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Blooms Fill In – Concord & 9th

Saturday, May 18th, 2019

Hey there and happy Saturday! It’s Chala and I am back for another “Floral Frenzy” themed card.

I am going to be using the Concord & 9th Blooms Fill-in stamps. This is an older set but it is one of my favourite floral stamp sets. There are so many different themes you can use this stamp for: Birthday, Mother’s Day, Thank-you, Christmas, Wedding, etc. There are also coordinating dies, however, I will just be using the stamps today for which I created three cards.

For the first card I used Blue Print Sketch Distress Ink and my Tonic Travel Stamp Platform to create the background with the largest of the stamps. I highly recommend using some type of stamp platform as you will need to stamp this background multiple times to get a good coverage and you will need to apply a bit of “CPR” type pressure. This large stamp measures just a bit larger than a standard A2 size card.

The next step is layering on the flower and leaves. I am able to do this with an acrylic block along with the help of my Wendy Vecchi Make Art Stay-tion. The metal platform and the large magnets keeps everything in place so your project does not shift or accidentally disappear from your work surface. (It is also great if you are in the midst of a hot flash and need to have a fan on, or if you have small children and/or fur-babies who like to hover while you work….)

The Distress Inks I used for the flowers and leaves are as follows: Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, Ripe Persimmon, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters, Antique Linen and Weathered Wood. I do drop my stamp and get ink where I do not want it…but that is okay! I used the Tombow Mono Sand Eraser and it removes that ink blotch just fine!

I cut the panel in half on an angle and trimmed of an 1/8″ of each side. This will allow me to create two cards. I adhere one of the pieces onto a piece of cards stock that was complimentary to the colours of ink used. The sentiment is from the same set and I used the “You Matter to Me” phrase. This was stamped with the Blue Print Sketch Distress Ink. To finish off this card I added some Nuvo Drops in the following colours. Midnight Blue, Woodland Green, English Mustard. Disclaimer: I need to practice using mine more! I admittedly have not used these particular colours and I should have shaken them and tested them on a piece of paper prior to applying them…..So they are a bit gloppy. I will likely remove them with a craft knife and try again! 😬 I wanted to show you the original as it is important to know we all make mistakes!

I really like that this stamp can have a Spring/Summer look as well as a Christmas look. So, the next card I created I followed the same steps, however, this time I created the background by stamping in Versamark Ink and Gold embossing powder. I then stamped the flowers and leaves in the following Distress Inks: Abandoned Coral, Fired Brick, Crushed Olive, Forest Moss and Aged Mahogany. I again cut the panel on an angle so that I could create an additional card. I adhered a piece of cardstock similar to the crushed olive colour to my card base and then adhered the stamped panel. I used two thin strips of cardstock over top of where the two pieces joined. I then used the Birch Press Designs – Joy – Sugar Script Die for the sentiment. This die is a beautiful script font and it gives you the shadow layer to go behind it.  I die cut two of the script dies from two different colours and layered them together to give more interest to the card. Finally, I added some sequins to give the card a bit of sparkle.

The third and final card is more of a summer look. I kept the panel whole this time. Stamping the background in Versafine Black Ink and the following Distress Inks for the flowers and leaves: Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick, Shabby Shutters, Forest Moss andAged Mahogany. I used the same green cardstock as before to create a sentiment banner and stamped “Happy Birthday” from the Lawn Fawn – Hay There stamp set with Versamark ink and gold embossing pohttps://www.scrapnstamp.ca/store/pc/Lawn-Fawn-Embossing-Powder-Gold-825p22850.htm?idaffiliate=24wder.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed today’s cards.

You can watch the quick video of how the first two cards came together here:

https://youtu.be/nvCZ9UiOV58

Share a photo of your Floral Frenzy card on the Scrap’N Stamp Challenge Facebook wall and get your name entered to win a $50 gift certificate to Scrap’n Stamp! You’ve got until May 31st to post. Make sure to hashtag it for another chance to win #SNSfloralfrenzy.

Stay Crafty Friends!

~Chala

Orange You Sweet

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Hey Guys!  Chala here for today’s blog post.  It has been pretty cold where I am and I thought I would brighten things up with some sights and smells of summer.

I will be using the Orange You Sweet set from Concord & 9th.

(As of the time of this post it is currently on sale for 30% off)

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I am going to be giving this card a twist!  It will be a scratch and sniff card.  This is actually a pretty easy technique with some great results!

The first thing I will do is prepare a piece of white card stock which measures 2 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and I stamp out the circle or outside of the orange image across the panel.  My go-to ink for stamping is  Versafine ink. I then stamp the segment portion of the oranges.

I then will stamp the solid circle overtop of the segments with Distress Oxide ink in Spiced Marmalade.

The next steps are where things get fun!  In a container I combine orange Kool-Aid with some clear embossing powder.  The ratio is approximately 1:1.  I will then use the solid circle again and stamp over top of the stamped spiced marmalade with Versamark clear embossing ink.  I then sprinkle the kool-aid/embossing powder mixture overtop of the reined image and then set it with my heat tool.  You want to make sure your heat tool is good and hot and be sure to keep moving it so as not to scorch the kool-aid.

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I set that aside to cool.  The next step is to prepare my card base.  It is a standard A2 (5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″) side folding card.  I cut down a panel from some patterned paper and adhere that to the card base and then adhere the orange stamped panel on top.

For the sentiment I use some black card stock and treat it with my antistatic powder tool.  I chose the “orange you so” sentiment and stamped it with  Versamark clear embossing ink, apply white embossing powder and heat set.  I will trim the sentiment strip down and apply 3m Foam tape to the back.  Before I adhere the sentiment strip to the front I want to finish off the inside of the card.  I use my stamp platform stamped the outline of the “Sweet” with Versafine ink and the solid “Sweet” with Spiced Marmalade.  To give the inside sentiment a bit more interest I add some clear Wink of Stella to give it some sparkle.

I was a little off with the stamping of the Spiced Marmalade, but I am okay with that.  I also stamped the little splashes in the same orange colour.

I then move back to the front of the card to add the sentiment strip.

That completes the card!  Here is the finished look.

Here’s a look at a second card I created with the same stamp set.

 

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  If you would like a better idea of how this card came together, you can head on over to my YouTube channel and watch the video.

Stay warm and happy crafting!

~Chala