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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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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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: Father’s Day wood panel with Emerald Creek

Father's Day wood panel with Emerald Creek

Hi everyone, I’m so excited about this post. Kim, the owner of Emerald Creek, contacted me and asked me if I want to create another project using her unique stamps and incredible embossing powders. Well, heck yeah! So here I am, sharing a Father’s Day wood panel with you. I used several embossing powders to create all the texture and love how it turned out. These powders always surprise me when they melt. But instead of describing the effects, I prepared a video for you showing all the details. Be prepared for some jaw dropping moments πŸ˜› For all you …

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How to create a mixed media card with So Suzy Stamps and Finnabair

Mixed Media Card with So Suzy Stamps, Ken Oliver Color Burst and Finnabair embellishments

You might have seen that I started teaching classes in my local craft store Scrapbooking Forever and I prefer to teach techniques. I think showing how to use a product in different ways is more interesting than one project using tons of products and learning just one technique per product. While preparing one of my classes this is one of the cards I created as an example. I like mixed media, so I created a mixed media card with So Suzy Stamps, Ken Oliver Color Burst and Finnabair embellishments. All supplies used are listed at the end of the page. …

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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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Video: Guest Designing for the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers – E is for Elegant

Elegant So Suzy Stamps for Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers

I can’t believe it! I’m guest designing for the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers again πŸ™‚ Two weeks ago I was crowned Queen of Snark and all Queens are allowed to join the next challenge πŸ™‚ I have so much fun with the sisters, unbelievable. This challenge is E is for Elegant and I created a CAS card. Well, at least that’s the most CAS I can get, lol. While going through my stamps and waiting for the inspiration to hit I found that dress and immediately thought that it is perfect for this challenge. Because the sentiment that I picked …

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Video: My First Galaxy Sky Background with So Suzy Stamps

Galaxy Sky Background with So Suzy Stamps

I got inspired by Justine’s amazing astronaut card and her galaxy sky background. I have never tried it before, because I thought it’s too difficult. After watching her creating this cute card, I just had to try it and I’m glad I did. It’s not the prettiest galaxy sky background in the world, but I tried something new πŸ˜€ I also let the camera run while inking everything. Enjoy! What do you think about the Nuvo embossing powder? Is that neat or what? πŸ™‚ Don’t forget that So Suzy is celebrating her birthday. That means you get special treatment this …

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