Hi, friends! Today I have another card for you featuring Distress Inks. Lately I’ve been enjoying these inks so much. In this video, I’m showing you how to create a Fall inspired blended background and I’m featuring some stamps from My Favorite Things’ September 2017 Release.

I started out by masking off my white card stock to create a panel for my Fall scene. I used Carved Pumpkin ( ELH | SSS | AMZUS ) and Fossilized Amber Distress Ink ( ELH | AMZUS | SSS ) to blend the background. It’s very important to really saturate your blending foam so you can do effortless and flawless blending!

After adding subtle water splatters, I stamped the trees from the Modern Trees stamp ( ELH | SSS | HLM ) with Archival Jet Black Ink ( ELH | AMZUS | SSS ). The new Bitty Bears stamp set from My Favorite Things ( ELH | SSS | HLM )is simply adorable. I colored only two bears this time, but I’m planning on making more cards so I can use all of them!

This card came together relatively quick! After stamping a sentiment, all I had to do was add some shimmer and shine with a Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen ( ELH | SSS | AMZUS ) and Glossy Accents ( ELH | AMZUS | SSS ). I also adhered a cute die cut heart for an extra touch of cuteness!

That’s it for now. Thanks for stopping by today and I’ll see you soon. Xo

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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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