Happy Saturday, everybody! Today I’m part of Heffy Doodle‘s first ever Blog Hop in honor to celebrate their launch. Some of you might not have heard about Heffy Doodle just yet! That’s because they’re a brand new stamp company by Lesley Oman. You can support Heffy Doodle by donating via their Kickstarter Campaign! The more money you pledge, the more stamps you’ll receive! 🙂

For Heffy Doodle‘s first release, they have 4 stamp sets with 4 coordinating die sets and a very special 5th stamp set for all of you interactive card makers. Each of the 4 animal stamp sets has been designed to work on their own or together as part of the full collection. Each set contains 3 cute animals, a range of accessories for them and a versatile set of sentiments. There are also coordinating dies available for each animal set! Some of the dies even have internal cuts which allow you to tuck accessories into the hands of your stamped animals.

For my video, I decided to showcase Happy Snappy Crocs and make an ombrĂ© sequin shaker card with Distress Inks. Isn’t that stamp set simply adorable?

This card was a lot of fun to make! It’s been a while since I made a shaker card with Fun Foam ( AMZ | SSS ) and Lifestyle Crafts Acetate ( SSS ). Making shakers with the Fuse tool is definitely easier and faster but shakers made with foam and acetate shake better! That’s just my personal opinion, of course!

I colored the images from Heffy Doodle Happy Snappy Crocs ( Heffy Doodle ) with Copic Markers. I’m *still* learning to master these markers. It’s just not that easy! I’m always in awe of people who make the most gorgeous art with Copic Markers. I think I just have to play around a bit more and see what works best for me.

I created an ombrĂ© shaker card with Distress Inks. I used three shades of yellow: Squeezed Lemonade Mini Distress Ink ( ELH | AMZ | SSS ), Mustard Seed Mini Distress Ink  ( ELH | AMZ | SSS ) and Fossilized Amber Mini Distress Ink ( ELH | AMZ | SSS ) To fill up my shaker. To fill up my shaker I used matching sequins. This time I used the Belle’s Dress Couture Mix from The Ton. They just have the best mixes out there! By the way, did you notice my new backdrop?! I love it! It’s the Marble design by The Ton. They have plenty of beautiful designs so go and check them out!

GIVEAWAY

Time for a giveaway! You can leave a comment at each stop along the way for a chance to win a Heffy Doodle cotton tote bag and a set of 12 Distress Oxided! Comments must be left by 12 noon BST on July 20th and the winner will be announced shortly after on the 22nd of July on the Heffy Doodle Blog. Entries are open worldwide. Good luck! 🙂 

BLOG HOP

Lots of crafters have joined this blog hop to bring you a bunch of inspiration using these sets! The next stop on the hop is Alicia’s blog! Happy hopping!

HEFFY DOODLE

Can’t get enough of Heffy Doodle and want to receive updates? Follow them on their social media accounts!

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That’s it for now! Thanks for joining me today and I’ll be back soon. Big hugs! Xo

SUPPLY LIST

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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Hi, all! Happy Friday! Today I’m here with a brand new card and video in honor of the Winnie & Walter June 2017 Release Week featuring lots of cute sets. I’m particularly excited about all of the new critter sets! Those just make my heart happy. Today is Day No. 4 of Release Week so that means all of the products will be available for purchase shortly (06/30 at 10pm CST).

In this video I’m featuring the brand new and simply adorable Happy Dance with Evelin T Designs Set to create a watercolored birthday card.

I spent about an hour on this card since I did a bunch of watercoloring with Distress Inks and with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Like I mentioned in the video, coloring with these ZIG Markers is so easy, fun and very forgiving! I only used one color for each shade and look at that shading! Isn’t that easy? Just lay down some color and blend away with a water brush or a paint brush.

I stamped these images on Canson Watercolor Paper ( ELH | SSS | AMZ ) with Archival Jet Black Ink ( ELH | AMZ | SSS ). This is my favorite black ink for watercoloring techniques since it doesn’t smear or smudge. It’s a little bit trickier to stamp on textured card stock so make sure to use a MISTI tool ( ELH | AMZ | SSS ) for easy stamping or anything else that works for you! 🙂

For the watercolored background, I used Tumbled Glass ( ELH | AMZ | SSS ), Peacock Feathers ( ELH | SSS | AMZ ) and Cracked Pistachio ( ELH | SSS | AMZ ) for some pops of mint here and there. I also added some water splatters with a Ranger Mister Tool. It’s a fun way to add an extra oomph to a watercolored background.

That’s it for now! Make sure to check out the Winnie & Walter blog for a bunch of inspiration featuring all of the new sets. You’ll be amazed! Thanks for stopping by! See you soon. Xo.

SUPPLY LIST

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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Happy Saturday, everybody! It’s been months I think since I uploaded a Saturday Stamp Day. Eek! Where did the time go? So, here I am! On Thursday, I shared a link to the adorable I’m A Puffer For You set from Hero Arts Hero Arts Clear Stamps, I’m A Puffer For You ( EH | SSS | AMZ ). Those pufferfish make me smile. I mean… look at those cute little faces!

In today’s video, I’m showing you how to make a watercolored background with Mini Distress Inks and how to color these pufferfish with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Make sure to read my blog post until the end because I’m sharing another coupon code for 10% off Photo Boards®.

I had a lot of fun making this card. I started out by creating a watercolor background with a variety of Mini Distress inks. I simply added a wash of water to my paper first to get the colors moving. Then I started mixing the different colors with a lot of water. Next I heat set the watercolors and misted some water to add some flicks. I went back in with the colors afterwards until I was fully satisfied with the outcome.

After creating my watercolored background, it was time to do some stamping! I stamped the waves with Mermaid Lagoon ( EH | SSS | AMZ ) and the fishes with Archival Jet Black ink ( EH | AMZ | SSS ). This time I used Archival Jet Black ink because I was working with water, so since that ink is water- and smudge-proof, it was the perfect match!

I colored these cute pufferfish with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush markers. For the first time I was able to get some really nice shading! So here’s what I’ve experienced! When you’re using these markers, try to pick two colors from the same color family: one darker shade and one lighter shade (your highlight). Once you picked out your markers, use the darkest shade first. Then, blend it out with a water brush ( EH | SSS ). Next, use your lightest color and simply blend away until you no longer see the harsh edge between the two colors. Finally, blend your lightest shade with the rest of your card stock. Et voila! 🙂

I finished off this card with a Clear Wink of Stella glitter pen ( EH | SSS ), Glossy Accents ( EH | SSS | AMZ ), sequins and googly eyes.

PHOTO BOARDS® PHOTOGRAPHY BACKDROPS + COUPON

Do you notice something different today? I used a photography backdrop by Photo Boards®. The one I used is called ‘Sea Foam‘ and has beautiful hints of mint green and pale grey. I like the 40cm square sized boards since these are perfect to photograph small products or flatlay scenes like handmade cards!

Want to save some money on these boards? Simply use the code MAKINGCARDSISFUN at the checkout for 10% off. This coupon code expires on Monday, July 31st, 2017 at 11:59pm Central European Time. Have fun shopping!

SUPPLY LIST

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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