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Get Cozy for the Daily Challenge

Saturday, January 9th, 2021

Happy Saturday! It’s Deb here, for the Design Team. Are you ready to get cozy for the Daily Challenge on the Scrap ‘N Stamp Facebook page? Cozy is today’s word prompt, and I hope that you’ll play along with me today. Once your project is complete, share a photo of it on the Challenge page HERE. Be sure to use hashtag #snschallenge, so that it won’t be missed! I’m looking forward to seeing what you create.

COZY CABIN

I got literal, and used the Cozy Cabin stamp set from Penny Black! This is my first time using it, and I know I’ll be using it a lot more. Penny Black is one of my favourite stamp lines, for scenic stamps.

Get Cozy for the Daily Challenge

It sure does look cozy though, doesn’t it?

CARD DETAILS

Start with a piece of smooth white cardstock. Set up the the cardstock and the stamp in your stamp positioner. This will allow you to stamp with different ink colours, without worrying about lining up the image each time. First, cover the trees with Gina K. Fresh Asparagus ink, and then stamp. Next, cover the cabin with Gina K. Faded Brick ink, and stamp. Stamp the chimney smoke with a light gray ink.

To create the sky, lightly blend on Broken China Distress Oxide ink. To create the snow, you have a couple of choices. I was too lazy to get up & get my Texture Paste, but that can be used. Or, you can use a white gouache paint, which I had already on my table. To make the snow ‘thicker’, apply the gouache directly, without watering it down. Use a small brush and add the paint or texture paste to the cabin roof, the ground, and a bit on the trees.  Next, add some falling snow by diluting the gouache with water, and flicking it on with a small brush.

Get Cozy for the Daily Challenge

In the photo above, you can see how the undiluted gouache creates a raised 3D effect for the snow.  I also used my Nuvo Midas Touch Shimmer Pen to add some shine to the windows.

Stamp the sentiment from the Poppystamps Christmas Quotes stamp set in dark blue ink. Next, use the Big Shot with the coordinating dies. Add the sentiment across the bottom, using foam tape. Finally, attach the card front to a dark blue card base.

JOIN THE CHALLENGE!

I hope that you enjoyed seeing my Cozy Cabin card, and that you’ll get cozy for the Daily Challenge, too! Feel free to interpret cozy however you want, to make your own project. Play along with as many days as you want; you don’t  have to join every single day. At the end of the month, one lucky person is randomly chosen, and will WIN a $50 Gift Certificate to Scrap ‘N Stamp!

SUPPLIES

For supplies to recreate my card, links can be found below.

Affiliate links for products are supplied, below. If you choose to use my links, you help support me in maintaining my blog. Thanks in advance!

 

Get Cozy for the Daily Challenge


Wreath and Wings

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020

Ho ho hello! It’s Deb here, from the Design Team. Are you ready for the holiday season, such as it is this year? If you’re needing another Christmas or winter card, you’re going to love the one I have for you today. It uses the new Penny Black Wreath & Wings stamp set done on watercolour paper.

WREATH AND WINGS

I just had to do this with my Zig Markers for a watercolour effect. It’s such a soft image and this effect is perfect for it. Have a look.

Wreath and Wings

Those little birds are too cute, don’t you think?

CARD DETAILS

To use the Zig markers for watercolour, set up the stamp and your paper in a stamp platform. Use one colour marker at a time to apply the colour directly to the stamp. Mist either the stamp or the paper, and then press firmly onto the paper. I found it was easier to mist the paper with water, so that I didn’t miss the area I was colouring! Continue on moving from colour to colour, until you’re happy with your wreath. The colours I chose are as follows: 041 Light Green; 043 Olive Green; 070 Orange; 022 Carmine Red; 092 Blue Gray.

Clean and remove the wreath stamp, and then line up the bird duo stamp at the bottom of the wreath. Stamp the birds in Nocturne ink, and ensure that it’s dry. To colour the birds, I decided to use a couple of Distress Inks. To do this, press the ink directly onto the lid of your stamp platform, and pick up the ink to paint with a water brush, or small paint brush. I used Fired Brick and Mustard Seed ink colours.

For the sentiment, I chose another Penny Black stamp set called Peaceful Season. Still using the stamp platform, stamp in Versamark ink a few times for full coverage. Next, cover the sentiment with gold embossing powder, and set with a heat tool. To add a bit more interest to the panel, use a Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen in Midas Touch, and splatter the gold ink over the card front.  Round off the corners, and then layer the card together with gold and dark red cardstock.

Wreath & Wings

As I’m writing this post, we’re having our first snowfall here in Vancouver! It’s put me in a very festive mood; especially watching all the birds at the feeders on our back deck.

SCRAP ‘N STAMP DAILY CHALLENGE

Of course, my card today coincides with the word for today in the Daily Challenge, which is ‘wreath’.  I hope that you’ve enjoyed seeing my Wreath & Wings card. Another reason I like this stamp set is it’s versatility; just change up the colours you use, depending on the season! There’s also 3 different bird images to choose from.

To play along with the Daily Challenge, find the list of word prompts in the Facebook Group page HERE.  You can play along with as many or as few days as you like – yes, you can backtrack, if you’ve missed some days. Just share a photo of your project, using the hashtag #snschallenge on the FB page and your other social media platforms, when sharing. At the end of the month, one lucky person is randomly chosen, and WINS a $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE to shop at Scrap ‘N Stamp!  Have fun – I’ll be looking for your project.

SUPPLIES

Affiliate links for products are supplied, below. If you choose to use my links, you help support me in maintaining my blog. Thanks in advance! Also, when you shop at Scrap ‘N Stamp, be sure to use my Design Team Discount Code 10DEB, for 10% Off your total order (regular priced items only).

Wreath and Wings


Winter Tree

Friday, November 20th, 2020

Happy Friday, my friend! It’s Deb here, from the Design Team. If you’re playing along with the Scrap ‘N Stamp daily challenge on Facebook, then you’ll know that today’s word prompt is ‘trees’.  So I pulled out one of my  favourites by Penny Black called Winter Tree.  I just love this lone tree image, and I’ve definitely gotten a lot of use from this stamp.

WINTER TREE

The tree image lends itself to doing a blended background, so that’s what I did. I went with a twilight sky, with gently falling snow.

Winter Tree

CARD DETAILS

Start with a piece of Tonic Ultra Smooth white cardstock. Decide on your background colours; I used my Distress Oxide inks, as they blend beautifully. First, mask off a bottom portion of the cardstock – this will be your snow covered ground. Now, apply Broken China to the entire piece. Next, blend on Dusty Concord to the top half, so the light blue is partially covered. Finally, blend Chipped Sapphire ink just in the top third of the piece.

To stamp the tree, first set up your blended cardstock in your stamp platform, and align the Winter Tree stamp. Cover the stamp with Pine Needles Distress Oxide ink, and stamp. Reapply the ink, and stamp again, to ensure proper ink coverage.  Now, line up the sentiment from the Poppystamps Christmas Fun stamp set, in the top right corner. Cover the stamp with Nocturne ink, and stamp. Repeat this for a nice dark, crisp sentiment.

To add the snow to the tree and ground, I used white gouache paint and a small brush. You could use white texture paste, instead.  Next, add snowflakes by thinning some gouache with water, loading a small brush, and flicking it onto the card front.  Finish off the card by adding some Gina K. Clear Quartz Solid Sequins, and layering it on a dark blue card base, with a strip of purple on the left side.

Winter Tree

You can see in the photo that I applied the gouache heavily, to add dimension to the snow areas. Although it seems like a lot of steps, this card comes together quite quickly. It would great for sending out lots for the holidays!

JOIN THE DAILY CHALLENGE!

You don’t have to post a project daily – you can join in for as many days as you can. Join the Facebook challenge page HERE. You’ll see the list of daily prompts. Once you create your project, share a photo of it on the page, plus your other social media site. Use the hashtag #SNSchallenge so it will be seen!  At the end of the month, one lucky person will be randomly chosen to WIN A $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE to shop at Scrap ‘N Stamp!

SUPPLIES

To shop for the products I used to create my card, you can click on the affiliate links at the bottom of this post. Be sure to use my Designer Discount Code of 10DEB at checkout for 10% Off (only good on regular priced items, and can’t be combined with other offers).  If you choose to use my links, you help support me in maintaining my blog. Thanks in advance!

Winter Tree