Video: So Suzy Stamps November Release Blog Hop – Winter Release

November Blog Hop

Welcome to the So Suzy Stamps November Release Blog Hop. The Design Team made some incredible cards and I hope you check them all out πŸ™‚ If you are coming from Olesya’s blog with the amazing Kraft card, you are at the right blog now. After you’ve checked out my cards, Giada’s beautiful Christmas card is your next stop. FYI, starting today and ending on November 5th, you’ll get free shipping for all orders, international and domestic, over $25 πŸ˜€ You can start shopping here. But enough organisational talk, here is a video for the three cards that I made. …


Faux Shaker Card Inspired by Catherine Pooler

Faux Shaker Card

Hello there, I was in the mood for something different again and for some reason I’m kind of into mixing blue and oranges at the moment. I really enjoy this color combination. A few days ago Catherine Pooler had a contest for the latest Stamp of Approval collection on her blog, which made me grab it again to play with it. One of her inspirational cards was a faux shaker card and I thought that I want to CASE her idea. So I grabbed my Kat Scrappiness sequins, the Lovely Notes collection and started assembling the card. I started by …


Video: Messy Fun With Ken Oliver Color Bursts

ken oliver color bursts

It’s Sunday and that usually means that I prepare a video for you. What better technique to show you today than the Ken Oliver Color Burst backgrounds that I created throughout the week πŸ˜‰ Video: Let’s Get Messy With Ken Oliver Color Bursts For today’s card I used Yellow, Orange, and Crimson, plus the Altenew Striped Florals stamp set. I prepared the water color panel with said flowers and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. You can see the rest of my messy fun in the video: Supplies Used Altenew Striped Florals Ken Oliver Color Burst Tim Holtz Detailed …


Quick Baby Sprinkle Card with Minor Bumps In The Road

Baby Sprinkle Card

Today I wanted to share quick card with you that I made for a colleague’s daughter who has her baby sprinkle on the weekend. In theory that could have been a quick baby sprinkle card, but the letters gave me a huge headache… I started out with randomly stamping the Pinkfresh Studio elephant using Versamark ink. (Yes, It’s going to be another ink resist card πŸ˜‰ ). After sprinkling clear embossing powder over it, I heat set everything. Now I selected the colors my colleague’s daughter is using for her baby sprinkle: yellow, bright and pastel pink, and green. To …


Black And White Card With A Colorful Feature

black and white card

So many things are happening at the moment, phew. But I’m so happy that I still find time to create some cards. Today I’d like to share another simple card that highlights the ink resist technique, but this time a black and white card with a colorful feature. I started with randomly stamping 3 different butterflies from the Kaiserkraft Butterfly set onto white card stock. To get a very crisp image I used Versafine ink and used my “gush pad” underneath the card stock. Unfortunately I got some ink onto my acrylic block and left a tiny mark on the …


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 …


What A Crab Party – A Quick Squared Card

Crab Party

Today’s card is inspired by one of the design team cards over on the Lawnscaping Challenge. The theme is “Celebrate”, so I created a crab party card. I started with stamping the word “Party” using Owen’s ABC onto Ranger water color paper and sprinkled white embossing powder on top. After heat setting the letters, I blended Mermaid Lagoon distress ink to the bottom right corner and blended carefully to the top. A couple sprinkles of water lifted some of the color, now it looked a little more like an underwater scene. I stamped the crab and the party hat on …


Being More Crafty – a Short Story About Me

HolyLise - final

Hello everyone, nice to have you back! Today I wanted to share a little bit more about myself and tell you the short story about why and how I started with paper crafting. In 2014 I moved from Germany to the USA. The reason was my (now) husband. He is a US citizen and I met him at work while he was visiting our German office. That was back in 2012. Between then and now a lot of things happened, but I don’t want to bore you with the details. Let’s just say that it was the best decision I …


Way too much fun with MFT stamps and stencils

MFT stamps color challenge No 26 - 1

There has to be a first, always. And today it’s the first time sharing a card that I intentionally made for a challenge. Today I’m playing along with the MFT stamps color challenge no. 26 and the Crafting by Design Summer Holidays challenge. The Background I started with preparing my shoe box to ‘color burst’ the background. To get the resist effect, I used the MFT Stencil Diagonal Bars on Canson XL watercolor paper. Than I squirtd some Ken Oliver color bursts on the background and misted everything carefully with water. To create the sun dawn effect, I used the …