Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Dot Flourish

This card was simply to make but looks so elegant. I simply made a circle stencil using a Spellbinder circle die and sponged ink onto the paper. The colors are Powder Puff Lemonade, SU Pumpkin Pie and SU Old Olive. Then I heat embossed an Inkadinkado Dot Flourish with some espresso embossing powder. Easy peasy!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Love hearts

The last OWH Mid-Month challenge is to make a love card with no hearts. This wasn't a problem for me since I have lots of love sentiments that don't have or mention hearts. I chose the ombre look using a stamp from SU Work of Art set and SU Pacific Point blue. My Stamp-a-ma-jig came in handy to place them correctly. The flower/plant stamp is from Hero Arts and the sentiment is from Impression Obsession. 

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Green Tree

I really liked this card I saw on Pinterest and needed to figure out how to make it since I didn't have that particular die. I found this Taylored Expressions die in my die collection and this pretty SU tree stamp that fit inside it. The Cuttlebug embossing folder gives the whole thing a kind of wood look. The tree is stamped in Memento Cottage Ivy. I was going to originally stamp it in brown, but thought it would look too much like a sympathy card.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Another Work of Art

Continuing with my current favorite stamp set, SU Work of Art, I made some masculine and feminine versions of the same card I saw here. The masculine one uses SU Pumpkin Pie and Fresh Ink Chocolate inks. To get the four different ink colors, I simply stamped each color twice before re-inking my stamp. The chevron and sentiment are heat embossed with Ranger Copper. I love the rough texture of the Ranger powder.

This feminine one uses SU Melon Mambo and Memento London Fog inks. The heat embossing is Ranger Silver.

Monday, July 13, 2015


I haven't done a love card in awhile, but when I saw this one, I knew it was perfect for the Little Yellow Bicycle sentiment. I used Spellbinder star dies and a face from The Alley Way Stamps. The sentiment is heat embossed in black and bordered with Triveni bling.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Stenciled Hexagons

When I saw this card, I knew I wanted to do my own version. Since I love hexagons, that's the shape I chose to use. I cut out a stencil using a Taylored Expressions die and pulled out some SU colors that went well together (Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry). I liked the streaky look and created it by using a small sponge dauber. The "hello" is a Hero Arts die and the "thank you" is from Heidi Swapp. And typical me...I had to add some Triveni bling!


Sunday, July 5, 2015


This card features three stamps from the SU Work of Art set. I also used SU Rich Razzleberry ink. The yellow is Powder Puff Lemonade. I wanted to add some color inside the card as well, so I used the same stamp I used for the flower along the inside edge. The bling is Triveni. The original card is here.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Best Dad Ever

Since most of my cards are for the military, I tend to use more general sentiments instead of "Happy Father's Day." This particular sentiment is from Mama Elephant. Do you recognize that shield? It's Captain America. My dad recognized it when I gave him one of these with the Father's Day sentiment inside. The circles and star were done with Spellbinders and the background is dry embossed to repeat the star. Pinterest provided the inspiration.