Rainbows & Ombrés

This week saw me playing around with some nifty ink blending techniques, emboss-resist, and making my own embossed embellishments:

For the teal card, I used a technique that I had attempted a month or so ago, but I used an embossing ink that was terrible and ended up tossing all of my attempts. Thankfully, I switched over to Versamark, and I so wish I had started with that, it is so much better.

For the colors, I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink minis, which I am growing to love passionately.  They blend beautifully, and combined with heat-embossed images, they look amazing. I’ll definitely be doing more with those in the future.

That’s it for now, folks. Happy crafting!

This Week In Cards

This past week, as per usual, I spent my days off of work cramming in as much crafting time as possible. I ended up making a slew of cards:


I am so proud of these ones in particular, they turned out so well!  To give credit where credit is due, I got the design and technique idea from Jennifer McGuire–check out her versions Here.  It’s kind of hard to tell in the pictures here but they are ombré-shaded ink with a shimmer finish, and dry embossing on the finished paper. I made most of the word embellishments myself, by die-cutting the words then heat embossing them. 

This one was probably my favorite of all of them! (Above)


I loved all of them, and can’t wait to make a bunch for giving away. Let me know in the comments below if you’d like more detailed instructions. Happy crafting!