Posts Tagged ‘Design Team’


Saturday, April 25th, 2020

Hi Everyone. It’s Susan here to share a card that features one of the birds from the  Happy Hugs stamp set from Penny Black. The stamp comes with one balloon but I stamped it two more times to make a bouquet of balloons. Is three considered a bouquet?

I started with the sky. I used the Cloud Stencil from My Favorite Things, some Broken China Distress Oxide ink and a blending tool. The Cloud Stencil has 4 different edges so I just kept rotating the stencil and blending on some ink until the panel was covered. I die cut it twice using one die from the Large Stitched Rectangles and one next in size from the Small Stitched Rectangles both from Lawn Fawn creating an outer frame that I adhered directly to the card base. I stamped the bird using Versafine Clair Nocturne ink onto the clouds and again onto some scrap card stock. I colored in the balloons and the bird using Prismacolor pencils, fussy cut each one out and adhered them to the panel covering the original stamping. I used a fine tip black marker to add two more balloon strings.

The sentiment is stamped directly onto the panel and the whole panel was added to the card base with craft foam.

This card puts a smile on my face. I hope it puts a smile onto the face of the person I send it to.


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TBT – 2 Ways to use Tim Holtz Mixed Media Dies

Thursday, January 30th, 2020

It Throwback Thursday and I thought I’d share TWO great ways to use your Tim Holtz Mixed Media Dies.  Have you heard that Sizzix is 30% OFF ? Ends Midnight

Welcome back, crafty peeps!!  Laurie here to share two cards using dies from the Tim Holtz Mixed Media Set #5.  If you’ve never seen or used these, I highly recommend you check them out!  Each set has 3 large, amazing dies and the price point is awesome!!

My first card features some lazy watercolouring which will be hidden behind a panel cut with one of the floral dies in this set.

I cut the image out of white cardstock and inked the edges with Wild Honey and Vintage Photo Distress Inks.  For the watercolouring, I used Bristol Smooth paper and a cheap set of watercolour paints.  I’m sure there was an easier way to do this but I just kept putting the die cut panel over the Bristol and roughly lined up where the ink should go!!

I think that this panel looks pretty cool on its own!!  But layered up together, it looks like this:

Before adhering the two panels together, I added some splatters with the Vintage Photo as well as Ground Espresso Distress Inks.

I added some twine to the left side and stamped the sentiment in Vintage Photo. I used my Misti for this as Distress Ink doesn’t stamp well and I need multiple impressions.  The sentiment comes from the Penny Black Choose Happy Stamp Set.

For the second card, I used another one of the dies from this set and used it to emboss!  You can do this with all your dies as long as you have a tan embossing mat and the correct sandwich for your die cutting machine!

This gives a very pretty result. To bring out the embossing a bit more, I lightly blended some Tattered Rose Distress Ink over top. I should mention, that I had that stitched rectangle in my “spares” bin so that was cut already.  You would want to make sure you cut down your panel BEFORE embossing it!

I adhered the embossed panel onto a piece of black cardstock that was slightly larger.  The “thank you” sentiment and heart come from the From the Heart Stamp Set from MFT…this is a great set to have in your stash!!

As an added touch, I used a couple dies from the Spring Floral Cluster Dies from Flora and Fauna and some shimmer pen on some of the raised portions!

And those are my projects for today!! Hope you found a little inspiration here today!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

See you soon…


Warm Hugs

Sunday, January 5th, 2020

Hello all. Kia here with you today to share this Winter card.

The stamp is from Penny Black, and is called Conifer Wreath. Normally I would colour this type of stamp in my MISTI using Tombow Markers and spritzing with water, but today I wanted to use my Copic Markers for a change.

So to start I stamped using Ranger Archival ink in Sepia. The Archival ink line works wonderfully with Copic Markers.

I like to work on my Stay-tion when doing cards like this as I use the magnets to hold the card in place while I am colouring. There is nothing more annoying than having the card spin on me.

I proceeded to colour the greenery, first using Copic Marker Y02, then coming back in and adding YG17.

Moving on to the Pinecones I coloured using Y00, Y02, Y13, Y17, YR04, YR07 and E35, E37, E57. I like that touch of orange in there on a few of the Pinecones.

For the sentiment I die cut 2 pieces from 100lb cardstock, coloured them with Copic R17 and glued them together, colouring the edges as well and glued them to my card base with Nuvo Adhesive.

I then stamped a random “Warm” sentiment using Ranger Vermillion ink as I wanted to make a connection to the Winter.

I am happy that I kept it as a single layer tent fold card as there is a lot of fussy with the Conifer and the simple design works well with the Wreath.

I am happy that I kept it as a single layer tent fold card as there is a lot of fussy with the Conifer and the simple design works well with the Wreath.