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May 2022

Emboss Resist with Stencils

Woohoo!!  New stamps!!  Just received a new background stamp, Pretty Medallion, and had to use it right away!!  


I embossed the medallion with clean embossing ink.  I laid my mask over the top, and using blending brushes, added ink.  Sorry, the mask I used is retired and no longer available, but you can use any masks/stencils you have on hand!  Colors used are Sweet  Sorbet, Gorgeous Grape and Tahitian Tide.  The sentiment dies are from the Amazing Thanks Dies.  I cut each out three times, and stacked them using Liquid Glue.  For some bling, I added Glossy Dots--I love these!!  

This is another technique we learned at the Spring Card Camp!  So much fun!!


Supply list for today's card:

Color Blocking!

Good afternoon!!  It's been a fun weekend so far!  Family in town, pool and BBQ'ing.  All the time remembering those that gave their lives so that we could be free to enjoy our weekends.  

I've been in an online class, learning all kinds of fun techniques!  One was color blocking!  We learned several different ways to do this, but this was my favorite:


I used the Dots & Spots Die for the background--love the way the white pops through!!  With this, you actually get 3 cards for 1, as you cut each panel into three!  The trick is to cut the panel, and then cut another 1/8" off.  That leaves a nice gap between the panels. 

The leaves were cut from the Forever Flourishing Dies, and the sentiment is from the Sending Smiles Bundle.

Here are close ups of the dies--as you can see below, I cut stack the die cuts.  (cut three, and glue together).  This makes for great texture on your card, and the sentiments really pop off the card!  Love it!

Give it a go--I'd love to see what you do with this technique!

SPRCC2022_participantHere is today's supply list--thank you for your support of my small business!!

Perfectly Penciled!

Good morning!  I have another fun card made with the Perfectly Penciled Designer Series Paper!  This time, I colored in the image, then fussy cut!  


Colors are Sweet Sorbet, Orchid Oasis, Tahitian Tide, Granny Apple Green & Daffodil Delight.

For the sentiment, I used the Charming Sentiments Bundle--embossed in white on Basic Black cardstock!  I love this look!  And, the coordinating dies cut very close--it looks like I fussy cut the words, too!

Here are all the products used on this card--click on any to be taken to my online store!  Thank you for your support!

Uniquely Artistic



  • Basic White Thick CS: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2”
  • Mango Melody CS: 5-1/4” x 4”
  • Bermuda Bay CS: 3-3/4” x 4”
  • In Color DSP: 1” x 4”
  • Basic White CS: 3-1/4” x 4”; 1 ¼” x 3”
  • Starry Night CS: 1 ½” x 3”


  1. Stamp ‘flower outline’ twice on Basic White CS using Mango Melody ink.  Stamp ‘flower overlay’ also with Mango Melody ink.
  2. Create mask by stamping the ‘flower outline’ on the Post It Note then fussy cut out.
  3. Lay the flower mask over stamped flowers then stamp ‘leaves’ and ‘branches’ with Coastal Cabana ink as shown.
  4. Adhere stamped Basic White CS to Bermuda Bay CS to Mango Melody CS. Add Starry Night 1/8” Metallic Woven Ribbon across the layers and tie with knot.
  5. Adhere layers to Basic White Thick CS base.
  6. Stamp sentiment with Starry Night ink.  Punch with small oval punch.  Punch Starry Night CS with scalloped oval punch.  Adhere punches together and add to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  7. Finish with Pearl Basic Jewels in flower center.

Charming Sentiments

I was so excited when I saw this set, Charming Sentiments, in the new catalog!   It's got such great sentiments, and, best of all, dies to cut them out!!  I paired it with the Perfectly Penciled Designer Paper to create this card:


The leaves are colored with the Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends.  The sentiment  is stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto Granny Apple Green cardstock, and then cut out with the coordinating dies.  Love how closely they cut!!

Here are all the great products used on today's card:

Emboss Resist

Here's another technique I learned at the Spring Card Camp--emboss resist!


I embossed the "Happy" using Versamark ink, and clear embossing powder.  Then, I used my new Artistic Mix Decorative Masks to color over the embossing!  Once you've finished with the masks, just use a paper towel to wipe the ink off your embossed areas!  Super fun!  I might try it again with white embossing powder to see if that will "pop" more!


"stuff" used on today's card:

Sending Smiles in a Wreath Pattern!

Good morning!  I warned you--this is one of my favorite sets, so you'll be seeing alot of it!  

This card was made using a wreath stamping technique!   It used the Stamparatus--you stamp an image, turn your cardstock, then stamp again.  All the way around, then do it again with another image!!  It was one of the classes in the Spring Card Camp 2022!

Wreath I'm still learning how to take photos of my cards.  As you can see, these were taken at the same time, outside in the sunshine, but the colors look different in each.  It's a work in progress!   Speaking of colors, my color palette came from the Just Us Girls Challenge this week:

I thought they were very pretty colors, and worked well with my images!


Here are all the fun products used on today's card:


Sending Smiles

Good morning!  Here's a fun card using the Sending Smiles Stamp Set!  This is by far one of my favorite new sets!

We made this yesterday at my "New Stuff" stamp-a-stack!   My next class is Saturday, June 11 @ 9:30am.  Click HERE to register today!


This card is stamped in Parakeet Party and Gorgeous Grape.   The sentiment is cut out with the Stylish Shapes Dies -- there are dies included in the bundle, but I wanted a so use a larger die for this card.  

Here are the supplies used on this card:

Amazing Thanks!

Good morning!  I have a fun card for you today with absolutely NO STAMPING!!  Can you believe it?  haha!


I used the Amazing Thanks Dies--using Bermuda Bay and Basic Black Cardstock.  The stripes in the background were cut from the Pretty Prints DSP and the Perfectly Penciled DSP, along with a strip cut using the Basic Borders Dies and more Basic Black Cardstock.  Added several Matte Black Dots to tie it all together!  What do you think?

Here are links to all the products I used on today's card:

Ladybug Hello -- Interactive Card!

Good morning!  Aren't you glad it's Friday?!!  We're going to see the new Downton Abbey movie tonight, then I have a card class tomorrow!  (It's full, but there's another in June--click HERE to register!)

For my Stamp Club, we made this fun and easy interactive card:

May club 3


It lays flat, and when you pull the tab, the circle layer flips open to reveal a smaller sentiment circle!   So Fun!!

May club 3

If you would like to learn how to make cards like this, along with other fun techniques, let me know!  We just need six people for a new Stamp Club!!

Here are the supplies used on this card: