Mono printing with Nuvo Aqua Flow pens

Mono printing with Nuvo Aqua Flow pens

Hi everyone and Happy New Year! Let’s start it with some fun and that includes mono printing for me. I was curious about the Nuvo Aqua Flow pens and if you could do more with them, besides coloring images. So I grabbed my petite Gel Press and started coloring that. Here is a quick video showing all the details. What do you think? So many options and it’s so easy. That technique is also great for creating a bunch of blank cards and then add a sentiment later on, once you need a card. Supplies Used Some of my links …

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How to use the new Nuvo Expanding Mousse from Tonic

How to use the new Nuvo Expanding Mousse from Tonic

Hello and welcome to a new design team post for Tonic. Tonic sent us the new Expanding Mousse and of course I had to try it immediately. On first glance it looks similar to the regular Mousse, but this has a little surprise for you – when you heat set it, it moves and bubbles and creates really neat texture. Today’s tutorial is about testing what happens when you heat set it while it’s still wet. And because wasting random paper is bad (right?), I tested it while putting together a gift bag for Christmas 😉 How cool is that? …

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Snowflakes and Silver – creating a winter scene using Emerald Creek embossing powder and stamps

Snowflakes and Silver with Emerald Creek

Hi everyone, this months challenge theme over at Emerald Creek is Snowflakes and Silver. What an exciting combo! How would you approach it? If you have an idea, think about joining the challenge 😉 I grabbed some winter colors, a snowflake stamp and as a contrast some of the fluorescent embossing powder. You can see all the details here: See? Snowflake stamps and silver embellishments 😉 Works just fine. I can’t wait to see your interpretation of the theme! Supplies Used Some of my links are affiliate links which means I earn a small commission, if you use my links …

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Doing my Thing – Thank You Cards with n*studio

Doing my Thing - Ink Smooshed Thank You Cards with n*studio

Aren’t we all good in “doin’ our thing”? Perfect theme, if you ask me. The problem was that I couldn’t decide which of my favorite techniques to show you… mono printing, layering, something snarky…? So many options. At the end, I decided to go with a variety of techniques using watercolor inks (Distress Inks, etc). I created a few “Thank You” cards as I needed them anyway 😉 In addition, I love to create videos, so here is my “doin’ my thing” video for the thank you cards that I made. Nathalie’s foam and rubber stamps were perfect to add …

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My Cup of Tea – Foiling techniques with PaperArtsy

My Cup of Tea - Foiling techniques with PaperArtsy

What an exciting technique for the PaperArtsy blog – foiling. I have followed this trend for a while now, always thinking about how I could use this as part of my art journals or mixed media projects. I enjoy the look of a foiled background or when the foil is rubbed onto nearly dry alcohol ink. For this post, I wanted to use something that I haven’t used in a while though – foil flakes. That’s the good thing about renovating your house. You find items that you haven’t used in a while. I knew immediately, that I wanted to …

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Possibilitarian – Mixed media tag for ArtFoamies

Possibilitarian mixed media tag ArtFoamies

When I saw the Possibilitarian foam stamp for the first time I felt the urge to create with it. It was too long for my art journal though, so I had to find a different surface. The #12 size tag was perfect. Now I just needed to create a worthy project 🙂 Here is my step-by-step tutorial for the huge tag. I hope you enjoyed my video for ArtFoamies. Can’t wait to share a lot more projects using ArtFoamies with you! Supplies Used Some of my links are affiliate links which means I earn a small commission, if you use …

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Save the Crafty YouTuber Hop – Snarky Mixed Media Cards

Save the Crafty Youtuber Hop Snarky Mixed Media Cards with Finders Keepers

Welcome to the 2nd Save the Crafty Youtuber hop. Justine did it again and organized an amazing hop throughout 5 days. We are at day three and it’s all about mixed media projects. Because I’m celebrating SnarktoberFest I decided to create a few snarky mixed media cards, in bright colors to show that mixed media doesn’t always have to be grungy, rusty or vintage-y. This hop is again sponsored by great companies. All of them have sponsored prizes that you can win by leaving comments throughout the hop. The more comments you leave on the videos, the more chances you …

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Sweet cocoa with Emerald Creek aroma embossing powder

Emerald Creek Sweet Coffee

Hi everyone and welcome to a new project for Emerald Creek. This time I decided to create something using the Aroma embossing powder. They are called Aroma because they smell like whatever the name is, for example the Chocolate Dream that I’m using smells like Swiss hot chocolate, yummy. So, I had to pair it with the new Unwind stamp set from Pam Bray to create a sweet cocoa card. During the video I’m showing you how to create a fall colored background using water color powders and how to color an image using embossing powder. Both super fun and …

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Raiders of the lost stash with Nathalie Kalbach

Wow, what a topic. I knew that I have a lot of “lost stash” but because we are renovating our house, there is even more that has come back to the surface. So, over the last weeks, I put aside a some of those lost items, thinking that they would be perfect for this theme – and I’m telling you, that stash was a hot podge of stuff 😉 I really like this topic though. It gets you digging and you find some really neat things. For my project for the “Raiders of the lost stash” theme, I decorated a …

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How to create a journal cover with Eileen Hull and news about IntheMkng

Eileen Hull Handmade Journal with Seth Apter stencils

Hello everyone, I’m super excited to share this post with you! Originally, I wanted to tell you all about IntheMkng, a festival at the end of September for everything crafty, but then I got distracted and started playing with Eileen Hull’s die, so that’s what I’m going to show you instead 😉 But how did I get here? You might have seen that I’m currently signed up as a VIP AFCI Creator and that I’m planning to go the InTheMkng event in September. Eileen Hull is one of the designers that will be there and because I just recently discovered …

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