Hello my friend, it’s Deb here! Welcome to Day 15 of Random Acts of Cardness! Have you been playing along with Scrap ‘N Stamp’s month long challenge? If you haven’t, here’s a recap. This challenge will last from April 1st to April 30th. There is a different prompt or theme for each day. You can play along with as many or as few days as you like. Just create a one project per daily theme, and share it on the Scrap ‘N Stamp Facebook Challenge Page. Be sure to use the hashtag #SNSchallenge. Below, I’ve shared the complete list of daily prompts/themes, so you can plan ahead.
Today is Day 15 – which kind of got cut off, on the list! It’s supposed to read ‘Impression Obsession’, which is the brand of stamps. I also went with the theme of Introverts, or Introverting, which is also the name of the stamp set I used. However, since it was cut off, however you choose to interpret ‘impression’ will be accepted for the challenge! 🙂
INTROVERTING WITH IMPRESSION OBSESSION
The sentiments in this set are pretty spot-on for our current ‘physical distancing’ situation during the Covid-19 pandemic. They’re also appropriate for anyone less ‘social’. Even though no one believes me, that does include me! It’s just that I can be very social, but then I need to recuperate from the exercise. Anyone else here like that? It takes a lot out of me! So I kinda look like the puppy, also in this stamp set.
Maybe this little guy is just peeking over the back of the couch, looking out the window! That’s what I had in mind, when I created the card.
Start with a 2 1/2″ x 5″ strip of white cardstock. Stamp the dog image from the Introverting stamp set near the top of the strip, in Tuxedo Black ink. Next, use your favourite pencils or markers, and colour in the dog. I used my pencils, and then added some highlights with a white gel pen. Now, draw a line under the dog, to mimic the top of the couch. Apply Broken China distress oxide ink with a blending tool, under the line. Then, use scissors to hand cut the dog and ‘couch’ from the strip.
Set up a piece of bright green cardstock in your stamp platform. Place the dog image at the bottom, without attaching it yet. Now, place the sentiment stamps where you want them. Pick up the sentiments with the platform lid, and then remove the dog image piece. Cover the sentiments in Nocturne ink, ad stamp firmly. Repeat the inking & stamping if necessary for a crisp image. Now, cover the sentiments with clear embossing powder, and heat set.
Use foam tape to attach the dog image strip across the bottom of the sentiment panel, and then attach it to a card base. Quick, easy and fun! Not to mention cute, with those puppy eyes!
I’m sure we all know someone who would enjoy a good laugh, receiving this card!
I hope that you got a chuckle out of my Day 15 Random Acts of Cardness project! And, I hope you’ll join along in the challenge, whichever day or days you choose to join. And don’t forget – mail those cards out!! Spread your special brand of cheer with your friends and family – or give them to those you see working in essential services, like at the grocery store or pharmacy.
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