My Favorite Things Fresh Cut Flowers Background

Catching up as usual but I think this finishes off April. I know April was over weeks ago. Some day maybe I’ll be ahead.

Here we go with some heat embossing and watercoloring. One of those I think I can remember what I did.

I heat embossed the flowers on some watercolor paper using copper embossing powder. I used Distress Ink to watercolor the flowers and leaves. If I am going to be honest I watercolored the background more to cover up a few spots more than just coloring it. Kind of different for me. I do like how it turned out though.

The mat under the flower panel is some Distress Metallic Kraft-Stock.

The sentiment is heat embossed.


  • My Favorite Things Fresh Cut Flowers Background stamp
  • Distress Inks
  • Copper embossing powder
  • Distress Metallic Kraft-Stock


Hero Arts Stamp Your Own Salad

Here is a little quick card that I made to thank someone for giving me a Cherokee Purple tomato plant that she started from seed. That is my favorite tomato to grow. I got it from the Buy Nothing Group in FB. I have been gifted several plant cuttings and starts which makes me happy!

This is kind of a quick card. I stamped all the tomatoes using the Hero Arts stamp set. Funny thing I had this in my pile of stamps to pass on and ended up pulling it back out to use. I used Distress Oxide ink for all the stamping and coloring of the die cut pieces.

For the die cuts I used the Tim Holtz set Crochet.

The sentiment is a stamp from a Winnie & Walter set.


  • Hero Arts Stamp Your Own Salad
  • Winnie & Walter In a Word: Thanks
  • Sizzix/Tim Holtz Crochet
  • Distress Oxide inks

Tim Holtz Scribbly Butterflies Thank You Card

I have a butterfly thank you card for you today. I like butterflies and need to use them more often.

Tim Holtz Ledger Script

So happy with how my card turned out considering I wasn’t sure about the background colors when I first made it. I started off smooshing Distress inks for the background which I did some time back. I used Distress Inks Speckled Egg, Wilted Violet, Wild Honey. I cut the butterflies out and they were just sitting around. You know how finally some piecesĀ  just fall together.

When I started putting this together I stamped over that smooshed background with a flower stamp using Distress Paint and and text stamp using Distress Ink.

I die cut the butterflies and sentiment from black paper and then put some Antique Bronze Distress Paint on them.


  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Scribbly Butterflies die set
  • Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Ledger Script stamp set
  • Stampers Anonymous Dried Flower woodblock stamp
  • Distress Paint – Antiqued Bronze
  • Distress Ink
  • Spellbinders D-Lites Thank You die

Simon Says Stamp Cosmos Bloom Background

Howdy! I have some more flowers for you today. Flowers are one of my favorites to create with.

Simon Says Stamp Thank You die

To create my card I started with stamping the flowers on some watercolor paper. I heat embossed using a sparkly copper embossing powder.

I used Hero Arts liquid watercolors to color in the flowers and leaves.

For the sentiment I die cut the background piece from a thick vellum. The sentiment itself is cut from a foil paper.


  • Simon Says Stamp Cosmos Bloom Background
  • Hero Arts watercolors – Indigo, Moss and Dandelion
  • Simon Says Stamp/CZ Design Thank You die set
  • Vellum
  • Judikins Copper Twinkle embossing powder
  • Daiso metallic paper

Tim Holtz Leaf Print Die Cutting

Here is a thank you card I created for my hubby to use. There is a bit of a story behind this card and you can see that below.

I created this card because my husband saw a sample I made and wanted it for a card. Since it was a sample I made this for him.

The first and second leaves are cut from panels of Distress ink smooshed paper. The third I cut out once from a off white piece of paper and then ink blended that. I cut the leaf out again from Kraft-Stock Metallic paper and inlaid the pieces into the first cut out.

The sentiment is die cut from a Distress inked smooshed panel also.

Here is the sample.

I made the sample for myself to show the different ways that the leaves could be die cut. The leaf on the left is cut from a Distress ink smooshing panel. The middle leaf is I think cut from similar and then I added a little Distress ink direct to paper and added ink around the edges. The leaf on the right is die cut once from a piece of paper that I later inked and then cut out again from Kraft-Stock Metallic paper and inlaid the pieces into the first leaf that I die cut.


  • Tim Holtz Leaf Print die set
  • Tim Holtz Kraft-Stock Metallic paper
  • Distress Ink
  • Distress Oxide Ink
  • Karen Burniston Word Set 1 – Greetings die set


Tim Holtz Funky Foliage Die Cutting

Here is a card I made a bit ago. Sometimes you have to wait to post so that the recipient gets a surprise in the mail.

Tim Holtz Shadow Script #2 die

For the background I did some Distress Oxide ink smooshing on the Tim Holtz woodgrain paper. Love the combination of these two.

I die cut all the foliage and colored the pieces with Copic markers. I die cut the pot and ink blended that. The many die piece sets to me are fun and kind of like doing a puzzle.

The sentiment is die cut from a piece of paper that had Distress ink applied.

Entered over at the Love Handmade Cards November challenge in Flickr.


  • Tim Holtz Funky Foliage die set
  • Tim Holtz Shadow Script #2 die set
  • Tim Holtz BigZ Potted die set
  • Distress ink
  • Copic markers

Tim Holtz Sea Life Thank You Card

Here’s a quick card I made for the young man next door who took care of our house while we were away.

I did some ink smooshing on a panel, stamped the octopus and sentiment. There is also some texture that can be seen in the photo below much better. I used the Tim Holtz Bubbles stencil and some texture paste to create the ocean water look.


  • Distress Oxide inks
  • Stampers Anonymous Sea Life stamp set
  • Tim Holtz Bubbles Stencil
  • Distress Translucent Grit Paste
  • Winnie & Walther In A Word: Thanks stamp se

Watercoloring with Stampendous Daisy Thanks

Today I have a watercolored daisy thank you card I made for my hubby.

I did some watercoloring and I cannot remember what I used to watercolor. My guess is either Distress Crayons or Distress Reinkers. I am getting better about taking notes while creating but sometimes I do not. My hubby got me this stamp set so I wanted to use it for this thank you. I was trying to keep it low key so it was ok for a masculine card. And the ladybug was so cute I had to add it. The sentiment is stamped and from the same set.


  • Stampendous Daisy Thanks stamp set

Die Cutting with Simon Says Stamp Thank You Die

Howdy! I have a little sparkle for you today! Maybe a lot of sparkle.

Impression Obsession Batik Pattern

This card started with a pretty alcohol ink background. I love copper and blue together so I heat embossed with sparkly copper embossing powder over the alcohol ink.

For the sentiment I used a die to cut out the shadow and the words. I used Tim Holtz metallic paper for the thank you.

Entered in the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #155.

Entered in the Love Handmade Cards August challenge in Flickr.


  • Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink
  • Simon Says Stamp Thank You die
  • Impression Obsession Batik Pattern background stamp
  • Judikins Metallic Copper embossing powder
  • Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft-Stock in copper

Hero Arts S’mores Bonfire Scene

How’s it going out there in crafty land? Are you creating a lot? It took me a bit but I am now on a roll. Here’s a card I made for my hubby to thank him for several things he did.

Spellbinders Stack O' Cups

My thought started out with I wanted to make a little scene or something on a coffee cup.

I will start with the background. I actually created that for something else but it wasn’t working. I stamped some text and smudged it. Then I ink blended over top with Distress Oxide ink.

Now I start making my coffee cup card. Ooo that background will work. I cut it down to fit my card and stamped the trees, music notes, stars and sentiment on it.

I cut out the tree stump coffee mug using a die.

The tree, moon and critters are from Hero Arts set S’mores Bonfire set. I don’t think I have used it before. So cute! My hub plays guitar so I had to use that critter. I colored all of the critters, tree and moon with Copics. I die cut them with the matching dies.

I almost forgot about the background panel. I used a coffee bean stencil and inked over it using Distress ink.

The sentiment was stamped.


  • Spellbinders Stack O’ Cups die set
  • Hero Arts S’mores Bonfire set
  • Hero Arts Old Letter Writing wood block stamp
  • Distress Oxide Ink
  • Copic Marker
  • Gina Marie Designs Coffee Bean stencil
  • Distress Ink