August 12, 2016

Sunny Studio Birthday Blog Hop

Hello everyone! Today I'm sharing a fun Halloween card I created as part of a blog hop to celebrate Sunny Studio Stamps first birthday! For this card, I used their new Halloween Cuties Stamps and Halloween Cuties Dies.

Die Cut Masking and Distress Ink Blending Spooky Night Scene Background by Juliana Michaels featuring Sunny Studio Halloween Cuties Stamps and Dies, Ranger Distress Ink and Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers

I love playing with products and making fun backgrounds for my cards. On this card, I used my Distress Inks and Die Cuts to create a bit of a spooky look - just perfect for a Halloween card.

For all the details on how I created this spooky background check out my tutorial below:

Die Cut Masking and Distress Ink Blending Spooky Night Scene Background

Die Cut Masking and Distress Ink Blending Background by Juliana Michaels featuring Sunny Studio Halloween Cuties Stamps and Dies

1.  Position stamps as desired on a MISTI stamp positioner.

Die Cut Masking and Distress Ink Blending Background by Juliana Michaels featuring Sunny Studio Halloween Cuties Stamps and Dies

2. Stamp images with waterproof ink onto watercolor paper.

Die Cut Masking and Distress Ink Blending Background by Juliana Michaels featuring Sunny Studio Halloween Cuties Stamps and Dies

3. Reposition stamps on MISTI and complete stamping of images.

Die Cut Masking and Distress Ink Blending Background by Juliana Michaels featuring Sunny Studio Halloween Cuties Stamps and Dies

4. Create masks by die cutting shapes from cardstock.

Die Cut Masking and Distress Ink Blending Background by Juliana Michaels featuring Sunny Studio Halloween Cuties Stamps and Dies

5. Apply repositionable adhesive to help hold masks in place. 
Tip: To make your adhesive repositionable, apply the adhesive to the die cut images and then stick them to a piece of fabric, such as your clothes, peel them off and repeat sticking them to your clothes. The adhesive will then be less sticky and less likely to tear your paper when you remove them later.

Die Cut Masking and Distress Ink Blending Background by Juliana Michaels featuring Sunny Studio Halloween Cuties Stamps and Dies

6. Apply Distress Ink with ink blending tool.

Die Cut Masking and Distress Ink Blending Background by Juliana Michaels featuring Sunny Studio Halloween Cuties Stamps and Dies

7. Apply the ink in a circular motion, starting on the edges of the paper and blend in toward the center to keep the center lighter in color.

Die Cut Masking and Distress Ink Blending Background by Juliana Michaels featuring Sunny Studio Halloween Cuties Stamps and Dies

8. Repeat the blending process with second color. Then blend again with the first color. Continue repeating colors until they are nicely blended. 

Die Cut Masking and Distress Ink Blending Background by Juliana Michaels featuring Sunny Studio Halloween Cuties Stamps and Dies

9. Remove masks to reveal stamped images

Die Cut Masking and Distress Ink Blending Background by Juliana Michaels featuring Sunny Studio Halloween Cuties Stamps and Dies

10. Gather watercolor marker, water and small paintbrush.

Die Cut Masking and Distress Ink Blending Background by Juliana Michaels featuring Sunny Studio Halloween Cuties Stamps and Dies

11. Color in stamped images and blend the ink with water and a small paint brush.

Die Cut Masking and Distress Ink Blending Background by Juliana Michaels featuring Sunny Studio Halloween Cuties Stamps and Dies

12. Flick water onto the paper using a larger paint brush and remove excess water with a paper towel.

Die Cut Masking and Distress Ink Blending Background by Juliana Michaels featuring Sunny Studio Halloween Cuties Stamps and Dies

13. Pour clear embossing powder onto paper.

Die Cut Masking and Distress Ink Blending Background by Juliana Michaels featuring Sunny Studio Halloween Cuties Stamps and Dies

14. Use heat gun to melt the embossing powder.  
Tip: Keep the heat gun at least 6 inches away from paper to help minimize blowing off all of the embossing powder. The powder will tend to only stick to the areas that have more ink applied.

Die Cut Masking and Distress Ink Blending Spooky Night Scene Background by Juliana Michaels featuring Sunny Studio Halloween Cuties Stamps and Dies, Ranger Distress Ink and Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers

Along with the fun background, I used the dies from the Halloween Cuties Dies to create the embellishments on my card. I simply die cut the bats from black cardstock, covered them with Glossy Accents and then sprinkled on black glitter. After everything was dry, I adhered them to the card front with Foam Squares to give them a bit more dimension.

Die Cut Masking and Distress Ink Blending Spooky Night Scene Background by Juliana Michaels featuring Sunny Studio Halloween Cuties Stamps and Dies, Ranger Distress Ink and Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers

The sentiment is heat embossed with white embossing powder. The final touch before adhering the main piece to the card base was to die cut it with a stitched rectangle die.

Die Cut Masking and Distress Ink Blending Spooky Night Scene Background by Juliana Michaels featuring Sunny Studio Halloween Cuties Stamps and Dies, Ranger Distress Ink and Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers

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Sunny Studio Birthday Blog Hop

I'm so thrilled to be a part of this amazing group of talented card makers and to help celebrate this wonderful milestone for Sunny Studio. I really adore the owner, Mendi Yoshikawa and she has always been a favorite designer of mine.

The hop officially starts on the Sunny Studio blog, however, here is the full hop list in case you are just joining in the fun...

Now on to the good stuff! To celebrate, Sunny Studio is giving away 16 chances for people to win a $20 gift certificate to their online store. That is one prize per each stop along the way. All you need to do is leave a comment below and at each stop along the way to increase your chance of winning! The blog hop is open until Monday, August 15, so you have plenty of time to hop along.

Sunny Studio Birthday Blog Hop Giveaway

Sunny Studio is also offering 15% off all purchases to their online store using the code "SUNNYBIRTHDAY" through Monday, August 15th at midnight PST.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and helping Sunny Studio celebrate their first birthday!

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Are you interested in any of the products I used to create the card I shared with you today? Just click on the image below to check it out. Where available, I use affiliate links. If you make a purchase after clicking, this means I'll receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks so much for your support!

Sunny Studio Stamps: Halloween Cuties Stamps and Halloween Cuties Dies 




Hugs Juliana 17turtles

108 comments:

  1. Oooh! Love the spooky background! The moon and stars are actually glowing! Thanks for the detailed tutorial too. It is very sweet of you to share!

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  2. I love a Halloween card. This one is amazing.

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  3. Gorgeous blended night sky! So many awesome techniques to learn!

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  4. What a cool spooky card! I love the sparkle.

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  5. So nice. I love the blending and brightness of stars.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Such a detailed post and fun card... Thank you for sharing...

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  7. What a gorgeous Halloween card, I love the spooky bats!

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  8. What a great card...I'm totally stealing this idea....

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  9. Thanks for the blending tutorial. Great little card.

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  10. Love this background. The adding of ckear embossing powder is great. TY for sharing

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  11. Love the ink technique on the background.

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  12. I love the details you share in how you made the card. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  13. Loving the background and card! Thank you for sharing :)

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  14. Such a cool technique and fun card! Thank you so much for helping me celebrate our first birthday--You're the best! :)

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  15. Great card....thanks so much for sharing...big hugs

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  16. What a delicious background - love it! Great card.

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  17. Love the idea of using dies to create masks....so much easier than fussy cuts. Thanks for the great tip.

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  18. Love how you showed how to do this card! Love the background!!

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  19. Beautiful background! I really do need to get a MISTI.

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  20. Great idea! The Misti is a great tool!

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  21. I really like your design and I really appreciate the tips you gave regarding the techniques you used. The sky is colored perfectly to let these Sunny Studio stamps shine.

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  22. What a completely delightful card this is, Juliana!! I love how you created the fabulous background and added the special touches to the darling bats and stars!!! I'm certain it's even more wonderful in real life!! Thanks to you, I'm a new fan of Sunny Studio stamps!! Yay!!!

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  23. Hi Juliana ~ I absolutely LOVE this card! As a self-described Distress Ink Junkie, you just can't go wrong with a blended background using their inks. Such a fun "spooky" card to celebrate Halloween. Most importantly, Happy 1st Birthday to Sunny Studio and Mendi. Her stamps are always so fun and I've been a customer of hers for several months now. Have an awesome weekend and thanks for sharing and inspiring!

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  24. Oooh--love this spooky night sky with the glittery bats.

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  25. *Love* your night sky and glittery bats! Awesome card with great colors!

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  26. Love your card. May have to copy it for a friend of mine. Thank you for sharing

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  27. Such a beautiful card, georgous background. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  28. Such a cute card, love me some purple and the sparkly bats. Continued success to Sunny Studios

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  29. Thank you for the step by step details to make this background. Great colors!
    Penny
    redheadworking at earthlink dot net

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  30. Such an awesome card, love the colours

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  31. A cool Halloween card. Spooky and glittery!

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  32. Cute card thanks for showing how you did the background.

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  33. Oh wow! Thought I knew how to create your card but until I scrolled down I wouldn't have gotten it right.
    Great job

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  34. I absolutely love your night time sky sooooo pretty. Thank you fot sharing.

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  35. Fantastic card. Thanks for the "how to" for the beautiful background.

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  36. Cute and spooky! Great night-time sky!

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  37. Great Halloween card! Love the night sky!

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  38. Fantastic background! Great description of how you did it. I'm going to have to try it. 😀

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  39. Wow! Beautiful background Juliana. Thanks for sharing your creativity. I'm going to try this and hope mine is at least half as beautiful as yours! Time to get the MISTI out too! Happy Birthday Sunny Studio.

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  40. Your card is beautiful!!!!! I totally love your background!!

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  41. LOVE your stunning Halloween card!!!

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  42. Love your blending on card, very pretty!

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  43. Wonderful background
    coloring and a very
    pretty card!
    Carla from Utah

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  44. Another great Halloween card. Thank you for sharing your ideas and being part of the blog hop giveaway.

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  45. AWESOME Card!! =) LOVING the NEW Release and the AMAZING Inspiration that you shared!! THANKS for the chance to WIN and have a FABULOUS Release Weekend!! =)

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  46. Awesome card, your color choices were really great.. I just love those bats too.

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  47. That is an amazing background technique. It would work with all sorts of color combos for other cards. I'm putting it on my list to try. The bats are a perfect embellishment. Spooky, indeed!

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  48. These colors are beautiful! Thanks for the great tips on inking, masking, etc. I'm quite new to card making and you've shown me a lot! :)

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  49. Beautiful card. Love the color

    Kathleen

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  50. Great background and colors used throughout.

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  51. The blended purple background and masked images is lovely.no need to jump in and try both those techniques - masking intimidates me for some reason.

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  52. Halloween cards are a favorite of mine to make. Thanks for the sky coloring idea.

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  53. Love this! I can't believe Halloween is coming up so son !

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  54. I just love a good blended background!

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  55. Fun card! Love the bats. Thanks for sharing!

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  56. Great card and techniques. Fantastic instructions .

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  57. I absolutely love how this blending technique creates such a dynamic highlighted area. Awesome card. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  58. I love the super fun background! Awesome technique!!Beautiful card!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting with Creative M

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  59. Your night sky is so gorgeous. Love the card, thanks for sharing!

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  60. Your brilliant colors with Mendi's cute stamps a a real hit! Thank-you for sharing your talent!

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  61. Your card with night sky is great, thanks for explaining your technique!

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  62. Such a fun card! I love your gorgeous background!

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  63. The prettiest Halloween card ever!

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  64. Love the colors used on the distress night sky!

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  65. That background is amazing, and glossy accents + glitter on the bats were the perfect touch! Thanks for the tutorial and the inspiration !

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  66. That background is amazing, and glossy accents + glitter on the bats were the perfect touch! Thanks for the tutorial and the inspiration !

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  67. I love the colors you used for the distress background..they make the stars and the moon pop!
    Thank you for sharing :)

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  68. I can't thank you enough for the detailed tutorial. I love it. Great card.

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  69. Your background is amazing with just 2 colors.

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  70. Very nice card and job! Thanks for taking the time to do the tutorial I know it take alot of time I appreciate it!

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  71. Awesome ideas and the card is cool....

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  72. Amazing technique!! Love the glow you created!! Sunny Studios is amazing and I am so impressed with their product!! Congratulations Sunny Studios on one terrific year!!!

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  73. Spooktacular card.
    I love the shading of the background.
    The bats and the other embellishments
    are darling.
    thanks for sharing.

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  74. Perfect Halloween card. Thank you for the tutorial, it was very inspirational.

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  75. OMG, the background is amazing and the bats so so cute!!!!

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  76. Love the card and the awesome spooky nighttime sky!

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  77. Pretty cool! Great effects with lots of work!

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  78. What a WAY COOL card with so much depth and dimension - I love all the fabulous tips you showed us!!

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  79. Happy Birthday Sunny Studio. Adorable card! Thanks for the step-by-step.

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JULIANA