A month long stamping party – Stamptember with Simon Says Stamp

Simon Says Stamps Stamptember

Hi and welcome to Stamptember – woohoo! This is the first time I’m celebrating with Simon Says and I’m super excited to share two cards with you that I made with one of their new background stamps. For those of you who are coming from the big party over on the Simon Says blog – welcome πŸ™‚ – my name is Josefine and I’m a mixed media artist who loves the messy way of crafting. Although these cards look a little more clean and simple compared to what I usually do, I had inky fingers afterwards – and that’s all …

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How to create mixed media style girl and boy baby shower cards

baby shower cards

Hi everyone, welcome to a new tutorial. Today: baby shower cards (or for new babies in general). A friend of mine had her baby shower last weekend, so I created two cards for her – she is expecting twins. I channeled my best mixed media mojo and came up with these two: What do you think? I have never really created a card for a baby shower before. Does that work? πŸ˜‰ Supplies Used These are all the supplies I used. When possible, I’m using affiliate links, which means I earn a small commission if you’re using the below links …

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New art journal series using Gorjuss girl stamps

New art journal series using Gorjuss girls

Hi everyone, today is the start of a new art journal series. I just recently bought a few more of the Santoro Gorjuss Girl Mini stamps and was trying to figure out what I want to do with them. At the end, there are 60 of them… so I decided to create a small art journal made out of left over paper and some of the sample paper packs that I got during a sale at my art supply store. 30 pages, all 4×6 and kept together with some ring binders. I don’t really have a plan besides filling this …

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3 simple Christmas cards for Justine’s 12 days of Christmas video hop

3 simple Christmas cards for Justine's 12 days of Christmas video hop

Hi everyone! Are you excited? I know I am πŸ™‚ Today starts Justine’s 12 days of Christmas series and she is kicking it of with a fun video hop. I’m really grateful that she asked me to join, so I hope you are enjoying my 3 simple Christmas cards using one of the latest Simon Says Stamps Christmas stamps. Have you seen all the other videos yet? If not, feel free to start with Justine’s video: Justine Hovey Simon Says Stamp Nina Marie Trapani Iliana Myska Jessica Frost Ballas Lydia Fiedler Ingrid Blackburn Josefine Fouarge –> that’s me My cards …

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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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Snow Globe Shaker Card from the North Pole

PolarBear

Because I have bought so many stamp sets during the last weeks, I wanted to make sure that I’m starting to use them. To remember which ones I’ve already stamped with and which ones still have to be used I separated my stamps into two stashes. And today I picked the ‘Cool Day’ Polar Bears from MFT to switch them from the ‘unused’ to the ‘used’ stash. The Layout idea is from the current MFT Sketch Challenge #241 and to be honest, I had a hard time with this one. Snow Globe Process First of all I stamped and colored …

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Card challenges, all I see is card challenges :)

Card Challenge 1

Today’s card is made for not one card challenge, but two πŸ˜‰ 1) MFT’s Wednesday Sketch Challenge – Sketch 240 2) And Simon Says Wednesday Tie It Up Challenge The card is using 4 sheets of Amy Tangerine’s “Ready Set Go” 6×6 paper pad and the “You Gnome Me” stamp and die set from MFT. For the background I used the orange card stock from the Simon Says Stamp August card kit. The white cardstock is slightly smaller than the orange one and adhered with foam tape. Before I pressed it down, I wrapped some American Crafts twine around it. …

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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 …

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