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Scatter Kindness Card

How to, Watercolor, Cards, ColoringGabriela SimsComment

Hi there, it's Gaby and today's tutorial is about making a background with markers and embossing powder. I will be showing how to make the card below; it may look complex, but it's easy to do.

 This uses lots of heat embossing. 

This uses lots of heat embossing. 

I started by creating my background and used Bristol paper because I wanted to use my Tombow markers to "watercolor". The Bristol paper is cut to 4-1/4x 5-1/2. 

 I love seeing all the colors! 

I love seeing all the colors! 

I used a Winnie & Walter "Kindness" stamp set and some Versamark ink to stamp multiple leaves to create my background. 

 Such a unique stamp set with great sentiments. 

Such a unique stamp set with great sentiments. 

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Then I used white embossing powder on the paper and heat set it. 

 

 I catch the powder in a coffee filter to put it back in the jar. 

I catch the powder in a coffee filter to put it back in the jar. 

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Next I added some color with my markers and just put them in different areas and used a water brush to blend them. 

 

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Once I added a little pink and blended it all, I grabbed some metallic gold to add splatters.

 

 I used an acrylic block as a "palette". 

I used an acrylic block as a "palette". 

Then I stamped the sentiment in gold embossing powder on vellum. 

 

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I heat set it and cut it into a banner shape. I used a Tombow glue pen to trace behind the embossing so the glue would be invisible from the front.

 

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I weight the vellum down with some acrylic blocks to let the glue dry.

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Finally, I taped the card front to a top folding notecard. 

 

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That's it, you're done! I hope this post was helpful and that you have a chance to try some of these techniques. Happy crafting! 

-Gaby

My Monthly Hero - April 2017 Review and Card

Cards, Crafts, Paper crafting, Reviews, Unboxing, Hero ArtsGabriela SimsComment

Hello there! I hope you are doing well.  I recently ordered my first kit from Hero Arts' My Monthly Hero Kit and I will be reviewing that today and making a card. I received my kit on Friday and made a card the same night because I was so excited about it.  I have been of the fence a few times with kits and ultimately did not buy them, but I am very happy with this one. You get a really nice value, the kit is $34.99 plus shipping, but the stamp and die set would probably cost that much on their own, so it's like all of the other things are free.  Check out the review below.

 

As you can see, I am very happy with this kit and that card came together very quickly. I have not started a subscription yet, but I will be keeping an eye out on the kit contents from now on.  Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting.

-Gaby

Lawnfawnatics Challenge - Interactive Cards

Lawn Fawn, Crafts, Stamps, CardsGabriela Sims3 Comments

Hi there! I absolutely love Lawn Fawn products and I thought I would play along with this challenge.   The theme for this one is  interactive cards. I used the "Bicycle for You" and "Bun in the Oven" stamp sets for this as well as the "Simple Road Border" die. This was so fun to make and when you pull the tab, the bicycle moves. I used "Slide on Over" to create the slider portion.

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Here is a quick video to show him riding along!

I used the tiny faces from "Bun in the Oven" for the balloons and the "Congrats!" from that set for the pull tab. I did not make a video for this card, but I might recreate it in the future. Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting! 

 -Gaby

Product Close Up - Mr. Snugglekins - "I am a Meowfox."

Cards, Color, Crafts, Gab with Gaby Stamps, Shop Updates, Stamps, The Gab with Gaby Shop, Product Release Close Up, Product Release TutorialGabriela SimsComment

Hi everyone, Gaby here with a close up of one of the new stamp sets from the debut launch, Mr. Snugglekins - "I am a Meowfox".  This little guy loves coffee, so he has a coffee cup in his stamp set, but he's a baby meowfox, so he cannot actually drink coffee, so odds are that cup is empty or filled with cocoa.  He also has a heart, hat, scarf, and some word bubbles with translations, since the only word he can say is "Meow".  Here he is in all of his Meowfoxy glory.

 He thinks you are a-meow-zing!

He thinks you are a-meow-zing!

Check out the video below to see the entire stamp set and how to make this card.

Thank you so much for stopping by, I am so excited to be able to share this video series.  The next video in the series will feature a box card made with the Meet the Jelly Friends - My Jam! stamp set.  All of the stamp sets are available for pre-order in the shop. Until next time, happy crafting.

Gaby