Posts Tagged ‘card making’

New Lavinia Stencils

Monday, October 19th, 2020

Welcome to a new week, my friend! Deb here, for the design team. I’m starting the week off with a new product – a new Lavinia Stencil called Pods. Have you seen this amazing line of stencils yet? Be sure to check them all out, in the Scrap ‘N Stamp store. It was difficult for me to choose just one, but I loved the shape of the Pods, so that’s what I’m sharing today.

PODS FOR FALL

The brilliant thing about this stencil is that you can use it year ’round. Change up the colours you use to suit the season! Of course we’re in fall right now, and I just love the colours of the changing leaves. So I pulled out my Distress inks, and got blending!

New Lavinia Stencils

Don’t you just love the warmth of these colours? And they blend so beautifully.

CARD DETAILS

Start with a piece of smooth white cardstock. Lay the Lavinia Stencil Pods over top, and hold it in place with some Purple Tape.  Choose your colours, and start applying them with a blending tool. I chose Distress inks in Fired Brick, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Tea Dye.  When finished blending, remove & clean the stencil.  Take a minute to admire your handiwork, ’cause gosh – it’s pretty! *wink*

The stencil and colours are so beautiful, it’s a shame to cover them up. So don’t! Use a piece of vellum, and stamp the sentiment from the Memory Box Harvest Love set in Versamark ink. Cover it with gold embossing powder, and then set with a heat tool.  Die cut the sentiment with the MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle Die, and then attach it to the blended panel with glue dots. Now, attach the card front with foam tape to a piece of black cardstock. This helps those gorgeous colours really pop! Finally, attach the front to a dark orange card base. Add the finishing touch of some Picket Fence Studios Candy Corn Shot sequins to the card front.

New Lavinia Stencils

You could add extra shine to your card by switching the black cardstock panel to a gold metallic panel. That would coordinate nicely with the gold embossed sentiment.

DAILY CHALLENGE

It just so happens that today’s word for the Scrap ‘N Stamp Daily Challenge is ‘stencil’! Coincidence? I think not! Ha ha! I’m the one who chose the word for today, knowing that it was my day to share. Whether you choose one of the new Lavinia Stencils, or one of your favourites, I hope that you’ll play along. Be sure to share  your project on the Facebook challenge page HERE, and use the hashtag #SNSCHALLENGE when you share there, and on your other social media pages. At the end of the month, one luck person will be randomly selected to WIN a $50 GIFT CARD to Scrap ‘N Stamp! Play along with as many days as you like.

SUPPLIES

New Lavinia Stencils

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Cozy Companions for Fall

Friday, October 9th, 2020

Hello there! It’s Deb here, from the Design Team. Today’s prompt for the Scrap ‘N Stamp Daily Challenge is ‘cozy’. That of course led me directly to my My Favorite Things Cozy Companions set for this fall themed card. These critters are doing what I love – curling up by the fireplace, with a book & favourite beverage.

COZY COMPANIONS

I know that this set is from last year, but it’s still one of my favourites! And with the new slimline card craze, you can create this cozy scene with room to spare.

Cozy Companions for Fall

CARD DETAILS

I knew that I wanted to watercolour the images, so I start with a piece of watercolour paper. Next, stamp the images in Nocturne ink. Make sure the ink is dry, before you start colouring. Use the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and a water brush for colouring. Apply the marker directly to the watercolour paper, and then use the water brush to ‘pull’ the colour into the image.  It’s a nice, meditative process to colour these images – just enjoy and choose your favourite colours.

Once the colouring is done, use the coordinating Cozy Companion dies with a Big Shot to die cut each image.  Now, prepare your card base. Take an 8 1/2″ x 7″ piece of cardstock, score & fold it in  half at 3 1/2″. Next, glue on a lighter green piece of cardstock. Now, to create the wallpaper look, add a strip from the Lavinia Dream-Scape Colour burst Collection to the top. Now you can add your die cut images, to create the scene. Finally, stamp the sentiment in Nocturne on a strip of white paper, and attach it over the fireplace, using foam tape or squares.

Cozy Companions for Fall

Do you have a friend or favourite person that you like to sit with, in front of a fire? Sometimes companionable silence is the best.

SUPPLIES

I hope that you’ll join the Daily Challenge, and share your projects. You can play along with as many days as you like, throughout the month. Just add your project photo to the challenge page HERE, and use the hashtag #SNSCHALLENGE there, and when you post it to other social media sites. At the end of the month, one lucky participant is randomly chosen as the WINNER of a $50 Gift Card to Scrap ‘N Stamp!

For supplies to make your own card like mine, I’ve attached links below. While shopping at Scrap ‘N Stamp, be sure to use my exclusive Designer Code 10DEB to get 10% Off regular priced items!

Cozy Companions

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Daily Challenge Prompt is Moon

Monday, September 28th, 2020

Welcome to a new week! It’s Deb here, from the Design Team. If you’re playing along with the Scrap ‘N Stamp Daily Challenge, today’s prompt is Moon. If you’re not playing along – why not? It’s easy to do, free – and you could win a prize! You do need a Facebook account, then join the Challenge page HERE. Play along with as many days as you like! Simply create a project with one of the prompt themes, then post it on the Challenge page. Be sure to use the hashtag #snschallenge there, and on other social media platforms. At the end of the month, one lucky participant is randomly drawn to WIN A PRIZE!

KEEPING THE FAITH

I admit – I chose this prompt of Moon so that I could play some more with my Lavinia stamps! I had so much fun that I created 2 cards to share with you today. This first one features the Moon stamp, as well as Fox 1 (Kernal).

Daily Challenge Prompt is Moon

This also gave me the change to do some ink blending, using the new Tim Holtz Crackling Campfire Distress Oxide.

CARD DETAILS

Start with a  piece of smooth white cardstock. Mask off a circle about 1 3/4″ round, just below the top. About 1/3rd of the way up from the bottom, start blending on Fossilized Amber ink, and then Spiced Marmalade next. At the top, blend on the Crackling Campfire, and then go back & blend the transition areas between the colours. At the very bottom of the panel, blend on Black Soot Distress Oxide.

Now remove the mask,  and stamp the Moon image in dark gray ink. Next, stamp the Fox 1 (Kernal) image in Nocturne ink. See that black line in the neck area? That happened because I had also masked off the top portion of the Fox’s head before blending the background colours. Therefore, I ended up with a different ink saturation after removing the mask! Live and learn, my friend! Even inking & stamping a few times couldn’t fix that line!

Finally, I added to the background by randomly stamping the background sentiment stamp Keep the Faith in Versafine Imperial Purple ink, around the images. More Black Soot was added around all 4 edges of the panel.

Daily Challenge Prompt is Moom

FULL MOON

This second card is much quicker to make! I loved  how it looked, so I haven’t added any sentiment yet. That can be done once I decide who to send it to, and for what occasion.

Daily Challenge Prompt is Moon

CARD DETAILS

With a piece of copy or scrap paper, punch or  cut out a 2″ circle. Place this mask over the top of a piece of white cardstock. Now, use a blending tool to apply Crackling  Campfire distress oxide ink into the circle. Next, remove the mask, and stamp the Lavinia Weeping Willow image in Nocturne ink. Use a blending tool to apply Black Soot distress oxide along the bottom.

Layer the card front onto a piece of black cardstock, and then onto an orange card base. You could turn this into a ‘Hallowe’en’ card by adding some flying bats, or other ‘creepy’ features. For some reason, this reminds me of a Japanese theme, so you could add a crane bird image, or pagoda in the background.

Daily Challenge Prompt is Moon

SUPPLIES

I hope that you’re inspired to join our Daily challenge! If you love Lavinia stamps like I do, be sure to check out all of them in the Scrap ‘N Stamp store – plus the NEW STENCILS from Lavinia! They’re new in stock, and already selling out quickly! (even I missed out on one of the ones I wanted – just click to be notified when it’s back in stock).  Be sure to use my Design Team Discount Code 10DEB at checkout, for 10% OFF regular priced items.

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