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Best Things in Life – Featured Stamper Challenge #802

This week’s Featured Stamper is mschoener! Maggie is such a delight and I really enjoyed browsing her gallery. I landed on this card because I loved the sentiment.

I’ve also combined with Barbara’s CC900 (CC845) Color Challenge colors with metallic for dessert. The metallic convinced me to foil my sentiment–it doesn’t take much. I finally jumped on the foiling bandwagon and I’m really enjoying the ride. I created the sentiment on my computer, printed it out with my brand new Brother laser printer and foiled it in gold.

I don’t have that sentiment stamp, so I had to create it myself.  If you’d like to use this on your cards just right click on the image below and save it to your computer.  If you use it, I’d love to see it, so please tag me @cardsbyjennifrann and #thestampingactuary.

This funny cat was on my to-do list. There is a fish bowl for him to be looking at, but I went with a cupcake to match the sentiment. I’ve colored this chunky cat to match my friend, Liz’s cat. It’s heading her way for her birthday. I realized after I took the picture that I forgot to add the Stickles sprinkles on the cupcake.

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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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Foil Rainbow – Inspiration Challenge #842

It’s Saturday and time for another Inspiration Challenge.  Here is my inspiration:

What took me so long to decide to try foiling? I don’t know, but I asked for a laminator for Christmas and now I’m hooked. I used decofoil transfer gel applied over this fun rainbow stencil by Erin Lee Creative and rainbow shattered glass deco foil.

It’s a little messy looking. My other attempts with smaller designs came out better. My question for everyone is–what do I do with the leftover from foiling this? The part that’s left on the plastic is way too pretty to throw away. I guess I need to take a trip down the YouTube.

I wish there were more hours in the day for me to foil all the things!

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