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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Hi, there! Sorry for being so inactive lately. 😔 As you all know, I struggled a bit the last couple of weeks so I took a break from card making and focussed on myself. Thankfully, I’m doing much better now. My mojo has returned and I’m having lots of fun again in my craft room. Sadly enough, I still don’t have a full-time job as a kindergarten teacher. However, I did replace a couple of sick teachers in the school where I did my internships during my studies. It was so much fun to reunite with the colleagues and kids. 💛 Let’s hope I can teach there full-time one day. 

Back to card making now! Last week I ordered the Oh Kitty Tree set from Mama Elephant. In my opinion, this is the perfect stamp set for any cat lover! 😺 But it’s also a great stamp set for those who want to practice their coloring. In my video, I’m sharing some tips and tricks including how to fix ‘mistakes’.

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I started out by stamping the large image from the Oh Kitty Tree stamp set from Mama Elephant on white card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Then I used Copic Sketch Markers to color all of these cats. I added stripes and spots with the darkest marker of each shade to make every cat unique. Aren’t they adorable? My favorite cat is the one on the bottom right wearing the scarf.

Oh Kitty Tree - Mama Elephant

After die cutting the image, I wanted to switch up my color scheme a little bit. So I fixed the turquoise and some of the yellow. I simply colored on top of those colors with red and green markers. Make sure to take a color that’s darker than the original shade so nobody will ever notice! 

Oh Kitty Tree- Mama Elephant

Next, I created a gradient background with Festive Berries, Abandoned Coral and Picked Raspberry. These colors work beautifully together and create a nice blend. ❤️ I also heat embossed a sentiment from the Oh Kitty Tree set with Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder from Wow. Finally, I added sparkle with a Clear Sparkle Pen from Spectrum Noir, a coat of Tonic Nuvo Crystal Glaze and a few Tonic Nuvo Drops here and there. ✨

That’s it for now! Thank you so much for stopping by. I’ll be back soon. Sending big crafty hugs to all of you. Xo 💕

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Hello, friends! I’m happy to be back with another card and video, oh and… a giveaway! Just keep on reading until the bottom of this blog post and watch my video to catch all the details. 🍀

In today’s video, I’m showing you how to create a Halloween shaker card featuring a bunch of My Favorite Things goodies. Don’t you just love these very spooky (😉) woodland critters dressed up in their costumes? They are sooooo sweet. 🧡🎃

First, I stamped and colored three of the animals from the Frightfully Sweet stamp set from My Favorite Things. Next, I created a Halloween inspired blended background with Distress Oxide inks. I used Wilted Violet, Faded Jeans, Twisted Citron and Carved Pumpkin. When I first started blending I had some trouble to get a nice and clean blend between Faded Jeans and Twisted Citron. The key to a good blended background using any color is to make sure your blending foam is saturated with ink and to never give up, lol. Just keep on blending. Finally, I stamped trees and leaves from the Modern Trees set with Archival Jet Black Ink.

Hoppy Halloween Shaker Card Feat. My Favorite Things

After finishing my blended background, I used the Large Rectangle Shaker Window & Frame die cut from My Favorite Things. This set is designed to fit their Large Rectangle Shaker Pouches, but you can also use them without these! I simply adhered a piece of acetate to the back of my panel and then created a frame with Fun Foam. To fill up my shaker, I created a custom shaker mix with several Pretty Pink Posh sequins. To finish off my shaker, I die cut the frame from the Large Rectangle Shaker Window & Frame set and colored it with Wilted Violet and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide ink.

Hoppy Halloween Shaker Card Feat. My Favorite Things

To finish off the card, I created an embossed sentiment v- shaped banner. Of course I also added some sparkle to the images with a sparkle pen and a bit of dimension using Tonic Nuvo Crystal Glaze. 💫

Giveaway

Subscribe to both my channel and the My Favorite Things YouTube channel and leave a comment on this video by Tuesday, August 28th for your chance to win a $25 gift voucher to My Favorite Things. The winner will be announced on my blog. Good luck! 🍀

The winner of the giveaway is Kristina Hein. Congratulations! 💕

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 so glad to be joining My Favorite Things for their monthly feature called MFT & Friends. The design team and different friends of My Favorite Things will be showcasing the products from the August 2018 Release. I decided to work with the Friendship Rocks set to make a super colorful birthday card! 💛

In my video tutorial I’ll be showing you how to blend a smooth rainbow background with Distress Oxide inks. These inks blend effortlessly. So smooth and clean. 😍 I felt so much joy while I was creating this background. Blending with Distress Oxides has quickly become one of my favorite techniques.

Before ink blending my background, I heat embossed the stars with Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder from WOW! from the Friendship Rocks stamp set from My Favorite Things. Then I colored one of the girls and the mini stage with Copic Sketch Markers. I added sparkle and shine to these images with a Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss Pen and a coat of Nuvo Crystal Glaze.

Finally, I finished off the card with Nuvo Drops in matching colors. 🌈 I really like how those White Blizzard Nuvo Drops are transparent and let the Distress Oxides shine through.

Thanks so much for stopping by. 😊 Make sure to visit the MFT blog to see more creations. Big hugs!!!!

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I am affiliated with Simon Says Stamp, Ellen Hutson, Hallmark Scrapbook, Spellbinders, CraftStash, My Favorite Things and Amazon. That means I earn a small commission when you purchase through my links (with no additional costs to you!). Click HERE for more information about my disclosure and affiliation with companies.

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