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Out Of This World!

Friday, March 15th, 2019

Hello Everyone! It’s Susan and I’m back at Scrap’n Stamp Canada sharing one of my favorite things to make.  A galaxy sky background. It looks awful while you’re making it but then when you put that last color on it magically changes into a beautiful sky right in front of your eyes. This is a pic heavy post so as to be able to show you each step.

I started with Mustard Seed Distress ink and randomly added some sections of color. Another thing I love about this technique is that you don’t have to worry about perfect blending – just get the color onto the paper. Next I added Picked Raspberry.

   

Then comes Dusty Concord, Cracked Pistachio is next. I bet you’re wondering how is this going to be a galaxy sky? Don’t worry, the next two steps is where the magic happens.

   

I added a layer of Chipped Sapphire over most of the paper but making it lighter in the center. Now it’s starting to look like the sky.

Now for the Black Soot. Add a layer all over the page, being heavier near the edges and lighter in the middle.

Voila, night sky. But we still need some stars. That’s easy and fun too!

Squeeze a little white acrylic paint onto a craft block, add a couple spritzes of water and mix it up. For the first layer of stars I like to use a toothbrush. It’s great for getting a lot of little stars. Just load up the toothbrush with ink and drag your finger along the bristles. That’s it. In seconds you’ve got a sky full of stars.

For some bigger starts I use a paint brush. Load it up with the watered down white paint and then knock the brush against my other hand. This gives me bigger stars.

I also added a few droplets of water and then dabbed them with a paper towel. I should’ve done this step before the paint but it still worked.

I used the Interactive Rectangle Word Dies from My Favorite Things to do the sentiment. It cuts all but the left edge leaving a flap for the recipient to lift to see the rest of the sentiment. The sentiment on the top of the flap is stamped with versamark ink and then heat set with white embossing powder .

The sentiment underneath is stamped with black ink.

 

I used my Prismacolor pencil crayons to color in the space boy and all the planets from Lawn Fawn’s Out of This World stamp set and the cut them all out with the coordinating dies I added some of them to the card panel with craft foam and some were adhered directly to the panel. The strings are drawn on with a thin black marker. I didn’t show any of that because I just did simple coloring. If you’d like to see that done, leave me a message and I’ll do a post on that for you.

I hope you’re inspired to try this technique. If you don’t have these exact colors or these inks, that’s okay, just choose similar colors in whatever inks you have and give it a go. If you do try it and share it, please tag me as I’d love to see.

 

Happy Stampin’

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Let’s Bond

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

Happy March pepps!  Dawn here from the little mennonite blog.  This March my parent’s will be married for 38 years.  Every year they request that I make cards for them to give to each other.  Here is one of the cards.

Directions:

Make an A2 card with white cardstock.  Fold in half with a bone folder.  I thought brick/subway tiles would make a nice background; however, I did not have a stencil.  I created one with a piece of cardstock, pencil and exacto knife.

Then I inked my home-made stencil with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.  (The green on the top of the card is post-it notes to prevent over inking.)

I added Weathered Wood Distress Ink to the sides and splashed some clear water droplets on top.

To create the sentiment cloud, I stamped the sentiment “Let’s Bond” from the My Favorite Things stamp set Cute Chemists.  Then I partially stamped the explosion cloud stamp from the My Favorite Things stamp set Cute Chemists around the “Let’s Bond” sentiment numerous times to create the completed cloud.

I stamped the boy and numerous containers from the Cute Chemists set with Memento Tux Black and coloured them with a alcohol based marker.  Then I cut a strip of black cardstock and adhered it to the bottom of the card.  I added all the other coloured images from the Cute Chemists stamp set and adhered them to the card with dry adhesive, as shown.

Guest Post: Rain or Shine

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

Today we are excited to have another fun project by our Guest Designer this month, Meghan!  She’s got a fun tutorial up on her blog for this adorable card featuring one of the new MFT stamps Rain or Shine. You can check out more photos and all the fabulous details on her blog today!