Postage Stamp Christmas Card

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  The Postage Stamp Die is great for creating small scenes on cards. I die cut the small postage stamp three times from watercolour card. From the inside pieces I die cut two snowbanks and one mountain border using the mountain border die. Using my ink blending tool I added a small amount of Tumbled Glass distress ink to the top of the snowbanks to add some depth.   On the mountain tops I used Pumice Stone with a little Ground Espresso distress … Read More

Happy Holidays Friends

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  How is your Christmas card making and shopping going?  I am trying to get as many handmade gifts as I can.  How many critters can you fit on one card? I stamped a bunch of the reindeers and penguins from Toboggan Together stamp set onto smooth Bristol card with archival black ink, grabbed my Zig clean colour real brush markers and tried out some colour combinations. I also stamped several hats. Once they were all coloured, I die cut … Read More

Flower Friend Cards

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Hello, today I am sharing how to make simple one layer Friend Cards, using an Altenew stamp set.  Beautiful Lady is a great stamp set for creating simple, yet beautiful cards.   First, stamp the Beautiful Lady stamp by Altenew onto the right hand side of the card base in Tuxedo Black Memento ink. Using the friend die cut by Paper Smooches, die cut out of the card base (Part of the ‘f’ goes over the stamped image). TIP: Make … Read More

Simple Sympathy Greeting Card

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A good type of card to keep on hand are sympathy cards.  These aren’t the most favourite cards to send out but they are needed.  I used the Banner and Wreathe stamp set by Avery Elle to create this simple sympathy greeting card.  To find the products I used please click on any of the ‘green’ words in this post.  I will also list and link all the items at the bottom of this post.   I trimmed some mixed media … Read More

How to make 4 different Floral cards

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I want some quick and easy to make cards to show you how easy it is to use this stamp set by Altenew.  I also wanted to try out my watercolouring.  I used the no line stamping technique so these flowers wouldn’t have a harsh black outline.  All the supplies I used to create these four cards are listed at the bottom of this post. PINK HAPPY BIRTHDAY I stamped the image of the Beautiful Lady Stamp by Altenew onto a … Read More

Clean And Simple Border Cards

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I wanted to challenge myself to creating some clean and simple one layer cards.  I didn’t keep all these cards as one layer but they are all clean and simple.  And quite quick to make!  All these cards are 4.25 x 5.5 inches and all the supplies are listed at the end of this post.     For this Thanks card, I had some beautiful Distress Inked smooshed card left over from another project, that I was able to die … Read More

Thank You Card using Cork Pieces

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I had a packet of these cork pieces on my craft desk while I was thinking of what to do for this month’s challenge.  “Thanks” seemed to be a good theme, since people will be sending Thank You cards for their Christmas presents, and these cork pieces are from the Elle’s Studio Thankful collection. Links to all the supplies I used are listed at the end of this post.   I created a 5 ¼ inch by 4 ½ inch … Read More

Happy Holidays Fuse Shaker Card

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Hello, this is my first shaker card using the Fuse Tool.  It was surprisingly easy to use.  As it gets very hot you have to be very careful not to touch the silver part only the blue handle!!  Links to buy these products are listed at the end of this post.   Firstly, I cut all the cardstock pieces needed for this card. The Base card is 5.5 x 4.25 inches, and another piece slightly smaller to leave a border on the … Read More

How to make a watercolour effect painted poppy

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Painted Poppies are such beautiful stamps.  I love adding a soft colour to the flowers and leaving the rest of the card clean and simple.  To help you understand how to made these cards I made this step by step how to – which I hope will help you.  All the supplies I used will be listed at the end, along with some other cards I have made with this stamp set.  Click on the photographs to enlarge them. I … Read More

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