Posts Tagged ‘handmade cards’

Winter Tree

Friday, November 20th, 2020

Happy Friday, my friend! It’s Deb here, from the Design Team. If you’re playing along with the Scrap ‘N Stamp daily challenge on Facebook, then you’ll know that today’s word prompt is ‘trees’.  So I pulled out one of my  favourites by Penny Black called Winter Tree.  I just love this lone tree image, and I’ve definitely gotten a lot of use from this stamp.

WINTER TREE

The tree image lends itself to doing a blended background, so that’s what I did. I went with a twilight sky, with gently falling snow.

Winter Tree

CARD DETAILS

Start with a piece of Tonic Ultra Smooth white cardstock. Decide on your background colours; I used my Distress Oxide inks, as they blend beautifully. First, mask off a bottom portion of the cardstock – this will be your snow covered ground. Now, apply Broken China to the entire piece. Next, blend on Dusty Concord to the top half, so the light blue is partially covered. Finally, blend Chipped Sapphire ink just in the top third of the piece.

To stamp the tree, first set up your blended cardstock in your stamp platform, and align the Winter Tree stamp. Cover the stamp with Pine Needles Distress Oxide ink, and stamp. Reapply the ink, and stamp again, to ensure proper ink coverage.  Now, line up the sentiment from the Poppystamps Christmas Fun stamp set, in the top right corner. Cover the stamp with Nocturne ink, and stamp. Repeat this for a nice dark, crisp sentiment.

To add the snow to the tree and ground, I used white gouache paint and a small brush. You could use white texture paste, instead.  Next, add snowflakes by thinning some gouache with water, loading a small brush, and flicking it onto the card front.  Finish off the card by adding some Gina K. Clear Quartz Solid Sequins, and layering it on a dark blue card base, with a strip of purple on the left side.

Winter Tree

You can see in the photo that I applied the gouache heavily, to add dimension to the snow areas. Although it seems like a lot of steps, this card comes together quite quickly. It would great for sending out lots for the holidays!

JOIN THE DAILY CHALLENGE!

You don’t have to post a project daily – you can join in for as many days as you can. Join the Facebook challenge page HERE. You’ll see the list of daily prompts. Once you create your project, share a photo of it on the page, plus your other social media site. Use the hashtag #SNSchallenge so it will be seen!  At the end of the month, one lucky person will be randomly chosen to WIN A $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE to shop at Scrap ‘N Stamp!

SUPPLIES

To shop for the products I used to create my card, you can click on the affiliate links at the bottom of this post. Be sure to use my Designer Discount Code of 10DEB at checkout for 10% Off (only good on regular priced items, and can’t be combined with other offers).  If you choose to use my links, you help support me in maintaining my blog. Thanks in advance!

Winter Tree


New Lavinia Stencils

Monday, October 19th, 2020

Welcome to a new week, my friend! Deb here, for the design team. I’m starting the week off with a new product – a new Lavinia Stencil called Pods. Have you seen this amazing line of stencils yet? Be sure to check them all out, in the Scrap ‘N Stamp store. It was difficult for me to choose just one, but I loved the shape of the Pods, so that’s what I’m sharing today.

PODS FOR FALL

The brilliant thing about this stencil is that you can use it year ’round. Change up the colours you use to suit the season! Of course we’re in fall right now, and I just love the colours of the changing leaves. So I pulled out my Distress inks, and got blending!

New Lavinia Stencils

Don’t you just love the warmth of these colours? And they blend so beautifully.

CARD DETAILS

Start with a piece of smooth white cardstock. Lay the Lavinia Stencil Pods over top, and hold it in place with some Purple Tape.  Choose your colours, and start applying them with a blending tool. I chose Distress inks in Fired Brick, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Tea Dye.  When finished blending, remove & clean the stencil.  Take a minute to admire your handiwork, ’cause gosh – it’s pretty! *wink*

The stencil and colours are so beautiful, it’s a shame to cover them up. So don’t! Use a piece of vellum, and stamp the sentiment from the Memory Box Harvest Love set in Versamark ink. Cover it with gold embossing powder, and then set with a heat tool.  Die cut the sentiment with the MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle Die, and then attach it to the blended panel with glue dots. Now, attach the card front with foam tape to a piece of black cardstock. This helps those gorgeous colours really pop! Finally, attach the front to a dark orange card base. Add the finishing touch of some Picket Fence Studios Candy Corn Shot sequins to the card front.

New Lavinia Stencils

You could add extra shine to your card by switching the black cardstock panel to a gold metallic panel. That would coordinate nicely with the gold embossed sentiment.

DAILY CHALLENGE

It just so happens that today’s word for the Scrap ‘N Stamp Daily Challenge is ‘stencil’! Coincidence? I think not! Ha ha! I’m the one who chose the word for today, knowing that it was my day to share. Whether you choose one of the new Lavinia Stencils, or one of your favourites, I hope that you’ll play along. Be sure to share  your project on the Facebook challenge page HERE, and use the hashtag #SNSCHALLENGE when you share there, and on your other social media pages. At the end of the month, one luck person will be randomly selected to WIN a $50 GIFT CARD to Scrap ‘N Stamp! Play along with as many days as you like.

SUPPLIES

New Lavinia Stencils

Affiliate links for products are supplied, below. If you choose to use my links, you help support me in maintaining my blog. Thanks in advance!


Cozy Companions for Fall

Friday, October 9th, 2020

Hello there! It’s Deb here, from the Design Team. Today’s prompt for the Scrap ‘N Stamp Daily Challenge is ‘cozy’. That of course led me directly to my My Favorite Things Cozy Companions set for this fall themed card. These critters are doing what I love – curling up by the fireplace, with a book & favourite beverage.

COZY COMPANIONS

I know that this set is from last year, but it’s still one of my favourites! And with the new slimline card craze, you can create this cozy scene with room to spare.

Cozy Companions for Fall

CARD DETAILS

I knew that I wanted to watercolour the images, so I start with a piece of watercolour paper. Next, stamp the images in Nocturne ink. Make sure the ink is dry, before you start colouring. Use the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and a water brush for colouring. Apply the marker directly to the watercolour paper, and then use the water brush to ‘pull’ the colour into the image.  It’s a nice, meditative process to colour these images – just enjoy and choose your favourite colours.

Once the colouring is done, use the coordinating Cozy Companion dies with a Big Shot to die cut each image.  Now, prepare your card base. Take an 8 1/2″ x 7″ piece of cardstock, score & fold it in  half at 3 1/2″. Next, glue on a lighter green piece of cardstock. Now, to create the wallpaper look, add a strip from the Lavinia Dream-Scape Colour burst Collection to the top. Now you can add your die cut images, to create the scene. Finally, stamp the sentiment in Nocturne on a strip of white paper, and attach it over the fireplace, using foam tape or squares.

Cozy Companions for Fall

Do you have a friend or favourite person that you like to sit with, in front of a fire? Sometimes companionable silence is the best.

SUPPLIES

I hope that you’ll join the Daily Challenge, and share your projects. You can play along with as many days as you like, throughout the month. Just add your project photo to the challenge page HERE, and use the hashtag #SNSCHALLENGE there, and when you post it to other social media sites. At the end of the month, one lucky participant is randomly chosen as the WINNER of a $50 Gift Card to Scrap ‘N Stamp!

For supplies to make your own card like mine, I’ve attached links below. While shopping at Scrap ‘N Stamp, be sure to use my exclusive Designer Code 10DEB to get 10% Off regular priced items!

Cozy Companions

Affiliate links for products are supplied, below. If you choose to use my links, you help support me in maintaining my blog. Thanks in advance!