Saturday, September 16, 2017

A few more rainbows...

Last Saturday, I shared a few of the cards  from my recent Rainbow Maker class homework.

You can see all of them on my Instagram feed but here's a few more for you.

You can't see the dimension in this photo, but the whole flower/rainbow is popped on
dimensional tape.

Both the sentiments above are cut from this technique piece using little strips of paper.

Each little strip started out as white cardstock. 
I used my CatherinePoolerDesigns Inks to color each one then attached them to the 
thin paper which I'd run through my Xyron 5" sticker maker.

The two cards above were also made with CPD inks.
The top one using a water brush and picking the pooled ink out of the lids.
The bottom one using direct to paper method.

A little Distress Oxide Ink blending and stamping with the same inks.
Cut with CPD dies. 

Happy Crafting

Saturday, September 9, 2017

It's been a good long time...

It's been several months since I've blogged.

My life has been a bit crazy. 
Although I've not crafted a ton over the last few months, I have made a few cards.

You can see all of them on my Instagram feed but here's a few of them from my recent Rainbow Maker class homework.

Happy Crafting

Friday, February 17, 2017

February Technique Blog Hop: So Sketchy

Welcome to the

Blog Hop.

This month we are focusing on using a sketch to inspire our cards.

Here's the sketch we are working from for this hop.

How can you use a sketch other than copying it exactly?

How about changing it up by using patterned paper for the background?
Or changing the flowers to monsters or animals or another diecut or stamp?
Flip the sketch and place the elements at the top of the page or 
turn the whole thing on it's side and make it a horizontal card instead of a vertical one?

Maybe you'll try what I did and make the sketch a one layer card.

Now on with the cards...

Stamps and inks by Catherine Pooler Designs.
Inks: Rockin' Red, Orange Twist, Grass Skirt, Lime Rickey, Tiara, Tutti Frutti
Use this link to save 10% on your first order.

Using a sketch for inspiration is a great way to get out of a rut.
Create the sketch as is, then start changing it up, 
before you know it you'll have a pile of wonderful cards 
and your motivation returned too.

Thanks for hopping with us today. 
Don't forget to comment on each blog on the hop to be entered into this
month's drawing.

This month's prize was donated by 
Claudia Henderson
Claudia is giving away this super cute Easter Bunny Stamp Set.

You must comment on each blog in the hop by March 4th to be eligible.

....and the winner of January's hop is Jennifer Earley.

Jennifer, please email me at scrapsbygracie at
within 7 days to claim your prize.
Use JANUARY TECH HOP WINNER in subject line.

Happy Crafting!

Today's Line-up

AMANDA  Your next stop.