Glittery Sunset with Lawn Fawn

Welcome everyone! I’m so excited to share this card with you today! I have a huge crush on ink blended backgrounds with Moonstone Glimmer Paste. There’s just something about it that I could stare at it for hours.

I had done a card a while back creating underwater sunrays with glimmer paste but this time we are going to create a sunset.


I have a video that you can view down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.


I’m going to start by creating my window on the front of the card. This way I can line up where my silhouette trees and blended background will go. I used the Circle Stackables to die cut a window from White card stock. Then I die cut the Palm Tree Border from Black card stock.

For the background I ink blended Tattered Rose, Abandoned Coral and Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide ink with blending brushes. I used my window as a guide so I knew how much to blend. You could leave the background as-is and it would be gorgeous. I’m going to take it up a notch.

I’m using Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste and I’ll spread that over my entire ink blended background.

For the sentiment I die cut a banner from the Fancy Wavy Banner die using black card stock. Then I’ll heat emboss a sentiment from the Wavy Sayings stamp set in white embossing powder.

After my glittery sunset was dry, I attached my card front using foam tape and Lawn Fawn liquid glue.

Isn’t this just heaven?! I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will give this a try if you haven’t already.

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Dream Drops & Stencils

Welcome everyone! Today I’m sharing something a little new to me and that is using Nuvo Dream Drops with Stencils. I’ll be featuring products from Neat & Tangled for my card today.

Now this technique was actually something a fellow design team member did and I just had to give it a try.

I started by spraying the back of my Geometric Circles Stencil from Neat & Tangled with Pixie Spray. This is a temporary adhesive that you can put on your stencil and provides a light tack to hold the stencil in place on your card stock. In comes in super handy for intricate stencils like this one.

I attached the stencil in place on black card stock and then started adding on some Nuvo Dream Drops in Love Potion. Taking a Tonic Spatula, I started spreading it across my stencil, just like I would glimmer paste.

It’s amazing what this product looks like on black card stock! I have the bottle in my picture and you can see it’s a light pink but once it’s on black card stock, it turns like an iridescent purple. It’s stunning in person!

Once I spread it out evenly, I remove the stencil and allow some time dry. After it was dry, which I may have helped along with my heat tool, I trimmed down to 3 3/4″ x 5″ and added to a white notecard with foam tape.

I die cut the Awesome word die once from Pixie Dust card stock and twice from white card stock. Then layered together with liquid glue. I added to the bottom half of my card with liquid glue as well.

The small sentiment that I heat embossed in white onto black card stock comes from the stamp set Mommy, Daddy and Me. I trimmed down to a thin strip and added to my card front with a tape runner.

Seriously, how stunning is this?! I’m blown away by the results ! I hope you’ll give this a try.

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Mandala Stencil Background with MFT

Welcome everyone! Today I’m sharing a card created with Nuvo paste and stencils!
I actually created this background a couple weekends ago but it didn’t work for a project I was working on so I set it aside. Well, it called to me today. I used the Captivating Mandala stencil from My Favorite Things and applied Moonstone Glimmer paste over it onto Blue Jay cardstock. This glimmer paste takes on such a different look when applied to dark cardstock! 
Once the panel has dried, I trimmed it down to 4 x 5 1/4″ and attached to a white A2 size cardsbase.
My sentiment is stamped onto white cardstock using the Ready Set Snow stamp set and MFT Extreme Black Ink. I die cut the sentiment with the Sentiment Labels die from Simon Says Stamp and attached to the center of the card with foam tape for dimension.
This card was actually quite easy to put together. The longest part was the dry time and that didn’t even take that long. Just think of the stunning Christmas cards you could send out this year using this style.
Hope you enjoyed todays card! Supplies listed below.
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Old Fashioned Christmas – Gina K Design

Welcome back everyone! Today I’m sharing a card I had created for the November Release from Gina K Designs. Supplies will be listed down below
This is using the beautiful Old Fashioned Christmas stamp set. I had stamped my image onto Neenah Solar White cardstock with Amalgam Ink and colored with copic markers. Then used the coordinating die to cut it out.  I love the vintage truck! 
For my background, I’m starting with a piece of Red Velvet cardstock. This is the perfect Christmas red. First, I heat embossed the sentiment at the bottom of the card using gold embossing powder. Next, I used the Falling Snow Stencil and adding the snow with white pigment ink. Once the ink was dry, I went over it with a variety of Nuvo drops including Silver Moondust, White Blizzard, Gloss White and Morning Dew.
I hope you enjoyed today’s card. If you haven’t picked up this stamp set yet from Gina K Designs be sure to head on over and grab it.

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Holiday Mischief – Newton’s Nook

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing a fun card featuring this darling kitty from Newton’s Nook. I also have a video to accompany this card that you can watch either here on the blog or on my Youtube channel HERE.
I started out by stamping my image from Holiday Mischief onto some Neenah White cardstock using Simon Says Stamp Black Ink. I stamped my hat first and then masked it so I can stamp the kitty. Then it looks like the hat is sitting on top of the kitty’s head. Next I colored in with my copic markers. I added that little Santa placecard towards the end of my process because I didn’t realize it was on the stamp set – so cute!!
I cut multiples of the Ho Ho Ho die cut from Simon Says Stamp from red, green and black cardstock. I did some layering to make them dimension. The green has about 4 stacked, red has 2 and black has just the one because I need to layer on to of it. I actually attached these all together with glossy accents because I couldn’t find my Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  Before adding them to my card, I lined them up to get an idea where I could stamp my sentiment. 
I then added a strip of Silver Glitter Cardstock and a patterned piece of paper from Pink & Main to the bottom of the card. The card is finished off with Nuvo Crystal Black Ebony drops. Does it look like an odd placement of drops? If you watch the video I had a small black smudge in the corner of my card so I decided to add the Nuvo drops to cover it up. I added two sets and wanted a third but had a heck of a time deciding where it should go haha! Either way, I’ve very happy with this card!

Here’s the video for you to take a closer look at the process.

Copics Used
Body – N5-4-2-0
Belly/hat – C2-1-0
Collar – Y17, R59-29-27
Milk Glass – B01-00-000
Plate – YG09-05
Ears – RV04-02
Cookies – E37-34