Saturday, March 24, 2018

Wild About Spring (and Ewe)!

Hello everyone,

Design Team Member Heather here and it is my day to take over the blog at SumMore Fun and I pulled out one of my all time favorite stamp sets from Raisin Boat that is not just for Valentine's Day.  My card today is just so pretty in real life but very hard to photograph with even the best camera due to FOIL.... yes, foil!  I believe this card would work for spring, Easter, congratulations, thinking of you or even a new baby, but please let me know what you think in the comments.  So lets get started....

I started by taking  Neenah Solar White card stock cut to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and liberally applying some reactive spray all over, I used a shoe box to keep the mess down to a minimum as this spray goes everywhere.  I sprayed, drew lines and splattered the reactor liquid onto the card stock and then set it aside to set.  When it was tacky I ran the card stock each through my laminator with Mint colored foil.  I then took the Wild About Ewe, Honey stamp set and used the adorable Ewe stamp and stamped onto Neenah white card stock with MFT Black hybrid ink.  I used 2 shades of Copic markers in Neutral grays to color the body and 2 shades of skin tones to do the face.  When I was done coloring, I fussy cut the image out leaving a small white border.  This stamp is fairly easy to fussy cut and took hardly any time. I then took a small stitched circle from my stash and die cut that with white card stock and set that aside.  I then cut down a card base to 4" x 8" and then scored one side at 4" to make a top fold note card.  I cut out the Mint Foiled piece to 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" and glued that onto the base.  I popped up the circle with some fun foam and placed that down towards the bottom right corner.  I then glued my "Ewe" onto the circle. I finished the card off by adding some mirrored confetti/sequins with glossy accents and dotting the Ewe's eyes with my black glaze roll pen.  I took a few photos in different lighting and from different angles to try to show off the foil and that cute Ewe. It was a pretty quick card and if you planned ahead and made a few foil backgrounds you could make a few at a time pretty easily.

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SumMore Fun Challenge #24
SumMore Fun Challenge #24

 Wild About Ewe, Honey!
Wild About Ewe, Honey!

Friday, March 23, 2018

Going Up, Up and Away!

Happy Friday, everyone and welcome! Today I'm taking over the blog with this cutie from the Raisin Boat Spring Is In the Air Stamp Set. This is a great set for Spring and Easter, lots of possibilities with this one. 

This card was created using white cardstock, colored inks, COPIC markers and a few die-cuts from my stash. You can find all the details on my blog, The Relativity of Paper.

I stamped the grass using Memento Inks in the colors Pear Tart, Cottage Ivy, and Bamboo Leaves. 
I colored the balloon, bunny, and basket with COPIC BG's, Y's, RV's.  Once you have the pieces die-cut I added 3D mounting foam to them and adhered them to a 4.25" x 5.5" #110 Neenah Cardstock Classic Crest Solar White card base. Finish off with enamel dots. 

Stamp sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black Ink.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

First Communion Invitations and Layout

Good Morning! Today is my day to post on the SumMore Fun blog. The cards and layout I am sharing with you uses Raisin Boat's First Communion stamp set.  It is an absolute MUST HAVE for anyone who is celebrating that occasion.  My son will be doing so in a couple weeks.
I created all the invitations using gray and white cardstock.  I designed the top white panel shape in my SCAL 4 software to fit the gorgeous border stamp in the First Communion stamp set.  I stamped using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and used clear embossing powder on the outline.  The sentiment was also stamped in the same way.  For the chalice, I used the same ink, but embossed with white pearl embossing powder for a silver look.
I used the dotted border stamp with gray ink to add a little more visual interest to the paper underneath the sentiment banner.  All the white cardstock was popped up with foam tape.  I used Totally White Trendy Twine to embellish and also added a dot of Ice White Viva Pearl Pen above the chalice to look like the Holy Eucharist.  Here is a look at all the invitations I created!
I kept one of the cards not assembled so that I could make this layout page for my son's scrapbook.  I asked him how he wanted it to be, and this is the design and papers he chose!  All the elements are the same as the cards with the addition of patterned paper from DCWV's Silver Leaf stack, a white and silver doily, and a larger chalice stamp that is also from the First Communion stamp set.  That stamp and it's shadow were cut out with my Brother Scan N Cut.
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