Hello, friends! I’m happy to be back with another card and video, oh and… a giveaway! Just keep on reading until the bottom of this blog post and watch my video to catch all the details. 🍀

In today’s video, I’m showing you how to create a Halloween shaker card featuring a bunch of My Favorite Things goodies. Don’t you just love these very spooky (😉) woodland critters dressed up in their costumes? They are sooooo sweet. 🧡🎃

First, I stamped and colored three of the animals from the Frightfully Sweet stamp set from My Favorite Things. Next, I created a Halloween inspired blended background with Distress Oxide inks. I used Wilted Violet, Faded Jeans, Twisted Citron and Carved Pumpkin. When I first started blending I had some trouble to get a nice and clean blend between Faded Jeans and Twisted Citron. The key to a good blended background using any color is to make sure your blending foam is saturated with ink and to never give up, lol. Just keep on blending. Finally, I stamped trees and leaves from the Modern Trees set with Archival Jet Black Ink.

Hoppy Halloween Shaker Card Feat. My Favorite Things

After finishing my blended background, I used the Large Rectangle Shaker Window & Frame die cut from My Favorite Things. This set is designed to fit their Large Rectangle Shaker Pouches, but you can also use them without these! I simply adhered a piece of acetate to the back of my panel and then created a frame with Fun Foam. To fill up my shaker, I created a custom shaker mix with several Pretty Pink Posh sequins. To finish off my shaker, I die cut the frame from the Large Rectangle Shaker Window & Frame set and colored it with Wilted Violet and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide ink.

Hoppy Halloween Shaker Card Feat. My Favorite Things

To finish off the card, I created an embossed sentiment v- shaped banner. Of course I also added some sparkle to the images with a sparkle pen and a bit of dimension using Tonic Nuvo Crystal Glaze. 💫

Giveaway

Subscribe to both my channel and the My Favorite Things YouTube channel and leave a comment on this video by Tuesday, August 28th for your chance to win a $25 gift voucher to My Favorite Things. The winner will be announced on my blog. Good luck! 🍀

The winner of the giveaway is Kristina Hein. Congratulations! 💕

That’s it for now. Thank you so much for stopping by. I’ll see you soon. 💜💙💚🧡🎃

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I am affiliated with My Favorite Things. 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.

Hi, friends! I’m so glad to be joining My Favorite Things for their monthly feature called MFT & Friends. The design team and different friends of My Favorite Things will be showcasing the products from the August 2018 Release. I decided to work with the Friendship Rocks set to make a super colorful birthday card! 💛

In my video tutorial I’ll be showing you how to blend a smooth rainbow background with Distress Oxide inks. These inks blend effortlessly. So smooth and clean. 😍 I felt so much joy while I was creating this background. Blending with Distress Oxides has quickly become one of my favorite techniques.

Before ink blending my background, I heat embossed the stars with Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder from WOW! from the Friendship Rocks stamp set from My Favorite Things. Then I colored one of the girls and the mini stage with Copic Sketch Markers. I added sparkle and shine to these images with a Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss Pen and a coat of Nuvo Crystal Glaze.

Finally, I finished off the card with Nuvo Drops in matching colors. 🌈 I really like how those White Blizzard Nuvo Drops are transparent and let the Distress Oxides shine through.

Thanks so much for stopping by. 😊 Make sure to visit the MFT blog to see more creations. Big hugs!!!!

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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.

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Hello again, friends! What’s the weather like where you live? The past couple of weeks have been really hot and dry here in Belgium. It hasn’t rained in forever and everyone could do with some cooler temperatures. I can’t wait for autumn! It’s my favorite season among the spring. 💛

For today’s video, I decided to play around with embossing powder a little bit. I use standard white embossing powder often, but I don’t reach out to those bold or sparkly powders enough. So, I went ahead and mixed three powders together to create my own mix! All of the embossing powders I used are from WOW! Embossing Powder.

While browsing on Pinterest, I came across this beautiful combo. It reminds me of a gorgeous sunset and I decided to play with those colors myself. Lately I’ve been enjoying using more Distress Ink. I especially like to pair it with a clean and simple circle layout.

The stamps I used on this card are all from My Favorite Things. The Bitty Bears and Modern Trees have been in my craft room for a long time now but I only got around to using them once! I think the tree set is so versatile. It could be used for every season! Just switch up the leaves and colors and that’s it. 😄

To finish off this card, I decided to add some Tonic Nuvo Drops that matched with the Distress Inks. By the way, this card turned out completely different than I planned. My original plan was to make a one layer card and focus on the masking technique. However, I thought this design needed some dimension so I stamped and die cut the bear and adhered the panel to a colored standard size notecard. I’m happy I decided to switch it up. 😍

That’s it for now. Thank you so much for stopping by. I’ll see you soon. 😘 PS: Make sure to follow me on Instagram for my latest updates!

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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.

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Happy Friday, friends! A while ago I posted swatches of the complete Tonic Nuvo Hybrid Ink Pad Collection on Instagram. Back then I was still busy working for college but since that has finally slowed down a bit, I’m here with a review on these inks. Oh and I’m also sharing a video on how to make sparkly ink blended backgrounds. 💗✨

I used stencils (Abstract Triangles from Simon Says Stamp and Madison from Winnie & Water) and Tonic Nuvo Hybrid Ink Pads alongside with Tonic Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste to create my own sparkly backgrounds.

Sparkly Unicorn Cards Ft. Tonic Nuvo Diamond Hybrid Ink Pads + A REVIEW

These ink pads can be easily used for ink blending. They blend effortlessly and give even and smooth coverage. For the blue background, I used Polar Ice from the Sea Siren set with the Abstract Triangles stencil from Simon Says Stamp. I also decided to create an ombre background using Pink Sherbet and Panama Rose with the Madison stencil from Winnie & Walter. To make these backgrounds pop, I added a coat of Moonstone Glimmer Paste from Tonic.

Sparkly Unicorn Cards Ft. Tonic Nuvo Diamond Hybrid Ink Pads + A REVIEW

I thought these backgrounds looked dreamy and magical so I decided to use the Magical Unicorns stamp set from My Favorite Things. It’s an oldie but goodie. 😊 I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored them with Copic markers. Then, I heat embossed a sentiment with Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder from WOW. Finally I finished off this card with Tonic Nuvo Confetti. This confetti is usually used for shakers so it was a bit tricky to adhere these teeny tiny embellishments.

Review

In total, Tonic released four sets of three mini diamond ink pads: Tropical Fruits, Rose Garden, Sea Siren and Sunset Serenade. That means there are twelve colors available. These are hybrid inks which means they are permanent and fast-drying. The Nuvo ink pads can also be used with alcohol markers and water-based markers or paint since they are waterproof and smudge proof. On top of that, the Nuvo Hybrid Ink Pads can be used with stencils since they’re easy to blend.

These ink pads are available for purchase at Tonic Studios UK for £9.99 per set or at various USA based crafty shops like Simon Says Stamp ($12.99 per set), Amazon and Tonic Studios USA ($8.99 per set). I have links to all of the ink pads at the bottom of this blog post.

In the video, I showed you different techniques and swatches. Here are some still shots of the swatches. Which set is your favorite? Mine is Tropical Fruits because of the bright and happy colors. 😍

Tonic Nuvo Diamond Hybrid Ink Pads - Sunset Serenade

Set shown above: Sunset Serenade (Carrot Stick, Rich Rosewood and Royal Plum)

Tonic Nuvo Diamond Hybrid Ink Pads - Sea Siren

Set shown above: Sea Siren (Polar Ice, Laguna Bay and Spring Heather)

Tonic Nuvo Diamond Hybrid Ink Pads - Rose Garden

Set shown above: Rose Garden (Pink Sherbet, Dried Oregano and Spanish Sangria)

Tonic Nuvo Diamond Hybrid Ink Pads - Tropical Fruits

Set shown above: Tropical Fruits (Panama Rose, Rubber Duck and Lime Burst)


That’s it for today. I hope you find this review helpful. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you soon. Big crafty hugs. 💛

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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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