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Gnome for the Holidays Blog Hop

Friday, October 8th, 2021

Happy Blog Hop Day friends!  We’ve got a fun theme for you on this October evening… Gnome for the Holidays!  Each of us on the Scrap ‘N Stamp Design Team will be sharing fun holiday projects with you today featuring gnomes.  As always, you can leave comments at each stop along the way for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to spending the SNS Online Store!  It should be a lot of fun!

My card today features the fun Gnome Child set from Crafters Companion.  It includes stamps, dies and a coordinating stencil for adding details to the gnome image!  I paired my gnome with a background featuring the new Scribbly Snowflakes dies by Tim Holtz.  I was on the fence about getting these dies, but they really are a perfect whimsical combination with my gnome, and I’m sure I’ll find more fun things to mix them with!

I started with a pre-inked background I had made when I got the new Prize Ribbon Distress Bundle.  I made up several backgrounds using the Distress Spray Stains and shared one of my cards on this post.  (Side note- the next new color is being released NEXT WEEK!  Any guesses on what it might be?) Anyways, I simply arranged some of the snowflake dies over my background and die cut using the detail cutting plates.  I needed a little extra oomph since this background is on watercolor paper.

I had a little lightbulb moment looking at the stencil… what if I used a fun glitter texture paste through the stencil instead of just ink?  I dusted off my Copic Markers to quickly color this guy (I’m REALLY out of practice with them, so I colored several until I was happy with my blends) and grabbed some sparkly paste & a palette knife. Unfortunately, my paste has dried up and turned to gel on me so I had to find another option.  Since my image is pretty tiny, I decided to try some White Blizzard Nuvo Glitter Drops.  I squeezed a small amount under the broadest part of the hat portion and swiped up, then repeated the process going down and IT WORKED!  I’m in love with the sparkly stripes on his outfit- it’s just so stinking cute!

I added about a hundred 3D foam squares behind my background layer (I’m not even joking. LOL) & finished off my card with a few fun touches… I wrapped purple twine around the card and hung a small hand cut tag with one of the sentiments from the stamp set “Jingle Gnomes” and layered one of the die cut snowflakes, glitzed up with some of the same Nuvo Glitter Drops I used on his outfit.  I also added some bling to the white card base under some of my die cut snowflakes.

Are you ready for some more inspiration?  Next up on the hop is Deborah, and I know she’s got something fabulous to share with you!  Happy hopping and have an amazing weekend!

Inky hugs,
Tara

Hey There Pumpkin

Friday, October 1st, 2021

Happy Friday and Happy October!  We are mixing things up a bit this month and our Blog Hop will be happening RIGHT HERE on Friday, October 8 instead of today, the first Friday of the month.  We didn’t want to leave you with nothing to see if you came looking for it, so here’s a throwback card from our blog hop last October!  The team is working hard to bring you a super fun hop next week, so we hope to see you then!  For now, enjoy!

I’m featuring Autumn Blessings by MFT once again!  I had a card idea in mind, but tweaked it a bit at the end and added some PSL vibes 😉 so I hope you like it!

I colored up the pumpkins from the MFT set and the Pumpkin Spice Latte stamp by Lawn Fawn with Distress Ink & water.   They were all stamped on water color card stock with Archival Ink.  I cut them out with the coordinating dies.  I decided afterwards that this would be a fun project for Distress Embossing Glaze, so I used Clear Embossing Pen to color in the mug and glazed it to give a nice shiny mug!  I used the glaze over Clear Embossing Ink on the sentiment, which I stamped directly on the Kraft card base.

I really wanted to pair these pumpkins with Buffalo Plaid, but my new stamp didn’t arrive in time (I’ll have some fun with it in the near future though!) so I found some patterned paper to use.  A touch of silk ribbon and some glitter (Distress Stickles are the perfect ‘spice’ here… they are discontinued, but still a fave of mine.  Buy some if you find them!) are the finishing touches for my fun FALL card!

I’m not gonna lie, autumn cards are my favorite and I love seeing the creative mix of cards by everyone this time of year.

Inky hugs,

Tara

For the Birds – Winner!

Sunday, September 26th, 2021

A big thanks to each of you who left “tweet” comments and encouraging words about all the great designs along the way during our For the Birds Blog Hop earlier this month!  As promised, we’ve randomly selected a winner to get the $50 Scrap ‘N Stamp gift certificate…

Congrats goes to Piroska You are the winner of a $50 gift certificate from the SNS online store!

You have two weeks to claim you prize HERE!