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Have a Bright & Sunny Day!

Monday, March 4th, 2019

HAVE A BRIGHT & SUNNY DAY!

Hello stamping friend! It’s Deb here, for the Scrap ‘N Stamp Design Team. I know that winter isn’t quite over yet, but we’re having beautiful sunshine & blue skies here in Vancouver! I thought I’d share some of this great weather, and hope that you have a bright & sunny day, too. The Beach Bunnies stamp set & dies from My Favorite Things are my choice for sharing today. Who can resist smiling at cute bunnies?

BEACH BUNNIES

I love creating happy little scenes with these types of sets. They have all the pieces you need, and using the matching dies makes everything come together so easily. I always recommend purchasing the dies at the same time as the stamp set. I used to fool myself, and think ‘oh, I can cut those out by hand’ – only to be sadly disappointed in ragged edges and snipped off bits. So – personal experience shared – buy the dies! 🙂

Have a Bright & Sunny Day!

Just look at those cuties, having fun – and ice cream!

CARD DETAILS

I decided to frame the beach scene, so I used my Hero Arts Nesting Rectangle Infinity Dies and some blue cardstock to create the frame.  Next, I made small pencil marks where the frame was to go, and then masked it off with my Thermo Web Purple Tape. This tape is great, because it won’t tear your cardstock when you remove it. I then used some Distress inks to blend in the sky with Tumbled Glass, and the sand in Gathered Twigs. That was the quickest part – next, you need to create the images.

On white cardstock, stamp each of the images in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Use your favourite colouring medium; I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. I kept the colours light & bright, because hey – beach weather! After colouring, use the matching Beach Bunnies dies to die cut each image.

Have a Bright & Sunny Day!

LAYER IT ALL TOGETHER

After you’ve done your colouring and die cutting, you’re ready to layer your scene together. Erase the light pencil marks, and attach your die cut frame to the white panel. Next, stamp the sentiment from the Beach Bunnies stamp set underneath the frame, in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Attach all of the die cut images with foam squares or tape, arranging the beach houses in the middle of the frame. The clouds of course go above, as well as the little bird.  Attach the ice cream to the hand of the little girl bunny, and attach both of the bunnies outside the frame, on either end of the sentiment.

Have a Bright & Sunny Day!

CREATE YOUR OWN BRIGHT & SUNNY DAY!

Are you ready to have a bright & sunny day? No matter what the weather outside is doing, you can create your own! I hope I’ve inspired you to have some fun, and make your own weather. All of the supplies can be purchased from the Scrap ‘N Stamp online store – you can use the links below to go directly there!  Be sure to check out the fabulous new products that have arrived, and look at the current specials. There’s always something you need!


Color Layering Fuchsia

Monday, February 25th, 2019

COLOR LAYERING FUCHSIA

Hello stamping friend! It’s Deb here, for the Scrap ‘N Stamp blog! I hope you’re looking forward to a great week. We in the Design Team have some great projects to share with you. I’m happy to be here to start your Monday off right. I hope that you were able to take advantage of the recent ‘Bundle Up & Save’ sale on select stamp & dies bundles, at Scrap ‘N Stamp. I sure did! Today I have a couple of cards to share with you that I made from one of the bundles I purchased, called Color Layering Fuchsia by Hero Arts.

CLEAN AND SIMPLE

For my first card, I kept it fairly clean and simple. A nice bright white background, and one stem of the fuchsia flowing down the middle.

Color Layering Fuchsia

This stamp set is incredible! When they say ‘color layering’ they mean it! Each flower has at least 4 layers to it, and there are extra layers that you can add to the leaves on the long stem. Because these are photopolymer stamps, it’s easy to see exactly where to layer the next colour. However, if you’re a little timid, you can set up the stamps in your stamp platform, and that stamp that way.  I’m still working on adding to my ink collection, so I used ink from my stash on hand.

CARD FRONT DETAILS

First, stamp the long stem directly onto the panel of white cardstock. I used Mowed Lawn Distress ink. Add in the shading to the leaves in a darker green.  Stamp the layers for the small bud directly onto the cardstock, as shown. For the other flowers, stamp them onto separate white cardstock. I stayed pretty true to real fuchsia colours, using light and dark purple, and a dark pink.

After stamping the flowers, use your die cutting machine and the coordinating dies, to die cut the flowers. Attach them onto the panel, using foam squares.

Chose a sentiment that you want – I happened to grab one from my stash, that is old – and stamp it in Versamark ink onto vellum cardstock. Cover the ink with Gold embossing powder, and then set it with a heat tool. I chose to stamp onto vellum so that the pretty flowers wouldn’t be covered up by the sentiment.

Finally, I layered the front panel onto a dark purple cardstock, and then onto a dark pink card base.  Then I added a few rhinestones from my stash, for a little bit of bling.

Color Layering Fuchsia

MORE FLOWERS TO ENJOY!

For this next card, I added a second stem of fuchsias, and created a background with ink and a stencil.

Color Layering Fuchsia

I may have gotten carried away with the number of flowers – but they’re so pretty! I love to have a real basket of fuchsia at my front door, during the spring & summer.

 CREATING THE BACKGROUND

I originally started with a patterned paper background, but decided that it was too busy; it competed with the flowers. So, I put some ink onto one of my clear blocks, and created a wash background with a wet paintbrush on white cardstock. I kept the yellow darker at the top of the panel, and lighter at the bottom.

After the panel had dried, I took a stencil from my stash (I really need to add new stencils to my arsenal!) that is a trellis pattern. I held it in place over the watercoloured panel with purple tape, and applied a medium gray ink. I applied the ink randomly; I didn’t want a solid background.

I repeated stamping the sentiment onto vellum cardstock & embossing it in gold, as I did on the first card. This sentiment is from the Sentiment Collection by Penny Black.

PUT IT TOGETHER

For this card, all of the flowers as well as the long stems were stamped separately, and die cut. Attach them to the front panel with foam squares, and add the vellum sentiment with liquid glue (it won’t show when it’s dry).

Attach the front panel to a layer of bright pink cardstock, and then onto a yellow card base. I used foam tape to attach the layers together.

Color Layering Fuchsia

THANKS FOR VISITING!

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my projects today! Please leave a comment, and let me know what you think. The supplies available from the Scrap ‘N Stamp online store are listed below for your convenience. The Color Layering Fuchsia set is available as a Bundle (both the stamps & dies together), as well as separately. Have fun shopping, and creating!

Color Layering Fuchsia

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