Posts Tagged ‘card making’

Bird Bath

Saturday, September 11th, 2021

Today’s word prompt for the Scrap ‘N Stamp challenge is ‘wings’. This gave me the perfect opportunity to use some new goodies that I recently ordered! You may recall, our recent Blog Hop was called For the Birds (you can start at my post HERE, if you haven’t seen it yet), so I thought I’d carry on with the theme.

BIRD BATH

Bird Bath is the name of a new stamp from Impression Obsession. I think it’s adorable; I’m a big bird watching fan – usually just in my backyard! I also wanted to show off the new Poppystamps Art Deco Curve Border die, so I included it in my card.

Bird Bath

That little blue bird is so cute! And he’s got the bird bath all to himself!

CARD DETAILS

With the ornate Art Deco Curve Border, I wanted to keep the rest of the card quite simple.  Do do this, start with a piece of white cardstock. Blend some Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink around the top 2/3rds of the piece. Next, stamp the Bird Bath image in Nocturne ink, in the middle of the card. While the ink is still wet, cover it with clear embossing powder, and then heat set. Now you can choose your medium for colouring the image. I chose a few of my Copic and Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend Markers, and then added a few highlights with a white Gel Pen.

With a light brown cardstock, use your Big Shot with the border die, and die cut a total of 4 borders. Layer and glue 2 together for each of the top and bottom of the card front. Before attaching the die cuts, place the top one on the front panel, and line up the sentiment stamp, from the Colorado Craft Company Whishing Happiness stamp set. Once you’ve got the alignment, remove the die cut, and stamp the sentiment in Nocturne ink. Repeat the heat setting of clear embossing powder over the sentiment. Now, attach the borders to the card front, and then attach it to a light pink card base, using foam tape.

Bird Bath

Doesn’t that sentiment just perfectly suit this happy image? You can send this card for just about any occasion.

JOIN THE DAILY CHALLENGE

I hope that you’ll join our challenge, and today’s prompt of ‘wings’. Joining is easy – in the Facebook group HERE you’ll find a list of words, one for each day of the month. Play along with as many as you want! At the end of the month, one name is randomly drawn from all participants. That lucky person will WIN a $50 Gift Certificate to shop Scrap ‘N Stamp!

Bird Bath

If you’d like to recreate my Bird Bath card, I’ve provided shopping links to the products, below. When you shop Scrap ‘N Stamp, be sure to use my Discount Code 10DEB, for 10% OFF your purchase!


Creating A Scene

Thursday, August 26th, 2021

By creating a scene, I mean in a good way – not a throw yourself on the floor type scene! Boy, that brings back memories… Not of me on the floor, but my eldest, when he was about 4 years old, in the middle of the grocery store! All I could do was try not to laugh – I felt like a meme come to life! Anyway, today’s project is a much nicer scene, with the Penny Black Cozy Cabin stamp set.

COZY CABIN

One of the things I like best about Penny Black stamps is that there are so many scenic stamps. Not only that, but you can combine them with other scenic stamps, or images from other sets.

Creating A Scene

For this card, I combined Cozy Cabin with the trees from the Quietude set, and sentiment from the Peaceful Season set.  Peaceful Season is a few years old, but if you can find it – grab it! I just love the holiday sentiments in this set.

CARD DETAILS

Start with a slimline panel of watercolour paper. Set up your paper and the Cozy Cabin stamp in your stamp platform. I chose to use my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, for a watercolour look to my card. First, colour in the cabin with a brown marker. Before stamping, lightly spritz your card panel with water, and then stamp firmly. Repeat these steps with the trees beside the cabin, the snow outlines and chimney smoke.   Now, clean and remove the Cozy Cabin stamp, and line up the Quietude stamp. You’ll will colour and stamp one set of trees, then clean and reposition the stamp for the 2nd set of trees.   Add in the flying birds, by using a light gray marker to colour them.

Now, line up the sentiment stamp across the bottom of the panel, and stamp in Versamark ink. I suggest re-inking and stamping again, to ensure full ink coverage on the textured paper. Next, cover the ink with gold embossing powder, and heat set.

Creating A Scene

LAYER IT UP

On a dark red card base, I glued a piece of Gina K. gold cardstock to the front. Next, I wrapped some gold cord twice around the left side of the front panel, tying it off in a bow. Finally, attach the card front to the base, using either a piece of fun foam, or foam tape.

Creating A Scene

I think that this makes a lovely holiday card, or even just a seasonal card. Switch up the sentiment to suit your need!

DAILY CHALLENGE

Today’s word prompt for the Random Acts of Cardness/Daily Challenge is ‘scenic’. No coincidence there – I’m the one who chose the word! To play along with the challenge, first join the Scrap ‘N Stamp challenge group on Facebook, HERE. Next, create your card for one (or more) of the word prompts – play along as many days as you like! Then, share a photo of your project to the group & your other social media platforms, using the hashtag #snschallenge.  At the end of each month, one lucky person is randomly chosen, and WINS a $50 Gift Card to shop at Scrap ‘N Stamp!  Each month you’ll see a new list of prompts, so the fun never ends!

SUPPLIES

If you’d like to re-create my card, you’ll find the list of supplies below.

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Let’s Celebrate!

Saturday, July 24th, 2021

I don’t know about  you, but one of the things I most celebrated with vaccinations in place, and infections going down was giving and getting hugs!!  Gosh, it felt so great to have that personal connection again ♥  Fist bumps and elbow taps are fine, but nothing can beat a big ol’ hug from someone you love! Whatever the reason, let’s celebrate and enjoy our weekend.

LET’S CELEBRATE

Honestly, I thought that I had my busy week in hand, but alas – not quite! I was supposed to share this project with you on Thursday, for my Scrap ‘N Stamp word prompt of ‘celebrate’. Which would have been fitting, as my hubby’s birthday was the day before. But I got my dates mixed up, and so here I am today.

I decided that hugs are definitely worth celebrating, as I said earlier. So I pulled out my Hero Arts Big Hugs Stamp & Die Cut set and glitter!

Let's Celebrate!

The red and gold are so rich looking together, aren’t they?

CARD DETAILS

Start with a panel of red cardstock, and the Tim Holtz Flourish Stencil. Use Purple Tape to hold the stencil in place, and then apply Nuvo Glimmer Paste ‘Moonstone’ through the stencil, with a palette knife.  Be sure to immediately clean off your stencil & knife, for easiest clean up. Now, set this aside to dry while you work on the rest of the card.

Stamp the sentiment from the Big Hugs set in Versamark ink, and cover with red embossing powder. Set with a heat tool, and then snip banner tails on the right end. Next, use the dies included with this set, and die cut the words once from gold glitter cardstock, and 3 more times in black cardstock.  Use liquid glue to stack the layers together, with the gold glitter on top. This layering really makes the letters stand out! I offset the black layers under the gold, for a drop shadow.

Create a red card base, and glue a strip of the gold glitter paper to the left hand side. Pop up your glitter embossed panel on top, using foam tape or squares.  Next, glue a strip of the gold glitter under the sentiment, then pop it up on top with more foam tape.  Glue the ‘Big Hug’s die cut directly to the card front.

Let's Celebrate

Isn’t this gorgeous?!  I added a few rhinestones from my stash for some extra shine.

PLAY ALONG WITH THE CHALLENGE!

Come play along with the challenge, and let’s celebrate!  You’ll find the Scrap ‘N Stamp Facebook challenge page HERE. Just create your project, and share a photo of it. Use the hashtag #snschallenge, so everyone sees it! At the end of the month, one participant is randomly chosen, and is the lucky winner of a $50 Gift Certificate to shop at Scrap ‘N Stamp!  Not bad, for doing something you’d already be doing anyway, right?

You can find the supplies to re-create my card, below. When you shop regular priced items at Scrap ‘N Stamp, be sure to use my Designer Code 10DEB, for 10% OFF your total order!

Let's Celebrate!

Affiliate links for supplies are provided. If you choose to use my links, you help support me in maintaining my blog, at no extra cost to you. Thanks in advance!