Video: A Father’s Day Card Based on the Rule of Thirds

Sometimes I have problems aligning images on a card in a way that it looks good. Then I remember the “Rule of Thirds” and how this is used for photography to create a well composed picture. Today I wanted to explain this guideline and how it can be used for card making. Of course this is just one option to adjust images on your card πŸ˜‰ The rule of thirds says that an image should be divided into nine equal parts by two equally spaced horizontal lines and two equally spaced vertical lines, and that important compositional elements should be …

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How About A Haunted House Halloween Card in May?

Halloween Card

We have May and it’s time for a Haunted House Halloween Card, correct? I know it’s a little early, but I just got this amazing Haunted House from So Suzy Stamps and had to create something with it πŸ™‚ Btw, I thought that it might be time to create a water mark for my pictures. Looks more professional, doesn’t it? πŸ˜‰ Anyway, I started with stamping the haunted house using my stamping tool a couple of times to create a crisp, black image. I also added the sentiment using Versafine ink and the “Trick or Treat” stamp from Lawn Fawn’s …

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Video: May the Forest Be With You Card Set

May the Forest be With You

I was in the mood for some inky mess again, but didn’t want to create another card with the color bursts or using the Distress Ink resist technique. That’s why I decided to grab some sprays and color my desk a little πŸ™‚ I realized that I haven’t used the current MFT “Forest Friends” stamp set yet, but I really like the sentiment May the Forest be with you. (Yes, I like Star Wars a little πŸ™‚ ). So I wanted to make sure that I use the stamps for this cute set of cards. You can find all the …

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You Are Awesome – Quick Card Made From Scraps

Close Up

I just wanted to share a quick card with you that came together based on some scraps that were laying around on my desk. The colorful stripe is a left over from a project I will share with you soon (hint: it is an artjournal page using some June release stamps from So Suzy πŸ˜‰ ). I used way to much acrylic paint on said project so I grabbed some scraps and dunked them into the acrylic paint that was left on my craft mat. This stripe is one of the pieces and was now dry. So I cut it …

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Video: Messy Fun With Ken Oliver Color Bursts

ken oliver color bursts

It’s Sunday and that usually means that I prepare a video for you. What better technique to show you today than the Ken Oliver Color Burst backgrounds that I created throughout the week πŸ˜‰ Video: Let’s Get Messy With Ken Oliver Color Bursts For today’s card I used Yellow, Orange, and Crimson, plus the Altenew Striped Florals stamp set. I prepared the water color panel with said flowers and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. You can see the rest of my messy fun in the video: Supplies Used Altenew Striped Florals Ken Oliver Color Burst Tim Holtz Detailed …

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Two Yous From the Stamp of Approval Box

You SoA

A few weeks ago I bought the latest Stamp of Approval box and realized that I haven’t played a whole lot with it so far. That had to change! So I grabbed the stamps and dies and created two simple and fun cards. You One The first card is rather simple. I used the geo builder set (the reason why I wanted to have the box in the first place) and stamped the two arrow images in different blue tones. While switching the inks, I also switched the stamp. I started with Simon Says Lake Shores, switched to High Dive, …

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Video Review of Art-C Metallic And Ultra Chalk Acrylic Paints

Review Art-C Metallic Paint

Look what I found. I was at Micheal’s the other day, just wanted to look around (yeah, sure…), and stumbled over these cute looking paints from Art-C. First I wasn’t sure if I should get them, but after checking a quick YouTube video, I had to. Good thing Michael’s had a BoGo 50% on those πŸ™‚ Video Review of Art-C Metallic And Ultra Chalk Acrylic Paints I think that the effect is so gorgeous that I had to share it via video, a simple picture is just not enough πŸ˜‰ I hope you enjoyed my video and feel enabled to …

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Let’s Get Messy With Ken Oliver Color Bursts

Ken Oliver Color Burst

I know that the Ken Oliver color bursts are not new and that they are on the market for quite some time now. In fact, he recently released some new colors and effects. But today I grabbed the very first edition and gave them some love πŸ˜‰ If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you might have seen my card with the embossed flowers and the Ken Oliver color bursts. Similar to that card, I wanted to create a few backgrounds and decorate them a little differently this time. I started with covering my work surface in paper towels …

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Video: How To Create A Card Using The Ink Resist Technique

Ink Resist

Maybe you have seen me posting some cards on Instagram or Facebook lately that were highlighting the ink resist technique. Because I really like this technique, I thought that I show you how I use Distress inks to create cards like that. Video: How To Create A Card Using The Ink Resist Technique I tried to be as thorough as possible without having a 30 minute video afterwards. I talk a lot, but I also sped parts of the video up to not bore you to death πŸ˜‰ Supplies Used So Suzy Stamps – Wispy Chrysanthemum Outline Stampendous – Daisy …

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Fairies Are The Best Companions

Fairies

Today I wanted to share a quick fairies card with you highlighting the ink resist technique (again). I know, I’m kind of obsessed with it lately, but it’s just so awesome! I started with stamping the Wispy Chrysanthemum Outline from So Suzy Stamps with Versamark ink and heat embossing it with clear embossing powder. After letting it cool down for a second, I took Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio to create the blended ink resist effect. First I was thinking to pop it up on some black card stock, but then I felt like I needed to change …

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