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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Hi, friends! It’s been a while since I’ve shared a card but I’m happy to be back with a quick and easy Christmas card for Taheerah’s Advent Calendar Extravaganza! Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to film this card but I will explain clearly how I made this fun card. Let’s start this blog post with a bit more info on this event filled with inspiration, prizes and holiday fun!

Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests – each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!

For my project, I used the Wooly Winter set from Mama Elephant with a stencil, embossing paste and glitter (eek!!!!). This is the perfect combo for a quick and easy holiday card.

I started out by stamping these wooly critters with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on my favorite white card stock. Next, I die cut the sheep with the coordinating dies. I couldn’t find a right sentiment to match with the Wooly Friends set, but then I grabbed the Winter Wonderland set from Winnie & Walter. I simply love the font of that greeting! I stamped it with the Wow! Ultra Slow Drying Embossing ink pad and sprinkled on the Metallic Gold Rich Sparkle powder. The sparkle you get with this embossing powder is gorgeous!

Since I was short on time (I’m always keeping busy, lots of stuff to do for college!) I wanted to create a clean and simple card but I still wanted to add some more holiday sparkle to this project. I simply grabbed a stencil from Winnie & Walter and covered my sentiment with painter’s tape. Then, I used white Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste to create fun snow. I really like how fluffy the snow looks like! I thought it needed an extra oomph so I went ahead and sprinkled on some Rock Candy Glitter from Tim Holtz. Seriously, glitter was everywhere! EVERYWHERE! In my eyes, on my clothes, on the floor! I had to vacuum the whole room after working with this stuff, lol. Thankfully the embossing paste makes sure that the glitter sticks and stays put.

Finally, I finished off my project with some sparkle and shine. I adhered a couple of Pretty Pink Posh sequins (today’s sponsor of the Advent Calendar Extravaganza) and added a coat of Glossy Accents to some of the images.

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It’s not a party without a prize – and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by Pretty Pink Posh so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post – then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2016 to enter.

That’s it for now! Thank you for your support, sweet emails and cards. I love reading your sweet messages and they always make me *so* happy. Sending big hugs and enjoy the holiday season!

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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 SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, HS for Hallmark Scrapbook, W&W for Winnie & Walter

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Happy Saturday, everybody! While I was browsing through my stamps, I saw the Mermaid For You stamp set from Lawn Fawn. I only used it once this far, so I decided to pull it out again to create a fun mermaid card. Lots of ideas popped into my head when I was looking at the set. I finally decided I wanted to make a dreamy mermaid tag with a stencil, embossing paste and glitter.

I just love how dreamy and sparkly the mermaid tag looks! The best part? It wasn’t even that hard to make. Simply die cut a tag or any other shape and grab the Madison stencil from Winnie & Walter. I created my own colored embossing paste with white embossing paste from Wendy Vecchi with three different Distress Ink colors. After creating my ombré pattern, I added a little bit of Clear Rock Candy glitter from Tim Holtz.

waving-hello-full-cardNext, I colored a couple of images from the Mermaid for You set from Lawn Fawn. I did some really basic and easy coloring with the Copic Sketch Markers. Be sure to watch the video for more tips on how to do some fast but pretty coloring!

waving-hello-close-upLately, I’m really into vellum and banners. So for today’s project I decided to combine these two! I heat embossed a gold sentiment with Metallic Gold Rich Sparkle from WOW on a piece of vellum. After assembling the card, I added some sparkle here and there with some pretty sequins from Little Things from Lucy’s Cards and with some clear sequins from The Ton.

That’s it for this week’s Saturday Stamp Day video. Thanks so much for watching. See you soon! 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 EH for Ellen Hutson, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, WOW for WOW! Embossing Powder, HS for Hallmark Scrapbook