Video: Adding the 2nd Layer of Interest to the Background with Dylusions Paints

Welcome to another video in my Dylusions art journal series. This time I’m adding even more interest to the background with Dylusions Paints. I’m using several stencils to blend the Dylusions paints onto the background. For the blending you can either use the Ranger blending tool or for example make up sponges, both work perfectly fine. When I first used the paints, it was bleeding through the stencil all the time and the images were all messed up to the point where I didn’t even use the paints anymore. During her class, Dyan Reaveley explained why this happens and showed …

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Faux Shaker Card Inspired by Catherine Pooler

Faux Shaker Card

Hello there, I was in the mood for something different again and for some reason I’m kind of into mixing blue and oranges at the moment. I really enjoy this color combination. A few days ago Catherine Pooler had a contest for the latest Stamp of Approval collection on her blog, which made me grab it again to play with it. One of her inspirational cards was a faux shaker card and I thought that I want to CASE her idea. So I grabbed my Kat Scrappiness sequins, the Lovely Notes collection and started assembling the card. I started by …

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I Need You For #TeamJosefine – A So Suzy Stamps DT Challenge

#TeamJosefine

Win an entire set of 8 Nuvo Crystal Drops! How? Go to the So Suzy Stamps Flaunt it if you made it Facebook group, CASE my card and upload it in the photo album till September 15th 😍 If #TeamJosefine has the most CASEd cards, I’ll dance the Macarena live on Facebook πŸ˜‚πŸ˜± (And I win a set of Nuvo drops too 😝) Here are the challenge rules: Are you READY? We have a new Challenge for you and it is going to be a BLAST! You don’t have to worry about thinking of a brand new card because the …

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Once Upon A Time – A Fairy Tale Card – CYCI #134

Once Upon a Time

Once upon a time… oh wait, before I start and you are like “What the hell is going on here?” let me explain myself. Being part of the Can You Case It Design team is super fun. For example, for this challenge we were talking about possibilities for this week’s sketch. I was asking, if dragons and unicorns count as pets as well. After a fun back and forth with Eva we decided that they do, but the post has to be imaginative. So here I am, creating a fun bedtime story, explaining how the dragon became a pet. Once …

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Video: Adding the 1st Layer of Interest To the Background – Dylusions Art Journal Series

Interest To the Background

Hello and welcome to part 4 of my Dylusions art journal series. This time I show you how to add a first layer of interest to the background that we made the last time. What you need are stencils with your favorite pattern, a mister bottle and paper towels. The rest is simple, but see for yourself: I hope you enjoyed my video. There are a few more to come, so look forward to more fun with Dylusions ink sprays and paints πŸ™‚ The Dylusions Art Journal Series If you want to start at the beginning of my series, here …

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I just can’t get enough of Ken Oliver Color Bursts

Finished Card

Hello everyone! I’m up on the So Suzy blog and wanted to share a final card for August. No worries, not final as in never again, just final as in the last Design Team Card for this month πŸ˜‰ This card is featuring the new “Love is a fire” sentiment from the latest So Suzy Stamps release and, because I can’t get enough of Ken Oliver color bursts, two of the first colors. I started by die cutting two square pieces of card stock for the sentiment. One piece is white and has the MFT wonky borders on it, the …

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Video: Creating Bright Backgrounds with Dylusions Ink Sprays

Creating Bright Backgrounds with Dylusions Ink Sprays

Finally, the first video in my series that is showing a technique πŸ™‚ In this video I’m showing you how to use the Dylusions ink sprays too create bright and vibrant backgrounds. I loved the technique from the first second Dyan Reaveley showed it in her class. It’s so easy and the results are gorgeous! If you like to produce a lot of backgrounds within a short amount of time, it really helps to have the ink sprays sorted by color family. Then you don’t need to think about which color to use, you can just grab the bottle and …

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A Birthday Card For A Special Friend – CYCI #133

MFT Dragons

Hello and welcome to a new and really fun color challenge over at Can You Case It?. I love this color combo so much that I used it to create a birthday card for a special friend of mine. She already received the card, so I’m not spoiling anything πŸ˜‰ I used the new MFT stamp set “Magical Dragon” that just came out and colored three of the dragons with Copic markers. Then I let my Scan’n’Cut do all the fuzzy cutting work πŸ˜› I took an A2 sized piece of card stock and used the new Peek-a-Boo die to …

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Recollections Ombre Inks on a Thank You Card

Ombre Butterfly

Today, while I was cleaning my craft area, I realized that I haven’t made a card making video in forever. So I grabbed some items that I have a bought a few weeks ago and haven’t used yet: my two Recollections Ombre Inks. I got them on sale at Michael’s and was curious how these are, especially because I didn’t own an ombre ink pad so far, so the entire idea was new to me. I tried to find a link to these ink pads, but haven’t found them on the michaels.com website, sorry. Maybe they still have them in …

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Video: Color Combinations with Dylusions Ink Sprays

Welcome to Part 2 of my Dylusions art journal series. Before I finally start using her products, I wanted to share one more information with you. And that is which colors work well together. I guess there are several color combinations with Dylusions ink sprays, but this combination is the “easiest” for me to work with. I (and Dyan Reaveley confirmed it during the class) sort colors for cold and warm tones. This way I don’t need to worry about brown or muddy colors when they accidentally mix together (which they will…) πŸ™‚ Cool Colors In general, cool colors are …

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