Posts Tagged ‘Chala’

Starstruck

Sunday, May 24th, 2020

Hello Again!  Chala here and I have two quick and fun cards to share with you to give you some inspiration for today’s Facebook Challenge Word – Stars.

I have some nesting stitched star dies in my collection that I haven’t used in a while so I pulled them out along with the Concord and 9th Lucky stamp set.  I wanted a bright colourful card so I also pulled out a package of the Lawn Fawn Sherbert cardstock.  If you are looking from nice thick cardstock Lawn Fawn is absolutely perfect!  I love the quality of this paper and the colour selection is amazing!

I cut down four pieces of the cardstock into 6″ x 6″ squares to fit on a square card base in the colours Ballet Slippers, Cilantro, Moonstone and Raspberry and then die cut the different sizes of the stars in descending size. I will be using the negative space of these die cute.  I then cut a square piece of the colour Sticky Note just a bit larger than the smaller star die cut.

I want the yellow star to be where your eye is drawn to so and thought some sparkle would help achieve that.  I pulled out my Nuvo Aqua Flow Shimmer Pen and added a nice layer overtop.   If you like shimmer and sparkle this pen is for you!

I put a lot of shimmer on this piece so I wanted to make sure it was going to adhere it flat onto the back so I used some Scar-tape around the edges and adhered it to the backside of the smallest star.  I then just continue to layer the coloured pieces adhering them with a tape runner and then adhere all the layers onto the card base.

I thought the card needed a bit more interest to it so I pulled out the cluster of stars from the Concord and 9th Lucky stamp set and with my Stamp Perfect I stamp the stars with some Versamark sticky ink and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.  I think this adds just enough interest without being too distracting.

For the sentiment I used the same Concord and 9th Lucky stamp set.  I liked the “I thank my” and wanted it to say “stars”.  I didn’t like the layout so I performed some stamp surgery and cut the “my” off so that I could line it up with the “stars”.  I have a hard time cutting my stamps apart…but I know it will be fine and I can layer them back together like they originally were.  I stamped with Versamark ink onto Lawn Fawn Black Liquorice cardstock and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I finished the sentiment by stamping “We’re Friends” on the inside with VersaFine Clair Nocturne Black Ink.

 

My next card I am making use of some of the stitched stars that were cut out of the 6″x 6″square pieces.  I can use the ones I don’t use on this card for another project.

Again, I wanted to add a bit more interest, this time I used the Sizzix Star Blanket embossing folder and I will emboss the Lawn Fawn Cilantro cardstock and trim it down to 2 1/8″ x 5 1/2″.  I adhere this to the lefthand side of an A2 size card.  I chose three of the stars to adhere onto.  I popped the red die cut star up with some foam squares to add some dimension.

The sentiment I chose is from the Concord & 9th – Shine On stamp set.  I again split the sentiment where I embossed the from sentiment on Lawn Fawn Black Liquorice cardstock and heat embossed with white embossing powder and stamped the rest of the sentiment on the inside with VersaFine Clair Nocturne Black Ink.

You can check out how I put these two cards together by watching the video here.

 

Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out today’s blog!  I look forward to seeing your “Star” themed creations on the Scrap’n Stamp Facebook Challenge Page!

 

~Chala

Perfectly Pink Mother’s Day Card

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

Happy Hump Day Everyone!

I am excited to be back and I am really enjoying the Random Acts of Cardness Challenge happening over at the Facebook Challenge Page. Today’s word is of course –  PINK!  Not just one of my favourite musical artists but also a perfect colour for my Perfectly Pink Mother’s Day Card!

I love mixing old and new products as well as combining different brands together.  For this card I am using a Large Stitched Square Die from the nesting set of Paper Rose, Stitched Squares, The Pretty Poppies Die from Lawn Fawn (although I think the Flower Power set would also be super cute!), the Large Circle Burst from Memory Box, as well as a few dies from the Sizzix Butterfly Embossing Folder and Die Set.

I found that with cards with many layers and die cuts it is easiest for me to do all my die cutting at one.  It is went especially fast since I was able to use my Gemini Jr. die cutting machine.  I received it last year for my birthday and I have declared it a necessity in my craft room and it is worth every penny my husband spent on it!  LOL!

Once I had all the die cutting done I wanted to add some dimension to the flower and some of the other embellishment images with Distress Inks.   I used Wild Honey, Victorian Velvet, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon and Bundled Sage and a picket fence blending brush to add some colour to the edges of the die cut images.  I really like how it add texture and dimension to the flower.

After the ink blending it was time to layer the images together to create my scene.  You can watch the YouTube video below to see how the card came together.

I used Gina K Connect Glue to adhere all the smaller die cuts together and for the dark pink stitched square I adhered that with my tape runner onto a 6 x 6 Square Card base.  I stamped the “MOM” sentiment with an alphabet stamp in Picked Raspberry Distress Ink using my Stamp Perfect (which is not exactly centred…but, that’s okay!) I then glued the white circle from the Large Circle Burst with the liquid adhesive and popped the rest of the Circle Burst die cut up with some Foam Squares.  The final touch was to add some enamel coloured dots and some Clear Wink of Stella to the centre of the flower and the small butterfly die cut.

This card was really quick to make and I am really happy with the way it looks.

Remember to play along with the Random Acts of Cardness Challenge this month as we love to see what you all create!  Also, if you missed this month’s Blog Hop be sure you check it out and leave your comments on each participants Blog Hop for your chance to win a $50 Scrap’N Stamp Gift Card.  The winner will be announced on May 14, 2020!

Happy Crafting!

~Chala

Darling Digis

Sunday, April 26th, 2020

Happy Sunday!  I am joining in the 30 day Scrap’n Stamp Facebook Challenge and today’s word is “Digi”.

Digital stamps can be a fun and easy way to create cards when you are on a budget or can’t find the right image or sentiment to go with items you already have.  There are many companies that offer digi stamps and today I am using a free one from Love Cynthia called Heart World.  I thought this was a perfect image for our current situation.

I started my downloading the image and then importing it into Silhouette Studio and resizing it.  If you don’t have Silhouette Studio you can use programs like Word or Pages to resize and print your image.  I like using Silhouette Studio as it allows me to easily die cut the images.  Again, you don’t need this program, as you can fussy cut around the images as well.

I printed and cut out several of the images so that I could create a few cards at once.  I then coloured the images in with my Copic Markers. My daughter even got in on the fun and coloured some of the images as well!  I pulled out the Hello, Beautiful sentiment stamps from My Favorite Things and stamped the “Friends Like You Make the World Beautiful” onto a panel of Lawn Fawn White Cardstock cut to 3 3/4″ x 5 1/2″.  I adhered the panel in the centre of some coordinating cardstock and then adhered that onto a top folding A2 size card base.  Finally, I adhered the digital image onto the card with some foam squares and added clear Wink of Stella to the little girl’s heart and bow as well as the bold “beautiful” sentiment.

 

I really like how I was able to coordinate this image with sentiments that I already had and I can’t wait to send these off to some nursing friends of mine.

I hope these cards inspired you and I can’t wait for you to share the cards you create with your take on the word “Digi”.

Take Care!

~Chala