Some Bunny Loves You – Night Sky Using Distress Inks

Night Sky in Water Colors

Today’s card is featuring a technique that I saw in a few videos and images over the last couple of months, but I have never tried it before: Creating a night sky using Distress Inks. I started with die cutting a white piece of card stock and stamping the moon from the Altenew “To The Moon” set in the upper half using Lawn Fawn’s new butter ink. Now I stamped the moon again onto masking paper, cut out the mask and covered the moon on the card stock entirely. For the night sky I started with blending Blueprint Sketch all …

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Video: Sweet Easter Shaker Card Colored With Copic Markers

Easter Shaker Card

It’s already mid March, which means Easter is just around the corner. And I wanted to be prepared this year. Well, it looks like I’m starting late again. πŸ™‚ Easter Shaker Card Video I was in the mood to share my first Easter card in a video. This video also shows how I make (or better struggle with πŸ˜€ ) shaker cards and how I usually color my images using Copic markers. The coloring part is a little longer, but feel free to skip it in case you don’t want to watch it. I’m starting with the Easter shaker card …

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Video: How to Create A Simple Card Layout Based on The Rule of Thirds

Close Up 1

Hi everyone, today I wanted to share a video with you to showcase how to create a simple card layout by using the rule of thirds or golden ratio. In my video it sounds like those two things are the same. Just to clarify, they are not! This video from DNews explains the difference very good. But I think that it doesn’t make a huge difference for us card makers, that’s why I refer to both in a similar way. What is the Rule of Thirds? The basic idea is to divide an image into 9 squares. For the rule …

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I’m Stuck On You – Lawn Fawn in Water Colors

Stuck Lawn Fawn

As you might have seen in my latest posts, I am in a water color mood. So I was going through my stamps and was trying to find a different set that could be used with water colors. It just took a few flips through my stash to find this Lawn Fawn set. I started with stamping the two cactus (cacti? cactuses?) on watercolor paper. Next I stamped the sentiment using Versamark ink and heat embossed it with silver Wow embossing powder. For the background, I used three different shades of green from the zig clean color real brush markers …

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Colored Ink Comparison – For All Who Need More Color in Their Life

Colored Ink Comparison

What a beautiful Sunday here in SoCal. The sun is shining and it’s warm again. So what would be better than to get the colors out. I finally made some time and swatched all my inks (Jennifer McGuire style). While I was stamping one ink after another, I was wondering which manufacturer is good for sentiments, which one for plain areas, and so on. So I stamped and blended one color from every manufacturer I own and made a video for you (and me of course… I was curious as well πŸ™‚ ). Colored Ink Comparison These are the inks …

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Four Christmas Tags and One Card

Christmas Tags

Well hello there! Today is one of those days where I actually didn’t feel the urge to craft something. But I decided to just sit on my desk and do something. And here is what came out of it: A lot of Christmas Tags πŸ™‚ Tag One I started with a simple Hanukkah gift tag. I used Lawn Fawn’s “I love you a Latke” and colored it with Copic’s. Tag Two The second tag is featuring the bear from Greeting Farm “Let it Snow”. Again, I simply stamped the bear and colored it with Copic’s (the shadow inside the bear …

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Santa’s little Helper… Wait, what?

Moose next to the fire

Today I have an extra long card (9″) for you. Santa and his moose are already very tired, so they hired some happy robots to help: Santa’s little helper reinvented πŸ™‚ For this card I used following sets: MFT – Bionic Bots MFT – Toasty Greetings MFT – Merry Christmoose Neat & Tangled – Santa’s Ride Lawn Fawn – Baaah Humbug (the Santa hats) First I stamped all the images, cut them out, and colored them with Copic markers (that took some time). I didn’t do anything fancy, just basic coloring with two to three shades per image. After I …

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Quick Hanukkah Card for a White Elephant gift exchange

Hanukkah Card

Today I’d like to share a quick Hanukkah Card with you that is part of a White Elephant gift exchange at work. I used the new Lawn Fawn stamp set Love you a Latke that I got during a Black Friday Sale on Hallmarkscrapbook.com. I stamped the Menorah with Versamark Ink on some watercolor paper and heat embossed it with Wow Silver Metallic embossing powder. Now I used a Zig Clean Color Real Brush in the color Cobalt Blue and colored around the embossing. To get the watercolor look, I added a lot of water to it, turned the paper …

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Happy Lawn Fawn Thanksgiving

Happy Lawn Fawn Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! I made this card a few days ago, but I thought it might make sense to share it today πŸ˜‰ This card features a bunch of Lawn Fawn stamps: Thankful Mice, Holiday Party Animal, Happy Harvest, and Owen’s ABC; the inks Pumpkin Spice, Simon Says Duckling, and Sunkist for the letters and corn; and Fossilized Amber and Ground Espresso for the background. I started with blending the background and stamping the corn in the three different inks. I tried to keep the colors as close together as possible. This way it has a slight effect of dimension (at …

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1st Try Molotow Masking Pen on Watercolor Paper

Scare Crow in Pumpkin Patch

Hello and welcome back. Today I have another review of a new product (at least for me). Soooo many people are talking about the Molotow masking pen and today I finally used it. I got it at Hobby Lobby with their 40% off coupon (still kind of pricey). I wanted to create a pumpkin patch. Even though Halloween already passed, we still have fall πŸ˜‰ I checked some “How-To’s” and started stamping the pumpkins on Ranger water color paper using Memento black dye-ink. I learned that I had to stamp the top images first, mask them and stamp the next …

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