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Watercolor Card using Dec 2019 Card kit of the Month from Spellbinders

Hi friends, did you know that along with the foxy dies, this month’s Spellbinders card kit also includes a stamp set that has a cute little foxy too? Today I made a card using the stamp set and used Gansai Tambi watercolors with it. I cut my Ranger watercolor panel to be almost a square.… Read More Watercolor Card using Dec 2019 Card kit of the Month from Spellbinders

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Spellbinders | Stamp of the Month August 2019

Kids are back to school since last week and that means cards with books, backpacks and more, right? Hello and welcome! Today I have a card that uses Spellbinders + FSJ Stamp of the Month kit that’s just perfect for a book-lover :-) I started by stamping the images on watercolor paper using GinaK Amalgam… Read More Spellbinders | Stamp of the Month August 2019

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Hand drawn flowers and Ooku watercolors – card idea 3

Hi friends! I hope you are ready for my third hand drawn card. Yes, soon I will return to stamping and die cutting cards. But while I am at it, I am sharing one more hand drawn one. This was also one of the flowers I learned and drew using the “In Bloom..” book. This… Read More Hand drawn flowers and Ooku watercolors – card idea 3

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Hand drawn flowers and Ooku watercolors – card idea 2

Hi friends, happy Sunday! I am here with another card idea using something I sketched and colored by myself. :-) This Christmas Santa (wink wink) gave me a book that teaches sketching for florals – “In Bloom: A Step-by-Step Guide to Drawing Lush Florals ” by Rachel Reinrt. I am so in love with this book.… Read More Hand drawn flowers and Ooku watercolors – card idea 2

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Hand drawn flowers and Ooku watercolors – card idea 1

Hi friends, one of the goals I set for myself for 2019 is to draw / sketch more and also play more with watercolors. I used to love all sketching when I was in college and wanted to get back into it a little more. Here’s my first card: I wanted to keep it simple… Read More Hand drawn flowers and Ooku watercolors – card idea 1

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Spellbinders – Good Vibes – Card idea 5

Hi friends, today also I used the Shapeabilities Lovely Lilac Etched Dies Good Vibes Only collection by Stephanie Low but with stamped background. I started with a black card base and a off-white panel that is slightly smaller. I die cut it using largest stitched rectangle die from Simon Says Stamp and stamped with the Dear… Read More Spellbinders – Good Vibes – Card idea 5

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Spellbinders – Good Vibes – Card idea 4

Happy Card Making day my friends! I hope you find lots of reasons to make cards and spread happy thoughts out in the world, sprinkle cheer like confetti :-) Here’s my card for today.. part of the same good vibes series – this is idea #4. I used the Shapeabilities Lovely Lilac Etched Dies Good Vibes Only… Read More Spellbinders – Good Vibes – Card idea 4

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Spellbinders – Good Vibes – Card idea 3

Hello friends, some fun die cutting technique today using the Shapeabilities Rosy Summer Flowers Etched Dies. This die has two parts – one outline die for the whole image (flower + leaves) and another one that cuts out the lines in middle of the design. I used both for this card. To start with, I die… Read More Spellbinders – Good Vibes – Card idea 3

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Altenew Build-a-flower Larkspur – Watercolored

Hi friends, I am playing with the Altenew Larkspur stamp set again – this time with my favorite mediums – water colors. I am not a watercolor expert at all, but I love to play with them. For this card, I heat embossed a couple flowers and several leaves to create a floral cluster. Having… Read More Altenew Build-a-flower Larkspur – Watercolored

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Simon Says Stamp | August 2018 card kit – Mandy’s Flowers – Card idea 5

Hi friends, are you ready for one more card using Simon Says Stamp August 2018 card kit – Mandy’s Flowers stamp set? I hope you are :-) {Check out other ideas for this stamp set / card kit here.} Similar card to this one here, except I layered this with a black cardstock piece which I… Read More Simon Says Stamp | August 2018 card kit – Mandy’s Flowers – Card idea 5

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Simon Says Stamp | August 2018 card kit – Mandy’s Flowers – Card idea 4

Hi friends, we are still celebrating with SSS Mandy’s Flowers stamp set over here. You can check out previous card ideas here. Today’s card is a “flip” card – it uses a fun fold to make the front open with a flip. I started by using one ready made card base. On the front side… Read More Simon Says Stamp | August 2018 card kit – Mandy’s Flowers – Card idea 4

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Simon Says Stamp | August 2018 card kit – Mandy’s Flowers – Card idea 3

Hi friends, I have a shaped card today using Mandy’s Flowers stamp set. I used Hero Arts infinity circle dies to create a circle shape out of white cardstock. On this I stamped the round floral wreath like image and colored using Zig real brush markers. I used Yellow, Light Green, and Light Pink colors.… Read More Simon Says Stamp | August 2018 card kit – Mandy’s Flowers – Card idea 3

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Simon Says Stamp | August 2018 card kit – Mandy’s Flowers – Card idea 2

Hi friends, welcome back to my blog where we are showcasing a series of cards made using Simon Says Stamp August 2018 card kit – Mandy’s Flowers. You can check out all the cards in this series here. Here’s today’s card idea where I combined the stamp set with stripes of patterned papers. Just like yesterday’s… Read More Simon Says Stamp | August 2018 card kit – Mandy’s Flowers – Card idea 2

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Simon Says Stamp | August 2018 card kit – Mandy’s Flowers – Card idea 1

Hi friends, today I am starting a series of 6 card ideas using Simon Says Stamp August 2018 card kit – Mandy’s Flowers. For most of these I used the gorgeous floral stamp set and in some cards I also used several patterned papers too. So watch this space for a new card idea each… Read More Simon Says Stamp | August 2018 card kit – Mandy’s Flowers – Card idea 1

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Two more cards using Pinkfresh Studio Fancy Floral 2 die

Hi friends, did you like the idea of customizing die cuts created with cover dies? You can check out the earlier cards here. I have a couple more cards using the same die and same idea – this time I used a patterned paper as background for one card and watercolored background for second one.… Read More Two more cards using Pinkfresh Studio Fancy Floral 2 die

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