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One Layer Wonder Card!

Saturday, July 11th, 2020

Hello friends and welcome! Today’s cue word for the monthly challenge in “One Layer”. And I did just that!  This is difficult for me. I always love to add dimension to my cards whether that be with layers of cardstock or using foam adhesive. But honestly, I think I nailed it with this card!


I started by making a card base out of watercolour paper. I’ve never done this before as I think it’s a waste of valuable paper, haha. But in the end, I think it’s awesome and the only way to achieve an actual one layer card. I used the You Make Me Smile stamp set from Gina K Designs as my focal image. I used Versafine Smokey Grey Ink as I wanted to go for a more vintage look rather than stark black.

For the colouring, I used a set of Derwent water-colour pencils. I also had some help from my cat, Francis!!  After the colouring was done, I used some masking tape to mask around the image.

You can see I’ve chosen Tattered Rose and Antique Linen Distress Inks. I used these to add colour around the image. After removing the tape, it leaves a gorgeous frame/border.

I stamped the sentiment from the same set in the same Smokey Grey ink. And that’s when I called it done! No other embellishments added…which is also difficult for me!

I love how this turned out and hope you do too!!

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Slimline Card Using MFT Stamps!

Sunday, June 21st, 2020

Happy Saturday AND Happy First Day of Summer! I’m not sure where you live but if you are in Manitoba, it definitely has not felt very summery. Or Springy, for that matter! It is currently 7C here right now (it’s about 10:30pm) and we’ve had the heat on in the house. In fact, we haven’t yet turned it off for the season :(. I really hope for some improvement soon!

Anyway, today’s card is a slimline card which measures 8.5 X 3.5 inches and fits nicely into a regular business envelope. It’s also going to be a graduation card for my niece who is graduating tomorrow! They’ve put together a very interesting “drive-in” grad with social distancing rules in place. I’m interested yet can’t help but feel sad at the same time. These kids have been dealt a crappy hand this year. But they will no doubt make the best of things!

What’s really awesome about making this card size is that after you trim your 8.5X 11 piece of cardstock to make this card, you’re left with a piece that makes a great layer. I trimmed half an inch off this strip. This left a nice space to add some patterned paper. This particular paper came from my stash. I’ve had it for years and think I got it at Micheals.

On the layer, I used the Cloud Stencil from MFT along with a rainbow of Gina K inks! I worked my way down the panel which resulted in this super pretty background. The butterflies come from the newer stamp set, Brilliant Butterflies, also from MFT.  I used this set in a different way. It is a stamp layering set but I only used the detail layer along with silver embossing powder. I did use the co-ordinating dies but just trimmed the excess off.

Not using the solid layering stamps resulted in a much “lighter” butterfly. I didn’t want them to overtake or compete with the background. I did add a little bit of colour to the centres of each butterfly.  I foam mounted each butterfly. The sentiment comes from the a set called Essential Sentiments (MFT) which unfortunately isn’t available in the shop…so sorry!

I white embossed the sentiments onto strips of black cardstock and used foam adhesive to adhere them. I added a spattering of sequins to finish the card off!

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you’re first day of summer is spectacular!

See you soon!


Emboss Resist with Distress Oxide Inks!

Sunday, May 17th, 2020

Hello and welcome back! Laurie with you today to share one of my favourite techniques…emboss resist! This technique is so easy and fun to do. I’ve used a background stamp from My Favorite Things which I later turned into a custom cover plate die…stay tuned 🙂

I started by stamping the Crosshatch Background onto a piece of mixed media paper using Versamark Ink and then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder from Lawn Fawn.

You can see the pattern faintly. Next, I smooshed Picked Raspberry, Chipped Sapphire, Seedless Preserves, Victorian Velvet Distress Oxide Inks onto my craft mat. I later added Black Soot. I misted with water and smooshed the heat embossed panel into the ink.

I added a few layers of ink to build up the colour. You can clearly see the pattern emerge.

This is when I decided to turn this panel into something more exciting. It also resulted in 2 cards!  I took a small circle die and cut each embossed image from the panel. This didn’t take much time.

So now I have individual circles as well as panel with open circles. Now, to turn these into cards!

For the individual circles, I used the negative panel and temporarily adhered it to a top fold, white card base. This acted as a guide to place the circles perfectly.

I added foam adhesive inside each circle and placed the die cut circles.

After all the circles were adhered, I removed the negative portion.

I finished this card off with a sentiment from the Fabulous Phrases Die set from Concord & 9th. The die actually cuts “hey friend” but with a couple snips with scissors, it’s now just “hey”! The 3 little hearts are also included in this set.

I added a generous helping of glitter pen and Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the sentiment and hearts to finish this card off! Now, let’s take a peek at the bonus card!

Like I mentioned, I adhered the panel directly onto a white, side fold card base using Gina K Connect Glue.

I die cut more of the black little hearts and adhered them in the centres of each circle. The sentiment comes from an older MFT set and was stamped onto a circle die cut with the same circle die I used earlier.

Both cards are clean and simple and came together quite quickly. It was so fun to pull out the Distress Oxide Inks and to create something cool with a background stamp!

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you again!