Thursday, April 23, 2015


This has to be one of my favorite stamp sets by Simon Says Stamp it's so great for masculine cards and who doesn't love a god nautical theme that's also a little naughty lol. I wanted to create a simple one layer card that didn't have to much embellishment going on but was still fun :)


I started by masking off a skinny rectangle in the middle of the card base (i could have made one with some rectangle dies and card stock but i wanted the card to be all ink). I adjusted the masking after inking the rectangle to cover it up and stamp the background with some Schoolhouse red ink from Simon Says stamp, its one of my favorite reds to use. I stamped my greeting each line in a different color, and last but not least the awesome pirate ship to finish it off.

I'm also entering this card in the one layer challenge over at A Blog Named Hero, Everyone go check it out!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Mothers Day Card #2

I have another Mother's day card today. See my first one HERE. I've been obsessed with water coloring lately and love to experiment and try new techniques, I often will create a bunch of card backgrounds/bases before i even decide what I'm doing on a card and I let that inspire me.

Hope you like it! :)

I started by taking some bright colored distress inks and pressed them on my non stick craft mat. I sprayed them with water and dried it with my heat tool, then did another layer but on this layer only a couple little spritz and that's how i got the small darker drops which i love.

I stamped the flowers and leave from the Simon Says Stamp April card kit  with distress inks and sprayed them with water to give them a softer look. I popped them up on some foam tape, stamped the same greeting i used in my previous Mother's Day Card on some vellum and added some clear sequins to finish it off.

Happy Mother's Day