Mix and Match Different Releases – Watercolor Card feat ModaScrap Poppies and Let Your Soul Bloom


Hi everyone! Today I am really excited to be on the ModaScrap blog, with my first post as a Design Team member! There is a video tutorial as well for you at the end of this post, make sure to check it out and, if you like, let me know what you think about it!


For my project today I decided to create a card, which combined papers from the latest release with a previously released set. I love combining different supplies on my projects, and the Let Your Soul Bloom paper collection and the Poppies stamp set are just perfect for each other!

 
I started by die cutting some watercolor cardstock with the Dashing Rectangles dies. I then stamped the flowers in the Poppies stamp set with black ink and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. In oder to match the watercolor look of the papers in the Let Your Soul Bloom collection, I did some watercoloring using Distress Oxides. I also added some splatters to create extra interest on the panel.


I then chose two different paper designs (I used the 6x6” pad, perfect for cardmaking), and used them to create a strip that I glued to the left side of my watercolor panel. I also used the solid paper to frame my focal panel, before gluing it to my white card base.


For some finishing touches, I added shading and texture to the petals with a colored pencil, created some highlights with a white gel pen, and glued some clear sequins around the sentiment.
I decorated the inside of the card by stamping the images in the Poppies stamp set with Distress Oxide in Aged Mahogany, and that finished off my project.


As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, I filmed a video tutorial for you, showing how to create this watercolor card with products by ModaScrap. You can watch it down below or directly on my YouTube channel



And that's it for today! I really hope you liked the card and enjoyed the video! Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel for more inspiration! Thank you all so much for stopping by and have a great day! 




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My TOP 10 Cardmaking Supplies - Video Collab with Justine Hovey

Hi everyone! Today I am back with a super quick post and a video in which I share my top 10 cardmaking supplies. These are not necessarily essentials, but are items I use very often in my craft room and could not do withouth.

The video is part of a collaboration with the amazing Justine Hovey. Once you are done watching my video, make sure to head over to her channel to find out what her top 10 cardmaking supplies are!





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Ocean Background THREE WAYS feat Hello Sweetums



Hi everyone! Today I am back with a super fun post I created for Hello Sweetums, showing three quick and easy ways to create ocean backgrounds! 
I really love Angie's cute design and I am so happy to be a guest designer on the Hello Sweetums blog today! 

For all three cards I used the Oceans of Encouragement stamp set. I stamped the images with Scrapbook.com Premium Hybrid Black ink and colored them with Copic Markers. I die cut them with the coordinating dies and added a few details with a white gel pen. 

I then went ahead and created my ocean backgrounds.


For the first one I used Distress Inks and the Ink Smooshing technique. I started by pressing the ink pads over my work surface to release the pigment, which I diluted with some water from a spray bottle. I then picked up the inks with a piece of acetate and brought the acetate to my paper, to create this fun, splashy look.


The colors I used are Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Tumbled Glass. I added them in layers, making sure to dry each layer with a heat tool between applications. The cardstock I used is Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock, which I die cut with an A2 stitched rectangle die.


I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder over some black cardstock and glued everything to the card front. For an extra dimensional touch I also added Nuvo Drops in Morning Dew to the air bubbles.


And that is it for card number one!


For my second card I used again the ink smooshing technique, but this time around I used Distress Oxides on glossy cardstock. This is a very fun technique and it has such a wow effect! You definitely need to try it!


I used Distress Oxides in Chipped Sapphire, Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass. I first applied them to my Ranger Glossy Cardstock like I described for the first card (it's important that you use this specific paper for this technique). Then, once everything was dry, I used a foam blender to coat the entire panel with Distress MicroGlaze. The glaze has the effect of brightening up the Oxides and emphasizing their texture, and I think that the result is really beautiful!


Also for this card I die cut the background with an A2 stitched rectangle, embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder over some black cardstock, and added clear Nuvo Drops to the air bubbles and the water droplets above the whale.


And that was card number two, absolutely adorable!




For my third and last card I decided to use Nuvo Shimmer Powders. These are a water soluble product that, because of the mica powder contained in them, adds a fabulous shimmer to your projects! And, thanks to their granulation properties, they also add a ton of texture!


I started again from some Tim Holtz watercolor, previously cut at an A2 size with a stitched rectangle die. I then sprinkled my Nuvo Shimmer Powders on my background, mostly concentrating them on the bottom left area. I used Atlantis Burst, Blue Blitz and Solar Flare. I spritzed them with water from a Distress Sprayer and let the water do its magic.


Once everything was dry, I glued my sentiment strip and my images to the card front, and that finished off card number three.


Let's have another look at these cute cards - I LOVE the adorable critters in the Hello Sweetums Oceans of Encouragement stamp set! They really bring a smile to my face! Which one is your favorite?



And that's it for today! I really hope you enjoyed this cardmaking inspiration with the Hello Sweetums Oceans of Encouragement stamp set! A big thank you to Angie for having me as a guest designer, and to you all for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!


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Distress Ink Blended Sunset Sky feat Studio Katia Aloha Stamp Set

Flower Spectrum Noir Markers Coloring Video Tutorial

Hi everyone! Today I am back with a summer themed floral card and a video showing you how to create it!

As a first step I stamped the gorgeous flowers from the Aloha stamp set on Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock and colored them with Spectrum Noir markers. I then die cut them with the coordinating dies.

Flower Spectrum Noir Markers Coloring Video Tutorial

I then created my sunset sky with Distress Inks. I used Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire, Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade, and blended them on some Bristol Smooth cardstock.
I added stars to the sky with Perfect Pearls in Perfect Gold, Perfect Copper and Perfect Pearl: I diluted them with water and used a paintbrush to create droplets over my background.

Flower Spectrum Noir Markers Coloring Video Tutorial

I created a window panel by die cutting some white cardstock with the Darling Ribbon & Frames dies, and glued everything together. The larger floral image is raised over one layer of foam tape, and the rest is glued down flat.

Flower Spectrum Noir Markers Coloring Video Tutorial


I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder over black cardstock and added a scattering of sequins from the Summer Fusion Mix - it was just perfect for this card!

Flower Spectrum Noir Markers Coloring Video Tutorial


To add even more sparkle and shine to the card, I coated the flowers and the leaves with a Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Pen. I hope the picture below can give you a bit of an impression of how shimmery this card turned out!

Flower Spectrum Noir Markers Coloring Video Tutorial


As I mentioned, I recorded a video tutorial for you, showing how to create this summer floral card featuring the Studio Katia Aloha stamp set. You can watch it down below or directly my YouTube channel!







And that's it for today! I really hope you liked today's card and enjoyed the video!
Thank you all so much for stopping by and have a great day!
When possible, affiliated links are used at no additional cost to you. This means that if you make a purchase through one of these links, I will get a small commission at no additional cost to you. The money I earn this way goes towards running this blog and my YouTube channel. Thank you for supporting my creative journey! 💖






Interactive Pull Tab Card feat C.C. Designs Forest Creatures Birthday


Hi everyone! Today I am back with a fun interactive card I created with the C.C. Designs Forest Creatures Birthday stamps and Pull Tab Die. If you haven't used this die before, I have a step by step photo tutorial showing how to make it. You can find it here

Interactive Pull Tab Card feat C.C. Designs Forest Creatures Birthday


As a first step I stamped my images with My Favorite Things Black Licorice Hybrid Ink on Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock and I colored them with Spectrum Noir Markers. I then die cut them with the coordinating dies

Interactive Pull Tab Card feat C.C. Designs Forest Creatures Birthday

For my card base I used papers from the C.C. Designs Razzle Dazzle Paper Pad, the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables and the Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables.
I cut one of the papers from the Hearts&Dots Collection with the Baggie and Tag Metal Die and then created the pull tab mechanism with the C.C. Designs Pull Tab die.

Interactive Pull Tab Card feat C.C. Designs Forest Creatures Birthday

It is so fun to pull up the tab and to reveal this cute squirrel, surrounded by presents and sweets!

Interactive Pull Tab Card feat C.C. Designs Forest Creatures Birthday

For the sentiment, I did some heat embossing with white embossing powder over some black cardstock. This is a technique I really like, and something I do very often on my cards.



I mounted everything on a top-folding A2 card base and added a scattering of Razzle Dazzle Shiny Enamel Dots all over the card front as a finisihing touch. 

And that's it for today! I really hope you enjoyed this post and liked today's inspiration for a handmade birthday card with the C.C. Designs Forest Creatures Birthday stamps!
Thank you all so much for stopping by and have a great day!

When possible, affiliated links are used at no additional cost to you. This means that if you make a purchase through one of these links, I will get a small commission at no additional cost to you. The money I earn this way goes towards running this blog and my YouTube channel. Thank you for supporting my creative journey! 💖

 


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