29 October 2018

Spookysaurus Card + Changing the Theme of a Stamp Set

Hi, crafty friends!

It's been a very busy October, and I'm finally back with a new card and video, just in time for Halloween! Today, I'm showing you how to change the theme of a stamp set, using Prehistoric Playmates.

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 the three dinosaurs with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and coloured them using Halloween colours. I gave them a makeover by turning them into a mummy, Frankenstein's Monster and a pumpkin. I coloured them all with some markers, and added some detail with a simple fineliner pen.

I then die cut them, and used some watercolour paper to create a background with Peacock Feathers and Black Soot Distress Inks. Watercolour paper is such a great card to ink on, it blends like butter! I adhered on the panel, then stamped the sentiment, and finally added the dinosaurs to the card with some adhesive foams.

Here's the supply list for the card!

• Hello Sweetums stamp set, Prehistoric Playmates
• Neenah Solar White cardstock, 80 lbs
• X-Press It blending card
• Mini MISTI stamping tool
• Memento, Tuxedo Black ink pad
• Shinhan Touch Twin marker, CG9, Cool Grey
• Shinhan Touch Twin marker, GY236, Spring Green
• Shinhan Touch Twin marker, GY47, Grass Green
• Shinhan Touch Twin marker, YR24, Marigold
• Shinhan Touch Twin marker, YR23, Orange
• Shinhan Touch Twin marker, PB77, Pale Blue
• Shinhan Touch Twin marker, PB75, Dark Blue Light
• Staedtler pigment liner, 0.2
• Fine tip scissors
• Ink blending tool + sponge
• Distress Ink Mini, Peacock Feathers
• Distress Ink Mini, Black Soot
• Sizzix Bigshot
• Adhesive tape
• Foam adhesive

That's all for now! Thanks for reading, and Happy Halloween!

- Angie x

27 October 2018

October updates!

Hi, crafty friends! I hope you're having a great day, wherever you are in the world! It's been such a whirlwind month in Hello Sweetums land, I have so much to tell you! Here we go!

First off, if you haven't read the previous blog post, we have our very first retailer, Dawn Lewis! We're so excited to have the Hello Sweetums family grow! Visit Dawn here.

Next, I've been working on a couple of super secret cards and videos, but I won't be able to show or tell you what they're for, just yet - not until January. If you follow me on Instagram, you would have seen that I've been posting some sneak peeks over there. Here they are, on the blog. Aren't they pretty?

Behind the scenes, I've been working super hard at creating new stamp sets and preparing our next release! Our die samples came in the other day and one set has a new feature, from the previous ones we've released. We have 3 new sets coming soon - and here is a sneaky die from each - what could they be?

We also have a brand new product coming to the shop! Samples should be coming in this week, so hopefully they'll make it into this next release. I hope to have everything all set for the purchase in November. Fingers crossed! That's all I can tell you for now! Stay tuned, there are some very exciting things coming in the new year!

I hope you're all getting inky and making loads of projects! If you are, let me know what you're creating, I'd love to know! Happy crafting!

- Angie x

21 October 2018

Our First Retailer!

Hi, crafty friends!

Wow, it’s been a while! I hope you’ve all been crafting up a storm! We’ve been so busy behind the scenes preparing the next release, designing new sets and making secret cards, that I haven’t had any time to post!

We've have some great news and I am so so so excited to introduce our FIRST ever retailer/stockist, Dawn Lewis! She’s Australian based and you can find her over at dawnlewis.com.au, on Instagram, or on YouTube! So happy to have you with us, Dawn!

6 October 2018

World Card Making Day!

It's world cardmaking day, friends! I hope you have a very crafty day, and make lots of cute goodies!

2 October 2018

Happy Meow-loween Digital Stamp Card

Hello, crafty friends!

I’m back with a new card and video! Today I'm featuring the freebie Halloween digital stamp set which I posted last time on the blog!

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 coloured in the set, which I printed out on marker paper, then, I created a Wilted Violet Distress Ink sky on a Neenah cardbase, and created a circle panel and placed it on top, so it had a sort of peek-a-boo hole.

I then adhered on a green banner with the 'Happy Meow-loween' sentiment from the set, the cat in the pumpkin, two little candy corns and the pumpkin lid. The card was then finished off with Glossy Accents and Sparkling Clear sequins.

And that’s it for today! Don’t forget to get your free Halloween digi-stamp here, and if you do get crafty, don’t forget to show it off your creation on Instagram using the #hellosweetums.

Here's the supply list!

• Hello Sweetums digital stamp set, Happy Meow-loween
• Neenah Solar White cardstock, 80 lbs
• Distress Ink Mini, Wilted Violet
• Distress Ink Mini, Twisted Citron
• Sizzix Bigshot
• Sticky Thumb tape runner
• Foam adhesive
• Glossy Accents

• Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins

Thanks for reading!
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