Throw on a Crown for Snark Madness

So Suzy Stamps on a wood panel Close Up

Hello, is it me you’re looking for *sing* πŸ˜› LMAO, I love my snarky mood swings. Welcome to Snark Madness, aka a new snarky project, this time a mixed media piece on a wood panel. I was at a local art store not too long ago and picked some of them up. I started by applying two layers of clear Gesso to the wood panel and picking my colors for the background. I decided to go with a yellow, orange, red theme, so I applied a thick layer of yellow paint first. While the yellow was still somewhat wet, I …

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How to use Distress Oxide and So Suzy Stamps in your Art Journal

So Suzy Stamps art journal page made with Distress Oxide and a little imagination

Oooooh, I had a little fun with Distress Oxide and So Suzy Stamps this weekend. I was in a play mood and came up with this colorful Spring page. After I picked up the Distress Oxides in my local craft store, I just had to break them open and create some beautiful backgrounds. I smooshed the ink onto my craft mat, spritzed some water on top and then dragged several tags through it. After they were dry, I repeated these steps till I had the texture I wanted. When I was done with the tags, I spotted my art journal …

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Stenciling with So Suzy Stamps – A March Project

Stenciling with So Suzy Stamps Close Up

We decided to make March stencil month with So Suzy Stamps, so the entire design team created cards using stencils. And they are stunning! My card is a 1-layer card. I started by stamping the roses onto some scrap paper and fuzzy cut them out (well, I used my scan’n’cut). Then I stamped the Rose trio using my Misti, masked that part off and stamped the single rose on top. Now I used both masks to cover the stamped roses and added some Abandoned Coral Distress Ink through the brick wall stencil using my Clarity Stencil Brushes. Because I had …

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How to Create a Set of Snarky ATC Cards

Snarky ATC cards with So Suzy Stamps

I was on a shopping spree the other day and bought several snarky stamps over at So Suzy Stamps. When they arrived I was giggling my butt of and tried to come up with some cards. But my mojo was kind of non existing last week, so nothing happened. Till I looked at one of my larger art journals. The size of one page is perfect for 9 snarky ATC cards. So I started by stamping onto the page and adding some old book snippets. After a layer of Gesso, I added some color with Gelatos and heavy body acrylic …

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How to Use the Mirror Image Stamp to Create a Four Season Wall Clock – Mirror Image Event

Mirror Image Event with So Suzy Stamps

Wowzas, this month is just full of excitement and events. First guest designing, than special features, birthday celebrations and now this, a mirror image event. What is that all about you are wondering? The mirror image stamp is a piece of red rubber that is used to stamp an image the other way round and that would not be possible without one amazing stamping tool – the Misti. Because this is such a unique technique, we all have gathered to show you several ways of how to use the mirror image stamp from So Suzy Stamps and the Misti. And …

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What a Swirly Heart – Joining the So Suzy Stamps Special

I’m not a romantic girl, you might know that by now πŸ˜› But this swirly heart got me. So I wanted to create a card that is worth a So Suzy special. I was thinking back and forth about which technique would be best for this gorgeous stamp. And then it hit me – something simple with a little mess πŸ™‚ Before I start, just a quick note. Don’t forget to check out all the other cards made with the Swirly Heart stamp. I have a list with all the links at the bottom of this post. Normally when using …

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Video: Snarky Anti-Valentine’s Card with So Suzy Stamps

Anti Valentines Card with So Suzy Stamps, Distress Inks and Distress Oxide

Happy Valentine’s Day! Are you celebrating or do you think that it is one of those unnecessary days? Fair warning upfront: I’m not huge on Valentine’s day, so I decided to create a rather snarky anti-valentine’s card. I found a great sentiment at So Suzy Stamps that fit to my “love” for Valentine’s day, so I grabbed my masking paper and Distress Inks and started blending some ink. A video might be nicer for you to see the process, so I created one vs writing a long love letter πŸ˜‰ Again, I understand that not everyone shares my humor. I …

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A Card for Someone Special – Masking with So Suzy Stamps

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It’s the first day of the month and what are we usually doing? Exactly, getting the entire Design Team together and creating some amazing cards. It’s like a big, crafty party with all of you πŸ˜› The links to all the other Design Team cards are listed here. You don’t want to miss them. February is the month of masking and I wanted to create a card for someone special that can be used as a Valentines card, but can also be send out for other occasions. My mask is rather simple. I just die cut a small square out …

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How to Create Stained Glass Roses with Zig Markers and So Suzy Stamps

Roses on Vellum

Back from Creativation and full of ideas and energy. I had a blast and especially enjoyed to meet Suzy, Justine, Kymona, Denise, Monica, Janis, Jennifer and all the other amazing people that I finally saw in real life πŸ™‚ But for now I wanted to share a new card with you. I’m up on the So Suzy blog with a simple black and white card with a colorful touch of stained glass roses. I started by stamping the Rose Trio onto vellum using Versamark and heat embossed it with simple black embossing powder. Then I had to fuzzy cut the …

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Video: So Suzy Special – Snowflakes are Kisses from Heaven

Snowflakes are Kisses from Heaven

Brrr, winter…Even though I’m living in California I need my warmer temperatures back. The only good thing about winter is snow (some might disagree with me), especially when you didn’t have snow for 3 years now. Good that So Suzy has such cute winter sentiments like this one: “Snowflakes are kisses from heaven.” *squeeee* I just recently made a trip to IKEA (needed some craft furniture πŸ˜› ) and I also brought some napkins home. Because these had snowflakes on them I thought that they would fit really good to the sentiment, so I created a mixed media style card …

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