Wednesday, December 31, 2008

CC Designs Snow Bunny

I am lovin' these digi downloads!! Here is another Snow Bunny isn't she too cute?- I made this card for my friend, Dee's Christmas Card. These are some of the Nesties that I got for Christmas - ovals and ribbon tags - love them! I picked this sentiment since it was 80 degrees on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! :)

Supplies: Stamps - CC Designs Digi Downloads Snow Bunnies, Sentiment - Unity Stamps - Jolly Little Winter; Paper - Bazzill, MME DP, Whisper White; Ink - Memento; Misc: Nesties, Certainly Celery Ribbon & Linen Thread - SU, Copics, Snowflake punch - Marvy Uchida, button

Copics used: E00 skin white, E51 milky white, G21 Lime Green, G20 Wax White, RV11 Pink, R00 Pinkish White, Y21 Buttercup Yellow, Y26 Mustard, R20 Blush


Barn Yard Birthday

Sorry I have not posted in a while, my in-laws are in town right now and we have been crazy, busy - also with 3 kids at home for the holiday - you do the math... I created this for my friend, Melisa's Design Team. This set, Barn Yard Birthday, is only available from The Angel Company until Feb 2nd. Here is a link to mini catty. If you like this set, here is how to get it!

Supplies: Stamps - Barn Yard Birthday - The Angel Company, Sentiment - Savvy Stamps; Paper - Pink Pirouette, Basic Grey Eva, Whisper White; Ink - Memento; Misc - Copics, Primas, Bling - Kaiser, CB folder, Nesties, oval & ticket corner punch - SU, PIP ribbon - SU

Copics used: E00 skin white, E51 Milky White, E33 Sand, E37 Sepia, R20 Blush

Happy New Year!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Non-Traditional Winter Card!!

This is my second digi download card and I love them! These snowbunnies are adorable and I might end up using them for Valentines Day! I think they are pretty versatile! :) Also, I got to play with my new Pinking Nesties - a Christmas present I got in the mail - shhh....don't tell that I already used them!! :) Actually, I opened them by mistake...My husband's Aunt ordered them from All That Scraps and they were sent straight to me. I thought it was something I ordered and opened it! I just could not wait to use them! I did wrap the empty packaging though to put under the tree! LOL! Anyone who knows me really well, knows I am not big on surprises, not sure why, but I always wanted to know what I was getting for Christmas! I asked for lots of Nesties this year and stamps! :)

Anywho, this is a gift card holder for my babysitter - she totally rocks and we all love her!
Supplies: Stamps - CC Designs Digi Download Snowbunny, Warm Words - SU; Paper - Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Purely Pomegranate, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Grey Eva DP; Ink - Memento, Copics; Misc - PP Ribbon, Nesties Pinking Circles, Word Window Punch

Copics Used: E00, E51, Y21, Y26, R59, RV000, YG00, YG23, G99, & R20

Finished Card size is 4.25 x 4.25.

TFL and Merry Christmas to all!

Teacher Christmas Gifts

I made these gifts for my children's teachers. I filled some of them with homemade Russian Tea Cakes and some with candy. The template for the coaster box is here.
Supplies: Stamps: Hero Arts; Ink: Black; Paper - Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Whisper White, MME DP; Misc: Coasters, Button, Fern Punch - Martha Stewart, Ribbon - Creative Impressions, Offray, Oval Cutter - CM, Crop-A-Dile, Snowflake Punch - Marvy, Linen Thread - SU

Monday, December 15, 2008

My first Digi Downloaded Card!

Happy Monday, y'all! Only 10 more days until Christmas! I still have to wrap and bake - YIKES! :)
I am hooked! I love these Digi Downloadable images from CC Designs (get them here from All That Scraps!) The cool thing is you download them and then you can re-size them! I printed these images on Whisper White CS so I could use my copics! The finished size of my card is 4.25 x 4.25. I made 7 of these cards for a swap with my girlz!
So much fun! :)
Supplies: Stamps - Digi Downloads Winter Bear; Paper - Bo Bunny, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Real Red; Ink - inkjet printer; Misc - Copics, Nesties, Creative Imprssions Ribbon, CB Snowflake Folder, Oval Punches - SU, Pop Dots
Copics used: 100 Black, C1 Cool Gray, E00 Skin White, E37 Sepia, R20 Blush, R46 Strong Red, YR00 Powder Pink, YR09 Chinese Orange, YG00 Mimosa Yellow, G99 Olive, BG10 Cool Shadow, BG75 Abyss Green

Monday, December 8, 2008

Brrr...Another Unity Post!

Here's another one. Isn't he cute with his fish? I miss fishing...haven't been since April. The finished size of this card is 4x4.

Supplies: Stamps - Unity - Jolly Little Winter; Paper - Bazzill, Whisper White, Baja Breeze, MME DP; Ink - Memento; Misc - Punches - MS, Nesties, button, linen thread, Oval Punch - SU, copics

Happy Monday!


Think Snow!

This is my first card using Unity Stamps! This little guy is so stinkin' cute!

I figure I better get my 'snow' out of Martha Stewart bottles since it never snows in FL! It has been a little chilly lately, but that's it! LOL! :)

I layered the snowflake. The bottom 2 layers are sizzix dies and the top one is a marvy punch. I used Sweet & Sassy's snowflake idea again. Her link is in another post below. I think it turned out really cute!

Supplies: Stamps: Jolly Little Winter - Unity; Paper: Bazzill, MME DP, Whisper White, Baja Breeze; Inks: Memento; Misc: Nesties, Snowflakes - Sizzix, Marvy, button, linen thread - SU, Word Punch - McGill, Martha Stewart Snow Glitter, Copics, 3-D Tape, Dew Drop



Friday, December 5, 2008

Santa is on his way!!

Another SU Ink set - Deer Ol Santa This Santa is so cute! It's kind of hard to tell, but I popped up the little package in his hands!

Thanks to Sassy & Sweet for the snowflake tutorial which can be seen here:

Supplies: Stamps: SU Ink - Deer Ol Santa; Paper - Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Soft Sky, Georgia Pacific - White, Me & My big Ideas - DP; Ink - Memento black, Copics; Misc - Oval Punch - SU, branch punch - Martha Stewart, Snowflake - Sizzix, MS - snow glitter, Nesties, pop dot

SU Ink Boys N Bugs

This set is really cute! I won it a few months back as blog candy! Denise over at SU Ink is wonderful. I promptly received my stamp set (remember it was FREE!) along with a cute chapstick with the SU Ink logo on it! This set reminds me of my boys, Parker (5) and Carson (3.5)!
Stamps: Storage Units & Ink - Boys & Bugs; Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, MME DP; Ink - Memento Black, Copics; Word Punch - McGill

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

My Christmas Cards are done, Baby!!!

These are my Christmas cards for this year! They are very simple, but I had to make 100 of them babies!
Recipe: Stamps - Hero Arts; Ink - Mellow Moss, Basic Black; Paper - Mellow Moss, Whisper White, Always Artichoke; Misc - Stickles, CB embossing folder.
Now, I just have to take my Christmas photo and drop them in the mail. Good luck getting 3 kids to smile at the same time! Ha!
Now I can get back to making fun cards!! :)
TFL! ~Tori

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Snow Fun!

Can I tell you how much I love Fluffles, the Cat?? He is sooo cute!!
Here he is again snowboarding his way into my heart! :)
Stamps: Fluffles Snowboard - Stampendous, Snow Fun - Northwoods Rubber Stamps; Paper - Purely Pomegranate, Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Grey Eva DP, Whisper White; Ink - Brilliance, Copics - E00, E37, BG10, YG00, G99, RV21, R59; Misc - Snowflake CB folder, Nesties, Pomegranate Ribbon, Snowflake punch - Marvy, dew drop

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Snowman Joy!

One more card for tonight and then I think I am packing it in! I had so much mojo today - it's so rare! :)

Another card made using copics! Love'n them!

Supplies: Stamps: Snowman - Penny Black, Joy - SU (retired); Paper: Pirouette Pink, Old Olive, Whisper White, Purely Pomegranate, Basic Grey - Eva; Ink: Brilliance, Copics: RV11, R29, BG10, YG03, YG06, E31, E37, YR65, YR68; Misc: Nesties, Snowflake Punch - Marvy, Oval Punch, Slot Punch-SU, Bling, Ribbon, pop dots

I think I will go back and add some stickles to some of the snowflakes around the snowman!

TFL~ Tori

Fluffles - Shakey, Shakey!!

Another Fluffles card!! :)

This is my 2nd Copic card and I am really happy with it! I have to thank Tori Wild (my name twin, lol), for the inspiration and advice on Copics! Thanks girl! (Check out her blog - she ROCKS!)

Stamps: Fluffles - Stampendous, Merry Christmas -Hero Arts; Paper - Old Olive, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Basic Grey -Blitzen DP; Ink - Brilliance Graphite Black, Copics - E00, E37, SU Markers (present); Misc - Nesties, Stickles, Oval Cutter - CM, Ribbon, Fern punch- MS, snowflake CB folder

TFL~ Tori!

Happy Holidays! - Wreath Tutorial

This wreath is made entirely from the fern Martha Stewart punch!! I love this idea - it was really pretty easy.

The finished card size is 4x4.

Supplies: Stamps- Hero Arts; Paper- Really Red, Whisper White, Old Olive, Always Artichoke; Ink- Staz-on, Old Olive; Misc-CB Snowflake Embossing Folder, Bling, Stickles, Circle Cutter, Ribbon - SU, Word Window Punch - McGill, Fern Punch - MS, sponges.

See below for Tutorial on making your own! :)

Fern Wreath Tutorial:

Supplies you will need: Circle cutter, Fern Punch - Martha Stewart, 2 colors cardstock (I used Olive and Artichoke), Quick Dry Glue with fine tip - I use Scotch., bling, stickles. Using the two different cardstocks, punch several of the ferns from each paper - I used more of the Olive than I did Artichoke.

First, cut a thin ring using a circle cutter. The end result should look like the next picture.


Glue the 'stick end' of the fern punch down leaving the rest of the branch to 'pop' up.

Continue gluing pieces around your cirle and then embellish with ribbon, bling, and stickles or whatever you like!


My very first Copic Card!!!

Wow, it seems like forever since I have posted (LOL - I just posted another card minutes ago! - But seriously, my pc has a bunch of viruses and I finally dropped it off to be fixed. I broke down and am posting from my dd's laptop!!) :)

Anyhoo, this is my first Copic Card!! YAY - so glad to be taking the plunge! Ok, so I had limited colors when I created this, so the present is actually done with SU markers! Love this Fluffles stamp, but wish there was a sentiment that says, "Shakey-Shakey" - maybe next time I will print it out! :)

Recipe: Stamps - Fluffles - Stampendous, Merry Christmas - Hero Arts; Paper - Riding Hood Red, Artichoke, Whisper White, Basic Grey - Blitzen (totally old-school!); Ink - Brilliance Graphite Black, Copics - C3, C5, SU Markers - Ruby Red, Old Olive, Apricot Appeal (nose); Misc - Stickles, Nesties, Snowflake Punch - Martha Stewart, Oval Cutter - CM, Crop-A-Dile, bling, snowflake embossing folder - CB

Give me some feedback and let me know what you think!!


Christmas Party Invite

I made these invites for a Christmas party we are having in the neighborhood in a few weeks. I dipped into my Basic Grey stash and pulled out a striped pp from the Figgy Pudding line - going retro, again! LOL! I watercolored the house and trees, masked it and sponged the sky. I then used glitter and glue (not stickles for once) for the shimmer! The sentiment is from the internet and I just typed it up and printed.


Stamps- Great Impressions; Paper- Watercolor paper, Riding Hood Red, Always Artichoke, Figgy Pudding - BG; Ink - Staz-on, bashful blue, choc chip, artichoke, bordering blue, really red; Misc - Aqua painter, sponges, glitter, nestabilities

TFL! :)

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Witchy Halloween

I threw together one last Halloween card today! Isn't this witch so cute? She is from the The Angel Company set "TrickorTreaters." I stamped her with black staz-on and colored her in using Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol - this is my first attempt at this technique and I think it turned out cute!
Stamps: TAC - Trick or Treaters; Ink: staz-on; Paper - Kiwi Kiss, Black, Pumpin Pie, Elegant Eggplant, Naturals White; Misc: Ribbon, ticket punch, circle punch - SU, Nestabilities, CB Embossing Folder, Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, Cropadile. For more info on these stamps, visit my friend Melisa's Blog:
TFL & Happy Halloween!

Treat Bags

These are some real 'quick' treat bags I threw together for Parker to take to school tomorrow. He is in Kindergarten, so I filled them with erasers, smarties and stickers and tied a pencil to the outside!


Stamps: Batty for You; Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Kiwi Kiss, Elegant Eggplant; Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Kiwi Kiss, Elegant Eggplant; Misc: Black Treat Bags - Michael's, Punches - SU, PP Ribbon, Cropadile



Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Altered Haunted House

I made this Altered Haunted House for a Halloween gift swap that some friends and I did over the weekend. Wow - we have some talent in our group - all of the altered things were so cool!

See below for more info!

This was a wooden "princess" castle that I turned haunted! :)

Most of the 'characters' and 'candy' were hand cut from the patterned paper. My fav page is the 'Monster Bash' on the last 2 pages! :) There's even a Starbucks card tucked into one of the pages! :)

Supplies: Paper - K & Co.; Stamps - drink stamps - StampCraft, Witchy Cat - Stampendous, Black Cat - JudiKins; Ink - Staz-On, SU Markers, Blender Pen; Misc - Ribbon, Rings, Dimensionals, QK dies (Pumpkin, Bats), White Gel Pen, Punches - SU, Stickles, Black Paint TFL! :)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Live Your Dream - Wild Wasabi

Okay, so maybe I am going a little 'retro' lately with the retired DP, but I am a confessed hoarder and trying to use my stash of retired stuff! I made a set of 5 of these for a Christmas present. I am packaging them in clear boxes from PaperTrey along with envelopes and decorating the outside of the box as well. I have others done in which I will post a pic of the finished boxes.

Supplies: Stamps: Live Your Dream; Paper: Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, Choc Chip, Afternoon Tea DP, Whisper White; Ink: Choc Chip, Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky; Misc: Wild Wasabi Ribbon


Friday, October 10, 2008

Dream - CC187

Happy Friday!! :)
Here is the card I made for CC187. These colors are so pretty together! I am excited to finally get some ink on my new stampscapes stamps! This is another brayered background (one of my fav techniques!)
Technique: I brayered on So Saffron on the top part with the bottom part masked off. I then masked off the sun using a circle punched out and layered Tangerine Tango. I removed the bottom mask and brayered on KK. I then stamped the images and sponged CC around the edges of the card. I then stamped the sentiment.
Recipe: Stamps - Stampscapes (palm stalks, palm leaves, 'Dream' - Technique Tuesday; Paper - Whisper White, Choc Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango; Ink - So Saffron, Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, Choc Chip; Misc - brayer, circle punch, sponges

Thursday, October 2, 2008

How about a fishy post??

I have not posted any fishing pics (only the pics of my mounts), so I thought it was time to do so!! I guess I am missing fishing - I have not been since April when I was in Aruba!

I caught this barracuda in Key West in 2002 during a trip my hubby and I took for our anniversary! (That is the 1st mate, not my hubby!)

Fall is here...sort of!

Well, Fall was sort of here was 63 degrees at 6:30 AM when I took Katie to the bus stop. It's now about 77!! Gotta love FL weather!

This is one of my favorite stamp sets right now! The color scheme came from Kristine Werner's blog: The sketch is for the SC196 from SCS! I thought the Vanilla looked a little harsh, so I inked it with some Kiwi Kiss to soften the look. It's hard to tell, but I stamped the pumpkins on vanilla and then stamped it again on watercolor paper and then watercolored it and layered it on top of the vanilla using pop dots.
Recipe: Stamps - Cats & Bats - Inkadinkadoo, "Fall" - Technique Tuesday; Paper - Pumpkin Pie, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, watercolor paper; Ink - Kiwi Kiss, Choc Chip, Staz-on, SU Markers - Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust, Aqua Painter; Misc - nestabilities, oval punch (SU), fern punch (Martha Stewart), linen thread, Old Olive Ribbon, Swirl CB folder, sponges


Gratitude, CC185

I bought this stamp set a while back and have not really used it! I love the 2-step look! This was made for CC185 from SCS. I ran the VV through the CB using the Swiss Dots folder and then sponged Baja Breeze over the dots. I lightly sponged the edges of the other VV panels. I hand cut the flower on the left and popped it up.

Recipe: Stamps - Spiral Bouquet - PaperTrey; Paper - Very Vanilla, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze; Ink - Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, Old Olive; Misc - Swiss Dots CB folder, Old Olive Twill Ribbon, Ticket Corner punch, corner rounder, sponges, pop dots

Monday, September 29, 2008

SC195 - 2 New Cards!

I finally got the courage to cut into this DP! I know it's retired, but I loved it and did not want to cut it! :)

Link to SC 195 -
Recipe: Stamps - Embrace Life; Paper - Ruby Red, River Rock, Ginger Blossom DP, Whisper White; Ink - River Rock, Brown Staz-on, Ruby Red; Misc - River Rock Ribbon, Word Window Punch, Aqua Painter, Bling, Stickles, Pop Dots

2nd Card!!

I can't believe I cut into this paper before it was retired!! :) I layered all of the pieces of the flower using pop-dots. This was a pretty quick and easy card!

Stamps - One of a Kind; Paper - Tangerine Tango, So Saffron, Old Olive, Whisper White, Haiku DP; Ink - Old Olive, Black; Misc - Nestabilities, Olive Twill Ribbon, Lg. Oval Punch, Pop Dots


Sunday, September 28, 2008

I updated my Scrappy Room!

I finally snapped some new pictures of my scrappy space!
I re-arranged a lot of things to work better for stamping! ( you can click on any pictures to see close-ups!)
My furniture is from Pottery Barn. I love it! This is my main scrappy area here.
These shelves are from Pottery Barn, but are discontinued. I got them on a HUGE bargain! My shelves hold my SU ribbon, acrylic blocks, MM paints, Stickles, SU Markers, Primas, and some scrappy projects. Under the shelves on the let side is a set of small drawers that hold all of my sponges - I have a drawer for all the SU colors, that way, I can just reach for the color I want and I am not wasting them from one project to the next. On top of that, sits my ATG gun, brayers, glue and stamp cleaners.
My bulletin board holds cards from swaps and some stuff I have created as well.

Here is a close up of my new Ikea BYGEL rails! Love them!

Another shot of my cubes, which hold all my SU paper and other brands as well. My cuttlebug and Bigshot live there too!

Here is the right hand side of my desk. That's my other fav spot. My TV, computer and photo printers live over here!


Friday, September 26, 2008

SC194 Embrace Life - Groovy Guava

I love how this card turned out!
I cased this card from StrappyStamper:

Stamps: Embrace Life;Paper: Groovy Guava, Whisper White, Ginger Blossom DP; Ink: Groovy Guava, Black, River Rock; Misc: River Rock Ribbon, Aqua Painter, Sponges, Clear Stickles, Oval Punch, Word Window Punch

I sponged the GG on the flower and cut out. And then created my own Groovy Guava Stickles using this tutorial:

Here is a close-up of the flower:

TUTORIAL - DIY Colored Stickles

Ever find you don't have the color of stickles you need?
Here is a tutorial for making your own!

You will need a bottle of clear stickles (crystal, diamond, star dust, etc) and re-inkers (I used Barely Banana here).
Squeeze out some stickles and 1 drop of a re-inker.
Blend in a new spot to create the color of stickles you want! I used a popsicle stick to blend.
I used Riding Hood Red on the left to show difference. Using a fine tip paint brush, paint onto your project!

Viola! No need to every color of stickles! :)

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I have been Tagged...

by my supertwin Tori Wild (wild4Stamps)! Long story short, we are both named Tori (spelled the same way - very rare - And we both have sons named Parker that are 5! Too coincidental to not be supertwins!! Ha!

Here are the rules:
1. Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

My facts:

1. I love to deep sea fish, but HATE to eat fish - weird, eh?
2. I had a grandmother growing up that was a Catholic Nun! (Long, but true story...)
3. I love Coke! Not Diet Coke, not Cherry Coke, just Coke, out of a can, cold, but no ice!
4. I got hit by an 18 wheeler my junior year of high school coming home from Spring Break in Galveston Island, TX. My friend's brand new Blazer rolled down an enbankment 2.5 times (landing upside down), but we managed to walk away from the accident. I, being in the back seat, had just put my seatbelt on not 5 minutes prior to the accident. I am still a little leary of the big rigs today.
5. In my freshman year of college, I wanted to be a forensic pathologist and have actually been to an autopsy my senior year of high school. It was a field trip our Anatomy & Physiology Class took. It was very cool!
6. I (like my supertwin, Tori) love to watch murder mysteries, and read them too. Patricia Cornwell is one of my favorite authors (for those who are not familiar with her, she writes about a re-occuring character that is a forensic pathologist!) My fav shows are Cold Case, CSI, CSI Miami, American Justice, City Confidential, NCIS, etc - you get it, I have some fixation on solving murder mysteries.
7. I got my first speeding ticket ever (I am 32.) last year.

I am tagging:

Melisa Waldorf (
Lesley Freiner (
Robin Cuevas (
Melita Ganoe (
Terry Thayer (
Jenny Maron (
Pam Bearden ( )

Friday, September 19, 2008

Happy Haunting

Again, another brayered card! I am hooked!

I love how this turned out! This is inspired by Michelle Zindorf's card that can be seen here:

I first stamped my Inkadinkadoo (Cats & Bats set) stamps in versamark and then in black ink and used embossing powder to emboss the images. I then brayered the top half with So Saffron and then used a circle as a mask for the moon. I brayered More Mustard, Really Rust and then sponged Elegant Eggplant. On the bottom part, I sponged Certainly Celery, Old Olive and Always Artichoke and then Eggplant on the bottom part. I stamped and embossed Happy Haunting on More Mustard and added brads and used pop-dots. I layered the card with black and elegant eggplant and stuck it to the More Mustard base, which I sponged around the edges.


Always - Wedding

I made this for my husbands cousin's wedding. I really miss the old In Colors from last year! :(

Supplies: Stamps: Always; Ink: White Craft, River Rock; Paper: Whisper White, Soft Sky, River Rock; Misc: Embossing Powder, River Rock ribbon, Fiskars border Punch, corner rounder, CB Embossing Folder, Pop-Dots


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Brayered Essence

Here is another brayered background!! I LOVE this technique, so you will probably see a lot more of these coming down the pike. :) I made this card for a swap with some friends.
Supplies: Stamps: Essence of Love; CS: Whisper White, Black, So Saffron; Ink: So Saffron, More Mustard, Really Rust, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Black; Misc: Word Window & Lg. Oval Punch, Apricot Appeal Ribbon, brayer, Pop Dots, Sponges
Technique: On WW CS, I tore the edge of a post-it-note and used it to create a mask towards the bottom of the panel. I then started brayering SS on the top half and then layered MM above it. I then sponged RR towards the top. I took off the mask and then sponged CC and OO on the bottom section. I then stamped the flowers using black ink after I let everything dry a bit. I heat set the black ink - it did not dry right away. I sponged both punched pieces. I also punched the card base with SS to make the color more rich.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Masculine Thank You

I made these thank you's for my dh to send to friends that attended his 40th birthday party.

I stamped the lighthouse (Great Impressions) using Timber Brown Staz-on on watercolor paper and used WCC, SU markers, and an Aqua Painter to color it in. I then masked it and sponged soft sky around it. The card base is kraft and the mats are bordering blue. I also used the Thank You stamp from Artfully Asian and punched it using an oval punch in chocolate chip. I wish I had inked the card base as well as the kraft mat under the stamp - oh well, I was in a hurry. I got this sketch off of splitcoast and changed most of the colors as well as the stamps.