Card share: I learned this on YouTube

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First things first: Jennifer McGuire teaches me something new with every video I watch. So to understand what I’m sharing today watch the clip below: After I watched, I thought to myself: I have Distress Inks and clear acrylic blocks, let’s DO THIS THING! I also had a new pad of Canson XL Watercolor paper that I learned about after … Read More

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Cathy Makes a Card No. 10: cardstock, dies and just a bit of stamping + coloring

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In the last installment of Cathy Makes a Card, I used an adorable stamp set and after loving the results, I thought, “Okay, what else can I do with it?” I mean, dies and stamps and all of this card-making accouterments is not cheap, so I figure I’d best do as many things with one set of supplies as possible. After … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCathy Makes a Card No. 10: cardstock, dies and just a bit of stamping + coloring

Cathy Makes a Card No. 09: Distress Oxides + Lawn Fawn stamps & dies

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Continuing with my foray into Distress Oxide land, today I’m sharing a card that’s pretty cute, if I do say so myself. And a few of you have commented on social media that it seems weird to hear me talk about cute stuff in crafting. I totally get that, but I mean… this Lawn Fawn stuff? There is literally no … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCathy Makes a Card No. 09: Distress Oxides + Lawn Fawn stamps & dies

Card Share: Playing with Distress Oxides

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It was bound to happen, people. I finally got my hands on some of Tim Holtz’s magical Distress Oxide inks. I’d heard many great tales of their superior blendability, and I was eager to throw water on them as well, you know, so I could roll with the all those crafty YouTube experts. Now lucky for me, Tim is my … Read More

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Card Tutorial: Rainbow Distress Ink Stencil

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A few weeks back I made a card using my honey comb stencil from Hero Arts. A few weeks after that, I saw this video by the amazing Nicole Sporh and wanted to make something similar, but the only problem was the stencil she used in her video was already sold out. I remembered my honey comb stencil and the rest … Read More

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Card Tutorial: Polygon Watercolor Magic

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Today I’m sharing a card with you that I’m just a tiny bit obsessed with. It all started when I watched this video from the amazing Laura Bassen, and I decided I needed to master the use of the Polygon Cover Plate Die from Neat & Tangled. Today I have a tutorial showing you how I made this card using Distress … Read More

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Card Share: Layered Stamping

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Today’s card began a few weeks back when I got my hands on a catalog from Hero Arts. Do you know about layering stamps? Many companies make them and apparently, you have many parts of the image, all in separate stamps, and you LAYER them together with different inks to get the results you see above. I literally put this … Read More

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Card Share: using scraps (after watching my guru)

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A few weeks back, while feverishly enjoying all the amazing card making YouTube videos that I find myself watching in the evening hours, I came across one from my Card Yoda Jennifer McGuire and I thought to myself, “Hey, doesn’t Dan have a paper shredder?” (Watch her tutorial and it’ll all make sense!) I filed her tutorial away but didn’t … Read More

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Cathy Makes a Card 06: Graduation Card

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Graduation season is upon us, friends. And no, Cole is not part of the graduating class of 2017! He has one more glorious year of high school left… and yes, I plan to savor the whole thing! That said, I have some nieces, nephews and friends who are moving on to the world after high school and so I wanted to design some all-purpose … Read More

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Cathy Makes a Card 05: Rainbow Birthday

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You could say I am on a bit of a card-making roll. Again, I have not left scrapbooking. I promise. I still pledge my fealty to the Gods of memory keeping, but holy CUTE, I made another card! Today’s card is completely inspired by the rainbow-colored work of Laura Bassen. When I first started into this whole card thing a … Read More

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