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Distress Oxide fun

Hi, hi, hello!

Erica on the blog with another super simple, but rather eye-catching, card.

Recently I got the second lot of Distress Oxide inks and ooooh, that Picked Raspberry... L-O-V-E!! Well, I simply had to use it on several projects right away because #lovepink, am I right?

Getting a piece of smooth water colour card stock out, as well as arming myself with Worn Lipstick, Wilted Violet and Fossilized Amber in the Distress Oxide inks too because options. Right-o, I basically went to town with blending and adding colour as I wanted the background really, REALLY vivid. Once I was happy it was colourful enough, I spritzed some water drops on it and lifted that off with a piece of kitchen roll. To hurry up the drying process, I used my heat gun on it until it was bone dry so I could run it through my Big Shot with a stitched die.

Then it was time to add images and sentiments. As my plan was to heat emboss the image in white on vellum I picked the one I think makes the biggest splash…


Hello there!  It's Cindy from In Love with Paper back on the blog with you today.  I've got a feel good card to share.  I'm using the stamp set Time to Blossom.  If you'd like more details on my card please visit my blog.

Have a wonderful day :-)


Thinking of You

Karen with you today and its my pleasure to share this little card with you.   I took my colouring inspiration from a magnolia tree that I pass on my way to school which had one random flower come to life.  I think it must have been testing the weather after a couple of nice days to see if spring had sprung.  It hasn't and no more flowers have bloomed since.

I had some die cuts sitting on my desk from a card I posted a couple of days ago.  I used the reverse cuts on that card so had these left aside.  Shame to waste them so I added them to the background of my flower.  My flower is coloured in pencil and fussy cut then popped up on foam.

To finish it off I added a pretty ribbon and some Kennedy Grace Mother of Pearl sequins.

Heartfelt Thanks with Erica

Hello, Erica back on the blog today. I've swapped a day with poor Rachel who has done her back in but she's going to cover one of my dates while I'm moving house at the end of the month and beginning of next. A Thank You card seemed appropriate for today's post with that in mind.

I stamped up the lovely bloom from Just A Rose and coloured it in with my Copic markers. I wanted a light and bright look so I used a flicking motion and left plenty of white space on the petals. The leaves I did in a similar manner but the stamens in the middle got a dark pink colour.

I fussy cut the flower out and added foam tape to the back of it while I was in a cutting frenzy. Once that was done I set it aside and started on the background.

Grabbing my new Distress Oxide inks I blended some green shades all over a card panel. My first idea was to stamp up some leaves on it and make it look like a rose bush on which the flower would sit. I decided on trying something new instead and got a…

Super simple card with Erica

Buckle up people, today's card and post is a super quick one! Ready?

I got some pink card stock out and used a scalloped square card die to create a card base. In the middle of the front I also die cut a scalloped circle to make a peek-a-boo card.

On the inside of the card I stamped Just A Rose in black ink and added some details with Copic markers. Just some simple shading on the petals and some green on the leaves as well as some colour to the stamens.

On the front I added a few clear gemstones and then it was done! Bam! Anyone got whiplash from that? LOL!! Sorry if you did but there isn't much more to add to this post so I will leave you to recover in peace now.

Love and Laughter,


Floral Get Well Card

Hello, Beverly here today, sharing a card I made for a sick friend of mine:

So many times I go blank when I am wanting to make a quick card for someone special. Sketches for cards seems to help me get my mojo in gear and make something so remarkable because of getting my creative juices flowing!! Today's post is using Kennedy Grace Creations Time To Blossom Stamp set, which I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink in my Misti tool. Using my Cricut to make a fun shape, and mat, I cut the cute little bracket. The Get well sentiment is from Grace's Little Note Stamp set and fit perfectly!!

For coloring I used the following Copic Sketch Markers: RV04, RV11, RV21, YG06, YG93, YG 95.

 I chose the Pink Passion sequins and even added one small seed bead to the sentiment bracket. Love these mixes just for that reason!

The Papers are Prima Marketing Sparkling Spring, Giselle pattern papers, and deep plum dimpled cartdstock by Bazzill.

Love and Laughter,


Hello there!  It's Cindy from In Love with Paper back on the blog today.  I've got a birthday card to share with you.  I'm using the fabulous Splendid Rose stamp set.  If you'd like more detail on what I used to create this card please visit my blog.

I hope I've inspired you to make something pretty for someone you love. 

Have a beautiful day :-)