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Gothic Heart by Lea Kimmel


From Stampendous:
Q209 Gothic Heart
P249 Vintage Note
DP104 Detail Copper Embossing Powder
FREG025 Aged Copper Embossing Enamel
FRM04 Tea Stained Mica Fragments
EI101 Boss Gloss Embossing Ink with Dauber
VP001 VersaMarker™ Pen by Tsukineko®
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle

Cardstock by Bazill Basics Paper®
Union Square Paper by My Mind’s Eye™
StazOn™ Spiced Chai Midi Ink by Tsukineko®
Tim Holtz® Tea Dye Distress Ink by Ranger®
Hug Snug Seam Binding
Key Embellishment
Tim Holtz® Paper Distresser
Heat Tool
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives


  1. Ink heart stamp with Boss Gloss, stamp on patterned paper, add a mix of embossing powder and embossing enamel, heat.
  2. Trim patterned paper to desired size, distress edges, brush on distress ink, mist corners, roll with paint brush, heat to set curl.
  3. Create card base for a standard A-2 card with a tent fold.
  4. Trim patterned paper for background as shown, stamp word stamp over design with StazOn, distress edges, brush on distress ink around edges, mist corners, roll slightly with paint brush, heat to set curl.
  5. Cut strip of seam binding and dye with distress ink, heat to dry, cut a piece about 3″ in length off and set aside.
  6. Knot ribbon on right side and wrap ends around background paper and adhere to back.
  7. Adhere background paper to card base.
  8. Adhere embossed heart piece to card.
  9. Using VersaMarker, add ink around edges in a random manner, add copper embossing powder, heat.
  10. Add glue to attach mica flakes as shown, shake off excess flakes.
  11. Using additional piece of dyed ribbon, attach key to ribbon

Eiffel Collage by Suzanne Czosek

Supplies: by Suzanne Czosek

From Stampendous:
R202 Eiffel Collage
SSC1201 Angel Wing Quotes Perfectly Clear Stamps™
MEM01 Tuxedo Black Memento Ink by Tsukineko
FREG024 Aged Gold Frantage Embossing Enamel

Kraft, Black and Cream Cardstock
Lace and Twine Trims from May ArtsSTAEDTLER Watercolor Pencils
Embossing Heat Tool
Zip Dry Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives


  1. Fold an 11″ X 4-1/4″ panel of kraft cardstock in half to form card base.
  2. Stamp image in black ink on a 3-3/4″ X 5″ panel of cream cardstock.
  3. Color image as desired with watercolor pencils.
  4. Use brush with water to dilute pencil and create watercolor effect.
  5. Stamp greeting in rectangle on panel bottom.
  6. Distress edges of panel with blade of scissors.
  7. Sprinkle Aged Gold Embossing Enamel on panel edges and heat from underneath to set.
  8. Glue panel to a 4″ X 5-1/4″ panel of black cardstock.
  9. Glue layered panels to front of card base.
  10. Tie lace trim and jute twine around top of card front.



Gruffies® Honey Ride by Kristine Reynolds

Honey Ride Card by Kristine Reynolds


From Stampendous:
HGRP02 Honey Ride Wood Stamp
FREG026 Aged Black Embossing Enamel
MEM01 Memento® Tuxedo Black Dye Ink

Copic® Markers (E21-E23-E25-E43-E44-R21-R22-R24-YR21-YR23-YR24-T0-T1-T3-E50-E51-C3-C5-Y15)
The Paper Studio® colored cardstock
White Cardstock
Simple Stories Color Vibe 1 patterned paper pack
May Arts Ribbon
Heat Tool
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon®


  1. Adhere polka dot paper panel to a top folding brown card.
  2. Stamp image on a white cardstock panel with black ink.
  3. Color image with Copic markers.
  4. Sprinkle embossing enamel under the tires and heat from underneath until melted.
  5. Adhere image panel to card.
  6. Tie ribbon around card.

Charm Collection Tag by Lynn Mercurio

Supplies: Sample_SSC1124_CharmMarker_LM_800

From Stampendous:

SSC1124 Charm Collection Perfectly Clear Stamps Set
EP101 Sterling Silver Embossing Powder
SSH34 Medium Rectangle Acrylic Handle
FREG033 Aged Taupe Embossing Enamel
VM001 VersaMark™ Watermark Stamp Pad


Inks: Pumice Stone, Spun Sugar and Victorian Velvet (Ranger Distress Inks)
Book plate, flower (Michaels) Blending tool, beaded trim, brads, silk ribbon


Measurements: Manila Tag 2 X 4″


  1. Using blending tool apply pink ink to tag.
  2. Stamp collage of images from set over tag.  Stamp Butterfly and cut out.
  3. Stamp crown, emboss and apply dot sparklers before attaching to tag with foam dimensional adhesive.
  4. Attach bookplate with brads and attach butterfly and beaded trim.
  5. Tie ribbons through opening at top of tag and attach flower that has had glitter glued to the edges.


Suitcase World by Suzanne Czosek




From Stampendous:

CRN251 Suitcase World
SSC1166 Air Travel Perfectly Clear Stamps
SSC1167 Baggage Claim Perfectly Clears Stamps
CRR160 Luggage Labels
FREG024 Gold Embossing Enamel
VM001 VersaMark™ Watermark Stamp Pad
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear Handle

Brown Dye Ink
Blue & White Acrylic Paint
Vintage Postage
Suitcase (part of a three piece gift set)
White Tag
Black Archival Ink by Ranger
Decacdence Chalkboard Mist by Tattered Angels
Zip Dry Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives


1.     Paint suit-case with white acrylic paint. Smear with light blue acrylic paint.
2.     Stamp luggage tags onto white cardstock using black ink.
3.     Color tags with watercolor pencils and waterbrush. Cut out and distress edges with distressing tool.  Sponge edges with brown dye ink.
4.     Stamp images on suitcase using black ink.
5.     Attach tags, postage to suitcase.
6.     Spray brown chalkboard ink over surface randomly.
7.     Apply versamark around the edges of suitcase. Heat emboss with Aged Gold Embossing Enamel.
8.     Apply Versamark watermark ink on tag. Heat emboss using Aged Gold Embossing Enamel. Repeat three times.
9.     Ink up tag with versamark.  Heat up tag with heat gun until warm. Press stamp into embossing enamel. Let cool and remove.