Hello! As promised, I got back to card making this weekend and I had so much fun. 😄 If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you already saw a sneak peek of today’s card. I’m so excited to be sharing the full card in today’s blog post along with another video tutorial.

In this video I’m featuring the adorable Beam Me Up set from Lawn Fawn. Those aliens are simply adorable. (PS: Want to see another card I made with this stamp set? Simply click HERE!)

It’s my dad’s birthday this Tuesday, so I had to pick out a color scheme he would like. I decided to play with shades of yellow, lime and turquoise for this year’s birthday card. I thought this color scheme was perfectly suitable for these aliens and I actually enjoyed stepping out of my comfort zone. 💛

Once I masked and ink blended the background, I decided to add some stars with a stencil from Winnie & Walter and Moonstone Glimmer Paste from Tonic. I love this stuff and I should stock up since my jar is almost empty! This paste is super sparkly, applies easily and dries within 30 minutes. 💫

For the sentiment, I mixed and matched different stamps together. I embossed the greeting with Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder from Wow. Make sure that your ink is bone dry before heat embossing. Otherwise your embossing powder will stick everywhere. Even though your ink is dry, I still recommend using a tool or kitchen flour to remove any static cling before heat embossing.

To finish off this outer space birthday card, I used a Spectrum Noir Shimmer Pen to add glitter to some of the elements. I also added a coat of Tonic Crystal Glaze. Because even though this is supposed to be a masculine birthday card, a healthy dose of sparkle is ALWAYS allowed! 😉

That’s it for now. Thanks so much for stopping by. Make sure to follow me on my social media profiles to stay connected. Big hugs! 💕

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Hello, dear friends. 💛 As promised, I’m back today with two new cards. Same technique and same design, BUT two different color schemes. 😄

In the video I’m showing you how to make masked, ink blended, emboss resist background panels. I used the Marbleize and Bed of Roses stamps from Winnie & Walter. These are 3×4 little background stamps and are perfect to experiment with a bunch of different techniques.

For my ink blended panels, I used Distress Oxide inks. These blend like butter. I’m so amazed at their pigment. So far I have seven colors, but I think I’ll be expanding my collection pretty soon. 😍 These are truly fabulous. For the yellow/green card I used Squeezed Lemonade and Twisted Citron. Combined with the Marbleize stamp, this card looks so modern!

For the flower version of the card, I combined Picked Raspberry with Spiced Marmalade (not *dried* as I said in the video, lol). I used the Bed of Roses stamp for this design. 🌹

After finishing the backgrounds, I colored the pair of dogs from the Dog-gone Cute stamp set from Winnie & Walter. I love that poodle and corgi together. They look so cute! I colored these dogs with Copic Markers. I kept it very simple by only using two markers per color.

I used the Katharine Cutaways die cut set from Winnie & Walter to make sentiment banners. Of course you could just cut these with scissors but I had these dies on hand so it was quick and easy! 😀 I heat embossed the sentiments on the paper banners with Opaque Bright White Super Fine embossing powder from WOW. Finally, I finished off my cards with a coat of sparkle using the Spectrum Noir Shimmer Pen and a layer of Crystal Glaze from Tonic. ✨

That’s it for now. Thanks so much for stopping by. Big hugs. 💕

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I am affiliated with Simon Says Stamp, Ellen Hutson, Hallmark Scrapbook, Spellbinders, CraftStash 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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Hi, crafty friends! Sorry I’ve been MIA lately. But guess what? On Tuesday, I’ll be finishing up my 9-week internship at kindergarten. I’ve had so much fun and I’m sad to say goodbye to the kids, but I’m looking forward to graduating in June and more crafty time this Summer Break. 💛

While my internship has been keeping me busy, I’ve had the chance to check social media now and then. I’m always on the hunt for new product that makes me happy so when I saw Hello Bluebird’s feed pop up, I was giddy. Talk about cuteness overload. 😍 I picked out a few stamps for upcoming blog posts and video tutorials.

For this card, I mixed and matched different designs. I used McGregor’s Garden and Springtime to create a cute Spring themed scene. I also created my own patterned paper with the Country Gingham Background.

Stamped Springtime Scene Ft. Hello Bluebird Stamps

I started by stamping a flower from the Springtime stamp from Hello Bluebird. Then I used masking paper and slowly built up the scene. When masking, remember you want to stamp the images you want to be at the front first and take your time to fussy cut the paper. It’s quite therapeutic. 🙃 I combined the Springtime set with McGregor’s Garden. I love how these stamps can be mixed and matched!

Stamped Springtime Scene Ft. Hello Bluebird Stamps

After coloring my masked Spring-themed scene, I created my own patterned paper with the Country Gingham Background stamp from Hello Bluebird. I simply heat embossed the pattern with Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder from WOW and added color with Distress Oxide in Squeezed Lemonade. These inks blend like butter!

Finally, I added some sparkly touches here and there with a Tonic Nuvo Aqua Flow Pen in Glitter Gloss and a coat of Tonic Nuvo Crystal Glaze. I 💛 my Tonic products.

That’s it for now! I’ll be back soon. Big hugs. 💌

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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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