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posted this in Designer greeting cards on March 28th, 2018

One Stamp, Two styles, Part One, plus a freebie.

Hi everyone, Ginny M here, today I wanted to show you how I have used one stamp and two very different papers to create dramatic cards.  One way to achieve a really pretty card – heat embossing, glitter plus a fancy cardstock to showcase your art.  Here is my card with Details to follow:

The real beauty of this card is not my artwork, it is the paper I stamped it on.

This is Vintage Silver  Luster by Paper Temptress

This paper loves ink, It allows it to move freely in the swirls – you never know exactly how it will come out!

Looks like beautiful vintage plasterwork with high-intensity shimmer!

I heat embossed using a gold powder in my stash

For coloring, I used only 3 alcohol markers. Instead of using a blender pen, I use 91% rubbing alcohol and a brush!  No more stain transferring from one color to another!

Add a bit of ribbon, distress glitter and a sentiment and my card was done in 15 minutes!


My next post  on 4/14 will show you how I made the second card using Eclipse Black paper… Stay tuned!

and for you today:

Thanks for stopping by!

Ginny M -DT Paper Temptressess

posted this in Designer greeting cards on March 20th, 2018

Do something awesome

Here’s a fun stamp from Starving Artistamps.  I combined this image with gorgeous papers from Paper Temptress to create this card.  I just how she pops right off the front of the pink collage.  I added a wonderful sentiment to go with the image, “do something awesome”

I am using a wonderful base called Poptones Razzleberry.  I added a wonderful silver  paper then I used a Hambly Screen Overlay called Magenta Vintage Patchwork.  I recommend getting the 6×6″ cut packs that are just perfect for card making and give a wonderful variety.

posted this in Designer greeting cards on March 14th, 2018

How I Organized My Embossing Folders and a Freebie

I think organizing our supplies is almost as much of a hobby as using them!  I don’t have a lot embossing folder  – 37 to be exact.  I know some of you have hundreds!  My friend Pam over at Pam’s Pearls Blog had a great way to organize and store and VIEW her folders.  So I became the copycat and did the same thing!  So Glad I did!

It is very simple (especially if you only have 37 folders!

I used Paper Temptress Whipped Cream 100#  paper for this( these pictures look more ecru than the paper in real life, I photographing in my basement studio at night.

 I want to have a beautiful sample and Since I use this paper all the time I thought it would be fitting to have an embossed sample of it.

Cut the paper 6in wide and  I folded at the 4.5″ line, that way I would have a full sample for my 5×7 embossing folders

I embossed the front of the “folder”

Isn’t this lovely?  I also numbered the sample and the folder

And that is all there is to it!!

Think how nice this would be if you had even more.  I think Pam also had an O-ring of samples, which would make a lot of sense if you have a large collection.

Whipped Cream is a wonderful paper, one of many over at Paper Temptress!

Thanks for stopping by and here is a freebie for you to enjoy:

Ginny M

posted this in Designer greeting cards on March 8th, 2018

Be your beautiful self!

Here’s a CAS (clean and Simple) card that is quick and easy to make. It looks elegant and beautiful. I am using some gorgeous Paper Temptress Papers with a beautiful peacock die cut and a sentiment cut out from a 12×12 sheet of paper (can’t remember what maker the sheet was, if you know, please tell me).

I cut out the peacock using shiny gold paper from Paper Temptress called Gold Metallic Glossy and a beautiful black cardstock on the base, Neenah Supersmooth Black.

Have a wonderful day!

Cheers, Holley

posted this in Designer greeting cards on March 4th, 2018

For a dear co-worker

This is a card I made for a girl I work with that is leaving.

My goal was for more texture.  The base for this card is Aqua Basis.  The Aqua was also used for the cutout on the front.  It seemed I needed a darker color to accent the main image so the Teal Basis worked perfectly.  This cardstock is nice and thick so the distressing tool worked perfectly. The main card front is made from Opal Mica Metallic.  Using the mica metallic gave me a little sheen on the main image.  Finally Midnight Blue Vellum was used for the sentiment.  I accented FOR YOU with some blue stickles.

posted this in Designer greeting cards on February 28th, 2018

Vintage fashion and a cool masculine card.

This year I made a batch of Valentine cards for different family members, young and old.

I’m going to share two today with you:

This one I made for my Mom, She loves fashion and I know she was a fan of Audrey’s!

This card was made with a Digital Stamp, the printing came out perfect ( I have a cheapo Walmart canon- you would never know!).  I used Heavenly White 120#  to print on.  it just drinks up the ink with no feathering, perfectly crisp! I used Silver Metallic Glossy for the frame and the base is Eclipse Black 100#, perfect for a dramatic base.

This card I made for my mother’s boyfriend!

He’s a pretty cool guy and I know he would like this fun card:

The Beetle is an older Tim Holtz stamp ( I think- I took it off a block a few years ago) Again I printed it on the Heavenly White 120# and used the Silver Metallic Glossy for a frame.  On the focal image I only colored the grass, I left the VW in B+W to allow the beauty of the paper to enhance the image.

you might want to stop over at the Paper Temptress sight, the owner, Patricia always has a sale of some kind going on, often with free shipping!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are having a great day!

Ginny M

posted this in Designer greeting cards on February 28th, 2018

Printing on Paper Temptress and a Gecko Galz Image Freebie

Hi Everyone, Ginny Here and this week  I created a card for the “Putting on the Green” Challenge! The wonderful images by Gecko Galz needed the best in my paper stash to be printed on.

A favorite of mine is the Paper Temptress Cryogen White Paper, this glimmery paper creates a lush light reactive surface that my inkjet ink just loves!

Here is a free image for you to use in your crafting

Thanks for stopping by,

Ginny M-DT Paper Temptress

posted this in Designer greeting cards, Wedding on February 28th, 2018

Wedding invitation samples


Well this is the last batch of wedding card samples that I made for my daughter to chose from for her wedding invitations.

AKKKK!!! My daughter is getting MARRIED!!!! AKKK!!!

I used some of my favorite papers and favorite colors – my daughters colors are teal and copper. I used copper, chrystal and lagoon from the Mica mettalics line and teal from the basics line. I just love the weight and sparkle of the mica mettalics and the teal basics is such a gorgeous teal!!!

I used a couple Spellbinders dies and stamps from Flourishes(no longer in business) and some great copper and teal embossing powders – 2 shades of teal, the darker teal is a perfect match for the teal basics (found it on Ellen Hutsons site)

All for now – Take Care


posted this in Designer greeting cards on February 22nd, 2018

Adorable Fox

Here’s a darling stamp from Mmedel Illustrations on Etsy paired with some beautiful Paper Temptress papers and gorgeous Turkish lace. I just love this adorable Fox, he comes in a sweet set that includes a fox, a bear and a rabbit from artist Marie Medel.

The papers I am using on this card is a base of Black Glossy papers, a wonderful Hambly Studio Screenprint called Mini Graph; The image has been printed on Heavenly White paper and colored in copic markers.  I am having a wonderful celebration on my personal blog, Holley’s Blog in which Paper Temptress is offering a wonderful prize.  Please drop by (CLICK HERE) and leave a comment on Holley’s Blog for your chance to win from Paper Temptress.

posted this in Designer greeting cards on February 18th, 2018

Thinking of you with flowers

I saw this cute little design on pinterest.  You could highlight anything in the cutouts.  In the post I saw they had little puppies peaking out of the holes.  I decided I wanted different colors of flowers.  I used pop dots to pop the flowers up.

The base for this card  and the tag are Baronial Ivory linen.  Love the slight texture.  The green layer is Spring Larch glitter.


In the second picture you can see the sparkle in the glitter cardstock and the texture in in the linen line   The flowers were stamped on cryogen and colored with Copic markers.