Posts Tagged ‘Concord and 9th’

I’m Dreaming of a Red Christmas Gnome…

Friday, October 15th, 2021

Hello and happy Friday! It’s my turn today to pick a Random Acts of Cardness challenge prompt, and I chose RED – which just happens to be my favourite colour. 🙂  For me, red is good all year round, but definitely comes into its own for Christmas cards – and since it’s mid-October (what?) I am all about cranking out the Christmas cards:

 

 

I even managed to incorporate a gnome! (Have you visited and commented on our Gnome for the Holidays blog hop yet? Don’t forget, one lucky commenter wins a $50 gc to the store!) I’m using the same Spellbinders Holiday Gnomes stamps that I used for my hop card, combining it with die cuts from Concord & 9th’s Cozy Christmas die set. And wait, is that the world’s oldest embossing folder in the background? Why yes, it is! I think anyone who owned a Cuttlebug back in the day has this folder, but Scrap ‘n Stamp has a fun variety of much newer folders to choose from. 😉

 

 

If you add some RED to your next card, I hope you’ll add it to the challenge page on Facebook! And if the upcoming festive cardmaking frenzy has you needing a few new supplies, you are welcome to use my design team code, 10Lindsey, for 10% off your order. 🙂

 

Stretching My Leaf Stamps for Fall

Monday, September 27th, 2021

Can you believe it? It’s the final days of September! We are well into fall where I live in Ontario, and so my prompt today for this month’s Random Acts of Cardness Challenge is LEAVES. Of course they don’t have to be autumn leaves, but to me, it seemed appropriate. Normally I would grab a maple leaf stamp or die, but I decided to challenge myself a bit and use leaves that are perhaps not designed to be used on their own:

For this card, I am using two leaf stamps from a Concord & 9th set called Filled In Florals. Using the rock ‘n roll technique, I randomly stamped my leaves down the left side of the panel, using yellow and orange Memento inks. I don’t have a deckle trimmer (psst, Santa!), so I carefully used a deckle frame die to add interest to the right edge of my panel. The sentiment is embossed with glitter embossing powder, and I added a trio of enamel dots from my stash to finish everything off.

For my second card, I decided to experiment with some alcohol lift ink!

Okay, I was actually planning to play with alcohol inks, but I’m still a total beginner with them, so my inked panel was… not pretty. I grabbed the larger of my two leaf stamps, tapped it on the alcohol lift pad, stamped it on my inked panel, and finally stamped it onto regular cardstock. My garish panel made for subtly coloured images! I like how it gives a completely different look to the leaves. Again, being a relative newbie, I now know that the process will stain your clear stamps. Word to the wise if you like to keep your stamps pristine. 😉 I kept the rest of my card simple, with a few scored lines and a sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Thanks a Latte.

If you decide to make a card with leaves on it, I hope you’ll add it to the Scrap ‘n Stamp challenge page on Facebook! Thanks for checking in today.

The Heat is On!

Friday, August 20th, 2021

It’s Friday, yay, and today’s word for Scrap ‘n Stamp’s Random Acts of Cardness challenge is… HEAT! When I picked the prompt, I certainly didn’t realize how extreme the heat would be in some parts of Canada this summer. Let’s hope things settle down soon.
I’m representing heat on my card in two ways… heat embossing and a warm colour palette:

This floral set by Concord & 9th makes everything easy! (stamp set, stencils and dies) I used the biggest stamp in the set, which as you can tell, is larger than an A2 card base! It’s stamped in Versafine onyx black ink and embossed in black sparkle embossing powder. Then comes the magically easy part! 😀  The stencil set includes ones to colour in just the leaves, just the flowers, both at the same time (say if you wanted a more monochromatic look); and also a mask to cover the flowers to colour in a background and a flower mask with background stripes, which is what I used. For easy blending, I used distress inks in squeezed lemonade, carved pumpkin and crackling campfire (heat!) for the flowers, and rustic wilderness for the leaves. I used squeezed lemonade to add the stripes along the edges, letting them fade toward the centre. For the sentiment, I added crackling campfire to white cardstock before embossing a birthday sentiment from My Favorite Things’ Birthday Bears.

If you have yet to try a stamp-and-stencil set, I highly recommend it! If shopping is on your agenda this weekend, don’t forget you can use the code 10Lindsey for 10% off your order! Have a good one!