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Day at the Beach

Hello Crafty friends, I am happy to be on the blog today for Scrap’n Stamp Canada. I have a very summer card to share with you that’s going to make you wish you were on a tropical beach somewhere, I know I felt like that as I was making these cards.

I was commissioned by a dear friend to make a couple of unique cards for some special people in her life so I went searching out different designs. I went to my go-to place of inspiration, Mrs. Jennifer McGuires youtube channel creating an inside shadow box. I have linked to her video in the blue.

I started off by cards cutting some Bristol cardstock down to 4 1/4x 5 1/2 and then pulled out my distress oxides and picket fence life-changing brushes to create the sunset look. I googled Carribian sunset to get the right look for these cards as I wanted to make things perfect for my friend.

I stamped out the images from the Hero Arts waves layering set, which also has a coordinating die set. I used that to create the mask s for the clouds. I created several panels of the ocean scene changing things ever so slightly to work for day time scene and nighttime scene.

To create the sunset look I used candied apple, carved pumpkin, mustard seed, worn lipstick, wilted violet and chipped sapphire distress oxide inks. To create the horizon i used some scratch cardstock to mask off the rest of the base so I would not get figure prints and ink as well as get the straight line I needed.

To create the base and shadow box of the card I followed Jennifer McGuire instructions and cut down 8 x 11 1/2 cardstock to 51/2 I would need both halves of this but instead of using the same half i decided to use black as well as the white cardstock, So I ended up repeating the process a couple of times. I took the first piece and scored it @41/4 and then cut off a 1/2 inch from one side ( the back side). I then took the second piece which in my case was the black and scored it three times, once at 1/2 inch from the inside of the card, the second score was at 4 1/4 and the third was at 4 3/4, then I reinforced the score lines with a bone folder. Lastly, i cut 1/2 inch off the flap so it would sit flush with the inside of the other card.

It was time to create the window of this shadowbox, so I took the hero arts beach frame die and die cut it from the black panels I had just scored, as well as from some desert storm Neenah cardstock. While I was already at my die cutting machine I decided to die cut out a sentiment, I wasnt sure at the time if i would use it or not. But clearly I did. Lol

Now that I had all the elements of the card done it was a time for me to assemble it. I would try and explain how I adhered it all together but i feel seeing is key here, to get the best explanation, check out Jennifer’s video

I decided I wanted to make the card a tad bigger so I ended up creating another outer layer that would help pop the dessert store die cut frame and scene. I creaated thi with some teal paper from my stash. I edged the front panel with some ground espresso. It just added a little extra something.

I really really loved how these turned out especially the inside with the sunset. My favorite part. I hope you enjoyed these CASE cards.

Have a wonderful week a head.


Embossed Circles

Happy Friday Everyone! I hope you all find some time to create this weekend… I always feels kinda guilty inside in my craft room when the sun is shining and the weather is so beautiful outside. I need to work on finding a good inside/outside balance LOL!

This card was fun to put together. I pulled out some stitched circles and put them together in different pairings to create some different circles. I used my Big Shot and an embossing mat to create the embossed stitched circle background.

You can see in the photo above how I did the circles. I used a wide piece of Post-It Tape and put the dies down on it so that the non-cutting side of the die is stuck to the tape. I was then able to use the Post-It tape to secure the dies where I wanted them on the cardstock panel.

I put this die embossed panel on to a piece of blue cardstock allowing for a 1/16″ border on all sides and then placed it all on to a white card base.

To create the sentiment, I first stamped the Lawn Fawn word “birthday” on to the front of the card in green ink. I then created a partial rainbow background using ink and the Picket Fence Life Changing Blender Brushes on white cardstock. I then used the Lawn Fawn die to cut it out and added some black “stitch” lines with a black marker. I adhered the die cut word with the Quickie glue pen.

I love trying to be creative when making clean and simple cards… sometimes it’s difficult to add a little “something extra” with a technique or products without taking it over the top.

Thinking of You with Botan Peony

Hello stamping friend! It’s Deb here today, for the Scrap ‘N Stamp Design Team. We all take turns posting throughout the month sharing posts here on the Scrap ‘N Stamp blog. I love seeing all kinds of techniques, styles and products used by everyone on the team! Today, I’ve made a thinking of you card with Botan Peony by Picket Fence Studios. 


Thinking of You with Botan Peony

I had never actually heard of a ‘Botan Peony’ before, so I looked it up. Of course, I was familiar with the peonies that are grown in the garden – my step mom loves growing them – but I was curious about the ‘Botan’ part of the name. If you’re wondering, a Botan Peony is a tree peony that has a woody stem, and stays above ground all year. There’s some other differences, but I won’t get all of that. I actually took my colour inspiration from this page that I was reading, and this image on the page:


Start by setting up your panel of watercolour paper and the stamp in your stamp platform. Ink up the image with Versamark ink, and stamp onto the panel. As watercolour paper is textured, stamp twice, inking up both times, to be sure you get a good image. Cover the stamped image with silver embossing powder, and set with a heat tool.

I chose my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers for colouring my flower. I used Pink, Light Pink, Yellow, Bright Yellow, Olive Green and Pale Green. Start by scribbling the ink colours onto a slick surface; I just use a piece of acetate, or you could use a large clear block or a craft mat. Use a wet water brush to apply water directly to a petal on the watercolour paper, and then pick up ink from with the water brush, and blend it onto the wet surface. While the embossing does act as a ‘dam’ to keep the paint in place if you’ve used too much water, I still worked on opposite petals as I painted – just in case!

While your finished panel is drying, use the Concord & 9th Fabulous Phrases to die cut the sentiment. Die cut one sentiment from silver foil cardstock, and 2 from white cardstock. Layer the 3 sentiments one on top of the other, using liquid glue or the Quickie Glue Stick.

Thinking of You with Botan Peony

In the photo above, you can see the thickness of the stacked die cuts. I think it gives a nice extra bit of dimension to the card.


When you watercolour panel is dry, attach the stacked sentiment die cuts to the front. Next, attach the image panel to a layer of black cardstock, and then to a bright pink card base, with foam tape or squares.  To finish off the card front, I added a few clear droplets from my embellishment stash. I think sequins would look nice, as well.

Thinking of You with Botan Peony

I do like a card with dimension! However, if you’re concerned about postage, you can leave off the extra layer of black cardstock and the droplets. This would give you a less bulky card to mail.


There’s nothing nicer than receiving a card in the daily mail, for no special reason! Telling someone ‘I’m thinking of you’ with this Botan Peony would make anyone’s day, I think! If  you’d like to make a card like this, I’ve included links to the Scrap ‘N Stamp online store.

Thinking of You with Botan Peony

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