I thought Melanie’s fabulous Mini Mint Chocolate Chip Whoopie Pie would be fun with a felt 4 leaf clover tag sticking out the top. It was very easy to make! I have a free download here for you. In the file, you will see a pattern to cut the shamrock petals and also the “so very lucky to have you” tags. Easy peasy! (Just download THIS and print and you are ready to go!)
(Supplies are linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.)
I love techniques. Love them. It is 90% of the fun of cardmaking for me. And I really think this one is a favorite… although I haven’t done it in years. I just need a better name than “Distress Ink bleed”. LOL
The new Neat and Tangled Hope Anchors stamp is perfect for the Distress Ink bleed technique. I first stamped the image with various colors of Distress Ink on my new favorite watercolor paper. To create the bleed, I misted each area of the stamped image once from about 4″ away. The water will react with the Distress Ink (a unique property of these awesome inks) and cause veins of color to shoot out from the image. SO VERY COOL. You can add more water if you want a softer result. But I love the little bit of bleed.
Once dry, I stamped over it with black ink. I love the bold black against the fun watercolor results.
And on the inside? I cut and matted a piece exactly like I did on the front and created a heart with the same technique.
By the way, I love tying the inside of cards to the outside of cards. Be sure to check out the Neat and Tangled challenge blog for more ideas for this challenge. If you play along, you could win a prize…
I will be there today and again in a few weeks. They have one of the best design teams. Lots of great clean and simple designs!
Winnie & Walter is a newer stamp company. I am always happy to see a new stamp company pop up… especially when their designs are as fun as theirs. I immediately had to order these sets and am so happy I did. And guess what? I have THREE Winnie & Walter sets to give away. For your chance, leave a comment here by 10:59pmEST on 3/10/14. Good luck.
Hello! In the past I have shared some of my favorite places to get personalized stamps. I have several that I like and use. (I send a lot of cards!)
I recently spotted some new fun ones from Bossy Joscie. I ordered three and really like them…
It is hard to see, but the bigger stamp on the bottom there is an address stamp. This is what it looks like, along with a fun option to stamp on the back of your handmade cards…
Pretty fun, huh? If you are interested, you can order your stamps HERE.
When I told Joscelyne – the sweet girl behind Bossy Joscie – that I liked the stamps, she offered to give a $20 gift certificate to her store to a lucky winner! For your chance, leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 3/10/14. Good luck.
(PS: As always, I was not asked to post this. I just am sharing some I found that I love.)