Friday, April 17, 2020

The One with the #spreadjoynotgerms Blog Hop

Distress ink castle princess Heffy doodle ranger Simon says stamp cinderella have a magical birthday card greeting circle stamping card making die cutting sparkle Koren Wiskman


Hello everyone and welcome to the #spreadjoynotgerms Blog Hop! A number of fabulous companies have banded together to inspire us to spread joy with our crafting. I want to thank the wonderful ladies Catherine Pooler Designs and Alexandra Stapleton-Smith for organizing this hop for us. This hop is HUGE so if you get lost along the way visit The Hedgehog Hollow for a complete list of participants and more information. 

There are tons of prizes to be won, thanks to all of our wonderful sponsors. To win, just comment along the blog hop to enter. You do not have to comment on every blog to win but the more you comment, the greater your chances are of winning. So- comment!!!! The deadline to enter for prizes is April 24. Winners will be announced on Monday, April 27 on Catherine and Alexandra’s blogs.

Today I’m using Heffy Doodle’s Happily Ever Crafter Stamp and a few other goodies to create a magical Birthday card. If you want to know more, just keep reading. 

Background: 
The background was created using a piece of Neenah 110 lb. Solar White Classic Crest cardstock cut to 3 1/2 by 4 3/4. 

I wasn’t exactly sure how I wanted to pull off the card idea that I had when I started, so I began playing with the products and settled on the Heffy Doodle Circle Masquerade Stencil to create a sky in my background in the shape of a circle. I later decided to add another layer to the card which really made this step unnecessary, but I did it, so I’m explaining it. You can see at the top of the circle aperture in the finished photos of the card that you can see that the background stops. This could have been avoided if I had not used the stencil. 

Distress ink castle princess Heffy doodle ranger Simon says stamp cinderella have a magical birthday card greeting circle stamping card making die cutting sparkle Koren Wiskman

With the stencil in place, I used several Distress Oxide inks to ink blend some color on the paper. I used an ink blending tool from Simon Says Stamp to apply my color. I used one tool for all of the colors blended on, which were Weathered Wood, Stormy Sky, Salty Ocean, and Blueprint Sketch. I started with the lightest colors in the palette, blending them on first before adding a little something extra in background. I cut a mask of a castle using the die from the Happily Ever Crafter coordinating die set, and cut it from Avery Reposistionable label sheet. I added the mask to position the castle to appear to be off in the distance behind my focal images. Masking the castle after adding some of the highest colors allows it to appear to be a haze off in the distance. If you add the mask right away, your castle will be stark white and the effect will be lost. You could also do this by adding the mask first but after taking it off reapplying some of the lightest colors of ink to color the castle. 

Once the castle mask was added I then moved onto some of the darker colors in the blue palette that I chose, building up the color until I felt that it was the color and look I was happy with. I then removed the castle mask and placed the entire piece into my splat box. 

I wanted the background to look magical and to me the equals shimmer. I applied several layers of shimmer spritz from three different products all linked below. You do not need to use this much, I have an addiction to shimmer spray. But it looks fabulous. 

Distress ink castle princess Heffy doodle ranger Simon says stamp cinderella have a magical birthday card greeting circle stamping card making die cutting sparkle Koren Wiskman

While the ink blended piece was drying I cut another piece of Neenah to the same dimensions. This time I took the Heffy Doodle Imperial Stitched Circle dies and picked one that aligned with the size of aperture I wanted the card to have. I cut the circle from the same spot that I lined up my stencil to allow it to line up better in the end. This piece will be popped up onto the ink blended panel using foam tape. 

I then cut several of the greenery pieces from the Heffy Doodle Blooming Marvelous stamp set. I stamped them with Distress Oxide ink in Peeled Paint onto Papertrey Ink’s Simply Chartruse Cardstock and used their coordinating dies to cut them out. I used liquid adhesive to adhere some of the vines flat to the background while using glue dots on other to stick them to the popped up panel. This gives them a little more dimension. 

Images:
The images from the Heffy Doodle Happily Ever Crafter stamp set were stamped using Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink and colored with my Copic Alcohol Markers. I have a Copic Color Map to list all the markers I used. I also used my Goldfaber 273 Colored Pencil to add a little shading. The sparkles on the dress were added using Gelly Roll White Gel Pen in size 05.  I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and to take it a step further, I used an exacto knife to cut out the heart shaped doors in the pumpkin carriage.  If you notice that my princess is sporting a headband that is not part of the original design, that is because I drew it in. First I made some marks with my pencil before added permanent lines with a Copic Multiliner 0.3. The images were popped up using foam tape. 

Distress ink castle princess Heffy doodle ranger Simon says stamp cinderella have a magical birthday card greeting circle stamping card making die cutting sparkle Koren Wiskman


Sentiment:
The sub sentiments “have a” and “birthday” were stamped using Versafine Clair Nocturne ink. I used the Heffy Doodle “magical” Heffy cuts word die to finish it off. I cut it four times and layered them together using liquid adhesive. I didn’t notice that it was a bit off until I saw a giant version of the card photo being edited on my computer screen. Oh well. It still looks great to me. 

I added the completed panel to a Simon Says Stamp Fog card base cut to size A2 and scored in a top folding portrait orientation. 

I hope that I’ve inspired you to share a little joy today. Don’t forget to comment for your chance to win one of the several giveaways donated by our generous sponsors. 

Next in the hop is …. Ingrid Blackburn (CLICK HERE!)

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today, 

Koren 



121 comments:

  1. As always Koren this is AMAZING... super gorgeous card, I love it!!

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  2. CUTE card Koren! Love the coloring detail. :)

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  3. Perfect birthday card for a princess! 👑

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  4. I love the colors of this card--it does put a smile on my face! Thanks for participating!

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  5. Beautiful card! Love how you framed Cinderella!

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  6. I seriously love all of the elements of this card! That background with the soft castle is perfection!

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  7. So magical card - love love -- you do nice art work! TFS

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  8. Cute, thanks for thinking of us and sharing.

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  9. Cute card! Missed seeing one of your cute videos!

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  10. whatta magical card... its so cute and beautiful and pretty and I love it

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  11. I love everything about this card!

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  12. What a beautiful princess!! I love your card.

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  13. Absolutely adorable! I love your layout and those cute images!

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  14. Love your cards and look forward to your videos!! This one is adorable! TFS

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  15. How adorable!! Your card is super cute and you've colored in the image beautifully! Love the scene you've made for her! TFS!

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  16. Oh so precious! perfect for any little princess' bday.

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  17. Wow, so much work but totally worth it! This card is amazing!

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  18. This is amazing. Super creative

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  19. I LOVE HER! She is stunning! What a darling card!

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  20. Great idea! This is so awesome to do! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. So sweet ! I love that adorable little Cinderella, and your coloring is marvelous!

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  22. Adorable card! I love the hint of the castle in the background!

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  23. Such a sweet birthday card! Thank you for helping to spread joy!

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  24. This is so lovely, great depth and color. Adorable image, who wouldn't melt when this arrives in the mail!

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  25. I love this fabulous Cinderella creation!! How beautiful!!

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  26. Absolutely beautiful and magical! Love this!

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  27. Such a gorgeous card! I love the design!!!

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  28. what no comments to this wonderful cute card!?... I am always have a smile in my face if I look your videos... you are so fun, entertainer, singer (mostly in the car) and I love how you play with all the crafty stuff...
    I love the design and your coloring. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

    Hugs
    Ute
    DT Whimsy Stamps

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  29. Love your sweet magical card. Love how the greenery is hanging down. Love It!

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  30. Gorgeous card, super cute!.. ..Thanks for sharing x

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  31. Really cute. I like the vines coming out...

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  32. Thank you for participating in this fun blog hop, and for sharing the joy with all of us!

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  33. she is just so small and cute! Love the card - it's just perfect!

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  34. Fantastic cards!



    Cheryl
    http://shestamps.blogspot.com/

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  35. What a fun card! I love the way you put it together and your coloring. Thank you for sharing.

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  36. Darling MAGICAL card! I can think of several young ladies who would love it!

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  37. Adorable card, any little girl would love to receive

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  38. Such a pretty card, thanks for sharing.

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  39. This is sooooo cute!! Your explanation of how you did this card is fabulous especially about the background!! Fabulous card and wonderful instructions!

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  40. Cute card and a wonderful hop. So much talent! I have stamping friends in Pasadena Maryland!

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  41. Oh, this is so stinkin' cute! I love the shading in your coloring and all the dimension on your sweet card!

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  42. what a pretty scene Love the use of the circle in background to build the scene

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  43. Thanks for sharing your magic and being part of the blog hop

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  44. You put a lot of work into this card & any little girl would find it to be magical.

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  45. Cute card!! Thank you for sharing!!!

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  46. Hello Kori! This card is so cute, and would definitely be perfect for any Disney princess lover's birthday! I absolutely *LOVE* how you made her gown sparkle! :)

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  47. Thanks for the amazing inspiration! This card is really beautiful!

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  48. Adorable card and I love the cute princess. So pretty!

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  49. Your card is so happy! I love the layers!

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  50. Such a sweet card. LOVE me some Heffy Doodle and SO grateful for your support in the crafting community. God bless y'all and keep you safe during this crazy time. Thank you for all the inspiration and love.
    Blessings,
    Karen Letchworth

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  51. Darling card! Thanks for sharing!

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  52. anything "disney" like gets my stamp of approval!

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  53. I agree that this is fabulous! Love the circle cascading greenery (gonna steal that ). Precious! Thanks and please be well!

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  54. Very sweet card, thank you for sharing!

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  55. Thank you for sharing this darling card.

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  56. Darling card! perfect for this hop! Thank you to all who have come together!

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  57. Gorgeous creation, love the magical scene! Awesome event to spread Joy during these uncertain times! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  58. Hey Koren!! As always, fabulous card. The coloring is flawless, the design is perfect!! I do love how you put your copic colors on your post, 10 stars for that. I haven't been on your YouTube in awhile. I lost my 17 year kitty, it was like losing one of my children. I thought I had been punched in the gut. I walked around in a daze for weeks. I did get a new kitty, Sammy, and he has brightened my life to where I am finally watching YouTubes, doing blog hops, even going into my craftroom. I had lost all interest in everything. I never thought losing Tiger would do that to me. I keep his ashes on the mantle along with a picture of his arrogant face. You and I talked about things before, sorry about spilling my guts. Take care, stay healthy. Keep inspiring!! Lisa

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  59. Sweet darling princess type card. Love how you put the vine leaves on the card.

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  60. Your card is adorable!!! Love the coloring job you did!!! I always enjoy your videos<3<3<3 Stay healthy! Stay safe! Stay crafty!

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  61. This is so lovely!! Very nicely done.

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  62. This is so wondeful, Koren, I love that faint castle in the background, and the greenery! Fabulous job!

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  63. So adorable!! I love your coloring!!

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  64. Your card is adorable. Anyone would love to get this on their birthday, especially in this crazy time. Thanks for sharing. Stay safe.

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  65. Love the scene. The
    greenery hanging gives
    it a realistic touch.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  66. Such a sweet card for any little girl. Thanks for sharing.

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  67. Oh I love Cinderella!!! Such a happy card to bring everyone a smile!!! Love all the extras like the carriage, greenery and your fabulous coloring!! #spreadjoynotgerms Sending cards and phones calls to #stayconnected Stay safe and well!

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  68. What a gorgeous creation. Love the inked castle background and that cute Cinderella. I enjoyed reading your bio too. Hugs, Wends xoxo

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  69. This beautiful card would be perfect for a little girl's birthday or for a major Cinderella fan like myself. The castle background is ingenious and really adds to the magic of the card. You did a great job! TFS!

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  70. I know it's in the background, but I REALLY like the castle effect you created. I don't think I've seen anything like that before. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  71. Oh I just LOVE Cinderella,and this card is SOOO cute! Thanks for the wonderful details on how you created it! Looking forward to seeing your other makes!

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  72. Aww this is such an adorable sweet card! Love it! <3

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  73. You definitely achieved that magical feeling. Shimmer is a perfect finishing touch. The card looks amazing! xx

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  74. So cute. Love that background.

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  75. This is sooooo adorable!!! Love this sweet image and the fabulous background! It really does look like the castle is off in the distance!

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  76. MAGICAL card!
    LOVE your sweet image & colouring, LOVE your pretty sentiment & design too! I'm glad that you shared how your card evolved, it often happens for me too :)
    Thank You for sharing and INSPIRING!

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  77. Your card is absolutely beautiful! I really love how magical it looks with the gorgeous background! Love how you did that. Thanks for spreading some joy today and being part of this amazing hop!

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  78. What a sweet card! Just adorable! Beautiful coloring and details! Thanks for spreading joy along the hop!

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  79. Great scene. I like the background and the hanging leaves.

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  80. The is super adorable. Thanks for sharing on the wonderful blog hop.

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  81. Very sweet!!! Love the scene you created. Thank you for sharing today.

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  82. Very cute card. You did a lot of work on it and it shows! :-)

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  83. Super adorable card! I really like the images you used from the stamp set. I'll need to take a look. Thanks for sharing.

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  84. You are simply brilliant! I was exercising as I watched your video tutorial on this card. I had to stop working out because I was so amazed. Thank you for participating in this excellent way to encourage stay-at-home!

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  85. Just the sweetest card ever! Adorable scene and lovely design.

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  86. Lovely stamp and great background!

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  87. Koren this is amazing. I love the layout, colouring and everything about it! Thanks for sharing!

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  88. Sweet card - so magical. Love the shimmer!

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  89. What a cute little card! I always like it when people include their Copic color numbers so that I can try to recreate certain aspects of cards people have done.

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  90. I just love your card. Thanks for sharing it. It gives me some inspiration. Please stay safe.

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  91. What a gorgeous card, it truly is magical. Thank you so much for sharing 😊

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  92. SWOON!! I LOVE the Card that you shared!! Such a SWEET Scene!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!

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  93. You can never have to much sparkle in your life!! Adorable card!

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  94. Wow Koren :) Your card is dreamy and magical!!! Love it! Thanks for inspiring me :)

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  95. Just darling and very magical indeed! Love this and beautifully colored! Thanks for a wonderful hop and the inspiration!

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