Thinking of You

This simple but elegant card was created using stenciled die cuts as the background from My Favorite Things dies.  The tree was created when alcohol inks were randomly applied to the Ranger Ink specialty paper including gold ink accents. A simple tree die cut was added and a small word tag for a final accent.

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Purple Inked Stenciled Background

This was a new technique that I used with alcohol  inks using the Ranger speciality background paper.  A stamped the Penny Black flower in white and added stencils for accents.  A tiny word box was added also using Penny Black word stamps.  A different way to create a background.

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Happy New Year Pup!

Time to send out thank you cards and I found this great stamp from Picture Show stamps with a cute Boston Terrier with a party hat.  A stamp with black ink,  watercolored with distress ink, then die cut banners, background papers.  Put all the pieces together, add the accent dots and tie on the thin cording.  Last step- is of course glitter glue for accent.  Sometimes, less is more!

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Valentine’s Day Sweet Crafting

It is time to work on Valentine’s Day projects and I designed a shaker card and treat bag.  The card is watercolored using Ranger Distress inks and when dry, a small heart die cut was used to create the opening for the shaker card.  I then used a stencil with small openings for the glittery paste.  When this was drying I created a small pouch for the  sequins and beads using the Fuse Tool.  This was attached to the back of the heart opening.  Foam tape was used around the opening and edges of the front of the card to secure the pink paper.  A word tag banner and tiny heart was attached to the bottom of the card.  Then the card was assembled and a thin twine was tied to the A2 left fold.  Add a bit of glossy accents to the tiny heart accent.  Ready for mailing to your sweetheart!  The bag is a bag in a box pattern.  Construct a 4 inch box and wrap the patterned paper around the base.  Add some accents to the front and ready to fill with sweet treats.

A shaker card and gift page with coordinating paper.
A shaker card and gift page with coordinating paper.