Watercolor Valentine’s Day Card – Make a Card Monday #267 + 2 GIVEAWAYS!

Hello, all!

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. :)

The watercolor background was created with Distress Inks in Festive Berries, Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, and Spun Sugar, and then droplets of water were applied to “bleach” some of the color. I’ve been loving this technique recently.


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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!

You can register for class RIGHT HERE.

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).

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Friday Focus – Birthday Card #12

Happy Friday, everyone!

Today I am continuing my Birthday Card miniseries with another birthday card.

For this card, I used the new Bunting stamp set* from Avery Elle, as well as Perfect Pearls to add lots of shimmer. I love the look of Perfect Pearls on black (or any dark color) cardstock. It makes everything just POP! The exact colors of Perfect Pearls that I used are listed below in the supplies.

Hope you enjoy! :)

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*Indicates products sent by manufacturers for review and use.

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Distress Markers & Mama Elephant Carnival Cupcakes – Color Wednesday #58

Hello, all! Happy Wednesday! I just realized that this is the first official Color Wednesday since October! Isn’t that crazy! I was doing coloring videos during the holidays, but this is the first “back to normal” video. :)

I’ve been holding onto the Carnival Cupcakes and Carnival Toppers stamp sets from Mama Elephant since bought them last August. They’re so darn adorable I couldn’t resist them anymore! And since you all know that I’m on a birthday card kick, now seemed like the perfect time. :)

I stamped the cute images in Antique Linen Distress ink and then watercolored using Distress Markers. The greeting from the Carnival Toppers stamp set was too long for my liking, so I performed “stamp surgery” and cut the clear stamp apart so I could stamp the greeting on four lines.


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