Posts Tagged ‘card’

Thinking of You

Thursday, February 7th, 2019

Hello!

My name is Susan and I’m thrilled to be joining the Scrap’n Stamp design team. I grew up less than an hours drive from Vancouver where the store is located and now I’m about 4 hours away in a small town with no crafting stores but it still feels like I’m close enough to call it local. By day I work as an Education Assistant at our local high school. When I’m not there you can usually find me in my craft room. I love ALL styles of card making but I tend to gravitate to clean & simple although that wasn’t always the case. My style has changed over the years and I’m sure it will continue to change. I also enjoy scrapbooking and making mini scrapbook albums. If I’m not at work or in my craft room I’m probably out exploring somewhere with my husband and our dog.

You can find me at Creating with Susan

I have a quick and easy card to share with you today using the Lily Stamp set from Concord & 9th. I used a MISTI to keep all my layers lined up but I share a tip with you below that will work if you don’t have a MISTI or other stamp positioning tool.

Start by cutting your card base to 4 1/4 x 11″ and scoring it 5 1/2″.  Next I used two stitched rectangle dies to cut the two panels.  If you don’t have any dies that’s okay, cut one piece to 3 3/4 x 5″ and another piece to 2 3/4 x 4″. In the picture below you’ll see the card base was in there too but I changed my mind and put the panels onto a colored piece which you’ll see in a bit.

I layered up the pieces using a little bit of tape runner to hold them together. I placed the stamp where I wanted it and then picked it up with the lid of the MISTI, inked it up and stamped it. Be sure to press down all over for better coverage around the edges. You can see that the stamping on the bottom layer has a tiny gap between the stamping on the middle layer. To fix this I removed the top two layers, inked up the stamp again without removing it from the lid and then pressed down. The stamp and the paper are in the same spot so it will line up perfectly every time.

If you don’t have a MISTI, that’s okay. Layer up the panels the same way and using a large block, stamp your image being sure to press down well. For the edges that have gaps between layers, use a marker to draw in the lines.  It’s that simple.

I used my MISTI to stamp the center of the flower. It’s not necessary but since I had it out…

  

Next I added the dots and the sentiment using stamps from the same set. I put the top two layers back into my MISTI, positioned the YOU portion of the sentiment and stamped it with the same ink as the flower center. I removed the top layer and then stamped the sentiment again. (Sorry, I forgot to take pics of that)

As I was adhering the top two panels together I decided I didn’t want a white card base. Instead I wanted the base to be the same color as the center of the flower. I don’t have any coordinating card stock so I dragged the ink pad along the outside edges of the front of the card base. No need to cover the whole thing since we only see a little bit of it.

I added the stamped panels to the card base with craft foam for some dimension.

You could change out the color and the sentiment to make a nice set of cards for someone.

Happy Stampin’

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Tuesday with Tara {take 186}

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

Happy Tuesday!

Today I’ve got a simple, snarky Valentine to share.  It kinda reminded me of conversations with my hubby in the morning before I’ve had coffee… lol. I’m not exactly a morning person he tries to have conversations.  I love him like crazy, but sometimes we just have to put up with each other 😉

This is another little 4x4” card, with some of the leftover die cut hearts from background paper I inked up.  I applied some Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide over one of them to provide more contrast, as well as giving me a nice match with my stenciled background.  This “thoughts” design seemed appropriate!  A stitched circle die (by MFT) from pearly card stock gives some nice shimmer beneath the pair of hearts and sticker sentiment.  I love these snarky small talk stickers and can’t wait to get the new larger ones when they come out!

Some little touches of red bling and some Nuvo glitter outlines finishes off this little cutie. And for the record, my hubby got a chuckle from the card!

inky hugs,

Tara

 

Tuesday with Tara {take 174}

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

Happy Tuesday!  I had a final autumn themed card ready to share today… and then I decided at the last minute I needed to create a poppies card for Remembrance Day!

I’ve used the Delicate Pretty Poppies by MFT again, this time I went with a Distress Watercolor painting on watercolor paper.  It bled a lot, but I was looking for a loose painted look… I stamped my images in Distress Ink (Festive Berries & Mowed Lawn) and painted in the color with the same ink and a water brush.  Once it was dry, I stamped it again in a slightly darker color to reinforce the lines of the images.

I added some splatter on the background by rubbing ink on a damp toothbrush and flicking it.  A bit of stickles finishes off the flowers… and a small story stick (by Tim Holtz) tied to some crinkle ribbon to add texture.

It’s pretty simple… but I like it.  I planned to add a sentiment, but decided to include one inside instead.

Inky hugs,

Tara