Spellbinders Holiday 2019 Blog Hop

Welcome everyone ! I’m so excited to a part of the Spellbinders Holiday 2019 Release Blog Hop!

If you arrived here from Svitlana Shayevich you are in the right place! You can always start at the beginning over on the Spellbinders blog.

First, let’s talk about prizes


To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to one lucky blog reader – selected from the comments across all the blogs in the hop. Giveaway closes on Sunday, August 25 11:59 pm EDT. The winner will be announced in the blog post the following Monday. The winner is responsible for shipping costs, duties and taxes.


For my card, I’m featuring the Santa’s Workshop die. This creates such an amazing snow globe that you can decorate the inside of. I focused on creating a snowy scene with the trees and deer.

I used red glitter card stock for the base of my snow globe. For the inside of my globe, I die cut Powder Blue card stock and ink blended Ultramarine and Azurite inks around the edges.

I adhered my snow globe to a piece of patter paper from the Really Rainbow Winter pack.

Next, I attached my front panel to a piece of Blue Denim card stock using craft foam for dimension

There are so many amazing Holiday dies available at very affordable prices.

You’re next stop on the hop is Marie Heiderscheit

Here is a list of the entire hop in case you get lost along the way.


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Spellbinders Holiday Release

Welcome everyone! Today I’m super excited because I have the honor of creating cards for the Spellbinders blog. I have three projects to share using the new Holiday release. The Holiday release has so many amazing dies available at affordable prices and coordinate so well together.

My first project is using the beautiful JOY die. This die gives you many options from clean and simple to layering or even shaker cards.

I die cut my Joy frame from Fresh Asparagus card stock and used the letters to cut out words on the inside. I also used the individual letters to die cut from Gold Glitter card stock and layered them inside of my frame on a card panel made from Fog card stock.

You can leave the frame as-is or die cut the individual elements like the flowers, leaves and berries from different colors of card stock and layer them on. This is a great way to use up any scraps you may have.

My next card is taking it up a step and adding some stencils and ink blending on my background. Using the Deck the Halls die, I die cut the ornament shape from white card stock and ink blended Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks. I also die cut the inside words from white card stock and layered on top. I die cut the trimmings from gold glitter card stock and set on the side to work on my background.

Starting with a piece of white card stock, I ink blended Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide ink with a blending brush. I started heavy handed at the top and worked my way down using a lighter hand. I topped off the the darkest areas with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink. Next, I brought in the Subway Tile stencil and used Abandoned Coral again to lightly go over the stencil. This will add a subtle background for our ornament.

I added my ornament to the front of the card with foam tape and finished off with glitter card stock trimmings.

My last card is a beautiful snowy scene for a cute furry critter. The Bandit die creates an adorable little Santa Raccoon and is sized perfectly for a card front. You also have the option to die cut a tree covered in snow which I did as well.

I created a snowy hill using the Drift & Hills stencil with Shaded Lilac and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide inks. This created such a beautiful shade for the snow! Masking off my snow drift, I ink blended Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide inks. Then splattered with water for a snowy sky.

Once my panel was completely dry, I heat embossed a sentiment from Christmas Cheer stamp set from Simon Says Stamp in white embossing powder. I also added some snowflakes from the Deck the Halls die using White Glitter card stock.

I finished off my wintery scene by adding my tree with liquid glue and my Santa Raccoon with foam squares. How super sweet is that critter?

It’s always nice to get a head start on Christmas cards as the holidays seem to sneak up on me. Using the Holiday Release from Spellbinders is a great affordable way to get started. Thank you so much for stopping by and hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration.


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MFT Sketch Challenge 415 – Shimmer Powders

Welcome back everyone! Today I’m sharing a card for Sketch Challenge 415 over at My Favorite Things.
I started off by creating my background. Using a piece of Canson Watercolor paper I lightly tap Atlantis Burst and Violet Brocade Shimmer Powder onto my cardstock. You don’t want to tap too hard or shake because you will have a big mess! Then I take my mini mister and spritz the cardstock with water. This makes the powder spread around the cardstock. You can move your cardstock to move the color around or use a heat tool. Once it’s dried it leaves a stunning shimmer! 
To me this is an easy way to get a watercolor background without actually watercoloring.
Next, I die cut the Christmas Tree Window from white cardstock and trim down. I add this to my watercolored panel that I trimmed down so it left a little border. I actually used foam squares to add my Christmas Tree Window for dimension. This would also make a great shaker.
To build my cardbase, I die cut white cardstock from the Stitched Rectangles die and added that to a white cardbase with foam tape. Then I could add my Christmas Tree Frame panel. My sentiment comes from the Lots of Hugs stamp set. I prepped my Black cardstock with an antistatic powder tool to remove any static. Then using the Misti tool, I ink up the sentiment with Versamark Ink and stamp. I apply Alabaster embossing powder, heat with my heat tool and trim down with the Slanted Sentiments die.
I finished off the card by adding some White Blizzard Nuvo Glitter Drops to the ornament areas of the tree.
So simple and so beautiful. I hope you give these Shimmer Powders a try! The shimmer is hard to capture on camera but absolutely beautiful in person.
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Snowflakes Clean and Simple

We don’t need to always get all crazy with our crafting supplies to make a gorgeous card. Sometimes clean and simple is just as effective.
My card today is using this stunning snowflake stamp set from the Gina K Designs Fruit of the Season Stamp TV kit. My snowflake is heat embossed in Gold embossing powder onto white cardstock. Then I used the coordinating die to cut it out. 
For the top panel, I used a piece of white woodgrain cardstock and sprayed with Glitter Dust Gold Spray. This panel is added to an A2 size white cardstock base using foam tape.
My diecut snowflake is added to the front of the card using the NEW Gina K Designs Foams squares. These are so easy to use and are the perfect size! You can add just one layer to your items for a little dimension or double it up.

I heat embossed the sentiment in white embossing powder onto Dusty Rose cardstock and added to the center of my snowflake with Gina’s Foam Squares.
To finish off the card, I added a few Ivory Jewels from Pretty Pink Posh using Connect Glue and a jewel picker.
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Decorative Ornaments – Pretty Pink Posh

Welcome back everyone! I have a card to share today using the Decorative Ornaments stamp set from Pretty Pink Posh.
There is also an accompanying video you can view down below or HERE on my Youtube channel walking through how I created this card.
To start my card, I stamped my three ornaments in Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink. I used my Misti tool to stamp my images which plays a key part in my technique for today. Once my images are stamped, I will leave my stamps on the Misti tool. Then I color my images with copic markers.
Once colored, I take my cardstock and put it back into the Misti. I ink up the images with Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Ink and heat emboss with Gold Embossing Powder. This gives my image a gorgeous gold outline. You don’t really want to try and color with the lines embossed as that can ruin your markers and also the alcohol ink can eat away at the embossing powder. It’s best to try and emboss after your color which is why the Misti tool plays such a huge part.
Once embossed, I die cut with the coordinating die. My background I stenciled on the English Brick Wall stencil with Pumice Stone Distress Oxide Ink.
The sentiment is from the Happy Snowman stamp set which I heat embossed with White Embossing Powder and then trimmed to a thin strip using the Sentiment Labels Die
I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration! If you are reading this on the day the card is posted be sure to head over to Pretty Pink Posh where they are having a Cyber Monday Sale! 
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