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Pinterest Inspired Card..All About Black, White and Lemons!!

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Hi Everyone!!  I was on Pinterest (of course) and one of my favourite things to scope out are patterns and colors.  I got an order from Simon Says Stamp the other day and in it was the stamp set Berry Good from Avery Elle...I was eyeing up this set for awhile and finally caved.  So, I thought what better colors to pair together than black, white and yellow!!!  This is the inspiration I found:
I don't have black and white striped or black and white polka dot paper so I made my own.  I used the  Extra Large Dots Stencil from Simon Says Stamp with VersaMark ink on black cardstock and white embossing powder for the polka dot paper.  I used the Wide Stripes Background stamp (also, Simon Says Stamp) and Versafine Onyx Black ink on white cardstock for the striped paper.
I had to fill in some areas of the black stripes with my Memento marker... I stamped my Lemon images with VersaMark ink and white embossing powder on white watercolour cardstock. I chose some yellow and green colors of my…

Ellen Hutson Mix it Up with Clearly Besotted

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Hi everyone!!  I'm back with a little, bitty card made for the Ellen Hutson Mix it Up Challenge  I'm just gonna say that this is probably my favorite challenge.  I love that you're encouraged to combine different stamp companies products.  Sometimes I feel like its a sin to use these products together in public lol!!  So, when a challenge like this comes along, I get excited!!


I don't have a lot of Clearly Besotted products but out of the few sets I have, I chose the Fancy Feathers set.  As for Essentials by Ellen products, I chose the Wish Big stamp set with co-ordinating dies.

First, I should mention that I decided to make this a blog post AFTER I started the card so the beginning photos are minimal...oops!!
I started with a piece of watercolour cardstock and three Distress Inks:  Broken China, Pumice Stone and Mustard Seed. I stamped one of the feather images on a diagonal.

Next I stamped the little birdie image from Wish Big in Versamark Onyx Black also on the wate…

Your Next Stamp Challenge #19.

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Hello everyone!! Just a quick share of the card I'm entering into Your Next Stamp Sketch and Color Challenge #19.
I was feeling really good about this card. I was really excited to get it entered so my patience level dropped while putting the finishing touches on it.  So this happened...

When putting a layer of Glossy Accents to the goggles, the ink ran...I couldn't even wait to let it dry! Or use a heat tool, for that matter!! Oh well, he has nice yellow eyebrows now 😜.

Here is a photo of the sketch challenge:


And here is my take on it:

I used the Snorkel Fishy Fun stamp and co-ordinating die from Your Next Stamp along with a few sea shells from Lawn Fawn!
Hope you enjoyed! Stay Crafty!