Welcome to our Canada Eh! Scrap ‘N Stamp Blog Hop! We’re all celebrating our wonderful country today. 153 isn’t old, if you’re a country.
If you are new to blog hop’s, don’t worry! All you have to do is read this post, and leave a comment. You’ll want to leave a comment, as everyone who does is entered into a contest to WIN a Prize Pack from Scrap ‘N Stamp! This year it’s a bit different – there are 3 chances to win! One prize will be from blog comments; one will be from Instagram, and one from Facebook comments. Winners will be randomly drawn, and announced on July 15th. Be sure to leave comments on this post here, plus my Instagram and Facebook posts!
After you’ve left your comment, simply click on the link to the next Design Team member in the Hop. If you’re following the order, you’ll have arrived here from Kia’s fabulous project. Next, you’ll be heading to see what Chala has created for your enjoyment! But first – let’s have a look at my project!
I was a bit stumped as to what to create, to be honest. Then, I decided to share what some of our wonderful country looks like! Where I live, our tourism logo is “Super, Natural, British Columbia”. Our boast is that you can snow ski in the morning, and surf in the afternoon. At the right time of year – or if you have a helicopter!
I combined two of my favourites – a Penny Black stamp, and Ranger Alcohol Inks for my project.
First,start with a panel of Yupo. Stamp the mountains image from the Penny Black Season’s Marvel set in Archival ink across the middle of the panel. Yupo is non-porous, but the Archival ink is safe to use. Next, create the water across the bottom third of the panel. I combined Stream with Cloudy Blue alcohol ink, along with Blending Solution. For the textures in the water, a combination of a small brush, and a toothbrush dipped in 99% isopropyl alcohol are used.
While the water area dries, move onto the creating the sky. This could be a sunrise, or sunset. Use a small brush to apply Ember, Sunset Orange and Sunshine Yellow. Add the Blending Solution to get it to flow, and add textures to the sky. Create the sun by using the Alcohol Ink Blending Pen to lift the ink, creating a circle.
Between the mountains and the water, add Meadow and Willow inks. Blend on with some Blending Solution.
Now, stamp the flying geese image from the same Season’s Marvel stamp set in Archival gray ink, above the mountains. For the sentiment, I didn’t have one that I wanted. So I created my own! I simply created the sentiments in my Word program, and printed them out onto gray cardstock.
FINISH THE CARD
To finish off the card, I cut 2 rectangles of light orange cardstock and glued them to the upper left and bottom right of a gray card base. Next, I added my Yupo card front with foam tape. The sentiments were cut into strips, and added with foam squares.
I like how it turned out! I’m pretty lucky to have views like this, here in Vancouver.
ENJOY THE REST OF THE CANADA, EH! SCRAP ‘N STAMP BLOG HOP!
Before you head off, please leave me a comment here on this post, plus on my Instagram and Facebook posts (these links will open a new page)!! I’d love to read what you think about my scenic Canadian card. Plus, I’m sure that you want to be entered to WIN one of the 3 Prize Packs! Then, head over to Chala’s post, where I know you’ll enjoy seeing her project.
Thanks for spending some time with me! Happy Canada Day, fellow Canadian! And if you’re not Canadian – well, we can pretend, just for today!
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