Posts Tagged ‘Concord & 9th’

Ink-Blended Happy Birthday – and a Giveaway!

Friday, March 19th, 2021

Happy Friday! Lindsey here with my first ever post for Scrap ‘N Stamp! So it’s a happy day for me, and I hope it is for you too, as I have a colourful birthday card to share… and a chance to win some fun paper crafting supplies! Here’s my card:

Rainbows and gold are hard to beat, even if it is after St. Patrick’s Day! I’d never attempted ink-blending a panel before hot foiling, so I decided to give it a try. For my rainbow, I used distress oxides in spun sugar, festive berries, wild honey, bundled sage, mermaid lagoon, and wilted violet.  My favourite part is flicking water onto the inks and blotting with a tissue to get all the fun splotches. Going all out, I also added some gold and black spatters, as well.
Once my panel was dry, I let my Gemini FoilPress heat up, and foiled my sentiment with gold, adding the little “to you” underneath. It still wasn’t sparkly enough, so I matted my rainbow panel on some Concord & 9th glitter cardstock. My last step (which now I realize might have been one step TOO far, LOL) was to add some black Nuvo drops on either side of the sentiment.

Have you tried heat foiling? I have a giveaway today of the Glimmer faux script happy birthday die I used for this card, as well as two rolls of Gemini foil, in gold and silver shimmer. For your chance to win, leave a comment here on the Scrap ‘N Stamp blog as well as on my blog, Bashful Blogging! You can enter until March 31st.
Thanks for checking in today, and I hope you enjoy a crafty start to your weekend!

Tuesday with Tara {take 285} Wild About You

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

Happy Tuesday and happy February!  I’m kicking off the new month with some Valentine’s Vibes and a fun twist on a tropical stamp set, Toucan Paradise by Concord & 9th!  I pulled out a mix of pink, coral & orange Distress Oxide Inks (the new color, Kitsch Flamingo would be a great addition!) for a fun slimline card!

It felt really good to pull out these tropical stamps and cheerful colors in the middle of some chilly weather!  I used the three colors you see above, Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral & Crackling Campfire (along with black & white) in Distress Oxide on the card base and with regular Distress Ink on the toucan (I found I lost some of the detail on his beak with Distress Oxides).  There’s a ton of great images in the set- flowers & leaves & fun texture stamps.  I dug through other stamp sets to find a tiny heart to add in a few of those.

I was tickled when I looked at the Picket Fence Slimline dies and looked at the tree window sideways and noticed it was perfect as branches for my bird to sit on!  My card base is the same oatmeal color as the top layer, but I did a bit of ink blending in Raspberry & Coral, then stenciled some hearts with Picket Fence Distress over it.  The top layer was adhered to the base card with some foam adhesive squares to make the background stand out a bit more.

I heat embossed the large sentiment, which was great for a tall card like this one, with Distress Embossing Glaze in Crackling Campfire over Versamark (clear) ink.

Do you enjoy making cards for Valentine’s Day? I have to confess, even through my many years as a single woman, I’ve always loved making fun Valentine’s and coming up with new ways to use my stamps to celebrate love & friendship!  Plan to join us back here on Friday for our February blog hop with more fun 🙂

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 280} Goodwill to men

Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

“Goodwill” seems like a good theme for the last card I’m sharing here in 2020… it’s been a year like no other and I can only hope that each of us finds some goodwill to share as we end this year and brave our way into the next one.

My cards today are simple, and I’m sharing two because honestly I wasn’t crazy about the first one I made!  I do love this Peace on Earth stamp set by Concord & 9th, though.  It has such a lovely script that was fun to use with a variety of shades of Distress Oxide Ink.  I love how bold it stamped on colored card stock for this card (green & blue is always a favorite combo of mine).   I decided to try the two main sentiments on a square card, which meant a bit of experimenting with the ‘let there be’ part of the sentiment.  I cut the words apart (yes- the actual polymer stamps) so I could play around with arrangement and then ended up stamping them individually on strips of Kraft card stock for the result you see on the finished card.

I embellished this one simply with a few pieces of die cut greens from two different Tim Holtz Sizzix sets (garden greens & holiday greens).  The stamping in the background layer is a couple of the greenery stamps that came with the Peace on Earth stamp set.

This next card is not my favorite… I think I liked it better before I started adding extra stamps & embellishments to it, but I guess I know for next time! My concept was to use several different shades of green for a fun mix of colors.  I used some of the secondary stamps from the set around the text and decided to use die cut poinsettias instead of the floral stamp in the set.  These little cuties are by Dee’s Distinctively and the die cuts multiples of three different sizes of flowers as well as some individual leaves!

As much as I love the little dies, I think they are what I don’t like about my card… or maybe it’s just the placement of the small flower. Oh well, sometimes our makes just seem a bit ‘meh’ and we have to just roll with it 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!  I’d love to hear if you have a great idea for what would fix my card layout for next time.  I hope the last few days of 2020 are good ones for you, and that you can bless others with a bit of goodwill!

Inky hugs,

Tara