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Alcohol ink Galaxy background with Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps

Hello crafty friends,

Do you like galaxy backgrounds?  I love how there are so many ways to create one - today I wanted to do something I've done before - this time around I did capture the process of how I did it on camera.  Scroll on down to see the video towards the end of this post.


Split background take two | So Suzy Stamps


Hello crafty friends,

I am using a technique I call split backgrounds using 3 different So Suzy floral outline stamp images and I love how they turned out.  I used the split background technique that I posted about here.  This time I wanted to see how it would work with outline images, whether or not every one was colored or simply left stamped with no additional coloring.  I have a video showing how these were put together.
This post is also part of my YouTube series where I will be giving away a MISTI at the conclusion (this is part 2).  See this post for more details.


Split Background Technique | Citrus Stamps + giveaway

tubHello crafty friends,

I am excited to share a card making technique to make simple backgrounds more versatile without adding a lot of time to the process.  Depending on what level you want to take it to, you could use this as a mass production technique with one stamp (set) and one color, or mix it up like I have - I did stick with one ink color per card.  This is part 1 of a 2 part series.  I'm using stamps from Altenew and WPlus9.  If you came here from YouTube looking for details on the giveaway you will find that information after the video on this post.



Thinking of you card

Hello crafty friends,

In today's post I am sharing this card with a mixed media style that isn't complex or time consuming. Plus it only required a minimum of supplies.  I only used one color, yet it looks as though several shades were used.  This effect was achieved by using simple emboss resist combined with powder watercolor.  The fun part is that even though I had a plan in mind at the start, I ended up changing my mind as I worked on it and I think it turned out better than my original idea, which was going to be a one layer card.


Summer Challenge | Ice Cream Circle card

Hello crafty friends,

Are you ready to make some summer themed cards?  I definitely am.  Ice cream just "screams" summer so of course I had to pull out my favorite So Suzy ice cream stamp for this occasion :)

For the next month we invite you to create a summer themed card (Crackerbox & So Suzy stamps are encouraged but not necessary to play) and link it up to the challenge here:

Stairway.... or highway?

Hello crafty friends,

Hope you are having a great week!  Sometimes a sentiment brings certain images to mind and this is one of those.  If you know American rock songs from the 70's, you will immediately recognize that this is a play on two different songs.  If not, you may be too young to know them or just don't listen to rock.  I kept thinking about "how" could I do something other than an "ordinary" background since I didn't have another image stamp that I wanted to pair with this.  Then, I had an "aha" moment.