Posts Tagged ‘mft die-namics’

Some Like it HOT blog hop

Friday, February 15th, 2019

Welcome to our February Blog Hop- “Some like it HOT” this theme is all about hot beverages- coffee, tea, hot chocolate… 

We will be giving away 9 prizes – one for each designer. 8 Some Like it Hot prize packs and one $50 gift Certificate Prizes will be chosen randomly from the people who comment.  We are especially excited as this is our first hop with the new design team, I hope you’ll take time to bookmark and explore each of their blogs and leave them some love 🙂  Here’s the full hop order & everyone’s links:

Tara (you are HERE at the SNS blog!)

And now let me jump in and show you my card!  I fell in love with this cutie from Penny Black “Saying a Latte” and have been saving her for this hop- I’ve been out of practice coloring with my Copic Markers, except for small images, but she was a fun one to play with!  I actually have 2 cards featuring her to share (since I colored a backup “just in case I mess up” image as well).  Since I knew coloring was going to take a bit of time, I kept the rest of my design pretty simple- stamping my sentiment on a panel die cut with MFT’s Stitched Edge die.  I also just got the new gradient square stencil by Tim Holtz and the angles seemed like a perfect match!

I used a mix of Distress Oxides on the stenciled details, but I’m not even positive of all the colors because I used a dirty ink blending tool. LOL. (note to self- buy more blending foams!)  I knew the Cracked Pistachio would match my die cut panel, but the rest was just trial and error! I figure you really can’t go wrong with a mix of blues & greens- they are my happy colors!  A few pearl details & twine added some subtle embellishments to my simple card.

And here’s one last pic with the two cards together- the other is free of embellishments, but very similar in design!

I hope you enjoyed my card and are getting warmed up a bit for our “Some Like it HOT” blog hop!  We hope you’ll join us and play along with our challenge blog as well this month!  If you’re ready to keep moving, head on over and check out Dawn’s project!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Make Today Beautiful

Thursday, January 10th, 2019

Hello everyone, Kia here with a card to share with you today. I am using new products from My Favorite Things for this card, and I have linked the products at the end of this post.

I have water coloured for this card today, and I hope that you all might give it a try. You do not need professional water colours to do this, you can use Zig Clean Color Brushes or Tim Holtz Distress Inks for this process. They key is layer, dry, layer, dry, layer – you get my drift.

 

For my card, I stamped the bloom using Memento ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. I then stamped the “beautiful” sentiment, again using the Memento ink, and went over the ink with Wink of Stella, cut it, then put it aside. I then proceed to paint the flower using my water colour palette, layering the colours and drying in between. Once finished I die cut the Blueprint die and did a wash with the yellow, then splattered with black acrylic paint. I attached the panel to my card base, and stamped the sentiment using the Memento ink again.

To finish, I attached the bloom using foam squares, then glued on the “beautiful” sentiment, then added some Nuvo drops.

 

I hope you have enjoyed this card today, and would like to thank you for visiting us today at Scrap’n Stamp.


Poinsetta Christmas

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

Hello fellow stampers, Kia here with you today to share this Poinsettia card.

To start this card and using watercolour paper I first die cut my panel using My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle STAX.

I thought I would do something a bit different today, by painting my stamp with Color Burst Powders. Some time ago I was trying to ink up a background stamp with Color Burst powders, and the colour was something less than desirable. I needed something to give the paint something to grip to, and of course what came to mind is Versamark embossing ink. It worked perfectly, so I have done this every time I want to use a different kind of colour medium with my stamps. Excuse my shaky picture, I was taking it with my phone and only one hand available. lol

You can see how the colour attaches easily to the stamp. This is the second color I was using for this card, being Phthalo Green. I started by mixing up Turquoise Color Burst with a few spritzes of water, inking the stamp with the Versamark and painting on the colour. I then cleaned the stamp and did a second colour using Phthalo Green, using the same process. Once everything was dry, I inked up the stamp again with Ranger Paradise Teal and Library Green inks, then directly on top of the inks I used the Versamark embossing ink, and heat embossed with Nuvo embossing powder, which gave the flower back some definition. And yes, I get a bit of contamination in my Versamark, but I keep and use an older ink pad for when I do this, keeping a clean pad for my daily use.

Once my panel was dry I then placed it back in the container with new saran, and sprinkled on Lemon Yellow Color Burst, again using water sparingly. As I spritzed, the colours from the previous stamp also migrated out to join the new colours. Love it! I tend to let my paints dry naturally as I think heating deadens the vibrancy of the colours, and it warps the watercolour paper. So, once the panel was dry, I attached fun foam to the back using Be Creative Tape and attached the panel, I also prepared the other side of the fun foam so I could attach the panel to my card base once I was done with the next step, which was to splatter with acrylic paint in turquoise. I used a liner brush to do this splatter, I like the differences in the splatters I get with it. I then attached the piece to my card base. Even though it was not dry, I could still finish the card. I then added Liquid Pearls (note to self, get the Dandelion Nuvo Crystal Drops) to the flower centres and a scattering of sequins to finish.

I hope you have enjoyed this card. I have other pictures of my process over on my blog in this post.

Thank you for joining us here at Scrap’n Stamp, I look forward to seeing you next time.