Card Making · Color Throwdown Challenge · Die Cuts · Distress Oxide Inks · SSS

Happy Thoughts

Happy Thoughts

I was checking out this weeks Color Throwdown Challenge #483.  The colors were green, coral and kraft.  The new kit from Simon Says Stamp for February had some adorable images that I thought would pair up perfectly with this challenge.  I started by ink blending some Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink on a circle die cut.  Stamped and colored the boots from the SSS kit.  Back it with one of the patterned papers from the kit and mounted the whole thing on a kraft card base.  #ctd483 #colorthrowdown

Avery Elle · Card Making · Distress Oxide Inks · SSS

Wonderful Day

Have a Wonderful Day

Did some ink blending with Distress Oxide Inks on Neenah Solar White Card Stock.  White heat embossed the flowers on each corner, and then went in with some water on a few of the flowers and “painted” them with water to oxidize a few of them to give them a bit of dimension.  Cut out the panel with my Wonky stitched rectangle dies from Simon Says Stamp and popped it up on a white card base.  Added some Nuvo glitter drops to give it a little sparkle and it’s all done.

Card Making · Die Cuts · Distress Oxide Inks · My Favorite Things · Pretty Pink Posh · Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers

YAY cards

Using Distress Oxiode inks in complementary rainbow colors, I created a background panel.  Since I was only using that panel to back the YAY die cut from My Favorite Things, I was able to get two cards out of the one panel.  I also colored the hummingbirds from the new Pretty Pink Posh stamp set with my Zig clean color real brush markers.  With the leftover bits from my background panel I cut out the confetti and added it to the front of my card.  Attached the panel to a pre-made card base and it was finished.  I’ve left room to add a sentiment, but since this card would be great for birthday, congratulations, or just thinking of you, I left the sentiment off so I could add that when I know what occasion I need to grab a card for.

Distress Oxide Inks · Ellen Hutson · Hero Arts · My Favorite Things

United We Flourish, Better Together Card



These sweet little birdies from ‘United We Flourish, Better Together‘ stamp set by Hero Art for Ellen Hutson makes the cutest birthday card.  I started by  creating a rainbow background on Neenah Solar White Card stock with Distress Oxide inks.  Cut the panel out with a stitched rectangle die and used my Copic Markers to colored the birds.  Then used the new YAY die from My Favorite Things that is part of their January ‘Yay for You’ card kit, to create the sentiment for this card.  Super fun and easy to do.


Distress Oxide Inks · Ellen Hutson · SSS

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge 1.10.18


This weeks challenge was to create a card using patterned paper.  What a fun idea.  I hardly ever use patterned paper, yet I have a bunch of it.  So started by adding some Distress Oxide ink to a panel, cut it out with the SSS Wonky rectangle die and then used the Essentials by Ellen Hinged alphabet dies.  The patterned paper is behind letters.  I know it doesn’t show up very well in the photo, but trust me, it’s back there.


Distress Oxide Inks · SSS · Tim Holtz

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge 10.02.2017


This weeks challenge was A Walk on the Dark Side.   Used one of the dogs from Crazy Dogs by Tim Holtz and the hat is from Simon Says Stamp.  Lots of Distress Ink to create the background…. and whala.    The funny thing about this card…..  try as I might, I just can’t decide what sentiment to add to the front.  So, I’m leaving it off until inspiration strikes.

Card Making · Concord & 9th · Distress Oxide Inks

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge 7.10.17


This weeks challenge is “Distress it”.  I took it pretty literally and used Tim Holtz’ Distress Oxide inks to color the flowers in the new Concord & 9th Aloha fill-in patterned paper.  It couldn’t have been easier!  I love the results and how customizable each paper is.  I adore anything that has a Hawaiian theme, so this latest release from Concord & 9th is right up my alley!

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge