Hi again! Welcome to my second blog post of today. I’m joining Winnie & Walter for a fun blog hop in honor of World Card Making Day 2017. There are lots of festivities going on at the Winnie & Walter blog so make sure to check that out. If you’re hopping from blog to blog, you probably arrived from Rebecca Luminarias’ blog!

In this video, I’m showing you how to create a masked and watercolored winter scene with the Happy Owlidays with Evelin T Designs set from Winnie & Walter ( ELH | SSS | WNN ).

I started out by stamping and masking my tree scene. Whenever you’re masking, keep in mind that you have to stamp the image you want to be in front first. In my case, that was the biggest tree. Then you can use masks to build your scene. Watch the video to see it in action!

I colored the trees and the adorable trio of penguins with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers and a Pentel Aquash Brush. I like to use Canson Watercolor paper ( ELH | AMZUS | SSS ) and Archival Jet Black ink ( ELH | SSS | AMZUS ) whenever I use these markers to color. After coloring all of the images, I created a watercolored winter sky with the Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor set ( ELH | SSS | AMZUS ). I have links to the individual colors I used in the supply list below.

Once my watercolored piece was dry, I ran it through my die cutting machine using the Carly Cutaways from Winnie & Walter ( WNN ) to create a fun Christmas bauble shaped piece. Then I used a mask and Tonic Nuvo Shimmer Paste in Moonstone ( ELH | SSS | AMZUS | TNCUK ) to create pretty and glittery snow. Finally, I added more sparkle with a Spectrum Noir Shimmer Pen ( ELH | SSS | AMZUS ) and Tonic Nuvo Crystal Glaze ( SSS | AMZUS | TNCUK ).

GIVEAWAY

Make sure to leave comments along the hop because 5 random winners in total will be drawn. Each winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to the Winnie & Walter shop. Good luck!

BLOG HOP

Make sure to check out the Winnie & Walter blog for a full list of participating blogs. Your next stop on the hop is Nina Marie Trapani‘s blog. Enjoy! 🙂

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Happy World Card Making Day, my friends! This is my first blog post for today. I’ll be sharing another one in a couple of hours! Last year I wasn’t able to do anything in honor of World Card Making Day so I thought I’d make up for that this year.

I’m joining Simon Says Stamp today to share some WCMD happiness. The lovely Susan from SSS, invited card makers from around the globe to make a Christmas/holiday card for the Simon Says Stamp blog to celebrate WCMD! More information about giveaways and linking up your own creations can be found at the end of this blog post.

I started out by creating an ink blended winter sky with Tumbled Glass ( SSS ), Broken China ( SSS ) and Faded Jeans ( SSS )Distress Inks. Then I stamped winter trees with the Modern Trees set from My Favorite Things ( SSS ). I ended up adhering 4mm sequins to serve as Christmas baubles. Doesn’t that look cute?

I colored three bears from the Bitty Bears set from My Favorite Things ( SSS )with Copic Markers. I colored one of the bears with darker shades of gray to have some variation. Creating shakers is so much fun! It’s one of my favorite techniques. In the past I created shakers in various ways but my favorite way to make shakers is with Fun Foam and acetate!

For the base of my shaker, I die cut a frame using the Pierced Rectangles die cut set from Spellbinders ( SSS )and Icy Mint card stock from Bazzil ( SSS ). Next I created a frame using Fun Foam ( SSS ). You could also use foam tape but make sure to coat the edges with kitchen flour or anything else that removes static cling (Martha Stewart Powder Tool, Embossing Buddy, etc). After adhering some acetate ( SSS ) I adhered the shaker piece to my card. Eep! Look how fun it turned out! If I say so myself, lol!

GIVEAWAY

Like I mentioned in the beginning of this blog post, this card is part of Simon Says Stamp’s special blog post in honor of World Card Making Day. In total there are 19 designers from around the globe who are joining these festivities! YOU can link up your own Christmas/holiday card in an InLinkz over at the Simon Says Stamp blog. Random winners will be chosen to win one of 10 $50 gift cards for the Simon Says Stamp store as well as a one subscription to Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine. Good luck!

MORE INSPIRATION

Below you will see the list of designers participating in this awesome event and the countries each will represent. I suggest checking out all these blogs.

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Happy Saturday, everybody! School has started again for everybody here in Belgium, except for college and university students like me! I’ll be going back to college on September 18th, so I thankfully have some relaxing time left!

The Fall/Winter 2017 Release from Lawn Fawn is available for purchase at most online shops, so I thought I’d share a holiday card made with the Beary Happy Holidays set ( ELH | SSS | AMZUS | HLM ). I pre-ordered mine at Erwtje.be which is an online crafty shop in Belgium. I highly recommend checking it out if you’re a local.

I used the Carly Cutaways die cut set from Winnie & Walter ( W&W ) to make a fun Christmas bauble shaped card. You could tie a bow and hang it in your Christmas tree, if you want! I didn’t have any ribbon that matched the colors of my card so I wasn’t able to do that, unfortunately.

I created a fun cool winter night sky with Tumbled Glass ( ELH | AMZUS | SSS ), Broken China ( ELH | AMZUS | SSS ) and Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink ( ELH | AMZUS | SSS ). Lately I’ve been enjoying these inks. I never was really into them – except for watercoloring, but after playing around a bit I decided I want to do more ink blending. I stamped the snowflakes from the Beary Happy Holidays set with white pigment ink. However, it didn’t show up! So I had to improvise a bit by using white embossing powder ( ELH | SSS | WOW ) to heat emboss them and make them pop!

I used fun patterned paper from My Favorite Things ( ELH | SSS ) to add a pop of pattern behind the winter scene. I  finished off the card with some shimmer and shine! I used the Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen ( ELH | SSS | AMZUS ) to add a bit of glitter to the fish and the bucket. It doesn’t show up on the picture, but I can assure you that it’s super sparkly in real life. In my opinion, even sparklier than ZIG’s Clear Wink of Stella pen. 🙂

That’s it for now! Thanks for joining me today and I’ll see you soon. Xo

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Hi, friends! It’s the weekend again – yay! Do you have any fun plans? I’m still enjoying my Summer Break until the 18th of September, so thankfully I still have some relaxing time left.

Some of you may have seen on my social media accounts that I ordered the Fab-BOO-lous Friends set by My Favorite Things ( ELH | SSS ). On Thursday I started recording and colored some of the images from the stamp set. I had so much fun! In this video I’m showing you various fun techniques to create a fun Halloween card.

I colored the images with Copic Sketch Markers. I’ve been practicing a lot and watched a lot of videos and color combination swatches. Thus far I feel like the flick or feathering technique works best for me. Surprisingly, this technique is considered the most blending technique that requires the most practice. Of course I still haven’t mastered the technique, but for now I’m enjoying playing around with it. I usually like to use two to three shades to color images and I always start out with the darkest color first and end with the lightest color – also called highlight.

Next, I did some Distress Ink blending inspired by Kristina. I came across this great blog post of hers sharing ink blending swatches. Just like her I used Mustard Seed ( ELH | SSS | AMZUS | HLM ), Peacock Feathers ( ELH | AMZUS | SSS | HLM ), Chipped Sapphire ( ELH | SSS | AMZUS | HLM ) and Black Soot ( ELH | AMZUS | SSS | HLM ) Distress Inks to create a gorgeous Halloween scene.

I thought the blended background looked really pretty, but I wanted to add an extra little oomph. I grabbed a stencil from Winnie & Walter ( W&W ) and Translucent Embossing Paste from Wendy Vecchi ( ELH | SSS ) to create a subtle but sparkly backdrop. I sprinkled on some Neutral Ultra Shimmer embossing powder by WOW ( HLM | SSS | AMZUS ) for extra glitter. I heat set it before the embossing paste was dry, so the stars ended up a bit puffy. 🙂

That’s it for now! Thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll see you soon in another card making video. Big hugs! Xo

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