Runway Inspired Card with Smooshing

I was inspired by the most beautiful dress on the Runway Inspired blog. It reminded me of the rose gold Pearl Ex have had for so very long but never used.

rose gold love this card

I started with a 4×5.5” panel of watercolour paper. I smooshed it in a combination of pink watercolour paint and gold pearlescent watercolour paint. Shame it doesn’t show up more but it’s the perfect colour. Then I stencilled on some transparent embossing paste mixed with rose gold Pearl Ex using a diagonal line stencil. It looks so pretty. I’m amazed my picture shows it off at all! Then I die cut a piece of white cardstock covered in Scor-Tape. Next time I will try the new Ken Oliver thin adhesive and or thinner cardstock because it took me ages to get through both thick layers and the backing paper.


I mounted the panel to a pink card base with gold glitter tape on one side then covered the die cut liberally with warm micro fine glitter and burnished it well. I mounted it on foam dots, leaving a couple of leaves adhered to the background directly and a few with a double layer. This gives it a more realistic feel than if it was all on one layer. Last but not least was the gold embossed sentiment and a few sequins.

I’m entering this in the Runway Inspired challenge.

Enjoy, Rebecca

SSS Love This
Ink: versamark
Paper: Windsor and Newton watercolour paper, blush CS-PTI
Accessories: gold EP-SU!, clear sequins-Pretty Pink Posh, W&N paint, Niji pearlescent paints, Wendy Vecchi translucent embossing paste, rose gold pearl ex


Whimsical Baby Card

The Friday Mashup for the next two weeks is a combination challenge. You have to choose two old challenges and use one or two elements from each. I chose #4 which is Make a Baby Project and Use Punches. And #7 to make a Feminine Project with Ribbons/Pearls. And just for kicks, I added the sketch from #21.

fri mashup 200 ann baby card

I used the punch to cut the scalloped edge at the top of the dotted panel. I used a pearl pen to ‘colour in’ the doodled lace on the onesie. I think the other elements are pretty obvious. I layered the heart and the word. The ‘baby’ die cut has all pink layers underneath. It looks so cute from the side. Same with the heart. I used a micron pen to doodle.


Thanks for so many great challenges Friday Mashup! Click on the photo to go to the challenge.


Enjoy, Rebecca

Echo Park New Baby Additions and Dots n Stripes, aqua mist CS
Accessories: baby, heart and onesie die-Echo Park, epoxy hearts-MME, ribbon-unknown, EK Success Scalloped punch,


Balloon Tag and Package

A matching tag and packaging was another PTI challenge. I had just made the tag in the post previous to this one with a set I neglect and thought about stamp sets I don’t use often enough for this tag.

balloon tag

I bought Everyday Button Bits a while ago second-hand and I’ve only used it once. So I decided to use it and use up some of those enormous buttons I don’t use much. I don’t use Vintage Labels a lot either so it made for a good match. I think this would make a good baby gift package.

Enjoy, Rebecca

as above
Ink: archival black-Ranger, Hawaiian shores-PTI
Paper: white, aqua mist CS-PTI
Accessories: chartreuse, wisteria, spring rain buttons-PTI, labels 1 dies-Spellbinders, cloud dies-PTI, washi tape-stash, baker’s twine-Divine twine


Inspired by Maille

PTI has a ton of giveaways and challenges this week. This one was to be inspired by Maille Belles. (Isn’t that the best name?)

insp by maille

I realize that this is super simple. But since I was making multiples, that’s what I needed. I was able to make 12 cards in an hour and a half. That’s less than 10 min per card. I think I may still add some sequins but this is how it is right now. I used up quite a lot of older SSS card kit paper. Now I’m down to only scraps and a few sheets of DP.

Thanks for the inspiration Maille. Next I’m going to try stamping a floral border and trimming along the edge. I love this look!

Enjoy, Rebecca

Hero Arts
Ink: Archival black
Paper: white CS-PTI, DP-SSS card kit from a while back


Chalkboard with Stamped Floral Wreath

I love trying new techniques and this one was introduced to me by Jennifer McGuire.

chalkboard watercolour flowers

On kraft cardstock, I stamped the floral wreath with white pigment ink. Then I stamped over the white images with dye ink. Then I combined that technique with another from Jennifer, to add another colour of ink over the original stamping, to accent each flower and leaf. After stamping the first time with coloured ink, you ink up your stamp with the accent (darker or brighter)colour then remove some ink with a cloth. In this case, I removed about half the ink leaving the center inked. Then stamp over your original stamping, carefully lining everything up. That leaves the centers a bit brighter/darker. Click to enlarge the photo as it’s hard to see.

I added the sentiment with black EP and carefully trimmed around it. I added a few little random dots to make the wreath look more filled in and added it to a simple card.

Enjoy, Rebecca

Ink: versamark white ink, various hero arts and PTI inks
Paper: kraft CS-PTI, DP-MME (I think)
Accessories: pearls-Dollarama, foam dots-The Sticky Stuff Store, Divine Twine


Bold Coffee for Mojo Monday

I know, I know, I never create in colours this bright and bold! But since I bought the October SSS card kit, I had to use it right? LOL!

coffee youre the best card 

I really liked this sketch and the scalloped DP is purple which my gal pal really likes. I know she prefers my softer styled stuff, but she also loves coffee! If I hadn’t been making this at the last minute I might have added a few sequins or rhinestones but oh well.

Enjoy, Rebecca

(PS: You get bonus points if you noticed that within the teal and blue paper, there are foxes as part of the print! I didn’t notice until I’d cut it the wrong way!)

SSS What’s Brewing
Ink: Memento black, black Archival-Ranger
Paper: DP Basic Grey, CS-SSS doll pink
Accessories: foam dots-The Sticky Stuff Store, scalloped die-PTI


World Card Making Day!


Yeah, I know, I am jumping in the boat at the last minute here. I had a very busy day! But I still have time to add a couple of cards!

mm butterfly grad card

First up is a mixed media card I made for a sewing student of mine. I think this worked pretty well for a teenaged girl considering I don’t have any ‘hip’ dies or stamps to work with. I used pretty stick cardstock paper which held up well to the application of light moulding paste. I used a sketch for this card but it was an older one and I’ve forgotten who designed it. If anyone remembers it, please let me know so I can give credit.

fsc office supplies

Next up is a freestyle collage card. I know, it’s far from perfect but I am still learning this style. I adore it and can’t wait to get better at it! I coloured the wood veneers with Copic marker and used two different colours of thread together which I really liked. Looking at it now, in a photograph, I kinda wish I’d added a small flower to the bottom left of the frame. Oh well, next time.

chevron paste butterfly

This one is a clean and simple mixed media card. The solid butterfly is water coloured and I used a bronze coloured shimmer watercolour for the body. I coloured the homemade texture paste (white paint, white glue and baby powder) with G21 Copic marker refill. Then I flicked the same bronze watercolour paint on the background. I hope you like this one because I am really proud of it.

fire teddy2

So my busy day? I started out (way earlier than I usually do) for the World Breastfeeding Challenge. I donated a set of jewelry and hoped that my baby, who no longer wants milk any time except at night, could be bribed to at least pretend he was nursing. um, yea, nope! Screamed and squirmed during the keynote speakers talk too. Grr! Then I ended up walking through the Farmer’s Market I had forgotten was there and the Mom to Mom sale. If you’ve never heard of it, it’s a sale where moms can pay a small fee for a table and get rid of old clothes and toys. Like a mother to mother garage sale.

fire teddy

Then we left and found our local fire station was having Fire Safety Week so we stopped there for a while. He ADORED the fire trucks and the bouncy castle-style slide. He’d still be there if I let him. Then I was so exhausted (may not sound like much but since I am disabled, it’s quite a lot for me) and slept all afternoon! So that’s why my post is so late!

Enjoy, Rebecca

too much to list but just email me if there’s something you’d like to know about.


Feel Watts Better

I decided I’d better use up my SSS card kits so I made 3 cards at once. I needed a masculine card for my FIL at he last minute and realized I have very few masculine cards. I usually make them just when I need them and so don’t have a stash.

light bulb cards

The third card is identical to the right card. I just liked the splatters better on this one! They are the same size; weird the right one looks larger. Must be the angle.

light bulb cards2

For this light bulb, I stamped it on white cardstock and coloured it with two colours of Copics. The white splatters are MrHuey’s mist. I just flicked the stem of the sprayer onto the card.

light bulb cards3

For this one, I stamped with yellow ink on white cardstock using the solid stamp included in the set. I prefer the Copic coloured one tho. Just as a note, I quite shamelessly CASEd the cards from the inspiration sheet they include with the kit. Why reinvent the wheel right?

Enjoy, Rebecca

Love You Watts-SSS, Feel better Mega Mixed Messages –PTI
Ink: Memento black, summer sunrise-PTI, Archival black-Ranger
Paper: SSS card kit, HAwaiian shores CS
Accessories: Copic markers R27, 29, Y35, 38, foam dots-The Sticky Stuff Store, Mr Huey’s mist


Prairie Smile Card for Unscripted Sketches #254

Doesn’t this card remind you of a prairie dress? I love these patterns and colours.


I’ve been wanting to copy the paper piecing technique Melissa Phillips uses for ages. I finally decided it would be perfect with this card. You can see her card here. I’m entering this card in the CASE Study DT challenge.


I hope you will join us this week on Unscripted Sketches. I love the ‘sentiment/quote’ part at the bottom. I have tons of tiny stamps I love to stamp repeatedly as a border. What do you have in your stash that would work?

Enjoy, Rebecca

Mega Mixed Messages-PTI
Paper: white CS-PTI, navy CS-SSS card kit, DP-Basic Grey
Ink: night of navy-SU!, Versamark
Accessories: loopy flower die-Memory Box, vintage lace, button, twine-PTI, white EP-HA,


Speedy Recovery

I seem to make mostly Thank You, Sympathy and Get Well cards. Shame two out of three aren’t happy occasions but at least I can make something pretty and colourful to help cheer someone up.

speedy recovery life

This is pretty simple but in case you’ve never done this watercolour stamping technique, here’s how. Ink your stamp with markers then spritz with a fine mist of water or pearlized water. Stamp and then spritz again to get a lighter image. How much water will determine how crisp or watery the image will be.

Enjoy, Rebecca

Life, Healing Touch Sentiments-PTI
Ink: Plum Pudding
Paper: Cream, Spring Moss, Lemon Tart CS-PTI
Accessories: edge die, buttons-PTI, foam dots-The Sticky Stuff Store