November 18, 2017

Holly Inlay Background Card With Technique Tuesday

Hey hey everyone.  Glad to be back with you today.  I'm so happy to say I'm a featured artist for Technique Tuesday today.  I have a chance to work with some of their Greenhouse Society collection of stamps and dies.  What's so awesome about the Greenhouse Society is on the first of each month Technique Tuesdays releases a new set of flower stamps and matching craft dies. Each stamp set includes a classic flower or nature-themed image along with thoughtful card sentiment stamps. The set of craft dies provide mat die cut pieces for the flower or nature-themed stamped images. Using these flower stamps and matching dies, you can create a garden of beautiful, handmade cards!

What's even better...if you can become a auto-ship member  you can enjoy 25% off the Greenhouse Society stamp sets, a substantial discount on the matching craft dies, 15% off selected products, and free shipping on add-on orders.  Whoa that's a HUGE deal.  To learn more about the benefits of joining see the membership agreement!

Now let me share the card I made.  I used the Holly stamp set  and the holly crafting dies. To begin the card I used kraft card stock and I first stamped out the first holly and sentiment in versamark ink with my misti tool and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder.  I colored my image with colored pencils and gamsol.  Once the coloring was completed I placed my card panel back into my misti and stamped the image again to get my detailed lines back.  I sprinkled on more gold embossing powder and heat set everything with my heat gun.

Next I ran my panel through my die cut machine with a rectangle stitched die and the outline die for my holly.  This would cut out my holly so I can pop it up on my card panel later.

To fill in some on the plain background I repeatedly stamped the holly image in versmark ink and heat set it with clear embossing powder.  I mounted this panel on a dark green card base and trimmed it down to a 1/16" border.  I die cut out another holly piece in brown fun foam and adhered my colored holly piece on top with On Point glue.  I peeled off the backing on my 3D holly and placed it into my card panel 

To finished off the card I adhered the card panel to a white card base and added a few red "berries" with nuvo crystal drops along with a few gold sequins. I lightly used the tip of a white chalk marker to placed some random white dots on my card panel to add a little bit of faux snow splatter.

Would you like to win a Greenhouse Society stamp set?  Leave me a comment below letting me know which one is your favorite. The giveaway will be open until November 26th 11:59 PM EST.  I'll pick a winner as soon as I get back from my Thanksgiving vacation. Have a great day everyone.  See ya soon!

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November 17, 2017

2017 Holiday Card Series - Day 3 Snowflakes Worth Shaking

Hey everyone.  It's day 3 of the 2017 Holiday Card Series.  I hope you have been enjoying the cards so far.  To start at day you click here.  I thought it was time to shake things up a bit with some pretty snowflakes, sequins and tulle. 

For the card today I used a very soft color palette for my snowflake shaker card. This shaker card was made using a beautiful die from Memory Box called Snowflake Lens.  I'm a sucker for a great snowflake die of any kind.  This one is even better when I can turn it into a shaker card.

Using tulle instead of acetate really made my shaker card feel soft and light.  I've really love using the tulle now on my shaker.  Here's another video where I used it to make another shaker card.

You can watch the tutorial here on my blog or over on my Youtube channel mzdanajoy.  I've listed all the products below for your shopping convenience.  I used affiliate links however there is no cost to you.

Okay everyone.  That's a wrap for today.  Make sure to stop by here tomorrow as I have a special post with a giveaway.  See ya soon!

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November 15, 2017

2017 Holiday Card Series - Day 2 Blending Distress Oxide Inks And Nature

Hey everyone.  I hope you're having an amazing day.  Are you ready for day two of the holiday card series?  If you missed day one, you can check it out here.  So let's see what I have in store for you today.

This year I really needed some masculine cards to add to my holiday stash.  I decided to pull out some cool tone nature shade distress oxide inks and a cool die from Technique Tuesdays and have a little bit of watercoloring fun.  Now this card is really one of my favorite of this year.  I love the way these tress turned out.  I'm really addicted to this gorgeous way of mixing the colors together to achieve such an amazing color blend with the distress oxide inks.  I used the Halftone Holidays stamp from Altenew with some beautiful shades of green ink from Altenew as well.

Look at those lovely shades of blue, green, olive and brown.  If you don't have the distress oxide inks yet, oh you MUST add them to your stash.

You can watch the tutorial here on my blog or over on my Youtube channel mzdanajoy.  I've listed all the products below for your shopping convenience. I have used affiliate links however there is no cost to you.

Okay everyone that wraps up day 2.  See you back here on Friday for day 3.  Have a great day!

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November 13, 2017

2017 Holiday Card Series - Day 1 Wishing On A Star

Hey everyone.  I'm so super excited to announce the 2017 Holiday Card series!!!  Woot woot!!!  I thrilled to be able to share this series again with you this year.  I have so much awesomeness to get into this year.  I have to say that this series almost didn't happen.  Needed to make some space on my Ipad I mistakenly deleted videos I had already made thinking they were older videos.  Once I realized this error all I could do was curl up in a fetal position and cry. Once that pity party was over, I pulled up my big girl panties and got back to work because that's what you do!!  I refused to just cave in and not make the series.  

So let's get started!!  Sit back and relax with your favorite beverage and let the Christmas magic begin. This card is featuring the stars and holiday wishes.  I used the Altenew Halftone Stars and the Holiday Script Words dies.  This card is a little different from the one in the video.  I had sent the card out in the mail before I had taken a photo of it for this video so the sequins are not on this card.  I also decided to add some glossy accents to the sentiment.

Keeping this card clean and simple with light colors really works for Florida living.  Plus it's a bonus for me as this is one of my favorite color combinations.  I also like to use non traditional color combos for holiday cards. 

You can watch the tutorial here on my blog or over on my Youtube channel mzdanajoy.  I've listed all the products below for your shopping convenience. I have used affiliate links however there is no cost to you.  

Have a great day everyone.  Leave me a comment letting me know your favorite holiday tradition.  I'll see you back here soon! 

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