There’s Snow Place Like Home – CYCI #139

There's Snow Place Like Home

Sunday, fun day πŸ˜‰ We have a new challenge over at the Can you Case it blog, this it’s all about rainbow colors πŸ˜€ But how do you integrate a rainbow into a north pole card?! I really wanted to use the new Snow Cool Lawn Fawn set and decided to add a rainbow colored background, so it looks like northern lights. Well, with a lot of fantasy it does πŸ˜› I started by die cutting two Lawn Fawn papers with a scalloped border die. Then I added a tree border to the green paper using the Lawn Fawn Forest …

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Coffee Lover Blog Hop with Kat Scrappiness

Hello everyone πŸ™‚ Who wants some coffee? Too bad, I just have a cup of hot chocolate with whipped cream πŸ˜› Kat Scrappiness is a Super Sponsor at the Coffee Lover Blog Hop and as a Design Team member I just had to join πŸ™‚ My project is featuring three of here amazing sequin mixes. Can you spot all of them? At the end of my blog you will also find a coupon code for her store. I started by painting my tag with Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint and Walnut Stain. I find it’s easiest to use my fingers and …

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Happy Halloween Card with Kat Scrappiness

Happy Halloween with Kat

Welcome to my first blog article with the Kat Scrappiness Design Team. To say I’m thrilled would be an understatement. I love her shop and everything she does for us crafters! So let’s get started, shall we? I wanted to create a rather simple Halloween card with Kat Scrappiness sequins being the focus. So I decided to keep the background settled. I cut a piece of black card stock (5.5″x4″), two stripes from last years Lawn Fawn paper pack and the Happy Halloween sentiment from the Cheery Lynn die. Now I dipped the sentiment into the Versamark ink pad, sprinkled …

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Scary Bookmarks That Might Keep You Up At Night

Scary Bookmarks That Will Keep You up at Night

Hello everyone, I hope you have a spooky day πŸ™‚ With all the amazing So Suzy Halloween stamps I had a hard time to decide which one to use for today’s Design Team post. At the end I decided for 6 stamps from the new release (all listed at the bottom). I started by cutting two pieces of black card stock (5 3/4″x 1 3/4″). First, I stamped the “Trick or Treat” sentiment using Versamark ink. Then I grabbed the Boo, 31st, and Shade stamp and created a background pattern (I might have CASE’d the idea with the legs from …

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Faux Shaker Card for a Shaker Card Challenge – CYCI #138

faux shaker card

Hi everyone and welcome to a new CYCI challenge πŸ™‚ This week it’s all about shaker cards, or when you just don’t want to deal with all the shakers, a faux shaker card. For this shaker card challenge, I decided to go with the fake version. I started by cutting the hill pieces with the new Lawn Fawn dies. For the hill and the tree parts I used the also new Lawn Fawn fall paper. I adhered everything together and ran it through my big shot using a scalloped frame die. I stamped the fox, the leaves and the squirrel, …

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Video: So Suzy Stamps Halloween Release and Haul

So Suzy Stamps Halloween Release

Hello everyone πŸ™‚ It’s the time of the year again: all the stamp companies release their Halloween stamps. So does So Suzy Stamps and today I wanted to share a quick haul video showing the So Suzy Stamps Halloween release stamps (yes, I had to get all of them…). The stamps are available starting today, so hop on over to her shop and grab them as long as she has some πŸ˜‰ My next Design Team card will definitely include some of these goodies, so stay tuned for that. I also can’t wait to see your creations using her stamps! …

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Crazy Dog on a Rusty Steampunk Tag

rusty steampunk tag

Are you following me on Instagram or Facebook? There you might have seen the results of all the rusting that I did using the Prima Marketing Finnabair rusting paste. Some of the die cuts were the Tim Holtz gears that I now wanted to use to create a rusty steampunk tag. I started by trying one of the techniques Tim Holtz explains in his Creative Chemistry online course. I can’t remember the name anymore. It was the one where he painted the tag in some colors and added one of the metallic distress paints on top. Even though I didn’t …

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Video: Creating a Colorful Background with Dylusions Paints

create a colorful background

Creating a colorful background with Dylusions paints is simple and fun. My new video shows you how to add colorful squares and how you could decorate them. This background is so much fun to “put together” πŸ™‚ You only need some different colors (in my video I use 4) and some stencils. I use the Ranger blending tools to “paint”, but your fingers or make up sponges work as well. The Dylusions paints are more fluid than other acrylic paints, but that makes them perfect for this technique. For the stencils though, you don’t have to use the Dylusions ones. …

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A Mad Hatter on a Shiny Background

Mad Hatter

You might have seen one of my latest cards where I used the Minc Reactive Spray for some foiled splatters. Now I wanted to test how it looks like when you let the Mist run down on a page. So I added a lot of the Mist to the top of my page (the background happened during one of my art journal sessions and was created with left over paint). As I said before, the fluid has to dry for some time, so I let it sit over night and added the foil the next day. It looked gorgeous and …

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Heart and Soul Is the Title of My New Canvas

Heart & Soul

Hello πŸ™‚ Today I wanted to share my latest canvas with you. Unfortunately I have created it over several days and can’t remember exactly every single step. You can see some layers in the pictures above and I tried to make good and useful close up photos πŸ™‚ I started by adding texture paste through a harlekin stencil and splattered Iridescent Silver Acrylic ink from Liquitex onto the top and let it run down. Then I blended Dylusions paints in several blue tones on top. Now I adhered some cloth, the flowers (Prima), the frame (Prima) and the crown (Tim …

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