Recollections Ombre Inks on a Thank You Card

Ombre Butterfly

Today, while I was cleaning my craft area, I realized that I haven’t made a card making video in forever. So I grabbed some items that I have a bought a few weeks ago and haven’t used yet: my two Recollections Ombre Inks. I got them on sale at Michael’s and was curious how these are, especially because I didn’t own an ombre ink pad so far, so the entire idea was new to me. I tried to find a link to these ink pads, but haven’t found them on the michaels.com website, sorry. Maybe they still have them in …

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Video: Die Cut Inlay With the Stamp of Approval

Die Cut Inlay With the Stamp of Approval

In my last video and blog article I unboxed the latest Stamp of Approval collection. Today I wanted to share the card with you that I created based on an idea that I had during the unboxing. This video showcases the arrow die from the Lovely Notes collection and how to use it for a die cut inlay technique. Besides dies and stamps from the collection itself, I used some sequins from Kat Scrappiness, Nuvo drops and the Lawn Fawn stitched square die. All supplies are listed at the end of the article. I hope you feel inspired after watching …

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Unboxing of the Stamp of Approval – Lovely Notes Collection

Unboxing of the Stamp of Approval - Lovely Notes

Well, hello there. I’m sharing a quick unboxing of the Stamp of Approval – Lovely Notes collection today. I just got home from work and there it was, waiting for me in the mailbox πŸ™‚ I really liked this one and I think this is going to be my favorite so far. The butterfly stamp in there is just gorgeous and the background stamp has such a unique pattern. I’m totally in aaaw with the content of that box πŸ™‚ But I don’t want to tease you too much. You can see all the stamps for your self in my …

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You Are Awesome – Quick Card Made From Scraps

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I just wanted to share a quick card with you that came together based on some scraps that were laying around on my desk. The colorful stripe is a left over from a project I will share with you soon (hint: it is an artjournal page using some June release stamps from So Suzy πŸ˜‰ ). I used way to much acrylic paint on said project so I grabbed some scraps and dunked them into the acrylic paint that was left on my craft mat. This stripe is one of the pieces and was now dry. So I cut it …

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Two Yous From the Stamp of Approval Box

You SoA

A few weeks ago I bought the latest Stamp of Approval box and realized that I haven’t played a whole lot with it so far. That had to change! So I grabbed the stamps and dies and created two simple and fun cards. You One The first card is rather simple. I used the geo builder set (the reason why I wanted to have the box in the first place) and stamped the two arrow images in different blue tones. While switching the inks, I also switched the stamp. I started with Simon Says Lake Shores, switched to High Dive, …

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Using The Gina K Butterfly From The Stamp of Approval

Gina K Butterfly

You might have seen my Stamp of Approval unboxing video that I uploaded at the weekend. And if you’ve seen it, you might remember that I said something about the Gina K Butterfly stamp set not being my favorite in the collection (not that it is bad, just something I wouldn’t have bought for myself). But I’m not a fan of buying a huge box and then not using half of the content. So I decided to use only that stamp set for today’s cards. I started with stamping the big butterfly using Versamark ink and heat embossing it with …

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Unboxing Stamp of Approval – Beautiful World Collection

Woohoo, it’s here and a day early – the new Stamp of Approval Collection. And because I wanted to share it with you ASAP, I had to film this “quick & dirty” unboxing πŸ™‚ I’m so exited about it (you can barely tell in the video…) and I can’t wait to get creative with this one! Especially Catherine Pooler’s own design really got me. It’s just so versatile, I mean you can stamp it just once, twice, an entire background, emboss it, in different colors, color the inside, and so on… I’m sorry that I sound like the biggest fan …

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A Few More Cards Using The Stamp of Approval

All 6 cards

I know, I know… I made so many cards using the Stamp of Approval already, but I like this collection so much that I had to create a couple more. Besides, I got the design guide end of last week and the samples in there are so gorgeous! I can’t even… πŸ™‚ For the first four cards I used a scrap piece of white card stock and blended Squeezed Lemonade and Abandoned Coral all over it. Now I die cut four pieces of cake out of them. For the first two cards I also die cut another two pieces of …

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

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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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Artsy Fartsy Birthday Card – Why Again Did I Do This?

Artsy Fartsy Card

Do you have cards where you just don’t know if your design is really great or just terrible? This is how I feel with this artsy fartsy birthday card. πŸ™‚ A couple of days ago I played with some new paints (new for me). I found a set of pebeo Vitrail oil paints at Michael’s and wanted to give them a try. I actually bought them, because I saw Sandy Allnock using them during CHA and I loved the effect that these colors are creating. Because they are oil paints, I didn’t want to use them on regular paper. So …

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