Monthly Archives: August 2012

New Santa Card Toppers Hop!

Come join the Flower Soft Team in a fun blog hop showing off the brand new Santa Card Toppers. Beautiful pre-colored artwork on these toppers!

After you are done hopping come join us for an all day chat on Flower Soft Facebook Page where we will have chat with the DT girls, prizes and lots of other fun activities. Hope to see you there!

Here are my cards using Magical Santa:

The hop list!

Jeanne Streiff – You are here!

Krista Riley
Dawn Lusk
Linda Beeson
Deb Felts
Cibele Glazer
Jen Buck
Vicki Harper
Flower Soft blog
Flower Soft Facebook Page


Flower Soft: Magical Santa Card Toppers, Polar White and Gold Flower Soft, Multi Function Die Cuts
Dies: Impression Obsession (DIE023-X Twig Wreath)

Funky Owl!

I just love this owl (57694 Sizix Bigz Owl #2) die!


Die cut your owl ( 655268 Sizzix Big Shot , 57694 Sizix Bigz Owl #2) from cardstock placing the die cut edge just under the tips of the ears. This won’t show after you do the next step.

Die cut another owl from patterned paper (I used The Paper Loft Funkysaurus Collection), sponged edges with Chocolate ink and attach to front of card.

Die cut the rest of your pieces parts from cardstock and patterned paper and finish up your card.


Die cuts: 655268 Sizzix Big Shot , 57694 Sizix Bigz Owl #2
Cardstock: Sunflower 80#, Soot 80#, Neenah Solar White 80#
Patterned paper: The Paper Loft (Funkysaurus Collection – #FS102 Bronto)
Ink: Clearsnap Premium Die Ink (Chocolate, Licorice)
Adhesives: Scotch ATG Tape runner

TTC24 Celebrate Fall

Here is my card for the Touch Twin & More Challenges Color Challenge (TTC24). Instruction are below for how I created the leaves.

I selected some fun fall colored Touch Twin markers.

Using a big acrylic block for my pallet (you can use a piece of glass, mirror or plastic) I dabbed my colors on randomly.

Next I dropped 70% alcohol onto my pallet – I used a waterbrush to drip big drops but you can also put alcohol into a mist bottle.

You need to be quick on the next step because the ink dries very fast. Drip your alcohol on and this slap (technical term) your cardstock onto the ink. I used Neenah White for this project. You can also do this technique with glossy paper for more intense colors.

Repeat the steps above until you have the pattern you want. I was looking for a more solid design so I repeated several times.

Die cut your leaves.

As a final step I sponged the leaf edges with a little brown ink.


Stamps/dies: Impression Obsession WP16 Sentiments I, DIE030-S Leaves, DIE028-J Fence Border. DIE013-J Mini Rectangle Tags 1
Papers: (Neenah White 80#, Soot 80#, Intense Pink 70#, Jupiter Java 65#
Inks: Clearsnap Colorbox Premium Die inks (Chocolate, Licorice)
Markers (see above)