20 September 2018

Masked Unicorn Card

Hello, crafty friends!

It's been such a long time since I got crafty and made a card, so today, I got my ink on and I have a unicorn card to show you! It features some bright marker colouring, plus some super easy masking!

Be sure to watch the video tutorial below, it shows how this card was made! There's also a supply list at the end of this post for all the products used.


I started by creating some sunny yellow stripes on the bottom of a cardbase, with washi tape, and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink. I love this colour, it really makes me think of summer!



On some marker friendly X-Press It Blending Card, I stamped and cut out a mask of a unicorn from the Sparkle Bright set, so that a rainbow image could be stamped behind it. A fun little sentiment made this card extra cute, and 'magical'. :P

I used some Shinhan Touch Twin brush markers (my favourite!) to make the colour scheme bright. Finally, I adhered the panel onto the cardbase and added some sparkle with star sequins.



Here's the supply list for today's card:

• Hello Sweetums stamp set, Sparkle Bright
• Hello Sweetums stamp set, Prehistoric Playmates
• My Sweet Petunia Mini MISTI
• Neenah Solar White cardstock, 80 lbs
• Memento Tuxedo Black ink
• X-Press It Blending Card
• Post It/Memo Tape
• Fine tip scissors
• Ink blending tool and foam
• Tim Holtz Distress Ink Mini, Squeezed lemonade
• Shinhan Touch Twin brush marker, Aqua Mint (BG179)
• Shinhan Touch Twin brush marker, Turquoise Blue (B68)
• Shinhan Touch Twin brush marker, Spectrum Green (GY172)
• Shinhan Touch Twin brush marker, Purple Grey (P88)
• Shinhan Touch Twin brush marker, Yellow (Y34)
• Shinhan Touch Twin brush marker, Spring Green (GY236)
• Shinhan Touch Twin brush marker, Frost Blue (B182)
• Little Things by Lucy's Cards sequins, Narcissus
• EK Success Tweezers
• Adhesive foam tape
• Glossy Accents

That's all for today's card, thanks for reading! :)

- Angie x

8 September 2018

Inlaid Die Cut Card

Hi, crafty friends! I'm back on the blog with a new card and YouTube video! Today, I'm sharing with you, how I made an inlaid die-cut card with smooshing Distress Inks! I've been a bit obsessed with rainbows, lately, can you tell? 😛

Be sure to watch the video tutorial below, it shows how this card was made! There's also a supply list at the end of this post for all the products used.



I stamped and watercoloured the paintbrush from our Crafty Companions set, and also die cut a stitched rectangle out of some plain white cardstock. I bought a new nested star die set, which I just had to use for this card, and I cut out some stars of varying sizes from watercolour paper, then smooshed them into some watered down Distress Inks.



Next, in the stitched rectangle panel, I cut out more stars of the same sizes, and placed the watercoloured ones into their places, like a puzzle. With the help of a Mini MISTI, I stamped on the sentiment, then with some foam, and lots of tape runner, I placed down the finished panel onto a plain Neenah Solar White cardbase.



Here's the supply list for this card:

• Hello Sweetums stamp set, Crafty Companions
• Hello Sweetums die set, Crafty Companions
• Canson watercolour cardstock
• Neenah Solar White cardstock, 80 lbs
• Versafine Onyx Black ink
• Distress Ink Mini, Wilted Violet
• Distress Ink Mini, Peacock Feathers
• Distress Ink Mini, Twisted Citron
• Distress Ink Mini, Picked Raspberry
• Distress Ink Mini, Spun Sugar
• Distress Ink Mini, Scattered Straw
• Distress Ink Mini, Squeezed Lemonade
• Distress Ink Mini, Tea Dye
• Distress Ink Mini, Shaded Lilac
• Stitched rectangle die set
• Darice die set, nested stars
• Sizzix Bigshot
• Sticky Thumb tape runner
• Waterbrush
• Heat tool
• Foam

And that's it for today's card, thanks for reading!

- Angie x

4 September 2018

Distress Watercolour Rainbow Card

Hi, crafty friends!

I'm back with another card and video. It's been such a long time since I got crafty and posted a video on YouTube! Today I'm sharing with you a Distress watercolour rainbow card, and I'm using stamps and dies from our newly released Sparkle Bright set! You can get yours today at hellosweetums.com!

Be sure to watch the video tutorial below, it shows how this card was made! There's also a supply list at the end of this post for all the products used.



To start the card, I stamped a rainbow onto watercolour card, and used Distress inks and my waterbrush to colour in the bands. I left it to dry, and in the meantime ink blended a sky onto a Neenah cardbase, with Tumbled Glass. Once the rainbow was dry, I used the coordinating die and some washi tape to cut it out.



I then cut out some clouds from white cardstock and vellum, and adhered then down, alongside some thin white panels, over the sky I had created.


Then, I white heat embossed a 'have a beautiful day' sentiment, and cut out some fishtails on a banner. I mounted everything to the card using some foam squares and tape runner, and finished the card with some sequins, glitter pen, and some tiny blushy cheeks on the clouds.

Here's the list of supplies I used to create the card:

• Hello Sweetums stamp set, Sparkle Bright
• Hello Sweetums die set, Sparkle Bright
• Neenah Solar White cardbase
• Distress Ink, Tumbled Glass
• Distress Ink, Picked Raspberry
• Distress Ink, Wild Honey
• Distress Ink, Twisted Citron
• Vellum sheets, non heat resistant
• White cardstock
• Wow clear embossing pad
• Wow embossing powder, Opaque Bright White
• Heat tool
• Sticky Thumb tape runner
• Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Sparkling Clear
• Glossy Accents
• Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen, Clear
• Distress Marker, Picked Raspberry

And that's it for today's card, thank you so much for reading!

- Angie x

3 September 2018

New release is out now!


Hey, crafty friends! Our new release has gone live on our website! We have three more sets and their coordinating dies now available! Head to hellosweetums.com to get your hands on the new Sparkle Bright, Oceans of Encouragement and Crafty Companions stamps and dies, today! 💖

29 August 2018

Cards for Crafty Friends with Laura Sterckx

Hello, crafty friends!

Our friend, Laura Sterckx, from MakingCardsIsFun.com recently made a super cute card featuring our brand new Crafty Companion stamps and coordinating dies! How exciting is that!?

She even filmed a video tutorial on how she made this adorable card. You can watch it below!


Laura started out by stamping a few images from the craft-filled set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then coloured them with some Copics. They were then cut out with their coordinating dies.



Next, using some beautiful patterned paper, strips were cut, and adhered to the cardbase. The images were then stuck down with foam squares, onto a white die cut circle. A pink banner was then placed on top, and lastly, for some sparkle, some Nuvo drops! What a lovely card, thank you Laura! 💖



And that's it for today's card, be sure to visit Laura's blog and YouTube channel for more crafty fun! Thanks so much for stopping by!

- Angie x


24 August 2018

Cute As a Button Card

Hi friends! I'm back with another card and video. Today's card features some solid stamping, plus some stamps from our new release!

Be sure to watch the video tutorial below, it shows how this card was made! There's also a supply list at the end of this post for all the products used.



First, I used a Mini MISTI to stamp a little solid hexagon from the Bee's Knees stamp set, three times onto some bristol paper. I dabbed on a clear coat of ink with a WOW Embossing Pad, and went straight over the top with some colour. 


I find the clear pad/ colour pad technique super handy, because it stops clear stamps from getting too stained so you’ll be able to  still see the next colour.

 If you don’t have a stamping tool, you could also use an acrylic block, which would work fine.

Then, I used Memento tuxedo black ink, to stamp a button and sentiment from the Crafty Companions set. I stamped the buttons over the hexagons, so they were offset or staggered.

 I had thought about colouring them, but I thought it’d be cuter to leave them blank, so the only colours showing through were the hexagons.



I think this technique and design would also be really fun for mass producing and would also work well for when you need a quick and easy card.

Next, I cut a thin strip of some black and white striped paper which I then adhered to a Neenah Solar White cardbase, and placed down the button panel.

And finally, to add a touch of sparkle, I finishing the card by adhering clear sequins of different sizes with some super strong Glossy Accents and some EK Success Tweezers.

And that's it for today’s quick and simple solid stamper card!



Here's the supply list for the card!
• Hello Sweetums stamp, Crafty Companions: **TO BE RELEASED**
• Hello Sweetums die, Crafty Companions: **TO BE RELEASED**
• Canson Bristol paper
• Neenah Solar White card
• Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
• The Ton Ink, Blue Diamond
• The Ton Ink, Vanilla Frosted Cupcake
• The Ton Ink, Soft Orchid
• My Sweet Petunia Mini MISTI
• Ranger Glossy Accents
• Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins
• Tonic 6x12" guillotine trimmer

That's the card all finished! Thank you so much for reading! :)

- Angie x

12 August 2018

Glittery Mirror Stamped Card

Hello crafty friends! It's Angie, here. I'm back with another card and video, this time featuring some mirror stamping, plus, a sneak peek of our Sparkle Bright set! 💖

Be sure to watch the video tutorial below, it shows how this card was made! There's also a supply list at the end of this post for all the products used.



Before I started the card, I knew I wanted to do some mirror stamping with a pastel/light coloured theme. For this technique, I like to use Versafine Onyx Black, as it's perfect for detail.

To start the card, I used a solid, clear stamp, which was large enough to fit another stamp on it, and placed it into the corner of a Mini MISTI. I then placed a unicorn stamp on top of it and stamped the image onto the solid stamp, twice, to get it nice and juicy. Then working quickly, I placed in some marker friendly paper and stamped as usual, stamping an original unicorn on the front, and also transferring the reverse image on the back of the paper.

 

Then, it was time to colour them with markers, and die cut them. Next, it was easy to flip the reverse unicorn over and line the die up with the original on the back. That way, you don't have to use a light and guess where the image is.

For this card, I thought it'd be cute to create a little banner, and have a little polkadot panel showing through. Next, it was time to cut out some strips of white, woodgrain cardstock, and adhere some baker's twine and 3D foam squares, for extra dimension. For the final touches, I added some sparkle with a glitter pen and sequins! :)


Here's the supply list for the card!

• Hello Sweetums stamp, Sparkle Bright: **TO BE RELEASED**
• Hello Sweetums die, Sparkle Bright: **TO BE RELEASED**
• X-Press It Blending Card
• Neenah Solar White card
• Versafine Onyx Black ink
• My Sweet Petunia Mini MISTI
• Simon Says Stamp Woodgrain Cardstock
• Shinhan Touch Twin Brush Marker, Pale Blue - PB77
• Shinhan Touch Twin Brush Marker, Dark Blue Light - PB75
• Shinhan Touch Twin Brush Marker, Pale Cherry Pink - R135
• Shinhan Touch Twin Brush Marker, Cool Grey - CG1
• Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen, Clear
• Ranger Glossy Accents
• Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins
• Tonic 6x12" guillotine trimmer
• Sizzix Big Shot
That's the card all finished! Thank you so much for reading! :)

- Angie x