Hello my crafty friends, and welcome back to another week on the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo blog. I hope you are enjoying a beautiful Sunday and that you are ready for today’s creative therapy. After the busy week that you’ve just survived, you deserve a little creative time to unwind.
If you need to create a quick yet showy card then you are going to love how easily this sweet card comes together. I am a huge fan of watercoloring over a heat-embossed image; it creates such an artsy look with minimal effort. What’s not to love? How creative to cut the sentiment out of black card stock and black fun foam and layer them together. I love how it pops against the watercolored background. Isn’t it a great way to add some subtle dimension without adding a lot of bulk? Lydia’s card was featured over on Catherine Pooler’s Blog, so be sure to stop by and soak up the inspiration.
Since we are discussing beautiful, inky backgrounds and heat embossing, I thought you might enjoy another card using the same techniques. I hope you have been inspired to break out your favorite inks and create your own works of art. If you’d like a complete supply list along with instructions click here and I will take you over to Hero Arts blog. Kudos to you for sharing those smiles one handmade card at a time.
I came across this YouTube video and immediately knew I needed to share the love. I haven’t met a paper crafter yet that doesn’t share a love for beautiful paper collections. With that said, we all have scraps and leftover bits and pieces of all those gorgeous lines that we can part with, right? Well, with a little guidance from our crafty friend Amber, it’s time to put all those treasured scraps to good use. These adorable albums make the perfect gift for those special people in your life. I know I’ve said this before, but the gift of memories is priceless.
You and your entire family are going to love this perfect balance of veggies combined with some juicy chicken and glossed up with an easy handmade teriyaki sauce. If you’d like to save a bit of time the teriyaki sauce can be made up to three days ahead and stored in the refrigerator. We all know what that means, out of the hot kitchen and back to your happy place – the craft room! Click here and I will be happy to escort you over to The Kitchn Food blog so you can pin the recipe.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have been inspired to give a few of these ideas a try. See you again soon!
Hugs to all,