Let Your Dreams Take Flight Grad Card

Dreams Take Flight

The main focal image of this card is from the Inkadinkado stamp set Horses Mustang #99540.  This is a great stamp set with a lot of fun horse images.  The sentiment is from the Hot Off The Press stamp set Feathers. The eagle and grass stamps are from Stampscapes while the mountains in the background are from the Stampin’ Up set Waterfront.

The background was created with Ranger Buttercup and Sunflower Archival inks, Colorbox Canary and Caliento pigment inks, Colorbox Lipstick Red and Dark Brown chalk inks, and Memento Morocco, Tangelo, and Toffee Crunch inks.

Additional color was added to the horse with Copic markers E37 and E18, YG63 for the grass, and W3, W4 and W10 for the clouds and shadows. Highlights were added to the horse’s nose and legs with a white gel pen.


The inside features another horse image from the Inkadinkado stamp set and two sentiment stamps from Reverse Confetti’s Boho Vibes. I repeated the same color and ink combinations for the background and once again colored the horse with Copic markers E37 and E18 and the grass with Copic marker YG63.

The patterned paper is from The Paper Studio’s Cheyenne paper pack.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project and have a fun, crafty week!


Unity – Beauty In Everything


Unity's Beauty In Everything

Today’s project is a graduation card featuring this delightful image from Unity’s Beauty In Everything set.  The sentiment is from another Unity set, Capture Your Dreams.  The frame behind the main image was die-cut from Spellbinders A2 Devine Elequence Frame Card Creator set, #S5-218.

My usual go-to coloring medium is Copic markers, but I recently purchased the Chameleon Colored Pencils, and I used them to color this image along with some odorless Gamsol to blend out the colors.

For the dress, I used 13-01 Cobalt Blue, 13-02 Midnight Blue, and 14-02 Electric Blue. 04-02 Spice was used for the hair and 06-02 Light Coral for the skin. The sky was colored with 15-01 Powder Blue and 15-02 Wedgewood Blue although the colors don’t show up very well in this photo.

The side of the plateau was colored with 04-02 Spice, 05-01 Mocha, and a little 24-02 Cool Gray for shading. I went really crazy with the grassy areas and used 19-02 Clover, 20-01 Cactus Green, 20-02 Summer Leaf, 18-02 Jade, and 17-02 Pine with a little 04-02 Spice thrown in for good measure!

I didn’t have a smaller die to match the Devine Eloquence Frame, so I simply turned my colored image over and traced the center portion of the frame die with pencil then cut it out by hand.

Salty Ocean Distress Ink was used to highlight the edges of this piece–and to disguise my cutting imperfections! LOL


As you can see, I opted to go with a more simple design for the inside of the card.

I cut the Neat and Tangled Scalloped Cover Plate from black card stock then backed it with a piece of patterned paper, adhering this panel with foam squares to another piece of patterned paper. The two sentiments were stamped on Gina K. Designs Pure Luxury Base Weight White Card Stock and matted on black card stock.  Color was added with Salty Ocean Distress Ink . . .

Grad Inside

I just love this sentiment stamp, Life was meant for a great Adventure from Stampers Anonymous. I think it would work equally well for someone starting a new job, retiring, or even as a wedding sentiment.


I hope you enjoyed today’s project – make it a crafty week everyone!



Hummingbird Graduation Card

Amy E 2016 grad

This is a very simple, one-layered graduation card I made.  The hummingbird flower stamp is #97077 by Inkadinkado (purchased at our local Hobby Lobby store) and was colored with Distress Inks: Shaded Lilac, Picked Raspberry, Forest Moss, Broken China, and Peacock Feathers; and Memento Inks: Bamboo Leaves and Blue Danube.  Broken China was used to add background color around the edges.

The inside message is the Life Is Art stamp from Stampendous – #Y025.  The patterned paper inside the card is from the Heartfelt Creations Under the Sea Collection.

Amy E 2016 grad inside

Hope you enjoyed today’s project – have a great week!

Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower Paper



Tiff 2015 thank you

Thank You

New Job

New Job

Here are a few more cards I’ve made with Heartfelt Creations’ Classic Sunflower Paper Collection.  It’s so easy to create with this collection – it has everything you need: Wonderful background papers, accent pieces, sentiments, and amazing focal images–great for everything from Graduations to New Jobs to a “heartfelt” Thank You.  (Did I mention I’m on my NINTH pad of this paper already?) It’s definitely a “classic!”