Hello everyone! I hope you’re having a nice Saturday. Today I am here with a card and video which are part of the Inklipse 1000 Subscribers Blog Hop in honor of Simon Hurley reaching 1000 YouTube subscribers. More information about this blog hop and giveaway can be found at the end of this blog post. 🙂
Words cannot express how adorable that elf from the Santa’s Elves stamp set from Hero Arts is. I think it’s so cute! The stamp set comes with three elves and a coordinating die that works for each elf so you don’t have to buy the die separately. Isn’t that awesome?
I colored the elf using the ZIG Clean Color Brush Markers for a watercolored look. Whenever I color with these markers, I make sure to use a good paper and the Archival Jet Black ink so the ink won’t smear or smudge. My watercoloring method is fairly simply. I usually only use either one or to colors to add some shadow effects. I like to use the Pentel Medium Aquash Brush for blending. However, a regular fine paint brush would work, too!
I created a sequin shaker using the FUSE tool from We R Memory Keepers. They recently released a line of FUSEables. This collection comes with a quality mat and holster, 12×12 clear sheets and more! I bought the mat and holster since I use the FUSE tool a lot. If you don’t use the tool that frequently, I suggest using some card board to protect your work surface. To hold the tool itself, I’d use a jar or drinking glass. I really am pleased with this mat and holster, though!
I filled up my shaker with some sequins and beads from The Ton. I embossed a sentiment from the Cozy Christmas stamp set from Essentials by Ellen using the Sensational Sage embossing powder from WOW. Finally, I stamped black stars using that same stamp set and I finished off the card using some pearls from Hero Arts. 🙂
As I mentioned in the beginning of this post and in the video, this blog post is part of the Inklipse 1000 Subscribers Blog Hop! The theme of this blog hop is: watercoloring. Simon Hurley (a young crafter!) organized this blog hop in honor of his YouTube channel reaching 1000 subscribers. A big congrats to Simon! 🙂 Here’s a full list of hoppers:
- Laura Sterckx ==> YOU ARE HERE
- Laura Bassen
- Nicole Picadura
- Laurel Beard
- Lisa Adametz (Ellen Hutson)
The next stop on the hop is Laura Bassen’s blog! 🙂
There are a ton of giveaways today offered by the following companies:
Would you like to win a prize from one of those companies? Simply leave comments on ALL blog posts of this hop for a chance to win. Simon will draw random winners using Raffle Copter. (For more information about the requirements of the giveaways, click HERE.)
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