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Day 25 Challenge – Animals

Monday, May 25th, 2020

Hello and happy Monday, my friend! Deb here for the design team, sharing with you. Today the Scrap ‘N Stamp  day 25 challenge prompt is animals. I love animals, and you could easily tell if you ever looked through my stamp collection! The most difficult part was deciding which animals to include. If you’re not familiar with the Scrap ‘N Stamp challenge, it’s happening all month long, & everyone can participate. Each day there is a new prompt, or theme. Just create your project with the theme of the day, and share it on the challenge Facebook page HERE. Use the hashtag #SNSCHALLENGE. Everyone who shares a project is automatically entered to win a $50 Gift Certificate to Scrap ‘N Stamp!

DAY 25 – ANIMALS

I decided to use a set that hasn’t seen ink in a while. It’s called Beach Bunnies, by MFT. There’s also coordinating dies, to make life even easier.

Day 25 Challenge - Animals

Too cute, right?! And depending on where you live, you may have already ventured to a beach, just to feel the breeze.

CARD DETAILS

On a piece of smooth white cardstock, stamp the bunnies and bird images from the MFT Beach Bunnies set in Tuxedo Black ink. I also used the MFT Sweet Somebunny set for the flowers & butterfly images. Next, choose your favourite alcohol markers to colour. I use a combination of Copic and Spectrum Noir markers, because that’s what I have! Now, use the coordinating dies of both sets to die cut the image.

Take a blue panel of cardstock and a small circle die. Die cut 3 circles, placed as shown above. Next, use the MFT Winter Stencil Strips – dots pattern – and blend on Broken China distress oxide ink.  Now, attach the blue panel to a bright yellow card base, with foam tape. Stamp the sentiment from the Beach Bunnies stamp set onto a strip of white cardstock, and then attach it and all of the images to the card front.

Day 25 Challenge - Animals

All that dimension adds so much fun! I think this card would cheer up anyone who has had to ‘self isolate’ lately, due to health issues.

JOIN THE CHALLENGE!

I’m looking forward to see what you create for day 25 of the challenge! Which animals will you choose? Remember that you can still post from days already past, but please wait to post for future themes/prompts until that day arrives.

The Scrap ‘N Stamp store is still shipping regularly, so you can go ahead & order.

Day 25 Challenge - Animals

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What a Difference Paper Makes!

Friday, May 8th, 2020

Happy Friday, my friend! It’s Deb here, for the Design Team. I hope that wherever you are, you’re looking forward to a nice weekend.  If you’re following along with the Scrap ‘N Stamp Random Acts of Cardness, today’s theme is ‘Sunshine’. So I’ve incorporated bright colours and sun rays in my project! Today I’m sharing two cards with you, both made using the exact same stamp set and markers. The difference is the papers I used – and what a difference paper makes! Here’s a look at both cards, side by side.

What a Difference Paper Makes!

If I hand’t already told you that they were coloured with the same markers, would you believe me just by looking at the photo above? It’s true! The exact same colours in the exact same markers were used. However, the card on the left is done on watercolour paper. The card on the right is done on  regular smooth white cardstock.

WATERCOLOUR CARD

To start, set up the watercolour paper in your stamp platform. Because of the texture of the paper, you’ll want to ink & stamp twice, for a complete image. Ink up the Picket Fence Studios Early Tulip Bouquet image stamp in Versamark ink. Ink & stamp twice, and then cover with fine white embossing powder. Use a heat tool, to set the powder.

Now, use Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and a water brush to colour the tulips, stems and leaves. Next, use the yellow marker to create some sun rays, and blend them out with the water brush.  Once the panel is dry, stamp the sentiment from the same PFS Early Tulip Bouquet set in the upper left corner, in Nocturne ink.

What a Difference Paper Makes!

REGULAR CARDSTOCK

For the card on regular cardstock, swap out the watercolour paper, and stamp the image in Nocturne ink on regular smooth white cardstock. Use the same Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and a water brush to colour the images.

The marker colours I used for both cards are: 050 Yellow, 052 Bright Yellow, 025 Pink, 081 Light Violet, 041 Light Green and 045 Pale Green.  This time, use a stencil to create the sun rays. Apply Mustard Seed distress Oxide with a blending brush through the stencil. Then, again stamp the sentiment in Nocturne ink.

Finish both cards by layering onto a piece of light green cardstock, and then a light yellow card base. A few clear drops are added for embellishment.

What a Difference Paper Makes

Quite a difference in the intensity of colours, don’t you think?!  Even if I had embossed the image in white for the 2nd card, that wouldn’t have changed the intensity of the marker ink. Plus, with regular cardstock, you can’t add as much water for blending, for fear of completely breaking down the card fibers.

WHICH DO YOU PREFER?

It’s amazing what a difference paper makes, isn’t it? Do  you have a preference? The soft look of watercolour, or the intense full colour of regular cardstock? I think both are beautiful, in their own way. So as you can see, if you want to ‘mix things up’ with your artwork, just try switching up the substrate you’re working on! Or use the same substrate (base), and change the medium. Or change both! Wouldn’t these tulips look beautiful in alcohol inks? How about Perfect Pearls?

Before you head off to start creating, just a reminder that there’s still time to visit & leave your comments on our May Blog Hop! CLICK HERE to start with Tara’s post, and leave a comment on each blog as you hop along. By doing this, you’re automatically entered into the draw for a $50 Gift Certificate to Scrap ‘N Stamp! But hurry – it closes on May 14th!   Also, join our Random Acts of Cardness challenge on the Facebook Challenge Page HERE. At the end of the month, one lucky winner will be randomly chosen from all the submissions for another $50 Gift Certificate!  That’s a lot of shopping you could win 🙂

Thanks for hanging out with me today! I hope you’re inspired to create.  Please leave me a comment, and let me know what you think of these 2 versions of the same sunshine tulip card.

What a Difference Paper Makes!

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Perfectly Pink Mother’s Day Card

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

Happy Hump Day Everyone!

I am excited to be back and I am really enjoying the Random Acts of Cardness Challenge happening over at the Facebook Challenge Page. Today’s word is of course –  PINK!  Not just one of my favourite musical artists but also a perfect colour for my Perfectly Pink Mother’s Day Card!

I love mixing old and new products as well as combining different brands together.  For this card I am using a Large Stitched Square Die from the nesting set of Paper Rose, Stitched Squares, The Pretty Poppies Die from Lawn Fawn (although I think the Flower Power set would also be super cute!), the Large Circle Burst from Memory Box, as well as a few dies from the Sizzix Butterfly Embossing Folder and Die Set.

I found that with cards with many layers and die cuts it is easiest for me to do all my die cutting at one.  It is went especially fast since I was able to use my Gemini Jr. die cutting machine.  I received it last year for my birthday and I have declared it a necessity in my craft room and it is worth every penny my husband spent on it!  LOL!

Once I had all the die cutting done I wanted to add some dimension to the flower and some of the other embellishment images with Distress Inks.   I used Wild Honey, Victorian Velvet, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon and Bundled Sage and a picket fence blending brush to add some colour to the edges of the die cut images.  I really like how it add texture and dimension to the flower.

After the ink blending it was time to layer the images together to create my scene.  You can watch the YouTube video below to see how the card came together.

I used Gina K Connect Glue to adhere all the smaller die cuts together and for the dark pink stitched square I adhered that with my tape runner onto a 6 x 6 Square Card base.  I stamped the “MOM” sentiment with an alphabet stamp in Picked Raspberry Distress Ink using my Stamp Perfect (which is not exactly centred…but, that’s okay!) I then glued the white circle from the Large Circle Burst with the liquid adhesive and popped the rest of the Circle Burst die cut up with some Foam Squares.  The final touch was to add some enamel coloured dots and some Clear Wink of Stella to the centre of the flower and the small butterfly die cut.

This card was really quick to make and I am really happy with the way it looks.

Remember to play along with the Random Acts of Cardness Challenge this month as we love to see what you all create!  Also, if you missed this month’s Blog Hop be sure you check it out and leave your comments on each participants Blog Hop for your chance to win a $50 Scrap’N Stamp Gift Card.  The winner will be announced on May 14, 2020!

Happy Crafting!

~Chala