Archive for the ‘Dies’ Category

Karen’s Elegant Orchids

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

DT member Karen created a lovely birthday card featuring color layering orchids by Hero Arts this week- you can see all the details, including a process video up on her blog today!  Take a closer look

O Canada Blog Hop!

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

Hello and welcome to our first blog hop with our new Design Team!

We are so excited to share projects with you today featuring the O Canada collection by Photoplay!  You can find the collection of papers here as well as the stamps, dies and the ephemera packs.  We will be giving away prizes, chosen randomly from comments so please leave comments along the way!  Each design team member will be giving away an ephemera pack, plus one lucky person will win a $50 gift certificate to spend in the store!  But wait… there’s more!  Everyone can save during the hop with discount code “HOP10” which gets you $10 off a purchase of $50 or more!  Pretty fabulous, eh?

The list of links will be at the bottom of this post, so let’s get started with my cards!

I created a wash of color on some watercolor paper using Dina Wakley’s Scribble sticks.  I wanted to mimic the design of the Canadian flag slightly, but used diagonal lines to keep it not so obvious.  I added some fun splatter marks with a wet paint brush and a scribble stick as well (just a heads up though, it made my work surface look a bit like a blood bath! LOL) and stamped tiny maple leaves in red to add extra texture.  I tried a few different things to add this awesome moose stamp to the card, but finally decided on a simple black stamped image on smooth white card stock.  I paper pieced a little polkadot scarf for a bit of extra whimsy though.  I die cut from the painted panel and adhered him slightly offset from the base with an extra layer of dimensional foam tape.   I wanted to be able to see the maple leaf paper peeking through behind him 🙂  I finished it all off with a Canada Day banner from the ephemera pack. There’s lots of fun elements in there!  Here’s a little peek at the dimension…

As you can see, I cut a hole out of the painted panel… here’s a quick card I put together with the striped moose I cut out:

He’s just so cute… and I had more awesome paper that I couldn’t bear to cover up much, so I put tother another quick card with a tiny bit of stamping on a tag and more ephemera.  I also had some fun burlap toned ribbon with red dots that suited it perfectly:

This hop has me feeling all kinds of patriotic and a little bit homesick… Sending big maple leaf hugs to my Canadian friends, especially those who live outside of Canada right now, like I do!  Are you ready for some more O CANADA inspiration? Here’s the hop order where you can see creations by each member of the team! Stop back here if you get lost at any point along the way…

Have FUN!  Don’t forget to leave comments… we will announce the winners of all the fabulous prizes next Friday here on the SNS blog!
Inky hugs,
Tara

Father’s Day Fun!

Saturday, June 16th, 2018

Father’s Day is almost here (tomorrow!) and our design team member, Laurie made a sweet card for the occasion…

You can read all about it on her blog!  And check out more great products for guy cards in the online store!  Also, visit Jessica’s blog for a look at the cute card she made for her Dad!