Customized 3-tier Halloween cupcake stand

Halloween cupcake stand

Hi everyone, I’m so glad to share my second guest design team post for Deflecto with you. Today I want to share my Halloween cupcake stand and it’s going to be yummy! I’m using the 3-Tier Dessert Stand as the base and the Mini Sign Holders in two different sizes (2×3 and 3×4) for parts of the decoration. I started with decorating the 3 levels of the 3-Tier Dessert Stand using Mod Podge and tissue paper. Thankfully I had the right Halloween colors laying around. I simply spread out the Mod Podge on the base using a simple brush and …

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Simple Christmas card using Distress Oxide and So Suzy Stamps

Simple Christmas card with Distress Oxide and So Suzy Stamps

Welcome to a new design team inspiration over at the So Suzy Stamps blog. The team prepared some amazing cards using the latest Christmas release. I tried myself on a simple Christmas card using Distress Oxide and the interesting part is that I used them to color on black cardstock. But from the beginning… It took me a few tries to figure out how to color this Poinsettia without ruining the white lines from the embossing powder. The problem was that I was able to color over the lines and remove the ink from the embossed areas, but it also …

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Fancy Christmas tag with Swedish House Crafts

Christmas Tag with Swedish House Crafts

Yikes, it’s getting close to Christmas. Better get these Christmas projects going… Mine for today is a fancy Christmas tag in winter colors. I started by coloring the background with Distress Oxide. My favorite technique is to smoosh the ink onto the craft mat, spritz some water on top and then drag the paper through the ink. I did that with several shades of blue and brown till I had the effect that I was looking for. I always heat set the inks before adding the next layer of color. Then I stamped the deer on top, first with black …

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Two simple Christmas gift tags using So Suzy Stamps

Christmas tags with So Suzy Stamps

Oh my, I love that you can create simple yet stunning projects with the new So Suzy Stamps release. If you have been visiting the So Suzy blog lately, you have seen some stunning cards from the design team. That’s why I thought that I share some Christmas gift tags with you. My video tutorial shows you how I created them step by step so you can try these techniques yourself. Do you have a favorite stamp in the release? There are a few and they are all gorgeous πŸ˜› Supplies Used Close Ups

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How to create a mixed media underwater scene with Art Anthology

How to create a mixed media underwater scene with Art Anthology

Finally, my little mermaid has a home. I put the Julie Nutting doll together weeks ago and was always thinking about an underwater scene that would be worthy. Today’s project is showing you how I created the ocean scene using Art Anthology products. The trick was to start with a black background, so I gessoed my page with black Gesso. I was not careful at all and the page turned out quite messy. Not that I’m worried about that πŸ˜‰ My tutorial video shows you how I put the page together, so you can see exactly what layers I added. …

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A drawing from a children’s book with Strawberry Jude Stamps

Strawberry Jude Stamps dragonA sketch from a childrens book

Look at this cute dragon. This one of the cutest dragon stamp sets I’ve seen πŸ˜› For this guest design team post I colored the dragon using my Prismacolor pencils and it ended up looking like a drawing from a children’s book – totally unintentional. I wanted to create some kind of lair for the dragon, so I stamped some stalactites. Masking paper helped me stamping several dimensions. I did the same for the scattering of jewels. Then I covered some of the jewels with masking paper and added the sleeping dragon behind it. Before I started coloring, I wanted …

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A card for every season with Tilly’s Magical Garden from Catherine Pooler

4 seasons with Catherine Pooler

Wow, I received an amazing package the other day. Guess what was in it… the new stamp, stencil and die from Catherine Pooler’s shop. I was so excited, you should have seen the grin on my face πŸ˜› And the new release is gorgeous! I love the pattern on the stencil and the versatile flowers in the set. It’s so easy to create a card for every season and that’s exactly what I did. If you have followed me for some time, you know that I enjoy Catherine’s products. This woman always gets me all excited. She is just so …

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Layered Halloween cards using spooky So Suzy Stamps

Layered Halloween cards using spooky So Suzy Stamps

Last year So Suzy Stamps release a bunch of very spooky and different looking Halloween stamps. Because Halloween is my favorite season (in case you haven’t figured that out yet), I had to grab them this year again and create some fun, layered Halloween cards. In case you missed last years release video, you can find it here. Today’s cards are using a variety of layering techniques. I used some patterned paper, created my own patterns with stencils and combined all of these to create spooky Halloween cards. The sentiments from So Suzy stamps fit perfectly for the outside and …

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Winter Wonderland with Emerald Creek embossing powder

Winter Wonderland with Emerald Creek

New month, new challenge over at Emerald Creeks. This month’s challenge is “Canada the Beautiful” and I created a winter wonderland. Of course I could have used the obvious maple leaf, but I wanted to create a different version. That’s why I created a snow scene. I would love to see Canada in the winter. Unfortunately I have been up there, but I really want to go sometime. I like the winter and living in California and I’m missing the seasons sometimes. I imagine that the snow is white and puffy and it’s all quite. Forest scenes in the winter …

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Kitten on a broom – a cute Halloween card using Clarity Stencil Brushes

The Greeting Farm flying kitten Halloween card

Last year I missed out on one of the cutest Halloween stamps – Scaredy cat from The Greeting Farm. It has the most adorable Halloween kittens in the set. My favorite? The kitten on a broom! But I got my hands on it, finally πŸ˜› That’s why I immediately had to use it for one of my Halloween projects. I stamped all the kittens a while ago and colored them while I was watching TV. That’s why the coloring process is not part of my video tutorial. But everything else is. I hope you enjoy this Halloween project (and aren’t …

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