Monthly Archives: March 2022

Covid Waterfall – Featured Stamper #790

It’s Sunday, which means it’s time for a new Featured Stamper.  Today’s Featured Stamper is Cindy H. who has such a fun gallery. I enjoyed browsing her gallery, but came back to this very recent card.

That dog in a cone was perfect for a card that a friend asked me to make. I got a text on Friday that said “Can you make me a card that says sorry you have Covid, and feel like sh–, and it’s your birthday, and you have a splint on your wrist.” I wanted all of that on the front of the card, but I couldn’t decide what to put on the inside until I saw Cindy’s card and remembered this fun stamp. So I finished with “one the bright side…you don’t need a cone.” It occurred to me as I was listing all the things that I had to put on the front of the card, that it was the perfect number of things for a waterfall card. I’ve made a couple of waterfall cards with my Lawn Fawn die recently. The die makes them so easy, and people just get so excited about these interactive cards.


This weekend was Virtual Stamp Night.  I was too busy to play in the VSN proper, but I’m happy to play some catch-up and enjoy all the fun challenges.  This is for Susan’s Text Challenge. I’m so glad it’s VSN, the one hour time limit makes me focus so much better. I set my timer for this card, which was pretty quick because of the die and because I just grabbed a pre-printed card base. The text background stamp was perfect for a bit more interest and a quick doodled border. 47 minutes.

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Follow the Bunny – The Cat’s Pajamas March Release

What’s up, crafty peeps?  I’ve joined The Cat’s Pajamas Design Team and I couldn’t be more excited about it!!! I’ve always loved The Cat’s Pajamas designs, so when Alma decided to go all digital and sold her stock of stamps and dies on clearance I bought nearly all of them.  I’m happy to report that all of the digital stamps and cutting files are just as much fun, if not more, than the clear stamps and dies that we all know and love. 

I’ve combined old and new with this first card, using the Rabbit & Wreath Digi/SVG and the Grassy Patches SVG.  First, I created a green, blue, and brown background using Distress Oxides, a gelli plate, and some background stamps.  I thought that would give my cut outs a little more character than just using colored paper or sponging ink on white cardstock.  The reason I went dark brown for my bunny was so I could use one of my all-time favorite Easter sentiments–a retired TCP sentiment–“Follow the bunny, he has the chocolate.”  But have you seen the “What’s invisible and smells like carrots?” sentiment in the Happy Easter Digi?  That’s a fun one, too.

I had plenty of green background, so I found myself with some extra grassy patches–a perfect setting for this card:

Hmmm…this might be my new favorite Easter sentiment.  This card uses the Sugar, Sugar Digi and the Easter eggs from the Easter Eggs in Basket Cutable SVG. I thought that some foiled eggs would certainly look like small sugar-coated packages.  I arranged all the Easter eggs in Canvas Workspace to cut myself a stencil using my Brother ScanNCut.  Then I applied deco foil Transfer Gel through the stencil.  After it dried I ran it through my laminator with the Rainbow Shattered Glass deco foil.  I also used my ScanNCut to cut the bunny in the basket.  I colored him up with Copics and put Nuvo Crystal Glaze on the nose and eggs, and Stickles on the bow.  

I have a thing about the leftover foil.  Every time I foil something, the leftover looks so appealing.  That led me straight to this next card:

I applied the leftover foil to a deco foil Toner Sheet.  I knew I saved the cut out Easter eggs for a reason when I cut the stencil.  I colored all the eggs with my Spectrum Noir Markers and popped them up on the foiled background, shifting them all a bit, so that the black would give them a bit of a shadow.  I finished it by popping up the Happy Easter from the Happy Easter Digi.  And just like that, all my Easter cards are done.  Thanks to these very inspiring products!  

Here are the products I used today:

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Sharon’s Swan Float – Teapot Tuesday #712

It’s Teapot Tuesday and our cards are heading to Sharon in Massachusetts. She has been struggling with a lot of injuries and surgeries, and her friend thought she could use some Teapotter cheer. Pat is our hostess and gave us a very fun challenge to use stitching on our cards.  We’re told that Sharon loves swans, so I decided to make a scene of Sharon relaxing on a swan float. I masked, stamped, and colored the scene using today’s Color Challenge colors. They  were pretty perfect for the image.

Speaking of the Color Challenge–I was honored today to find that my color challenge card from last week was chosen as the favorite from CC886!  It was also made for a Teapot Tuesday and was mailed off to New York last week.

The clouds are a flower paper piercing template that my neighbor gave me.

I used white DMC embroidery floss to stitch the clouds, added the sentiment banner with leftover thread wrapped around and finished off with gel pen and Stickles.

Linking to the following challenges:

Anything Goes

Feminine

Bit O’ Green

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Stampers Delights March Release – Chibi Tea Cup Cuties

Today I’m sharing the Stampers Delights Chibi March release.  You can find the entire February release here.  This card uses the Chibi – Tea Cup Cuties Bunny Girl digital stamp.

Isn’t she so cute?  Look at that fabulous hair!  I couldn’t wait to color it!

I decided to go blonde with Y21, YR23, and Y28. I wanted to give her a fun, glittery background that wouldn’t distract too much and let her shine.  So I got out my gelli plate and had some fun with Distress Oxide ink and glitter acrylic paint.

First, I covered the gelli plate in Kitsch Flamingo Distress Oxide and printed the pattern from one of my embossing folders.  Then I did the same with glitter paint and another embossing folder.  I ended up with multiple backgrounds to save for later.

Here’s a close up shot, so you can see the glitter in the background and the Stickles on her bows.  I also added Wink of Stella to her hair.

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Stampers Delights March Release – Kawaii Carrots

It’s March, and that means it’s time for a new release from Stampers Delights.  You can find the entire March release here.  This card uses the Kawaii Carrots digital stamp.  

I love all the carrots in this set and was so excited to use them to make my own designer paper.  That’s always fun to do with digital stamps, don’t you think?

Now that I had my DIY designer paper, I decided to use the technique that was showcased in a recent Technique Lover’s Challenge. It’s a pretty easy fun fold.  The only kind I like to do.  I did print out my rabbit a little bit too big to fit in the circle.  Oops!

But it gives it character, right?  Here is the inside of the card:

It’s pretty neat how it opens up in layers.

 

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Oh my gosh! Isn’t she the cutest!  I can hardly stand it.

Linking to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Always Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Add a Die Cut

Stay tuned for more from Stampers Delights this week. Click here to find lots more inspiration on the Stampers Delights blog.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!