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Today’s Prompt is Birds

Saturday, April 10th, 2021

Welcome to the weekend, my friend! It’s Deb here, for the Scrap ‘N Stamp Design Team. Today’s prompt is ‘birds’, for the daily challenge. If you haven’t checked this out, you should! The challenge takes place on the Scrap ‘N Stamp FB challenge page HERE. You’ll see a word prompt for each day of the month. To join, simply create your card, and share a picture of it in the group. Be sure to use the hashtag #snschallenge, so it gets noticed!


We have a LOT of birds that visit our house daily, for the food we put out. It can get pretty busy out there, and it’s always fun to watch. So I thought this would be a good word, especially for Spring. I created two cards to share today, both using the Penny Black Wreath & Wings stamp set.

Today's Prompt is Birds

For this card above, I used my Zig Real Brush Clean Color Markers and a Mini Mister, for a soft watercolour effect. When doing this effect with multiple colours, it’s important to use your stamp platform. Once the wreath is stamped, remove it, and line up the pair of birds. Stamp them, and then lightly watercolour. To watercolour the birds, I wet the area, and then put down some ink with a marker. Next, use a water brush to spread the ink.

Stamp the sentiment from the Poppystamps Diamond Sentiments stamp set, in Versamark ink. Cover it with gold embossing powder, and heat set.

Today's Prompt is Birds

I wanted to add a touch of sparkle, so I used the MFT Winter Stencil Strips, masked off a few of the dots, and applied the Stickles Glitter Gel ‘Super Nova’ in random areas. (those aren’t messy blotches!) Finally, lightly blend some Broken China Distress ink around the edges of the panel, before layering it onto the card base.


Of course, Spring is also the perfect time for new flowers! This time, I combine the Wreath & Wings with another Penny Black stamp, called Perfect Pairing.

The flowers are from the Perfect Pairing set, and the bird is from the Wreath & Wings.  Stamp the images in Nocturne ink, and heat set clear embossing powder over top. Use your markers to colour; I chose to use Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend Markers in Light Green, Bright Pink, and Citrus, plus Copics for the bird. The sentiment is from the Perfect Pairings stamp set, stamped in dark pink ink.

The gorgeous sparkle paper behind the card front is from the Memory Box Graceful Garden Glitter Pad – it has a gorgeous selection of glitter cardstock! A few clear drop embellishments finish off this cheerful, very spring-like card.


I hope that you enjoyed today’s two happy cards, for today’s prompt of birds! The supplies to create them can all be found in the Scrap ‘N Stamp store. Be sure to create your own ‘bird’ cards, and share them for the challenge! At the end of the month, one lucky entrant is randomly chosen, and wins a $50 Gift Card!

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Easy Embossing Hack & Giveaway!

Sunday, March 21st, 2021

Happy Sunday, my friend! Thanks for joining me today. I have a couple of fun things to share with your today; first, and easy embossing hack for when you don’t have any embossing ink. Second, a Giveaway! Yes – another Giveaway from Scrap ‘N Stamp! March is Scrap ‘N Stamp’s 13th Birthday celebration, and they’re giving YOU the gifts.



It’s super easy to enter this giveaway! All you have to do is leave a comment on THIS POST on my blog, or on this post on the Scrap ‘N Stamp BLOG. That’s it! At the end of the month, I’ll combine comments from both blog posts, and randomly draw one lucky person to WIN the Concord & 9TH YAY FOR BIRTHDAYS stamp set! (a value of $36.75)

Easy Embossing Hack & Giveaway!


Today’s card is for the Scrap ‘N Stamp daily challenge word prompt of ‘flowers’.  Having just gotten my order, I knew which stamp set I was going to use; the Diamond Sentiments set from Poppystamps. I wanted to do a subtle background for my card, but couldn’t decide on which embossing folder or die to use. Stay tuned for the hack!

Easy Embossing Hack & Giveaway!

I chose the Diamond Sentiments bundle, as it comes with the coordinating die to cut out the stamped shape. Originally, that’s what I chose for my Giveaway – but then they sold out! You can ask to be notified when it’s back in stock, though!

First, set up the stamp and watercolour paper in your stamp platform. Cover the stamp with Versamark ink, and stamp firmly. Repeat this at least 2-3 times, to ensure good ink coverage, due to the texture of the watercolour paper. Next, cover the stamping with gold embossing powder, and heat set. Nope – this is not the ‘easy hack’ – that’s coming soon! Next, select one of the many sentiments from the stamp set, and repeat the Versamark stamping. This time, cover the sentiment with the new WOW Sea of Tranquility embossing powder, and heat set. Use your Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and a water brush to colour in the flowers and leaves. Now, use the coordinating die with your Big Shot, and die cut the image.


Here comes the hack! I decided that I just wanted some embossed lines on my background, but I didn’t have a stamp or die to use. Here’s how to create the heat embossed lines, without Versamark ink, or a stamp or a die. Set up a piece of cardstock in your stamp platform, or any piece of lined paper. Add strips of double-sided adhesive tape, using the lines on the paper as your guide. Now, remove the covering from the strips of tape, and cover the tape with the same Sea of Tranquility embossing powder. Use your heat tool, and set the powder! Voila –  you now have perfectly embossed lines, in the colour you want! The stickiness of the tape, combined with the heat, act to bond the powder to the tape. Just give it a few seconds to cool down, and you’re done.

Another great thing about using the tape is that it comes in different widths, and you can create your own pattern or design!

Now add your die cut to the embossed panel using foam tape or squares, and then attach the whole thing to a blue card front, with more foam tape. Finish off the card front by adding some embellishments. I used my Gina K. Clear Quartz Solid sequins; I really need to order more colours!


Don’t forget to leave a comment here, before you click away! The entry deadline is March 31st, and the winner will be randomly chosen, and announced after that. Be sure to follow ALL of the Design Team posts, as each of us has our own Giveaway! That’s a lot of chances to win a prize.

Easy Embossing Hack & Giveaway!

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Who Needs a Hug?

Saturday, March 13th, 2021

If there’s one thing that this pandemic has taught me, it’s the importance of physical connection with out loved ones! Who needs a hug? I do, and I bet you do, too. Luckily, I have my husband and 2 sons at home for daily hugs, but I’m really looking forward to the day when I can hug my friends & extended family.  Hey there, it’s Deb here for the Design Team! Today’s daily challenge word is ‘die cuts’ (okay, it’s 2 words) so I chose the new Hero Arts Big Hugs Stamp & Cut set to feature.


I love it when you can buy a bundle that includes a die with a stamp set! With this set, I wanted it to be the feature of my card. So instead of adding other images, I used some gorgeous Lavinia Stamps Dreamscapes paper for the background.

Who Needs a Hug?


To emphasize the ‘big’, I went with a slimline design! Create your card base with cardstock that measures 7″ wide by 8 1/2″ long. Score in the middle at 3 1/2″, and fold.  I incorporated my card base colours with those in the Lavinia Dreamscapes Colour Burst sheet that I chose. With this particular sheet, I love the addition of the white swirls in the top corner, and left hand side.

Use your Big Shot with the Big Hugs die from the set, and die cut from light purple cardstock. Die cut it again, this time from fun foam, for layering underneath. This gives you great dimension, and you can off-set it slightly, so you can see the white. Doing this ties in the white swirls on the paper, and the white in your sentiment strip.

Stamp the sentiment in Gina K. Passion Flower ink onto white cardstock. Snip banner tails on the left side, and attach it above the die cut letters, using foam tape.  Add a few embellishments for sparkle; I grabbed some from my stash – not sure where they’re from, or how long I’ve had them! (I’m not a hoarder, I’m a ‘craft enthusiast’!)

Who Needs a Hug?

This may be a ‘simple’ card to make, but using the gorgeous paper for background, and then adding the dimension behind the die cuts and sentiment, really adds ‘oomph’ to the design.


I hope that you’ve got someone close who you can share a hug with! This card is perfect and quick enough to make that you can send it to your friends & family that you’re not able to hug, right now.  Also, I hope that you’ll join in the Scrap ‘N Stamp Random Acts of Cardness/Daily Challenge on Facebook HERE.  You can join as many or as few days as you want. Just choose the word prompt, create a project using that word, and share it in the group. Be sure to use the hashtag #snschallenge, so it doesn’t get missed! Share it on all of your social media accounts, and get your friends to join, too! At the end of each month, one lucky participant is randomly chosen, and WINS A $50 GIFT CARD to shop the Scrap ‘N Stamp store!

Who Needs a Hug?


You can find the supplies I used to created my card in the Scrap ‘N Stamp online store.

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!