Simon Says Stamp | One in a Melon

Did you know that today is National Watermelon Day! I have been loving all of the watermelon colouring that has been popping up all over social media and I knew I needed to join in! The watermelon in “funny food” stamp set by Simon Says Stamp was perfect for some watermelon colouring. This card is even more special because the watermelon is on an action wobble!

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I started by stamping the watermelon on a piece of Neenah Solar White Card stock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Its important that you use a compatible ink with Copic markers! I used R24 as the lighted colour, R35 as a midtone and R29 as the darkest colour. For the rind, I started with G21 and added G07 to create some shading, I went over again with G21 to blend out the shading. Because the G21 marker has a lot of colorless blender in it, it can mute darker colours. I added a bit more G07 to darken the blend.

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I folded a piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth card stock to measure a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ card base. I used some Distress Ink in Twisted Citron and blended it on the card base and used some water from a distress sprayer to add some texture. I stamped the sentiment using black ink on a piece of white card stock cut with a rectangle die from Lawn Fawn. By adding some foam to the back of the rectangle, it adds additional dimension. I added the watermelon using an action wobble above the sentiment. It is hard to tell, but I added some Nuvo drops in black to the watermelon seeds and eyes to create some added detail.

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You can check out the watermelon wobble card in action on my Instagram page! Have a great week and enjoy some watermelon 🙂

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Shaker Card| Hello Sweet Baby

Hey crafty Friends! Welcome back to my blog for a simple shaker baby card. This card was for a friend at work who is having her second baby – gender unknown! I find it difficult to make a card for a baby that I don’t know the gender of – I will find any excuse to use pink, ruffles and glitter together on one card! By using neutrals like yellow and white and splashes of gender specific colours like green and pink, you can create the perfect baby card. But really, what man doesn’t look good in a bit of pink! 😉

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To make this card, I die cut a Fancy Scallop Rectangle Stackable from Lawn Fawn from a panel of Strathmore Smooth Bristol Cardstock. I inked the background lightly with Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink and die cut the onsie from My Favourite Things Bundle of Baby Clothes three times on the left side of the panel. I stamped the greeting from a Mama Elephant stamp set called Nursery Deco using Ranger Princess Gold Embossing powder.

I adhered a piece of acetate to the back of the die cut openings – this is the first step in creating a shaker window. Don’t forget this step like I did, and have to create your panel over again! I created wells for my sequins by doubling up on some foam tape around the edges of the onsies. I find it easiest to make piles of sequins on the card base (cut and folded to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″) then adhering the panel on top – this helps you make sure your panel is on straight. I added a small gold bow under the sentiment from Lawn Fawn Put a Bow on It die set for the finishing touch!

Have a great week and look forward to more posts in the coming days!

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Distress Oxides | grateful

Hi crafty friends! I have for you today, a card featuring Tim Holtz Distress Oxides and one of my go-to sentiment dies from My Favourite Things! This card design is very versatile and you could use any sentiment die you have in your stash to customize a card for any occasion.

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I squished some Distress Oxide ink on my craft mat and spritzed with water from a distress sprayer. I dragged a piece of Strathmore smooth Bristol cardstock cut to 4 1/4″x5 1/2″ through the ink and dried with a heat gun. I did this several times to layer the ink and create some dimension within the ink splotch. You could even use the spray bottle to add additional texture to the panel. I used several different Oxide colours to create different cards – in total, I created 16 cards using different sentiments and Oxide colours. I am completely in love with the Distress Oxides and can’t wait to get my hands on the new colours – Picked Raspberry is calling my name!

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I ended up using a My Favourite Things Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frame die create some detail on my distressed panel. I adhered a black piece of cardstock to a side folding card and added my distressed panel on top of this. I added a strip of black and gold glitter cardstock and cut the ends on a diagonal and adhered the die cut sentiment on top of this. This “grateful” sentiment comes from My Favourite Things Grateful for you stamp and die set. An addition of a few sequins adds more interest to the cards.

Happy Wednesday!

 

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Lawn Fawn | You’re my Shining Star

Hello, and welcome back to my blog for my second post! I have for you today, a vertical tri-fold card made with Lawn Fawn products and Distress Inks. I was inspired by Nichol Magouirk’s tri-fold cards that she has posted recently!  I really wanted my card to feature a big galaxy sky filled with embossed stars.

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I started with a piece of Strathmore Smooth Bristol Cardstock cut to 5 1/2″x12″. I scored the cardstock  at 4″ from either side of the panel to create a card base that is 4″x5 1/2″. Before folding the cardstock, I applied blobs of distress in in Picked Raspberry, Squeeze Lemonade and Wilted Violet. I wasn’t worried about any marks I left with my foam blender. I used Stormy sky around the edges of the coloured blobs and filled in the rest of the space with Chipped Saphire and Black Soot. I spritzed water on my background and blotted dry with a paper towel.

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I also added lots of splatters of black and white paint to create the look of stars and stamped star constellations from Upon a Star over this using Ranger Princess gold embossing powder. I added a Grassy Boarder die from Lawn Fawn also cut from Bristol Smooth paper and used Mowed Lawn and Peeled Paint Distress ink. I stamped the sentiment using black ink and gold embossing powder.

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I coloured my foxes from the Upon a Star stamp set from Lawn Fawn using Copic markers and added some dot detail to create more dimension and texture. The images were cut using the coordinating dies. These foxes are absolutely adorable!

Sprinkled with Fun Donut Card

Hey crafty friends! First up I just wanted to say thank you for checking out my new blog! Blogging has been a thought in the back of my head for a while now, and I realized that it was a perfect time to start! With the closure of my favorite Scrapbook store and home to my projects and classes, The Urban Scrapbook inc, I knew I needed a new outlet for my crafting. I hope to post my projects regularly and share some crafty inspiration with you.

First up is a donut card created with My Favorite Things stamps and dies. I used a 4 1/4x 5 1/2 pink card base from some Bazzill textured card stock and adhered a while panel cut with a Lawn Fawn dotted rectangle stackable die using some foam tape for dimension.

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I cut out my donuts using the MFT Donuts die in different “donut” colours and adhered together. I used some Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder to emboss some sprinkles on the pink icing and adhered Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter for a different icing effect. Lastly, for my chocolate glazed donuts, I cut the donut icing die out of some velum, attached with stick-it adhesive, and added a layer of glossy accents over top.

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The sentiment is from MFT Donuts and Sprinkles and was stamped in some brown ink. “Sprinkled” was embossed with some Ranger Princess Gold embossing powder to create some interest to the sentiment.

I hope you enjoy some donut inspiration!