Second Generation - Stamping Technique

Hello! Today I am sharing the second generation technique that works well with any stamp images.

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I hope you will give this technique a try – it is fun to see the different types of shades and colors!

Here are the cards from my video along with the main products featured. 

Hooray Card - Second Generation Stamping

A2 Size (4.25x5.5)

Let's Party - Second Generation Stamping

A2 (4.25x5.5)

Hello Summer - Second Generation Stamping

A2 (4.25x5.5)

Sweet Summer Days - Second Generation Stamping

A2 (4.25x5.5)


Watercoloring or Alcohol Markers?

Hello Friend! 

So happy to have you stop by! I am wondering what your go to coloring medium is, watercolors or alcohol markers? I love coloring with both mediums and have done just that with the floral borders stamp set. 

Today's card process can be seen here: 
Having trouble seeing the video? Click here: https://youtu.be/Txdf2tG5F2g

Check out the finished cards.

This watercolor card has such soft colors. This card was cut down by 1/8 of an inch on all four sides. The Card was adhered to silver foil paper using fun foam between the layers. A few sequins finish this card off. 
The alcohol markers really pop and make this piece stand out! This, just like the watercolor panel was cut down by 1/8 of an inch on all four sides and adhered to silver foil paper with fun foam in between the layers. You can see three sequins in the lower left hand corner to finish the card off. 
Supplies Used in Todays tutorial: 
Stamp set - Floral borders - https://bit.ly/3ilvVuG
  • Intense Black - https://bit.ly/3g4NDRH on back order until June 16th
  • Versa Mark - https://amzn.to/3imX40h (Amazon Link) 
Markers Used: https://bit.ly/3pvGnRG
  • Dark Red Shades
  • Pale Pink Shades
  • Purple 
  • True Blue 
  • Light Green
  • Citrus
  •  Ice Grey
Water color paints https://bit.ly/3zffDts
Water brush https://bit.ly/3z9782R
Cards & Envelopes https://bit.ly/3zam6Wq
Silver foil paper https://bit.ly/34XbXhZ
Loose Silver Sequins https://bit.ly/3chnCfC
Silver embossing powder https://bit.ly/3zcL5YX
Embossing Pens https://bit.ly/2THqImw 
Dual Tip permanent Glue Pen https://bit.ly/3zbpYXi

Thanks for stopping by! 


Sign up and Celebrate


It’s always a great time to sign up as a Close To My Heart Maker, but during June 2021, we’re offering a special deal for new and existing Makers! As a new Maker you will get a your registration fee waived for our upcoming 2021 virtual Convention when you sign up between June 1 and June 30. $99.00 fee waived!!!!

Existing Makers can have their own registration fee reimbursed in July when they sign up five or more new Makers during the month of June!

Virtual Convention Registration
We’re looking forward to our upcoming virtual Convention on July 27–29! 
Registration for this amazing event is now open and will close on Tuesday, July 6, at 11:59 pm (MDT). This event is only available to Makers and requires an event bundle purchase and a non-refundable registration fee of $99 USD/CAD. However, with the Sign Up & Celebrate special in June, new and existing Makers will have the opportunity to have this fee waived or reimbursed! Please note that the Sign Up & Celebrate special does not also waive the event bundle fee, only the registration fee.
To register, visit the Registration page for the Virtual Convention 2021 Event on the Events page in Online Office. As soon as you’ve completed your registration, visit Order Entry to order your Convention product bundle (EB20216) so you can create along with us! We can’t wait to come together and celebrate with you!
This offer will only be available June 1–30
I can't wait to have you join my team!!! 


Get Inky

Hello Friend! 

So today's post is a challenge for you to try! I, along with the rest of the design team at H2H challenges want to see you get inky. 

What does "Get Inky" mean? Well, it means whatever you get inky means to you. Perhaps that is sponging, or ink blending,  maybe it's rock n roll stamping, or repeat stamping, whatever comes to mind when you think ink. 

I truly hope my project with the June Stamp of the Month showing off repeat stamping and ink resistance helps inspire you to join this challenge and get crafty! 

If you {heart} Close To My Heart, then this challenge blog is for you! Please read our revised rules, HERE

After you read the rules be sure to come back here and direct link* to your challenge post so we can see your artwork!

Have fun!


Moments with You | Card Process

Today I am recreating a card from the Close To My Heart May/June 2021 idea book. Using the Moments with you Stamp +Thin cut set...This card is super easy to create, and something you can do in multiple colors and mass produce!

[If the video isn’t showing up, click HERE to watch it. All supplies are linked to multiple sources at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you. As always, I appreciate your support]

Watch the video to learn how to get use the Moments with you stamp set for cardmaking. 

• Moments with You Stamp + Thincut Includes the My Acrylix® Moments with You stamp set 11 images) and 3 metal dies to cut the shapes shown here. Recommended My Acrylix® blocks: 1" × 3½" (Y1002), 1" × 6½" (Y1005) Enjoy
Catalog Look-see: https://bit.ly/3yVTksx Inks (Glacier, Sundance, Canary, Sapphire, Bluebird): https://bit.ly/2Rq7jWC Cardstock: (Glacier, Sundance, Canary, Sapphire, Bluebird, Whitedaisy) https://bit.ly/2TxRM7E Stamp Set; Moments with You: https://bit.ly/3cAlPm7 Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors: https://bit.ly/3vSbute All Purpose matt: https://bit.ly/2S8Ky9W Black Shimmer Brush: https://bit.ly/3fPVVN1 Silver Loose Sequins: https://bit.ly/3chnCfC ATG Aftermarket Refills (acid Free): https://amzn.to/2SRgXln