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STAMPtember with Picket Fence Studios

Hello my Cat lovers 🐈! We are so excited to bring this exclusive stamp from Picket Fence Studios to the STAMPtember celebration!

This adorable and sweet stamp is called Sarcastic Kitties and it has the coordinating dies available at Simon Says Stamp shop.

And this is the slimline card that I created with the Sarcastic Kitties stamp. Additionally, I used the Slim Line Die Cutting System, Slim Line Horizontal English Brick Wall Stencil, Slim Line Grass and Waves with Tile and Wood stamp, Life Changing Blender Brushes and our new medium, Paper Glitz.

Below you will find all pictures and close ups from this card. Enjoy!

Remember that this stamp set once it’s gone, it’s gone forever. So hurry up to get yours and I really hope you have a crafty time!

Below you will also find links to all supplies used to make this card.

Have a MEOW day! Your friend, Karen


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Embellishment Flash Sale | Picket Fence Studios

Hi lovelies! Today Picket Fence Studios is having a 24 hrs. Flash Sale and you can get these embellishments individually or you can buy the bundle Buy All Six. Each bag is $3.99 or you can Buy All Six for $21.99. They have LIMITED quantities and they won’t be restocking. The embellishments come in plastic bags. You will get 1 full TABLESPOON on each bag. This sale is good from Friday 10:00 A.M. to Saturday 10:00 A.M.

Below you will find two cards I made using these embellishments.

For this birthday card I used the Holiday Gift Tags Die and made a little shaker.

The background on this last card was made using Paper Glitz Sparkle through the Slim Line Rainbow Stencil also from Picket Fence Studios. For the shakers I used all 6 different embellishments.

Also, below you can take a look at each embellishments!

And remember there is FREE shipping US only over $40 orders at Picket Fence Studios shop. Below you have my affiliated links to all products at not to you. Happy crafty Shopping!


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Embossing Folder + Inking | Thank You Card

YouTube Video Tutorial

Hi friends! Today I have a new video on my YouTube channel showing you how to add more dimension and definition to your backgrounds using any embossing folder and different inks. For this card I made a “Thank You Card” using the Floating Foliage Embossing Folder and Simple Greetings Die Set from Altenew. The inks I used are Salvaged Patina and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide inks and the Antique Gold Pigment Ink was used to add more definition and contrast. Click here to watch the video.

Let’s begin! I added Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide ink to the raised parts of this Floating Foliage Embossing Folder. Then, I inserted a piece of white cardstock inside the embossing folder and run it through my die cutting machine. I always use my Gemini Jr. and the sandwich type is “clear plate, embossing folder and the other clear plate”. I have to admit that I’ve never had any issues with this machine while using this type of sandwich.

Next, I added Twisted Citron Distress Oxide ink to the background of this panel, then once I covered the whole background I applied Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide ink on top of the leaves to cover some white spots. This whole process of adding color doesn’t have to be perfect, actually the more imperfect it looks the better. I guarantee you that this technique is so therapeutic that you will enjoy it so much!

So to create more definition on this leaves, I applied Antique Gold Pigment Ink and the ink got stuck mostly on the detail parts and edges of the leaves giving them even more dimension because now they do have more definition. Once my panel was dry I added some splatters using Hero Arts Gold Metallic ink.

When this panel was dry I adhered a white folded note card at the back using foam tape. Then, I applied Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide ink to a piece of cardstock and die cut out of it the word die Thanks from the Simple Greetings Die Set and the shadow was die cut from white cardstock. I placed this word die sentiment on top of my background and as a final touch I added some enamel dots from Julie Hickey and this card was done.

Hope you like this card and try this technique. All products used on this card are listed bellow. Affiliate links at no cost to you. Have a marvelous day and thank you so much for stopping by.

Your friend, Karen

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Impressive Heat Embossing | Altenew Academy

Hello crafty friends! This is my final card for Level 2 and I’m so excited to finally be here since 2018. I know! Time flies and I have been procrastinating too much. Anyways, this last class was spectacular because I love to heat emboss. I could gold-heat emboss every single stamp so for this card I decided to change a little bit and use this Golden Peach Crisp Embossing Powder that is absolutely gorgeous along with Platinum Crisp Embossing Powder, White Embossing Powder and to add a touch of glitter I used Capri Embossing Glitter from WOW!

Also, I chose to heat emboss over vellum and in my opinion you get a better impression when you heat emboss in this material, plus it looks so elegant and beautiful.

The stamp I used for this card is Nature Blossoms and the coordinating dies. The big thanks is from Script Words 2 Die Set. The sequins are Antique Gold Sequins from Altenew. One of the papers from my background is a specialty 3D cardstock that matched the Golden Peach Crisp Embossing Powder and the other is from Celebrations 6×6 paper pad from Altenew.

Let’s start! To create my background I die cut an A2 panel out of one of the papers from Celebrations 6×6 paper pad from Altenew and adhered it to a white folded notecard using glue. Then, the specialty 3D cardstock was cut diagonally and added to the panel, just like you see in the pictures.

Next, I heat embossed all my flowers from Nature Blossoms Stamp Set, so for that I stamp each outline stamp onto vellum using Versamark Emboss ink pad and heat embossed them with Hero Arts White Embossing Powder and my heat tool. Then, I heat embossed two detailed stamps from these flowers using Golden Peach and Platinum Crisp Embossing Powders.

TIP: Always remember to use anti-static powder before heat embossing.

Here you can have a closer look from the specialty 3D cardstock and the heat emboss layering on the flowers. The center part of each flower was heat embossed using Capri Embossing Glitter for that touch of sparkle and it gave the flowers the contrast in color needed.

For the leaves, I decided to change the combination of colors and I heat embossed all the outline parts with Platinum Crisp Embossing Powder and the detailed stamps were heat embossed using Hero Arts White Embossing Powder and I honestly loved how they look. I will be trying this in the future for sure!

Once I finished heat embossing all flowers and leaves I die cut them using the matching dies. I arranged all die cuts on top of the panel following the diagonal line crated with the papers on the background. I added clear foam tape to get some dimension between all the elements on the panel.

Finally, from a teal mirror cardstock, that I have in my stash, I die cut the Thanks die from Script Words 2 Die Set and I placed it on top of the flowers using glue, in addition I added a few Antique Gold Sequins, some Nuvo drops around and my card was finished.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by. I hope you like this card and get some inspiration. Have a wonderful day and see you next time.

You friend, Karen


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WOW! Embossing Powder & Gerda Steiner Designs Blog Hop Collaboration

Hello friends! I’m super excited to be participating in this Blog Hop for WOW! Embossing Power in Collaboration with Gerda Steiner Designs. I have made two cards and I’m featuring the Balancing Mouse, Peeking Friends and Tangled Penguin Stamps. The embossing powders used on this Blog Hop are: Purple Glitz, Neutral Ultra Shimmer, Opaque Bright White, Oasis, Sugared Almond and Thistle Sparkle Glitter.

And we also have a fabulous GIVEAWAY! In order to participate please be sure to leave your comments on each DT blog post (including WOW! Embossing Powder & Gerda Steiner Designs blog posts) to be eligible to win 2 x $25, Gift Card to Gerda Steiner Designs or WOW! Embossing Powder stores. It will run for one week with the winner announced on Monday, 25th November.