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Party Pandas…

Ahhh..the day AFTER!  Whew…we actually made it.  

So today’s post even though I’ve made it a birthday card here, could also celebrate the new year and to me it is nongender specific…

You know I love these pandas…and I love they are FREE too!

Cartwheeling across the page…

And a peek inside…

I could use a pack of this designed card.  I’d have to take a day to just make that background over and over and then there’s all that fussy cutting.  Uh, no!  Like I’ve said many times, making multiples is not my forte…

But if you’d like to make this card, here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


Paper:  Lemon Lime Twist and Thick Whisper White Cardstock, plus watercolor paper

Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Lemon Lime Twist Market and Pool Party and Lemon Lime Twist Reinkers

Stamps:  Panda Party

Tools ‘n Embellishments:   Self Adhesive Sequins, Glimmer Paper (retired) but you can color Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper any color with your markers to match your card, low tack tape for border, Aqua Painter, coarse salt


The Lemon Lime Twist base card is 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”.  Score, fold and burnish at 4-1/4”

The watercolor paper is 4” x 5-1/4”.  Place watercolor paper on a clip board with low tack tape creating a border.

Spritz or paint the watercolor surface with water.  Drop reinker on the paper by loading the Aqua Painter brush with reinker and just touching the really wet watercolor paper here and there.  Repeat with second color.

While still wet, sprinkle wet surface with coarse salt and let dry.

Stamp three pandas on Thick Whisper White CS in Archival Basic Black ink.  I cut the hat off the stamp and replaced it on the acrylic block when I needed it.  You can also just not ink the hat.  I drew the line back at the top of his head with a journal pen.  Fussy cut the pandas.

Stamp the balloon on Glimmer Paper (color with marker) and fussy cut.

Knock the salt off the dried watercolor paper.

Add sentiment in Archival Basic Black.

Add pandas with dimensionals in three stages of cartwheel.

Stamp balloon (I have this cut away from the sitting panda so I can use it anywhere).

Add glimmer balloon over balloon stamp with dimensional.

Add self adhesive sequins,

Inside the Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4” x 4-1/4”.

Add fussy cut panda with multipurpose glue.

The envelope also had a stamped panda in the lower left corner and a hand doodled border.

What a wonderful, warm (we’re in Florida) Christmas we had…perfect!  I so hope your Christmas was too.

Here’s your “Bism” for today…


Come get inky with me and be HaPpY!



Crumb Cake ‘n Snow…

Using white Craft Ink or Opaque White Watercolor on Crumb Cake is a favorite technique.  It just looks so nice!

So I’ve paired that thought and put the Waterfront stamp set to use again to make this winter scene…

Love that snowy look on Crumb Cake CS!

A glamour close up…

And, of course, a pretty bow!

Seriously this card could be used for Christmas but it works for a winter birthday or sympathy or thinking of you card too.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Crumb Cake and Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock
  • Ink:  Lemon Lime Twist and Mossy Meadow
  • Stamps:  Waterfront
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Aqua Painter, diluted Craft White Ink or Opaque White Watercolor, 3/8″ Lemon Lime Twist Mini Striped Ribbon, Linen Thread


  • The Crumb Cake base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score, fold and burnish at 4-1/4″.
  • The Lemon Lime Twist layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″
  • The top Crumb Cake layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp the moon and ground snow first with Opaque White Watercolor or diluted Craft White Ink.
  • Stamp trees using Mossy Meadow across front and continue behind first row of trees without reinking so the trees get lighter and lighter in the distance.  You can change to Lemon Lime Twist in the background too.  I did both on this card.  Be sure to get a partial tree over the moon.
  • Load up the brush of your Aqua Painter and using the lid, flip the brush so the white goes all over this layer.  The Craft Ink takes a while to dry so don’t smear your snow flakes!
  • Add the stamped layer to the Lemon Lime Twist layer with SNAIL.
  • Add a strip of ribbon around the top of these two layers and fasten with SNAIL.
  • Make a bow with several loops then tie center with Linen Thread.  Add to card front with glue dots.
  • I haven’t placed any sentiment here but probably will when I know where and to whom it’s going.
  • The envelope was stramped with fading trees to coordinate with the card front.

Hope all your holiday preparations are coming to an end and you will be able to relax and enjoy your friends and family.  If you are traveling like me…safe travels to and home!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

I’m all for twinkling toes!

Come get inky with me and be HaPpY!


Winter’s Night…

Continuing to work with the Waterfront stamp set, today’s post is a cold winter’s night scene.

Like yesterdays reflection post, this card would be perfect for all occasions including Christmas, masculine birthday, sympathy and thinking of you…

This card was stamped on Night of Navy, but I also made one on Dapper Denim.

A glamour close up…

That moon is just peeking over the tree tops.

There is no masking to create this scene and you will be surprised how quickly this card comes together.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Night of Navy Cardstock
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Waterfront
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Silver Baker’s Twine, Opaque White Watercolor or White Craft Ink Refill


  • The Night of Navy base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score, bold and burnish at 4-1/4″.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The top Night of Navy layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Paint the moon/sun stamp with White Opaque Watercolor or White Craft Ink thinned with water and stamp in position.  Let dry or heat dry.
  • Stamp trees in Archival Basic Black one full strength and several times going upwards without reinking across the middle 1/3 of the card front.  Try to get some tree tops over part of the moon.
  • Using a small paint brush or Aqua Painter add your “snow” to the ground stamp at the tree bases.  You can add additional snow where you feel it needs it.
  • I used an Aqua Painter loaded with the opaque white watercolor and the lid to splatter the whole card front.  Let dry.
  • Add Silver Baker’s Twine to bottom of card front.  Add to card base using multipurpose glue and weight til dry.

How easy and how beautiful is that?  I’ll have more samples with this little set in coming weeks.  I think I’m in love with this set!

Three days and counting…we are leaving at 4 a.m. Friday morning to spend Christmas with our son’s family which includes “the littles”!  Am I ready?  Nooooooooo.  But I will be!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

nothing worse than a twisted tutu!

Come get inky with me and be HaPpY!


Reflective Landscape…

You may have flipped right past this little stamp set on page 48 in the 2018 Occasions Catalog.  This set was inspired by the Million Sales Achiever, Connie Heisey and it is a gem!

Using the new product, Brusho made this landscape appear as if it had been hand painted.

Yesterday on the Rambling Rose Studio Facebook page I demonstrated this landscape in a “live” video that is still available to see.

Only three of the Brusho color crystals were used for this landscape.

This would be an excellent sympathy card or masculine birthday card too.  Later this week there will be another landscape totally different from this one to show you why I think this little set is such a gem.  I’m planning my February “Inky Fingers” class around this set…

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Tranquil Tide Cardstock, plus watercolor paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Waterfront
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Small Round Paint Brush, Brusho Color Crystals


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score, fold and burnish at 4-1/4″.
  • The Tranquil Tide layer is 5-1/2″ x 4″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The watercolor paper is 3-3/4″ x 5-1/4″.  The elements are added in layers then left to dry before adding layers over them.  So the sun was stamped with water and Yellow Color Crystals were dropped into the water.  Next was the mountain in the background added the same way using the Green Color Crystals.  Next would be the Prussian Blue mountain then the green ground (mix some yellow crystals with blue on an acrylic block with water to create this green).  Use the same mixed green for the trees.
  • Add some blue crystal to a block with water to dilute to a lighter blue and color in the sky and water areas.  Once dry add a watery sun by diluting the yellow on the stamp in the water.  Use paint brush to add reflection of sun.  Stamp trees on a piece of window sheet or plastic wrapper to stamp the reflection of the trees.  It should be much lighter than the original trees.
  • Add sentiment in Archival Basic Black.
  • Add this layer to card front with multipurpose glue and weight down until dry.

If all this sounds too much, go to the Rambling Rose Studio Facebook page and take a look at the “live” video.  Sometimes just seeing something done makes it so much easier to visualize.

I am so close to having everything ready for Christmas…good thing since we are leaving Friday to celebrate with our son and his family which includes “the littles”.

Hope you are seeing light at the end of your tunnel too.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Two puppies in the globe!  Do you think the “princess” got a new puppy?

Come get inky with me and be HaPpY!


Suite Celebration…

That is not a typo in the title of this post.  Still celebrating by using the Cake Soiree Suite of products.  There’s just so many possibilities here…

It all starts with that “smooshed” background…

A glamour close up.

This ribbon is super nice for bow making.

And a peek inside.

The sentiment “celebrate” was used and the inside left blank because I may want to use this card as a birthday, anniversary or wedding.  Another reason this set is so versatile.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Berry Burst and Silver Foil Cardstock, plus watercolor paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Berry Burst, Powder Pink, Old Olive and Pool Party
  • Stamps:  Cake Soiree
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Berry Burst 3/8″ Metallic Edge Ribbon, Linen Thread, Sweet Cake Framelits Dies, Low Tack Tape, Spritzer, Blends Pens or Markers


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score, fold and burnish at 5-1/2″
  • The Berry Burst layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Watercolor paper layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.
  • Add low tack tape around edges of watercolor paper to create a 1/4″ border.  Add Pool Party and Berry Burst ink to an “E” Acrylic Block with markers or ink pad and spritz with water.  Smoosh block onto watercolor paper and lift after giving the ink time to be absorbed.
  • Cut a piece of Berry Burst Metallic Trimmed Ribbon 5-1/2″ then add around bottom of watercolor paper at the 1-1/4″ mark attaching at back with SNAIL.  Add this layer to card front with multipurpose glue and weight the layers down while drying.
  • Cut the cake stand from Silver Foil Cardstock.
  • Make a bow with several loops tying in the center with Linen Thread.
  • Stamp cake on scrap Thick Whisper White with Archival Basic Black.  Color with markers or Blends Pens.
  • Stamp sentiment on scrap Thick Whisper White with Archival Basic Black and trim.  Tag one end.  Stamp flower outlines with Powder Pink and Berry Burst just off the paper.
  • Add cake stand to card front with multipurpose glue just outside the taped border with multipurpose glue.  Weight the piece to dry.
  • Add bow to stand base with glue dots.
  • Add cake to stand with dimensionals.
  • Inside the Berry Burst layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Stamp larger flower and mask.  Stamp two smaller flowers and leaves before removing mask.  Add to Berry Burst layer with SNAIL.
  • The Flowers could also be added to the envelope front and colored to coordinate with the card.

This year I intend to be much more organized.  Did I hear sniggering?  Seriously!  I don’t want to be scrambling for a card when I need it.

It’s Friday!  Hope your weekend will be filled with everything you want to do and nothing you don’t.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

for me that would be watercoloring.

Come get inky with me and be HaPpY!



Birthday Gift…

Been working on my birthday stash which is pretty depleted this time of year and designed this pretty feminine card with the gift all wrapped up and a pretty bow on top!

Pretty in pink…

Check out those embossed scattered sequins!

This ribbon is awesome!

And a peek inside the card shows these coordinating flowers that came from the Sweet Soiree Embellishments Kit.

A friend of mine has a birthday next week (Oh so close to Christmas) and she is the perfect person for this card.  Happiness in the mail!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Powder Pink Cardstock
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Cake Soiree’ Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Sweet Soiree Embellishments Kits, Berry Burst 3/8’ Metallic Ribbon, Cake Soiree Stamp Set Sweet Cake Framelits Dies, Linen Thread, Self Adhesive Sequins


  • On Scrap Thick Whisper White stamp gift package and Happy Birthday using Archival Basic Black.  Color flowers on package with Blends Pens or Markers.  Cut package bow from Powder Pink CS then attach to top of gift with glue dots.  Add silver velum sprigs  to back of gift with glue dots.  Trim sentiment and flag one end.
  • Loop ribbon twice leaving a long tail tying Linen Thread to hold loops.  Use tips of snips to pull loose a thread from ribbon tail and pull when you feel it looks best.  Cut thread.
  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score, fold and burnish at 4-1/4″.
  • The Powder Pink layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.   Cut a 3″ circle from the center of this layer.  Position this layer over the card front and lightly mark circle in pencil.  Run this Powder Pink layer through Big Shot using the Scattered Sequins Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  Add this layer to card front with SNAIL.
  • Stamp sentiment toward the top of the circle in Archival Basic Black.
  • Add looped ribbon with glue dots and Happy Birthday at an angle with glue dots.
  • Place three Self Adhesive sequins around circle.
  • Add gift at lower left corner of card front overlapping circle opening.
  • Inside there is a layer of Powder Pink CS 4-3/8″ x 3-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ attach over Powder Pink layer with SNAIL.
  • Add flower embellishment with multipurpose glue.

I can see that this stamp suite (I got everything!) will be used over and over again…

All my planning has gone out the window this week.  I just keep getting further and further behind.  How does this happen?

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Don’t you just love the puppy in all her designs?

Come get inky with me and Be HaPpY!


Paris Birthday…

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be in Paris, France, for your birthday?  Outdoor cafes, the Eiffel Tower in the background…

Let’s get real.  How about a card that looks like Paris?  That I can do…

Doesn’t this remind you of an outdoor café maybe in Paris?

Can you see inside the window?

This card is a tri-fold so you can open the window and be inside the café.

How clever to create a framelit to just cut away the top portion of the table and chairs…seriously!

Paris is one place I have never been…maybe someday.  But if you’d like to take someone away on their birthday with this card, here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White Cardstock plus Petal Passion Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black and Pool Party
  • Stamps:  Charming Café’
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Blends Pens for coloring stamping, Linen Thread, Calypso Coral Seam Binding (retired), Café Builder Framelits Dies, “E” Acrylic Block


  • Cut two 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ base cards.  Score, fold and burnish at 4-1/4″
  • Cover one card front with DSP cut 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ adhering with multipurpose glue.  Cut away just the center part of the floral oval from the card front center.  If you were to use both pieces you wouldn’t have a place to attach the flower piece to.
  • Stamp the floral oval on scrap Thick Whisper White and add color with Blends Pens or Markers if you’d rather.  Use both sides of the oval framelit and cut this out.  The floral pattern is the same at top and bottom so you can’t get it wrong when placing the framelit.  Add this frame to your card front with multipurpose glue.
  • Make a bow with several loops then tie off center with Linen Thread.  Attach to card front below oval and centered with glue dots.
  • Now inside this card with the oval opening using an “E” Acrylic Block and Pool Party Ink Pad, ink up on side of block. Spritz with water and smoosh it on the inside panel of the card with the oval opening.
  • Working now with the second 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Thick Whisper White piece scored at 4-1/4″.  This piece will open opposite the previous piece (from the left instead from the right).  Lay this card front inside the oval opening card and lightly mark with pencil the oval opening.
  • Using your pencil marks for placement, stamp the table and chairs.  Color with Blends Pens or Markers.  Use the very clever framelit that just cuts away the cardstock at the top of this image.
  • Stamp a couple of topiary trees on scrap Thick Whisper White, color and cut with framelit.  Add multipurpose glue to just the back of the flower pot then add to each side of chairs.
  • Add SNAIL to the inside of the table card and place it behind the back of the first card with the oval opening.
  • Add your sentiment inside the oval opening card so that it reads through the opening over the table and chairs.
  • We made it to Paris!
  • On the envelope I stamped and colored one topiary tree and covered the envelope flap with the same DSP used on the card front.

I’m in love with this card…

How are all your Christmas preparations coming?  Things are a little chaotic this week but should calm down for traveling next week to share Christmas with “the littles”.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

works for me.

Come get inky with me and be HaPpY!



Shut the Door!

The barn door that is…move over Chip and Joanna.  Stampin’ Up! has a new stamp set called Barn Door and it is so dang cute.

I just love this idea.  Couldn’t find any directions for this bundle, but remembered at Salt Lake City something about #6 washers from hardware store.  So those were bought and I just started working with the set with the catalog pictures to guide me.  Piece of cake!

That doors slides just like Chip had installed it.

Think Joanna would like my background wall?

and a peek inside.

So while I had to bumble my way through this first card, you don’t have to.  Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Basic Black and Soft Sky Cardstock
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Early Espresso, Baked Brown Sugar and Real Red
  • Stamps:  Barn Door
  • Tools ‘n Embellishments:  #6 Washers (4) from hardware store, Sliding Floor Framelits Dies,  Brick Wall Embossing Folder, Strip Adhesive


  • The Soft Sky base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score, fold and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The top Soft Sky layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″.  Use “slider” framelit and cut openings leaving room at the top for the door hinges attached at top of sliding door.
  • Embossed with Brick Wall Embossing Folder.
  • Cut a 2-1/2″ x 3-7/8″ piece of Thick Whisper White.  Stamp sentiment(s) in Archival Basic Black.  It would be cute to add a photo on one side of this piece.  Attach centered on the Soft Sky layer.
  • Add Strip Adhesive around all edges and one across the center of the back of this top layer.  Set this aside for a minute.
  • Stamp door in Baked Brown Sugar on Very Vanilla Cardstock.  Stamp wreath using markers to color the stamp in Early Espresso and Real Red.  Cut both pieces out with framelits.
  • Cut the door handle, the slider bar and door hinges with framelits from Basic Black Cardstock.
  • Now let’s build this barn door.  Add door handle and hinges to door with small amount of multipurpose glue.  Add wreath to door with dimensionals.
  • With a small amount of multipurpose glue add the black bar to the Soft Sky layer just over the opening.
  • Cut four dimensionals in half.  Add two halves to each corner on the back of the door.  Place the dimensionals so that the washers will not show outside the edges.  Now place the door over the Soft Sky layer with the dimensionals through the sliding opening.  Add the washers to the four corners over the dimensionals.
  • Remove protective paper from Strip Adhesive and place on card front.
  • Now that the door is in place you can see this really isn’t complicated at all.  The next one will be so much easier!
  • Inside the card there is a Thick Whisper White layer 4″ x 5-1/4″ with the wreath stamped in the lower right corner.
  • The envelope was stamped with the wreath too!

This sample was out yesterday on display with the Barn Door Bundle and all my peeps loved it.  If you decide to get this set at least you have some directions to get started with.  Maybe another video?

We are now having some REALLY cold temps so maybe winter really is here.  How long til Spring?

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Come get inky with me…Be HaPpY!


Panda Rockettes…

What could be cuter than a line up of dancing pandas?  These little guys are ready to high kick just like the Rockettes…

How cute are they?  Once again the magic of masking is in force here.

And those background trees?  Where did they come from?

And a peek inside.

And the best thing about this set?  It’s FREE!

Yep, this set is in the Sale-A-Bration Catalog that goes “live” January 3rd.  Not to be missed!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for this one (I will be “live” on the Rambling Rose Studio facebook page Sunday afternoon demonstrating this week’s two panda cards.  Be sure to “like” the page so you will be notified):


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock
  • Ink:  Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide and Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Party Pandas and Season of Whimsy (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Masking Paper or Post It Note, Smoky Slate Market, Card Front Builder Framelits, Fun Foam


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score, fold and burnish at 4-1/4″.
  • The Lemon Lime Twist layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Cut two masking pandas from Masking Paper or Post It Note.  Stamp first panda in Archival Basic Black in center of layer.  Mask this panda then stamp the second panda to the right or left of the center panda and mask this one too.
  • Make your own tree stamp from the tree framelit in Card Front Builder Framelit Dies by cutting two of each tree from Fun Foam.  Glue the layers together with multipurpose glue.  Add a dab of multipurpose glue to one side of the fun foam to make it tacky so it will stick to Acrylic Block.

  • How fun is that?  Now ink the trees in Lemon Lime Twist then add Tranquil Tide to one side of the trees.  Spritz with a little water and stamp over the two masked pandas.
  • Remove the mask that isn’t in the center and cover the third panda.  Repeat the above instructions to add trees behind all the pandas.
  • Remove all masks.  Save them with your stamp set to reuse.
  • Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black at top right.
  • Add shadows under each panda with Smoky Slate Market.
  • Inside there is a layer of Lemon Lime Twist 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ with a Thick Whisper White layer 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ on top.  Stamped with two of the trees from the card front inked and spritzed in the same way.
  • These trees could also be added to the envelope to coordinate!

Hope to see you Sunday Afternoon…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

thank goodness!

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!



Brusho Peace…

The recipe of water, Brusho Colour Crystals and watercolor paper is magic!  You can work like a free spirit with wild abandon or much more structured with a brush…either way the results are really magically…

Today’s post is a little more structured with a maintained border…

Does this look magical to you?  To me it suggests movement and atmosphere…

Lots of snow.

The watercolor panel was add to the card front with Strip Adhesive.

The Sheltering Tree was stamped just outside the border once the background was dry.

Here’s my suggestion if you are planning to invest in the Brusho Colour Crystals.  Commit to using several watercolor panels to experiment with.  Create panels with and without borders to see which way you like them best…no right or wrong here.  Try lying down the crystals on the panel and spritzing with water and reversing that procedure.  Which way do you get the best results?

Now I know the colours come with instructions not to open the bottles.  Really!  Seriously?  Whatever, I opened all the bottles and did not punch a hole in the top.

I’ll confess to being a control freak…no lie!  So I use a small dry brush (it’s really just an old brush) like a small shovel and scoop crystals onto the brush and tap the brush handle with my index finger to add colour exactly where I want it.  Call me a rebel.  Don’t be afraid to give it a try.

Would I do a class in my studio with this product…uh, no!  But I do plan on making several videos.  Generally my “live” videos are on Sunday afternoons through my Rambling Rose Studio facebook page.  Be sure to “like” the page so you will be notified when videos are being shown.

Alright.  Are you ready for some Stuff ‘N Digits on this card?  Here you go…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White Cardstock and Watercolor paper
  • Ink:  Early Espresso
  • Stamps:  Sheltering Tree and Christmas Quilt (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  VersaMark, White Embossing Powder, White Paint Pen and Opaque White Watercolor, Low Tack Artists Tape. Smoky Slate Marker


  • The Thick Whisper White card base is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score, fold and burnished at 5-1/2″.
  • The watercolor paper is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  With low tack tape, tape watercolor paper to a clip board.  Burnish borders to keep watercolor from seeping under the tape.
  • Spritz the watercolor paper and be sure the entire surface is good and wet but not running off the paper.  You can smooth over the surface with an Aqua Painter if you want.
  • Here I used Yellow, Gamboge and Prussian Blue.  Where you see green is where the yellows mixed with the blue.  The Prussian Blue is intense so start lightly with the crystals.  Give the colours time to blend and encourage more blending with your water spritzer at this point.  You can touch the edges to soak up extra water that collect at the edges.
  • Let dry completely.
  • Stamp sentiment in VersaMark at right bottom corner,  sprinkle with White Embossing Powder and heat set.
  • Stamp Sheltering Tree stamp at left bottom corner just outside the border at bottom and left side in Early Espresso.
  • With a White Paint Pen add “snow” to the right side of tree and tops of branches.  Add dots with paint pen for snow.  If you want more snow in a variety of sizes, use an old brush and dip into a white opaque water color and splatter more snow.
  • Isn’t it magical?
  • Add this panel once dry to the card front using Strip Adhesive.

I hope you enjoyed this post and it will inspire you to give this new product a try.  Enjoy playing with it!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

will do!

Come get inky with me…Be HaPpY!