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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How to create Halloween tombstone tags using Tim Holtz stamps and Distress Oxide

Halloween tombstone tags using Tim Holtz stamps and Distress Oxide

Hi everyone, I’m super excited that Halloween is coming closer. It’s my favorite season of the year and I usually can’t wait to get my crafty Halloween projects started πŸ™‚ Some of this year’s releases really got me, for example the one from Tim Holtz. That new set is awesome and I knew that I wanted to create some tags with it! Then, when I saw the new Stamp of Approval box, I was even more excited, because one of the dies in the box looks like a tombstone. And here is how it all came together – tombstone tags …

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Floral times 3 or how to create 3 cards using one background stamp

The Ton background stamp colored with Distress Oxide and Inks

Hi everyone and happy Thursday! Today’s project was inspired by my little grab bag that is sitting on my craft table. You might wonder what that grab bag is… Well, it’s actually a box now and it contains all the goodies that I have bought during the last months (yes, months…) and haven’t really used yet. So I decided to pick the sunflower background stamp from the Ton and get it all inky (like literally). I ended up with three floral cards, all a little different. I created all three at the same time and started with stamping the image …

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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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How to use Emerald Creek embossing powder and Distress Oxide for a mixed media tag

Emerald Creek embossing powder and Distress Oxide on a mixed media tag

I have some exciting news for you: I’m now part of the Emerald Creek design team πŸ˜€ I’m super excited about that! The first time I heard about Emerald Creek was at Creativation when I took a quick class at their booth. I was stoked and I just had to ask her for a guest design opportunity. Since then I joined her for two guest posts and when a spot opened up at the design team, Kim asked me to join her. And here I am πŸ™‚ The great thing is that you can benefit from this as well. Emerald …

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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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How to become a pirate with So Suzy Stamps

how to become a pirate with So Suzy Stamps

Arrrr, you land lovers! It’s inspiration day over at So Suzy Stamps and I grabbed one of the stamps that is back in the store – the pirate πŸ˜€ You probably know by now that I love the Distress Oxide, but what I love even more is the combination of Distress Ink and Oxide. It’s the mix of vibrancy and rusty that really gets me πŸ˜› That’s why I created a set of cards for you using both, Distress Inks and Oxides, water and some acetate. Enjoy! I hope you enjoyed my cards and are not mad that I didn’t …

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Video: floral mixed media canvas with So Suzy Stamps and Distress Oxide

Hi everyone, I’m up on the So Suzy Stamps blog today and I just had to use Olesya’s beautiful flower stamps again. I’m kind of in a mixed media mood lately, so I created a small floral canvas mixed media canvas with So Suzy Stamps and Distress Oxide. It was actually rather simple and quick, but still a lot of fun to create! I hope you feel inspired and try something like that on your own πŸ˜€ But how about a tutorial video first? Wow, you have no idea how much I enjoyed this project! Do you know that feeling …

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How to create a shiny art journal page using Distress Oxide & Emerald Creek

Colorful art journal page with shiny hearts using Distress Oxide and Emerald Creek embossing powder

Yesterday’s prompt over at Nathalie Kalbach’s Artful Adventure challenge was shiny and instead of finding anything shiny at home, I created a shiny art journal page using Distress Oxide for the background and Emerald Creek embossing powder for the shiny hearts. I started with adhering pieces of an old German book onto my page. Then I added a layer of clear gesso. Next I used my Clarity stencil brushes to blend 4 of the Distress Oxide colors together… …and added some water splashes to add more interest to the background. Then I added the bigger umbrella girl silhouette by blending …

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