Hi, all! Sorry it’s been a while since I’ve posted a card on my blog. I’ve been working on some card making assignments for companies so things have been quite busy the past couple of days. ūüėĄ In the meantime, I haven’t stopped ordering new products, though!

About a week and a half ago, I ordered the Best Bugs Stamp Set from Create A Smile and instantly wanted to create a cute card with it. I used an Action Wobble to make the bee SPIN! So fun! Make sure to watch the video tutorial for more information.

First, I masked, stamped and colored images from the Best Bugs Stamp Set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and Copic Sketch Markers. This time I fussy cut the images since there are no coordinating dies available (ūüėĘ) but I think I did a pretty good job!

Spinning Bee Birthday Card with Action Wobbles & Create A Smile Stamps

I used the Mini Cloud Edges Stencil from My Favorite Things as well as Tumbled Glass and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Ink to create a nature scene.

Spinning Bee Birthday Card with Action Wobbles & Create A Smile Stamps

These Action Wobbles instantly add cuteness to your card and I love how they spin. ūüėć

That’s it for now! Thanks for stopping by. Sending big hugs! ūüíõ

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Hey, everyone! It’s Saturday and that means it’s time for another Saturday Stamp Day card and video. In this week’s video, I’m making a pastel ice cream cart card (ha!) with the Served Up stamp set from Create A Smile Stamps. This stamp set is simply adorable and I love how many options there are with the different sundaes, cupcakes, coffee and other delicious goodies.

You probably know by now that I’m trying to improve my Copic coloring skills. That’s why I have been coloring more and more in my recent videos. I wanted to mention that Kit and Clowder offers a free mini online class on the basis of coloring with markers. You can check it out by clicking HERE. I signed up for it, but I still have to check out the classroom. The description looks really nice so I’m looking forward to learning new things!

ssd-hippoI started out by stamping the ice cream cart and hippo image on Copic friendly card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Like I mentioned in the video, I used the Mini MISTI tool to stamp the image but you could also use a regular acrylic block. I did some simple Copic coloring with soft hues.

Since the image is quite large already, I didn’t really need to add a bunch more to my card after coloring. I did adhere a small strip of patterned paper from the Sorbet Collection from Avery Elle. Don’t you just love the fact that the name of this paper pad collection matches with the whole ice cream feeling to this card? ūüôā I created my own colored card stock with a BG11 Copic marker.

IMG_1124My Versamark ink pad is all dried up so I needed to get a new one. This time I used the Ultra Slow Drying Embossing Pad from Wow. You all know how much I adore Wow products (I’ve been using their products for years!), so obviously I think this pad is brilliant. I embossed my sentiment with my favorite white embossing powder from Wow. Finally, I finished off my card with a little bit of shimmer and shine. Because that’s my favorite way to end a video, ha! ūüôā

That’s it for now. Thank you so much for watching my video and for reading my post. See you soon! Xo

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Hi! I am back again with a brand new Saturday Stamp Day card and video. In today’s video I am creating a fresh and fruity card with Create A Smile Stamps. Lately, I just love to mix yellow, pink and peach colors on my cards. Another thing I like lately is wood veneer shapes!

I started out by ink blending the Leaf Effect stencil from Winnie & Walter on some white paper. Because the shape of the leaves reminded me of lemons, I used Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink. This made sure that my fresh and fruity background matched with the stamped images from the Served Up stamp set from Create A Smile Stamps.

ssd-treat-yourself-full-cardI am determined to get better at Copic Coloring. So after lots of practicing and watching tons of YouTube videos, I switched up my technique. Nowadays I like to start out with my darkest color to add my first layer of shading. Then, I use the medium toned color to blend out the darkest shading. Next, I use the lightest color to blend everything together and finally I go back to that dark color to add extra pops of shading. I only used three colors for the hippo. When I want to do some basic coloring, I use only two markers. I use the darkest marker to add the shading first, then I blend it out with the lightest marker and finally I go back to that darkest color to add more shading.

IMG_0680I had no idea where I was going with this card, so I just played with the goodies I had on my desk. After adhering my hippo to a die cut circle, I created a matching banner by scribbling the RV13 Copic marker on some white paper. I heat embossed a sentiment on there from the Served Up stamp set from Create A Smile. As soon as I finished my main element of the card, I started assembling everything together.

I adhered a strip of yellow woodgrain patterned paper to some white card stock. Then, I created some extra interest behind and around the circle. I mixed¬†some wood veneer shapes with¬†lovely sequins from the Fruit Sorbet mix from Little Things from Lucy’s Cards. I really like to use wood veneer lately and I especially love how it looks paired with sequins. ūüôā

That’s it for now. Thanks so much for watching my video. See you soon! Xo

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Happy Saturday, everybody! In today’s Saturday Stamp Day video I will be creating an easy and colorful sequin shaker card with a bunch of different stamps. Sometimes I like to mix and match stamps from different companies. I think it’s a great way to stretch your stamp collection. ūüôā

It’s been a while since I colored an image with my ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I’ve seen lots of crafters talking and discussing these markers. Some crafters are a fan of them and others aren’t because they don’t seem to get the result they were hoping for. To be honest, at first I didn’t really know how to use these markers and my images weren’t looking that good. However, after practicing a lot I found an easy and quick way to color your images with these markers. My coloring method is very easy¬†so I can add some quick and simple shading.

ssd-thank-you-fullThere are some things to keep in mind when you’re coloring with these markers. First, be sure to use a waterproof ink to stamp your image. I like to use Archival Jet Black ink because it doesn’t smear or smudge when using water. A good paper is also very important. I use some inexpensive Bristol. After I stamped my image, I like to apply water with my Pentel Aquash Brush to the paper. Then, I add the darkest color and blend it out with the lightest marker. Finally, I blend everything together with water. If I need a little bit extra shading, I just go back in with my darkest color here and there.

After coloring the snail from the Lovely Critters stamp set from Create A Smile Stamps, I created a shaker piece! I simply stamped peonies from the Wild Peonies set from The Ton to some white card stock. Next, I die cut a circle out of it and created my shaker with the Fuse tool. Be sure to watch the video to see this tool in action. I filled up the shaker with some sequins that matched with the stamped flowers.

closeupDo you ever feel like something is missing on your card? Well, I was feeling it this time and it drove me crazy! 10 minutes later I figured out I could stamp some outline hearts around the shaker to add extra interest. I used the heart stamps from the Darling Flamingos stamp set from The Ton. For the sentiment, I used a fun chipboard piece from Create A Smile. This is a really easy and fast way to add a greeting to your card. Finally, I used some of my beloved sequins from The Ton to finish off this card.

That’s it for today! ūüôā Thank you so much for taking the time to read my post and watch my video. You rock! Xo

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