Author: Marie Marco

Strawberry Basket Die with Marie

Hello Crafty Friends! It’s Marie back on the blog with a fun and bright birthday card featuring the Strawberry Basket Die and the adorable Bee Happy Stamp Set. I absolutely love the way these two sets play so perfectly together! I started off by die cutting all my Strawberry Basket elements from bristol smooth cardstock paper. Bristol Smooth cardstock is my favorite paper to use when ink blending is required because I find that inks always glide on so smoothly and evenly. I inked all the strawberries with three shades of red ink starting with the first layer of...

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Sea Life with Marie

Hello Crafty Friends! It’s Marie back on the blog with a bright and punny underwater themed birthday card! Today’s card inspiration contains a medley of adorable fish images from the Sea Life Stamp Set,  Sea Sentiments Stamp Set, and Sea Friends Stamp Set. I started off by stamping out all my images onto watercolor paper with Distress Ink in the color Antique Linen. I gave some of my fish fun birthday hats using a tiny birthday hat image from the Word Buddies Jungle Stamp Set.  In my favorite no-line coloring technique, I colored all my images with Faber-Castell WaterColor...

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Strawberry Patch with Marie

Hello Sweet Friends! It’s Marie on the blog! Today I’m sharing a “Thinking of You Card” that combines images from the Strawberry Patch stamp set and the Bloomin Happy stamp set. I created my card around the adorable little mouse and his strawberry atop of some magical toadstools for a dreamy storybook night scene. As soon as I saw these stamps, I immediately fell in love with all the images in both sets!  The sweet elements and adorable critters make it so fun to mix and match sets to create endless scenes for every occasion. I started off my...

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Flower Friends With Marie

Hello crafty friends! Today I’m sharing a floral themed birthday card featuring Flower Friends, one of my all time favorite Spring themed stamp sets from Hello Bluebird.  This set contains three lovely gal pals, but for today’s card, I’m featuring the super adorable deer holding her beautiful flower bouquet to create a sweet and simple composition. I started off by stamping my images onto watercolor paper using Distress Ink In the color Antique Linen. I used Faber-Castell watercolor pencils to color all my images in my favorite no-line coloring technique. Some of the floral images are from the Big...

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Party Parade With Marie

Hello Crafty Friends! It’s Marie back on the blog! Today I’m sharing a birthday card featuring the super cute celebratory critters from the Party Parade Stamp. I’ve paired todays images with the Summer Woods Scene Die to create a wonderful sunset backdrop for a critter party parade in the woods. To start off, I cut my background from bristol smooth cardstock using the Summer Woods Scene Die. I also cut a slimline sized panel from bristol smooth cardstock which will be the base for which my scene dies adhere to. Starting at the top of my slimline panel, I...

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