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Get Ready for Fall

Friday, September 11th, 2020

It’s that time of year again. Back to school, and get ready for fall. It’s Deb here, from the Design Team. Today’s word for the Scrap ‘N Stamp Daily Challenge is ‘leaves’. So far, the only ones that have fallen in my yard are because of the  hot dry weather. But soon enough, they’ll start putting on their dazzling show of colours for us! For my card today, I’ve jumped ahead to the show of colours.

GORGEOUS LEAVES

To create today’s card, I used a combination of stamps & dies from Wendy Vecchi, Concord & 9th and MFT.  Here’s a look at the completed card.Get Ready For Fall

I admit – fall colours are my favourite! The rich jewel tones are so pretty, and seem to give warmth to chilly days.

CARD DETAILS

Start with a piece of white cardstock, set up in your stamp platform. Next, line  up the Concord & 9th Uplifting Thoughts leaf image stamp on either the top or bottom, horizontally. Next, use the Gina K. Autumn Collection ink cubes in Faded Brick, Honey Mustard and Tomato Soup to ink up the leaves. Apply the ink randomly to the stamp, and then blend the colours using a small ink applicator. Stamp down onto the cardstock, and then move the cardstock up or down, depending on where  you started with your stamping. Line up the cardstock so that after you re-ink the stamp again, you are stamping down next to the first row of leaves. Repeat this one more time, until the cardstock is covered with leaves.  Now, clean and remove the stamp and cardstock. Use the MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle Dies  with a Big Shot to die cut the stamped piece to size.

Next, set up another smaller piece of white cardstock in the platform. Set up the Wendy Vecchi Country Flowers flower stamp. Stamp two flowers, both the base colour and top detail layer. I used a combination of Sweet Corn, Honey Mustard, Tomato Soup and the Faded Brick for the flowers & flower centers. Repeat this to stamp 1 set of leaves.  Next, use the coordinating dies that come with this set, and a Big Shot, to die cut the images.

For the sentiment, die cut the Concord & 9th Fabulous Phrases dies with the Lawn Fawn Sparkle Paper. Die cut the word once in sparkle paper, and once in black. Glue the words together, slightly offset. Finally, add some sparkle with the Nuvo Glimmer Pen in Midas Touch.

Now, you can layer everything together!

Get Ready For Fall

PLAY ALONG WITH THE DAILY CHALLENGE

You can start playing along with the Scrap ‘N Stamp daily challenge at any time! Simply join the Facebook Group HERE,  Then, choose a day to start, and create! Share your project on the page, using the hashtag #snschallenge there, and on other social media platforms, like Instagram or Pinterest. Play along with as many daily prompts as you’d like. At the end of the month, one lucky participant is randomly chosen to WIN a $50 Gift Certificate to Scrap ‘N Stamp!  That’s one great reason to play along, as well as making new creative friends in the group.

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Today’s Challenge Prompt is Santa!

Monday, July 27th, 2020

Hello friend! Deb here, for the Design Team. Here we are, less than 5 months from Christmas! Isn’t that surreal? This whole year has felt like we’ve slipped into some weird, alternate dimension. But – we have our crafting to keep us busy, sane and on track, as far as seasons go! That’s why I chose Santa as today’s challenge prompt for the Scrap ‘N Stamp 31 Day Challenge. I hope that you’re playing along with us!  If you aren’t, you’re free to join in at any time during the month. Here’s how it works

31 DAY CHALLENGE

For each day of the month, there is a new prompt, or theme. You join however many days you want. Just create a project for the theme of a given day. Take a picture of your project, and share it HERE, on the Scrap ‘N Stamp Challenge page on Facebook. Enter for as many days as you like! Post your project with the day that you’re joining, and the hashtag #snschallenge. At the end of the month, 1 lucky person is randomly drawn from all entries, to WIN a $50 Gift Card to Scrap ‘N Stamp! You get to have fun, see loads of creative projects, and maybe win a prize, just for playing along. That’s a great deal, if you ask me!

TODAY’S PROMPT IS SANTA

I’m just a big kid at heart! I still put out Santa decorations at Christmas, even though my boys are no longer little. We also still watch all of the holiday specials, like Rudolph, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and Frosty, to name a few. Of course, It’s a Wonderful Life is also a must watch! The stamp set I used for today’s projects is from last year’s MFT holiday release, but it’s still available, and still adorable! Instead of a card, I created two holiday tags.

Today's Challenge Prompt is Santa!

The stamp set is called Secret Santa, and there are also coordinating Secret Santa Dies. I ALWAYS buy the coordinating dies – I like making my life easier.

TAG DETAILS

To create the tag bases, start with 2 pieces of cardstock, each measuring 5″ x 5″. Score down the middle at 2 1/2″, and fold over. Snip each top corner off on an angle, and then use a small hole punch in the top middle, to add your ribbon or cord.

Now, add some texture and sparkle to your tags! Use Nuvo Glimmer Paste in Moonstone with the MFT Winter Stencil Strips. On the green tag, I use the dots stencil, moving it over once for 2 strips of dots. On the red tag, I use the snowflake stencil, again moving it over once, for 2 strips of snowflakes. Now, set these aside to dry, while you work on the images.

Stamp each of the images from the Secret Santa set on white cardstock, in Versafine Clair Nocturne ink. Make sure that the ink is completely dry, before  you start colouring. I used Copic and Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend markers for my images. I’ll put the links to each colour at the bottom of this post – I used a LOT of colours! To add some highlights, use a white gel pen and draw them onto the presents, ornaments, etc.  Next, use the coordinating Secret Santa dies, and die cut each image.  Now you can attach the images to the tags, using a combination of foam squares and liquid glue, for dimension.

The final step is the stamp the sentiments, also from  the Secret Santa stamp set, onto red & green cardstock strips, in the Nocturne ink. Snip banner tails on each end, and then attach them across the top of the tags.

SANTA TAG

Here’s a picture of the Santa tag – you can see the dimension of the layers.

Today's Challenge Prompt is Santa!

GIRL & BOY TAG

And here’s a closer look at the girl & boy tag.

Today's Challenge Prompt is Santa!

With having the tag base folded over, you can add a piece of white cardstock inside, for writing your ‘to/from’, and any other message.

COME JOIN THE CHALLENGE!

I hope that you’ll join in today’s challenge for the Santa prompt, or any other day! Use whatever supplies you have on hand, or have fun doing some shopping at the Scrap ‘N Stamp store. Be sure to use my exclusive Discount Code 10DEB at checkout, to get 10% OFF all regular-priced orders!

Today's Challenge Prompt is Santa

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Today’s Theme is Flowers

Friday, June 12th, 2020

Happy Friday, and Day 12 of the Scrap ‘N Stamp Challenge! Today’s theme is Flowers. If you’re like me, you probably have dozens of stamps to choose from, for this theme. I recently received a new Taylored Expression Doodle Flowers Background stamp. So that’s what I’m sharing today.

DOODLE FLOWERS BACKGROUND

These flowers are so pretty, and happy looking, I had to let them take center stage. Even though, technically, the center is the only place they’re not!

Today's Theme is Flowers

It looks like a lot of colouring, but it comes together very quickly.

CARD DETAILS

Start with a piece of white cardstock. Use a blending tool to add Broken China distress oxide ink around the edges, getting lighter towards the middle. Next, set up the cardstock in your stamp platform. Place the stamp on top, and then pick it up with the lid. Cover the stamp with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and the stamp onto the blended cardstock.

Remove the cardstock from the stamp platform, and colour the flowers & leaves. I chose my alcohol ink markers for colouring, using both Copic and Spectrum Noir. After colouring, place the panel back into your stamp platform. Place the sentiment stamp from the Penny Black Sentiment Collection set in the middle. Cover the stamp with Nocturne ink, and stamp. Next, cover the sentiment with clear embossing powder, and then set it with a heat tool.

Layer a piece smaller piece of yellow cardstock onto a blue card base, with glue. Next, attach your card front, using foam tape. Finish off the card front by adding a few enamel dots and rhinestones from your stash.

Today's Theme is Flowers

By adding the blended background ink, you add dimension to the card front, without adding an extra physical layer.

JOIN THIS MONTH’S CHALLENGE

Have you joined this month’s daily challenge yet? There’s plenty of time to join – you can even go back & join days that you’ve missed! Today’s theme is flowers, but there’s a new theme each day. Simply choose the day/days you want to join. Create a project with that day’s theme. Then, link your project on the Scrap ‘N Stamp challenge page HERE on Facebook. Use the hashtag #SNSCHALLENGE. Of course you can share on your other social media platforms like Instagram & Pinterest, too.  At the end of the month, one name will be randomly chosen from all participants to WIN a $50 Gift Certificate to Scrap ‘N Stamp!

SUPPLIES

You can find the supplies that I used for my card, in the Scrap ‘N  Stamp online store. Don’t forget to use my Discount Code 10DEB at checkout, to save 10% on your regular priced order!

Today's Theme is Flowers

Affiliate links are used, at no cost to you. When you use my affiliate links, you help support me to purchase new products, & maintain my blog. Then I can continue sharing new projects with you!