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Kat Scrappiness Design Team Project: Masking Stamped Images

Hi Everyone!

I have a project today using the adorable Kat Scrappiness Punny Snacks stamp set.  I used masking to make it even more fun!  If you haven't tried masking stamped images, it's actually quite easy and can add a look of dimension and movement to your cards without adding extra bulk.  These stamps are perfect to use if you're trying it for the first time.

I started off by stamping the ice cream cone from the set onto a piece of masking paper.  I cut it out with my scissors right on the line of the stamped image.  I cut 2 more of the same masks since I will be stamping the ice cream cone multiple times.

I cut a square panel from the Wonky Wavy Stitched Square die set and placed my sentiment where I wanted to stamp it.  Underneath, I stamped one ice cream cone using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  This is my starting point for the masking.  I want this ice cream cone to remain in the front since he will be the "cool one" with glasses.

To make it look like ice cream cones are behind him, I place one of my masks over the main ice cream cone and stamp on either side going in different directions.  When I lift the mask, you can see the main ice cream cone remains in the front and the others look like they are behind.  I love this trick!

Continue on, covering ice cream cones with masks and stamping all around until you get the look you want.  Remember, if you want an image to look like it's behind another, place the mask over the one you want in the front and stamp over the mask.  If you're stamping behind 2 or more images, place multiple masks over the ones you want to remain in front.

After coloring my ice cream cones with Copics, I added a layer of patterned paper as well as a scalloped strip I colored with some Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Sparkle Marker.  I popped everything up on foam tape on the front of a white notecard.

I used Kat's largest Stitched Scalloped Nesting Tag to make the scallop from some cardstock from the  Gina K. Island Dream cardstock pack.

Fun sequins and Nuvo Drops highlight the heat embossed sentiment strip.

Definitely try this masking technique the next time you want to try something different.  It's great with all types of stamped images including flowers, animals or any type of grouping you want to make.   I have all the products linked below that you can find at the Kat Scrappiness shop.  Feel free to use my coupon code Heidi10 to receive 10% off your purchase.  Thanks for joining me and have a great day!

--Heidi

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My blog uses affiliate links when possible. This means when you click on those links, I may get a small commission (at no cost to you).  I only recommend products that I use and love.  I currently participate in affiliate programs with Scrapbook.com, Ellen Hutson, Blitsy and Kat Scrappiness. 

Kat Scrappiness Punny Snacks Stamp Set

Kat Scrappiness Wonky Wavy Stitched Square die set

Kat Scrappiness Stitched Scalloped Nesting Tags die set

Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Gina K. Island Dream Cardstock

Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow Petite Paper Pack

Nuvo Drops Crushed Grapes Crystal Drops

Wow Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder

Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Pad

Kat Scrappiness Mixed Flower Sequins (flat)

Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Sparkle Marker

Scor-Buddy Mini Scoring Board

Crystal Katana Tool


Video: All About Clean and Simple Cardmaking

Hi Everyone!

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The January Challenge is up at the Kat Scrappiness blog!  I got to host this month and I chose the theme of Clean and Simple.  Here is a card I created for the challenge and I also have a video below showing my process.  Enjoy!  Products I used are linked below.  Scroll down further for more on "clean and simple" card making.......

 

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My new favorite "go together" colors:  Distress Oxide Candied Apple and Peacock Feathers.......

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I added a little Spectrum Noir clear shimmer to the whipped cream.....

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My blog uses affiliate links when possible. This means when you click on those links, I may get a small commission (at no cost to you). I only recommend products that I use and love. Thank you so much for your support. I currently participate in affiliate programs with Scrapbook.com, ConsumerCrafts, Ellen Hutson, Hallmark Scrapbook, ScrapbookPal, Blick Art Materials, Blitsy and Kat Scrappiness.  

(Kat Scrappiness)

Morning Cup Craft Die-Poppy Stamps

But First, Coffee stamp set-Echo Park

Hero Arts Prayers Stamp and Cut stamp set

Spectrum Noir clear pen

Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers

Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform

Scor- Buddy Scoring Board

Stick-It Adhesive Sheets

Inkadinkado Masking Paper

Metal Shim

(Ellen Hutson)

Papertrey Ink Stamper's Select White Cardstock

 

(Scrapbook.com)

 

Be sure to pick yourself up one of these.......I have one, but thought I wouldn't need to use it for just a small project using 2 dies.  LOL!  I spent over 15 minutes looking for the little whipped cream die from above that was hiding on my table.  This magnetic helper is a lifesaver in keeping your dies all in one spot when you're crafting.  I highly recommend it!

 

 More on Clean and Simple Cardmaking.......

 

I found a great definition of "clean and simple" on The Card Concept Blog:

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One main image with lots of open space, very little embellishment, and easy to re-create. 

 

I've loved this style since I began card making.  I feel like my cards usually end up falling somewhere in the middle, with a few more layers and embellishments--I do like my supplies :).  Sometimes though, I manage to get that perfect balance of white space and a main focal point that really packs a punch.  Here are a few of my favorites:

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 If you're looking for other CAS designers, some of my favorites are Michelle Short and Laurie Willison.  Their designs make this style look so effortless.  Really, it's not always as easy as it looks!  The key is understanding and using the main principles of design.  You can find a lot online about this, or a book I recommend is The Non-Designer's Design Book by Robin Williams.  This is a great book to keep as a reference in your craft room.  

Some great challenge blogs to follow that involve CAS design are the Less Is More Challenge, CASology, and Addicted to CAS

If, like me, you fall somewhere in the middle, you would probably enjoy the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.  This challenge emphasizes clean design, but encourages more embellishment. 

Thanks so much for joining me today!  Be sure to join in over at the Kat Scrappiness Blog for the January Challenge.  The prize is a $25 gift card to the Kat Scrappiness Shop.  

 


More Chocolate Lover's Card Kit Projects

Hi Everyone!

I have a few more cards from the Kat Scrappiness Chocolate Lover's Card Kit to show you today, along with a video.  Unfortunately, the kit is sold out, but good news--the Layered Chocolate Bar stamp set and the "Sweet" sentiment die will be available for purchase separately in the shop very soon.  I've had so much fun working with this kit!    You can see my previous projects here and here.

I stamped 4 of the chocolate bars for this card (no wrappers) and cut out the little squares.  I got about 4 squares from each bar and I love the way this turned out.

I attached the glitter washi tape from the kit to a strip of cardstock to line the bottom of the card.  The gold on that tape is just a perfect shade of shimmery goodness!

For this card, I added a shaker element using the negative cut of the word die.

I put a strip of white cardstock where I poured the sequins so they would stand out underneath.

I used a Copic marker to change the color of the wood hearts.  These were one of my favorite embellishments in the kit.  The little hearts are such a nice shape.

Can you tell I like the Wonky Wavy Stitched Heart die?  I cut a bunch of the smallest heart from the berry colored cardstock that came with the kit to highlight one of the die cuts.

I decided to create an old fashioned valentine with the largest Wonky Wavy Stitched Heart die.

I shaped the card by placing the die cut a little over and a little under the folded part of a pink notecard to create the seam.

I decorated the inside with a die cut from the pack included in the kit.

For this card, I used a the gingham heart that was left from a previous project and popped it up with fun foam.  Another heart from the die cut pack fit perfectly inside.

Finally, I did a fun interactive card for a gift.

You can use the chocolate bar to slide the panel open to reveal the gift card.  I also added a little die cut tab on the other side for another way to slide it.

I have a video below showing you how I put this card together.  Enjoy, and thanks for joining me today!  Feel free to use my coupon code: Heidi10 to take 10% off your purchase in the Kat Scrappiness shop.

 

 

 

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  My blog uses affiliate links when possible. This means when you click on those links, I may get a small commission (at no cost to you). I only recommend products that I use and love. Thank you so much for your support. I currently participate in affiliate programs with Scrapbook.com, BlueMoonScrapbooking, ConsumerCrafts, Ellen Hutson, Hallmark Scrapbook, ScrapbookPal, Blick Art Materials, Blitsy and Kat Scrappiness.   I am also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. 

Chocolate Lover's Card Kit by Kat Scrappiness

Wonky Wavy Stitched Heart dies

Chocolate Lover's sentiment stamp set

Tim Holtz Tonic stamp platform

Versamark Ink

Ranger silver embossing powder

 


Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop--and Coupon Code

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Hi Everyone!

Today, I'm joining in the fun for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  I used stamps, dies and sequins from the Kat Scrappiness shop to create a fun shaker gift card with tons of dimension. 

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I started out by die cutting 2 rectangular panels using the Never Ending Rectangle Die Set.  I cut a yellow panel with the 2nd largest rectangle and the kraft panel from the 3rd largest. Using the rectangle die makes getting your panels perfectly straight a cinch.  No more crooked edges!  I die cut the Teacup Stack Craft Die from Poppystamps into the kraft panel as well as out of a piece of Gina K. Turquoise Sea cardstock. 

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After covering over the back of the die cut window on the kraft panel with acetate, I adhered the die cut teacups to the front of the window with a Zig 2-Way Glue Pen, flipped the panel over and created the shaker area by lining it with foam tape.

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I created a notecard from white cardstock 4.25x 5.5" and adhered the yellow panel to the front.  I adhered a small piece of kraft cardstock to section off the area where the kraft shaker window would be.  This way the background would be the same color as the front kraft panel.  I filled the area with sequins from the Sparkling Manhattan Mix.

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I die cut another teacup from Gina K.'s Passionate Pink cardstock along with some adhesive foam and adhered the two together.  

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After adhering the shaker window to the front of the card, I layered the foam-backed teacups over the shaker teacups.  I really like the shimmer of those coffee colored sequins!

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I stamped a sentiment from Echo Park's But First Coffee stamp set onto a white piece of cardstock with Versafine Onyx ink.  To add some shine, I covered the black ink with Ranger Clear Embossing Powder and heat embossed it. 

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I made a quick gift card pocket for the inside of the card.  A perfect way to thank a teacher or bus driver with a little coffee "pick-me-up".  I used Lawn Fawn's Let's Polka In The Meadow paper pack and decorated it with some hearts from Doodlebug.

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A Scor-Buddy comes in handy for this.  All I did was take the patterned paper and cut it to 2 times the height of the gift card, give or take.  I left about 1/2 inch on either side to make score lines.  

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I scored the pocket in half and made a snip on either side so I could fold up the pocket and seal the side folds together using Scor Tape.  I used a circle punch to cut a notch in the front.  

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I added a few wood veneer leaves to the front of my card to go with the fall theme.  

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 Thank you so much for joining me today.  I have all the supplies I used linked below.  Be sure to visit the Kat Scrappiness shop to save 15% on all Coffee Themed Products using coupon code: COFFEEHOP from 9/15 to 9/22.  Kat is also a super sponsor for the Blog Hop and will be giving away a $25 gift certificate to the store.  You can go to www.coffeelovingcardmakers.com for more details

 

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 My blog uses affiliate links when possible. This means when you click on those links, I may get a small commission (at no cost to you). I only recommend products that I use and love. Thank you so much for your support. I currently participate in affiliate programs with Scrapbook.com, BlueMoonScrapbooking, Ellen Hutson, Hallmark Scrapbook, Concord & 9th, Pinkfresh Studio, Blick Art Materials, Blitsy and Kat Scrappiness.   I am also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

 

Never Ending Rectangle Die Set

Teacup Stack Craft Die

Gina K. Designs Island Dream Cardstock

Echo Park But First Coffee stamp set

Lawn Fawn Let's Polka In The Meadow 6x6 paper pack

Sparkling Manhattan Sequin Mix

Versafine Onyx Black Ink

Ranger Clear Embossing Powder

Zig 2-Way glue pen

Scor-Buddy

Scor-Tape

Acetate

 

 

 

 


"Sugared" Citrus Card

Hi Everyone!

I'm back with a card for the current CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge.

I was in the mood to make a food card.  I first thought about doing candy or cookies for elements in the sketch, but then I  came across an older stamp from Simon Says Stamp called Lemonade.  The refreshing fruit slices made me think of fun summer drinks.  

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To add some shimmer, I stamped Versamark ink over my fruit slices and heat embossed them with WOW Clear Hologram Sparkle embossing powder.  You could also just brush on some Wink of Stella shimmer pen, but I liked the glossy finish you get from the heat embossing.  It reminds me of those bright, sugary gumdrop  fruit slices you can get at the candy shop.  I'm also entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: A Bit of Sparkle.

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Thanks so much for stopping by and for all your kind comments!  

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 My blog uses affiliate links when possible. This means when you click on those links, I may get a small commission (at no cost to you). I only recommend products that I use and love. Thank you so much for your support. I currently participate in affiliate programs with Scrapbook.com, BlueMoonScrapbooking, Ellen Hutson, Hallmark Scrapbook, Concord & 9th and Blitsy. I am also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.  AMZ=Amazon, EH=Ellen Hutson, SDC=Scrapbook.com, etc.

 

 


Sweet Birthday Greetings

Hello Everyone!  I'm back to participate in this week's PTI Make It Monday Challenge #274.  The challenge was to create a card using die cut silhouettes made from patterned paper. 

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 I used the sweet little Cake Plate Dies along with some papers from the Nostalgic Notions paper pack to create my silhouettes.  The scalloped strip is from the Monthly Moments Journal Card 2.   Originally, I wanted to use the entire square shape to mat the cake plates, but I felt like they looked better against the white, so I just cut a little grounding strip instead.  

 

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 Thanks for joining me--have a great weekend!

 

SUPPLIES:

 My blog uses affiliate links when possible. This means when you click on those links, I may get a small commission (at no cost to you). I only recommend products that I use and love. Thank you so much for your support. I currently participate in affiliate programs with Scrapbook.com, BlueMoon Scrapbooking, Ellen Hutson, Hallmark Scrapbook and Blitsy. I am also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.




Soda Pop Greetings

Hi Everyone! Today, I'm playing along with My Favorite Things Color Challenge #59.  These colors made me think of the Soda Pop Bottle Dies I had from MFT which are so fun to work with.  I love that they even have the little bottle caps you can die cut!

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The only color of cardstock I didn't have was In the Buff, so I substituted Whip Cream instead.  I started off by cutting some circles to make a background onto the card panel that would be the shaker top. soda-pop-3

 

I made sure to put a lot of sequins into the shaker to be sure it looked like "bubbles".soda-pop-5

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Thanks for joining me, have a great day!

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This list contains links to where you can purchase the products to create this card.  My blog uses affiliate links when possible. This means when you click on those links, I may get a small commission (at no cost to you). I only recommend products that I use and love. Thank you so much for your support. I currently participate in affiliate programs with Scrapbook.com, Ellen Hutson and Blitsy.

Warm Wishes

Hi Everyone! I'm here with an entry to the Lawnscaping Challenge as well as the 2016 Winter Coffee Lover's Blog Hop. .  Lawn Fawn has the cutest little food and drink stamps and I'm still loving their new plaid paper line.  I used the Perfectly Plaid Winter 6x6 pad to make the little strips.  I was trying to get that "frosty" winter look with the glitter paper and the snowflakes.  I raised the strips and the little coffee and donut up on foam tape to give the card some more dimension. warm wishes use this.JPG Thanks for joining me--have a great day!

SUPPLIES:

This list contains links to where you can purchase the products to create this card.  My blog uses affiliate links when possible. This means when you click on those links, I may get a small commission (at no cost to you). I only recommend products that I use and love. Thank you so much for your support. I currently participate in affiliate programs with Scrapbook.com, Ellen Hutson and Blitsy.