One Layer Watercolored Card With Get Well Wishes

Joy Clair January New Release Blog Hop

Joy Clair New Release and Design Team Blog Hop

Hello everyone… Welcome to Joy Clair January New Release Blog Hop. Today you will be inspired by the projects from the team showcasing all new 13 stamp sets of Everyday Life collection and Color By Faith collection. And I am sharing a one layer watercolored card with Get Well Wishes stamp set.

Check it out, isn’t this Get Well Wishes stamp set super adorable? You can build up any cute scene and send love through your handmade card using these images.

First, I stamped the images to build the background scene on a piece of watercolor paper using Versafine Onyx Black ink pad and Mini MISTI.

One Layer Card With Get Well Wishes

I heat set the ink with craft heater, although you do not actually need to dry it with craft heater becuase this ink dries quickly, permanent and great for watercoloring project.

I colored the images with watercolor pencils and watercolor brush pen. Simply as that. And once the images dried, I cut it out using one of the stitching rectangle dies from STAMPlorations.

I added the panel directly on the front card with dries clear liquid adhesive glue. And my card is finish 🙂 It is one of the quick way of creating cards. I hope you all are inspired today to create your own handmade cards and share the joy with others.

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Before you go… don’t forget to stop by at each designer’s blog to see their projects and leave comment on each blog post for a chance to win the giveaway prize – a $25 Gift Card – to Joy Clair store!!! Here’s the full list of participants:

Joy Clair Blog

Martha Lucia Gomez

Angie Cimbalo

Nicole Winslow

Andrea Bjork

Jenny Fruchey

Monica Maier

Kerry Urbatch

Helen Gullet –> You’re Here

You’re next stop –> Donna Idlet

Ceal Pritchett

Lindsay Andreon

Let’s have fun blog hopping and get inspired! THANK YOU so much for stopping by today. Have a wonderful day!

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Butterfly Floral Mixed Media Card

CUTplorations January Challenge Reminder

Hello everyone… Butterfly is one of our favorite critters that we can find around the area where we live. I cannot wait for Spring 🙂 Butterflies are heaven-sent kissed of an angel… don’t you agree with that sentiment? And today I have a butterfly floral mixed media card to share with you

Butterfly Floral Mixed Media Card CUTplorations January Challenge

I created this card inspired by this snowy scene and colors from photo inspiration from CUTplorations January Challenge:

STAMPlorations - January 2017 CUTplorations Challenge

I started to create the background by tracing the Bold Florals ARTploratons Stencil on a piece of Arteza Watercolor paper with hot pink Tombow Dual Brush Pen. Then, I colored the inside of the flower and leaves with 2 shades of pink – purple for the flower petals, and 2 shades of green for the leaves. Using a small watercolor brush, I blended the colors and kindda like the bleeding effect.

Next I fill the white space with light blue Tombow Dual brush pen and also blended out the color with small watercolor brush.

I dried the watercolored background panel with craft heater. Then I added some white acrylic paint on it using fan paint brush. I dried it again. And last step I sprayed some of the Frost Sheer Shimmer Spritz to add the extra sparkle and frost look in the panel. I dried it right away with craft heater becuase I did not want the ink from Tombow Dual Brush Pens reacted too much with this shimmer spray. Check out the detail on the picture below… Don’t you love the shimmer frosted look on it? 🙂

Butterfly Floral Mixed Media Card CUTplorations January Challenge

I cut out the watercolored panel with the largest die from Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangles Nesting Dies and I added it on a white top-fold card base with Xtreme Tombow Adhesive.

Next step is I created the second panel of this card. It is pretty simple. I simply added some yellow and orange watercolor washes on a piece of Arteza watercolor paper. I dried it with craft heater and then I stamped the sentiment from Trendy Butterflies 2 Stamp Set with Versafine Onyx Black using Mini MISTI. I cut it out with the smallest size of the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangles Nesting Dies and then I added it on the card with Xtreme Tombow Adhesive.

Butterfly Floral Mixed Media Card CUTplorations January Challenge

Last step is the butterfly. I grab a photo glossy paper, Eggplant Alcohol Ink, and Alcohol Ink Blender to create an alcohol ink background. Then I added some white acrylic paint splatters on it and set it aside to dry for a while. It is not that long of waiting. The acrylic paint dries quickly and we also cannot use craft heater to dry the glossy photo paper, becuase the heat will ruin the paper. Trust me, I learned it.

Once the paper dried well, I cut it out with the solid butterfly die from Flutter Zen 1 Layering Dies. I added it on the card with 3D foam tape for extra dimension to the card. And the card is done.

Butterfly Floral Mixed Media Card CUTplorations January Challenge

I hope you all enjoy this card and are inspired to create a project. Come over to see more of inspirations from the CUTplorations Challenge Team on STAMPlorations Blog today. You have plenty of time to play along with this January challenge. Don’t forget to read the rules so you will be eligible to have a chance to win the prizes. I cannot wait to see your projects 🙂

THANK YOU So much for stopping by my blog today. I hope you all have a fabulous day!



I play along at:

Never Ending Anything Goes

January Challenge – Theme and Sketch

Challenge #316 – #317 Anything Goes

January Challenge

January Mixed Media Challenge

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3 Monochromatic, Mixed Media and CAS Cards With 1 Stamp Set

Growing In Unity Blog Hop and Giveaway

Hello everyone… Happy Sunday! I am so thankful to be one of many Unity Girls in 2017. And today I am joining a group of Unity Gals for the Growing In Unity Blog Hop. Welcome and I hope you all enjoy this blog hop and chances to win the giveaway from Unity Stamp Company! For this blog hop today, I created these 3 Monochromatic, Mixed Media, CAS cards using only 1 stamp set and 1 style design.

I use the gorgeous Let Your Dreams Bloom stamp set from Graciellie Design to create these cards. I love those flower blooms and the sentiments are super sweet.

3 Monochromatic Mixed Media CAS Cards - Growing In Unity Gals Blog Hop - Let Your Dreams Bloom Stamp Set by Graciellie Design

Each card has the same style but I created the background and stamped the flower in 3 different ways. First card, I tried the foiling technique with stamp and embossing.

3 Monochromatic Mixed Media CAS Cards - Growing In Unity Gals Blog Hop - Let Your Dreams Bloom Stamp Set by Graciellie Design

I stamped the flower with Versamark Ink, added some super fine white embossing powder, heat set it, added the DecoFoil paper on top of the embossed image, and run it through the laminating machine without carrier. It works like MAGIC 😀 Check it out…

3 Monochromatic Mixed Media CAS Cards - Growing In Unity Gals Blog Hop - Let Your Dreams Bloom Stamp Set by Graciellie Design

I added some watercolor paint splatters on the card panel and stamped the image with Rose Bud Memento Dew Drop Ink and Mini MISTI. I stamped the sentiment 3 times to get the darker shade and bolder. I did the same step for the rest of the cards.

3 Monochromatic Mixed Media CAS Cards - Growing In Unity Gals Blog Hop - Let Your Dreams Bloom Stamp Set by Graciellie Design

For these second card, I created the background with smooshing technique using Distress Ink pads, water, and acetate plastic.

I stamped the image with Versafine Onyx Black ink pad and color it with Tombow Dual Brush Pens. I used Spectrum Noir Sparkle Brush Pen to blend make it look like watercolor and added some glitters at the same time. Check out the detail…

3 Monochromatic Mixed Media CAS Cards - Growing In Unity Gals Blog Hop - Let Your Dreams Bloom Stamp Set by Graciellie Design

For the last card, I did the same step with the second card to create the background with darker color. Then I sprayed the whole background panel with mixture of Perfect Pearl powder and water for the pearly shiny background.

3 Monochromatic Mixed Media CAS Cards - Growing In Unity Gals Blog Hop - Let Your Dreams Bloom Stamp Set by Graciellie Design

Then, I stamped the flower with Tombow Dual Brush Pens using Mini MISTI. I left it as is. And I have the flower and stem in different colors. Check out the details below…

3 Monochromatic Mixed Media CAS Cards - Growing In Unity Gals Blog Hop - Let Your Dreams Bloom Stamp Set by Graciellie Design

I finished all the cards with some pink twine ribbon and pink gems. I added all the panels on white card base with 3D foam tape.

I hope you all enjoy these cards today and are inspired to create… And before you go…don’t forget, leave a comment on each participant’s blogs for chances to win the prize pack from Unity Stamp Company!

Here are the full list of Unity Gals:

Paula Quick Driver

Wynne Cochran Grob

Berina Febin

Helen Gullett –> you are here

you’re next stop –> Beth Fiscus

Kristina Corzatt MacKee

Tina Rackley Riddle

Pam Stang

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! May you have a wonderful day!


I link up at:

Challenge #316 – #317

HLS January CAS Challenge

HLS January Watercolour Challenge

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I Love You Forever, Cross Stitching Card

A Jillian Vance Design

Hello everyone… Valentine’s Day is coming up soon! Can you feel the love is in the air already (though kindda chilly here in Ohio :D)? Today I am back with a love themed card, I Love You Forever, a cross stitching card.

I Love You Forever, Cross Stitching Card with A Jillian Vance Design

This card brings back some memories when I was in Elementary and Middle School. I did lots of cross-stitching and hand embroidery school projects.

I created my card using the Cross Stitch Love Stamp Set, Hoop It Up Die Set, and the new Pegboard Cover Plate.

So, when I saw the Pegboard Die, I imagine that I could do some cross-stitching with this die. I tried and I LOVE IT 🙂 Visit A Jillian Vance Design Blog today to find out how I created this card with their stamp sets and die sets.

THANK YOU so much for stopping by today. Have a fabulous and great day!

A Jillian Vance Design product used:


Other products used:

  • Black cardstock
  • White cardstock
  • Red cardstock
  • Red Cherry ink pad
  • White Acrylic Spray Paint
  • Pink Iris Stitching Thread
  • Art Glitter Dries Clear Liquid Adhesive
  • 3D Foam Tape

I play along at:

Challenge #316 – #317

HLS January Challenge

January Challenge – Do or Use Something New

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Your Smile Lights Up The World

CUTplorations January Challenge

Hello every one… HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Another year has gone by and here we are today stepping into the new year of 2018. Our hope and prayer for you all thatThe Lord keeps you from all harm and watches over your life. The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go, both now and forever (Psalms 121:7-8).

Kicking of this new year, here’s the first new challenge inspiration for CUTplorations January Challenge. Isn’t this snowy scene beautiful?

Here’s my take on this month challenge. I create a CAS Mixed Media card inspired by the sky and snow:

CUTplorations January 2018 Challenge

The background I created by adding the Distress inks (Mustard Seed, Seedless Preserve, Black Soot, Faded Jeans, Dusty Concord) on a white cardstock using sponge applicator, then I sprayed with water and dabbed it off with paper towel. Then I added some white acrylic paint splatters with fan watercolor brush. I used craft heater to dry the panel and then I cut it with the largest die from Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies.

CUTplorations January 2018 Challenge

I stamped three of the houses from Houses stamp set by The Bee’s Knees with Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad, then I fussy cut them one by one. Then I added the 2 tall houses on the background panel dries clear liquid adhesive and the shorter house with 3D foam adhesive on the front.

Then using palette knife, I added the DecoArt Snow on the roofs, window and some at the bottom of the house for the snowy ground. This snow paste dries quickly.

Your Smile Lights Up The World - CUTplorations January Challenge

For the sentiment, I stamped one of the phrases from Fond Expressions 2 stamp set by Shery Russ Designs with Mustard Seed Distress Ink on a white cardstock strip, cut the tail with micro-tip scissors, and I run it through my die cutting machine with one of the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies to match the stitching pattern on the top of the background panel.

I added the sentiment banner on the background panel with couple mini staples on it to hold it in place and as embellishment.

I added the finished panel on the white card base using permanent adhesive runner. And the card is done.

Visit STAMPlorations blog today to see more inspirations from the CUTplorations Challenge team. I hope you are inspire to crate.

Have a fabulous crafty day! Thank you for stopping by today and don’t forget to keep smiling becuase your smile brighten the world around you 🙂



I play along at:

Splitcoaststampers – Mix257 – Your Favorite Technique(s)

ChallengeWeeks #314-#315

Simon says: Anything Goes

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Frosty Warm Wishes Mixed Media CAS Card

With A Jillian Vance Design

It is 4 days until Christmas! Can you believe it? We almost there… 😀 Today I back with a Frosty Warm Wishes mixed media CAS card to share with you.

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I created my card today using the Frosty Stamp and Die Collection. This set is one of my favorite sets from A Jillian Vance Design collection to create Christmas and Winter Themed cards for this season. I love the snowman is just super cute!

I am sharing more details and how I created this card at A Jillian Vance Design blog today. Hope you can visit me there today! THANK YOU!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Our Daily Bread Designs: White As Snow Bible Journaling Page

Hello everyone…Today we are taking a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs December Release. And I have I created a Bible Journaling Page to share with you.

For more inspiration using the December Release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog and visit each designer’s blog to read more about their projects:

Cathy * Sandee * Dawn * Diana * Kathy * Helen * Lori

Our Daily Bread Designs White As Snow Bible Journaling Page

On my journaling page today I use the White As Snow Stamp Die/Duo Set, Trees & Deer Dies, Curvy Slopes Dies, Snow Crystal Dies, and the new Christmas Collection 2017 Paper Pad.

Our Daily Bread Designs White As Snow Bible Journaling Page

I created the background with Broken China and Tumbled Glass Distress Crayons that I added on the page directly with finger. They blend great with a bit of water on the finger, but not much. I simply dap my finger on a wet wipes and blend the colors together.

Then I stamped the sentiment with Black PowderPuff Chalking Ink that works the best on this journaling page and it won’t bleed through like other dye inks or archival ink. If you prep the page with clear gesso, other type of inks will work just okay on the page.

I stamped the snowman with Black Archival Ink Pad and colored it with Arteza Real Brush Pens and watercolor brush. Then I die cut it with the matching die.

Our Daily Bread Designs White As Snow Bible Journaling Page

Next I cut couple of the Curvy Slopes out of white cardstock for the hill border on the bottom of the page. Then I added them on the page with Scor-Tape double sided tape. I let the top bit open so I can tuck the other die cut pieces under the hills.

I then cut the trees and deer out of the solid papers form Christmas 2017 Collection Paper Pad. I added them on the page with Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive glue. And then I added the snowman, too on the page.

After all pieces are on the page, I added some of the fake snow paste on them with palette knife.

Our Daily Bread Designs White As Snow Bible Journaling Page

I finished the page with some of the snowflakes die cuts that I added them randomly on the page using the Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive glue.

I just love the true and God’s promises written on this passage. He is God, he never fails to fulfill what He has spoken. He takes care of His own people. He forgives those how turn their ways away from their wicked ways. He wash our sins away with the blood of Christ. He makes us new in Him and His image only. What a promise!

“Come now, let’s settle this,”
says the Lord.
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
I will make them as white as snow.
Though they are red like crimson,
I will make them as white as wool.
If you will only obey me,
you will have plenty to eat.
But if you turn away and refuse to listen,
you will be devoured by the sword of your enemies.
I, the Lord, have spoken!”
Isaiah 1:18, New Living Translation

 

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! I pray you will be blessed and find encouragement today! Have a wonderful day…


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