Posts Tagged ‘handmade cards’

Tim Holtz Christmas Greetings

Monday, November 18th, 2019

Playing with new products is always a great way to start the week! Hi there,it’s Deb here for your Monday! I am lucky enough to live in the same city (Vancouver, BC) as Scrap ‘N Stamp, so of course I went to the Pop Up Shop 2 weekends ago. That’s where I picked up this Tim Holtz Christmas Greetings stamp set! It may be from last year’s release, but it’s brand new to me. This set has 4 images with sentiments; each perfect for cards or gift tags. I love the ‘old world’ charm of the images and font used for the sentiments. Today I’m sharing 2 versions of the same image stamp.

GREETINGS WITH BELLS ON!

This image actually looks like it is a tag, which makes it so versatile! You can change up the size of the image panel, or just the placement for a card. Or make an actual gift tag with it!

Tim Holtz Christmas Greetings

These are the two versions I’ve made. The one in back I think is my favourite; it really evokes that old world charm I mentioned earlier. With the bright white panel on the front card, it looks more modern.

WHITE AND GOLD

For this card, start with a smooth white piece of cardstock. Set it and the stamp up in your stamping platform. This is necessary in order to add different colours to the stamp. Ink up the entire image in Nocturne ink, then remove the ink from just the bow area (I used a q-tip for this) and stamp. Next, add red to the bow with either a marker or mini ink cube, and stamp again.  To add more colour to the image after stamping, use a green marker for the pine sprigs, and a red marker for the bow and bells. Lastly, add gold edging to the to the tag and the bells with a Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen in Midas Touch gold.

Use the MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle dies to die cut the panel, and layer it on top of a piece of Concord & 9th gold foil paper, with foam tape. Finish it off by attaching this to a bright red card base.

Tim Holtz Christmas Greetings

It’s difficult to get a good picture with the gold foil; it seems to want to either reflect all of the lights (and me taking the photo) or it looks more like black!

OLD WORLD GREETINGS

For this card, I used an off-white (vanilla or cream) coloured base for the stamping. Again, set it up in your stamp platform. This time, ink the outline of the sentiment tag and the bells in Nocturne ink, and stamp. Next, use the Gina K. Mini Ink Cube in Fresh Asparagus for the pine sprigs, and a red marker for the bow. Stamp these colours, repeating as necessary. I did find it easier for me to go back with the marker and fill in any areas of the bow that needed it.  Use the red marker and the Nuvo Midas Touch pen to add the red and gold to the bells.

Die cut the panel again using the Wonky Rectangle die. Now, with a blending tool, add Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink around the edges of the piece. Doesn’t this give it that old photo, sepia look?

On a kraft coloured card base, add a bright red piece of cardstock. Next, add a strip of the gold foil paper, and then the image panel. Pop up the image piece with foam tape, for dimension.

Tim Holtz Christmas Greetings

GET INSPIRED FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

I  hope that these 2 cards have given you some inspiration for your holiday cards! I’m looking forward to sharing more cards made with the other 3 images in this set, as well. To see & order the supplies I used for these cards, I’ve included online shopping links below, for your convenience. Thanks for spending some time with me today! Be sure to check out the past posts (and upcoming ones) from the rest of the Design Team! Tomorrow it’s Tuesday with Tara, and she always has fabulous projects to share.

Tim Holtz Christmas Greetings

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Inspiring Poppies

Friday, November 8th, 2019

Hello there! It’s Deb here today to share some more projects made, keeping with our Scrap ‘N Stamp theme of poppies this month. I’m using the beautiful Gina K. Designs Inspiring Poppies stamp set. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out our Poignant Poppies Blog Hop. You can start here on the blog at Tara’s post, and go from there. Be sure to comment on each blog post, to be entered to win a $50 Gift Certificate to Scrap ‘N Stamp!

INSPIRING POPPIES

This is the same Gina K. Designs stamp set that I used for my 2 cards for the Blog Hop. For those cards, I did both in a Remembrance Day theme. Today’s cards could be used for ‘thank you’ or ‘thinking of you’ cards – or of course, just because!

Gina K. Inspiring Poppies

This is a simple card, but the ink blended background adds a big punch, don’t you think?

CARD DETAILS

Start with a panel of smooth white cardstock. Use a blending brush, apply Worn Lipstick Distress ink to the outer edges of the panel. Next, blend on Festive Berries Distress ink to the middle, blending outwards into the Worn Lipstick ink.  When you’re finished blending, stamp the poppies image in Nocturne ink in the middle. Cover with clear embossing powder, and heat set.

Cut a black cardstock base and panel to go behind the blended panel. Cut another white panel to go on top of the card base. Stamp the sentiment, also from the Inspiring Poppies stamp set, in Nocturne ink, and heat set with clear embossing powder.  Finally, layer the panels together, using foam tape for the black and stamped panels.

Gina K. Inspiring Poppies

POPPIES ON RED CARDSTOCK

If you don’t have the time for blending, you can stamp the poppies directly onto red cardstock.

Gina K. Inspiring Poppies

You still get the big ‘punch’ of colour, especially using a red & white scheme, with the black stamping.

CARD DETAILS

If possible, this card is even more simple to create than the first! All you have to do is start with a panel of red cardstock. Stamp the poppies image twice in Nocturne ink, and heat emboss with clear embossing powder. Stamp the 2 sentiments, also included in the Inspiring Poppies stamp set in Versamark ink. Cover with white embossing powder, and heat set.

Next, layer your stamped panel offset to the bottom left on a panel of white cardstock, using foam tape. Attach this to a red card base. Now, finish off your card front by adding some white  pearls in the lower left and upper right corners of the red panel.

Gina K. Designs Inspiring Poppies

This makes a lovely ‘thank you’ card, doesn’t it? No one has to know how quickly it comes together!

I hope that you’ve been inspired to do some creative stamping of your own, today! Scrap ‘N Stamp is also having a November challenge on the Facebook page – just create any project of your own, making sure to use a poppy theme. Add it to the Facebook challenge page HERE, and you’ll automatically be included for a random draw. At the end of the month, one lucky participant will win a $25 Gift Certificate to Scrap ‘N Stamp!

Links are included below for the products I’ve used to create my cards.


Lawn Fawn, The Great Stitched Pumpkin

Monday, October 28th, 2019

Happy Almost Halloween. Nancy F on the Scrap’n Stamp blog today with a fun little easel card inspired by the classic Peanuts book, “The Legend of the Great Pumpkin”. For this card, which should have been two but I had a little oops along the way, I am featuring the Lawn Fawn Stitched Pumpkin dies, as well the amazing Tim Holtz distress oxides from Ranger Ink.

I am going to share the close up of the cards here and link to my blog for the full description of the process.

Easel card inspired by the legend of the great pumpkin, using Lawn Fawn stitched pumpkin die and stitched frame die, along with distress oxide backgrounds

My inspiration as I stated above was the classic Peanuts book, “The Legend of the Great Pumpkin”. I had it sitting in my room thanks to my little monkeys. I knew that the Lawn Fawn Stitched Pumpkin dies would be perfect to try and recreate the cover of the book and that I could continue with the distress challenge when creating the backgrounds. These inks are my go-to for everything the last few years, they are just so versatile.

I created the night’s skyline with more colours than I think I needed by the time I assembled everything, lol. I used mustard seed, carved pumpkin, seedless preserves, wilted violet chipped saphire and blueprint sketch.

Easel Halloween card, featuring Lawn Fawn Stitched Pumpkin dies distress oxides and pattern paper

I die cut numerous pumpkins and leave from the Lawn Fawns Stitched Pumpkin and Stitched Pumpkin frame dies, which also have the little face, leafs and stems included. I also die-cut grass from another Lawn Fawn set and created my own stencil for the moon using a circle die and acetate.

Side view of the easle card, with the cute pumpkin

I decided to create an easel card to switch it up a little as I have been getting bored with the same old thing. I hope I can inspire you to try something a little different

For more of an in-depth look at how I created the card please head over to my blog.

Hope you have a wonderful week and a fantastic and safe Halloween.

Nancy F