Hey everyone! The weekend has officially kicked off so I’m here with another Saturday Stamp Day card and video. In this week’s video I’m showing you how to stamp and color a background with the Magical Unicorns stamp set from My Favorite Things. A vellum overlay adds an extra touch to this project while it tones down the bright background.

Unicorns are so popular lately so I couldn’t resist using the Magical Unicorns stamp set from My Favorite Things. I used the little sun stamp from the set to stamp and color a fun background. Don’t you think that this card has a retro/vintage feeling to it? The stamped pattern and the overall color scheme look a bit vintage to me. ūüôā

ssd-vellum-overlay-fullAfter stamping and coloring my background, I wanted to tone down that bright background a bit. Using a vellum overlay is a great way to do this! My friend Julia from Just One More Card taught me that. She’s such a talented card maker and a dear crafty friend of mine. In my previous Saturday Stamp Day video, I created a sentiment banner with a Copic marker. This time I created my own colored card stock with an R43 Copic marker. Then, I heat embossed a sentiment from the Magical Unicorns set from My Favorite Things.

ssd-vellum-overlay-closeupI die cut a circle out of some white card stock and Fun Foam. I doubled up these layers to create a nice and thick circle to let my unicorn stand out a little bit more. I attached the sentiment banner to that circle with the foam adhesive on the back of the unicorn. I finished off the card with some clear sequins, a Clear Wink of Stella pen and some Glossy Accents.

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I am affiliated with Simon Says Stamp, Ellen Hutson and Hallmark Scrapbook. 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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Hey, friends! Have you heard the news? Winnie & Walter have organized another Share the Love Week filled with challenges and giveaways! For this edition, we are featuring Essentials by Ellen products. Today I am participating in the Transparent Challenge. You can enter this challenge by clicking HERE. Lots of prizes are up for grabs! You can read more about that at the bottom of this blog post.

In today’s video, I am creating a colorful card with the LS Exclusives: So Tweet with Evelin T Designs stamp set along with the Kindness with Evelin T Designs stamp set from Winnie & Walter.

I started out by creating the focal point of my card. I die cut a tag with the Katharine Cutaways from Winnie & Walter. After stamping and masking my images from the LS Exclusives: So Tweet with Evelin T Designs stamp set from Winnie & Walter, I colored them with Copic markers.

sharetheloveweek-laura-full-cardNext, I used the Brushstroke Wonderful die¬†to create a lovely sentiment piece for this card. I die cut it once out of glitter paper and then I die cut it once more out of some white Fun Foam. I finished off the sentiment by stamping “you are” with the Totally Awesome set from Essentials by Ellen.

closeupI thought the card looked a bit plain, so I used the Bokeh Dots set to stamp a colorful background. I also adhered a couple of clear sequins here and there to add a bit more interest. Since this is the Transparant challenge, I obviously needed to add something transparent. I grabbed a piece of vellum and adhered it to a standard size notecard. I also adhered a strip of patterned paper from Pinkfresh Studio. Finally, I felt like the card was missing something so I used that little reinforcement die with some washi tape to add more interest to the tag.

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Like I mentioned before, this video is part of the Share the Love Week hosted by Winnie & Walter featuring Essentials by Ellen. We came up with some fun challenges for you and we’re combining our favorite Winnie & Walter products with Essentials by Ellen goodies. Be sure to visit the blog to participate in the challenges you like!

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Ellen Hutson is having a sale to celebrate the Share the Love Week! ūüôā Save 10% on Winnie & Walter and Essentials by Ellen products from Monday, June 20th through Saturday, June 25th. No coupon code needed! Just start shopping!

GIVEAWAYS

There are tons of giveaways this week! Here’s a list:

  • 2 random commentors from the Share the Love Week posts on the w&w blog will receive the Brushstroke Wonderful die cut set along with the Totally Awesome stamp set from Essentials by Ellen.
  • Each day 1 randomly drawn participant will receive a $25 credit to Ellen Hutson AND a $25 credit to the w&w shop.
  • Ellen Hutson LLC will also be playing along with a post per day in the CLASSroom with giveaways, so check that out by clicking HERE.

So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and comment on the posts on the w&w blog and be sure to enter a couple of challenges. Like I mentioned in the video, I am hosting the Transparent challenge. You could use vellum, acetate, tissue paper, etc! Thanks for reading today’s post. Xo

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I am affiliated with Simon Says Stamp, Ellen Hutson and Hallmark Scrapbook. 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.

Multiple shops are linked: click W&W for Winnie & Walter, EH for Ellen Hutson

Hey friends! It’s Laura here and I am thrilled to be back with two cards and one video in honor of the Summer¬†2016 Release Blog Hop from The Ton. It’s so nice¬†that this celebration happens to be planned ¬†today because I just finished my exams and that means¬†my Summer Break has officially kicked off! Effie – the owner of The Ton couldn’t have picked a better date to organise this blog hop. Ha! ūüôā

Here is a full list of all the hoppers who are participating in this blog hop!

In today’s blog post I will be sharing one card with a video and an extra card without a video. For my first project, I used the brand new Sundae Bar stamp set. I mixed some ink colors together to create a soft ice cream background¬†that matches my signature style.

I wanted to keep the design clean and simple by creating a background with the Sundae Bar stamp set. I paired up a couple of inks from The Ton. What I like about this stamp set is that these sundaes and popsicles are so easy to customize with the sprinkles stamps.

theton-summerhop-fullAfter finishing my background, I die cut a circle to create a sequin shaker. As usual, I created a pocket with the Fuse tool from We R Memory Keepers and I filled it up with a mix of sequins from The Ton. I spent quite a long time on mixing and matching sequins. I picked out colors that matched with the inks.

closeupEvery time I make a card for a blog hop for The Ton, I reach out to the Love and a Dog stamp set. It’s one of my favorite stamp sets. And every time I use that dog, I color him with a Copic N0 marker and there Colorless Blender. And every time I color that dog, I have to add the flower crown. Ha! ūüôā I just can’t resist it. I simply can’t use the dog without giving it a flower headband. Finally, I adhered a couple of sequins and I added a bit of Glossy Accents here and there.

card2For my second card, I used the Darling Flamingos stamp set from The Ton. A while ago, I asked Effie if she could design a flamingo layering stamp set and voila! She has outdone herself. It’s one of the most beautiful layering stamp sets I have ever seen and I was beyond excited to add it to my collection.

closeup2I really wanted to highlight the flamingo on this card so I stamped a few hearts behind it. Did you notice that the colors match the patterned paper perfectly? ūüėČ Don’t ask me how long I spent on finding the perfect combo. After all of the stamping and building my card up, I had to stamp a sentiment. I thought an all-pink sentiment would be too bright. So instead I stamped part of the sentiment in black¬†and I heat embossed the other part of it with Florida Sunset embossing powder from WOW.

GIVEAWAY

Since this is a blog hop to celebrate the June 2016 Release from The Ton, I have a great giveaway to share with you!¬†Four $25 gift certificates will be given away to random commenters on all the hop participant blogs. Comments must be left by Saturday, June 18 at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced¬†shortly after. Good luck! ūüôā

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Like I mentioned before, this is a fun blog hop filled with lots of inspiration and giveaways. Your next stop on the hop is Mayline Jung. A full list of hoppers can be found at the beginning of my post. Happy hopping!

SUPPLY LIST

I am affiliated with Simon Says Stamp and Ellen Hutson. 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.

Multiple shops are linked: click SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson.

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