Stretch your dies – How to make a card using Tonic’s Keepsake Book Maker

Stretch your dies - How to make a card using Tonic's Keepsake Book Maker

Have you seen the Keepsake Book Maker die yet? It comes with a variety of sizes so you can create journals in any size. But besides books, you can also create unique cards with it. Stretch your dies – isn’t it great when you can use something for more than it’s intended use? That’s what I tried in this video: This way you’re getting a different shaped card in a super easy way, no measuring, nu fuzz 😉 Supplies Used Some of my links are affiliate links which means I earn a small commission, if you use my links to …

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3 ideas on what to do with your mono prints with ArtFoamies

3 ideas on what to do with your mono prints with ArtFoamies

Hi, it’s Josefine. I was in the mood for playing with my Gel Press and create some mono prints. While I was getting ready for it, I wondered what I should do with those prints. I bet, I’m not the only asking herself that question – what to do with all those prints? That’s why I thought I could share some ideas with you. First, here is the video that shows you how I created all those prints and then what I did with them. First up, I created bookmarks. These are great as presents or just a little extra …

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Mono printing with Nuvo Aqua Flow pens

Mono printing with Nuvo Aqua Flow pens

Hi everyone and Happy New Year! Let’s start it with some fun and that includes mono printing for me. I was curious about the Nuvo Aqua Flow pens and if you could do more with them, besides coloring images. So I grabbed my petite Gel Press and started coloring that. Here is a quick video showing all the details. What do you think? So many options and it’s so easy. That technique is also great for creating a bunch of blank cards and then add a sentiment later on, once you need a card. Supplies Used Some of my links …

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Snowflakes and Silver – creating a winter scene using Emerald Creek embossing powder and stamps

Snowflakes and Silver with Emerald Creek

Hi everyone, this months challenge theme over at Emerald Creek is Snowflakes and Silver. What an exciting combo! How would you approach it? If you have an idea, think about joining the challenge 😉 I grabbed some winter colors, a snowflake stamp and as a contrast some of the fluorescent embossing powder. You can see all the details here: See? Snowflake stamps and silver embellishments 😉 Works just fine. I can’t wait to see your interpretation of the theme! Supplies Used Some of my links are affiliate links which means I earn a small commission, if you use my links …

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Doing my Thing – Thank You Cards with n*studio

Doing my Thing - Ink Smooshed Thank You Cards with n*studio

Aren’t we all good in “doin’ our thing”? Perfect theme, if you ask me. The problem was that I couldn’t decide which of my favorite techniques to show you… mono printing, layering, something snarky…? So many options. At the end, I decided to go with a variety of techniques using watercolor inks (Distress Inks, etc). I created a few “Thank You” cards as I needed them anyway 😉 In addition, I love to create videos, so here is my “doin’ my thing” video for the thank you cards that I made. Nathalie’s foam and rubber stamps were perfect to add …

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Clean and simple mixed media cards with Tonic Studio

Clean and simple mixed media cards with Tonic Studio

Hi and welcome to a new post for Tonic Studios USA. This time I wanted to create some clean and simple mixed media cards – one specific for Christmas and another that can be used year round. It’s super easy and fun. Here you can see how these came together. Just imagine what options you have by just switching up colors. I hope you enjoyed my quick video and want to try that technique yourself. Close Ups Some of my links are affiliate links which means I earn a small commission, if you use my links to shop. No worries …

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My Cup of Tea – Foiling techniques with PaperArtsy

My Cup of Tea - Foiling techniques with PaperArtsy

What an exciting technique for the PaperArtsy blog – foiling. I have followed this trend for a while now, always thinking about how I could use this as part of my art journals or mixed media projects. I enjoy the look of a foiled background or when the foil is rubbed onto nearly dry alcohol ink. For this post, I wanted to use something that I haven’t used in a while though – foil flakes. That’s the good thing about renovating your house. You find items that you haven’t used in a while. I knew immediately, that I wanted to …

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Christmas cards mixed media style with Tonic Studio

Christmas cards mixed media style with Tonic Studio

I couldn’t wait to share my first project for the Tonic Studio design team with you! So many new possibilities with their gorgeous powders and sprays and of course I had to test a bunch of it. Since we are getting close to Christmas I thought it might be a good idea to get ready for the holidays and create some Christmas cards mixed media style . I hope that you will enjoy my quick video. Once I start it’s always hard for me to stop, so you’ll see me create a few cards. I really enjoy the watercolor smooshed …

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A month long stamping party – Stamptember with Simon Says Stamp

Simon Says Stamps Stamptember

Hi and welcome to Stamptember – woohoo! This is the first time I’m celebrating with Simon Says and I’m super excited to share two cards with you that I made with one of their new background stamps. For those of you who are coming from the big party over on the Simon Says blog – welcome 🙂 – my name is Josefine and I’m a mixed media artist who loves the messy way of crafting. Although these cards look a little more clean and simple compared to what I usually do, I had inky fingers afterwards – and that’s all …

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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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