Good morning, my friends. If you have been following me on Instagram, you saw that I posted a cute sneak peek. The past couple of days, I have been working on lots of cards. That means I have quite a few of blog posts and video tutorials scheduled. Stay tuned! 😄

NOTE: it looks like the coupon code isn’t working. I contacted EH customer service to fix it. I’ll keep you posted! 😊 

UPDATE: the code is working now, guys. Happy shopping!

In the meantime, you can save 20% on dies at Ellen Hutson. Use coupon code welovedies18 to receive your discount. Sale ends on October 17th at 11:59 P.M. Pacific Time. Not sure where to start? I listed a few of my favorite dies for you and some that are on my wish list. Or you can check out the die category yourself by clicking HERE. Happy shopping! 💛

Hello, friends! How are you doing? I hope you had a nice weekend. Did you make a lot of cards on World Card Making Day? 💛 Oddly enough, I never get to making cards on WCMD. Never! Oops. 🙊

Today I’m showing you how to make a quick heat emboss resist background with my latest obsession, Distress Oxide Ink Pads and Unity Stamps

Big background stamps are the best to experiment with lots of different techniques. This time I decided to work with the Yuletide stamp from Unity Stamps. I simply heat embossed it with Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder from Wow and then added color with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink.

Heat Emboss Resist Background with Distress Oxide Ink and Unity Stamps

Even though it looks like I used two colors, I only used ONE! The trick to create a nice gradient is to apply the ink heavier around the edges of the paper and then blend your way to the center of the card without reinking. 

Heat Emboss Resist Background with Distress Oxide Ink and Unity Stamps

Next I heat embossed a sentiment from the Full of Merry set from Unity. First I prepped my vellum with kitchen flour to make sure the embossing powder wasn’t going to stick everywhere. It looks like it really did the trick, because I ended up with a clean and crisp heat embossed sentiment. 😍

While my sentiment circle piece was flattening out under some books, I embellished the background with Tonic Nuvo Drops, a Spectrum Noir Shimmer Pen and Tonic Nuvo Crystal Glaze. ✨

That’s it for now. Thanks so much for being here! 💕 Make sure to follow me on Instagram for sneak peeks and regular updates. Xo

Supply list

I am affiliated with Simon Says Stamp, Ellen Hutson, Hallmark Scrapbook, Spellbinders, CraftStash, My Favorite Things, Unity Stamps 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.

Happy World Card Making Day, everybody! 💛 Today is a day filled with lots of inspiration, challenges, coupons and sales! In this blog post, I’ll be sharing coupons and sales offered by my favorite shops and stamp companies. Happy shopping! 

Make sure to come back regularly for updates on crafty sales and coupons. More will be posted throughout the day!

Ellen Hutson

Save 20% on orders placed today at Ellen Hutson with the code WCMD18. Sale ends October 6th, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Now is a great time to stock up on essential tools or goodies that have been on your wish list for a long time. Here is a top 5 of my favorite card making supplies in case you need any inspiration. 😀

Enter Ellen Hutson’s sketch challenge for a chance to win a $50 gift card. More information can be found HERE.

Hallmark Scrapbook

My friends at Hallmark Scrapbook always offer nice discounts. Click HERE to shop their sale collection. 

Hi, there! Sorry for being so inactive lately. 😔 As you all know, I struggled a bit the last couple of weeks so I took a break from card making and focussed on myself. Thankfully, I’m doing much better now. My mojo has returned and I’m having lots of fun again in my craft room. Sadly enough, I still don’t have a full-time job as a kindergarten teacher. However, I did replace a couple of sick teachers in the school where I did my internships during my studies. It was so much fun to reunite with the colleagues and kids. 💛 Let’s hope I can teach there full-time one day. 

Back to card making now! Last week I ordered the Oh Kitty Tree set from Mama Elephant. In my opinion, this is the perfect stamp set for any cat lover! 😺 But it’s also a great stamp set for those who want to practice their coloring. In my video, I’m sharing some tips and tricks including how to fix ‘mistakes’.

Make sure to watch the video below and subscribe to my YouTube Channel.

I started out by stamping the large image from the Oh Kitty Tree stamp set from Mama Elephant on white card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Then I used Copic Sketch Markers to color all of these cats. I added stripes and spots with the darkest marker of each shade to make every cat unique. Aren’t they adorable? My favorite cat is the one on the bottom right wearing the scarf.

Oh Kitty Tree - Mama Elephant

After die cutting the image, I wanted to switch up my color scheme a little bit. So I fixed the turquoise and some of the yellow. I simply colored on top of those colors with red and green markers. Make sure to take a color that’s darker than the original shade so nobody will ever notice! 

Oh Kitty Tree- Mama Elephant

Next, I created a gradient background with Festive Berries, Abandoned Coral and Picked Raspberry. These colors work beautifully together and create a nice blend. ❤️ I also heat embossed a sentiment from the Oh Kitty Tree set with Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder from Wow. Finally, I added sparkle with a Clear Sparkle Pen from Spectrum Noir, a coat of Tonic Nuvo Crystal Glaze and a few Tonic Nuvo Drops here and there. ✨

That’s it for now! Thank you so much for stopping by. I’ll be back soon. Sending big crafty hugs to all of you. Xo 💕

PS: Do you follow me on Instagram? Make sure to do so because I’m close to 6000 followers. There will be a little surprise once I hit that goal!

Supply list

I am affiliated with Simon Says Stamp, Ellen Hutson, Hallmark Scrapbook, Spellbinders, CraftStash, My Favorite Things 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.