Wednesday, June 27, 2018

ADORNit Colorathon deals, freebies, and coupon codes!

Hello everyone and Happy Wednesday!

As part of the ADORNit Brand Ambassador team, I get to share with you some amazing deals! They are hosting a Colorathon event on Facebook and with it some amazing deals, freebies, coupon codes and giveaway!

Make sure to visit these links so you can participate and stay up to date on all the deals!

First is the HOT BUYS from the Colorathon.

Coupon Codes from the Colorathon

FREE Fat Quarters!!! This is an incredible deal that we are offering. This is the video explaining and the link to the fat quarters is in the description: 

FREE Mini Coloring books, again a seriously amazing deal! The video explains a little about the deal and the link to the 3 free mini books is in the description.

Happy crafting and Happy shopping!
Eny Dunn

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Chin Up Buttercup

Floral images and a great sentiment are my weakness! I love combining different stamp sets, to make my vision come to life.
It also serves as a great opportunity to try different mediums and techniques.
For this simple card cover, I used the Chin Up Buttercup stamp set from Ink Road Stamps paired with one of the floral images from the Poppy stamp set from Stampendous.
I wanted to create levels of color, using my Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers and my distress inks.
I stamped my floral image over Tim Holtz distress watercolor paper, and colored it using various shades of pink, yellow and green distress inks.
Once it was dry, I was able to fussy cut it and proceeded to create my background.
I created the effect of broad brush stories by using the broad tip aide of my Spectrum markers, going from lightest pink, to darkest pink.
At the bottom right corner, I stamped my chin up Buttercup sentiment and added a few details using the mini flowers included in that set.
I adhered my large floral image with some foam tape to add dimension and finished my card with some enamel accents.
A quick, no fuss card, that anyone can create!

Make sure to visit Ink Road Stamps to see a wide variety of fun stamps and sentiments!

Happy crafting,
Eny Dunn

Monday, June 18, 2018

Let's Celebrate Card|Spellbinders Small Die of The Month Kit

Hello everyone and Happy Monday!
I love celebrating birthdays and special occasions. It's always fun to be able to create something unique and from the heart, for a special someone.
Today I'm sharing a quick card I created uaing this month's Spellbinders Small Die of The Month Kit and a sentiment from last year's June Kit.
It may be called small, in no way does it refer to the amount of love put in this kit. For the month June, you get a adorable cupcake die set, with a candles and flower detail, perfect for creating handmade birthday love!
I used one of the glitter paper packs from Die Cuts With A View and a American Crafts birthday paper pad, to cut all my images. Creating this cover to celebrate my nieces birthday , I used one of the sentiments from last year's kit, that appropriately says "Let's Celebrate". I adhered all my components over a standard A2 size card (4.25x5.50) and finished it off with some colorful Nuvo Crystal drops!
These die sets and kits make it quick and easy to create a card, project or handmade gift that anyone would love. You can add a sentiment, jewels, beads anything to add dimension and pop of color.
To read more about this wonderful kit , please visit the Spellbinders website.

Happy crafting,
Eny Dunn

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Color Throwdown Challenge #497

Hello everyone and welcome to another Card Making share! Inspired by this week's Color Throwdown Challenge colors (coral, teal, green and yellow) I created this card using a beautiful poppy stamp set from Stampendous. This floral stamp set is perfect for layered effects.
I decided to heat emboss some white opaque embossing powder from Ranger Inc, on Canson Mixed Media paper. Once it was cool, I colored the images using Arteza clean brush markers, to create a watercolor effect.
I love being able to get messy, and laying down my colors without worrying about transfer or bleeding. That's why heat embossing works so well. It's a carefree approach to watercoloring that's always a hit!
I allowed my paper to dry, while I cut the "mom" die set from Simon Says Stamp using coral and teal colored cardstock, to continue with the theme of the challenge.
I fussy cut all my images, and used dimensional glue dots to adhere them to my card cover. Added a few Nuvo Crystal Drops and the card is finished!
I love these challenges and they're a great way to push your creativity, try something new and have fun!

Happy crafting
Eny Dunn

Friday, June 8, 2018

Quick and Easy Spring Card|Newton's Nook Stamps

Hello everyone and Happy Friday!

Today's card was inspired by this adorable stamp set from Newton's Nook, that has a fun play on the "April showers, bring May flowers" sentiment.
I wanted to create a colorful background, so I used my cloud border stencil, and distress inks, to add a soft sunrising effect to my cover.
I had in my stash a die set from Peachy Cheap that I acquired a while back, and it has this adorable person holding an umbrella and wearing rain boots. Using the same smooth white cardstock I used for my background, I cut the piece using my Spellbinders Platinum 6 Machine. Added a bit of color to my image my using the same distress inks as my background.
I wanted to add a simple ground where my person could stand on , and I created the look of grass by using three different shades of green of my Copic markers. Using a flick motion along the bottom of my cover.
I stamped my sentiment, and adhered my die cut, added some enamel accents and done!
For the full step by step tutorial and product list, please visit my YouTube Channel.

Happy crafting,
Eny Dunn

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Floral Mandala Thank You Card|Color Burst Watercolor Powders

Hello everyone! I've been a little M.I.A , but I'm back with this card I created, using the Floral Mandala background stamp from Hero Arts. Also wanted to use this opportunity to showcase some of the colors included in the Galaxy Color Burst set, and how to use these watercolor powders.
I began my card by applying some anti-static powder over my Canson Mixed Media paper and then stamped the  Floral Mandala image  with some Versa Mark Clear Ink. I used my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform to make sure I have a crisp, full image.
For my embossed detail, I used Lawn Fawn Rose Gold Embossing powder, and melted it down with my brand new Wagner heat gun. This tool is amazing and worth every penny. It's so quick to melt my embossing powder, and that means less warping of my paper.
Once everything was cool, I was able to use three of the Color Busrt colors in the set; Solar Flare, Jupiter and Terrestrial.
By gently tapping the bottom of my bottles (once they're upside down), I get enough of the powder on my surface to create a colorful background.
While the paper continues to dry, I hear emboss some gold Ranger powder, on some heat resistant acetate. For the sentiment I used the Thank You Letter It stamp set.
Finished both the cover and the base of my card, with a simple sentiment, and it is done!
I absolutely love how this one turned out, and how intricate and delicate it looks.
For the full step by step tutorial and product list, please visit my YouTube Channel.

Happy crafting,
Eny Dunn