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LAYERED STENCILS? YES OR NO?

Saturday, September 25th, 2021

 

It’s a HUGE YES from me!

Hi Everyone! It’s Susan here today with the Random Acts of Cardness word prompt of Layering Stencils. I’d never used layering stencils before which is why I chose the prompt. I wanted to challenge myself to use a new technique and be completely honest with you all about how I feel about them. I wanted to know if they were worth the money.

Yes they are!!!

I’m sharing three cards with you today and a video. All the details on how the stencils work and some tips on using them are over on the video. (I can’t seem to share it here).

Click HERE to watch it on YouTube.

I used the Pinkfresh Miss Your Smile Layering Stencils. They are a higher price point than regular stencils but it comes with 4 stencils. I admit I was unsure about them at first because of the price. I was wondering if I would use them very much and the answer is Yes, I’ll use them a LOT.  I made 5 cards on day 1 of playing with them and have ideas for more. I’ll be sharing the other 2 I made over on my blog soon.

 

 

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

 

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Welcome to Autumn!

Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

Today’s word prompt for the Scrap ‘N Stamp daily challenge is ‘trees’. It’s Deb here, from the Design Team! I chose that word, as I thought it would be the perfect way to say ‘welcome’ to autumn! As far as colours go, it has to be my favourite time of year. Plus, it’s a good excuse to cozy up with sweaters or blankets, especially with a good book.

COLOURS OF AUTUMN

I’ve been waiting to use this new Penny Black stamp, called Enlightened. It’s more about the leaves that the actual tree, but I figured that was close enough! Plus, it gave me a chance to  pull out my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers, for some watercolour.

Welcome to Autumn!

Don’t you just want to grab your favourite hot beverage, and snuggle on the couch? But wait – finish reading my post, first!

CARD DETAILS

Start with a piece of watercolour paper, set up in your stamp platform. Next, randomly add ink from your Carmine Red, Yellow, and Orange Zig markers, onto the leaves. Lightly spritz with water, and then press firmly onto the paper. Repeat this as many times as you like, until you’re happy with the colours. Next, use the Blue Gray marker for the lines, and the Light Green marker for the stems, and repeat the process.  If you don’t have markers, you could do this process with your Distress Ink pads, as well.

For the sentiment, I chose the Memory Box Harvest Love set. Stamp the sentiment onto vellum paper in Versamark ink. Next, cover the stamping with copper embossing powder, and heat set.  Repeat this with the smallest leaf stamp from this set. Colour the leaf using the same colours you used for the background.  This Harvest Love bundle comes with coordinating dies – use that with your Big Shot to die cut the leaf.  Die cut the sentiment with a stitched oval die, and then glue it onto the watercolour panel.

Layer the front panel onto a piece of copper glimmer paper using foam tape, and then attach these to an orange card base.  Attach the leaf using a foam square, and then glue on some sequins, to finish off your card.

Welcome to Autumn!

The copper embossing powder is so rich and warm!

COME JOIN US!

I hope that you’ll welcome fall too, and join in my word prompt challenge of trees! To play along is easy; join the Scrap ‘N Stamp Facebook group HERE. You’ll find a different word prompt  for each day of the month. Play along as many times as you want! Share a photo of your project in the group, with the hashtag #snschallenge.  At the end of the month, one participant’s name is randomly drawn, and awarded a $50 Gift Certificate to shop at Scrap ‘N Stamp! In the meantime, when you shop at Scrap ‘N Stamp be sure to use my Design Team code 10DEB to receive 10% OFF your total purchase! (regular priced items only).

Welcome to Autumn!

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Tuesday with Tara {take 317} TWO

Tuesday, September 14th, 2021

Happy Tuesday!  Today’s card celebrates the BIG event in our lives last weekend… our grandson turned TWO years old!   I was faced with the challenge of making a card for him that was both creative and simple.  I hope you like what I came up with!

I combined two fun stamp sets for this card- a cupcake by Gina K Designs and a dog by Anita Jeram.  I knew I could add two candles to the cupcake but I wanted something simple with no coloring and I wanted a big number 2 on my card front!  I went with a simple blue & green color scheme- doing my stamping with Prize Ribbon Distress Ink and my ink blending with Twisted Citron.  My blending brush was a bit dirty (oops) so that’s why you see some color variation in the green part of my card!

I started by stamping the cupcake and dog on a panel of Cardstock that I cut 1/4″ smaller than my card front, spacing them so there was room on both sides and beneath the images.  I used another piece of scrap Cardstock the same size and sketched a large 2 on it, then cut it out (trimming and adjusting it here and there until I was happy with it).  I then placed it over the stamped images and used a bit of washi tape and some scraps of paper to roughly mask over the parts of the dog & cupcake that overlapped.  I should have done a proper mask, using a post-it note, or even better a product like Masking Magic… but I improvised with what was on the table next to me 🙂

From there, I just gradually added color over the entire background with my blending brush.  Once I was done, I lifted my masks to reveal my design!  In order to add a bit more texture, I splattered some water across the design.  I did forget that I had used water-based ink for my stamping as well… so as you can see, I got some splotches there too.  I decided to embrace it and add some blue splatters too for a bit of a confetti vibe!  A tiny bit of glitter on the candles was my finishing touch after adhering the panel to a blue card base.

I stamped a smaller pup from the set on the envelope to finish things off.  It turned out to be a pretty fun design, if I don’t say so myself!  The only thing I’d change is next time I would probably use a permanent ink for my stamping so it wouldn’t bleed with my spritzing 🙂

Wishing you a day full of inky fun!

Inky hugs,

Tara