Emboss Resist Technique using Background Stamps
Arteza, Background Dies, birthday, Birthday Cards, Fall Cards, Flowers, ink blending, Stamps of Life, Thank You Cards, water coloring, watercoloring

Emboss Resist with Background Stamps

Emboss Resist Technique using Background Stamps Hello friends. Today I am sharing how to use the emboss resist technique along with background stamps to create fun backgrounds for your cards. I used The Stamps of Life background stamps and the Arteza Real Brush Pens to create my cards.

Watch a Video Tutorial here.

Emboss Resist Watercolor Background Stamps

Supplies

  1. Birthdays4Subways
  2. Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  3. Water Brush Pens – Set of 6
  4. Arteza Real Brush Pens – Set of 48 – Neon Pink, Orange, Lemon Yellow
  5. Cardstock Powdered Sugar (for card base)
  6. Versamark Ink
  7. White Embossing Powder
  8. Misti Stamping Tool
  9. Art Glitter Glue
  10. Heat Tool
  11. Crafter’s Companion Glass Mat

Emboss Resist Watercolor Background Stamps Ice Cream

EmbossResist Watercolor Background Stamps Monster

Supplies

  1. Scribble Background Stamp
  2. 5 x 7 Box Card (balloons)
  3. Monsters4Celebration
  4. Scream4IceCream
  5. Arteza Premium Watercolor Pad – Pack of 2
  6. Water Brush Pens – Set of 6
  7. Arteza Real Brush Pens – Set of 48
  8. Clear Embossing Powder
  9. White Embossing Powder
  10. Versamark Ink
  11. Versafine Ink
  12. Shimmer Spray – Sparkle
  13. Cardstock Powdered Sugar (case base), Licorice
  14. Art Glitter Glue
  15. Crafter’s Companion Glass Mat
  16. Heat Tool

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Watercolor Background Techniques for Cards
Arteza, Background Dies, birthday, Birthday Cards, Fall Cards, Flowers, ink blending, Stamps of Life, Thank You Cards, water coloring, watercoloring

Watercolor Background Techniques for Cardmaking

Watercolor Background Techniques for Cards Hello friends. Today I am sharing ways to create fun backgrounds for your cards using watercolor. Specifically, I will be using the Arteza Real Brush Pens to create the backgrounds as well as the Arteza watercolor paper and Arteza waterbrush pens.  The stamps and dies that I will use on my cards are all from The Stamps of Life.

Watch a Video Tutorial here.

Card 1

Watercolor Techniques for Cardmaking using Arteza Real Brush Pens

Supplies

  1. Arteza Premium Watercolor Pad – Pack of 2
  2. Water Brush Pens – Set of 6
  3. Arteza Real Brush Pens – Set of 48 – Neon Pink, Orange, Lemon Yellow
  4. Cardstock Licorice
  5. The Stamps of Life Inks:  Forever Black
  6. Thanks2You
  7. Misti Stamping Tool
  8. Art Glitter Glue
  9. Heat Tool
  10. Crafter’s Companion Glass Mat

Card 2

Watercolor Techniques for Cardmaking using Arteza Real Brush Pens

Supplies

  1. Arteza Premium Watercolor Pad – Pack of 2
  2. Water Brush Pens – Set of 6
  3. Arteza Real Brush Pens – Set of 48 – Bright Blue, Neon Pink, Lemon Yellow, Light Magenta
  4. Cardstock Licorice, Candy
  5. Happy Birthday Background Die
  6. Art Glitter Glue
  7. Crafter’s Companion Glass Mat
  8. Heat Tool

Card 3

Arteza_AutumnBackground_logo

Supplies

  1. Arteza Premium Watercolor Pad – Pack of 2
  2. Water Brush Pens – Set of 6
  3. Arteza Real Brush Pens – Set of 48  – Lemon Yellow, Bumblebee Yellow, Sunset Yellow, Orange, Cadmium Orange, Red
  4. Bristol Smooth Paper
  5. Cardstock Banana, Cranberry, Artichoke, Chocolate, Powdered Sugar
  6. Leaves4Fall
  7. Words4Wreath
  8. The Stamps of Life Inks:  Chocolate
  9. Crafter’s Companion Glass Mat
  10. Art Glitter Glue

Card 4

Arteza_StencilBackground_logo

Supplies

  1. Arteza Premium Watercolor Pad – Pack of 2
  2. Water Brush Pens – Set of 6 
  3. Arteza Real Brush Pens – Set of 48  – Light Green, Sapphire Blue, Red
  4. Bubblegum4Me and dies
  5. HSN Everyday Words
  6. Circle Dots Stencil
  7. Cardstock Blueberry, Licorice
  8. Art Glitter Glue
  9. Misti Stamping Tool
  10. Crafter’s Companion Glass Mat

Card 6

Arteza_Salt_logo

Supplies

  1. Arteza Premium Watercolor Pad – Pack of 2
  2. Water Brush Pens – Set of 6 
  3. Arteza Real Brush Pens – Set of 48  – Light Green and Light Magenta
  4. Cardstock Powdered Sugar
  5. The Stamps of Life Inks:  Forever Black
  6. The Stamps of Life Foil Paper
  7. Beautiful Statement Set
  8. Christmas 2020 Die
  9. Art Glitter Glue
  10. Salt
  11. Crafter’s Companion Glass Mat

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Watercolor Background Techniques

Supplies

  1. Arteza Premium Watercolor Pad – Pack of 2
  2. Water Brush Pens – Set of 6 
  3. Arteza Real Brush Pens – Set of 48  – Teal and Bumblebee Yellow
  4. The Stamps of Life Inks:  Forever Black
  5. Life2Hard
  6. Bookmark Dies
  7. Art Glitter Glue
  8. Nuvo Glitter Drops – Blue Lagoon
  9. Shimmer Spray – Sparkle
  10. Salt
  11. Crafter’s Companion Glass Mat

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The Stamps of Life Halloween Kit
Card Kit, Fall Cards, flip-it card, Halloween Cards, ink blending, Stamps of Life, water coloring

The Stamps of Life Halloween Kit – 10 Cards 1 Kit

The Stamps of Life Halloween Kit The Stamps of Life Halloween Kit was released on September 3, 2020 and I’m excited to share with you the 10 cards that I made with this kit. (Actually, its 9 cards and 1 treat box!) If you like making Halloween cards, then this kit is for you! The Halloween Kit includes the Cozy Basics paper pad, mini star stencil, Halloween-themed puffy stickers, washi tape, stamp set, ghost and bat die set, BOO die set, Halloween-themed ephemera, two ribbon, and the brand new Marigold ink pad with refill.

Watch a Video Tutorial of all 10 Cards here.

Card 1

The Stamps of Life Halloween Kit 10 Cards 1 Kit

Supplies

  1. The Stamps of Life Halloween Kit
  2. Cardstock Licorice, Cantaloupe
  3. The Stamps of Life Inks:  Forever Black, Storm
  4. Dotted Rectangle Dies
  5. Spectrum Sparkle Pen – Clear Overlay 
  6. Misti Stamping Tool
  7. Art Glitter Glue

Card 2

The Stamps of Life Halloween Kit 10 Cards 1 Kit

Supplies

  1. The Stamps of Life Halloween Kit
  2. Bristol Smooth Paper
  3. Cardstock Licorice
  4. Versafine Ink Pad
  5. Clear Embossing Powder
  6. Heat Tool
  7. Stitched Rectangle Dies
  8. Art Glitter Glue
  9. Misti Stamping Tool
  10. Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens: Peacock Blue, Deep Violet, Purple, Orange, Light Green, Black, Dark Gray, Light Gray
  11. Waterbrush

Card 3

The Stamps of Life Halloween Kit 10 Cards 1 Kit

Supplies

  1. The Stamps of Life Halloween Kit
  2. Cardstock Banana, Licorice, Powdered Sugar
  3. The Stamps of Life Inks:  Cloud
  4. Banana Ink Refill
  5. Circle Dies
  6. Mini Star Stencil
  7. TCW Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste
  8. Stencil Pal
  9. Crafter’s Companion Glass Mat
  10. Pixie Spray
  11. Art Glitter Glue

Card 4

The Stamps of Life Halloween Kit 10 Cards 1 Kit

Supplies

  1. The Stamps of Life Halloween Kit
  2. Cardstock Licorice
  3. The Stamps of Life Inks:  Midnight, Grape, Razzleberry
  4. Bristol Smooth Paper
  5. Ranger Ink-Blending Tool
  6. Circle Dies
  7. Masking Paper
  8. Pixie Spray
  9. Craftsmart White Acrylic Paint
  10. Die Grid 2
  11. Art Glitter Glue
  12. 2 inch Double Sided Scor Pal Tape

Card 5

The Stamps of Life Halloween Kit 10 Cards 1 Kit

Supplies

  1. The Stamps of Life Halloween Kit
  2. Cardstock Grape
  3. Cozy Basics Pattern Paper Pad (in kit)
  4. Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock (for Copic Coloring)
  5. Spectrum Noir Finesse Alcohol Proof Ink Pad – Noir Black (for Copic Coloring)
  6. Nuvo Crystal Drops – Ripened Pumpkin
  7. Googly Eyes
  8. Stitched Rectangle Dies
  9. Black Sharpie
  10. Ruler
  11. Double Sided Adhesive Foam
  12. Art Glitter Glue
  13. Misti Stamping Tool
  14. Copics: V12, V15, V17, YR07, Black

Card 6

The Stamps of Life Halloween Kit 10 Cards 1 Kit

Supplies

  1. The Stamps of Life Halloween Ki
  2. Cardstock Powdered Sugar, Cloud
  3. Cozy Basics Pattern Paper Pad (From kit)
  4. The Stamps of Life Inks:  Forever Black, Cloud
  5. Art Glitter Glue
  6. Craft Knife
  7. Jar2Stamp Dies
  8. Jar2Stamp
  9. Scalloped Tags
  10. Tags2Stamp
  11. Stitched Rectangle Dies

Card 7

The Stamps of Life Halloween Kit 10 Cards 1 Kit

Supplies

  1. The Stamps of Life Halloween Kit
  2. Cardstock Tangerine
  3. Cozy Basics Pattern Paper Pad (from kit)
  4. The Stamps of Life Inks:  Grape, Banana, Kiwi, Tangerine
  5. Stitched Rectangle Dies
  6. Twine
  7. Art Glitter Glue

Card 8

The Stamps of Life Halloween Kit 10 Cards 1 Kit

Supplies

  1. The Stamps of Life Halloween Kit
  2. Cardstock Powdered Sugar, Licorice, Tangerine
  3. Cozy Basics Pattern Paper Pad (from kit)
  4. The Stamps of Life Inks:  Forever Black
  5. Art Glitter Glue

Card 9

Supplies

    1. The Stamps of Life Halloween Kit
    2. Circle Flip-it
    3. The Stamps of Life Inks:  Forever Black, Midnight, Grape, Razzleberry
    4. Bristol Smooth Paper
    5. Ranger Ink-Blending Tool
    6. Cardstock Licorice, Powdered Sugar
    7. Fence Die
    8. Mini Star Stencil
    9. Leaves4Fall Dies
    10. Cosmic Shimmer – Glitter Kiss
    11. Crafter’s Companion Glass Mat
    12. Stencil Pal
    13. Craftsmart White Acrylic Paint
    14. Paint Brush
    15. Art Glitter Glue
    16. 2 inch Double Sided Scor Pal Tape

Card 10

Supplies

    1. The Stamps of Life Halloween Kit
    2. Scallop Mermaid box
    3. Cardstock Tangerine
    4. Cozy Basics Pattern Paper Pad (from kit)
    5. The Stamps of Life Inks:  Forever Black
    6. Halloween2Build
    7. Art Glitter Glue

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BearGang2Stamp The Stamps of Life
birthday, Birthday Cards, masculine cards, Stamps of Life, water coloring, Zig Markers

Birthday Card Using BearGang2Stamp

Hello!

Today on my blog I’m sharing a card that I made with the newly released stamp set called BearGang2Stamp from The Stamps of Life. This stamp set consists of seven stamps. The largest stamp is the five bears pictured here. The other stamps are sentiments such as Happy Birthday, Happy Retirement, Hello, Congratulations, and From the Gang.

BearGang2Stamp The Stamps of Life

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Supplies:

  1. BearGang2Stamp and Dies
  2. Bristol Smooth Paper
  3. Cardstock: Powdered Sugar, Sunshine, Kiwi
  4. The Stamps of Life Inks: Forever Black, Strawberry, Pool
  5. Patterned Paper: Love You Paper Pad
  6. 5×7 Box Card Die Set (banner, Happy Letters, Balloons)
  7. Double Sided Adhesive Tape
  8. Misti Stamping Tool
  9. Art Glitter Glue
  10. Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens: 068 Deep Brown, 072 Beige, 090 Gray, 091 Light Gray
  11. Water Brush

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birthday, Spectrum Sparkle Pens, Stamps of Life, water coloring

Happy Birthday Flower Card

Front

Hello!

Today on my blog I have a flower Happy Birthday card with beautiful blue and yellow colors just in time for spring. For this card I used the Sizzix Card Flower & Circle Drop-ins from The Stamps of Life.

To begin, I knew I wanted to use a water color technique with Spectrum Sparkle markers. I used Strathmore 300 Series Bristol Smooth Paper and Spectrum Sparkle markers (Aquamarine, Blue Topaz, and Moonstone) and colored across the paper.Step1

Using a paint brush with water, I ran the paint brush across the paper to blend out the colors.

STep8

Next, I put double sided adhesive on the back of the water colored paper. Using the flower die from the Sizzix Card Flower & Circle Drop-ins set, I die cut the water color paper.

Next, I die cut the card base from the Sizzix Card Flower & Circle Drop-ins with yellow card stock from my stash.

Step3

For the center “Happy Birthday” circle die cut, I cut a piece of white card stock to fit the size of the die cut, applied double sided adhesive to the back, and ran it through I die cut machine.

Step9

Before adhering the blue flower piece, I peeled away some of the loose flowers from the top left, top right, and bottom left corner of the die cut piece and put them aside for later use. I adhered the blue piece to the top of the yellow card base as shown.

Step7

I needed to have flower pieces to cover the three spaces where I removed the flower pieces (as shown above). I wanted to have the flowers pop up so I needed pieces without adhesive.  I knew that I couldn’t use the ones that I previously removed from the blue front layer because they had adhesive on the back. Therefore, using the same steps described above, I water colored another piece of paper and ran it through the die cut machine again, only this time without double sided adhesive.

Using a glue dot, I placed the flower pieces in the empty flower spaces on the card front applied white circle embellishments to the middle of the flowers.

I adhered the “Happy Birthday” circle sentiment to the middle of the card front and tied a white ribbon to the top of the card.

Front

Using the stitched rectangle die, I die cut a rectangle out of white card stock and adhered to the inside of the of the card. I added the flowers that had the adhesive on the back to the inside of the card and added white embellishments to the center.

Inside

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Love, Spectrum Noir, Spectrum Sparkle Pens, Stamps of Life, Valentine's Day, water coloring

Love Heart Card

Love Card with Heart Final

Hello!

Just in time for Valentine’s Day or just to say “I love you,” this card is so beautiful with its vibrant colors.

First, I die cut the heart shape from the heart die in the Heart Background – Limited Edition die set from The Stamps of Life. I die cut it using Strathmore 300 Series Bristol Smooth Paper Pad.

Step 1

Next, I water colored the heart using Spectrum Sparkle markers. The colors I used were solar red, emerald green, and blue topaz. After I put some color down, I used a paint brush with a small amount of water to spread the color on the heart.

Step 2

Next, I used the center heart die cut and layered it inside of the big heart and die cut it onto white card stock. Before die cutting, I put double-sided adhesive on the opposite side of the card stock. This made it easier to adhere cut piece in the next step.

Step 4

Next, I peeled the heart away from the adhesive and adhered it onto the colored heart.

Using the same water color method as described above, I colored with the solar red Spectrum Sparkle marker onto the Bristol Smooth paper and spread the color onto the paper using a water brush. Next, I die cut the shadow layer of the Love die from the Love Statement Set from The Stamps of Life.

Next, I used the Love word die and die cut using white card stock. Before die cutting, I put double-sided adhesive onto the back of the white card stock which made it easier to adhere to the shadow layer. (Note: In case you are wondering, the shadow layer of the Love die cut in the picture below is a slightly darker pink than the one on the finished card because I actually die cut the Love piece twice to create two identical pieces for two cards. It shows darker here because for this die cut, I applied more ink onto the paper.)

Using Ocean card stock from The Stamps of Life, I cut an A2 size card base. Next, using the Hooray patterned paper pad from The Stamps of Life, I die cut a piece of patterned paper using the large stitched rectangle die.

Step 3

I adhered the stitched rectangle piece of patterned paper to the front of the card base. Next, I adhered the heart on top of the rectangle piece and then I adhered the Love statement to the bottom right corner and ended with a pink bow at the top of the card.

 

Love Card with Heart Final

 

For the inside of the card, I die cut a large stitched rectangle from Candy card stock and stamped the sentiment from the Love Statement Set.

inside

Love Card with Heart Final

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