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You’re My Zebra with My Favorite Things!

Sunday, January 19th, 2020

Hello and happy Saturday! Laurie with you today to share a fun and easy card featuring the Zippy Zebras Stamp Set and co-ordinating dies from My Favorite Things!

This is an adorable set and lends itself well to quick cards. Because zebras are black and white, these images don’t even need to be coloured. Although, I did add some quick shading with Copics.

I did some ink blending on the front of a white, 4.25X4.25 card base with a light blue ink using my Taylored Expressions Blending Brushes. Love these, by the way. They are totally different than the Picket Fence Studio brushes. Much softer and sturdier, in my opinion 🙂  I used a wavy grass die from Lawn Fawn and used a light green ink to add some colour.

I coloured and die cut a few of the images from the Zippy Zebras set and set up my scene using foam adhesive and a little bit of liquid glue.

Because I can’t leave well enough alone, I took a black pen and quickly added a simple black line and some dots around the card. I often do this if I think a card is a little too clean and simple!

And that’s my quick and simple card for today!  I hope you can swing by the Scrap N Stamp online store and check out ALL the new goodies!

Thanks for dropping by! Have a great weekend!

Laurie

 

Rainbow Letters with Concord & 9th!

Saturday, January 11th, 2020

Good morning everyone! Laurie back to share a fun, happy card with you! I have been a bit obsessed with rainbows lately which are VERY trendy in the cardmaking world!

Now, I have quite a few alphabet die sets including tall and skinny sizes. But when Concord & 9th came out with the Tall Type Alphabet, I knew I just had to have it! And the co-ordinating stamp set they’ve created is just genius!

I started by lining up and die cutting the phrase “hey you” in the centre of and A2 sized, white card panel. I then lined up one of the Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Dies from Lawn Fawn. After die cutting the panel, I noticed there was room for more! So, I added one of the Just Stitching Double Rectangles. Unfortunately, I was a little “off” but I carried on!

I used the fun Playful Patterns Stamp Set to add these fun lines to the positive die cut letters. I, of course, used a rainbow of colours. Before adhering the die cut panel, I scored the front of the cardbase every 1/2 inch to give some texture…I’m slightly addicted to doing this as well!

The foam adhesive I used was quite thick (found it in my desk, I’ve had it forever) but I love the dimension it gave. I used liquid glue to adhere the stamped letter die cuts back into their respective spots.

Instead of leaving it there, I added a banner and flower to the corners. These both come from the Globe Greetings Die Set, also from C&9th.

All in all, I’m pretty happy with the way this turned out but I think if I made this again, I would leave the flower off!

Thanks so much for popping’ in today.! Have a great weekend and I’ll be back soon!

Laurie

Retiform Technique with Gina K Designs

Saturday, December 21st, 2019

Good morning and happy Saturday!! Laurie here with you today to share an older technique with you. It’s called retiform which loosely means, resembling a net.

This is really easy to achieve. Let’s get started! All you need is a scrap piece of paper (can be cardstock or even typing paper), ink bending tool of choice, ink pad of choice, Post It notes and a stamp set. I’ve used the Elegant Asters Stamp Set from Gina K Designs. In fact, the inspiration for this card comes directly from her YouTube channel!!

Take your scrap of paper, lay it on top of your cardstock and ink blend along. You should start with an angle. Lay your paper mask down again and create a sunbeam or ray shape. Turn your card front 180 and do the same thing. You can see many different sections, some small, some large. I took the same Stormy Sky Distress Ink and VERY LIGHTLY blended over the entire card front to tone down the whiteness.

Take your Post It notes or whatever you prefer to mask each section. Painters tape works well, too! Each section is easy to mask. I used almost every image in the stamp set. Sometimes using more than one image per section.

I used Versafine Clair Ink in Nocture to do my stamping as I wanted a very crisp image with a single stamping. I think this is such a unique and pretty look!

The sentiment comes from the Inspiring Poppies Stamp Set, also from Gina K. I stamped it on a small circle die cut and created a frame using a couple of circle dies. The frame I inked up with the same Stormy Sky Ink. I foam mounted the panel as well as the sentiment circle onto a white, top fold card base.

I did not add any sort of embellishments as they would just get lost in that background. I hope you try this technique!

Thanks for dropping by today! Have a great day and see you soon!

Laurie