Cards with Cricut

One of my goals for 2018 was to use my Cricut Expression machine every month.  So, I used my Cricut to make birthday cards all year. I wanted to make a special card for my niece’s birthday that included a place to put money.  I searched Cricut and found a purse card that had a …

Christmas Joy

Here’s another card for the “Merry Making” class that I’m taking at OnlineCardClasses.com.   The technique used for this card was embossing over an embossed background.  Super fun technique and very cool effect. I took some craft card stock and added Versa Mark ink all over.  Next, I added some gold embossing powder and heat set …

Christmas Bokeh

I’m taking the “Merry Making” class over at OnlineCardClasses.com.  The first day was all about backgrounds.  The inspiration for this card was a technique to make a Bokeh background.  I used distress inks in blues with a touch of dark gray around the edge  (Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Faded Jeans, Hickory Smoke).  Using a brush …

Washi Feathers

I have been playing around with a new technique using Washi Tape and Acetate sheets.  I’ve been having a lot of fun creating embellishments and I decided to use a few of my Washi feathers to make a card. If you would like to see more about how I made these washi feathers click here …

Rainbow Stripes & Dots

Another card for Day 3 and 4 of the Rainbow Maker Class at OnlineCardClasses.com.  This card combines the rainbow die cutting with rainbow stamping. Supplies Used: Concord & 9th Hugs & Cuddles Stamp Set Simon Says Stamp Birthday Flowers Narrow Rectangle Nested Dies Close to My Heart Pigment Inks Versa Magic Dew Drops (Aloe Vera, …

Fancy Cupcake

Another card for Day 5 of the Rainbow Maker Class at OnlineCardClasses.com.  I couldn’t wait to try the BoBunny Glitter Paste.  I had a blue and a white.  I was so happy that I purchased the white glitter paste because I was able to mix Distress ink with the glitter paste to make glitter paste …

Out of this World

On Day 5 of the Rainbow Maker Class at OnlineCardClasses.com, the lessons were about stencils and pastes.   The technique that I tried out for this card was applying texture paste on top of a ink blended rainbow background. On an 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of white cardstock, I used a makeup brush to …

Rainbow Smooshing

It’s Day 4 of the Rainbow Maker Class at OnlineCardClasses.com.  The lessons today were all about watercolor rainbows.  The technique that I tried out for this card was ink smooshing on watercolor paper using a piece of acetate.  I’ve done some smooshing techniques before just using my craft mat and smooshing paper into ink but …