Papercrafters Unite Against Racism Hop

Hi crafty friends! It's Mona here, today I am participating in a very special blog and Instagram hop, the Papercrafters Unite Against Racism Blog Hop! I am super excited that you are here and reading my post, because this message is really important! 


The goal of this hop is to come together to stand behind our crafty sisters and brothers of colour not just in the art industry, but also to show our support in the never-ending fight for equality all over the world. Feel free to check Justine Hovey's blog for more information.


Today I created a simple, but for me a really cute friendship card, where these cute bunnies and bears from Mama Elephant Stamps are supporting each other. I started the cardmaking with Stamping and Masking. The used supplies you can find below the post.


I stamped the bunny image from the Mama Elephant - Fuzzy Hug Stamp Set with Dark Chocolate Hybrid Ink Pad in my MISTI. I created a mask with Masking Magic, and fussycut it. When it was done I stamped the hugging bears image as well and added heat set to my images. Next, I started the coloring with my Copic Markers. I created different skin tones for each critter. The used copic markers you can find on the following image. When the coloring was done, I added white highlights with Signo Uniball White Pen and fussycut the finished image.


The next step was the background. I made a gradient inkblending with Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Hickory Smoke and Frayed Burlap Distress Oxides. After the inkblending I splattered on in with blue and white watercolor and let it dry. 


In the end I die-cut the Hugs sentiment by Heffy Doodle from white and pink cardstock as well as the Scalloped Rectangle Frames by Lawn Fawn and put my card together with 3D adhesives.


I hope you have enjoyed my post, now it's time to hop to your next stop to the talented Natasha Davies.

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Lawn Fawn Fans Spring YouTube Hop | Video tutorial



Hi crafty friends! I am super excited that I am a part of the Lawn Fawn Fans Spring YouTube Hop! For this reason, I thought that I am going to show you something special. I decided to play with the oldie but goldie Chirpy Chirp Chirp stamp set by Lawn Fawn. I hope you will enjoy this. In this hop there is a giveaway too, you can find more info about it in my post. 


I started the cardmaking with stamping and my beloved Lawn Fawn Jet Black inkpad. As I told, today I am showing you how these cute chicks became birds (precisely a Eurasian Blue tit). These are really sweet and cute birds and I really love to watch them in the winter and spring. Because the spring is here, I will put these birds to a Sakura tree, what I will create with the branches and leaves from A Bug Deal stamp set and I will add some bugs as well. The sakura tree needs flowers too so I searched for them in my stash and I picked the small Florals from the Stinkin Cute and I Love You (caliptus) small sets. When the stamping was done, I started to create the Eurasian Blue-tits. You can find the full process in my video here. I really hope you will enjoy that. :) 


If you are interested how I colored the leaves and the branches, feel free to check out my “Light Up Your Card” video where I am coloring leaves and branches in real time. To the background I decided to make a nice blue gradient sky with Distress Oxide inks. I have used the Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxides on a Neenah Solar White Cardstock


Once it was ready, I adhered it to my card base. Next, I run the Lawn Fawndamentals heavy weight cardstock in “Gold Rush” Color with the Reverse Scalloped Rectangle Windows through my die-cut machine. I picked the second largest one. 



In the end I put my card together and it was ready! 

VIDEO TUTORIAL

Thank you so much for checking my post, I hope you will enjoy the video too! Happy watching, sending you big crafty hugs, Mona


GIVEAWAY

You can win one 25 dollar value gift certificate to Scrapbookpal online store. One lucky winner will be chosen from all the comments from the hop, so be sure to comment on the other videos in the hop. We will share the Lucky winner on 5th June on our Social Media platforms. This giveaway is open for US and Canadian residents only, but if you are international don’t worry, I will have giveaways soon here on my channel and my Instagram as well, and it will be opened worldwide. Feel free to subscribe if you don’t want to miss it. 

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Video: Copic coloring techniques with Heffy Doodle

Hi lovelies, today I have a video tutorial for you, where I am going to show you how I colored these cute hedgehogs from the Quill You Be Mine Stamp Set by Heffy Doodle in real time with Copic Markers. As always you can find the used supplies below the post. 


I started the cardmaking process with the card base. I decided to use this piece from the Fancy Nancy Frames Dies. Run it three times through my Die-cut machine with a 5.5" by 4.25" Neenah Solar white cardstock. When it was done, I picked the Steady Heart stencil, placed it on my die-cutting plate, put on it the prepared card front, put on it the rubber embossing mat and plate and run it through the die-cut machine. Once It was done, I got a beautiful heart patterned dry embossed card front.


Next I am going to use the Quill You Be Mine? Stamp set. These Hedgies are fabulous and I am going to show you, how I will color them. For the stamping I have used Jet Black by Lawn Fawn. Before the coloring, I gave a quick heat set to my images. This will prevent the ink smearing. When it was done, I started the coloring process, be sure to check the video tutorial



When the coloring was done, I added white highlights with Signo Uniball White Pen and let the images dry. For the background I have used the Cloudy Skies Stencil and I made a quick ink blending through it. I have used the Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean to create nice and fluffy skies.


Next, I run a green cardstock through the Die-cut machine with the Grassy Lass Border Dies, and made an ink blending on it too. This time I have used the Lucky Clover and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide Inks. After this, I stamped the sentiments with watermark ink to the colored cardstock, then I heat embossed with white embossing powder. In the end I put my card together.



I hope you have enjoyed my project for today, be sure to check the video for the full tutorial with the extra tips and tricks. As always, you can find the used supplies below and if you have any questions feel free to ask in a comment. See you next time, have an amazing day, Mona

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Patterned Paper Inspired Card Tutorial | Save the Crafty YouTuber video hop | Giveaway

Hi everyone! I am thrilled to announce that I am part of the Save the Crafty YouTuber video hop! This hop was initiated by Justine Hovey, and it's about cardmaking video tutorials created by a group of talented crafters of all different styles and levels.


We are coming together to give our viewers a chance to discover other amazing cardmakers. Today I am showing you how can you create this patterned paper inspired card with any cute critter stamp set.


There will be prizes to be won at each stop in the hop, plus you will get the opportunity to discover new crafty channels too.


I am giving away a 25 dollar gift certificate to one lucky winner to scrapbook.com online store. All you need to do, watch my video tutorial, and tell in your comment what types of video tutorials you like more and why.


I am really excited for your answers. Thank you so much for helping me with your answer. Comments must be left under my video by April 5th and Prizes will be announced on April 10th on Justine’s channel and blog.


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And now let's see how I made this cute and easy patterned paper inspired card design, with Lawn Fawn products. I hope you will like the video tutorial, if you want to win feel free to comment on my video. And if you hit the subscribe button I will be over the moon. :) 


Thank you very much for reading through my post, I hope that you have enjoyed my video and Lawn Fawn inspiration. I hope I have inspired you. I wish you happy video hopping and good luck.


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Rina K. Designs Release by Therm O Web | Blog Hop

Hello crafty friends and welcome on the Therm O Web Blog Hop, where we celebrate the new Rina K. Designs Electro Pop release with Therm O web! I have an inspiration for you with a step by step tutorial, I hope you will enjoy it. As always, you can find all the used supplies below the post. 


For my card I have used Electro Pop inkpads I am going to use various Stamp and Stencil products, Glitz Glitter Gels and Electro Pop inkpads by Rina K designs. I am in love with these fabulous products. This is just a teaser of my post, if you want to see the tutorial, check the full post here on the TOW blog.


I hope you like my inspiration, feel free to comment which product is your favorite from the new release.


After your comment it is time for you to hop! Next up is the amazing and talented Katrina Hunt. Or you can start over on Therm O Web blog. Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win one of the $50 value gift certificates. They will pick two random winners. The entries will be closed on Sunday, March 22nd at 11:59 pm CST. Winners will be announced by 24h at 1pm CST on the Therm O Web blog.


Thanks for stopping by, see you next time. You can find the used supplies below.

Hugs, Mona


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Heffy Friends Blog Hop




Hello lovelies and welcome to the Heffy Doodle Friends Blog Hop. Today I am showing you two card inspirations with the newest release, I hope you will enjoy that.

As always, you can find the supply list below the post. Now let see the cards which I created and also don't forget to comment on my blog, because there is a giveaway too! Yaaay!




For my first inspiration I have mixed some new and oldie but goodie products too. I have created a super thin window shaker card with the Skinny Imperial Rectangle Frames Dies from 3D foam adhesive and from Simply Teal-icious cardstock. When it was done, I added to the shaker window teeny-weeny embellishments and put the “I Love You” sentiment what I have made with the I Love You Shadow Heffy Cut Dies. In the end I stamped the images with Treat Yo'Self Clear Stamps and Sweet Stuff Stamp set. When it was done, I colored them with my Copics and the shaker card was done.


For my second card I thought that I am going to play with my beloved Pasta La vista Stamp set. I have created the pasta background with stamping and made realistic pasta coloring on them. If you want to see the pasta coloring tutorial, check out my video here. When the coloring was done, I adhered the card front to the red background diecut and continued with the sentiment. I wanted to make something funny, so I made my own sentiment with 3D adhesive and Stitched Alphabetters Dies from the beautiful Cherry on top Cardstock. Once the alpha diecuts were done I styled and put my card together. 


Few more inspirations what I have created with my favorite Pasta La Vista Stamp set:
  



Hope you have enjoyed my inspirations for today, see you next time and good luck in the giveaway! Mona 

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I prepared for you the list of products which I used for making this project. If you buy these through my links you help me running this blog. (You can find the affiliate disclosure here). Thank you for your support! 


GIVEAWAY 


To celebrate the new release Heffy Doodle will be giving away a £50 voucher to the Heffy Doodle Store! Make sure to comment on each stop in the hop to be entered for your chance to win. The winner will be selected randomly and announced on the Heffy Doodle blog on March 19th! 

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Guesting at The Gray Muse Blog


Hi crafty friends, I am super excited to be a guest on The Gray Muse blog! YAY! Today I have three inspirations for you with some really amazing stamp sets from The Gray Muse shop. I hope, you will enjoy them. She is selling not only stamps, but amazing stuff for creatives like enamel pins! :) As always you can find the used supplies below the post.


For my first card I have used the super cute Cats in theCraft Room Stamp Set. When I hold this amazing set in my hands I knew, that I am going to make a Pop-up box card with them. 


I stamped and colored the images with my Copic Markers and put together a box card. I have used Lawn Fawn Die-cutting plates and papers to create the box. You can find the full list of supplies below the post. 


Once I put the pop-up card together, I missed something from the card, so I stamped the image from the BeKind Stamp Set, and after a quick coloring I just fussy cut the flowers and leaves then adhered them to the background. After this I was really happy with the result, so it was done. :) 


For my second card I used the Happiness Blooms Stamp Set. I started by stamping the flower image on Bristol Smooth card stock with Versafine Ink and I heat set it! When it was done, I colored the image with Arteza Real Brush Pens and in the end of the coloring I added highlights with White Pen


Next, I stamped the same image to a masking magic paper. After a quick and chilly fussycuting I covered the colored image with my mask and made an ink blending to the background with various Distress Oxide Inks


When it was done, I pulled off the masking magic (if you want to see how it looks like, feel free to check my Instagram Story highlights for today, I will show it!). In the end I stamped and heat embossed the beautiful sentiment with white embossing powder and it was ready. 


For my last card I used the Hugs Stamp Set, along with the You Grow Girl sentiment set. If you are a crafter, this sentiment set is a must have for you! For this card I stamped the image to Arteza Expert Watercolor paper with Versafine ink. 


After a quick heat set, I wet the whole image with clear water and I created a quick painting on it with colorful watercolors and let it dry. For the second coat I have used only black watercolor, but this time I colored only around the “HUGS” sentiment. 


Next I let it dry once more and added more details to the letters with glitter brush marker, white pen and put on them some clear sequins too. I stamped the image in clear embossing ink and used rose gold embossing powder. Before putting the heat embossed sentiment to my card, I splattered the edges with watercolor. 


I hope you enjoyed my inspirations, feel free to comment which card is your favorite! I am in LOVE with these fabulous stamp sets and the amazing pins are just wow. Be sure to check The Gray Muse shop here


Thank you so much Ruby for this amazing opportunity, your blog and shop are magical! For more inspirations feel free to follow me on Instagram. (Shhh I will give away one fabulous The Gray Muse Pin, just check my Insta stories for the details today!) Hugs Mona.

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