(2022 c017) Stenciled Backgrounds

I created my background floral image directly on the heavy weight white card base. First I stamped using Versamark Embossing Ink using Pink Fresh Dahlia Bunch stampset with Gold  Ranger Embossing Powder. Next comes the MAGIC of the coordinating STENCILS Pink Fresh Dahlia Bunch Layering Stencils I used Blender Brushes by Taylored Expressions to apply Distress Inks by Ranger through the stencils. The frame was cut using Poppy Stamps 2327 Adriana Oval Frame craft die. Birthday sentiment was cut from gold mirror cardstock using This is such a game changer and so fast that you can make multiples in no time SO SEE TWO MORE CARDS below:

Inset the dark green frame into the negative space of a light green that was used for another project.

The inside sentiment was cut out using Pink & Main Happy Birthday PNM200.

Challenges Entered

Pink Fresh Studio: August – Beautiful Backgrounds

Simon Says Stamp: (Monday) Fun With Stencils

Dies R Us: Summer

(2022 c016) Foiled Sunrise Shaker

I followed Jennifer McGuire’s technique video for Magic Shaker Cards as seen on her Blog in the link.


I inked the background with Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger. For the clouds I used My Favorite Things Cloud Stencil For the palm trees I found this old stampset from Papertrey Ink called On The Wagon which appears to be discontinued. The first one was stamped directly on the background using Mini Ranger Archival Ink . The second was stamped and cut out with the co-ordinating dies and glued onto the foiled transparency after adding irridescent clear sequins inside.

I taped 2 Hero Arts DI198 Nesting Rectangle Infinity Dies together for cutting the shaker frames. I built up the shaker well by stacking 4 frames and used one more on top of the transparency to seal the shaker.

For the shaker cover I used  3M Transparency Film (which is heat resistant). I foiled the sun rays using Spellbinders Glimmer Burst – Glimmer Hot Foil Kit of the month GOM-APR22 using gold foil.

Challenges Entered:

Papertrey Ink: Create a card using Stencils

Simon Says: (Mon.) Frame It

Simon Says: (Wed.) Bright and Cheerful

Hero Arts: Stay Crafty – By The Sea

Die Cut Divas: Summer Days

My Favorite Things: Sketch 597

(2022 c015) Pink Fresh Sympathy

I stamped using a retired set (but the link shows available sets) called Pink Fresh Bloom PFCS 3518 using Versamark Ink  and heat embossed with Gold  Ranger Embossing Powder. I colored with Copics and cut out with Sizzix Stitched Ovals Dies by Tim Holtz. Th

I stamped using a retired set (but the link shows available sets) called Pink Fresh Bloom PFCS 3518 using Versamark Ink  and heat embossed with Gold  Ranger Embossing Powder. I colored with Copics and cut out with Sizzix Stitched Ovals Dies by Tim Holtz. Then mounted on Gold Mirrored cardstock cut with Pinkfresh Essentials Braided Oval Die set.


On the inside I stamped Partners Collaborative Set: PR102 HA + Pinkfresh Studio You Make A Difference and heat embossed with gold EP. The sentiment was cut with Sugar Pea Designs – Sugar Cut SYMPATHY Word.

Challenges Entered:

Die Cut Divas: Anything Goes

Pinkfresh: May Monthly Challenge Inspiration

Simon Says Stamp: (Wed) Anything Goes

Dies-R-Us: Anything Goes (I used Sizzix)

(2022 c014) Pink Fresh Spring Bday

For the yellow background I followed Jennifer McGuire’s techniques (with my own twist of using the die to do the embossing and stamping instead of using an embossing folder) called Fast Techniques for Embossing Folders. I first applied Versamark Ink to the cutting edges of the die called Pink Fresh Geo Star 1 and using the silicone embossing mat, ran it through the die cutting machine.

Then I applied dark blue embossing powder & heat embossed, then I ran it through the machine again with the cutting sandwich.

The flowers were stamped with a discontinued set called Bloom from Pink Fresh Studio (they have lots of others to choose from). The big sentiment was stamped using Extra Grand Sentiments by Just Rite which is sadly no longer in business. The amazing friend sentiment is from Hero Arts called Friends CL351 .

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp: (Mon.) Easter/Spring

Simon Says Stamp: (Wed) Happy Birthday

Frilly and Funkie: April Showers Bring May Flowers

Mod Squad Challenge Blog: Anything Goes

Pink Fresh Monthly Challenge: Geometric Shapes or colors

Die-Cut-Divas Challenge Blog: Tic-Tac-Toe (center across row)

(2022 c013) Pink Fresh Framed Hugs

I stenciled the flowers on the card base using Sweet Friend Floral Stencil set by Pink Fresh (there are also co-ordinating stamps and dies). I used Blender Brushes by Taylored Expressions to apply Distress Inks by Ranger  and then blended Black Soot around the inside of the frame shape to frame it with a shadow. The Pink Fresh Foliage Frame PFSA1220 Die was used to cut out the dark gray leafy frame and I then hit the leaf edges with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Silver Ranger Embossing Powder . The sentiment was cut with Straight Talk Hugs by Technique Tuesday.

The inside birthday diecuts are from Lawn Fawn Big Scripty Words Lawn Cuts Dies LF1172

Sentiment on inside of card

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp(Mon.) Feminine (that lovely pink)

Hero ArtsStay Crafty -Send a HUG, use hug sentiment

Pink Fresh: Monthly Challenge, March Frames or colors

My Favorite Things: Chal. #185 color Challenge

Dies-R-Us: Anything Goes (I used Technique Tuesday Hugs die)

Die Cut Divas: Birthday (mine is on the inside see second photo)

(2022 c012) PS Framed Hugs

No Flash

I have to tell you this pink metaqlic specialty paper is difficult at best to photograph!! Finally after 15 photos I got the one above with no flash. The one below was taken with flash and it looks holographic and totally reflects different colors with a flash!

Taken with flash.

The frame was cut with Gold Mirrored Cardstock using 2413 Geometric Deco Plate by Poppy Stamps. The sentiment was cut with Straight Talk Hugs by Technique Tuesday.

The inside birthday diecuts are from Lawn Fawn Big Scripty Words Lawn Cuts Dies LF1172

Sentiment inside of card

Challenges Entered:

Poppy Stamps: Chal. #90 – Pretty Papers

Simon Says Stamp: (Wed) Favorite things (this Geometric frame is a new favorite}

Simon Says Stamp: (Mon.) Feminine (that lovely pink)

Hero Arts: Stay Crafty -Send a HUG, use hug sentiment

Word Art Wednesday: Chal. #535-536 Anything Goes

Die Cut DivasBirthday (mine is on the inside see second photo)

Dies-R-UsAnything Goes (I used Technique Tuesday Hugs die)

(2022 c011) #cardsforukraine, #sunflowersforukraine, #sunflowerchallenge

Thinking about the Ukraine people and praying for their country. I made 2 birthday cards today using the colors of their country’s flag. #cardsforukraine, #sunflowersforukraine, #sunflowerchallenge

I followed Jennifer Mcguire’s Technique video Masked Background. I cut a mask with MFTSTAMPS Inside & Out Stitched Rectangles Stax dies. I used a stampset from Gina K Designs called A Year of Flowers by Melanie Muenchinger. I heat embossed using Versamark Ink  and clear embossing powder over the inked area. I cut out the panel with Kat Scrappiness Mini Slimline Postage die I cut a mask with MFT Inside And Out Rectangles Stax dies. The sentiment was cut using Spellbinders Die D-Lites Sentiments One Etched Dies S2-082.

Challenges Entered:

MFT Slimline Challenge: Birthday Celebration Slimline

Mod Squad Challenge: Use only Ukraine Flag Colors

Mod Squad Challenge: Standing with Ukraine, use only their flag color

Simon Says Stamp: (Mon.) Use a stencil (I created mine to color the central colored are)

Simon Says Stamp: (Wed.) Add a Die Cut

Word Art Wednesday: Challenge #533-534 Anything Goes

Die Cut Divas: Birthday

(2022 c010) Heart Felt Love

The background was created with Hero Arts – Cling Rubber Stamp – Deco Flourish Bold Prints Part Number:HERO-CG-770 (This stamp seems to be retired at Hero Arts but it can be found at various craft stores) Once again I followed Jennifer McGuire’s Offset Inking Technique Video from 07-20-2020. The side panel was cut out using Poppy Stamps: 2348 Circle Fold Frame, 2345 Lattice Small Curve Border, 2300 Wild at Heart Boarder.  I also cut it out with white felt and used those hearts to inset. The sentiment was cut using Love Stamp & Cut by Hero Arts . On the inside the sentiment was cut with Anniversary Day Happy Wedding dies by Karen Burniston.

Challenges Entered:

Frilly and Funky: Frilly or Funky Valentine

Dies R Us: Chal #187 – Valentine (Poppy Stamps die)

Poppy Stamps: PSC#89 – Heart & or Felt

Hero Arts: Stay Crafty With a Blog Named Hero – February Challenge – Anything Goes

Word Art Wednesday: Chal. 531 – 532 Anything Goes

(2022 c009) Love Makes a Better World

The top background was created with Hero Arts – Cling Rubber Stamp – Deco Flourish Bold Prints Part Number:HERO-CG-770 (This stamp seems to be retired at Hero Arts but it can be found at various craft stores) I followed Jennifer McGuire’s Offset Inking Technique Video from 07-20-2020.

The bottom panel was created following another Technique video from 05-04-2021 by Jennifer McGuire called Heat Embossed Embossing Folder with a medium teal colored cardstock and using Park Lane 5×7 Vines embossing folder I inked the flat area with Versamark Ink and ran through my Sizzix Big Shot then heat embossed with  a deep green Embossing powder. I then cut out the angled boarder with My Favorite Things Stitched Scallop Basic Edges Die-namics.

The flowers and sentiment are an old discontinued set called Roses 2010 from Papertrey Ink. They have lots of other flower sets at Papertrey Ink.

The Felt clouds were cut with Impression Obsession Clouds DIE068-A

The row of pink cardstock heart flowers was cut using yet another discontinued die set DIE127-K from Impression Obsession stamps and dies but they have lots of other heart die sets. Then I cut again using pink felt and just snipped off the stems and glued just the hearts onto the cardstock hearts. See below.

Challenges Entered:

Hero Arts: Stay Crafty With a Blog Named Hero – February Challenge – Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp: (Mon) Love is in The Air

Simon Says Stamp: (Wed) Emboss It

Die Cut Divas: Angle It

Dare2BArtzy: Love

Mod Squad: Hearts & Flowers

Frilly & Funky: Valentine

(2022 c008) XOXO Valentine

For my Sweetheart. Mirrored Gold & Red cardstock. Die sets used:  Cross Stitched Nesting Slimline Dies by Kat Scrappiness, a discontinued set called Vines Of Passion by SPELLBINDERS (so I just linked to other hearts they now carry), the same goes for Taylored Expressions die set called Love Always Wins.

Challenges Entere4d:

Dies R Us: Chal #186 – Valentine’s Love

Hero ArtsStay Crafty with a Blog Named Hero – February – Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp(Wed.) With Love

Word Art WednesdayChal. 529-530 Anything Goes