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 πŸ˜› Supplies Used Close Ups

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A card for every season with Tilly’s Magical Garden from Catherine Pooler

4 seasons with Catherine Pooler

Wow, I received an amazing package the other day. Guess what was in it… the new stamp, stencil and die from Catherine Pooler’s shop. I was so excited, you should have seen the grin on my face πŸ˜› And the new release is gorgeous! I love the pattern on the stencil and the versatile flowers in the set. It’s so easy to create a card for every season and that’s exactly what I did. If you have followed me for some time, you know that I enjoy Catherine’s products. This woman always gets me all excited. She is just so …

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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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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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