Hello, friends! I’m stoked to be back with a new card making video tutorial. Last week I had a week off work/school (Fall Holiday), but sadly enough I was sick for the entire week. 😔 I was suffering from a sinus infection. Thankfully, I’m finally feeling better and I’m back to card making, blogging and teaching at kindergarten.

In this video I’ll be showing you how to make an ombre sequin shaker and how to create a quick and easy watercolor background with Distress Oxide ink pads.

I started out with a piece of Canson Watercolor paper that I had already cut to 4 1/4 inch x 5 1/2 inch. Using the Trio of Trees stamp set from My Favorite Things, I heat embossed snowflakes all over the paper. 

Ombre Sequin Shaker + Distress Oxide Watercolor Background

Next, I used Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Faded Jeans Distress Oxide ink to create a blended background. I randomly applied the ink to the card stock and blended everything together. Then, I used a Ranger Mister to spray water all over the card stock. Finally, I applied some water droplets and picked those up with a tissue. I absolutely LOVE how it turned out! ❄️💙

Ombre Sequin Shaker + Distress Oxide Watercolor Background

After making sure my Distress Oxide background was dry, I used the Fa La La die for my shaker. I adhered a piece of acetate to the back of the card stock and created a frame for the shaker using Fun Foam and Tonic Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive. Next, I filled up the shaker with a bunch of blue and clear sequins. To finish off the card, I embossed a simple sentiment banner. 

That’s it for now! Thank you so much for stopping by. I’ll see you soon. 💙😘

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Hi, friends! I’m super excited to tell you I’m  guest designing on the My Favorite Things YouTube channel today. Eep! 😍 I simply adore MFT and I’m truly honored to be sharing one of my cards on their channel!

Here’s a sneak peek of my card. Make sure to click HERE to watch the video tutorial. I hope to see you there! 😘

MFT Video Guest: BB Secret Santa

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Hi, friends! 💕 Yesterday, my Seven Hills Crafts order arrived and I went straight to my craft room. I ordered the Deck the Howls set and the Candy Land paper pad from My Favorite Things.

In this video I’m showing you how to make a clean and simple holiday card with clean and simple die cutting and easy Copic coloring. Watch the video below.

The Ho Ho Ho die from MFT inspired me to make a clean and simple holiday card. I was inspired by the Candy Land paper pad to work with a bright, playful and non-traditional color scheme. I mixed a fun piece of patterned paper with Robin’s Egg and Juicy Pear Card Shoppe card stock from Bazzill.

Clean and Simple Holiday Die Cutting Ft. My Favorite Things

Next I stamped and colored three dogs from the Deck the Howls stamp set from MFT. I enjoyed playing around with different colors and spots! That corgi makes me smile. 😄 So adorable!

Clean and Simple Holiday Die Cutting Ft. My Favorite Things

I adhered the dies with Tonic Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and foam squares. To finish off the card, I applied a coat of sparkle with the Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Sparkle Pen and topped it off with a coat of Tonic Nuvo Crystal Glaze. Finally I used Tonic Nuvo Glitter Drops for an extra touch of glitter. ✨

That’s it for now. Thank you for stopping by. See you soon! 😘

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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

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