“Hootiful” Cards with Heffy Doodle Owls (Blog Hop & Giveaway)

Hi there and welcome!

Today I am very excited to be part of the Heffy Doodle Blog Hop celebrating their new, 5th release!

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I made two cards with the super cute owls from the “Hootiful” stamp set and also used their new double (inside and outside the cutting line) stitched rectangle dies to create sort of a window frame for my basic scenes.

The rectangle dies from Heffy Doodle that I am using are also in EU size! The largest cut stitched rectangle fully covers an A6 (EU standard size) card front. Therefore it measures approximately 10,5 x 14,8 cm. I have not seen a rectangle die like this before, very useful for us European crafters! ๐Ÿ˜€

MY “HOOTIFUL” BIRTHDAY CARD

For my first card I used the UnbeLEAFable stencil together with some acrylic paste and Distress Ink for the background as well as the Happy die for my sentiment. The owls are stamped, colored with Copics and die cut with the coordinating dies.

Hootiful Birthday Card Heffy Doodle

SECOND CARD: OWLS & LUCKY STARS

For my second card I used the new Starfall stencil over dark blue cardstock. Then I added the moon and some extra stars from the Hootiful stamp set and heat embossed them in gold. The moon and heart are also filled with a hint of glitter from a Wink Of Stella pen. I used a bit of masking paper to place two owls next to each other on the branch making it look as if one is hugging the other (at least that’s what I was going for lol). Then I fussy cut around the masked images with my Cutter Bee scissors.

Owls and Stars Card Heffy Doodle 1Owls and Stars Card Heffy Doodle 2

GIVEAWAY, COUPON CODE & A PROMOTION!

No celebration without a giveaway, right? ๐Ÿ˜‰ There is a ยฃ50 voucher to the Heffy Doodle Store up for grabs. You just have to leave a comment on each stop of the hop.Comments will close on October 31st, and winners will be announced on November 1st on the Heffy Doodle Blog.

But there is MORE! We know that not everyone can win, so we have an exclusive coupon for the blog hop readers. It will give 15% discount to the store. Code expires 28th October, and is only valid in Heffy Doodle products (not valid for vouchers or items in the Craft Essentials category).

The coupon is: ย 58YbSx3L

AND if you decide to order right away you can also take advantage of a promo that is going on over on the Heffy Doodle store. Orders over ยฃ30 (before shipping fees and after any discounts are applied) will automatically get a FREE exclusive Dinky Dinos stamp set! Those who spend over ยฃ45 will get the matching dies as well.

Heffy Doodle Stamp Promo Oct 2018

BLOG HOP LIST:


So, which one of my cards using the same design do you like best? I would love to hear from you in the comments. ๐Ÿ™‚

Have an amazing day! โ™ฅ

Rosali

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USED SUPPLIES BOTH CARDS:

Stamps, dies and stencils:

Heffy Doodle – Hootiful Stamp Set + Die set
Heffy Doofle – Happy Die
Heffy Doodle – Metric Stitched Rectangles Dies (EU Size)
Heffy Doodle – Starfall Stencil
Heffy Doodle – UnbeLEAFable Stencil

Paper:

Color Copy – 300 g Copy Paper
Dark Blue Cardstock
Black Cardstock

Other supplies:

Ranger / Tim Holtz – Distress Ink (Cracked Pistachio)
Transparent Acrylic Paste
White Pigment Ink
WOW – Glow In The Dark Embossing Powder
WOW – Rich Gold Embossing Powder
WOW – Bright White Embossing Powder
Copic Markers
White Gel Pen
Wink Of Stella Glitter Pen (Clear)

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MFT Stamps – CAS Card (Card Design Superstar 2018)

Hi guys!

I bet you already heard that My Favorite Things are having another Card Design Superstar Contest! I couldn’t pass on the opportunity and this is my first card this year – for the Clean & Simple Genius category! ๐Ÿ™‚

Right now, I am into CAS card designs. I really admire cards who show a striking scene or tell a story with minimal elements. Some might say it’s just quick cardmaking but believe me, it’s not that easy to come up with a stunning design when you limit yourself to minimal layers and embellishments. At least that’s how I feel! But I like to challenge myself after making cards for about 4 years now!! ๐Ÿ˜€

THIS IS THE CAS CARD DESIGN I CAME UP WITH:

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I used MFT Stamps’ Radiating Rays stencil, masking paper and Distress Inks to create the background. I colored the parrot from “Party Like A Pirate” with my favorite method – two step coloring first with Copics and secondly with colored pencils on top. To round off my little scene I also added two bird silhouettes, die cut with the “Party Like A Pirate” Die-namics from black cardstock.

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CAS CARD DESIGN TIPPS

There are several different interpretations of what makes a card “clean and simple” – some are more strict than others. I tried to stick with these guidelines when making my CAS card:

  • Minimal layers: I only used two layers. The bird silhouettes are glued on flat and the parrot and sentiment banner are poped up with foam tape.
  • Single focal point: My parrot / sunrise scene is the only focal point on the card.
  • Visual triangle: I almost always arrange card elements in some sort of a visual triangle. I just find it pleasing to the eye. ๐Ÿ™‚ Here it’s the the parrot / banner and two black birds that form a small triangle.
  • Contrasting colors: While my background colors are in the same color range as the popped-up parrot I used colors that are further apart on the color wheel for areas that are in front of each other. I used blue for the parrot’s head which is in front of the yellow, orange and red sun and red for the parrot’s belly which is in front of the teal part of the background. That way, the parrot stands out from the background a bit. And last not least:
  • White space: I didn’t use any embellishments and left big parts of my card just in blank (white) space.

See you soon and don’t forget – you’re grrreat! ๐Ÿ˜€

Have an amazing day! โ™ฅ

Rosali

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Challenge links:

https://www.mftstamps.com/blog/2018-card-design-superstar/
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com/2018/09/challenge-309-clean-and-simple.html
http://craftstamper.blogspot.com/2018/09/take-it-make-it-challenge-september.html


USED SUPPLIES CAS CARD:

Stamps, dies & stencils:

My Favorite Things โ€“ Party Like A Pirate Stamps & Die-namics (by Birdie Brown)
My Favorite Things โ€“ Stitched Sentiment Strips Die-namics
My Favorite Things โ€“ Radiating Rays Stencil

Other supplies:

White Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Distress Inks
Masking Paper
Scotch โ€“ Foam Mounting Tape
Copic Markers
Colored Pencils
Versafine Ink
Clear Embossing Powder

Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel: Rawr!

Hello!

Today I have a Reveal Wheel card tutorial for you over on The Foiled Fox’s blog! Seriously, these cards are so much fun and also easy to make! I see myself using this set a lot in the future. ๐Ÿ™‚

My card also features the cute dinosaur from Lawn Fawn’s Rawr stamp set as well as stenciling and a grassy hills that I die cut from patterned paper.

HERE’S A LOOK AT MY “RAWR” REVEAL WHEEL CARD:

Reveal Wheel Lawn Fawn Rawr 1

Reveal Wheel Lawn Fawn Rawr 2

My guest post with all supplies and a tutorial is up on The Foiled Fox’s blog today!

Have an amazing day! โ™ฅ

Rosali

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USED SUPPLIES:

Lawn Fawn – Rawr Stamps & Dies
Lawn Fawn – Reveal Wheel Die Set
Lawn Fawn – Meadow Borders

Neenah Solar White (Classic Crest) – 110 lb and 80 lb
Lawn Fawn – Really Rainbow Petite Paper Pad (6×6)

Ranger / Tim Holtz – Distress Oxide Inks
Lawn Fawn – Jet Black Ink

Watercolor Pencils