Online Card Classes Background Check – Day Three

Today’s Online Card Classes Background Check lesson focused on card designs using backgrounds created in the first two days of lessons. I followed one of the designs shown by Jennifer McGuire. To create the background, I followed the same techniques as on my Day One card.






Online Card Classes Background Check – Day Two

I’m sharing a card created with one of the techniques shown by Kristina Werner in the Day Two lesson of the Online Card Classes Background Check class.


I stamped the Argyle Backdrop with ColorBox white pigment ink onto Stampin’ Up Sahara Sand cardstock. When that was dry, I stamped over the pigment ink (shifting slightly) with four Stampin’ Up dye inks. I cut out the panel with a Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle die; it’s A2 sized. I cut the thanks sentiment and leaves with Lawn Fawn dies.



Online Card Classes Background Check – Day One

I’m sharing a card created with one of the techniques shown in the Day One lesson of the Online Card Classes Background Check class.


I inked the cardstock panel with three Distress Inks, ran it through the Big Shot with the My Favorite Things stencil (adding some dimension) and then dabbed at the open areas of the stencil with a baby wipe to life off some of the ink. The card design is based on one used by Jennifer Rzasa in an earlier Online Card Classes course.

Supplies: Hero Arts sentiment from a retired set

Reverse Confetti – Watermelon Popsicles

I couldn’t resist creating watermelon Popsicles with the Reverse Confetti Let’s Chill Confetti Cuts and the Doin’ the Wave Confetti Cuts.


To create the Popsicles, I used the Doin’ the Wave Confetti Cuts to cut two patterned papers and white cardstock. I adhered the pieces onto a lightweight piece of cardstock, fitting them together in their grooves, and used the Let’s Chill Confetti Cuts to cut out the Popsicle. For the Popsicle sticks, I first cut them with the Let’s Chill Confetti Cuts and then ran them through the Big Shot with the Woodgrain Confetti Cuts to add texture.

I heat embossed one of the sentiments from Donut You Know. Additional embellishments were created with the Confetti Cuts sets: Layered Banner Duo (banner), Shakers ‘n Frames (hearts), Wonky Scallop Border, and Tagged Tote (bow).











Dream Big

Today, I’m sharing a “just because” summer-themed CAS card.


I haven’t seen a lady bug in years, but fondly remember seeing them as a child! I stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts “Heyday Sentiments” set on the rectangular cardstock panel and then adhered the die cut leaves and lady bugs.


Die Cut Summer Nautical Scene

Today, I’m sharing a summer-themed lighthouse scene crafted with Taylored Expressions dies.


I’ve already proclaimed my love for the red, white and blue (in this case navy and a chambray blue) color scheme, especially during the summer. I added a little yellow to energize the scene. The sentiment is from a Simon Says Stamp set.


Reverse Confetti CAS(E) This Sketch #132

I liked this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge so much, I created another card with the sketch using Reverse Confetti stamps and Confetti Cuts!


I stamped images from the Reverse Confetti Petals ‘n Posies set with pigment inks and cut them with their corresponding Confetti Cuts. I stamped the sentiment from Peacock Pretties and cut it with a die in the Stitched Flag Confetti Cuts set. I cut the cardstock frame with a square die inside a rectangular one. The frame is adhered to the blue panel with dimensional adhesive for some depth.








Sneak Peek – Inspiration Station

Hello ‘Fetti Fans! Here’s a sneak at a summer-themed, wall art project I created for the Reverse Confetti Newsletter showcasing the Reverse Confetti die cut sets Love & Ice Cream and Let’s Chill.


The newsletter includes projects crafted with Reverse Confetti projects, along with the inspiration for the projects. I was inspired by an illustration by Lauren Gentry.

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CAS(E) This Sketch #132 Guest Designer

I’m delighted to be a guest designer this week for the CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge #132.

Here’s my take on the sketch featuring a combination of Taylored Expressions die cuts:

To begin, I created a frame panel by die cutting with a nesting die. Next, I cut the Taylored Expressions Beach Border, onto which I had heat embossed the sentiment, and trimmed it, taping it to the back of the frame panel. I added the die cut sandcastle and flip flops to the beach border with dimensional adhesive. I adhered a yellow panel onto the heavyweight card base for the background. To finish, I adhered the white frame panel to the card base with dimensional adhesive.

Be sure to visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see the Design Team inspiration and to play along!

Supplies: Taylored Expressions Beach Border, Hangin’ Out at the Beach (sentiment)

Penny Black Simplicity – Winged Beauty

Today, I’m sharing two cards featuring Penny Black stamps #40-376 Winged Beauty and #30-297 Sprinkles and Smiles.


For both cards, I stamped the sentiment from #30-297 Sprinkles and Smiles first. I coloredthe bird on a branch and the branch images (from the #40-376 Winged Beauty set), with Memento markers before stamping. I tried a number of color combinations before selecting Bahama Blue, Tangelo, Bamboo Leaves and Rosebud. For the horizontal card, I cut the stamped panel with a rectangle die and adhered it with dimensional adhesive to a woodgrain-embossed cardstock.


For my second card, I stamped directly onto the card base for a one-layer card and used a vertical design.