Scallop Blossoms and Stamping with a Paint Dabber


Hi Everyone,

A card with no Copic colouring!!  This card has lots of beautiful shimmer.  Gotta love those distress inks and a bit of perfect pearl mist.  I love this stamp too.  I think this technique would be really great for making Christmas cards too.

Supplies List

Paper Trimmer, Scissors, Double sided tape, Ribbon, Distress Ink – Chipped Sapphire and Broken China, Foam Blending Tool, Stamps – Scallop Blossoms by Hero Arts, Flowing Birthday by Stamp It , Paper – Bazzill card, white cardstock, silver paper,  Pearl Buckle for ribbon, Mini Mister by Ranger, Perfect Pearls by Ranger, Water, Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber – Pearl, Heat Gun


I used my paint dabber to cover the Scallop Blossoms stamp with paint.  You can just dab it on and you get a lovely textured look or you can do what I did which was drag the paint dabber in vertical lines to give a bit of a faux woodgrain type look.  I then stamped onto ordinary white card and dried the paint with my heat gun.  You need to make sure you clean the stamp pretty much straight away when you are stamping with paint.  I then applied chipped sapphire and broken china distress ink over the paint with my foam blending tool.  I then spritzed over it with a mist (made up of water and perfect pearls powder that you can mix up yourself or you can just buy the mist already mixed up).  I then heated it again with my heat gun or you can just leave it to dry.  I then trimmed the paper to size and used the silver paper to mat behind it.   I adhered the pieces to the card base using double sided tape.  Then I used some beautiful blue ribbon, looped it through the pearl buckle and finished with a bow.  Lastly I stamped the flowing birthday stamp using chipped sapphire ink.  I really like this birthday stamp too as it is a really nice size for cards.

Until next time,


Welcome Baby Card


I have agreed to make about 20 Baby cards for a MOPs group  (I don’t need them all this month!) so you will probably see a few baby cards over the next little bit.

Supplies:  Paper Trimmer, Foam adhesive, Scissors, Double Sided Tape, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Blending Card, Stamp – Hero Arts Envelope Background, Stamp It – Zoo-Ped-I-Doo-Da, Pumice Stone Distress ink, Letter Stickers – Jillibean Soup, Punch – Fiskars Notebook, Twine, Jewel, Copic Markers BG0000, BG000, BG01, E40, E41, E31, E33, Y02, Y06, Y08, E25, E49, Patterned Paper – Kaisercraft Party Animals Collection

Method: I stamped Zoo-Ped-I-Doo-Da onto blending card in Tuxedo Black ink then coloured with copic markers listed above.  I inked the edges after trimming the paper to size.  I cut the blue border paper and used foam adhesive to stick the image to the border paper.  I trimmed the patterned paper and punched the edge using the notebook punch.  I cut the card base and stamped the envelope pattern background stamp multiple times using pumice stone distress ink.  I Tied twine around the yellow patterned paper and ended with a bow.  a jewel was stuck in the middle.  This piece was then added to the card base using foam adhesive and then the main image peice was also adhered.  Some letter stickers were stuck on to make the sentiment ‘Welcome Baby!’

If you have any questions please let me know by leaving a comment.

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Baby Girl Card

Hi everyone,

Here is a baby card I made using my prismacolour pencils to colour in this cute image by Stamp It.

Supplies: Paper trimmer, scissors, double sided tape, foam adhesive, distress inks – worn lipstick, antique linen and spun sugar, foam blending tool, Kindy Glitz – crystalina, Prismacolour pencils, Patterned paper – Baby Steps 6×6 paper pad, White card, Stamps – “I’m Here” by Stamp It, Essential Messages clear set by Hero Arts, Nestabilities Scalloped Ovals and Ovals sets, Archival Ink – Jet Black, fabric tracing wheel.

Method: I stamped the “I’m Here” stamp by Stamp It onto normal white card and then coloured using prismacolour coloured pencils. I cut out the image using my oval nestabilities and then inked the edges with antique linen distress ink.  I then added glitter to the nappy and left it to dry. I cut a scalloped oval out of normal card then used my worn lipstick distress ink pad directly onto the card to change it to pink.  I set this aside.  I trimmed the background paper and inked the edges with antique linen distress ink and used my fabric tracing wheel and ink to create faux stitching.  I cut a strip of white card and used my foam blending tool with spun sugar distress ink to change it to light pink.  I stamped congrats in black ink and then made it into a banner as shown.  The pieces were then adhered to the card base as shown. Some pearls finished the card.

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Alcohol Ink Christmas Tree Blueprint Card


Here is a Christmas Card made using alcohol ink.  This one uses the stamp ‘Christmas Tree Blueprint’ by Stamp It.  I like this image because it is a little different to the normal kind of Christmas images.  I can imagine it working really well with the emboss resist technique and different distress inks.  If you want to find out more about Adirondack Alcohol Inks, check out the Ranger websitehere or a video showing Tim Holtz demonstrating how to use alcohol inks here.

Supplies: Glossy Cardstock, Paper trimmer, scissors, Black Stazon ink, Stamp – Christmas Tree Blue Print by Stamp It, Ribbon, Black cardstock, White cardstock, Silver Paper, Gems, Alcohol Inks by Ranger – Cranberry, Red Pepper, Pearl mixative, blending solution, alcohol blending tool and felt pads, foam adhesive, double sided tape, Sizzix Big Shot and Stars and swirls embossing folder.

Method:  I put drops of alcohol ink randomly on the felt pad, then a few drops of mixative and then some blending solution over the top and then randomly dabbed the paper til I got the coverage I wanted.  Then I stamped the image with stazon ink twice.  I trimmed the silver and black papers to size and adhered together.   I cut the Christmas tree and the circle out and mounted onto the main image with foam adhesive.  I cut the white cardstock to size and put it through the Big shot with the stars and swirls embossing folder.  I finished assembling the card as shown in the photograph and tied some black dotted ribbon in a bow.

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Until next time,


Just For You

Hey everyone,

I made this card for a friend to use as a sympathy card.  It is a large card as you may be able to tell by how small the large Kaisercraft flourish and the prima flower look.  It is going to be used as a group card so there needed to be enough space for a few people to write in it.  It is 6 inches wide and the height is a bit shorter than an A4 sheet (I don’t have the card anymore so I can’t measure it!) I made the patterned paper on the card by watercolouring with distress inks mixed with Calico Shine, so it has a lovely shimmer and the nice texture of watercolour paper.  This was really fun to do so I would definitely recommend giving it a try.  You could use perfect pearls mixed with water or even the white chalkboard glimmermist would probably give a similar result.  Have fun playing with this technique.

Thanks for stopping by,


Supplies: Watercolour paper, Distress inks – victorian velvet, weathered wood and dusty concord, Foam applicator tool, Small paint brush,   Hero Arts clear set – layered flowers, Stamp It – Just for You, Prima flower, Kaisercraft large flourish, ribbon, white cardstock, bazzill – purple and grey card, distressing tool, Mister Huey’s Calico Shine, White embossing powder, Pearl Paint Dabber,  Fabric leaves.