Penny Black Simplicity Fronds Background

Today I’m sharing two CAS cards featuring the Penny Black #40-314 Fronds background stamp.


For both cards, I inked white cardstock with Distress Inks (Salty Ocean and Twisted Citron) directly onto the paper. I then stamped the Fronds stamp onto the inked paper with Versamark ink for a subtle tone-on-tone effect. This technique was shown by Jennifer McGuire in the Online Card Classes Background Check class. For the first card, I added a heat-embossed sentiment from the #30-286 Heartfelt set and a butterfly cut with a die in the #51-132 Flights of Fancy set.


For the second card, I added a sentiment cut with the #51-104 Hello die. I cut it three times for depth and cut off the extension of the “o.”


Avery Elle Happy Camper Van

Today, I’m sharing a card featuring the Avery Elle Surf’s Up stamp set.


I used this same set for my AEI♥U Challenge #27 – Embossing card. While I watercolored the embossed vans for that card, I decided to go in a different direction on this card pairing the paper-pieced, heat-embossed van and palms with sand dunes cut with the Dotted Borders set. All of the patterned papers (other than the trunks of the palm) are from the Avery Elle Brights and Everyday collections (links below). I finished the card with a sentiment from the Happy Camper set, heat-embossed on black cardstock.


Reverse Confetti Back-to-School Card

Today, I’m sharing a card with a back-to-school theme showcasing Reverse Confetti stamps and Confetti Cuts.


I used the Woodgrain Confetti Cuts to create a clipboard base to which I added a hinge cut with a die in the Posted Note Confetti Cuts set. The apple was cut with dies in the Class Act Confetti Cuts set, as was the notebook paper (which was stamped with the Class Act set). The “take note” stamp is in the Posted Note Sentiments set. I just love the bold font that looks as if it’s written with a Sharpie.


I’m joining the Simon Says Back To School Challenge.







Penny Black Simplicity Happy Garden


I’m over at the Penny Black Simplicity blog today with a card featuring the Creative Die, 51-144 In the Garden. I hope you’ll head over to take a look.


Freshly Made Sketches #200

Today, I’m playing along with Freshly Made Sketches #200 with Reverse Confetti stamps and Confetti Cuts. Reverse Confetti is one of the sponsors for Freshly Made Sketches 200th sketch!


Here’s my take on the sketch:FMS200Card

I paired die cuts from Weather It Together for the top rectangle with a heat-embossed sentiment from God is Good for the lower rectangle.