Mono Stamping

Hello there!

I love butterflies and today I’m sharing how I did this monochromatic stamped butterflies in Sarah Hurley365 blog.

To find out more on how I did this card, please visit the blog here and I hope you do try doing them too.

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I’m entering this card to

Cute Card Thursday Challenge # 368, Anything Goes.

Little Miss Muffet Challenge # 118, Anything Goes.

Butterfly love

A quick and easy card using butterflies stamp set from Sarah. I’m  sharing the same in Sarah Hurley365 blog so come and visit, and say hello there too.

I randomly stamped the butterflies using different ink pads that coordinate. More summery colors don’t you think?

For the sentiment I heat embossed the Happy Birthday using white embossing powder.


And the pretty butterflies..


My sketch inspiration is from Sketch Saturday # 349.


I’m also entering this card to ShowCASe Your Style, Challenge # 9, Birthday theme.

SYSC09 birthdays

And Moving Along with the Times challenge, Pink/ Lilac and/or Butterflies. I have butterflies 🙂

Til then. Have a great weekend!

Supplies used:

Make a Wish! card

Happy Tuesday!

Today is a card share using embellishments that  I have from Sarah‘s kit and random ones I get in the past in Sarah’s shop.  I love putting items together from different kits, just nice to see how they complement even if it’s an individually sold item or from a kit pack.

I used mainly strips of patterned papers. I also stamped the leaves to have an additional color in the card then tucked it in the felt flower.

The two smaller flowers are glittered so I also added some shine in the gray flowers in the left using Wink of Stella clear glitter  pen.

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and the finish card in full

full flower

If you’re interested in any of the products I used on this project, I listed the supplies below this post.

Remember, there’s an ongoing challenge at Sarah Hurley365 blog with the theme Buttons. You can visit  the blog here for full details.

That wraps it up, so easy card today that can be reproduced in no time at all.

Supplies used:

I’m entering this card to Scribble & Scrap Challenge # 27, Anything Goes.

Also in Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes Birthday challenge.

Will catch up again soon!


Watercoloring in cards

The art medium “Watercolors” are just so popular in card making right now. There are a number of  supplies you can use to do a watercolor technique and some of them that I already have are watercolor pencils, distress inks and pigment inks.

When I started with card making, the watercolor pencils are the one I used often to color my images since  they have  variety of colors available. At the time, I don’t have alcohol markers and some few distress markers came only later in my supplies.

So for today, I’m glad I had the chance to try the watercolor look in my card project. there are a lot of great watercolor card inspirations that I see online and I must be trying out this technique before another technique madness comes 🙂

I initially used the Prang watercolors but later moved to use the distress inks (for today I settled for Peacock Feathers distress ink).


I tried the red too and other watercolor sheets just to play around.

sample distress

I used watercolor paper and dip the paper to the wet distress ink to fill the background. I love the color of the Peacock feather so I continued to fill the background with more coats as it dry.

The stamps I used are from Sarah Hurley Butterflies stamp set.


For the butterflies, I fussy cut them after stamping, then run a wet brush all over the edges to create a watercolor too, that can also achieve using pigment inks.

I then stamps the rest of the butterflies and do the same watercoloring around it.

stamped butterfly

And my final output..


A closer look at those butterflies..

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Note, the current challenge for this month at Sarah Hurley’s blog is Anything Goes. There’s still time to play so go ahead and try something out like water coloring.

I’m entering this card in VSC Challenge #23, Distress (I used Peacock feather distress ink to create my watercolor background).