The Meaning of the Shamrock

By guest contributor: Kevin M. Lewis Do you know what the actual meaning of the shamrock is? The shamrock is one of the primary symbols of Ireland, the other being the Celtic harp. Like the thistle for Scotland, the leek for Wales, and the rose... [Read more...]

St Patricks Day Stamped Card & Background Inked Ideas How-To Video #2

Featured are St Patricks Day stamped card ideas, however, I am showing how to use Distress Ink and acrylic blocks and sheets to create different textures and effects as background papers which are useful for any cards, altered art, etc. 4 completed... [Read more...]

Rubber Stamping Water-Based Dye Ink Watercolor Technique

Water-Based Dye Ink Watercolor Techniques - One ink pad (Mementos from Tsukineko), 3 types of paper, 2 rubber stamps, and a watercolor paint brush for quick and easy card art ideas. Shop, and Subscribe to the newsletter, at... [Read more...]

Christmas Cards Ideas

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas season with a few card ideas using #356 Hexagon Knot and easy embossing. #278 Nollaig Shona is Irish or Scots Gaelic and actually means "Christmas Happy (or Merry)" All images were inked with white... [Read more...]

Autumn leaves and card-art

In the autumn, when I go for walks, I carry a plastic bag so I can collect colorful leaves. Every year I collect some and press them in old phone books saved just for that purpose. I now have a nice collection of different shapes, sizes and colors... [Read more...]

Simple Thistle Card Layers

Quick & Easy Cards Do you need a card in a hurry? Want something simple and elegant? Would like to use some of your scrap bits of paper? Keep it SIMPLE! These 2 samples are on A2 size card folders and couldn't be simpler. Look for... [Read more...]

Masking technique

Masking is quite easy and allows you to make much more complex images. All you need are some Post-It™Notes or repositionable glue stick, scrap paper and small, detail scissors. A stamp positioner is a nice addition to your tool kit, too. Choose... [Read more...]