Handmade Cards, Hello Bluebird DT

Pumpkin Time with Gel Plate Background

Today I'm sharing a card that features a technique that's new to me - Gel Plate printing. I was inspired, as I'm sure many other crafters were, by the video that Jennifer McGuire shared showing how she used a gel plate with distress oxides. I love the texture that the plate gives to a background,… Continue reading Pumpkin Time with Gel Plate Background

Handmade Cards, WOW DT

Christmas is Coming with WOW

Today I have a card to share on the WOW Embossing blog, inspired by the September challenge theme of Christmas. I’ve used some pretty embossing glitters for the snowy hills - Hologram Sparkle and Sparkling Snow. I hope you’ll join me on the WOW Embossing blog, where you can read more about how I made… Continue reading Christmas is Coming with WOW

CAS, Handmade Cards, Hello Bluebird DT

Hello Bluebird Beach Play

Hello Bluebird's latest release includes some fabulous summer sets - Beach Play and Come On In. The critters always look like they are having so much fun! My card today features the Beach Play set.  I created a mini scene on a panel of white card, using a square stencil. I blended on distress oxide inks… Continue reading Hello Bluebird Beach Play

Handmade Cards, Hello Bluebird DT

Hello Bluebird Garden Party

Today I’m sharing a card featuring the fabulous new Fairy Glade Vertical slimline die from Hello Bluebird. Teamed with the Garden Party stamp set, it's easy to create fabulous scenes. I began by die cutting the Fairy Glade Vertical slimline die from Bristol Smooth card. On the main background, I blended an evening sky with distress… Continue reading Hello Bluebird Garden Party

Create a Scene with Gemma, Handmade Cards, Pretty Pink Posh DT

Create a Scene Series

Today I'm excited to share the first card in a new series over on the Pretty Pink Posh blog. I'll be sharing how to create different scenes using a mix of older and newer sets from Pretty Pink Posh. For my first scene card, I'm heading to the beach! Join me on the Pretty Pink… Continue reading Create a Scene Series

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Hello Bluebird Fairy Dance

I love adding rainbows to my cards. This pretty fairy from the Hello Bluebird Fairy Dance set is leaving a rainbow trail behind her as she skips across the card. I began by freehand drawing a mask for my card on some thin copy paper. I fussy cut out the trail, then taped the mask to… Continue reading Hello Bluebird Fairy Dance

Handmade Cards, Spellbinders

Spellbinders Fall/Halloween collection

Today I'm sharing a card featuring some fabulous products from the Spellbinders Fall/Halloween collection. This collection has a mix of dies and glimmer sets for making fun seasonal cards. There are 2 sets for Fall and 4 sets for Halloween. My card today uses the fun Spooky Greetings glimmer set along with the Halloween Sunday… Continue reading Spellbinders Fall/Halloween collection