Thursday, September 15, 2022

Alex Syberia Designs Kickstarter Campaign | Blog Hop 1 & Giveaway

The moment has arrived!! Alex Syberia Designs Kickstarter Campaign is live!
Today, we are celebrating the launch of Alex Syberia Designs' very first collection of physical products through their Kickstarter Campaign! With clear stamps, dies and stencils, there's something for everyone to love!

To look at all of the designs in detail (including videos!), the exclusive offers they have for you, and see how you can support them, make sure you check their Kickstarter Campaign Page.

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I am so happy for Alex and her new venture. And even more excited to be a part of this journey of hers as I have been a fan of hers for the longest time.

Both my cards feature a couple of adorable cuties from the new Smile and Wave Stamp and Die Set. If you have been following me you know I have a thing for shaker cards and love to come up with different ways to make them. For these two cards, I used my clear bag shaker technique to create two Partial See Through Cards. I won't go into all the how-to details here, but if you are interested in creating cards like these, click HERE for the complete tutorial!

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With both cards, I stamped out the critters using Copic-friendly black ink and then colored them in using Copic markers. I then die-cut the images using the coordinating dies. For some of them, I also cut out another blank die cut to use on the backside to cover up any visible ink that could be seen through the see-through card panel.
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For the background, I actually used leftover ink from ink blending done using the Modern Stripes Stencil that I sprayed down with water and pressed into the stencil, resulting in a watercolor transfer. I then split the panel in half to create two cards.
On the inside of the cards, I stamped out a sentiment from the Smile and Wave set. For shaker filler, I used Pastel Rainbow Sequins.
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As you can see below, this second card was done pretty much like the first one. I used the excess of the previous background panel to create the "mountain" for my penguin to climb. 
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For the previous card the critter was glued to the inside of the shaker pocket, but for this one below the stamped images are glued to the outside of the panel. For this shaker filler, I used Pastel Rainbow Confetti. The flatter the filler the better for sending these types of cards through the mail.
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Here is what they look like when the cards are opened up. To keep your written message from being seen from the front you just have to write it on the bottom half of the card.
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And just so you can get another visual of the see-through shaker panel, here are my fingers behind the front panel of the card.
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I hope you enjoyed these fun see-through shaker cards, and give them a try. They are actually quite easy to make. Now let's get back to the blog hop details and the amazing giveaways!

Their Kickstarter Campaign, full of incredible discounts for you, will run from the 15th of September to the 16th of October 2022.  

This great milestone called for some big celebrations! Throughout the duration of the Kickstarter CampaignAlex Syberia Designs will be hosting 4 hops:

  • 15 September 2022 - Hop 1: Blog hop
  • 23 September 2022 - Hop 2: Instagram hop
  • 5 October 2022 - Hop 3: Blog hop
  • 13 October 2022 - Hop 4: Instagram hop

GIVEAWAY PRIZES | OVER £1000/$1200 IN TOTAL


Alex Syberia Designs is giving away some fantastic prizes; their full September Release and two of their gorgeous Floral Bundle or Critter Bundle to choose from. There are also amazing companies and crafty friends who are celebrating with us. Here's the complete list of awesome prizes:

Check the Kickstarter Campaign for more info

That's a total of 15 prizes for 15 lucky winners! To be in with a chance to win one of these amazing prizes all you have to do is play along with each of the four hops! Alex Syberia Designs will draw winners from those entrants that have played along the hops by 16th October 2022. 

Our first hop is a blog hop and it couldn't be easier to enter. All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post as well as those of the other amazing designers in this hop. You can see the full list, with links to each blog, below.

Winners will be announced on the Alex Syberia Designs blog on the 23rd of October 2022.

BLOG HOP 1 | DESIGNERS LIST

Below is the complete list of the super talented designers who are sharing their creations with us today:

Thank you for stopping by and until next time... Happy Hopping!
Ilda ๐Ÿ’—

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Hello Fall Floral Card | Studio Katia

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Hello, my friends ๐Ÿ‘‹

It's my favorite time of year when all the leaves start to change colors and you can smell the warm pumpkin spice in the air ๐Ÿ˜‹

So for today's card, I wanted to create a fall-inspired Daisy hello card with this beautiful Daisy Bunch Set from Studio Katia, done in yellow these remind me of Black Eyed Susans.

CARD RECIPE
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  • Stamp the inside with a sentiment from the Daisy Bunch set and add daisies along the bottom edge of the card.
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I hope you have enjoyed today's Hello Fall Daisies Card. Now go enjoy the beautiful Fall weather while you can, especially if your seasons are short like ours.

Thank you for stopping by and until next time... Happy Crafting!
Ilda ๐ŸŒผ

Watch it come together HERE๐Ÿ‘‡


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Friday, September 9, 2022

Thankful for You Floral Arrangement Card | Studio Katia - STAMPtember Exclusive Stamp Set

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Hello, my friends! 

It is time to reveal the STAMPtember Studio Katia Exclusive set for Simon Says Stamp. It is a gorgeous Fall Floral arrangement set called Grateful Florals, you can buy the stamp set alone, or if you like get them with the coordinating dies!

CARD RECIPE


Here is how this card came together:

  • On Kraft cardstock, I stamped out the Grateful Florals using Blackout Ink. Leave the stamp in the Stamp positioner as you need it for re-stamping later.
  • Next, I colored in the floral arrangement using Prisma Colored pencils.
  • I then placed the finished colored image back into the Misti and restamped it with the Blackout Ink. Make sure the ink is completely dry before moving on to the next step. (Blackout ink dries quickly)
  • I then blended out a few distress Oxide Inks using the Autumn Leaves Stencil to the background. (see links below in the supply list below) 
  • OPTIONAL: Create a mask for the arrangement and or ink blend background first.  I didn't mask this as I could see where not to blend over through the stencil and I didn't want to risk pulling off or tearing anything with a mask.

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  • Once the stenciled background was dry I added the heat embossed sentiment using Gold Rush Emb. Powder. To make the sentiment stand out a bit more I added a shadow layer to the sentiment by slightly moving the position of the stamp. 
  • Next, I trimmed up the panel and added a gold shadow layer behind it before attaching it with foam tape to the kraft card base. 
  • To finish off this beauty I added some Satin Gold Pearls.
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I'm thankful for you all and I hope you were inspired by this beautiful Fall Floral Arrangement Card๐Ÿ’–

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Happy Crafting my friends and have a wonderful weekend!
Ilda ๐Ÿ‚

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To make supplies easy for you to find, I have linked them above. If something is no longer available I will link to a similar product. Affiliate links may be used depending on the product linked. Please help support my blog by using these links while shopping at no additional cost to you. For more information about the affiliates I use, please visit my disclaimer here. Thanks so much for all your support!

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Pampas Grass Thinking of You Card | Honey Bee Stamps

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Hello friends, 

I am back again today as Honey Bee Stamps is celebrating the Spooktacular Release with an Instagram Hop. So if you want to qualify for a chance at winning one of two $50 Gift cards to their shop, click๐Ÿ‘‰ HERE to join in on the fun. 

For my card, I wanted to play around with the new Lovely Layers Fall Foliage Dies. At first, I was going to use various dies and then I thought it would be fun just to use the Pampas and create an arrangement as they are so popular these days. 

CARD RECIPE

  • Die cut 5 pieces using the pampas grass die from the Lovely Layers Fall Foliage Dies.
  • Using the detail blender brushes, I added a touch of Tattered Rose (D. O.) ink to the edges.
  • Next, die-cut the pieces from the Rattan Basket Dies.
  • Ink blend the edges using Antique Linen (D.O.) ink.
  • Add foam to the edges of the basket and piece it together, leaving the center open to build and glue the arrangement.
  • On black cardstock, heat foil the sentiment from the Fall Foliage Foil Plate using Blush Foil and the Hot Foil Machine. 
  • Use the coordinating die from the Fall Foliage Frame Dies to die cut the foiled sentiment. 
  • Use Black foam dots to pop up the sentiments.
  • Glue the elements to the front of the card. On the card base, I added a piece of pattern paper from the Grain and Grunge Paper Pad that I had trimmed first.
  • Finish the front with some blush-colored gems from the Grain Grunge Gems Sticker pack.

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I hope this Pampas Grass Thinking of You Card design inspired you, and I hope to see you over on my Instagram!

Thank you for stopping by and until next time... Happy Hopping and good luck in the draw!
Ilda ๐Ÿ

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