Tuesday, January 30, 2018

beary sweet conversation hearts

I'm super excited to be over on the Heffy Doodle blog for a second time today!!! Come say hi and check out my inked conversation hearts!
Hugs!
Carly

Saturday, January 27, 2018

3 reasons every stamper needs an alphabet set

Happy Saturday!!! I'm over on the Honey Bee Stamps blog with 3 reasons every stamper needs an alphabet set and I highly recommend the Color Me Alpha. Come say hi!

Hugs!
Carly

Sunday, January 21, 2018

united we flourish better together

Today there is a brand new United We Flourish set, Better Together by Hero Arts, available at Ellen Hutson LLC! And we are hopping to celebrate! Look how cute...
You're probably coming from the amazing Amy's blog and if not, you can head over the The Classroom to start from the beginning so you don't miss anything! And while you are there make sure to leave a comment because to celebrate the new set, two randomly selected commenters will win a $30 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson shop! To enter just leave a comment on the Ellen Hutson Classroom blog by 11:59 PST on January 28th.

And now let's talk cards, acetate cards...


When I first saw this set, I loved the sweet little loop-de-loop details on many of the birds. I wanted to recreate it so I used Copic markers with acetate cards. 



Here's what I know...
  • I almost always stamp in VersaFine (my all-time fav black ink) and emboss with clear powder when I'm going to watercolor. The embossed image "holds" the watercolor in a little better and helps me look less messy
  • I used the Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle pens to watercolor with the Daniel Smith dot palette Hero edition. Using the sparkle pens to watercolor is so fun! The pics can't really capture how sparkly my birds are.
  • Alcohol inks on acetate are awesome!
  • I die cut 4 hearts for each card to hide any adhesive and provide a place for writing on the inside of the card. 
Thanks so much for stopping by and keep on hopping over to Carolyn's fantastic blog!

Hugs!!!
Carly

Sunday, January 7, 2018

heffy doodle!

I'm super excited to be guesting today on the Heffy Doodle blog!!! Come say hi!
Hugs,
Carly

Friday, January 5, 2018

i love foil!

TGIF! I'm over in The Classroom at Ellen Hutson LLC today with 3 ways to add transfer foil to your projects without heat. And a sneak peek of one of Julie Ebersole's awesome new stamp sets (available Sunday). Come on by!
Hugs!
Carly