Sea Horse Glimmer Cards

Hey Friends!! I’m back today with TWO glimmer cards. This time Sea Horses! (Spellbinders calls them Show Ponies)

Black Glimmer foil for this sea horse… Oh my wow! it is so beautiful in person. And did you notice that I foiled on colored cardstock again? FUN!

For the background, Distress oxides make the ocean. I blended Peacock Feathers and Twisted Citron and then splattered it with water. Then I stamped it with the tiny sea creatures from the Set Sail FSJ stamp set (currently on clearance) in Chipped Sapphire distress oxide ink. Below is a picture before stamping.

Look close at at the sea horse in my first picture. I added just a little bit of shading to his cheek and his back fin (hard to see in my photo) with the fun new Mineral Eyes Palette pastel set. Its like eyeshadow for your cards. These can be easily blended to create stunning effects on your cards or mixed media projects. I also used it on the embossed layer on the card below. Application is easy… I used a sponge dauber and the metallic blue shade.

Velvet Pastels create the multicolor sea horse on the card. Smear a few colors on whip cream (or white) card stock as shown below.

Foil the sea horse in black and then die cut. So easy and a pretty cool effect with rich vibrant color.


It’s Your Day Beautiful

I am really enjoying the Pink Glimmer Hot foil. Check out this beautiful card using the Glimmer Kit of the month, Everyday Sentiments II Glimmer Hot Foil Plate, and the HEY BEAUTIFUL! Glimmer Hot Foil Plate from the PA Scribe Collection.

The pink hot glimmer foil flower is on Tin Pail cardstock. As you have seen, I usually glimmer on whip cream cardstock. The Tin pail is a nice change.

I left the inside of this card blank. it can be anniversary, birthday retirement or congratulations. Lots of versatility.

Sunflower Floral Cluster with Video Tutorial

Have you tried the partial die cutting technique? Absolutely perfect for the Floral Cluster from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store!

First the card:

You will not believe how easy this technique is! Check out the Video Tutorial:

The flowers are colored with copics. They are all listed below and in the video. and how fun is that 1/4 inch silk ribbon? So soft and easy to work with.

You can purchase the Floral Cluster by itself or as a bundle with all 4 stamps sets and the die. (links Below)


My Father’s Day card

I sure hope everyone enjoyed their Fathers Day weekend. The card for my husband turned out so adorable!

Of course the inside reads: You are Brewed to Perfection. He loves coffee and we love him.


Donuts and Sprinkles- With Love

Delicious donuts (and unicorns) for the Fun Stampers Journey June Stamp of the Month. I felt like I was in a bakery when making these yummy treats!

Stamp with Jill, FSJ Stamp of the Month- Sprinkled with Love

Donuts are my favorite food! There is a Unicorn in the stamp set too and he’s adorable holding a donut. You should see him in a few days.

Stamp with Jill, FSJ Stamp of the Month- Sprinkled with Love

The Sprinkles are a stamp included in the set, but the icing drizzle I made with Nuvo Drops. And the donut bases are made with distress oxide inks in Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs.

Stamp with Jill, FSJ Stamp of the Month- Sprinkled with Love

White embossing powder and the heat tool finish of the sentiment. The Journey rectangle dies make the Donut box. There is clear window sheet for the box too but its not showing up in the photos.

Stamp with Jill, FSJ Stamp of the Month- Sprinkled with Love

So Yummy I could eat a few! Good thing these are calorie free. At any rate, get your Stamp of the month here.

Floral Cluster- Summer Roses

How fun is this floral cluster? I’m loving the combination of yellow with the gray.

A few yellow and green shades of copic markers makes these yellow flowers so bright. The Tin Pail gray base really makes the yellows pop.

I stamped this image twice and used some of the extra buds as a layer underneath the main focal image. The Thinking of You sentiment is heat embossed with white powder.

This bundle is available as a whole set or you can get each item individually. You can check out the Stamp Simply Blog HERE and see tons more inspiration with this fun release.


Pink Hot Glimmer Foil, Yes Please!

I love how easy the Glimmer Hot Foil machine is to use. It makes simple cards elegant with the touch of shine! Pink foil comes with the June glimmer Kit of the month. I LOVE PINK!

This months Glimmer Kit has pink foil, and these beautiful floral images (plus a stem and leaf) with matching dies. The Ligting makes the shimmer foil look 2-tone.

Do you like the dotted circle image? Did you know you can foil with regular cutting dies? My Journey circles die set has a piercing die to coordinate with the circles and that is how I made the dotted circle behind the flower and the window die cut.

I love that foiled circle so much I used it again. This card has 2 shades of pink foil. The lighter pink comes in this months kit (circle and sentiment) and the darker pink (flowers and stem) you can purchase separately. (all products are liked below)

This picture shows the slight difference in color.

So beautiful!


PA Scribe by Paul Antonio

Spellbinders has a few new fun new glimmer plates and stamps from designer Paul Antonio Scribe. Who is this you ask? Paul Antonio Scribe is a studio of calligraphers, hand-lettering artists and graphic designers from London. Check out the collection at Spellbinders here.

For todays card I am using the stamp– the glimmer plate will come in a few days. I thought this “Hi” stamp was very graffiti style. Where do you often see graffiti? on a brick wall!

For the brick wall, use a sponge dauber cut into a rectangle (see picture), and stamp in Tin Pail ink. The card on the left is a white cardstock and the right has a Tin Pail base for the wall. No fancy tools- just ink the dauber and stamp.

I learned the brink wall technique from one of FSJ’s videos. EASY!!! At this time, the fun Ink Splat stamp is on the retiring list! So if you don’t have one get yours now!

Black embossing powder (heated) ensures that the sentiment pops off the wall.

I did add a little bit extra splatter with my Black licorice sparkle silk. Such a fun card to make. And you can make colorful brick walls, not just gray.


The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store June Release

I am happy to announce that I am a member of the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store’s Design Team. How Exciting!

Today I am sharing my first card using their NEW Floral Cluster Stamp Set -Spring Pansies and die. This is so beautiful and so much fun to color.

A simple white notecard base and a color strip of Kaisercraft Paisley Days designer paper is where I started. I added the Floral Cluster stamped in black ink and colored with some copic markers to match the printed paper.

The Optimist Sugardots stickers were a perfect match to the spring floral and the paper.

This bundle is available as a whole set or you can get each item individually. You can check out the Stamp Simply Blog HERE and see tons more inspiration with this fun release.

Going forward, I will be sharing fun products from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store on Wednesdays.

One Happy Grad

I know you have all been missing the bears! Here is a grad card I made for Carson’s friend who recently graduated from college.

Clean and so simple!!! I can’t wait to ink up a few more bears! In the mean time click here and here for more bear inspiration!