Rosy Days – Foiled Background

Welcome to the weekend crafty friends! Today, I’m sharing a card featuring a Therm O Web Deco Foil Toner Card Fronts by Unity called Rosy Days. I’ve been pretty obsessed with using them for cards because they have such fun designs. Today’s card is no different!

All my supplies for creating this card will be listed down below (with multiple sources when available) for your curiosity and convenience. Affiliate links used when possible. 

For this Rosy Days card front, I actually took my copic markers and colored in the florals before I took it to be foiled. The paper is a bit smoother so the markers don’t blend completely and I think that gives it a unique look. Once I finished coloring this, I used my Minc machine and Deco Foil Transfer Sheets in Gold to foil the background. It’s so subtle here but I love how it looks.

For the sentiment, I pulled out the Simon Says Stamp Just Because Word Mix 2, Lucky To Know You stamp set using Memento Tuxedo ink. Then I die cut them using the coordinating dies. I took a strip of black and added some twine to add to the sentiment, and added the “A Little Note” sentiment on top to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Crafting! 


Some products are provided by manufacturers for review and use. Affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.

Therm O Web – Deco Foil Toner Card Fronts by Unity, Rosy Days:
Deco Foil Transfer Sheets, Gold  
Mini Minc Foil Applicator 
Simon Says Stamp – Just Because Word Mix 2, Lucky to Know You Stamp Set
Simon Says Stamp – Just Because Word Mix 2, Lucky to Know You Dies
Simon Says Stamp – Just Because Word Mix 2, Lucky to Know You Stamp & Die Set
Memento Ink Pad, Tuxedo Black

Embossing Only Cards

Hi crafty friends! I’m so excited to be guest designing for Wow! Embossing Powder for this month. I’ll be sharing a variety of different cards using embossing powders in different ways to create cards so I hope you enjoy them. For my first post, I’m sharing three cards that are created strictly with just embossing powders. 

I wanted to play with darker cardstock mixed with embossing powder. I pulled out three colors of cardstock: red, blue, and black. To pair the embossing powder, I chose Rose GlintzMetallic Gold Rich Pale, and Metallic Silver

I decided to use Pretty Pink Posh’s Wild Rose stamp set for the three cards. These are large floral images that are perfect for the idea I had for these cards. Here are my pairings: Rose Glintz & black cardstock, Metallic Gold Rich Pale & blue cardstock, and Metallic Silver & red cardstock. I used all these images to stamp on the cardstock using the WOW! Clear Ultra Slow Drying Embossing Pad and heat embossed the images. I didn’t have the coordinating dies but these were all easy to cut out. 

For my main card panels, I trimmed them down so I could mat them on a card panel so the embossing powder peeks out on the edges. I just swiped the WOW! Clear Ultra Slow Drying Embossing Pad on the edges and heat embossed them. 

I wanted to add some accents to the card panel and Simon Says Stamps’ Brushstroke Messages has these two brushstroke lines, it was perfect. Before I add all the floral images to the card panel, I wanted to emboss the sentiment. Using the Opaque Bright White, I stamped out the sentiment and this color is SO bright that I love how it stands out on the dark cardstock. 

I placed all the florals in the same position for all three cards and love how it all came together. I also have created a video to go along with it so please go ahead and check it out HERE. 

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you get inspired to create. Come back again soon for more inspiration and ideas! Happy Crafting! 

WOW! Clear Ultra Slow Drying Embossing Pad: 
WOW! Rose Glintz:
WOW! Metallic Gold Rich Pale: 
WOW! Metallic Silver:  
WOW! Opaque Bright White:  
Pretty Pink Posh – Wild Rose:
Simon Says Stamp – Brushstroke Messages: 

Hey Love

Hi everyone! This year I’ve been trying to do a few more card challenges to pull my ideas outside the box or out of my comfort zone. I entered a couple cards into Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge and while I had some die cuts out, I pulled out Simon Says Stamp’s Stacked Hearts along with Hey Love.

These die cuts were enough to be the focal point of a card so I just needed a fun background to pair with it.

I pulled out my Ink on 3 Atelier Inks to create a easy, watercolored background. I used the colors Marilyn Red, Marigold Orange, Bee Sting Yellow, Goddess Green, and Peacock Blue. I layered the colors twice and was really happy with how it looked! Isn’t it so pretty?!

I did add in some of the hearts from the Stacked Heart die cuts which really made it really pretty and didn’t look so empty.

I hope you get inspired to create! Thanks for stopping by! Come back soon! 

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer for review and use. All other items were personally purchased. Affiliate links may be used at no cost to you. 

Simon Says Stamp – Stacked Hearts
Simon Says Stamp – Hey Love
*Ink on 3 – Marilyn Red Ink Pad: 
*Ink on 3 – Marigold Orange Ink Pad: 
*Ink on 3 – Bee Sting Ink Pad: 
*Ink on 3 – Goddess Green: 
*Ink on 3 – Peacock Blue: 


You are Loved!

Hi everyone! I’m off to Creativation for the weekend but I wanted to share this fun card with you today. I actually starting making this card with an idea in mind, however, that didn’t work out and I ended up with this instead. Sometimes (a lot of times) this happens and I figured it out regardless.

I was inspired by Simon Says Stamp’s instagram challenge of “something new” and I went with new techniques along with new items in my crafty stash.

I’ve play with alcohol markers before but I never really got the foiling to work for me. I wanted to try it again after seeing a few photos on instagram, I was inspired.

I used a piece of yupo paper along with a few alcohol inks. I wanted to go with monotone colors around pink and red since I had stamp images that were Valentine-esque. I used the following colors: Pink Sherbet, Purple Twilight, and the Pearl alcohol ink, Intrique, along with the Ink Blending Solution.

Let me say this outright: I am never happy with how the alcohol inks turn out. NEVER. I will keep playing with it again and again until I’m semi-satisfied. Even with this piece, I was not particularly stunned by it at all and I only stopped playing with it because I didn’t want to overwork it.

After a little bit of time, I added some Minc rose gold foil to the yupo paper. The foil stuck with the wet areas of the alcohol inks and this is where the magical happens. My panel that I was not so happy with, was gorgeous! Of course, there are some pieces that I wish stuck with foil but I was pretty happy with it. The only problem with this was that the original images that I planned to use with it, would not work with it because the background was too bold and busy.

I dug further into my recent purchases and remembered I had the Simon Says Stamp You are Loved die and this was perfect for it. I die cut the image out three times and stacked them. Additionally, I die cut the border image out of vellum so the sentiment would be the focal point. This worked out perfectly so I placed it on the bottom left hand corner and finished it off with some embellishments.

I hope you get inspired to create! 

Thanks for stopping by! Come back soon! 

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer for review and use. All other items were personally purchased. Affiliate links may be used at no cost to you. 

DIES: Simon Says Stamp – You are Loved:
INK: Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks: Pink Sherbet, Purple Twilight; Tim Holtz Alcohol Pearl Inks: Intrigue
MISCELLANEOUS: Heidi Swapp – Minc Rose Gold Foil: