Sunday, December 3, 2017

SSS DieCember Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog! I am so happy to take part in the blog hop to celebrate DieCember® and the release of the Simon Says Stamp DieCember collection of dies. If you follow along the hop, you should have arrived here from Lisa Addesa and I am sure she shared clever card ideas with you.


The DieCember release is full of fantastic new dies, and there are so many of them too - 33 if I counted correctly. There are also lovely glitter papers and envelopes. You can see the whole collection here.

I can hardly believe that December is already here. Yesterday, we visited a really nice Christmas market at an old castle and ate way too many 'burnt almonds' - I am not sure about the translation, perhaps 'candied almonds' is better.

I have two project to share with you today and they are pretty different from each other. One is a mixed-media Christmas wall-hanger, and the second one is a winter scene card. All the techniques can be used for other types of projects, and not necessarily for Christmas or winter. To challenge myself I used only dies, and only one single stamp (a small sentiment).

Layers of ink - Christmas Joy Mixed-Media Panel Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson, for the SSS DieCember Blog Hop

Let's start with the mixed-media canvas, for which I decided to use non-traditional Christmas colors. You can use dies for so many different things, and here I used them mainly to create a textured background. You can do this with almost any type of die, and it also works great with border dies, which is what I used here. It is easy to think of border dies only as borders, but they work great for other things too.

Layers of ink - Christmas Joy Mixed-Media Panel, for the SSS DieCember Blog Hop

Start with a piece of watercolor paper (6 x 7 in) and die cut the Moon and Star Border, Retro Flake Border and Swirling Star Trail from the paper. You can place them in different ways and it would also look great to use one border die over the entire paper. I left the snowflakes in the paper, for some variation. Keep the left-over stars for the next project.

Layers of ink - Christmas Joy Mixed-Media Panel, for the SSS DieCember Blog Hop

Cut a piece of mat board to the same size and glue the watercolor paper to the mat board using matte medium. I really like the Swirling Star Trail die.

Layers of ink - Christmas Joy Mixed-Media Panel, for the SSS DieCember Blog Hop

Cover with a layer of gesso.

Layers of ink - Christmas Joy Mixed-Media Panel, for the SSS DieCember Blog Hop

When the gesso is dry, paint with Distress Paints in three broad strokes of color. Mist with water and dab some of the paint off, to create texture. I almost didn't want to cover anything of this up.

Layers of ink - Christmas Joy Mixed-Media Panel, with Tim Holtz Ranger Silver Distress Crayon

Rub silver metallic Distress Crayon into the die cut areas and wipe off the rest of the crayon with a moist cloth. This also gives a faint glitter effect to the whole piece.

Layers of ink - Christmas Joy Mixed-Media Panel, for the SSS DieCember Blog Hop

Splatter with white paint, for texture and to give it a snowy look.

Layers of ink - Christmas Joy Mixed-Media Panel, for the SSS DieCember Blog Hop

I painted a layer of white over the dice letters and the wood slices.

Layers of ink - Christmas Joy Mixed-Media Panel, for the SSS DieCember Blog Hop

Die cut snowflakes with the Retro Flake Border from SSS White Diamond Glimmer cardstock and glue here and there. I love the look of these snowflakes. I also doodled some white lines around the panel with a gel pen. Here you can see the nighttime snowy effect of the background.

Layers of ink - Christmas Joy Mixed-Media Panel, for the SSS DieCember Blog Hop

The two ladies from Tim Holtz's Christmas Paper Dolls were colored with Distress Markers. I also die cut a tag from patterned paper, which was layered underneath them together with a piece of fabric that I found on my desk.

Layers of ink - Christmas Joy Mixed-Media Panel, for the SSS DieCember Blog Hop

The edges of the tag were distressed. I also had a Clipping Heart die cut on my desk and added it to the panel.

Layers of ink - Christmas Joy Mixed-Media Panel, for the SSS DieCember Blog Hop

Paint was rubbed into the word band. In the background you can see the nice effect of the snowflakes that were left in the paper.

Layers of ink - Christmas Joy Mixed-Media Panel, for the SSS DieCember Blog Hop

Joy is one of my favorite words.

Layers of ink - Christmas Joy Mixed-Media Panel, for the SSS DieCember Blog Hop

You can add rubons to the wood slices. I also added a couple of red and white heirloom roses.

Layers of ink - Christmas Joy Mixed-Media Panel, for the SSS DieCember Blog Hop

I also added some rub-on words and metallic stars.

Layers of ink - Christmas Joy Mixed-Media Panel, for the SSS DieCember Blog Hop

Here's another look at the silver effect on the background.

And now to the card.

Layers of ink - Penguin Winter Scene Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson, for the SSS DieCember Blog Hop

You might already know that I love to build little scenes on my cards and projects and the very cute Picture Book Hugging Penguin is perfect for a winter scene. I also used a die to make a mask for my background. One of my favourite things with dies, is that you can also use them to make masks and stencils, making them even more versatile.The penguin also looks good holding a little heart or a star, but I wanted mine to more natural looking here.

Layers of ink - Penguin Winter Scene by Anna-Karin Evaldsson, for the SSS DieCember Blog Hop

Die cut the Sun and Moon Collage from SSS Masking paper. Cut off the lower edge.

Layers of ink - Penguin Winter Scene by Anna-Karin Evaldsson, for the SSS DieCember Blog Hop

To decrease the stickiness of the masking paper, place it on your pants or something similar a couple of times. Otherwise it might stick a little too hard to the glossy cardstock. I used glossy cardstock because I love how vibrant dye inks look on glossy cardstock, but you can also do this technique on other types of cardstock. Use a torn piece of masking tape as a base for the snow, again making it less sticky first. Ink with the lightest shade of ink first. I often use a Colorbox Stylus Tool with an oval tip when I ink scenic stamping pieces. It gives great precision. But you can use any type of inking tool.

Layers of ink - Penguin Winter Scene by Anna-Karin Evaldsson, for the SSS DieCember Blog Hop

Continue adding darker and darker shades of ink until you are happy with the look.

Layers of ink - Penguin Winter Scene by Anna-Karin Evaldsson, for the SSS DieCember Blog Hop

Use additional torn pieces of masking paper, or printer paper to create snowy hills. I made it darker at the front and lighter the further into the scene one comes.

Layers of ink - Penguin Winter Scene by Anna-Karin Evaldsson, for the SSS DieCember Blog Hop

Carefully remove the mask (or you can leave it a little longer for the next step too). I later cut along the white lines.

Layers of ink - Penguin Winter Scene by Anna-Karin Evaldsson, for the SSS DieCember Blog Hop

Mist the paper quite heavily with drops of water. Dab the water off with a piece of paper towel. This creates a really nice snowy effect.

Layers of ink - Penguin Winter Scene by Anna-Karin Evaldsson, for the SSS DieCember Blog Hop

When dry, add more stars / snow with a white gel pen. Then use a Q-tip and white pigment ink to add mist and shine around the moon and around some of the stars. Dab some of the ink off on a paper first, since it is better to add just a little at a time.

Layers of ink - Penguin Winter Scene by Anna-Karin Evaldsson, for the SSS DieCember Blog Hop

To add another texture to my card, which would look nice next to the glossy paper, I die cut the Picture Book Hugging Penguin from wool felt. To make it easier to assemble the picture book dies, I often press the die into a piece of paper and cut with a pair of scissors just inside the indentation. You can also trace with a pencil. This piece is a great base to build the rest of the figure on. You can see my Christmas Notebook for another example.

Layers of ink - Penguin Winter Scene Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson, for the SSS DieCember Blog Hop

Use the left-over stars from the first project - from both the Moon and Star Border and the Swirling Star Trail - and glue them here and there on the background. You could also die cut new stars from the White Diamond Glimmery Cardstock, which would also look really great.

Layers of ink - Penguin Winter Scene by Anna-Karin Evaldsson, for the SSS DieCember Blog Hop

The combination of splattered water, gel pen dots and the die cut stars gives a cool textured look to the sky. Die cut a the You're a Star sentiment from black cardstock.

Layers of ink - Penguin Winter Scene by Anna-Karin Evaldsson, for the SSS DieCember Blog Hop

The penguins are so adorable. I love them. You can also combine them with the Happy Penguin and the Secret Penguin. The sentiment is part rub-on, part stamp.

I hope you will jump along on the hop and of course there are prizes to be won too. At every stop of the hop one random person who gives a comment will win a $25 gift voucher to Simon Says Stamp. The winners will be written on the Simon Says Stamp Store Blog on Wednesday.

Your next stop on the hop is Gayatri Murali, and you don't want to miss the inspiration she will share with you. There was also a DieCember blog hop yesterday, so check that out too, for even more inspiration.

These are the stops along today's hop, in case you get lost:

Anna-Karin Evaldsson (you are here)

Thank you so much for stopping by here today!!

Happy die cutting!!

Anna-Karin

Supplies:

Simon Says Stamp PICTURE BOOK HUGGING PENGUIN
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Simon Says Stamp SUN AND MOON COLLAGE
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Simon Says Stamp MOON AND STAR BORDER
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Simon Says Stamp SWIRLING STAR TRAIL
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Simon Says Stamp RETRO FLAKE BORDER
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Simon Says Stamp YOU'RE A STAR
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Simon Says Stamp CLIPPING HEART
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Simon Says Clear Stamps STAINED GLASS GREETINGS
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Simon Says Stamp Cardstock GLIMMERY WHITE DIAMOND
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Simon Says Stamp MASKING PAPER
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Simon Says Stamp Wool Felt Sheets NIGHT SKY
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Simon Says Stamp Wool Felt
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology CHRISTMAS PAPER DOLLS
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology WOOD SLICES
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology FLUTED STARS
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology HEIRLOOM ROSES HALLOWEEN
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology HEIRLOOM ROSES
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Mini Paper Stash CHRISTMAS
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology CHRISTMAS Word Bands
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology CHRISTMAS Remnant Rubs
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology RED ALPHA DICE Findings
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Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crayon BRUSHED PEWTER
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Tim Holtz Sizzix Die TAG & BOOKPLATES
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Tim Holtz 8.5 X 11 DISTRESS WATERCOLOR CARDSTOCK
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Ranger Inkssentials GLOSS PAPER 8.5 X 11
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad MERMAID LAGOON
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PEACOCK FEATHERS
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad TUMBLED GLASS
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BLACK SOOT
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BLUEPRINT SKETCH
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad GROUND ESPRESSO
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SALTY OCEAN
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Clearsnap Colorbox FROST WHITE INK PAD
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Sakura WHITE MEDIUM POINT Gelly Roll Classic
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Clearsnap Colorbox STYLUS HANDLES 3
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Clearsnap Colorbox OVAL BLENDER STYLUS TIPS 3
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Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium MATTE
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Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE
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Sizzix MULTIPURPOSE PLATFORM STANDARD FOR WAFER THIN DIES
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Sizzix PURPLE WITH SILVER GLITTER
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Sizzix PRECISION BASE PLATE For Wafer Thin Dies
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft MINI SNIPS
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Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPRAYER
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Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS
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We R Memory Keepers CROP-A-DILE
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We R Memory Keepers COOL METAL
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3M Scotch PINK ATG ADVANCED TAPE GLIDER
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3M Scotch ATG 0.25 Inch GOLD REFILL TAPE
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Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology SANDING GRIP
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology SANDING GRIP REFILL
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We R Memory Keepers Cropadile CORNER CHOMPER
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Tim Holtz Distress COLLAGE BRUSH SET
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Dina Wakley Ranger WHITE GESSO
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Sizzix LITTLE SIZZLES MAT BOARD PACK
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Tim Holtz Flip Top Distress Paint WILTED VIOLET
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Tim Holtz Flip Top Distress Paint DUSTY CONCORD
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Tim Holtz Distress Paint PICKET FENCE
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Tim Holtz Flip Top Distress Paint PICKED RASPBERRY
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Dina Wakley Ranger WHITE
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Tim Holtz Distress SPLATTER BRUSH
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Tim Holtz Distress Markers WORN LIPSTICK
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Tim Holtz Distress Markers WILTED VIOLET
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Tim Holtz Distress Markers GROUND ESPRESSO
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Tim Holtz Distress Markers SPUN SUGAR
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218 comments:

  1. You put the "WoW" into these cards.
    Thank you.

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  2. What incredible projects! I'm in awe of your techniques and results. tfs

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  3. I really like your mixed media style.

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  4. Wow, love your mixed media project! The colours are really magical, they go really well together! Fantastic card, too - thanks for sharing all the steps of making it!

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  5. great projects I love the one with the penguin the best as those vintage ladies creep me out a little, but that's just me ;-)

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  6. Great mixed media page, Karin! Love that you explain your process so well. The penguin card is adorable too.

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  7. What fun projects! Love your use of the dies. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. Your projects are fabulous and those little penguins are so cute.

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  9. Just getting into mixed media myself, these are a really beauty of projects, love them both, can't chose a favourite x

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  10. Two different projects, but both are great.

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  11. So many cool ideas! The cards are fantastic! TFS!

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  12. I love your background on that penguin card - wonderful look. I also love your mixed media piece. The purples with the sepia tone of the focal pieces is an unusual, but brilliant combination.

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  13. Great projects, love both of them, and many new fantastic dies from SSS!

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  14. Wow your projects are so so amazing today. Love them all.

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  15. Wonderful projects. The background on the penguin card was stunning.

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  16. I admire your mixed media project. It is lovely and so unique. But those little penguins are heart stealers. Just adorable. I am intrigued by your blending tool. I may need to check that out!

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  17. AWESOME Products! Awesome cards! I especially love the penguins card!

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  18. Very colorful! I love the penguins card the best!

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  19. Great projects !! Love your mix media project !!

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  20. Sounds like you had a fun day yesterday. I love your mixed media projects. The background on the penguins is my favorite. [Bunny]

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  21. Beautiful mixed media piece! And I am in love with your adorable penguins card! Awesome background!

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  22. Love your non-traditional colors! Need to subscribe to your blog now!

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  23. Wow loved your projects. Thanks for sharing

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  24. Wonderful cards ! Thanks for sharing the steps:)

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  25. what great projects. I love all the different uses for the dies. i love the backgrounds, especially the penguin card. i love those little penguin dies. they are sitting in my cart waiting for a money fairy! HA..LOL. too many awesome goodies.

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  26. Love the mixed media. Thanks for sharing!

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  27. Wow great great mixed media! Love your ideas! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week.

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  28. Beautiful work. Love the backgrounds.

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  29. Wow, you not only inspire me with your beautiful things, you also learned me a lot today. Thank you so much!

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  30. fun projects, love how you used the die cuts on your mixed media piece
    thanks for sharing
    Barb Housner

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  31. Love your projects! The ink blending is gorgeous!

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  32. Look at those colour combos! Your projects are pretty awesome :D

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  33. I want those penguins sooooo bad Lol...love EVERYTHING you designed!

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  34. wonderful vintage mixed media canvas and the penguin card is adorable - lovely background on it

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  35. I love the great texture on both of your pieces!

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  36. Beautiful! And great tutorial. Thanks!

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  37. Wow! A mixed media collage with the Simon Says Stamps releases and a mixture of different textures. This is outstanding Anna-Karin. But then you went and hit my heart with the card of the hugging penguins. I just love little critters and I haven't got any penguins in my stash yet so I think that Simon's three little bundles of joy will have to join the rest of my critters soon. A great card with a lot of fantastic techniques to create the background and setting. Thank you for inspiring me with your fabulous creations. :O)

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  38. Your mixed media canvas is gorgeous! I can't believe you put so many layers and designs together and it is stunning! I love the background you made on your card with the sweet penguins! It is so beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  39. Loving the background creation and creating the penguins out of wool. Really give them great texture. Great Job.

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  40. Love the vivid colors. Wonderful use of so many elements in this release.

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  41. Wow, your backgrounds are so vibrant! I love all the instructions you provided. Thank you!

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  42. What a wonderful background for your vintage LO - and a fabulous Penguin card too!

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  43. wow this project is amazing - love the mixed media elements :)

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  44. Those penguins are so cute! Loved that you used felt!

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  45. Such a cute card! I enjoyed seeing how you designed the background. Your mixed media piece is awesome! I like all the texture from the dies and the combination of elements you used. Perfect!

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  46. Thanks for the tutorial Anna-Karin, it's always helpful to know the process. Your wall hanger and card are fantastic and I love that you mostly used just dies. How fun!

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  47. Absolutely amazing. I love all the textures and beautiful colors.

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  48. Anna, your mixed media wall hanging is fabulous. And the penguin card is fun and festive. Cutting them from felt was a great idea. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  49. Great inspiration and fun blog hop. Love thisnew release.

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  50. Adore the penguin background and your use of colors!

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  51. Both are great but I love the wall hanging and I must get TH papers for sure. TFS.

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  52. Cute ideas for using the dies! Thanks

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  53. Both of your projects are great. Love the mixed media.

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  54. Outstanding creativity! Thanks for sharing.

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  55. OMG, What a beautiful Mixed-Media project, that is just STUNNING, I love everything about it!!! I would love to have that hanging at my house, some lucky person is going to be very happy when they receive that unless you are going to keep it for yourself ( I would ). The colors you used one both projects are so awesome and just so pretty. Thanks for sharing. Tracey Magner.

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  56. I am in love with your canvas!! It's beautiful. Thanks for the step by step for both the canvas and card. I'd love to get into mixed media more.

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  57. The Wow is in your details. Beautiful.

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  58. I absolutely love your blue backgound. I must use this idea on a card soon. Thank you.

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  59. So much lovely detail on the wall hanging, it turned out so beautifully! The penguin card seems more simple by comparison so I loved seeing all the techniques you used to create the wonderful background. Both are amazing projects!

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  60. Wow!!! Fantastic projects!!! I love the way you made the stencil from these dies!!!

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  61. Love ur mixed media project and the card with the penguins is adorable.

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  62. Beautiful projects with so many great details! Love all the layers and dimension you created! The backgrounds you created are wonderful!

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  63. Love the vintage look of your mixed media piece and the penguin card is adorable.

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  64. Love all your projects. Awesome ideas!

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  65. I love your Multi Media work and the fantastic scene you created for the cute Penguin Die cuts!

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  66. Not usually a mixed media fan but your project is great. Love the colours. It is not easy to mix another company's products with Tim Holtz because his products are so distinctively Tim's but you have done a great job incorporating The die release products of SSS

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  67. I love the backgrounds on your canvas and card!

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  68. So pretty! I love this and I can't get over how cute those penguins are!

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  69. Beautiful projects! I love that card background! Gorgeous!

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  70. WoW.....you are so artistic! Beautiful mixed media projects! Just fabulous!

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  71. I love peguins! love the mixed media.

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  72. Gorgeous techniques and mixed media. Thanks for sharing.

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  73. this is awesome! I love that trailing snowflake die. I have that heart die, and I love it!

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  74. You are so creative and I enjoy reading and seeing your creative process. I love all the layers of ink and different ways to use the border dies. Thank you.

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  75. Super fun release! My Christmas list just grew!

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  76. Love the sweet penguin scene. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  77. Beautiful backgrounds on both projects! I love the way you blended the colors.

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  78. Wow! Lots of great ideas and inspiration! Love your creativity!

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  79. Darling penguins ! What a fabulous job on your wall hanger. Simply stunning.

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  80. LOVE the background on your penguin card and they are soooooo cute!

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  81. I love the backgrounds and those penguin are so cute.

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  82. OH my gosh!!! Your backgrounds are gorgeous!!

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  83. Your cards using mixed media are just delightful!!! Love the combination of using all of the dies on one piece is so clever!

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  84. Beautiful card and wall hanging. Thanks for sharing...

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  85. Your first project the Vintage Multi-medium Christmas Wall hanging was AWESOME but so far beyond my skill set ... but now i have a goal .... you are a true artist....
    your penguin card was truly adorable.....thanks for sharing your talent and challenging us to think outside the box.....

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  86. your penguin card is just adorable and how awesome the wall hanging is. You sure put a lot of work into that.

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  87. Two entirely different projects! The penguin is super cute.

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  88. Love the vintage mixed-media Christmas wall-hanger and Picture Book Hugging Penguin card!

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  89. You did a beautiful job with the dies. I just love it.

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  90. Thank you for taking the time to photograph all the steps in your process. Beautiful multi-media project and very cute card!

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  91. great projects and I love the way you created the background. I also love the suggestion to use your dies to create stencils

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  92. These are just wonderful. The details that you put into the wall hanging were amazing.

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  93. I love the penguin and all the layers of distress inks.

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  94. Love both the canvas and the card. Thanks for showing the special techniques you used.

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  95. Wow! So much detail between these projects!

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  96. Really beautiful projects. And thanks for the detailed tutorials. They are very helpful and inspiring.

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  97. Thank you SO much for sharing your process! I adore the wall hanging but I LOVE those penguins!!

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  98. So many cool details in your lovely canvass! I especially love how you added color to the sepia gals!

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  99. Like the mixed media with wonderful backgrounds & variety of embellishments.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  100. As always, just beautiful work!!!

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  101. I really liked how you showed how to do your background technique for the penguins. And the moon was so simple, yet effective.

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  102. I really liked the incorporation of ,iced media in your projects. Thanks.

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  103. Your mixed media piece is such a pretty design. Love all your coloring tios on bith projects.

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  104. Your cards are truly amazing! I love how unique your cards are and the choices of colors are breathtaking. Great designs.

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  105. Woww! Fantastic creations!! Totally in love <3

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  106. Wow - a mixed media collage! I've never attempted one as I find then intimidating. I love the stunning background and the adorable penguins in your card.

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  107. Incredible projects! Love the background on the card.

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  108. Such beautiful cards. I love all the details on how you did this. Ty!

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  109. Love the mixed media and the layering of ink.

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  110. Those penguins are to adorable! I don't have any experience with mixed media, but yours looks fun!

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  111. *adds felt to her already too big order*

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  112. Love the backgrounds and the colors used!

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  113. So pretty. Love all your details, colors, and patterns. Just lovely.

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  114. These are some of my favorites that i have seen i love the color combos!

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  115. Thanks so much for sharing your projects! They are really nice and unlike anything else on the hop!! That is one of the nice things about blog hops -- you get to see so many different ways of using the products! :)

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  116. I can't decide which one I like better. These both so incredible. I love the penguins so much. TFS!

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  117. Love the techniques you used on your mixed media project and your penguin card is too cute! Thanks for sharing!!

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  118. Wow! I never knew that glossy card stock made the distress inks so vibrant. Thanks for the tip.

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  119. love seeing mixed media being ued on cards

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  120. Beautiful projects! I love the colors and the use of the dies on the mixed media piece. The background on the penguin card is amazing.

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  121. Thanks for such detail instructions. I have not tried all of those and now I want to try them out. Cute cards..

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  122. Marvelous projects! I love the colors and designs. Awesome work.

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  123. Love what you did for the backgrounds. Such a great texture :)

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  124. Texture, color, design—you've got it all! Amazing.

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  125. Wow, you really know the meaning of mixed media. Love the cards, there so cute💜

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  126. Love the mix media and also those cute penguins!

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  127. These cards are beautiful and very unique! I love the great color combinations too!

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  128. Love your background on both the collage and the card. I love those penguins and your scene in super cute!

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  129. Oh my - love this! THat die is wonderful!

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  130. Wow - I totally love the penguin card. I love the background colors! I will definitely be trying something like this.

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  131. I don't do mixed media but I love your project. The penguins turned out great too.

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  132. You use of the different media is wonderful. Love the penguin card best!

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  133. Both are pretty projects but I LOVE the penguin card! :)

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  134. Superb mixed media layering! Your projects are gorgeous and i love how you used the dies.

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  135. Love the cute penguin card. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  136. The layout is fantastic.
    Your blending of layers of colors
    on the page and the card is great.
    thanks for sharing.

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  137. Such lovely cards! The mixed media one is awesome and I love the penguins. Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

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  138. Your retro card is fantastic! I love the colors and the use of all the different mixed media, and the ladies in 20's fashions! But you have to love the penguins! They are so cute. Have to get the penguins! My cart is full of dies, paper, etc. Thanks for sharing. This is a wonderful release! Merry Christmas!

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  139. Lots of good techniques with a lovely
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  140. Thanks for inspiring us with all those great techniques. Good job - great results.

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  141. It took me a minute to realize the wall hanging is a wall hanging! I really appreciate the time you took to document & explain the process you used on both the wall hanging & the card. Truly talented!

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  142. Such rich colours used on both your projects. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  143. Clever use of the dies. Thanks for sharing.

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  144. Your background on the card is beautiful!

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  145. Those penguins are way too cute!

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  146. Your mixed media panel is beautiful but it is your card I love. Those penguins are just too cute! :)

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  147. Lovely!! Those penguins ARE adorable!

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  148. The cards are amazing!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  149. Awesome collage project! Love the snowy background you created for your penguins, too! Very inspiring!

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  150. Love both projects but the penguins are adorable!!

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  151. Double treat! A very cool art journal page and simple wonderful penguin card. I love how you created depth with your hills. Wonderful lesson to test out.

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  152. I like your mixed media piece!!! I have never tried Mixed Media.

    Your penguin card is totally adorable!!! Love it!

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  153. Great use of colors and textures on this project!

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  154. Absolutely beautiful, both of them! Your mixed media project left me speechless - it's so gorgeous! Love the colours too! I would so love to know how to do this. Your card is more up my alley and thank you so much for sharing how you did your masking! I really want to try this!

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  155. Very beautiful and creative projects!

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  156. Very beautiful and creative projects!

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  157. You really showed a variety of techniques to show off these dies - Love them all. I have to say that the penguins are adorable. I love those little critters.

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  158. Beautiful. What a wonderful assortment of cards and techniques.

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  159. Lovely!! Got some wonderful ideas for a mixed media I have planned. Thank you!!!!!!

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  160. Great projects! I especially love the card and the background!

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  161. Love the penguin card. Cutting them from felt added such a wonderful texture.

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  162. Such wonderful projects! Love the background on the card!

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  163. I'm amazed at the texture that you've gotten from the swirling cutouts (or whatever the proper name is). I've only really seen them as focal points so far, so it was really cool to see you incorporate them into your piece as the background. And those blue skies and icy hills are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing such fun and different ideas!

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  164. Loved the vintage look to your card design but my favorite is the penguins. Thanks for sharing.

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