MFT & Avery Elle – Oceans of Love

Hi friends! As you can see, I’m addicted to cardmaking again! I want to share my mermaid card with you today. My inspiration comes from the Avery Elle Canopy Stamp Set.

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I have used this stamp set in different ways before and it is still my all time favorite. If you don’t have it, I highly recommend it because it is so versatile!! I used it as flowers here and turned it upside down as garden bush here. You can see the photos below. For today however, I’m using it as coral reef. This is so fun!

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I first heat embossed the flowers and the sentiment in white on watercolor paper. Then, I created the background with Squeezed Lemonade, Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon and Dusty Concord Distress Inks. I added water droplets for the underwater feel. Once we’ve added the underwater colors, the flowers totally tricked your brain that they are corals!

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I stamped out the images from MFT BB Mermazing Stamp Set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Then, I colored them with Copic Markers and added highlights with white gel pen. I have listed all the colors I used below so feel free to use them as reference 🙂 Finally, I die cut them out using MFT BB Mermazing Die-namics.

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To finish, I die cut the card panel with SSS Basic Rectangles Die (second largest) and mounted everything on a card base using foam tape and Scor-Tape.

That’s it for today. Thank you for stopping by! Happy crafting! 🙂

Supplies:

  1. Avery Elle Canopy Stamp Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  2. MFT BB Mermazing Stamp Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  3. MFT BB Mermazing Die-namics: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  4. SSS Basic Rectangles Die: Simon Says Stamp
  5. Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  6. Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  7. Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  8. Dusty Concord Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  9. Canson XL Watercolor Paper: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  10. Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  11. MISTI Stamping Tool: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  12. White Gel Pen: Simon Says Stamp
  13. Ranger Watercolor Brush #9: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  14. Silver Black Velvet Paint Bursh #6: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  15. Canson XL Watercolor Paper: Simon Says Stamp
  16. Neenah Solar White 110lb Cardstock: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  17. EK Success Powder Tool:  Simon Says Stamp
  18. Versamark Watermark Ink: Simon Says Stamp
  19. Hero Arts White Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp
  20. Hero Arts Wagner Heat Gun: Simon Says Stamp
  21. Scotch Double-Sided Foam Tape:  Simon Says Stamp
  22. Be Creative Tape/ Scor-Tape: Simon Says Stamp

Copic List:

  1. Copic Marker R01: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  2. Copic Marker R05: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  3. Copic Marker R20: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  4. Copic Marker R22: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  5. Copic Marker R29: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  6. Copic Marker R39 : Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  7. Copic Marker YR0000: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  8. Copic Marker YR00: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  9. Copic Marker E11: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  10. Copic Marker G00: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  11. Copic Marker G02: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  12. Copic Marker YG09: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  13. Copic Marker V01: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  14. Copic Marker V05: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  15. Copic Marker V12: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  16. Copic Marker Y13 : Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  17. Copic Marker Y17: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  18. Copic Marker YR04: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  19. Copic Marker YR24: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp

Oh Happy Day Card

Hi crafty friends! I’m popping in today to share with you my Oh Happy Day card. I was inspired by the summer colors of ocean and passion fruit cocktail. Here is my card.

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I first took a piece of watercolor paper and blend Cracked Pistachio and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Inks onto all four edges. I left the middle white but the corners darker to create more depth. I also splattered water onto the panel with a paint brush and plotted dry to make bubbles.

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Then, I colored the intricate die cut with Copic markers. The colors I used are listed below. When everything was dry, I adhered the die cut onto my card with Ranger Multi Medium Matte to finish.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Supplies:

  1. Strathmore Watercolor Paper: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  2. Ranger Ink Blending Tool: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  3. Ranger Ink Blending Tool Replacement Foam: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  4. Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  5. Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  6. Ranger Watercolor Brush #9: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  7. Ranger Multi Medium Matte: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp

Copic List:

  1. Copic Marker R01: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  2. Copic Marker R05: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  3. Copic Marker R14: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  4. Copic Marker R20: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  5. Copic Marker R32: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  6. Copic Marker R37: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  7. Copic Marker YG0000: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  8. Copic Marker G40: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  9. Copic Marker B00: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  10. Copic Marker Y11: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  11. Copic Marker Y17: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  12. Copic Marker Y21: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp

MFT – You’re a Treasure

Hi friends! Today I want to share with you my pirate card using MFT Party Like a Pirate Stamp Set.

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I started out stamping the super cute pirates and accessories with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Then, I colored them with Copic markers and added highlights with a Jelly Roll Pen. After that, I die cut them with MFT Party Like a Pirate Die-namics.

For the background, I blended Mermaid Lagoon and Cracked Pistachio inks. I added water droplets and ink splatters on it. I used bigger paint brush for the water and smaller brush for the ink splatters. Then, I die cut the panel with MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics. To ground the pirates, I die cut a beach using SSS Nested Circles Die and ink blend with Scattered Straw ink.

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To finish, I foam mounted everything onto a white card base and added the speech bubble with white embossed sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy crafting as always! 🙂

Supplies:

  1. MFT Party like a Pirate Stamp Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  2. MFT Party like a Pirate Die-namics: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  3. Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  4. Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  5. Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  6. Ranger Watercolor Brush #9: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  7. Silver Black Velvet Paint Bursh #6: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  8. MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  9. SSS Nested Circle Dies: Simon Says Stamp
  10. Scattered Straw Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  11. Neenah Solar White 110lb Cardstock: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  12. MISTI Stamping Tool: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  13. EK Success Powder Tool: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  14. Versamark Watermark Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  15. Hero Arts White Embossing Powder: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  16. Hero Arts Wagner Heat Gun: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  17. Scotch Double-Sided Foam Tape: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  18. Cheaper Alternative Foam Tape: Ellen Hutson
  19. Be Creative Tape/ Scor-Tape: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp

Pretty Pink Posh – Birdies in Stocking

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Hello friends! Today I am sharing my last card for Pretty Pink Posh this year. I am very into drawing lately so I figured why not combine drawing with stamping?! To start, I picked something relatively easy to draw i.e. Christmas stocking and I stuffed some birdies into it  🙂

Here is a close-up of my card. Please head over to the Pretty Pink Posh blog for more details!

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Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful day! :)

Supplies:

  1. Pretty Pink Posh Birdie Friends Stamp Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  2. Pretty Pink Posh Birdie Friends Die Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  3. My Favorite Things Die-namics Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  4. Copic Multiliner SP 0.3 Black Ink Marker: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  5. Copic Multiliner SP 0.03 Black Ink Marker: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  6. Uni-Ball Signo White Gel Pen: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  7. Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  8. Neenah Solar White 110lb Cardstock: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  9. Canson XL Watercolor Paper: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  10. EK Success Honey Bee Non-Stick Scissors: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  11. Ranger Ink Blending Tool: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  12. Ranger Ink Blending Tool Replacement Foam: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  13. Antique Linen Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  14. Tea Dye Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  15. Ranger Artist Paint Brush Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  16. Gansai Tambi Watercolor 36 Color Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  17. Scotch Double-Sided Foam Tape: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  18. Cheaper Alternative Foam Tape: Ellen Hutson
  19. Be Creative Tape/ Scor-Tape: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp

Caring Hearts Blog Hop 2016

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Hello friends! Welcome to the Caring Hearts Card Drive Blog Hop! Our purpose is to collect handmade holiday cards for the elderly that live in nursing homes around the world. Since 2010, we have been spreading holiday cheer to many nursing homes throughout the US, Canada and Australia, and this year, we are branching out to the UK!

It truly makes me happy that I can bring a little joy to folks by doing my favorite thing – making cards! My grandfather used to live in a nursing home before he passed away. So, I have special feelings about nursing home and the elderly who live there. We really hope you will join us in supporting this meaningful cause! For those of you who wants to participate, we have prepared a lot of prizes for many winners. All you have to do is send us your handmade cards with a message inside. For details of entry and prizes, please refer to Vera Yates’ Blog and Jennifer McGuire’s Blog.

OK! Now, let’s move onto my card! I used the Die-namics Gift Box Cover-Up to frame the snowflakes, just like looking at the snow outside the window. I can’t seem to steer away from the warm color scheme 😛

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Here is how I made my card:

  1. Die cut a piece of watercolor paper with the Die-namics Gift Box Cover-Up. Use masking tape to mask the lower half of the panel, blend Festive Berries on the top part. Do the same to the bottom part with Wild Honey
  2. On another piece of watercolor paper, blend the same inks as background
  3. Stamp the snowflakes with MFT hybrid inks (Red Hot, Pineapple, Latte). Die cut out with Die-namics Simply Snowflakes. Stamp some small snowflakes with hybrid inks (Paver Red, Orange Zest)
  4. White heat emboss the sentiment on black card stock
  5. Mount everything as shown in place with foam tape. Add water droplets. Embellish with some PPP sequins (4mm Lavender Moon, 4mm Clear Droplets, 4mm Strawberry Burst, 4mm Sunshine Glow, 6mm Metallic Rose Gold). Again, I used a lot of colored sequins :))

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Giveaway:

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No hop is complete without some fun giveaway, right? Simon Says Stamp has generously offered a $150 gift card for this hop. All you need to do is visit and leave comment on each designer’s blog post. A winner will be randomly selected from one of the participant blogs. You will have till midnight Thurday, 11/17/2016 to leave comment. The winner will be announced on Vera’s blog on Friday, 11/18/2016.

Here is the lineup of today’s amazing designers:

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That is all for today. Thank you so much for stopping by! Happy crafting! 🙂

Supplies:

  1. My Favorite Things Simply Snowflakes Stamp Set: My Favorite Things
  2. My Favorite Things Simply Snowflakes Die-namics: My Favorite Things
  3. My Favorite Things Winter Wonderland Stamp Set: My Favorite Things
  4. My Favorite Things Die-namics Gift Box Cover-Up: My Favorite Things
  5. Canson XL Watercolor Paper: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  6. Black Card Stock: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  7. White Embossing Powder: Ellen Hutson //  Simon Says Stamp
  8. Painter’s Blue Tape: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  9. Festive Berries Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  10. Wild Honey Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson //  Simon Says Stamp
  11. My Favorite Things Red Hot Hybrid Ink: My Favorite Things
  12. My Favorite Things Pineapple Hybrid Ink: My Favorite Things
  13. My Favorite Things Latte Hybrid Ink: My Favorite Things
  14. My Favorite Things Paver Red Hybrid Ink: My Favorite Things
  15. My Favorite Things Orange Zest Hybrid Ink: My Favorite Things
  16. Ranger Distress Sprayer Water Bottle: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  17. Scotch Double-Sided Foam Tape: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  18. Cheaper Alternative Foam Tape: Ellen Hutson
  19. Be Creative Tape/ Scor-Tape: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  20. Pretty Pink Posh 4mm Lavender Moon Sequins: Simon Says Stamp
  21. Pretty Pink Posh 6mm Metallic Rose Gold Sequins: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  22. Pretty Pink Posh 4mm Clear Droplets: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  23. Pretty Pink Posh 4mm Strawberry Burst Sequins: Simon Says Stamp
  24. Pretty Pink Posh 4mm Sunshine Glow Sequins: Simon Says Stamp