Welcome to our November Scrap ‘N Stamp Sweater Weather Blog Hop! If you’re in the northern hemisphere, then you’ve probably already been feeling the cooler weather -and maybe even seen snow already. Well, we’re here to help you warm up with our Sweater Weather Hop, and give you lots of creative ideas!
To enjoy the Hop, simply read to the bottom of this post, and then click on the next name on the list! Keep doing that for each post, and you’ll see all of the fabulous projects we have for you. Before you leave each post, though, make sure you leave a comment! First, because we love reading what you have to say. Second – everyone who comments is automatically entered to WIN a $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE to shop at Scrap ‘N Stamp!
LAYERS OF GOODNESS
Be warned – this post is photo heavy!! If you haven’t already, be sure to check out the AMAZING new dies from Memory Box! I just *had* to get some, and have created 2 cards to share with you. Both cards use 2 of the new dies, and are perfect for winter & holiday card making.
Okay – so the front looks pretty unassuming, right? Well, first let me point out the pretty paper! It’s from the American Crafts ‘Holiday’ 6″ x 6″ paper pack. The sentiment is from Penny Black’s Peaceful Season stamp set. Now, let’s move on to the main feature – the inside of the card!
It’s a TUNNEL CARD! Not to brag or anything, but I’m so happy with how the colouring turned out!
First of all, I sorta ‘cheated’ and used the new Photoplay Tunnel Card pack. This pack gives you all the pieces you need to make a tunnel card! No math, no extra cutting or scoring – it’s all done for you (except of course for whatever dies you want to use). The background die is the Memory Box Tall Fir Collage, and the front one is the Lamplight Tree Collage die. Use the Big Shot with the dies & the pieces of cardstock in your Tunnel Card pack. Next, flatten the die cuts and blend on the colours using a blending tool. For the trees, I used Distress inks in Shabby Shutters and Mowed Lawn. I also used Distress Oxide in Pine Needles. The blue background is done on the back of the card base, in Broken China Distress Oxide. Colour the lamp post with alcohol markers in gray, yellow and orange. Add some small snowflakes with a white gel pen.
Next, follow the directions included with the Tunnel Card pack, and assemble your card. Here’s a close up, below, so you can see the layers.
LAYERS WITHOUT THE TUNNEL
I wanted to show you how you can also layer the die cuts, without the ‘extra fuss’ of creating a tunnel card. You still get lots of dimension, and a ‘wow’ card.
I kept this card more simple by die cutting both layers from Lawn Fawn Pixie Dust cardstock. Layer the 2 die cuts together, separating them with foam tape. This gives you extra dimension. Next, layer them on top of a piece of Tonic Glitter cardstock in Cobalt Blue. Isn’t that gorgeous?! Talk about a sparkly winter wonderland! You could quickly do this if you need to make a lot of cards. Or, do the die cuts from white cardstock and colour them, like I did with the first card. Tunnel optional! Here’s a look, below, so you can see the dimension.
You could add a sentiment across the bottom of the card, or leave the sparkly beauty as is. Of course, you’ll be adding a sentiment & message to the inside.
BUNDLE AND SAVE!
To continue with the Sweater Weather bundle up theme, Scrap ‘N Stamp has put together special BUNDLES of stamp & die set, at $20 OFF! To see all of the special bundles, CLICK HERE to go to the store. Be sure to shop now, this special offer is from today (Friday Nov. 6th) through Sunday Nov. 8th only!
CONTINUE WITH THE HOP
I hope that you’ve enjoyed both of my cards for our Sweater Weather Blog Hop! There’s lots more inspiration as you head over to see Kia’s amazing project. But wait – before you go, please leave me a comment, so that you’re entered for the draw to WIN a $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE! (don’t worry – I don’t collect your information, or spam you with emails).
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