Design Team Intro | Ericka Strange

Hello! As we continue to introduce our new BIGGER Design Team this week, we are thrilled that another of our existing designers is staying on the team…

Ericka Strange

Ericka is on our BLOGGING TEAM!

We adore Ericka’s vibrant compositions and her wonderful [and often very sparkly] embossing!

I’ve been making cards for 5 years and love working with a variety of mediums, getting inky and creating colorful backgrounds. It is so fun being part of such an encouraging and kind crafting community.

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I hope you are all doing well. Today I have a fun bookmark/tag I made for my daughter. She’s a first grader and we’ve been working on reading chapter books and asked me to make a bookmark for her. Of course the perfect stamp set for a girl’s bookmark is the Visible Image Believe In Unicorns set.

unicorn stamp | bookmark | believe | Visible Image

I love this image as well as the great sentiment. I had the perfect background I had previously made using acrylic paints and a brayer and started by taking the unicorn image and stamping it with WOW! Embossing ink. I used the Emerald Creek Gold Sparkle embossing powder for the unicorn because it is both gold and sparkly!

unicorn stamp | gold embossing

I then stamped the stars around the image and heat embossed them with Emerald Creek Arctic Daybreak which is a white with gold flecks.

I stamped then created a black tag using cardstock and attached my background. I stamped the sentiment in the same Arctic embossing powder. I used my black pen to trace around the image and the “believe” to make it stand out more and then added some white gel pen to the middle of the unicorn.

My little reader is so excited to start her new chapter book with this fun bookmark.


Strathmore – Bristol Smooth card
Ranger – Dylusions Paint – Bubblegum
Ranger – Dylusions Paint – Calypso
WOW! Embossing – Clear Embossing Pad
Emerald Creek – Gold Sparkle embossing powder
Emerald Creek – Artic Daybreak embossing powder
Ranger White Pen


unicorn stamp | rubber | clear | moon | clouds | magical

Thanks for stopping by.

This is such a fabulous bookmark Ericka! Our unicorn stamp looks so striking embossed in that stunning gold against your amazing background! Thank you 


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We will be back a little later to introduce our next NEW designer…

Stay safe, stay well, stay creative!

Helen & Mark xx


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