Good morning, friends! Today I’m here with an adorable card featuring Lawn Fawn stamps and dies as well as a fun stencil from My Favorite Things. I’m also so excited to tell you more about a new-to-me online paper crafting store! πŸ’›

Make sure to watch the video below for more information and a step by step tutorial.

I started out with the Mini Cloud Edges Stencil from My Favorite Things and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink to create a very realistic background. Then, I created a flower border using the Flower Border Die Cut from Lawn Fawn. I die cut the border once more out of white card stock to color the flowers in rainbow colors.

SO CUTE! Butterflies, Clouds AND Flowers Feat. Lawn Fawn (Cloud9 Crafts)

Next, I colored and die cut a few of my favorite images from the Butterfly Kisses Set from Lawn Fawn. Afterwards, I cut a piece of patterned paper from the Spring Fling Petite Paper Pack from Lawn Fawn and adhered it behind the cute scene.

SO CUTE! Butterflies, Clouds AND Flowers Feat. Lawn Fawn (Cloud9 Crafts)

Finally, I used a piece of vellum along with the Lawn Fawn Fancy Wavy Banners Die Cut Set and the Wavy Sayings Stamp Set to create a sentiment banner. I prepped my vellum with kitchen flour to remove any static-cling and for a beautiful, clean finish.

Cloud9 Crafts + GIVEAWAY!!!!

Recently, I discovered Cloud9 Crafts: an online hobby shop based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Guess what? Cloud9 Crafts carries our favorite US-brands like Lawn Fawn and My Favorite Things. Yay!

After reaching out to Yuki, the owner of Cloud9 Crafts, we decided to do a fun collaboration. Make sure to visit my Instagram profile and look for the giveaway. Simply click HERE. You could win a €25 Gift Card to Cloud9 Crafts. Good luck! πŸ€ A big shout-out to Cloud9 Crafts for sponsoring today’s video and giveaway.

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Good morning, friends! Today I’m part of a video hop hosted by Maaike Uijthoven. She’s celebrating 3000 YouTube Subscribers and put together a fun video hop filled with inspiration from talented designers and giveaways. Yay! For more information on the giveaways and video hoppers, keep on reading.

For this card, I decided to work with the Stackable Cuties Set from Mama Elephant. When I ordered this stamp set, I simply couldn’t wait to color these critters.

Rainbow Background + Mama Elephant Stackable Cuties

First, I created a rainbow background with Distress Oxide Ink Pads. Creating an ombrΓ© or gradient has never been easier. These ink pads are such a joy to work with. In the video I share some tips and tricks on how to create an effortless blend. When I finished ink blending, I added some water splatters for a fun milky effect.

Rainbow Background + Mama Elephant Stackable Cuties

After coloring the cute animals, I die cut them with the coordinating dies. Next, I stamped two of the speech bubbles on the card in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and heat embossed over that with WOW! Neutral Ultra Shimmer Embossing Powder. To finish off this card, I added sparkle and shine to this card with a Spectrum Noir Shimmer Pen and a coat of Nuvo Crystal Glaze. Finally, I applied a few Nuvo Glitter Drops in White Blizzard. πŸ’›

Giveaways

There are lots of prizes to be won including a $30 Gift Card to Simon Says Stamp. Simply leave comments along the hop for your chance to win. The giveaway is open for 2 weeks and the winners will be announced on Maaike’s YouTube Channel shortly thereafter. Good luck! πŸ€

Hop, hop, hop

Your next stop on the hop is Monika! Simply click HERE for a link to the video. Happy hopping! πŸ˜„

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Hey crafty friends! This month I am the Designer in the Spotlight at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog. Yay! πŸ˜„

Are you ready for a new challenge? I sure am! This week’s challenge is Cute. I decided to create a card using the Simon Says Stamp Dog & Cat Dress Up Stamp Set from their brand new Fresh Bloom Collection. Since I don’t own the dies of this stamp set, I decided to get creative with some masking, ink blending AND stenciling! πŸ’›

Make sure to watch the video below to see how I made this cute card.

First, I used Simon Says Stamp Masking Paper Sheets and a circle die from Lawn Fawn to create my mask. Then, I created an ombrΓ© effect with the Squeezed Lemonade and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide Inks. I love how smooth and easy it is to create blended backgrounds with these ink pads.

Masked Birthday Card Feat. Simon Says Stamp Dog & Cat Dress Up Stamp Set + Falling Stars Stencil + Tonic Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste + Distress Oxide Ink

I grabbed the Falling Stars Stencil from Simon Says Stamp and created green stars with Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Ink. Afterwards, I added sparkle using Tonic Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste.

Masked Birthday Card Feat. Simon Says Stamp Dog & Cat Dress Up Stamp Set + Falling Stars Stencil + Tonic Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste + Distress Oxide Ink

Since I didn’t have the dies of the Simon Says Stamp Dog & Cat Dress Up Stamp Set, I had to get creative with masking paper. I stamped the bow tie and party hat first, covered it up with masking paper and then stamped the dog. When masking, always stamp the images you want on the front first.

After coloring the images, I finished up the card with a bit of sparkle here and there. Like always, I used a Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Pen and a coat of Tonic Nuvo Crystal Glaze. Finally, I adhered Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins using the Tonic Nuvo Smooth Precision Glue Pen. πŸ˜„

Giveaway

Good news! You can win a $50 gift voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Store. Simply grab your crafty supplies, make a card that fits the challenge and submit your creation. Good luck! πŸ˜„

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Happy Saturday, friends. I hope you’re doing well! Unfortunately, I’m not feeling great. I have a massive cold, my throat aches and my legs feel extremely heavy and painful. πŸ˜”πŸ€§ I’m bummed because I was looking forward to going shopping this weekend but I don’t think that’ll happen. Sigh. However, I think I’ll be making some cards instead!

In today’s video I’m creating two birthday cards with the Super Dog Stamp Set from My Favorite Things along with their Radiating Rays Stencil and Distress Oxide Ink.

First, I ink blended two background with the Radiating Rays Stencil from My Favorite Things. I created two different color schemes. For the blue card, I used: Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans and Black Soot. For the pink/purple card, I used: Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet and Black Soot. I went back and forth with the colors to create a nice and effortless blend.

Two super hero birthday cards made with My Favorite Things Super Dog Stamp Set and the Radiating Rays Stencil. Distress Oxide Inks were used to create a smooth color gradient (Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans, Black Soot, Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet).

Next, I colored two of the dogs, some stars and lightning bolts from the Super Dog Stamp Set from My Favorite Things. I added sparkle and dimension with a Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen and a coat of Tonic Nuvo Crystal Glaze.

Two super hero birthday cards made with My Favorite Things Super Dog Stamp Set and the Radiating Rays Stencil. Distress Oxide Inks were used to create a smooth color gradient (Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans, Black Soot, Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet).

Afterwards, I did some heat embossing for the sentiment pieces. I stamped the images using the WOW! Embossing Pad and then sprinkled on WOW! Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder. To finish off the card, I applied Tonic Nuvo Drops in White Blizzard and Midnight Sky. πŸ’«

Two super hero birthday cards made with My Favorite Things Super Dog Stamp Set and the Radiating Rays Stencil. Distress Oxide Inks were used to create a smooth color gradient (Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans, Black Soot, Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet).

That’s it for now. Before I go, I want to ask you once again to please vote for my blog for Most Creative Art & Craft Blogs at MrKortingsCode.nl (MrDiscountCode.nl in English). πŸ’œ Thank you so much for your support and for stopping by. Sending big hugs.

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