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SFL Flavor of the Month – City Streets and Country Roads – April 2020 Card Kit

City Streets and Country Roads! I am a country/small town girl at heart but oh those city streets and the hustle and bustle of a city is very exciting! Which do you prefer? This month’s theme is a little bit travel themed and a little bit hometown themed. Join the Design Team as they share inspiration for all these wonderful collections. Make sure to stop by the website and either purchase a one time kit or sign up for a subscription. Also, please enter the rafflecopter for a chance to win a prize. *Disclaimer: I know most of you are Staying Safe at home…please know this theme was planned way before all this happened.

Collection 1, Sketch 2

How fun is this paper! The stamp has both a super girl and a super boy. I chose the Super Girl and the sentiment “You’re Amazing”! I put an enamel dot on each side of the sentiment to fill in the white space. The star is an image from the stamp set; I stamped out 3 times, colored and fussy cut. I added Nuvo Glitter Drops in Yellow Bird (Not Included) to the stars.

Collection 2, Sketch 1

The paper in this collection is so pretty. I especially love the one I used as the main panel. I stamped the image from the stamp set, colored it with Copic markers and cut it out with the scan ‘n cut. I added some Spectrum Noir Glitter Brush to the scooter. I roughly followed the sketch and I loved the way this card came out!

Collection 3, Sketch 3

I love the image from this collection but I found it a little intimidating to color with Copics markers so I grabbed some color pencils (the good ol’ Crayola kind). This is the first time I have colored with color pencils. Once the image was colored I added it to the card with the sentiment. To finish this card, I added 3 enamel dots from the collection

Collection 4, Sketch 4

I changed a few things from the sketch to fit my vision. I wanted to add both characters onto one tag but they didn’t fit. I also originally wanted to use the blue fabric tag but my character didn’t fit. So, I removed the twine from the blue tag and add it to this white fabric tag. I stamped the sentiment from the sentiment onto the tag and added my character with Ranger’s Multi Medium Matte to make sure it stuck to the fabric tag. I added the tag with foam adhesive and finished the card with Spectrum Noir Glitter Brush to the cowgirl’s hat.

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Scrapping for Less – November Flavor of the Month Card Kit – Vintage Christmas

It’s all about “A Vintage Christmas” this month. I love the look and colors of vintage Christmas decorations. I hope you are inspired by the sweet little postal girl, the indented glass ornament stamp, and all of the other papers and baubles that we have added to the kit this month to give it that vintage feel. Join in on our hop and if you happened to miss where to start head back to the Scrapping for Less Blog where you can find the full lineup and also where you can enter into our Rafflecopter. If you are new to our blog and website head to the Subscription page for all the various links to purchase a 1x kit or to subscribe. New subscribers will receive a special gift this month (while supplies last) for signing up for a subscription. Enjoy the vintage inspiration from our Design Team and guest designers this month.

Card 1, Collection 1, Sketch 3

For this card I followed sketch 4 and trimmed down various pieces of pattern paper found in Collection 1. I stamped out the house image from the “Victorian Christmas” Stamp Set from Sunny Studio and colored it with Copic markers. I trimmed it down with a Mod Rectangle die and added to the card. To finish the house, I used Nuvo Crystal drops for my Christmas lights and added some Diamond Stickles to parts of my snowy roof.

For the inside, I stamped the house image with Memento London Fog ink and added snowflakes using the 2 stamps from the stamp set. I added a scrap piece of pattern paper as well to the bottom of the inside panel.

To finish the card, I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set onto white card stock and cut it out with a fishtail banner die; leaving room for the largest button I received in my kit. I used the red thread to decorate the button by tying a bow. I adhered the button with Multi Media glue.

Card 2, Collection 2, Sketch 1

The stamp set found in collection 2 was perfect for the square card of sketch 1. The “Christmas Post” Stamp from LDRS was stamped with a black ink so I could see my lines and then with a clear sticky ink one would use for heat embossing. I then sprinkled fine, clear embossing powder over the image and heat set it. I did this because I am using my Arteza Real Brush pens to color this image and using embossing powder helps give control over where your colors should be. I did have a color that ran, but I hid it! That’s that fun of making a mistake – you can cover it up and no one has to know!

I trimmed down some pattern paper and followed the card sketch. I added a white mat to the inside of my card and added a strip of scrap pattern paper that says Merry Christmas to the bottom.

To finish the card, I added one of the Blackboard Label found in this collection to the lower, left hand corner (where my colors ran a little) and also added a lot of sparkle with Stickles. I used the red stickles for the berries, and diamond stickles around the snow banks and the furry part of her outfit.

Card 3, Collection 3, Sketch 2

This card is probably my favorite this month. I stamped out the Santa image from the Your Next Stamp “Jolly Santa” stamp set that is found in collection 3. I colored him with Copic markers and added some sparkle with Wink of Stella clear glitter brush. I followed sketch 3 and trimmed some pattern paper then put it all together.

For the inside of the card I stamped the image using a light gray ink and then used black ink to stamp the sentiment from the stamp set just over the top of the image.

To finish the card I added a piece of ephemera to the lower, left hand corner of the image and some enamel dots to the upper, right hand corner.

Card 4, Collection 4, Sketch 4

This card was the simplest to make. I again, followed sketch 4 and trimmed out my pattern paper. I decided to use the Be Merry Sentiment from the “An Ornamental Christmas” stamp by Scrapping for Less found in this collection. I used some clear embossing powder to give this sentiment a little shine.

For the inside of the card I just added a white mat with a piece of scrap paper adhered on the bottom.

To finish this card, I just added 3 sequins from the sequin pack.

BONUS:

The card to the left I created using elements from the Banana Split portion of the card kit in combination with Collection 1.

The card to the right was my Sneak Peek from Monday.

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Next on the hop is STACY