Tuesday, May 24, 2016


Are you like me and can never have enough flower images?  Have you seen the new Nasturtium #1 and Nasturtium #2 stamp sets from Sparkle N Sprinkle?  They are a must have with easy to color floral images and a variety of sentiments included.  Today’s card features the Nasturtium #1 digital image and stamped sentiment.

I stamped the sentiment with Versamark Ink in the center of a piece of white cardstock and heat embossed it with Sparkle Embossing Powder.  Then I stamped it a second time with Versamark Ink and added Merlot Velvet Glitter.  When I heat set it the 2nd time, the glitter settles into the embossing powder so it will stay in place when it cools.  This way the sentiment color will match the glitter I used throughout the card.  This piece of cardstock was edged with 1/4" Double Sided "Tear-ific" Tape and layered on the white card base.  Merlot Velvet Glitter was added to the exposed adhesive to create the look of another layer.

I die cut Tutti Designs’ Butterfly Oval from sticker paper.  I slowly removed various sections of the top protective layer to add Merlot,  Blue Jewel, Sunny Daze, and Pistachio glitters.  This sparkly oval die was layered around the sentiment.

I printed out the digital version of the Nasturtium flowers twice, colored with Copic Markers, and fussy cut.  To give them sparkle to go with the die cut, I covered each flower with Versamark Ink and Sparkle Embossing Powder.  I used a stencil tool lightly shape the flowers and adhered them over the smaller flowers on the die cut.

Thank you for visiting!

E. Marie

Monday, May 16, 2016

Girls' Night

I have a simple, fun card to share, using Just For Fun stamps.  The minute I saw the Funky Toucans set, I had to have them because they looked so cute and fun.  I knew just what I wanted to do with them.  

They were stamped in black and, after coloring with copics, they were fussy cut.  Then they were layered on a scalloped oval that was run through an embossing folder.  I added a mix of pears, jewels, and a sticker to dress up the birds.

This Girls Night saying goes so well with this and was stamped in Rose Bud Memento ink along the card bottom.

Speaking of “girls”, don’t forget about JFF's current monthly challenge with the theme of “Let’s Hear It For The Girls”.  Get all the details on the JFF Blog here.

Have a fantastic week.
E. Marie

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

A Friend Knows The Song

I hope everyone had a nice Mother’s Day and was able to spend some time with family.  Today I want to share one more card using Want 2 Scrap chipboard embellishments.  Since these Style E pieces have such a lovely swirl, I wanted this card to be light and elegant.  I started with light pink layered on white and then added a white oval die cut with Spellbinders’ Oval Majesty 4.

The chipboard swirls were covered with Versamark Ink and then Lana Pink Embossing Powder was added and heat set.  This process was repeated to provide good coverage.

The sentiment, from Sparkle N Springkle’s Beautiful Friendship set, was stamped with Versamark Ink and heat set with Pear Star Embossing Powder.  This was layered behind a white die, cut with Spellbinders’ medium size Fleur de Elegance #3 die and layered over the chipboard pieces.  The rose, also from the Beautiful Friendship set, was stamped in brown with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and colored with Copic Markers.  It was fussy cut and added to the card front, after adding a small touch of Cloud Nine Velvet Glitter, using a glue pen.

Thank you for stopping by!

E. Marie

Monday, May 2, 2016


The May monthly challenge at Just For Fun Rubber Stamps Blog started yesterday with the theme of “Let’s Hear It For The Girls!”  What is more girly than a Mother’s Day card.  I am sharing what I chose for my mother. 


I created the background by coloring the Gathering Pollen floral image from JFF with Tombow Markers and stamping it several times.  Then I used a Dove Blender to spread some of the color.  This didn’t blur the stamped image but gave the flower and bee soft color.

Just for Fun Stamps has this wonderful sentiment, Mother, that is perfect.  I colored it with the same Tombow marker so it would match the background I created.  I didn’t have cardstock that was quite the right color for the layer so I just ran my marker along the edge of a piece of white cardstock.  My photo couldn’t quite catch the actual color, which was a little more peachy orange. This was layered on brown cut with Spellbinders' Long Rectangle Die.   

I know my mom will love this.  It is not too late to remember your mom with a homemade card.

E. Marie

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Just For Fun May Challenge - "Let's Hear It For The Girls"

Where did April go?  I can’t believe it is already May 1st and time for a new challenge at Just For Fun RubberStamps’ blog.  The May theme is 

“Let’s Hear It For The Girls!” 

 So many possibilities with this theme.

This cute little dress called Tea Party Dress is all about a little girl’s tea party and inspired this card.  I stamped it in blue and fussy cut.  Small amounts of color were added with Copic Markers.  To get the yellow script on the bottom of the dress, I actually placed a paper mask over the small words when I inked it up and then removed this and used a yellow Tombow marker to add yellow to the small script.  Then I ran it through the swiss dot embossing folder to add texture.

The cup, which is called Small Coffee Cup, was stamped in blue on white cardstock and parts were colored.  I stamped it a second time on decorative cardstock and paper pieced the remaining sections.


The background was created using layers of yellow and blue cardstock and coordinating decorative cardstock from K & Co.  Two Martha Stewart border punches were used at the bottom.  The doily is die cut using Cheery Lynn’s French Pastry Doily die.

Get more inspiration by visiting the other JFF designers’ blogs.  Get all the challenge details at the JFF blog.  NOTE:  There is a new change to the rules.  You no longer have to use a JFF stamp to be considered for the gift certificate, but if you DO use a JFF stamp, you will receive a 2nd entry in the drawing, doubling your chance to win.

Go and create!

E. Marie