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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What the Hell with So Suzy Stamps

what the hell

“What the hell?” is probably what you thought when you saw the title of my blog post πŸ˜‰ Maybe not, but I agree so much with the sentiment of the featured stamp for my So Suzy blog post today that I just had to add it. What the hell? Why are the Distress Inks on my image all sideways? I must have slept while taking the picture. Or did I just wanted to have another reason to say “what the hell?” πŸ™‚ Anyway, I started with the ink blended background. I used a Dylusions stencil for the cherries and blended …

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Lauren Bacall Wedding Card with So Suzy Stamps

Hello everyone, today we are all up on the So Suzy blog with the new August release stamps. Woot, woot πŸ™‚ My Lauren Bacall wedding card features an older stamp with one of the new and gorgeous sentiments (the one from Lauren Bacall… taadaa πŸ˜‰ ). I used the “In Love” wedding couple and paired it with the “Heart Forget” sentiment. Everything started by stamping the couple directly onto an A2 sized card base. It is a solid image, so a Misti comes in really handy here. I stamped the same image onto some masking paper (I use the one …

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Video: Getting Started with the Dylusions Art Journal

Hello there! In my last YouTube video I showed you the Dylusions art journal that I created during the Dyan Reaveley class a couple of days ago. I asked you, if you would be interested in seeing more of the techniques and you liked the idea. So here is the first video in my art journal series and it’s all about getting started with some basics. Just FYI, I’m not sponsored from or affiliated with Dylusions or Ranger. I bought everything on my own. πŸ™‚ The video is a little longer, but I wanted to talk about the basics. I …

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Video Walk Through Large Dylusions Art Journal

large Dylusions art journal

Well, hello there! I was very quiet the last weeks and I’m sorry for that! There was just so much to do at my actual work (the one that pays for my hobby πŸ˜‰ ) and I didn’t have any time to do something crafty. I was visiting a Dyan Reaveley class at Scrapbooking Forever this weekend and wanted to show you what we did to our large Dylusions art journal. It was an amazing class! I learned so much techniques for my art journal and how to be less critical with my work (let’s see how long that lasts…lol). …

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All The Glitter Birthday Card – CYCI Challenge #130

All the glitter 2

Hello everyone and welcome to another amazing challenge over at the Can You Case It! blog for challenge #130. This week it’s all about birthday card and mine had to glitter! I started with going through my stash of embossing powders and finding all the glitter ones. Surprisingly I have a few. I chose a golden one and matching to it a purple with gold splatters in it. Now I stamped the music note background onto my white card stock using Versamark ink. I found this background stamp at a garage sale and assume it’s the one from MFT. Then …

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