Merry Monday #172


Hello!! I’m here with a card I made for the Merry Monday Challenge #172. This week’s challenge is to make a Christmas card using watercoloring.  

 I stamped a hero arts Christmas stamp set in versafine onyx black ink all over a 5″ by 7″sheet of watercolor paper. I then watercolored all the images.  

 To make everything pop I painted the background red. Then I stamped the sentiment on white cardstock, scored a frame around it, and mounted to craft foam and glued it to the watercolored sheet. I hope you enjoyed!

Runway Inspired Challenge #91, Card 2


Hello! I’m here to share with you a second card that I made for the RIC#91 – Giles challenge. Though I truly love my first card, I just couldn’t bring myself to throw away its watercolored scraps. So what to do but besides make another card, oh darn!

 I stacked up my scraps and glued them to a strip of cardstock. I watercolored a strip of watercolor paper in coral red. I stamped and embossed my sentiment from Wplus9 on top.  

I used my cricut to cut out the diamond/geometric design. And this is where I got stuck. I played and played with the composition of these pieces for far longer than I care to admit.  

Ultimately I settled on this composition with the addition of partially embossing the card base with an embossing folder. I do like this guy but not as much as his predecessor, him I adore! Thanks for stopping by!


Hero Arts Makeover Challenge


Hello, just st popping in real quick to share a card I made for Hero Art’s Makeover a Challenge. I was inspired to “do over” thus card  

 I decided to use a Hero Art’s Christmas stamp set.  

 I stamped the ornaments in versafine onyx black ink, embossed in clear on white cardstock then I colored them using a sponge and inks. I then cut out each ornament.


I also stamped the ornaments on a 5″ by 7″ piece of card stock in versafine onyx black and embossed them in clear as well. On this same sheet I stamped the sentiment and drew lines from the ornaments to look like strings.
I ink inked the edge in the same greens I used for the smallest ornament.
 I then embossed the whole sheet with a wood grain panel by PTI. I then attached the colored ornaments with craft foam and added gold sequins. Hope you enjoyed!!

Runway Inspired Challenge #91


Hello, I’m back again!! This is some sort of record for me but my cards have just been coming together so quickly that I can’t seem to stop. I just finished a card for the Runway Inspired Challenge – Giles and I just had to share. Here is our fashion inspiration for this week.

 Just beautiful isn’t it! I love the colors and the bold lines. It is easy to see why I had to join the fun!  

 I stamped the flowers (Magnolias For Her) from Altenew in versafine onyx black on watercolor paper. I then outlined them all with a sharpie.  

 Then I watercolored all the flowers in similar colors to resemble the fabric of the dress.  

 Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from Magnolias For Her in black on red cardstock, cut it down to a strip, and glossy accents it. To be honest, I’m over the moon for this card, I just love how it all turned out and I hope you enjoy it too! Thanks for stopping by! 

ColorQ Challenge #308


Hello everyone!! I have another card to share! I needed to make a card for a sweet mommy who just had her second baby, a baby boy! When I saw the colors for this week’s ColorQ Challenge I knew this was it! 

 Isn’t this a great palette for a baby boy themed card. So here’s what I came up with.  

 First I stamped the background with an oval and rectangle frame in white in repeating pattern. Then I stamped the pattern again in white but this time slightly askew. I then stamped the rectangles for a third time in a baby blue and the ovals in a chartreuse.  

 After I stamped all frames, I stamped the sentiment in a rectangle frame near the bottom right in a medium blue. I cut the stork using my cricut. I made his parts match the color palette. I attached the stork with foam tape to give him a little dimension. Hope you enjoy!!

Papertrey Ink’s Create Along With Us


Back again and this time with a card for PTI’s September’s Create Along With Us. This is the first Create Along I’ve ever tried and it was a lot of fun. I was inspired by Nichole Heady’s card.  

 Isn’t so beautiful! I love the Aqua watercolored background with the white star and the stunning sentiment. Here’s my take. 

 I stamped the background with PTI’s snowflake flurries and embossed them in white. I then watercolored on top. I then cut the sentiment with my cricut out of white cardstock. I originally planned to have the sentiment white but was hard to see over the background. I decided to gold emboss the sentiment and add the additional sentiments.   

 Lastly, I decided to use vellum to also help the sentiments pop! I hope you enjoy!!