Sunday, July 31, 2011


Need to make a card in a hurry? Don't have time to color in a stamped image? Go with black and one color to make an elegant card. I used a purple base card. Using an embossing ink pad, I stamped a large floral background stamp on black card stock and embossed with purple embossing powder. Next I cut a scalloped circle out of purple card stock with a Spellbinder's die and stamped the Chinese design with black ink. Punched the base card and floral panel with a corner punch and adhered a purple ribbons across the center of the floral panel and then stuck everything together. Took all of 15 minutes, if that long.

Monday, July 4, 2011


Happiness is a vacation in Maine. I love the sea air on the coast and the pine and cedar smell of the inland forests. Last week on a trip to Maine, I picked up some flat stones on the beach. I didn't go in the water though because 55 degrees is a little too chilly for me.

To make the pendant, I washed off one of the stones and let it dry. I stamped the image with gold pigment ink and embossed in gold. I added some color with Twinkling H2O's. Stuck on a few jewels and a necklace bail. Sealed the whole pendant with Diamond Glaze. Found some matching beads and strung the necklace.