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Happy Saturday! It’s Deb here, for the Design Team. Normally, Saturday is a great time to enjoy wine with friends; unfortunately, these days we can’t do that. *sad face* It seems that right now, practically everywhere in the world is on lockdown, so today’s card is for the friends we can’t visit. Yes – that is the reason behind why I chose today’s word prompt to be ‘friends’ for the Scrap ‘N Stamp Daily Challenge!
If you haven’t already joined the Daily Challenge, I hope that you’ll consider it! Each day there is a new word prompt, to use as a jumping off point for your project. Simply share your card/project in the Facebook Challenge Page HERE, and use the hashtag #SNSCHALLENGE. At the end of the month, one lucky participant is randomly chosen as the WINNER of a $50 GIFT CARD to Scrap ‘N Stamp! That’s a lot of goodness you can get for yourself.
I’ve combined some ‘old with new’ for this card; a new Lavinia stencil, with an older MFT Shaker die. It’s been so long since I’ve made a shaker card, I really had to think about it! Especially because I discovered that I had run out of the Shaker inserts for this die.
I like the stenciled background, and how the sequins appear to be bubbles, floating out of the glass! I figure it’s been a while since I’ve shared a glass with friends, so we should make it champagne, aka sparkly wine!
I decided to make a slimline card, just because I like using the new Picket Fence Studios Slim Line Die Cutting System. First, cut 2 pieces of white cardstock with the inside layer die. On one of the pieces, apply Worn Lipstick Distress Ink through the Lavinia Stamp Pods stencil. Next, use the MFT Wine Glass Shaker Die to die cut the glass shape from the stenciled paper. Die cut another glass from dark pink cardstock. Create your shaker, using the Gina K. Clear Quartz Solid sequins. Use foam tape to attach the top stenciled/die cut layer to the 2nd piece of white cardstock. Now, attach the card front to a dark pink card base.
Next, stamp the sentiment from the MFT Good Time to Wine stamp set. I wanted to layer the sentiment on 2 strips, so stamped the first part, then masked off the stamp to ink the 2nd half of the sentiment. Next, die cut the 2 sentiments, and attach them to the card front with foam tape or squares.
Finally, glue on some extra sequins, for the ‘bubbles’.
In the photo above, you can see the added dimension of the sequins, shaker and sentiment strips. The stencil is a great way to add a background & more depth, without adding a physical layer.
Don’t forget to create and share your project for today’s prompt of ‘friends’, and/or any other day! Hopefully, we’ll all be able to have wine with friends in person, soon. Until then, have fun creating!
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Welcome to a new week! It’s Deb here, from the Design Team. If you’re playing along with the Scrap ‘N Stamp Daily Challenge, today’s prompt is Moon. If you’re not playing along – why not? It’s easy to do, free – and you could win a prize! You do need a Facebook account, then join the Challenge page HERE. Play along with as many days as you like! Simply create a project with one of the prompt themes, then post it on the Challenge page. Be sure to use the hashtag #snschallenge there, and on other social media platforms. At the end of the month, one lucky participant is randomly drawn to WIN A PRIZE!
I admit – I chose this prompt of Moon so that I could play some more with my Lavinia stamps! I had so much fun that I created 2 cards to share with you today. This first one features the Moon stamp, as well as Fox 1 (Kernal).
This also gave me the change to do some ink blending, using the new Tim Holtz Crackling Campfire Distress Oxide.
Start with a piece of smooth white cardstock. Mask off a circle about 1 3/4″ round, just below the top. About 1/3rd of the way up from the bottom, start blending on Fossilized Amber ink, and then Spiced Marmalade next. At the top, blend on the Crackling Campfire, and then go back & blend the transition areas between the colours. At the very bottom of the panel, blend on Black Soot Distress Oxide.
Now remove the mask, and stamp the Moon image in dark gray ink. Next, stamp the Fox 1 (Kernal) image in Nocturne ink. See that black line in the neck area? That happened because I had also masked off the top portion of the Fox’s head before blending the background colours. Therefore, I ended up with a different ink saturation after removing the mask! Live and learn, my friend! Even inking & stamping a few times couldn’t fix that line!
Finally, I added to the background by randomly stamping the background sentiment stamp Keep the Faith in Versafine Imperial Purple ink, around the images. More Black Soot was added around all 4 edges of the panel.
This second card is much quicker to make! I loved how it looked, so I haven’t added any sentiment yet. That can be done once I decide who to send it to, and for what occasion.
With a piece of copy or scrap paper, punch or cut out a 2″ circle. Place this mask over the top of a piece of white cardstock. Now, use a blending tool to apply Crackling Campfire distress oxide ink into the circle. Next, remove the mask, and stamp the Lavinia Weeping Willow image in Nocturne ink. Use a blending tool to apply Black Soot distress oxide along the bottom.
Layer the card front onto a piece of black cardstock, and then onto an orange card base. You could turn this into a ‘Hallowe’en’ card by adding some flying bats, or other ‘creepy’ features. For some reason, this reminds me of a Japanese theme, so you could add a crane bird image, or pagoda in the background.
I hope that you’re inspired to join our Daily challenge! If you love Lavinia stamps like I do, be sure to check out all of them in the Scrap ‘N Stamp store – plus the NEW STENCILS from Lavinia! They’re new in stock, and already selling out quickly! (even I missed out on one of the ones I wanted – just click to be notified when it’s back in stock). Be sure to use my Design Team Discount Code 10DEB at checkout, for 10% OFF regular priced items.
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