Inspirations with the Clearly Besotted July & August Release

Hi crafty friend, I am thrilled to join Clearly Besotted for their newest release as a guest designer for this month. It's not a secret I am in love with their adorable stamps! I have 5 inspirations for you and I hope that you will enjoy them too!



In their newest release there are 12 gorgeous stamp sets and they are releasing today at 8pm BST. The sets can be purchased from the Clearly Besotted Shop (UK based), Simon Says Stamp (US based), Card Nouveau (based in Belgium), ArtCreatiu (based in Spain) and Cloud9 Crafts (based in the Netherlands).  Now let's see my inspirations below.




Shake It Up Card 

This card features:


For the coloring I have used Spectrum Noir Illustrators in the following colors: LY1, CT3, GY3, BO1, OR2, GY5, GB8, GB6, GB4, BG2, GB1, CG2, GT2, JG2, BT1, BT2, IB1, IB2, TB2, TB3, TB5, TB4, TB7, BP4, MG1, DR4, PP1, BG1, BG3.

[Video] Quick rainbow flowers without coloring

Hi crafty friend, today I am up on the Pretty Pink Posh blog with a new video tutorialIf you want to know how to heat emboss your die-cuts in bulk, or how to create rainbow images in less than 1 minute, then this video is for you.



VIDEO TUTORIAL

Learn how to make rainbow flowers easily by watching the tutorial below. No coloring skills needed.

Watch the video in HD on YouTube

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Thank you so much for checking my post, for detailed instructions please visit the original post. Happy watching, sending you big crafty hugs, Mona.

USED SUPPLIES

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Stitching ideas for cards | Small Die of the Month

Let's start the month with a short stitching reel with the newest dies from my favorite Club Kit by Spellbinders!



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CARD INSTRUCTIONS

I started the cardmaking with Die-cutting. I fixed the dies from the July - Small die of the Month kit with yellow craft tape, and run it through my die-cut machine with a white heavy weight cardstock. I have also made a soft pink die-cut but only with the largest die. This will be the backing.


Next, I rolled over the die-cut with my Tool-n-One tool to remove the small paper dots and other leftovers. This tool saves my creating process and I never skip to use it with intricate dies. 



When it was done, I made a quick diagonal ink blending on the card with Salvaged Patina, Cracked Pistachio, Squeezed Lemonade, Spun Sugar and Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide inks, which are linked below the post then I wiped it with distress micro glaze to make it long lasting.


I was already in LOVE with the design, but I wanted to add white stitched details as well. And this die-set was perfect for these techniques so I needed to! I made a quick Instagram REEL video on how to make this twisted stitching, because it’s really easy and oh so relaxing.


This month the Clear Stamp of the Month and the Small Die of the Month coordinates well, so I stamped the sentiment with watermark ink to Pink Sand Color Essentials Cardstock and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I have also heat embossed the beautiful floral image from the same set, this time to a piece of vellum. I really like how this beautiful flower looks like; I will use it for another project soon.


Next, I put my card together with Bearly Art Precision Craft Glue, and backed the card with a yellow cardbase I made with the same largest die. I just folded the cardfront, and run it through my die-cut machine, but I didn’t run it through until the end, so I am able to open it.


As final touches I adhered beautiful Crystal Mix Color Essentials Gems to embellish my card. Thank you so much for joining me today, don't forget to check the stitching video on my Instagram


USED SUPPLIES

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Using affiliate links does not mean additional costs for you. I really appreciate your support. I am using only products I LOVE. If you buy supplies through my affiliate links, you support my channel and blog with a small commission and when you shop through my links I will do a happy dance. Affiliate Disclaimer.

Hedgehog coloring tutorial with DIY die-cut boat

I have a new video tutorial for Pretty Pink Posh where I am sharing with you how I created this sweet card with DIY boat aka with dies from my stash.


VIDEO TUTORIAL


Watch the video above  |  Watch the video in HD on YouTube

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For the additional supplies with shop links visit the thumbnails below this post.


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USED COLORS

I stamped the images from Nautical, Hedgehog Friends and Pumpkin Patch Critters stamp sets with alcohol marker friendly black inkpad.

For the coloring I have used Spectrum Noir Illustrators in the following colors: BT1, BT2, BT3, BT5, BT6, CT1, CT3, FS9, TN1, TN2, TN3, TN6, TN8, EB5, RB3, RB1, CR2, True Black, Blender. Classiques: BT05. For the full process with useful tips please visit the video tutorial.

Thank you so much for checking my post, I wish you happy watching! Hugs, Mona.

USED SUPPLIES


Affiliate links were used where possible. Using affiliate links does not mean additional costs for you. I really appreciate your support. I am using only products I LOVE. If you buy supplies through my affiliate links, you support my channel and blog with a small commission and when you shop through my links I will do a happy dance. Affiliate Disclaimer.


Rainbow Crayon Bookmark tutorial

A new colorful project for you to brighten up your day! I have been playing with Sunny Studio Stamps products to make some colorful bookmarks as a gift, let's see how. 

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CARD INSTRUCTIONS

I made a bulk stamp layering with the Color my World and Looking Sharp sets, and it was so much fun! I just mix and matched my inkpad colors and enjoyed the creating process. 


For the stamping I have used the Color my World stamp set with their coordinating dies. For some of them I didn’t stamp the crayon text, instead of that I stamped the cute faces from the Looking Sharp Set.


The next step was the base of the bookmark which I have created with the Built a tag 2 dies. These are shorter, so I cut the tag die-cut in a half, and adhered on it (to the front and the back) a patterned paper from the Dots and Stripes Pastels Paper Pack in size 2” by 4.25”.


In the end I embellished the bookmarks with white tag die-cuts. Put inside colorful eyelets and a handmade tassel as well.


USED SUPPLIES

Affiliate links were used where possible. Using affiliate links does not mean additional costs for you. I really appreciate your support. I am using only products I LOVE. If you buy supplies through my affiliate links, you support my channel and blog with a small commission and when you shop through my links I will do a happy dance. Affiliate Disclaimer.

The easiest way to light up your card

Last week I was guesting on the Pear Blossom Press blog with a rainbowtastic Light Up card inspiration! I have used their E-Z lights and my favorite and vibrant Catherine Pooler Inks as well. Make sure to check my Instagram stories for today if you want to learn about this topic. 


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This post is just a short sneak peek of the original post, for the details and the card instructions please visit their blog here.


Shhhh! It's worh to check the original post by June 25, 2021, because there is a giveaway too! Click here!



If you want to learn more about Catherine Pooler inkpads read my 10 Things Every Crafter Should Know About Catherine Pooler Inks post.


USED SUPPLIES

Affiliate links were used where possible. Using affiliate links does not mean additional costs for you. I really appreciate your support. I am using only products I LOVE. If you buy supplies through my affiliate links, you support my channel and blog with a small commission and when you shop through my links I will do a happy dance. Affiliate Disclaimer.

Pretty Pink Posh June 2021 release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hi crafty friends! Welcome to day 3 of the Pretty Pink Posh June Blog Hop! This release is full of summer fun, and I am sure you will love it too!

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CARD INSTRUCTIONS

The main idea for these cards was to create rainbow tropical flowers, but as quickly as possible. So I stamped some flowers from the Hibiscus Flowers Stamp Set with watermark ink, then I heat embossed with white detailed embossing powder. I also stamped the leaves, but there I have used gold embossing powder.


Next, I made an ink blending through the Hibiscus Flowers Stencils with yellow, turquoise and pink inkpads and blended them together. The result was this pretty rainbow look and a nice smooth surface.


After this process I picked my colored pencils and colored with them on the top of the blended background. Last, but not the least I have used white pencil in the center of the petals to add highlights. The result was a super quick and pretty tropical flower. Faber Castell Polychromos pencils used on the top of the blending: White 101, 115, 111, 184, 107, 205, 171, 163, 154, 146, 136, 125, 123, 129.


After this process I colored these sweet Tropical Toucans as well. I have used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers in the following colors: MB1, MB3, CT4, BO1, BO3, MG1, BP2, BP3, LV3, LV1, IB1, IB3, BT4, True Black, Blender. Next, I die-cut a soft violet die-cut with the Heart Vines Die, and covered it with ink blended teal cardfront, and I put together my card. 


In the end I added the sentiment what I have created with the Summer Drinks Stamp Set and dies. Thank you so much for stopping by, take a look at this beautiful release. I wish you happy hopping! Hugs, Mona.

BLOG HOP


We are celebrating with Pretty Pink Posh their new release, below is a list of all of the designers participating in today’s blog hop! Check out all of the wonderful inspirations!


Pretty Pink Posh blog

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GIVEAWAY 


Pretty Pink Posh will be giving away 3 $25 gift certificates during the three-day blog hop (one winner each day)! Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PST on 6/20/2021. The winners will be announced on the Pretty Pink Posh Blog


USED SUPPLIES

Affiliate links were used where possible. Using affiliate links does not mean additional costs for you. I really appreciate your support. I am using only products I LOVE. If you buy supplies through my affiliate links, you support my channel and blog with a small commission and when you shop through my links I will do a happy dance. Affiliate Disclaimer.

[VIDEO] Slimline Shaker Card Hack with Rainbow Parrot Tutorial

Hi crafty friend, today I am up on the Pretty Pink Posh blog with a cool video tutorial. Which one is more interesting for you? To learn how to color rainbow critters or a genius hack for slimline shaker cards? You can find both of them in my newest video for Pretty Pink Posh.



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USED COLORS


For the coloring I have used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers in the following colors. For the color comparison charts for brands of Markers visit Kit and Clowder.


I have used other colors too: BT4, BT3, BT2, BT1, AG2, AG1, CG2, CG1, OR1, BO1, CT4, CT3, CT1, GY3, PL2, HB3, HB2, HB1, PV1, MG2, MG1, BP1, PP2, PP1 and the colorless Blender. You can watch the coloring processes with useful tips in the video. After the coloring I added white highlights with white pen and pencil.


VIDEO TUTORIAL


Check out the full process how I made these cards, what's my trick for shaker cards and and how I colored these cute birds in rainbow colors.


Watch the video above | Watch the video in HD on YouTube


For the written and detailed blog instructions visit the Pretty Pink Posh blog or watch the video tutorial linked above. Thank you so much for checking my post, Happy watching, sending you big crafty hugs, Mona.


SALE


Pretty Pink Posh is offering 20% off on all their celebration products! No coupon necessary, savings will be applied at checkout. Not valid on previous orders. Sale valid through May 18, 2021 SHOP HERE



USED SUPPLIES

 
Affiliate links were used where possible. Using affiliate links does not mean additional costs for you. I really appreciate your support. I am using only products I LOVE. If you buy supplies through my affiliate links, you support my channel and blog with a small commission and when you shop through my links I will do a happy dance. Affiliate Disclaimer.

Lovely Birthday Card Inspiration

The best thing about creating cards is when it puts a smile to the recipients face. These sweet girls what I have stamped from Delightful Darlings Collection by Mayline Jung from Spellbinders will definitely make someone happy. 


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CARD INSTRUCTIONS

First, I stamped these cute girls from the Darling Hugs and Darling Celebration  stamps with crunchy leaf inkpad, and after a quick heat set I colored them with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. MG2, MG1, PP2, PP1, FS3, FS1, PV1, HB1, HB2, BT1, BT2, BT3, TB2, TB4, CT1, CT3, CT4, GY3, MB4, MB3, MB2, MB1, FS9, FS7, FS6. For the color comparison charts for brands of Markers visit Kit and Clowder.

Next, I have created my own pastel rainbow patterned cardstock with paper piecing. To achieve this beautiful pastel rainbow look I have trimmed 0.25” x 8.5” sized strips from ColorEssentials Cardstocks in the following shades: Pink SandBeeswaxPeridotWaterfallPurple Mist. Just a little note, if you like pastel colors like me, then I suggest you to try the mentioned cardstocks, I am sure you will love them!

I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment with the Sugar Coated Sentiments stamp set with watermark ink to a piece of vellum, then I heat embossed it with white embossing powder. When it was done, I created the rainbow frame by using the Sweet Treat Box Dies. What you see around the card is the negative part of the die-cut I have created and you will see that piece in my next project. I adhered the vellum to the frame, then I added clay Sweet Sprinkles inside it and adhered it to my light pink card base made from Pink Sand cardstock and my card was ready.

Thank you so much for stopping by, don’t forget to check this beautiful release, it's truly amazing! And when you support a small business, you support a dream! Enjoy the hop! Hugs, Mona.


USED SUPPLIES

Affiliate links were used where possible. Using affiliate links does not mean additional costs for you. I really appreciate your support. I am using only products I LOVE. If you buy supplies through my affiliate links, you support my channel and blog with a small commission and when you shop through my links I will do a happy dance. Affiliate Disclaimer.