Hi, friends. Happy Monday! Today I’m sharing a new card and video over at the Winnie & Walter blog featuring some goodies from their July 2017 Release. I’m showing you how to make a balloon shaped shaker combined with some watercoloring. Here’s a sneak peek! Click HERE to visit the Winnie & Walter blog for more information on this card and a video! I hope to see you there! Big hugs!

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Hi, all! Happy Friday! Today I’m here with a brand new card and video in honor of the Winnie & Walter June 2017 Release Week featuring lots of cute sets. I’m particularly excited about all of the new critter sets! Those just make my heart happy. Today is Day No. 4 of Release Week so that means all of the products will be available for purchase shortly (06/30 at 10pm CST).

In this video I’m featuring the brand new and simply adorable Happy Dance with Evelin T Designs Set to create a watercolored birthday card.

I spent about an hour on this card since I did a bunch of watercoloring with Distress Inks and with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Like I mentioned in the video, coloring with these ZIG Markers is so easy, fun and very forgiving! I only used one color for each shade and look at that shading! Isn’t that easy? Just lay down some color and blend away with a water brush or a paint brush.

I stamped these images on Canson Watercolor Paper ( ELH | SSS | AMZ ) with Archival Jet Black Ink ( ELH | AMZ | SSS ). This is my favorite black ink for watercoloring techniques since it doesn’t smear or smudge. It’s a little bit trickier to stamp on textured card stock so make sure to use a MISTI tool ( ELH | AMZ | SSS ) for easy stamping or anything else that works for you! 🙂

For the watercolored background, I used Tumbled Glass ( ELH | AMZ | SSS ), Peacock Feathers ( ELH | SSS | AMZ ) and Cracked Pistachio ( ELH | SSS | AMZ ) for some pops of mint here and there. I also added some water splatters with a Ranger Mister Tool. It’s a fun way to add an extra oomph to a watercolored background.

That’s it for now! Make sure to check out the Winnie & Walter blog for a bunch of inspiration featuring all of the new sets. You’ll be amazed! Thanks for stopping by! See you soon. Xo.

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Happy Saturday, everybody! It’s been months I think since I uploaded a Saturday Stamp Day. Eek! Where did the time go? So, here I am! On Thursday, I shared a link to the adorable I’m A Puffer For You set from Hero Arts Hero Arts Clear Stamps, I’m A Puffer For You ( EH | SSS | AMZ ). Those pufferfish make me smile. I mean… look at those cute little faces!

In today’s video, I’m showing you how to make a watercolored background with Mini Distress Inks and how to color these pufferfish with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Make sure to read my blog post until the end because I’m sharing another coupon code for 10% off Photo Boards®.

I had a lot of fun making this card. I started out by creating a watercolor background with a variety of Mini Distress inks. I simply added a wash of water to my paper first to get the colors moving. Then I started mixing the different colors with a lot of water. Next I heat set the watercolors and misted some water to add some flicks. I went back in with the colors afterwards until I was fully satisfied with the outcome.

After creating my watercolored background, it was time to do some stamping! I stamped the waves with Mermaid Lagoon ( EH | SSS | AMZ ) and the fishes with Archival Jet Black ink ( EH | AMZ | SSS ). This time I used Archival Jet Black ink because I was working with water, so since that ink is water- and smudge-proof, it was the perfect match!

I colored these cute pufferfish with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush markers. For the first time I was able to get some really nice shading! So here’s what I’ve experienced! When you’re using these markers, try to pick two colors from the same color family: one darker shade and one lighter shade (your highlight). Once you picked out your markers, use the darkest shade first. Then, blend it out with a water brush ( EH | SSS ). Next, use your lightest color and simply blend away until you no longer see the harsh edge between the two colors. Finally, blend your lightest shade with the rest of your card stock. Et voila! 🙂

I finished off this card with a Clear Wink of Stella glitter pen ( EH | SSS ), Glossy Accents ( EH | SSS | AMZ ), sequins and googly eyes.

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Do you notice something different today? I used a photography backdrop by Photo Boards®. The one I used is called ‘Sea Foam‘ and has beautiful hints of mint green and pale grey. I like the 40cm square sized boards since these are perfect to photograph small products or flatlay scenes like handmade cards!

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