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4 Summer Beach Cards to Make

When summer rolls around, handmade beach cards are the perfect DIY crafts to make and give. There are a variety of oceans, sands, sunsets, and sunrises to create. I’ve got 4 ideas for beach cards to inspire you. Watch the video below or on Youtube for a more a more detailed explanation. Minimal Supplies Card […] Read more…


Hand Lettered Aloha Hibiscus Card

Fb hand lettered aloha hibiscus card

For this Hand Lettered Aloha Hibiscus Card,  I started by ink blending distress oxide inks on my panel to give an nice tropical ocean vibe. Then I wrote out my large “aloha” sentiment, and went back into to add shadow. While that was drying, I stamped and cut a hibiscus to add to the corner of […] Read more…


Sea You Soon Hand Lettered Card With Teal Ocean Ink Blending

Sea You Soon Hand Lettering Card With Teal Ocean Ink Blending

  This one layer card makes a big impact with minimal supplies. I used one color of ink, and then blended it on the card front for an ombre effect. I used these ink blending brushes first, then for heavier coverage I switched to these ink blending tools. Then I used these brush pens to […] Read more…


Beach Distress Oxide Blending Card

Beach Distress Oxide Ink Blending Card

Distress Oxide Inks are quickly becoming my new favorite medium. I was inspired by the “endless summer” logo and knowing that summer is just a few months away, I wanted to make a summer-inspired card. I used round mini ink blending tools to blend each color. TIP: The clarity brushes work better with distress inks, […] Read more…