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Friday Focus – 1 Card, 1 Stamp Set #2

Happy Friday! Since it’s the end of the day, I hope your Friday was wonderful!

Today I’m continuing my 1 Card, 1 Stamp Set miniseries by using Lawn Fawn’s Monster Mash stamp set. Such cute little monsters! :)

I used a few Distress Inks to watercolor the monsters: Seedless Preserves, Worn Lipstick, Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, and Pumice Stone. I did try watercoloring with other types of inks (Simon Says Stamp inks and Hero Arts Shadow Inks), but the colors felt very flat and didn’t blend well. If you want to watercolor with inks, I truly suggest Distress Inks.

Anyhow, I hope you enjoy!

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Copic Markers for Card Makers Class Winners!

The winners of the free spots in Copic Markers for Card Makers are:

  • Marcia Censuous Meekins
  • Shirlene Celona
  • Jenny Kozar

I have emailed the winners about claiming their prize.

If you’d like to sign up for class, more info can be found HERE.

And the results of the survey included in the giveaway…

Friday Focus – 1 Card, 1 Stamp Set #1

Happy Friday!

Today I’m starting a new Friday Focus miniseries I’m calling “1 Card, 1 Stamp set.” I thought it would be fun to challenge myself to use only one stamp set on a card, and really focus on that stamp set. :)

I used the Butterflies stamp set from Simon for today’s card, and added a few colors by using the Rock and Roll technique with some Avery Elle pigment inks. Be sure to watch the video below to see how that works.

The gold areas on the card are from Ranger Gold Embossing Powder. I’m noticed over the last little bit that my gold embossing powder is getting really gritty. It’s really weird. After I did this card, I tried out a different gold embossing powder and it was super smooth. So, I think this might my last card with that particular embossing powder. Maybe it was getting old? I have no idea. I don’t remember it being so gritty and bumpy before, but I have had it for a few years. Oh, well!

Hope you enjoy the video!

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September 2014 Card Kit Giveaway Winner

The winner of the 2014 Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp is Denisse Diaz. Congrats! Denisse, I’ve already emailed you about claiming your prize.

As for the poll included in the giveaway, here are the results!

Friday Focus – Distress Inks #4

Happy Friday!

For the fourth installment in my Distress Ink miniseries, I thought I’d try a “faux” watercolor stamping technique with Mini Distress Inks. Basically you ink up the stamp with different colors, lightly mist it with water, and then stamp. It creates a fun watercolor look.

The flower stems in My Favorite Things’ Peaceful Wildflowers set were perfect for this technique. I love watercolored flowers. :)

I also used a new-t0-me embossing folder today, the Polka Dot embossing folder set. There are two embossing folders in the set and they’re really cool because they’re 6×6! For designs like polka dots, the size benefit isn’t as apparent, but they have other designs that make having a 6×6 embossing folder awesome! I recently picked up this set of embossing folders, too.

Hope you enjoy today’s video. :)

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