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Simple Blue, New Baby Card – Lawn Fawn

Hi friends! Today’s card is another simple one (and also using only one colour), featuring Lawn Fawn products!

I stamped an image from the Elephant Parade Stamp Set using the Lawn Fawn Jet Black Premium Ink Pad and coloured the elephants using the following Ohuhu alcohol markers:

B250, B120, B220

Once my elephant images was ready to go, I die-cut an A2 card front using the Secret Garden Window die and embossed a different A2 card front using the Cloud Background hot foil plate. Embossing with your hot foil plates is an amazing way to get more use out of them and achieve different styles!

Before assembling my card, I stamped a simple sentiment onto the top layer of my card. And with that, I can now put it all together!

I adhered my cloud background to an A2 card base using tape runner and attached the top layer and elephant image on top of the cloud background using foam tape.

Thanks for reading. Catch ya next time!

Sasha J


Challenges Entered:

Colourful Options: Blue


Products Used

  • Lawn Fawn Elephant Parade Stamp Set and Lawn Cuts
  • Lawn Fawn Secret Garden Window Die
  • Lawn Fawn Cloud Background Hot Foil Plate
  • Lawn Fawn Jet Black Premium Ink Pad
  • Ohuhu Alcohol Markers
  • Foam Tape
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CAS Pink Birthday Card! – Pretty Pink Posh & Simon Says Stamp

Hello friends! Today’s card is a clean and simple pink birthday card as my entry for the AAA Cards Challenge!

Using the Pretty Pink Posh Layered Streamers stencil along with Saltwater Taffy and Tattered Rose Distress Oxides, I created some pink streamers on a scrap of white cardstock which I then trimmed down to my desired size.

I then stamped a sentiment in Saltwater Taffy Distress Oxide from the Simon Says Stamp Best Year Yet Stamp Set and fussy cut it using Fiskars 6” spring-assisted scissors.

To finish, I attached everything to an A2 card base. This was a very simple card to make but I love the final result. I am not typically a fan of the colour pink, but this card may have convinced me to use it more!

Thanks for reading. Catch ya next time!

Sasha J


Challenges Entered:

AAA Cards – Pink Birthday

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Add a Sentiment


Products Used

  • Pretty Pink Posh Layered Streamers Stencil
  • Simon Says Stamp Best Year Yet Stamp Set
  • Saltwater Taffy Distress Oxide
  • Tattered Rose Distress Oxide
  • Fiskars 6” Spring-assisted Scissors
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A Simple Card Using… A Brown Paper Bag?! – Penguin Palace

Hi friends! While I may not have kraft paper (I’m definitely going to have to get some…), I do have paper bags! So, I decided to make a card with a brown paper bag I came across while cleaning! I used the Penguin Palace Milk, Tea, Or Me Digital Stamp set for this card.

Once I had printed out my chosen image and sentiment, I coloured the cow using the following Ohuhu alcohol markers:

E310. E170, R22, R23, RV270, RV260, R2, R1, Y2, Y1, Y050, WG01, E280

Once coloured, I cut the paper bag to the desired size and attached everything to my card front which was then attached to a mini slimline card base.

Thanks for reading. Catch ya next time!

Sasha J


Challenges Entered:

Double Trouble Challenge – Krafty Crafting


Products Used

– Penguin Palace Milk, Tea, Or Me Digital Stamp Set

– Ohuhu Alcohol Markers

– Brown Paper Bag

– Bearly Art Glue

– Tape Runner

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A Vintage Tea Party – Tim Holtz

Hi friends! Today’s card is my submission for craft roulette episode #164, which has the following parameters:

Once I looked through my stash – I saw the perfect stamp set for this card and knew exactly what I wanted to do.

Using Stampers Anonymous Mini Bird Crazy and Things stamp set from the Tim Holtz collection, I stamped several images and coloured them using the following tea party coloured Ohuhu alcohol markers:

Green Bird: G9, G240, G220, CG2, CGII00

Pink Bird: RV180, RV270, RV260, CG2, CGII00

I also die-cut the sentiment “best wishes” from the Sizzix Celebration Words: Script Thinlits by Tim Holtz three times to stack them to add dimension.

Now, I could go onto the super fun part… experimenting with the background! Using Ground Espresso, Vintage Photo, and Frayed Burlap Distress Oxides/Inks, I added colour to the card front to create a vintage/old effect. Then, I added coffee/tea stains by mixing Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide with water and running alcohol, placing the bottom of my spray bottle in the mixture, and stamping it onto my card front. I love how real this effect looks – I will definitely incorporate this technique into more cards in the future! I also splattered some of this mixture on my card using a Royal and Langnickel fan brush.

As for the hand-drawn lines, I drew brown circles in the corners of the card using a fine-line brown Sharpie to add to the coffee effect.

To finish, I attached everything to my card front and then to a mini slimline card base.

Thanks for reading. Catch ya next time!

Sasha J


Products Used

  • Stampers Anonymous Mini Bird Crazy and Things
  • Sizzx + Tim Holtz Celebration Words: Script
  • Distress Oxides/Inks
  • Ohuhu Alcohol Markers
  • Lawn Fawn Jet Black Premium Ink Pad
  • Spray Bottle with Water
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Brown Fine-line Sharpie
  • Bearly Art Glue
  • Hammermill 100 LB Cardstock
  • Fiskars 6” Spring Assisted Scissors
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Two Embossing Powder Techniques in One! – Ciao Bella Paper & Sizzix

Hi friends! While doing some experimenting with some techniques using embossing powder the other day, I created two samples on small pieces of cardstock (as I had no intention of making a card using these pieces). However, I really liked how they turned out so I decided to make a card out of it! You just got to love a completely improvised card!

Using the Star Six stencil from Ciao Bella Paper, I first applied clear embossing ink right onto the stencil and stamping it onto a scrap of white cardstock. For the other way, I layed my stencil on a piece of scrap white cardstock and applied the embossing ink to the cardstock normally. For both samples, I used Princess Gold Embossing powder.

I chose a sentiment from Celebration Words: Script die set from Sizzix by Tim Holtz and die-cut that three times in black cardstock to layer for dimension.

To finish, I attached everything to a top-folding A2 card base.

Thanks for reading. Catch ya next time!

Sasha J


Products Used

  • Ciao Bella Paper Star Six Stencil
  • Sizzix + Tim Holtz Celebration Words: Script Thinlits Dies
  • Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder
  • Sizzix Clear Embossing Ink Pad
  • Heat Tool
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Alcohol Inks for MerMay! – Sweet November Stamps

Hi friends! Although May is more than halfway through (where does the time go?!), I decided to make a mermaid card for MerMay using Sweet November Stamps!

Using the Merbabies: Splash and Wiggles digital stamp, I used the following Ohuhu alcohol markers to colour them:

Mermaid: R29, R19, R18, Y11, E210, E280, PB6, PB8, PB7, B070, B050, B030

Octopus: Y10, YR3, Y4

As for the background, I decided to use some alcohol inks to do some ink smooshing! It was actually my first-time ink smooshing, so I had some fun experimenting with it! I also decided to splatter some white acrylic paint to add more interest to the background.

Thanks for reading. Catch ya next time!

Sasha J


Products Used

  • Sweet November Stamps Splash and Wiggles Digital Stamp
  • Ohuhu Alcohol Markers
  • Magicfly Alcohol Inks
  • White Acrylic Paint
  • Royal and Langnickel Fan Brush
  • Beary Art Glue
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Creating a Scene Using Alcohol Markers! – Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps

Hi friends! For today’s card, I am trying something new… creating a one layered card using masking! I’ve always been a little intimidated by masking but decided to give it a shot and let’s just say it won’t be my last time doing it!

After having stamped my images from the Love Bugs stamp set from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps, I used Squeezed Lemon, Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade to create a glowing sunset using the Scene Maker stencil and mask from Simon Hurley Create.

Once I had created a sunset, I used the following Ohuhu alcohol markers to create a scene for the bugs:

Lady Bugs: NG06, CG070, CG050, R8, R2, R1

Flower: E310, Y12, E170, Y2, Y1, Y3, GY42, G240

Hills: GY173, GY6, G220, G240, GY42, G7, GG020

Sky: B220, B260, B120, Y030, YR030

After colouring, I stamped a sentiment from the Love Bugs stamp set onto the sun. To complete the card, I used tape runner to attach the finished card to a larger panel of black cardstock and then to an A2 card base.

Thanks for reading. Catch ya next time!

Sasha J


Challenges Entered

Kraftin’ Kimmies Saturday Challenge


Products Used

  • Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Love Bugs Stamp Set
  • Ohuhu Alcohol Markers
  • Distress Oxide
  • Blending Brushes
  • Hammermill Premium Colour Copy 100 lb cardstock
  • Astrobright Black Cardstock
  • Fiskars 12” Portable Trimmer
  • Fiskars 6” Spring Assisted Scissors
  • Stamp Press
  • Lawn Fawn Lawn Fawn Jet Black Premium Ink Pad
  • Double Sided E-Z Runner Grand Adhesive Tape Dispenser
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Rainbow Floral Stitched Card – Spellbinders and Simon Says Stamp

Hi friends! Today’s card is my first time ever stitching a card, and I LOVED it – I can’t wait to buy more stitching dies!

If you want to watch me make this card, check out YouTube on making this card below!

Using the Stitched Floral Flip Frame Etched Dies from Spellbinders and cardstock from Neenah Astrobright and Recollections, I die-cut a TON of flowers in a rainbow of colours. Since I was using lighter cardstock for this, I die-cut each stitched flower twice (for a total of four) so that I could glue two of them together to make the cardstock better for the stitching. I also die-cut the simple flower with no stitching four times in each colour – two for the back of the stitched flowers and two to help create the repeating pattern on the finished card.

After stitching all of the flowers and gluing the backings on, I die-cut a large Happy Birthday sentiment three times using the Simon Says Stamp Large Fancy Happy Birthday Die. I glued the sentiments together to give the card some more dimension.

To finish, I attached everything to an A7 card base – the happy birthday sentiment is raised using foam squares.

Thanks for reading. Catch ya next time!

Sasha J


Challenges Entered

Two Scrapbook Friends – Repetitive

Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge – Fun with Flowers

Happy Little Stampers – Anything Goes with Dies


Products Used

  • Spellbinders Stitched Floral Flip Frame Etched Dies
  • Simon Says Stamp Large Fancy Happy Birthday Die
  • Neenah Astrobright Cardstock
  • Recollections Cardstock
  • Embroidery Thread
  • Foam Squares
  • Bearly Art Glue
  • Sizzix Big Shot
  • Sizzix Die Brush and Foam Pad
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A Card with Three Tags?! – My First Craft Roulette Submission! Episode #163

Hi friends! Today’s card is my first ever submission for the Craft Roulette show – this card is for episode #163. This episode was also my first time watching the show and I can’t wait to continue watching and to submit more submissions!

The four parameters for this week’s episode were the following:

– Three tags

– May (I used the word may in my sentiment)

– Rose garden colours (I used green and pink)

– Masking (I used the racoon and the masking of the stencil on the tags)

Let me tell you about how I made this card!

Using the Festive Fall Stencil from Echo Park Paper Co., I combined Twisted Citron and Saltwater Taffy Distress Oxides to create a simple gradient of rose garden colours on the three tags.

I used the Cake Time stamp set from Hello Bluebird to stamp a racoon image and coloured it using the following Ohuhu alcohol markers:

CG5, CG2, CGII00, CGII08, CGII07, RV270, RV260, GY3, GY4, GY7

To finish, I printed out a sentiment in a font I liked and attached everything to an A7 card base!

Thanks for reading. Catch ya next time!

Sasha J


Challenges Entered

Craft Roulette – Episode #163


Products Used

  • Hello Bluebird Cake Time Stamp Set
  • Echo Park Paper Co. Festive Fall Stencil
  • Ohuhu Alcohol Markers
  • Stamp Press
  • Lawn Fawn Lawn Fawn Jet Black Premium Ink Pad
  • Double Sided E-Z Runner Grand Adhesive Tape Dispenser
  • Bearly Art Glue
  • Sizzix Big Shot
  • Distress Oxide
  • Blending Brushes
  • Hammermill Premium Colour Copy 100 lb cardstock
  • Fiskars 12” Portable Trimmer
  • Fiskars 6” Spring Assisted Scissors
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Cute Mother’s Day Card! – RAM Stamps

Hi friends, and Happy Mother’s Day! I know that Mother’s Day can be a difficult day for many, so I wish love and peace to everyone today.

Today’s card is a Mother’s Day card I made for my own amazing mother featuring the Canadian Beaver digital stamps from RAM Stamps!

After printing out my digi stamp (along with some extra leaves), I used the following Ohuhu alcohol markers to colour the images:

Beavers: E240, E220, E210, WG050, E310, E170

Wood: E240, E220, E210

Leaves: GY3, GY1, GY4

Once the colouring was finished, I used the following distress oxides along with the cloudy stencil from Lawn Fawn and scene maker stencil from Simon Hurley to create a scene for my beavers:

  • Salty Ocean
  • Twisted Citron
  • Mowed Lawn

I also lightly sprayed the sky to give it a fun effect.

Once I attached all the elements on the card front, I then made the inside of the card using some more leaves along with a matching sentiment. This is my first time doing the inside of a card and I had a lot of fun doing it!

Thanks for reading. Catch ya next time!

Sasha J


Products Used

  • RAM Stamps Canadian Beaver Digital Stamp
  • Lawn Fawn Cloudy Stencil
  • Simon Hurley Scene Builder Mask and Stencil
  • Distress Oxides
  • Blending Brushes
  • Ohuhu Alcohol Markers
  • Spray Bottle with Water
  • Double Sided E-Z Runner Grand Adhesive Tape Dispenser
  • Bearly Art Glue