BP7, PP6). I die cut an additional heart using HeroArts infinity heart dies and colored it using marker PV4. Using a piece of pink cardstock, I cut the sentiment using Altenew Script Word dies. Saving all the pink pieces, I then cut 3 sentiments out of white cardstock and stacked them together in the opening of the pink panel. To the top of those white stacked sentiments, I added the pink sentiment and all the bits that went between the letters so it was a highlight on the sentiment. Using my shimmer pen, I added shimmer to the sentiment and down the side of the card panel and then added my vellum heart strip. I finished the card off by adding the single heart I die cut to the ‘L’ and some confetti. The entire panel was attached to a top folding white notecard with craft foam for dimension.

Final Stained Glass Hearts Thank you for stopping by and

Mermaid Tail and Color Throwdown

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I am really enjoying my participation in the Color Throwdown Challenge. In honor of Valentine’s Day, red, pink and grey are the color pallet.


These colors certainly lend themselves to a lovey-dovey card, but I decided to go for an encouraging Mermaid Tail design from Essentials by Ellen.

Seas the Day Details

The tail was stamped and heat set using Hero Arts Sparkle Embossing Powder and using Zig Clean Color brushes I colored the tail in red and pink. The coordinating die made a perfect edge around the tail and I used my PaperTreyInk Waves Die coverplate to make the background out of white cardstock and vellum pieces. For the dark grey cardstock, I ran it through a Darcie embossing folder. Using a sentiment from the stamp set, I stamped it in black versifine ink and used clear embossing powder to heat set it. For a bit of interest I used Nuevo Drops. This was all adhered to a white top folding notecard.

Seas the Day Final

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Brrr….It’s Summertime?

Brrr….It’s Summertime?

I am back with another submission for the Color Throwdown blog challenge.


This week’s challenge included 4 colors, hot pink, lime, yellow and a pale blue.

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A long while back, I purchased the Cool Treats stamp set from Stampin’ Up and had not yet inked it up. These colors reminded me of cool popsicle treats purchased from the ice cream truck in the summertime. So I went to work creating a bright background on a 4.25×5.5 white cardstock panel. I stamped 2 popsicle images in hot pink, lime green and pale blue. For the sticks, I used yellow. Because the yellow was only used on the sticks, I smooshed the ink down each side of a top folding white notecard. I then trimmed my stamped panel down to 4×5.5 and adhered it to the notecard. Going back in with my shimmer pen, I added some shine over the yellow ink on the notecard.


With the same yellow ink, I ombre blended on a scrap piece of white cardstock and die cut the sentiment Celebrate from PaperTreyInk. I also die cut the sentiment from craft foam and glued it to the sentiment to offer dimension once it was added to my card front. This was finished with some shimmer pen. On a piece of black cardstock, the remainder of the sentiment is white heat embossed and clear sequins were added for sparkle.

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Birdie Love

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Another blog challenge post for me. Today I am playing along with Inspired by All the Little Things.

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I saw this photo and it spoke to me. Something clicked right away and I was brought to a beautiful, bright spring day.

Heart Birdies Card Details 2

Starting with a white cardstock panel cut to 4×5.25, I pressed the paper in a Paper Studio embossing folder. I foam mounted it onto a white top folding notecard. Using the new Papertreyink Brushed Birds stamp set, I inked the two layers in Altenew pinkalicious and pink diamond ink. I had planned on using the coordinating die set to cut my critters but I did not stamp the beak and feet in the exact right spot so I had to fussy cut my cuties. Over the top of the birds, I used some shimmer to add some interest to them.

 Heart Birdies Card Details

Using black cardstock, I cut a Love sentiment and stacked 3 on top of each other for some dimension. I topped this with both shimmer and glossy accents. I cut two hearts from the HeroArts Infinity die set – one from vellum and one from white cardstock.  The larger white image, I colored with my PV4 Spectrum Noir alcohol marker to ensure I had the perfect shade to match. I edged it with my shimmer pen to compliment the rest of the project. The largest heart was foam mounted to the panel with the vellum heart and then the birds and sentiment. I cut the edge of the heart off and added clear confetti to finish the card.

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Thank you so much for stopping by and have a great week!

Grey, Teal, Orange, Oh my!

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I am back with another submission for a blog challenge. This time I am trying my hand at the Color Throwdown Challenge. I just love the name of this challenge – cracks me right up!


This color pallet is a beautiful combination. Since this was my first try, I really wanted to showcase the colors.

Details Color Throw Down Hello Card

The grey coloring of Iced Spice from the distress oxide ink line is just stellar. I covered a piece of white 4.25×5.5 cardstock in the Iced Spice ink and sprayed water onto the Simon Says Center Cut Kaleidoscope stamp and carefully laid it onto the inked panel. I placed something heavy on the stamp to let it sit on the paper for about 5 minutes to allow the water and ink to react. I carefully pealed the stamp off and the resulting image is just so beautiful. I trimmed the stamped panel and foam mounted it onto a piece of teal cardstock cut to 4.25×5.5 which was then placed onto a top folding white notecard.

Shimmer Color Throw Down Hello Card

From orange cardstock I cut the background of the sentiment using a die called Hello by Honeybee stamps. The shadow is from vellum and then I used 3 white die cut sentiments stacked on each other. A splash of shimmer on the top white layer and sequins for added shine.

Final Color Throw Down Hello Card

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Emboss Resist and Titled Sentiment

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I know the cheeky sentiment “fungi!” is geared towards a man, but this ended up being a very girly looking card! Does this happen to any of you? Using a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock cut to 4.25×5.5, I prepped the surface with an anti-static tool and stamped the Simon Says Stamp Circle Doodle Background stamp in Versamark ink. I covered the entire inked image in white embossing powder and heat set it. Using Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry and Abandoned Coral distress oxide inks, I blended the background. To keep the embossing powder white, I wiped the card off with a rag to remove the excess ink.

Details Emboss Resist and Titled Sentiment

I stamped and colored these cute mushrooms from the HeroArts You’re A Fungi stamp set and colored them with Zig Clean Color Brush Pens and added a bit of shim. I fussy cut the images and went around the image with a black marker to give the edge a nice finish. Using a rectangle die, I cut a piece of white cardstock on an angle and black heat embossed the sentiments, “Just Saying” from Concord and 9th Say Hello stamp set and “you’re a fungi!” from the original stamp set. To add the dots, I used a black geli roll pen and glued both panels to a top folding notecard. Using foam tape, I added the mushrooms and glued confetti around the sentiment and images.

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Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your weekend!

You Are Loved: CAS(E) #255

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Remember last week’s post where I indicated that would be my first time entering a card in a blog challenge? Well, I missed the deadline, so it turns out this card will be the first one I submit to a blog challenge!


I am participating in the CAS(E) This Sketch #255 challenge – you should go check out all the wonderful cards the crafty community has submitted.

You Are Loved Details

These super cute Koalas are from the Koalaty Time stamp set from SugarPea. Starting with a 4.25×5.5 Nina White 100lb cardstock panel, I stamped 3 koalas across the top portion and I stamped an extra koala on a separate piece of cardstock to use to test out my coloring skills. Creating 3 masks, I masked each one. At the top and bottom of the koalas, I masked the rest of the panel (to keep it white), so I could ink blend where the koalas resided. Using salty ocean and peacock feathers distressed oxide inks, I blended the area where the koalas were stamped. The cute critters were colored using my Prisma color pencils and gamsol.

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To finish the card, I glued the panel to a top folding white notecard and cut out my color tester koala using the coordinating dies and adhered it over the top of the last koala (he was a bit off center and it was distracting) using foam tape. I stamped and white embossed my sentiment onto a strip of black cardstock and tucked the end under my koala. Using my spectrum noir shimmer pen, I colored each image and added glossy accents to each balloon and nose. I then darkened the eyes with a black gel pen and added a white highlight to the eye with a white gel pen.

You Are Loved Finished Card

Enjoy your week (wish me luck!) and thanks for stopping by!