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¬ģ.

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! ūüôā

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

PHOTO BOARDS¬ģ PHOTOGRAPHY BACKDROPS + COUPON

Do you notice something different today? I used a photography backdrop by Photo Boards¬ģ. 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!

Want to save some money on these boards? Simply use the code MAKINGCARDSISFUN at the checkout for 10% off. This coupon code expires on Monday, July 31st, 2017 at 11:59pm Central European Time. Have fun shopping!

SUPPLY LIST

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


BewarenBewaren

BewarenBewaren

BewarenBewarenBewarenBewarenBewarenBewarenBewarenBewaren

Hi, everyone and welcome to Premiere Day No. ¬†4 of Winnie & Walter’s January/February Release.

In today’s video, I’m showing you how to make a watercolor card with the brand new Welcome to the Family with Evelin T Designs stamp set along with the Sending You with Evelin T Designs stamp set.

I enjoyed making this easy watercolored rainbow with Distress Inks. You don’t need expensive watercolors to make a pretty background. Mini Distress Inks are a great alternative! These mini cubes cost approximately $3 and you can use them for so many techniques such as ink blending, watercoloring, and more.

I once saw Kristina Werner using a laminated piece of white card stock as a Distress Ink palette. This is an easy way to see exactly what the color looks like on white paper. I smudged all of the colors I used on the palette and mixed the colors with water to create a rainbow. Be sure to add clear water to your piece of watercolor paper before adding the color. This will make sure that the colors move and blend so much easier.

I colored the elephants from the Welcome to the Family set with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers. It took a while for me to understand how these makers work. I found that the color blend the easiest on watercolor paper. I recommend adding color with the marker on dry card stock and then blending it with a water or regular paint brush. You can repeat this step until you’re satisfied with the result.

I finished off my card by heat embossing a sentiment from the Sending You with Evelin T Designs stamp set with WOW Neutral Ultra Shimmer embossing powder. This is by far my favorite glitter embossing powder. It’s clear so you can use it with any color! Finally, I finished off my card with enamel dots, clear sequins and die cut hearts.

That’s it for now. See you soon! Xo

SUPPLY LIST

The Welcome to the Family with Evelin T Designs and Sending You with Evelin T Designs stamp sets will be available on February 3 at 10:00pm at winniewalter.com

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

BewarenBewaren

Happy Saturday, everybody! It’s been¬†months since I recorded and posted a video. College has been keeping me extremely busy but since I’m enjoying my short Winter Break (I’ll be studying for exams next week, exams kick off on Jan. 16), I decided to film a new Saturday Stamp Day video. Yay!

In today’s video, I’m showing you how to do create a watercolored scene with the ZIG Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors and cute stamps from Winnie & Walter.

Scroll to the bottom of this blog post for a detailled and linked supply list!

I had so much fun making this watercolored scene. I used the ZIG Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors (no. 61 and no. 62). You can get these colors individually or you can buy one of their sets. These watercolors are a bit pricey but they’re high quality and definitely worth the money in my opinion.

I stamped the Christmas/Winter scene with two new sets from Winnie & Walter. I used the Happy Owlidays with Evelin T Designs set for the branch, the Christmas ornaments and the sentiment. The adorable little birdie from the Season’s Tweetings with Evelin T Designs set is perfect for this card!

I colored all of the images with the ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers. It takes a while to get used to these markers and it requires a lot of practice. There are a ton of crafters out there who can do magic with these markers! I still need a lot of practice but I think it looks pretty good! ūüôā

That’s it for now! Thanks for checking out my blog post and for watching my video. I’m so thankful for your support and I hope you’re having a very Merry Christmas. Happy Holidays! Xo

SUPPLY LIST

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


BewarenBewaren