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Bird Bath

Saturday, September 11th, 2021

Today’s word prompt for the Scrap ‘N Stamp challenge is ‘wings’. This gave me the perfect opportunity to use some new goodies that I recently ordered! You may recall, our recent Blog Hop was called For the Birds (you can start at my post HERE, if you haven’t seen it yet), so I thought I’d carry on with the theme.


Bird Bath is the name of a new stamp from Impression Obsession. I think it’s adorable; I’m a big bird watching fan – usually just in my backyard! I also wanted to show off the new Poppystamps Art Deco Curve Border die, so I included it in my card.

Bird Bath

That little blue bird is so cute! And he’s got the bird bath all to himself!


With the ornate Art Deco Curve Border, I wanted to keep the rest of the card quite simple.  Do do this, start with a piece of white cardstock. Blend some Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink around the top 2/3rds of the piece. Next, stamp the Bird Bath image in Nocturne ink, in the middle of the card. While the ink is still wet, cover it with clear embossing powder, and then heat set. Now you can choose your medium for colouring the image. I chose a few of my Copic and Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend Markers, and then added a few highlights with a white Gel Pen.

With a light brown cardstock, use your Big Shot with the border die, and die cut a total of 4 borders. Layer and glue 2 together for each of the top and bottom of the card front. Before attaching the die cuts, place the top one on the front panel, and line up the sentiment stamp, from the Colorado Craft Company Whishing Happiness stamp set. Once you’ve got the alignment, remove the die cut, and stamp the sentiment in Nocturne ink. Repeat the heat setting of clear embossing powder over the sentiment. Now, attach the borders to the card front, and then attach it to a light pink card base, using foam tape.

Bird Bath

Doesn’t that sentiment just perfectly suit this happy image? You can send this card for just about any occasion.


I hope that you’ll join our challenge, and today’s prompt of ‘wings’. Joining is easy – in the Facebook group HERE you’ll find a list of words, one for each day of the month. Play along with as many as you want! At the end of the month, one name is randomly drawn from all participants. That lucky person will WIN a $50 Gift Certificate to shop Scrap ‘N Stamp!

Bird Bath

If you’d like to recreate my Bird Bath card, I’ve provided shopping links to the products, below. When you shop Scrap ‘N Stamp, be sure to use my Discount Code 10DEB, for 10% OFF your purchase!

Chickie Face

Sunday, September 5th, 2021

Hello to you. Kia with you today to share my card for the Random Act of Cardness Day 5, Feathers.

I am once again using the Say it with Stamps set, which I used for our Hop on Friday. I cannot get enough of this stamp and its cuteness. To change it up a bit I used Yellows for this card, making a mix of squeezed lemonade distress ink and water then pouncing my card in it.

I had stamped and die cut the pieces I needed for today, and prepared the card base, which includes the pierced rectangle die.

Once the card was dry I glued on the florals from My Favorite Things, then attached the circle die using foam squares. I styled the bird and attached it with foam squares, along with the branch.

The stamp I miss your face I have two of, so I could cut one, which is the one I am using today. I stamped the sentiment pieces, one on a piece of white card and the other on the card base, then die cut the card piece and attached using foam squares.

To finish up my card I added a few scattered gems. I had fun making this card and I hope you enjoy it. Thank you for visiting with us today.

Following are Affiliate links for the products used for this card at no extra expense to you.

Morning Coffee

Monday, August 23rd, 2021

Kia here with you today for the Random Act of Cardness challenge Clean and Simple. I think everyone has a different opinion on what CAS is, but for me it is for the most part a single layer card with a lot of white space. I will add a layer if I am using Copic markers.

This card is a single layer card. I used a stencil behind the mug, did the pattern on the mug via my Gel Press. Using a fan brush and watered down Candied Apple Distress Ink I added a lot of splatters to my plate, then pulled this print. I really love the look of the splattered paint.

For my gel printing I use Hammermill Premium Copy paper, which is beautiful paper perfect for gel press printing. I attached the print to a piece of 100 lb. cardstock and ran it through my Gemini Jr. At the same time I cut a piece of textured brown cardstock to use with the coffee die and added it to the run via my Gemini Jr.

It looks like the coffee was just stirred. I then stamped the sentiment using VersaFine Clair ink in Pinecone on the mug and attached foam squares to the back.

Picking circles from the stencil I used first a yellow marker, then used a brown marker to add the circles to my card front. I attached the mug to the card, then added the gel dots in brown. They look navy for some reason, and as I was doing this before dawn, I had better look at them to make sure they are brown!

I hope you have enjoyed today’s card, and wish to thank you for stopping by.

Following are Affiliate links to the store for the products I have used for this card today, at no extra cost to you.