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Laugh ‘Til You Leak!

Monday, January 20th, 2020

Hi friends! It’s Deb here today, from the Design Team. I thought I’d continue on with our Scrap ‘N Stamp ‘Snarky New Year’ blog hop theme with today’s card! If you missed the Hop, be sure to check it out! Enjoy the snarky humour – it’s all in good fun, of course! You can start at my post HERE. Today’s card is made with the same sentiment stamp set, called Laugh ‘Til You Leak by Dyan Reavely. The sentiments in this set just cracks me up!

LAUGH ‘TIL YOU LEAK

I had lots of fun creating today’s card. Fun, bright colours, stencils & more were all put to use.

Laugh 'Til You Leak!

You’d definitely have to choose carefully who you send this card to – it’s a special sense of humour  that would appreciate it!

CARD DETAILS

To start, make your ‘extra marbles’, so that they have time to dry. Use small circle dies or punches to create ‘marbles’ in your colour scheme. Create the shine accent with a white gel pen. Next, use Nuvo Crystal Glaze and apply it over the entire circle. Set them aside to dry.

Now, on a piece of white cardstock, use the MFT Confetti Stencil set and apply 3 different colours of ink. My choice of colours is Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed and Shabby Shutters Distress ink. Use one stencil for the top, and the 2nd stencil for the bottom, to cover the entire panel.  These fun coloured dots are your ‘marbles’!  Next, use the MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangles dies to die cut the stenciled panel, plus 2 more in the same or similar colours to the ink. Create a card base from the 3rd colour.

Use glue or tape to layer the die cut rectangles to the card base, offsetting them on angles. Stamp the sentiment from the Laugh ‘Til You Leak set in Nocturne ink onto white cardstock. Cover with clear embossing powder, and heat set. Next, cut the sentiment apart, and attach the strips to the card front, with fun foam or foam tape.  Once your die cut/punched ‘marbles’ are dry, attach them to the card front – watch out, they’re escaping through the ‘hole’!

Laugh 'Til You Leak!

INSIDE SENTIMENT

Now, with a sentiment like this on the front, you may want to soften the statement with one inside!

Laugh 'Til You Leak!

After die cutting the stenciled panel, I used the leftover frame and attached it to a white panel, on the inside of the card. The sentiment is from the MFT Sassy Pants Best Friends stamp set. No one could be mad at this, right?!

I hope that you’ve enjoyed my card today, and seen how snarky doesn’t have to be mean! It’s all about keeping it in good fun, and knowing your recipient. *wink* The products I’ve used for my card are all in the Scrap ‘N Stamp online store – links are below. Have a fun day! Remember you can join in the snarky fun on the Scrap ‘N Stamp Facebook Challenge page HERE. Create your own snarky card, and add it to the page! One lucky winner will be drawn at the end of the month!

Laugh 'Til You Leak!

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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!

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