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Sending Paper Hugs Blog Hop!

Friday, April 3rd, 2020

Welcome to the Scrap ‘N Stamp Paper Hugs Blog Hop!  I’m so excited to send paper hugs your way along with our design team… these projects are soon to be blooming with creativity to bring some cheer to your day!

As usual, we encourage comments on our posts… and will be randomly selecting someone from those comments to win a $50 gc for the SNS online store!   Be sure to read through to the end of this post for links to the rest of the girls cards!  Any orders placed this weekend could get a FREE ‘paper hug’ sentiment stamp like the one I used on my card- just put ‘send me a hug’ in your order comments!  (freebies are while supplies last)

I’m gonna kick things off with this card featuring this gorgeous Colossal Coneflower stamp by Gina K Designs.  This stamp set is really gorgeous, with several leaves, blooms & sentiments to mix and match.  I kept it simple with just one flower on my card, pairing it with the Paper Hug stamp by Picket Fence Studios.

I stamped onto some watercolor paper in a pale grey Archival ink so I wouldn’t have dark lines competing with the vibrant colors I wanted to use.  I took my inspiration from an image of echinacea in this gorgeous mix of fuchsia and orange.  I went in with my Aquarell Watercolour Pencils (if you don’t have any, try starting with a set like this one by Nuvo) and just shaded away until I got a color blend I was happy with.  I love blending it all together with a water brush since it’s so easy to work with.

I finished things off with a bit of shimmer… I splattered some shimmer of Perfect Pearls Sunflower Sparkle.  I used one of the bottles of Perfect Pearls Mist, which I don’t believe they make any more, but I think you can get the same effect mixing some pearls with a bit of water and splattering with a brush.  It adds such a pretty bit of shimmer to this simple card!  I decided to trim down a 5×7 kraft card base to just 3.75″ wide and make a tall & slim card.

I added a the ‘paper hug’ sentiment, which I inked in a purple ink, then penciled over in orange to add an ombre effect.  A gold pen lightly over all of it adds a bit of extra shimmer too!

 

I can’t wait to share with you what the rest of the team has been creating- hope it brings you warm fuzzies like a real hug, which I know most of us aren’t getting near enough of these days with all the social distancing that is going on 😉  Next up on the hop is Chala– enjoy!  Here’s the full list of links:

 

Happy Hopping!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Stencil Us In Blog Hop

Friday, March 6th, 2020

Welcome to the Scrap & Stamp March Blog Hop- STENCIL US IN!  The girls have been working to inspire you to try something new with the stencils in your stash (and perhaps you’ll add a few to your shopping cart)!  Leave some comments along the way for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the SNS online store.  If you’re shopping this weekend, you’ll enjoy 20% off all in stock stencils!  Sounds like a great time to try something new!

My card today features Repeat Tile Remnant (TCW2114), a 4×4 stencil by The Crafter’s Workshop.  I inked up my card with Distress Oxide Inks in Evergreen Bough and Forest Moss.  Since the stencil is so small, I had to put some thought into how I was going to use it.  I love pulling out texture pastes, but wasn’t quite ready for the mess I would make working on a larger panel!  Since I’ve been embracing GREEN lately (bring on spring!) I pulled out a couple shades of green Distress Oxide and experimented with the ‘repeat’ elements of the design.

I took some photos of the process, which I set up on my Make Art STAY-tion.  Here’s what the stenciling set up looked like…

Here’s how the stencil lined up to repeat.  I used a random blend of the two colors in varying intensities as I went up my panel (I was inking on a large tag which was precut from watercolor card stock).

Once I covered the tag, I decided to stagger the stencil to fill in some of the white space.  I kept a lighter hand for this step to add more color variety and texture.  The magnets in my STAY-tion really helped to keep the stencil in place as I went.  I think the hardest part was knowing when to stop and how much white space to leave!

I trimmed the panel to fit on a 5×7 kraft card, layering it on a dark grey card stock panel.  I cut a  Skeleton Leaf by Tim Holtz from the same paper stamped the sentiment beneath it.  It’s great to have get well cards on hand, and this lovely sentiment is from Scripty Sayings 2 by Gina K Designs.

I finished the card with some white Distress Spray Stain on the kraft card and a small bow from green crinkle ribbon.  Hope you like it!

Here’s the link lineup for our hop!  You’re off to see KIA next!  Have fun, and don’t forget to leave comments for a chance to win $50 to shop with in the SNS online store 🙂

Inky hugs,
Tara

Galentine’s Blog Hop!

Friday, February 7th, 2020

Welcome to our Scrap N Stamp February Blog Hop!  Our theme for our hop & challenge this month is Galentine’s- celebrating friendships with cards you would make for your girlfriends!

 

Coffee and friends are the perfect blend for me so I knew I wanted to use my  MFT  Miss You a Latte  set.  I stamped, coloured and die cut her and her grande coffees for two.

 

Next I decided she needed a background and since I’ve been playing with the Ken Oliver Color Burst powders this week I thought it would be perfect.  Color Burst is a highly concentrated water colour pigment that let’s you achieve amazing watercolor backgrounds quickly and easily. No special tools or brushes needed.  It’s perfect if you want  the  watercolour look but don’t want the fuss.   I love the colorful spatters  you can get with a quick sprinkle of powder and a quick mist of water – the possibilities are endless.  You can check out Ken’s tutorial here

So after creating several amazing backgrounds I choose a panel and die cut it with  the new Tim Holtz Falling Hearts Die.  I mounted it askew and trimmed the card down to fit. I used one my trimmings to stamp my “let’s meet for coffee soon’ from the MFT Coffee Break sentiment set and mounted on my card. Assembled it all together with my coffee girl and a little foam tape to add depth.

 

I finished off the card with a little bling by filling a few of the hearts with Crystal  Stickles  because what is Galentines without sparkle?

 

Here’s your chance to WIN! The team loves to get your feed back so make sure to leave a comments along the you’ll be entered to win a a  $50 Gift Certificate. The winner will be chosen at random and posted on Tuesday 18, 2020

Here’s the hop order- please visit Amber to see her creation and follow the links from there: