Wednesday, January 3, 2018

A Magical Day

Today is the first day of the new Occasions Catalog, AND the beginning of Sale-a-Bration, so it's a big day!

This year, for Sale-a-Bration, they've changed it up and increased the freebie potential a LOT. As always, you can earn a free stamp set for every $50 order, but this year, there are additional items, like this awesome set of dies - that you can earn for every $100 order. I have also opened this month's host code - 9YXHJ4VR, and every person who places an order using this host code in January will receive a host goodie from me!

The starter bundle offer for SAB is great too - you can add two stamp sets (worth up to $101!) to the bundle, in addition to the free $25 & free shipping, and you can customize the entire thing. The starter bundle is no strings attached - you do not have to hold events, sell anything - nothing. Your $99 just buys you a discount for six months if you purchase it in January. All you are obligated to do is open that box of the $225 worth of spring awesomeness and play with it. :). If you like that deal, get your bundle here. For however long you are active, you'll have access to my private Facebook group with challenges, Facebook live projects every Sunday and the opportunity to attend my team retreats.

That space between an old year and a new one is a magical space, so I thought I'd make a magical card today!

I think everyone's favorite new bundle is the Magical Day bundle. Who doesn't love a dragon and little wizards? Crazy people, that's who.

One of the most fabulous things in the new Occasions catalog is BRUSHO. If you've been reading my blog for a while, you know I love this product. Of all the powdered watercolor, it is the most economical per ounce, and doesn't poof into the air - it has a heavier crystalline texture than some. I am not into breathing in my art supplies. :) When I first bought Brusho - I split it with a friend and made it even more economical. The thing about Brusho is that a tiny amount goes a really long way - so even if you split the bottles with a friend, you can use it for years. It is an artist-grade watercolor, so it is not the cheapest watercolor powder, but it's the best. Here is my playlist with powdered watercolor techniques. You can also click the Brusho keyword on the right side of my blog to see other cards with Brusho that do not have videos. I also have a video of today's card below.
Magical Day card with dragon - Stampin' Up! by Understand Blue
Magical Day Clear-Mount Stamp Set by...
[ SUP ]
Myths & Magic Specialty Designer...
[ SUP ]
Magical Mates Framelits Dies by...
[ SUP ]
Brusho Crystal Colour by Stampin' Up!
[ SUP ]
Brother Scan n Cut Cutting Machine CM...
[ AMZUS ]
Amazon.com: Brother ScanNCut Online...
[ AMZUS ]
7-Well Flower Palette - BLICK art...
[ BLIC ]
Silver Brush - Black Velvet, Round #2
[ BLIC ]
Silver Brush Black Velvet Series...
[ AMZUS ]
Brutus Monroe ALABASTER Ultra Fine...
[ SSS ]
Versamark Pad (102283)
[ SUP ]
Fabriano Artistico 140 lb. Cold Press...
[ AMZUS ]
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock by...
[ SUP ]
Whisper White Cardstock - Thick
[ SUP ]
Absorber - Synthetic Cleaning Cloth
[ AMZUS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSW | SSS | SBC ]
Stewart Superior Memories India Ink...
[ AMZUS ]
Embossing Buddy by Stampin' Up!
[ SUP ]
Heat Tool (Us And Canada) by Stampin'...
[ SUP ]

Isn't he adorable?? He looks extremely friendly too, as dragons go. But wait until you see the matching paper for this suite - Myths & Magic. I put one of the sheets into my ScanNCut and cut out a whole pile of little dragons and knights and castles that I can use for quick birthday cards. This paper is fun because it's got sections on each character that are glittery.

Magical Day Designer Series paper with ScanNCut by Understand Blue


Just FYI, if you're thinking about the ScanNCut - the way I cut those out was to scan the sheet in, and then log into the Canvas software (your SNC does not have to be connected to your computer, which is the best reason to own one), removed the little background elements from the cut file so that it would JUST cut those shapes and then sent that file back to the SNC wirelessly. To do this, when you buy your ScanNCut, you need to purchase an activation card for the Brother Online service. Then you just connect to your wifi and you can access all those files from the cloud on your machine. To me, this is essential for cutting images out of Designer Series Paper, because the partial shapes and tiny background elements have to be removed. For just stamping and cutting, you don't need the wireless option, but I highly recommend it for all other cutting. I wasn't aware that the card didn't come with the machine, so I thought I'd pass that along.

So without further ado, here's the video for this little guy, with some tips on color mixing.



I hope YOU have a magical day!

Loveyameanitbye.

7 comments:

  1. I see a stamp set and think it is fine. Then I see what you do with it and I think "Wowza!" That is what makes you such a great artist. You give me inspiration every single day. Thank you.

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  2. You made magic with this magical card! I love it!

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  3. GAH! So stinkin' cute! I love it! I have already made a couple of cards with this set but they are all pretty "stock" type. Love your background. I think I am still too heavy handed with my brusho - everything looks like I applied it with a palette knife. Very saturated but not very ethereal. Still need to play more. Thanks for sharing your wonderfully creative ideas! Big hugs :)

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  4. I've never used a host code, do you have a page that explains more about it? Love the dragon, He looks like he just spotted his next challenge.

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    1. Hi Linda! Sure - you just go to my store to place an order. Add your first item to your bag. Then click view bag. Bottom right there will be a space to enter the code! That's it - just keep shopping and finalize your order!

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  5. That truly is a magical card !
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  6. This is amazing. You are amazing. Love it! <3

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