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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

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Thursday, September 9th, 2021

Hi Everyone! It’s Susan here with you today sharing the Random Acts of Kindness prompt and that is Friendship. I’ve had the Bundled Buddies stamp set from Penny Black for quite some time and absolutely love it but never use it. I love the image and I especially love the sentiment and thought it was perfect for today.

I started with a piece of white card stock cut to 4 x 5 1/4″ knowing I was going to cut it down with a Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Rectangle Die after I was done. I stamped the image with Versafine Nocturne ink then covered it with a mask. I cut a piece of masking paper to put on the bottom of the panel for snow.

I blended Peacock Feathers, Prize Ribbon and Faded Jeans Distress Oxide inks onto the panel for sky. Next I sprayed on some water and dried it with a towel to get the look of falling snow. I also added some of the ink from a Posco white pen to a block and with a tiny paint brush splattered some more snow onto the panel.

I removed the masks then set about coloring the image with my copics. I’ve listed the colors below for you. I start with the lighter shade and color all or most of the area that I’m coloring. You can see that the face, bird, bag and boots aren’t completely covered. I left some blank spaces for highlights instead of having to go back in with a white marker and add them in.

Next I used the White Posca Paint Pen to add more snow. Adding all the dots on top of the image makes it look like the snow is falling all around it. I cut the panel down with a stitched rectangle die then added the heat embossed sentiment. I used some craft foam to add it to another piece of white card stock that is 4 x 5 1/4″ then added that directly to a card base.

Copic Colors Used:

Face: E000 Pale Fruit Pink, E93 Tea Rose, E15 Dark Suntan

Coat: R35 Coral, R29 Lipstick Red, R89 Dark Red

Scarf: E11 Barely Beige, E15 Dark Suntan, E18 Copper

Bird, Boots & Bag: B41 Powder Blue, B45 Smoky Blue

Mittens: G24 Willow, G94 Grayish Olive, G99 Olive

Shading on the snow: N0 neutral Gray


Happy Stampin’
and thanks so much for visiting!
Stay safe everyone!!


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Christmas in July with Foliage

Thursday, July 15th, 2021

Hi Everyone! Susan here with a card for todays Random Acts of Cardness challenge. I chose foliage as the prompt and I had an idea in mind when I chose the prompt but when it came time to make the card I went a different way.

The theme for this months hop was Christmas in July (you can check it out here) and I’ve been seeing Christmas cards all over the internet so I went with a Christmas card. I chose one of my all-time favorite Christmas stamps – Berry Kissed from Penny Black. I used my MISTI (stamp positioning tool), some Heavystock White card stock from Tim Holtz and a mixture of Distress and Distress Oxide inks. I added the stamp and the paper into my MISTI and used sponge daubers to add ink, then gave it a tiny spritz of water. I stamped the image then dried it with my heat tool, then repeated the process a few times.

To add detail to the image I pressed the ink pads to my glass media mat, gave them a spritz of water then using a fine tipped paint brush I added some detail to the image and a wash of color for the background. I dried it with my heat tool again then die cut it with the large stitched rectangle from Lawn Fawn. The sentiment is from Concord and 9th’s Festive Friends Stamp Set. I embossed it in white on black card stock and added it to the card with some craft foam.


Happy Stampin’

and thanks SO MUCH for visiting!
Stay safe everyone!!
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