Posts Tagged ‘birthday card’

Mandala Madness

Friday, September 17th, 2021

Welcome back to the Scrap ‘n Stamp blog! Today’s Random Acts of Cardness prompt is MANDALA. I don’t use mandalas a lot on my cards, but I wanted to play with a layering die set from Birch Press Designs, Kaleidoscope. If you’re unfamiliar with this company, they make beautiful, intricate layering dies that can be used in a variety of different ways. For my design, I was inspired by the colours of our current Random Acts of Cardness board. Here’s my card:

I picked three colours of cardstock from Memory Box’s Sunny Orange 6×6 cardstock pack. This is heavyweight paper, but the dies cut it beautifully. I adhered my layers together and then cut the resulting mandala in half with my trimmer. For my white panel, I wanted a subtle ombré effect from the top, so brayered a little squeezed lemonade distress ink on a gel plate and pressed my cardstock onto it. (I could have also blended the ink, but it’s fun to play around sometimes.) I used the middle colour of cardstock for the card base and to die cut my sentiment.

Do you have mandala stamps or dies in your collection? Perhaps you draw your own! We would love to see your mandala cards on the Scrap ‘n Stamp challenge page – and entering puts you in the running for a $50 gift card! Happy Friday and thanks for stopping by.

 

The Heat is On!

Friday, August 20th, 2021

It’s Friday, yay, and today’s word for Scrap ‘n Stamp’s Random Acts of Cardness challenge is… HEAT! When I picked the prompt, I certainly didn’t realize how extreme the heat would be in some parts of Canada this summer. Let’s hope things settle down soon.
I’m representing heat on my card in two ways… heat embossing and a warm colour palette:

This floral set by Concord & 9th makes everything easy! (stamp set, stencils and dies) I used the biggest stamp in the set, which as you can tell, is larger than an A2 card base! It’s stamped in Versafine onyx black ink and embossed in black sparkle embossing powder. Then comes the magically easy part! 😀  The stencil set includes ones to colour in just the leaves, just the flowers, both at the same time (say if you wanted a more monochromatic look); and also a mask to cover the flowers to colour in a background and a flower mask with background stripes, which is what I used. For easy blending, I used distress inks in squeezed lemonade, carved pumpkin and crackling campfire (heat!) for the flowers, and rustic wilderness for the leaves. I used squeezed lemonade to add the stripes along the edges, letting them fade toward the centre. For the sentiment, I added crackling campfire to white cardstock before embossing a birthday sentiment from My Favorite Things’ Birthday Bears.

If you have yet to try a stamp-and-stencil set, I highly recommend it! If shopping is on your agenda this weekend, don’t forget you can use the code 10Lindsey for 10% off your order! Have a good one!

 

Tuesday with Tara {take 292} Birthday Wishes & Giveaway!

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021

Happy Tuesday!  The birthday celebrations are continuing here on the blog (and also on instagram, so be sure to visit SNS & my personal feed-I’m “msespresso” for more chances to win)!  My card today is a slimline one, featuring the Make a Wish stamp set by Gina K.

Today’s card started with a background I made a couple months ago when I made this birthday card– I’ve used similar colors (but more of them!) and the same stencil & glitter paste.   This panel had a few smudges and imperfections, but it’s still so pretty with all that glitter I decided to use it anyways!  I used the Picket Fence Slimline dies to cut the panel and a circle window out of it.  I placed the die cut panel over my card base (which measures 3.5 x 8.5 inches folded) and stamped the cupcake inside the window with Archival Ink.

The stamp set which includes the cupcake is part of the Present Parade Giveaway, along with a Mini Slim Trifold Template & Dies by Taylored Expressions (together they are worth $48.75).

The mini slim set looks like a ton of fun in a little size- it’s designed to help you make a tri-fold card with die cut windows.  The mini slim cards measure a fun 3.5 x6 inches!  It’s a size I’m definitely going to try out soon!  You can enter to win this great prize by leaving a comment here on this blog post. You can also get extra entries over on Instagram- by dropping a like, comment and a follow on my post featuring this card & giveaway!

Okay… now that you’ve got all the Present Parade Details, let’s get back to my card… Once the ink was dry, I did bit of watercolor with Distress Ink.

I brought in a mix of yellow, pink & purple inks since I planned to add this die cut ‘wish’ word that was in my little scrap bin.  I finished it off with some glitter and then some paint splatters to add to the party vibes!

Since I had some pre-done pieces, this card actually came together pretty quickly… apart from the drying time of my paint splatters 🙂  There’s nothing like glitter, confetti and cupcakes to set the party mood!  I’ll be adding one of the sentiments from the stamp set to the inside to tie it all together.  Here’s another look at the entire card, I hope it makes you smile!  

Be sure to leave me a comment for a chance to win this fab gift in the present parade!  I’d love to know what you prefer at a party… cake or cupcakes?  And if you haven’t yet, check out the rest of the giveaways the team is sharing… and there’s more to come, so be on the watch for them!

Inky hugs,

Tara