Coffee Lovers Bloghop Fall/winter 2021 Day # 4
This past Saturday I attended a charity crop retreat to aid an animal rescue group. It was a ton of fun and it felt so nice to get out and mingle with like-minded people even if we still had to maintain masks and social distancing. Hey, that reminds me of something…………………when I was growing up a very common phrase people would use was, “I wouldn’t touch him/her with a six-foot pole”. Who knew that half a century later, we would actually need “virtual” six-foot poles to stay away from everyone else. Truth really is stranger than fiction.
Anyway, back to the topic of coffee and cardmaking, I made another card featuring the Paper Rose Background Scenes. I used the Tim Holtz Bear and his trusty Woodpecker friend. My eyes were quite bleary as it was late at night when I made the card. As a result, I think I lost the eyes and mouth pieces three times before I got the card together. When I did get it together though, it turned out to be quite cute.
Coffee Lovers Bloghop Fall/Winter 2021 Day 2
Today I am playing with a new to me stamp set from Trinity Stamps. It was a collaboration with the Coffee Loving Cardmakers and is called The Frappy Camper. Because food trucks have been all the rage especially during Covid, I thought it was a great stamp set to showcase.
The background is from a 6 X 6 paper pad from Paper Rose called Scene Backgrounds. All the other images are from The Frappy Camper stamp set from Trinity Stamps.
It turned out well and it was relatively quick to make the card.
I overheard someone say that I cost them a lot of money as I have a tendency to mix and match a lot of stamps and dies from various companies when I make sample cards for Scrapendipity. Some of this is intentional, of course, because I do want to showcase as many of our new products as possible, but sometimes it is because it is a challenge that I just enjoy taking on.
Today is such a day. I had just added a witch stamp from Lavinia to my collection. Lavinia stamps definitely have a look that is all their own. They can be really large or really small, but they all have an “other world” look about them. They actually remind me of the old computer game “Myst” where the unexpected was expected, as you moved around the game. I know, I am dating myself, but it is true. I thought it would be fun to combine the witch with the die called Splats from Paper Rose. When this die came in, I quite frankly, thought it was the stupidest die ever. It was only when Selena (owner of Scrapendipity) demoed it, did I begin to realize its’ potential. The name suggests that it was designed to create paint splats in different sizes and I have made one card using it this way, but far more often it has been used as a layered cave. This is how I am using it again today. Somehow, glow in the dark elements just seem perfect for anything Halloween themed, so I used Glow in the Dark Nuvo drops in the Cauldron and on the Orb (right out of Myst, I tell you). I used Brutus Monroe Glow in the Dark Seaglass for the floor of the cave. I also had a happy accident where the collage medium I used reactivated the ink in the background and the rocks took on a purple as well as a green glow. Perfect.
I will not attempt to show what it looks like in the dark, because the camera just never captures it well, but it really does look spooky and awesome at the same time. These elements “glow” all the time, and do not fade away quickly like Glow in the Dark embossing powder tends to do.
Spring Card Camp 2 Day 15
It is back to my comfort zone today on Spring Card Camp 2. Kristina used a theme of using a basic circle to make a shaker card. Shaker cards are one of my favorite cards to make, and so I dove in to making one right away.
Recently, I got two new die sets from Paper Rose. They are dies of woodworking tools and are relatively small. As I was listening to Kristina talk about putting multiple layers of foam tape together to allow the shaker bits to move and shake freely, I realised that I could make shaker bits of these small tools if I made sure that I did NOT give the little tools enough room to flip over. The back of the tools are just plain white and would spoil the look of the card. Putting together the shaker card was easy using Kristina’s first method, and the one I use most often. The only problem that I had was that I have virtually no Dad/Father’s Day sentiments in my stash. Thanks to my print feature on my Cameo, I was able to print off an appropriate banner.
It just happens that late yesterday afternoon, I decided to make a shaker card out of a die that I picked up very inexpensively on a super sale. I decided that because it essentially uses a circle shape and the first method that Kristina showed for making a shaker card, I could also post it here.