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The Heat is On!

Friday, August 20th, 2021

It’s Friday, yay, and today’s word for Scrap ‘n Stamp’s Random Acts of Cardness challenge is… HEAT! When I picked the prompt, I certainly didn’t realize how extreme the heat would be in some parts of Canada this summer. Let’s hope things settle down soon.
I’m representing heat on my card in two ways… heat embossing and a warm colour palette:

This floral set by Concord & 9th makes everything easy! (stamp set, stencils and dies) I used the biggest stamp in the set, which as you can tell, is larger than an A2 card base! It’s stamped in Versafine onyx black ink and embossed in black sparkle embossing powder. Then comes the magically easy part! 😀  The stencil set includes ones to colour in just the leaves, just the flowers, both at the same time (say if you wanted a more monochromatic look); and also a mask to cover the flowers to colour in a background and a flower mask with background stripes, which is what I used. For easy blending, I used distress inks in squeezed lemonade, carved pumpkin and crackling campfire (heat!) for the flowers, and rustic wilderness for the leaves. I used squeezed lemonade to add the stripes along the edges, letting them fade toward the centre. For the sentiment, I added crackling campfire to white cardstock before embossing a birthday sentiment from My Favorite Things’ Birthday Bears.

If you have yet to try a stamp-and-stencil set, I highly recommend it! If shopping is on your agenda this weekend, don’t forget you can use the code 10Lindsey for 10% off your order! Have a good one!

 

A Colourful Birthday!

Friday, July 16th, 2021

It’s a colourful day on the blog! I’m sharing a birthday card for today’s Random Acts of Cardness challenge: COLOURFUL! (I went birthday today, but this prompt certainly works for Christmas in July cards, too!) Here’s my card:


I’m using stamps and dies from Concord & 9th called Top It Off. (stamps here and dies here) I love how I was able to fill the entire card front with the cake and toppers. The cake and candles are stamped in various colours of Memento ink – with the help of Versamark on the cake layers so I could sparkle them up with embossing glitter! For the candles, I glitzed up their flames with Liquid Stardust – if you haven’t tried this, it easily adds the most beautiful shimmer wherever you want it! Of course, I was trying to photograph this on a thunderstorm-y day, so I couldn’t come close to capturing the glitter and shine. The “eat cake” topper is cut from purple cardstock. The card base actually comes from a blue cardstock pack, but it’s a purply blue. 😉


I have to show you the inside of my card, as I used one of my favourite parts of the stamp set:


Birthday cake, yum… 😀
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Christmas in July with Foliage

Thursday, July 15th, 2021

Hi Everyone! Susan here with a card for todays Random Acts of Cardness challenge. I chose foliage as the prompt and I had an idea in mind when I chose the prompt but when it came time to make the card I went a different way.

The theme for this months hop was Christmas in July (you can check it out here) and I’ve been seeing Christmas cards all over the internet so I went with a Christmas card. I chose one of my all-time favorite Christmas stamps – Berry Kissed from Penny Black. I used my MISTI (stamp positioning tool), some Heavystock White card stock from Tim Holtz and a mixture of Distress and Distress Oxide inks. I added the stamp and the paper into my MISTI and used sponge daubers to add ink, then gave it a tiny spritz of water. I stamped the image then dried it with my heat tool, then repeated the process a few times.

To add detail to the image I pressed the ink pads to my glass media mat, gave them a spritz of water then using a fine tipped paint brush I added some detail to the image and a wash of color for the background. I dried it with my heat tool again then die cut it with the large stitched rectangle from Lawn Fawn. The sentiment is from Concord and 9th’s Festive Friends Stamp Set. I embossed it in white on black card stock and added it to the card with some craft foam.

 

Happy Stampin’

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Susan
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