Thursday, July 19, 2018

Altenew July 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hi, everyone!

I am so excited to be part of Altenew's July release bloghop! They are releasing some wonderful new stamps and dies that I know you will love!!!

The first set I took out to play with I fell in love with immediately - the Beautiful Heart Stamp Set - it is wonderful in so many different ways. Here I used the no line coloring technique and watercolors.

Here I used the same stamps but used copics to color instead and got a totally different look. The Leaf Frame Cover Die will be my new go to bg die (couldn't stop using it as you can see below (-: ) - it is soooo beautiful and so useful!! Such a fast and easy way to create that little extra on a card!
Beautiful Heart Stamp Set - The sentiment is from Life Is Awesome Stamp Set

A different feel and different look on this card! Here I played with the very summery Gradient Sunset Stamp SetGradient Sunset Dies. It's not only perfect for cards but would be awesome for the Scrapbook LO's from summers or vacations to hot or tropical places. I just LOVE the chunky sentiments too!!!

The Leaf Frame Cover Die creates a BEAUTIFUL frame for stamped or painted scenes like this one. Here I layered two Leaf Frame Cover Die on top of eachother and I think the result is just lovely - it creates a beautiful texture and dimension to the scene made from some of the beautiful stamps from Gradient Sunset Stamp Set . I used watercolor paper with rough grain for my inked bg to get even more texture!

For fast and beautiful cards use the lovely Needlework Motif Stamp Set. Here I stamped and colored the flowers and then stamped again (using the misty so I got it exactly right) andclear embossed it. It doesn't really show here but that embossed edge makes it look so much more worked at.

Last but not least I played with the absolutely WONDERFUL Floral Alphabet Stamp Set. These are WONDERFUL for so many different types of projects. I made a little gift set of stationary. I ran a bunch of die cut letters to make some sealers for my letters (they are all gone already - I used them to seal up some b-day cards I just sent out - and it really added that little extra to the back of the envelope- will make a hundred next time so they'll last a bit longer (-:
The letters are sweet die cut and colored like here but also very elegant when embossed in gold , silver or white. Would make beautiful wedding cards or invitations! I am in LOVE!!!!

Supplylist for the cards above:

Before you hop on to talented Sveta Fotinia make sure to comment on this post because I am very fortunate to get to give away a 30 usd giftcertificate to a random winner who has commented below before the 24th of July!

Here's the full list of bloghop participants: Be sure to hop for amazing inspiration an for the chance to win some of your faves from this release !
You can view all the new products HERE.

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Have a great day, hugs, Karin 

Paper Smooches July 3 -Worm Birthday Wishes

Hi Everyone!

I'm here with a new project for Paper Smooche's 

For today's card I stamped, masked and stamped, inked and colored (-: I simply adore the cute Birthday Buddies and the trees from SPRING-GROVES creates great dimension.

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Supply list from the Simon says Stamp store:

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 I also share my cards and watercolors here:  My Instagram and  in my  Paper Smooches PINTEREST FOLDER

Have a great day, hugs, Karin 

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Use a Die or Punch

Hi Everyone!

I am here to introduce a new challenge at the fantastic Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

This week's challenge is called: Use a Die or Punch
The team is showcasing products from: Birch press

And this is my take:

I diecut two layers of this die - colored the bottom one then adhered the next layer byt only the "frame grid" On top I poured crackle accent and added nuovo apple green drops,


For my card I used some adorable stamps from
Supply list from the Simon says Stamp store:

SSS Black ink for use with markers
Copic Markers
Ranger's Distress ink
Neenah Solar White cardstock (for the stamped and colored images)
Simon Says Stamp Ultra Thick Cardstock
(120 lb) (cardbase and die cuts)
Jet Black Archival ink (for watercoloring)
Scotch foam adhesive
Tombow Tape dispenser
Glue Dots

Hope you feel inspired to join us this week! By playing along with the Challenge you have the chance to win 50 usd to spend in the Simon Says Stamp Store - YIPPIE!!!!

Hope to see you there!

You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in

I also share my cards and watercolors here:  My Instagram and  in my PINTEREST FOLDER

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Have a great day, hugs, Karin 

Monday, July 16, 2018

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge: "Fun Folds"

Hi Everyone!
I'm here to share a card for the new Lawn Fawnatics Challenge. This time our theme is "Fun Folds" and this is my take:

Make sure to pop over to the Lawn Fawnatics blog for lots of wonderful inspiration from my talented teamies and of course to play along for your chance to win 25 $ to the Lawn Fawn Store!

Supply list from the Simon says Stamp store:

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Paper Smooches July 2 - Christmas in July

Hi Everyone!

I'm here with a new project for Paper Smooche's. Today I want to inspire you to have a few of your Christmas cards created early.

Paper Smooches supplies :

Chilly Chums
Merry Motifs

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Supply list from the Simon says Stamp store:

I also share my cards and watercolors here:  My Instagram and  in my  Paper Smooches PINTEREST FOLDER

Have a great day, hugs, Karin