How to use color sprays in a different way with Art Anthology

How to use color sprays differently

I felt experimental today and was wondering if you can use color sprays for other techniques than just spraying ink on something. Not that my findings from today’s project are revolutionary, but it was definitely fun to try something different πŸ™‚ The cards I created a rather simple, but I love the effects the color sprays created and didn’t want to cover them up too much. I like that it was a quick and simple process, so this can definitely be used to create cards in bulk. You know what is also amazing? That the Art Anthology pastes, like the …

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Floral times 3 or how to create 3 cards using one background stamp

The Ton background stamp colored with Distress Oxide and Inks

Hi everyone and happy Thursday! Today’s project was inspired by my little grab bag that is sitting on my craft table. You might wonder what that grab bag is… Well, it’s actually a box now and it contains all the goodies that I have bought during the last months (yes, months…) and haven’t really used yet. So I decided to pick the sunflower background stamp from the Ton and get it all inky (like literally). I ended up with three floral cards, all a little different. I created all three at the same time and started with stamping the image …

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Video: Snarky is part of the package

So Suzy Stamps and Distress Oxide - Snarky is part of the package

Have you seen the new release from So Suzy Stamps yet? There are a few snarky stamps as well and you know me – I can’t resist some good snark. I paired the new Snarky is part of the Package stamp with the rose and rose trio from an earlier release, but see for yourself. I hope you’re not sick of me using the Distress Oxide, because there is another card coming πŸ˜‰ This time, I used them to color the roses in two different ways. The outside of the card with the ink resist technique and the inside by …

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So Suzy Stamps August release – Butterflies colored with Ken Oliver Color Burst

So Suzy Stamps August Release

Ooooh, it’s time for the So Suzy Stamps August release and we have a bunch of new gorgeousness prepared for you. The design team came together for a blog hop, so you can get a first glance on the new stamps. Are you coming from Olesya’s blog? Then you are at the right place. Otherwise, you can start at the beginning – the list is a little further down πŸ˜€ I fell in love with the butterfly stamps and just had to use them for my first card. I wanted to keep it simple, but didn’t want to miss out …

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Video: Cupcake birthday card with So Suzy Stamps and Distress Oxide

Cupcake birthday card with So Suzy Stamps and Distress Oxide

Hello everyone and welcome back to another Distress Oxide card. Are you sick of them yet? πŸ˜› This time I created some bright cupcakes for a colorful birthday card. I heat embossed the cupcakes and then smooshed Distress Oxide onto the paper. The embossed areas resisted the ink creating a really neat effect. To show you exactly how I did it, I prepared a video tutorial for you: Fun, isn’t it? What’s your favorite Distress Oxide technique? I really like the smooshing part – nice and messy, but not too much πŸ˜‰ Supplies Used The supplies I used: Thanks for …

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How to create a fairy background with Distress Oxide and So Suzy Stamps

Fairy Background with Distress Oxide and So Suzy Stamps

Yay, I’m up over at the So Suzy Stamps blog again. Have you seen these cute little tea cup fairies over at So Suzy Stamps? They are back and they deserved an appropriate fairy background with Distress Oxide and Distress Ink. I just love the combination of the Distress Inks and Oxides, they always turn out insanely pretty. In addition, I found some Perfect Pearls in one of my drawers and added some fairy sparkle at the end. But see for yourself how easy yet beautiful this technique is: Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed my …

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How to become a pirate with So Suzy Stamps

how to become a pirate with So Suzy Stamps

Arrrr, you land lovers! It’s inspiration day over at So Suzy Stamps and I grabbed one of the stamps that is back in the store – the pirate πŸ˜€ You probably know by now that I love the Distress Oxide, but what I love even more is the combination of Distress Ink and Oxide. It’s the mix of vibrancy and rusty that really gets me πŸ˜› That’s why I created a set of cards for you using both, Distress Inks and Oxides, water and some acetate. Enjoy! I hope you enjoyed my cards and are not mad that I didn’t …

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Snark alert with So Suzy Stamps

Snarky cards with So Suzy Stamps

Snark alert! I haven’t used my snarky stamps for a while (way too long if you ask me), so I directly created three snarky cards πŸ˜€ A few days ago I found a pretty paper pack at a garage sale. I love combining patterned paper to create cards, especially snarky ones. I started with cutting a few of the papers. Then I picked the ones that I wanted to be at the top and stamped the sentiment using my Misti. For this card, I cut a little banner to stamp one part of the sentiment onto it. Then I stamped …

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How to create a mixed media card with So Suzy Stamps and Finnabair

Mixed Media Card with So Suzy Stamps, Ken Oliver Color Burst and Finnabair embellishments

You might have seen that I started teaching classes in my local craft store Scrapbooking Forever and I prefer to teach techniques. I think showing how to use a product in different ways is more interesting than one project using tons of products and learning just one technique per product. While preparing one of my classes this is one of the cards I created as an example. I like mixed media, so I created a mixed media card with So Suzy Stamps, Ken Oliver Color Burst and Finnabair embellishments. All supplies used are listed at the end of the page. …

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Video: June Inspiration with So Suzy Stamps in Water Colors

So Suzy Stamps in watercolors

Yay, it’s inspiration day over at the So Suzy Stamps blog. I always love to see all the amazing design team projects within one post. For the June inspiration I grabbed my water colors again. How can you not add bright colors to Olesya’s gorgeous flower stamps?! Also I love to watch the color move inside the water πŸ˜› To share my love of water coloring, here is the project video for my card. Enjoy and let me know what you think πŸ™‚ Here are a few close up pictures. Click on the picture to enlarge it. Thanks for stopping …

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