(2021 c046) Slimline Aletenew, Kat Scrappiness, Lawnfawn

Background colored with sponged on Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger, dried with heat tool, then I used my anti static tool and using my Misti Stamping Tool I stamped the background with Dotted Diamonds Stamp Set by Altenew and heat embossed with Gold  Ranger Embossing Powder. It was cut out with Cross Stitched Nesting Slimline Dies by Kat Scrappiness.

Lawn Fawn Large Cross-Stitched Circle Stackables,   Lawn Fawn:  Stitched Leaves were cut from a watercolor panel that was colored by SMOOSHING Distress Inks by Ranger onto my craft mat then spritzing with water and then tapping paper onto it. Sentiment was stamped & heat embossed with . A few sequins were added for extra bling.

Challenges Entered:

Kat Scrappiness: Add Some BLING (I used Cross Stitched Slimline Dies by Kat Scrappiness)

Frilly And Funky: Creating Die-Na-Mite use dies

Dies R Us: DRU Chal # 177 – Anything Goes using a Brand they sell (Lawn Fawn)

Word Art Wednesday: Chal. #509-510 Anything Goes

(2021 c045) Stencil, Spritz & Spatter Thank You

The background was made by applying Distress Inks by Ranger and then spritzing water onto the background and blotting with paper towel. Using Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Flourish THS032 I applied a heavy layer of ink.

The sentiment and flourish were cut using an old discontinued die called: Sizzix 657522 Card Phrases Set

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp: Spritz and Splatter

Word Art WednesdayChal #505 – 506 Anything Goes

(2021 c044) Rainbows and Dragonflies

Background panel cut with Kat Scrappiness – Peacock Teardrop Background Cover Die. I colored wonky sttripes of color to make a rainbow with Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger. The vellum pieces were cut with  Pink Fresh Essentials Braided Oval Die Set. The image CM326 Color Layering Dragonfly by HERO ARTS was stamped with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Black EP and then colored on the back of the vellum with Copics.

The inside sentiments are from CM326 Color Layering Dragonfly by HERO ARTS and a Stamp set which was a limited collaboration edition between Simon Says Stamp & Hero Arts called SSS102043 Real Flowers Vintage.

On inside added sentiment and space for writing with white cardstock.

Challenges Entered:

Die Cut DivasWatercolor – Real or Faux (I think the background looks like watercolor)

Kat Scrappiness: Friendship

Simon Says Stamp(Wed.) Anything Goes

Hero Arts: Stay Crafty with Hero Chal #26 – Rainbow

(2021 c043) Thinking of You

The background was created using Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger applied through Alte New Elegant Swirls Stencil .  The sentiment was cut with Hero Arts DC273 Thinking of You Stamp & Cut and placed on metalic silver card stock cut with Pink Fresh Essentials Braided Oval Die Set and mounted on vellum.

The inside sentiment was stamped with an old retired set, another great set is Waffle Flower Get Well Sentiments.

Challenges Entered:

Altenew: August Inspiration

Simon Says Stamp: (Wed.) Anything Goes

Word Art WednesdayChal #505 – 506 Anything Goes

Hero ArtsStay Crafty with Hero Chal #26 – Rainbow

(2021 c042) Dry & Heat Embossed Watercolor background

I used watercolor paper:

Steps: 1) treat with anti static powder; 2) choose your choice of impress or depress side of your embossing folder and tap that side gently with Versamark Ink ; 3) run through your die cutting machine of choice; 4) apply embossing powder and gently tap off excess; 5) heat emboss with heat tool; 6) watercolor the heat embossed side.

See process photo below, sorry about out of focus insert photo.

Supplies used: Versamark Ink , Ranger Embossing Powder, Spellbinders M-bossibilities – Whimsy, Royal & Langnickel Essentials Watercolor Travel FlipKit Watercolor Set, paper for sentiment – DCWV Shimmers Stack; Sentiment is Sugar Pea Designs – Sugar Cut SYMPATHY Word.

Challenges Entered:

Sugar Pea Designs: Mix it up Chal. #82

Die Cut DivasWatercolor – Real or Faux

Simon Says Stamp(Wed.) Add a Sentiment

Simon Says Stamp: (Mon.) Dry Embossing

Word Art Wednesday: Chal #505 – 506 Anything Goes

Dies R Us Challenge: Chal, #175 – Anything Goes

(2021 c041) Watercolor Sympathy


The background was painted with soppy wet watercolors and dried. The Hex Kaleidoscope Tile from Spellbinders Small Kit of the Month August 2021. I love the triple design. The sentiment was cut using: Sugar Pea Designs – Sugar Cut SYMPATHY Word.

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp: (Wed.) Add a Sentiment

Die Cut Divas: Watercolor – Real or Faux

Frilly & Funky: Tripple

Word Art WednesdayChal #505 – 506 Anything Goes

(2021 c040) Birthday – Sweet or Catty?

The front is the SWEET side of this card

Sweet side

I cut the die: 2327 Adriana Oval Frame Craft Die out of both dark & light green. Green Vellum was used for the shadow for cuttting out Pink & Main Happy Birthday PNM200. The inside turns CATTY!!


The inside however is very CATTY!!!!! I stamped the sentiments and cat with Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps Snarky Cat CMS392  . The cat was colored with

The inside however is very CATTY!!!!! I stamped the sentiments and cat with Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps Snarky Cat CMS392  . The cat was colored with Copics.

I followed Jennifer McGuire’s Technique Video: Easy Surprise Window showing how to make the Pop out on the inside of a card.  If the inside looks a little odd it’s because I totally misjudged the size for my original White card base and had to cut a larger green card face and extended another green card piece on the back from the fold of the white base to match the front.  I was so bummed when the cat head and leaves extended beyond the white cardbase when it was folded shut. But thank goodness I found a FIX!

Inside Easy Surprise Window

The background inside the Pop-Out Window was created by smooshing  Distress Inks by Ranger and sptitzing with water then smooshing mixed media paper onto the wet ink to create the colorful mottled background.

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp: (mon.) Fun & Quirky

Poppy Stamps Challenge: PSC#82 Just Add Water (in my window background)

Hero Arts: Stay Crafty with Hero #25

Dies R Us: Challenge # 172 – Anything Goes

Die Cut Divas: Tone on Tone

(2021 c039)KS DIY Letterpress, HA Deer, Monochrome, Pink & Main Birthday

I had fun following Jennifer McGuire’s Die Cut Letterpress Technique video to create the background using Kat Scrappiness Star Fusion  and inking up with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger .  The deer were stamped using Hero Arts Layering Deer.

Repeat Stamping for trees

Sentiments on inside were cut with Pink & Main Happy Birthday PNM200 . On the center card I gently rubbed Vintage Photo Ranger Archival Ink  across the embossed Kat Scrappiness Star Fusion raised texture.


Challenges Entered:

A Blog Named Hero Challenge Blog Repeat Yourself Repeated trees)

Kat Scrappiness Monochrome

Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes

Die Cut Divas Tone on Tone

Hero Arts Stay Crafty #24 – For The Guys

Dies-R-Us: Chal. #172 Anything Goes (On inside – Birthday)

(2021 c038) LF Summer Swan

The background was created with the Heat Embossed Resist Inking Technique using Hero Arts CG799 Circle Pattern BElphie Selfieold Prints. Stampsets used for the scene: Lawn Fawn LF2219 Swan Soiree, Lawn Fawn LF2228 Say What: Spring Critters. Other supplies: Distress Oxide Ink by Ranger, Copics, Ranger Embossing Powder, Hero Arts Intense Black Ink, Lawn Fawn LF17setes Elphie Selfie stamps & Dies.

The oval panel and the 3 expanding water strips were cut with a discontinued die cut set called Inside Out Stitched Ovals from My Favorite Things.

Challenges Entered:

My Favorite Things: MFTWSC547 Sketch

Lawnfawnatics: Chal #103 Little Things

(2021 c037) Poppy Stamps Birdhouse

I used Poppy Stamps – 2396 Birdhouse Pop Up Easel Set, Poppy Stamps – 2355 Adriana Small Curve Boarder Die ,

 Cross Stitched Nesting Slimline Dies by Kat Scrappiness, Taylored Expressions Woodgrain Background Stamp , Sentiment:  Little B – Handwritten Expressions Die Set, Distress Oxide Ink by Ranger

Challenges Entered:

My Favorite ThingsSlimline – Things With Wings

Word Art WednesdayChal # 497-498

Poppy Stamps: Summer Solstice

Dies R Us Challenge: Birthdays

Die Cut Divas: Birthdays

Kat ScrappinessSummer