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Create A Pearlized Finish On Your Cards

Create a pretty pearlized sheen on your cards using the Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Powder Blue and Mother of Pearl. I’m having a blast experimenting with this embellishment mousse just to see what I can do with it. Today’s card and technique was created using this week’s Paper Craft Crew card sketch.  This fabulous sketch… Read More »

3 Techniques To Add Splatter and Watercolor Effects

3 Techniques To Add Splatter and Watercolor Effects without using ink or watercolor paints. I’m still playing with my Nuvo Embellishment Mousse.  It is truly addictive.  Now I just want to see how much I can do with this medium. It’s a challenge and I’ve accepted it! For today, I had heard that you could… Read More »

Add Color To Dark Cardstock With Embellishment Mousse Techniques

How often do you use your dark colors of cardstock for something other than a script die cut, a background mat or a card base? We don’t use our dark colors of cardstock for a lot of techniques because it is often hard to add color to it. Enter Nuvo Embellishment Mousse! Embellishment Mousse comes… Read More »

Go Make A Mess

That’s right!  Go make a mess! I got a new stamp set from The Ink Road stamp company called Beautiful Mess.  I just love it!  It’s artsy , it has fun sentiments and images. I used the images to create a border for my focal image.  I simply stamped them with my MISTI in Altenew… Read More »

Reverse Masking To Create A Single Layer Card

I decided to participate in this week’s Less Is More challenge.  It’s a clean and simple challenge and this week the theme said Recipe Dimension. I interpreted that to mean that I was to use a recipe card sized layout. I created a beautiful card that did just that.  But make sure you compare it… Read More »

Alcohol Ink Backgrounds

Oh no!  I’ve fallen in love with yet another technique. That’s right.  Alcohol inks. Once again, this is a result of Altenew.  They keep coming out with new products and classes to go along with the products.  This starts my experimenting with the new products and techniques and before I know it…I’m HOOKED! Altenew came… Read More »

Giving Your Envelopes Some Love

Sometimes it is a nice thing to give your envelopes some love and coordinate them with your card. I just finished taking a holiday envelope class at Altenew Academy and I really enjoyed it.  I thought the ideas were fun and there was at least one project that is a perfect holiday idea that I… Read More »

Create A Quick And Easy Heat Embossed Foil Background Fall Card

I’m excited to be a guest designer for The Hedgehog Hollow blog again today.  I have the pleasure of sharing  a quick and easy heat embossed foil background for a fall card using the Hedgehog Hollow October card kit. One of the fantastic things you can do with stamp sets that are packed with a… Read More »

Stretch Your Craft Stash: Create A Plaid Background With Markers

I love when I can use my crafting tools for more than just one purpose.  I was inspired yesterday when I found the Crop Stop October Linky Party and there was a wonderful blog post about making plaid backgrounds with your markers. I have a set of Spectrum Noir markers that I’ve had for quite… Read More »

Color Challenge For Fall

It’s time for the Paper Craft Crew to have a color challenge for fall! It’s orange, purple, lime green and one color of your choice…I chose a butterscotch yellow. I used the Hedgehog Hollow October Kit for this card.  The stamp set is from The Ink Road created exclusively for The Hedgehog Hollow.  I created… Read More »

Fall Floral With Distress Crayons On Watercolor Paper

Once again, I had to play with the distress crayons.  I have yet to find a watercolor technique that I don’t find completely relaxing. What a lovely way to spend an evening! I’m entering this in two challenges: Stamp, Ink, Paper has a Fall Floral challenge this week that I can’t resist participating in. I’m… Read More »