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Hello everyone – Kerry Engel here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog. The Kraft Slimline Toner Card Fronts from Therm O Web are the perfect substrate for some good old grunge. The kraft paper withstands embossing, folding, and inking like a champ. The Therm O Web Deco Foil Transfer Sheets in Opal is mysteriously different depending on how it was used.  On the black toner front, it is moody but when used with the Therm O Web iCraft Deco Foil Transfer Gel Blanco, it looks like pearls. Layers of collaging help to create the perfect mixed media card. Here are the steps to create this gorgeous card! FOIL AND EMBOSS The top layer of this card was made by adding Therm O Web Deco Foil Transfer Sheets in Opal to a Slimline Foil Toner Card Front and then running the card through an embossing folder. I used the Bouquet…

Hello, Connie Nichol here today with a couple of cards made with the Stitched Flower Bouquet set and other assorted Impression Obsession dies and stamps.  Isn’t that Nutella stamp a hoot?  🙂 There are 14 dies in the Stitched Bouquet set.  Mix and match them with other dies such as the pinked edge frame for a very versatile and elegant look. I suppose you could snip the dies apart, but I find that it’s easier not to lose the little guys if you keep the die set in one piece.  Also, if you cut a bunch of flowers at one time, use them to make multiple cards. For this card, I cut my flower bouquet out of specialty paper from Tonic Studios.  The mirror and glitter cardstock is so pretty and it just makes the card so much fancier! Thanks for stopping by today!  Hopefully, you are inspired to go…

If you are like me and find watching embossing powder change to liquid as it heats up oddly satisfying, this is the technique for you! To create this card first cut out a base from Ranger Simon Hurley Create Stark White Cardstock. I used an Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangle die.  On a second piece of white cardstock, emboss the brick wall using a Tim Holtz Embossing Folder. Once embossed cut out the brickwall using a slightly small stitched rectangle die from the same  Elizabeth Craft Designs die set.  Adhere the brick wall in the center of the larger stitched rectangle using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Squares. Set aside. Next, on a piece of white cardstock, lay a Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz stencil down. Apply Ranger Simon Hurley Create ink with a Mini Blending Tool. Lift up the stencil and gently spread the ink filling in the white spots.…

Using watercolor pencils and a waterbrush is the absolute easiest way to color detailed stamped images. Adding shading and highlights using this technique has never been easier! I like to use a fine tip waterbrush pen and I dip it in water rather than filling it up with water.  So really you could use a fine tip paintbrush instead! Here is the card I created. I am SERIOUSLY in love with this stamp set from Heartfelt Creations. Cottages are super trendy right now in the crafting world and this is one of my favourite designs. To create this card… Using the Heartfelt Creations Countryside Cottage stamp, stamp onto a piece of watercolor paper. I used Ranger Archival ink so that the ink doesn’t run when I add water. Stamp the image using a stamping platform.  Do not remove the stamp from the platform as you will re-stamp the image once…

What do you get when you mix Art Impressions Rubber Stamps with Simple Stories?!?!? A charming little card that makes you feel like spring! To create the card I cut a card front from a piece of pink striped patterned paper from the Simple Stories Bunnies & Bloom collection. I cut the same size card front from Ranger Simon Hurley Create Stark White cardstock. Using a Sizzix Framelits circle die, I cut out a circle window in the upper portion of both the card fronts – in the exact same spot. Using Glue Dots Adhesives Gluetape I adhered the two-card fronts together. This process made the pink stripe paper stronger so I could pop it up later. Next, cut out a piece of Prima Marketing white watercolor paper. Pop it into your Tonic Studios  Tim Holtz Stamping Platform. Securing it into place. Stamp the Art Impressions floral stamp onto the…

Hello! Kim here again with another FUN card share! Honestly, where would you be without your favourite girl gang? Regardless of age, our BFF’s are a huge part of getting through life! They make us laugh, love us despite our faults and encourage us to be our best self! That being said…how can you not LOVE the Picket Fence BFF Girl Gang stamp set! I love all the sentiments and possibilities! It will be a well-loved stamp set for years to come! On to the details of how I created this 6×6 card that makes me smile! Thanks for checking in! Just like Arnold Schwarzenegger…I’ll be back! Have you been inspired by our SPRING ISSUE of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine yet? Be sure to get your copy soon, we know you’ll LOVE it!

Hello! Kim here with a quick card share using the Heartfelt Creations Summer’s Garden collection. For my card, I have used some patterned paper and the 2 craft die sets, shown in the photo below. These dies cut images found within the collection or can be used with coordinating stamps! The background of my card is cut from one sheet of patterned paper, to which I added some Therm-O-Web Transfer Gel Duo through a ‘well loved’ Stampers Anonymous stencil! I let the gel dry, then ran it through my laminator to apply some shimmery deco foil details. While the Transfer Gel Duo was drying I readied my elements for the card. I made my 3D flower, securing the layers with little snippets of my Elizabeth Craft Designs’ double-sided adhesive. I coloured my wooden sentiment [unknown supplier] with Ranger’s Distress Oxide Ink, Crackling Campfire was the perfect colour for my paper!…

Creating cards with background dies is my latest obsession. Speaking of OBSESSION – Impression Obsession has a variety of MUST HAVE background dies that are absolutely perfect for jazzing up your cards or being the star of the show! Here is the latest card I put together. First I cut out several of the Sunburst Background die from Impression Obsession using black cardstock. I adhered three of them together and let the third one peek slightly from behind so that it is blacker around the sun circle. I pulled out my Picket Fence Studios Life Changing Blender Brushes – these are a serious blending game changer.  I used them to blend THREE of my favourite colours of Ranger Tim Holtz Distress ink onto a piece of Creative Scrapbooker Super Stock. These three colours look like a beautiful sunset! Using Art Glitter glue with a fine metal tip I adhered the…

Hello Creative Scrapbookers! Kim here! Have you ever thought about how you start a layout? Are you consistent or do you mix it up? I mix it up! Sometimes I love to start with a sketch or a particular photo may inspire me and sometimes I like to choose the product first. The project I’m sharing today was all about using my stash of Stampers Anonymous stamps! Please note…no patterned paper was harmed in the process! I pulled out a sheet of CSM Super Stock [primed with a thin layer of gesso] and brayered on some with some Distress Inks. I love the texture the brayer creates! I then removed some of the ink with a stencil and baby wipe.Next, I layered on some stamps of various patterns. This process of making a background is so fun and very relaxing. In the wise words of Seth Apter…if you don’t love…

Why Not Win Wednesday is HERE!!! Oh, the things you can cut and die cut and stamp and make shiny with this fabulous prize package from our wonderful friends over at Tonic Studios! We want the lucky winner to be YOU!!!! Yahoo! Check out all the goodness that will be included in the prize package: Tim Holtz Deckle Cutter Celebrate Summer Sentiment Dies Hooray Summer Sentiment Dies Lemoncello Nuvo Jewel Drops Strawberry Coulis Nuvo Jewel Drops Honeysuckle Nuvo Jewel Drops Pale Periwinkle Nuvo Jewel Drops Sea Breeze Nuvo Jewel Drops Key Lime Nuvo Jewel Drops Cherry Red Craft Perfect Cardstock Clementine Orange Craft Perfect Cardstock Marigold Yello Craft Perfect Cardstock Pistachio Green Craft Perfect Cardstock Ocean Blue Craft Perfect Cardstock French Blue Craft Perfect Cardstock Amethyst Purple Craft Perfect Cardstock Fuchsia Pink Craft Perfect Cardstock Tonic Studios Stamp Club – Party Animals Stamps Tonic Studios Stamp Club – Party Animals…