Posts Tagged ‘Cards’

Thinking of You

Thursday, February 7th, 2019


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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Poppin’ up to say it’s been a slice!

Sunday, December 30th, 2018

Happy almost New Year! Time has been flying by and I can’t wait to see what new adventures await for 2019. I’m LOVING the new Lawn Fawn release and have a super cute card to share today.

I started by creating the background using the Polka Heart Backdrop and Bristol Smooth card stock. Next, I blended Distress Oxide inks in Worn Lipstick and Wilted Violet. I then stamped and colored in the main images from Let’s Toast with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and alcohol markers.

Next up, I worked on the interactive portion using the Let’s Toast Pull Tab Add-On. You can check out the full tutorial over on the Lawn Fawn Blog here.

I mixed and matched sentiments from both the Let’s Toast set and a New Year greeting from my stash. I heat set white embossing powder on black card stock which hid the pull tab mechanism perfectly. To finish off the card I added coordinating party accessories and clear sparkle marker overlay.

I hope you have a fabulous New Year! It’s been a blast being a part of the Scrap ‘N Stamp design team and I can’t wait to see all the new challenges and projects from the sidelines.


Lawn Fawn – Clear Stamp – Let’s Toast
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Lawn Fawn – Dies – Let’s Toast Pull…
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Lawn Fawn – Dies – Polka Heart…
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Memento – Ink Pad – Tuxedo Black
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Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Friday, December 21st, 2018

Hello everyone, Kia here today. It is not long now before Santa starts his journey!

I used the adorable set from Mama Elephant called Santa’s Sleigh for this card, doing some water colouring using a mix of watercolours consisting of Gansai, Color Burst and Distress Inks, and I also used silver pen on the sleigh rails. Rudolph also has a red shiney nose thanks to some Wink of Stella I added.

For the moon I first painted it in yellow, then went over it with a watered down acrylic paint to get the glow look.

I stamped my sentiment in red and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Once I was finished with the background I went over it with the Micro Glaze and buffed it for a shine, which is hard to see in the picture. I attached the sentiment with glue, and attached the dogs and sleigh using foam squares. My friend wants to give this card to her hubby, and it fits perfectly as they have 3 dogs. The little dogs shown in the picture I will use on the inside.

Thank you for joining me today. I will see you next time … and that will be in 2019!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.