December’s hop/kit is all about “Sending Love.” We all know there should be more kindness and love in this world and we have provided some super cute means to do that with this adorable kit. Our Design Team has provided some fabulous inspiration with these adorable stamps. Be sure to check out the Scrapping for Less Blog to enter the Rafflecopter for a chance to win one of these mini collections…there will be 4 prizes this month! Then, head on over to the Subscription page of the website to grab your kit…but do it fast we only have a few to sell this month.
Card 1, Collection 1, Sketch 4
How cute is this puppy? This card was fairly simple. I followed the sketch when trimming my pattern paper and stamped the cute puppy with MFT Extreme Black Ink and colored the image with Copic Markers. I used W4, W2 and W0 for his/her fur and added a light blue for his eyes and a light pink for the inside of his ears, pads on paws and nose. (Sorry, I didn’t write down the numbers). I added a red mat by cutting matching red card stock using a mini scallop oval die. I stamped out one of the sentiments from the stamp set and used a fishtail banner die to trim it down. To finish the front, I added 3 of the enamel dots.
On the inside of the card, I used Memento London Fog ink to stamp the same puppy image and used the MFT Extreme Black ink to stamp another sentiment found in the stamp set in this collection.
Card 2, Collection 2, Sketch 1
I really liked the sketch for this card; it may be one of my favorites. I trimmed down my pattern paper to follow the sketch. I added the bird image from the stamp set in the white circle because it was the best size for the area. (I thought the tree trunk would be too much for the front in that space and would require a larger circle.) I stamped the bird with MFT Extreme black ink and colored it in with Copic Markers. I then stamped one of the sentiments from the same stamp set and added the heart (also in the stamp set) to both sides. I trimmed that down then ran a pink marker over both the bird image piece and the sentiment piece. I used Copic markers to color 2 of the 3 wooden heart embellishments we receive in this collection and added them on with liquid glue.
The inside of this card was perfect for the You +Me tree stump along with another sentiment from the stamp set.
Card 3, Collection 3 (did not use a sketch)
Since I used this collection and Sketch #3 in my Sneak Peek Post (Click Here or See Below) I decided to use the stencil that comes in this collection. I first took a piece of watercolor paper and used Spun Sugar distress ink all over. Once that was done, I adhered the piece to my craft mat and taped down the stencil over the watercolor paper. I used Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in “Blue Powder” over the stencil. (I was thrilled with the result). Since I didn’t want to cover the stenciled part too much, I trimmed down a piece of pattern paper that had strips of “Love” written across. I trimmed down 2 of the stripes and added one to the outside and one to the inside. To finish this card, I added one of the paper flowers that come in this collection to the bottom left.
Card 4, Collection 4, Sketch 2
This collection had some of my favorite pattern papers! I first trimmed down the pattern paper as shown on the sketch then stamped my scene with MFT Extreme Black ink and colored with Copic Markers. I added a cloud from the Doodlebug Sprinkles Enamel Shapes stickers we receive in this collection. I added a heart to the left of the small strip of paper with the fishtail end and finished the card with more enamel dots, also from this collection.
On the inside of the card I thought it would be fun to use the letter stamp and 2 of the 3 heart stamps from the stamp set and create a border on the bottom of the panel. I then stamped out the sentiment from the stamp set in the center.
BONUS CARD – Using Banana Split Pack
This Super Clean and Simple Card came out better than I hoped. This LOVE die is a perfect size and I was able to make the heart at the end into a shaker (but it’s really too small to shake – but it’s filled with sequins, that counts, right?) I grabbed the You + Me = from the Sentiments from the Heart stamp set found in the Banana Split pack to stamp above the “Love”.
On the inside – I simply stamped the Happy Valentine’s Day stamp from the same stamp set and added the heart (that cut out from the Love die).
Sneak Peek Card – Collection 3, Sketch 3
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I hope you enjoy!
Next on the Hop is Desiree
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