Archive for Fall

Fall Lantern…

Today’s post is another fall card perfect for the season or for someone having a birthday during the fall months.  I’ve always been in love with all kinds of lanterns and actually have one almost like this one hanging on my front porch…

I see this pop up and it just makes me smile…

You can see some of the layers in the close up shot…


Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you just in case you are into the fall season like me…


  • Paper:  Thick Very Vanilla, Thick Whisper White and Basic Black Cardstock and Water color paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Pool Party, Tempting Turquoise, Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie
  • Stamps:  Seasonal Lantern
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Large round water color brush, Early Espresso marker for splats, yellow and orange watercolors, Lantern Builder Framelits,  Strip Adhesive and Blender Pen


  • The Thick Very Vanilla base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The water color layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Wet your watercolor paper leaving a white edge with no water.  Drop the orange color at the bottom and the yellow at the top and encourage them to meet in the middle.  Let dry then splatter with Early Espresso marker and add sentiment (I cut my stamp in two pieces) at top left corner in Archival Basic Black.  Add this layer to card front with multipurpose glue.
  • Cut the largest lantern first from Thick Whisper White.  Stamp bow, berries/leaves, candle and gourds on scrap water color paper and paint with reinker in pad lid and a Blender Pen.  Cut out with coordinating framelits.
  • Add black pieces to solid white lantern.  Add a smudge of Daffodil Delight for candle “glow”.  Two of the gourds and the candle were added with multipurpose glue.  Everything else was added with dimensionals.
  • Add lantern to lower right corner of water colored piece with multipurpose glue and the whole layer to card front with Strip Adhesive.

There will be more cards made with this lantern for the holidays!

Hope your Wednesday is awesome.  You know mine will be as soon as I see my daughter walking toward me at the airport!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

the best day ever!

Stay inky…be HaPpY!



Autumn Sun…

Is there anything prettier than a sunflower?  We are so lucky that five minutes down the road there are acres of sunflowers blooming every late summer.  They are magical to see and for me a magnet to try to draw and paint.

Recently I ran down the road (not literally) and for $15 they gave you a large plastic bucket to fill with however many sunflowers you could fit inside!  They also provided a sharp knife to cut the taller than me stalks.  I was in heaven.  Here is a photo quickly snapped to give you an idea of the beauty.

So when the Holiday Catalog was released a couple of weeks ago, you would have laughed to see me jump up and do my “HaPpY” dance…it’s not a pretty sight!

The preorder arrived yesterday afternoon…and yes, that’s the first stamp to see ink from the box.  Here’s my first sunflower card…

…and the sentiment is perfect!  Many of you know Thanksgiving is my most favorite holiday.  What’s not to love about a holiday with no gifts and amazing food!

This is a two-step stamp stamped on wet water color paper in contrasting color.

Used the new leaf punch for some textural effect…and of course, the Linen Bow!

and a peek inside.  This leaf is “fussy cut”.

So if you love sunflowers as much as I do and you’d like to make this card, here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Very Vanilla, Thick Whisper White and Early Espresso Cardstock, plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive, Early Espresso and Soft Suede
  • Stamps:  Painted Harvest
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Leaf Punch, water spritzer, Strip Adhesive


  • The Thick Very Vanilla base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Early Espresso layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ attached to card front with multipurpose glue.
  • The water color layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Spray the paper to moisten thoroughly (wet but not puddling).  Stamp solid sunflower in Daffodil Delight.  Let the paper work for you.  Stamp leaf in Lemon Lime Twist.  While the paper is still damp, stamp the second more detailed sunflower over the first stamping in Crushed Curry and the leaf in Old Olive.  On scrap water color paper, moisten then stamp a second leaf like the one on the card front and also the fernlike leaf with Lemon Lime Twist and Old Olive.  If it’s too green, clean your detailed stamp and over stamp in Daffodil Delight.
  • Add punched leaf with “mini” dimensionals letting it fall off the right side a bit.
  • Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black once the water color paper is dry.  Add Linen Thread cross at bottom of this layer with SNAIL.  Attach bow with glue dots.  Video on making this bow here.
  • Add this layer to card front over Early Espresso layer with Strip Adhesive.
  • Inside the Early Espresso layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Very Vanilla layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ attached with SNAIL over the Early Espresso layer.
  • Fussy cut “fernlike” leaf and add with glue dots.

It’s Friday and “date night” at my house.  Hope you have great plans for the weekend.  Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

today…just today.

Hope you are inky and HaPpY!



Autumn in Red…

Working in watercolors is something I do often.  There are stacks of watercolor paper with my favorite color combinations and techniques.

Sometimes I’ll take a whole morning or day and just work creating panels of color and then let them dry to be used later.

And that’s exactly what happened today.  The air felt different this morning.  I know it’s still August and summer, but there is change in the air.  Which prompted me to pull out this color panel and make this autumn card for you today…

This panel had water droplets and salt added while wet.

See the interesting patterns created?

The entire front panel is raised with Adhesive Strips.

And this beautiful leaf was cut with the framelit from Seasonal Layers and the same color panel.

If you have watercolors, I hope you will be inspired to get them out and play with them.  And if you don’t, try some of these techniques with your reinkers.

Either way, here are the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Water Color Paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Feathered Together (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Watercolors (or reinker), Stitched Shapes Framelits, Seasonal Layers Framelits, Water color brush, salt, Strip Adhesive


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Water Color paper layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Add sentiment at lower left corner in Archival Basic Black ink.  Then attach to card front with Strip Adhesive.
  • Color your water color paper panel with water to dampen, then drop colors and let them bloom and travel on your paper.  You can always add water to your brush and move the color more if you want.  While wet add clean drops of water then sprinkle with salt.  Let dry completely.
  • Decide on the size of your square and pick framelits to cut your “frame” from water color paper.  Cut square from dried color panel with largest square.  Add “frame” to color panel with multipurpose glue.  Add art piece to card front with multipurpose glue.
  • Cut leaf from same color panel and add to card front over frame with mini dimensional.
  • Inside a strip from same color panel is added with multipurpose glue.

Isn’t that easy?  And this is a dramatic card in person which is always hard to capture in a photo.

Many of you know that my daughter and son-in-love are stationed in South Korea and have been there for the last 2-1/2 years.  Sweetums and I will be picking her up at the Norfolk, VA, airport this time next week!  We will be relieved to have her home and will continue to wait for SIL until the end of September.  While she says this has been a wonderful cultural experience of a lifetime, the current uncertainty with North Korea and China have ended this trip on a sour note.  Pray for all those who will remain in this chaotic state that common sense and calm reasoning will prevail.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

me too!

Stay inky…be HaPpY!



Fall Door…

This week rain has arrived…much needed rain!  And with that came much cooler and less humid temperatures.  A welcome relief.

To tie into that “fall-ish” feeling today’s post features the At Home With You Bundle (stamps and framelits) with a fall feel.

Using unconventional greens for fall (Emerald Envy and Tranquil Tide).

All coloring was done with a Blender Pen to tip of marker or lid of ink pad.

In addition to a Thanksgiving card, this would be perfect for a fall birthday!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White Cardstock plus Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Tranquil Tide, Archival Basic Black and Early Espresso
  • Stamps:  At Home With You
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  At Home Framelits Dies, Blender Pen


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Designer Series Paper layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • Stamp on scrap Thick Whisper White the door and welcome mat in Crumb Cake and the wreath and sunflowers in Archival Basic Black.  Color with Blender Pen picking up color from markers or ink pad lids.
  • Cut all pieces out with Framelit Dies.  Add door and welcome mat with SNAIL.  Add wreath and sunflowers with dimensionals.
  • I didn’t take a photo, but inside the sunflowers were stamped and colored and also on the lower left corner of the envelope.

My daisy post from yesterday and this card today were made in class yesterday.  I should have taken pictures of all the nature impressions they made too.  It was a good class!

Hope your Tuesday is awesome…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

especially for a friend today.

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!





Pacific Point Fall…

Doors with color are my favorite.  Personally my door is red, but today I have a card for you to send out in the fall with a blue door…

A Pacific Point blue door…

I like the wreaths behind the lanterns.  The background was done on water color paper.

Side angle.  This door doesn’t open.

And a place to write your message inside.

I want to send this card to someone who has a birthday in the fall or as a Happy Thanksgiving card.  I need to put this one somewhere where I can find it.  Hmmm….

This bundle really has everything you need for these “door” cards for each season.  I do like the windows of the door punched out.  You could slip a piece of Daffodil Delight behind them to look like lights are on behind the door.  Just a random thought…you know how my mind jumps hither ‘n thither.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Crumb Cake and Thick Whisper White Cardstock, plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Lemon Lime Twist, More Mustard, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Pacific Point
  • Stamps:  At Home With You
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  small round paint brush, At Home Framelits and Brick Wall Embossing Folder


  • The Crumb Cake base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The water color paper background layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Color all of the water color paper with a light wash of Smoky Slate Reinker. and the bottom 1″ go over with with Soft Suede once the Smoky Slate has dried.  Add Smoky Slate ink to inside of Brick Wall Embossing Folder, add water color layer inside and run through Big Shot to get brick/block effect.  Add this layer to card front with multipurpose glue.
  • Stamp two wreaths, two lanterns, one sign, one pumpkin/sunflower, one door and a welcome sign with Archival Basic Black on water color paper.  Using reinker and small round paint brush, paint each piece.  Use Pacific Point marker around window and door frame.  Cut all pieces out with coordinating framelits.
  • Stamp sign holder bow to from of door and add sign with dimensionals.  Add door to card front with multipurpose glue.
  • Add wreaths to either side of door with multipurpose glue.
  • Add lanterns to either side of door over wreaths with dimensionals.
  • Add “welcome” mat under door with multipurpose glue.
  • Add pumpkins/sunflowers to one side of door with dimensionals.
  • Inside the card there is a Thick Whisper White layer 4″ x 5-1/4″ stamped with pumpkin/sunflowers in Archival Black and colored with brush/markers.  Be sure to add a shadow for the arrangement to sit on.

I really like the way the washed water color paper in the background “took” the embossing folder ink and impression.  Really adds to the overall effect of this card front.  Plus blue and orange or complimentary colors on the wheel and almost always look great together.

Hope your are having the best Thursday and have all your plans made for the Memorial Day Weekend.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


And you can be HaPpY if your fingers are inky!




Totally Trees Thanks…

It is no secret I like trees…Lovely As A Tree, Thoughtful Branches, Totally Trees…I love them all.  I mean there’s so much you can do with them in a background or foreground.  Heck they can be the focus of your work.

You can decorate them, take leaves off or add them in colors or leave the simple leafless tree.

Today’s post is made with Totally Trees.  Love this set…


Perfect for fall but you could just as easily make them summer or spring trees…or leave them naked!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Crumb Cake Notecard, Rich Razzleberry Cardstock and Water Color Paper
  • Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Dapper Denim, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Totally Trees and Grateful Bunch
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Gold Wink of Stella and Aqua Painter


  • The Rich Razzleberry layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-7/8″ attached to Crumb Cake notecard with SNAIL
  • The water color paper layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″.  Stamp several of the ground stamp at bottom.  Use an Aqua Painter to blend color.  Stamp Tree tops in colors then add tree limbs in Basic Black.  Splatter entire layer with Gold Wink of Stella.  Add to Rich Razzleberry layer with SNAIL.
  • Inside there is a 3″ x 4-1/2″ layer of Rich Razzleberry with a Whisper White layer 2-7/8″ x 4-3/8″.  The matching inside sentiment is stamped in Basic Black and one Rich Razzleberry tree in the lower right corner.

A simple sweet thank you with a fall pop of color.

It’s Friday!…again!  Seems to me it’s Friday and before I can turn around it’s Friday again.  Maybe I’m running in circles.  Lots going on in the Studio these days.  Got a Kit Class coming up this week, swaps to make for OnStage-Atlanta, team goodies to complete, swaps and shoebox for Brian King’s WCMD2016-Atlanta, a daily blog to fill…not to mention the three holidays looming.

Sweetums and I are going to dinner and a movie tonight.  We did our civil duty today and voted…the lines were looooonnnnggg!  I’ve decided not to listen to any more of the political rhetoric…I’ve done all I can do.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


oh good grief…this made me laugh out loud.

Hope you are inky and HaPpY!


Grateful Wreath…

This week featuring fall inspired cards has been so enjoyable for me…I hope you have found some inspiration in one or two of them as well.

Today’s card will need to be hand delivered, boxed or at least mailed in a padded envelope, but so worth it…


Ok, it’s a little fat, I know.  But the Copper Foil sparkles (which doesn’t show up in the photo) and the gold leaves on the wreath have a coating of Gold Wink of Stella (which also is hard to photograph).  And how about that cable knit background?  My first time using an embossing folder with Dynamic Texture…love it!

Here are the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party, Crushed Curry and Mossy Meadow (retired) Cardstock and Copper Foil
  • Ink:  Rich Razzleberry
  • Stamps:  Birthday Banners
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Linen Thread, Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies, Holly Berry Builder Punch, Circle Framelits, Glue Gun, Gold Wink of Stella, Bunch of Banners Framelits


  • The Crumb Cake base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored and folded at 4-1/4″
  • The Rich Razzleberry layer is 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The Crumb Cake layer is 5-1/4″ x 4″, embossed with Cable Knit EF and attached to card front with Multipurpose Glue.
  • Cut a circle frame from Crumb Cake CS with two Circle Framelits one smaller than the other to create a circle frame to hold the leaves for the wreath.  Punch several “leaves” with Holly Berry Builder Punch in all colors listed except Crumb Cake.  Using a Hot Glue Gun, add leaves to circle frame alternating position and colors until the whole circle frame is covered.  Add to card front with dimensionals.
  • Stamp banner and sentiment in Rich Razzleberry on Crumb Cake CS and cut out with Bunch of Banners Framelit.  Add to wreath with dimensionals.
  • Cut two pine cones from Copper Foil with Pretty Pines Thinlits.  Glue together with Glue Dots.
  • Make Linen Bow (video here) and attach to bottom of wreath with Glue Dots.  Add pine cones to top of bow with Glue Dot.
  • Inside there is a 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ layer of Rich Razzleberry with a 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Whisper White CS on top.

Many of you sent comments after yesterdays post to say the Thoughtful Branches Bundle is still available as an online order.  I had tried during class to order this set and was given a message it wasn’t available…but I tried again yesterday and it was!  I just didn’t want to give out information that isn’t true.  Go get it!  It will be a classic you will use over and over.  Here’s the order code #144328, Thoughtful Branches Bundle, $52.  If you want to order from me…I’d be thrilled and very appreciative.

Looking forward to a nice fall weekend that should be relaxing (if my team wins, it will be fantastic!)  Hope your weekend will be memorable for you too.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


I hoard my favorites for special people…

If you want to be HaPpY…get inky!




Fall Color…

If you are enjoying these fall posts as much as I am making them…we are on the right track!

Today’s post is another card appropriate for several occasions with the change of sentiment.  This color highlights the beautiful blue skies of fall and the color of changing foliage…


and the coordinating inside…


This card uses Thoughtful Branches stamp set which I know was only available for maybe six weeks, but I am a tree lover and a sucker for any stamp set with trees.  I hope you got this set when it was available.  I had a customer this past weekend who was very disappointed she couldn’t order this set.

Here are the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black Cardstock
  • Ink:  Soft Sky, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight and Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Thoughtful Branches, Vintage Leaves, Timeless Textures
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Leaflets Framelits, sponge or dauber


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored and folded at 4-1/4″
  • The Real Red layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The Basic Black layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ attached to the card front with SNAIL.
  • The top Whisper White layer is 3-3/4″ x 5″.  With Soft Sky ink and border stamp from Timeless Textures stamp all edges.  With large maple leaf Framelit from Leaflets Framelits cut a mask from a post it note being sure to include the sticky side of paper.  Lay negative image cut in Post It note on top Whisper White layer and sponge with Soft Sky making edges darker than center of shape.  With mask still in place stamp trees in Basic Black.  With the “leaf” stamp add Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie just a little offset from first stamp then Real Red offset to opposite side on all three trees.  Remove mask…magic!  Oh! I do love masking…stamp sentiment in Basic Black in top left corner.
  • Add several rounds of Linen Thread at bottom of top layer attaching on back with SNAIL.  Make bow (video here) and attach to stem of large leaf with glue dots.  Attach this layer to card front with Multipurpose Glue.
  • Inside the card the Real Red layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Whisper White layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ attached inside the card with SNAIL.  Stamp trees in lower right corner adding three layers of leaves as on card front.

Don’t you think this card would make a great masculine birthday, get well, hello, sorry…card?  But it really isn’t exclusively masculine either.  A stack of these in your stash could sure come in handy for lots of situations in life…

Sweetums and I are trying to adjust to all the quiet existing in our house now that all family has left for their homes.  Looking forward to a beautiful fall weekend with a little football action too.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


all.  the.  time.

It doesn’t matter if you’re inky…cause you’ll be HaPpY!



Fall Sympathy…


Continuing my week focusing on the autumn season, here’s another post celebrating fall…


and inside it looks like…


Now this card could be a great fall birthday, thinking of you, hello there all occasion card.  It would even serve I think as a masculine card which sometimes can be challenging for me…how about you?

This background stamp (which I love) is retired.  It’s call En Francais if you want to check Ebay or Etsy.  If you don’t have this background stamp, you could try any background like netting, woodgrain, linen or dictionary to name a few.  Honestly, if this card was remade, I’d probably make the background a lighter color…it seems somewhat busy but I still love it.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Pool Party Cardstock
  • Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black and Pear Pizazz
  • Stamps:  Vintage Leaves, Birthday Banners,  En Francais, Greatest Greetings (sentiment), Gorgeous Grundge (splat)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Duet Banners Punch


  • The base Thick Whisper White card is 4-1/4″ x 10 1/2″ scored and folded at 5-1/2″
  • The back Pool Party layer is 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Cut one Rich Razzleberry strip 4-1/4″ x 1/2″.  These two pieces are for the back of the card.
  • The top Rich Razzleberry layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached to card front with SNAL.
  • The top Pool Party layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ attached to Rich Razzleberry layer with SNAIL.
  • The top Whisper White layer is 3-3/4″ x 5″.
  • Cut four Pool Party squares 1-5/8″ and four Whisper White squares 1-1/2″.  With a small amount of SNAIL attach the Whisper White squares in position on the top layer (save one square set for inside card but do stamp the same as other three squares).  Stamp this top layer with squares in place with background in Basic Black (you can stamp this off first for a lighter background).  Add ink to three different leaves with markers or directly from ink pad and stamp one on each square overlapping image onto card front.  Remove Whisper White squares and mount to Pool Party squares with SNAIL then back to card front layer with SNAIL lining up images from square to card front.
  • Stamp banner and sentiment in Basic Black on Whisper White scrap and punch out with Duet Banner Punch.  Punch an additional banner from Pool Party and add to back of Whisper White banner.  Add to card  front with dimensionals.  With Pool Party marker add shading at ends of banner.
  • Inside the card add the Rich Razzleberry strip to the end of the Whisper White layer with Multipurpose Glue leaving 1/4″ showing.  Add the Pool Party layer to the back of the card with Multipurpose Glue.
  • Add the fourth square to the top left corner.
  • I think I will mask a 1/2″ square on the envelope and treat it as one of the squares on the card front then remove the mask so it will coordinate with this card.  Just a thought…

As always, if you have questions, send me an email or leave a comment.  And if you are not and do not have a demonstrator, I’d love to help you with any purchases you’d like to make.  You can click on either one of the catalogs in the right column and make your wish list then click on the “shop now” star and order.  Your goodies will arrive at you door super fast!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…



Come get inky with me…Be HaPpY!



Grateful For You…

Continuing with the fall theme for this week, today’s post is a part freehand watercolor and stamping too…


and here’s a peek inside…


This was a nice relaxing watercolor to do with a leaf I brought home from a morning walk.  It just occurred to me I’d like to sit down and try to paint the colors I saw there.  Leaves in the fall fascinate me with their color combinations.

If you like to sketch and have just a beginner’s watercolor set…you could certainly paint your own.  If not, the maple leaf in the Vintage Leaves set would also work for the front of this card.  Use the archival Basic Black or Daffodil Delight if you don’t want the lines and use a leaf for your color inspiration.  Just give it a try…you don’t have to show it to a soul.  But I bet you will want to.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Real Red Cardstock plus watercolor paper
  • Ink:  Basic Black (all other colors are watercolors, but you could certainly use reinkers too)
  • Stamps:  Vintage Leaves and Grateful Bunch (sentiment, I only used part of the sentiment) and Birthday Blooms (for you inside sentiment), Gorgeous Grundge (splats)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Leaflets Framelits, small round brush and watercolors (optional)


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored and folded at 2-1//8″ and 4-1/4″.  Fold normally at 4-1/4″ then fold 2-1/8″ back against the card front.
  • The Real Red layer is 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.  Add Multipurpose Glue to the folded back piece only and add the Real Red layer on top.
  • The Watercolor paper layer is 5-1/4″ x 4″.  If you are drawing your leaf freehand, you might want to use a colored pencil in one of the colors you plan to use in the leaf.  Add water to just the background and add color of choice.  Let dry or heat.  Start with your lightest color choice (I used a warm yellow) to paint your leaf.  Let dry or heat.  Add colors you see in your leaf including any holes.  Add veining in a darker shade.  I outlined my leaf with a micron pen.  Add shading using a combination of colors in your leaf.    Splatters were added using the splats from Gorgeous Grundge and Real Red.  Done!
  • Stamp sentiment in Basic Black on scrap of Thick Whisper White and cut out with framelit.  Also cut a leaf from Real Red.  Layer with Multipurpose Glue and add to card front with dimensionals.
  • Inside the Real Red layer is 5-1/4″ x 4″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Whisper White layer is 5-1/8″ x 3-7/8″.  Stamp sentiment in Basic Black.
  • On scrap of Thick Whisper White stamp leaf in Basic Black.  Use colors similar to the one on card front.  Add splatters in Real Red and attach with dimensionals.  This creates the “stop” for your easel.

Give this card a try…I know you will be HaPpY with the results!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


sick to death of all this hogwash.

So stay inky and Be HaPpY!