Happy Thursday Crafty Friends! Today, we have Nicole and Marzena here sharing two fantastic cards! Nicole, has a great video tutorial with step by step instructions on how to make this card! And Marzena has created a beautiful yet simple vintage card for us. So let’s get started!

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Hi, stampers!! Nicole here with a fun video tutorial! Couple of weeks ago, I shared a thank you card featuring the brand-new Sweet Pea Stamp Set with using the Distress Markers for water-colored look. Today, I wanted to share another thank you card, featuring the same stamp set, but this time I am using Distress Paints. I wanted more of a rich color than the water-color markers that still shows the detailed lines of the stamp set. So, let’s get started!!

To create a background, I first stamped the sweet peas onto the watercolor paper with Versamark Ink Pad and heat embossed it with white embossing power. Then, I went in with three different shades of pinks from the Distress Paints collection – Spun Sugar, Tattered Rose, and Worn Lipstick. You can blend those in however you would like to create a different look every single time. I went with light colors in the middle and darker colors towards the bottom.

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If you want a more of a blended look, make sure to spray lots of water to get the paints work together. Note that once you set and dry the Distress Paints, you won’t be able to go back and add more water to get them blend more. Once they dry, they are permanent. So experiment with them before applying to your actual project.

One of the things I really really love about the Sweet Pea Stamp Set is this sentiment I used here. I just am in love with the fonts and their sayings. Perfect sentiment for any thank you card. Don’t you think so? I simply stamped the greeting in a black pigment ink and kept the layer simple with a baker’s twine (gray & white mix) and couple of pearls.

I just love how the background shows the soft image of sweet peas. Thank you for stopping by! If you have any question on the card I showcased here, please leave me comments!!

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Next up we have Marzena with a gorgeous card featuring our Everyday Greetings set. We love her ripped layers with stitching through each one. And how the bird sits on top of some hemp twine! What a wonderful idea! Here is Marzena sharing her card with us!

Hi there IBS fans, this is Marzena again!

I come with a delicate card with a deep and thankful sentiment…

My card is made totally of the Spring Lilacs Paper Pad I used 45 different pages which fit perfectly one to another.

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I wanted to add some dimension to my card so I sewed some stripes of paper to the background page and lift up a little the edges.

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I love the birds and butterflies from this paper pad so I took a linen twine and made a little nest for my birdy J

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The sentiment comes from Everyday Greetings stamp set.

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I stamped it and cut out with two different sizes of Fancy Labels 2 die set.

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I hope you like my project and feel inspired to share your creations with us!

See you soon!

Macarena

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A special thank you to Nicole and Marzena for creating with us! Their cards are so beautiful and unique! On a personal note, Brad and I had a lovely getaway together this weekend. It was so nice to get reconnected without kids and just hang out together. We didn’t do too much. Brad fished the entire time and I read Outlanders by Diana Gabaldon. Here are a few photos to share. Hope you enjoy! Have a wonderful crafty day! Hugs, Joanna

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We stayed in an inlet called Nara near Hook Island. A beautiful alcove with untouched islands and land. There was a waterfall & rocks we climbed and also a walk and saw Aboriginal drawings in a cave that were over 2500 years old. It was pretty incredible.

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This photo reminds me of the Rocky Mountains and I love how the hills touch the ocean. It was so peaceful and serene. The stars at night were like nothing I have ever experienced.

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Most of the islands are filled with pine trees and native Australian trees and plants. Palm trees were introduced to Australia and are not native. This is a shot I took while leaving to come home.

I hope you enjoyed a few photos. I didn’t really take too many this time. I think I was in a relaxation coma the entire time. Haha! It’s good to be home though and back doing what I love! Thanks for taking a peek! Big Hugs! xx

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