Posts Tagged ‘handmade cards’

Orange You Glad It’s Thursday?

Thursday, October 14th, 2021

I couldn’t resist the corny joke! My word prompt for the Scrap ‘N Stamp daily challenge is ‘orange’, so I just couldn’t resist the ‘orange you glad it’s Thursday’ joke.  Actually, I’m running behind – I was supposed to have shared this card on Tuesday the 11th. So if you’re confused, it’s okay; it’s not you, it’s me!

ORANGE MOON

I recently received the new Tim Holtz Layering Moon Mask set, and just had to use it!  We’ve had so many spectacular moons this year – blood moon, harvest moon, blue moon, super moon, that I thought I’d go with my version of the blood moon – but in orange!

Orange You Glad it's Thursday?

Plus, since Hallowe’en is coming up in a few weeks, I thought I’d make it a bit spooky, too.

CARD DETAILS

If you haven’t seen this new Moon Mask set yet, you really have to check it out! You get 3 masks and 3 stencils, in 3 different sizes.  I chose the middle size moon. First, place the mask onto your white cardstock, and then blend Fossilized Amber around the edges. Leaving the mask in place, next blend Dusty Concord, then Chipped Sapphire, and finally Black Soot distress oxide inks. Now, remove the mask, and blend Spiced Marmalade distress ink to fill in the moon. Next place the moon stencil, and use the Black Soot distress oxide to stencil in the craters of the moon.

After completing the moon, remove the stencil, and then stamp the Lavinia Stamps Seasonal Tree in Nocturne ink.  Then blend a bit more Black Soot around the bottom, so that the tree doesn’t look like it’s floating. I didn’t have a suitable spooky sentiment, so I didn’t add one. But if you do, to the left of the tree at the bottom is the perfect spot!

Now, layer your image panel onto a piece of dark yellow cardstock with foam tape, and then glue it onto an orange card base.

JOIN THE DAILY CHALLENGE

It’s fun and free to join the daily challenge! Just join the Facebook Group page HERE. Find the list of word prompts – there’s one for each day of the month. Play along with as many prompts as you like! Share a photo of your card to the page, and use hashtag #snschallenge.  At the end of the month, one lucky participant is randomly chosen to WIN a $50 Gift Card to shop at Scrap ‘N Stamp!

You can find the products I used for my card, in the list below. When you shop at Scrap ‘N Stamp, be sure to use my Designer Discount Code 10DEB, for 10% OFF your total purchase (regular priced items only).

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Welcome to Autumn!

Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

Today’s word prompt for the Scrap ‘N Stamp daily challenge is ‘trees’. It’s Deb here, from the Design Team! I chose that word, as I thought it would be the perfect way to say ‘welcome’ to autumn! As far as colours go, it has to be my favourite time of year. Plus, it’s a good excuse to cozy up with sweaters or blankets, especially with a good book.

COLOURS OF AUTUMN

I’ve been waiting to use this new Penny Black stamp, called Enlightened. It’s more about the leaves that the actual tree, but I figured that was close enough! Plus, it gave me a chance to  pull out my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers, for some watercolour.

Welcome to Autumn!

Don’t you just want to grab your favourite hot beverage, and snuggle on the couch? But wait – finish reading my post, first!

CARD DETAILS

Start with a piece of watercolour paper, set up in your stamp platform. Next, randomly add ink from your Carmine Red, Yellow, and Orange Zig markers, onto the leaves. Lightly spritz with water, and then press firmly onto the paper. Repeat this as many times as you like, until you’re happy with the colours. Next, use the Blue Gray marker for the lines, and the Light Green marker for the stems, and repeat the process.  If you don’t have markers, you could do this process with your Distress Ink pads, as well.

For the sentiment, I chose the Memory Box Harvest Love set. Stamp the sentiment onto vellum paper in Versamark ink. Next, cover the stamping with copper embossing powder, and heat set.  Repeat this with the smallest leaf stamp from this set. Colour the leaf using the same colours you used for the background.  This Harvest Love bundle comes with coordinating dies – use that with your Big Shot to die cut the leaf.  Die cut the sentiment with a stitched oval die, and then glue it onto the watercolour panel.

Layer the front panel onto a piece of copper glimmer paper using foam tape, and then attach these to an orange card base.  Attach the leaf using a foam square, and then glue on some sequins, to finish off your card.

Welcome to Autumn!

The copper embossing powder is so rich and warm!

COME JOIN US!

I hope that you’ll welcome fall too, and join in my word prompt challenge of trees! To play along is easy; join the Scrap ‘N Stamp Facebook group HERE. You’ll find a different word prompt  for each day of the month. Play along as many times as you want! Share a photo of your project in the group, with the hashtag #snschallenge.  At the end of the month, one participant’s name is randomly drawn, and awarded a $50 Gift Certificate to shop at Scrap ‘N Stamp! In the meantime, when you shop at Scrap ‘N Stamp be sure to use my Design Team code 10DEB to receive 10% OFF your total purchase! (regular priced items only).

Welcome to Autumn!

Affiliate links for supplies are provided. If you choose to use my links, you help support me in maintaining my blog, at no extra cost to you. Thanks in advance!


Bird Bath

Saturday, September 11th, 2021

Today’s word prompt for the Scrap ‘N Stamp challenge is ‘wings’. This gave me the perfect opportunity to use some new goodies that I recently ordered! You may recall, our recent Blog Hop was called For the Birds (you can start at my post HERE, if you haven’t seen it yet), so I thought I’d carry on with the theme.

BIRD BATH

Bird Bath is the name of a new stamp from Impression Obsession. I think it’s adorable; I’m a big bird watching fan – usually just in my backyard! I also wanted to show off the new Poppystamps Art Deco Curve Border die, so I included it in my card.

Bird Bath

That little blue bird is so cute! And he’s got the bird bath all to himself!

CARD DETAILS

With the ornate Art Deco Curve Border, I wanted to keep the rest of the card quite simple.  Do do this, start with a piece of white cardstock. Blend some Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink around the top 2/3rds of the piece. Next, stamp the Bird Bath image in Nocturne ink, in the middle of the card. While the ink is still wet, cover it with clear embossing powder, and then heat set. Now you can choose your medium for colouring the image. I chose a few of my Copic and Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend Markers, and then added a few highlights with a white Gel Pen.

With a light brown cardstock, use your Big Shot with the border die, and die cut a total of 4 borders. Layer and glue 2 together for each of the top and bottom of the card front. Before attaching the die cuts, place the top one on the front panel, and line up the sentiment stamp, from the Colorado Craft Company Whishing Happiness stamp set. Once you’ve got the alignment, remove the die cut, and stamp the sentiment in Nocturne ink. Repeat the heat setting of clear embossing powder over the sentiment. Now, attach the borders to the card front, and then attach it to a light pink card base, using foam tape.

Bird Bath

Doesn’t that sentiment just perfectly suit this happy image? You can send this card for just about any occasion.

JOIN THE DAILY CHALLENGE

I hope that you’ll join our challenge, and today’s prompt of ‘wings’. Joining is easy – in the Facebook group HERE you’ll find a list of words, one for each day of the month. Play along with as many as you want! At the end of the month, one name is randomly drawn from all participants. That lucky person will WIN a $50 Gift Certificate to shop Scrap ‘N Stamp!

Bird Bath

If you’d like to recreate my Bird Bath card, I’ve provided shopping links to the products, below. When you shop Scrap ‘N Stamp, be sure to use my Discount Code 10DEB, for 10% OFF your purchase!