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Updated: Aug 20, 2023

Hi friends, I thought I’d start October by creating my first installment in my Thanksgiving 2022 series.I’m a huge fan of Iuile watercolor paints, which will be evident when you see today’s card.I hope you enjoy it!



I started this card by taking a piece of Cardstock Warehouse’s Sirio Ultra Black cardstock and splattering it generously with Kuretake’s Starry Colors watercolor paints in the No. 904 color, I then set that aside to dry. Next, I used two of The Greetery’s die cuts sets (Botanicuts Mighty Oak and Autumn Findings) and die cut the oak and maple leaves from these sets multiple times out of Legion Stonehenge Aquacolor Black watercolor paper. I ran a few strips of repositionable adhesive to a scrap piece of paper and stuck all the leaves to the adhesive to hold them while I painted them. I used Iuile Watercolors paints from the Christmas 21Q set and painted each of the leaves using colors: Bronze, Gold, Orange, Apple, and Brown. Once the painting was finished, I set the leaves aside to dry while I worked on the sentiment.




Using the Colorado Craft Company Truly Thankful stamp set, I stamped the Truly Thankful sentiment onto Cardstock Warehouse’s Sirio Ultra Black cardstock using Altenew Clear Embossing Ink and covered it with Ink On 3 Gold Rush Ultra-Fine Embossing Powder and set it with my heat gun. I fussy cut the sentiment and put double-sided, black foam tape on the back.


Now back to the leaves… I used Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive to glue all the leaves sporadically around the black cardstock panel. Once the glue on the leaf-covered panel was dry, I used the next to the largest die from Trinity Stamps’ Modern Embossed Rectangle Stack die set and diecut the black, leafy panel and using the largest die from this set I cut an A2 size of Cardstock Warehouse’s Stardream Gold cardstock. Using the Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive, I glued the leafy panel to the front center of the gold cardstock panel then removed the backing from the foam tape on the sentiment and adhered it to the card front.



To complete the card, I adhered the card front to an A2 size, top folding piece of kraft heavyweight cardstock. This card is completed! I don’t think the photos do justice to the Iuile Watercolors on these leaves – the Iuile mica watercolor paint has so much beautiful, shimmery goodness that you just can’t capture very easily with a camera. If you haven’t tried these watercolors you really need to… they’re gorgeous and addictive!


Thank you so much for stopping by to see me - I appreciate you doing so!

Until next time…

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Updated: Oct 1, 2022

Hi friends, I’m back with my sixth Halloween project for 2022! The inspiration for this card came from a couple stamp sets I had purchased quite some time ago but never had time to use them. You know how it is… I hope you enjoy this installment in my Halloween 2022 series.

Using Canson XL Bristol Smooth cardstock, I first stamped one of the owls from Katzelkraft’s “Les Super Chouettes” stamp set using Lawn Fawn’s Jet Black Ink Pad (since I knew I was going to being coloring the images with Copic markers). I then stamped the image a second time using masking paper so I could fussy cut it out and mask the original owl stamped on the Bristol Smooth cardstock. Next, after applying the mask to the owl, I stamped the Picket Fence Studios “All the Gourds” stamp on top of the masked owl and let the ink fully dry before coloring it with the Copic markers.

After coloring the images, I painted the owl’s eyes with a Sakura Black Glaze pen then put tiny white dots on them with my Artistro White Extra Fine Point Paint Marker Pen and used the same white marker pen to put some white highlights on the pumpkins. For that special shine on the owl’s eyes, I applied a thin coat of Ranger’s Glossy Accents.


To assemble the card, I trimmed the colored image to the extent of the pumpkins, cut a piece of Cardstock Warehouse’s Sirio Ultra Black cardstock to accommodate a thin mat around it, and then cut a piece of glittery purple specialty paper from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Halloween Deco Sheets so that it would provide another thin mat around the black cardstock. Using my Scotch Advanced Tape Glider, I taped all three of these layers together and then adhered it to a piece of orange harlequin pattern paper from Echo Park Paper Co.’s Halloween Magic 6×6 Paper Pad that had been cut to A2 size using Trinity Stamps Modern Embossed Rectangle Stack dies.

I completed the card with a Happy Halloween sentiment from Simon Says Stamp’s Spooky Salutation Sentiment Strips and used Waffle Flower Foam Strips to adhere it to the card front. Lastly, I adhered small back gems – three on each side of the lower edge of the card – using Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium and glued the card front to the card base.


Thank you so much for stopping by to see me – I appreciate you doing so!


Until next time…


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Hi Friends! This birthday card was inspired by a beautiful embossing folder from the September 2022 Altenew product release. So many gorgeous products were in this release!



I started by lightly misting a piece of brown cardstock, placing it into the Altenew Intricate Tiles 3D Embossing Folder and running it through my Gemini Junior. After the panel dried a few minutes, I painted the Iuile Watercolors HG9 to add a bit of blue shimmery glitter around the edges of each of the raised tile images.


Then, using my Karin DecoBrush Metallic Permanent Markers, I brushed metallic ink across each raised tile. The colors of Karin markers used are: Metallic Red Gold, Metallic Silver, and Metallic Gold.



I mounted the painted panel to a piece of Cardstock Warehouse’s Stardream Silver cardstock using Simon Says Stamp’s Big Momma Foam Tape and mounted the card front to a top folding, A2 card base.


For the sentiment I used Spellbinders Copper Glimmer Foil and Pinkfresh’s Fancy Script Word hot foil dies and cutting dies. The sentiment was foiled onto a scrap piece of the Stardream Silver cardstock and PinkFresh Metallic Pearls in Matte Gold were glued to the centers of each of the tiles for a pop of fun.


Thank you so much for stopping by to see me – I appreciate you doing so!


Until next time…

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