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Glitter Stripes

Friday, January 24th, 2020

Hi all… It’s Nancy E here, back to posting once in a while on the Scrap ‘n Stamp blog.  I’ve been creating, but I haven’t felt up to trying to do the posts for my Design Team duties with the team… so I’m happy I was able to get something done for them in January!  In fact, this is my second post for them this month!

My card is very clean and simple… and honestly I think it needs a little something… but I sat with it for days and had no inspiration….  so that’s the card you get today LOL!

What I want to show you with this card, is how important it is to burnish your glitter if you are using it….  I LOVE the Be Creative Tape with glitter…. and the backing of the tape is perfect for burnishing the project.

To create the stripes, I started with a strip of cardstock and then put a strip of the Be Creative tape, then another strip of cardstock and so on.  I could have done one large strip of the larger Be Creative tape, but then I was worried that my strips of glitter wouldn’t be even.  So I switched it up to use the skinniest tape instead.

This photo was taken after I covered the project with the silver glitter.  It was everywhere!  I should have used my anti-static tool on the cardstock before pulling off the backing of the tape… but I didn’t.  So instead, I used the Be Creative Glitter Magnet to remove the glitter from everything except the tape.

In this photo you can see that I started burnishing the glitter.  What this means is that you rub the glitter with your finger (or in my case, I used a piece of the backing from the tape and my bone folder)… this makes the individual pieces of glitter lay down flat, allowing the most amount of shimmer to show on the card.  If you don’t burnish, your glitter won’t look nearly as shiny and shimmery. In the above photo, the two lines of glitter at the bottom of the photo have been burnished and you can see that they are more shiny than the top two lines.

Items Used:

*Cardstock:  Neenah Solar White 110lb; assorted blues from my stash

*Images (and die):  Hero Arts Eat Cake All Day

*Ink:  Versafine Clair Nocturne

*Etc:  Be Creative TapeBe Creative Glitter Magnetfoam tape; Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitter

*Tools:  bone folder; Gemini Jr

Clean and Simple MFT Happy Birthday

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

Hello Everyone! Nancy E here with another Clean and Simple card for you using the MFT Impact Alphabet dies. I hope that some of you will feel inspired to try to put together a clean and simple card after seeing some of my creations….

MFT Impact Alphabet

There’s not much to say about this card.  I think it’s pretty straight forward how I put it all together.  The only piece you can’t quite see in the photo is that I used black fun foam as a layer behind the word “birthday” to create some extra dimension.  I have been known to glue 3 or 4 layers of cardstock together to create a similar look, but the foam was quicker and easier since it was only one more cut of the die.

Another fun thing I could have done with this card was inlaid the “HAPPY” letters in to the top panel of the card.

Items Used:

  • *Cardstock:  assorted from my stash
  • Tools:  Big Shot; Perfect Layers Tool
  • Dies:  MFT Impact Alphabet; Create A Smile Birthday
  • Etc: GinaK Connect Glue; black fun foam

New Pad

Sunday, July 14th, 2019

Directions:

Dawn here from the little mennonite blog with a Lawn Fawn card for you today. I made this card for my little brother who has just bought his first house on a lovely tree lined street.

This card is super easy. Make an A2 card and cover the front with green Lawn Fawn Spiffy Speckles paper. Die cut a stitched rectangle and emboss Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Stars on to the card front. Do the embossing with an embossing mat and a metal shim instead of a cutting plate. Stamp and colour Lawn Fawn images from Lawn Fawn’s Toadally Awesome stamp set, heat emboss the sentiments and adhere as shown.