Scrap'N Stamp: "Love is in the air" Blog hop
The beginning of the hop starts of here with Tara on the Scrap’n Stamp blog, I have linked to all of the other wonderful and talented ladies below
I was excited with the My Favorite things release- it was just too darn cute I couldn’t resist ordering a bunch of it all from Scrap’n Stamp
So, for my projected I used the Cute chemists stamp and die set, as well as sassy pants sentiments set and the Sweet Stacks paper pad. This paper pad has got to be one of my favs, everything from the colour combination to the tiny hearts – just love it.
I couldn’t wait to ink up these little cuties so I pulled out my memento ink and Neehna solar white cardstock, and stamped away. I did a whole lot of these images so I could let my three year old have some fun and colour along.
I pulled out my Prisma pencils and started to play, I am no expert in colouring with these pencils, I just kind of did my thing until I was happy with the results. I did not use any gamsol (blending solution) just some of the blending stumps and white prisma pencil to get the colours where I wanted them.
While I was colouring I started to get Ideas for the actual card itself. I pulled out another stamp set – this one being the “Good apple” set from Lawn fawn ( I believe it may be retired now) I thoght the little chalk baord would go well with these cuties.So I stamped it out twice – once onto black card stock with versamark ink and heat set with white embossing powder and the second just on the same neenha soloar white card using memento ink.
For the card Itself, I decided I would continue on with my kick of “fun fold” style cards and tried my hand at this “Dutch door fold “card. Its the simpler of the many I seen on Pinterest.
I took a pre- cut and scored 5¼ x 5¼ red card from my stash , scored across on the front portion of the card at just over 2½ and then cut that away. This left a cute little 2½ inch flap. From their I cut down the layers for the card and flap starting with the black layers, the back panel mesuring 5 1/8 x 5 1/8 and flap 2½ x 5 1/8 . The pattern paper measured at 5x5 for the back panel and 2 3/8 x 5 for the flap.
I adhered all the layers of paper using liquid glue so I had some movement to make sure everything was lining up properly.
I went back and cut some more paper for the insde of the flap (same measurements) and a white panel to 3¾ x 4¼
Now it was time to get the scene figured out. I die cut all my images out using the coordinating die set, and then went back a couple more times to cut the beakers out as I used a lot of them for the card.
I decided to stamp one of the sentiments; which is from the Sassy Pants sentiment set, onto the black chalkboard once again using versa mark and heat embossing it in white. While I was at it I decided to emboss the other sentiment which was from the Cute chemist set- ( located on the inside panel) using some apple green embossing powder.
From there pulled out some of my distress oxides to match the beakers I had colored in previously using my pencils. I think I did a good job at matching up the colour pretty well. I used Picked Raspberry, twisted citron and milled lavender and wilted violet to stamp some fire works ( using as explosions) on the white chalk board- lining up the fire works with where I would place the beakers – i just loved how this turned out- made the sentiment really work.
I adhered the black chalkboard on to a small stitched rectangle die from my stash and then placed it on to the from of the card (flap) only adhering the bottom to the flap. I lined up the inside images so that it would hide perfectly behind the black panel – giving you an extra surprise when you opened it. I adhered everything into place with more liquid glue.
To finish of the front portion of the card I popped up the girl chemist with some foam tape as well as the beakers. I then went in with more distress oxide and stamped in some of the atoms just to complete the look. I decided one last touch was needed and that was bling, I went around the chalk board using some shimmer pen, and then added some sequins in coordinating colors, around the beakers to make it look like it was spilling out.
Sadly, they blend in with the paper so you cant tell too much in this picture but in real life it looks super cute.
Well that was long winded, thank you for sticking with me.
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