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Video Tutorial + New Release & Giveaway with Unity Stamp Co.

Hello friends! I’m so glad to be back with a video tutorial featuring a brand new rubber stamp release with Unity Stamp Co. I am SO excited to share what’s new today, so be sure to scroll to the very end of this post to see all the stamp kits available starting now over at Unity’s website.

Naturally Beautiful Rubber Stamp Kit

I’ve been sharing sneak peeks on social media –here and here– of today’s project. Today’s card is a fresh Summer design with lots of contrast, featuring these hand illustrated orange blossom branches, that I watercolored and fussy cut to create a frame around the glitter stenciled black background and sentiment.

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Watch the Video Tutorial

I’ve included the cardmaking process from start to finish on the video below… This card is basically a whole lot of watercoloring and a bold stenciled background mixed together for a eye catching final design. It wasn’t a complicated card to make at all… All the contrary, actually! The coloring process is so satisfying, with this botanical stamp and all the rest is quite simple. Click below to watch…

Main Supplies
Naturally Beautiful Rubber Stamp Kit
Amalgam Ink in Jet Black
Paul Rubens Watercolors
Canson Mixed Media Paper
1/2″ Purple Tape
TCW Swiss Dot Stencil
Glitz Glitter Gel in White
Deco Foil Stencil Pal
Gina K. Designs Premium Cardstock • Black Onyx
Gina K. Designs Foam Squares Black (320 squares)
Gina K. Designs Foam Tape Black 3/8 in x 12 ft
Westcott 6″ Titanium Precision Scissors – Violet
iCraft Ultra Bond Adhesive 2 fl oz

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Giveaway + Insta Hop

For a chance to win a $20 gift card to Unity’s rubber stamp shop, be sure to join our Instagram Hop happening right now! All you need to join is click here, and follow the hop from there! You could win 1 of the 5, $20 gift cards!!! So much fun!

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That’s all for now. Thanks so much for stopping by! Before you go, here’s a peek at all the new rubber stamp sets available now at Unity.

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Feathered Sentiments with Brutus Monroe

Hello everyone! Today I’m happy to be back with a second card featuring Brutus Monroe, as their guest designer! This time I have a colorful and sparkly idea using the Feathered Sentiments Clear Stamp Set and the Barn Wall background rubber stamp!

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For today’s card, I stamped and heat embossed the Barn Wall pattern on vellum, with a gold glitter embossing powder. I attached that vellum panel to a white card base and then added a teared piece from a monoprinted and painted background on top of it. The sparkle, color and textures of this card base ended up looking amazing together! Totally not planned but so perfect!

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I stamped lots of feathers from the Feathered Sentiments stamp set and watercolored them with traditional watercolored followed by a bit of glitter watercolors applied only on certain parts of the images to create a nice color transition! I fussy cut the feathers and attached them around the bold sentiment which truly brings all the design together! All the images on this card were stamped with Raven Detail Ink by Brutus Monroe. Perfect for watercoloring and any other coloring media you have in mind!

That’s it for now! I so hope you enjoy this post. I hope it inspires you to create something pretty today! Make sure to check out all the products mentioned above at Brutus Monroe’s website… Love everything they carry on their shop! A big thanks to Brutus Monroe for inviting me to guest design with them. Such an honor!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Until next time.

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How-to Video: Coloring Deco Foil Clear Toner Sheets with Alcohol Inks

Hello everyone! Today I’ll show you how to add color to the new Holiday Deco Foil Clear Designer Toner Sheets using alcohol markers! This is a fun and satisfying technique that will let you create colorful clear and foiled backgrounds for your cards and more! On the other hand, today’s card also features Newton’s Nook new Caroling Newton stamps and Forest Scene Builer dies. All the cute and bright elements on this non-traditional Holiday card look amazing together! Scroll down to watch the video tutorial.

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Therm O Web Supplies:
NEW Holiday Clear Designer Toner Sheets
Deco Foil Transfer Sheets
Premium Luxury White Cardstock
Single Stitch Design Large Oval Die Set
Laminator
Permanent XL Tape Runner
3D Zots

Other Supplies:
Newton’s Nook Caroling Newton Clear Stamp Set
Newton’s Nook Caroling Newton Die Set
Newton’s Nook Forest Scene Builder Die Set
Alcohol Markers
Die Cutting Machine
Paper Trimmer

How to Color Deco Foil Clear Designer Toner Sheets Video Tutorial

The Deco Foil Clear Toner Sheets are made of acetate, which is a non-porous surface. Only certain coloring media will work well in this kind of surfaces, and alcohol ink is one of them. Since crafters usually have permanent coloring markers on hand, I used markers to color the backgrounds for this tutorial. Be sure to experiment and try out alcohol inks directly if you have some in your stash!

Tip: Rubbing alcohol is the only one that will all the alcohol markers and/or inks to dry properly. I have tried this technique with regular alcohol in the past with decent results. Nevertheless, regular alcohol will make alcohol inks feel tacky, will take days to dry completely and won’t activate and move the inks as rubbing alcohol does. The way alcohol inks react with rubbing alcohol is what creates all those interesting patterns and that is what you want to get with every background!

The best part of this technique is that it won’t damage your Clear Designer Toner Sheets or the foiled patterns on it. I recommend that you protect the surface you’re going to work on if you don’t want it to get stained with alcohol inks. Your hands may get stained also, but you can avoid that easily with a pair of gloves!

Giveaway Winner

Before I go, I want to announce the winner of my latest Deco Foil giveaway, sponsored by Therm O Web. (This giveaway was happening on my YouTube channel and over at our All Things Decofoil Facebook Group.) And the winner is…

Heather White

Congratulations! You are the winner of this incredible package of Deco Foil goodies. Please send me a message so I can coordinate your prize. Yay!

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To those who joined the fun and participated in this giveaway, THANK YOU! I so appreciate reading your comments and interacting with each of you! We will share more giveaways in the future I’m sure! Just make sure you’re subscribed so you find out whenever we share a new giveaway!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you find today’s tutorial useful! Can’t wait to see what you create with this technique! Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel and give this video a big thumbs up! Until next time.

 

 

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Barn Wall Background & Floral Stamps with Unity Stamp Co.

Happy Monday! Just recently there was an incredible background stamp release over at Unity… I couldn’t help myself and HAD to have the new Barn Wall stamp by Brutus Monroe… It is the kind of stamp that you will use over and over again and that will always look great on cards no matter the season. One of the things that really motivated me to get this one is how great it looked on floral cards the designers were sharing. So yes, I am infatuated with this stamp and I’m not shy about it! LOL. Today I’m combining this background texture with some modern florals from a kit I designed for Unity called Amazing Things.

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Main Supplies used:
Barn Wall Background Stamp
Amazing Things Stamp Kit
Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink
Short Cut Kraft Cardstock
Alabaster Cardstock
Stamp Platform
3D Zots
XL Tape Runner

Video Tutorial

Watch the video tutorial below to check out how easy putting together a card like this is. The background really gives the card so much character, and the bright florals bring the whole design to life. I think you’ll see  your floral stamps in a totally different way now… I know I’ll be framing more sentiments using floral stamps from now on… Just love how they make the sentiment stand out! Click below to watch my process video. Don’t forget to follow me over at YouTube and give this video a big thumbs up!

That’s it for now I hope you enjoyed! I will be sharing more tips on video in the future but I do need to know you are watching these! So leave me a comment over at YouTube and let me know your thoughts! Share with your friends if you can!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Until next time!

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Fall StampnFoil Shaker Card with Gina K. Designs

I’m happy to be here with a new Fall papercrafting idea and tutorial! This is going to be one of the many, many inspiration projects the design team will share this week since we are celebrating all things Fall this week here at Therm O Web! For today’s video tutorial, I’ll be sharing a fun shaker card idea featuring the new Thankful Leaves StampnFoil Collection and the Bountiful Flourish Foil-Mates Backgrounds, both by Gina K. Designs for Therm O Web.

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Thankful Leaves Shaker Card with Gina K. Designs Tutorial

This shaker is not just any shaker! There are actual stamped and foiled leaves floating in the shaker mix together with lots of sequins and glitter! Visit Therm O Web’s blog to find the complete list of supplies used on today’s card! Make sure to click below to watch now how you too can make a fun Fall shaker card like this one!

A clean yet fun Fall shaker card that’s easy to make and put together and that shimmers lots with all the beautiful sparkly foil! Thanks so much for stopping by today! Stay tuned as we continue sharing inspiration projects for Fall this week and follow us on social media for even more great ideas! Until next time.

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Good Coffee & Happy Vibes with Coffee Loving Cardmakers

Today we’re happy to be collaborating with the awesome and -oh so- talented girls over at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog. We’ll be sharing our love for coffee featuring the new Stay Strong frappuccino coffee stamp set.

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New Stay Strong Stamp Set

This new kit is available now as a digital and also as a rubber stamp kit at Unity Stamp Co. The new alternative kit at Unity comes with extra elements that we know you’ll love… It’s so versatile and gives you the space to mix and match to create different cards every time! Come take a peek at the complete stamp set… Click HERE for the rubber stamp kit and HERE for the digital stamp set available on Etsy!

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My creative process behind these cards

I colored these images using Arteza markers and I even shared the process live on Instagram. I used the colors Bubble Bath Pink, Lavender, Bright Green, Pear Green, and Amaranth Pink. The idea was to match the coloring with the hues on the monoprinted mixed media background. I like to keep pre-made background around and these two happened to be from the same monoprinting batch. If you want to see how I made these, please click HERE 

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I made a second card with the floral cone stamp from the kit Sweetness. This one is also available in both digital and rubber stamp sets! I wanted to create a set of 2 matching cards for a gift or just for fun and to make them look alike I teared the monoprinted backgrounds and adhered the pieces on opposite corners of the card front. To finish the cards I added a sentiment banner from the kits and lots of pretty sequins from Unity.

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More inspiration projects!

Be sure to visit the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog
to check out what they came up with
using the stamps from Stay Strong!

I love all the creative ideas the girls
are able to work on using the same image!
Lots of talent for sure!
(Psst… There may or may not be a giveaway too!)

Plus, our team is also sharing coffee cards today! Make sure to click on the links below to check those out!

Milagros Asensio

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Esther Asbury

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Maria Pilar

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Helen Gullett

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That’s all on my part, but as you could see there’s plenty of more to see! I know the girls would love to hear what you think about their cards, so make sure to leave some love on every stop! Join the giveaway over at Coffee Loving Cardmakers too!

Before I go, I invite you to follow me on Instagram to check out how I create my cards! I share live videos with lots of tips and tricks! See you there!

NEW Coffee Bundle Sale

Calling all coffee lovers! We’ve put together 4 of our customers’ favorite coffee digital stamp sets in a special bundle sale. This bundle sale gives you a total of 25 digital stamps 20% OFF (no code needed).

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Bundle includes the following sets:

• Coffee & Love
• Hello Sunshine
• Coffee & Flowers
• Stay Strong

This digital stamp bundle includes:
– 25 digital stamps in transparent PNG format
– Can be resized and recolored before printing
– Can be printed over and over again
– For personal use only
– Instant Download