Posts Tagged ‘Flora and Fauna’

Spotlight Technique

Sunday, September 20th, 2020

Good morning!! Laurie with you on this Sunday morning to share a card featuring the spotlight technique. There are many variations to this technique but it basically involves highlighting a particular image with die cutting, stamping or colouring.

For my card, I focused on highlighting one specific colour.

I used the Slow Down Snail Stamp Set from Flora & Fauna and focused on the colour pink. You can see I did some very simple masking to create this little scene. I absolutely love Flora & Fauna!!

I focused on the colour pink and used no other other colours. It’s a very clean and simple card design. To finish up, I trimmed down the panel, matted it onto a pink piece of cardstock and adhered it to a white cardbase.

Like I said, this technique has many variations. Some more complicated than others! Check out Pinterest for tons of examples!

Sadly, this is my last post for Scrap N Stamp Canada. I want to thank Raya for having me for the past couple of years and to the awesome ladies on the design team! And thank YOU for stopping by!!


Tuesday with Tara {take 255} Bee Happy Birthday

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Happy Tuesday!  We’ve got another list of 31 words for our ‘Random Acts of CARDNESS’ Challenge over on our facebook group, and today’s is SCRIPT.  I’m sharing a simple card to add to my stash, which is lacking birthday cards right now!

For the ‘script’ part of my card, I’ve used the stamps from the Ranger Letter It Embossing Technique Kit.  I paired it with ‘Bee Kind’ stamps by Flora and Fauna & stacked tiles hexagon dies by Tim Holtz.  This card came together quick and easy because I used a tag I had inked up with Distress Ink and ready to go!  I love having a collection of backgrounds and tags to pull from when I need a card and the shades of yellow here (I’m guessing there’s a mix of Fossilized Amber, Mustard Seed & Squeezed Lemonade Distress on this one) had me digging through my stamps for this fun set with flowers, bees & honeycomb in it!  I kept things really simple by doing all of my stamping a bold black ink, Versafine Clair Nocturne, on a kraft card.

The simple script sentiments in the letter it line are perfect for projects like this and they look beautiful heat embossed or simply stamped in black like I’ve done here.  I hope my card today brings a little happy to your day 🙂

Inky hugs,


Tuesday with Tara {take 207}

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

Happy Tuesday! I hope you enjoyed your Canada Day holiday and summer 2019 is off to a fabulous start! I found a few minutes to make some quick cards with the adorable mini ‘stuck on you’ stamp set by Flora & Fauna. Hope you like how they came together!

I applied Distress Oxide ink (Twisted Citron & Cracked Pistachio) with an ink blending tool through Dina Wakley’s Big Squovals stencil as a background for both of my cards- it gives a bold focal point and just happens to be the perfect size for these mini images. As both my cards are on colored cardstock, Distress Oxide is the perfect, opaque medium for ink blending. After my backgrounds were inked, I simply stamped the images in Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink.

For this first card, I went a bit punny, adding a die cut sentiment that says ‘aloe’ 🙂 The whimsical lettering style from Tim Holtz’s alphanumeric cutout dies seems to suit these images really well!

For the second card, I used a simple ‘miss you’ die cut sentiment by MFT, combined with the ‘stuck on you’ from this set. Both cards are simple, fun designs that came together quickly. Gotta love that! I think I’ll have some fun with this little stamp set 🙂

Inky hugs,