Stamp Ink Paper Challenge 203


This weeks challenge was a hard one for me! I’ve never made a halloween card before, this is my first. I had so much fun designing and making this card and really appreciate how challenges really get us out of our box.



I went to a craft camp with a dear friend recently and the make and takes were halloween themed. I wanted to take one of the make and takes and switch it up to make it my own. the first thought to pop into my head was black cat on a fence. I used 3 Stampin Up punches: 1 1/2″ circle, cat and bats. I used the circle punch as a mask for the moon and blended faded jeans distress ink from the outside edges in. I went around the edges with some black and called it good. for the moon I wet the circle and added some dabs of weathered wood distress ink here and there.  I stamped out a woodgrain stamp on some kraft paper and cut out a fence from Elizabeth Crafts.

I really enjoyed this challenge and was super happy with the end result. I’m also really happy to be able to send this to my niece who is the perfect age to get a halloween card in the mail, who doesn’t love getting mail!

I can’t wait to see what y’all make!

Stamp Ink Paper Challenge 203


No-line Watercolor


I want to start this post by saying how delighted I am to get to be on this team of incredible and inspiring designers! I truly hope to be able to inspire others as they have me.
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I wanted to use a stamp I haven’t used for a while so I grabbed this lil cutie from Unity Stamp Co. called, Hello Little Birdie.

I started by stamping my image with Inkon3 Fadeout ink, but you could also use linen distress ink. I watercolored the background first and kept it subtle. Then I started on the bird using paint with lots of water and slowly built up the color in layers by adding more and more paint for each layer.  I added some feather details to give some dimension.

I often struggle with adding a sentiment, should I or shouldn’t I. I decided not to on this card, that way it can be whatever I need it to be.

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look. I can’t wait to see what you all make, I just know its going to be amazing! Link to the challenge blog below.

SIP Challenge 202


Pen and Ink detailing

  I’ve been wanting to share this super fun easy idea I had recently. I was inspired by some tattoo art on Pinterest and wanted to try it with stamping. I start by trying different layouts until I find one I like, or use an outline stamp that I feel that works. This Altenew stamp felt perfect for this design!0386AB5E-9319-4BA2-A3EF-4D1D8966CF1592B53379-F06A-4244-B2B4-89BBEEA2E667

Then I tape down whatever shape I’ve decided to use. I use washi I tape and tape just the outside edge so it doesn’t get in the way of my pen work. On this design I used the same die I made a solid line on the inside and made a series of dots for the out side. I move the tape to the inside so I can make the dots for the outer line.

I use a Tee Ruler for the straight lines. This stamp was a layering stamp so I used the outline and the smallest detail stamp for a little added texture. I also added a few small dots on the outside edges of the diamond for a bit more detail and texture.

85536010-379A-4EE5-A4C9-8ECF6F0191ECI  use black card stock as I feel it goes best with this black on white graphic design.

4F104699-7680-4BC5-8B44-B60C04A16568If you would like more inspiration on this style got to my Instagram page also called, It’s a Card Knock Life, where I have a few more examples. There are many beautiful stamps that can be used for this style, go through your stash and try a few. This is super simple and you can easily make a bunch of cards in no time. Thank you so much for having a look and I hope I’ve provided some inspiration. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. F4B23BC4-834E-434C-BFEB-EE951A3AE5A3


Put a bird on it!

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those who know me know I love birds and bird stamps are no exception. When I saw this weeks challenge was tic tac toe I had to have a go. No line watercoloring was one of my choices so I was in! Perfect time to use this new stamp from Stampin Up called, Better With You. Not bad for a first try but I did learn a few things to improve it next go around.

 I picked ribbon, no-line watercolor and wood on the tic tac toe board and this is what I came up with. I really hope you like it, I had so much fun making it.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

No Probllama

Hello, hope you’re enjoying your day and taking time to be creative. I’ve been a little busy lately but I’m definitely making time for it.

  I recently went to a craft camp with a dear friend and spent all my time working on my no-line watercoloing. After I got home and my friend departed  I settled back into card making. I wanted to keep this simple so my lil llama could be the star

This stamp set, designed by Angie Blom for Unity Stamp Company is my absolute favorite right now! It’s so fun to watercolor.

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Monochromatic Card

SIP Challenge 187C03F8BD0-56B8-4BBB-84FC-9B17F9AE89F1  I wanted to keep this card clean and simple. I also really wanted to use this Floral Print Silhouette stamp and die bundle from Concord and 9th.

I started out stamping the floral fill in stamp with distress inks and water, I did end up using green for the leaves because I felt it looked much better. I cut the bear with a die from the set and I saved the other piece for another project. I used the Hello Sunshine turnabout Stamp from last months C&9th release using different yellows from my stash. I popped the bear up with some foam tape to give it some dimension and stamped a sentiment from the Hello Sunshine set.


Vellum Overlay

My entry for the Stamp Ink Paper challenge 186. The challenge was using vellum. I new immediately that I wanted to do a stamped overlay and this is one of the cards I came up with. I used MFTs polka dot background stamp with Hero Arts white unicorn ink. I was told in a Facebook crafting group that the white pigment ink wouldn’t dry on vellum. I’m happy to say that the Hero Arts ink certainly does and it only took a few hours to dry. I used some miscellaneous circular stamps with Memento and Hero Arts inks. C2742D89-DE71-49B6-A231-43B82413BCDF