Posts Tagged ‘cardmaking’

Welcome to Autumn!

Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

Today’s word prompt for the Scrap ‘N Stamp daily challenge is ‘trees’. It’s Deb here, from the Design Team! I chose that word, as I thought it would be the perfect way to say ‘welcome’ to autumn! As far as colours go, it has to be my favourite time of year. Plus, it’s a good excuse to cozy up with sweaters or blankets, especially with a good book.


I’ve been waiting to use this new Penny Black stamp, called Enlightened. It’s more about the leaves that the actual tree, but I figured that was close enough! Plus, it gave me a chance to  pull out my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers, for some watercolour.

Welcome to Autumn!

Don’t you just want to grab your favourite hot beverage, and snuggle on the couch? But wait – finish reading my post, first!


Start with a piece of watercolour paper, set up in your stamp platform. Next, randomly add ink from your Carmine Red, Yellow, and Orange Zig markers, onto the leaves. Lightly spritz with water, and then press firmly onto the paper. Repeat this as many times as you like, until you’re happy with the colours. Next, use the Blue Gray marker for the lines, and the Light Green marker for the stems, and repeat the process.  If you don’t have markers, you could do this process with your Distress Ink pads, as well.

For the sentiment, I chose the Memory Box Harvest Love set. Stamp the sentiment onto vellum paper in Versamark ink. Next, cover the stamping with copper embossing powder, and heat set.  Repeat this with the smallest leaf stamp from this set. Colour the leaf using the same colours you used for the background.  This Harvest Love bundle comes with coordinating dies – use that with your Big Shot to die cut the leaf.  Die cut the sentiment with a stitched oval die, and then glue it onto the watercolour panel.

Layer the front panel onto a piece of copper glimmer paper using foam tape, and then attach these to an orange card base.  Attach the leaf using a foam square, and then glue on some sequins, to finish off your card.

Welcome to Autumn!

The copper embossing powder is so rich and warm!


I hope that you’ll welcome fall too, and join in my word prompt challenge of trees! To play along is easy; join the Scrap ‘N Stamp Facebook group HERE. You’ll find a different word prompt  for each day of the month. Play along as many times as you want! Share a photo of your project in the group, with the hashtag #snschallenge.  At the end of the month, one participant’s name is randomly drawn, and awarded a $50 Gift Certificate to shop at Scrap ‘N Stamp! In the meantime, when you shop at Scrap ‘N Stamp be sure to use my Design Team code 10DEB to receive 10% OFF your total purchase! (regular priced items only).

Welcome to Autumn!

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Water You Up To?

Monday, August 30th, 2021

And here we are… the last Monday and second last day in August! Today’s Random Acts of Cardness prompt is WATER, and I’m sharing a couple of different watery cards with you today. In both, I tried to incorporate water in both theme and technique. Here’s my first one:

Not over my love of Whittles dies yet! Here I’m using Whittle Dolphin and Whittle Sunshine for my card, along with a sentiment from Whittle Sealife Sentiments. (Possibly the only thing I don’t love about Whittles is typing it over and over…) 😂  For the main panel, I did some two-step ink smooshing – first smooshing the bottom third in a puddle of salty ocean distress ink + water, making sure some “splashed” up the panel. Once that was dry, I smooshed the top part in some tumbled glass ink + water – which hardly shows in the photos. I used the same inks, plus some weathered wood, to watercolour my dolphin. The sun is coloured with squeezed lemonade and carved pumpkin. After I die cut my panel, I had enough left over to stamp and emboss the sentiment on a piece and cut it into a banner. For the card base, I swiped the salty ocean ink all around the edges of it to coordinate.

I made a number of smooshed card bases at the same time (sitting outside on our deck, it was lovely!), and used a second one to make another card.

For this one, I played with distress oxide inks and one of my favourite smooshing techniques – using plastic wrap! Keep in mind, I’m a clean and simple cardmaker… this is about as technique-y as I get. 😉  After smooshing my panel in tumbled glass, salty ocean and faded jeans oxides, I crumpled some plastic wrap and pressed it on top before letting it dry. (Plastic wrap, bad, I know; but I do save and reuse it, so there’s that.) For a little variety, I used wilted violet (along with weathered wood) to watercolour my dolphin, Whittle Happy Octopus and Whittle Shark. The panel is cut with a deckle die, as is the sentiment, even though there’s no die that exact size – I just cut it twice!

Thanks for checking in today, I hope your week is off to a great start!


Christmas in July – Outdoors!

Monday, July 26th, 2021

Hello and happy Monday! Hope everyone had a great weekend. I’m here today with a card for today’s Random Acts of Cardness prompt, OUTDOORS! I’m also sneaking in another Christmas in July card, using a sweet little stamp set from Lawn Fawn, Holiday Penguin. Here’s my card:

Isn’t he a cute little guy? I stamped and embossed him using Versafine onyx black ink and Wow embossing powder before colouring him with Copic markers. Yes, I had hoped to seamlessly stamp the sentiment and the heart skate trail, but since I didn’t, let’s pretend he did a little toe flip jump here, shall we? 😂  Using the two snowflake stamps included in the set, I added a flurry of snow above him. He is popped up on the panel that is die cut with a My Favorite Things wonky stitched rectangle die. An easily made card to add to the December stash!

Join our Facebook challenge page here! And remember to use the #snschallenge tag on social media so we can all see your creations! Thanks for checking in today – hope you have a great week in store!