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Sweet Tasty Trucks

Today’s card is made with one of the FREE Sale-a-bration stamp set called Tasty Trucks. (Get it free with your order of $60 or more!) I made this card for my niece’s birthday. I used a piece of an old Designer Series paper (sorry can’t recall the name!) that matched really well the ice cream cone that comes with that stamp set! This paper is retired, however you can get a very similar Designer Series paper called “Tasty Treats“available in the Occasion mini-catalogue on p.33.

I used the markers and my blender pen to color the truck.Then I cut out one of the ice cream cone from the designer paper and glued it on top of a 1-1/4” pink circle, for an instantaneous “embellishment”!


Stamp set: Tasty Trucks (Free Sale-a-bration stamp set!)
Paper and CS: Wisteria Wonder, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White
Ink: Blushing Bride, Smoky Slate, Strawberry Slush, Pool party ink pads; Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate, Brushing Bride, Soft Suede Stampin’ markers.
Tools: 1-1/4″ Circle punch, Window punch, Blender pen


Technique Thursday: Polished Stone Technique

Welcome to my first Technique Thursday!  Every Thursday, I will post a different stamping technique! I hope you’ll get inspire to try some!  Today’s technique is called the “Polished Stone” Technique.   This technique is done using a cotton ball soaked with rubbing alcohol and some re-inkers (ink refills).

Here’s the card I’ve made, with the beautiful stamp set called Happy Watercolor. (p.22 in the Occasions mini-catalogue) To order it, click here!

Happy Watercolor Polished Stone

Here’s a close-up:

Happy Watercolor polished stone2


  1. Soak your cotton ball with rubbing alcohol.

  2. Add a few drops of each classic reinkercolor onto your soaked cotton ball, alternating colors so they won’t be next to each other.

  3. Dab the cotton ball over your card stock.

  4. Continue dabbing until you achieve the look you want.

  5. Let dry completely before stamping your image over.

After my background was all done and dried, I stamp the flower image with StazOn Black ink and I used the Blender pen to color the flowers. I embossed a simple “Needlepoint” Border on the side to complete the card.


Stamp set:  Happy Watercolor.

Card stock: Crisp Cantaloup, Primerose Petal Core’dinations, Natural White

Ink: StazOn Black ink, Gumball Green and Primerose Petals ink pads, Daffodil Delight ink refill, Pink Pirouette and Primerose Petal ink refill

Tools: Big Shot and Needlepoint Border embossing folder, Blender pen.