Daily Archives: March 7, 2013

MIX6 Happy Birthday

This is my card for the MIX6 Mixability Challenge on Splitcoast. The challenge was to use newspapers and Gesso.

I created my card by covering my background panel with strips of newspaper and then adding a layer of White Gesso with a paint brush. After the Gesso dried I dabbed paint (Ranger Distress Paint in Spun Sugar & Picked Raspberry) 0ver the stencil (The Crafter’s Workshop – Flutterby). The butterfly was made the same way, cut out and attached to card. I added pearls for the butterfly body. Stamps are from JustRite (Grand Sentiments)


It’s  time for another Impression Obsession Challenge!

This week’s challenge is “Favorite Technique

Come and play with us!

To enter the challenge go to the  Impression Obsession blog (all the details are there!). A random challenge card will be selected to showcase on the IO blog AND you can to enter to win a $25 gift certificate to IO just by playing!

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My card uses the following IO products: DIE069-J Cake Set, DIE070-F Ice Cream Cone Set, CL462 Sweet Treats CLEAR Set

One of my favorite techniques is to stamp and die cut on patterned papers and then use markers to add shading.

Go looky at what the IO girls did!

Daniela Dobson
Laura Fulcher
Vicki Garrett
Dina Kowal
Kittie Caracciolo
Jenny Gropp

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Stamps & Mini Mount: Impression Obsession (DIE069-J Cake Set, DIE070-F Ice Cream Cone Set, CL462 Sweet Treats CLEAR Set)
Other dies: Sizzix Framelits Majestic Labels #2, Circle Framelits DiscountCardstock.com
Markers: Shinhan Touch Twin (BR103, BR93, BR134, R136, YR24, WG0.5, 0)
Ink: Clearsnap Colorbox Premium Dye inks


Shamrock Owl

I have a card on the Sizzix Blog today!

To see the tutorial for this card look HERE


Cardstock: Discount Cardstock (Sunflowers Light Prismatic 70#, Neenah Solar White 80#, Black Prismatic 70#)
Patterned Paper: The Paper Loft (In The Zone)
Die cuts & embossing:  655268 Sizzix Big Shot , 57694 Sizix Bigz Owl #2
Ink: Colorbox Premium Dye Inks
Adhesive: Scotch ATG Tape runner