Father’s Day photo frame – life is not always black and white

Father's Day photo frame with Emerald Creek and Art Anthology

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there! For today I created a Father’s Day photo frame and the theme is “life is not always black and white”. The idea came to me after seeing the two cat stamps from Emerald Creek. I found the photo frame at Michael’s for $1 and it was the perfect “canvas” for my idea. The black and white gemstones and my new Art Anthology paint were the perfect match. So I grabbed some stencils and got started. And of course, I filmed the process for you 😉 I think that the black and …

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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 😛 For all you …

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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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Two “Simple” Cards – Guest Designing for Emerald Creek

Two simple cards with Emerald Creek and Ken Oliver Color Bursts

I’m so excited to be guest designing for Emerald Creek today and I’m so grateful for this opportunity. I met Kim at Creativation and after talking a bit I just asked her, if I could create a card with one of her amazing stamps. You should definitely take a look at her store, she has some super unique stamps, embossing powders and little gems. Because I liked the “simple” stamp from Kelly Klapstein so much, I decided to create two cards with it. I just love that font and as you might know, I’m not a “simple” card kind a …

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