Posts Tagged ‘daily challenge’

Let’s Celebrate!

Saturday, July 24th, 2021

I don’t know about  you, but one of the things I most celebrated with vaccinations in place, and infections going down was giving and getting hugs!!  Gosh, it felt so great to have that personal connection again ♥  Fist bumps and elbow taps are fine, but nothing can beat a big ol’ hug from someone you love! Whatever the reason, let’s celebrate and enjoy our weekend.

LET’S CELEBRATE

Honestly, I thought that I had my busy week in hand, but alas – not quite! I was supposed to share this project with you on Thursday, for my Scrap ‘N Stamp word prompt of ‘celebrate’. Which would have been fitting, as my hubby’s birthday was the day before. But I got my dates mixed up, and so here I am today.

I decided that hugs are definitely worth celebrating, as I said earlier. So I pulled out my Hero Arts Big Hugs Stamp & Die Cut set and glitter!

Let's Celebrate!

The red and gold are so rich looking together, aren’t they?

CARD DETAILS

Start with a panel of red cardstock, and the Tim Holtz Flourish Stencil. Use Purple Tape to hold the stencil in place, and then apply Nuvo Glimmer Paste ‘Moonstone’ through the stencil, with a palette knife.  Be sure to immediately clean off your stencil & knife, for easiest clean up. Now, set this aside to dry while you work on the rest of the card.

Stamp the sentiment from the Big Hugs set in Versamark ink, and cover with red embossing powder. Set with a heat tool, and then snip banner tails on the right end. Next, use the dies included with this set, and die cut the words once from gold glitter cardstock, and 3 more times in black cardstock.  Use liquid glue to stack the layers together, with the gold glitter on top. This layering really makes the letters stand out! I offset the black layers under the gold, for a drop shadow.

Create a red card base, and glue a strip of the gold glitter paper to the left hand side. Pop up your glitter embossed panel on top, using foam tape or squares.  Next, glue a strip of the gold glitter under the sentiment, then pop it up on top with more foam tape.  Glue the ‘Big Hug’s die cut directly to the card front.

Let's Celebrate

Isn’t this gorgeous?!  I added a few rhinestones from my stash for some extra shine.

PLAY ALONG WITH THE CHALLENGE!

Come play along with the challenge, and let’s celebrate!  You’ll find the Scrap ‘N Stamp Facebook challenge page HERE. Just create your project, and share a photo of it. Use the hashtag #snschallenge, so everyone sees it! At the end of the month, one participant is randomly chosen, and is the lucky winner of a $50 Gift Certificate to shop at Scrap ‘N Stamp!  Not bad, for doing something you’d already be doing anyway, right?

You can find the supplies to re-create my card, below. When you shop regular priced items at Scrap ‘N Stamp, be sure to use my Designer Code 10DEB, for 10% OFF your total order!

Let's Celebrate!

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Trees, Trees and More Trees!

Wednesday, April 21st, 2021

Hey creative friend! It’s Deb here, for the Design Team. Do you known what I realized, today? I realized that I have a LOT of stamp sets with trees! Trees, trees, and more trees! I guess that’s why I chose trees for today’s prompt for the Scrap ‘N Stamp challenge. My house is also surrounded by trees – it’s lovely to look at, especially at this time of year. We have evergreen trees, but we also have a lot of deciduous. So when the leaf buds start emerging, it’s a riot of all shades of green!

CATHEDRAL OF TREES

This first card uses an ‘oldie but a goodie’ stamp from Hero Arts, called Cathedral of Trees. I love this perspective of looking up, from the middle of a grove of trees.

Trees, Trees and More Trees!

CARD DETAILS

A trick I like to use when doing an ink blended background is to start with a piece of coloured cardstock, rather than white. Choose the lightest of the colour you’re using – in this case, start with light blue. Next, blend on Distress Oxide inks in (from  outside in) Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire and Faded Jeans. Leave the very middle without ink – so that just the cardstock shows through. This gives you the illusion that the center is ‘glowing’ with light.

Next, set up the blended panel in your stamp positioner, with the Cathedral of Trees stamp. Cover the stamp with Nocturne ink, and press firmly. With these large background stamps, I always find it best to ink & stamp twice, to ensure full coverage.  With the panel still in the positioner, line up the sentiment stamp Darkness Stars from Impression Obsession. Stamp with Versamark ink. Remove the panel, cover the sentiment stamping with gold embossing powder, and heat set.

To add some stars, mix a bit of white gouache or acrylic paint with water. Pick up the paint with a small brush, and splatter onto the panel. I also added some gold stars by dotting a Nuvo Glimmer Pen in Midas Touch randomly onto the panel.

Layer the finished panel onto a piece of Gina K. gold cardstock, and then onto a dark blue card base.

Trees, Trees and More Trees

SLIMLINE TREES

This next card doesn’t use any tree stamps – but it does use tree dies! I chose the Picket Fence Studios Slimline Die Cutting System with the 2 tree square dies.

I love the simplicity of this card! The blended blue sky just shines, doesn’t it?

CARD DETAILS

First, use the smaller of the slimline dies to cut 2 pieces from white cardstock. Put one aside – this will be for the background. Place the 2nd one back onto your Big Shot cutting plate, and place the 2 square tree dies at either end, and cut. To colour the birch trees, lightly blend on Vintage Photo distress oxide, and then add the black with a fine marker. Colour the evergreen trees with Mowed Lawn distress oxide, and a blending tool. Now, stamp the sentiment from the Poppystamps Diamond Sentiments in the middle, with Nocturne ink.

Place the die cut layer over top of the uncut piece, and lightly trace out the square openings with a pencil. Next, use a blending tool and apply Broken China distress oxide. Layer the 2 panels together with foam tape or squares. Decorate the front by wrapping some linen thread around the front, tying off with a small bow. Add a few coloured rhinestones, and then attach the card front to a green card base.

JOIN THE DAILY CHALLENGE

Are you playing along with the Scrap ‘N Stamp daily challenge? You don’t have to play every single day – play as often as you can! You can find the details HERE in the Facebook group, along with the list of prompts for this month. At the end of each month, one lucky participant is randomly chosen, and wins a $50 Gift Certificate to shop the Scrap ‘N Stamp store! I hope that you’ll join me in today’s challenge with trees, trees and more trees!

SUPPLIES

Speaking of shopping the Scrap ‘N Stamp store, I’ve listed the products I used for my cards, below. Affiliate links for supplies are provided. If you choose to use my links, you help support me in maintaining my blog, at no extra cost to you. Thanks in advance!


Get Cozy for the Daily Challenge

Saturday, January 9th, 2021

Happy Saturday! It’s Deb here, for the Design Team. Are you ready to get cozy for the Daily Challenge on the Scrap ‘N Stamp Facebook page? Cozy is today’s word prompt, and I hope that you’ll play along with me today. Once your project is complete, share a photo of it on the Challenge page HERE. Be sure to use hashtag #snschallenge, so that it won’t be missed! I’m looking forward to seeing what you create.

COZY CABIN

I got literal, and used the Cozy Cabin stamp set from Penny Black! This is my first time using it, and I know I’ll be using it a lot more. Penny Black is one of my favourite stamp lines, for scenic stamps.

Get Cozy for the Daily Challenge

It sure does look cozy though, doesn’t it?

CARD DETAILS

Start with a piece of smooth white cardstock. Set up the the cardstock and the stamp in your stamp positioner. This will allow you to stamp with different ink colours, without worrying about lining up the image each time. First, cover the trees with Gina K. Fresh Asparagus ink, and then stamp. Next, cover the cabin with Gina K. Faded Brick ink, and stamp. Stamp the chimney smoke with a light gray ink.

To create the sky, lightly blend on Broken China Distress Oxide ink. To create the snow, you have a couple of choices. I was too lazy to get up & get my Texture Paste, but that can be used. Or, you can use a white gouache paint, which I had already on my table. To make the snow ‘thicker’, apply the gouache directly, without watering it down. Use a small brush and add the paint or texture paste to the cabin roof, the ground, and a bit on the trees.  Next, add some falling snow by diluting the gouache with water, and flicking it on with a small brush.

Get Cozy for the Daily Challenge

In the photo above, you can see how the undiluted gouache creates a raised 3D effect for the snow.  I also used my Nuvo Midas Touch Shimmer Pen to add some shine to the windows.

Stamp the sentiment from the Poppystamps Christmas Quotes stamp set in dark blue ink. Next, use the Big Shot with the coordinating dies. Add the sentiment across the bottom, using foam tape. Finally, attach the card front to a dark blue card base.

JOIN THE CHALLENGE!

I hope that you enjoyed seeing my Cozy Cabin card, and that you’ll get cozy for the Daily Challenge, too! Feel free to interpret cozy however you want, to make your own project. Play along with as many days as you want; you don’t  have to join every single day. At the end of the month, one lucky person is randomly chosen, and will WIN a $50 Gift Certificate to Scrap ‘N Stamp!

SUPPLIES

For supplies to recreate my card, links can be found below.

Affiliate links for products are supplied, below. If you choose to use my links, you help support me in maintaining my blog. Thanks in advance!

 

Get Cozy for the Daily Challenge