Posts Tagged ‘paper crafts’

For a Friend

Thursday, January 27th, 2022

There’s nothing to pick up your spirits like a card from a friend, in your mailbox! A bright & cheery one is even better. I think I combined these elements in these pretty cards that are perfect for a friend, at any time. And of course, I worked it in for the Scrap ‘N Stamp word prompt of ‘friends’!

DOODLE FLOWERS BACKGROUND

Everyone in the Scrap ‘N Stamp design team recently received a box of goodies to play with! I have to admit that I didn’t wait – I dove right in, so you’ll be getting a sneak peek today of some new  products that haven’t hit the shelves yet! I was actually so excited that I created 2 cards, using the same products. Just because I could! I wanted to see the pretty new embossing powders on a white, and a dark background. Here they are!

For a Friend

I had started with the white background, but them immediately how how gorgeous the colours would stand out on a darker background! They’re still pretty on the white, but really pop on the blue!

CARD DETAILS

Start with your panel of cardstock – light or dark. I found it best to set up the cardstock and Taylored Expressions Doodle Flowers Background stamp in my stamp platform. Next, cover the stamp with Versamark ink, and press firmly on the cardstock. Repeat if necessary. Now the fun happens! Seriously, I felt like a kid in kindergarten again, I had such fun. I used the coming soon Embossing Powder set by Hampton Arts – you’re going to love! There’s a total of 16 different embossing powders, each colour has 2 – one matte, one glitter. To start, I sprinkled the matte green around the edges of the stamping, basically to colour the stems green. Remove any excess powder, and then add  your next colour. For the flowers, I chose to use the glitter version of the colours – pink, violet, yellow and blue.  I didn’t bother to shake off the excess of each colour as I went along – this meant that the colours mixed beautifully ! When you do shake off the excess powder, you can keep the resulting rainbow, and use it on another project. Here’s a close up look at the pretty results.

For a Friend

This background stamp leaves a wonderful oval in the middle, perfect for a sentiment. Stamp your chosen sentiment onto vellum with Versamark ink, and then cover it with gold embossing powder. Use a heat tool to set, and then die cut with an oval die. For my sentiment, I used one of my new stamps – again by Hampton Arts, but I’m not sure of the name! It’s a wonderful sentiment set, though.

Attach your embossed card front to a bright card base, and then attach your sentiment oval. Add a few embellishments to the card front for some sparkle, and to hide your glue behind the vellum. Again – I used new self adhesive gems from Hampton Arts, and sequins from  Studio Katia.

SNEAK PEEK!

In the photo below, you can see the vials that the new embossing powders come in, plus the new gems.

For a Friend

KEEP CHECKING THE STORE

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Darling Deer

Saturday, December 11th, 2021

Hello my friend! It’s Deb here with a Saturday post for the Scrap ‘N Stamp Design Team. In case you didn’t know, each month in the Facebook group HERE, we post a list of words, one for each day of the month. The challenge is to choose a word prompt, create a project featuring that word in an image, and share it to the group using the hashtag #snschallenge. At the end of the month, one lucky participant is randomly chosen, to WIN a $50 Gift Certificate to Scrap ‘N Stamp! My word prompt for today is ‘reindeer’ – appropriate for this time of year, right? So I chose the new Sizzix/Tim Holtz Darling Deer Dies as my reindeer.

DARLING DEER

I just love the different poses & sizes of the 4 deer that come in this set. I’ve used 3 of the 4 in my card, along with creating the background with the Memory Box Lamplit Tree Collage Die.

Darling Deer

Now,  before you question why there is a lamp post with the deer – we’ve had deer wandering down our street, and in our front (and behind our back yard)!  Granted, we live at the base of a mountain, but they’re always breathtakingly beautiful!

CARD DETAILS

For the background, start with a piece of white or light blue cardstock (if you start with light blue, it cuts down on your ink blending time!). Blend on Broken China Distress Oxide ink, getting lighter towards the middle. Next, die cut the Lamplit Tree Collage using your Big Shot, and white cardstock. Blend different shades of green ink onto the trees and ground, darker around the edges and corners.  Blend orange and yellow for the lamp light, and colour the lamp with a dark gray marker. While you have your Big Shot out, die cut 3 of the Darling Deer from a light brown or kraft colour cardstock.  Apply Vintage Photo ink with a blending brush onto the deer, for shading.  For the smallest deer, keep it lighter, just adding a bit of blending to his rump. Then, add some dots on top, using a white Posca Paint Pen. This makes it look like a baby deer (yes, I know baby deer aren’t born in winter!).

Add snow to the background and foreground panels by stamping the snow from the Colorado Craft Company Kittens & Mittens set, in Versamark ink, repeatedly. Cover with white embossing powder, and then heat set. Add a few more snowflakes if necessary, using the white Posca Paint Pen.

Attach the die cut panel to the ink blended background with foam squares. Next, glue the deer into place. Stamp the sentiment from the Penny Black When Snow Falls stamp set in Nocturne ink, and then die cut it with a stitched Oval. Attach it to the top corner of the card front. Finally, add the card front to a dark blue card base.

Darling Deer

Wouldn’t this be a lovely scene to come upon? Definitely Instagram worthy – if I were able to stop saying “OH” long enough to take a photo!

JOIN THE FUN

I hope that you’ll join the fun with our daily challenge! It’s also a great way to kickstart your creative process, and get lots of cards made at the same time! I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my Darling Deer; I’ve included shopping links to Scrap ‘N Stamp for the supplies, below.

Darling Deer

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Welcome to Autumn!

Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

Today’s word prompt for the Scrap ‘N Stamp daily challenge is ‘trees’. It’s Deb here, from the Design Team! I chose that word, as I thought it would be the perfect way to say ‘welcome’ to autumn! As far as colours go, it has to be my favourite time of year. Plus, it’s a good excuse to cozy up with sweaters or blankets, especially with a good book.

COLOURS OF AUTUMN

I’ve been waiting to use this new Penny Black stamp, called Enlightened. It’s more about the leaves that the actual tree, but I figured that was close enough! Plus, it gave me a chance to  pull out my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers, for some watercolour.

Welcome to Autumn!

Don’t you just want to grab your favourite hot beverage, and snuggle on the couch? But wait – finish reading my post, first!

CARD DETAILS

Start with a piece of watercolour paper, set up in your stamp platform. Next, randomly add ink from your Carmine Red, Yellow, and Orange Zig markers, onto the leaves. Lightly spritz with water, and then press firmly onto the paper. Repeat this as many times as you like, until you’re happy with the colours. Next, use the Blue Gray marker for the lines, and the Light Green marker for the stems, and repeat the process.  If you don’t have markers, you could do this process with your Distress Ink pads, as well.

For the sentiment, I chose the Memory Box Harvest Love set. Stamp the sentiment onto vellum paper in Versamark ink. Next, cover the stamping with copper embossing powder, and heat set.  Repeat this with the smallest leaf stamp from this set. Colour the leaf using the same colours you used for the background.  This Harvest Love bundle comes with coordinating dies – use that with your Big Shot to die cut the leaf.  Die cut the sentiment with a stitched oval die, and then glue it onto the watercolour panel.

Layer the front panel onto a piece of copper glimmer paper using foam tape, and then attach these to an orange card base.  Attach the leaf using a foam square, and then glue on some sequins, to finish off your card.

Welcome to Autumn!

The copper embossing powder is so rich and warm!

COME JOIN US!

I hope that you’ll welcome fall too, and join in my word prompt challenge of trees! To play along is easy; join the Scrap ‘N Stamp Facebook group HERE. You’ll find a different word prompt  for each day of the month. Play along as many times as you want! Share a photo of your project in the group, with the hashtag #snschallenge.  At the end of the month, one participant’s name is randomly drawn, and awarded a $50 Gift Certificate to shop at Scrap ‘N Stamp! In the meantime, when you shop at Scrap ‘N Stamp be sure to use my Design Team code 10DEB to receive 10% OFF your total purchase! (regular priced items only).

Welcome to Autumn!

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