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New Lavinia Stencils

Monday, October 19th, 2020

Welcome to a new week, my friend! Deb here, for the design team. I’m starting the week off with a new product – a new Lavinia Stencil called Pods. Have you seen this amazing line of stencils yet? Be sure to check them all out, in the Scrap ‘N Stamp store. It was difficult for me to choose just one, but I loved the shape of the Pods, so that’s what I’m sharing today.

PODS FOR FALL

The brilliant thing about this stencil is that you can use it year ’round. Change up the colours you use to suit the season! Of course we’re in fall right now, and I just love the colours of the changing leaves. So I pulled out my Distress inks, and got blending!

New Lavinia Stencils

Don’t you just love the warmth of these colours? And they blend so beautifully.

CARD DETAILS

Start with a piece of smooth white cardstock. Lay the Lavinia Stencil Pods over top, and hold it in place with some Purple Tape.  Choose your colours, and start applying them with a blending tool. I chose Distress inks in Fired Brick, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Tea Dye.  When finished blending, remove & clean the stencil.  Take a minute to admire your handiwork, ’cause gosh – it’s pretty! *wink*

The stencil and colours are so beautiful, it’s a shame to cover them up. So don’t! Use a piece of vellum, and stamp the sentiment from the Memory Box Harvest Love set in Versamark ink. Cover it with gold embossing powder, and then set with a heat tool.  Die cut the sentiment with the MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle Die, and then attach it to the blended panel with glue dots. Now, attach the card front with foam tape to a piece of black cardstock. This helps those gorgeous colours really pop! Finally, attach the front to a dark orange card base. Add the finishing touch of some Picket Fence Studios Candy Corn Shot sequins to the card front.

New Lavinia Stencils

You could add extra shine to your card by switching the black cardstock panel to a gold metallic panel. That would coordinate nicely with the gold embossed sentiment.

DAILY CHALLENGE

It just so happens that today’s word for the Scrap ‘N Stamp Daily Challenge is ‘stencil’! Coincidence? I think not! Ha ha! I’m the one who chose the word for today, knowing that it was my day to share. Whether you choose one of the new Lavinia Stencils, or one of your favourites, I hope that you’ll play along. Be sure to share  your project on the Facebook challenge page HERE, and use the hashtag #SNSCHALLENGE when you share there, and on your other social media pages. At the end of the month, one luck person will be randomly selected to WIN a $50 GIFT CARD to Scrap ‘N Stamp! Play along with as many days as you like.

SUPPLIES

New Lavinia Stencils

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SNS Live, Love, Lavinia Blog Hop

Friday, September 4th, 2020

Welcome to the September Scrap N Stamp blog hop- Live, Love, Lavinia!  We are hoping the cards you see will bring a bit of magic your way as we share projects featuring this British company that is new to SNS, Lavinia Stamps!

if you like what you see, you can save some money shopping this weekend since all Lavinia stamps are 20% off until Sunday at 9pm, PST!

I’ve used an assortment of stamps on my card today: Make a Wish & Three Dancing Fairies by Lavinia Stamps and Dandelion Wishes stamps with the Fairy Wings stencil by Picket Fence Studios.   I’ve also used a bunch of Distress Oxide Inks and Paints to tie this fun angled tri fold slimline card together!  It was a fun challenge and I hope you like how it turned out!
Here’s a peek at the center panel on the folded card. I used Distress  Paints to get a marbled effect for some fun contrast to the rest of the straight lines. It’s a bit messy, but I think it works well with the finished card!

Here is a look at the open card!  I started by inking all three panels on white, then added the stamping and more inking after I trimmed them to size to fit my angled design.  It was fun to create a sort of continuing scene across the panels with the fairies and the dandelions.  One I got going, I challenged myself to use every stamp in the sets (and I did!).  The final touches included paint splatters (I love the Distress Oxide Sprays for this!) some sequins and glitter glue & markers.

 

The hop today continues over with Nancy, and I can’t wait to see how she makes a clean & simple card with Lavinia stamps!

Here’s the full hop order: 

HERE at SNS with me, Tara

Nancy

Laurie

Deborah

Kia

Chala

Susan

 

Happy hopping!  Don’t forget to leave comments here and on other social media for your chance to win one of three surprise packs!

 

inky hugs,

Tara

 

 

Tuesday with Tara {take 261} moments

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

Happy Tuesday!

I’m excited to be sharing another card featuring a background I created during Dina Wakley’s “ Focus on Gloss Sprays” Live Facebook class last month. I have to say that if anything good has come from Covid 19 and all the social distancing, it’s how the art community has come together and made it so accessible for us to continue to learn new things and be inspired from our own homes!  (Of course we can also support small businesses like Scrap N Stamp by ordering new products thanks to all that inspiration!)

While I am don’t typically work with pastels, the gel print I’m using today really wowed me with the pastel effect I got, using vibrant gloss spray colors through a stencil over a base of elephant paint. I even remembered to reverse my stencil so the words came out the right way!

Since I loved this background so much, I decided to keep it simple once again. I stamped the large bloom from Dina’s Good Things stamp set diagonally and then again on a couple other gel print pieces for layering.

I added shading above the line with a scribble stick and blended it out with a bit of water mixed with Perfect Pearls for a touch of shimmer. While that dried, I colored the bloom with Scribble sticks as well.  I then stamped the sentiment from an older Dina set in the top portion of the card.

I wanted a bit more turquoise, so I used gloss spray to fill in the center of the flower and added some splatters (I just used the spray wand as my tool for both)!  Everything is mounted on a 5×7 kraft card base. Once everything was assembled, I added some Nuvo drops for a bit of extra shimmer and dimension.

 

Hopefully my card brings a smile to your face along with a gentle reminder not to take these moments (strange as they are) for granted!

 

inky hugs,

Tara