Posts Tagged ‘cardmaking’

One Layer Winter Card with Concord & 9th

Sunday, September 13th, 2020

Concord and 9th happy winter 1

Hi Everyone!

I hope you are all well and staying safe in these trying times. Those of you dealing with kids back in school I wish you all the best for whatever situation you are faced with.

I have a one layer card for you today. These haven’t always been easy for me to do and sometimes I still struggle with them but today’s card came together pretty easy.

Concord and 9th happy winter 2

I started with stamping the image a little off to the right making sure to leave enough space on the left for my ‘patterned paper.’ I used the distress oxide minis to create my paper. I chose 6 colors – 3 blues and 3 greens – and pressed the cube onto the paper and dragged it off the edge. Once I filled up the side I stamped the little images on top.

Concord and 9th happy winter detail

Next I grabbed a blender pen and coloured in the image with the same colors in the ‘paper’ and a few more.
I chose to use a bigger sentiment because it balances well with the larger image on my card and to help ground the image.

Concord and 9th happy winter

A few tips for one layer cards:
– use one larger image
– if using smaller images cluster them together
– keep the colors simple (I did use quite a few but they were all shades of each other so that helps to keep it simple)
– larger sentiments work well with large images
– smaller sentiments work well with smaller images.

I hope this tips make sense and help you if you struggle with one layer cards.

Happy Stampin’

and thanks so much for visiting!

Stay safe everyone!!
Susan

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TBT – A Little Ray of Sunshine

Thursday, August 6th, 2020
Chala has created a card using the Shine on Set of stamps and dies from Concord & 9th.  Since sunshine is today’s facebook challenge word  and  it’s Throwback Thursday so I thought what could be better! Enjoy!
A Little Ray of Sunshine – Concord & 9th – Shine On

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a great Christmas! I am not sure I am ready to get back to the hub-bub of life…..but, we are on the brink of a New Year that I am sure will be filled with beautiful memories and amazing opportunities!

Since my creative mojo has been in a bit of a slump, I had my son pick out the stamp set to use. I thought this would give me a creative challenge and hopefully spark some new ideas. I was pleased when he pulled out the Concord & 9th Shine On stamp set as I had’t used this set in a while and I sure could use some sunshine and colour.

To begin, I pulled out my Wendy Vecchi Make Art Stay-tion and ink blended some colourful clouds using the My Favorite Things Cloud stencil onto some Lawn Fawn White Cardstock. I then ink blend using Distress Inks in the colours Shabby Shutters, Tumbled Glass, Victorian Velvet and Shaded Lilac and the Picket Fence Life Changing Blending Brushes.

Next, I position the sunshine die from the Shine on Die Set to appear like it was peaking through from the clouds. I secured it with some Thermo-web Purple tape and ran it through my Gemini Jr. die cutting machine. To make the sunshine die cut pop, I will place a smaller piece of Lawn Fawn Sunflower cardstock behind the sunshine and adhere that with some washi-tape. You can use a glitter cardstock to add some extra sparkle if you like.

I chose the phrase “A Little Ray of Sunshine to Brighten your Day” and using my Stamp Perfect I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Claire Nocturne Ink in the lower right hand corner and adhere the panel down onto my A2 side folding card base.

To take it to the next level I decided to create a coordinating envelope. My goal in the New Year is to create a matching envelope for each card I make.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and if you like you can see the card come together by clicking the video below.

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I wish you all much love and happiness in 2020!

~Chala, xoxox

Today’s Theme is Flowers

Friday, June 12th, 2020

Happy Friday, and Day 12 of the Scrap ‘N Stamp Challenge! Today’s theme is Flowers. If you’re like me, you probably have dozens of stamps to choose from, for this theme. I recently received a new Taylored Expression Doodle Flowers Background stamp. So that’s what I’m sharing today.

DOODLE FLOWERS BACKGROUND

These flowers are so pretty, and happy looking, I had to let them take center stage. Even though, technically, the center is the only place they’re not!

Today's Theme is Flowers

It looks like a lot of colouring, but it comes together very quickly.

CARD DETAILS

Start with a piece of white cardstock. Use a blending tool to add Broken China distress oxide ink around the edges, getting lighter towards the middle. Next, set up the cardstock in your stamp platform. Place the stamp on top, and then pick it up with the lid. Cover the stamp with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and the stamp onto the blended cardstock.

Remove the cardstock from the stamp platform, and colour the flowers & leaves. I chose my alcohol ink markers for colouring, using both Copic and Spectrum Noir. After colouring, place the panel back into your stamp platform. Place the sentiment stamp from the Penny Black Sentiment Collection set in the middle. Cover the stamp with Nocturne ink, and stamp. Next, cover the sentiment with clear embossing powder, and then set it with a heat tool.

Layer a piece smaller piece of yellow cardstock onto a blue card base, with glue. Next, attach your card front, using foam tape. Finish off the card front by adding a few enamel dots and rhinestones from your stash.

Today's Theme is Flowers

By adding the blended background ink, you add dimension to the card front, without adding an extra physical layer.

JOIN THIS MONTH’S CHALLENGE

Have you joined this month’s daily challenge yet? There’s plenty of time to join – you can even go back & join days that you’ve missed! Today’s theme is flowers, but there’s a new theme each day. Simply choose the day/days you want to join. Create a project with that day’s theme. Then, link your project on the Scrap ‘N Stamp challenge page HERE on Facebook. Use the hashtag #SNSCHALLENGE. Of course you can share on your other social media platforms like Instagram & Pinterest, too.  At the end of the month, one name will be randomly chosen from all participants to WIN a $50 Gift Certificate to Scrap ‘N Stamp!

SUPPLIES

You can find the supplies that I used for my card, in the Scrap ‘N  Stamp online store. Don’t forget to use my Discount Code 10DEB at checkout, to save 10% on your regular priced order!

Today's Theme is Flowers

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