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Are They Circles, or Bubbles?

Sunday, February 21st, 2021

Are they circles, or bubbles? I guess it depends on your perspective – or how you’re using them! Hello there, my friend! It’s Deb here, from the Design Team.


Well, today’s daily challenge prompt is ‘circles’.  And yes, I chose that word especially so that I could play with my new Sizzix/Tim Holtz Bubbling Die! Not only does it create a fabulous, fun cover die for your card, but you get tons of circles to play with for other projects!  I decided to combine the Bubbling Die with an alcohol ink background, and the Picket Fence Studios A Dose of Vitamin Sea stamp set. Here’s my finished card, below.

Are They Circles or Bubbles?

How fun is this?! You should see the shine & sparkle in real life – you almost need sunglasses 🙂


First, I started off with an alcohol ink background panel that I had created a while ago.  It was made on Yupo by adding alcohol inks, plus gold mixative and moving it around on the Yupo. Here’s what it looks like, before trimming to size & layering it with the die cut.

Initially, I was going to die cut this piece, above, with the Bubbling Die. But then I realized that most of the gorgeous colours would be cut out. So, I decided to die cut a piece of Tonic Glimmer Paper in Cobalt Blue, and layer it on top of the alcohol ink panel.

The rest of the card is super simple! Stamp the whale image from the PFS A Dose of Vitamin Sea set in Nocturne ink onto white cardstock. Cover it with clear embossing powder, and heat set. Next, use Copic markers in Gray to colour the whale. Now, use the coordinating dies with your Big Shot to die cut the image. For the sentiment, stamp it in Versamark ink onto a piece of Vellum. Cover it with white embossing powder, and  heat set.  Attach the whale to the card front with foam squares or foam tape. To attach the sentiment, simply put dots of liquid glue in the corners; it will dry clear.  Now add a couple of those many circles from the die cutting to the sentiment.  Finally, attach the card front to a dark blue card base.

All of those circles – or are they bubbles -along with the smiling whale, make me smile, too!


If you haven’t already, I hope that you’ll join the Scrap ‘N Stamp daily challenge! It’s loads of fun, you have a chance to win a prize, and you can play along as often as you want. Check it out HERE in the Scrap ‘N Stamp Facebook Challenge Group. And I hope that you’ll join the Circles (or are they bubbles?) challenge for today, too!


You can re-create my card by shopping for supplies at Scrap ‘N Stamp! Affiliate links for supplies are provided. If you choose to use my links, you help support me in maintaining my blog, at no extra cost to you. Thanks in advance!

Are They Circles or Bubbles?

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!


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.


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?


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”.


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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Wine With Friends

Sunday, January 17th, 2021

Happy Saturday! It’s Deb here, for the Design Team. Normally, Saturday is a great time to enjoy wine with friends; unfortunately, these days we can’t do that. *sad face* It seems that right now, practically everywhere in the world is on lockdown, so today’s card is for the friends we can’t visit. Yes – that is the reason behind why I chose today’s word prompt to be ‘friends’ for the Scrap ‘N Stamp Daily Challenge!


If you haven’t already joined the Daily Challenge, I hope that you’ll consider it! Each day there is a new word prompt, to use as a jumping off point for your project. Simply share your card/project in the Facebook Challenge Page HERE, and use the hashtag #SNSCHALLENGE.  At the end of the month, one lucky participant is randomly chosen as the WINNER of a $50 GIFT CARD to Scrap ‘N Stamp! That’s a lot of goodness you can get for yourself.


I’ve combined some ‘old with new’ for this card; a new Lavinia stencil, with an older MFT Shaker die.  It’s been so long since I’ve made a shaker card, I really had to think about it! Especially because I discovered that I had run out of the Shaker inserts for this die.

Wine with Friends

I like the stenciled background, and how the sequins appear to be bubbles, floating out of the glass! I figure it’s been a while since I’ve shared a glass with friends, so we should make it champagne, aka sparkly wine!


I decided to make a slimline card, just because I like using the new Picket Fence Studios Slim Line Die Cutting System.  First, cut 2 pieces of white cardstock with the inside layer die. On one of the pieces, apply Worn Lipstick Distress Ink through the Lavinia Stamp Pods stencil.  Next, use the MFT Wine Glass Shaker Die to die cut the glass shape from the stenciled paper. Die cut another glass from dark pink cardstock.  Create your shaker, using the Gina K.  Clear Quartz Solid sequins. Use foam tape to attach the top stenciled/die cut layer to the 2nd piece of white cardstock. Now, attach the card front to a dark pink card base.

Next, stamp the sentiment from the MFT Good Time to Wine stamp set. I wanted to layer the sentiment on 2 strips, so stamped the first part, then masked off the stamp to ink the 2nd half of the sentiment. Next, die cut the 2 sentiments, and attach them to the card front with foam tape or squares.

Finally, glue on some extra sequins, for the ‘bubbles’.

Wine With Friends

In the photo above, you can see the added dimension of the sequins, shaker and sentiment strips. The stencil is a great way to add a background & more depth, without adding a physical layer.


Don’t forget to create and share your project for today’s prompt of ‘friends’, and/or any other day! Hopefully, we’ll all be able to have wine with friends in person, soon. Until then, have fun creating!

Wine with Friends

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