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Laugh ‘Til You Leak!

Monday, January 20th, 2020

Hi friends! It’s Deb here today, from the Design Team. I thought I’d continue on with our Scrap ‘N Stamp ‘Snarky New Year’ blog hop theme with today’s card! If you missed the Hop, be sure to check it out! Enjoy the snarky humour – it’s all in good fun, of course! You can start at my post HERE. Today’s card is made with the same sentiment stamp set, called Laugh ‘Til You Leak by Dyan Reavely. The sentiments in this set just cracks me up!

LAUGH ‘TIL YOU LEAK

I had lots of fun creating today’s card. Fun, bright colours, stencils & more were all put to use.

Laugh 'Til You Leak!

You’d definitely have to choose carefully who you send this card to – it’s a special sense of humour  that would appreciate it!

CARD DETAILS

To start, make your ‘extra marbles’, so that they have time to dry. Use small circle dies or punches to create ‘marbles’ in your colour scheme. Create the shine accent with a white gel pen. Next, use Nuvo Crystal Glaze and apply it over the entire circle. Set them aside to dry.

Now, on a piece of white cardstock, use the MFT Confetti Stencil set and apply 3 different colours of ink. My choice of colours is Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed and Shabby Shutters Distress ink. Use one stencil for the top, and the 2nd stencil for the bottom, to cover the entire panel.  These fun coloured dots are your ‘marbles’!  Next, use the MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangles dies to die cut the stenciled panel, plus 2 more in the same or similar colours to the ink. Create a card base from the 3rd colour.

Use glue or tape to layer the die cut rectangles to the card base, offsetting them on angles. Stamp the sentiment from the Laugh ‘Til You Leak set in Nocturne ink onto white cardstock. Cover with clear embossing powder, and heat set. Next, cut the sentiment apart, and attach the strips to the card front, with fun foam or foam tape.  Once your die cut/punched ‘marbles’ are dry, attach them to the card front – watch out, they’re escaping through the ‘hole’!

Laugh 'Til You Leak!

INSIDE SENTIMENT

Now, with a sentiment like this on the front, you may want to soften the statement with one inside!

Laugh 'Til You Leak!

After die cutting the stenciled panel, I used the leftover frame and attached it to a white panel, on the inside of the card. The sentiment is from the MFT Sassy Pants Best Friends stamp set. No one could be mad at this, right?!

I hope that you’ve enjoyed my card today, and seen how snarky doesn’t have to be mean! It’s all about keeping it in good fun, and knowing your recipient. *wink* The products I’ve used for my card are all in the Scrap ‘N Stamp online store – links are below. Have a fun day! Remember you can join in the snarky fun on the Scrap ‘N Stamp Facebook Challenge page HERE. Create your own snarky card, and add it to the page! One lucky winner will be drawn at the end of the month!

Laugh 'Til You Leak!

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Get Well Greeting….and Grief

Monday, January 13th, 2020

Hey Friends!  It Chala and I just wanted to start off by saying I was so bummed that I was not able to participate in the Snarky New Year Blog Hop…so, I am sharing one now!

 Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE the snark and sarcasm!  Unfortunately, my year started with the passing of several family members (3 in one week), one of which was my incredibly sweet (yet chaos envoking) Father-in Law who lived with us.   He was diagnosed with cancer in September and it has been a tough several months for our family as he was determined to stay at home as long as he could to celebrate Christmas with his grandkids.  Thankfully, he was able to fulfill this goal.  However, we sadly lost him the morning of January 1, 2020.  Now, I should note that we are a bit of an odd family.  Our days are filled with sarcasm and humour and we are often hard for “outsiders” to understand.  But,  it is with this sarcasm and much humour that we dealt with his diagnosis and this tremendous loss and ongoing grief.   So, please take today’s card with the humour it was intended to invoke to lighten the mood and I hope it makes you laugh as much as it made my family laugh.

Since so many of my friends and family have also been fighting off the flu, sniffles, colds and coughs, I thought it would be fun to make a “Get Well” card.

Hero Arts Snarky Mix and Match

I am using the “Get Well Soon” sentiment from the Snarky Mix & Match stamp set by Hero Arts. This has got to be one of my favourite snarky sentiment sets on the market!  I stamped the sentiment several times on an A2 size card base in with Distress Inks in the colours Wild Honey, Candied Apple, Broken China and Evergreen Bough.  Then die cut with a rectangle die.  The one I used is from Elizabeth craft designs.  However, a similar one is MFT A2 stitched rectangle stax  set 2 dies.

 

I picked through my rather large stash of patterned paper and picked out a rainbow stripe pattern.  I admit, I am not exactly sure where it came from…..but, the Taylored Expressions 6×6 – Hello Sunshine paper pack would coordinate beautifully with the Distress Ink colours that I chose. I trimmed the patterned paper down and adhered it to an A2 size side folding card base that I made from Lawn Fawn 8.5″ x 11″ – 80lb White Cardstock.

I loved the rainbow colours of the card….but, felt it needed a little something on the front. I saw the Tissue box from the Lawn Fawn – On the Mend stamp set and thought it would look really cute.  I like being able to mix and match several stamp sets/companies to stretch my use of them.  I stamped the tissue box with Memento Black Tuxedo Ink and coloured it with Copic Markers in the colours C2 – Cool Gray, BG13 – Mint Green and BG 15 – Aqua.  I fussy cut the image out and popped it up with a square foam adhesive.

For the inside sentiment, I stamped the “I’m grateful you’re not dead” with my favourite sentiment ink Versafine Claire Nocturne Ink. (I thought this was really funny….thankfully, so did my family!)

I know this card is very simple and I’m sorry I don’t have a coordinating video…but, I am still trying to get back into the creative groove!

Thank you for stopping by and letting me share a little personal side of my life!

Hoping you all enjoy your week!

 

In Memory of Robert Harrington Frank

“Don’t do it, it’s a trick!”

~Chala, xoxoxo

Step Up Your Cards with Masking!

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

No, not the masquerade ball kind of mask – but the kind used in stamping. You can really step up your cards with the masking technique. It takes a simple image or layout, and adds to it without  adding extra layers to your project. Hi there! It’s Deb here for the Scrap ‘N Stamp Design Team, and I hope you’ll enjoy today’s technique.

BASIC MASKING

For basic masking, you’re just going to block off an area where you don’t want any ink. For the most basic, we’ll start with just masking off an straight strip on our front card panel. To create your mask, you want to use a low-tack removable adhesive – Thermo Web’s Purple Tape is perfect for this. If you’re hesitant about it tearing your paper, just rub it onto your work surface a couple of times, to remove some of the tackiness. Set up your panel onto either grid paper, or use a ruler for a straight line.  Next, use a blending tool and apply ink to the area to the left of the mask. My completed card is below, for reference.

Picket Fence Studios BFF Owl

I chose Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink for a ‘coffee’ feel, and use a Tim Holtz ink applicator for blending it on. With the mask still in place, use the MFT Friends at First Sip stamp set and repeatedly stamp the small coffee cup in the blended area, in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Be sure to add the little swirl of steam! Once your blending & stamping in that area is complete, gently remove your tape.

CREATE YOUR IMAGE

Use the Picket Fence Studios BFF Owl image, and stamp it to the right of the blended strip, in the Tuxedo Black ink. I chose to colour the owl with my Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend Markers. These markers are great, because they take the guess work out of blending your colours! Each marker has a light, mid and dark tone of one colour. Use the Bright Pink blend for the bow, the Light Green blend for the cup, Pale Pink blend for the pearls & beak, and the Tan blend for the owl.  Now, stamp the sentiment from the MFT stamp across the top of the panel. Attach the stamped panel to a light pink panel with foam tape, and then to a card base of darker pink. There you have it! By adding the masked strip, and blending your marker colours, you’ve added extra dimension to your card, without adding more layers!

IMAGE MASKING

For a more detailed version of masking, first stamp your image onto your card front panel. Now, stamp the image again onto a large Post-It Note. Cut out the image on the Post-It Note, keeping as close to the edges as possible.  Place the Post-It Note image on top of your stamped image.  With your image covered, use your blending tool to apply ink to the rest of the front panel.

Picket Fence Studios Jill Girl

For my card, I first blend on Tea Dye Distress ink, getting lighter towards the image. Next, I add Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink around the edges, keeping the lighter Tea Dye around the image. This adds extra depth to your card. Once you’re happy with the blending, remove the Post-It Note mask, and colour the Picket Fence Studios Jill Girl.  I chose my Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils to colour with, but of course you can use whatever pencils you have, or your markers. Just be sure that whatever you’re using is safe to use with your base image ink, and paper (i.e. if you’re using watercolours, be sure to use watercolour paper and an amalgam ink).

When finished colouring, stamp the sentiment from the MFT Friends at First Sip stamp set in Tuxedo Black ink on a strip of white cardstock. Use your blending tool and add a bit of the Vintage Photo ink to the edges of the strip, so it’s not completely white. Attach the sentiment strip with foam tape along the bottom of the image. Create a card base of teal cardstock, and attach a panel of green/blue to the left side, with liquid glue. Then attach your front panel with foam tape.  I had some enamel dots in my stash of embellishments that work with the pencil colours I chose, so I added a few of those in the top left corner.

HAVE YOURSELF A MASK BALL!

Try stepping up your next card with some masking! It’s easy to do, and can be used any time. Plus, it doesn’t require a lot of extra or special tools. I hope that I’ve inspired you to branch out a bit with your creating. Have fun! Thanks for spending some time with me – see you next time!

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