Saturday, July 29, 2017


Recently, I spent the day creating with a friend and one of the techniques she talked about was called serendipity which she read about in the current issue of Cardmaker magazine.

We took various designer papers and tore them into pieces and adhered to cardstock.  To soften the white core of the designer paper, I distressed with antique linen ink.  The butterfly die is from Memory Box.  I really like the concept but think this is a little drab.  Will have to try with other papers.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Oceans of Joy

I created this mermaid card for our granddaughter's birthday and I will also submit it to the weekly Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.

The mermaid stamp is from Recollections which I gold embossed and colored with distress markers.  The background was made with distress oxides (aren't they the bomb!) and the oval die cut is from Gina Marie.  The new "mermaid" sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh.  The sentiment and seahorse stamps are from Hero Arts.  This card turned out a little too monochromatic for me but my granddaughter will love that it's a shaker card!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

August Stamp Club Challenge (Inchie Art)

Our August stamp club challenge is to create a card using this sketch which is also inchie art!  I'm also entering this card in Simon Says Work It Wednesday challenge.

The challenge at Simon Says is to add some glimmer or glitz to your card.  My inchie art was created with a recent Gelli print I created with some purple metallic paint.  It really shows up in this photo!  I also added clear Wink of Stella to the dragonfly which doesn't show in the photo:(  The dragonfly die is from Elizabeth Craft.