Hi everyone! Today I’m joining Heffy Doodle for a fun blog hop celebrating their first birthday. 💛 I’m featuring the Oceans of Love set along with the Bubble Waves stencil to create an adorable underwater scene card.

In the video, I’m showing you how to make this cute card. I did a bunch of techniques including ink blending, masking, Copic coloring, heat embossing and even a magic stencil technique I learned from Jennifer McGuire. Make sure to watch the video below.

I started out by doing some masking and ink blending to create the base of my ocean scene. For the bottom of the sea, I used Antique Linen and Vintage Photo. For the actual water, I used different shades of blue. Finally, I added more dimension to the sea with the Bubble Waves stencil from Heffy Doodle.

Oceans of Love (Heffy Doodle 1st Birthday Blog Hop)

I did some stamping with the Bubble Waves stencil. This is a great technique I learned from Jennifer McGuire. I simply sprayed the stencil with water, turned it around and pressed it onto the paper. To make sure I had a nice stamped impression, I used paper towel. I like how it turned out! 😀

Oceans of Love (Heffy Doodle 1st Birthday Blog Hop)

Aren’t these sea animals from the Oceans of Love set adorable?! I love them. For the sentiment, I did some heat embossing with Atlantic Seaspray and Clear Gloss embossing powder from WOW. To finish everything off, I added a coat of sparkle with a Crafter’s Companion Sparkle Pen. So far this is my favorite sparkle pen because of the amount of glitter it adds. 😍 I also used Crystal Glaze from Tonic for extra shine!

Giveaway

Two lucky winners will receive a £50 voucher to the Heffy Doodle store. Simply leave a comment on each hop to qualify. Good luck! 🍀

Coupon codes

Heffy Doodle is offering a coupon code to take 20% off your order. Use code HeffyBirthday2u and start shopping. 😄 The coupon is valid from June 13th until June 17th.

Blog hop

Your next stop on the blog hop is Crystal Thompson’s blog. Click HERE to check out her blog post. 😊 Here’s a full list of participating blogs in case there’s a broken link.

Supply list

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Hello, dear friends. 💛 As promised, I’m back today with two new cards. Same technique and same design, BUT two different color schemes. 😄

In the video I’m showing you how to make masked, ink blended, emboss resist background panels. I used the Marbleize and Bed of Roses stamps from Winnie & Walter. These are 3×4 little background stamps and are perfect to experiment with a bunch of different techniques.

For my ink blended panels, I used Distress Oxide inks. These blend like butter. I’m so amazed at their pigment. So far I have seven colors, but I think I’ll be expanding my collection pretty soon. 😍 These are truly fabulous. For the yellow/green card I used Squeezed Lemonade and Twisted Citron. Combined with the Marbleize stamp, this card looks so modern!

For the flower version of the card, I combined Picked Raspberry with Spiced Marmalade (not *dried* as I said in the video, lol). I used the Bed of Roses stamp for this design. 🌹

After finishing the backgrounds, I colored the pair of dogs from the Dog-gone Cute stamp set from Winnie & Walter. I love that poodle and corgi together. They look so cute! I colored these dogs with Copic Markers. I kept it very simple by only using two markers per color.

I used the Katharine Cutaways die cut set from Winnie & Walter to make sentiment banners. Of course you could just cut these with scissors but I had these dies on hand so it was quick and easy! 😀 I heat embossed the sentiments on the paper banners with Opaque Bright White Super Fine embossing powder from WOW. Finally, I finished off my cards with a coat of sparkle using the Spectrum Noir Shimmer Pen and a layer of Crystal Glaze from Tonic. ✨

That’s it for now. Thanks so much for stopping by. Big hugs. 💕

Supply list

I am affiliated with Simon Says Stamp, Ellen Hutson, Hallmark Scrapbook, Spellbinders, CraftStash and Amazon. That means I earn a small commission when you purchase through my links (with no additional costs to you!). Click HERE for more information about my disclosure and affiliation with companies.


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Happy Saturday, friends. 💛 Today I’m here with a quick blog post to give you an update on things. As you may know, I’ll be graduating this month. How exciting is that?! Yesterday I gave a final presentation to talk about my growth and talents as a preschool/kindergarten teacher. I passed… YAY!!!! 😄

From June 11 until June 22, I’ll be replacing a sick teacher at the school where I finished my internship. The principal asked me if I’d be interested in that. Of course I said yes since I love that school and has so much fun the past couple of months. Now I’m keeping my fingers crossed I can start working there full-time in September. We’ll have to see and wait…. 🍀🤞🏻

So far I have been busy in my craft room and I’m LOVING it! 😍 I’m so happy I’m finally back to card making and crafting. It makes me realize how much I missed it. Yesterday I started working on some ink blended cards with Winnie & Walter stamps and Distress Oxide inks. Look at those pretty colors! 🌈 Make sure to follow me on Instagram so you don’t miss another crafty sneak peek and update. 

I also wanted to talk to you about a (new to me) online craft store and some Summer SALES. On Thursday I was contacted by UK’s Number 1 Papercraft store called CraftStash. 😄 They asked me if I would be interested in joining their affiliate program. I did some research and said YES. This means I will earn a small commission when you purchase through my links. These small amounts help me pay for blog costs such as hosting, domain name, supply list creator, etc. Please know I only link to products and companies I fully trust and recommend.

Good news! CraftStash offers a 20% discount on your first order when you sign up to their free mailing list

Summer SALES

I also wanted to give you a heads up on some Summer SALES from CraftStash. ☀ Ready? Here you go!

Feeling a bit overwhelmed? I created a quick list of my favorites. Most of these goodies are on my own wishlist, too! 😀 Happy shopping!!!!


Also make sure to check out my Destash page to buy some loved goodies for small prices. 🙃 That’s it for now, friends. Thanks for stopping by. I’ll be back early next week with those ink blended cards. Big hugs. 💌

 

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Hi, again! Last week, Kristina Werner shared a video on how to create a super easy shaker card. She uses foam tape, doubles it back on itself and then removes the release paper. This inspired me to create my own blog post on my favorite technique to make sequin shaker cards. 😄

In the video, I’m showing you how to make a clean and simple shaker card with acetate, foam sheets and liquid adhesive.

I don’t have any foam tape so whenever I make a shaker, I like to use Fun Foam. These are white foam sheets that are easy to cut to any shape. You can also use die cuts with it to match the shape of your shaker window. In the past I made shaker cards with foam tape, but the sequins always tended to stick to the edges even though I used kitchen flour or anti-cling powder to take the stickiness away.

No Fuss Shaker Card Feat. Hello Bluebird Stamps

I filled up my shaker with the Belle’s Dress Couture Sequin Mix from The Ton. This mix is just so pretty! I love that shade of yellow and the small gold sequins and teeny tiny flowers are great eye-catchers. To add even more sparkle to this shaker, I also added some Crystal Cloud Circles Confetti from Tonic. 💛

No Fuss Shaker Card Feat. Hello Bluebird Stamps

A couple of weeks ago, I shared a card made with Hello Bluebird stamps. I promised I would share more cards featuring these fun products, so here you go! 😀 I used the McGregor’s Garden set again. That little bunny holding the flower pot makes me so happy. He looks adorable. I also colored two of the small birds to match with the sequin shaker. 🐥

That’s it for now. Thanks so much for stopping by. I’ll see you soon. Big hugs. 💌

Supply list

I am affiliated with Simon Says Stamp, Ellen Hutson, Hallmark Scrapbook, Spellbinders and Amazon. That means I earn a small commission when you purchase through my links (with no additional costs to you!). Click HERE for more information about my disclosure and affiliation with companies.


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