Card Making

Tropical Blues

Good Morning, this is Kathy. I hope you all are well. Does anyone miss traveling? I sure do and this beautiful stamp set from LDRS reminds me of a tropical vacation.

The Tropical Floral Slimline and coordinating die are part of the LDRS summer collection. It is a big and beautiful stamp that is perfect for slimline and A2 cards. The coordinating die is also available but wasn’t used in this project.

I stamped the image on Neenah Solar White 110lb card stock in the Raven Hybrid Ink. I then used a rectangle die to cut out part of the image.

I colored the inner part of the cut out with alcohol markers and used the Raven Hybrid Ink to stamp the sentiment which is in the stamp set. I embossed it in clear embossing ink. I am sure many of you know that stamping in black ink and embossing in clear powder (instead of black) creates less of a chance of loose powder. If you do have powder in places you don’t want it’s clear!

I then glued the outer cut to a 4.25 x 5.5” card base using foam tape. This sums it up.

I hope you enjoy this card as much as I enjoy being part of the LDRS Creative team. Please let me know what you think in the comments below.

Card Making

Fall Colors

In a few weeks I am heading to Door County, WI with my sister in law and hope to see the start of fall colors. we don’t get to see fall colors in AZ and I do miss them. However, I don’t miss what comes after!

Today’s card features another background made with Nuvo Drops. It also features Gina K Designs Haunts & Harvest stamps and dies.

After I spread the Nuvo Drops onto card stock and let it dry. I cut it with Master Lay Outs 3.

The leaves were stamped were stamped with VersaFine Nocturne Clair and then heat embossed with clear WOW embossing powder. I use clear embossing powder with black ink because unlike black embossing powder it won’t show if you accidentally get it in a spot you don’t want. I then colored the leaves with alcohol markers.

The sentiment was stamped in Versamark Embossing Ink and covered with Nuvo Copper Blush powder and heated. The sentiment was placed in black card stock as was the card base. The leaves, sentiment and card base were popped up on foam adhesive and then attached to a white card. I adorned the card with a few gold baubles by Pinkfresh Metallic Pearls in gold

I hope you enjoy this card and that you are looking forward to fall. As always, thanks for stopping by!

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I Had to Have It

You know that feeling….

A new stamp release comes out with a whole family of gnomes or a snake that you HAVE to have. Or how about that one patterned paper with the perfect red pattern that went with your daughters Christmas dress from 1994?

As a crafter we all have stuff that we had to have and we still have. Well the product I am using today I had to have (in a lot of colors). While they are beautiful products I have simply forgotten to reach for them.

I am talking about Nuvo drops. They are great for making small embellishments on cards and adding colorful shine. However, while playing today I asked myself how could I better incorporate these necessities into my cards?

I took a 3.75” x 5” piece of card stock and taped off a 1/2” to each side. I actually taped it to a clipboard. Then I took three colors and added a bit of each to a piece of cardstock. Then I used my Craft Scraper and swiped it down across the card stock. I added a bit more and swiped again.

I LOVE the outcome. I let it set completely and then added a sentiment. This sentiment was an exclusive set from Concord & 9th’s Summer Camp event. It was fabulous, full of product and fun. They will be having another event for holiday cards and registration starts August 23. I guarantee you will enjoy it. For more information go to the Concord & 9th website

Anyway back to the card. I popped the base onto an A2 card with foam tape and added a few baubles. I plan to do a few more and hope you enjoy this technique. Let me know what you think! Happy Thursday!

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Thank God It’s Friday!

I hope everyone is happy that the weekend is coming up. I have had fun this week playing with the #thedailymarker30day challenge that Kathy Racoosin organizes. Hopefully I will be able to keep up. It certainly does spark ones creativity.

So today’s card is my Day 6 of this challenge. I didn’t use that much coloring in the project but I am happy with the results.

The Snarky Cat is from Stampers Anonymous. It can be found on Just search for Snarky Cats Halloween once you are there. It truly is one of my go to stamps and used well beyond Halloween.

I stamped the cat and masked the image. Then stamped over the cat and stamped an additional two circular objects from Catherine Pooler’s, Hey Mister stamp set using Catherine Pooler inks. The middle strip of paper was ink blended with the same inks.

I popped on a snarky sentiment, added two colors of alcohol markers to the cat and popped it up on foam tape. Voíla. Let me know what you think. Please join in the 30 Day Marker Challenge!!