Friday, August 11, 2017

Altenew Card Kit Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello! Today I am part of the Altenew New Day Card Kit Blog Hop.  If you arrived from Laura Jane's Blog then you are in the right place. If not and you want to start from the beginning of the hop please visit the Altenew blog HERE.

I have 5 cards to share using this kit. 


I really loved the rose paper in the paper pad so I used it as a background and added all my other elements along the bottom so that the rose is the star of the show.  I added some glitter to the image for some more interest and to tie into the gold glitter tape along the bottom.  My second card uses the tape on some of the color cardstock then I used the included dies to cut the hearts.


For these cards I did some stamping on the pattern paper and embellished with some of the cut out pieces from the set and the colorful enamel dots.


For my last card I used the fancy frame die to cut it from the included gold paper.  I thought the small rose paper really went well with this style of the frame. I embellished with black enamel dots to help bring out the sentiment.

Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by Thursday, August 17th at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on Saturday, August 19th.

Also Receive a FREE Meadow Flower Stamp Set when you order the New Day Card Kit 8/11 through 8/17/2017 at 11:59 PM EDT. The free gift will be added to cart automatically. Not valid on previous orders.

The next stop on the hop is Kimberly Crawford.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Campfire S'mores

I recently returned from our annual Cousins Camping trip which always makes me want to make a camping inspired card.  Today's card uses one of my favorite sets, Love You S'more along with Upon A Star to create a fun campfire scene with glow in the dark stars in a night sky. To see how I created this card check out the video tutorial at the end of my post.

Campfire Smores1

The stars are embossed with glow in the dark embossing powder then I blended distress inks over the embossing.

Campfire Smores2

I used gold watercolors to add little speckles of gold in the sky and to paint the moon. All the images I colored using copic markers and added some stickles to the fire to create that campfire flicker.

Campfire Smores3

Here is a look at the glow effect.  How cool is the glow in the dark effect of the stars and moon?  Check out the video tutorial below to see how I made this card or you can watch it on my YouTube channel HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Monday, August 7, 2017

Neat & Tangled 5th Birthday Blog Hop

Hello!  I'm very excited to be part of the Neat & Tangled 5th Birthday Celebration Blog Hop today!  You should have arrived from the blog of my dear friend Jenn Shurkus! I have two cards to share today. I made both cards using new products that are available starting today!


For my first card I used the new Balloons Duo Stencils with Wilted Violet, Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron & Mustard Seed distress inks to create the background.  


I also used distress ink in Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade to color the Hooray outline cut with the Hooray Word dies. I stacked 3 of the die cut sentiments together then added some clear Spectrum Noir sparkle overlay to give it a little shine.  I finished it off with a few new Like Magic sequins. 


On my second card I used the Balloon Duo stencils again with Spun Sugar then stamped All The Sprinkles over the balloons with Worn Lipstick distress oxide ink. 


The cute little giraffe and monkey from Wild Ones are colored using Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and the sentiment is a combination of stamps from Hooray and Wild Ones sets.


I am the last stop on the hop today but there is a whole week of birthday blog hopping to be done!

Blog Hop Prizes: one $100 gift certificate to the Neat and Tangled shop and two $50 gift certificate to the Neat and Tangled shop. Winners will be chosen from comments all along the hop all week long so be sure to visit each day and leave comments for more chances to win. 

Neat & Tangled All The Sprinkles
Neat & Tangled Wild Ones Stamp Set
Neat & Tangled Wild Ones Dies
Neat & Tangled Balloon Duo Stencils
Neat & Tangled Hooray Stamp Set
Neat & Tangled Hooray Word Dies
Neat & Tangled Like Magic Sequins

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