Blooms Fill-In with Laurie!!

by Laurie Case

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Good morning, friends and welcome back!! I’m here to share a thank you card made using the Blooms Fill-In Stamp Set along with its co-ordinating dies.  This set is new to me and all I can say is “I’m in love!!”.

This set is full of possibilities. It is, in one word, genius. And because of the style of florals, it can be used for any season!! Just change up the colours and voila, a spring, summer, fall or winter card!!

I’m not sure  what season my card would fit into as I used a dark colour to stamp the background. I used the Versafine Clair Ink in Morning Mist. Because this is a new and large stamp, I used my Misti and stamped it 3 times to get good coverage.  TIP: I think I actually put too much muscle into the stamping because I lost quite a bit of the foliage detail.

After I stamped the background, I used various inks to fill in the blooms :).  I took the coordinating die and cut each floral cluster out.

I wanted these bold clusters on a white background along with some dimension.  I placed all the images roughly in the same spots that they were on the stamp itself.  The actual stamp is slightly larger than an A2 card so they ended up being closer together. I adhered them all with foam adhesive.

I wanted this bold background to be the star of the show so I kept the sentiment very simple.  I stamped the “thanks” onto a fishtail banner and adhered it to the centre of the card.

To give the banner some dimension, I manipulated the card stock to give it a bit of a bend.  Then used Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive on the ends. This worked great!

For a little bit of a finishing touch, I used Nuvo Crystal Drops in a light shade of pink. This filled in some of the white space without being overly distracting.

I LOVE how this card turned out. Just imagine all the different looks you can get by just changing the colours!!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!! I hope you found a little inspiration here today!!

Until next time…stay crafty!!

Laurie

Tuesday with Tara {take 171}

by Tara

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Happy Tuesday!  Today I’ve got a sweet & simple card featuring my fave new set from Lawn Fawn, Thanks a Latte.  This set has two mugs and a fun variety of seasonal accessories and sentiments to take you through fall & winter.

I kept my card design simple… not quite wanting to leave autumn themed card making, I used Color Burst for my background- a combo of Burnt Orange (Earth Tones) & Liquid Metal in copper (from Heavy Metals set) on water color card stock, which I die cut with a Stacked Deckle die by Tim Holtz.  I stamped the two cups onto white cardstock and colored them with my (much neglected) Copic Markers.  I’m definitely out of practice with the coloring, but will be playing with these cuties some more and see what else I can come up with…

I finished everything off with a simple white embossed sentiment on a black strip the width of my card.  It’s simple, but I hope you like it!

Mark your calendars & save some time to browse through another BLOG HOP coming up on Friday, October 19- we will also be kicking off a new CHALLENGE GROUP on facebook and there will be prizes for both, so we hope you’re ready to comment and play along with us!  See you back here then!

 

Inky hugs,

Tara

Bundles of Hugs

by Nancy Frustaci

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Happy Monday Everyone,

I am sharing another creation using the Concord and 9th leaf turn about stamp and  Jumping for Joy set from My Favorite things.I don’t know if you have done this as a kid but I  always envisioned jumping into a big bundle of leaves  and doing “snow angels in them” but never did get the chance to do it, so here is my ohmage to that vision.

This design was in my head from the moment I seen the two stamps sets on the Scrap’N Stamp Site.

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I stamped out the cute little girl image from the Jumping for Joy stamp set from My Favorite things using memento ink because its copic friendly. For the coloring you can see I used copic markers but I linked to the chameleons as that is what Scrap’N Stamp carries and i have been told great things about the markers.  I later on stamped out the little squirl image from another Mft stamp set because I felt it would match well with the sentiment I chose.

I also stamped out the individual leaf that came in the Concord and 9th set, with different shades of yellow, red, brown and green distress oxides and fussy cut all those leaves as well, while I was at it I fussy cut out the little girl image and squirrel so everything matched and their was no white edges.

Once everything was fussy cut I worked on the lay out of the card, I used numerous layers of different card stock, from green glitter card stock to green mirror card stock.  I created the card base from heavy weight chicalote bazzill cardstock to 5½ x 5 ½.  For the front of the panel I cut down some green mirror cardstock to 5¼ x 5¼ which I also ran through my die cut machine with using my stitched square dies.

I popped up the green with some foam tape to the front of my card base. I ran my stamped background piece through my Gemini jr cutting out the middle portion with an oval die. I repeated the process two more times  using brown card stock and glitter card stock and different sizes of ovals.

 I layered my leaf background onto some more chocolate cardstock for a little subtle interest. and added it to the backs from there it was time to work on my little pile of leaves. I popped up the chocolate oval and the green glitter, I like this as it looked like grass. From there i started to fiddle with all the leaves, trying to get them to look the way I wanted. Once that was accomplished and everything was were I wanted it, I pulled out my press and seal wrap an

   

I added the little girl with foam tape ( This card has lots of dimension) and then used a banner die from my stash to add the sentiment. I did jazz that up a little more also as I wanted it to stand out more.I took my zig two way pen and added glue around the edges, once it was tacky I pulled out some ranger foil in the coordinating green and added it to the banner. I really like how this all turned out. I finished the inside of the card with some of the cut down pieces of the background and green mirror paper. just to tie it all together.

I am sorry if this is long winded but there was a lot of steps and I didn’t really know how to skimp out on anything for you.

I do hope you enjoyed and found some inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by, please do leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Have a beautiful week.

Nancy