Wednesday, August 22, 2018


Hi House friends!!!! 

It's time for the so popular Anything Goes challenge at The House That Stamps Built.

This was a fun and easy card to make.  I started by stamping RI#4516-C "Tea Cup" and #4523-C "Heart Tea Cup" in Memento Flannel Gray ink and colored them with copic markers.  Then, using two different stencils, and by masking the cups, I created a background by sponging different inks through the stencils.  I then die cut the image from the panel and created a frame using the same die set in a contrasting color.  

The card base is covered with a pattern paper and a die cut window was created for the sentiment RI#3903-H "Friends Like You...".  I added a tiny piece of lace ribbon for just a touch of texture.  

I hope you'll join in on the challenge this week all the detail on how to enter can be found at THE HOUSE, and if you'd like to see some fabulous creations for this challenge, please visit the blogs of these talented ladies.  

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  

Tuesday, August 21, 2018


Hi there Technique Junkies fans!  

I have a new card to show you today and a fun way to achieve some interesting rain/water texture.

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I began this card by inking a light blue card stock panel with various hues of darker blue dye ink.  Then, using my MISTI I stamped  "Rain Dance" on the panel in VersaFine black pigment ink.  I left the stamp in the MISTI and restamped it several times in order to get the depth of darkness I wanted.  Once dry, I stamped "City Watercolors"  over the first image setting a background.  

I let the entire panel dry again and once dry, I took some acrylic white paint and a plastic fork.  I dipped the fork into the paint and dragged it arcoss the panel producing the white rain and splashes. It doesn't show well in this photo, but for added sparkle, I sprayed some Iridescent Shimmering Bliss on my craft mat and using the plastic fork, applied it using the same technique....I loved how this turned out.  

The sentiment "So She Danced"  in black VersaFine pigment ink as well.  Done!  

I hope you like this and found some inspiration.  Try this plastic fork technique and see what you come up with!  Have fun!  

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