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Inspiration Blog Hop + Sale + DT Call & Winner

Inspiration abounds in our design team, and that is why we host a second blog hop each month to bring you new project ideas using new stamps from our digital shop. Have you visited the shop yet? We have been adding beautiful collections and I know you will find something perfect just for you! This month we released 4 stamp duo sets that the team and I have enjoyed working with because of all the possibilities, combining the images or using them on their own. For today’s card I’m using digital stamps from Sending Kindness…

This card could easily become a wedding card, because of the elegant foiled finishes. Adding deco foil to my digital stamps has been one of my favorite techniques since day one. I printed the flowers in laser and foiled them with different tones of gold deco foil: Champagne, Rose Gold and Amber Watercolor. I also added a rustic foiled touch to the edges of the sentiment frame using a Tape Runner XL. Of course I did print and foiled the sentiment too and added it on a lace textured patterned paper from DCWV. To add a coordinating finish to the vellum flowers I colored them from the back with a matching beige alcohol marker. (That always makes a difference!)

Inspiration Blog Hop

There is much more to see today, so make sure you click on every stop below and check out what our DT and guest designers have made…

June Guest Designers:

We also have a winner to announce…
The winner of our monthly $10 off coupon to the shop is: Natalie Godfrey. Please send me an email through the contact form so we can coordinate your gift!

Before I go, we have 2 events going on right not that you do not want to miss… 

First, our DT call. Send us your application here.

And also, a fabulous bundle sale that is not gonna last for long!
Get all 4 stamp sets at almost 30% off with this bundle!


And that’s it for today! Thanks so much for visiting.

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Wow! No Line Coloring with Digital Stamps May – New Release + New Guest Designer

Yes, wow! I’ve seen everyone doing no line coloring with clear or rubber stamps but I knew it had to be possible with digis too! I’ll get into it in a minute! Today is our May Release Blog Hop and this one is extra special because May is my birthday month! We have 5 new stamp sets, 2 of which have been available as a pre-release on the shop and of course the designers have prepared amazing inspiration posts that you can’t miss! I am featuring below one of our newest stamp sets: Amazing Things, that includes a lovely vintage floral image and 5 encouraging sentiments perfect for those who need hope for things ahead.

I have 2 printers, a “regular” inkjet and a laser printer. Both are super useful for digital stamp printing. Laser prints allow you to foil and watercolor images without any smearing. Inkjet allows you to heat emboss on some glossy/non-porous papers and is great for copic coloring, but guess what? It smears with water… So I thought that if I printed this gorgeous flower in a light gray in the inkjet, the outline would melt with the watercolors and give me the perfect no line coloring effect… And it worked!

I used Kuretake Zig markers (my favorite watercolor medium right now). I used 3 tones of purples/pinks to achieve the look on these petals and a good amount of patience… I tried to color using as little water as possible, wetting one petal at a time before I started adding color, moving my brush carefully towards the end of the petals each time.

I know many have been wanting to try this out, so I went ahead and tested the technique first for you! It does work and the effect is just as it would be with a rubber stamped image! I personally love this flower so much, but watercoloring makes it even better!


Blog Hop & Giveaway

A lucky winner will have a chance to grab some new stamps from the shop! Our prize is a $10 gift certificate to the shop plus our new Pray handlettered stamp set, which is our special commemorative set for the month of May. For a chance to win leave a comment on the blogs!  Each comment will give you an entry to the giveaway.

Ginny Maxam 
Larissa Collins
Barbara Thompson 

Shylaa Shree
Gayatri Viswanathan
Arjita Sepaha Singh
Agnieszka Wolnicka-Pawlik
María Pilar

May Guest Designer:
Maria Luisa

I hope you have a great time during the hop and enjoy the tips, tutorials and projects we are all sharing. For more ideas and inspiration make sure to subscribe, so you always get our newsletter! Come back on the 15th as we will be sharing our winner then.

Winner

Before I go, we have a winner from our Westcott Brand blog hop! The winner that gets 2 pairs of scissors -chosen randomly from comments on the participating blogs- is: AnnePlease send me an email through the contact form (click contact on the blog tabs) so I can coordinate your prize! Congratulations!


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DIY Background Die Layering + Our Winner is…

Every month we like to try out different techniques using our digital stamps and share short tutorials, tips and tricks with you on our inspiration blog hop. Today I have a super fun DIY tip so you can achieve the look of those new layering background dies that are so popular now!

Using our new Strong & Courageous set with this bold roses, I knew I wanted a background with texture and pattern. I decided to try out one of my old background dies from Spellbinders to create a layered effect. I die cut the lattice 4 times in white and different tones of pink and adhered them shifting each one a little. The result is so neat and it really will cost you nothing since you can basically use dies from your stash! The white panel was actually embossed with the same die to continue the pattern (and it coordinates perfectly)!

To break all the pink I added a bold green with the leaves and inked my silver foiled sentiment with black ink. All the coloring was done with Zig Markers. Images were printed in laser. Sentiment was foiled with Silver Deco Foil. A very simple yet attractive and neat card.

Blog Hop & Giveaway

Now it is time to hop along. The designers have more STUNNING inspiration projects to share today and we also have an amazing giveaway from Westcott Brand, our sponsor for the month, who is giving away two pairs of scissors to a lucky winner. Just leave a comment and we will pick a random winner on May 1st. The more comments the more chances to win!

Win 2 pairs of scissors from Westcott Brand!


We are also welcoming a new designer to the team: Arjita.
I invite you to give her a warm welcome and leave some love on her blog too!
I know you will be inspired by her projects as much as you are by all the designers.

Barbara
Arjita
Gayatri
Ginny
Maria Pilar
Agnieszka
Shyla Shree
Larissa

Guest Designer:
Pamela

Before I go, we have a winner to announce! Our winner from our April 1st giveaway, picked from Shyla Shree’s blog is; Valerija! Congratulations. Please email me through my contact form tab so I can send you your prize.
Now, relax and enjoy today’s blog hop! Enjoy.

Sharing with: Great Impressions – Spring

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WINNER + Tutorial + NEW Giveaway!

Scroll down for winner and new giveaway.

You know how much I like to expand digital printables but today I went beyond! LOL. I can’t believe I made a round box from a note card printable… That’s right, from a note card!

One of Ewe-N-Me Printables recent release is Small Note Card and Envelope with Hang Tags – Victorian Floral. I love this set, and I love how Deena created so many complementary elements for this Victorian Floral Collection. I’ll show you how to make this box using the printable note card from this set.

TUTORIAL
A. To make the box base:

1. Cut or die cut 2 circles from cardstock. I used a Spellbinders Classic Circle die to cut 3 1/2″ circles.

2. Cut one strip of cardstock for the base. I cut mine 2 3/4″ wide.
3. Use one cardstock circle as your base and adhere the strip of cardstock around it. Make sure you glue it to the edge of your circle base and that you use a good clear adhesive. I used a gel silicone glue and I added it from the inside so any excess can be matted later.
4. Cut another strip of cardstock for the box top. I cut mine 1 1/2″ wide.
5. Repeat step 2 for the top.

B. To cover the box.
1b. Print the Note Card page twice. I printed it a little larger, at 110%.
2b. From the first print, cut the front of the note card in half lenghtwise.

3b. From the second print, cut or die cut a circle.

4b. Cover the box base with the pieces you cut on step 1b.
5b. Cover the top with the circle you cut on step 2b.

As an optional step you can layer the inside, but I only layer it were I used adhesive, the bottom of the box, and the inside of the box top. I did that with a slightly smaller circle cut from the same cardstock used for the base.


WINNER
Thanks to everyone who participated on my last giveaway! The winner of the set Gift Box and Tea Envelopes – Vintage Roses is:

MariLynn
Congratulations MariLynn, please email me to graciellie at live dot com so I can send you your prize!

GIVEAWAY!
Today Ewe-N-Me Printables and I have more blog candy for you! We joined efforts and once again we’ve created a new printable set for you: Printable Gift Box – Note Card and Envelope – Vintage Roses.
(This set has a matching Digital Paper Pack that I will release very soon!)
This card set box is perfect for a gift, it holds around 10 matching cards and envelopes! We are giving away this new set and all you need to do for a chance to win it is:


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I hope you enjoyed this jam packed post. Thanks so much for stopping by!
My project is participating in:
Say it with Flowers – Retarte