Posts Tagged ‘card making’


Saturday, February 27th, 2021
Hello and welcome to another post featuring Random Acts of Cardness.  It’s Susan here with todays prompt is Feather. I was thinking about doing a bird but when I was looking through my stash I saw this Zen Leaf 2  from Lavinia and an idea popped into my head straight away. Now I know what you’re thinking – the prompt is feather and I used a leaf but doesn’t it look like a feather to you? It does to me so I went with it.
I used the stamp to cover the front of a white card base, layered on a piece of black cardstock on an angle.
Next I cut a piece of white card stock using the Stitched Rectangle Dies, stamped the feather on an angle then stamped the sentiment from Fran’s Happy Messages by Stampendous.
To add a bit of color I used my Prismacolor pencils. There’s something about blues and greens that are very zen to me so they were the perfect choice for this Zen (Leaf) Feather.
How will you be inspired by this prompt? Be sure to share your creation with us over on the Facebook Scrap’n Stamp Challenge Page. I can’t wait to see.
Have fun!
Happy Stampin’
and thanks so much for visiting!
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Are They Circles, or Bubbles?

Sunday, February 21st, 2021

Are they circles, or bubbles? I guess it depends on your perspective – or how you’re using them! Hello there, my friend! It’s Deb here, from the Design Team.


Well, today’s daily challenge prompt is ‘circles’.  And yes, I chose that word especially so that I could play with my new Sizzix/Tim Holtz Bubbling Die! Not only does it create a fabulous, fun cover die for your card, but you get tons of circles to play with for other projects!  I decided to combine the Bubbling Die with an alcohol ink background, and the Picket Fence Studios A Dose of Vitamin Sea stamp set. Here’s my finished card, below.

Are They Circles or Bubbles?

How fun is this?! You should see the shine & sparkle in real life – you almost need sunglasses 🙂


First, I started off with an alcohol ink background panel that I had created a while ago.  It was made on Yupo by adding alcohol inks, plus gold mixative and moving it around on the Yupo. Here’s what it looks like, before trimming to size & layering it with the die cut.

Initially, I was going to die cut this piece, above, with the Bubbling Die. But then I realized that most of the gorgeous colours would be cut out. So, I decided to die cut a piece of Tonic Glimmer Paper in Cobalt Blue, and layer it on top of the alcohol ink panel.

The rest of the card is super simple! Stamp the whale image from the PFS A Dose of Vitamin Sea set in Nocturne ink onto white cardstock. Cover it with clear embossing powder, and heat set. Next, use Copic markers in Gray to colour the whale. Now, use the coordinating dies with your Big Shot to die cut the image. For the sentiment, stamp it in Versamark ink onto a piece of Vellum. Cover it with white embossing powder, and  heat set.  Attach the whale to the card front with foam squares or foam tape. To attach the sentiment, simply put dots of liquid glue in the corners; it will dry clear.  Now add a couple of those many circles from the die cutting to the sentiment.  Finally, attach the card front to a dark blue card base.

All of those circles – or are they bubbles -along with the smiling whale, make me smile, too!


If you haven’t already, I hope that you’ll join the Scrap ‘N Stamp daily challenge! It’s loads of fun, you have a chance to win a prize, and you can play along as often as you want. Check it out HERE in the Scrap ‘N Stamp Facebook Challenge Group. And I hope that you’ll join the Circles (or are they bubbles?) challenge for today, too!


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Are They Circles or Bubbles?

Layers Layers Layers

Friday, January 22nd, 2021

Hi All… Nancy here and I had fun putting this card together for you today….  I am following along with the Random Acts of Cardness prompt for today.  That prompt word is LAYERS.  And I went a little nuts with the layers.  Including the mats under each layer, there are 8 layers plus the card front!  Using a 6X6 patterned paper pack from My Favorite Things made it super easy to choose the papers for my layers.

At the end of the post I have a little surprise for you too!  I did a VIDEO to demonstrate how to use the We R Memory Keepers Layers Guides that I LOVE!  Most people don’t understand the concept of these tools and I LOVE them and use them on almost every card I made.  I hope the video explains things for you.

But first, the card I created…  it’s so totally not my clean and simple style but I sure do love it!




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And now, on to the video… please be kind as it’s my first… and I have no idea how to edit a video (nor the time I think it would take to not only learn how but also to just do it) so this was all done in one take, mistakes and all LOL!  If you have any questions about the Layers Guides, let me know and I’ll try to help!  These are truly the tool I reach for most on my craft desk!