Stars and Fireworks – Video Tutorial

Hey, loves! I have a double-card video for you today. I’m feeling festive! Enjoy. :)

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Here’s a look at the finished cards in all their fun glory:

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Okay, I promise next week’s video tutorial won’t involve any gold. What can I say? I have a problem. ;) I can’t help it. The gold paper from Silhouette and the KP gold sequins add so much flair to this card.

The first card is festively ready for the 4th with stamped fireworks in Hero Arts Mid-Tone Red Royal and Cornflower.

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The Puffy Star Stackables make the perfect window and frame to accent the patterned background. Be still my heart, puffy stars!

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On the other card to be used year-round, I used Mid-Tone ink in Bubble Gum, Fresh Peach and Mint Julep. This retro color combo is one of my favorites right now.

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To mix things up a bit, the sentiment is from the Lucky Stars stamp set, also from Lawn fawn. That’s such a useful little set with the star dies.

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Here’s a look at today’s giveaway. Please read below for entry instructions. A big thanks to Lawn Fawn for sponsoring this giveaway (they provided some of the items, and I paid for others). Love you, LF!


How it works: All you have to do each day to enter is answer the question of the day. Of course, you could be fabulous and spread the word to your facebook friends, twitter followers, etc. by sending them to my blog as well. That would be really cool of you! You can leave a comment (just one comment, please – only the first one will count) until the end of July 7th, 2013. I’ll be drawing, notifying and posting the winners sometime on Tuesday, July 9th. All winners will be randomly drawn using a number generator. International entries are welcome. If you’re under 18, please be sure to have the permission to enter from your parent/guardian(s) since you will have to give me your address so I can send you the goodies!

Here’s the question of the day:

What’s your favorite crafty trend right now?

My answer: Gold anything! This doesn’t stop at my embellishment collection; I’ve been collecting gold jewelry, accessories and decorations for around my apartment for a couple months now. It’s so funny how metallics come around like this. Long live the gold! ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I’ll see you tomorrow with another giveaway and some more celebrating. Have a happy and safe holiday, fellow Americans!



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161 Responses to Stars and Fireworks – Video Tutorial

  1. sandy

    I am just loving the white unibal pen outlining colored images on craft cardstock making the image really stand out

  2. Shaughn

    Good Morning Britta! I absolutely love your cards! Fabulous! I’d have to say that the crafty trend I’m really enjoying is the gradient and chalkboard techniques! I loved your video tutorials on the gradient stamping! I was so inspired by it that I had to purchase the Mama Elephant stamp set you had used! I LOVE it! Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. Naomi Rozen

    Have to admit one of mine is gold too always have been a silver girl but love me some gold wright now it looks so elegant. The second one is pastels in scrappy stuff but also outside the craft world (bags,shoes,clothes anything you can think about). The last one is fruit this only outside the crafty world but it is really an obsession. Make a smoothie each day keeps the dokter away. Not true in my case but I am trying.

  4. Regina F.

    Those cards look great! Love them!

    I’ve been obsessed with vintage lately. Almost every time I’m working on something I try to make it look vintage without noticing. And it’s been fun because this is not usually my style.
    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  5. redgemva

    I just love your card and you’re right I hadn’t noticed the set from LF. I will have to investigate getting it! My ideal crafting trend right now is to do abstract art. I love watercolor images so I’ve been collecting stamps that include blotches, drips and sketch images and using it with soft shadow inks.

  6. Melissa maxwell Doherty

    I love love love black and white graphics with bright colors alongside as bling. The contrast just works. The interplay of black and white strips with yellow and orange circles kinda makes my day.

  7. Ann Marie

    I think my favorite trend is neon, especially pink. And since I’m wearing that color today, it’s a non-crafty trend too. Neon makes me think of sunshine, and I always like sunshine.

  8. Moid

    My favorite crafty trend is pairing grey with other colors (like teal) and using hero arts ink

  9. Loly Borda

    Lovely cards Britta! Love those puffy stars.
    The crafty trend I like most nowadays are gold and ombre. Thanks for the chance!

  10. Angie Hall

    I’m liking the nautical theme these days. The crisp colors and neat images excite me. Thanks for this celebration week.

  11. Cassaundra Lala

    I’m with you Britta, gold anything! I am especially loving mint and gold together!

  12. I’m totally with you on the gold front for this one, I especially love gold ink to stamp with :)

  13. Heather I.

    Ooh my favorite trend right now is still using banners on cards. And mist, I love the altered look it gives them. I’m also really into art journaling. Using all of those different mediums and techniques (along with the free -kinda- therapy it gives me) is just really fun to me right now.

  14. Cynthia J. Miller

    What I like trendy now is using HA Shadow Inks……..the colors are so soft and yummy colors!

  15. diana

    Great cards!
    My favorite trend is still matching stamps & dies – so many new ones available now and I have to admit that I have problems with fussy cutting. ;-)

  16. Abbie

    I am still obsessed with woodgrain! So much that I haven’t even made many cards with my favorites because I find myself “saving” it… for what who knows! I’m sure no one else can relate haha :)

  17. LauraJane

    Great giveaway!
    I’m lovin’ all the matching dies from my favorite stamp fussy cutting days are over!

  18. love the gold star and vellum. My favorite trend right now is gold! Thanks for the chance to win.

  19. Janet Mack

    I am loving Tim Holtz metallic stains, and there is a gold one.

  20. Kim R.

    My favorite trend is probably sequins! Love ’em!

  21. Dena

    Favorite crafty trend? Gold papers and inked triangles. Fun!
    Thanks for the chance to win, Britta.

  22. Lorraine Harris

    I am crazy over ink pads and how much you can do with them and the colors and companies and my poor checking account!!

  23. Tyler C

    Hi Britta,
    My favourite trend right now has got to be rainbow. I just love the mix of colour :)

  24. Can you believe I own NONE of the items you’re giving away today?! I’ve been eying those adorable sets since they released and how fun are those dies?! LOVE!

    Favorite craft trend….sequins, hands down. I can’t get enough of them! However, I recently got my hands on some enamel dots and they’re pretty amazing!

    Super fun cards today, Britta. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

  25. Dee Miranda

    Love the cards!!
    My favorite trend right now would have to be the Hero Arts Shadow Inks! I love those inks and slowly but surely I’m building up my collection :)
    Thanks so much for having this giveaway!

  26. Mary-Anne V.

    Right now my fav. trend is sequin…love the tiny bit of sparkle it give. Funny how you included this on the card too. Love the great way to adhere the vellum using both the gold star frame and the glue under the sequins.

  27. Jen McDermott

    I am LOVING the Mint/Peach/Gold combo you used on your card!! I’d have to say that my favorite trend right now has to be the coral/turquoise color combo with GOLD. :D I seem to be filling my wardrobe with mostly those three colors this summer!

  28. Jenny

    Stamping and inkpads. Been scraping a few years but never really got in to the whole stamping and ink-pad thing. Over the last few months I have started growing my collection. Your distress ink videos have started an obsession. Your taught me a lot and its such fun

  29. Nadege

    Happy to have you back so inspired ;-)
    I find myself into hexagons for a long while now but still love them. And lately, I started with watercolor on cards, it is so beautiful.
    Thanks again Britta, your cards are awesome and your giveaways are always fantastic!

  30. Very festive cards! I do love the neon trend, so very fun and colorful and I’m just starting to get into the sequin craze.

  31. Brandy

    I am LOVING neon! Neon zing! Neon washi tape, neon glitter, neon, neon, neon! So bright and fun! Thanks for the chance to win!

  32. Lyn F

    I never know how to showcase my cut-out scraps, but I love the way you framed the negative on the vellum with that gold star.
    I love all things paper craft but right now I’m loving the sequin craze – all that sparkle and shine!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  33. jen barnett

    Still love glitter, but love the sequins on your card!

  34. Tammy

    My favorite right now is rainbow colors & neon. I really love the bright & fun colors!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  35. Beatriz

    I love distress inks, I am buying the markers as soon as I can!!
    Thank you for the tutorials!!!

  36. Fab cards. I’m loving the sequin trend at the moment :)

  37. Avra

    I’m not a big trend-follower but i did have to buy several colors of TH Distress Paints – now to figure out how to use them!

  38. Marian Pennino

    I have been obsessed with watercolor lately. I like inking and coloring in with watercolor pencils and I also have been LOVING using Gelatos. They are so cool to use. Love all your cards!!

  39. Wendy G.

    My favorite trend is thin metal dies. I am loving the whole card front ones at the moment.

  40. Kathleen

    Love these cards …. especially with a July birthday. Red, white and blue are always my favorite especially when gold gets thrown in. My favorite trend for me is monthly subscriptions. I am not sure if it truly a trend but it is for me. Loving Studio Calico’s Project Life subscription and then, not at all crafty, but Birchbox is so much fun.

  41. Sandra ltb

    loving water coloring with distress inks, stains, markers …
    thanks for the fun and inspiration
    Sandra ltb

  42. Danielle Near

    I would have to say anything with lace. Lace ribbons, lace doilies lace punches. Anything with lace I just gotta use.

  43. Kimberly Davis

    Sequins!!! I am addicted! I remember being in love with sequins back in my childhood when my grandma would make Christmas ornaments with them and pin sequins onto styrofoam balls and other shapes. I am so glad they are back!

  44. Debbie

    I’m loving inking my edges on just about everything right now! Just adds the perfect spunk and ties everything together!

  45. sequins…i tried to resist, but i’m on the train now ;)

  46. My favorite crafty trend at the moment would probably have to be water coloring, either with my distress inks or my water color pencils I just want to water color EVERYTHING! :]
    Loved the cards, and I have been eye balling that Blue Skies stamp and die set since it came out. Lawn Fawn is the best.

  47. Susan Molinari

    I am loving the watercolor look right now. Thanks for all the great inspiration! Love your videos!

  48. kim borcoman

    I thought of you today when I saw the Studio Calico gold stars at Archiver’s and then came home to see this video…more gold…how fun! I have to say my favorite “trend” right now is stamping onto patterned paper and paper piecing the images together on a card or page. This was just covered in the Inked class that I am taking over on Studio Calico too. Hope you have a great 4th :)

  49. Deborah

    I think the sequins on your cards really made them “shine”, and so it’s probably no surprise that sequins are my favorite trend right now. Thanks for the giveaway!

  50. Yes I’m with you and many other comments, it’s Gold for me. Loving this trend.

  51. Debbie B

    I am really loving sequins and the fact that stamp makers are making matching dies for their stamps.

  52. Dixie

    These cards are terrific! Thanks for all the adhesive tips for the vellum. My favorite trend right now is anything geometric.

  53. Kristy B

    I’m loving the washi tape and metallic trend atm. Love adding colour to my projects!

  54. Judy Hodges

    Using embossing as a resist with Distress inks.

  55. kristyscraps

    My trend right now is hand stitching on cardstock–I just keep on stitching up stuff onto paper and don’t even know what I will do with it all! Maybe they will become cards or even part of a Project Life layout…who knows, but now I must stitch! :)

  56. my favorite trend right now is embossing. dry, or wet embossed.

  57. Love your cards! My favorite crafty trend right now is hexagons! I’m guessing its on it’s way out, but I don’t care! It’s so basic and fun while being so versatile! Thanks for the awesome giveaway and all you do here!

  58. Christy

    My favorite trend right now is washi tape. Using it on just about everything!

  59. Looking at my stash, I would have to say chevron!

  60. Melinda Isenhower

    Loved you cards…My fav crafty trend right now is……..the resist technique…I’ve been doing it on everything…lol sometimes with great results sometimes not so much!!!!! I do want to say something about you cards, I love that you show a duo purpose for the stamp set…sometimes I cant see the forest for the tress, and I buy and set of stamps and think I can only use it “this way”. So yes thanks so much!!!!! Would love to see you do more of those…no many people do that! thanks again Mel

  61. Monica F.

    My favorite craft trends right now are neons & metallics.

  62. Terri (blindstamper)

    Not sure I always know what’s trendy, but I love CAS, graphic and rainbow/ombre coloring.

  63. Stephanie

    That is such a hard question to answer Britta! I also love gold accents, but I think spray inks would take first place, followed closely by washi tape and stencils.
    I love the cards you created today. LF is such an amazing stamp company. I LOVE their whimsical stamps. Thanks to them and YOU for this awesome prize. :)

  64. Theresa

    Lately I have been into making dimensional cards, using lots of bows, stick pins and ribbons.

  65. Dena Cline

    great cards today tfs !!!

  66. Kathy Cline

    lovely card today thanks for a neat video also.

  67. sandy mruk

    My favorite thing is embossing powder I do love he Hero Arts inks and everything Lawn Fawn.

  68. Richard Cline

    great card and tutorial today thank you.

  69. Favorite crafty trend is (still) washi tape. It’s so easy to use and comes in so many designs! I just used some silver striped washi tape on a project and it’s great!

  70. Cynthia Clark

    Love the sequins and how you changed the entire theme by just switching colors.

  71. Geralyn

    Love the cards you shared today. You are always so inspiring. My favorite trends right now are sequins and CAS cards. Thanks for a chance to win these wonderful stamps and dies.

  72. Jamie

    My current favorite crafty “trend” would be using the Distress ink pads. I just recently started my collection (I’m up to 16 of them, I believe) and can’t get enough of them!! I recently completed a scrapbook project and used the inks throughout! After watching your Distress Ink videos, I was inspired!

    Love the fireworks cards! Very festive! And great idea doing a Patriotic and general celebration cards, showing the versatility of the stamps!

  73. TiaKeas

    This is a very hard question because there are so many great things to use but if I have to pick one I would say that heat embossing is the thing that I like the best! Thank-you for doing give aways!!

  74. I’m loving the look of ombre lately, but haven’t really done much with it myself. I think the task of sorting through my ink selection to find three or more colors that are close enough to eachother only being darker and lighter, is really daunting for my perfectionist brain…

  75. Brenda H.

    Hmm…what’s my fav crafty trend? Well, I have to say I’m really into coloring (water pencils or alcohol markers)…Probably past the trend huh?! Hahaha. However, I’ve really enjoyed your use of gold accents! You’re so inspiring! :)

  76. Brenda

    Sequins, washi tape, gradient colours….well, there’s much more on the list! Thanks.

  77. Kelly Michels

    My favorite craft trend right now is hexagons, hexagons and more hexagons. Love PTI’s hexagon cover plate and matching Happy Hexagon stamp set, so much fun to play with. Thanks again for having this give-away, so much fun!! Loved the way you made the background looks so easy, I think I could do that !!!

  78. Megan G

    Love the cards!! My favorite trend right now sequins!! A little sparkle just makes every card that much better!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  79. Grace L.

    I’m really into flowers…I think it started with mother’s day and it hasn’t stopped. Not granny style either, lol. Also, I’m really into die cuts in general. I’ve been using and collecting them a lot lately.

  80. I agree! Anything shiny and gold is my current favorite trend. I really like how you used the vellum, gonna try that.

  81. My favorite crafty trend, of late, is flat sequins. Love them.

  82. My favorite current crafty trend is arm candy! I have been making tons and pinning even more ideas on pinterest!

  83. Bukky

    My favorite trend right now is repeated stamping to make unique and one layer backgrounds for cards! Its forcing me to use my inks I’ve been hoarding and making me use the color wheel a lot more. I’m loving the cards I’m making!

  84. Mateja

    I really love gold combined with any of the HA Shadow Inks. I go for watercolor look quite a lot as well. Love the giveaway! Thank you so much!

  85. Mary M.

    I think this is still a trend….I cannot get enough wood veneer! Completely and totally obsessed with it. I want to use it on everything, including cards. And the little themed packs are so collectible! =) Thanks for sharing these fabulous cards and doing such a great giveaway!

  86. Cynthia Clark

    I’m really into the hot air balloons. Riding in one is on my Bucket List.

  87. Pippa67

    At this moment? I’m really obsessed with all the dies lately. I’m so bad in cutting along the lines, so these are heaven. I’m so glad that nearly every company has them.

  88. Marlene Michelle Hedemand-Grarup

    Hi Britta,
    Greetings from Denmark!
    I absolutely looove the watercolourlook you get when using either inktense pencils or the Distress inkpads/markers around white embossing… I know it’s not new, but it’s just sooo pretty – and SO easy to do too!
    Oh, and I just HAVE to tell SOMEONE; I’m getting my first ever and very new Big Shot maschine today – the new pastel colored one! CAN’T WAIT!!! I’ve been saving up for it for a few of months… I can hardly sit still :D
    Take care xxx

  89. Barbara Escalante

    My favorite craft trend is using watercolor pencils to color the designs that I stamp. You can really blend colors and have them appear bold or light and delicate. It also is great for using stamp images in more ways. I also like to use blending techniques with colored pencils as well.

  90. Love these cards, and how you used the velum. And I adore those puffy stars!!!! Mt favourite trend at the moment is sequins I think, and gold….gold sequins especially!!

  91. Shari S.

    hi there! :)
    i would have to say that my favorite crafty trend right now is using watercolors!!! i especially LOVE using watercolors to create backgrounds & stamped floral images!!! :)

  92. Barbara Escalante

    I am obsessed with using color and so I love using watercolor pencils to add color to my stamping. You can color an image bold or light and delicate and this can set the mood for a card. I am also interested in blending colors from colored pencils

  93. Barbara Escalante

    I love to use watercolor pencils to color my cards and stamped images. You can make colors bold or delicate and this allows you to use an image in many different ways.

  94. I’m obsessed with the color mint/teal at the moment. Especially pairing it with pink and purple! And my favorite inks are the Hero Arts Shadow Inks! Love! Thank you so much for the generous giveaway! Love your video tutorials! :-) xx

  95. Valerie

    There are too many areas to know what is my favorite trend but I’ve been getting into painting my nails. I know it may not seem crafty to some, but for me, wearing anything other than gunmetal grey nailpolish is huge. I just went from Iron Man colors to red white and blue. It also makes something nice to look at while crocheting quick and easy throws for gifts!

  96. Super cute cards, and fabulous giveaway! My two favorite trends are the matching die/stamp sets (make life so much easier!) and sequins… I have a little bit of a collecting and hoarding problem with sequins. :-)

  97. julia

    I love the gold ink from archival!! I have bought it yesterday and I think it’s empty about a week. I just love the ink.

  98. Carolyn Picken

    Vellum is my newest addiction. I have been die cutting it, embossing it, stamping with it. Just love the shuttle look it creates.

  99. GreetD

    I really love the softness of watercoloring techniques right now.
    Beautiful on layouts and cards.

  100. Lauren Harmer

    Hi Britta, beautiful inspiring cards as usual. My favourite trends at the moment are sequins and wood veneer! Love them both:)

  101. Kristina

    Thank you for sharing your great ideas! My current favorite trend is ombres!! Not only in cardmaking; I even dyed my hair ombre!

  102. Love your cards! I am liking the sequin trend lately, even though I don’t own any. Time to go shopping!

  103. LauraZ

    Great cards today! I am loving all things arrows and chevrons. I just love the funky modern feel they give.

  104. Lori B

    I sure am loving the watercolor/abstract art look right now. There are so may new stamp sets out there featuring this look, I can’t decide which to buy. Love your cards today! Thanks for the chance to win!

  105. D West

    I have to say my current favorite trend is neon. I love pairing it with black to make it pop!! Thanks.

  106. laura m.

    Loving stamps and watercoloring right now :)
    Thanks so much for the great giveaways!

  107. Janice U.

    Hi! I seem to be getting addicted to wood veneers! I love the little critters and the big speech bubbles that you can stamp on with lots of little wood stars and hearts. I love the cards you made. I had bought a set of star dies to make 4th of July cards but never did. Now I’ll use yours as inspiration and have them ready hopefully for next year!

  108. Maureen Chandler

    Britta your cards are just wonderful and I loved the video! My favorite trend right now is making banners. They can be adapted to male or female cards with different types of patterned paper and are lots of fun! Happy 4th to you!

  109. Lisa

    Festive cards! My favorite trend right now is stamp and die combos. You get such a bang for your buck and different looks depending on how you use it.

  110. Shelley

    I am loving the nautical theme (anchors away) and the rainbow trend. Love the bright colors! I also love you tube videos – great inspiration for the creatively challenged like myself. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  111. Hilde van Rijnsoever

    Awesome giveaway! I just bought a set of inktense pencils, can’t get enough of it. I’m practicing all the time!

  112. Luv the gold n vellum amazeballs giveaway

  113. Lisa Geraty

    My favorite trend right now is watercolor. Whether it is patterned paper made to look like watercolor (Amy Tan…LOVE) or doing my own creation; I can’t get enough of watercolor.

  114. Jana Lopez

    I am loving paper piecing my stamps right now!! I am a huge, and I meanHIGE Lawn Fawn fan and it is so easy to do with these stamps!!! Loving the new layering dies!! (And all of the lawn fawn dies!) those stars are adorable!! Love your videos!! Thanks for sharing this technique!!

  115. Jana Lopez

    I am loving paper piecing my stamps right now!! I am a huge, and I mean HUGE Lawn Fawn fan and it is so easy to do with these stamps!!! Loving the new layering dies!! (And all of the lawn fawn dies!) those stars are adorable!! Love your videos!! Thanks for sharing this technique!!

  116. I don’t usually follow trends, but I really like the ombre look in card making. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

  117. my favorite crafty trend right now is the lattice pattern, i have it in washi tape, stamps, and even a stencil and tote bag, i love it for everything!


  118. Doreen K.

    Hi Britta:

    I think you’re soooooo talented. I love watching your videos and I have learned so much from you. I haven’t been making cards for a while; I’ve been more interested in watching your videos and learning these fabulous techniques. There’s so much out there it’s mind boggling. I don’t know where to start!

    Thanks for a chance to win these fabulous supplies!

  119. Marla H.

    My favorite crafty trend is chevrons and hexagons!!! What an amazing giveaway. I have been wishing for that hot air balloon set!! TFS

  120. Cheri

    Love stamps (especially flowers) that have coordinating dies.

  121. Kim T

    My crafty trend at the moment is heat embossing on vellum and using sponges or the Tim Holtz distress tool to blend multiple colors of ink to create the resist effect.

  122. Micah

    What I love is chevrons.

  123. Kelly J

    I am loving Chevrons right now.

  124. My favorite right now is what you used on your cute cards, SEQUINS! I have a bunch from when I was a child that came from our craft box, and I found some more at a garage sale. Woo Hoo!

  125. Kari .

    My favorite crafting trend is the enamel dots.I love them! You can add dimention to your card without a lot of bulk. Thanks for this give away….. who doesn’t love Lawn Fawn’s products!?

  126. As always, your cards are beautiful! I appreciate the examples that go beyond the July 4th theme. My favorite trend is using baker’s twine in a variety of colors to add an extra “something” to a card.

  127. Kathy W

    My favorite trend has to be enamel dots. They’re available now in so many gorgeous colors. I have to admit that I’ve been hoarding them instead of using them. So I’d better start doling them out pretty soon. Love your star cards. Thanks for the chance to win that wonderful prize pack.

  128. Natalie Winterstein

    I admit it – I am totally into sequins! :)

  129. My latest crafting trend is paper piercing/ coloring with copics… and trying to combine images from a variety of different manufacturers (ie, paper smooches images with lawn fawn sentiments…).
    I’m trying to blend my product lines.

  130. Zoli

    Wow, I just love your work. You created a stunning card again! Thanks for the opportunity to enter in this giveaway. My favourite crafty trend? Well, anything woodgrain, wood looking, sort of natural. Just love the feel it gives to a card or a layout. Best wishes! Greetings from Romania! :)

  131. Jennifer Harvey

    My favorite trend is stamping with paint, such as distress paint. Love to mix colors on the stamp and then mist it. It’s very freeing to break out of my “color in he lines” box. Thanks for sharing your ideas acd creations in blog land — you inspire me!

  132. Those cards are gorgeous, I love so much Lawn Fawn products.
    My favorite trend is sequins, love to use them.

  133. Lynda

    Arrows is my fave crafty trend right now. I don’t yet have many but I sure do like the variety I’ve seen in blogs.

  134. Loving neon stuff and wood embellishments right now! Gold is my favorite metal so I love your cards with those golden stars and sequins!

  135. Love the card and thanks for a chance to win your awesome giveaway!! favorite trendy thing right now is wood veneer shapes….Love them!!

  136. Triangles! I love them, and they are so easy to make or stamp. Fabulous prize-these items are all on my wish list! Thanks, Britta, for a chance to win!

  137. Patricia Stoneking

    Have had trouble making my own background paper. The triangle tip will help in the future. And loved two different cards with same stamps, dies, made with color changes & different sentiment. Thanks! Pat

  138. Patricia Stoneking

    Two great cards with one design! Love ink colors! Pat

  139. Valerie Gee

    Such a great set of cards! I love love love those Lawn Fawn star dies. They are so chunky and CUTE! I *need* those!!! My favorite trend right now is hot air balloons! I have always loved hot air balloons. I grew up in Colorado Springs, and every Labor Day weekend they have a hot air balloon festival, and I have hundreds, and hundreds, and hundreds…. okay, maybe thousands, of pictures of balloons! I seriously need this stamp and die set, and now, thanks to you showing me how cute it is, I have *another* stamp/die set to add to my “must buy” list! XXOO from CO!

  140. Love the giveaways! Eeeek! My favorite trend is nautical. I just bought a mini anchor punch and am awaiting some nautical stamps and I love it. Love all the anchors and sail boats.

  141. Megan C

    So many great trends right now!!! I love twine, sequins and wood!

  142. Susan

    Cute cards! Am enjoying working with the distress inks, stains and paints. It’s been fun learning and experimenting. Happy 4th!

  143. SandiL

    Feathers, Omber effect and always always cute lawn fawn critters! Your cards are fabulous Britta love the alternate colour one so could see using this one all year round! Happy 4th of July! Take Care

  144. MartinaN

    Thanks for this opportunity to win.
    Don’t know if it’s a trend but I love the playful stamp sets, for examplw with fun and cute animals where you can build up a scene.

  145. Cathy

    My favorite trend now is washi tape. There are so many different patterns and so many ways to use it!

  146. Nikki

    I think I’d have to go with using other mediums such as watercolors, gelatos, etc. I love incorporating them into projects for a custom look!

  147. Andrea Reynolds

    I’ll agree with you…gold rocks! I love the look of it on every project.

  148. Teresa

    Sooo in love with the puffy star dies and matching sentiments! Favourite trend right now would have to be neon! Trouble is, I have yet to add the inks and paints to my stash. The shame!

  149. Efrat S.

    Great card. Love how you used the vellum. I am still loving the zig zag and chevron trends.

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  151. Jemima Royall

    Hi Britta

    I think my favourite tend at the moment is seeing the versatility of the distress range. Love it all. If only I had the space to keep them all. :)

  152. Melissa S.

    Such a cute card! My favorite trend right now is washi tape! I can’t get enough of it! I am always looking for new patterns and colors…it’s kind of ridiculous! :)

  153. I like your 4th cards.
    I think the trend right now seems to be sequins. I have use a few on different cards. I also love Washi tape and have made quite a few cards with it.

  154. Nuria

    Great cards!! My favorite trend right now is sequins. I also love triangles and chevron patterns.

  155. Monica Maier

    Love the hexagons and sparkly sequins are always fun!

  156. maureen

    I would be happy with any give away….. these are all great!

  157. Right now I’m using a lot of sequins on my cards. Any chance I get. I’ve got a ton and well, sometimes I used them to cover up my “oops” if the oops is small enough. :D

  158. Any medium that reacts with water.

  159. Rounding corners!

  160. SharonP

    Britta your cards are always amazing! My favourite trend is definately all the dies to match the stamp sets! I neeeeeeed more storageeeee!

  161. Danielle P

    My favorite trend right now is sequins. When I am finished with a card and it needs a little something. It usually needs sequins. :-)