Posts Tagged ‘die cutting’

White Christmas Theme Continues

Sunday, December 8th, 2019

Happy Monday, my friend! It’s Deb here today, one of the Scrap ‘N Stamp Design Team. Today’s card continues on with our White Christmas theme, for our recent Scrap ‘N Stamp Blog Hop. If you missed it, you’ll want to see all of the amazing projects! You can start at the Scrap ‘N Stamp post HERE with Tara. There’s 2 things you’ll want to do. First, leave a comment on each of the blog posts, as you hop along. You’ll be automatically entered to WIN a $50 Scrap ‘N Stamp Gift Card! Second, take advantage of the FREE GIFT available from Scrap ‘N Stamp! It’s a gorgeous Snowflake Die from Dee’s Distinctively. But it’s only while supplies last – so hurry! (shipping must be paid at time order placed). My card for the White Christmas blog hop wasn’t strictly white – I also included red & green, for that traditional look. So today, for my White Christmas theme continuing, I’ve only added gold.

WHITE CHRISTMAS THEME CONTINUES

I don’t have a stand-alone snowflake die, so I used the beautiful Hero Arts Snowflake Cluster die to replace the ‘O’ in Joy.

Hero Arts Snowflake Cluster

Isn’t this pretty? Sparkly paper, gold foil and brushed gold add add opulence to minimalist card.

CARD DETAILS

Use the Hero Arts Snowflake Cluster die, and die cut it twice; once from gold foil paper, and again from Lawn Fawn white sparkle paper. Next, use letter dies to die cut the J and Y twice each; once from white cardstock, and again from gold foil paper.  I used letter dies I have in my stash; the ones from MFT carried by Scrap ‘N Stamp are very similar. Layer the letters together with the gold on the bottom, slightly off-set. Repeat this with the snowflakes. Use the Sticky Dots for easy coverage of the intricate dies.  As I was about to attach these to my white layer, I decided that it needed more texture. So using a dots embossing folder from my stash, I ran it through my machine.

Create a white cardbase, and attach a panel of gold cardstock to it with glue, Next attach your white layer, with foam tape. Finally, attach your die cuts to the front, using foam dots. The last touch is to add some gold spots with the Nuvo Shimmer Pen in Midas Touch.

Hero Arts Snowflake Cluster

I propped a piece of the gold paper behind the card in the photo above, so you can see the lovely colour and texture of it.

ARE YOU HOPING FOR A WHITE CHRISTMAS?

I always love a white Christmas; especially when the celebrations are at my house! (then I don’t have to worry about driving in the snow). It rarely happens here in Vancouver, but once in a while, we do see the white stuff. I hope you’re inspired by today’s card, as well as those by the Design Team in our White Christmas blog hop. For supplies, I’ve included affiliate links below for your online shopping.

Hero Arts Snowflake Cluster

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MFT Floral Blooms

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

Hello Crafty friends, Nancy F here today to share on the Scrap’n Stamp blog. I decided to do something a little different, yet still playing along with the monthly challenge. I am doing an all mixed media style card, from used books pages to gel pressing. So grab your favorite beverage and sit back and enjoy it.

mixed media pages, stamped the floral  blooms on to pages of an old book and heat set it with some embossing powder. I then added gesso around the flowers

I started by stamping out these beautiful Flowers in bloom set from My Favorite things on to the pages of the book using my stamping tool and Versa Clair nocturn ink .  Then I heat set with clear embossing powder to help the image stand out from the writing, then repeated this process four times. 

I also had too many ideas flowing through my head by this point, from art journaling layouts to more cards. So stay tuned for more projects.

adding colour to the flowers with distress crayons and Dina Wakley paints


Now that all the stamping and embossing was completed it was time for the fun messy part, getting in with the paints and gesso. This is always my favorite part. 

To bring the focus more to the flowers I decided to add Dina Wakley media white gesso to the book pages, carefully going around the flowers. This really helped to mute the print down some and allow the flowers to pop. I decided to actually add some gel medium to the petals of the flowers, I felt this would seal the paper and allow me to wipe any mistakes away easily.

finishing off the edges of the book page with some ground espresso, and black soot

 I created three styles of cards with three versions of the painting. 

For the above, I would add my paint in and then wipe it away allowing it to stain the paper and give it a night tinted look. Once I was happy with how it looked I decided to distress the edges of the paper, using distress oxides and regular inks.

adding the flowers too some previously created gel pressed backgrounds

The cards themselves were larger than normal, cards measured 5 ½ X 7 ¾. I used some of my previously created gel backgrounds and really did not want to trim much off of them, thus keeping as much of the detail as possible. I chose the background to match or enhance the flowers.

A close up of one of the finished cards,

  Each gel pressed backgrounds were added to the card flat using a liquid adhesive. For a little dimension popped up the painted flowers using some foam tape. To complete the card I used a simple hello die and layered a few of them together to create dimension also adding a mirror layer to the mix.

I hope you were able to get some inspiration from the above and welcome your comments. Please also make sure to use the links below for your crafting needs. 

Have a Great Week! 



Lawn Fawn, The Great Stitched Pumpkin

Monday, October 28th, 2019

Happy Almost Halloween. Nancy F on the Scrap’n Stamp blog today with a fun little easel card inspired by the classic Peanuts book, “The Legend of the Great Pumpkin”. For this card, which should have been two but I had a little oops along the way, I am featuring the Lawn Fawn Stitched Pumpkin dies, as well the amazing Tim Holtz distress oxides from Ranger Ink.

I am going to share the close up of the cards here and link to my blog for the full description of the process.

Easel card inspired by the legend of the great pumpkin, using Lawn Fawn stitched pumpkin die and stitched frame die, along with distress oxide backgrounds

My inspiration as I stated above was the classic Peanuts book, “The Legend of the Great Pumpkin”. I had it sitting in my room thanks to my little monkeys. I knew that the Lawn Fawn Stitched Pumpkin dies would be perfect to try and recreate the cover of the book and that I could continue with the distress challenge when creating the backgrounds. These inks are my go-to for everything the last few years, they are just so versatile.

I created the night’s skyline with more colours than I think I needed by the time I assembled everything, lol. I used mustard seed, carved pumpkin, seedless preserves, wilted violet chipped saphire and blueprint sketch.

Easel Halloween card, featuring Lawn Fawn Stitched Pumpkin dies distress oxides and pattern paper

I die cut numerous pumpkins and leave from the Lawn Fawns Stitched Pumpkin and Stitched Pumpkin frame dies, which also have the little face, leafs and stems included. I also die-cut grass from another Lawn Fawn set and created my own stencil for the moon using a circle die and acetate.

Side view of the easle card, with the cute pumpkin

I decided to create an easel card to switch it up a little as I have been getting bored with the same old thing. I hope I can inspire you to try something a little different

For more of an in-depth look at how I created the card please head over to my blog.

Hope you have a wonderful week and a fantastic and safe Halloween.

Nancy F