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HAPPY FALL

Sunday, October 10th, 2021

Hi Everyone! Susan here with a card for today’s Random Act of Cardness prompt.

The prompt is FALL which happens to be my favorite time of year for so many reasons. The colorful leaves and trees, cooler weather, sweaters, slippers, curling up on the couch under a blanket, hot beverages, pumpkin patches, corn mazes…

Enough about Fall let’s talk about my card. I stamped all the images in my MISTI but only ended up using these two. The reason I stamped with my MISTI (any stamp positioning tool will work) is because after I finish coloring an image I put it back in my MISTI where I’ve left my stamps in place to re-stamp the image. This brings the outlines back in focus and sharpens up the image because there is no way to not color on those stamped lines.

There are coordinating dies for this stamp set but I don’t have them so I just fussy cut the images – didn’t take long and sometimes it’s nice not to have the border around the image you get when using a die.

For the background I literally reached into my stash of stencils with my eyes closed and just picked one telling myself that whichever one it was I would have to use it. I grabbed a stencil I have never used and honestly forgot I had so I was happy to use it. I chose 3 Distress Inks (2 of which were Oxide inks) and blended the stencil onto a card stock panel. When I was happy with how it looked I used the largest die from the Lawn Fawn Stitched Small Rectangle Die set to cut the panel. I adhered the panel to a card base with craft foam, adhered the images to the panel then die cut the sentiment. I blended on some Walnut Stain Distress Oxide Ink then adhered it the panel.

I did think about adding a ton of leaves to make it look like they were standing in them but honestly I just didn’t have the time to do it. It might be something I add later. If I do I’ll share it with you but for now it’s Thanksgiving here in Canada and I’m going to celebrate with my family.

Have a great weekend everyone!

 

Happy Stampin’
and thanks so much for visiting!
Stay safe everyone!!
Susan

 

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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

Christmas Critters

Sunday, October 3rd, 2021

Hello all! Kia back with you today for Day 3 of the Random Act of Cardness challenges, and today is Critters.

I wanted to play with this new to me stamp set from Avery Elle today. It is such a cute set.

I decided I would use the Picket Fence Stencil Field of Snowy Trees as well. For the trees I used Paper Glaze in the Green, applying a thick layer to my card base. I then set it aside to dry.

In my mini Misti I stamped the images from the set using Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black. I then coloured using Copic markers and fussy cut when finished. I added a blue snow line and shadow to the card base using Copic markers in B00.

Once the base card as dry I stamped the sentiment using Ranger Archival Ink in Carnation Red. I then added the images to the card using foam squares. I also stamped the snowfall using VersaFine Clair ink in Blue Belle, and coloured with Copic Boo. I then added Nuvo Crystal Drops in Blue Babe to the snowfall. It is snowing very heavy as you can see.

This certainly was a fun card to make for today, and I hope you enjoy it as well.

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