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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Saturday, May 1, 2021

Technique Junkies New Release - May 2021

Hello! Welcome to my blog! I am excited to be sharing some cards that I made using the new release stamps from Technique Junkies! I used the Floral Frames Stamp Set for all three of the cards below. All new release sets are 15% off May 1-8, 2021.  You may also use my design team discount code: TJ10Tracy for 10% off all other items.

I created a YouTube Video demonstrating how I made these cards  

 Here's a picture of entire new release for May 2021. This is the Gotta Have it all Bundle. 

This is the second card that I created with the Floral Frames stamp set. I heat embossed the sentiment and the Floral Frames. I then sprayed Shimmering Bliss Spays from Technique Junkies (Thulian Pink and Mermaid) over the embossed flowers and sentiment.
My third card:
Make sure you check out all the Design Team Members this hop:

Links for the May Stamps:

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Fairy Hugs Stamps New Release! (Sneak Peak!)

Welcome! This is a SNEAK PEAK 


The new stamps, all with an Ocean/Underwater theme, will be released and available for purchase on May 1, 2021.  I will have a YouTube unboxing of the entire new release and step by step demonstration of how I made this card! Check out my YouTube Channel for more information! 

This sneak peak slimline card uses May 1st New Release stamps including:
Marina (FHS-150)
Doria (FHS-151)
Rock Formation (FHS-143)
Teeny Ocean Icons (FHS-157)
Fish School (FHS-158)
Fan Coral (FHS-144)
Ivy Seaweed (FHS-161)
Find these on May 1st at
I used Versafine Clair inks and Pentel Sparkle Pop Gel Pens. I embossed the mermaids and the various teeny ocean icons with clear embossing powder.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Technique Junkies - Where Flowers Bloom

Hello, welcome to my Blog. I'm Tracy Shultz and I'm The Hopeful Crafter. I'm here today with a card featuring a stamp from Technique Junkies called "Where Flowers Bloom" -  part of the April 2021 new release. 

 I created a video on my YouTube Channel that demonstrates how I made this card:

Here's how I created this card:
1. I positioned my stamp in a stamping platform (Tim Holtz Stamp Platform).
2. I used a fantastix blender brush to color and stamp the leaves with Verdant Ink from Versafine Clair and the Flowers with Charming Pink ink from Versafine Clair.  However, I believe there was still some residual amount of Monarch Versafine Clair ink on the Fantastix blender, because the flowers look more purple than pink. That was OK with me, because purple is my favorite color. 
3. I stamped the other words with these Versafine Clair Inks: Summertime, Warm Breeze and Tulip Red. 
4. I used the Stitched Indented Rectangle Die to cut both the sentiment and a piece of pattern paper with purple flowers.
5. I adhered the pattern paper to an aqua colored card base and the sentiment panel on top of the pattern paper. 
6. I adhered three purple flowers to embellish the card. 

Make sure you head on over to Technique Junkies to check out all the awesome stamps and other products they offer:
Use my Affiliate coupon code and take 10% off your order - Code: TJ10Tracy


Thursday, April 22, 2021

Starla Spreading Stardust - Fairy Stamper Design Team

Hello and welcome! Today I have a magical card that features Starla, who is sprinkling Stardust. The stamps that I used are available at the Fairy Stamper Store:

Here's what I did to create this card:

1. Using Canson coldpress watercolor paper, I created the background using ink smooshing with a variety of Catherine Pooler Inks. I used a sea sponge to stamp blotches of color such as Flirty Fuchsia and Tiki Torch around the vignette. 

2. I used Versafine Clair Nocturne ink to stamp Starla in the middle of the vignette area. I then stamped the Stardust stamp around the vignette with the same ink. I used a glitter brush pen to add sparkle to her wings, hair, and the stars.  

3. I used a scrap piece of purple water colored paper (a piece I ink smooshed with Catherine Pooler Inks). I stamped the sentiment using Versafine Clair nocturne ink and heat embossed the sentiment using clear embossing powder

4. I trimmed the sentiment with my deckle trimmer. I adhered the sentiment to a piece of blue foil card stock (also cut with the deckle trimmer). Using the same blue foil cardstock, I adhered the panel to the foil card stock and then to the A2 base (size 4.25" x 5.5"). 

Thank you for visiting my blog!

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Blue Bell - Fairy Stamp Design Team

 Hello. Today I am sharing a card that I made for the Fairy Stamper Design Team. It is interesting how our art can reflect our feelings and can be an outlet to relieve the stress that we are experiencing in real life. I am thankful to have card making as outlet for creativity and to offer me a way to connect to so many wonderful crafty people. 

For this card, you can see Blue Bell (FHS-002) who is on top of the large Rock (FHS-116). The background created with Gel Plate, Brushos and Glitter Gel. Her wings were painted with sparkle aqua brush pens. I also used the Lantern Tree (FHS-083) and Flower Vine (FHS-121).  I used my Scan and Cut to cut out the Large Rock and Blue Bell. I used foam tape on the back of both the rock and the fairy. I also die cut the word "Pray" using a die cut from my stash. I used pop dots to pop this word up. The ink that I used to stamp with was Versafine Clair Nocturne. I used Speckled Egg Distress Oxide ink to ink up the white space (corners around my blue Brusho Backgroud) 

If you look closely at her wings, you will see they are brightly colored. I used Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens.

I selected this particular fairy because she seems sad, as if she has the weight of the world on her shoulders. Having recently just gone through a sad separation from one of my best friends, this card reflects my current mood. 

To Create this Card, I used the following Stamp Sets:

Blue Bell:
Lantern Tree:…/fairy-hugs-stamps-lantern-tree
Flower Vines:…/fairy-hugs-stamps-flower-vines

Check out Fairy Stamper for these and other great stamps:
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Thursday, April 8, 2021

Fairy Stamper - Ciana is Believing

 Hello. Thank you for visiting my blog. I am here with another card for the Fairy Stamper Design Team. 

My background was created by ink blending these colors of Catherine Pooler Inks: Serenade, Cummerbund and In the Park. I then stamped Ciana using Catherine Pooler Midnight archival ink. I stamped the sentiment using Versafine Clair Nocturne ink.  I used Hero Arts Unicorn white ink and a finger dauber to sponge the Galaxy Stencil in the background, I added some Unicorn Stickles to her wings to make them sparkle and a few crystal gems in the bottom right hand corner. I used a corner chomper to round the edges. The mat layer is a teal glitter paper. I adhrered this to an A2 Card Base (4.25" x 5.5").

Check out Fairy Stamper for these and other great stamps:

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...