Moody Unicorns – Gerda Steiner

Hey guys! I am back to share a stamp set that I am absolutely in love with! The Moody Unicorns stamp set from Gerda Steiner is SO much fun to colour and is perfect for any unicorn lover! I just had to use all three images to create this custom trifold card!

I start this card out by using an A2 size white cardstock panel. I will be using Distress Inks in the colours Spun Sugar, Shabby Shutters, Shaded Lilac and Tumbled Glass to create these whimsical clouds with the Clouds Stencil from My Favorite Things. I am also using the Life Changing Blending Brushes from Picket Fence as I want a light and smooth colour blend.

I am also using another really cool tool to keep my cardstock in place while I am blending. It is the Wendy Vecchi Make Art Stay-tion and this tool is fabulous when you are trying to keep your paper from straying across your desk! I love that it comes with 4 heavy duty round magnets as well as this magnetic ruler with the “centre 0” to help you easily find the centre of your cardstock piece!

Once I have all the ink blended cloudes done I will set that piece aside so the ink can set up a bit. I will move on to die cutting and ink blending the trifold card pieces.

I am taking one of my A2 card panels and having it so the card opens up backwards. I will then use the Meadow Border from Lawn Fawn, however you could also use the Grassy Hillside Border and partial die cut the border onto the left side panel of the card base using Removable Purple Thermo-Web tape to secure the die to the cardstock and then will run it through my Gemini Jr.

Now….I probably should have done my ink blending first…..but, I will remember that for the other side! I will then use this piece to gage where I want to cut the other grassy hill on the other A2 Card base (the one that opens like a card usually does). But before I die cut…..I will do my ink blending! The colours for the grass are Pine Needles and Mowed Lawn. I did get a bit of ink transfer from my finger to my cardstock and I just used my Tombow Mono Sand Eraser and it works like a charm to remove that ink.

I also need to make sure I leave enough room on the bottom for my stamped sentiment. Using my Fiskars Sure Cut Trimmer I will cut off the portion of the card that is not ink blended, this will form one of the trifold portions of the card.

I will go ahead and ink blend on the first portion that we die cut and use the trimmer again to cut off the top portion that we don’t need.

Once both card bases have been inked up and blended I am going to take the card that opens up backwards and adhere our stenciled cloud piece onto the left side of the card and then trim a VERY tiny bit from the left side of the card so that when I lay them together the cards can fold over eachother easily. This might be a bit hard to understand so I encourage you to watch my YouTube video to see how that comes together. I will then adhere the two pieces together using my tape runner.

Now we have the trifold portion of our card complete and we can close up the “flaps” making sure the taller one is closed first so that the smaller grass portion lays on top.

I will set this card base aside and work on my cute little Moody Unicorns. I pull out my stamp perfect and using Memento Tuxedo Black  ink I will stamp these unicorns onto some Crafter’s Companion Ultra Smooth White Cardstock as I will be Copic colouring. The colours I am using are C0, C1, C8, YG01, YG03, YR02, B01, BV00, RV02, W0 and W1. I will link here to a great Copic set if you are just starting out. This set has a great variety of colours for you to start with and once you decide the shades and colour families you like you can add individual makers to fill in your set.

Once these cute unicorns are all coloured in I will fussy cut them out. However, you can get the coordinating dies by clicking here. Now it is time to stamp our sentiments onto the folding grass pieces. Again, I am using sentiments that come with the Moody Unicorn stamp set. I will stamp the sentiments using my favourite ink for sentiments, the VersaClair Nocturne Ink. If you want to emboss your sentiment, make sure I use an embossing powder tool!

I will stamp the “Seriously” sentiment on the front flap. The second flap is stamped with the sentiment “Did you think I would forget?” and then for the inside I went with a big and bold “Happy Birthday” from the Hero Arts – Snarky Mix & Match Sentiment stamp set.

I will then adhere my cute little unicorns to the card, and for a final touch I will add Clear Wink of Stella to the bold Happy Birthday sentiment as well as the hair on the unicorns.

Here is a look at each of the finished parts of the tri fold card.

Thank you so much for spending time with me today! Remember to check out the YouTube video for this card! I appreciate all your comments, likes and remember to subscribe so you don’t miss a crafty thing!

Disclosure:  Please note that some of the links on this site and in my blog posts contain affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase I will earn a very small commission at no extra cost to you.  This assists me in purchasing new products to try and share with you in future blogs and videos.  Keep in mind that I link these companies and their products because of their quality and customer service and not because of the commission I receive from your purchases. The decision is yours, and whether or not you decide to buy something is completely up to you. 

 I truly appreciate all the support I receive!

~Chala, xoxoxo

Warm & Feathered Hugs – Freezin’ Season

Hello Again! I am back over that the Scrap’N Stamp Blog today sharing another cute card for the Christmas in July Challenge. Remember to head on over to that challenge page to share your Christmas in July cards for a chance to win a $50 Scrap’N Stamp Gift Certificate. You’ve got until July 31st to post and make sure to hashtag it for another chance to win #SNSChristmasinJuly. Winner chosen by random draw. *One entry per day.

The stamp set I am working with today is from My Favorite Things and is called Warm & Feathered Hugs. I love everything about this set. It is perfect for Christmas and Winter themed cards…which is nice, because I have friends who don’t celebrate Christmas, but I still like to send them a card!

I am really happy with the way this card turned out! For the list of all the supplies I used head on over to the Scrap’N Stamp Blog post and don’t forget to check out my video on YouTube! (I even made a fun new intro just for this challenge!)

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fantastic day!

~Chala, xoxoxo

Disclosure:  Please note that some of the links on this site and in my blog posts contain affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase I will earn a very small commission at no extra cost to you.  This assists me in purchasing new products to try and share with you in future blogs and videos.  Keep in mind that I link these companies and their products because of their quality and customer service and not because of the commission I receive from your purchases. The decision is yours and whether or not you decide to buy something is completely up to you. 

 I truly appreciate all the support I receive!

Puppy Play Waterfall Card

Happy Friday!! As promised from my June 30, 2019 post….I am sharing another waterfall card! This time I am using the Puppy Play stamp and die set. This set is ADORABLE! The small images worked perfect for this card! I am also switching things up and showing you how you can use the waterfall template with a landscape card! *At the time of this post there are some great sales on at Scrap’N Stamp and Scrapbook.com including most of the supplies used in this card!! Make sure you check them out!!

Check out my video below and remember to share your waterfall card creations on social media by using the #snsblogwaterfallcards.

Disclosure:  Please note that some of the links on this site and in my blog posts contain affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase I will earn a very small commission at no extra cost to you.  This assists me in purchasing new products to try and share with you in future blogs and videos.  Keep in mind that I link these companies and their products because of their quality and customer service and not because of the commission I receive from your purchases. The decision is yours and whether or not you decide to buy something is completely up to you. 

 I truly appreciate all the support I receive!

~Chala, xoxoxo

Materials:

Playful Pups @ Scrap'N Stamp Canada
Puppy Play @ Scrap’N Stamp Canada
Echo Park – A Dog’s Tail Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Border Strips @ Scrapbook.com
Creative Impressions – Brads – Dog Paw and Bone – Antique @ Scrapbook.com

Zig – Wink Of Stella – Clear @ Scrap’N Stamp Canada
Hampton Arts Stamp Perfect Tool @ Scrap’N Stamp Canada
VersaFine Clair – Nocturne @ Scrap’N Stamp Canada
Lawn Fawn Double Slider Die Set @ Scrapbook.com
Be Creative Scor-Tape (5mm) @ Scrap’N Stamp Canada
Memento Tuxedo Black (Copic Safe Ink) @ Scrap’N Stamp Canada
Copic Ciao Marker Set @ Scrapbook.com
Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat @ Scrapbook.com

Deck the Halls Turnabout – Concord & 9th

Happy Wednesday! I am over at the Scrap’N Stamp Blog sharing another turnabout stamp from Concord & 9th! No, you are not seeing things those are Christmas Cards! I am also embracing their Facebook Challenge page by celebrating Christmas in July!

This turnabout set is perfect to create mass Christmas / Winter themed cards! So head on over to the blog to check it out and for extra cards on content make sure you watch on YouTube!

Also, just a reminder that Concord & 9th is the featured company for July. You can save 15% on your next order with coupon code CCD15. Click here to start shopping!

Thanks for stopping by!

~Chala, xoxoxo

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Scrap’N Stamp Turnabout Blog Hop

Thank you so much for hopping on over to my blog!

I hope you are enjoying your summer!

I am absolutely thrilled that this month we are featuring products from Concord & 9th and in particular the Turnabout stamps! They are so easy to use and create stunning cards! In fact, this month you can use coupon code CCD15 to save 15% on Concord & 9th products! Also remember to leave a comment on each blog post for your chance to win a Scrap’N Stamp $50 gift certificate!

There are two must have tools for these turnabout stamps. The first thing you will need to start using your turnabout stamps is a jig. Concord & 9th has two different types that you can purchase. One is the Mini Turnabout Jig and the other is the Original Turnabout Jig. Both are at a great pricepoint and remember….You can save 15% this month by using the above coupon code at Scrap’N Stamp! However, if you already have a turnabout and are itching to use it right away, you can head over to my YouTube video where I share how you can make your own.

The second tool you will need is a stamp platform of some type. I prefer to use the Tim Holtz Travel stamp platform. It is the perfect size and I love that the lid can come off and be turned to use thicker / rubber backed stamps.

Once you have your jig the next step is to prepare your stamp. Concord & 9th turnabout stamps come with a stamp set up guide with the packaging. You will want to line your stamp up directly overtop of the image with the “X”. Then with a straight edge or ruler you will want to use a permanent maker to trace the “X”. This mark allows you to line the stamp up with your jig to acheive the perfect stamp. You can watch this process on the YouTube video as well.

You are now ready to start stamping. Line up the “X” on your stamp to the “X” on your jig, then lay the lid of your stamp platform down onto the stamp to pick it up. I like to place my jig in the left hand corner in case it moves I can easily place it back knowing everything will line up pefectly. You will then line up your cardstock with the corresponding size marks. ie: 6″x6″ or 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″.

The stamp set I am using today is the Darling Petals Turnabout Stamp. There are coordinating dies available.

This stamp set is particularily unique in that it is designed for multiple ink colours. The stamp is essentially set up two have the petal /flower images on one section of the stamp and the leaves/foliage on the other. You can apply the ink to the stamp directly from an inkpad or you can use an ink dauber to be more precise with smaller areas. I have gone ahead and inked up this stamp with two colours so that you can see the stamp images more clearly. The flowers are orange and the leaves are green.

Now you simply ink up the images with your desired ink and colours. I am using dye inks from Umberalla Craft today because they stain the stamp and it makes it easier for you to see. However, these will work with other inks like the Distress Inks and Oxides as well. Once you ink and stamp the first set of images remember to turn your jig. I like to stamp and then turn the jig right away so as not to forget. You can turn your jig either clockwise or counterclock wise, just remembering to stay consistent in which direction you have chosen. You can turn and stamp your images once, twice, three or four times to get your desired look. I have chosen to turn mine 4 times so that you can see how the complete stamping looks. This stamp also layers the stamping…something that not all turnabouts do. This allows you to switch up colour tones if you like to get a layered look. I decided to keep with just the two colours to see how it would end up looking and how much layering it would give me. I like that it leaves an open space for you to place a sentiment if you choose to keep it a one layered card.

I don’t mind how this turned out. You can see some layering…but, I decided I wanted to step it up just a bit and brought in two more ink colours and used the separate floral and leaf detail stamps that also come with the set.

I think this gave the result of more depth and dimension to my project.

I went ahead and cut this panel down using the largest of the MFT Wonky Stitched Dies and mounted it to some orange cardstock. For my sentiment I used Versamark and white heat embossing with a corresponding sentiment from the same stamp set and went with a stitched circle die and some yellow cardstock. I pop this up with some adhesive foam squares. I used the stand alone floral and leave stamps so that I could pop some of the images off the card, again, adding more depth and dimension to the card. The final touch was to add some sequins with my jewel picker and adhering them down with Glossy Accents.

I’m really pleased with how this card turned out and I love the summery colours!

As I mentioned above, you can use Distress Inks and daubers to add more colours to specific areas. I decided to quickly create a one layer card with this technique.

Click on the YouTube video to see that card. Here’s a sneak peek of it for you.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Next up on the blog hop is Laurie!

Remember to comment on each blog for your chance to win the $50 Scrap’N Stamp Gift Certificate!

Blog Hop Links:

Scrap’n Stamp/Tara
Dawn
Nancy E
Kia
Chala – you are here –
Laurie
Susan
Nancy F
Deb
Sandi

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xoxo,

Chala

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Simple Waterfall Card – SnS Blog

Hey Guys! Thanks for stoppying by! I am over at the Scrap’N Stamp blog today sharing a simple waterfall card.

Head on over to check out the cards I created by clicking here. You can also catch the video on YouTube by clicking here.

If you are interested in creating your own interactive card you can use my template below.

A2 Waterfall Card Template

Please share your creations on Instagram and use: #snsblogwaterfallcards

~ Chala

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