Saturday, November 24, 2018


Hi and welcome!  Today I wanted to share 3 cards that I created using just 1 stamp set.  I love the new one from Mama Elephant called Sending Hugs!  I feel it will quickly become a staple for me sending those everyday cards to friends and family!

I used one of my favorite techniques, embossed resist with Distress Ink ( or Oxide Inks ).  I also created these cards in an assembly line style to make the process a bit faster.  I started out by prepping my distress watercolor card stock panels with my anti static powder bag.  Of course I used my MISTI stamping tool to stamp down my Sending Hugs sentiment as it is a bigger stamp.  Once I had all three panels stamp, I covered them with either white embossing powder or I also used Ranger's Liquid Platinum for something a bit different.  

Once I melted all of the embossing powder with my heat tool, I started the inking with my Distress Oxide inks.  I used Crushed Olive, Dried Marigold, and Dusty Concord.  

Once all of the panels were inked, I used my spritz water bottle, and added some water droplets to add a bit of texture to the backgrounds.  I used my heat tool to heat set them once again, to make sure they were dry.  I then created sub sentiments on black card stock, and also white heat embossed each sentiment.  I cut the sentiments down with my paper trimmer and scissors and added foam adhesive to each, and adhered them to my panels.  

Then, for each card, I added one more sentiment on the inside.

I used my acrylic block and stamped each sentiment with black versafine onyx black ink

I love making cards like this.  It is good to make some of these up and have on hand for when the occasion calls for it, and this stamp set from Mama Elephant does the job with one set!!  You can also see how these cards came together in my video tutorial here
Thanks for stopping by!!


  1. Kari, What die did you use on these 3 cards? I missed it on the video and could not see it listed on your supply list. It looks like border stitches? Love it.

    1. It is by Avery Elle called Finished Frames - sorry that I missed that!!

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