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Shake Up Summer! SNS August 2020 Blog Hop

Friday, August 7th, 2020

Happy Blog Hop Day!  The girls at Scrap ‘N Stamp are here to help you Shake Up Summer with some fun projects featuring Tonic Shaker Card kits!   We’ve got some great prizes and fun cards to share with you and I hope they inspire you to Shake Up your Summer!

Be sure to leave a comment along the way for chances to win one of 3 Tonic Shaker Prize Packages- and watch for chances to win on our Facebook & Instagram as well!  You can also have some fun shopping this weekend after you hop and save 20% OFF TONIC (including Nuvo) products this weekend, until midnight Aug.9th!  I suggest starting with your favorite Die & Shaker set, like the Coffee Mug one I’m using today!  They include the dies you need & adhesive backed shaker pouches to make it easy for you to make unique shaker cards, just add the fun filler!

Enough talk… I bet you’re ready to get hopping!  Here’s what I made:

Here’s a look at most of the products I used for my card.  I was kinda stumped on my layout, until I noticed a fun Tim Holtz Doodle Art Stencil I hadn’t inked up yet… so I decided to blend a background with a mix of Ground Espresso & Vintage Photo Distress Oxide, using a Life Changing Blender Brush by Picket Fence Studios.   You can see the Coffee Mug Die & Shaker pieces here, as well as the Moscow Mule Sequin Mix I used.  I also used Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive, Tonic Tea & Coffee Stamp Set and a Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen in Blush.  I also added one of my new fave dies (in case you hadn’t noticed yet, haha), Tim Holtz Feathered Friends.  Sometimes you just have to put a bird on it 🙂

The card is really very simple!  I inked up the stenciled background on a white layer and figured out the position for my cup, with room to place my bird on top.  I selected a lime green for the mug & base card, then decided I needed some color contrast as well for my stamped sentiment. I stamped it in the same Ground Espresso ink on some aqua card stock, which I cut deliberately crooked and curled my edges a bit.  I pulled out some Distress Oxide sprays to add some splatter with a mix of Evergreen Bough & Speckled Egg. (Then when everything was done I added some more speckles… which got a bit out of control, which is why there’s some blue shading on my mug!).  Shimmer on the bird, stamped coffee beans & under the mug add a little bit extra, as does my fave thin jute twine.

In case you are wondering how it all goes together, here’s a look at the pieces for the actual shaker.  I cut the opening as you see here, then the window was adhered from the back.  I filled with some fun (I always struggle with how much to add)! and glued the full mug cut out to the back and the open mug to the front.

Here’s a final close up to show you the mix of goodies in my ‘cup of happiness’ shaker.  I added a few mini die cut hearts and some micro beads for variety.  As you can see, I decided to stamp a small sentiment inside my shaker for a fun touch.

I hope my little card makes you smile!  Can’t wait to see what the rest of the girls have shaking for us!  Next up is the talented Chala– I caught a little peek of her card and already asked her to pour me a glass 🙂

Here’s the full set of hop links- have fun and don’t forget to comment for  your chance to win!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 258} Happy Tweet

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

Happy Tuesday!

I set aside some ME time over this past weekend and took the facebook live class Dina Wakley was teaching using her Gloss Sprays.  I made a hot mess and had a blast… many of the backgrounds will be cut up for other projects since they don’t really have that ‘stand alone’ quality, but I learned a lot and had fun.  I can’t wait to get more colors and play some more!  I took a few of the pieces I created and turned them into a card to share with you for today’s TWEET theme.  Enjoy!

The main background features a resist technique we did with gesso.  I used colors from the first bundle for this project, I only have 6 of them so far but the other 6 are on their way.  I am already looking forward to purchasing the new release and getting 8 more colors!  The deepest color you see here is Night– it’s a lovely deep, almost indigo blue and it really helped to ground the other colors I was working with.  For this, I applied gesso to watercolor paper very thin, then thicker through a stencil.

The scribbly bird and sentiment (from Picket Fence) were both stamped on backgrounds I created using a gel plate.  It was my first time working with the gel plate (though I’ve had it for quite a while) and I enjoyed seeing how paints & gloss sprays worked together on it.  I had several pieces that came out quite pale, like these, and I think they are perfect for stamping on!  I did add a tiny bit of color to the bird with a Scribble Stick, which gave it a bit of a watercolor wash.

I kept my card very simple since the individual pieces had so many interesting details.  I wasn’t able to capture the glossy finish of these sprays in my photos, but they really are fabulous and give so much texture!  I expect you’ll be seeing a whole lot more from me using them in the future…  Can’t wait to see what TWEET project you create today!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Today’s Challenge Prompt is Santa!

Monday, July 27th, 2020

Hello friend! Deb here, for the Design Team. Here we are, less than 5 months from Christmas! Isn’t that surreal? This whole year has felt like we’ve slipped into some weird, alternate dimension. But – we have our crafting to keep us busy, sane and on track, as far as seasons go! That’s why I chose Santa as today’s challenge prompt for the Scrap ‘N Stamp 31 Day Challenge. I hope that you’re playing along with us!  If you aren’t, you’re free to join in at any time during the month. Here’s how it works

31 DAY CHALLENGE

For each day of the month, there is a new prompt, or theme. You join however many days you want. Just create a project for the theme of a given day. Take a picture of your project, and share it HERE, on the Scrap ‘N Stamp Challenge page on Facebook. Enter for as many days as you like! Post your project with the day that you’re joining, and the hashtag #snschallenge. At the end of the month, 1 lucky person is randomly drawn from all entries, to WIN a $50 Gift Card to Scrap ‘N Stamp! You get to have fun, see loads of creative projects, and maybe win a prize, just for playing along. That’s a great deal, if you ask me!

TODAY’S PROMPT IS SANTA

I’m just a big kid at heart! I still put out Santa decorations at Christmas, even though my boys are no longer little. We also still watch all of the holiday specials, like Rudolph, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and Frosty, to name a few. Of course, It’s a Wonderful Life is also a must watch! The stamp set I used for today’s projects is from last year’s MFT holiday release, but it’s still available, and still adorable! Instead of a card, I created two holiday tags.

Today's Challenge Prompt is Santa!

The stamp set is called Secret Santa, and there are also coordinating Secret Santa Dies. I ALWAYS buy the coordinating dies – I like making my life easier.

TAG DETAILS

To create the tag bases, start with 2 pieces of cardstock, each measuring 5″ x 5″. Score down the middle at 2 1/2″, and fold over. Snip each top corner off on an angle, and then use a small hole punch in the top middle, to add your ribbon or cord.

Now, add some texture and sparkle to your tags! Use Nuvo Glimmer Paste in Moonstone with the MFT Winter Stencil Strips. On the green tag, I use the dots stencil, moving it over once for 2 strips of dots. On the red tag, I use the snowflake stencil, again moving it over once, for 2 strips of snowflakes. Now, set these aside to dry, while you work on the images.

Stamp each of the images from the Secret Santa set on white cardstock, in Versafine Clair Nocturne ink. Make sure that the ink is completely dry, before  you start colouring. I used Copic and Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend markers for my images. I’ll put the links to each colour at the bottom of this post – I used a LOT of colours! To add some highlights, use a white gel pen and draw them onto the presents, ornaments, etc.  Next, use the coordinating Secret Santa dies, and die cut each image.  Now you can attach the images to the tags, using a combination of foam squares and liquid glue, for dimension.

The final step is the stamp the sentiments, also from  the Secret Santa stamp set, onto red & green cardstock strips, in the Nocturne ink. Snip banner tails on each end, and then attach them across the top of the tags.

SANTA TAG

Here’s a picture of the Santa tag – you can see the dimension of the layers.

Today's Challenge Prompt is Santa!

GIRL & BOY TAG

And here’s a closer look at the girl & boy tag.

Today's Challenge Prompt is Santa!

With having the tag base folded over, you can add a piece of white cardstock inside, for writing your ‘to/from’, and any other message.

COME JOIN THE CHALLENGE!

I hope that you’ll join in today’s challenge for the Santa prompt, or any other day! Use whatever supplies you have on hand, or have fun doing some shopping at the Scrap ‘N Stamp store. Be sure to use my exclusive Discount Code 10DEB at checkout, to get 10% OFF all regular-priced orders!

Today's Challenge Prompt is Santa

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