SOME LIKE IT HOT SCRAP ‘N STAMP BLOG HOP
Welcome to my first blog hop with the Scrap ‘N Stamp Design Team! The theme for this hop is Some Like It Hot – but you won’t be seeing any Marilyn Monroe images, I’m pretty sure. What we’re going to with this theme is hot beverages – coffee, tea, hot chocolate. Maybe a hot toddy? Mulled wine? Whatever your favourite is, it counts! Each member of the Design Team has created a special project for this hop. We’ve each linked to the post after us, so all you have to do is click on either the person’s name or the link provided, and you’ll be taken through each of the posts. It’s that easy!
Be sure to leave a comment on each blog post as you go along – there are PRIZES to be won! Scrap ‘N Stamp will be giving away 9 prizes (symbolizing one for each of the Design Team)! But wait – that’s not all! There will also be one $50 Gift Certificate given away ! All prizes will be randomly chosen from all the comments on all blogs. You don’t want to miss out!
So let’s not waste any more time – let’s get going on the Some Like It Hot Scrap ‘N Stamp Blog Hop!
FRIENDS AT FIRST SIP
My blog is the last on the list, so you should have arrived here from Nancy Frustaci’s blog. Isn’t her project just amazing? She’s so talented. If you didn’t start at the very beginning, at Tara Nixon Cox’s post, be sure to click through to see her fabulous project!
For my project, I used the My Favorite Things ‘Friends at First Sip’ stamp set, and the matching die set.
Of course you can use the stamp set by itself, but die cutting the elements and layering them adds more of a ‘wow’ factor to your card.
To create the background, start with a 4″ x 5 1/4″ panel of white cardstock. Use your favourite blending tools to sponge on the background colours. I used a combination of my Life Changing Blender Brushes from Picket Fence Studios (coming soon to the Scrap ‘N Stamp store!), and my Tim Holtz Ink Blender tools. Start with Salty Ocean Distress ink for the sky. Next, work from the bottom up first with Shabby Shutters Distress ink, and then the darker Mowed Lawn at the very bottom. Leave a bit of a gap of white between the sky and the grass.
Place the background panel into your MISTI or other stamping platform, and line up the sentiment from the Friends at First Sip stamp set. Stamp the sentiment in Versafine Clair Nocture ink; because you’re using your stamping platform you can stamp it more than once for a crisp, clean impression. Next, cover it with Clear embossing powder, and set it with a heat tool.
Now come the fun part – creating all the images to go on your background! You’re going to be die cutting each of the images, so you can stamp them all onto one large piece of white cardstock. Use Memento Tuxedo Black ink; that way it’s safe to colour with your medium of choice. I had fun using alcohol markers for colouring. Be sure to take your time, and add in shading and highlights for dimension.
Full disclosure time – I based these 2 ladies on myself and my BFF Susan! We’ve been friends for about 40 years now, and one of our favourite past times is meeting up for coffee! I have longer, brown hair, and Susan’s is shorter. Her favourite colour is purple, so I used that for her sweater. Neither of us has dogs at the moment, but I know that Susan wants a small dog – and I figured she just might put purple bows on her dog’s ears! You’ll also notice that I added a touch of ‘reality’ – I added some ‘arctic blonde’ (aka gray hair) highlights in both of our hairs!
After you finish colouring, use your Big Shot and the matching Friends at First Sip dies, to die cut each image. Attach each image to the sponged background, using either foam tape or foam squares. Next, attach your front panel to a card base; I chose a bright green that coordinates with the Shabby Shutters distress ink.
JOIN OUR FACEBOOK ‘SOME LIKE IT HOT’ CHALLENGE
After you’ve enjoyed our Some Like It Hot Scrap ‘N Stamp Blog Hop, be sure to join in the Facebook challenge! It’s the same theme. All you have to do is create your own card/project with this theme, and add it to the FB Scrap ‘N Stamp Challenge page. You can enter 1 new project per day, until the end of the month. There will be 1 lucky winner, randomly selected, to win a $50 shopping spree at the Scrap ‘N Stamp store! This prize is separate & extra from the prizes offered for commenting on each blog post!
CONTINUE WITH THE HOP!
If you haven’t already been all the way around the hop – or you just want to see all the amazing projects again! – be sure to click through to see Tara Nixon Cox’s fabulous project. The list of entire Design Team blogs is also listed below, so you can hop about at will; just make sure you leave a comment on each blog post, for a chance to win those fabulous prizes!
If you’d like to create a card for your best friend at first sip, you can shop online at the Scrap ‘N Stamp store. I’ve supplied to product links below. Compensated affiliate links are used where possible, at no cost to you. Your purchase using my links provides me with a small percentage, which I use to buy more supplies & keep this blog going.
DESIGN TEAM BLOG LINKS
Thanks for hopping with us today!