Sunday, July 23, 2017

Winner–Bleached Cards Technique Hop

It’s time to announce the name of our winner from the A Year Of Card Techniques “Bleached Cards hop picked by Random Name Picker!

And the winner is…


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Congratulations, Emma!  Please contact me at apieceofheart.blog@gmail.com with your mailing address and I will pass this info on to Debbie so she can send you your awesome prize!

Thanks for playing along, everyone! Don’t forget to check back with us on August 19th for our “Stamping On Patterned Paper” hop! You won’t want to miss your chance to win another fantastic prize!!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

We Want YOU!

Hello there, crafty friends! I’m hoping you will consider joining us over on the Koala T Crafts Challenge Blog for our very first monthly challenge.  July’s theme is red, blue, or stars.  At least one of those three things must be included in your project.  This challenge runs through to the end of July so you still have some time to link up your creations over on the Challenge Blog.  You have a great chance at winning because there aren’t many entries yet!  Make sure you read all the details when you get there so you know exactly what you need to do.

Keep in mind that you don’t need a blog to participate.  Just upload a picture of your card to a photo sharing site and you are good to go.  I’ve posted instructions here. which will help you figure out how to do that.    I no longer recommend using photobucket, however, as they have changed their posting rules recently (in the process of revising my post).  I’ve posted some other options for you to use so check it out and come join us for all the fun!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

The Meadow At Sunset Bleached Card

Hi there, Crafty Friends.  I am back with more details about my favorite bleached card I made for yesterday’s blog hop.   I call this one “Meadow At Sunset”.

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To start off, I used different colors of Tim Holtz Distress Ink and sponged it onto a piece of cardstock making sure to blend one color into the other.  I wanted to give the appearance of a field with a beautiful sunset sky above.  I don’t know about you, but I love it when the sky has that pretty pink glow in the evening just before the sun goes down.  Once I was happy with how it looked, I poured some bleach onto several pieces of paper towel which I had folded up to use as a make-shift ink pad.  I used enough bleach to saturate the paper towel but not so much that it wouldn’t be able to absorb it all.

stamp set exampleThe stamp set I used is Inkadinkado’s “Meadows” set.  I mounted the stamp (bottom stamp in picture) on a block and tapped it onto the bleach “ink pad”.  I held the stamp to the paper for about 30-seconds to make sure I would get a good impression.  I tapped my stamp onto the bleach “ink pad” again and stamped a second time just in case it needed that little bit more.  I let that dry for about 3-minutes before stamping the tall grass with Versafine Onyx Black ink. 

I used the stamp-off technique when stamping the other stamps onto my cardstock so that they would look more faded. The stamp-off technique is when you stamp once off the paper before stamping the image onto the card.
 

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I added a little sparkle to the butterfly and wrapped some twine around the card a few times before adhering it to the card base.  I haven’t added a sentiment to this card yet because I’m not sure what occasion I might use it for in the future.

Hopefully, you enjoyed this and it has inspired you to create a bleached card of your own. 

Before you go, don’t forget to check out my TECHNIQUE CHALLENGE post if you haven’t already done so and be sure to make a comment for your chance to win our fabulous prize this month. 

Thanks for stopping by and see you soon with another card.

Friday, July 14, 2017

A Year Of Card Techniques–Bleached Cards

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Welcome to A Year of Card Techniques Blog Hop where each month we feature a different card technique.  We’ve assembled a team of card makers who range from new to advanced, so you’ll see a great variety of cards and ideas.

From laundry, to disinfectant, to fashion, bleach is a staple in many households; but did you know you can use bleach in your card making and paper crafting? Yup, from stamping, to painting, and several techniques in between, we’re going to share our experiments with you. And if you would like to check out our past technique hops, you can do that here:



Our amazing sponsor this month is Debbie Bonczek of Close to My Heart.


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Please take a moment to check out the great products Close to My Heart has to offer. To visit Debbie's blog, click here.


And the awesome prize this month is:


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We really appreciate feedback, so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in the hop today. While you are encouraged to comment at any time, only comments received by Friday, July 21, 2017 at 8:00pm (EST) will be eligible to win. The winner will be announced on Sunday, July 23, 2017 on this blog, so be sure to check here on Sunday the 23rd to see if you are the lucky winner.


Since I’m the first stop on this hop, let’s get started!  But don’t forget to continue on with the hop once you are done here so that you don't miss out on increasing your chance of winning by commenting on  each blog.

Good golly, I’m not going to lie to you, I found this technique one of the hardest I’ve ever tried.   It took me a while to find my groove, but once I did, I think I managed to pull off some half decent cards.

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Making sure I was in a well ventilated area, I poured some bleach into a small cup, selected a paintbrush, and went to work. 


 


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I kept the first card fairly simple.  I stamped the daisies onto my dark blue cardstock with VersaMark ink.  Then I added some black embossing powder and heat set it.  I did this to try and keep the bleach confined to each area.  The embossing powder on the top left flower kind of clumped a little because I forgot to rub my Embossing Magic pillow over the cardstock before stamping.



I painted each petal with the bleach and watched the color start to fade.  I had to be careful not to go crazy with the amount of bleach I used because it would saturate the paper too much causing it to tear.   I found it intriguing to watch how the bleach reacted with different colors of paper. 


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Once I had finished up with the bleach, and after it had dried thoroughly, I added some color with a Zig Clean Clear Color Brush and some water.  I finished it off by adding some twine and a sentiment.






Let It Snow_bleachedcards_ocmMy 2nd card is a little ‘ode to Christmas in July.   I have had the Stampin’ Up set “Snow Much Fun” for years and I’ve never used so I decided this was as good a time as any.  I stamped the snowman onto some red cardstock with some VersaMark ink and embossed it with black embossing powder.  I painted the snowman’s body, face, and snowball with the bleach and was happy to see it turning white (or at least some shade of white).  I colored the hat, scarf, nose, and boots with Copics.  I printed off some patterned blue digital paper to layer on top of the card base as well as a colorful snowflake digital paper which I adhered behind the image.  I added some snowflake brads and a sentiment to finish it off. 



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My last card is my favorite!  I decided to use the bleach in a different way this time and I love the way it turned out.   I’m going to share more details on this card in a separate post so if you want to find out how I achieved this look, please visit me here again on Sunday.


That’s it for me.  I hope you enjoyed the cards I shared today.  Now you’re off to visit with Claudia, but don’t forget to comment first for a chance to win our awesome prize!  Hope you had fun and thanks for stopping by. See you next month with another technique!


Here’s the full line-up in case you get lost: 

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Koala T Crafts July Challenge – Live Like It’s Summer

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Hello there, crafty friends!  I’m here today with my first Koala T Crafts Challenge Card!  I am so excited to be part of this DT along with an amazing group of talented women.  We were given a few images to choose from and I chose this awesome and cute Sherry Baldy digital stamp, “Fluffy Sunshine Girl”.   I have to say, Sherry Baldy is one of my all-time favorite artists so when I heard that she was going to be one of the artists for the Koala T Crafts Challenges, I knew that I had to get on the DT and I’m so thankful that Jen chose me!


The theme for our very first challenge is red, blue, or stars.  At least one of those three things must be included in your project.  Here’s a look at mine…


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I choose to use blue as my focal color with a paper that had red, blue, yellow, and brown polka dots.  I colored the image using the copic colors below:


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This challenge runs through to the end of July so you have lots of time to link up your creations over on the Challenge Blog.  Make sure you read all the details when you get there.   If you aren’t sure how to link up a card without having a blog, read my post here for instructions!

I really hope you will join us for this fun challenge.  I’ll be back again soon with more crafty fun!

Visit our sponsor www.mybestiesshop.com during JULY and save 50% off most items with coupon code YOURSPECIAL50

Monday, July 3, 2017

How To Enter The Koala T Crafts Card Challenges Without Having A Blog…

Hello there, crafty friends!  Did you know that you can enter the Koala T Craft monthly card challenges without even having a blog.  It’s super easy.  All you need to do is use a FREE image hosting service such as Pixlady to do it.  Let me show you how.

1. Pixlady

Pixlady is a free image host that does not require an account.  Simply go to the Pixlady site and select “Choose File”.  Navigate to the photo of your card saved on your computer and select it.  Then click on “Upload” to upload the card to the Pixlady site.  Click on the name of the image to find your link.


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Copy the link in the box marked “Share this image”.  That’s it!


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See the Mr. Linky directions below to find out how you can now enter your card into the Challenge.


Mr. Linky Directions:

Once you have added your card to an image hosting site, it’s time to head on over to the Challenge Blog where you will find the Mr. Linky widget at the bottom of the challenge post.  Type your name and paste your URL in the appropriate places and select “Next” when done.


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Next, put a checkmark in the box beside “Upload an image file from your computer”.


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You can then click “Choose File” and navigate to the photo of the card saved on your computer.  Once you have selected the photo saved on your computer, click “Enter”.


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Click “Done” and you have successfully entered your card into the Challenge.  You may need to refresh your page to see it on the challenge page.


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There are many FREE image hosting sites on the internet that you can choose from.  I’ve listed a few more below.  Some require accounts and some do not.  Choose the site that works best for you.

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Hopefully this has helped you to understand how you can enter challenges in the future.  We, at Koala T Crafts Challenge blog, would love to see you join us!

Before you go, please take a few minutes to check out my blog.  I have tons of FREE Digital Sentiments for you to download for personal use.  I also share lots of fun cards and I even giveaway Blog Candy from time to time.  I have tons more ideas of where I’d like to take this blog in the future if there is enough .  It’s no fun sharing things if there is nobody around to enjoy them so I would love it if you would consider following my blog so I know you are out there.

Thanks so much and see you soon!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

An Invitation…

Hello there, crafty friends!  I want to invite you, yes YOU, to join us over at the Koala T Crafts Challenge Blog for our new monthly challenge.  The theme for our very first challenge is red, blue, or stars.  At least one of those three things must be included in your project.  This challenge runs through to the end of July so you have lots of time to link up your creations over on the Challenge Blog.  Make sure you read all the details when you get there.  I really hope you will join us for this fun challenge.  I’ll be back on Wednesday to share with you what I made for the challenge.


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Monday, June 26, 2017

Where Liberty Dwells

Hello there, crafty friends!  I’m back today to share another card using this cute Sunsational Stamps digi named Patriotic Patricia .  You can find her in the store, here.


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Once again, I found some great digital papers to use and printed them out on my printer along with the little cutie, Patriotic Patricia, and some stars.  I then used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the banners and the digi stamp.  I colored the digi with my Copics and then added my banners, the stars, and the sentiment to finish off the card.

I hope you love my card as much as I do!

That’s it for me today.   Stop by the Sunsational Stamps Store and check out all the great stamps Lisa has available.  And don’t forget to visit the Facebook Fan page and the Sunsational Stamps blog for some fabulous inspiration from the other amazing Design Team members.

Happy Monday, everyone!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner…

It’s time to announce the name of our winner from the A Year Of Card Techniques “Basic Card Folds” technique hop!

And the winner is…

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Congratulations, Michelle!  Please contact Candy Spiegel at candyspiegel@yahoo.com with your mailing address so that she can send you your awesome prize!

But wait…there’s more!  I still have some Blog Candy to give away.  And the winner is...


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Congratulations Im.HeartGem.  Please contact me at apieceofheart.blog@gmail.com with your mailing address so I can send you your candy.

Thanks for playing along, everyone! Don’t forget to check back with us on July 15th when we take on the task of bleaching some cards!   You won’t want to miss your chance to win another fantastic prize!!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Hope You Perk Up–Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

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Hi there Crafty Friends,

I’m here today with a special card for a special blog hop.  Sunsational Stamps is taking part as a Super Sponsor in the Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog.   As a Super Sponsor, we are offering a $25 dollars Digital Image Gift Certificate as well as two flash prizes of a $15 and a $10 Digital Image Gift Certificates.  When you’re done hopping with us, head on over to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog for all the details and be sure to join in on the fun and link up your coffee loving projects to play along.


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For this hop I have used a digi stamp from the “Hoppiness Is A Warm Cup Of Coffee” set by Lisa @ Sunsational Stamps.  I chose to use the coffee cup and the heart. 




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I printed the cup and heart on some white cardstock and then used my  EK Success Cutter Bee Scissors to fussy cut around them.  I used Prisma Color Markers to color both images and  I cut the band for the cup from a piece of digital designer paper that I printed.  I cut a printed all the digital papers for this card with the exception of the gold foil polka-dot flag that sits behind the dark peach flag.  It’s from a 6x6-inch double sided paper pad from Michaels.  The sentiment was printed on some white card stock.  Once printed, I cut it into a flag banner.  I added a larger heart to the bottom corner of the card to finish it off.

That’s it for me.  I hope you enjoyed my card.  Don’t forget to head on over to the Sunsational Stamps blog for our blog hop line-up where you can hop along with us and see more great Coffee Card Creations by our talented Design Team.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Great News To Share!

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I’m excited to tell you that I’m one of the 5 new DT members for the brand new Koala T Crafts (KTC) Challenge Blog.  This means that at the beginning of each month, I’ll be sharing about some fun challenges and will showcase a card to inspire your creativity and make you eager to join our challenge!   Doesn’t that sound like fun?!

And because you chose to read this post today, Jen and her Besties are giving you a 50% discount off any digital product in the My Besties Shop. Cool beans, right?!  Just use this code, YOURSPECIAL50 when you checkout to get your discount.  This discount code is good until the end of June.

I’ll be back tomorrow morning with another fun and exciting announcement.  Hope you’ll stop on by.

Friday, June 16, 2017

A Year Of Card Techniques–Basic Card Folds

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Welcome to A Year of Card Techniques Blog Hop where each month we feature a different card technique.  We’ve assembled a team of card makers who range from new to advanced, so you’ll see a great variety of cards and ideas.

June‘s hop is devoted to basic card folds; featuring drapery/curtain fold, peek-a-boo fold or double-z gate-fold.  And we’re adding a twist of using double-sided paper.   We hope this gives you lots of ideas and will inspire you to try these card folds yourself...and pull out that double-sided paper as well!    If you would like to check out our past technique hops, you can do that here:

January-Shaving Cream Marbleizing

February-So Sketchy

March-no hop this month

April-Stamp Set Showdown

May-World of Watercolors

We have an amazing sponsor this month, Candy Spiegel.  Please take a moment to check out all the crafty goodness on her blog, Candy Scraps.

And the awesome prize this month is four stencils from Elizabeth Craft Designs. Thanks, Candy!

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We  really appreciate feedback, so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in the hop today.  While you are encouraged to comment at any time, only comments received by  Friday, June 23, 2017 at 8:00pm (EST) will be eligible to win.   The winner will be announced on Sunday,  June 25, 2017 on A Piece of (my) Heart’s blog (that’s here), so be sure to check back here again on the 25th to see if you won!

And speaking of winners, the lucky hopper from last month is SUSAN ELIOT; picked by Random Name Picker.  Congratulations, Susan!  Please get in touch with last month’s sponsor, Jodie Park, to claim your prize.

Since I’m the first blog on this hop, let’s get started!


Draper Fold 1_cardfolds_ocmLet me just start by saying that this was my first attempt at the drapery fold and it’s definitely not my favorite one of the bunch.  I used a digital image that I had saved on my computer and colored it with Copics.  The paper is from a Recollections paper pad and it was the ONLY double sided paper pad that I owned.  I thought I had bunches of it but it turns out I don’t.  Enough said about this card.  Let’s move on, shall we.





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I decided to try and attempt another drapery fold with Card #2 and I’m much happier with the results.  Since I only had one double sided paper pad and I wasn’t very fond of the papers available in that pad, I decided that I needed to make a trip to Michaels where I picked up a pretty little 6x6-inch pad of double sided papers in various patterns of pink and gold.  I chosen a cute chevron pattern for this card but it does make it a little more difficult to see the folds.  I added a glitzy gold bow and a sentiment that I sponged the edges of to make it pop.




Next I tried the double drapery fold with some digital paper that I printed.  This was a little trickier but I think it turned out ok.  Next time I think I will try to make the folds wider so that you can see more of the other side of the paper.  I added a black ribbon and a “happy birthday” sentiment to finish the card off.


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My last card is a peek-a-boo card.  It’s pretty simple to make.  Once again, I printed my paper with a different pattern on each side.  To make this card you measure up halfway on the long side and then cut in about 1.5-inches.  Then you fold each corner back to make the peek-a-boo.  I stamped a “My Favorite Things” Adorable Elephant image onto some cardstock and used my circle punch to cut him out.  I colored him with Prisma Color markers in Cool Grey 10%, Cool Gray 20%, and Cool Grey 30%.  I sponged the edges of my circle with some light blue ink.  I added a “happy birthday” sentiment to finish off the card.



As an extra special bonus, I am giving away some Basic Grey products (see below) to one very special person so make sure when you comment to mention the words BLOG CANDY!

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Ok, that’s it for me.  I hope you enjoyed my cards.  Now  you’re off to visit with Claudia.  Don’t forget to leave a comment on each blog to increase your chances of winning.  Hope you had fun and thanks for stopping by.  See you next month with another technique!

Here’s the full line-up in case you get lost:

Monday, June 12, 2017

Summer Picnic Fun

Hello there, crafty friends!  I’m here today to share another card using this cute Sunsational Stamps digi named Daisy.  You can find her in the store, here.


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This card was made using digital papers from Pixel Scrapper.  I’ve really come to like using them as I can pick and choose what I want and there is no waste of pieces I will never use like sometimes happens with paper packs.  It doesn’t seem to take up a lot of ink like I thought it might either.  I think, in the long run, it’s probably cheaper.

I cut an 8.5x11-inch 110lb piece of cardstock at 5.5-inches on the long side.  This makes a top-folding A2 card.  I chose the yellow with white polka dots digital paper and cut that to 4.25x5.5-inches and adhered that to my card front.  It completely covered the front of the card.  Then I cut the “Life’s A Picnic” cardstock to 3.75x5-inches and adhered it on top of the previous piece.  I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the free clipart picnic scene and added a black mat behind it.  I also cut a free clipart umbrella to add to the scene and I popped it up with some dimensionals.

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Daisy was cut with my Cameo and I colored her with Copics see color chart).  Then I popped her up onto the beach blanket with dimensionals.


I hope you love my card as much as I do!

That’s it for me today.   Stop by the Sunsational Stamps Store and check out all the great stamps Lisa has available.  And don’t forget to visit the Facebook Fan page and the Sunsational Stamps blog for some fabulous inspiration from the other amazing Design Team members.

See you again in a couple of weeks when I will be back to share some more great stamps by Lisa!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Octopi’d Heart

Hello there, crafty friends!  I’m here today to share another card using this cute Sunsational Stamps digi, from the Ocean Critters stamp set.

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I really love this card.  I think it is going to be an all-time favorite of mine. I love the Aqua Striped Paper (great for an Ocean themed card) against the black, with the red accents to add some POP.   This card was made using digital paper found on the Pixel Scrapper site. If you have never visited Pixel Scrapper you should!  Signing up is free and you will get 5 FREE downloads per day.  It’s a great way to build your digital paper collection!

I printed this cute little Octopus from the set and colored him with Copics.  The hearts border was made with my Silhouette Cameo.  I chose 2 heart shapes and colored one with a background pattern and one with a solid color. I lined them up across a 5-inch rectangle that I had drawn and then used my spacing tool to make sure they were spaced evenly across the rectangle.  I printed this onto some white cardstock and adhered it to a black piece of cardstock.  The sentiment was typed into my Silhouette Cameo software and printed onto a piece of white cardstock which I also matted with some black cardstock.  With the leftover black cardstock I cut out a circle and a flag.  I layered another circle cut from some digital background paper on top of the black circle.  Once everything was cut, I adhered all the pieces onto a piece of 110 lb. white cardstock cut to 5.5-inches wide X 4.25-inches high.

I hope you love my card as much as I do! 

Before I leave, I want to remind you about our monthly challenge (the theme this month is Swim, Beach, Ocean).  You still have time to enter so head on over to the challenge post and link up a card.

That’s it for me today.   Stop by the Sunsational Stamps Store and check out all the great stamps Lisa has available.  And don’t forget to visit the Facebook Fan page and the Sunsational Stamps blog for some fabulous inspiration from the other amazing Design Team members.

See you again in a couple of weeks when I will be back to share some more great stamps by Lisa!  In the meantime, take a minute to view my blog.  There is some really great cards and even some freebies available!

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Cards in Envy – Favorite Color Combo {Anything Goes}
Crafting From The Heart – Challenge 161
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – Challenge #1722
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenges – Challenge #5 May2017
Crafty Creations – Challenge #342 (Anything Goes)
The Paper Shelter – Challenge #296 (Make It Digital)

 

Friday, May 19, 2017

A Year Of Card Techniques–World Of Watercolors

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Welcome to A Year of Card Techniques Blog Hop where each month we feature a different card technique. We’ve assembled a team of card makers who range from new to advanced, so you’ll see a great variety of cards and ideas.

For May, we are venturing into the world of watercolor. There are so many watercoloring techniques available to us today; far too many to list here. But actions speak louder than words; so our team has worked with their favorite mediums to bring you lots of examples and loads of inspiration.

If you would like to check out our past technique hops, you can do that here:

We have an amazing sponsor this month, Jodie Park of Close to My Heart:

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Please take a moment to check out the great products Close to My Heart has to offer. To visit Jodie on Facebook page, just click here.

And the awesome prize this month is:

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We really appreciate feedback, so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in the hop today. One winner will be chosen from all comments on the hop as of May 26, 2017. The winner will be announced in our June hop; so be sure to come back next month.

And speaking of winners, the lucky hopper from last month is Golden Goddess Designs; picked by Random Name Picker. Congratulations! Please get in touch with last month’s sponsor, Wilma Payne at wpayne@email.com, by May 26th to claim your prize.

Since I’m the first stop in this hop, let’s get to hopping!

For my first card, I used a rubber stamp from Magnolia Stamps called Tilda With Violin.  I stamped her onto watercolor paper and used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color her in.  Watch for a follow-up this week when I’ll give you a few tips and tricks on how I created this card.

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My second card is done using the Bokeh technique.  The stamp is from a Gerda Steiner set called “Playful Kittens”.  Aren’t they the cutest!  I’ll post a follow-up on my blog this week to walk you through the technique and tell you more about my card.

 

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My last card today is using a My Favorite Things stamp set called “Adorable Elephants”.   Once again, there will be a follow-up on my blog this week with more details on the card below so make sure you come back.

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Now you’re off to visit with my teammate, Claudia. Hope you had fun and thanks for stopping by. See you next month with another technique!

Here’s the full line-up in case you get lost:

Monday, May 15, 2017

No Disguising Dad

Hi there crafty friends, I’m here to share my Monday make with you.  I had a little help and used Lori Whitlock’s Circle Flip Swing card file for the Silhouette Cameo to make today’s card.  I used the faces from the King Of The Grill set by Lisa @ Sunsational Stamps. 

 

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It may look simple but this card gave me a run for my money trying to figure out how to fold it, lol.  Once I figured that out, I printed the faces and cut them each into a small circle to fit. I cut 3 more larger circles out to layer behind the faces.  I used my PrismaColor Markers and a couple of Copics to color the faces.  I cut 3 more small circles out of white cardstock and 3 more larger circles to layer behind them.  Then I laid all of those pieces aside for the time being.

 

 

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I used the template from the card file to cut two pieces of cardstock for the front and inside panel of my card. I used a PrismaColor Marker to run along the edge of the cardstock to give it some definition.  Then I adhered it to the card front with some Tombo Multi Mono Liquid Glue.  I cut another piece of white cardstock, used the chisel tip of my Prismacolor Marker to draw lines up and down it until it was completely covered, then adhered it to the inside.  I mean, seriously folks, what else is one to do with the chisel tip end of a marker? I had to figure out some way to put it to good use.

 

The final step was to attach the faces to the front and the sentiments to the inside.  I added a piece of washi tape and called it done!

 

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That’s it for me today.   Stop by the Sunsational Stamps Store and check out all the great stamps Lisa has available.  And don’t forget to visit the Facebook Fan page and the Sunsational Stamps blog for some fabulous inspiration from the other amazing Design Team members..

Before I leave, I want to remind you about our monthly challenge (the theme this month is Swim, Beach, Ocean).  You still have time to enter so head on over to the challenge post and link up a card.

I hope you enjoyed my card today.  See you again in a couple of weeks when I will be back to share some more great stamps!