Thursday, September 22, 2016

My Favorite Things - You Could Be a Card Design Superstar Contest


Hi All!

Today I want to share with you my entries for the My Favorite Things - You Could Be a Card Design Superstar Contest - 2016!

I almost missed the boat on this one, as I just heard about the contest last week! Wish I had more time to come up with another card (three is the maximum you can enter). But I guess two will have to do!
Well... what do you think of my first card?


How cute is this little guy!? 
I love how using a clear acetate on the bottom of the card makes it really look like a speech bubble ;)

I will link a list of the supplies I used below this post, but here is a list of the specific Spectrum Noir Markers I used (FS3, FS6, TN3, TN5, IG1 and the Blender).

Here is what the inside looks like.


I used adhesive black foam for my letters to add some texture and dimension.


It's clean, it's simple, it's fun... and that's what I was going for. I'm pretty happy with it since I feel like I'm still a newbie at this whole card making craft! Plus, it was easy enough that I'm going to make a few more to have on hand for birthday's that I have coming up soon!

And onto my second card...
In contrast to the first card this one is a lot darker and actually a little gloomy.


 Here is a close up of the glitter fun foam clouds and the distressed sky.


It gets a bit lighter and hopeful on the inside of the card. 

I think this is the perfect card this card to brighten up someone's day!


Hope you've enjoyed my entries to My Favorite Things - You Could Be a Card Design Superstar Contest.  Wish me luck, and if anyone one out there still has time today you should enter as well or at least take a peek at some of the entries (they are AMAZING) and very inspirational!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)


SUPPLIES
To make supplies easy to find, I have linked them below. If something I used is no longer available I will link to a similar product. Affiliate links may be used depending on the product. Your purchases help keep my blog running, so thanks in advance for the support!
Card#1 & #2

MFT COOL CAT Stamp set
MFT COOL CAT Stamp set
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MFT COOL CAT Die-Namics
MFT COOL CAT Die-Namics
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MFT STITCHED SPEECH BUBBLE Die-Namics
MFT STITCHED SPEECH BUBBLE Die-Namics
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SSS
MFT HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU Die-Namics
MFT HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU Die-Namics
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MFT STITCHED RAINBOW Die-Namics
MFT STITCHED RAINBOW Die-Namics
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SSS
MFT LAYERED UMBRELLA Die-Namics
MFT LAYERED UMBRELLA Die-Namics
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My Favorite Things RAINBOW OF HAPPINESS
My Favorite Things RAINBOW OF HAPPINESS
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Neenah 110 LB SOLAR WHITE Paper
Neenah 110 LB SOLAR WHITE Paper
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Canson XL WATERCOLOR PAPER 9x12 140lb Pad
Canson XL WATERCOLOR PAPER 9x12 140lb Pad
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SSS Card Stock 24 Colors
SSS Card Stock 24 Colors
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Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad
Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad
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SSS | AMZ
Fiskars Easy LARGE STAMPING PRESS Stamp
Fiskars Easy LARGE STAMPING PRESS Stamp
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HEAT RESISTANT ACETATE 5 Sheets
HEAT RESISTANT ACETATE 5 Sheets
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Hero Arts Water MIST SPRAY BOTTLE Mister
Hero Arts Water MIST SPRAY BOTTLE Mister
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Sizzix Big Shot
Sizzix Big Shot
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Sizzix Big Shot Kick STANDARD CUTTING PADS
Sizzix Big Shot Kick STANDARD CUTTING PADS
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Sizzix Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Sizzix Big Shot Magnetic Platform
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AMZ
PALE Spectrum Noir Markers
PALE Spectrum Noir Markers
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ESSENTIALS Spectrum Noir Markers
ESSENTIALS Spectrum Noir Markers
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LIGHTS 24 SET Spectrum Noir Markers
LIGHTS 24 SET Spectrum Noir Markers
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COOL GREYS Spectrum Noir Markers
COOL GREYS Spectrum Noir Markers
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Inkadinkado Embossing Magic
Inkadinkado Embossing Magic
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SSS | AMZ
American Crafts Zing! METALLIC SILVER Embossing Powder
American Crafts Zing! METALLIC SILVER Embossing Powder
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Black & Decker HG1300 Dual Temperature Heat Gun
Black & Decker HG1300 Dual Temperature Heat Gun
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AMZ
Memento TUXEDO BLACK INK PAD
Memento TUXEDO BLACK INK PAD
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Distress Mini Ink Pad BLACK SOOT Ranger
Distress Mini Ink Pad BLACK SOOT Ranger
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Distress Mini Ink Pad SALTY OCEAN
Distress Mini Ink Pad SALTY OCEAN
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Distress Mini Ink Pad PEACOCK FEATHERS
Distress Mini Ink Pad PEACOCK FEATHERS
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Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool 1
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool 1"
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3M Scotch PINK ATG ADVANCED TAPE GLIDER
3M Scotch PINK ATG ADVANCED TAPE GLIDER
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Ranger Perfect Pearls CONFETTI WHITE Individual
Ranger Perfect Pearls CONFETTI WHITE Individual
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Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents, 2-Ounce
Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents, 2-Ounce
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PPP 4MM CLEAR DROPLETS
PPP 4MM CLEAR DROPLETS
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PPP 6MM CLEAR DROPLETS
PPP 6MM CLEAR DROPLETS
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EK Success Craft Tweezers
EK Success Craft Tweezers
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SSS | AMZ
ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker
ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker
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Silhouette Pick Me Up Tool
Silhouette Pick Me Up Tool
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Elmers X-Acto 12” Base Guillotine
Elmers X-Acto 12” Base Guillotine
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AMZ
Martha Stewart Crafts Scoring Board 12x12
Martha Stewart Crafts Scoring Board 12x12
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AMZ

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Dogwood Thank You Card - using Zig Clean Color Brushes + Stamping


Hello everyone!

Today I want to show you how easy it was to create this beautiful watercolored  Dogwood Thank You Card. Recently received some Zig Clean Clean Color Brushes and thought I would experiment with them and this is the result!


I was very please with how easy it was to do and wanted to share with you how you could obtain the same or similar results. As you will see my water colouring isn't perfect, and that is totally OK with me, but I still think the results are beautiful! ;)

To show you how I have recorded a really short process video.
To watch it on You Tube click → HERE!

Hope you were inspired today by my quick Dogwood Thank You Card using Zig Clean Color Brushes and Stamping Technique! Once you give this a try you will see what I mean. Oh and just one more important thing make sure you use WATER COLOUR paper or you maybe disappointed!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)

SUPPLIES
To make supplies easy to find, I have linked them below. If something I used is no longer available I will link to a similar product. Affiliate links may be used depending on the product. Your purchases help keep my blog running, so thanks in advance for the support!

Hero Arts Dogwood Woodblock Stamp
Hero Arts Dogwood Woodblock Stamp
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AMZ
Hero Arts Stamp And Cuts THANKS Coordinating Set
Hero Arts Stamp And Cuts THANKS Coordinating Set
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SSS
Canson XL WATERCOLOR PAPER 9x12 140lb Pad
Canson XL WATERCOLOR PAPER 9x12 140lb Pad
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SSS | AMZ

Vellum Value Pack 8.5"X11" 50/Pkg
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AMZ
Kuretake Zig CLEAN COLOR 60+ 80 SET Real Brush
Kuretake Zig CLEAN COLOR 60+ 80 SET Real Brush
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SSS | AMZ
Hero Arts Water MIST SPRAY BOTTLE Mister
Hero Arts Water MIST SPRAY BOTTLE Mister
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SSS
Inkadinkado Embossing Magic
Inkadinkado Embossing Magic
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SSS | AMZ
VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
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SSS | AMZ
WOW Embossing Powder GOLD RICH ULTRA HIGH
WOW Embossing Powder GOLD RICH ULTRA HIGH
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SSS | AMZ
Black & Decker HG1300 Dual Temperature Heat Gun
Black & Decker HG1300 Dual Temperature Heat Gun
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AMZ
Sizzix Big Shot
Sizzix Big Shot
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SSS | AMZ
Sizzix Big Shot Kick STANDARD CUTTING PADS
Sizzix Big Shot Kick STANDARD CUTTING PADS
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SSS
Sizzix Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Sizzix Big Shot Magnetic Platform
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AMZ
3M Scotch PINK ATG ADVANCED TAPE GLIDER
3M Scotch PINK ATG ADVANCED TAPE GLIDER
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SSS | AMZ
Pretty Pink Posh 6MM METALLIC GOLD CUPPED Sequins PPP027
Pretty Pink Posh 6MM METALLIC GOLD CUPPED Sequins PPP027
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SSS
EK Success Craft Tweezers
EK Success Craft Tweezers
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SSS | AMZ
Silhouette Pick Me Up Tool
Silhouette Pick Me Up Tool
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SSS | AMZ
Elmers X-Acto 12” Base Guillotine
Elmers X-Acto 12” Base Guillotine
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AMZ
Martha Stewart Crafts Scoring Board 12x12
Martha Stewart Crafts Scoring Board 12x12
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AMZ

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