Thursday, May 6, 2021

I Spy a Mermaid!

 Hello, this is Tracy Shultz, the Hopeful Crafter. Thank you for visiting my blog today. I made a card  for the Fairy Hugs Design Team using stamps from the new - May 2021 - Fairy Stamper release. You can find all of these stamps at

For my card, I wanted to offer a peak through the window (maybe a porthole?) where we see the Fairy Hugs Stamp Doria the Mermaid floating by!  Her tail is embossed with Wow Blue Pearl Embossing Powder. Around her I stamped the Twisted Seaweed stamp using Versafine Clair Inks in Twilight and Rainforest. I also stamped the tentacle from the Jellyfish stamp called Wiggles. I used Versafine Clair Warm Breeze and Twilight Inks for Wiggles. I also added some extra dots  or "bubbles" with the Warm Breeze Ink. My outer section of the card is the actual card base, with a circle die cut out of the middle. All around this circle I stamped the Fan Coral in alternating Versamark Inks of Twilight and Rainforest. 
Inside my card I stamped the Serenity Sentiment and the Fan Coral stamp using VersafineClair Twilight Ink color.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Here are links to all the Fairy Stamper sites, including the Fairy Hugs Facebook page where you can find lots of wonderful inspiration from other Design Team members and fans.



Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Easy Ink Blended Background ~ Amsterdam Reflection Stamp

 Hello!  Tracy Shultz here with you today with a beautiful ink blended card featuring the gorgeous Amsterdam Reflections stamp from Technique Junkies, part of the new May 2021 Release. 

May release stamps are 15% off until May 8th.  Use my code TJ10Tracy for a 10% discount on the rest of your shopping cart items.

I invite you to watch this video from my YouTube Channel where I unbox all the new May 2021 TJ Stamps, as well as show you how easy it is to create the card above:
1:02 Mark: Where I created the Amsterdam Reflection Card

You can also use my coupon code to save 10% on everything (except the new release stamps): TJ10Tracy

To create this card, I followed these steps:
1. Using a piece of 4.25" x 5.5" white card stock, I ink blended the following Distress Oxide colors (from bottom to top) using domed foam ink blending tools:
  • Salvaged Patina
  • Fossilized Amber
  • Spiced Marmalade
  • Kitsch Flamingo
2. I stamped the image using Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink
3. I allowed the ink to dry, then I trimmed the image to fit on a mat of gold foiled card stock size 4" x 5.25"
4. I adhered both the ink blended panel and the mat layer to a black A2 card base, size 4.25" 5.5"

Make sure you check out the Technique Junkies Website for more ideas and inspiration. Also, join the Technique Junkies Facebook group where you can see ideas and post your own creations that use Technique Junkies Stamps

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I Spy a Mermaid!

 Hello, this is Tracy Shultz, the Hopeful Crafter. Thank you for visiting my blog today. I made a card  for the Fairy Hugs Design Team using...