Author: PinkWhisperDesigns

3D Impressions (Part 2) w/ Metallic Gilding Polish

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Hello!

Today I thought I would show you a follow-up of the “Tim Holtz 3D Texture Fades Cards w/ Metallic Gilding Polish” that I had previously done. You may want to watch that video as well because I cover the Gilding Polish in a bit more detail and there are several project examples!

So…in the first video, I showed you a couple of really interesting and textural cards using the beautiful Metallic Gilding Polish from Creative Expressions. We focused on just three colors in this video so that you could see how completely different they look depending on how you use them. We will also used the Tim Holtz 3-D Texture Fades Embossing Folders and at the end of the video I showed you several different samples!

For this Part 2 video, I want to show you many more color combinations and I will also be showing you the differences between the Gilding Polish and the Opal Polish. You will see how the Opal Polish is a completely different color when used on black cardstock versus white cardstock. The difference is dramatic and very beautiful!

Today we will create several backgrounds and embellishments, several different color combinations and then at the end of the video we will create several cards using these items. We will also mix the Opal and Gilding Polish on the same background which will give even more dramatic results.

For texture and dimension, we will be using several 3D embossing folders and die sets from Sizzix and also several Tim Holtz idea-ology products to complete our cards (including quote chips, metallic droplets, and sprocket gears). All of these products are listed and linked below.

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All of the supplies used in todays video are listed below. Click the products below to make a purchase. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which are at no additional costs to you.


Art Impressions Matchbook Halloween

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Hello Ai Fans!!!

Some exciting news…and some of you may already know….we have a brand new matchbook in the matchbook series! It is the MB Halloween Set (5446) and it’s available now and it is so adorable!!!

This little set includes the stamps and coordinating dies and it includes all of the spooky elements you will need to create a fun little matchbook. There is a spooky window, furniture with lots of webs, a black cat, ghosts, pumpkin and a spider! There is also a fun sentiment that says “Hairy Scary!” that will finish off any Halloween scene.

I will take you through the assembly of the matchbook and the envelope step-by-step with some easy to follow instructions and tips.

Just keep in mind that in order to create any of the Matchbooks, you will need the MB Template Die Set (5317) and in order to create the coordinating envelope you will need the MB Envelope Die Set (5318).

Here is a link to a couple of Matchbooks I had previously made using the MB Coffee Shop and the MB Kitchen!

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All of the supplies used in todays video are listed below. Click the products below to make a purchase. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which are at no additional costs to you.


Art Impressions Eclipse Technique w/ Tri-tone Colored Pencils

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Hello Ai Fans!!!

I thought we would create a fun, yet elegant mini slimline card today using the Eclipse Technique! This technique is very easy to do but the results are very dramatic. For our images today we will be using the Exclusive Hydrangeas Set (5229) and the Block Letters Die Set (5072). Unfortunately, I just learned that the hydrangea set has been discontinued, but don’t worry, Art Impressions has several other beautiful florals that could easily be used to create this unique card!

In order to create this unique coloring, I used the Koh-i-noor Tri-tone Colored Pencils! If you haven’t seen these in action yet….then you will definitely want to watch todays video! There are three colors built into each pencil and as you do your blending with the Gamsol Blending Solution, you will get this beautiful, yet simple tri-color blending! The blending is so easy and so gorgeous!

We will add a simple sentiment and a few sparkly gems to finish off this project!

This card was inspired by the current Art Impressions Blog Challenge which is to create a Slimline card! Please join us in this fun challenge….we can’t wait to see what you create!!!

All of the supplies used in todays video are listed below.

  • Art Impressions/SBC Exclusive Hydrangeas Set (5229)
  • Art Impressions Block Letters Die Set (5072)
  • uni-ball Signs White Gel Pen
  • Koh-i-noor Tri-tone Colored Pencils – Summer Sky, Twighlight, Meadow, Rainforest
  • Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad
  • Art Alternatives Blending Stumps
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock 100lb
  • Spectrum Noir Gamsol Blending Solution
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder White
  • Hero Arts Hero Hues Ink Pad Unicorn
  • iCraft Purple Tape 1 1/2″
  • Staz-on Stamp Cleaner
  • Marvy Jewel Picker
  • Black Cardstock 100lb
  • Pinkfresh Studio Essentials Jewel Mix
  • Gina K. Connect Glue
  • Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
  • Sizzix Sidekick Die Cutting Machine
  • Tim Holtz Paper Trimmer
  • We R Memory Keepers Trim/Score Board
  • We R Memory Keepers Silicone Mat
  • My Sweet Petunia Misti Stamp Positioner
  • EK Success Anti-static Powder Tool
  • Scotch Foam Mounting Tape

Tim Holtz Ghost Town Mixed Media Card – Coloring w/ Mica Sprays

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Hello and Welcome!

In today’s video and card we will be creating a spooky mixed media Halloween scene! We will be using some brand new Halloween dies from the Tim Holtz collection! These will include the Ghost Town #2, Gate Keeper, and Regions Beyond Sets.

To do our coloring we will be using the fantastic Halloween Distress Mica Stains from Tim! These sprays have a beautiful mica shimmer which we will use to spray our background, color our haunted house, grave stones, and add dimension to the creepy gate!

To add even more creepiness and an aged effect to our gate we will add some Halloween Crypt Grit-Paste….so cool!!!! This paste would be great with a stencil as well.

We will add a fun metal Tim Holtz Word Band and add some Tim Holtz Distress Crayon in black to give it a more spooky look! And finally, we will add some twine and a few keys to secure the gate to our graveyard….sooooo scary!!!!

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All of the supplies used in today’s video are listed below.

  • Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits Ghost Town #2 (665560) Dies
  • Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits Gate Keeper (664734) Dies
  • Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits Regions Beyond (664207)
  • Tim Holtz Distress Texture Set – Grave Texture Paste, Crypt Grit-Paste
  • Tim Holtz Distress Mica Stain – (Bubbling Cauldron, Hocus Pocus, Crooked Broomstick), (Flickering Candle, Empty Tomb, Jack-O-Lantern)
  • Tim Holtz Foam Applicator Tools
  • Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad – Black Soot
  • Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer
  • Tim Holtz Pick Tool
  • Tim Holtz Distress Crayons – Set #3 – Black
  • Tim Holtz 9.5” Titanium Shears
  • Tim Holtz idea-ology Word Bands Halloween
  • Pink Fresh Studio Essentials Jewel Mix
  • Twine
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Marvy Jewel Picker
  • Black 100lb Cardstock
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • We R Memory Keepers Trim/Score Board
  • ATG 700 Permanent Tape Dispenser
  • Sizzix Sidekick Die Cutting Machine
  • Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine

Art Impressions Vintage Christmas Wreath Card

Hello Ai Fans!!!

For todays card and video I’m excited to show you this elegant vintage Christmas Wreath Card! This was created using the Christmas Wreath Set (4791). This is just such a beautiful wreath set which includes a lovely bow, sentiment and holly/berry sprig! We will be using all of the elements of this stamp set for this card today!

I will show you how to easily create this archway shaped card! To add some dimension we will be using a 3-D Textured Embossing Folder and we will stack up several of the bows for some nice visual interest!

To give this card a vintage vibe, we will add some Walnut Stain Distress Oxide ink. For even more dimension we will add some Crystal Glaze to the little berries in our wreath!

We will also finish the inside of the card by adding another archway and decorating it with the holly and berry sprigs and we will stamp the “Merry Christmas” sentiment with some Red Geranium ink!!!

Thank you so much for joining me today! If you enjoyed todays video please select the Like and Subscribe buttons and don’t forget to hit that notification bell so that you don’t miss a single video!

All of the supplies used in todays video are listed below.

  • Art Impressions Christmas Wreath Set (4791)
  • Art Impressions Animal Nativity Set (5350)
  • Art Impressions Envelope GCH (5344)
  • Wink of Stella Glitter Gloss Pen
  • Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits Stacked Archway (662692)
  • Tim Holtz Sizzix Textured Impressions 3-D Embossing Folder Swirls (665226)
  • Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad Walnut Stain
  • Tim Holtz Foam Applicator Tool
  • Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens – Blender, Bright Yellow, Lt Green, Deep Green, Sugared Almond Pink, Deep Red
  • Range Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink Pad Red Geranium
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Nuvo Crystal Glaze
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock 100lb
  • Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad
  • Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
  • ATG 700 Tape Dispenser
  • iCraft Purple Tape
  • Sizzix Sidekick Die Cutting Machine
  • Hero Arts/My Sweet Petunia Mini Misti Stamp Positione
  • We R Memory Keepers Trim/Score Board

Art Impressions Lovable Owl Birthday Card

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Hello Ai Fans!!!

In today’s video and card we will be creating a fun birthday scene using the cutest little owl from the Lovable Animals Set (5219). To create the background we will start by creating a tree for our owl by using a Woodgrain die and some distress inks!

To set the remainder of the scene we will create a circle opening for our owl to peek out of and a colorful birthday border of presents and flowers! And for a sweet sentiment we will use the Birdhouse Cubbies Set (5346) which says “It’s your Bird-Day, just wing it”.

The coloring will be done using the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens…and I will list all of those colors below.

For a finishing touch we will add a few gems to each of those flowers for extra texture and dimensions! These pretty gems just make this card pop!!!

Thank you so much for joining me today! If you enjoyed todays video please select the Like and Subscribe buttons and don’t forget to hit that notification bell so that you don’t miss a single video!

All of the supplies used in today’s video are listed below.

  • Art Impresssions Lovable Animals (5219)
  • Art Impressions Birdhouse Cubbies Set (5346)
  • Art Impressions Circle Double Stitched Dies (5064)
  • Hero Arts Woodgrain Fancy Die (D1531)
  • Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens – Blender, Bright Yellow, Orange, Sugared Almond Pink, Lt Brown, Beige, Mid Brown, Platinum Brown, Olive Green, Mid Green, Cornflower Blue, Persian Green, Violet, Deep Red
  • uni-ball Signo White Gel Pen
  • Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pads – Brushed Corduroy, Ground Espresso, Rustic Wilderness
  • Tim Holtz Foam Applicator Tools
  • Kraft Cardstock 100lb
  • Black Cardstock 100lb
  • Buttons Galore & More Shimmerz Embellishments Sunset
  • Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad
  • Hero Hues Cardstock Meadow 100lb
  • My Sweet Petunia Misti Stamp Positioner
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock 100lb
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • ATG 700 Permanent Tape Dispenser
  • Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
  • Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
  • Marvy Jewel Picker
  • We R Memory Keepers Silicone Mat
  • We R Memory Keepers Trim/Score Board
  • iCraft Purple Tape

Art Impressions “Batty” Halloween Spinner Card

Hello Ai Fans!!!

Todays card and video are inspired by the current Art Impressions Blog Challenge which is called “Going Batty”! I thought it would be fun to create a spinner card using the cute little bat from the Halloween Critters Set (5182) and the pumpkin border from the Pumpkin Flip Set (5352).

I will show you how easy it is to create a super fun interactive spinner card. This just requires a bit of clear thread and our bat will look like it is flying on its own! Just wind it up….and let it fly!!!

I really love to look at my stamp sets in a different way so that I can use them in multiple ways. So for this card we will trim away the little critters from inside the pumpkins and just use the pumpkin border on its own.

To set the scene for our card we will use some Distress Oxide Inks and then some beautiful Mica Spray for added shimmer! We will also add some trees and branches in the background with two different stamp sets from the Bible Journaling Sets – Bible Foliage (5073) and He Leads Me (5169).

If you love these little halloween critters as much as I do…you may want to check out my Mini Slimline Halloween Card w/ Glimmer Paste and my Halloween Critters Tag Card!

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All of the supplies used in today’s video are listed below.

  • Art Impressions Pumpkin Flip Set (5182)
  • Art Impressions Halloween Critters (5352)
  • Art Impressions Bible Journaling- He Leads Me HL Set (5169)
  • Art Impressions Watercolor Travel Box
  • Art Impressions Bible Journaling Bible Foliage Set (5073)
  • Art Impressions Circle Double Stitched Dies (5064)
  • Art Impressions Rectangle A2 Double Stitched Dies (5063)
  • Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens – Blender, Orange, Lt Brown, Dk Oatmeal, Mid Brown, Black, Platinum Brown, Mid Green
  • Tim Holtz Mica Spray Antique Bronze
  • Tim Holtz Pick Tool
  • Tim Holtz 9.5” Titanium Sissors
  • Tim Holtz Paper Trimmer
  • Tim Holtz Foam Applicator Tools
  • Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pads- Black Soot, Hickory Smoke, Squeezed Lemonade, Ripe Persimmon, Aged Mahogany
  • Clearsnap Colorbox Splatter Box
  • Clear Thread
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock 100lb
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad
  • ATG 700 Permanent Tape Runner
  • Tombow Tape Runner
  • Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
  • Hero Arts/My Sweet Petunia Mini Misti Stamp Positioner
  • Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
  • We R Memory Keepers Silicone Mat
  • We R Memory Keepers Trim/Score Board
  • Sizzix Sidekick Die Cutting Machine
  • Clearsnap Color Catcher

Art Impressions Edge-to-Edge Graduation Shaker Card

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Hello Ai Fans!!!

If you are looking for a fun twist on a traditional shaker card you are going to love this edge-to-edge shaker card design! In today’s video and card we will be using the adorable images from the Graduation Set (5277) to create this fun card.

I’ll show you step by step on how to create this design….and it is so easy! But beware….you will become addicted to these fun shakers!

We will also be creating a watercolor resist background with our Reactive Ink Pads and we will color in the images with our Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens.

This card was inspired by the current Blog Challenge which is called “Shaken, not stirred!”. The challenge is to include a drink in your card…any kind of drink will do…lemonade, coffee, hot cocoa, or a glass of wine like I did!

If you love this little Graduation Set then you may want to check out another video I did using the cute little giraffe! Art Impressions Mini Slimline Grad Card w/ Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers

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All of the supplies used in today’s video are listed below.

  • Art Impressions Graduation Set (5277)
  • Art Impressions Wine Divas (SCO677)
  • Art Impressions Square Double Stitched Dies (5061)
  • Art Impressions Flag Double Stitched Dies (5133)
  • Art Impressions Watercolor Travel Box
  • Wink of Stella Glitter Pen
  • Tombow Marker N15 Black
  • Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pen .1mm Black
  • Avery Elle Large Storage Pockets
  • uni-ball Signo White Gel Pen
  • Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens – Blender, Peach Pink, Lt Green, Cobalt Blue, Blue, Lt Gray, Gray, Haze Blue, Sugared Almond Pink
  • Hero Hues Unicorn Pigment Ink Pad
  • Hero Hues Reactive Ink Pads – Blue Hawaii, Splash, Key Lime Fizz
  • Jane Davenport Baton Blenders
  • Martha Stewart Irridescent Hearts and Stars Glitter
  • Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Hero Arts/My Sweet Petunia Mini Misti Stamp Positioner
  • Lawn Fawn Bone Folder
  • Sizzix Sidekick Die Cutting Machine
  • Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
  • Ranger Superfine Detail White Embossing Folder
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock 100lb
  • Scor-tape 1/4”
  • Tombow Tape Runner
  • EK Success Anti-static Powder Tool
  • We R Memory Keepers Trim/Score Board
  • Marvy Jewel Picker
  • Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad


Art Impressions/Simon Says Stamp – STAMPtember 2021 – Hug in a Mug Card

Hello Ai Fans!!!

Today I am so excited to show you the brand new “Hug in a Mug” stamp set!

This stamp set was created for Simon Says Stamp for the “STAMPtember” celebration! This is a limited edition set and will be available through Simon Says Stamp. If you love this set….and can’t live without it….then be sure to order it right away so that you don’t miss out!

To set the scene for todays card and video I have created a wintery evening backdrop! In order to do this I used the lamp posts from the Ai Christmas Wonder Set (4936) and my Distress Oxide Inks to create the reflection of light along my little pathway. I’ll show you how to quickly and easily create this light effect with your foam applicators and sponge daubers.

To do our coloring we will be using the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens! We will also add an easel to the back of this card creation so that the recipient can easily display it for the holidays!

And for a finishing touch, we will add a cute sentiment from this same set and a few little red hearts for added dimension and sparkle!

Thank you so much for joining me today! If you enjoyed todays video please select Like and Subscribe and don’t forget to hit that notification bell so that you don’t miss a single video!

All of the supplies used in today’s video are listed below.

  • Simon Says Stamp/Art Impressions Limited Edition – Hug in a Mug (SSE21A) Stamp Set
  • Art Impressions Christmas Wonder Set (4936)
  • Lawn Fawn Slimline Stitched Hillside Borders Dies
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Small Easel Die (657187)
  • Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pads – Chipped Sapphire, Tumbled Glass, Blueprint Sketch, Squeezed Lemonade, Weathered Wood, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
  • Tim Holtz Foam Applicator Tools
  • Tim Holtz Paper Trimmer
  • Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens – Blender, Beige, Mid Brown
  • Tombow Dual Tip Markers – 761, 850, 847, 946, 528, 177, N65, N15
  • Marvy Jewel Picker
  • Buttons Galore & More Sparkletz Embellishments Red Hearts
  • Gelly Roll Gel Pen White
  • Lawn Fawn Bone Folder
  • Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
  • Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad
  • ATG 700 Permanent Tape Dispenser
  • Studio 71 Gesso White
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Wink of Stella Glitter Pen
  • Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock 100lb
  • Tech Tools T-square 12”
  • Hero Arts/My Sweet Petunia Mini Misti Stamp Positioner
  • Fiskars 12” Paper Trimmer
  • We R Memory Keepers Trim/Score Board
  • We R Memory Keepers Silicone Mat
  • We R Memory Keepers Impressed Dauber Kit


Lawn Fawn “Toucan Do It” Birthday Pop-up Card

Hello and Welcome!

In todays video and card we will be creating a relaxing tropical scene using the wonderful Lawn Fawn Toucan Do It stamps and die sets! This set has the most adorable toucans, jaguars, lizard and tropical leaves! You will love the fun sentiments that are included in this set as well.

We will also be using the Magic Iris Tropical Leaves wreath to give added interest to the top of our Scalloped Box Card Pop-up! Just by adding this wreath to the back panel we can totally change the look of this pop-up box! Take a look at some of the other stamps and dies that you may already have to change the look of your pop-up boxes.

The coloring on our little critters will be done using the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens and the backgrounds will be done using the beautiful Hero Hues Reactive Ink Pads. We will also incorporate in a little bit of the wonderful papers from the Watercolor Wishes Petite Paper Pack!

This card was inspired by the current Lawn Fawn Blog Challenge #107 – 3D Cards which is linked to here! This challenge is to create cards that have dimensional elements and I thought that this pop-up would work nicely!

Thank you so much for joining me today! If you enjoyed todays video please Like and Subscribe….and don’t forget to hit that notification bell so that you don’t miss a single video!

All of the supplies used in today’s video are listed below.

  • Lawn Fawn Toucan Do It Stamps and Dies
  • Lawn Fawn Forest Feast Stamps and Dies
  • Lawn Fawn Tiny Tag: Birthday Stamps and Dies
  • Lawn Fawn Magic Iris Tropical Leaves Add-on Dies
  • Lawn Fawn Scalloped Box Card Pop-up Dies
  • Lawn Fawn Grassy Border Die
  • Lawn Fawn Watercolor Wishes Rainbow Petite Paper Pack 6”x6”
  • Lawn Fawn Fawndamentals Bone Folder
  • Lawn Fawn Fawndamentals Glue Tube
  • Hero Arts Hero Hues Reactive Ink Pad – Root Beer, Blue Raspberry, Lemon Drop, Key Lime Fizz, Creamsicle
  • Hero Arts Blender Brush
  • Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens – Blender, Fl Yellow, Fl Green, Fl Pink, Pale Yellow, Bright Yellow, Orange, Sugared Almond Pink, Lt Carmine, Gray Tint, Beige, Gray, Dk Gray, Mid Brown, Dk Brown
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock 100lb
  • Tombow Permanent Tape Dispenser
  • Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad
  • Art Impressions Small Acrylic Block
  • Picket Fence Studios Life Changing Blender Brushes
  • My Sweet Petunia Misti Stamp Positioner
  • Sizzix Sidekick Die Cutting Machine
  • Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
  • We R Memory Keepers Silicone Mat