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Welcome to Autumn!

Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

Today’s word prompt for the Scrap ‘N Stamp daily challenge is ‘trees’. It’s Deb here, from the Design Team! I chose that word, as I thought it would be the perfect way to say ‘welcome’ to autumn! As far as colours go, it has to be my favourite time of year. Plus, it’s a good excuse to cozy up with sweaters or blankets, especially with a good book.

COLOURS OF AUTUMN

I’ve been waiting to use this new Penny Black stamp, called Enlightened. It’s more about the leaves that the actual tree, but I figured that was close enough! Plus, it gave me a chance to  pull out my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers, for some watercolour.

Welcome to Autumn!

Don’t you just want to grab your favourite hot beverage, and snuggle on the couch? But wait – finish reading my post, first!

CARD DETAILS

Start with a piece of watercolour paper, set up in your stamp platform. Next, randomly add ink from your Carmine Red, Yellow, and Orange Zig markers, onto the leaves. Lightly spritz with water, and then press firmly onto the paper. Repeat this as many times as you like, until you’re happy with the colours. Next, use the Blue Gray marker for the lines, and the Light Green marker for the stems, and repeat the process.  If you don’t have markers, you could do this process with your Distress Ink pads, as well.

For the sentiment, I chose the Memory Box Harvest Love set. Stamp the sentiment onto vellum paper in Versamark ink. Next, cover the stamping with copper embossing powder, and heat set.  Repeat this with the smallest leaf stamp from this set. Colour the leaf using the same colours you used for the background.  This Harvest Love bundle comes with coordinating dies – use that with your Big Shot to die cut the leaf.  Die cut the sentiment with a stitched oval die, and then glue it onto the watercolour panel.

Layer the front panel onto a piece of copper glimmer paper using foam tape, and then attach these to an orange card base.  Attach the leaf using a foam square, and then glue on some sequins, to finish off your card.

Welcome to Autumn!

The copper embossing powder is so rich and warm!

COME JOIN US!

I hope that you’ll welcome fall too, and join in my word prompt challenge of trees! To play along is easy; join the Scrap ‘N Stamp Facebook group HERE. You’ll find a different word prompt  for each day of the month. Play along as many times as you want! Share a photo of your project in the group, with the hashtag #snschallenge.  At the end of the month, one participant’s name is randomly drawn, and awarded a $50 Gift Certificate to shop at Scrap ‘N Stamp! In the meantime, when you shop at Scrap ‘N Stamp be sure to use my Design Team code 10DEB to receive 10% OFF your total purchase! (regular priced items only).

Welcome to Autumn!

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Fall Foliage with Tim Holtz

Saturday, September 18th, 2021

Happy Saturday Friends!

Well, there must have been a glitch in the Matrix as we seem to have the word Fall show up twice for our Random Act of Cardness Challenge this month.  That’s okay!  Who doesn’t like a little extra inspiration?  Especially when it involves Tim Holtz!

Today I am using the Foliage 3D Embossing Folder  and the Funky Foliage Thinlit Dies by Sizzix and Tim Holtz.  These two products are perfect for fall themed cards.

If you would rather watch the video then read about the process you can click HERE

Now I must admit I had a general idea of what I wanted this card to look like and it didn’t come out exactly the way I wanted it, but that’s okay.  We aren’t always going to love every thing we create and I have learned to just enjoy the process with this one.

I started by taking the 3D embossing folder and apply Versamark Watermark Ink onto one side of the folder.  I then place a piece of 120lb white cardstock inside and ran it through my Gemini Jr.

Next, I applied Sunflower Sparkle Perfect Pearls  to the side with the Versamark.  This really helps to bring out the dimension in the embossed piece.

I then die cut a frame using my Silhouette machine, but you can use a frame die if you have one.  I adhered that frame onto a part of the embossed cardstock that I liked and then fussy cut around the frame.  You can save the left over pieces to add to another card.   I also die cut the two mushrooms, sunflower, fern sprig and little floral and adhered them together with some Art Glitter Glue.  I also added some Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the edges to add dimension to the die cuts.

I have recently been challenging myself to add more layers and different textures and mediums to my cards.  I pulled out my burlap and will some to my card.  I pulled out some chalkboard cardstock in a hunter green colour and will use that to adhere all the elements on.  Before I do that I want to distress the edge with a paper distresser.  You don’t have to do this step, I just thought it would add more texture to the card.

To add even more interest I decided to use a decorative stitch with my sewing machine around the edge of the card.  I can now adhere the panel down to an A2 side folding card base.

The last step is to add a sentiment and I pulled out some of my word dies and thought “Smile” suited this card the best.

I love everything that is going on with this card, but there is something that it is missing and I can’t put my finger on it….perhaps you guys can let me know what you would add or do differently with it.

Well, that’s it for me for today.  I hope that you are inspired to create some fall cards of your own!

Take care and stay crafty!

~Chala

Mandala Madness

Friday, September 17th, 2021

Welcome back to the Scrap ‘n Stamp blog! Today’s Random Acts of Cardness prompt is MANDALA. I don’t use mandalas a lot on my cards, but I wanted to play with a layering die set from Birch Press Designs, Kaleidoscope. If you’re unfamiliar with this company, they make beautiful, intricate layering dies that can be used in a variety of different ways. For my design, I was inspired by the colours of our current Random Acts of Cardness board. Here’s my card:

I picked three colours of cardstock from Memory Box’s Sunny Orange 6×6 cardstock pack. This is heavyweight paper, but the dies cut it beautifully. I adhered my layers together and then cut the resulting mandala in half with my trimmer. For my white panel, I wanted a subtle ombré effect from the top, so brayered a little squeezed lemonade distress ink on a gel plate and pressed my cardstock onto it. (I could have also blended the ink, but it’s fun to play around sometimes.) I used the middle colour of cardstock for the card base and to die cut my sentiment.

Do you have mandala stamps or dies in your collection? Perhaps you draw your own! We would love to see your mandala cards on the Scrap ‘n Stamp challenge page – and entering puts you in the running for a $50 gift card! Happy Friday and thanks for stopping by.