Thursday, February 24, 2022

Cheaper than Therapy?

 Hello!  I am playing around with more new supplies!  And this one has a super funny sentiment, I think you will agree!

The background is glossy cardstock that I brayered over with a new Kaleidacolor inkpad. I heard that these are not being made anymore, so I bought 3 more!  They are so fun.  I then stamped over top of it with the chevron stamp (this stamp is very old, I think it was from A.C. Moore).  

I then stamped, die cut and colored all these little crafty supplies.  These were also new.  I think this illustration style is so cute.  

I couldn’t resist photographing the card over all the supplies I used on the project, listed below:

Pink and Main Crafty Stamp set and dies

Kaleidacolor Spectrum Inkpad

Hot Fudge Studio (Cam and Chloe) Stamp PS0888 Chevron

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Friday, February 18, 2022

Alcohol Ink Background and Using Up scrap backgrounds

 Hello everyone!  I am feeling like I am really getting back into the groove of regular crafting.  The pandemic really changed my routines and it is taking some real intention to get back into a better routine!

I had a few scraps left from some backgrounds I made previously, and I don’t like to waste these.  I found some small fish stamps in my I Brake for Stamps collection to use up every bit of background.  Then I just fussy cut them out.  I loved the way the fish turned out with some interesting texture and markings.

The other background was made a while back with alcohol inks.  This is one that I just loved too much to use, which is also a terrible habit!  You can see that I am really working on reforming my bad habits!

Here are the stamps I used for this project.  Don’t forget to use my affiliate code BPMHeidi to save 15%

By the Sea Rubber Sheet

Sentiment from Turtle Set


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Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Garden Of Birthday Wishes with Peg stamps

 Thank you for all your recent comments!  I appreciate every one!

Just a quick share today of a card I made with peg stamps and some old pigment inks. (I’m not sure my pigment inkpads are going to last much longer, I noticed the pads are sortof compressing or degrading or something…)

Supplies used:

Rubber Stamp Tapestry A Spot of Tea stamp set, Cherry Blossom stamp set

Close To My Heart Daisy Meadows Stamp set

Darice Embossing folder

Avery Elle Pigment inks

Monday, February 14, 2022

Happy Valentine’s Day!

 Happy Valentine’s Day!

I have a quick and easy card I created using a background I made previously.  I did the shaving cream technique but over a stencil.  I cut that out with a tag die and then stamped over top with my letter stamp.  I added just a little glitter glue to emphasize the heart.


Close to My Heart Scandinavian Folk Art Greetings

Honey Bee Stamps Quilted A2 Cover Plate

Gina Marie Designs tag die

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Thursday, February 10, 2022

Tiny Roses Valentine

 Hello again! I have a pretty Valentine to share today using a bunch of NBUS items.  

I just got this quilt die from Honey Bee. I love it, it is so cute, and they also had some matching stencils, so I used the heart one here with some pink Oxide ink.

I had a bunch of circles cut from glossy card, so I decided to use my peg stamps on it.  I used all dye inks and although you have to be a little careful when you are stamping (that your stamps don’t slide around) it is really worth it because the way the dye ink dries, you get natural depth to the stamping. I think you can see how the leaves are darker in the centers.  

The products I used:

Rubber Stamp Tapestry Secret Garden peg stamp set

Honey Bee stamps Quilted A2 Cover plate

Honey Bee stamps Quilted Hearts stencil

Sentiment from a Close to My Heart set

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Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Birthday Cards with the Bouncing Brayer Technique!

Hello everyone! I hope you are doing well!

 I have two cards to share today that both use an easy technique my friend taught me called Bouncing Brayer.  All you do is ink up your brayer (I used a kaleidocolor inkpad here, but any dye ink will work fine) and then you bounce in along your glossy cardstock until you like the way it looks.  

For backgrounds like this, I often like to stamp simply over top.  I chose some great stamps from the I Brake for Stamps line and stamped right over top using Archival ink.  I think they both turned out great!  I chose to make these both birthday cards as I completely depleted my supply by giving all mine to a local charity.  

Here are links to the stamps I used.  Please use my affiliate code BPMHeidi to save 15%!

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Sunday, February 6, 2022

Gnome Valentine

 Hello everyone. I hope you are staying warm!  It has been a cold winter here!

Hey, I am wondering what challenges everyone is interested in nowadays. I have been doing so little crafting lately that I am out of the loop.  I am totally back now so please drop me a comment if you want to recommend a Cardmaking challenge!

Onto my card, I am trying to work through a number of NBUS items. I probably purchased more stuff during the pandemic than I used.  One of them was this SUPER cute gnomie image from Stampendous.  I decided to color it some sortof vintage shades, which I think works well for Gnomes.  

I fussy cut this image out and put it over the die cut and stenciled background. I just recently purchased these from Honey Bee.  I hadn’t ever used anything from them but I was really happy with my purchase and have more to share in the future.  


Stampendous Gnome Love, Honey Bee Stamps Quilted A2 Cover plate, Honey Bee Quilted Hearts Stencil, Distress Oxide ink, Spectrum Noir markers.

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Thursday, February 3, 2022

Easy Tri-Fold with Bouncing Brayer Technique

Hello everyone! I hope your February is going well!  We are expecting some icy weather tomorrow.  However, this card is all Spring!

This is a card my friend April taught our online stamping group.  It is a fancy fold, and I have to admit that I almost never never never make these.  I don’t know why I assume that they are going to be too hard, but this one, you will see, is so easy!

The backgrounds were made with the Bouncing Brayer technique.  You ink up your brayer with dye inks and then just bounce it along your glossy cardstock.  Just repeat till you get the look you like.  

The stamps are Stampendous Hummingbird Hello and Birthday Wish, colored with pencils.

 In the above photo, I think you can see how you just take off one quarter of a full sheet of cardstock, and the others fold over each other for the Tri-fold.  

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