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Inspiring Poppies

Friday, November 8th, 2019

Hello there! It’s Deb here today to share some more projects made, keeping with our Scrap ‘N Stamp theme of poppies this month. I’m using the beautiful Gina K. Designs Inspiring Poppies stamp set. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out our Poignant Poppies Blog Hop. You can start here on the blog at Tara’s post, and go from there. Be sure to comment on each blog post, to be entered to win a $50 Gift Certificate to Scrap ‘N Stamp!

INSPIRING POPPIES

This is the same Gina K. Designs stamp set that I used for my 2 cards for the Blog Hop. For those cards, I did both in a Remembrance Day theme. Today’s cards could be used for ‘thank you’ or ‘thinking of you’ cards – or of course, just because!

Gina K. Inspiring Poppies

This is a simple card, but the ink blended background adds a big punch, don’t you think?

CARD DETAILS

Start with a panel of smooth white cardstock. Use a blending brush, apply Worn Lipstick Distress ink to the outer edges of the panel. Next, blend on Festive Berries Distress ink to the middle, blending outwards into the Worn Lipstick ink.  When you’re finished blending, stamp the poppies image in Nocturne ink in the middle. Cover with clear embossing powder, and heat set.

Cut a black cardstock base and panel to go behind the blended panel. Cut another white panel to go on top of the card base. Stamp the sentiment, also from the Inspiring Poppies stamp set, in Nocturne ink, and heat set with clear embossing powder.  Finally, layer the panels together, using foam tape for the black and stamped panels.

Gina K. Inspiring Poppies

POPPIES ON RED CARDSTOCK

If you don’t have the time for blending, you can stamp the poppies directly onto red cardstock.

Gina K. Inspiring Poppies

You still get the big ‘punch’ of colour, especially using a red & white scheme, with the black stamping.

CARD DETAILS

If possible, this card is even more simple to create than the first! All you have to do is start with a panel of red cardstock. Stamp the poppies image twice in Nocturne ink, and heat emboss with clear embossing powder. Stamp the 2 sentiments, also included in the Inspiring Poppies stamp set in Versamark ink. Cover with white embossing powder, and heat set.

Next, layer your stamped panel offset to the bottom left on a panel of white cardstock, using foam tape. Attach this to a red card base. Now, finish off your card front by adding some white  pearls in the lower left and upper right corners of the red panel.

Gina K. Designs Inspiring Poppies

This makes a lovely ‘thank you’ card, doesn’t it? No one has to know how quickly it comes together!

I hope that you’ve been inspired to do some creative stamping of your own, today! Scrap ‘N Stamp is also having a November challenge on the Facebook page – just create any project of your own, making sure to use a poppy theme. Add it to the Facebook challenge page HERE, and you’ll automatically be included for a random draw. At the end of the month, one lucky participant will win a $25 Gift Certificate to Scrap ‘N Stamp!

Links are included below for the products I’ve used to create my cards.


Step Up Your Cards with Masking!

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

No, not the masquerade ball kind of mask – but the kind used in stamping. You can really step up your cards with the masking technique. It takes a simple image or layout, and adds to it without  adding extra layers to your project. Hi there! It’s Deb here for the Scrap ‘N Stamp Design Team, and I hope you’ll enjoy today’s technique.

BASIC MASKING

For basic masking, you’re just going to block off an area where you don’t want any ink. For the most basic, we’ll start with just masking off an straight strip on our front card panel. To create your mask, you want to use a low-tack removable adhesive – Thermo Web’s Purple Tape is perfect for this. If you’re hesitant about it tearing your paper, just rub it onto your work surface a couple of times, to remove some of the tackiness. Set up your panel onto either grid paper, or use a ruler for a straight line.  Next, use a blending tool and apply ink to the area to the left of the mask. My completed card is below, for reference.

Picket Fence Studios BFF Owl

I chose Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink for a ‘coffee’ feel, and use a Tim Holtz ink applicator for blending it on. With the mask still in place, use the MFT Friends at First Sip stamp set and repeatedly stamp the small coffee cup in the blended area, in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Be sure to add the little swirl of steam! Once your blending & stamping in that area is complete, gently remove your tape.

CREATE YOUR IMAGE

Use the Picket Fence Studios BFF Owl image, and stamp it to the right of the blended strip, in the Tuxedo Black ink. I chose to colour the owl with my Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend Markers. These markers are great, because they take the guess work out of blending your colours! Each marker has a light, mid and dark tone of one colour. Use the Bright Pink blend for the bow, the Light Green blend for the cup, Pale Pink blend for the pearls & beak, and the Tan blend for the owl.  Now, stamp the sentiment from the MFT stamp across the top of the panel. Attach the stamped panel to a light pink panel with foam tape, and then to a card base of darker pink. There you have it! By adding the masked strip, and blending your marker colours, you’ve added extra dimension to your card, without adding more layers!

IMAGE MASKING

For a more detailed version of masking, first stamp your image onto your card front panel. Now, stamp the image again onto a large Post-It Note. Cut out the image on the Post-It Note, keeping as close to the edges as possible.  Place the Post-It Note image on top of your stamped image.  With your image covered, use your blending tool to apply ink to the rest of the front panel.

Picket Fence Studios Jill Girl

For my card, I first blend on Tea Dye Distress ink, getting lighter towards the image. Next, I add Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink around the edges, keeping the lighter Tea Dye around the image. This adds extra depth to your card. Once you’re happy with the blending, remove the Post-It Note mask, and colour the Picket Fence Studios Jill Girl.  I chose my Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils to colour with, but of course you can use whatever pencils you have, or your markers. Just be sure that whatever you’re using is safe to use with your base image ink, and paper (i.e. if you’re using watercolours, be sure to use watercolour paper and an amalgam ink).

When finished colouring, stamp the sentiment from the MFT Friends at First Sip stamp set in Tuxedo Black ink on a strip of white cardstock. Use your blending tool and add a bit of the Vintage Photo ink to the edges of the strip, so it’s not completely white. Attach the sentiment strip with foam tape along the bottom of the image. Create a card base of teal cardstock, and attach a panel of green/blue to the left side, with liquid glue. Then attach your front panel with foam tape.  I had some enamel dots in my stash of embellishments that work with the pencil colours I chose, so I added a few of those in the top left corner.

HAVE YOURSELF A MASK BALL!

Try stepping up your next card with some masking! It’s easy to do, and can be used any time. Plus, it doesn’t require a lot of extra or special tools. I hope that I’ve inspired you to branch out a bit with your creating. Have fun! Thanks for spending some time with me – see you next time!

If you’d like to order some supplies for your project, I’ve included links below, for online shopping.

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Color Layering Fuchsia

Monday, February 25th, 2019

COLOR LAYERING FUCHSIA

Hello stamping friend! It’s Deb here, for the Scrap ‘N Stamp blog! I hope you’re looking forward to a great week. We in the Design Team have some great projects to share with you. I’m happy to be here to start your Monday off right. I hope that you were able to take advantage of the recent ‘Bundle Up & Save’ sale on select stamp & dies bundles, at Scrap ‘N Stamp. I sure did! Today I have a couple of cards to share with you that I made from one of the bundles I purchased, called Color Layering Fuchsia by Hero Arts.

CLEAN AND SIMPLE

For my first card, I kept it fairly clean and simple. A nice bright white background, and one stem of the fuchsia flowing down the middle.

Color Layering Fuchsia

This stamp set is incredible! When they say ‘color layering’ they mean it! Each flower has at least 4 layers to it, and there are extra layers that you can add to the leaves on the long stem. Because these are photopolymer stamps, it’s easy to see exactly where to layer the next colour. However, if you’re a little timid, you can set up the stamps in your stamp platform, and that stamp that way.  I’m still working on adding to my ink collection, so I used ink from my stash on hand.

CARD FRONT DETAILS

First, stamp the long stem directly onto the panel of white cardstock. I used Mowed Lawn Distress ink. Add in the shading to the leaves in a darker green.  Stamp the layers for the small bud directly onto the cardstock, as shown. For the other flowers, stamp them onto separate white cardstock. I stayed pretty true to real fuchsia colours, using light and dark purple, and a dark pink.

After stamping the flowers, use your die cutting machine and the coordinating dies, to die cut the flowers. Attach them onto the panel, using foam squares.

Chose a sentiment that you want – I happened to grab one from my stash, that is old – and stamp it in Versamark ink onto vellum cardstock. Cover the ink with Gold embossing powder, and then set it with a heat tool. I chose to stamp onto vellum so that the pretty flowers wouldn’t be covered up by the sentiment.

Finally, I layered the front panel onto a dark purple cardstock, and then onto a dark pink card base.  Then I added a few rhinestones from my stash, for a little bit of bling.

Color Layering Fuchsia

MORE FLOWERS TO ENJOY!

For this next card, I added a second stem of fuchsias, and created a background with ink and a stencil.

Color Layering Fuchsia

I may have gotten carried away with the number of flowers – but they’re so pretty! I love to have a real basket of fuchsia at my front door, during the spring & summer.

 CREATING THE BACKGROUND

I originally started with a patterned paper background, but decided that it was too busy; it competed with the flowers. So, I put some ink onto one of my clear blocks, and created a wash background with a wet paintbrush on white cardstock. I kept the yellow darker at the top of the panel, and lighter at the bottom.

After the panel had dried, I took a stencil from my stash (I really need to add new stencils to my arsenal!) that is a trellis pattern. I held it in place over the watercoloured panel with purple tape, and applied a medium gray ink. I applied the ink randomly; I didn’t want a solid background.

I repeated stamping the sentiment onto vellum cardstock & embossing it in gold, as I did on the first card. This sentiment is from the Sentiment Collection by Penny Black.

PUT IT TOGETHER

For this card, all of the flowers as well as the long stems were stamped separately, and die cut. Attach them to the front panel with foam squares, and add the vellum sentiment with liquid glue (it won’t show when it’s dry).

Attach the front panel to a layer of bright pink cardstock, and then onto a yellow card base. I used foam tape to attach the layers together.

Color Layering Fuchsia

THANKS FOR VISITING!

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my projects today! Please leave a comment, and let me know what you think. The supplies available from the Scrap ‘N Stamp online store are listed below for your convenience. The Color Layering Fuchsia set is available as a Bundle (both the stamps & dies together), as well as separately. Have fun shopping, and creating!

Color Layering Fuchsia

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