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


Heat Embossing with Michael Strong Cloisonne Butterfly

I had some fun heat embossing using an older stamp I have. I also used my Color Burst which has not been out in quite awhile.

Tim Holtz Alphanumeric Bold

Let’s see if I can remember what I did on this card. For the background I used a Cover Plate die to cut out the shapes from a ink smooshed panel. I die cut and then used Press N Seal to keep all the pieces aligned. While the pieces are still on the Press N Seal I put glue on the pieces and glued them to the white panel. A few fell off but it is easy enough to get them back in the pattern.

The butterfly is heat embossed on a piece of paper colored using Color Burst. There is also some shimmer on the butterfly. I cut the butterfly out by hand.

The Hello is die cut.


  • Michael Strong Cloisonne Butterfly cling stamp
  • Color Burst
  • Distress Ink
  • Sizzix/Tim Holtz Alphanumeric Bold die set
  • Papertrey Ink Quatre Foil Cover Plate die

Tim Holtz Snowglobe Christmas Card

Here I go finally posting my Tim Holtz Snowglobe card. I made it some time ago but I am just getting around to posting it.

Tim Holtz Paper Stash

I used the fab Sizzix Tim Holtz Snowglobe #2 set to create this card. This is the first time I put this together and I am very happy how it turned out.

There are many pieces to this but I kind of see it like a puzzle. I just cut out the pieces from different colored pieces of paper. I inked around the edges of some. The one tip I would give is cut out the glow in the windows using bigger pieces. I cut out all those little pieces and glued them in.

The sky background is done with blue and purple Distress Oxide inks. I did some ink smooshing. Shocking I know.

The sentiment is heat embossed.

The background paper behind the globe is from the Tim Holtz Paper Stash pad Christmas/Noel. I inked around the edges.


  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Snowglobe #2
  • Distress Oxide ink
  • Tim Holtz Paper Stash Christmas/Noel paper pad
  • White Embossing Powder

Picket Fence Need More Caffeine

Here is another card for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers hop.

I created the background using alcohol ink on glossy alcohol ink paper. It is a couple of browns and the Alloy Gilded. I was very pleased how this came out and it looks better in person. I may add another photo…

I stamped and heat embossed the coffee cups.

The sentiment was die cut.

Here are some better photos of that nice alcohol ink. These are much more like the real colors in person.


  • Picket Fence Studios Need More Caffeine stamp set
  • Black embossing powder
  • Karen Burniston Word Set 1 – Greetings die set


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

Snowman Snowglobe Christmas Card

And one more card using the sketch from Build You Stash in Facebook.  I enjoyed using this sketch!

The cute snowman in the snowglobe is a peel off sticker. Easy coloring that I did long ago with Copics.

The base of the card is shiny and silver which is kind of hard to see in the photo.

The two snowflake panels are stamped and heat embossed using silver embossing powder. I love seeing red and lighter blue together.

The sentiment is also stamped and heat embossed.


  • Snowglobe peel off sticker
  • Copic markers
  • Hero Arts November 2020 My Monthly Hero – sentiment
  • Snowflake stamp
  • Silver embossing powder

Die Cutting with Sizzix Tim Holtz Mini Paper Snowflakes

Moving on to New Years. Yes there are snowflakes on the card which we do not have here in California where I live. Also we have had several days of  warm weather for this time of year. I feel kind of funny sending this out now but I like how it turned out.

Distress Ink

The background on my card was created using an embossing folder.

For the snowflakes I first created a Distress ink panel. I used Sizzix Tim Holtz dies to cut them out. At some point maybe before cutting them out I heat embossed over the panel with sparkly embossing powder.

For the sentiment I stamped on a die cut rectangle.


  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Dotted Bullseye embossing folder
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Mini Paper Snowflakes die set
  • Distress ink
  • Hero Arts White Sparkle embossing powder
  • Spellbinders Label Seventeen die set
  • Clearly Besotted Say What?

Simon Says Stamp Brutus Monroe Bounty of Wreaths

And now.. a Christmas card. Slowly adding to my Christmas card stash.

For my card today I used some papers from my stash that I was lucky to win from the Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers group in Facebook. I used a corner rounder on the two layers.

I stamped the wreath and colored with Copics, Glaze pens and metallic pens. I die cut the wreath with the die that goes with the set. The wreath has foam tape behind it to add some dimension.

I stamped the greeting that was also in the stamp set and heat embossed in black.


  • Simon Says Stamp Brutus Monroe Bounty of Wreaths
  • Copic pens
  • Metallic pens
  • Glaze pens
  • Black embossing powder

Hero Arts November 2020 My Monthly Hero

Here is another card using the November 2020 My Monthly Hero kit. Such a good one!

This was a fun one to create. The background is embossed using an embossing folder. I stamped the sentiments directly on it.

For the snowy image behind the owls I stamped and heat embossed with sparkly embossing powder. The owls are also heat embossed with gold and silver embossing powder. I used the die from the set to cut out the owls.


  • Hero Arts November 2020 My Monthly Hero kit
  • Hero Arts January 2020 My Monthly Hero kit
  • Hero Arts Celebrate Everyday
  • Hero Arts White Sparkle Embossing Powder
  • Gold and Silver Embossing Powder

Hero Arts June 2020 My Monthly Hero Birthday Card

And off I go posting my January cards. First off a card for my brother for his birthday. You know the ones right after Christmas that kind of sneak up on you.

The theme of the June 2020 kit is Northern Lights. You can get some really great sky looks depending on how you do the inking. I used some Distress inks that I inked blended on the background. A little thing I do when ink blending the sky is have the stamp image that is on the plastic sheet in the kit and try to blend while looking at the pattern of the sky. I then heat embossed using clear embossing powder over it using the 6X6 stamp in the set.

I stamped the whale spout which is in the kit. I die cut the light house piece and the bird. The sentiment is stamped also.


  • Hero Arts June 2020 My Monthly Hero kit
  • Hero Arts It’s Your Day – sentiment
  • Distress Inks