Posts Tagged ‘handmade cards’

Get Well Soon!

Saturday, February 26th, 2022

I love the humour in the stamps from Art Impressions, and this Get Well set is a great example! The funny images and punny sayings would perk up anyone who wasn’t feeling well. So this makes a great get well soon card, for anyone. Get well also happens to be the word prompt for today’s Scrap ‘N Stamp daily challenge!

I SEE YOU (OR I.C.U.)

No one is comfortable in these silly ‘robes’ they give you at the hospital or doctor’s office! It’s hard to remain dignified when your back end is exposed to the world!

Get Well Soon

Hopefully the recipient of this card won’t have any stitches they might disrupt, when laughing at this card! The play on words just tickle my funny bone.

CARD DETAILS

I wanted to use both sentiments, so I decided to use these two images. Having accompanied my husband on many doctor/specialist visits, I feel like I’ve lived this scene.  The images and sentiments are stamped in Nocturne ink onto white cardstock. Then choose your favourite colouring tools; I chose some Copic and Spectrum Noir markers. After colouring, layer the images and sentiments onto dark blue panels. Cover a dark blue card base with some patterned paper, and then layer on the images and sentiments.

JOIN THE CHALLENGE

You can find the Scrap ‘N Stamp challenge page HERE, on Facebook. It’s free (and fun) to join! Each month you’ll see a list of word prompts; one for each day of the month. Simply create your project, and then share it in the group, using the hashtag #snschallenge. At the end of the month, one lucky participant is randomly chosen to WIN a $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE to Scrap ‘N Stamp!

On another note, this is my final post as a member of the Scrap ‘N Stamp Design Team.  I have had a wonderful 3 years as a member of the Team; it’s such a great group of people, and I hope to keep in touch with them. Many thanks to Raya, the owner, for her support and to the rest of the team for their friendship!  I will still be creating, but with more focus on my resin art, and watercolour painting.

SHOPPING LINKS

While I won’t be a member of the Design Team, I will still be an affiliate of the store! The Art Impressions Get Well stamp set I used is a sneak peek, but will be in the store soon. You can continue to use my Discount Code 10DEB until the end of February, for 10% Off your total purchase.  Thanks so much – I hope you’ll keep coming back for more art!


All You Need Is Love

Monday, February 14th, 2022

As the song goes, all you need is love! Well, that and craft supplies. And coffee. And chocolate! Well, we’re going to stick with the love theme, since it is Valentine’s Day, after all.  I stayed with the adorable Tracey Hey stamps that we featured in our recent Inspiration Blog Hop. This time I used the cute unicorn.

LITTLE BIT CRAZY

Little Bit Crazy is the name of this stamp set, featuring the unicorn, and her pals giraffe and elephant.

All You Need Is Love

I think that the sentiment says it all! This image is such fun to colour – you can let your imagination run wild, no need to stick with realistic unicorn colours. (What do you mean, they’re not real?!)

CARD DETAILS

Start by stamping the unicorn image in Nocturne ink onto a piece of white cardstock. Cover it with clear embossing powder, and then  heat set. Setting the ink allows you to use whatever you like, to add colour. I chose to use my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, because I love the selection of colours in the pack. It’s not strictly a ROYGBIV rainbow, but close enough. Add accents and highlights with a white gel pen.  Let’s take a look at this cutie, shall we?

All You Need Is Love

Next, die cut the image into a heart shape. Then cut a larger heart shape from glitter paper. Layer the two hearts onto a light pink panel, using glue and foam tape/squares. Next, stamp some of the hearts, also from the Little Bit Crazy set, in darker  pink, onto the background panel. Stamp the sentiment in the same darker pink onto a white square, and pop it on with foam squares. Finally, attach the front panel onto a dark pink card base.

CHECK OUT THE INSPIRATION  HOP

If you haven’t already, be sure to check out our  Wild ‘N Whimsy Inspiration Hop. We had fabulous guests posting for this Hop, PLUS each post in the Hop will give away 1 Tracey Hey stamp set! To be entered for a chance to WIN, leave a comment on each of the Hop posts. You can start HERE, at my post, then follow the links. Enjoy the Hop, and good luck!

CREATE YOUR OWN LOVE & WHIMSY

You’ll find the links for the supplies used to create my cards, below, using my Affiliate links. When you’re shopping at Scrap ‘N Stamp, be sure to use my Design Team Discount Code 10DEB, for 10% OFF your total order of regular priced items!


For a Friend

Thursday, January 27th, 2022

There’s nothing to pick up your spirits like a card from a friend, in your mailbox! A bright & cheery one is even better. I think I combined these elements in these pretty cards that are perfect for a friend, at any time. And of course, I worked it in for the Scrap ‘N Stamp word prompt of ‘friends’!

DOODLE FLOWERS BACKGROUND

Everyone in the Scrap ‘N Stamp design team recently received a box of goodies to play with! I have to admit that I didn’t wait – I dove right in, so you’ll be getting a sneak peek today of some new  products that haven’t hit the shelves yet! I was actually so excited that I created 2 cards, using the same products. Just because I could! I wanted to see the pretty new embossing powders on a white, and a dark background. Here they are!

For a Friend

I had started with the white background, but them immediately how how gorgeous the colours would stand out on a darker background! They’re still pretty on the white, but really pop on the blue!

CARD DETAILS

Start with your panel of cardstock – light or dark. I found it best to set up the cardstock and Taylored Expressions Doodle Flowers Background stamp in my stamp platform. Next, cover the stamp with Versamark ink, and press firmly on the cardstock. Repeat if necessary. Now the fun happens! Seriously, I felt like a kid in kindergarten again, I had such fun. I used the coming soon Embossing Powder set by Hampton Arts – you’re going to love! There’s a total of 16 different embossing powders, each colour has 2 – one matte, one glitter. To start, I sprinkled the matte green around the edges of the stamping, basically to colour the stems green. Remove any excess powder, and then add  your next colour. For the flowers, I chose to use the glitter version of the colours – pink, violet, yellow and blue.  I didn’t bother to shake off the excess of each colour as I went along – this meant that the colours mixed beautifully ! When you do shake off the excess powder, you can keep the resulting rainbow, and use it on another project. Here’s a close up look at the pretty results.

For a Friend

This background stamp leaves a wonderful oval in the middle, perfect for a sentiment. Stamp your chosen sentiment onto vellum with Versamark ink, and then cover it with gold embossing powder. Use a heat tool to set, and then die cut with an oval die. For my sentiment, I used one of my new stamps – again by Hampton Arts, but I’m not sure of the name! It’s a wonderful sentiment set, though.

Attach your embossed card front to a bright card base, and then attach your sentiment oval. Add a few embellishments to the card front for some sparkle, and to hide your glue behind the vellum. Again – I used new self adhesive gems from Hampton Arts, and sequins from  Studio Katia.

SNEAK PEEK!

In the photo below, you can see the vials that the new embossing powders come in, plus the new gems.

For a Friend

KEEP CHECKING THE STORE

The new products will be arriving in the Store soon, so keep checking back! CLICK HERE to see the newest arrivals – right now you’ll see the newest Lavinia stamps, Lawn Fawn cardstock, Catherine Pooler inks, Buttons Galore embellishments and more! This page is updated as new items are added.  Remember to use my Discount Code of 10DEB at checkout, to save 10% on your total order!


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