Make it Shine

While it has been a little quite on my blog and social media these days, I've been working behind the scenes to whip up some fun handmade cards for a German craft supply store, danipeuss.de. I'm very happy to be their guest designer for the June 2017 card kit which is aptly named "Make it Shine". It was super fun to unpack a pizza box of craft supplies again, not least because Reni packed it up herself and included one of her beautiful cards with a personal message. 

Her take on the no-line watercoloring technique is stunning, isn't it? I have washi-taped it up on the wall above my desk so I can admire it daily :) If you're curious to find out which supplies come in the June card kit box, you can watch Reni's video below - there's also some inspiration on how to use the kit towards the end of the video. 

My single favorite item from the kit was the powder tool - seriously! I hadn't used one before and the last few times I tried to order it from Dani's shop it was temporarily sold out. Also, I didn't think it would make such a difference... boy, was I wrong. Usually, when I heat emboss, there are lots of tiny sprinkles of embossing powder in areas where they aren't supposed to be (aka outside of the stamped image). Trying to clean the image up with a brush before heat setting had actually taken the fun out of heat embossing for me. This time, though? Zero sprinkles, not even on the vellum - I'm impressed! Betcha, there will be lots of heat embossed sentiments this month. 

The cute papers are from Pebbles Inc.'s Tealightful collection. Above is a first look at a 3x4 inch card made with the card kit. I really like the small format and it's super easy to punch a whole in the upper corner and add bakers twine to turn it into a gift tag.

More cards with the "Make it Shine" card kit are coming soon! Meanwhile, I hope there is some sunshine where you are and - if you are in Germany - have a fabulous long weekend with lots of fun and some craft time, too.