Card, Challenge

Gorgeous Geisha

I created a card to enter in a couple of challenges. I will provide info on products used at the end of this post 🙂

First Challenge – is for cupcakeinspirationsbadge

I used the color as my inspiration for my cards.

This is a color challenge–use cream, rose, and black.
Below is the cupcake image to inspire you to create a card
or other craft project.

The second challenge is for –


… entertaining ourselves with all of the beautiful digi stamps that A DAY FOR DAISIES has to offer.  We want you to get excited and join us in this week’s ANYTHING GOES challenge.

The third challenge is for –


This is another ANYTHING GOES challenge!

I am using SheepSkiDesigns image for my card.

Now here is my card…
The card base is cream colored, then I layered it with pink and black cardstock.

sheepski designs - geisha 3.jpg

I put vellum over the top of the image to give it more of a soft touch to the card.


sheepski designs - geisha 1.jpg

This is my colored image behind the vellum. I drew in Mount Fuji and the lake.

I used a bunch of colored pencils for this image – all are Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils. Here are the pencil numbers that I used (please note the pencils all have a pc in front of the numbers)

Umbrella – 928, 1099, 993, 1067, 929, 935
Hair – 1056, 935, 1099
Kimono – 914, 940, 997
Sky – 1100, 1102, 1023
Grass – 988, 908, 945
Mountain – 1007, 933, 901
Flowers – 940, 928, 993, 929, 935
Chin Shadow – 927
Lips – 924
Water – 902, 1101, 1102
Cheeks – 928

Extras – 1077 and 938

Check them out here ===> PrismaColor Premier Colored Pencils

Thank you for stopping by and happy stamping 🙂

Card, Challenge

Bunny Wagon – Di’s Digi Stamps

Hello, all you happy Stampers out there!

I am here today sharing a card for a Challenge at The Outlawz. I am so excited to show you my card/entry.

The challenge that I entered was a progressive challenge.

Not know what a progressive challenge is? That is ok, I will explain.

You enter the challenge and you will either have to purchase your first digi stamp or they will provide you with one. In this case, they provided me with a stamp for free. You use the digi stamp in a creation of your own, such as a card or scrapbook page.

You will then add your photo to your blog (like I am doing here) or to any social media and also to the challenge site (you can find challenge blogs all over the internet and even on Facebook).

After the entry has closed and you have uploaded your image before the close date, they will provide you with another image to use for free! Exciting right?!?!? I love them and getting to see how everyone else used the same image.

The image I was provided with was from Di’s Digi Stamps ( <== Link to Di’s Digi Stamp store

Click the image above to go to Di’s Designs Challenge Blog – Yep Stampers, they have their own challenge blog! wp1809452

Here is the card I created.

Di's Digi Stamp - Bunny wagon

I printed the image out on Neenah exact index – white, smooth and 110 pounds. I trimmed it to fit my card base and colored it!
To color the image I used Copic Markers, Prismacolor Premier colored pencils, Touch Five markers, and also Prisma Color Premier marker.

Links for products are below:

Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers – $5.24

from: Blick Art Materials

Touch Twin Brush Markers and Sets
Touch Twin Brush Markers and Sets – $4.79

from: Blick Art Materials

Prismacolor Colored Pencils and Sets
Prismacolor Colored Pencils and Sets – $1.27

from: Blick Art Materials

Prismacolor Premier Double-Ended Art Markers
Prismacolor Premier Double-Ended Art Markers – $3.25

from: Blick Art Materials

Neenah Exact index White cardstock
Neenah Exact Index 110lb Cardstock

from: Concord Supplies

Thank you for stopping by and please follow me and comment below.


Card, tutorial

Happy Hello – colors

Welcome back all of you wonderful stampers!
Yesterday I posted a card with an elephant and balloons… I told you I would be back today to share the colors that I used in the project.

Below is an image I created with the colors that I used.


I hope you can find some use for it, and of course, if you create something using these colors or are inspired by anything on my blog please comment and let me know 🙂 I would love to see it.

Happy Stampin’


Card, Sale

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Sizzix Texture Fades Embossing Folders 2PK

This is just one of the items I have in my cart ( .. such an awesome price!

I look forward to you coming back and sharing some of the items that you picked up, and until then happy Stampin’!



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Card, tutorial

How to Heat Emboss


There are three main things you will need to successfully do heat embossing: Heat Tool (129053), pigment ink (Versamark Pad – 102283 or Whisper White Craft Stampin’ Pad – 101731) and embossing powder (Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder – 109130, Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder – 141636, Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder – 109129, Real Red Glitter Stampin’ Emboss Powder – 142635, Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder – 109131 or White Stampin’ Emboss Powder – 109132). One other thing that is a good idea to have and will make your embossed image a lot neater is the Embossing Buddy (103083).

After cutting your cardstock and before stamping, you will want to rub the piece of cardstock you will be embossing with the Embossing Buddy. This has a powder in it and removes the static electricity from your piece of cardstock so you won’t have all those little stray pieces of embossing powder stick to it.

Once you have done that, stamp your image with pigment ink. I find that the easiest and cleanest way to use embossing powder is to store it in a container that is at least a little larger than a card front. You will want to carefully pick up the piece of cardstock you stamped and hold it over the container of embossing powder. I keep a plastic spoon in my container with the embossing powder. Use the spoon to pour embossing powder over the stamped image, then holding the cardstock sideways, tap the edge of it to get the excess embossing powder off. If some places are not covered as well as you would like with the embossing powder, spoon some more over the area that is in need. Tap, again.

Lay the cardstock on your table in a clear spot.If it is a small piece of cardstock, you may want to use your Paper Piercing tool to hold the edge of the cardstock in place, so it doesn’t blow away when you turn the heat tool on.

Hold the Heat Tool straight up and down, about two to three inches from the surface of your table. When you first turn it on, it will take a few seconds for it to heat up, so hold it in place until you see the embossing powder start to melt. Then slowly move over the image to melt the rest of the powder. Once it is all melted, give it a few seconds to cool off before touching it.

Once it has cooled off, you can then finish the rest of your card, whether it is coloring in the image you embossed or sponging over it. If you do sponge over it, make sure you wipe your image with a clean tissue when you are done, to remove the ink from the embossing. This helps it to pop out.

Now you can finish your card however you choose to.

Happy Stampin’