Masculine birthday card

I have a simple, masculine alcohol ink birthday card to share today.


I added alcohol inks on teal and brown to a panel of Yupo, The sentiment from Mama Elephant is white embossed onto a circle of vellum, and adhered with small dots of liquid adhesive. 


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Funky leaves for Picket Fence Studios

I really, REALLY love the stencils from the February release at Picket Fence Studios!


I used the Funky Leaves Stencil with some Distress Oxide Inks and Life Changing Blender Brushes, softening the colours towards the bottom of the card. I stamped the sentiment from Fancy Sentiments in Picket Fence Black Hybrid Ink, then added Stickles over parts of the leaves to add some glittery goodness.


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Fusion: Decor

Welcome to a new challenge at Fusion!


I tipped the sketch on the side, and went for a night and day look, with a rainbow of Zig markers over white embossing on the left, and tone-on-tone grey on the right (like in the photo). The background stamp and Happy die are from Simon Says Stamp, and the sentiment stamp is from Birch Press.



Make sure you check out all the rest of the inspiration at the Fusion challenge blog, and play along with your own creation!
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Coloured pencils for Paper Rose Studios

Hello! I have a die cut inlay card to share today, using the Pencil Border die from Paper Rose Studio.


I cut the die from white cardstock, and then gathered a heap of colours (in rainbow order, of course) from my stash of paper scraps. I then spent what seemed like hours (but was more like 20 minutes) fitting all of the pieces in place. I finished with a sentiment from the Hello clear stamp set.

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Masculine birthday card for A Blog Named Hero

The current challenge at A Blog Named Hero is "Birthday
" - I have made a masculine birthday card.


I started with a panel of Alcohol Inks and Alcohol Pearls on Yupo. I stamped and white embossed the sentiment from "Many Birthday Messages" onto a strip of vellum and wrapped it around the yupo panel. I finished with some dew drops from Studio Katia.


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Release Day at Picket Fence Studios

It's release day at Picket Fence Studios! There are some great products in the February release, including some fantastic stencils, some fabulous sentiment sets, and some gorgeous images.


For this One Layer card, I used the Fancy Flourishes stencil, inked in a rainbow of Distress Oxide Inks using my Life Changing Blender Brushes. I added a sentiment from Favourite Notification in Picket Fence Studios Black Hybrid Ink and I was done.


I used the same stencil on my next card, but as a subtle background. The main images and the sentiment are from Tightening Her Bra Strap, which I coloured with Copic Markers and Wink of Stella and cut with the coordinating dies.


As you can probably tell, the theme of this post is the Fancy Flourishes Stencil. I had to try it out with something else that is new from Picket Fence Studios - Paper Glazes! I used the colours Ocean poppy and Peony Pink on the next two cards.


On this card, I used the Hello word die as well as a stamped sentiment from Cheat Day stamped in Bali Blue hybrid ink from LDRS Creative. The "Hello" is die cut from some pink cardstock, then watercoloured with the paper glaze (yep, you can do that with paper glazes!) to give it some shimmer, and then I covered it with glossy accents.


I used the leftovers from the previous card along with a sentiment from Favorite Notification on this card:


 By the way, I'm experimenting with doing flat lay photos rather than the standing-my-card-upright-style photos. Which do you prefer?

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Pastel rainbow birthday

It's been far too long since I posted a rainbow card!


I started with a panel of Yupo and added some pastel alcohol inks in a rainbow. I added a sentiment from Mama Elephant white embossed onto a vellum circle, and finished with some clear sequins.


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Blue thank you

I have so many panels of alcohol ink on Yupo, I'm resorting to (almost entirely) covering them up!


The border die is from Paper Rose Studio, and the sentiment die is from Studio Katia.


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Valentine's Day card for Picket Fence Studios

I have a blog post up at the Picket Fence Studios blog today - here's a sneak peek:

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Absolutely Amazing with Paper Rose

I love dies that create a window to show some colour behind - this gorgeous die from Paper Rose is no exception!


I created a background of Distress Oxide inks using my Life Changing Blender Brushes. I then splashed some water over the panel and sprayed some Perfect Pearls in water over the panel to create some texture.
I cut the white panel using the Lovely Florals Blossom Border die and adhered it over the coloured panel. I added a stamped sentiment from Lovely Florals Blossom flowers stamp set, and adhered some sequins as a finishing touch.

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