Posts Tagged ‘cardmaking’

Mixed Media Dies 2 Ways!!

Saturday, February 9th, 2019

Welcome back, crafty peeps!!  Laurie here to share two cards using dies from the Tim Holtz Mixed Media Set #5.  If you’ve never seen or used these, I highly recommend you check them out!  Each set has 3 large, amazing dies and the price point is awesome!!

My first card features some lazy watercolouring which will be hidden behind a panel cut with one of the floral dies in this set.

I cut the image out of white cardstock and inked the edges with Wild Honey and Vintage Photo Distress Inks.  For the watercolouring, I used Bristol Smooth paper and a cheap set of watercolour paints.  I’m sure there was an easier way to do this but I just kept putting the die cut panel over the Bristol and roughly lined up where the ink should go!!

I think that this panel looks pretty cool on its own!!  But layered up together, it looks like this:

Before adhering the two panels together, I added some splatters with the Vintage Photo as well as Ground Espresso Distress Inks.

I added some twine to the left side and stamped the sentiment in Vintage Photo. I used my Misti for this as Distress Ink doesn’t stamp well and I need multiple impressions.  The sentiment comes from the Penny Black Choose Happy Stamp Set.

For the second card, I used another one of the dies from this set and used it to emboss!  You can do this with all your dies as long as you have a tan embossing mat and the correct sandwich for your die cutting machine!

This gives a very pretty result. To bring out the embossing a bit more, I lightly blended some Tattered Rose Distress Ink over top. I should mention, that I had that stitched rectangle in my “spares” bin so that was cut already.  You would want to make sure you cut down your panel BEFORE embossing it!

I adhered the embossed panel onto a piece of black cardstock that was slightly larger.  The “thank you” sentiment and heart come from the From the Heart Stamp Set from MFT…this is a great set to have in your stash!!

As an added touch, I used a couple dies from the Spring Floral Cluster Dies from Flora and Fauna and some shimmer pen on some of the raised portions!

And those are my projects for today!! Hope you found a little inspiration here today!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

See you soon…

Laurie

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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Thanks For Being That Friend!

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

THANKS FOR BEING THAT FRIEND!

Hello there! I’m super excited to be here, as a new member of the Scrap ‘N Stamp Design Team! My name is Deb, and I live here on the beautiful Canadian west coast – in Vancouver, in fact, which is where Scrap ‘N Stamp is located. I’m a WAHM of 2 grown boys (20 and 24) with my husband. I found stamping when carpal tunnel syndrome in both wrists forced me to give up my floral business just over 7 years ago, and before that I gave up my ‘corporate’ job when our first son was born. Needless to say – I much prefer the creative world!

Today I have a quick & fun card to share with you, involving another one of my favourite things – wine! I think this card would be a great ‘Galentine’ card for your bestie, or just because they’re a great friend.

Thanks For Being That Friend!

I’m using the My Favorite Things Good Time to Wine stamp set, along with the matching Wine Glass Shaker & Frame dies. I also added extra fun, making it a shaker card by using the MFT Wine Glass Shaker Pouches!

To start, I sponged on some Picked Raspberry Distress Ink onto white cardstock. I used my Life Changing Blender Brushes from Picket Fence Studios – be sure to keep checking the store, because these are COMING SOON to Scrap ‘N Stamp!! (you’ll fall in love with these brushes – they really do live up to their name!).  After sponging, I dabbed some of the Picked Raspberry ink onto a clear block, and picked up some of the ink with a slightly wet water brush, and flicked some ink over the panel.

Next, I used my Big Shot with the MFT Wine Glass Shaker & Frame Dies to die cut 2 of the glasses from silver foil cardstock. I wanted my glasses to be clear, so I then cut 2 of the backing pieces for the shaker from acetate.

For the next step, I lined the back of the glass ‘bowl’ part with 1/8″ double sided tape, then removed the backing. I then insert the Wine Glass Shaker Pouch, 1 per glass, and then filled each one with some clear droplets form my stash. Then, I attached the acetate backing with more double sided tape, to hold them in place.

Thanks for Being That Friend!

In the photo above, you can see the fun dimension that the Wine Glass Shaker Pouches add to the card!

For the sentiment from the Good Time to Wine stamp set, I place a strip of vellum into my stamp platform. The sentiment is stamped first in Picked Raspberry Distress ink, and then again in Versamark ink. I then covered it with clear embossing powder, and set it with a heat tool. The heat embossing helps the sentiment stand out a bit more, on the vellum and over the glass stems.

To assemble the card, I used the double sided tape to attach the left glass directly to the sponged panel. The left glass was attached using foam tape, to give it dimension, so it looks like the glasses are clinking. Next, I added some more of the clear droplets above the glasses, to look like bubbles. I also added a few drops of Nuvo Crystal Glaze between the droplets, to look like smaller bubbles. The sentiment is attached with a small amount of liquid glue onto the stem of the glasses.

Finally, the front panel is attached to a panel of silver cardstock (to carry over the silver of the glasses) and then onto a card base of bright pink.

Thanks for Being That Friend!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my project for today, and you’re inspired to create one of your own! I’ve included the links below, for each of the products you’ll find in the Scrap ‘N Stamp store. Be sure to visit the store often, as new product is added frequently. And be sure to visit the blog every day, for new inspiration from all of the amazing Design Team members!

Happy stamping! ~ Deb