Saturday, May 19, 2018

Technique Tuesday + My Sweet Petunia Blog Hop & Giveaway!

Welcome to the Technique TuesdayMy Sweet Petunia Blog Hop! The Technique Tuesday design team is delighted to be joining the My Sweet Petunia design team for this very special blog hop. We're very excited to feature projects created by using products from both companies.

I've owned both the original MISTI and mini MISTI for years and love them both equally. I use them interchangeably and both sizes get lots of use. I received the Creative Corners for this hop and had lots of fun playing with all of the pieces included in the set. I've always wanted to be able to place my card away from the corners of the MISTI for various design reasons and now I can! I can also create awesome angled patterns with markers and pens, like in today's card.

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I wanted to CASE an older card that I made with the Cherry Blossoms set back in February and use the Creative Corners to create an angled background for my new design. As you can see in the collage above, I used  three pieces from the Creative Corners, including the t-ruler and both triangles, plus both ends of two shades of green Copic markers that I used to colour the Cherry Blossoms. By sliding the bottom triangle downward and to the left along the top triangle, I was able to keep the lines the same just by flipping my panel 180 degrees. When I turned the card horizontally to draw the third and fourth set of lines, I had to shift the triangles downward and used the bar magnet to keep the triangles lined up at the top.

Here's what the lines look like before adding the flowers, butterflies and sentiment. The combination of Creative Corners helped me create a perfectly uniform set of lines with exact spacing. Next, I coloured two sets of Cherry Blossoms and butterflies from Grandma Blessings in coordinating colours.

To create the sentiment, I used the hello word die from the coordinating Cherry Blossoms Crafting Dies I used both sets of magnetic corners and the t-ruler to line up the die, which I held in place with removable tape before die cutting from the panel.

I also die cut the hello word from black glitter tape and adhered it to the black panel. The tape is thinner than the cardstock so it's slightly recessed.

To create the ombre beautiful, I stamped it in two shades of blush and rouge to coordinate with the Copic markers I used to colour the Cherry Blossoms.

I hope you enjoyed this new take on one of my older designs. I had so much fun experimenting with the Creative Corners and look forward to using them more. There's so much that can be done with them and I can't believe I didn't own them until now! I'm very grateful for this chance to collaborate with My Sweet Petunia.

Here's the full hop list. Be sure to leave some love at all stops to increase your chances of winning one of two fabulous prizes!
Two lucky commenters will be chosen from the entire hop to win one of two prizes: a $50 shopping spree at My Sweet Petunia and a $50 shopping spree at Technique Tuesday. Comments must be left no later than 11:59pm CST on Monday, May 28, 2018 and winners will be announced on both the Technique Tuesday blog and My Sweet Petunia blog on Tuesday, May 29, 2018.


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

{Two Many Cards Video Series} featuring Neat & Tangled + Giveaway!

Hi, everyone! Kalyn and I are back with our new video series, Two Many Cards. If you missed our first two videos in this series, check out the original post HERE, which explains how and why we're sharing our own unique take on the same products. 

Today, we're featuring Neat & Tangled's Ride With Me, illustrated by Elena Roussakis. This adorable set is perfect for daily life, travel adventures, relocation and baby announcements! Make it even more versatile by using sentiments from other Neat & Tangled stamp sets. I really do hope that Elena will illustrate a complementary set with other animals, a boy and girl, plus other accessories!

We’re giving away one $25 gift certificate to the Neat & Tangled store, with one lucky winner chosen randomly from Kalyn’s video or Emily’s video. You must be a subscriber to both our channels! 

Be sure to leave some love for both of us to increase your chances of winning! Comments will close at 11:59pm EST on May 21st. The winner will be announced on both our blogs and YouTube channels on May 23rd. Be sure to check back then.

Please head over to Kalyn’s blog and YouTube channel to see her take on Ride With Me!

We hope you're enjoying this new series. Please do let us know if there’s something you’d love to see us do or feature and we’ll add it to our idea book. Thanks so much for watching!