Posts Tagged ‘birthday’

Birthday Bash Blog Hop {March 2021}

Friday, March 5th, 2021

Welcome to our Scrap ‘N Stamp March 2021 BIRTHDAY BASH BLOG HOP!  We’re so glad you’re here to join us in celebrating the birthdays of both SNS & our bold boss lady, Raya!   Along with a link up of a bunch of fabulous birthday cards, we are giving away a $50 gift certificate to one reader who leaves us a comment and having a 10% off Birthday Sale on birthday related stamps & dies (cakes, candles, sentiments, etc).  The sale ends Monday at midnight EST.

Today I’m sharing a card that is fairly easy to put together for one of those last minute occasions… easy to customize for the recipient and assemble quickly.  The star of the show is my current fave birthday die, Birthday Wishes by MFT.  This pretty script works well with a variety of images and can also handle being the star of the show.  I wanted to play some more with Kitsch Flamingo, so I paired it with some yellows & oranges (including Crackling Campfire).

I cut the die from a glossy adhesive backed Cardstock, then used Distress Paint & a foam applicator to add some ombre shading over it.  Once it was dry, I adhered it to a circle I’d die cut from book print and inked around the edges with Kitsch Flamingo.  It didn’t stand out quite as well as I wanted it to, so I added a bit of shading with a black watercolor pencil, which I blended out with a spica glitter pen for a bit of extra shimmer.

For the background, I stamped a large floral design (Glorious Bouquet by Tim Holtz) in a couple shades of Distress Oxide Ink on Kraft (oxide ink & Kraft will forever be one of my favorite combos!) and mounted it on a peachy card base, which I also inked with Kitsch Flamingo.  I wanted a bit more depth, so I also splattered the entire background with Crackling Campfire Distress Oxide Spray.

I know my card is pretty simple, but I’ve seen some peeks and I think you’re going to be inspired by what you see next!  Here’s the full hop order:

Next up is your first look at our newest member of the design team, Lindsey!  We are so thrilled to have her join us and start sharing inspiration here on the SNS Blog!  Welcome to the team Lindsey!

Thanks for hopping with us!  Be sure to leave your comments & share some love- maybe you’ll win a $50 GC to go shopping with in the SNS online store!  Don’t forget to shop & save 10% on birthday treats this weekend too!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 283} Birthday Joy

Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

Happy Tuesday!  Today I’m bringing some birthday JOY to the blog with this cheerful, glittery card that just happens to be a perfect fit for my sister, whose birthday is this week!

I wanted to have as much glitter as possible on her card, so I decided to ink a fun rainbow in her favorite colors on a slimline card front and cover it up with glitter paste!  I’ve used three colors of Distress Oxide Ink for the blend on this card- Peacock Feathers, Wilted Violet & Picked Raspberry.  I’ve used a fun Picket Fence Slimline ‘rainbows’ stencil and scripted a clear glitter paste over it (this is moonstone by Nuvo), and I love how it really accentuates the color blends on the card!

I’ve done a bit of mixing and matching again with the die cut sentiment on this card.  I wanted to keep it simple and bold by cutting in white and this mix of the scripty birthday and bold joy is really fun (especially since my sister’s name is Joy!).

I used the smaller slimline panel die from Picket Fence to cut out my background, which gave a nice crisp cut on this glittery piece.  I don’t know if this qualifies as a ‘clean and simple’ card, but I’m gonna claim CAS on this one. LOL.  I hope it makes the birthday girl smile!  (Love ya loads sister dear!)

Inky hugs,

Tara

I Can’t Help Foiling in Love!

Monday, August 10th, 2020

Hey There!  Today’s card is embracing the Random Act of Cardness Facebook Challenge word “foil”!  I can’t help foiling in love with foil!  I have been enjoying the We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill so much that I wanted to share another card with you!

The Foil Quill can be used for a variety of different projects (not just cards) and it comes in a few different varieties.  There are the foil tip pens which you can buy in the bold, standard and fine tip as well as the calligraphy pen.  However, today I am going to be showing you the All in One Kit for an electronic die cutting machine like either the Silhouette or Cricut machine. I also have some FANTASTIC GIVEAWAY news!  One lucky blog follower will win their very own We R Memory Keepers All in One Foil Quill set for their electronic die cutting machine!  This is a prize value of $147.00 dollars!  WOW!  All you have to do is comment below and let us know what is the first thing you would make with the Foil Quill All in One set if you won!  The winner will be chosen randomly by the close of business on Friday, August 14, 2020 and will be announced over at the Facebook Challenge Page!

Now, let’s get to today’s card.  This one is fairly simple but has such an elegant look.  I will be using the Silhouette machine and Silhouette Design Studio (Business Edition) to create today’s card.  If you need a more detailed version of how this card was made I encourage you to head over to watch the YouTube video here:

I started off ink blending a standard A2 size card panel with one of my favourite Distress Ink combinations:  Tattered Rose, Abandoned Coral and Seedless Preserves.  You can use either the regular Distress Inks like I did or the Distress Oxide inks.

I then chose and elegant dandelion image and created a custom sentiment that says “Make a Wish”.  The wonderful thing about the Silhouette Design Studio is you can totally create your own design or choose one from the Design Store.  There is always a free file of the week and the images are a fairly reasonable price point.

There is a bit of fine tuning that you need to do with the image.  You will have to select the images and change the setting from cut to sketch and then choose your sketch lines.  I recommend you watch the video as I show this process as well as link to my Beginner Video that I made going into greater detail of how best to choose your settings.

Once you have your settings selected you can then get your project ready to foil.  Now, I again I embraced a few “learning opportunities”  (aka: mistakes”) and I feel it is important to share them with you in hopes that it helps you with your project.

I am using the We R Memory Keepers Magnetic Mat and I have to say I really like it!  If you are just using the regular adhesive mat you have to put down some scrap paper then tape your project to the scrap paper and then tape your foil over top.  If you do not do this and simply apply the foil straight onto the adhesive mat you the foil will come off onto the mat and you will ruin it (This surprisingly was not the mistake I made).

Silhouette has also come out with a new version of their adhesive mat which I like much better than the old one.  They have smaller grid lines and have made the mat so that there are arrows on both the top and bottom of the mat allowing you to feed the mat in either way.  This will extend the life of your mat as well.

With that said, you will want to place the magnetic mat onto the adhesive mat.  The magnetic mat comes with 4 magnets.  Two short ones and two long ones.  I had originally planned to do a foil border around my card so I did not end up using them this time.  However, I think they will be very handy on future projects.

Once my magnetic mat was adhered to the adhesive mat I placed my panel down (this is where my mistake came in).  I place my project so that it was not lined up with the top left side.  Rather, I chose to place it one inch to the right and once in down.  I used a small amount of Thermo Web Purple Tape on the corners to hold it in place and then layer the foil over top.  Again, using a small amount of the purple tape I began adhering the edges of the foil down ensuring that it was laying tight and smooth.  Then I loaded the mats into the machine.

Now I can go back to my computer.  Here is my mistake.  On the design window of Silhouette Studio I forgot to move my project down one inch and over one inch.  So, when I sent my project to the machine it was not foiling in the correct area.  I quickly stopped it and removed it from the machine.  I could see that it was going to foil beautifully (YAY!).  However, I now could not use this panel (BOO!).  I will trim off the little bit of foiling and save this for another card (YAY!).  This means I had to redo my ink blending panel (BOO! sort of….I find ink blending therapeutic).

After I had the new panel completed I repeated the process of securing it to the magnetic mat (ensuring everything was smooth) and then I changed the position of the project within the program.  I double check my settings and sent it to the machine.  SUCESS!

The process took a while as I chose to have it do two passes just to be sure everything foiled nicely.  I was not disappointment.  Once the project was complete, I removed the mat from the machine and then removed the foil from the project.  Again, the outcome was stunning!!  As I said before, I originally planned to have a foil border around it, but I really liked it without it so opted not to send it through again (I could have done it all at once, but wanted to see what it looked like first – glad I did that!).

I trimmed 1/8″ off each side and then adhered the panel to a standard A2 size side folding white card base.  You could add gems or other embellishments if you want, but I really liked the simplicity of this card.

I really want to try doing this technique overtop of watercolour, as well as playing around to see if I can foil with alcohol inks and the Yupo Paper.  Stay tuned for a future post to see how this turned out!

I hope that you are inspired to add some foil to your cards!   If you don’t have an electronic die cutting machine you can always use the freestyle pens!  There are a ton of amazing foil colours to choose from and you can check out some of them here.

Remember to comment below for your chance to win the amazing We R Memory Keepers All in One Foil Quill  set for your electronic cutting machine!

Thanks for stopping by and have an amazing week!

~Chala