Hey everyone! Today I am part of the Celebrating Kindness blog hop hosted by my dear friend Julia from Just One More Card. A while ago, Julia reached 10K YouTube Subscribers. In honor of the celebration she’s organizing a blog hop filled with lots of inspiration, designers and giveaways. More information can be found at the bottom of this blog post.
In today’s video I am creating a birthday card inspired by THIS color scheme that I saw on Pinterest. Combining and matching colors is one of my favorite things to do. I really like the different pink and orange hues mixed with yellow and a touch of mint.
I started out by stamping my background. Stamping a background with just one stamp is a bit time consuming but it gives a really fun look to your cards. Especially when you mix different inks together. For this background I used Soft Garnet, Rose Quartz, Lofty Mint and Beach Blondie ink from The Ton mixed with the Apricot ink from Simon Says Stamp. Next, I stamped and colored the dog from the Friends for all Seasons: Summer stamp set from WPlus9. Normally I color white dogs, but this time I went for a light brown/blonde-ish dog since I thought that was a better match with the stamped background.
Lately I really like to create paper banners with custom made card stock. In this video I ink blended the Beach Blondie ink from The Ton to some white card stock with a mini ink blending tool. This ink works great for ink blending. It blends like butter! After I made sure that the ink was completely dry, I heat embossed a sentiment from the Unforgettable stamp set from WPlus9 with white embossing powder. Finally, I finished off the card with some Glossy Accents and some sequins here and there.
Julia contacted some sponsors to offer giveaways. There are so many generous sponsors that offered really nice giveaways. Here is a full list of prizes to be won.
- A $15 gift card to Altenew
- A $100 gift card to CAS-ual Fridays
- A $25 gift card to Concord & 9th
- A $20 gift card to Gerda Steiner Designs
- A $30 gift card to Kit & Clowder
- A $25 gift card to My Favorite Things
- A $25 gift card to Purple Onion Designs
- A $30 gift card to Pretty Pink Posh
- A custom prize package from Seven Hills Crafts
- A $40 gift card to Simon Says Stamp
- Three custom prize packages from Stabilo
Pretty awesome, right?! The best part is that anyone can be a winner! Simply leave a comment by July 31 midnight to be entered into the drawing. The winners will be announced August 1 on Just One More Card. There will be a total of 13 prizes up for grabs. Good luck! 🙂
HOP, HOP, HOP
There are so many talented designers joining this blog hop. Your next stop on the hop is Michelle Short’s blog. Here is a full list of designers:
- Just One More Card
- Birka Reinitz
- Debra James
- Francine Vuillème
- Jenn Shurkus
- Jessa Feig
- Keren Baker
- Kymona Tracey
- Laura Bassen
- Laura Sterckx
- Michelle Short
- Marika Rahtu
- Nichol Magouirk
- Nina-Mari Trapani
- Sonja Kerkhoffs
- Simon Says Stamp
- Stephanie Klauck
- Tara Cardwell
- Yoonson Hur
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Multiple shops are linked: click EH for Ellen Hutson, SSS for Simon Says Stamp