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

Saturday, May 07, 2022

Hello lovely

 Hi everyone,

Finally the nicer weather has arrived and the Spring flowers are blooming. Here’s a card
I created using a new stamp to me from Pigment Craft Co. called Blooming Floral which comes with a matching stencil.

I started by stamping the large flower image and embossing with white powder. I then went on to colour it using the coordinating stencil and ink blending with Distress oxide inks.

Once I was finished with all the colouring I fussy cut the image which was a bit tricky in spots.

I moved onto creating my background for the flowers with a stencil and Scattered Straw Distress ink.

I used a scalloped die to cut it out. The die cut piece was layered onto a blue piece of card stock and added to the white card.

The flower image was added with foam tape and a couple of confetti sequins were also added.

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

Pigment Craft Co. Blooming Floral stamp set and stencil
Simon Says Stamp Diagonal Stripe stencil
MFT die-namics Stitched Rectangle Scalloped frame die set
Distress Oxide inks - Twisted Citron, Lucky Clover, Salvaged Patina, Peacock Feathers
Distress inks - Squeezed Lemonade, Scattered Straw
Studio Katia Majestic Confetti

Wednesday, May 04, 2022

Embrace every day

Hi everyone,

Today I have a card to share with a background created by embossing a stencil.


I started with a white piece of card stock and embossed it with my stencil. Leaving the stencil in place I added my inks over top.

I set that aside and went on to die cutting the other pieces for my card.

I die cut a scalloped frame in green and distressed it my sanding block. The edges of the card were distressed also.

I used Idea-ology labels for my sentiment and adhered them onto green pieces of card stock.

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


Tim Holtz / Stamper’s Anonymous Floral stencil
Tim Holtz Papercut Chicks Colorize die set 
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Chitchat stickers 
Distress Oxide inks - Picked Raspberry, Fossilized Amber, Tumbled Glass, Twisted Citron 
My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle Scalloped Frame die
Tim Holtz sanding block 
Tim Holtz Distress tool

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Limited edition framed flowers

 Hi everyone,

On today’s card I decided to use a small Idea-ology Baseboards/Frame from Tim Holtz and distress it with paint and crackle paste. I used the small frame circled in the second photo below.


I painted the frame white and added some crackle paint over top. When dry I scuffed it up a bit with my sander. The nice thing about this paste is it adds such a fine bit of crackle.

I added a stencil to a piece of black card stock and blended Shaded Lilac Distress oxide ink over top.

The background piece behind the flowers was blended with 3 different shades of Distress oxides and black paint splatters were added.

I used the flower die with a piece of black card stock to cut it out. I adhered it behind the frame which was foam mounted to my card.

The sentiment is a chipboard piece which I also distressed with a bit of crackle paste.
The photos below show the detail of the crackle.

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


Tim Holtz Idea-ology Baseboards / Frames
Tim Holtz Flower Field die
Tim Holtz / Stamper’s Anonymous Deco Arch stencil
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Quote chips
Distress texture Paste - crackle
Distress Oxide inks - Tumbled Glass, Shaded Lilac, Blueprint Sketch