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Simon Says Stamp | August 2018 card kit – Mandy’s Flowers – Card idea 6

Hi friends, we have been using several gorgeous floral images from Simon Says Stamp Mandy’s Flowers cards for last few days. Today I will show you how you can use the sentiment stamps with several patterned papers to make a card. And yes, you can change a little bit here and there to make good… Read More Simon Says Stamp | August 2018 card kit – Mandy’s Flowers – Card idea 6

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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┬áSimon 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 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┬áSimon 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

Background check - Feb 2017, Craft, DIY, Enhancing background, Everyday, Handmade greeting cards, Love, Paper crafts, Series, Technique, Theme

Background check – Use textured card stock

Hello and welcome to 11th post in the #vsbackgroundcheck series. Today’s idea is to use textured cardstock for the card base. This one here came from one of Hero Arts’ card kits. But I will try and link to similar ones below. The subtle texture on this card stock does wonders to the focal point… Read More Background check – Use textured card stock

Background check - Feb 2017, Craft, DIY, Enhancing background, Everyday, Handmade greeting cards, Love, Paper crafts, Series, Technique, Theme

Background check – Repeat stamp sentiment or images to create your own pattern

Hi friends, I am so excited to share tip #10 for our series #vsbackgroundcheck! This is one of my favorite techniques – repeat stamping. In this, we repeatedly stamp an image or a sentiment on a certain area or all over the background. Like I did in the two cards below: In the first card, I stamped… Read More Background check – Repeat stamp sentiment or images to create your own pattern

Background check - Feb 2017, Craft, DIY, Enhancing background, Everyday, Handmade greeting cards, Love, Paper crafts, Series, Technique, Theme

Background check – use background stamp

Hello lovelies! Today’s idea for rocking card backgrounds is to use background stamps! Just like with background dies, there are so many options out there for this. I will list some of my favorites below. By the way, if you are new here, welcome!! :-) This month we are exploring ways to create great backgrounds for our… Read More Background check – use background stamp

Background check - Feb 2017, Craft, DIY, Enhancing background, Everyday, Handmade greeting cards, Love, Paper crafts, Series, Technique, Theme

Background check – layer with a doily or die cut

Hello friends, and welcome to a beautiful new week! Today’s card shares tip #7 for backgrounds in this #vsbackgroundcheck series – layer the focal point with a doily or a die cut. In this case I layered it with both. The doily at the bottom and I added a circle on top which I die… Read More Background check – layer with a doily or die cut

Background check - Feb 2017, Craft, DIY, Enhancing background, Everyday, Handmade greeting cards, Ink Blending, Love, Paper crafts, Series, Technique, Theme

Background check – Ink Blending

Happy Saturday, my crafty friends!! I am back with my next idea for backgrounds. Idea #6 is to ink blend. My favorite ink blender in the whole world is Laura Bassen. You should go look at her creations. She is the queen of rainbow colors!! By the way, if you are new here, welcome!! :-) This month we… Read More Background check – Ink Blending

Background check - Feb 2017, Craft, Die cutting, DIY, Everyday, Handmade greeting cards, Love, Paper crafts, Series, Technique, Theme, Valentine's Day

Background check – go with plain cardbase for background

Hello dearies! I am back with my next installment of inspiration for backgrounds. Idea #5 is the simplest of them all – go with plain cardbase. Don’t have any kind of pattern or texture for the background at all. It does not get any simpler than this, guys! :-) If you are new here, welcome!! :-)… Read More Background check – go with plain cardbase for background

Background check - Feb 2017, Craft, DIY, Everyday, Handmade greeting cards, Love, Paper crafts, Series, Technique, Theme, Watercolor

Background check – use watercolors to create a background

Hello my crafty friends! I am here with another installment of background check series posts. Today is idea #4.   If you are new here, a warm Namastey! :-) This month we are exploring ways to enhance the background for our card focal point. You can check out the earlier posts in this series by… Read More Background check – use watercolors to create a background

Background check - Feb 2017, Craft, DIY, Dry Embossing, Everyday, Handmade greeting cards, Love, Paper crafts, Series, Technique, Theme

Background check – Add beautiful texture to the background using embossing folders

Hello everyone and welcome to idea #3 for background check series. If you are new here, nice to meet you! :-) This month we are exploring ways to enhance the background for our card focal point. You can check out the earlier posts in this series by clicking here. Today’s idea is a simple but… Read More Background check – Add beautiful texture to the background using embossing folders

Background check - Feb 2017, Craft, DIY, Enhancing background, Everyday, Handmade greeting cards, Love, Paper crafts, Series, Technique

Background check – Create an Anchor for the focal point

Hello everyone and welcome to idea #2 for background check series. If you are new here, nice to meet you! :-) This month we are exploring ways to enhance the background for our card focal point. Today’s idea is to create a panel with patterned paper as an anchor for the focal point like so:… Read More Background check – Create an Anchor for the focal point

Background check - Feb 2017, Craft, DIY, Enhancing background, Everyday, Handmade greeting cards, Love, Paper crafts, Series, Technique, Theme, Valentine's Day

Background check – a new series for Feb 2017 and a giveaway!

Hello peeps!! I have something exciting to share with you all today. From this month onwards, we will focus on a theme for the month. All month long I will share multiple cards with tips and tricks for getting more out of your supplies. These tips and tricks will range from some quite simple ones… Read More Background check – a new series for Feb 2017 and a giveaway!

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