Christmas in July

I have a new video on my YouTube channel celebrating Christmas in July. For this card I used Canson XL watercolor paper. I heat embossed the snowflake images from the Simon Says Stamp Christmas Cheer stamp set with white embossing powder. I watercolored the entire piece of watercolor paper with distress oxide inks in Mermaid Lagoon and Tumbled Glass. I then added some white acrylic paint splatters. I stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment on a flag banner using Mermaid Lagoon distress oxide ink. A quick an easy card to give me a jump start for the Christmas card season.

July 2019 card kit

I have posted a video on my YouTube Channel sharing the contents of the Simon Says Stamp 2019 card kit called Bee Yourself. I also shared some examples at the end that I created with the contents of the card kit. I did not film the making of the cards but I figured I would share the process for each one here.

The thanks for beeing there for me card was created using the preprinted cards from the kit. I ran these cards with the decofoil rainbow foil sheets through my laminator a few times.

The bee yourself card was created by taking patterned paper from the kit cut to 4 by 5 1/4. I stamped the bee and bee trail image using Simon Says intense black ink. I then colored in the bee using my Arteza brush markers. I stamped the sentiment “bee yourself” using distress oxide ink in the color, evergreen bough. I then colored in the center of the word BEE using the Arteza marker.

The we bee-long together card was created by using a makeup brush to blend on distress oxide ink in the color, squeezed lemonade. The color was focused on the center of the white card panel (4 by 5 1/4) The image of the 2 bees holding hands and the sentiment were stamped using Simon Says Stamp intense black ink. I added sequins from the kit and covered them with glossy accents.

The just bee-cause card was created by die cutting the honeycomb image twice from a scrap of white card stock. The card panel is black card stock from the kit (4 by 5 1/4) I stamped one of the honeycomb images multiple times on the black card panel using white ink. A strip of patterned paper was adhered to the center of the panel. The bee image was stamped on a scrap piece of white card stock and colored with Arteza brush markers. I then fussy cut the image out. I stamped the sentiment with intense black ink on a 1 3/4 by 1 3/4 white piece of card stock. I adhered the sentiment with foam tape. The bee was adhered using glue behind the head and foam tape on the rest of the body so that the image would be flush. The die cuts were adhered using the glue sponge which was included in the kit.

Please let me know if you have any questions about any of these cards!

Have a great day!

Trying transfer gel and fixing my mistakes

I recently purchased deco foil transfer gel. I have a new video on my YouTube channel sharing my first time using this product with the fancy foils from Gina K. My stenciling of the transfer gel was not perfect. I had foil in places I did not want it due to bleeding under the stencil. I also had places that were missed by the foil. I was originally going to trash the piece and try again. I do not have endless sheets of foil so I decided to salvage the project. I used my Brutus Monroe stitched circle dies and created a round card. The sentiment is from the stamp set Amazing by Simon Says Stamp. I die cut the sentiment using My Favorite Things banner dies. Even though the project was not what I originally intended, I love how it turned out. So please keep that in mind. There is usually a way to fix your mistakes and not waste your products.

A card for Dave’s Ice Cream Social

Dave’s Ice Cream Social is a local event to raise money for the Franklin County Area Cancer Network (FCACN). The FCACN provides grants to local people going through cancer treatment. Visit Dave’s Ice Cream Social on Facebook to learn more about how this event started. The flagship event is Sunday 6/9/19. If you are local, please stop by to check out this great event! $5 for a great ice cream sundae and support our local community.

Check out the video to see how I made the card:

The supplies I used for this card are:

Canson XL water color paper cut 5 1/4 by 4

Water brush

Here’s the scoop stamp set by Lawn Fawn

Distress Oxide inks in:

Carved Pumpkin

Wild Honey

Shaded lilac

Salty Ocean

Hickory Smoke

Squeezed lemonade

Festive Berries

Picked Raspberry

Evergreen Bough

Seedless Preserves

Mermaid Lagoon

Distress ink in Walnut Stain

2 way glue pen

Stampers Anonymous Glitter Duster

Distress glitter is clear rock candy

Ranger glossy accents

Coffee-cup shaped card

This card features the coffee cup die set from HoneyBee Stamps and contents of the SSS 2019 limited edition Mother’s Day kit. I put this card together for a co-worker for Mother’s Day but you can use this all year round. Add a gift card to you recipients favorite coffee shop and you have a nice little gift for someone.

Rainbow alcohol ink backgrounds take 2

Hello my crafty friends,

The other day I sat down at my craft desk to play with my alcohol inks. I created some beautiful rainbow backgrounds that I was very excited to share. Later in the day I sat down to edit the video to find out that I had accidentally hit record as I was loading my phone into the holder…. So when I thought I was hitting record, I was in fact shutting it off! So I ended up with great footage of me setting up and cleaning up but NONE of the crafting!! Hahahahaha. I did it over again and made sure that I was recording this time. This video is the end result. I share the cards that I made from these backgrounds at the end of the video.

Have a great day!