Category Archives: Technique

Dragonfly Dreams

Oh…what a fun theme we have for the SUO Challenge this time!  For those of you who know me you know I just LOVE dragonflies – hmmm…do you think the banner here on my blog gives that away?  LOL!!!  I do LOVE dragonflies so when I saw the theme was butterflies or dragonflies, I of course KNEW which I was going to use!

Two Saturdays ago the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop featured reinker techniques.  I forgot how much I enjoy doing the smoosh ink technique and since I still had that idea in mind, I decided to use it again for my card today…well, along with my dragonfly!

Here’s the details…

  • Pool Party – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – using the smoosh technique I used Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party, and Emerald Envy reinkers, acetate and water to create the background.  Once done, I trimmed the sheet down to 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, layered onto Emerald Envy 3 5/8 x 4 7/8 and add to card front.
  • Emerald Envy – 5/8 x 3 5/8, add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/8 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Lemon Lime Twist – 5/8 x 3 1/2, stamp greeting using Emerald Envy, cut into banner on both ends and add using dimensionals
  • Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer – cut out detailed smaller dragonfly
  • Vellum – cut out solid dragonfly, layer behind Dazzling Diamonds Detailed dragonfly, add to cardfront using dimensionals
  • Add some Perfect White Accents to finish off

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team to see their wonderful creations!

Set(s): Dragonfly Dreams
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Emerald Envy, Lemon Lime Twist, Silver Glimmer, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer, Vellum
Ink: Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party, Emerald Envy
Other: Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Perfect White Accents,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

A Dozen Thoughts

PansiesI  had been seeing these wonderful pansies all over Pinterest and had decided to do them for a workshop in February.

I waned to showcase the Decorative Dots embossing folder (soooo glad that is coming back) and the Scallop Tag Topper (SOOOOO glad that is STAYING!) and then just wanted to make a happy card with the purple and yellow (and speaking of purple…oh my…the NEW Blueberry Bliss incolor is BEYOND YUMMY!!!!)

Here’s the details:

  • Daffodil Delight 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, run through Decorative Dot Embossing folder, layer onto Elegant Eggplant 3 3/4 x 5.
  • Add Elegant Eggplant 3 5/8 x 1 1/2 dsp print to panel.
  • Whisper White 2 x 3 1/2.  Punch EACH END using the Scallop Tag Topper.  Stamp greeting using Wild Wasabi, add Daffodil Delight Seam Binding through the holed and wrap around panel.  Add panel to card front.
  • Make two pansies:  EACH Pansy Punch – Daffodil Delight (3 petals), Elegant Eggplant (2 petal), add to 1/2″ Daffodil Delight circle.  Wild Wasabi (Pansy Punch – 2 petals).  Add to back of Pansy.  Use Elegant Eggplant marker to add lines.  Add rhinestone to center of flower to finish off.
  • Add pansies to card front to finish.

Remember…you only have about a month to get retired items!  ALL retiring items (including stamp sets) are ‘as supplies last’ so if there is something you want, don’t delay!

Set(s): A Dozen Thoughts
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Elegant Eggplant, Wild Wasabi, Regals dsp Paper Pack
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Elegant Eggplant Marker
Other: Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Scallop Tag Topper Punch, Pansy Punch, 1/2″ Circle Punch, Daffodil Delight Seam Binding, Basic Rhinestones

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!


Ears to You

Spritzer3Here’s another card from the spritzer class I did.  (Boy…are these things ever ADDICTIVE!!!)  Anyway…such a simple card and so much fun.

The base of the card is Pool Party.  I took another piece of Pool Party, ran it through the Hexagon Folder and added to the top of the card.  Next I took a piece of Whisper White, laid an oval on top of it, then spritzed with a mixture of alcohol, Primrose Petal and Frost White (all mixed in the same tube – oh it is sooooo shimmery in real life!)  next I inked the stamp using Raspberry Ripple, Pool Party, Primrose Petals, and Basic Grey and stamped in the center of the oval.  Added a Raspberry Ripple Scallop Edge underneath then added to the card front.  A strip of Pool Party was added along the bottom above the scallop and tied a piece of the Raspberry Ripple Stitched Satin Ribbon along the top to finish it off!

Set(s): Ears to You
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Raspberry Ripple
Ink: Basic Grey, Raspberry Ripple, Pool Party, Primrose Petals
Other: Hexagon Embossing Folder, Scallop Edge Punch, Ovals Framelits, Spritzer, Frost White Paint


Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!



Spritzer1In February I held a class using the spritzers that you fill yourself.  What a fun class that was!  Here’s one of the cards we did.

The base of the card is Certainly Celery.  I took a piece of Whisper white, masked with a couple of large butterfly and spritzer with alcohol/Certainly Celery.  I took those masks off, added some of the smaller butterflies and spritzed with alcohol/Baja Breeze.  This panel is then mounted on Not Quite Navy.  I stamped the greeting using Not Quite Navy on Certainly Celery, cut with the Apothecary Accents framelits, added a piece of stitched Whisper White ribbon then added the panel to the card front using dimensionals.  The butterfly is Elegant Butterfly punch in Not Quite Navy and Bitty Butterfly in Baja Breeze then a rhinestone in the center.

Set(s): Sassy Salutations
Paper: Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy
Ink: Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy
Other: Apothecary Accents Framelits, Whisper White Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals


Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!