winter

Good morning, my friends! Can’t believe it’s the first of December already! Where has this year gone?! Our new challenge is live over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #140 – Winter Wonderland! I created a shaped Christmas card in one of my favorite color combos of burgundy and aqua, using a pretty Power Poppy digital image.

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I created the card base from burgundy cardstock and the layer from aqua using dies from a card die set. I colored the image with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, cut it with a stitched oval die and adhered it over several strips of Washi Tape. I cut the winter sentiment from red glitter paper and adhered it to the bottom right of the panel.

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I printed the image two more times to fussy cut four extra mittens, and used two of them on the front popped up on foam pads for a little dimension.

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The Power Poppies digital image included a sentiment which I used on the inside of the card. I embellished the bottom of the panel with Washi Tape and the other two mittens I had fussy cut earlier.

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And one more peek… I really love this Christmas card!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Cranberry Tart and White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Pool Party cardstock
Stamps: Power Poppy Mittens and Merriment digital image
Ink: Spectrum Noir- DG3, PP2, TN1, BT2, BT4; Pentel Slicci Metallic Red pen, Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen, Posca white paint pen, Memento Tuxedo Black marker
Dies/Punches: Crafter’s Companion Die-sire Stacey Create-A-Card die set, Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers die, Tim Holtz Holiday Words Script Thinlits
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Glitter and Skinny Washi Tape

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a Winter project with us this month! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

congrats

11/30/20 DT Favorite Winner at A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge!
11/30/20 Top Rocker at 613 Avenue Create!

Hi friends! I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend! It’s time for a new challenge over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #139 – Anything Goes! I created a colorful ‘congrats’ card using two Dare 2B Artzy stamp sets that I’ve had in my stash for a while, and it sure felt good to finally get around to using them!

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I stamped the image in black ink on the front panel and then decided I wanted it embossed, so I stamped it again in Versamark and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. This is a great trick to get virtually any color of embossing! I stamped the congrats sentiment in black ink and then colored the image with Bic Mark-It markers. The Bics are fine-tip markers in bright colors which really dressed up the image. ;)

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I stamped the inside sentiment and colored it with the Bic Mark-It markers, and then embellished the panel with several strips of colored cardstock to match the colors used in the image.

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And here’s one more look… loving how this turned out! ;)

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Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: November Challenge – Anything Goes w/ optional Cute Critters (no twist)
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #11-2020 – Anything Goes
3. Classic Design Challenge: #11 – Anything Goes
4. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blogs: November Anything Goes
5. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #145 – Anything Goes
6. The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog: #254 – Just For Fun / Anything Goes
7. Try It On Tuesday: Embossed
8. Your Scrapbook Place: November Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse Sweet Tooth cardstock, GKD White cardstock, American Crafts taffy, cascade and grass cardstock
Stamps: Dare 2B Artzy Dangle Thanks and Fun Tiles stamp sets
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Versamark; Bic Mark-It- Key Lime, Forest Green, Hot Aqua, Rambunctious Red, Sunset Orange, Yellow Blaze, Fandango Pink, Polynesian Purple
Accessories: ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, MISTI stamp tool, Hero Arts Clear embossing powder

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an ‘anything goes’ project with us this month! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Happy Fall!

Hi everyone! Happy Thursday – hope you are looking forward to a great weekend… it’s almost here! Our new challenge is live over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #138 – Fall Back! I used a pretty Power Poppy digital image to create this Fall card.

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I cut a yellow panel for the background and layered it on light orange cardstock. I colored the image with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, trimmed it down and layered it on the light orange cardstock. I die cut a pretty doily, cut it in half and arranged each half behind the focal image. I used some Glossy Accents on the centers of most of the flowers. The Power Poppy digital image included two sentiments, so I used the ‘Happy Fall’ one on the front angled over the focal image.

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I printed the inside sentiment on white cardstock, trimmed the panel and embellished it with leftover strips of the cardstock used on the front.

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Here’s one more look… I’m really loving how this turned out!

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Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge: #125 – Anything Goes
2. A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenge: October Anything Goes
3. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #10-2020 – Anything Goes
4. Classic Design Challenge: #10 – Anything Goes
5. Aud Sentiments: #261 – Fall/Halloween Sentiment
6. Crafty Gals Corner: #211 – Fall Colors
7. International Art & Soul: #93 – Autumn Colors
8. QKR Stampede: #405 – Anything Goes
9. The Crafter’s Cafe: #252 – Anything Goes
10. Try It On Tuesday: Autumn Colors
11. Your Scrapbook Place – October Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse Sweet Tooth cardstock; GKD Sweet Mango, Sweet Corn, Cranberry Tart and White cardstock
Stamps: Power Poppy Autumn’s Opulence digital image
Ink: Spectrum Noir- DR7, TN6, EB2, BG5, LY1, LY2, CG4, GB6, CT4
Dies/Punches: Cheery Lynn Designs English Tea Party die
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Glossy Accents

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s card and will link up a Fall project with us this month! We’d love to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Your unicorn has arrived

Hi friends! Happy Tuesday – I hope your week has started off right! Our new challenge over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog launched this morning and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #137 – Anything Goes! Come on over and play – we know you love ‘anything goes!’ I used a CAS-ual Fridays Stamps stamp set for this magical birthday card featuring a unicorn and lots of glitzy shimmer!

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I created the card base from white cardstock and rounded the bottom right corner. I added diagonal strips of pastel glitter paper to the background panel, stamped the unicorn in StazOn Jet Black ink and layered the panel on black cardstock. I stamped the unicorn again on white cardstock, fussy cut it and paper pieced it over the unicorn on the background panel. I stamped the sentiment on the bottom right and added some Crystal Drops to finish the front panel.

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I embellished the inside panel with leftover strips of pastel glitter paper used on the front, layered the panel on black cardstock and then stamped the sentiment.

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And one more peek… what a sweet card! I love it!

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Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies: #42 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: #9 – Anything Goes
3. International Art & Soul: #91 – Include An Animal
4. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #127 – Anything Goes
5. QKR Stampede: #403 – Anything Goes
6. The Crafter’s Cafe: #250 – Anything Goes
7. Try it on Tuesday: Neat and Tidy

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse sweet tooth cardstock, American Crafts black cardstock, DCWV Glitzy Pastels Stack and Glitzy Glitter Stack
Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Be A Unicorn stamp set
Ink: StazOn Jet Black ink
Dies/Punches: Kadomaru Pro corner rounder
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, MISTI stamp tool, Nuvo Ivory Seashell Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up an ‘anything goes’ project with us this month! We can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

I know you are but what am I?

Hi everyone! Can you believe we’re barging right into August?! OMG, where has this year gone?! This month’s challenge over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog launched this morning and I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #136 – For The Kids! I created a kid card using a Twistoon image that would be a hit with just about anybody… can you say FUN?! Sure reminded me of my childhood, lol!

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I’ve had this background stamp in my stash forever it seems, and this month’s challenge was the perfect time to use it! I stamped it on ivory cardstock, rounded all four corners and layered the panel on tangerine cardstock. I printed the awesome image three times and colored one of them with Prismacolor pencils. I fussy cut all three images and adhered them on top of each other and then ran a Memento Tuxedo Black marker around the edges. This was just the right amount of dimension for the front panel. ;)

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I rounded the corners of the inside panel and embellished it with a leftover strip of tangerine cardstock and a strip of skinny Washi Tape. I stamped the sentiment and layered the panel on the tangerine cardstock.

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One more look… OMG, I love this image! She’s so homely she’s cute! ;)

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Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft: #8-2020 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: #8 – Anything Goes
3. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #78 – Anything Goes
4. NBUS (Never-Before-Used-Schtuff): #17 – Anything Goes (Kid Sayings background stamp which I’ve had for 5-6 years)
5. QKR Stampede: #402 – Anything Goes
6. The Crafter’s Cafe: #248 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Very Vanilla cardstock, Stampin’ Up Tangerine Tango cardstock
Stamps: RiverCity Rubber Works Kid Sayings background stamp, Twistoon Bunny Ears digital image, Stamp Camp Simple Sentiments 2 stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink (pad and marker)
Dies/Punches: Kadomaru Pro corner rounder
Accessories:  Prismacolor Pencils- Crimson Red, Carmine Red, Orange, Goldenrod, Yellow Ochre, Cream, White, Light Peach, Peach, Olive Green, Apple Green, Ultramarine, True Blue, Light Cerulean Blue, Silver, Black, Dark Brown, Dark Umber; Me & My Big Ideas Skinny Washi Tape, MISTI stamp tool

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a kid project with us this month! We’d love to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

“ewe” rock!

Hi everyone! Happy July 1st to you! A new challenge is live this morning at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #135 – Anything Goes! I created a super cute birthday card using the “ewe rock” Bugaboo Digi Stamps image and sentiment. I absolutely LOVE this image!

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I colored the image with my Studio 71 alcohol markers and cut it with a stitched mini scallop die. I chose blue faux texture paper for the background which I layered on dark gray cardstock to keep with the blue and gray colors in the image. I cut the sentiment in a thin strip and layered it on several more strips of cardstock for dimension, and then adhered it in a diagonal fashion.

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I embellished the inside panel with leftover strips of paper and cardstock used on the front, and stamped the birthday sentiment in black ink.

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One more look… I’m so smitten with this guy! I actually made a second one with a brown sheep and sent him to my musician son for his birthday last week! ;)

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Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft: #7-2020 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: #7-2020 – Anything Goes
3. QKR Stampede: #401 – Anything Goes
4. Your Scrapbook Place: July Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse pure white cardstock, GKD white cardstock, The Paper Studio Entirely Textures 2 12×12 paper pad
Stamps: Bugaboo “ewe” rock! digital image and sentiment, Stamp Camp Simple Sentiments 1 stamp set
Ink: Studio 71- C5, C7, C9, Y9, B9, B17; Pentel Slicci Gold and Metallic Blue pens
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle STAX die
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, MISTI stamp tool, Darice white Foamies foam

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up an ‘anything goes’ project with us this month! We can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

hey Buddy

Hi everyone! Top of the morning to you – I hope you have a fantastic week coming up! It’s time for a new challenge over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m delighted to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #134 – For The Boys! I dug into my stash of digis and came up with this adorable digi set from The Paper Shelter for my boy card. Isn’t this guy just the cutest?!

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I printed the pre-colored boy on the background paper and then printed him two more times on cardstock. I fussy cut both cardstock images and adhered them together, then ran a Memento Rich Cocoa marker around the edges of them for a more finished look. I layered them on top of the boy on the background paper which gave him some awesome dimension, and then layered the panel on light blue cardstock. I stamped and heat embossed the Paper Smooches sentiment and cut it with a stitched circle die.

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I embellished the inside panel with leftover strips of the cardstock used on the front, and cut the Stamp On It sentiment with a double-stitched rectangle die.

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One more look… super happy with how this turned out! LOVE the digi sets from The Paper Shelter! And it doesn’t hurt to have some awesome sentiments stashed away to use with them! ;)

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Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #6-2020 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: #6-2020 – Anything Goes
3. Di’s Digi Challenge: Include A Sentiment
4. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenges: June Anything Goes
5. Sweet Stampin’ Challenge: Cute

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Very Vanilla cardstock, Stampin’ Up Soft Sky cardstock, DCWV textured double-sided cardstock
Stamps: The Paper Shelter Casual Boy digi set, Paper Smooches Simply Said stamp set, Stamp On It Being Cool digi stamp
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa marker, Stampin’ Up Early Espresso ink
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers die
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Hero Arts clear embossing powder

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a masculine project with us this month! We can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Hugs

Hi everyone! Happy Fri-YAY – are you doing the happy dance?! Our May challenge is live this morning at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration for LTSCB #133 – Anything Goes! I created a friendship card featuring the amazing Laurel Burch Feline Friends Like You stamp! She’s one of my absolute favorite artists and I was lucky to have won this stamp from Stampendous last October in the 2019 Cat Lovers Hop!

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I created an inked background using a variety of blue and green distress inks, drying the watercolor paper between smooshes. This large stamp contains the images and the sentiment on one stamp, so I carefully cut the sentiment away from the images so I could use it by itself on the inside. I stamped the cats and butterflies on the background and then again on plain white cardstock. I stamped it a second time in Versamark and applied Hero Arts clear embossing powder and heat set it. I colored the images with Bic Mark-It markers in bright colors and fussy cut each one. I ran a Memento Tuxedo Black marker around the edges for a more finished look, then adhered each image into it’s place on the background. I stamped the ‘hugs’ sentiment from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps in white StazOn and then again in Versamark, applied Hero Arts white embossing powder and heat set it.

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I kept the inside panel fairly simple, embellishing the panel with two very thin leftover slivers trimmed from the inked background, and stamping the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

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Here’s one more peek… super happy with how this turned out! If you’ve ever seen any Laurel Burch designs, you know they are very colorful, and I’m all about color!

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Sharing in the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies: #38 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #05-2020 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Marco’s Persian Blue carnival cover, Canson cold press watercolor paper
Stamps: Laurel Burch Feline Friends Like You stamp, CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Muah stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink (pad and marker); Bic Mark-It markers- Forest Green, Key Lime, Hot Aqua, Yellow Blaze, Summer Melon, Pink Flamingo, Fandango Pink, Rambunctious Red, Sunset Orange, Blue Skies blue; Ranger distress ink- chipped sapphire, blueprint sketch, mermaid lagoon, peacock feathers, cracked pistachio, twisted citron; Versamark Dazzle, white StazOn
Accessories:  MISTI stamp tool, Hero Arts clear embossing powder, Hero Arts white embossing powder

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an ‘anything goes’ project with us this month! We can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Tiny little note cards

5/1/20 Spotlight Winner at A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge!

Hello, my crafty peeps! Can you believe it’s April 1st already?! OMGoodness, where is the time going? This month’s challenge is live over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #132 – For The Girls! I created two totally adorable boxed sets of tiny little note cards that any girlie girl would love! ;)

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The first set was created with Ephemoire Rose Garden Boxed Card Set. I printed the box and the 3×3 note cards on white cardstock, and the envelopes on 32# copy paper. I made an embellishment for the front of each, using a stamp, a couple punches and a flat-back pearl.

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The second set was created with Ephemoire Distressed Pansy Boxed Card Set. Like the first set, I printed the box and the 3×3 note cards on white cardstock, and the envelopes on 32# copy paper. I made an embellishment for the front of each of these also, in the same fashion, using a stamp, a couple punches and a gemstone.

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And one final shot showing the cards and envelopes in their respective boxes. I love how these turned out!

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I’d love to enter these little card sets into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #113 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra: April Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #4-2020 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Challenge: 4th Birthday Challenge
Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog: April Showers & Flowers
Try it on Tuesday: Beauty of Nature

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Ephemoire Rose Garden Boxed Card Set and Distress Pansy Boxed Card Set; The Paper Studio white and cream cardstock; Stampin’ Up Soft Sky, Whisper White and Delightful Dijon cardstock
Stamps: Dare 2B Artzy Restore the Soul stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Always Artichoke ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up 1″ circle punch, Stampin’ Up Hexagon punch
Accessories: Hero Arts light blue flat-back pearls, Queen & Co. marble magic ROX

I hope you’ve enjoyed these tiny little note cards and will link up a girlie project with us this month! We can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

On Your Retirement

3/31/20 DT Favorite at A perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge!

Hi everyone! Hope you’re having a great weekend – it’s fast coming to an end, lol! Our March challenge is live this morning over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #131 – Anything Goes! I created a retirement card featuring the black ice technique. I officially retire in a few months so I’m in that kind of mind-set! This is the first time I’ve done the black ice technique and I think it turned out pretty well although it was a little difficult getting good photos in my light box.

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I’ve typically seen this technique done with silver mirror cardstock so I decided to try it with gold. I used Stampin’ Up Lovely As A Tree stamp set, StazOn Jet Black ink and Versamark for the main panel. The sentiment is stamped from a Lily of the Valley circular sentiment stamp set that I’ve had in my stash for years.

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I embellished the inside panel with a leftover strip of the black ice panel trimmed off the front and a thin strip of black cardstock, and layered the panel on black cardstock. The inside sentiment, stamped in black ink, is from Pretty Pink Posh.

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One more peek… LOVE how this turned out! I’ll definitely be doing this technique again, but on silver mirror cardstock next time!

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I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create: #231 – Anything Goes with optional colored pencils
A Bit More Time To Craft: #111 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenge: March Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: 3-2020 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Challenge: #3 – March Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #73 – Anything Goes
Dare 2B Artzy: March Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #127 – Anything Goes
Scrapping4fun Challenges: #161 – Anything Goes
The Crafter’s Cafe: #237 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: March Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Ivory cardstock, Stampin’ Up Gold Foil Sheet, American Crafts black cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Lovely As A Tree stamp set, Lily of the Valley For You Circular Sentiments stamp set, Pretty Pink Posh Everyday Greetings stamp set
Ink: StazOn Jet Black ink, Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Hero Arts Clear embossing powder, Stampin’ Up 1-3/4″ circle punch
Accessories:  MISTI stamping tool

I hope you’ve enjoyed this black ice technique and will consider giving it a try! We’d love to see what you create for our Anything Goes challenge this month! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig