Sunday, February 17, 2019

WOW! Embossing Powder and Ellen Hutson Collaboration Blog Hop

Hi there friends and welcome to the WOW! Embossing Powder and Ellen Hutson collaboration blog hop! You should have arrived here from the wonderful Ardyth's blog!

I've never had stamps from Ellen Hutson before so I was very excited to play along! I also haven't made a coffee themed card before if you can believe it! I only like espresso but I very rarely drink it because for some reason my body doesn't process it well. But I definitely wanted to use some of the coffee stamps from the February release because there so many cute images!

First up, I used the Breve Note stamp set - I love all the little mugs, pots and espresso machines! And the font of the sentiments is so awesome! So I first stamped the sentiment (left card) in WOW embossing ink on an A2 size watercolor paper panel, then embossed it with Metallic Gold Rich Pale embossing powder. 

I then stamped the images around the sentiment in black Versafine ink. I colored them in using water colors. I stamped some coffee beans all over the panel, to fill up the white space and colored them in with a metallic gold pen. I added the panel to a top folding A2 size card base and done.

The card on the right is the same thing, I just didn't fill up the whole background, and I went with a more linear placement of the images. I also used the Big Scripty Hello die set to create part of my sentiment. The skinny Hello die cut is embossed with the same gold powder 2 or 3 times.

On my second set of cards I've used the Mondo Gerbera Daisy stamp and die combo. On the card on the left I first stamped and embossed the flower with the Hot Gossip embossing glitter. I then stamped the same image on vellum and embossed it with Opaque Bright White embossing powder. I attached the vellum piece to the pink one, slightly offset, so I can see some of the color peeking through.

I die cut Thank You from a pink patterned paper, using the Big Scripty Thank You die set and stamped a sentiment below it, which you will find in the Mondo Gerbera Daisy stamp set. To finish off this card I splattered some navy ink around the panel and added some fussy cut butterflies.

On my second card I wanted to do paper piecing, so I stamped and embossed the necessary images on different patterned papers. I wanted to create a more dimensional flower, so I added a few petals in a darker shade of pink. To add interest to my white background, I used a bone folder and a scoring board to add embossed lines. Again some navy splatters, fussy cut butterflies and a friendly die cut sentiment finish off this card. The Hi Friend die is part of the Mondo Gerbera Daisy die set!

Now for the fun part! Of course there is no blog hop without a giveaway! One lucky crafter will win 6 WOW embossing powders of their choosing, a carrying case and $25 to the Ellen Hutson shop! To enter the giveaway, just comment at each stop on the hop (it's only a few stops!). A winner will be randomly drawn on February 25th and contacted by email. Good luck you guys! 

Your next stop is Adelina Starace!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day!


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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Altenew February 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there crafty friends,

The wonderful Altenew February release is here! You should have arrived here from the amazing Lydia Evans' blog! I can't wait to see what beauties she created for today's post!

I'm going to keep this post short, because I've made quite a few projects again, so there's lots of photos! I hope you guys don't mind... If you have any questions on how I made something, please don't hesitate to ask!

I didn't think I'd make my favorite cards with the smallest stamp set in this release! The Vintage Roses Add-On stamp set, as its name suggests, works with the Vintage Roses stamp set. I think it totally works on it own too, what do you think?

I also used the Mega Alphabet B die on this card.

Mini Thank You note cards using the same colors and design:

Next up, two cards with the Beautiful Peony stamp and die sets (also available as a bundle). The striped and grid backgrounds I've created with the Pinstripe stamp set

Tulips have been one of my favorite flowers since my childhood! My sweet late grandma had many in her garden and she would bring me a big bouquet for my birthday each year. My birthday is beginning of May, back then we still had tulips that time. Now they are gone in April. Global warming I guess :(. Long story short, I obviously had to have the Exotic Tulips stamp and die sets (also available as a bundle)! For the sentiment on the first card I used the Better Together stamp set.

Last but not least I have a card with the Dotted Blooms stamp and die sets (available as a bundle too).

I hope you've found something here today that inspires you!

And now the fun part...Giveaways, yay! Read on to find out how you can win! Good Luck!

1. To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook blog by 02/21/2019 for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 02/24/2019!

2. I will also draw a winner to receive a $30 gift certificate! I will announce the winner on 02/21/2019.  Comment away!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope I could inspire you in some small way!

Your next stop is Joni Andaya!

Have an awesome day!


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Friday, February 8, 2019

Card Inspirations - DT projects for Pinkfresh Studio

Hello there lovelies,

I'm back today with some new cards using products from the January Pinkfresh Studio release. I tried to use sets that I haven't before but well, I wasn't quite successful hehe. There are just some stamps and dies that I can't get enough of! One of these is the Embroidered Blossoms stamp set. I've only used the stamp on today's projects but there are coordinating dies available as well. 

For all of my cards I've used an A2 size top folding card base. I cut the same size patterned paper panel for both of these floral cards, using the gorgeous new Everyday Musings collection. For my first card I cut a slightly smaller piece of white card stock too, which I then stamped my bouquet on. I pulled the colors from the Everyday Musings collection. 

For my sentiment I chose Thank You! from the Scripted Bold Sentiments 1 stamp set. I stamped it in embossing ink and embossed it with dark green embossing powder. I totally messed this up, I got distracted and didn't pour the powder on right away, so when I did minutes later, I didn't get a full coverage. Shoot. But I wasn't going to give up at this point and waste the panel I worked on for what felt like hours haha. So I heated it, then stamped over it again and embossed it again. Of course I didn't stamp in the exact same place, so I don't have sharp edges BUT! I totally love the look because it almost looks embroidered which goes with the flowers! I think, anyway :).

I adhered the panel to the card base and added some crystals to finish off this card.

On my next card I used the Circle Frame with Botanicals die to die cut a window from the patterned paper panel. I stamped some flowers and greenery on a white piece of card stock, once done, I adhered it to the card base, then layered the patterned paper on top. I then die cut 4 or 5 circles from white card stock, using the above mentioned die. I glued these together for a dimensional look and adhered them to the card front.

I embossed a sentiment at the bottom, using the Scripted Bold Sentiments 1 stamp set again. A few matte crystals finish off this card too. 

OK, so on my next two cards I did actually manage to use a set I haven't before: the Sweet Lemonade stamp and coordinating die sets. Oh my Gosh, this set is so adorable! It is tiny, the fruits are so small and cute! Obviously I had to create a one layer card with just stamped images!

I first stamped the sentiment in black, then started stamping lemons, oranges and more. To avoid odd white spaces, I first stamped around the middle and then moved outwards. And that's all there is to it really. It takes a bit of patience maybe, but it's very simple. 

I decided to not add any embellies because I didn't want to cover up any of the stamping.

Last but not least I created a shaker card. I first die cut the bottle from patterned paper which is slightly smaller than A2 size - maybe about 4x5.25". I then placed it on a 4.25x5.5" white card stock and stamped the "drink" in yellow. Too bad I covered it all up because the tiny bubbles in that image are to die for! I stamped and die cut a bunch of fruits and leaves, a straw and I even die cut my sentiment using a basic circle die. I wanted it to be a shaker element too.

I added acetate behind the window, then foam tape for dimension. I cut apart the straw and glued the bottom part directly on the white panel, the top part I glued onto the green patterned paper. I placed some sequins, seed beads, the die cut fruits and sentiment in the middle and adhered the panel down. Most of my beads and sequins are probably stuck on the side of the foam tape because there's hardly any visible haha. Next time I'll just glue some of them down so they stay put.

I added a few sequins, more fruits and some twine around the neck of the bottle. Done!

That's it for today! I hope I could give you some ideas on how to use some of the new stamp sets.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day!