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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.

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Get Cozy for the Daily Challenge


Get Ready for Fall

Friday, September 11th, 2020

It’s that time of year again. Back to school, and get ready for fall. It’s Deb here, from the Design Team. Today’s word for the Scrap ‘N Stamp Daily Challenge is ‘leaves’. So far, the only ones that have fallen in my yard are because of the  hot dry weather. But soon enough, they’ll start putting on their dazzling show of colours for us! For my card today, I’ve jumped ahead to the show of colours.

GORGEOUS LEAVES

To create today’s card, I used a combination of stamps & dies from Wendy Vecchi, Concord & 9th and MFT.  Here’s a look at the completed card.Get Ready For Fall

I admit – fall colours are my favourite! The rich jewel tones are so pretty, and seem to give warmth to chilly days.

CARD DETAILS

Start with a piece of white cardstock, set up in your stamp platform. Next, line  up the Concord & 9th Uplifting Thoughts leaf image stamp on either the top or bottom, horizontally. Next, use the Gina K. Autumn Collection ink cubes in Faded Brick, Honey Mustard and Tomato Soup to ink up the leaves. Apply the ink randomly to the stamp, and then blend the colours using a small ink applicator. Stamp down onto the cardstock, and then move the cardstock up or down, depending on where  you started with your stamping. Line up the cardstock so that after you re-ink the stamp again, you are stamping down next to the first row of leaves. Repeat this one more time, until the cardstock is covered with leaves.  Now, clean and remove the stamp and cardstock. Use the MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle Dies  with a Big Shot to die cut the stamped piece to size.

Next, set up another smaller piece of white cardstock in the platform. Set up the Wendy Vecchi Country Flowers flower stamp. Stamp two flowers, both the base colour and top detail layer. I used a combination of Sweet Corn, Honey Mustard, Tomato Soup and the Faded Brick for the flowers & flower centers. Repeat this to stamp 1 set of leaves.  Next, use the coordinating dies that come with this set, and a Big Shot, to die cut the images.

For the sentiment, die cut the Concord & 9th Fabulous Phrases dies with the Lawn Fawn Sparkle Paper. Die cut the word once in sparkle paper, and once in black. Glue the words together, slightly offset. Finally, add some sparkle with the Nuvo Glimmer Pen in Midas Touch.

Now, you can layer everything together!

Get Ready For Fall

PLAY ALONG WITH THE DAILY CHALLENGE

You can start playing along with the Scrap ‘N Stamp daily challenge at any time! Simply join the Facebook Group HERE,  Then, choose a day to start, and create! Share your project on the page, using the hashtag #snschallenge there, and on other social media platforms, like Instagram or Pinterest. Play along with as many daily prompts as you’d like. At the end of the month, one lucky participant is randomly chosen to WIN a $50 Gift Certificate to Scrap ‘N Stamp!  That’s one great reason to play along, as well as making new creative friends in the group.

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Spatter Your Background

Friday, August 14th, 2020

Today’s card is all about textures and backgrounds! I’m going to share with you how to spatter your background. It’s Deb here,  for the Scrap ‘N Stamp Design Team. The word for today’s daily challenge is ‘spatter’, or splatter – whichever term you prefer. If you’re not playing along with the daily challenges, you can find the details in the Scrap ‘N Stamp Facebook challenge page HERE.  At the end of each moth, one lucky winner is randomly chosen for a prize!

SPATTER YOUR BACKGROUND

In the crafting world, it’s never too early to start on Christmas projects! For this card, I use the Hero Arts Snowflake Cluster Die for the focal images.

Spatter Your Background

Along with the spatter, you can see that I did something else ‘unusual’ for the background.

CARD DETAILS

Start with a piece of watercolour paper. On a large acrylic block, scribble watercolour markers in ‘stripes’, blending each colour slightly into the next. The Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers are perfect for this! I chose Violet, Light Violet, Prussian Blue and Blue. After scribbling the colours onto the block, light spray it with water, and the watercolour paper.  Now, turn the block over, and press the wet inks into the watercolour paper. Hold the block down firmly for a few seconds, to allow the paper to absorb the ink.  Remove the block from the paper. If you want to spread the colours more, lightly spray the paper again with the water.

While you wait for your watercolour paper to dry, you can die cut the snowflakes. Use you Big Shot or other die cutting machine with the Hero Arts Snowflake Cluster Die. Tonic Glitter Card in Sugar Crystal is very pretty & sparkly – perfect for snowflakes! On a strip of light blue cardstock, stamp the sentiment from the Concord & 9th Mistletoe Messages in Versamark ink. Cover the ink with white embossing powder, and set with a heat tool.

CREATE THE SPATTERS

Once the watercolour paper is dry, you’re ready to spatter your background! On your acrylic block, scribble the Violet and Blue markers, in separate areas. Spray the ink with water. Using a small brush, mix the Blue ink & water, and pick up some of the colour. To create the spatter, hold the brush over the top left of the watercolour paper (lighter area) and tap the brush against either your finger or another brush. Using a small brush will create small spatter marks. Repeat this with the Violet ink in the lower right corner.  Now, create larger spatters by picking up the ink & water mix with a larger bristle brush, and tap more ink onto the background.

For the white spatter, mix a bit of white paint – I  happen to have white gouache, or you can use any acrylic – with water, and repeat as above with the marker ink.  The photo below is a close up, so you can see the spatters a bit better.

Spatter Your Background

I like have the mix of large & small spatters; it adds more interest, I think.

PULL IT ALL TOGETHER

Now you’re ready to assemble your card! On a light blue card base, attach a strip of light purple cardstock on the left side, with liquid glue or tape. Next, attach your background to that, with foam tape or squares. Use liquid glue to attach the snowflakes on the diagonal, across the card front. Finally, attach the sentiment with foam tape or small squares.

Spatter Your Background

SUPPLIES

I hope that enjoyed seeing today’s project! What do you think? Do you like to spatter your background? I think it’s a great way to add texture & interest, without adding physical layers to your card. Also, you can do it with products that  you already own! Leave me a comment, and let me know your favourite background technique.

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