Friday, March 22, 2019

{Technique Tuesday} Virtual Birthday Sale!


Today, everyone here at Technique Tuesday wants to wish you a Happy Virtual Birthday! We celebrate everyone's special day in late March with a once-a-year special offer. To get 20% off your entire order, enter coupon code HB2019 at checkout! Hurry...this offer ends on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at midnight PDT!


My card features one of my favourite birthday sentiment sets, Sassy Birthday, along with Gertie and Garth Goat, Hanna the Horse and Funny Farm. I started by stamping out all of the images with black pigment ink and heat embossing them with clear embossing powder.


Then I used distress inks to watercolour all of the images and die cut them with their coordinating dies. After arranging the images to determine their position on the card, I stamped a custom sentiment using three different phrases from Sassy Birthday and Gertie and Garth Goat.


When the sentiment was finished, I watercolored background to anchor my scene and adhered the elements to the card base with a combination of glue dots and foam tape. In my supply list below, I've included links to all of the stamp sets I used on my card, as well as other projects featuring those same sets.

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Thanks so much for stopping by and HAPPY SHOPPING!! 😆

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

{Technique Tuesday} Big Stinkin' Deal


Hello, friends! For today's feature, I've combined an unusual trio of sets, including Sally and Sherman the Skunks (with coordinating dies), along with Beautiful Narcissus (coordinating dies) and Paper Airplane on the Border.


I'd yet to ink up Sally and Sherman or Beautiful Narcissus so I thought it would be fun to combine them. The flowers were big enough that they worked well as "bushes" for the cute little skunks. Ha! I used the Paper Airplane on the Border die as a grassy hill.


All of the images were heat embossed with clear embossing powder and watercolored with distress inks. I sponged the sky to match the pussy willows (is that what they are?) and splattered shimmer mist on the grassy hill to create a sparkly speckled look.


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Friday, March 15, 2019

{Two Many Cards Video Series} featuring Clearly Besotted + Giveaway!


Hi, everyone! Kalyn and I are back with our video series, Two Many Cards. If you missed our other videos in this series, check out the original post HERE, which explains how and why we're sharing our own unique take on the same products. 


Today, we're featuring the That's Genius and Bookworm stamp sets and coordinating dies from Clearly Besotted. These cats and dogs are so adorable, and I really love the clever and hilarious sentiments! These sets will definitely come in handy for friends and teachers.


I stamped several images from both sets and coloured them with Copic markers. All of the colours I used are listed in the supply links below.


I inset the bookshelf to create a shaker element and filled it with super sparkly crystal stars.


I used a woodgrain embossing folder to create texture on the bottom third of the second card, providing an anchor for my little scene.


I just love the expressions on these cute cats and dogs! The grey kitty is extremely curious about what the dog is reading. LOL


I just love the way this particular kitty looks nestled amongst all those books on the shelf, especially with its tail curled around her own book.


When colouring all these images, I stuck with primary colours and added a few extras when necessary. This makes it easy to mix and match, and keeps the elements from looking too cluttered.


When I use clean and simple layouts, I love it when the cardstock stands out and this white linen cardstock has been a long-time favourite.


Originally, I wanted to place the kitty right next to the dog, as if she were peeking while they were writing. I was going to pair them up with the "Good Luck in Your Exams" sentiment but I don't condone cheating. It would've been funny though! 😹


Clearly, the dog is not doing what the kitty wants him do be doing, which is read first, eat second and then sleep! I guess the book he's reading isn't very good. LOL


GIVEAWAY

Clearly Besotted is giving away one £25 gift certificate to their online store. One lucky winner will be chosen randomly from my video or Kalyn’s video. You must be a subscriber to both our channels!

Be sure to leave some love for both of us to increase your chances of winning! Comments will close at 11:59pm EST on March 22, 2019 and the winner will be announced in the YouTube description for today's video before the next video goes live. Be sure to check back to see if you're the lucky winner!


Please head over to Kalyn's blog and YouTube channel to see her incredible take on That's Genius and Bookworm! Let me know if you want her bookmarks as much as I do!! 😆

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Friday, March 1, 2019

{Two Many Cards Video Series} featuring Your Next Stamp + Giveaway + Coupon!


Hi, everyone! Kalyn and I are back with our video series, Two Many Cards. If you missed our other videos in this series, check out the original post HERE, which explains how and why we're sharing our own unique take on the same products. 


Today, we're featuring the crazy adorable and creative Cat Bookmark Die Set, Animal Bookmark Add-On Die Set and Heartfelt Sentiments stamp set from Your Next Stamp. I can't get over how sweet and silly these animals can be!


I made two versions of bunnies to show how you can mix and match all the animal parts to customize each one and you'll have to watch my video to see who inspired them. ;) I love all the little details provided by these dies, including different faces, ear shapes, snouts and accessories.


Add in a full range of cardstock colours and colouring mediums and the possibilities are endless. I'm looking forward to making a gazillion of these bookmarks, tags, lunchbox notecards and cards, just for fun and because these products are so awesome!


SHOP COUPON + GIVEAWAY
Your Next Stamp has generously provided a 25% off shop coupon for your order. We hope you will take advantage of this special offer to grab a few items from your wish list!


We’re also giving away all three of the sets we used - Cat Bookmark Die SetAnimal Bookmark Add-On Die Set and Heartfelt Sentiments stamp set. One lucky winner will be chosen randomly from my video or Kalyn’s video. You must be a subscriber to both our channels!

Be sure to leave some love for both of us to increase your chances of winning! Comments will close at 11:59pm EST on March 8, 2019 and the winner will be announced in the YouTube description for today's video before the next video goes live. Be sure to check back to see if you're the lucky winner!


Please head over to Kalyn's blog and YouTube channel to see her sweetest take on the Cat Bookmark Die SetAnimal Bookmark Add-On Die Set and Heartfelt Sentiments stamp set!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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{Technique Tuesday} March 2019 Release Hop + Giveaway!


Welcome to  Technique Tuesday's March 2019 Release Blog Hop! The design team is featuring a variety of release products and you're sure to love them so be sure to head over to the Technique Tuesday blog for the full reveal and links to all of the amazing projects. All of the amazing new products are now available for purchase!


Today, I'm featuring the Fresh Peonies stamp set and coordinating dies. Technique Tuesday's Greenhouse Society stamps keep getting better and better. They're always so beautiful and Fresh Peonies is no exception. This stunning image was so therapeutic to colour!


I stamped the peonies and sentiment with black pigment ink and heat embossed them with gold tinsel embossing powder. Then I watercoloured the blooms in multiple colours using distress inks and all five colours are listed in the supply links below. I used the medium label from Essential Stitched Labels to frame the sentiment, as well as dry emboss a background on the base panel.


Be sure to hop along for more inspiration featuring products from the March 2019 Release!


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Friday, February 15, 2019

{Two Many Cards Video Series} featuring My Favorite Things + Giveaway!


Hi, everyone! Kalyn and I are back with our video series, Two Many Cards. If you missed our other videos in this series, check out the original post HERE, which explains how and why we're sharing our own unique take on the same products. 


Today, we're featuring the fabulous and fun Mod Birds stamp set and coordinating dies, as well as the Sassy Pants Best Friends stamp set, all by My Favorite Things! The Mod Birds stamp set is a two-step layering stamp set that is easy to use and so fun to create with. I love that the birds and flowers can be used individually or combined in so many different ways. Together with the Sassy Pants Best Friends stamp set, I'll never run out of ideas to make my friends laugh!


I love making multiple cards with the same colour schemes. These two cards are similar but also very different. The concept for the first one was a shaker, which turned into a faux shaker and then eventually just a fairly simple card with dimension.


I created a frame using the stitched rectangle from Blueprints 29 and the third largest Stitched Arch STAX die. I recut the Stitched Arch STAX from watercolour cardstock so I could sponge it with distress inks to match the stamped images. I splattered shimmer spritz on to the finished background.


I stamped a super fun sentiment from Sassy Pants Best Friends to complement the scene and added clear round drops in three sizes to complete the card.


For my second card, I once again sponged a background, this time using the Cloud Stencil. I covered the entire linen cardstock panel, which was die cut using the stitched scallop rectangle from Blueprints 27.


I used masking paper to protect the bottom and side edges before sponging the clouds. I used the same six distress ink colours as the first card. You can click on the photo below to see the crosshatch details from the linen cardstock coming through the clouds. It's really beautiful!


After stamping another hilarious sentiment from Sassy Pants Best Friends at the top of the panel, I assembled the card. I adhered all of the elements with glue dots, doubling up behind the birds for slightly more dimension. This card is busier but flatter than the first and therefore easy to mail.


GIVEAWAY
We’re giving away one $25 gift certificate to the My Favorite Things shop. One lucky winner will be chosen randomly from my video or Kalyn’s video. You must be a subscriber to both our channels!

Be sure to leave some love for both of us to increase your chances of winning! Comments will close at 11:59pm EST on February 20, 2019 and the winner will be announced in the YouTube description for today's video before the next video goes live. Be sure to check back to see if you're the lucky winner!


Please head over to Kalyn's blog and YouTube channel to see her gorgeous take on Mod Birds and Sassy Pants Best Friends!


Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Sunday, February 3, 2019

{Altenew} Amazing 90th Birthday


It's been a while since my son has crafted with me. Normally, he crafts with his dad when they make cards for each other before my husband goes on a business trip. My dad turned 90 recently so my son and I collaborated on this birthday card using Altenew products!


Damian did all the colouring and it was his first time watercolouring with distress inks (colours are linked below). He loved it and thought the results were "very cool", as any 10-year-old boy might say. LOL! Copic markers or Prismacolor pencils are his go-to mediums but I think he might be reaching for the distress inks next time. ;)


I pre-stamped multiple images from Peony Scrolls with Archival jet black ink and Damian coloured them before I die cut them using the coordinating dies. The sentiment is from the You Are... stamp set, which is also featured in my first Altenew Academy class, Sentiments With Impact.


My dad is an avid gardener so I tend to use flowers and pretty colours on all his cards. Red and gold are also important and positive colours in Chinese culture so I always try to incorporate those on his cards.


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