Clean and Simple Christmas Day 3

using the Botanical Blocks III stamp set from PTI I decided that making my elegant card would be easy  I stamped the amaryllis stamp with Versafine and Ranger Gold fine embossing powder  I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush in the colors of Scarlet Red, Red, Pale Green, and May Green with a watercolor brush and water.

Added the word die of PTI Christmas Cheer (Christmas) in gold DCWV Foiled card stock.

Clean and Simple Holiday Cards

Finding your own way sometimes isn’t that easy. Used the tree line die from MFT to start the card. Found that the LF Stitched Snowflakes made a great background. Detailed the snowflakes with Ranger Silver Fine Embossing Powder and the “Merry Christmas” from PTI peaceful pinecones .  My card was done on Solar White Neehan Card Stock #110 lb and #80lb card stock.



Watercolor Marker

Using distress markers I made this card.  Really liked what it turned out to look like. I used Canson Cold Press 140 lb watercolor paper and the Penny Black Dahlias Stamp set.  I stamped the stamp with Versafine and Hero Thinking of YouArts Embossing Powder with Ultra fine White Embossing Powder. After heat setting the paper, I used distress markers of worn lipstick, mowed lawn, shabby shutters and spun sugar. I decided to back the card to pink bazzill card stock and to use the SSS diagonal stripes background with versafine and the Hero Arts Embossing Powder of Ultrafine White to get a background. Used the SSS summer garden stamp set for the Thinking of You.

Pins & Needles Challenge

New Challenge. This challenge is to use stick pins to help decorate your cards/tags.


See how the pros add embellished stick pins to their projects, as well as stamped and actual stitching.  You’ll be on pins and needles to try these fun techniques!

Here is my card:

imageSupplies Used: PTI Enclosed: Leaf die, Bazzill cardstock, cinnamon and rust, Bazzill 40# Velum, homemade seam tape ribbon, Neenah card stock 40# and 110#, Avery Elle Argyle background stamp, Simon Says Stamp Ink.