Mint Owl Studio: Emboss Resist Background featuring Birthday Bash

Hello and happy Thursday!  For today's project I am using the brand new Birthday Bash and Party Pals stamp sets from Mint Owl Studio!  These sets go together so well and I thought it would be fun to combine them, along with the Happy Moments sentiment set, to make a birthday card for my sweet niece!

I just love the scattering of stars image that is in the Birthday Bash set so I decided to heat emboss it all over a piece of Distress watercolor cardstock using some clear glittery embossing powder.  Then, using Distress Inks, I was able to add color over the clear embossing and leave behind a bright and cheerful starry background! And it's glittery!  

I colored the little girl from the Party Pals set using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and fussy cut her out.  Next, I used white embossing powder to heat emboss my sentiment - the big scripty happy from the Happy Moments set and the birthday from the Party Pals set.

Once all of my elements were on the card I added a few sequins and some Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen and this card is all done!  So much fun to create! 

Thank you all so much for joining me and I'll see you next time!  Bye!


Mint Owl Studio August Release Blog Hop and GIVEAWAY

Happy Friday, friends!!  What better way to celebrate making it through another week than a blog hop and GIVEAWAY!!  The August release for Mint Owl Studio is available and you are not going to want to miss it!  They have introduced dies into their already fabulous line of products and these banner dies are going to be some of my craft room staples!  The size is just perfect!

In addition to all of the fun new dies, there are sentiment stamp sets that coordinate with the banners!  How cool is that??  And something tells me that new sentiment sets will continue to be released so that you can customize these banners for all occasions! 

And as if that weren't enough there are fun birthday themed stamp sets and new stencils, too!!  I had a blast creating this banner birthday card using all the fun new goodies!

What's that you say??  You'd LOVE to have everything in this release?!  Well Mint Owl Studio is giving away the ENTIRE RELEASE to one lucky winner!  All you have to do is hop along, be inspired, and leave a comment on every blog post along the way!  Each comment is an entry in the giveaway!
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Thank you all so much for joining me today and I hope you have a fabulous weekend!  See you again soon!  Bye!


Gerda Steiner Designs: Creating a Moonscape featuring Bats Halloween

Hi there, all!  Today I am so excited to be sharing a project using the brand new Gerda Steiner Designs Bats Halloween stamp set!  I am super stoked for fall and Halloween - it is my absolute favorite time of year and the best time to make cards!!  When I saw this new set I did a happy dance!  These bats are so adorable and I love that there are sentiments for occasions other than Halloween!
For this project I wanted to try my hand at a nighttime moonscape.  I have never attempted to create the light glow around the moon and though it looked like fun!  Turns out, it wasn't as tricky as I anticipated!  I like when that happens!

Once my night scene was created a I used Distress Inks to watercolor the moon to add some texture.  Using the same technique I colored in the adorable little bat!  I added a sentiment with some Liquid Platinum embossing powder (this color is divine!) and this card was done!!

Thank you all so much for stopping by! I'll see you again soon!  Bye!

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