Tag Archives: Splatter

H2H Watercolor Close Up

The look of watercolor, the ease of stamping!

Don’t you just love the look of watercoloring?  I do love it, but sometimes am intimidated by it.  So, when Heart 2 Heart announced the watercolor challenge, I thought it was a perfect chance to give you all an idea on how to do it, without having to feel intimidated by actually watercoloring!

H2H Watercolor Slimline Card

I grabbed the Perfectly Imperfect Patterns stamp set, that has 6 different watercolor type stamps and 2 stamps that are splattered dots, and got started!  I used the Wild Berry and Lemonade inks for my card, and just went for it!

The stamps are stamped a couple of times each, and I did overlap them, and got a light orange color in the middle.  I used the splatter dots all over the card, in first, second, third, fourth, fifth, and even sixth generation stamping!  I even added a few in Archival Black, to help tie in the banner and butterfly body.

I used the small butterfly outline and cut out of the vellum, and used the detailed small butterfly in Wild Berry to ‘pop’ off the card.

The banner and sentiment are both from the Thoughtful Critters Stamp and Thin Cut.  I stamped the sentiment on some black cardstock, used white embossing powder, and then cut with the banner thin cut.  (then trimmed off the hands with my scissors)

I used just a tiny scrap of Black cardstock to make the body.  I cut with the thin cut, then trimmed the body out with my non stick scissors.

I hope you have liked my little project!  I would love to see you participate with the H2H Challenge!  You have until the end of the month to upload your creation!  (you don’t have to be a consultant, the challenges are for anyone that likes to craft with CTMH goodies!)

I would really love it if you left a comment below!  I love to hear what you all think about my creations!

Supplies Used:

Thanks for stopping by!


Technique Hop – “It’s Faux”

Welcome to the Faux hop!  Hahaha!  It’s the real dealio, but it’s all about the faux!  This month’s technique is all about the faux look.  Stitching, textures, and such.  I am positive that you will get some great ideas from this blog hop!  Today you may have come from Alyson’s blog, or you may have started here.  Either way, it is a circle hop, and you should get back to where you started!  If you get lost along the way, you can check out the list on Melissa’s blog!

Today I wanted to do something a little different than what you might expect to see with the Blossom paper packet.  I was inspired by this card that I found on pinterest.  I just had so much fun making this “messy” card!  And it’s so so so simple!

I used Green Apple, Nectarine, and pewter inks.  I used a few pieces from just one of the B&T papers.  I used a few different stamp sets to make this fun card, I’ll list them below for you.  For the faux stitching, I used a stamp and my paper piercer to add the holes that a sewing machine would have, had it been real stitching.  I think it gives that extra little dimension!  We’ll be making this card tonight for my FB Live at 6pm!  I hope you will join me!

I even did more than my usual on the inside of this card!  I love how the liner pops with all the background!  Make sure to come and watch the live!  (or the replay!)


Thanks so much for hopping along!  I know you will like what Haley has up for you next!  See you next time!

CTMH Items Used:

Take a walk on the wild side!

That is this month’s challenge over at Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog! Well, at least, the Wild Side part is, anyway! And today I have a SUPER fun card for you! Plus I will be doing a FB live at 5pm (pacific) to show you how to put it together! It will be fun!!

Anyway, this card was super fun to put together! And, it fits one of the challenges from last month, too! Anyway, I am certain that you will want to make this card too, so I have all of the supplies listed at the bottom of this post! So, gather them, and join me at 5pm and we will put it together, together! LOL!!

This card actually mimics the card that I did a few weeks ago, but it does have some changes! I wanted MORE behind my image, and so that is exactly what I did!

So, I stamped the sunflower from the Joyful Sunflower stamp and thincut set. (Well, I may have cut it and then die cut it, but either are interchangable!) So, it’s been stamped and die cut (in whatever order) and I am coloring it with a waterbrush and inks! It’s ‘faux’ watercoloring! And it is SOOOOOOOO easy!! I used the Saffron ink for the sunflower, Fern ink for the stem and leaf, Glacier and Sapphire for the background, Fern ink for the grass, and both Glacier and Sapphire for the banner!

Honestly, this card came together so very quickly!! On my live, I may add the fence that comes with the Joyful Sunflower set, just to add a bit more . . . but we will see!

I hope that you love what you see!! I would love to hear what you think! How would you have made it different? Or, would you do it the same? Leave a comment below, and let me know!

CTMH products used:
Timber Paper Packet
White Daisy Cardstock
Fern Cardstock
Saffron Ink
Fern Ink
Glacier Ink
Sapphire Ink
Toffee Ink
Intense Black Ink
Joyful Sunflower Stamp & Thin Cuts
??? Stamp Set
Foam Tape
Card Base & Envelopes

It’s time for another Color Challenge over at H2H!

Welcome to another week’s challenge from H2H! The challenges are so fun! And, sometimes, will take you outside of your normal realm! This week, the challenge is to use Saffron, Peacock, Sage, and Glacier! They do go together, quite well, it’s just not a combination that I would normally use!

That being said, I think I came up with something that is fabulous!! Don’t you just love it when things turn out better than you expected? I know I sure do!

So, today’s card uses two different stamp sets, Can’t Get Enough and Born to Bloom. Not things that you would just look at and say ‘oh, these two will work well together” . . . but, Can’t get enough has been one of my SUPER favorite sets! There is a little bit of everything in this E sized set! You should definitely add it to your collection before it sells out! (It’s technically retired, but available while supplies last for online orders!)

This card was surprisingly simple to put together! Come join me on my FB page on Monday at 5pm Pacific, and we will make it together!

So, I already told you what stamps I used. I also used the Peacock, Glacier, Saffron, and Sage inks to color this card. I used a small snippet of B&T from the Summer Vibes paper packet (it fits perfectly with the glacier color!).

Of course, if you know me, I LOVE to add another layer (or two) on the inside of my cards! And it doesn’t have to be hard! I just stuck with the black and white stamping of this fun image!

I love that the set has a thin cuts die set with it! Then I can have those pretty leaves and pots popped up off the page! It just adds a little bit more!

Like I said before, this card turned out so much better than I thought it might! Join me Monday night at 5pm Pacific to make this card! You only need a few supplies! (and that background paper could TOTALLY be something different!)

Thanks for stopping by! Make sure to check out the other design team ladies’ projects over at H2H! Then make your own, and link it up over there!

I can’t wait to make this card with you! See you Monday Night!

Supplies used for this card:
White Daisy Card base & Envelope
Summer Vibes Paper Packet
Peacock Cardstock
White Daisy Cardstock
Intense Black
Can’t Get Enough
Born to Bloom
Foam Tape
1 x 1 Block
3 1/2 x 2 Block
1 x 3 1/2 block