Tuesday, April 30, 2024

New Baby Wipe Technique with Unbounded Love

 I've used baby wipes and reinkers before, but not like this. It's so much fun! I used hot press watercolor paper, because it is smoother. The watercolor paper soaks up the ink and allows the colors to blend. On the samples below, I used the NEW Unbounded Love bundle and the Online Exclusive Thoughtful Moments Hybrid Embossing Folder.

  1. For this technique, you need watercolor paper, baby wipes and 2-3 colors of reinkers.
  2. Loosely fold a baby wipe twice and sprinkle with 5-6 drops of reinkers to form a blob of color.
  3. Then simply swipe it onto the watercolor paper. One baby wipe has enough ink to make 2-3 cards! You just don't want to waste all that inky goodness, you know what I mean?
Berry Burst, Daffodil Delight and Flirty Flamingo

Granny Apple Green and Lost Lagoon

Berry Burst, Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight Thoughtful Moments Hybrid Embossing Folder and Textured Floral bundle.

Faux Silk with New Bundle

For this card I used the Faux Silk technique with the NEW Unbounded Love bundle that will be available in the NEW catalog tomorrow! Yay!

I've seen two different versions of the faux silk technique. For the card below, the images were stamped on Basic White cardstock, then the entire surface was covered with glue stick. Then white tissue paper was crinkled and spread out on the surface leaving plenty of wrinkles.

For this card stamp directly on the tissue paper and allow it to dry. Once dry, gently crinkle up the tissue paper. Then cover a piece of Whisper White card stock with glue stick and  gently smooth your tissue paper onto the card stock, leaving some crinkles. Let dry and then trim excess tissue paper from around card stock.

Thursday, April 25, 2024

Sneak Peek at the Unbounded Love Bundle

 I really love this set! I say that a lot, but seriously, why would I show something I did not Love. lol This bundle is exactly what I've been requesting. The entire stamp set is sentiments for so many occasions, and the 17 dies are frames and labels with some decorated edges! I paired this bundle with the new Thoughtful Journey DSP. It it gorgeous my friends! The product suite also includes enamel dots, DSP and another stamp set. I now present to you, UnBounded Love...

I even used the dies on the inside!

Monday, April 22, 2024

Floral Friday

 Simply Zinnias again! It's spring I'm the South and were are deep in flower season. I have always loved flowers of any kind almost any color. I'm so lucky that my husband has a green thumb our yard looks like a garden you'd pay to visit. He has flowers everywhere. And naturally when it comes to stamping I love flowers.

These cards use the Simply Zinnias bundle which are new Online Exclusives.

Friday, April 19, 2024

Simply Zinnias Encore

 The Simply Zinnias bundle is so beautiful in bright colors. I posted a flower pot card full of zinnias last week. This card has blackberry Bliss as the background to more bright colored flowers. The flowers are done in Highland Heather with Pumpkin Pie and Lemon Lolly centers. The flower buds are done with Berry Burst and one of the new in colors, Petunia Pop. The leaves and stems are Old Olive and Lemon Lime Twist. The tiny flower cluster is Very Vanilla. On the envelope and inside I stamped that bouquet of zinnias in Petunia Pop ink, then used a sponge dauber in Old Olive to color the leaves.

Sunday, April 14, 2024

Spotlight on Some Amazing Talent

 Hi y'all! I have to share this girl's talent with you.  Her name is Mia Salenga, and she's a fellow Demonstrator from Australia. Her watercoloring with stamps are amazing, no... make that BEYOND amazing!  Here is her YouTube channel:  Here is a sample she shared with Demos:

I've decided to watch her videos and see if I can come even close to talent. Isn't she amazing?  Are you up for the challenge? Watch her videos and use any stamps you already have. Give it a try and please share your results with me.

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Some of my Favorite Tools & Storage Solutions

 Crafting Supplies & Tools

I have not received any compensation for these links, these are just products that I have a like.

Sponge Dauber Storage Case

Tombow 67304 MONO Sand Eraser, 2-Pack

These erasers take off most stray marks on projects, even ink! I love them:)

The Country Hive Replacement Pegs for Simply Scored Tool

CARL Heavy Duty Rotary Paper Trimmer 15inch

For heavy use cutting: chipboard, multiple pieces of cardstock etc.

Lock-Down Punch Holder

I use the 5 x 7 size inside my stamp cases.

Taylored Expressions Simple Storage

Large Case

I just learned of these from a friend, and now I must have one! The small one would be perfect for my needs and only $5.00


Sneak Peek From The New Catalog

 This is a new Country Birdhouse bundle with the coordinating Country Woods Designer Series Paper. The sentiment was computer generated. The new catalog goes live on May 1!

Monday, April 8, 2024

Zany Zinnias

 The Simply Zinnias bundle is from the Online Exclusives. I love detailed flower dies, and this one is gorgeous! It's also great because it doesn't have as many fussy little pieces to cut out as some other sets have had.

The first card is a fun fold, made with Granny Apple Green, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Flirty Flamingo, and Lemon Lolly. The DSP is from SALE-A-BRATION.

This second card is a pull out with an easel attached to the back for display. I used the tutorial Barb Mulikin make a couple years ago, substituting the Simply Zinnias dies and adding an easel on the back. My easel is 2 x 8-1/2 scored at 3 in., 6 in., 7 in., and 8 inches. Fold the score lines the same way, and glue the 1/2" tab at the end. Then, fold the score line next to that the other direction so you have a mountain fold for the standing part. Glue it on to the back of the card and you're done.