Posts Tagged ‘winter’

Tuesday with Tara {take 334} Stencils & Snowmen

Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

Happy Tuesday!

I did not set out to create a wintery card for today, but when it’s snowy outside it tends to make you reach for the snowy stuff inside!  When I sat down to play, I pulled out a variety of stencils and played around with backgrounds, some of which you will see on future projects because they just didn’t work with the Snowman Joy die that I decided I wanted to make something with again.

This time I cut my snowman from glittery Cardstock, which seems to suit him just fine!  I paired him with some tall glittery letters as well- the sweet Twiggy Hugs die by Memory Box.

The base layer is stenciled with MFT Candy Stripes, then a snowflake stencil (by Paper Rose) over the stripes.  I’ve seen some fun layered stencils lately and wanted to experiment… it kinda worked, but wasn’t quite a perfect pair!  It makes for an interesting layer on my card though!

I took the still inky snowflake stencil and applied clear texture paste through it onto the teal Cardstock layer as the base for my snowman.  It give a subtle, shiny but tinted snowy pattern that worked much better behind the die cuts!

I finished off my card with some stitched edges by MFT, a chit chat sticker by Tim Holtz and a bit of Studio Katia bling.

Inky (and snowy) hugs,



Friday, November 13th, 2020

Hello crafters … Kia here. Today is day 13 of the Random Act of Cardness challenges, and that is me. My challenge is Sparkle.

And sparkle is what I have with this card. I am using Gina K Design In the Navy for my cardbase. I also cut a 4×5.25 piece of In the Navy. From the Tonic Studios Gold Glitter cardstock I cut a piece 4.1/8 x 5.3/8.

First up was to apply the Stickles Gel to the single piece of In the Navy cardstock to set aside to dry. It takes a fair amount of time for this to dry, so be sure to leave plenty of time.

Using the gold glitter cardstock I die cut the circle using a Penny Black die. I then cut another piece, same size from white fun foam and die cut it using the Penny Black die, matching up the placement to the glitter card cut. I went around the edges and up and around the circle by a half inch of the white fun foam using the B14 Copic. This allowed the blue shade to peek through the design left from the die cut.

Using cardstock I stamped the Penny Black image and coloured using Copic Markers. I kept the lining of the coat lighter on the hat and sleeve, along with the mittens using Copic R22. The rest of the coat and hood was done using R20, R22 and R14. For the scarf, buttons and boots I used B12, B25 and B16, then went across the toe of the boot with my blender marker. On the tiny bird I used the B00 with a layer of E23 on the wings, then a layer of B14. On her face I used E00 and E51 and on her cheeks I used R20. I also used the B00 on the bird food bag.

To pull it all together I fussy cut the Penny Black image, then went around the edges with my black copic. I then glued the piece of In the Navy with the stickles to the card base using Nuvo Adhesive. Again using the Nuvo Adhesive I glued the fun to the back of the gold cardstock, then applied more glue to attach the top to the cardbase.

Not enough sparkle … just in case I die cut the Miss You from the gold cardstock, then coloured it with a Martha Stewart Glitter marker that I have had for years on end. It is very pretty and a tad darker than it appears in real life. To finish, I added Sakura gold glitter pen between her boots and legs as I don’t like the look of the white paper showing, kind of the same as not liking white edges.

I hope you have enjoyed today’s challenge post, and wish to thank you for visiting us here at Scrap’n Stamp. Following are Affiliate Links for the products that I have used for this card, at no extra cost to you.

Snow Simple!

Sunday, July 26th, 2020

Happy Sunday Crafters!

I feel like we just finally are getting into summer weather and here we are talking about Christmas again!?  Lol!  Today I am playing along with the Random Acts of Cardness Challenge and Christmas in July theme by showing  you a card that is “snow simple!”

I really want to show you how you can take a stamp set that you already have and make it feel like a Christmas/Winter card just by adding a bit of snow.

I will be using Lawn Fawn’s stamp set Fairy Friends however, another super cute set that you could use is the Frosty Fairy Friends.  I will be doing some ink blending and masking.

When I am creating a scene card I like to plan out on scrap paper where everything is going to go.  Basically, I stamp everything out and then plan my masking and in what order I need to stamp everything.  This saves me from making too many mistakes and ruining my good cardstock.

Once I have everything planned out I can go ahead and stamp the images that I want to appear in front first with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I will then stamp the images again onto a Gina K Masking Magic sheet.  I fussy cut out the images with my Cutter Bee Scissors and apply the masks overtop of the images.

I then ink blend with my foam ink blending tool in the colour Chipped Sapphire adding a nice dark solid layering of the ink to the background.  I then use my small Picket Fence Life Changing Blending Brush and blend Tsukineko Brilliance Moonlight White Ink around the light and fairy house to give the effect of light reflection.  I also take advantage of the circular shape of the foam blending tool and make a circular impression around the actual light in Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink.  Adding this yellow colour gives another dimension to the glowing light feel.

I can then remove the masking paper with my Tim Holtz Craft Pick and colour the images with my Copic Markers.

To make this stamp set feel more “Wintery” or “Christmas” like I begin sketching out where I want the little piles of snow to be with a white gel pen and then I go over these areas with white acrylic paint with a  fine paint brush and also add a few dots here and there to look like falling snow.

Now, you can totally leave your card just like this.  However, I took it a step further (because this girl likes a bit of sparkle on her cards) and I pulled out my laminator and some glitter embossing powder as well as some little iridescent stars that I sometimes use in my shaker cards.     I could have also actually made this a shaker card…but, I was feeling lazy and I also wanted the look of the snow falling without having to shake the card.

I let my laminator heat up and then I sprinkled the glitter embossing powder and iridescent stars in-between the laminator sheet and ran it through.  Using white heat embossing will also work depending on white kind of look you want.  I suggest you do a few test pieces to see how your embossing powders react as well as play around with how much powder to use.

I die cut an oval in another card panel piece and adhered the snowy laminated piece to the back with Be Creative Score-Tape, trimmed off the excess laminating piece.

I then did a bit of stamp surgery using my Cutter Bee Scissors and altered one of the sentiment stamps so that I could just use the word “fairy”.  I then stamped “fairy” and “Christmas” on the lower right hand side of the oval card panel.  I then adhered this panel onto the stamped card piece using one layer of foam tape.  I think maybe two layers would have been better for more dimension.  The last thing to do was then to adhere all of this onto a side folding card, again I used the Be Creative Score-Tape for this.

I really wish that you could see this card in person as when you move it back and forth in the light the look of the snow between the laminated sheet is quite stunning against that ink blended background.

I hope this card has inspired you to look at the stamps sets you have and to see how simple it is to transform them into Winter/Christmas themed cards by adding a little snow.

Hoping you stay cool this week and I look forward to seeing what you create that is “snow” themed by posting your photos on the Scrap’N Stamp Facebook Challenge Page!

Take care!