Monday, March 12, 2018

My Cards and Tags: Hip Hop Easter Bunnies

Easter inspiration is the theme for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.  I made a couple of bunny tags that are perfect if you like Easter or hip-hop music (ha, ha).

I started by cutting these bunny shapes with Tim Holtz's Easter Elements die.  Once I cut them, I used the negative space as a stencil and traced the bunny shapes onto some tags so I would know the area I needed to cover.  Then I filled in the bunny outlines with a collage of patterned paper and Washi tape.

Next I added some acrylic paint, including Dina Wakley's new Peacock and Eggplant shades.  I also added white paint to keep it on the pastel side of the spectrum.

While my paint dried, I stamped some text onto my bunny cut-out frames.  One of my favorite text stamps is from a Paper Artsy set (EEG18-- link in supply list below).  I love the old-school typewriter shape of the letters.  Once these were stamped, I glued the bunny frames onto my tags.

Next I blended the white frames into the background of the tag with more acrylic paint.  When they were dry, I stamped "hip hop" onto the tags using gray ink and Tim Holtz's Cutout lowercase alphabet stamps.  I also outlined the bunnies and the letters with a black pen.

I finished these off by adding just a touch of gray around the edges and I used Christmas ornament hooks to hang them with.

Here are the supplies I used that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

Be sure to upload your Easter-inspired project to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store.

Friday, March 9, 2018

StencilGirl Tutorial using Rae Missigman Stencils

Hi all!  I'm honored to have a guest tutorial featured today over at  I love StencilGirl products and am particularly partial to Rae Missigman's designs.  Go check out my project if you're in the mood for some stencil-y goodness!

Monday, March 5, 2018

My Cards and Tags: Rainy Cityscape using Tim Holtz Products

This week's theme at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog is "whatever the weather."  We're also featuring Tim Holtz products.  I used some of my favorite new and old Tim products to make this rainy cityscape with a reassuring message.

I started by stamping the background.  I used a stamp from the Remnants set and covered it with black acrylic paint.  I spritzed the paint with water, then stamped it twice- side by side.  Before it dried, I sprinkled on some Brushos and gave it another spritz.  This is the result:

Next I covered one of the Halftone and Rings stamps with embossing ink and stamped it onto the background panel.  Then I heat-embossed it with white powder.

I painted inside the circles with acrylic paint (white, then colors) and added the cityscape to the bottom, which I painted pink and black.  Then I drizzled down some Inkredible ink by Jane Davenport.  I stamped the sentiment, cut it out and glued it onto the card.

Here are the supplies I used that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

I can't wait to see how you interpret our theme this week!  Be sure to upload your creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win $50 to the Simon Says Stamp store.