How to create Halloween tombstone tags using Tim Holtz stamps and Distress Oxide

Halloween tombstone tags using Tim Holtz stamps and Distress Oxide

Hi everyone, I’m super excited that Halloween is coming closer. It’s my favorite season of the year and I usually can’t wait to get my crafty Halloween projects started πŸ™‚ Some of this year’s releases really got me, for example the one from Tim Holtz. That new set is awesome and I knew that I wanted to create some tags with it! Then, when I saw the new Stamp of Approval box, I was even more excited, because one of the dies in the box looks like a tombstone. And here is how it all came together – tombstone tags …

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Video: I love you more than jewels with Strawberry Jude Stamps

I love you more than jewels with Strawberry Jude Stamps

Oh my gosh, the new stamp set from Strawberry Jude Stamps is just adorable! It’s dragons! I can’t get enough of dragons and this set comes with a range of little details, like jewels, flames and more. Unbelievably cute πŸ˜€ One of the dragons had to be the focal point of my card, so I decided to pick the guy holding the diamond. Then I used the other small jewel stamps to create the background. Of course, I had to add a bunch of glitter and shimmer, otherwise it would be a really boring gemstone πŸ˜‰ You can see the …

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How to create quick and easy backgrounds for spooky Halloween cards

Sppoky Halloween Cards with Art Anthology and Sizzix

It’s about time for spooky Halloween cards and today I’m using my Art Anthology Colorations sprays and Velvet paints to create a couple of them. These cards are great, if you need to create several of them at the same time. You can just use the sprays to color the backgrounds and when you’re finished with that step, the first background is already dry and you can continue with step 2. Brilliant πŸ˜‰ At the end you just need to add some spooky Halloween shapes, like the new Tim Holtz ones. If you want to see all the steps for …

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Getting a head start – So Suzy Stamps Christmas release

Christmas Release at So Suzy Stamps

It’s September already and the Christmas release from So Suzy Stamps arrived at the perfect time. Now you can get a head start on this year’s Christmas cards πŸ˜› This release is so versatile and can be used in hundreds of ways. The stamps can be used individually and they can be combined with each other. But see for yourself, the design team has some amazing inspiration for you. And there is more… There are a few ways for you to save and get some goodies: 15% off of the New Arrival stamps until Sept. 16, midnight (MT) With every …

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Watch me get fabulous – a snarky card with So Suzy Stamps

Watch me get fabulous - So Suzy Stamps snark

Who is ready for some snark from the latest So Suzy Stamps release? When I saw the “Watch me get fabulous” stamp I had to giggle quite a bit. Haven’t we all been in that situation at one point? I know I had that thought a couple of times in my life πŸ˜› This card is rather simple and I’m kind of surprised that I was capable of leaving that much white space. But let’s start at the beginning. I stamped the sentiment onto white card stock. For sentiments, I prefer Versafine ink. It’s deep black and leaves a crisp …

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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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