Sympathy Card

Hello! Today I’m sharing a tone-on-tone sympathy card. I heat embossed the flourishes and sentiment. The text background is stamped in the same color ink as the paper.

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Thanks for visiting!

Hugs,
Joy

Supplies
Hero Arts: Flourish Background, Clear Embossing Powder
My Favorite Things: Typewriter Background
Neenah: Solar White Cardstock
Papertrey Ink: Tropical Teal Cardstock & Ink
Tsukineko: VersaMark

Sympathy Card

Hero Arts Waves

Hello! Today I’m sharing some colorful cards using the Hero Arts Waves Background that I borrowed from a friend. I applied the Distress inks directly to the watercolor paper and then spritzed heavily with water to blend the colors.

Thanks for visiting!

Hugs,
Joy

Supplies
Avery Elle: Handwritten Notes
Hero Arts: Waves Background, White Embossing Powder
Neenah: Solar White Cardstock
Ranger: Watercolor Paper, Mini Distress Inks (various colors)
Tsukineko: VersaFine (Onyx Black)

Hero Arts Waves

Simon Says Stamp Valentine’s Day Cards – Part 2

Hello! Today I’m sharing more Valentine’s Day cards featuring Simon Says Stamps exclusives! I just love these images from the Quite The Pear set.

Thanks for visiting!

Hugs,
Joy

Supplies
Copic: Markers (Assorted)
Hero Arts: Dots, Solid Dots
Neenah: Solar White & Desert Storm Cardstock
Scotch: ATG Tape & Foam Tape
Simon Says Stamp: Quite The Pear Stamps, Pear Images Dies, Large Tags Dies, Inks & Papers (Doll Pink, Audrey Blue, Green Apple, Black, White, Schoolhouse Red)
Tsukineko: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Versafine (Onyx Black)

Simon Says Stamp Valentine’s Day Cards – Part 2

Simon Says Stamp Valentine’s Day Cards – Part 1

Hello! Today I’m sharing some Valentine’s Day cards featuring Simon Says Stamps exclusives! Aren’t the images from the Quite The Pear set just adorable? These three cards are pint-sized at just 4″ square.

Thanks for visiting!

Hugs,
Joy

Supplies
Copic: Markers (Assorted)
Hero Arts: Dots, Solid Dots
Neenah: Solar White & Desert Storm Cardstock
Scotch: ATG Tape & Foam Tape
Simon Says Stamp: Quite The Pear Stamps, Pear Images Dies, Large Tags Dies, Inks & Papers (Doll Pink, Audrey Blue, Green Apple, Black, White, Schoolhouse Red)
Tsukineko: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Versafine (Onyx Black)

Simon Says Stamp Valentine’s Day Cards – Part 1

One Stamp Three Ways

Hello! Today I’m featuring one stamp, Hero Arts Outline Flowers and using it in three different ways. This was one of the very first large wood background stamps that I bought many years ago.

My first card features watercolors. For a lighter look use more water to dilute the watercolors. For a darker look use less water. You can also go over an area more than once for a darker look.

Directions
1) Stamp the image in Archival Ink on watercolor paper.
2) Use watercolors to fill in the stamped image.

My next card features crayon resist, in which a white crayon applied to the paper resists the ink applied on top. Press harder than I did on the white areas to make them more crisp. I just scribbled quickly when I used the crayon.

Directions
1) Stamp the image in Archival Ink on watercolor paper.
2) Use a white crayon to fill in small areas of the stamped image.
3) Use Distress Inks to cover the remaining areas of the stamped image.
4) Spritz lightly with water to blend the Distress Inks.

My last card features coloring with Copic Markers. Again, I just scribbled quickly and didn’t try to do much blending.

Directions
1) Stamp the image in Memento Ink on watercolor paper.
2) Use Copic Markers to fill in the stamped image.

Thanks for visiting!

Hugs,
Joy

Supplies
Crayola: White Crayon
Hero Arts: Outline Flowers
Kuretake: Gansai Tambi Watercolors
Neenah: Solar White Cardstock
Poppy Stamps: Classic Ribbons
Ranger: Watercolor Paper, Distress Inks (Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade
Simon Says Stamp: Handwritten Greetings
Scotch: ATG Tape, Foam Tape
Tsukineko: Versafine (Onyx Black), Memento (Tuxedo Black)

One Stamp Three Ways

Cardabilities Sketch Challenge

Hello! Today I’m playing the Cardabilities Sketch Challenge. My card is slightly different than the sketch, but it is still pretty close.

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Thanks for visiting!

Hugs,
Joy

Supplies
BasicGrey: Vivienne 6×6 Paper Pad
Hero Arts: Many Petals
Memory Box: Lorelai Leaf Die
My Favorite Things: Stitched Circle Dies, Sentiment Strips Dies, Pure Innocence – All Occasion Sentiments
Neenah: Solar White Cardstock
Ranger: Archival Ink (Jet Black), Distress Ink (Mustard Seed, Wild Honey), Distress Tool
Scotch: ATG Tape & Foam Tape
Simon Says Stamp: Bundle of Stitched Shapes Dies

Cardabilities Sketch Challenge

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge

Hello! Today I’m playing the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge. I paired the sketch with We Go Together patterned paper by Pebbles with a pretty flower stamp from Hero Arts, which I stamped three times (once on white and once each on the patterned papers), cut out, and paper pieced together.

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Thanks for visiting!

Hugs,
Joy

Supplies
Hero Arts: Pattern Hearts and Flowers
My Favorite Things: Sentiment Strips Dies
Neenah: Solar White Cardstock
Pebbles: We Go Together 6×6 Paper Pad
Scotch: ATG Tape
Tsukineko: VersaFine (Onyx Black)
WInnie & Walter: The Big, the Bold, and the Happy

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge