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Galentine’s Day Cards

Saturday, February 13th, 2021

I don’t know if it’s an actual thing, but I think that Galentine’s Day should officially be noticed on the calendar!  Not everyone has a ‘significant other’ to give a card to on Valentine’s Day. But just about everyone has some special gals pal that they could send  Galentine’s Day cards to. What do you think? Hey there, it’s Deb here, from the Design Team!

GALENTINE’S DAY

Okay, so maybe we don’t need one certain day to acknowledge our BFF’s. Any time is a good time to show your friend how much you appreciate having them in your life. One thing I am really missing, during this pandemic, is getting together with my friends for coffee! That’s why I chose to reach back in my stamp stash, and pull out the MFT Friends at First Sip set.

Galentine's Day Cards

I decided to even colour the images to reflect me and my bestie! That’s me on the left, with the long brown hair. 🙂  Purple is her favourite colour, that’s how I chose the sweater colour.

CARD DETAILS

I still had my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers on my desk, so I decided I would watercolour the images. First, set up a piece of watercolour paper and the images in your stamp platform. Because of the texture of the paper, you should stamp at least twice, to get a clear, crisp image. After stamping in Nocturne ink,  cover the images with clear embossing powder, and then heat set. Now you’re ready to watercolour! Choose your favourites – and have fun! What colours does your bestie like to wear?

After colouring, use your Big Shot with the coordinating Friends at First Sip dies & die cut the images. I like to add dimension, so if you have a piece of fun foam, die cut the shapes from that, too.  Glue the layers together, and set aside. Next, create your background. On a piece of light green cardstock, blend on some Pine Needles Distress Oxide ink. To create the grass levels, just tear a piece of copy paper, to use as your mask. Now, glue the images onto your ink blended background.  For the white clouds, use the 2 sizes of clouds in the MFT Beach Bunnies die set. Die cut them from white cardstock, and glue them at the top of the card front.

Stamp the sentiment from the Friends at First Sip set onto watercolour paper; repeat the steps with the Nocturne ink and clear embossing powder. Attach the sentiment across the top middle of the card front. Finally, attach your card front to a light blue card base.

Galentine's Day Cards

The dimension adds lots of fun to the card, don’t you think?

JOIN THE SCRAP ‘N STAMP DAILY CHALLENGE!

Have you already joined the daily challenge on the Scrap ‘N Stamp challenge Facebook page? You should! It’s fun, easy, and you could win a prize! Each month, you’ll see a list of daily word prompts. Simply create your card/project using a prompt, and then share it on the page. Be sure to use the hashtag #snschallenge! You can play along with as many or few days as you like. At the end of the month, one participant is randomly chosen, and WINS a $50 GIFT CARD to Shop Scrap ‘N Stamp’s  online store! And you guessed it – today’s word prompt is “Galentine”.

SUPPLIES

While you’re checking out the supplies I used to create this card, be sure to have a look at all of the fabulous new products in the Scrap ‘N Stamp store!  When purchasing regular-priced items, be sure to use my Designer Discount Code 10DEB at checkout, for 10% Off your total!  Have fun creating, and sending your Galentine’s Day Cards!

Galentine's Day Cards

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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.

Polar Bear Pals from Scrap 'N stamp

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.