Apr 24, 2018

5 Ways to Color Glitter Cardstock

This week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge is Sparkle and Shine using Tonic Studios products. I started with Tonic Studios White Glitter Cardstock.
If you only have white glitter cardstock but want the look of lots of color, there are several ways to color your glitter cardstock!
You can use alcohol inks or Distress Inks or even acrylic paint. As long as the medium is not too thick, you should still be able to see the glimmer and shine of the glitter through the color.
Try watercolor markers or Tombow markers to create a soft rainbow effect. Or if you don't mind covering up some of the glitter, add drops of Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops.
Check out this video to see all 5 ways to add color to white glitter cardstock and pull together a few cards too!
If you are interested in the products I used for these techniques and cards, they are all linked down below! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Apr 17, 2018

Distress Oxide Texture Backgrounds

This week, the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge  is to use texture and Tim Holtz products. I had some Tim Holtz Texture Fades that were perfect for creating tons of texture.
Of course I HAD to add Distress Oxides over the top too!
I love the way the Distress Oxides look on top of the embossed panels.
There is so much going on between the texture and colors that I left the rest of the cards simple. I added some die cut sentiments and a few Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops and called it a day!
Check out this video to see how easy it is to add Distress Oxide ink over embossed backgrounds for a full texture effect!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Apr 10, 2018

Stamp and Stitch Card

This week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is a birthday celebration! They are celebrating 9 years so it is time to use some Simon Says Stamp products for a Happy Birthday card!
I used the Best Ever stamp set to stamp the rainbow and sentiments and then used a We R Memory Keepers paper piercer and piercing mat to poke holes for some basic backstitch stitching.
It's so easy to do and I imagine it could be used on so many stamp images, but it is perfect on this rainbow! Check the video to see how to make this card here:

If you are interested in the supplies, they are all linked down below. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Apr 6, 2018

Five Fun Fave Finds on Friday! Cloud Stencil to New Distress Inks & MORE!

Welcome to another episode of F5th or Five Fun Fave Finds on Friday!
This week, I started by showing off the My Favorite Things Cloud Stencil. This has been out for a while, I know, but it took me a long time to decide that I did need it lol! I am so glad I did, because I think I will be creating tons of cute scenes on cloudy backgrounds!

Next up are the new colors of Distress Oxide Inks (and a few that are just new to me). It's no secret that I think Distress Oxide Inks are AMAZING. I love the new bright, happy colors. 
I am also loving Therm O Web's Purple Tape. It is a special low tack tape made for crafters. You can use it to tape down a stencil and ink over it, or a watercolor piece, or for masking lines, or for temporarily adhering dies so they don't move around in your die cut machine. It is a must-have in my opinion.
Then I featured the Ranger Artist Brushes. I have had this pack for a long time and the brushes have held up really well. I like that you get a variety of sizes in the pack and honestly the price point can not be beat! I'm sure if you are a true water color or oil artist you need specialty brushes, but for my purposes these brushes are perfect!
Finally, I focused on the Hero Arts Unicorn White Pigment ink. My previous white pigment ink pad (from another manufacturer) dried out and I had never been that happy with the coverage it provided. But this Hero Arts ink is a game changer. It has a beautiful opaque look and stamps wonderfully too!
You can take a look at these crafty supplies here in the video:

And you can shop for these supplies down below if any of them strike your fancy! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Apr 3, 2018

Layered Background Stamp Distress Oxide Resist

This week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is an Anything Goes challenge using Stampendous products. Sadly, I don't have any Stampendous stamps, but I do have some Fine Detail Clear Embossing powder from Stampendous! So I decided to try out a layered background stamp technique.
First I stamped and heat embossed a background with clear embossing powder. For the first embossed image I used a script or text background.
Next, I stamped an heat embossed an image background. I chose images with large bits of white space so you would be able to see the text in those openings. I used Black Versafine ink and clear embossing powder for one and clear embossing ink with silver embossing powder for the other.
Once both layers of heat embossing were cool, I used Distress Oxides to watercolor over. Watching the double backgrounds come to life was so fun! Check out the technique and both cards in this video:

If you are interested in the products I used, they are all linked down below! Thanks for stopping by!