Posts Tagged ‘mft stamps’

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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Polar Bear Pals

Friday, October 25th, 2019

Hi crafting friends and welcome back. Sandi MacIver here and today I’m sharing Polar Bear Pals, and in keeping with the Distressed Oxide Theme for this month, I did a quick Blended Distress Oxide background for my cute little bear.

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The My Favorite Things Polar Bear Pals is a fun stamp set with a great selection of sentiments covering many occasions. I love the fact that I can use it for a winter birthday as well as the holidays.

Polar Bear Pals

I started the card by borrowing the snowflake stamps from the Warm and Feathered Hugs stamp set, also from My Favorite Things. I white heat embossed them on the card front.

Next I used my Ranger blending tools to add Mustard Seed, Broken China and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxides to my card front. This is the Embossed Resist technique as the embossed snowflakes resist the ink and pop from the colored background.

Polar Bear Pals

After that I mixed a little white paint and water and spattered onto my card base to create more snow.

Polar Bear Pals

To create my snowy mountain I cut another piece of card stock and then die cut it with the MFT Stitched Basic Edges Dies. I added a sentiment stamped in black ink before attaching to the bottom front of my card.

Polar Bear Pals

Finally, I stamped my bear on white cardstock. Coloured his scarf and skates with my Prismacolour Pencils before die cutting him with the coordinating Polar Bear Pals Dies. I added small pieces of Foam Squares to pop him up just a bit.

My only embellishment is I used my Signo White Gel Pen to add lines to his scarf.

Thanks so much for stopping in today. I have linked all the products I used below for you. Simply click on the link to see a larger image and to shop through our Scrap ‘N Stamp Store.

My Favorite Things Thanksgiving Gatefold Card

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Hello and Happy Wednesday my crafty friends. Nancy F on the blog today with a fun Thanksgiving-inspired card. Always a good time creating for Scrap’n Stamp Canada

For today’s cards, I am featuring the My Favorite Things Fall Friends stamp set, the Lawn Fawn Fall Fling pattern and my colouring medium of choice, Ranger Distress ink cubes.

Stamped the images from the Fall friends set on to Bristol cardstock  with versa Clair ink and heat embossed with clear powder colouring all the images in with distress inks and oxides

Being that our October challenge on the Scrap’n Stamp facebook page was to create using distress oxides, I decided to stretch it out a bit and use the regular inks along with one of the oxides. I thought this was the best way to colour in these adorable little images from My Favorite Things. I stamped them out using Versa Clair nocturn ink and heat set using some clear embossing powder and then went to town painting them in with the inks. I ended up mixing and layering colors to get the right shades and look.

The distress inks I chose to use were wild honey, rusty hinge, carved pumpkin, brushed corduroy, ground espresso, both in oxide and regular ink, as well as tea dye, pine needles, and aged mahogany.


Once I was finished painting all the images in, I fussy cut everything out as I did not have the coordinating dies. Good news for you, however, Scrap’n Stamp does carry the die set and I highly suggest purchasing the coordinating die if you get the set. Makes things a lot easier.

I decided it would be fun to create a little bit of a different card than my usual, as I felt a little bit stuck in a rut so I decided to create a gatefold card to really bring this scene to a whole other level.

To create the gatefold card I cut down a piece of 12 x 12 orange cardstock to 4 1/4 x 11 and scored each end at 2 3/4. I then need to figure out my layers and scene for the card. This took me a bit of time but I am really happy with the finished product.

I really wanted to play up the colours I used for the little girls and pumpkin and managed to find pattern paper that really worked well. I used the Lawn Fawn Fall Fling pattern paper as well as some green shimmer cardstock and metallic coooper cardstock.

I cut down three layers for both the front panels and the inside just to add a little extra dimension, stability, and interest. The front panel measurements are as followed, Cooper panels (2) @ 2 1/2 x 4 Green shimmer (2) @ 2 3/8 x 3 7/8, layer 3-pattern paper (2) @ 2 1/4 x 3 3/4.

The inside panel measurements are as follows Copper 4 x 5 1/2, Green Shimmer 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 the Green leafy pattern paper is 3 3/4 x 4 15/16. I also added in a white panel which was die cut from the MFT wonky stitched rectangle dies. While I was die cutting I thought it would be fun to add a little more interest and create not only a scene on the outside of the card but also finish off the inside with a similar look. To accomplish this I die cut the picket fence from Kraft cardstock which I edged with some ground espresso distress ink.

I repeated this on the outside of the card which was the anchor for the rest of my little scene. I cut green cardstock down to measure 1 1/2 x 5 1/8 and layered on a piece of copper 1 1/4 x 4 15/16 and then added a strip of that same pattern paper from the inside which measures 1 1/8 x 4 7/8 on top of the metallic paper. I die cut a white banner strip and stamped the sentiment once again using ground expresso. Before I attached everything to the front of the card I decided to add in that Behind Second die cut fence. this really pulled the scene together. I added each of the cute little girls to the flaps of the card. One in front of the fence, she was popped up with a bit of foam tape and the other girl behind the fence flat to the card. I added some leaves and pumpkins to both the flaps of the card as well as the inside with the little squirel.

I was really quite happy with the way this card turned out. I hope you enjoyed it and come over to the Scrap’n Stamp Challenge page to share with us some of your projects using distress oxides.

Have a wonderful week.

Nancy F.