Whimsical Christmas card using PaperArtsy stamps and paints

Whimsical Christmas card using PaperArtsy stamps and paints

So close to Christmas and I can’t wait for a few days off to relax, calm down and end the year with a big sigh. But before we are there, here are a few more Christmas cards, in case you need some last minute ideas. The theme over on the PaperArtsy blog is clean and simple Christmas cards, so I decided to use one of the latest Zinsky Art sets and create some whimsical Christmas cards. Not entirely clean and simple, but as simple as it can get in my craft room 😉 I decided to color these adorable bears …

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How to use the new Nuvo Expanding Mousse from Tonic

How to use the new Nuvo Expanding Mousse from Tonic

Hello and welcome to a new design team post for Tonic. Tonic sent us the new Expanding Mousse and of course I had to try it immediately. On first glance it looks similar to the regular Mousse, but this has a little surprise for you – when you heat set it, it moves and bubbles and creates really neat texture. Today’s tutorial is about testing what happens when you heat set it while it’s still wet. And because wasting random paper is bad (right?), I tested it while putting together a gift bag for Christmas 😉 How cool is that? …

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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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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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Sparkling Christmas card using Emerald Creek supplies and digital images

Sparkling Christmas card using Emerald Creek supplies and digital images

Emerald Creek and Altered Pages have a fun collaboration at the moment and of course, I’m joining. The November theme is “unsung heroes” and I used the topic to create a sparkling Christmas card. For me the unsung hero is not a person, but a feeling. I think that “joy” is not valued enough, especially when we are all trying to get our errands done, trying to keep life together, etc. Joy is the feeling that keeps us going. So I used my joy for experimenting to create a sparkling Christmas card with Emerald Creek embossing powder, Altered Pages digital …

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3 simple Christmas cards for Justine’s 12 days of Christmas video hop

3 simple Christmas cards for Justine's 12 days of Christmas video hop

Hi everyone! Are you excited? I know I am 🙂 Today starts Justine’s 12 days of Christmas series and she is kicking it of with a fun video hop. I’m really grateful that she asked me to join, so I hope you are enjoying my 3 simple Christmas cards using one of the latest Simon Says Stamps Christmas stamps. Have you seen all the other videos yet? If not, feel free to start with Justine’s video: Justine Hovey Simon Says Stamp Nina Marie Trapani Iliana Myska Jessica Frost Ballas Lydia Fiedler Ingrid Blackburn Josefine Fouarge –> that’s me My cards …

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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 😛 Supplies Used Close Ups

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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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