Technique – Stamping

Featuring stamping

Yellow rose

Hi everyone!

There’s another cute sketch over at the Case This Sketch challenge this week and I decided to use my Altenew Bamboo Rose set for my take.

I coloured the image using my Twinkling H2Os and added it to a die cut – which I had embossed using one of my favourite Taylored Expressions embossing folders.

To finish the card, I added a small sentiment from Clearly Besotted.

I’m also entering this card into the current Color Throwdown challenge – green, yellow, red and aqua.

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Diamonds are created under pressure

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For today’s card, I used Krumspring’s ‘Shine bright like a Diamond’ set. I really like that phrase and was planning to use it, until I saw another sentiment on the set: ‘Diamonds are created under pressure’. Isn’t that wonderful to use on an encouragement card?

As the font is pretty small, I added a section of the larger phrase to create my sentiment strip.

I stamped the diamonds onto some holographic cardstock. I LOVE how they change colour in the differing light – just like real gems!

Anyway, I’m entering this card in the current Casology challenge – ‘diamond’.

Thanks for stopping by – and Happy Friyay!


You are so incredibly awesome!

Hi everyone!

I am loving how nicely the distress oxide inks stamp and for today’s card I’ve used them with the gorgeous Flower Turnabout stamp from Concord & 9th.

I embossed a sentiment from Paper Source and added a couple of vellum flourishes to finish it off.

I’m entering this card in the current Flower Challenge – heat/dry embossing and the challenge hosted by Where Creativity Meets C9 – embossing.

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Sparkly Hydrangea

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It’s been a while since I played with my Winnie & Walter stamps and as my hydrangea is just starting to bloom, I chose the gorgeous hydrangea stamp from their Addie’s Garden set. I embossed the flower and leaves with silver embossing powder from Hero Arts and then coloured them using my Twinkling H20’s. I fussy cut the images and then stuck them to my bas card using differing depths of foam tape.

I added an older sentiment from Hero Arts, some stickles and a few Pretty Pink Posh sequins to finish it off.

I’m entering this card into the current challenges hosted by  A Blog Named Hero (Florals/Winnie & Walter) and The Flower Challenge (Embossing Heat/Dry).

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Let your dreams take flight

So today’s card started as an entry for the new Color Throwdown challenge, but once I had stamped and coloured the gorgeous Penny Black image with lighter colours in the palette, I just couldn’t add the darker pink! I liked the soft colours too much!

So instead, I added some diamond stickles, smooshed on some Tumbled Glass distress ink and added a Penny Black sentiment and called it a day.

As I used my Twinkling H2O watercolour paints and did some gentle ink smooshing, I’m entering this into the current CAS Watercolour challenge as the theme is ‘butterfly’.

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Happy Wedding!

Hi Everyone!

The theme for the current Retro Rubber challenge is ‘wedding’ and I used an older Stampendous stamp for my entry. I’ve had this stamp for around 8 years – it’s such a great image. I’m so glad this challenge is leading me to rediscover my wooden block stamps. I love them!

Anyway, I also used a newer sentiment from Altenew. I coloured the image using my Prisma coloured pencils – and added some stickles for a bit of subtle bling!

I’m also entering this into the Less is More challenge where the theme is one layer/coloured card base.

Thanks for looking!