Video: Amazing Gardenia Thanksgiving Card

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Photo taken against our White Sheepskin Backdrop Board

Hello and welcome back!! Did you enjoy our Release Blog Hop? If not, head over to our hop post to check out all the inspiration created by our team and guest designers!  For today’s project, I combined our new Amazing Gardenia with our Autumn Wishes to create a 5×7 inch Thanksgiving Card.

I don’t normally make cards this large but I really wanted to use these two clusters together. It actually come together quite nicely because I got to use the Wonderful wordplate die and I had sufficient room to die cut it on my 7x5in card.  Let’s begin!

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I started off by heat embossing the clusters from both sets in our Rose Gold Embossing Powder. Then I watercolored the images using Dr. Ph Martins Radiant Watercolors (Persimmon, Grass Green, Lemon Yellow and Saddle Brown).

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Once everything was painted, I fussy cut the gardenia and die cut the Autumn Wishes images.

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Next I cut a 3.5in x 7in strip of kraft cardstock and die cut the “wonderful” sentiment using the wordplate die from our Bold Amazing Greeting Dies collection. At this point, I thought that the kraft panel looked a bit bare and plain. So I stamped the front of the panel with one of the stamps from our Buildable Woodgrain stamps in our Found Topaz dye ink. This added some nice texture and added some “oomph” to the card.

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Then I heat embossed the “have a” from our Seriously Amazing set onto a piece of white 7x5in cardstock. Next, I started assembling my card. I adhered the white panel (after trimming it a 1/4 in) onto a brown cardbase. Then I adhered the kraft panel strip. Then I assembled  and mounted the floral and branch clusters onto my base using dimensional foam tape. I also added some of my birds for a whimsical effect.

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Lastly, I heat embossed the last part of my sentiment – a banner from our Basic Banners and the “thanksgiving” sentiment from the Add On Holiday Banners mini set. After I die cut the banner, I popped it up onto my card.

That’s all from me today! I hope you enjoyed my project and process video.  Also, there’s still a few more hours left to take advantage of our new release promotion:

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Here are some cards created using our new Wonderland Print bundle!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Video: Blizzard Hugs and Pop Up Poinsettia Card

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Photo taken against our Grey Stone Backdrop Board

Hello and welcome back! I have a new holiday card and process video using our Blizzard Hugs and Pop Up Poinsettia dies for today.

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I started off by embossing the largest snowflake from our Blizzard Hugs onto black cardstock using silver glitter embossing powder. Then I partially die cut the negative space inside the snowflake using the coordinating die. I left the left edge of my snowflake and panel intact by leaving a portion of the panel out of the die cutting sandwich before running the die sandwich into my machine.

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Once I extracted the die cut out of the snowflake, I white heat embossed the sentiment and then added stitching to the edges of my panel using the largest die from our Double Stitched Rectangles Large die collection.

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Next, I adhered some of our Silver Ribbed Glitter Adhesive Paper behind my snowflake window (onto a cardbase) and then I mounted my panel onto the base. I finished my card front with some Clear Rhinestones as embellishments. Lastly, I assembled my Pop Up Poinsettia inside my cardbase to complete my holiday card! Watch the youtube video above for assembly instructions which begins at 3:06 minutes.

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Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you all enjoyed my video. Be sure to stop by on Saturday morning for our Fall 2018 Release Blog Hop! We have guests joining our team to showcase our 12 new stamps and dies! You can also head to this post for more details on our new release!

-Effie

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Video: Scrapbook Layout Happy Butterflies

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Photo taken against our Banded Peach Marble Photo Backdrop Board

Hello and welcome back, everyone!! I’m so excited for today’s post – this is my first ever official scrapbooking layout. I’ve been wanting to scrapbook some photos for a while but I never knew where to begin. One night, I just decided to create a layout with this photo using the stamps and dies that I have in my stash.

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I started off by stamping a layered woodgrain background with our Buildable Woodgrain set onto an 8.5x11in sheet of white cardstock using our Crystal Pewter and Smoky Quartz Dye Inks. While I had my inks out, I stamped my sentiment/title. I used our Brushed Happy sentiment set and inked up the large Happy in our Light Onyx Dye Ink.  Then I applied my Stardust technique to the sentiment. For this technique, after I stamped the sentiment in a solid colored ink, I inked up the bottom portion of the large stamp with embossing ink and then poured some glitter embossing powder onto that area. Once heat embossed, you have this beautiful glitter ombre effect! Then I die cut the sentiment using the coordinating die.

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Here is a video where I demonstrate this technique in a more detailed video. Next I layered a piece of black cardstock and a Geometric Lattice die cut behind my photo and then mounted the photo onto my cardstock sheet.

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Then I created the bits and elements that I planned to use on my layout – butterflies and peony die cuts. I stamped our Beautiful Butterflies 1, 2 and 3 in our Caviar Hybrid copic friendly ink and colored them in. Then I die cut several pieces of petal cut peonies in white cardstock. I also had some red and glitter die cuts lying around from previous projects which I used here. I also stamped some of our Basic Labels (happy, amazing, wonderful) using our Noir Dye Ink to add to my project.

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Once I had everything die cut and laid out in front of me, I started arranging and adhering down all of my elements. I made sure that the flow of the project went from the bottom left corner to the top right corner. This was easy to do with the placement of my butterflies. Lastly, I stamped the rectangular label from our Modern Labels set in our Smoky Quartz dye ink and fussy cut it. I used this for my journaling and adhered it onto my project.

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Be sure to watch the process video above for more detailed instructions and explanations on this project. What did you all think? Do you scrapbook? Is scrapbooking dead? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

I will still be cardmaking in the future! However, I do plan on throwing in a scrapbooking video/post into the mix. I hope you don’t mind! Thanks for stopping by!

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Video: Winter Cardinal and Peonies

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Photo taken against our White Linen Backdrop Board

Hello, everyone! I have my first seasonal card of the year. I am still on a bit of a break from my watercolors so I’m stamping! I used our Winter Cardinal and Peony Notes for this card today.

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I started off by stamping the body of the cardinal in our Lipstick Red Dye ink (Noir for the black part). Once I stamped the cardinal, I stamped our Peony Notes Bundle (Valentine Red, Found Topaz, Aspen Cocoa, Deep Emerald and Everglade Moss Dye Inks) and die cut that cluster image.

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Next I stamped some pine branches from the cardinal set in our Deep Emerald. I made sure to stamp extra branches since I knew I would be building up a bit of a scene.  Once I had all my stamped elements die cut, I blended on some Cobalt Breeze dye ink onto the top portion of an A2 panel using a stencil brush. All I did was some light ink blending for my winter sky. Next, I white heat embossed my snow clusters to the top half of my panel.

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Once the heat embossing was complete, I added stitching to the edges of my card panel using the largest die from our Double Stitched Rectangles Large die collection. Next I assembled my card using dimensional foam tape. I loved the look of the cardinal nestled in a combination of this beautiful peony cluster and pine branches!

For my sentiment, I white heat embossed the sentiment onto black cardstock. I added a silver glitter sentiment strip behind the black one and popped that up onto my card. Lastly, I added Clear Rhinestones and popped up the cardinal tail with one piece of foam tape.

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I love my florals and I love my birds so this card really made me happy! Our Winter Cardinal Set was inspired by my block printing project from last year. What do you think of my project for today? I hope you enjoy my post!

See you all next time and thanks for stopping by!

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Video: Wonderful You Daisy Card

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Photo taken against our White Linen Photo Backdrop Board

Hello and welcome back, everyone! I am here with another video and post using our Daisy Close Up (3/4 View) background stamp!

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I started off by heat embossing this beautiful bold image onto a 4×6 watercolor paper panel using our Rose Gold embossing powder. Then I watercolored the image using a Cherry Red and Violet Dr. Ph Martins Radiant liquid watercolors. I started off by adding Cherry Red watercolor to the inner edges of my daisy petals (I wet the area prior to adding color with clean water). Then I took a #4 round brush and pulled the color out towards the edges of the petals in a light flicking motion creating a feathered effect.

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Once my base color was complete, I applied the same technique using the Violet watercolor. However, I made sure to only add accents of purple to the petals. I wanted to make sure that the pink base was not overpowered. After my daisy was painted, I used the Sap Green liquid watercolor to paint the leaves.

I also added some extra deep purple accents using my Deep Violet and Violet zig markers. Next I dried my panel and die cut it into an A2 panel using the largest die from our Double Stitched Rectangles Large Die Collection. Next, I die cut the wonderful sentiment right into the panel using the wordplate die from our Bold Amazing Greetings die collection.

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Once the panel was die cut, I adhered the panel onto a side folding A2 base. Next I popped up all the die cut letters back into the negative space. Then I die cut the scripty you sentiment from our Scripty Thank You dies onto white cardstock. I adhered this piece right onto the end of my “wonderful” sentiment. I just love the combination of these bold dies with our scripty greeting dies! Lastly, I embellished my card using our Clear Rhinestones.

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That is all from me today. Thank you for stopping by!

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Video: Holographic Butterfly and Peonies Card

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Photo taken against our Banded Peach Marble Backdrop Photoboard

Hello and welcome back, everyone! I have a large butterfly project for you today using our Monarch Butterfly Pop Up dies, Nesting Peonies Stamp Set and Marvelous cling background stamp.

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I started by creating my butterfly. For this project, I am not creating the pop up element inside my card. Instead, I’ll be using the detailed butterfly on the face of my card. I die cut the detailed butterfly onto some black cardstock. I also die cut the solid wing dies onto some of my homemade pink holographic cardstock using adhesive paper.

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Next I assembled my butterfly by adhering the detailed wing to the solid pink holographic wing. Then I assembled both wings together by sliding the two body parts together. Next I glued down all the body portion flaps down and cut off the tabs.

Next, I white heat embossed our Marvelous Print Background stamp onto watercolor paper (5.5×5.5 inch) and created an Orchid and Indigo Color Burst watercolor wash. Once that panel was dried, I mounted it onto a white square panel that was slightly smaller than 6×6 inches. This matted panel was then adhered onto a 6x6inch top folding gray cardbase.

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Next I white heat embossed our Nesting Peonies clusters twice onto watercolor paper and did some loose watercoloring using Color Bursts (Orchid, Sap Green, Pthalo Green, Terre Vert, Burnt Umber). Once my clusters were dried, I die cut them using their coordinating dies.

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Next I cut my clusters in two and three sections which I then tucked and adhered behind my butterfly’s wings. Lastly, I stamped my sentiment (from our Nesting Peonies set) onto a white sentiment strip using our Noir Dye Ink. This strip was then mounted onto a black strip. The mounted sentiment strip was then adhered to the top portion of my card. I made sure to lightly bend/fold up my butterfly wings and peony clusters off the base to give the project some extra dimension.

That is all from me today! Thanks for stopping by!

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Video: Copic Colored Tulip Bouquet

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Photo taken against our Peach Marble Backdrop Photoboard

Hi, everyone! I’m back with another floral card today using our Tulip Bouquet stamp set. This time, I’m doing some copic coloring!

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I started off by stamping our tulip image onto some white cardstock using our copic friendly Caviar Hybrid Ink. Then I colored in the petals using three shades of pink (R43, RV14, RV25 and RV0000 to blend). For the leaves and stems, I used YG61, G07, G17, G29.

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Once I finished coloring in my bouquet, I die cut the image using the coordinating die. I also die cut our 2 Piece Foliage coverplate plate die onto white cardstock at the same time. For this project, I only used the inner foliage die cut leaving the outer piece for a future project.

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Once everything was die cut, I adhered the inner foliage die cut onto the face of a side folding A2 base. Then I popped up my tulip bouquet onto the center of my base. Next, I stamped my sentiment (from the same set) using our Caviar ink onto white cardstock. I trimmed the sentiment strip and adhered it onto a piece of gray cardstock. Once adhered, I trimmed the gray cardstock and mounted the matted sentiment over my tulip bouquet. Lastly, I embellished my card with our Glossy Black sequins.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project! Thanks for stopping by and see you next time!

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Video: Flamingo Print Layered Card

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Photo taken against our Bokeh White Backdrop Photoboard

Hello and welcome back! I’m back with an easily stamped, layered flamingo print card using our Darling Flamingos.

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I started off by stamping a fun and simple background print using the left facing flamingo stamps (Rose Quartz Dye Ink + Warm Hazelnut Dye Ink).

For this set, the body of the flamingos comprise of three layers and the legs have two layers. For the background, I only stamped the first solid layers to create my print. After I stamped my solid flamingos, I took the smaller monstera leaf and tiny spray stamp (Mini Wild Florals, Fern Dye Ink) and filled in the negative areas of my background. Once complete, I trimmed about an 1/8th of an inch from each side of my background print panel and then mounted the panel onto a piece of coral cardstock.

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Next I stamped a completely layered flamingo (Ruby Collection Layering Inks, Noir Dye Ink, Warm Hazelnut Dye Ink and Found Topaz Dye Ink) and then die cut the image.

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Then I created a matted sentiment strip using a piece of white and coral cardstock which I adhered together. Next, I mounted the flamingo onto my sentiment strip and stamped the sentiment. Lastly, I mounted the sentiment onto my card and added some of our soft Peach Mousse Sequins – 8,6,5,4mm, Mixed sequins to complete my project.

That’s all from me today! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

– Effie

Video: Congrats Wall Gallery Frame Card

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Photo taken against our Gray Noise Photo Backdrop Board

Hi, everyone! I’m back with a very simple, one layer wall gallery card created with our Vintage Frames stamp set.

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I stamped my first frame near the lower left hand portion of my A2 panel using our crisp black Noir Dye Ink. This is where I’ll be stamping my sentiment so I wanted to make sure to position this one first. Next, I continued stamping around that initial frame. I made sure to mix and match the ornate frames with the more modern frames. I also made sure there was a nice balance of square and rectangle frames with the round and oval frames. Another rule of thumb when creating/stamping a wall gallery is to make sure you don’t stamp them in a straight line. For my wall gallery, I wanted a more asymmetrical result.

TIP: When you ink up the more intricate frame stamps, you want to make sure there is a very light coating of ink on the surface of the stamp. If there is too much ink on the surface \prior to stamping, your image will stamp more solid and you will lose some of the detail. 

Once I finished stamping my frames, I stamped the congrats sentiment and then trimmed my panel about 1/8 of an inch on each side. Then I adhered my panel onto a side folding A2 cardbase.

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If you know exactly where you plan on stamping your frames, this card will take you less than 5 minutes to complete. However, this took me about 15 minutes due to the layout planning but it’s still one of the fastest cards I have made in a while.

So that’s all for today! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Video : Celebration Rose Cluster Birthday Card

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Photo taken against our Peach Marble (12x12in) Backdrop Board

Hello and welcome back, everyone! I have a watercolored birthday card using our Celebration Rose Cluster stamp set.

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I started off by partially stamping this beautiful cluster image onto the two corners of my A2 sized watercolor panel (Canson XL 140lb paper). Since I’m doing some partial stamping, I spoon on our Rose Gold embossing powder each time I stamp to ensure that I don’t overlap my images. After I heat embossed my florals and foliage, I went ahead and embossed the sentiment from the same set onto the card.

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Once all of my embossing was complete, I started doing some wet in wet watercoloring using my Dr. Ph Martins Radiant Concentrated liquid watercolors. I used Scarlet for the roses and Grass Green and Lemon Yellow for my background. Once my painting was complete and the panel dried, I added stitching to the edges using the largest die from our Double Stitched Rectangles Large Die Collection.

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For the final touch, I added some of our Clear Rhinestones to add a dew drop like effect to my project.

That’s all from me today! I hope you enjoyed my card and video!

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