Mail Call – February 2015 – Cards from YOU!

Let’s see all the cards you sent to me in February 2015!

Oh, and before we get to the video, here’s Mannie playing in the Mail Call basket after I finished filming. There are Mail Call submissions for March at the bottom of the basket. :)

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Send me your cards and they might be featured in an upcoming video! Please mark the month your card is for on the outside of the envelope.

Mailing Address:
Kristina Werner
770 E. Main St. #143
Lehi, UT 84043
UNITED STATES

March 2015 Theme:
Birthday Cards
Due March 31, 2015

April 2015 Theme:
Encouragement Cards
Due April 30, 2015

Please write the month your card is for on the outside of the envelope. Cards that meet Operation Write Home guidelines will be sent to Operation Write Home after I’ve shared them in the monthly video. You can also send a self-addressed stamped envelope if you would like your card(s) returned. :)

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Rainbow Stamping with Pigment Inks – Make a Card Monday #273

Happy Monday, all! Today I experimented with rainbow pigment ink stamping using the new Paper Smooches Luminous Spring stamp set. :)

The rainbow effect on the balloon stamping was achieved by rolling one side of the balloon stamp into different ink colors. Super easy and I love the effect.

As expected, a small amount of the each ink color is transferred to the second ink pad. However, it’s simple to clean up with a paper towel or by dabbing the ink pads on scratch paper to “clean up.”

To finished the card, I added the letters for “Love You” on the balloons with a white pen, drew on the strings, and adhered the stamped piece to a black card base. I think I might make some more cards like this but increase the number of balloons so that it reads “Happy B-day”. :)

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Supplies

I often get questions about where to purchase the supplies I use in videos. To make it easier for my blog friends all supplies are listed below! :) The letters below each image are links to stores where you can buy the product. SSS = Simon Says Stamp, AZ = Amazon, PS = Paper Smooches. Affiliate links used when possible.

NOTE: The Paper Smooches stamp set was provided by the manufacturer. Thanks, Paper Smooches!

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Easy Watercoloring with Gold Embossing

Happy Friday, all!

I’d make quite a few “more involved” cards as of late, so I wanted to make a more simple and easy card for today. :) Watercoloring over an embossed image is a fun, relaxing way to watercolor without the pressure of perfection. And the new Easter Blessings stamp set from Avery Elle has the perfect image for this technique…

Why is this technique so simple and freeing? The raised lines of the gold embossing contain all the watercolor in the areas your coloring, making it super easy to get great results.

Today I used a new watercolor set to me, the Kuretake Zig Gansai Tambi watercolors. I know quite a few people who love this set of watercolors and I wanted to try them out myself. And they definitely live up to the hype. They are creamy and super pigmented. I really love them and will have to put them into my usual rotation of watercolor mediums to use.

I hope you enjoy today’s video. :)

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Supplies

I often get questions about where to purchase the supplies I use in videos. To make it easier for my blog friends all supplies are listed below! :) The letters below each image are links to stores where you can buy the product. SSS = Simon Says Stamp, AZ = Amazon, AE = Avery Elle. Affiliate links used when possible.

NOTE: The Avery Elle stamp set in today’s post was provided by the manufacturer. Thanks, Avery Elle!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Disclosure

All opinions are my own. If I receive a product to review, it is my policy to make note of how it was acquired. That being said, I only recommend products I genuinely use. I do not accept offers of direct payment for dedicated blog posts to promote products. NOTE: Because I design product for them, I regularly receive new product releases Simon Says Stamp.

I belong to the following affiliate programs: Simon Says Stamp and Amazon.

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