Explore the Universe

Aliens, Dull Glossy Paper, Valentine's Day

Good Morning. We have a few more Valentine cards we’ve been working on. We have been busy with orders so I haven’t taken the time to blog. Sometimes there is just too much to do!

Image: Pink card on a black background with two green aliens sitting inside a pink spaceship with a tiny pink heart in the space above them. The words above them say, “Let’s explore the universe together.”
Image: Closeup of card above
Image: Pink Valentine card with green aliens on a white background.

Stamp Links:

G362 Alien Love. E338 Exlpore Universe. A186 Solid Heart. A188 Stitch Heart

Feb. 2, 2022 – Beautiful Memories

Dull Glossy Paper, With Sympathy

Happy Wednesday! This sympathy stamp works really well with small flowers. Here is another version compared to the one last week. The flower was colored with alcohol ink markers.

Stamp links are below!

Stamps: G374 Loved One Special, CC82 Black Eye Susan Small, HH28 Dots and Lines Border

We’ll have more valentine cards coming too!

January 28, 2022 – Owl Valentine

Dull Glossy Paper, Valentine's Day

Back with Valentine’s! On this card, the heart border on the left was created with A190 Tiny Heart stamp. The owl was colored with alcohol ink markers. Don’t look too close to the words! I was using dull gloss paper and my hands had some lotion so I smudged it a bit when I was glueing the pieces together. 🤦🏻‍♀️

Stamps: E256 KB’s Bookish Owl, C226 Hoo will be my Valentine?, C320 Handmade Card, A190 Tiny Heart

Copic Markers: E37 Sepia, E55 Light Camel, R32 Peach, E93 Tea Rose, Y17 Golden Yellow

Artist’s Loft Markers: E10 Mocha, B2 Ice Blue

The ribbon holes were created with EK Success Vertical Slot punch.

Have a great weekend!

January 27, 2022 – Wish big!

Birthday, Dull Glossy Paper

A little break from valentines with yesterday’s sympathy and today’s birthday card. I love these skinny candles and love blending the alcohol ink markers. I had one little issue with the dark blue that it just wasn’t blending well. I tried putting it on first and then the lighter color and then tried reverse. Not sure why it dried so fast but oh well! That sometimes happens. Things don’t always go as planned. Still love how these look though!

Stamps: B302 Wish Big, EE53 Skinny Candles, C302 Blow Out the Candles

The candles come in a set of reverse images so when stamped together, there is more variation. There is also a cutting die for them if we needed one to pop up. Link is here > https://shopec.com/shop/ols/products/cdee53-skinny-candles-cutting-die-cd5-skn-cnd-ctt

For the inside:

G350 > https://shopec.com/shop/ols/products/g350-bday-brilliantly-fantastic-g35-bdy-brl-fnt

Or

G352 > https://shopec.com/shop/ols/products/g352-celebrate-bday-special-g35-clb-bdy-

I haven’t decided which one to use yet but am leaning more towards G350.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Thursday!

January 26, 2022 – Beautiful memories

Dull Glossy Paper, With Sympathy

A quick sympathy card today. This is a clean layout with just one layering swatch and two stamps. The flower is EE65 and was colored with alcohol ink markers. The ribbon hole was created with EK Success Vertical Slot punch.

Stamps: G374 Loved One Special , EE65 Pansy Med

Envelope stamp link: C320 Handmade Card > https://shopec.com/shop/ols/products/c320-handmade-card-inside

Happy Wednesday!

January 24, 2022 -Hoo will Be?

Dull Glossy Paper, Owls, Valentine's Day

Good Evening! Here is another Valentine card. I got a good report from my surgeon today which was reassuring because one knee is further behind than the other and I was worried. So all is well!

Stamps: E256 KB’s Bookish Owl, C226 Hoo will be my Valentine?, C320 Handmade Card A186 Solid Heart

Celebrating you – Jan. 19, 2022

Birthday, Dull Glossy Paper

Hello! Here is a fun birthday card. The cake was colored with alcohol inks and the background was created with an ink pad rubbed on dull gloss paper. Links to paper and stamps are below!

Dull Gloss Paper Link > https://shopec.com/shop/ols/products/dull-glossy-paper

Stamp links > DD95 Fondue Cake, C320 Handmade Card Inside, F253 Celebrating you

Coffeeology card – Jan. 14, 2022

Coffee, Dull Glossy Paper

Happy Friday! This coffee cup was colored with alcohol ink and cut out with scissors.

Paper is dull gloss > https://shopec.com/shop/ols/products/dull-glossy-paper

Stamp links > HH28 Dots and Lines Border, E301 Coffeeology, DD98 Bean Capp

Thinking of you – Jan. 13, 2022

Dull Glossy Paper, Thinking of You

Good morning and happy Thursday!

This card is white cardstock folded at top with a swatch of dull gloss colored with the edge of an ink pad. I just start at the edge and rub the paper across the ink pad in each direction until I feel it has enough color. The stripes on the purple piece of paper is created with HH28 (link below). The flower is colored with alcohol inks. Links to stamps and cutting die are below!

Stamp links > HH28 Dots and Lines Border, A190 Tiny Heart, B127 Thinking of you, FF60 Daisy in Triangle Vase

Cutting die link > https://shopec.com/shop/ols/products/cdff60-daisy-in-triangle-vase-med-cutting-die

Strength to face tomorrow – Jan. 11, 2022

Dull Glossy Paper, With Sympathy

Today, a sympathy/encouragement card with the large daisy in a triangle vase. Colored with alcohol inks on dull gloss paper.

Dull gloss paper > https://shopec.com/shop/ols/products/dull-glossy-paper

Stamps: GG51 Daisy, C320 Handmade Card, F275 Strength & Love, HH10 Skinny Lines

Cutting Die > https://shopec.com/shop/ols/products/cdgg51-daisy-triangle-vase-lg-cutting-dies

Happy Tuesday!

Retirement – Jan. 10, 2022

Dull Glossy Paper, Retirement

Good morning! We have another cold Monday here. Today’s card is a retirement one with a background created by the line and dots border. Very simple and clean! Paper is dull gloss, link here > https://shopec.com/shop/ols/products/dull-glossy-paper

Stamps: HH28 Dots and Lines Border, GG51 Daisy, Congrats Set

Cutting Die > https://shopec.com/shop/ols/products/cdgg51-daisy-triangle-vase-lg-cutting-dies

Coffeeology – Jan. 7, 2022

Coffee, Dull Glossy Paper

Happy Friday! We haven’t had a coffee card in awhile and thought it was about time. ☕️

Links to Stamps > C320 Handmade Card, D217 Cappuccino Cup, E293 Coffee Beans, E301 Coffeeology , HH28 Dots and Lines Border

Link to dull gloss paper > https://shopec.com/shop/ols/products/dull-glossy-paper