Emerald Creek and the Great Outdoors

The great outdoors with Emerald Creek

Oh my, I had so much fun creating these four cards. It feels like I haven’t made a mixed media card in forever, even though I know it’s not true 😉 So what better timing than the current theme over on the Emerald Creek blog Great Outdoors. I love playing a little and then making a few simple cards. These are a great combination of paint splattering (just a little) and embossing powder fun. You can see all the details in my video. Here I show you how I created the backgrounds using a brayer and my Gel Press and …

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Going batty with Catherine Pooler

Going Batty with Catherine Pooler

Trust me, I am definitely going batty over this release. Halloween is my favorite (if you haven’t figured that out yet…) and I had so much fun playing with this release. I thought that this release needs to be featured in the right light (see where I’m going with this? 😉 ) and that’s why I had to pull out the Glow int the Dark embossing powder. And as you will see throughout the hop, the Creative Team has a thing for it. I created two cards for the hop. One that features the glow in the dark embossing powder …

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Endless Summer Cheerful Mixed Media Cards for N*Studio

Endless Summer Mixed Media Cards for Nathalie Kalbach

Hi everyone! Summer has started, it’s official. We are having the first days with over 100 degrees in California, so I spend a lot of time in my pool. When we bought our house, we fell in love with the pool. It is plastered with a variety of blue tiles which shine amazing when the sun hits them. The colors of the pool were my inspiration for this month’s theme – Endless Summer. But as always, I started with those colors and then couldn’t stop. But let’s start at the beginning. I decided to create a few greeting cards. I …

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How to create a disappearing Cheshire Cat with Visible Image

How to create a disapearing Cheshire Cat with Visible Image

Hello and welcome to a new blog post for Visible Image. This time I’m excited to share the new Alice in Wonderland sets with you, especially the Cheshire Cat. I LOVE Alice in Wonderland! It’s one of my all time favorite stories. When I saw the cat stamp I knew that I wanted to create the disappearing Cheshire Cat and just had to come up with a plan on how to do that. In my video I’m sharing my plan and the slightly wonky execution. At least at first, it got better later on 😉 What do you think? Did …

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New Release Nathalie Kalbach and Rubbermoon stamps

New Release Nathalie Kalbach and Rubbermoon

Look at those gorgeous stamps and aren’t these little ones just so cute? Nathalie Kalbach released a couple new red rubber stamps through Rubbermoon and they are perfect for the upcoming Christmas season or just for anything when you like circles 😉 I prepared a few samples for you. Starting with just a few of them stamped onto a white piece of cardstock. The big ornament was stamped using two ink pads to create an ombre effect. Then just a little sparkle, some doodled strings and my first Christmas card for the year is done, woohoo! Working in similar colors …

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Tropically Yours – Stamp of Approval Release

Tropically Yours - Stamp of Approval release

What? More exciting news today? Yes! The Stamp of Approval Tropically Yours collection is finally available! In case you don’t know what Stamp of Approval is, it’s a collection of stamps and dies that all coordinate with each other, so you can create cards instead of searching for matching sets. This theme is all about tropical flowers, flamingos and more. To give you an idea, here is a card that I made for the release. Rather simple, but so effective. You can see the process of how I put it together in my short video: You can find more inspiration …

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Tropically Yours – Stamp of Approval Blog Hop

Tropically Yours - Stamp of Approval Blog Hop

We are so close to the next release of the Stamp of Approval collection, this time with a very tropical flair. Tropically Yours is the new collection, full of fun images, gorgeous sentiments and other surprises. If you came from Jenny’s blog you’re at the right spot. Otherwise, feel free to start at the beginning of the hop here. I created an entire set of cards for the first day of the hop, showcasing the Leave me in Paradise set from the Tropically Yours collection. Here’s a quick video showing how I created these cards. Super easy, once you know …

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Just for fun blog hop – time to create some clean and simple cards

Just for fun blog hop

Welcome to a blog hop, just for fun. Ingrid pulled together a few crafters and asked us to create with “new” craft supplies, the ones that have been laying around for a while now, unused. And you know what I haven’t done in a while? Creating clean and simple cards, without any mess. Ok, there was a little mess involved when I inked up a background, but way less than normally 😉 I bought some of the stamps from Finders Keepers a while back. I discovered them at Creativation and fell in love with the very different designs and sentiments. …

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How to use embossing powder for card backgrounds – CP and WOW blog hop

How to use embossing powder for card backgrounds

Hi everyone, I’m super excited to be hopping with Catherine Pooler and WOW today. In my post, I’m sharing how to use embossing powder for card backgrounds. Don’t forget to hop along with us and leave a comment on every blog. Catherine Pooler and WOW are choosing one random winner each 😀 But on to my cards. I started with one card and then couldn’t stop and ended up creating 4 for this hop. All 4 are using embossing powders for the card background and all are made with a different technique. To make it a little easier, I created …

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How to create mixed media style girl and boy baby shower cards

baby shower cards

Hi everyone, welcome to a new tutorial. Today: baby shower cards (or for new babies in general). A friend of mine had her baby shower last weekend, so I created two cards for her – she is expecting twins. I channeled my best mixed media mojo and came up with these two: What do you think? I have never really created a card for a baby shower before. Does that work? 😉 Supplies Used These are all the supplies I used. When possible, I’m using affiliate links, which means I earn a small commission if you’re using the below links …

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