Distress Monoprint + Over 25 Card Ideas + Want a Card?

Hello! Today I am sharing my new favorite technique – Distress Ink Monoprint. This techniques results to two fun backgrounds. I have a crazy number of cards to share (25+!) and I hope they inspire you!

[All supplies are linked in the text below and in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.]

The technique I am showcasing today is best understood by watching the video. 🙂 Below I have photos of the many cards I made, along with the supplies used on each. I used a lot of different dies, but remember this card designs could all be done with simple dies or dies you may already have!

All of the die cuts on these cards are stacked. I die cut 3 or 4 of each die from white cardstock and glued them together for dimension.

Glad Tidings of Great Joy Card: featuring a Distress Oxide Ink monoprint background created with the Simon Says Stamp Outline Snowflake Stamp. Finished with the Memory Box Hanging Lantern Frame Dies and a Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Christmas Stamp Set sentiment.

Laughter & Joy Card: featuring a Distress Oxide Ink monoprint background created with the Simon Says Stamp Outline Snowflake Stamp. Finished with the Poppy Stamps Seed Snowflake Joy Die and a Heffy Doodle Holiday Sentiment Duos sentiment.

Hello Pine Card: featuring a Distress Oxide Ink monoprint background created with the Simon Says Stamp Outline Snowflake Stamp. Finished with the Memory Box Delicate Pine Frame Dies and Birch Press Hello Sugar Script Die. I like how this die comes with small bird dies, too.

For a bit of shine, I “colored” in the snowflakes with my Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen.

Hello Snowflake Card: featuring featuring a Distress Oxide Ink monoprint background created with the Simon Says Stamp Outline Snowflake Stamp. Also uses the Memory Box Pinpoint Snowflake Circle Frame Dies and Memory Box Jotted Hello Die.

Merry Card: featuring a Distress Oxide Ink monoprint background created with the Simon Says Stamp Outline Snowflake Stamp. Die cut pieces were created with the Memory Box Family Cabin Frame Die and Birch Press Merry Sugar Script Dies. I again filled in some of the snowflakes with my Aqua Shimmer Pen.

Hello Wreath Card: featuring a Distress Ink monoprint background created with the Simon Says Stamp Mod Trees Stamp. Finished with the Memory Box Cottage Gate, Memory Box Pine Wreath, Paper Smooches Bows, and Birch Press Hello Sugar Script Dies.

Blessed Card: featuring a Distress Ink monoprint background created with the Impression Obsession Boxwood Stamp. Includes Memory Box Three Candle Circle die cuts and Simon Says Stamp CZ Design 30 Days of Thankful Stamp Set sentiments.

Missing You Card: featuring a Distress Oxide Ink monoprint background created with the Impression Obsession Boxwood Stamp. Also shows Memory Box Woodland Bridge die cuts and a sentiment from the Ink Blot Sentiment Label Block Stamp Set.

Love that background! And that Memory Box Woodland Bridge die set includes the deer and bridge.

Be Merry Card: featuring a Distress Oxide Ink monoprint background created with the Impression Obsession Boxwood Stamp. Also showcases the Memory Box Elegant Holly Double Frame Die, Poppy Stamps Whittle Snowman Die, and Clearly Besotted Hang Around Stamp Set. The notecard is made from ____.

Peace Card: featuring a Distress Oxide Ink monoprint background created with the Impression Obsession Boxwood Stamp. I used the outside frame portion of the the Memory Box Elegant Holly Double Frame Die along with the Memory Box Holiday Lamp Post Die.

Wishing You Peace Card: featuring a Distress Oxide Ink monoprint background created with the Impression Obsession Boxwood Stamp. Teamed up with the Poppy Stamps Wooded Glen Lane and Birch Press Big Peace Sugar Script dies, and sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Christmas Stamp Set.

A Child is Born Card: featuring a Distress Ink monoprint background created with the Hero Arts Filagree Pattern Stamp. Partnered with Memory Box Starlit Nativity Scene and Poppy Stamps Pinpoint Angel die cuts and a Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Christmas Stamp Set sentiment.

Hello Card: featuring a Distress Ink monoprint background created with the My Favorite Things Captivating Mandala Stamp. Showcases the ____ and Birch Press Hello Sugar Script Dies.

O Holy Night Card: featuring a Distress Ink monoprint background created with the My Favorite Things Captivating Mandala Stamp. Finished with die cuts made with the Memory Box Starlit Nativity Scene and Wrapped Holly Circle dies, and a Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Christmas sentiment. The notecard is made from Carta Bella White Shimmer Cardstock and the star from silver glitter cardstock.

Blessings Card: featuring a Distress Oxide Ink monoprint background created with the My Favorite Things Captivating Mandala Stamp. Also uses the Memory Box Glowing Candle Die and Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Christmas Stamp Set.

Christmas Blessings Card: featuring a Distress Ink monoprint background created with the Gina K Delicate Snowflakes Stamp. Die cuts are from the Memory Box Country Church Frame Dies… along with a Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Christmas sentiment.

Peace Card: featuring a Distress Ink monoprint background created with the Gina K Delicate Snowflakes Stamp. Finished off with Poppy Stamps Pinpoint Snowflake and Memory Box Jotted Peace dies.

Happy Holidays Cards: featuring a Distress Ink monoprint background created with the Gina K Delicate Snowflakes Stamp. Also features the Memory Box Meadow Tree Frame Dies, Poppy Stamps Whittle Snowman Dies, and Heffy Doodle Holiday Sentiment Duos Stamp Set.

Peace Card: featuring a Distress Ink monoprint background created with the My Favorite Things Marble Stamp. Finished with the Memory Box Sleigh Horse Frame Die and Memory Box Bold Christmas Greetings Stamp Set.

I love that texture…

Filled With Joy Card: featuring a Distress Ink monoprint background created with the My Favorite Things Marble Stamp… and the Poppy Stamps Playful Deer Stitched Dies and Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Christmas Stamp Set sentiment.

Filled With Joy Card: featuring a Distress Ink monoprint background created with the My Favorite Things Marble Stamp. This also used the Poppy Stamps Playful Deer Stitched Dies, but I cut of the snow and deer and just used the frame. The sentiment is again from the Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Christmas Stamp Set and the dove is the Memory Box Large Winged Dove Die.

Missing You Card: featuring a Distress Oxide Ink monoprint background created with the Simon Says Stamp Outline Snowflake Stamp. I also used the Memory Box Forest Frame Dies and Ink Blot Sentiment Label Block Stamp Set.

Hallelujah Card: featuring a single color Distress Oxide Ink monoprint background created with the Ink Blot Shop Cable Knit Background Stamp. I added a stacked Memory Box Three Candle Circle Die Cut and a Memory Box Bold Christmas Greeting sentiment.

Favorite Friend Card: featuring a single color Distress Oxide Ink monoprint background created with the Ink Blot Shop Cable Knit Background Stamp. I also used the Poppy Stamps Pinpoint Snowflake Frame Die and Stencil, Birch Press Big Friend Sugar Script Die, and Ink Blot Sentiment Label Block Stamp Set.

That frame and stencil combo is awesome… you can see the soft blue inking on the snowflakes…

Happiness Card: featuring a Distress Oxide Ink monoprint background created with the Impression Obsession Boxwood Stamp. Finished with the Poppy Stamps Holly Vine Frame & Stencil (I didn’t use the stencil) and Poppy Stamps Christmas Time Stamp Set.

Nativity Card: features the Poppy Stamps Nativity Scene Frame and Stencil (I didn’t use the stencil) and Poppy Stamps Christmas Time Stamp Set along with Carta Bella 12×12 Shimmer Cardstock.

I just love these details…

A big thank you to Jana Millen for brainstorming this technique with me!

WANT A CARD?

If you are interested in getting a handmade card from me, leave a comment below. (Please do not leave your address.) On 12/1/18, I will pick 16 people to send cards to. I will email the “winners” and get your address. Thanks! I love to send cards and I have a pile ready to go. #loveinmemoryofsean

SUPPLIES

Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except the products with some of the stamps and dies which were received from the company with no expectation. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.

Impression Obsession Boxwood Stamp
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Simon Says Stamp Outline Snowflakes…
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Hero Arts Filagree Pattern Stamp
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My Favorite Things Captivating…
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My Favorite Things Marble Stamps
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Gina K Delicate Snowflakes Stamp
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Ink Blot Shop Cable Knit Background…
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Simon Says Stamp Mod Trees Stamp
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Memory Box Hanging Lantern Frame Die
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Poppy Stamps Seed Snowflake Joy Die
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Memory Box Pinpoint Snowflake Circle…
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Memory Box Delicate Pine Frame Dies
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Birch Press Hello Sugar Script Die
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Memory Box Family Cabin Frame Die
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Birch Press Merry Sugar Script Dies
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Memory Box Cottage Gate Die
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Memory Box Pine Wreath Die
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Paper Smooches Bows Dies
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Memory Box Three Candle Circle Die
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Memory Box Woodland Bridge Frame Dies
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Poppy Stamps Wooded Glen Landscape Die
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Birch Press Big Peace Sugar Script Dies
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Memory Box Elegant Holly Double Frame…
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Poppy Stamps Whittle Snowman Die
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Memory Box Holiday Lamp Post Die
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Memory Box Wrapped Holly Circle Frame…
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Memory Box Starlit Nativity Scene Die
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Poppy Stamps Pinpoint Angel Die
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Memory Box Holiday Lamp Post Die
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Memory Box Glowing Candle Die
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Memory Box Country Church Frame Dies
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Poppy Stamps Pinpoint Snowflake Frame…
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Memory Box Jotted Peace Dies
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Memory Box Meadow Tree Frame Dies
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Poppy Stamps Playful Deer Stitched…
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Memory Box Sleigh Horse Frame Die
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Memory Box Large Winged Dove Die
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Memory Box Forest Frame Dies
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Memory Box Nativity Circle Die
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Poppy Stamps Pinpoint Snowflake Frame…
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Birch Press Big Friend Sugar Script Dies
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Poppy Stamps Holly Vine Frame & Stencil
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Poppy Stamps Nativity Scene Sidekick…
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Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Christmas…
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Heffy Doodle Holiday Sentiment Duos…
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SSS CZ 30 Days of Thankful Stamp Set
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Ink Blot Sentiment Label Block Stamp Set
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Clearly Besotted Hang Around Stamp Set
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Memory Box Bold Christmas Greetings…
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Poppy Stamps Christma Time Stamp Set
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Distress Oxide Inks
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Distress Ink
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Mini Ink Blending Tool
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VersaMark Ink
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Hero Arts Ultrafine Clear Embossing…
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Bead Magical Tray
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Anti Static Powder Bag
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Hero Arts Heat Gun
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Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer
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MISTI Stamping Tool
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MISTI Mouse Pad Insert
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MISTI Bar Magnet
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Sizzix Big Shot Express
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Tim Holtz Tonic Glass Media Mat
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Gina K Connect Glue
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Be Creative Tape
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3M Foam Adhesive
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Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock
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Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock
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Carta Bella 12×12 Shimmer Cardstock
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Carta Bella White Shimmer Cardstock
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Therm O Web Purple Tape
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Posca Extra Fine White Paint Pen
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Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pens
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Lucys Cards Clear Iridescent Jewels
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Jewel Picker
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648 thoughts on “Distress Monoprint + Over 25 Card Ideas + Want a Card?”

  1. Another great idea that I am definately going to try. Thanks for sharing all your creativity with us crafters out there, Jennifer!

  2. I just love all these cards! memory box dies, still make such amazing dies. Thank you for sharing all these cards! WOW!

  3. You always thank us for lasting til the end, but thank YOU for always going into enough detail a non artist like me can find inspiration and the know how to carry it out! Would LOVE to hang a card from you in my craft room for inspiration!

  4. Love you work, videos and your kind heart!! You’re a tremendous blessing to the crafting world!! Thanks for sharing with all of us!!

  5. I’d love to be considered for a card, actually for my daughter. She LOVES getting mail and would be so excited to receive one of your gorgeous creations! ❤️

  6. Wow, Jennifer!!! You’re right–that’s a huge number of cards, but I know it is all a labor of love for you! 🙂 I would personally be more than incredibly honored to receive a card from you. I love your artwork, and how much you give to others. Thank you so much for sharing these gorgeous cards! Take care, have a great day, & Happy Thanksgiving!!! 🙂 ~ Andrea

  7. I love this style of video, showing a great technique and then so many examples of cards put together using what you have shown us, each so different and unique. I would love a card from you, I am a big admirer of your talent and your generosity in sharing ideas and tips.

  8. Hi Jennifer! You are such an inspiration! My wonderful mom and I are crafters, like you, and you are such a big influence, not only for techniques but also to help us know what we need! I would love a card from you but more so I would love for you to send a card to my mom. It would really mean the world to her!! She’s just about the most amazing lady you could ever know and I know she would be over the moon! Thanks for all you do! Happy crafting and God Bless!!

  9. Oh Jennifer what a great video. Was it long? Couldn’t tell as I was glued from beginning to end – as usual! I love your style. I learn so much from each video and think this is a technique I could do – and can’t wait to try. Thank you for the chance to win a card. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

  10. Wow, your cards are beautiful. I really like those stacked looks, simple trick but affective 👍 I would love to have your card as inspiration in my craftroom. 😊

  11. Thank you for exquisite craftsmanship, creative and easy to follow videos. You entice me to hurry to my little studio and try my hand at your techniques!

  12. What a lovely cards! I will certainly try this technique.
    I would be delighted to receive a card from you, Jennifer.
    Greetings from Holland!

  13. Thank you for the inspirations! I haven’t seen a good use of Memory Box dies before. I love how you give us ideas. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  14. Fabulous cards and a great technique. I love the bright colors on the backgrounds and the shine from the embossing powder. I would absolutely love to get one of your cards. Thanks for such a generous offer.

  15. Hi I love watching your videos, they always inspire me and this one was no exception. The technique is so clever I will def give it a go. I am very envious of all the lovely dies, we are starting to be able to get more over here in the uk but don’t have the choice you have. Would love to get a card from you xx

  16. Beautiful cards, each and every one! I would LOVE to receive one of your cards. You have been such an inspiration and the cause of a multitude of supplies!!! LOL. I do think of you when I use them, too.

  17. I always enjoy your videos and have learned so much from them. Thank you for creating so many wonderful cards using this awesome technique. I can’t wait to try this technique but first I am off to look through my background stamps and dies! A card from you w would be so exciting to receive and would have the place if honor in my craft room.

  18. I watched the entire video and I thought it was wonderful. There are so many gems of knowledge!! I love the technique, and the die stacking really does make a huge difference. You’ve inspired me to pull out dies that I “had” to have last year, and tonight I plan on just running them through a die cutting machine (over and over!). Thank you!! I wanted to also mention that I love the “marble” stamp you used… I’ve got a similar one and have struggled to use it – inking it up just has not given me the results I wanted. But with your technique and Distress Ink, I plan on having a blast!

  19. I absolutely love watching your videos and I am always anxious to see your designs. You absolutely amaze me and I wish I had 1/10 of your talent. The monoprint cards are intriguing me. I would cherish a card from you and I believe it would always be on display. Thank you for all that you are and do!

  20. This was a very cool video. Thank you for sharing this technique. And yes, I would love to receive a card from you. 😍

  21. Hi Jennifer. Your video was outstanding. I would love to receive one of your amazing cards. You always amaze me with your creativity, your techniques, and your unique styles. You make everything so simple and easy. Your videos always inspires me. Thank you for sharing.

  22. You are always my go to gal for inspiration! I love your videos and your creativity! I am moving this year during the holidays which is both sad and exciting at the same time. I would love one of your cards to bless my new craft room, definitely a great way to start off the new year and new craft room!
    Hugs😊❤

  23. Oh Jennifer, what a wonderful video. I love this new technique, and can’t wait to try it.
    I love everything you do, and a card from you would be my BEST Christmas present.
    Keeping my fingers crossed!!!!!
    Sally

  24. as always your videos filled with fabulous techniques and ideas so inspire me….. this is such a nice mix of inky and clean….. I would love to find that balance and you have so inspired me to try! I would be thrilled to receive one of your cards.

  25. Jennifer:
    You can never, ever give too many examples of your beautiful artwork. I was actually disappointed when the last card was shown. I am addicted to your videos, and have bookmarked the monoprint video all by itself because I am definitely going to try the technique.
    Thank you

  26. What an amazing video and technique! You are so very talented and blessed with amazing creativity. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us and inspiring us to take our cardmaking to the next level. May you and yours have a very blessed holiday season.

  27. Hi Jennifer,
    I really want to thank you for all your wonderful inspiration. I would like a card from you!
    Lots of love,
    Lonneke, a big fan from Holland!

  28. I love your videos and card ideas and I’d be over the moon if I got one of your cards. Thank you so much for everything you do.😘

  29. Thank you Jennifer for all that you do! I have been watching your videos for years and have learned so much! I would love to receive one of your beautiful cards!

  30. You have outdone yourself! I’ve stamped for decades and still learned new things. I love that about your videos! And I love how you encourage people to use what they have. I’d love one of your cards–pick me! 🙂

    1. These cards are all stunning. They have inspired me to make more use of white in both my die cuts and stamping. I am especially appreciative of the cards where you used the boxwood mono print background. My favorite is the Peace card with the Wooded Glen Lane stamp. Any one of the cards would be a joy to receive.

  31. Beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing your talent with others. You not only share kindness with your cards, you share encouragement to card makers everywhere.

  32. I’ve done stencil monoprints before, but never like what you showed and I can see why you’re so excited about this technique! Can’t wait to try it with what I have…thank you so much for sharing this technique!! Every one of your cards are absolutely beautiful…you have definitely been blessed with a special gift and again I thank you for sharing!! Hugs. :0)

  33. Hi Jennifer! It’s a great technique and I will try it soon. It will be a dream for me to receive one of your handmade card! Thanks!

  34. Thanks for sharing these amazing cards and technique! I can’t even imagine how long it took for you to edit this video. Know that I am grateful for all that you do to make this hobby of mine so enjoyable!

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