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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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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Hello, crafty friends! Today I’m here with a tropical and sparkly card featuring the new UnbeLEAFable stencil from Heffy Doodle.

I used the UnbeLEAFable stencil from Heffy Doodle to make a sparkly tropical background. First I used Twisted Citron Distress Oxide Ink to add a first layer of color. Next, I added dimension and sparkle with a coat of Moonstone Glimmer Paste from Tonic. I love how sparkly and dimensional this background turned out. 💛 A while ago, I did a similar technique. You can check out that video by clicking HERE.

Remember the Honey Bunny Boo set from Heffy Doodle I used for Easter and springtime cards? I wanted to break out that set again and use it for a non-Easter card. I simply switched up the sentiment using Heffy Doodle’s new Everyday Sentiment Duos stamp set.

Then, I adhered everything together on an ink blended frame. However, I wasn’t really sure if I liked it or not. To me it made the card feel too much like an Easter card and I was trying to avoid that since I was already using an Easter-ish stamp set. So I simply die cut the frame once more, trimmed it down and adhered it on top of the ink blended frame. Nobody will ever notice. 😄 Finally, I finished off my card with a coat of Tonic Crystal Glaze and a couple of Nuvo Drops. 💫

That’s it for today. Thanks for stopping by. Big hugs. 💕

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Hello! As promised, I got back to card making this weekend and I had so much fun. 😄 If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you already saw a sneak peek of today’s card. I’m so excited to be sharing the full card in today’s blog post along with another video tutorial.

In this video I’m featuring the adorable Beam Me Up set from Lawn Fawn. Those aliens are simply adorable. (PS: Want to see another card I made with this stamp set? Simply click HERE!)

It’s my dad’s birthday this Tuesday, so I had to pick out a color scheme he would like. I decided to play with shades of yellow, lime and turquoise for this year’s birthday card. I thought this color scheme was perfectly suitable for these aliens and I actually enjoyed stepping out of my comfort zone. 💛

Once I masked and ink blended the background, I decided to add some stars with a stencil from Winnie & Walter and Moonstone Glimmer Paste from Tonic. I love this stuff and I should stock up since my jar is almost empty! This paste is super sparkly, applies easily and dries within 30 minutes. 💫

For the sentiment, I mixed and matched different stamps together. I embossed the greeting with Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder from Wow. Make sure that your ink is bone dry before heat embossing. Otherwise your embossing powder will stick everywhere. Even though your ink is dry, I still recommend using a tool or kitchen flour to remove any static cling before heat embossing.

To finish off this outer space birthday card, I used a Spectrum Noir Shimmer Pen to add glitter to some of the elements. I also added a coat of Tonic Crystal Glaze. Because even though this is supposed to be a masculine birthday card, a healthy dose of sparkle is ALWAYS allowed! 😉

That’s it for now. Thanks so much for stopping by. Make sure to follow me on my social media profiles to stay connected. Big hugs! 💕

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