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Tim Holtz Bird Crazy Stamps & Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers

Hello all! I’m here on a Tuesday for a new card video, but only because I created this card late last night and didn’t have a chance to upload it. I hope it’s worth the wait! :)

A few months back, I created a similar card to this one using the Bird Crazy stamp set from Tim Holtz. I just loved this little bird, but it looked so worried and confused that I had to had some additional elements to explain why it was so sad. So I added a party hat and a deflated balloon. After seeing that card, Tim asked me if I would illustrate some more accessories for the birds and he’d make it into a stamp set. Of course! Tim had a TON of ideas for the birds and it was so fun to see the Crazy Things stamp set come to life.

Long story short, I’ve been wanting to recreate that original card for a while now. So here we go!

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Background Check Class Winners!

Hi all! I have some winners for you! The winners of free spots in Background Check are:

  • Elizabeth Jean Pyper
  • ClareBear
  • Nancy Collins Alberghini

Congrats! I’ve emailed the winners. Thank again to everyone who entered the giveaway!

You can still register and join us for class, too! REGISTER HERE!


Online Card Class GIVEAWAY! Background Check card class!

Hi all! Our latest class at Online Card Classes just started today! It’s called Background Check and it’s all about background techniques. Here’s a blurb about the class…

In Online Card Classes’ Background Check, you’ll learn a variety of clever techniques for adding panache to your card backgrounds. You won’t want to send a card out the door without a background again!

Join instructors Kristina Werner, Jennifer McGuire, and Laura Bassen—plus special guest artists—for professional instruction, inspiration, and fun! In class, you’ll gain the skills to achieve gorgeous card backgrounds from blended ink skies to stamped plaids… plus you’ll discover plenty of tips and tricks along the way. What’s more, we’ve built in plenty of “design breaks” to allow you to get comfortable with incorporating each of the background techniques shown in class into your own cards!

You can register for class HERE. Class started today, so there’s still time to jump in!

I have three spots in class to giveaway! Just fill out the Rafflecopter area below for your chance to win. This giveaway is open to everyone! Giveaway closes tomorrow night, so be quick about entering! The winners will be announce here at my blog. Good luck!

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Dots & Gold Brush Lettering Envelope - Mail Art

Dots & Gold Brush Lettering Envelope – Mail Art

It’s been a while since I showed an envelope in a video so I thought I’d do that today. :) I needed to decorate and address an envelope for my friend Jennifer Ross, so it was the perfect time to film an envelope.

NOTE: The address shown is NOT her home address. I also asked her about showing her PO Box in a video and she said that would be okay.

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