Video: Snarky is part of the package

So Suzy Stamps and Distress Oxide - Snarky is part of the package

Have you seen the new release from So Suzy Stamps yet? There are a few snarky stamps as well and you know me – I can’t resist some good snark. I paired the new Snarky is part of the Package stamp with the rose and rose trio from an earlier release, but see for yourself. I hope you’re not sick of me using the Distress Oxide, because there is another card coming πŸ˜‰ This time, I used them to color the roses in two different ways. The outside of the card with the ink resist technique and the inside by …

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Video: Cupcake birthday card with So Suzy Stamps and Distress Oxide

Cupcake birthday card with So Suzy Stamps and Distress Oxide

Hello everyone and welcome back to another Distress Oxide card. Are you sick of them yet? πŸ˜› This time I created some bright cupcakes for a colorful birthday card. I heat embossed the cupcakes and then smooshed Distress Oxide onto the paper. The embossed areas resisted the ink creating a really neat effect. To show you exactly how I did it, I prepared a video tutorial for you: Fun, isn’t it? What’s your favorite Distress Oxide technique? I really like the smooshing part – nice and messy, but not too much πŸ˜‰ Supplies Used The supplies I used: Thanks for …

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How to create a fairy background with Distress Oxide and So Suzy Stamps

Fairy Background with Distress Oxide and So Suzy Stamps

Yay, I’m up over at the So Suzy Stamps blog again. Have you seen these cute little tea cup fairies over at So Suzy Stamps? They are back and they deserved an appropriate fairy background with Distress Oxide and Distress Ink. I just love the combination of the Distress Inks and Oxides, they always turn out insanely pretty. In addition, I found some Perfect Pearls in one of my drawers and added some fairy sparkle at the end. But see for yourself how easy yet beautiful this technique is: Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed my …

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Distress Oxide 101 – DIY Colored Texture Paste

Welcome back to my next technique video for Distress Oxide 101. Have you seen all the other technique videos yet? Justine created a stunning card in her first video. In yesterday’s video I colored an envelope with Distress Oxide and created a matching card for it. Give away is Closed In my second video, I’m showing different ways on how to create your own colored texture paste using the Oxides. Wow, 3 great techniques and one more to come. Check out Justine’s channel tomorrow (April 7th) for the last part of the series. Thanks for joining Justine and me for …

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Let’s Celebrate Justine Hovey’s 1 Mil YouTube Views

The Greetings Farm Mad Hatter with Distress Ink and Distress Oxide Balloons

Woohoo, we are celebrating Justine Hovey and her hitting 1 Million views on her YouTube channel. For this special occasion Justine organized a YouTube video hop with some of her crafty friends. How do I know her you ask? We met through the So Suzy Stamps design team. First online and in January in person at Creativation. We had a blast and I can’t wait to meet her again. Justine went above and beyond for the hop and her viewers. Join us for the hop and a chance to win amazing prizes. All you have to do is follow the …

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A Scrappy Cat for Kat Scrappiness – Thank You for Everything

Distress Ink Blending with several Layers of Masking

I have to say good bye, good bye to a great team and an amazing experience. This is my last post for the Kat Scrappiness Design Team. The half year is already over. Sometimes it’s scary how fast time passes by. This card just had to be a thank you card for Kat and Deb. Thanks to them I was allowed to join a great team and share my love for katscrappiness.com with you. I thought that a little word game might be funny, so I used a scrappy cat stamp for the Kat Scrappiness thank you card πŸ˜› As …

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Preparing for a Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Hi and welcome to a new card designed for Kat Scrappiness πŸ™‚ Did you survive Christmas? Are you ready for the new year yet? I know I am πŸ˜‰ As soon as I saw this amazing snowflake die, I knew that I wanted to create a shaker card with it. I think snowflakes are glamorous, so I paired it with the Happy New Year die form Kat Scrappiness and some shiny sequins. First I had to die cut the snowflake, once from regular white card stock and a second time from shimmer card stock. The white card stock is my …

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Up-cycling Starbucks Coffee Mugs for Christmas Cards

Card 1

Hello all, I just wanted to share three quick cards with you that I made by up-cycling Starbucks and Coffe Bean & Tea Leaf coffee mugs πŸ˜€ I used the biggest cup sizes and started with tearing them apart. Then I used my stitched rectangle die to create the card front. To remove the logos I ran through my die cut machine again using a circle die. As you can see, it didn’t fit perfectly, but I’m not worried about that. I also picked three die cuts that I had laying around in my scrap box and colored them with …

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Some Bunny Loves You – Night Sky Using Distress Inks

Night Sky in Water Colors

Today’s card is featuring a technique that I saw in a few videos and images over the last couple of months, but I have never tried it before: Creating a night sky using Distress Inks. I started with die cutting a white piece of card stock and stamping the moon from the Altenew “To The Moon” set in the upper half using Lawn Fawn’s new butter ink. Now I stamped the moon again onto masking paper, cut out the mask and covered the moon on the card stock entirely. For the night sky I started with blending Blueprint Sketch all …

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Video: How to Create A Simple Card Layout Based on The Rule of Thirds

Close Up 1

Hi everyone, today I wanted to share a video with you to showcase how to create a simple card layout by using the rule of thirds or golden ratio. In my video it sounds like those two things are the same. Just to clarify, they are not! This video from DNews explains the difference very good. But I think that it doesn’t make a huge difference for us card makers, that’s why I refer to both in a similar way. What is the Rule of Thirds? The basic idea is to divide an image into 9 squares. For the rule …

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