WPlus9 Hibiscus Bouquet + Shimmery Background

I'm still loving the newest release from WPlus9 - such tropical images but I know I will use them year-round!

I also recently watched a video by the uber talented Jennifer McGuire (HERE) using Pigment Powder; I highly encourage you to watch the video, so many ideas! I combined WPlus9's Hibiscus Bouquet with a background inspired by Jennifer using the Color Throwdown colors from last week (see image below).

I stamped the images (MFT Extreme Black) and actually used Oxide Inks to watercolor, and since watercolors dry back and are a bit softer, I finished it off with Copic Markers - and of course, a white gel pen.

You can really see the Perfect Pearls Shimmer in this photo

The background is also by WPlus (Tropic Fever); I stamped it in VersaMark, used Perfect Pearls, then stamped it again - moving it down slightly - in MFT Tickled Pink Ink. It's not aligned perfectly - but 'handmade' is what it is. :D

Thanks for stopping by; hope you have a great week!


Stamps: Wplus9 Hibiscus Bouquet and Tropic Fever, sorry not sure which set the 'birthday wishes' came from #oops


Valentine's Day + 1 Month + 1 Day

Did you see the tags yesterday? Well, there was one more project I had made for Valentine's Day and failed to share - and HOW could I have done that as I absolutely LOVE these images! :( #gofigure

The images are from Stamping Bella, Valentine Chicks. The base card (A2 Vertical Scalloped) as well as the inside die cut with arrows are from Papertreyink - I just think the Mix and Mat Hearts die set is adorable!

I colored the images with Copics; the background is a smooshed background using Distress Oxide Inks with some black splatters thrown in.  I die cut the images, accented with glossy accents, glitter and a white gel pen, then stacked them up. Added the sentiment with MFT Extreme Black ink, some stamped hearts, flags from left over scraps of paper, and mounted with fun foam.

Thanks for going back in time and sharing love - the world ALWAYS needs more love! Have a great weekend!


Stamps: Valentine Chicks, (sentiment from Verve, no longer available)


Valentine's Day - 4 months late?

UGH - I found a couple projects I made for Valentine's Day and never posted, so here ya go - we're going back in time to Valentine's Day! :D

I made two identical tags for gifts; using the Roses for You from Simon Says Stamp - one was colored brighter than the other both with Zig Clean Color brushes after white embossing the image. Designer paper (back side) is from Queen and Co.
bright colors

Softer colors

I splattered on some paint and added a layer of vellum, stamped and embossed the sentiment before adhering the heart of flowers and the designer paper on the back side. Thank you for stopping by; have a great week! Gosh, 4 months later and I still love looking at these. :D


Stamps: SSS Roses for You


Hibiscus Bouquet

Another birthday has arrived and I am LOVING the new release from WPlus9! I used Distress Oxide Inks and smooshed color onto a pierced circle die; once I was happy with the colors, I stamped the image in MFT Extreme Black a couple times and then added shading with pencils.

I love how it turned out, the colors are so tropical IMO. I used a portion of the birthday die and cut it from some fun Altenew paper and backed it with black card stock. I then cut the 'birthday' from the circle, along with fun foam for some great dimension. The base paper is also from Altenew; the black/white triangle is from MFT's Black and White basic paper pad.

I also stamped the same image with Distress Oxide Ink in Salty Ocean in 3 of the corners; added some sequins, Nuvo drops and glossy accents to the birthday die to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by; hope you have a GREAT weekend!


Stamps: Altenew Hibiscus Burst
Inks: MFT Extreme BlackSalty Ocean and Squeezed Lemonade Oxide Inks
Papers: Canson water color paper, Altenew DP paper, PTI True Black
Accessories: WPlus9 Happy Birthday dies, colored pencils, fun foam, glossy accents, sharpie, Neat and Tangled Like Magic