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Have you tried creating a watercolor effect on a scrapbook page or a card lately? For some reason when people say “watercolor” I get all nervous – like only highly trained artists can create a fun watercolor effect. I am also very guilty of purchasing all kinds of fancy things with the word watercolor on them in hopes that they might some day turn me into a watercolor artists!  LOL! Okay I just solidified to you all that I am slightly crazy! The Web Show When Kelly Klapstein filmed this webshow with us a few months back I was excited!  Easy watercolor effect is only a STAMP away!!! YAHOOO! Pair that up with ink, the Brother ScanNCut and some Tombow Dual Brush pens and voila! You got yourself an EASY, ANYONE can re-create card! I love it. The Supplies The base of the card is Creative Scrapbooker Super Stock. A…

Hello everyone – Tracy McLennon here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog sharing this beautiful butterfly card I designed using some of my favourite products from Stampin’ Up!, Ranger, Chameleon Color Tone pens and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. I used watercolour paper and Tim Holtz for Ranger Distress Oxide Inks to create this rust like background. To do this you need a non stick craft mat. Stamp the ink directly onto the craft mat, spray with water and mix with your fingers. Then dip the paper into the ink/water mixture. Dry with a heat gun. Then do the same with the next colour of ink. Dry again with a heat gun. Do the same with the third colour of ink. You can continue this process until you get the coverage you desire.I stamped this beautiful Stampin’ Up! butterfly image on white cardstock using Early Espresso Stampin’ Up! dye ink.…

I am always on the look out for card making ideas. More times than not – I spend more time looking up ideas then I actually do creating and then of course I need to do the shopping! Giggle Giggle! Technique Tuesday This fabulous stamping company is known for its high quality clear and rubber stamps. Over the years Technique Tueday has grown with the trends and has evolved from once being simply known for their beautifully designed stamps into a company offering a variety of products from digital elements, to Technique Tiles, Story Cards, dies and more. Ali Edwards Technique Tuesday has had a long time partnership with the very well known artist, story teller and scrapbooker – Ali Edwards. Ali has created a number of products for Technique Tuesday that reflect Ali’s positive, easy going style. Visit the Technique Tuesday website to check out the Ali Edwards Design Collection.…

Each and every month we offer our followers a FREE colouring card  template designed by the SUPER talented Betty Hung!  These cards are meant to be printed out on the cardstock of your choice, folded in half and coloured, painted or inked with your favourite colouring medium. You can then give this super cute card away OR simply enlarge the image  and use it as a colouring page. These cards are PERFECT for practicing your colouring and shading techniques. If things didn’t work out the way you wanted them the first time  – print it out again! Easy as that. LOVE IT! August Template This month’s card is a beautiful tree illustration with a fun loving quote that will surely put a smile on that special someone’s face. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD your FREE Colouring card. Betty Hung’s Take on the Card SUPPLIES USED Betty used Tombow Dual Brush pens to…

Hello “Sketchers”, Kerry Engel here, I wanted to say that I’ve been tickled by all the creative ‘takes’  posted in the  Sketchy Challenge gallery of each months sketchy challenge.August Sketch For those of you who enjoy when a sketch pushes all your creativity buttons, this month’s sketch should be right up your alley. 3-In-1 Challenge Once again, I’ve used the sketch to inspire you to create… 1. Scrapbook layout 2. Card 3. Journal Page As always, you can take the design literally or you can let it move you in a completely different direction.  If you are new to using sketches please know that they are merely meant to be sparks that help you get started on a project. Scrapbook Layout Supplies: Paper House Productions Delish collection, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Creative Scrapbook Super Stock, Stabilo pen. I’m always drawn to scrapbook paper with large photos and then I struggle…

Nicole here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog sharing my jumpstart on fall – this gorgeous fall card. OK, I know, I know we are only half way through summer and already I’m blogging fall leaves!  I really couldn’t help myself.  I mean… you know me!  This week I am blogging for Xyron where Newton’s Nook are teaming up for some… AWESOMENESS!  I thought I would share my simple card here too. Xyron Xyron just happens to be a sponsor of the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnivals in Edmonton and Calgary this fall! A huge thank you to this awesome company for sponsoring. This event would not be possible without our amazing sponsors! Registration is open – CLICK HERE – you won’t want to miss out! Today’s Project I love fall leaves so of course I had to go for these gorgeous leafy stamps.  Can you imagine these embossed or in an art journal!…

Hey Creative Scrapbooker Fans – Katelyn Grosart here today! I hope that you’re having a fabulous Summer so far. Dream Card Using the Serendipity Collection from BoBunny, some adhesive from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, a die from Elizabeth Craft Designs as well as a few products from Ranger Ink, I was able to create my Dream card. You’ll want to grab a cup of your favourite beverage as I show you how to recreate this card in the comforts of your own home. Building the Card From the Serendipity paper by BoBunny, cut a piece that measures 4 1/4” x 6 1/4”. Using the 3” Stitched Rectangle die from Elizabeth Craft Designs, cut a stitched rectangle from the same piece of patterned paper. Distress the edges of both pieces of papers using an edge distressor. Ink the edges of the patterned paper pieces using a blending with foam and Vintage…

Hello, Connie Nichol here today with an interactive card featuring Uchi’s Design animation stamps, Elizabeth Craft Designs dies and Ranger Distress Oxide inks.  How fun is it to have a flying butterfly card? I designed this card around these very cool animated stamps from Uchi’s Design.  Basically you stamp the image, place the animation grid over top and when the grid moves, your stamped image comes to life. To make my card, I began by stamping the biggest butterfly onto a piece of white cardstock and adding a pull tab. I then used Elizabeth Craft Designs stitched square dies to create a square frame for my butterfly.  You want the frame to be slightly larger than your stamped butterfly so that it will create a pocket. I sponged some distress oxide ink onto the frame and misted with water, then adhered the animation grid to the frame. I adhered three…

Hello everyone!  Kerry Engel here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog featuring some great products from Stabilo. Last month I did a Facebook Live on drawing layered circles with these three Stabilo products. CLICK HERE to see that live video. On the blog today I’m sharing a step by step of the technique, only this time we are making rectangles. I was inspired by the July Sketchy challenge too, the rectangle layout determined the arrangement on my card. The beauty of the Stabilo products is that you can coordinate your colors from the fibre-tipped pens to the Woody to the CarbOthello chalk pastel pencil. This card is basically small rectangle layers made with 3 different Stabilo products from the blue/green color family. Step ONE Prep card stock with gesso. Step TWO Draw shapes using the Stabilo Pen 68. These pens are water-soluble so they magically react with water. (Well, it’s…

It is always a treat to have our very own designer Kelly Klapstein on our web show Technique Tasters #114 – Making Waves and Words with the Brother ScanNCut. On this show, Kelly will walk you through a variety of different techniques she used to create this Bon Voyage card. The techniques include – stamping, drawing and cutting with the Brother ScanNCut, creative lettering AND the addition of BoBunny Glitter Paste – which just happens to be a personal favourite of mine. Thanks Kelly! Kelly put together a variety of different products to create the title, the stamped image and my favourite – the glitter wave at the bottom of the card. Products Used The Brother ScanNCut cut out AND drew a number of elements on this card. You definitely want to check out how the ScanNCut also draws with just about any pen.  BoBunny patterned paper along with some fabulous…