Posts Tagged ‘card making’

Blessed to Know You with Honey Bee Stamps

Tuesday, September 27th, 2022

Tara’ s Blessed to Know You card featuring stamps from Honey Bee and Concord & 9th is a great way to let someone know you care.  Raya here for Tara again, she’ll be back next week, I hope waiting to hear if Fiona created any chaos in her life.   Decided to reshare this card because it gives me the sentiment Honey Bee and the fab orange background created with Concord&9 just give me the warm fuzzies.

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Happy Tuesday!  I’m working on getting myself mentally prepared for Thanksgiving next weekend (it’s a little bit harder when you live in the south, y’all), so a card celebrating how blessed I am seemed fitting!  Of course, I’m using the ‘blessed’ dies from the Honey Bee “Bitty Buzzwords” set (it’s just so pretty!) and I decided to pair it with an older stamp set by Concord & 9th which is still in stock – Just Because.

I started this project digging through some scraps to find something I wanted to die cut my word out of… here I’ve used some orange metallic card stock over a background made from Dina Wakley Media sprays.   Once I started with yellow, I really wanted to find a sunflower image to pair with it… but that’s just going to have to be something that goes on my wish list, I guess!  I noticed the sketchy blossom in this stamp set, however, and decided together with the leaves, branches & splatters that it would be a good fit!   I stamped in Distress Oxide Inks exclusively- Crackling CampfireWild HoneySpiced Marmalade & Vintage Photo.

I added a bit of shimmer to finish off my otherwise simple card.  While I don’t have any of the Mica Sprays, I do still have a good supply of Perfect Pearl Mist (which I’m guessing are like the Mica Sprays without the dye in them) and so I’ve used the color Sunflower here.  If you’ve got the Perfect Pearls powders, you could create your own sprays simply by mixing them with water in a spritzer bottle.   A bit of clear bling finished everything off!

Inky hugs,

Tara

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PSL Card Making Time

Tuesday, September 6th, 2022

Break out the MFT Autumn Blessing stamps and a Pumpkin spice from Lawn Fawn and we’re making PSL Cards.  We are mixing things up a bit this month, Tara is on the move and packing up all her craft stash. So, I’m here with a   throwback card from a blog hop. I chose this one because it’s the same stamps she used in last weeks post.

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I’m featuring Autumn Blessings by MFT once again!  I had a card idea in mind, but tweaked it a bit at the end and added some PSL vibes 😉 so I hope you like it!

Lawn Fawn & MFT latte card

I colored up the pumpkins from the MFT set and the Pumpkin Spice Latte stamp by Lawn Fawn with Distress Ink & water.   They were all stamped on water color card stock with Archival Ink.  I cut them out with the coordinating dies.  I decided afterwards that this would be a fun project for Distress Embossing Glaze, so I used Clear Embossing Pen to color in the mug and glazed it to give a nice shiny mug!  I used the glaze over Clear Embossing Ink on the sentiment, which I stamped directly on the Kraft card base.

I really wanted to pair these pumpkins with Buffalo Plaid, but my new stamp didn’t arrive in time (I’ll have some fun with it in the near future though!) so I found some patterned paper to use.  A touch of silk ribbon and some glitter (Distress Stickles are the perfect ‘spice’ here… they are discontinued, but still a fave of mine.  Buy some if you find them!) are the finishing touches for my fun FALL card!

Lawn Fawn and MFT latte card detail

I’m not gonna lie, autumn cards are my favorite and I love seeing the creative mix of cards by everyone this time of year.

Inky hugs,

Tara

Get Well Soon!

Saturday, February 26th, 2022

I love the humour in the stamps from Art Impressions, and this Get Well set is a great example! The funny images and punny sayings would perk up anyone who wasn’t feeling well. So this makes a great get well soon card, for anyone. Get well also happens to be the word prompt for today’s Scrap ‘N Stamp daily challenge!

I SEE YOU (OR I.C.U.)

No one is comfortable in these silly ‘robes’ they give you at the hospital or doctor’s office! It’s hard to remain dignified when your back end is exposed to the world!

Get Well Soon

Hopefully the recipient of this card won’t have any stitches they might disrupt, when laughing at this card! The play on words just tickle my funny bone.

CARD DETAILS

I wanted to use both sentiments, so I decided to use these two images. Having accompanied my husband on many doctor/specialist visits, I feel like I’ve lived this scene.  The images and sentiments are stamped in Nocturne ink onto white cardstock. Then choose your favourite colouring tools; I chose some Copic and Spectrum Noir markers. After colouring, layer the images and sentiments onto dark blue panels. Cover a dark blue card base with some patterned paper, and then layer on the images and sentiments.

JOIN THE CHALLENGE

You can find the Scrap ‘N Stamp challenge page HERE, on Facebook. It’s free (and fun) to join! Each month you’ll see a list of word prompts; one for each day of the month. Simply create your project, and then share it in the group, using the hashtag #snschallenge. At the end of the month, one lucky participant is randomly chosen to WIN a $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE to Scrap ‘N Stamp!

On another note, this is my final post as a member of the Scrap ‘N Stamp Design Team.  I have had a wonderful 3 years as a member of the Team; it’s such a great group of people, and I hope to keep in touch with them. Many thanks to Raya, the owner, for her support and to the rest of the team for their friendship!  I will still be creating, but with more focus on my resin art, and watercolour painting.

SHOPPING LINKS

While I won’t be a member of the Design Team, I will still be an affiliate of the store! The Art Impressions Get Well stamp set I used is a sneak peek, but will be in the store soon. You can continue to use my Discount Code 10DEB until the end of February, for 10% Off your total purchase.  Thanks so much – I hope you’ll keep coming back for more art!