Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Free to Fly

Hi everyone,

Well I’ve been busy lately doing some house painting and now that it’s finished I have some time for my card making.

I made this one with alcohol inks and a beautiful butterfly stamp.

I added different colours of alcohol ink to parts of the butterfly and stamped directly on to my card stock

I like that it is not such a crisp image and the lines are a little blurred.

I added Foundry Wax to the edges of my card base and then mounted it to a piece of dark green card stock with distressed edges.

The base card was sprayed with Cracked Pistachio and Black Soot Distress sprays.

I mounted the 2 panels directly to the card and added a sentiment with foam tape. I added a little gold metallic rub on to the sentiment.

Well that’s it for my card and thanks so much for stopping by 🙏🏻


Stamper’s Anonymous Perspective stamp set
Idea-ology Label stickers
Alcohol inks - Cobalt, Aquamarine, Limeade, Dandelion, Vineyard
Distress Foundry Wax - Statue
Distress Spray Stain- Cracked Pistachio, Black Soot
Craf-T Products - gold metallic rub-on

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Type = sassy

 Hi everyone,

Well Gladys arrived yesterday and I couldn’t wait to play and create.

I started by creating my background piece with Distress reinkers and water using a smooshing technique. I then die cut the piece with a scalloped rectangle die.

For an added touch I stitched the edges with black thread first with a straight stitch and then with a zig zag stitch. 
I purposely didn’t stitch a straight line as I didn’t want it to look perfect.

I assembled Gladys using various colours of pink card stock and added glossy accents to the beak and eyes.

I used a distressing tool to distress the edges of the dark green card stock piece.

The letters were done with an embossing folder and black card stock and inked with silver metallic rub on.

Well that’s it for my card and thanks so much for stopping by 🙏🏻


Tim Holtz / Sizzix Gladys Colorize
Tim Holtz / Sizzix 3D Texture Fades Typewriter 
Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Rectangle die
Distress reinkers - Tumbled Glass, Shabby Shutters 
Metallic rub on

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Beautiful inspiration

 Hi everyone,

Today’s card was made using die cuts, a stencil and stamps all done on a background of Distress spray stain.

I started by placing a woodgrain stencil on a piece of watercolour card stock and spraying it with Blueprint Sketch Distress spray stain and water and letting it blend together.

The flowers were stamped directly on the panel with Jet Black ink.

All the other elements were die cut and the edges inked. The fence was die cut from white card stock and accented with Weathered Wood Distress ink.

White ink splatters were added to the background.

Well that’s it for my card and thanks so much for stopping by.


Tim Holtz / Sizzix Funky Floral #3
Tim Holtz / Sizzix Vault Series: Halloween 2021
Tim Holtz / Stamper’s Anonymous Wildflowers CMS253
Tim Holtz / Stamper’s Anonymous Woodgrain stencil
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Chitchat stickers
Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink
Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain - Blueprint Sketch

Saturday, May 21, 2022

A Million Thank Yous

 Hi everyone, 

Today I have a card to share using a bunch of Tim Holtz / Sizzix products and an Alcohol Lift-ink technique.

First I blended a bunch of Alcohol inks onto a piece of card stock.  I applied my stamp to my Misti tool and used the Alcohol Lift-ink pad and stamped it a bunch of times onto a piece of white card stock until I was happily with it.

As the stamp doesn’t fit the entire background I taped the edges where the stamp finished and applied a stencil to the edge. I used Wilted Violet oxide ink which I blended with Distress Grit paste to cover the stencil doing one edge at a time. Before that was dry I sprinkled Clear Rock Candy glitter over top.

I die cut the sentiment 3 times with black card stock and glued them together. The stamped sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp and heat embossed with white embossing powder and foam mounted to my card.

I die cut a leaf from purple shiny card stock and glued directly onto my card.

Well that’s it for my card and thanks so much for stopping by 🙏🏻


Tim Holtz / Stamper’s Anonymous Flourish stencil
Tim Holtz Bold Text #1 die set
Tim Holtz Funky Floral #3 Thinlits die set
Tim Holtz / Stamper’s Anonymous Perspective stamp set
Distress Oxide - Wilted Violet
Various colours of Ranger Alcohol inks
Distress grit paste
Distress clear rock candy glitter 

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Love this life

 Hi everyone,

Today I have a slimline card to share where I created a stencil background with Distress oxide sprays for my gorgeous butterflies.

I applied my stencil to a white piece of card stock and sprayed 3 different colours of Distress oxide inks over the stencil. When done I carefully removed the stencil to undercover my pretty background.

The butterflies were also created by spraying with the 3 colours of oxide sprays. I also added some blending over each butterfly using Distress oxide ink pads.

I added a piece of turquoise card stock over my cream card base, added the stencil background over top and then foam mounted each of the butterflies.

I used and Idea-ology sentiment which I trimmed with an eyelet on each side which were painted with Statue Foundry wax.

Well that’s it for my card and thanks so much for stopping by 🙏🏻

Tim Holtz Butterfly 3-D Impresslits
Tim Holtz / Stamper’s Anonymous Dotted Line stencil
Distress oxide sprays - Salvaged Patina, Squeezed Lemonade, Saltwater Taffy 
Distress oxide ink pads - Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed, Candied Apple
Distress Foundry wax - Statue
Idea-ology Quote chips

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Alcohol ink picture

 Hi everyone,

Today is a gorgeous sunny day and I have my flowers planted. I thought it would be a perfect day to share this framed alcohol ink art picture that I created.

I am entering into the current Monday challenge on the Simon Says Stamps blog where the theme is Alcohol

Details can be found Here

And also entering in their current Wednesday challenge where the theme is anything but a card. Details can be found here

I started by creating my inked background using several different colours of alcohol inks.

The flowers were die cut from a piece of black card stock and adhered directly to my background.

I adhered the alcohol ink panel to the back of a 5” x 7” cardboard photo frame which was trimmed with gold and black on the inside opening.

I added an Idea-ology sentiment and butterfly. I didn’t alter the metal pieces at all as I didn’t want to take anything away from my background.

Well that’s it for my project today. Thanks so much for stopping by 🙏🏻

Tim Holtz Flower Field die
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Adornments - Butterflies
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Word Plaques
Various alcohol ink colours
5” x 7” Dollar store cardboard frame
Mauve ribbon

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Shine brightly

 Hi everyone,

Today’s card uses an embossing folder for the background and a Tim Holtz die set for the image.

I started by embossing my background with white card stock and then dragging a light grey colour ink cube over the top so it would colour the high points of the embossing folder.

I die cut all the images need for my candle with different colours of card stock and pieced my candlestick together. Once the whole candle and stick were assembled I used my finger and silver metallic and rubbed over the candlestick.

In the photo below you can see where I added some glossy accents for wax drips and the candle wick.

The sentiment is a chip board quote piece to which I added a black marker to the edges.

Well that’s it for my card and thanks so much for stopping by 🙏🏻


Tim Holtz Candlestick, Colorize die set
Tim Holtz Engraved 3-D texture fades embossing folder 
Tim Holtz / Idea-ology Chipboard Quote chip
Craf-T Kit 1 Metallic rub-ons - silver
Hero Arts Soft Graphite ink cube