Thursday, 14 March 2019

My Favorite Things Cute Chemists

Hi pepps!  Here is the card I have up on the Scrap N Stamp blog today.  
This March my parent's will be married for 38 years.  Every year they request that I make cards for them to give to each other.  Here is one of the cards.


Make an A2 card with white cardstock.  Fold in half with a bone folder.  I thought brick/subway tiles would make a nice background; however, I did not have a stencil.  I created one with a piece of cardstock, pencil and exacto knife.

 Then I inked my home-made stencil with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.  (The green on the top of the card is post-it notes to prevent over inking.)

 I added Weathered Wood Distress Ink to the sides and splashed some clear water droplets on top.

To create the sentiment cloud, I stamped the sentiment "Let's Bond" from the My Favorite Things stamp set Cute Chemists.  Then I partially stamped the explosion cloud stamp from the My Favorite Things stamp set Cute Chemists around the "Let's Bond" sentiment numerous times to create the completed cloud.

I stamped the boy and numerous containers from the Cute Chemists set with Memento Tux Black and coloured them with a alcohol based marker.  Then I cut a strip of black cardstock and adhered it to the bottom of the card.  I added all the other coloured images from the Cute Chemists stamp set and adhered them to the card with dry adhesive, as shown.

Friday, 8 March 2019

This Puns for You Blog Hop with Scrap n Stamp

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Hi pepps!  Here with a punny card for you today.  I wanted to show how to use two smaller stamp sets together.  


Draw out lines for inking.  I drew three 1" spaces with two 1 1/4" spaces in between. 

Below is a photo of card planning.

Using post-it notes mask off the 1 1/4" space for inking.  I used Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch distress ink.  Splatter clear water droplets over the top of the two inked areas.  

I decided that the white spaces needed a little something extra so I added coloured water droplets made by mixing distress ink with water.  I used all three colours separately and went from lightest to dark.

Stamp out images from Lawn Fawn's So Jelly and Year Five stamp sets.  My style is to multi stamp an image so I added a lot of gifts to this card.  Stamp out sentiments in VersaFine ink (on vellum) and cover with clear embossing powder.  Heat set and cut out.  I stamp on vellum because then I can move each sentiment around to where I want it.  This gives me more freedom.  Adhere coloured images with dry adhesive and sentiments with Glossy Accents as shown.

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Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Monday, 25 February 2019

Paper Smooches Thanks

I used a Paper Smooches Thanks die and and old paper pack for this card.  The little shapes were cut out of the old paper pack.  
In Canada buy the Thanks die here.  In the US buy the thanks die here.

Monday, 18 February 2019

Strawberry Thanks Card

Dawn here with a strawberry thanks card for you today.  Like many of you I await Spring and Summer and I love strawberries!  Here we go!


Die cut the Paper Smooches Thanks Word die (twice) and other pieces of patterned Lawn Fawn paper as shown above.  Although I used older Lawn Fawn paper you can get the same effect by using this Lawn Fawn 6×6 paper pack.

To die cut the blue scalloped edge under the yellow, use the Lawn Fawn Ocean Wave Boarders die, as shown above.

Adhere patterned paper to an A2 card front.  Using the Lawn Fawn stamp set Sweet Friends stamp images and colour as shown.  Be sure the use Memento Tuxedo Black ink for the stamping so your alcohol ink markers won’t make the ink run.  Below is the directions for the strawberry.

Friday, 15 February 2019

Scrap N Stamp Canada "some like it hot" blog hop

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Welcome to the Feb 2019 Scrap N Stamp blog hop!  I don't drink coffee but I love coffee cards, tea and hot chocolate!  I created the above card by die cutting a circle to make a stencil and then used distress ink inside.  I used Tumbled Glass, Squeezed Lemonaid, Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet because it reminding me of a sunset I saw lately.  Next I added water droplets of clear water and distress ink water.  (See below.)

I prepared the "thanks" sentiment by die cutting the Lawn Fawn "thanks" die twice and then I adhered the black "thanks" to vellum with glossy accents

To create the final card I stamped My Favorite Things Bold Diagonal Striped stamp onto a larger piece of white cardstock and then cut off a small strip for this card. I adhered the purple and black thanks die cuts together with glossy accents, and stamped out the "a latte" sentiment from Lawn Fawn's Thanks a Latte stamp set with Versamark ink and then heat set it in white.  Then I adhered the whole sentiment as seen below.

Finally, I coloured the stamped images from  Lawn Fawn's Thanks a Latte stamp set.  I like to mutli stamp because it gives a more detailed look.  I was careful to make the cup three toned with the darkest tone at the bottom. 

Scrap N Stamp Canada is giving away 9 prizes - one for each designer's blog.  To increase your chances of winning be sure to comment at every stop on the hop.  Scrap N Stamp is also giving away one $50 gift Certificate randomly from the all people who comment on the hop.

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Nancy E
Nancy F

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Let's party with alcohol inks

I made this card with alcohol ink on yupo paper.  To get the "ghost flowers" I used Tim Holtz alcohol lift ink pad.  The flowers are from Newton's Nook and the sentiment is Lawn Fawn.  The gems are Studio Katia.