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Wishes

Friday, September 18th, 2020

Hello all. Kia here with you today to share my card made for the 30 Day Random Acts of Cardness challenge. Today it is day 18, time for foil.

Brush Stroke Foiling is the full name. There are several ways to do this technique, but for my card I used my fingers, no machines destroyed in the making this card!

I am using Arches watercolour paper for my project today, along with a die from Impression Obsession which I happen to have the coordinating stamp for. You don’t need to have the stamp to do this card, having the die works just fine, as you can see from the die cut I have done.

I started by colouring the stamp with the Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens in Fresh Green and Azure Blue, and spritzing with water before stamping. When doing the die leaves, I spritzed with more water to get the colours to blend.

I then die cut two of the sentiments dies from the Arches paper and painted one with the Fresh Green, setting it aside to dry along with the leaves die.

In the meantime using the Gansai Tambi Pearl watercolour set I did splatters with the green, blue and gold paints on my card base.

Using an old paint brush I applied the Mono glue to the leaves die working from the bottom up and making sure I was making lines with the glue. I then laid the deco foil gold side up over the die and rubbed where I had the glue with my forefinger, then peeling the foil away from the leaves. I did the same with the wishes die, except I used my finger to apply the glue in random areas, then burnished.

I cut up some foam squares and added them to the back of the leaves to attach to the card base, doing the same with the sentiment die. I then added some gems to finish my card.

I hope you have enjoyed today’s card and wish to thank you for visiting us here at Scrap’n Stamp.

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Get Ready for Fall

Friday, September 11th, 2020

It’s that time of year again. Back to school, and get ready for fall. It’s Deb here, from the Design Team. Today’s word for the Scrap ‘N Stamp Daily Challenge is ‘leaves’. So far, the only ones that have fallen in my yard are because of the  hot dry weather. But soon enough, they’ll start putting on their dazzling show of colours for us! For my card today, I’ve jumped ahead to the show of colours.

GORGEOUS LEAVES

To create today’s card, I used a combination of stamps & dies from Wendy Vecchi, Concord & 9th and MFT.  Here’s a look at the completed card.Get Ready For Fall

I admit – fall colours are my favourite! The rich jewel tones are so pretty, and seem to give warmth to chilly days.

CARD DETAILS

Start with a piece of white cardstock, set up in your stamp platform. Next, line  up the Concord & 9th Uplifting Thoughts leaf image stamp on either the top or bottom, horizontally. Next, use the Gina K. Autumn Collection ink cubes in Faded Brick, Honey Mustard and Tomato Soup to ink up the leaves. Apply the ink randomly to the stamp, and then blend the colours using a small ink applicator. Stamp down onto the cardstock, and then move the cardstock up or down, depending on where  you started with your stamping. Line up the cardstock so that after you re-ink the stamp again, you are stamping down next to the first row of leaves. Repeat this one more time, until the cardstock is covered with leaves.  Now, clean and remove the stamp and cardstock. Use the MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle Dies  with a Big Shot to die cut the stamped piece to size.

Next, set up another smaller piece of white cardstock in the platform. Set up the Wendy Vecchi Country Flowers flower stamp. Stamp two flowers, both the base colour and top detail layer. I used a combination of Sweet Corn, Honey Mustard, Tomato Soup and the Faded Brick for the flowers & flower centers. Repeat this to stamp 1 set of leaves.  Next, use the coordinating dies that come with this set, and a Big Shot, to die cut the images.

For the sentiment, die cut the Concord & 9th Fabulous Phrases dies with the Lawn Fawn Sparkle Paper. Die cut the word once in sparkle paper, and once in black. Glue the words together, slightly offset. Finally, add some sparkle with the Nuvo Glimmer Pen in Midas Touch.

Now, you can layer everything together!

Get Ready For Fall

PLAY ALONG WITH THE DAILY CHALLENGE

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Tuesday with Tara {take 263} negative space poinsettia

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

Happy Tuesday and happy September!  We are kicking off another month of daily challenges with our Random Acts of Cardness with today’s theme, Foliage.  I’m using “Poinsettia Pieces” by Tim Holtz, which I got after Christmas last year, paired with a sentiment by Gina K Designs.  I thought the foliage of the poinsettia could have a non-seasonal vibe if I avoided traditional colors.  By sticking to shades of green, this card has an almost tropical feel to it, though with a different sentiment it would be lovely for Christmas too.


Since these dies are designed to showcase the negative space, I wanted to play with color and some for the background behind them.  I sprayed a variety of Distress Stains & Distress Oxide Sprays in shades of green and blue on watercolor card stock, then splattered with some water and spritzed with Perfect Pearls. It’s a subtle variety of colors with a pretty shimmer to it!

I cut the panel just slightly larger than the white piece I’d cut the poinsettia pieces from, then glued them together and onto a black card.  It’s easy to keep the design simple when you are working with such pretty, intricate dies.

I hope you like my card and are ready for a new month of inspiration with Scrap ‘N Stamp!  Be sure to check out the challenge page on Facebook and play along, and plan to stop back here on the blog Friday for our September Blog Hop!

Hope to see you then!

Inky hugs,

Tara