Friday, December 7, 2018

Blue Christmas

 
Kortet mitt idag er DT bidrag hos Creative Fingers #155., og det nydelige hovedmotivet er fra vår sponsor LeAnn's World 101. Som alltid har vi et 'Lag-hva-du-vil' tema, og velkommen skal du være :)

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This is the first time I tried the USA version of an A2 card, how weird is that! An A2 is actually HUGE here, bigger than both an A4 and the A3. I think the most similar to their A2 is our A6. So I had to find all the measurements and voila! A lot of the dies I got from American brands have been made specially for their A2's, so I might start making more of them :)
This is the best source I found to explain card sizes at Card-Making-Magic.

My DT card for challenge #155. at Creative Fingers has a beautiful motif from our generous sponsor LeAnn's World 101.
As always Creative Fingers is having an 'Anything goes theme', and you are more than welcome to join with your creations ♥

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https://www.etsy.com/no-en/shop/LeAnnsWorld101

I enter my card in theese fab Challenges
: [Ends on]
LeAnn's World 101. #9. ~ Anything goes [Jan.1st.]
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends #95. ~ Always AG
[Dec.15th.]
Simon Says Stamp Monday ~ B is for (BLUE
!) [Dec.9th.]
Winter Wonderland ~ Anything Christmas goes [Jan.3rd.]  
Card Mania #111. ~ Christmas [Dec.30th.]
Crafty Calendar ch. ~ Dec.: it's Christmas time! [Dec.28th.]
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Scandinavian Challenges: [innen]
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb #166. ~ Rett og slett Jul! [31.desember]
Scrap from your heart #28. ~ Fargelegging! [28.desember]
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inside detail
norwegian text reads: Shooting stars and/or Sparklers fireworks,
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Magic of Christmas, Wishes.
 

Stamps/Images: LeAnn's World 101. 'Raina' digistamp. North Star Stamps 'Hjørnetekster JUL a6' clearstamps.
Papers: I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed) for my motifs. Bazzill cardstock. Papirgleder white cardstock. Hobby & Crafting fun Classic/Silky A4 4601 Silver cardstock.
Embellishments: none.
Tools: I always use my Scor-Pal to score n fold my cards. EK Success® Whale Of A Punch 'Large Circle 1.75'.
Stencils/Embossingfolders: Apple Blossom All Occasion Collection - 6x6 'Christmas Winter Snow' & 'Candy Canes & Bows'. Crafters Companion 6x6 'Vintage Deco'.
Dies: Spellbinders™ Nestabilities 'Labels 18'. Creative Expressions - Sue Wilson Festive Coll. 'Christmas Scene Mini Background dies' & 'Snow Fall Background CED3136.
Essentials/Adhesives: Bonefolder. 3D foam/mosegummi. High-Tack Double Sided Red Tape (Red Liner/Stix2/Miracle tape), and Scor-Pal Sookwang tape. Rangers Glossy accents, stickles.

Techniques/Mediums:  I used misc. Luminarte Twinkling H2o's Shimmering Watercolors, and Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads to watercolor the main image. Wink of Stella brush pen clear silver glitter. Hero Arts inkpad 'Passion flower'.
I used a heatgun tool and blew some Ranger Ink Alcohol solution &  Alcohol Inks onto Yupo paper: Sail boat blue, Flamingo, Patina, Amethyst. Purple foil added to 'sticky bits' of the alcohol ink background, not showing up so well in the photo though.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Vornii the dragon Bookmark


Har lagd en tag / bokmerke i Alice i Eventyrland tema ~ en av mine absolutt favoritt bøker, tydeligvis er det dragen Vornii sin også! ♥ Det var egentlig en Tolkien bok, Hobbiten, men jeg maskerte teksten og skrev inn Alice isteden :)  Prøvde ta bilder for å vise hvor skinnende gull detaljene er, men det må bare forestilles!


I've made a bookmark / tag with a Alice in Wonderland theme, one of my favourite stories, and apparently Vornii the dragon is also a fan! ♥ It was actually the Hobbit by Tolkien he was reading, but I masked the text when stamping, and wrote in Alice instead :) Tried to take photos to show how shiny the gold & yellow details are, but it just have to be imagined!




I enter my card in theese fab Challenges
: [Ends on]
VLVS Blog ~ November; Splash of Color + inspiration photo! [Nov.30th.]
a Vintage Journey ~ Tag Friday!
[Dec.6th.]
as You Like it ~ Rubber or Digi? Rubber
! [Dec.5th.]
Even though digistamps has an advantage of beeing able to print any size you like, nothing beats the crisp images when stamping with rubber,  and the feel of it actually fysically there in you hand ~ oh and the smell of new rubber! You can also use rubbers for a whole bunch of techniques ~ like stamping onto mixe media and into hot embossing powders etc. So, Rubber is absolutely my favourite.. but I do own a gazillion of both kinds! ♥
Crafting from the heart #230. ~ Anything goes  [Dec.1st.]  
QKR Stampede #324. ~ Always Anything Goes [Dec.6th.]
The Corrosive Ch. #11. ~ Anything goes [Dec.2nd.]
Simon Says Wednesday ~ Anything Goes [Dec.4th.]
Pile it on #148. ~ Pets &/or Fav. Way to Color: Watercolor! [Dec.1st.]
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EDIT: I was one of the November winners at VLVS! Thank you ♥
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and here is the back of the tag,
with the white rabbit ~ always late! 


Stamps/Images: Viva Las Vegas Stamps 'Vornii The Bookish' by Brian Kesinger. Also from VLVS rubberstamps 'Writing Circles Background', 'Bubble Wrap Texture' and 'Dictionary Page'. Stempelglede 'Grunge collection' rubberstamp set. Stampers Anonymous ~ Tim Holtz 'Bitty Grunge' rubberstamp set.
Papers: I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed) for my motifs - so my tag base is Canson. Graphic 45 designerpapers - Halloween in Wonderland collection 'tags' & 'borders'.
Embellishments: Panduro Hobby round gold/brown sequins.
Tools: My distress tools from Ranger Ink is always in use ~ Tim Holtz® Mini Ink Round Blending Tool & the Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool and Foams. EK Success® Whale Of A Punch 'Retro Flower Large' & Paper Shapers punches 'Retro Flower' in Medium & Small.
Dies: Sizzix Tim Holtz Bigs 'Tags And Bookplates'.
Essentials/Adhesives: High-Tack Double Sided Red Tape (Red Liner/Stix2/Miracle tape). Hero Arts clear lacquer glue.
Techniques/Mediums:  I used Ranger Ink Tim Holtz Oxides & Distress Ink pads 'Vintage Photo', 'Walnut Stain' & 'Fozzilized Amber' to watercolor and distress image and papers. Hero Arts inkpad 'Fiesta Yellow'. Viva Decor 'Inka Gold' paste medium. Using versamark onyx black, I stamped the dragon on my tag and masked him off - then added layers of more stamping and ink splatters on top. Distress ink sprays 'Vintage photo', and Dyan Reaveley Dylusions ink spray in 'White linen' also from Ranger Ink.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Hello dear Friend ♥

 
Disse kortene er DT bidrag hos Creative Fingers #154., som er sponset av Angelique denne gang. Som alltid har vi et 'Lag-hva-du-vil' tema, og velkommen skal du være ♥

Designteamet fikk bruke fritt av hva vi allerede har av motiver, og jeg har prøvd meg på clean & simple kort ~ men som vanlig endte jeg opp med noe som ikke ligner den stilen, da jeg ikke klarer å bare ha 'bittelitt' mere distress ink og detaljer på kortene ;)

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~ ♥ Hello, my dear friend ♥ ~
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My DT inspiration for Creative Fingers challenge #154. wich is sponsored with a great prize by our Angelique this time. As always it is an 'Anything goes theme', and you are more than welcome to join with your creations :)

The team had free choice to use any motifs we wanted on this challenge, and I have tried to do clean and simple looking cards... but as always I fail big in that I always just need to add that little extra distress ink and a bit more detail ;) Oh how I wish I was able to copy Jennifer McGuire! Her cards always look so cool! ♥

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inside detail of the cards
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there is a definition of friendship text on the inside,
and supercute printed images from Rachelle Anne Miller :) 

I enter my cards in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on] (last checked 7/12)
The Creative Crafters #9. ~ Anything goes [Nov.8th.]
Crafty Creations #377. ~ Always Anything Goes
[Nov.13th.]
WordArt Wednesdays wk.#358-359. ~
Anything Goes [Nov.6th.]
Lemon Shortbread #79. ~ Anything goes [Nov.4th.] 
A Bit More Time to Craft #79. ~ Always Anything Goes [Nov.14th.]
Crafts Galore Encore #57. ~ November: Always AG [Nov.30th.]
Creatalicious Ch. #150. ~ AG opt. wet or dry embossing! [Nov.14th.]
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EDIT: I won at A bit more time to craft, thank you :)  

Scandinavian Challenges: [innen]
Scrappegarasjen #49. ~ Embossing! [10. november.]

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back detail of the cards

Stamps/Images: Hunkydory Crafts - Kaleidoscopes stamps 'Perfect Petals FTLS147' & 'Lavish Leaves FTLS149' CS sets. Norsk Stempelblad Ett trykk 'CS A04 Venn' (friend clearstamp set). Kort & Godt CS 'M-188' (friendship definition). Basic Grey Gamma Series limited Ed. Stamp Kit sta-1842 (owl, love swirls, & hello retired cs mini sets). Hero Arts Clear Design stamp set 'Live Simple'.
The images inside are printed onto semi-glossy photopaper from the Crafters Companion 'Rachelle Anne Miller Papercrafting CD-ROM'.
Papers: misc. Bazzill cardstocks. Plain white cardstock. Panduro Hobby 12x12 paperpad 'Circus', and 'A4 papir Konfirmasjon Rosa'.
Embellishments: Ribbon. Washi.
Tools: I always use my Scor-Pal to score n fold my cards. My distress tools from Ranger Ink is always in use ~ Tim Holtz® Mini Ink Round Blending Tool & the Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool and Foams. EK Success® Whale Of A Punch 'Large Circle 1.75'.
Stencils/Embossingfolders: A Colorful Life stencil 'Delicate Doily 6x6'.
Dies: QuicKutz (new branded as LifeStyle crafts/WRMK) 'Magnolia' Grand Alphabet CookieCutter dies. Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson 'Frames and Tags Collection - Sophia CED4346'. Joanna Sheen Signature Dies 'Abigail Detail Corner SD446'. Crafts Too Presscut 'Circle Nesting Dies PCD46'.
Essentials/Adhesives: Bonefolder. Double sided tape. High-Tack Double Sided Red Tape (Red Liner/Stix2/Miracle tape). Crafts Too - Sponge Daubers.


Techniques/Mediums:  I used misc. Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads, markers & crayons to color & distress image and papers. To heat emboss I used a Versamark inkpad, a heat gun tool & Hero Arts fine detail black embossingpowder. It's maybe difficult to see in the other photos, but there is a lot of shine on the cards, using some Cosmic Shimmer mica powder in a water spray bottle. 

Oh, and see the stray black dots? I forgot to use my anti-static tool before embossing! Darnit! One should always do that, especially with dark or black embossing powder ;)

Friday, October 26, 2018

Gilded Autumn greetings


 
Jeg er veldig glad i å bruke bladgull, men oi oi.. som de flyr rundtomkring og setter seg fast på absolutt alt! For all del ~ IKKE vær forkjølt når du holder på med bladgull.. ETT lite nys og halve eska med bladgull fløy sin vei... ;) 

Har lagd et høstlig kort med en nydelig bakgrunnsdie jeg nylig fikk i posten. Måtte jo bare prøves så snart som mulig ♥ Og alle de flotte blomster stemplene (kinesisk lykt/japanlykt/jødekirsebær ~ Physalis alkekengi wikipedia artikkel) også inni og bakpå kortet, er fra Septembers Hero Arts kit.  

Om du lurer på hvor det blir av bloggcandyen jeg har lovet en stund nå, så er den snart her! Tar bare litt lengre tid enn jeg antok å gå gjennom allt scrappestæsjet mitt, men litt uti november regner jeg med å ha pakket ut og sortert meg noenlunde ferdig ~ og det blir enda mere flott oppi bloggcandyen :)



I am very fond of using gilding flakes, but they sure are messy! They fly all over the place and get stuck to EVERYTHING.. A good tip for ya: Do not, and I repeat: DO NOT be sick with the flu or sore throat when using your gilding flakes.. ONE little sneeze and half the box of flakes went up in the air, and landed all over me and the table! LOL ;) 

I've made an autumn themed card with the gorgeous background die I got in the mail recently, had to try it out as soon as possible, and it looks awesome when cut out ♥ And all the lovely flower stamps that I used, are called Chinese Lanterns or Japanese Lanterns, as well as Hozuki and the latin plant name Physalis alkekengi ~ see Wikipedia ~ and they were part of the September My Monthly Hero Arts kit.


Aaand if you're wondering where the blogcandy is at, that I promised for a while now, it is soon here! It's just taking a bit longer than I thought to go through all my crafty stash (too much stuff!), but I reccon that a week into november ++ I will have it all unpacked and somewhat sorted. And more things to put into the blogcandy is always a good thing right? :)
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http://www.ablognamedhero.com/2018/10/challenge-color-palette/

I enter my card in theese fab Challenges
: [Ends on]
A Blog Named Hero ~ Oct.: Color palette/Fall & Leaf theme [November 10th.]
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #92. ~ Always Anything goes
[November 3rd.] 
QKR Stampede #319. ~ Always Anything goes [Oct. 31st.] 
Brown Sugar #283. ~ October theme (Halloween or Autumn) [Oct. 31st.]

EDIT: I got in QKR's Top 5 Pick! Thank you ♥

Scandinavian Challenges: [innen]
Scrappelyst ~ Oktober: Høst! [31. Oktober.]
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inside detail
"Autumn is the second spring of the year,
where all the leafs are flowers." 


Stamps/Images: Hero Arts MMH September 2018 kit stamps. North Star Stamps clearstamp sets 'Store gode tekster' & 'Ord på veien 2'.
Papers: I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed) for my motifs. Creotime cardmaking white cardblanks 15x15cm. Plain white cardstock. Nille Memories kraft Designerpapers. Kremmerhuset? 'On the road' note journaling bookpages.
Embellishments: none needed :)
Tools: My distress tools from Ranger Ink is always in use ~ Tim Holtz® Mini Ink Round Blending Tool & the Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool and Foams.
Dies: Hero arts MMH September 2018 kit co-ordinating dies. Apple Blossom All Occasion Collection 'Christmas Wintry Additions' die set. Card Making Magic Die Set 'Quatrefoil Trellis' 6x6 by Christina Griffiths.
Essentials/Adhesives: Bonefolder. Gluedots. Double sided tape. 3D foam pop up dots from Nille. Hero Arts clear lacquer glue.
Wink of Stella glitter brush pen 'clear'.
I used super strong adhesive tape Scor-Pal 'Scor-Tape Double Sided Adhesive Sookwang 5inch x 27yd' behind the background die, and Indigoblu 'Megaflake Chocolate Box' gilding flakes.


Techniques/Mediums: I used misc. Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads & markers to color, watercolor and distress images and papers. To heat emboss I used a Versamark inkpad, a heat gun tool & Panduro Hobby 'kobbar' copper embossingpowder. I doodled with a fine line micron black felt tip marker, and shaded with an Faber-Castell Pitt artist 'nougat' big brush pen. Prima Ingvild Bolme 'teak wall' chalk inkpad.

Monday, October 8, 2018

...but first Coffee!


Kjempekjapt kort til meg å være idag! Har ikke sovet inatt. Migrene igjen.. Så jeg satt litt på scrapperommet mitt og lagde et kaffe-kort etter skissen til Josmary i Hero Art kit fans gruppa på facebook. Er du fan av Hero Arts klubb kits'ene, så er du hjertelig velkommen til å bli med! Bare å legge deg til i gruppa, så vil en moderator godkjenne deg :)



A quickie card for me this morning, rarely make such fast creations, but had a rough night with no sleep due to migraines... And needed to relax my mind a bit, so thought I'd make a card for Josmarys sketch challenge for World Cardmaking day over at Hero Arts Kit fanatics Facebook group.
 

If you are a fan of the My Monthly Hero Arts kits, please join us! We share our love for theese fabulous stamps, have fun guessing what the next kit will be.. share our creations, and chat! You just ask to join and then a moderator will add you :) I made us a button so just click that to go to the group!
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https://www.facebook.com/groups/294053571095572/

I enter my card in theese fab Challenges
: [Ends on]
Hero Arts Kit Fanatics ~ FB group World Cardmaking Day ch.! [Oct.7th.]
Simon Says Stamp blog ~
World Card Making Day makes! [Oct.13th.]
A Blog named Hero! ~ HeroArts: Monochromatic! [Oct.10th.]
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Scandinavian Challenges: [innen]
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb #164. ~ Alt er lov! [31. oktober.]
Scrap from your Heart #26. ~ Bruk dies [28. oktober.]
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(sorry, my photos are a little weird as I haven't set up a good area for taking photos yet in my new scraproom - so askew! Need better lighting too it seems!).


 
EDIT: I have added some Hero Arts lacquer clear glue on some details after blogging this card ~ but wanted to show how just a little extra shine makes such a big difference in a card! ♥
 

Stamps/Images: Hero Arts 'Woodgrain Bold prints Background' clingstamp by Lia Griffith. MMH August 2018 Coffee kit stamps & dies.
Papers: I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed) for my motifs. From the mentioned Coffee HA kit, a tea or coffeestained (?) textured paper. Creotime cardmaking kraft A6 cardblanks & C6 envelopes. Unknown, possibly Panduro, roll of  oldfashioned pictures kraft paper. Plain white cardstock. Scrap of corrugated kraft paper. The clock element is cut out of a Prima Marketing inc. 'Emperor' designerpaper from the Printery collection.
Embellishments: none!
Tools: My distress tools from Ranger Ink is always in use ~ Tim Holtz® Mini Ink Round Blending Tool & the Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool and Foams. EK Success® Whale Of A Punch 'Large Circle 1.75'. Marvy Uchida 'Corner Punch'.
Dies: MMH August 2018 Coffee kit stamps & co-ordinating dies. Spellbinders™ Nestabilities 'Deckled Edge Classic Ovals Large'.
Essentials/Adhesives: Bonefolder. Gluedots. Double sided tape. 3D foam/fun-foam (mosegummi). High-Tack Double Sided Red Power Tape. Hero Arts lacquer glue pen.
Techniques/Mediums:  I used Tim Holtz Oxides ink pads 'Walnut stain' & 'Vintage photo', and the 'Vintage photo' regular Distress Ink pad to watercolor and distress image and papers. Splattered some of the inks with a brush onto the card.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Starfish Mermaid 🧜

 
Med vintern rett runt hjørnet, så har jeg lagd et kort med tanke på varmere dager... ♥ Hadde litt idétørke etter å ha malt dette motivet, og det hjalp ikke akkurat at jeg ikke vet helt hvorhen jeg har alt jeg vanligvis bruker på scrapperommet.. men så fant jeg det perfekte papiret fra Prima, med sandstrand bakgrunn!
Har nok enda litt igjen å organisere før jeg viser frem flere bilder av det nye scrapperommet... Husk på å sjekke innom her i bloggen om et par tre ukers tid ~ da blir det en ordntlig flott bloggcandy med ting og tang jeg putter i gi-bort-esken min :)

Kortet mitt er DT bidrag hos Creative Fingers #153., og den nydelige havfruen er et digistempel fra vår flotte sponsor LeAnn's World 101.
Som alltid har vi et 'Lag-hva-du-vil' tema, og velkommen skal du være :)



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With snow up on the mountaintops and the winter and colder weather coming very soon.. (too soon) I have made a card, dreaming of warmer days ♥ However, I felt a bit lost after painting this gorgeous mermaid motif.. had no idea what to do with it, and it didn't help that my new scraproom still has a major need of organizing. Soooo much stuff still in boxes! I'm quickly running out of space on the walls for new shelves.. I thought to just put her on a white background with a few ink splashes behind her, and call it done.
 But ofcourse that would not do, so a few hours later (yes I have that much papers) I found the perfect really old Prima designerpaper in my stash ~ beach and sand background! I even had two of the same paper, so I didn't feel bad for using the whole paper, wich I tend do to (=hundreds n hundreds of papers) because I cannot bare simply 'using' them up... does this sound familiar to you? Scrappers-hoarding-anonymous next! LoL ;)


My card is a DT-creation for challenge #153. at Creative Fingers sponsored by the LeAnn's World 101. and her wonderful digistamps ♥
As always we're having an 'Anything goes theme', and you are more than welcome to join with your creations :)

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https://www.etsy.com/shop/LeAnnsWorld101
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Remember to check in here in a two-three weeks time, then I'll have filled up my 'stuff-to-give-away-box' and there will be an awesome blogcandy! I'm finding I have quite numerous duplicates, and I have found alot of neat stuff I have gotten as gifts that are really not my style, so hoping that someone else will find it just perfect for their taste. Might be some well-loved used things as well, perhaps in a seperate lot for the ones that don't mind that it isn't brand new.. ♥
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I enter my 🧜 card in theese fab Challenges
: [Ends on]
LeAnn's World 101. #7. ~ Anything goes [Oct.31st.]
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #90. ~ Anything goes
[Oct.5th.]
Cute Card Thursday #550. ~
Anything goes [Oct.10th.]
Crafts Galore Encore #56. ~ Anything goes [Oct.30th.]  
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper ch. ~ October AG! [Oct.31st.]
4 Crafty Chicks #423. ~ AG/Something Old is Someth. New! (prima)[Oct.10th.]
Creative Knockouts #266. ~ Lots of layers! [Oct.10th.]
Happy Little Stampers ~ October Watercolor w.twist Gold! (stickles)[Oct.31st.]
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inside detail


Stamps/Images: LeAnn's World 101. digistamp 'Vivian'. Various stamps from the Hero Arts MMH May 2017 Mermaid kit, and MMH June 2018 Sea and Sky kit.
Papers: I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed) for my motifs. Bazzill cardstock. Plain white cardstock. Prima Marketing inc. - Celebrate! w. Jack & Jill coll. 'Lazy days' designerpaper. FancyPants desin 'All Fall' 8x8 paperpad.
Embellishments: Glitter sticker gems from Hero Arts MMH December 2017 Arabian Nights kit, and also the ribbon came wrapped around one of my kits, don't remember wich. Prima - say it in crystals 'Garden fable'(with iridescent scales).
Tools: I always use my Scor-Pal to score n fold my cards. My distress tools from Ranger Ink is always in use ~ Tim Holtz® Mini Ink Round Blending Tool & the Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool and Foams. EK Success® Whale Of A Punch 'Large Circle 1.75'. Martha Stewart 'Flourish Edge Punch'. Prima Marketing inc. ComfortCraft Distressing Tool by Ingvild Bolme.

Dies: none on this card, very unusual of me!
Essentials/Adhesives: Bonefolder. Double Sided plus High-Tack Red Tape(Power tape). Rangers Glossy accents, misc. Ranger stickles. Uniball white Signo pen.

Techniques/Mediums:  I used misc. Luminarte Twinkling H2o's Shimmering Watercolors, and Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads, Oxide inks, & markers to watercolor and distress image and papers. Plus Prima Ingvild B. 'tak wall' chalk ink, and I also roughed up/sanded edges with the Prima distessing tool. To heat emboss I used a Versamark inkpad, a heat gun tool & the pretty 'Sand embossingpowder' from the Sea and Sky Hero Arts kit from June. I really made a mess smudging the 'O' in the word Hello, so I put a gem there to cover it up.