Posts Tagged ‘mft die-namics’

Have a ROARING Good Christmas

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

Hi Everyone!

It’s Susan and I’ve got a fun card to share with you today. While I was trying to come up with an idea for today’s post I saw a card that Kristina Werner recently made using a fox, a bunny and an owl and it was soooo cute. It got me to thinking about how I could use non Christmas themed stamps to make a Christmas card and how non Christmasy can you get than dinosaurs!

I used the Delightful Dinosaurs from MFT and their coordinating dies to make this cute Christmas card. I used the Santa hat from Tim Holtz Crazy Things Stamp Set and Christmas is from the Tim Holtz Crazy Talk Stamp Set. The trees are from an older die set I keep in my stash because I LOVE it but there are so many tree dies on the market that I know if you were going to make this card you could find something you like that would work.

I started by stamping the dinosaurs using my MISTI and some Nocturne ink from Versafine. You don’t need a stamp positioning tool but if you have one it’s great for redefining the black lines of the stamped images after you color them in. Just leave the stamps in your stamp positioning tool (I linked to one in the store for you) and when you’re done coloring put your paper back in and re stamp it. It really does finish it off.

To color the dinosaurs in I used my Copics. Now coloring with Copics is really new to me – this may be the first card I’ve made and shared that uses Copics. There’s a learning curve with these but I really like them! I only have a few but I think I may need to get a few more. I used Coral (R35) and Lipstick Red (R29) for the reds. For the greens I used Willow (G24) and Veronese Green (G09). The light colored dinosaur is colored with Barely Beige (E11) and Dark Suntan (E15).

I used the lighter shade of each pair and put down a base color. I used the darker color to add some shading near the edges and to add dots on two of the dinosaurs. I also used Cool Gray (C3) for shading on the white parts and a darker Cool Gray (C7) to add some more shading to the dinosaurs. Therese Calvird from Lost in Paper shared that tip – to use grays for shading – it’s a great way to stretch your markers when you’re starting out and can’t or don’t want to buy them all.

The sentiment is from the Delightful Dinosaurs stamp set – it says ‘Have a Roaring Good Time but I masked off the Time, inked up the rest of the stamp with Versamark ink and stamped it onto black card stock and then heat set it with WOW White Embossing Powder. I did the same for Christmas.

I’m wishing I sponged the edges of the trees to give them some depth – oh well. I layered everything onto a panel of white card stock that I cut with the Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Rectangle Dies. Two of the dinosaurs were popped up with craft foam and the panel was also popped up with craft foam and then added to a white card base.

Thanks so much for hanging out with me today. I hope you’re inspired to look at your non-Christmas stamps and make a Christmas card with them.

Happy Stampin’

Susan

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Daffodils Dancing

Saturday, April 20th, 2019

Kia back with you today to share this card of Daffodils Dancing by Penny Black. I have had this stamp for awhile yet have only used it recently, and as it turns out this is the perfect time of year for it.

For this card I used my Zig Clean Color Brushes, adding colour to the stamp, sometimes spritzing, sometimes not, as I stamped. I used 3 colours of green, being light green, May green and olive green. For the flower I used yellow, bright yellow, orange and scarlet red, and for the spathe’s I used a medium gray.

Once I was done with the stamp colouring I heat embossed using Nuvo Shimmering Pearl embossing powder, which added wonderful texture to the card. I then die cut the pieces with my wonky rectangle dies and attached the larger panel to my card base, and the smaller panel I attached using fun foam and Sookwang tape. I then painted the background of the small panel using paint from my watercolour palette, being Schmincke cadmium yellow light.

To finish my card I added a few drops of Nuvo Jewels. I did not add a sentiment to the outside as I am not sure how I will be using this card. I can always do that at another time.

I have done a video of this card which follows, along with Affiliate links for the products that I have used on this card. Thank you for visiting us here at Scrap’n Stamp.


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