Posts Tagged ‘cardmaking’

A Colourful Birthday!

Friday, July 16th, 2021

It’s a colourful day on the blog! I’m sharing a birthday card for today’s Random Acts of Cardness challenge: COLOURFUL! (I went birthday today, but this prompt certainly works for Christmas in July cards, too!) Here’s my card:


I’m using stamps and dies from Concord & 9th called Top It Off. (stamps here and dies here) I love how I was able to fill the entire card front with the cake and toppers. The cake and candles are stamped in various colours of Memento ink – with the help of Versamark on the cake layers so I could sparkle them up with embossing glitter! For the candles, I glitzed up their flames with Liquid Stardust – if you haven’t tried this, it easily adds the most beautiful shimmer wherever you want it! Of course, I was trying to photograph this on a thunderstorm-y day, so I couldn’t come close to capturing the glitter and shine. The “eat cake” topper is cut from purple cardstock. The card base actually comes from a blue cardstock pack, but it’s a purply blue. 😉


I have to show you the inside of my card, as I used one of my favourite parts of the stamp set:


Birthday cake, yum… 😀
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Getting Ready for Canada Day!

Monday, June 28th, 2021

Happy Monday! We’ve got Canada Day coming up this week, and so here’s my Canadian card!

 

 

This cute little Avery Elle stamp and die set is designed by Canadian Elena Roussakis! I stamped and embossed the adorable beaver and coloured him with Copics before die cutting. The larger of the two Whittle Wood Picture Frame dies seemed a perfect way to highlight him. For the background, I added a tiny panel of watercolour paper, that I first dipped in mermaid lagoon and mowed lawn distress ink, then when when dry added a few trees at the horizon. It still needed a little something, so I inlaid a few die cut Paper Smooches maple leaves using a scrap of red cardstock. (Do you still miss Paper Smooches, too? Scrap ‘n Stamp has a few stamp and die sets left if you want to add to your collection!) Finally, I tucked one of the sentiments from the stamp set under the corner of the twig frame.

 

 

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Let’s Foil

Friday, May 21st, 2021

TGIF! Not just any Friday, but the Friday of the long weekend and the unofficial start of SUMMER here in Canada, yay! Lindsey here on the blog today with a card for today’s Random Act of Cardness prompt: FOIL. I do have the Gemini FoilPress, and love the combination of foiling and letterpress effect that it gives, but I also enjoy foiling with a stencil and my die cut machine! So easy to do, and adds yet another way of using my stencils. And since it’s the Friday of a long weekend, here’s my card!

 

 

Rainbow martinis, yes please! I’m using a Martini Glasses stencil from Picket Fence – it’s out of stock at the moment, but more are on the way! I started by masking off the middle of my card panel, then applied some transfer gel duo through the stencil using this little squeegee (best deal ever!), then left it to dry for an hour or so while I cleaned off the stencil and worked on another card. (Sure, I could have done housework or something, but why? :D) Once the gel had dried and turned clear, I cut a couple of pieces of rainbow shattered glass foil to fit my stencilled image, and ran it through my die cutting machine. And pow, shiny foiled martini glasses! I added the sentiment and embossed it with glitter embossing powder. (I know, I’ve used this sentiment before, but it’s my current favourite!)

 

 

Have you tried foiling? I’d love to hear in the comments, or see your foiled creations on the Scrap N Stamp Challenge Facebook page! Don’t forget to tag your posts with #snschallenge on IG and other social media. Have a great weekend!