Kim here from Cardmaking Blonde bringing you a card made using one of the cutest encouraging stamp sets I’ve ever used! “Balloon Ride” from Paperie Ink has several critters to choose from and enough hot air balloons to do a little balloon like I did or to do an entire scene.
Here’s how this card came together:
stamped image in Gina K black amalgam ink on Neenah Crest 110lb white cardstock
I really enjoyed using this stamp set, I always know I have my hands on a good stamp set when as I am working with it for one card I already begin thinking of what I want to do with it for my next card.
Thank you for joining me today on the blog and taking a closer look at Paperie Ink’s “Balloon Ride.” I hope you get any encouragement you may be needing today and also take a minute to encourage another.
The patterns in this collection are so beautiful they don’t need a whole lot of extras. They’re stunning enough on their own.
I used a sentiment stamp set by The Greeting Farm and various sizes of EK Success Circle punches, both from my stash. The glitter strip is a peel off from Love From Lizi, also from my stash. Tangy Orange Cardstock from Scrapping for Less layers the pattern papers beautifully.
I just happened to have a few pieces of the gorgeous Cozy Fall papers left over and they were absolutely perfect for this card design. I love sweaters! I’m a sweater loving, Fall loving kinda gal and the beautiful designs in these papers just make my heart happy!
And since I was already planning on making a couple more Fall cards to send out, it just made sense to use my favorite Autumn Blessings die! This die does take a bit of patience as there’s four separate pieces (not including the dot for the ‘i’), but once you have it all adhered together it is SO worth it!!
This was the first card I made while planning out my design. I love love love that floral piece behind the focal piece. The rich reds and greens on the black background is just stunning. I pulled my color palette for the cards from the papers and I think they turned out really pretty!
I used the following Copic Markers for these cards:
Leaves ~ YG03, YG63
Berries ~ R000, R37
Flowers ~ YR14, YR15, YR21, YR24
Mug ~ E41, E43
Grounding ~ N0, N1
Here’s the two cards together. You can check out my process video for my card… here!
Surprise! I have a bonus card to share! I also had these scraps left over from my Cozy Fall paper pack and whipped up a quick card using a sentiment from the Sweater Weather stamp set along with a “Happy” die from my stash. And to finish it off I stamped the heart, also from the Sweater Weather set, a few times… even stamping off once to get a lighter heart. I used Chipped Sapphire distress ink for this little bit of stamping. Go check out these fabulous Fall products in the SFL shop!!
That’s it for me this time! Thanks so much for stopping by!
Kim here from Cardmaking Blonde sharing a card I made using several goodies from SFL. This time of year I find myself wanting to make Fall, Halloween, and Christmas cards. What I don’t typically find is enough time, am I right? The card I am sharing with you today has the colors that make me think of Fall and the critters too.
Here is a rundown of what went into making this card:
This card came together very easily and would have been a quick card but I decided to fussy cut out the figures instead of using my Scan n Cut which I almost immediately regretted. Those moose antlers are no joke! I love the way it turned out and look forward to sending it on to some friends.
Thank you for stopping in today, I hope you will make some time for yourself and get creative.
Happy Fall! It’s a beautiful warm and breezy day here in Minnesota. The leaves are turning beautiful colors of orange, yellow and dark reds. And all I can think about is making Christmas cards!! Go figure!
Before we get to the sketch and the card that I’m sharing today… the key to playing along with the challenge is being a member of the Scrapping for Less: Show & Share Facebook group so if you aren’t already a member be sure to join in the fun —> here. Also, please note that you don’t need a blog to enter the challenge as you’re adding a photo of your creation directly into the challenge album in the group. You are welcome to include a link to your blog in the description of your creation, if you’d like.
Alrighty… let’s have a look at the sketch for challenge #8…
You may remember seeing a sneak peek or two of this sketch during our reveal and hop for the new September 2020 FOTM Card Kit – Orchards & Patches… if you haven’t hopped with us yet , you can start hopping —> here. Now, let’s check out the card I created as inspiration for the sketch…
A cute slimline featuring the adorable gnome from Collection Two: Apple Orchard Pickin’… isn’t he just the cutest?! I used the sweet Harvest Time Stencil included in the Banana Split subscription… blending some Mustard Seed and Vintage Photo Distress Oxide inks over the sunflower one at a time. I cut my slimline card front measuring 3-1/2 x 8-1/2″ from Speckled Orange card stock and adhered it to a white slimline card base measuring 7 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 3-1/2″. I trimmed down my sunflower background to 3-1/4 x 8-1/4″ and used a corner rounder punch on all four corners. I adhered the background to my card base and cut a 3/4″ strip of Jellybean Green card stock and stamped the Happy Fall sentiment masking each of the words separately so I could stamp the sentiments next to each other. I stamped them with Clear Embossing ink and heat embossed a fine white embossing powder. I adhered the green sentiment strip to the card base and set it aside.
I stamped the adorable Apple Gnome stamp with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored him with the following Copic Markers:
Skin ~ E000, E00, E11
Beard ~ C00, C1
Hat ~ E51, E55
I stamped the hat of the Apple Gnome onto a couple scrap pieces of patterned paper from the collection and fussy cut them out and adhered them to the hat. I then fussy cut the gnome… also cutting off portion of the apple on his hat… and adhered him to a white die cut circle. I fussy cut the cute little sunflower and leaf from a piece of the patterned paper and adhered them to the gnome’s hat. I adhered the circle to a scalloped circle that I die cut from the Speckled Orange card stock. I popped up the focal image on the card with foam squares. To finish off the card, I added a few of the tiny sequins from the Banana Split subscription all around the card. I think it turned out pretty cute!
The October Sketch challenge will run from today, October 1st and will end October 31st at 11:59pm EDT. The winner will be announced in the comments of the Challenge album on Sunday November 1st. Please use #sflsketchchallenge8 in any social media posts when playing along with the challenge.
Let’s take a trip to the Apple Orchard or maybe you want to go to the Pumpkin Patch!
A little story about pumpkin patches…I started scrapbooking when our first grandchild was born. And boy did I love documenting everything about his growth. When he was 3 I wanted to take him to a pumpkin patch for the sole purpose of being able to do a photo shoot there and as a result create a scrapbook page.
So whether you scrapbook or make cards, make sure you enjoy the fall weather and do something fun!
Our Guest and Design Team has some fabulous project to share with the September kit “Orchards and Patches.”
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Hello, it’s Stacy from CraftaholicMomma up today on the Scrapping for Less blog with Day 4 sneak peek of the new September Flavor of the Month Card Kit “Orchards and Patches”.
I know, I know, I know, I’ve said this many times before but I truly believe this kit is my ultimate favorite kit ever. I love all of the colors, the patterns and the stamps are incredible! I can’t wait for you all to get yours and see what beautiful projects you make with it.
I used Collection Two for my Card. I made a shaker card with the ephemera pieces.
The sequins are from the Banana Split extras
I used the two Dies from the Banana Split extras as well.
I hope you can join us this Saturday for the full reveal and blog hop. The design team will knock it out of the park!!
For information on how to purchase a kit or save even more money by subscribing CLICK HERE.
I did a little paper piecing with my copic colored dragon from the Tiny Bubbles stamp set in Collection Four: Bubbles Galore. And the cute sentiment that I think goes just perfectly with this card design is from the Bubbles in the Tub stamp set included in Collection One: Bubbles in the Tub.
Here’s a close up of the card. I used the following Copic markers to color this cute dragon:
I have a process video sharing how I created this cute card and fun bubbles border.
You can check that out here…
I think this card turned out pretty cute! I hope you like it too!
If you get a chance to play with the Bubble Galore card kit, we’d love to see your creations in the Scrapping for Less: Show & Share Facebook group… come check out the group and all the fun creations shared from the SFL Design Team and customers.
That’s it for me this week! I’ll see you next week with my Sneak Peek of the new September 2020 FOTM Card Kit… it’s Amazing!!! You aren’t going to want to miss this one!!