November Glimmer of the month | Spellbinders

Hi crafty friends, today I am going to show you my another project with the absolutely amazing November Small Die of the Month kit from Spellbinders, but this time I am going to feature the November Glimmer of the Month kit from Spellbinders. You can find the used supplies below the post.


First, I created my 5.5 x 4.25" cardbase and dry embossed the snowflakes with my die-cut machine using the dry embossing mat, then I foiled them with silver foil.


When it was done I diecut the snowflakes in various sizes and different colors. I also used copper and silver glitter cardstock and a pretty blue colored, named Pool Play.


Once the die-cutting was done I removed the tiny pieces from the die and hot foiled the Twinkle & Shine glimmer hot plates with silver foil. I love that in the November Glimmer Of the Month kit are looots of holiday sentiments and I can play with them to make holiday cards.


In the end I put my card together, embellished with a few clear sequins and it was done. YAY! I hope You have enjoyed this post, see you next time, big hugs, 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!

November Small die of the month | Spellbinders

Hi crafty friends, today I am going to show you my newest project with the absolutely amazing November Small Die of the Month kit from Spellbinders. I think this is the most amazing snowflake kit, so if you like it don't hesitate, hurry, before it's out of stock! Its absolutely worth the price. You can find the used supplies below the post.


I started the cardmaking with Die-cutting. I made lots Die-cuts with those snowflakes from copper glitter cardstock, and removed the access with Tool'n One, it's my go to die-cutting thing and I just love it! 


Next I created a light blue, dry embossed background with the Love Stripes Embossing folder, and adhered on it the sparkling snowflake die-cuts in various sizes. In the center I adhered iridescent sequins and my card was almost done, I just needed the sentiment so I hot foiled the Merry Christmas sentiment with Blush Foil through the Glimmer Hot foil system.


In the end I put the foiled sentiment with 3D adhesive on the place and it was done. 


Thank you very much for reading through my post, I hope that you have enjoyed it and I have inspired you! If you like my creations let's be friends on Instagram. :) 

SUPPLIES 


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!


5+1 tips to rock your Arteza Brush Pens | Video

Hi everyone and welcome back on my blog! Today I am going to show you a new type of post and video, I hope you will enjoy it. 


I got a generous package of art supplies in August from Arteza. I found lots of amazing products inside and I thought I am going to make an easy technique video with tips, tricks and nice color combos not only a video review.

VIDEO TUTORIAL 


I am super excited and I really hope you will enjoy that:


As I promised you can find my color swatches in the video. You need to know I am extremely in love with the water based Premium Real Brush Pens! These are very comfortable pens which are non toxic. I swatched all the 96 vibrant colors in August and put them to my shelf to avoid direct sunlight. I have used the Color Swatches Stamp Set from Waffle Flower Crafts and Bristol Smooth paper. Check these bright colors or feel free to download them in high resolution from here


Now let's see some easy tips on how you can play with these products. I prepared 3 cardstocks for these techniques. The Bristol smooth paper, which is perfect for brush markers; both sides of the Arteza Expert Watercolor paper, which is a premium quality watercolor paper; and the Neenah Solar white paper, which is absolutely not for water based markers. 


QUICK AND EASY TIPS 


01) The first tip is dip the brush pen into the water. The easiest way to color an image is when you dip your Brush Pen to water and color. You will get a perfect blend without blending and harsh lines. This technique is perfect when you need a quick but pretty coloring on your smaller images.

02) The second tip is pick a color. This is almost the same technique then the previous one, but instead the water you dip your brush pen to watercolor, or any water based color.


03) The third is the tip to tip technique. You can use this technique not only with your copic markers, but with your Arteza markers too. 

04) The Fourth tip is Paint on your paper and add water. This technique with brush pens is not for every cardstock type. However many of you have asked about this technique and I wanted to show you how it works on different papers and cardstocks. It works perfectly on the Bristol Smooth Paper because this cardstock is for brush markers. It doesn't work on the classic watercolor paper, because classic watercolor papers are not brush pen friendly.


05) Fifth tip: use it as watercolor. Paint on a plate with your brush pen and pick it with waterbrush and paint. When the first layer dried completely then you can add a second color like before and let it dry. 

+1) I am a cardmaker, so I am going to use the Real Brush Pens for coloring my stamped images, but this product is also good for hand lettering. It has a soft brush so you can write beautiful large letters. 


I think, there are much more techniques you can play with, but I thought, these five techniques were the easiest. Now let's see how my favorite inkpads work with Real Brush Pens. There were problems only with the distress inks, but these inkpads are used for ink blending. 


In the end I thought I am going to show you a few of my favorite color combos which I LOVE. I stamped these cute balloons from Heffy doodle with black ink. If you want you can create a completely new color by mixing two or three colors together. Just don't forget to paint your favorite mixed combos to your sketchbook, so you can re-create them in the future. 

To sum up, I am absolutely in love with my Arteza Real Brush Pens. The range of colors is totally enough for me. They are super bright and I extremely love that I can use them for various techniques. I think they are definitely worth the price. I am extremely happy that I have my new favorite water brushes too. The smallest rounded one is an absolute must have. 

Feel free to check the mentioned supplies on ARTEZA EU or on ARTEZA US Use this 10% OFF coupon code at the checkout: MonaToth2 This coupon code is valid until: December 5th. 


Phew, I hope you have enjoyed this post and tutorial. If you have time please tell in a comment which coloring technique you like the most. I am really curious! If you like this post or video please share it with your crafty friends or pin it, it's free and you will make me super happy. Thank you so much for stopping by!

SUPPLIES 

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!