Posts Tagged ‘ranger’

Love You Furever

Monday, April 18th, 2022

 

Has spring sprung yet where you live? We’ve had a few chilly days lately where I am, but I’m trying to keep spring in mind with today’s Random Acts of Cardness prompt: GREEN! I could have gone with plants and greenery, but it seemed a while since I’d made a cat card, so…

 

 

… green and cats! I made a stencilled background using distress inks: mostly twisted citron and mowed lawn, with a little squeezed lemonade at the top and rustic wilderness at the bottom. That done, I stamped, embossed and Copic-coloured my two cute MFT cats – grey for the current master Duncan, and calico for the now-departed Cricket. 🙂  I also stamped and embossed the sentiment. For the green circle mat, I blended white cardstock to match using mowed lawn ink, and then used twisted citron for the edges of the card base that would show.

 

 

Scrap n Stamp’s Facebook challenge page lists all the daily word prompts for April – play a little or a lot for your chance to win a gift code to the store!

 

I Made a Box…

Friday, January 21st, 2022

 

It’s my first January post here on the Scrap ‘n Stamp blog, so happy 2022! I’ve actually been taking a bit of a crafting break to deal with some other *stuff*, and to get back into the groove, I spent some time making something totally different from the usual – I made a Graphic 45 chipboard box!

 

 

Scrap ‘n Stamp offers a number of different Graphic 45 kits, and I picked the Ocean Blue Kit, which has everything you need to make this box, as well as a mini-album and decorative matchboxes, with lots of paper and ephemera left over.  The full-colour instructions are detailed and easy to follow. Of course, I had to add my own spin, and switched the papers around so that I could have a blue box with a tan interior, rather than the reverse. I did this both because I prefer blues to neutrals, and so it would fit with the January Random Acts of Cardness prompt, BLUE! 😉

To start, I covered the bottom inside pieces of the box with my chosen papers and adhered them together. I think adhesive choice is important with a project like this, so for paper-to-chipboard I used Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive, and for chipboard-to-chipboard, I used Ranger multi medium matte for extra strength. Here’s the box base:

 

 

The box lid comes next, with paper on both sides before adhering it to the bottom using a paper hinge. The lid flap is also attached with a hinge. Extra long strips of paper are adhered around the the box to strengthen the sides. At this point, my box was essentially done apart from a few embellishments:

 

   

 

 

In keeping with my usual style, I kept my embellishments clean and simple, with a few die cuts on the lid, and a reinforced sticker element as a lid clasp. Here’s another view of my finished project, along with a close up of the lid:

 

 

This project was quite the departure for me, but it turned out to be a lot of fun to make! Next up, I plan to make some cards using the kit elements to add to my box. I’m thinking one of the matchboxes would be a perfect addition for holding postage stamps! Thanks for checking in today, and I hope you’re playing along with the Random Acts of Cardness Challenge for your chance to win a $50 gift code to the Scrap ‘n Stamp store!

 

Let It Snow?

Friday, November 19th, 2021

And just like that, it’s Friday again! Hope everyone is doing well, especially if you’ve been affected by the horrible weather events in BC.

I don’t know about you, but I’m just as happy when snow stays away for as long as possible. 😉  But that doesn’t mean I can’t put a little of the white stuff on a card for today’s Random Acts of Cardness challenge prompt, SNOW!

 

 

It’s a bonus when I can manage to make a cute card with just a little bit of sass! That penguin seems made for pitching snowballs, and I suppose it’s one way to get his little reindeer to pull the sled. The background is made with mermaid lagoon distress oxide ink blended on white cardstock, and then splattered with water. A few of my splats are larger than ideal, but oh well. 😀  The snow is made using a fun new product, snowfall distress grit-paste! It’s added to a separate piece of watercolour paper so it wouldn’t pick up any of the oxide colour. My critters, sled and snowballs are all from Lawn Fawn’s Toboggan Together, and the sentiment from Tiny Tag Sayings. The panel and sentiment dies are older My Favorite Things dies from my stash.

 

 

I hope my little snowy scene has inspired you to play along on the Scrap ‘n Stamp Random Acts of Cardness Facebook group! And stay tuned this weekend for the winner announcement for the Let It Snow Inspiration Hop!