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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How to create leaves on vellum with So Suzy Stamps

So Suzy Stamps Leaves on vellum

I’m still in aaaw with Olesya’s amazing designs. She’s so creative and it’s great to be able to play with her art. Today I used her Open Leaves design to create leaves on vellum. I started by blending Distress Inks onto the background. Normally I use orange and red colors, but this time I forced myself to a different combination πŸ˜› I used the Ranger blending tool and went back and forth with the different colors till they looked nice and blended. Then I die cut the piece with a stitched rectangle die and splattered some water and some sparkle …

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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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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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Video: Using Christmas Stamps all Year Long with Strawberry Jude Stamps

Strawberry Jude Stamps with Distress Inks, blended with Clarity Stencil brushes

Hi and welcome back to another card using Strawberry Jude Stamps. This time I wanted to show you how you can use Christmas stamps all year long. Well, at least parts of it πŸ˜› Therefore I’m using the Tag it: Christmas and the Love is in the air set, plus my Distress Inks and a stencil from Clarity stencils. Again, I prepared a short video for you. I hope you enjoy it πŸ™‚ I think that this card is perfect to be sent whenever, for example for your husband, a good friend, maybe even a baby announcement? (No worries, I …

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Video: Snarky Anti-Valentine’s Card with So Suzy Stamps

Anti Valentines Card with So Suzy Stamps, Distress Inks and Distress Oxide

Happy Valentine’s Day! Are you celebrating or do you think that it is one of those unnecessary days? Fair warning upfront: I’m not huge on Valentine’s day, so I decided to create a rather snarky anti-valentine’s card. I found a great sentiment at So Suzy Stamps that fit to my “love” for Valentine’s day, so I grabbed my masking paper and Distress Inks and started blending some ink. A video might be nicer for you to see the process, so I created one vs writing a long love letter πŸ˜‰ Again, I understand that not everyone shares my humor. I …

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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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Magical Fairy Cards lets you Believe in Yourself

believe

Hi, I’m back for Kat Scrappiness and I have the cutest fairy stamp to share with you. At least I think it’s a fairy with her elegant posture and the puffy skirt. And I wanted to let her swing from something, so what is better than a sentiment die cut πŸ˜› I started by die cutting the base of the card, the sentiment and a doily as the ground for the fairy. I decided to die cut a second doily and colored them with Distress Inks. It creates the perfect magical background for the little fairy, don’t you think? Then …

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Lovely, Amazing You – Notecards for Your Valentine

Lovely, Amazing You

Lovely, amazing you was the first sentiment that jumped at me when I looked at the Newton’s Nook “Happy Little Thoughts” stamp set. I love stamp sets like that. You can use them all year around and they fit to so many occasions, it’s not a fancy set or one that follows a specific trend. You can use it on any type of card with numerous techniques. Today I decided to create two little note cards using this stamp set and two more from Lawn Fawn. I started with blending three Distress Inks onto the card base. To get an …

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside – Using Vellum on a Card

baby it's cold outside

Welcome to 2017! This year is going to be amazing! There are so many things coming up and one of them is me being on the So Suzy Design Team for one more term, woohoo! I can’t wait to show you all the shenanigans that we have planned. For the beginning, we prepared some amazing cards using vellum as the main technique. You can find all the DT cards here. My card features the house border stamp, the Clarity stencil brushes and Distress Inks in different blue shades. I started by masking off the top of my card and about …

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