Friday, May 26, 2017

Going Green Blog Hop

Hey everyone!  The Blog Hops with Heart are going green this month!  If you came from Shelly's Blog, you are in the right place!  If you saw my last YouTube Video, you already know I picked up new Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks.  I couldn't wait to play with them!  Cracked Pistachio is one of my favorite colors, so I'm using it for my green today.

To make my card, I started by blending out Cracked Pistachio and Broken China on Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock to make the background.  When blending any inks into paper, what I hate most is getting my fingers messing and stained.  Also when I touch the card to hold it in place, I accidentally remove some of the color.  Sometimes I will use a post-it note to hold it in place...but today I couldn't find them anywhere...which led me to a new discovery!  I have no idea why I didn't try this before, it worked perfectly!  I simply flipped my CTMH All-Purpose Mat over, and used the sticky side to hold my paper.  The CTMH All-Purpose Mat is the only craft mat I have found that is sticky on one side.  So, it was great to have the mat hold my paper, and still be able clean up the mess with a quick wipe with a microfiber cloth.

After blending my inks, I like to add splatters to finish the background.  I wipe a bit of ink on the All-Purpose Mat and mix with water to splatter on my card panel.  Then after they dry, I used Lawn Fawn Ocean Wave Border dies to cut my waves out, and popped them up with foam tape to simulate waves.  I colored the images from the MFT Mermazing with Copic marker and cut them out with MFT Mermazing Dies.  (Don't forget to use the code MFT15 to save 15% at Hallmark Scrapbook!)  I then used the Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Rectangle Dies and added Nuvo Crystal Drops to finish my card off.

Copics Marker colors used:

Skin: E50 E51 E53
Hair:  E53 Y32 YR 21 E35 E39
Mermaid top:  V01 V04 V09
Kelp:  V09 V15
Mermaid Tail: BG10 BG11 BG13 BG23 BG49
Rock:   W1 W3 W5
Kelp:  YG97 YG99 G43







I've made a card tutorial of the card on my YouTube channel:








Next on the hop is Becca's Blog!  Thanks so much for joining me!



92 comments:

  1. Could you tell what colors you used on background.

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    1. Hi Pat, I used Cracked Pistachio and Broken China Distress Oxide Inks for this background. ;)

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  2. This is so cute. I want this set so bad. I need to win the lotto for reals. At least do a destash like you so I can clean out and get more new goodies. Haha.

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    1. Thanks so much, Lenae! You have to get it, you would make such cute cards! They have it in stock at Markerpop now, lol! Destashing is the way to go, that is exactly what I do! Haha! I can't handle the clutter, and I'm still a recovering hoarder! Hugs

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  3. Love all your cards. Really cute stamp set by MFT.

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    1. Thanks, Joyce! I love it, too...it was so cute I even paid full price for it! Lol :)

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  4. Absolutely adorable mermaid. Love how you painted the background and used the different techniques. She, the mermaid is so beautifully colored. Love it.

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  5. Such a cute card. I love the new distress oxide inks. I watch your YouTube channel and love the cards you make. My channel is weight watcher chick on simply filling.

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    1. Thanks, Bridget! I love the distress oxide inks, too...I can't believe at first, I didn't think I needed them! Thanks so much! Thanks for visiting my blog, I will be sure and check out your channel.

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  6. This mermaid card is absolutely adorable, tfs.

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  7. Super cute! I don't have any distress oxide inks yet, but they are definitely on my wish list!

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    1. Thanks, Kari! You should pick some up, for your birthday! ;)

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  8. Beautiful card, I like those colors together! Hugs Judy

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  9. Beautiful card, I like those colors together! Hugs Judy

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  10. You did an amazing job, i love this stamp set i must get it. TFS

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    1. Thanks so much, Veronica! I knew I had to have it...Birdie Brown stamps are my favorite from MFT! I hope you get it soon! :)

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  11. Yay for a giveaway that is open for us internationals ! Thanks so much! Love your cards ;)

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    1. Thanks so much, Nilje! Hugs from the USA

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  12. Love love love this card, I need to invest in this stamp set. Thankyou for sharing. Grateful giveaway too x

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    1. Thanks so much! I think this is a great stamp set, I have a dozen different ideas to use this set for! Good luck on the giveaway!

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  13. ...and I thought I did not need another mermaid stamp set! After seeing this I must have it! Silly me! Thank you for sharing and doing a giveaway!

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    1. Haha, me too...so I sold my Lawn Fawn mermaids to get MFT! I love the bigger images, they are more fun to color.

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  14. Thank you Stephanie for sharing your gorgeous cards! I have my fingers, toes (and anything else I can manage) crossed for your giveaway xx
    alilovescardmaking

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    1. You are so welcome! Good luck on the giveaway!

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  16. Love your card. Your videos are inspiring and continue to make me add new stamps to my wish list! Would love to be entered into your giveaway xx Lorraine (1973Lorraine)

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    1. Thanks, Lorraine! Thank you, you guys inspire me too! You are entered, good luck! Hugs

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  17. Wonderful card! And thanks for the info on the CTMH mat...just what I need. Thanks for the chance in your giveaway! Love watching you on youtube.

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    1. Thanks, Diane! I wish I had figured that out sooner, I'd glad it will help you too. You are welcome, I'm so happy to share a giveaway with you guys! Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

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  18. Thank you for the giveaway. Love the card. Great mat by the way.

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    1. You are so welcome, Danielle! Thanks!

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  19. Adorable card! I love the colors and your blending is spot on. I really love how you did the water spatter, as well. It gives the perfect effect! :) Thanks for a chance to win your great giveaway.

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    1. Thank you, Robyn! I love the water splatter, I use it all the time! You are so welcome!

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  20. Beautiful card! The background color is very nice. I need the distress oxides in my life! LOL Thanks for the chance to win your awesome giveaway!:)

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    1. Thanks, Sintang! Yes, you have to pick them up soon! They are awesome!

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  21. Love this darling mermaid card. The colors are lovely and "green".

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  22. Such a cute card. Would love to see a video on it... I have been looking into distress oxides and this makes me want to try them even more. Such pretty colors.

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    1. Thanks, Linda! I made the video and it is on my channel now! I love the distress oxide inks, I hope you can get a couple soon and try them out! They blend like butter! Thanks so much!

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  23. I love your card, the background is gorgeous!

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  24. Hello Stephany , I just love this card . I jumped over from your You Tube video . Please do a video making this card . :)) Thank you Crafty Bean Tina Cappa

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    1. Thanks so much, Tina! Thanks for visiting my blog. I have the tutorial up on my YouTube channel now! I hope you love it! Thanks so much for all of your haul videos and card shares, too!

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  25. Love your card. The coloring is just right. Think I'm going to get this stamp set after all.

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    1. Thanks, Nikki! I think you will love this stamp set, so fun to color!

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  26. The many mandelas set you mentioned also made me think of the ctmh doily stamp. I jusr used it a coupke of weeks ago but I think the mandelas set is easier to cut and layer.

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    1. I loved that CTMH set too, though I sold it a long time ago. I think the Mandalas set will be so much easier to use with the dies.

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  27. I just think your card is adorable. I love that you have showed how you made up that background. SO cute!!! It has been a long time since I have been making cards. I am truly missing my creative side and now that I have been in my new career field for about a year and I really excited to start back on my blog and being creative once again. You really inspire me to get out my stamps and my Copics and just play. Thanks so much. Hugs LisaG

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  28. Love your talents and creativity Thanks for the chance to win those great stamp sets.

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  29. The color combo you used on that card is so pretty!

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  30. This card is really cute would love to see how you made it on YouTube. Thanks for the opportunity to win this giveaway!

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  31. I am amazed at your talent. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  32. I love this card! It's just so pretty. Whomever you decide to give it to, will love it! I would love to see a video on how you made it.

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  33. Simply beautiful!!!! Your very talented!!!! Please enter me in the giveaway!!๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„

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    1. Thanks, Melissa! You were entered! Hugs

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  34. I LOVE this card and hope to see the process video soon!๐Ÿ˜Š-Heather C. Crafts

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    1. Thanks so much, Heather! I hope you liked the video! Hugs

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  35. As always a super cute card! I just ordered the distress oxide inks! �� Yeah!

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    1. Thanks so much, Jess! Yay!!! I think you will LOVE them! Have fun playing!

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  36. you are so talented!! Love the cards you showed! So excited to find your blog and channel!

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    1. Thanks so much, Cati! Thanks so much, comments like yours are why I keep sharing! I'm happy you found some inspiration!

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  37. I love the color combo you went for here!! Blues and greens are my favorite colors ❤ this stamp set from MFT couldn't be any cuter.

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  38. I'm sort of new to ink blending and I still struggle a bit to get an even blend. What is the paper that's best for that technique in your opinion?

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    1. I like Strathmore Bristol smooth cardstock, I think I have it linked above. It blends with regular distress ink and distress oxide inks beautifully! I bet if you try that paper, you won't struggle anymore!

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  39. Very beautiful. I have my first oxide ink from the SSS card kit this month. It went on the paper very smooth (with a cotton ball as I have no blenders yet).. Love the look I got from spraying with water. Hedgehog hollow has an 1 hour long video with TH on his inks. It is awesome if you haven't seen it. he goes over in details usage of the inks.. totally worth the hour. Thanks for sharing your WONDERFUL cards with all of us

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    1. Thanks Francine! Yes, they blend so smoothly! Thanks, I will check that out soon. I really like playing and discovering too! You are so welcome! Thanks for stopping by!

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  40. I love your idea of the craft mat being an extra hand in the creative process. Your card is beautiful!

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    1. Thanks, so much Lalia! I don't know what took me so long to figure that out, lol!

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  41. I just love your card. It is adorable. Thank you for sharing.

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  42. wow that is a seriously gorgeous card - I love the background

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  43. Beautiful card! Your cards are always so sweet.

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  44. Hi Stephanie,
    I just watched my first video of you and it happen to be for your haul and giveaway! I look forward to your videos using the beautiful flower stamps. On the 2 cards you showed, your marker work is really pretty!!! I've got to watch more of your videos. I also subscribed on YouTube and Instagram and for updates on your blog ๐Ÿ˜‹Thank you, I look forward to checking out your other videos!

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  45. The mermaid stamp set is on my wish list and I was so happy to see you make a card with it. All your cards are so sweet! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thanks so much, Rita! Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  46. I've blended with the distress oxides but i really love yours. I'll keep practicing. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thanks! Try it next time with Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock...much easier! I hope that helps! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  47. Beautiful card, love that mermaid!

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  48. Your card is beautiful! I fell in love with this stamp set and created some cards with it.
    I found your YouTube channel thanks to Instagram.
    Thanks for inspiring me and so many other paper crafters!

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and my YouTube channel! Thanks for the sweet comments!

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