Distress Ink Watercolored Flowers

170325_Stampendous_CarnationsThis time I tried a different watercoloring technique. First I stamped the image in Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I then used my wet paintbrush to pull the paint outward from the stamped image to make a border all around the image.



Watercolored Critter Tags

170312_Watercolor_Tags_1I made these cute little tags for my granddaughter to sell in order to make money for an upcoming graduation trip she was planning. I used a variety of my critter and cute stamps to stamp on the tags and then watercolored the images with Distress Ink.


  • Strathmore 300 Series 140-pound cold press (for the tags)
  • Distress Ink used as watercolors
  • Recollections: Zoo-Licious stamp set (link unavailable)
  • Recollections: Don’t Bug Me stamp set (link unavailable)
  • Recollections: Woof Woof stamp set (link unavailable)
  • Simon Says Stamp: Cuddly Critters Accessories
  • Lawn Fawn: Fairy Friends stamp set


Poinsettia Christmas Card

Elizabeth Craft Peel-off Sticker watercolored with Distress InkThe background of this card was sponged with Distress Ink. The nontraditional shaped poinsettia flowers are peel-off stickers that were watercolored with Distress Ink.


  • Strathmore 300 series, 100 pound Bristol Vellum paper
  • Distress Ink used as watercolors
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs: Poinsettias Peel-Off Stickers (0380)
  • Recollections: Sheet Music stamp in background
  • Art-C: Joy to the World stamp set (no link available)


Mistletoe Christmas Cards

Last year at the after Christmas clearance sales, I purchased a beautiful stamp set by Hero Arts. The stamp set featured a large sprig of mistletoe and I was taken with how beautifully it was drawn. I made several Christmas cards this year using this stamp set. I also used the sentiments in the set on many of my other Christmas cards and Christmas H.U.G. cards.

Little Pumpkin

2 Cute Ink Digital Stamp watercolored with Distress Inks

I just couldn’t resist watercoloring this cute little pumpkin eating his cute little pumpkin cookie. The pumpkin is a digital stamp from 2 Cute Ink. I also used a stamp to cover the background paper.



Ornaments Christmas Card

Ornaments Christmas CardMy friend Maaike recently shared a video of a beautiful card she created and that is what inspired me to create this card. I love the simplicity of the card design. When I designed my card, I changed several elements including embossing the card front, using a navy panel to place my ornaments on and using scrapbook paper to die cut my ornaments.


  • Neenah Classic Crest 80 pound Smooth Solar White Card Stock
  • Recollections: Passion Fruit Card Stock
  • Recollections: Winter Frost 6 x 6 paper pad (link not available)
  • Recollections: Winter Frost Glitter tape (link not available)
  • Recollections: Winter Frost Twine (link not available)
  • My Favorite Things: Die-namics Howdy Frames to die cut the ornaments (link not available)
  • Darice: Crackle Embossing Folder

Maaike's inspiring card

I’ve also included a photo of Maaike’s inspiring card. If you would like to watch her step-by-step creation of the card, please stop by her You Tube channel to see the video.