Floral Mix Watercolor

Hello friends!

Today I am sharing a card made with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  I recently took Kathy Racoosins Daily Marker class at Junkie Fest and I tried out the technique she demonstrated with watercolor.  Guess what?  It works!  Yes it took repetition and yes, I left my watercolor bumper guards on (embossed stamp), but the technique works and I feel like I can attempt a watercolor with out embossing the image first.

I started by stamping Simon Says Stamps Floral Mix Background on Canson Watercolor Paper. I used Ink On 3 clear embossing ink and used Hero Arts Detail Gold embossing powder.


The background looks pink, but I was coloring out on the patio and our umbrella is red and it cast a pink hue on my panel.

I began with the roses. I used Wine Red – 24, Carmine Red – 22 and Light Carmine – 21. Once I had completed the roses, I started on the leaves. I used Olive Green – 43 and Light Green – 41 for all of the leaves. I then moved on to the sunflower. I used Light Brown – 061 on the petals, Mid Brown – 065 on the center and Dark Brown – 062 around the edges of the center.


For the Zinnia’s, I used Yellow – 50 and Bright Yellow – 52.  For the pink flower, I used Light Carmine – 21, Pale Rose – 230 and Light Pink – 26.  Finally, for the background, I used Cornflower Blue – 37.


I trimmed down the panel to 5.25 by 3.75 inches and mounted it on to Tonic Nuvo Cobalt Velour Mirror Card.  I love this paper! I then scribbled some more Cornflower Blue on some scrap watercolor paper and stamped my sentiment on it using Ink On 3 clear embossing ink and Hero Arts Detail Gold embossing powder.


I then added the sentiment to the card panel.  I attached my panel to a Catherine Pooler card base and my card was finished.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  See you soon!



Stay Cool!


Today I am sharing a card made using Catherine Pooler’s “I Scream You Scream” stamp set. It has this darling ice cream truck and accompanying treats.  I decided to start with the treats but will be coloring that truck in an aqua tone very soon.2BC59E4F-0746-426A-8B0A-96A5F1753840

I started by getting my MISTI set up with the 4 inch GinaK Wreath Builder. I cut a 4 inch by 5.5 inch card panel.  I put a small “x” in the upper right corner so I would remember to keep that corner in the wreath builder at all times.

I set the popsicle stamp where I wanted it and began stamping using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and rotating my card panel.  I then added the ice cream cone, the bomb pop, the watermelon treat (I have never seen one), the cherry and finally, the stars.


I colored the popsicle using V12, V15 and V17.  I colored the ice cream using YG06 and G45. For the cone, I used E50, E53 and E57. For the watermelon, I used R37, R32 and R30. For the rind I used YG17, YG00 and G14. For the cherries, I used R30 and R37.


For the blue section on the bomb pop, I used B12, B14 and B16.  For the white I used C1 and C00.  For the red I used R37, R32 and R30.  For the stars, I used V12, V15 and V17.

For the sentiment, I used V12 and colored a scrap of cardstock.  I cut it out using Hero Arts Infinity Dies Circles. I stamped the sentiment and colored in the Cool using V15. For the background, I outlined the images with C4.  I then went over the outline with C2 and colored over that with C00.


I colored the sentiment circle and all of the treats with clear Wink of Stella.  I adhered the card panel to a Catherine Pooler card base and my card was complete.

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you enjoyed this summer treat card!




Welcome to June!

For todays card share, I created a dimensional card using Jane’s Doodles Plumeria stamp set. The Blooms are beautiful! To be honest, I never have seen Plumeria, so I had to look it up. It comes in so many colors, truly a gorgeous plant.

To start, I stamped the images with Ink on 3 fade out ink. My original plan was to do no line coloring on the images. I colored the images using my Copic markers. For the leaves, I used G14, YG17, G17. For the petals, I used RV21, RV10, RV69 and RV13 for the pink areas and Y11 and Y35 for the yellow areas.

Once I had everything colored, I decided to re-stamp the images with Ink on 3 clear embossing ink and heat embossed using Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold embossing powder. I fussy cut out the images.

For the background, I used Catherine Pooler inks. I used Sauna for the very center, then did a small ring of Shea Butter around that and finally, I used It’s A Girl around the edges. I splashed a little water on the card base and blotted off with a microfiber towel. I then cut the card base out using Spellbinders Venise Lace dies.

I attached the leaves and several flowers to my card base using Gina K Connect glue. I popped up the cluster of flowers using 3M Foam Tape. I adhered the card panel to a side fold A2 card base and just turned it sideways. I decided to add the Love sentiment from Simon Says Stamps Four Seasons stamp set.

This completes todays card share. I hope you enjoyed it.

See you soon!


Sweet Sunflowers


Today I decided to use colors I rarely use; yellow and green. I am using Catherine Pooler products today.

I started by schmearing CP Ink in Seafoam Green on a piece of inexpensive, A2 sized cardstock. The foam pad works so well, it only took 4 swipes to saturate the background.

I then took the Perfect Vine stencil and taped it to my card panel. I stenciled CP Ink in Sage over the stencil. These two greens work beautifully together! I let the panel dry, then cut it out using My Favorite Things Blueprint Sketch #27 die.

I colored the flowers using Copic markers Y19, Y08 and YR27 on the petals and YR27, E15 and E18 for the center. For the leaves, I used G14, G07 and G05.

For the sentiment, I schmeared Seafoam and Sauna ink on cardstock and used the “Sweet” die to cut out the sentiment. I layered the Sauna on top of the Seafoam.

I glued the leaves and one of the flowers on my panel and popped up the other two flowers. I glued my card panel onto an A2 side fold card. I then painted the flowers and sentiment with Wink of Stella clear glitter pen and added glossy accents on top of that.

Very simple card, but I love the results. Thanks for stopping by!


Rennie Roses

Hi everyone!

Today’s card project is a thank you card created by using the Rennie Roses stamp set from Altenew. 20 years ago, when I started scrapbooking, we called these cabbage roses. I loved them then and I love them now!

I started by stamping the images on some random 80lb white cardstock cut to A2 size. It is pretty low quality, but Altenew markers blend beautifully. I used Hero Arts black ink to stamp the images. I left the images in my MISTI. I came back after coloring them and used Hero Arts black embossing powder on them to add a little pop.

I did really basic coloring. I colored the entire floral portion of each flower using R206. I then used R400 for the darker shading and blended using R301. I colored these while sitting in the back yard and enjoyed every minute of it. It was 70 degrees that day and I had just gotten back from the Pinners Conference. It is snowing/sleeting and we have 40 MPH wind gusts. Gah! Moving on…I colored the leaves using G935, G825 and G915. I colored the leaves the same way, light to dark and blend with the medium shade. I then fussy cut out all of the images.

I grabbed another piece of 80lb cardstock and used Catherine Pooler’s Twighlight ink and lightly blended the background using a makeup brush from Amazon. I then stamped the sentiment on the card panel using Versafine black ink. I trimmed the panel down and attached it to a black card base.

I then glued down two of the roses and all of the leaves to the card panel. I popped up the front rose using 3M foam tape.

I added Nuvo Drops in Ebony Black for a finishing touch. I really like how this card turned out and it took about 45 minutes to create. If I had a plan, it would have gone faster.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have an amazing week!


Finally Using My Altenew Markers

Hi Everyone!

Today I am sharing a card I made using a supply I have neglected…my Altenew Alcohol Markers.

With this being the first time I have colored a flower while using these markers, I thought it would be more difficult. These markers were wonderful to use and the colors blend beautifully!

I used Power Poppy by Marcella Hawley’s Dahlia XL Stamp set for this card. I really thought this would be practice, so I stamped the flower using Ink on 3’s Fade Out ink on Recollections 110lb card stock.

I colored the Dahlia using Altenew Alcohol Markers R437, R614, R603 and R601. I colored using the entire petal in the lightest color, then creating the shadows. I flicked lines on the petals as well just to have some faint striations.

For the leaves, I used G702, G554 and G715. I colored the entire leaf with the lightest color, flicked lines out from the center with the medium shade and did a similar technique for the darkest shade.

I cut the card panel out using the largest stitched rectangle die from Lawn Fawn. I cut the flower out and popped it up on foam tape to add a little dimension. For the sentiment, I used Versamark ink and Wow!Lime Rickey embossing powder.

I adhered my card panel to a top folding card base using my EZ Runner, which finished my card. I decided to keep it simple and not add additional embellishment, the flower is so beautifully drawn, it should stand alone.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed today’s card share!


Butterflies and Blue Skies

Hello everyone!

For today’s card, I made a CAS card for AAA Cards challenge. The theme was butterflies and blue skies. I think you can surmise where the title came from.

To get started, I took a 4.25 by 5.5 inch card base and stenciled it Using Honey Bee Stamps Outdoor Scene Builder stencils. I used the cloud stencil to create the background for my card. I used Catherine Pooler’s It’s A Boy ink to stencil the clouds.

I then took Flickering Butterfly circle Die by Simon Says Stamp and embossed the butterflies into my cloud card panel. I took an additional panel of 110lb cardstock and cut out the butterflies so that I could color them.

I used my Copics to color the butterflies. I used B12 and B23 for the blue butterflies, Y11 and Y08 for the yellow and RV10 and RV23 for the pink. I colored the wings and bodies in the lighter color and added accents with the darker color. I glued the colored butterflies on to my card panel.

I then added the sentiment. I stamped the “Hello” from the Simon Says Stamp Magnificent Magnolia stamp set using Catherine Pooler It’s a Boy ink.

To finish up, I trimmed around the panel so that there would be white borders around the card. I attached the panel to my card base and then added Nuvo Crystal Drops. I used Bubble Gum Pink, Duck Egg Blue and Dandelion Yellow drops. Of course, I smeared the pink drops. I cleaned up the smear as best I could and my card was complete.

You can watch a You Tube Video of me creating this card at Quiet Sister Creates You Tube Channel.

Thanks for stopping by. See you soon!