Last week I was invited to a baby shower and needed a card for the mom-to-be. I created a shaker card using Mama Elephant’s Carnival Cupcakes stamp set and posted a picture of the card on Instagram and Facebook. So many of you asked for a video of the card, so I recreated it. And I’m glad I did! The second time making the card went much smoother and I think I like the second card even more. :)
And I changed the way I created the shaker. The first time, I used foam tape to build the shaker area. This time I die-cut fun foam to the exact shape that I wanted and it was much easier.
The little animals were stamped in Antique Linen Distress Ink and then watercolored using Distress Markers. This particular watercoloring technique is called no-line watercoloring because the original stamped line disappears once you add color. It’s a great look for baby cards, I think. :)
Today I played with the Paper Hug stamp set that I designed for the February 2015 Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp. I love the large “Will you be my Valentine?” stamp and couldn’t resist creating a card with it. :)
Giveaway #1 – Simon Says Stamp February 2015 Card Kit!
The kind folks at Simon are offering one lucky reader the February 2015 Card Kit. To enter the giveaway, read the instructions below…
Giveaway #2 – Clean & Simple 4 Class!
Our latest class at Online Card Classes begins one week from today! Julie Ebersole, Jennifer McGuire, and I are back with an all-new installment of our Clean & Simple class series. This time in Clean & Simple 4: Techniques Made Simple you’ll learn how to use inking, die cutting, and embossing techniques (and more) on clean and simple cards. The projects are amazing!
If you’d like to win one of three free spots in class, please follow the instructions below…
To enter the giveaways…
Comment on this blog post telling me your favorite card making or stamping technique. One winner of the card kit and three winners for Clean & Simple 4 will be chosen this Friday, January 23, 2015. Good luck! (If you win a spot in class and have previously registered for class, your class fees will be refunded).
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.
February 2015 Theme:
Due February 28, 2015
March 2015 Theme:
Due March 31, 2015
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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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