Friday, 16 March 2018

SparkleNSprinkle - I Love Old Trucks

Hello friends!

I will share that this card looks very complicated, but I promise, it came together quite quickly.  Lots of Distress Ink was used as well :)  

First step, let's create the truck!  I stamped the truck image using Versamark Ink and embossed with Nautical Embossing Powder. I wanted to give more color and depth than just basic black. Next, I grabbed my sets of Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens and watercolored the image. I also "watercolored" the windows of the truck using the Grey Mist Crystal Drops!  Did you know that you can do that? Try it! :) I always use an acrylic block as my paint palette - not sure why, but it work awesome and cleans up perfectly.



Once the truck was finished coloring, I added shiny chrome details using the Silver Lining Crystal Drops. I love how precise you can get the lines!


Once everything was dry, I added Distress Ink in Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs to really age the paper. I did add a few hints of the Creamsicle Glitter to the flowers. 

Next came the real fun - cracked glass technique!  Simply cover your entire paper with Versamark Ink, then sprinkle on your Clear Detail Embossing Powder. Heat set and repeat the process 3 or 4 times. Place your paper in the freezer for about 5 minutes, then immediately "crack" the paper when you take it out!  I just wanted a subtle glass image, so I used the regular Clear Detail. If you wanted a more cracked glass look, simply try the Super Thick Clear Embossing Powder!  I did rub a bit more Distress Ink into the cracks to make them more pronounced. 


The rest of card came together quite quickly. I distressed some patterned paper with the Distress Ink and stamped the sentiment with Versamark Ink, embossing with the Forest Green Embossing Powder. I added a strip of the Patchwork Parchment Craft Perfect Paper and a 1/2" Tear-ific Tape Glitter Strip using the Mocha Glitter. I cut out some of the little "x" shapes of the paper and adhered it as an embellishment. Crystal Drops in Dark Walnut were added as a finishing touch!  I distressed the sentiment a bit too!  All the layers were attached with the 1/2" Tear-ific Tape (of course!). 



Make sure you head over the the SNS blog and leave a comment there as well to be entered for the prize!

Have a great day!


Thursday, 15 March 2018

Ninabrook Cards - March 2018

Hello friends!

Welcome to my very FIRST post as a Dynamite Design Team Member at! :)  I'm sooo excited to join their team and share my creations!

My first shipment of products contained some pretty GORGEOUS things - so I couldn't just stop at one card...I made a collection!  I was blessed to work with the Spring Fling Paper And Embellishment Bundle. Seriously - the Pebbles papers in this collection are simply stunning!  I also found some super cute Pleather Bows and a few die cut words in my collection. How fun!

  Vellum quotes

Dimensional stickers   Image 1 that you got to see what I was able to play with, onto what I created! I really wanted these products to SHINE by themselves, so I challenged myself to create without adding much else! I did add some Kraft Cardstock, and of course Card Bases & Envelopes.




I did add some lace, gold shimmer trim and gold sequins to a few of the cards, but other than that - I really let the products shine for themselves! :)  I hope you enjoy these cards - I had a blast making them!  It's amazing how creative we can be when we let the products guide us! :)

If you have any questions at all on how I created these cards, please ask away! I love to help!

Enjoy the day - and pick up some cute Ninabrook products while you're at it!

See ya soon!


Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Creative Knockouts Challenge #237

Hello crafty friends!

It's time for a new challenge over at Creative Knockouts Challenge #237!  Our theme this week is "Spring is On It's Way" and our sponsor is "Broken Fairy Designs".  I chose to work with this cute stamp set called "Fairy Easter Basket".

Here is what I created:

I hope to see you at the challenge! :)

Until next time,


Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #255

Hello friends!

It's time for another great sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge! Here it is:

Here is what I created:

I just received a prize package from Cheeky Studio - so I used those to create this card!  Such adorable die cuts.  The stamp is an oldie from Close to My Heart.

I hope you will come and play along with us!

See you next time!


MHKDesigns - Designer Spotlight March 2018

Hello friends!

I am really excited to share with you my March Designer Spotlight for MHKDesigns!  This month we are showcasing a beautiful Easter set called "Blessed Lily"

Here is what I created:

I am still loving all things water color, so that is exactly what I did! I printed off the digital image and used my Close to My Heart & SNS Pearlescent Watercolors to color.  Hints of Nuvo Crystal Drops were added to accent the lily.  A little piece of purple lace peeks out from behind the image to give a feminine touch.

See you soon!