The Stamps of Life March 2020 Card Kit - 10 Cards 1 Kit - Lisa Mears Card Designs
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The Stamps of Life March 2020 Card Kit – 10 Cards 1 Kit

The Stamps of Life March 2020 Card Kit - 10 Cards 1 Kit  Tutorial

The Stamps of Life March 2020 card kit was released on March 15 and I’m excited to share with you the 10 cards that I made with this kit. This kit corresponds to the monthly stamp and die set called pinatas2stamp.

There are so many fun products in the March card kit. 

The Stamps of Life March 2020 Card Kit Contents

The color pallet for this month is cranberry, kiwi, green apple, lemonade, banana, sky, midnight, gingersnap, and powdered sugar.  All of these colors will make for some great masculine cards! The kit comes with 12 cardstock sheets — one in each color plus four powdered sugar cardstock sheets.

The petite paper pad is the Surprise Collection and comes with 24 double sided sheets of patterned paper. It also includes pinata images that match the monthly stamp set which can be die cut with the corresponding shadow die from the pinanta2stamp die set. There are a total of eight pinatas that can be die cut. This makes for some quick and easy cards!

The kit also comes with chipboard cactuses, colorful buttons, two ribbon (banana and cranberry), star stickers, a sentiment stamp set, and two dies — a large leaf die and a word die set that can say “Happy Birthday” or “Happy Day.” Just for being in the card kit club, The Stamps of Life also included a free gift — a ribbon in the midnight color. 

More information on The Stamps of Life clubs can be found here.

Watch a Video Tutorial of all 10 Cards here.

 

Below are the 10 cards I made with this card kit.

Card 1

MarchCardKit2020_5_Logo

Supplies

  1. Cardstock– Powered Sugar, Cranberry
  2. Surprise paper pad
  3. Stitched Rectangle Dies
  4. Inks– Sunshine, Green Apple, Sky
  5. Pinata2stamp
  6. Pinata2stamp Dies
  7. Red twine
  8. Buttons
  9. Zots(glue dots)
  10. Double Sided Adhesive Foam Tape
  11. Hot Glue Gun

Card 2

The Stamps of Life March 2020 Card Kit -10 Cards 1 Kit - Lisa Mears Card Designs

Supplies

  1. Cardstock– Banana, Sky, Cranberry
  2. Surprise paper pad
  3. Ink– Licorice
  4. Pinata2stamp Dies
  5. Scalloped Rectangle Die
  6. Rectangle Die
  7. Star Stickers (card kit)
  8. Happy Birthday Die (card kit)
  9. Sentiment Stamp (card kit)
  10. Double Sided Adhesive Foam Tape

Card 3

The Stamps of Life March 2020 Card Kit -10 Cards 1 Kit - Lisa Mears Card Designs

Supplies:

  1. Gatefold A2 Card Die
  2. Cardstock– Midnight, Cranberry, Lemonade
  3. Surprise paper pad
  4. Pinata2stamp Dies
  5. Star Stickers (card kit)
  6. Happy Birthday Die (card kit)
  7. Cranberry Ribbon (card kit)

Card 4

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Supplies

  1. Cardstock– Powdered Sugar, Kiwi
  2. Surprise paper pad
  3. Pinata2stamp Dies
  4. Scalloped Rectangle Die
  5. Rectangle Die
  6. Double Sided Adhesive Foam 
  7. Sequins for Shaker

Card 5

The Stamps of Life March 2020 Card Kit -10 Cards 1 Kit - Lisa Mears Card Designs

Supplies

  1. Cardstock– Powdered Sugar, Midnight, Banana
  2. Surprise paper pad
  3. Pinata2stamp Dies
  4. Scalloped Circle Die
  5. Stitched Circle Die
  6. Double Sided Adhesive Foam 
  7. Ribbon (card kit)
  8. Buttons (card kit)
  9. Sequins for Shaker

Card 6

The Stamps of Life March 2020 Card Kit -10 Cards 1 Kit - Lisa Mears Card Designs

Supplies:

  1. Elegant Edge A2 Card Die Set
  2. Stem Leaf Die (card kit)
  3. Stitched Oval Dies
  4. Cardstock– Powdered Sugar, Kiwi
  5. Inks– Green Apple
  6. Kiwi Ribbon

Card 7

The Stamps of Life March 2020 Card Kit -10 Cards 1 Kit - Lisa Mears Card Designs

Supplies:

  1. Cardstock– Gingersnap, Kiwi, Licorice
  2. Inks– Green Apple, Licorice 
  3. Surprise paper pad
  4. Border die 
  5. Tacos2Stamp (for mustache)
  6. Pinatas2Stamp (for sentiment)
  7. Eyeballs
  8. Cactus Chipboard Pieces (card kit)

Card 8

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Supplies:

  1. Cardstock– Powdered Sugar, Green Apple
  2. Circle Flip-it
  3. Surprise paper pad
  4. Border die 
  5. Cactus Chipboard Pieces (card kit)

Card 9

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Supplies:

  1. Cardstock– Powdered Sugar, Sky, Lemonade, Cranberry
  2. Surprise paper pad
  3. Happy Birthday Die (card kit)
  4. Pinata2stamp
  5. Pinata2stamp Dies
  6. Stitched Circle Die

Card 10

The Stamps of Life March 2020 Card Kit - 10 Cards 1 Kit

Supplies:

  1. Cardstock– Cranberry, Powdered Sugar
  2. Inks–  Licorice 
  3. Surprise paper pad
  4. Pinatas2Stamp Dies
  5. Stitched Circle Dies
  6. Stitched Rectangle Dies
  7. Sentiment Stamp (card kit)
  8. Star Stickers (card kit)
  9. Ribbon (card kit)

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The Stamps of Life February 2020 Card Kit
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The Stamps of Life February 2020 Card Kit

12 Cards 1 Kit

The Stamps of Life February 2020 card kit was released on February 15 and I’m excited to share with you the cards I made using this kit. I never know how many cards I’m going to make with each card kit release and this month I made 12 cards!  This card kit corresponds with the monthly stamp and die set – sloths2stamp.

There are so many fun products included in the February card kit.

The Stamps of Life February Card Kit

The color pallet for this month is cantaloupe, chocolate, spearmint, kiwi, ocean, bubblegum, tangerine, gingersnap, and powdered sugar. The kit comes with 12 cardstock sheets — one in each color plus four powdered sugar cardstock sheets.

The petite paper pad is the Best Wishes Collection. Two of the sheets in the paper pad include the sloth images that match the monthly stamp set. These sloth images can be die cut with the corresponding shadow dies from the sloths2stamp die set. There are a total of 8 sloths, 8 branches, and several leaves that can all be die cut from this paper pad! This means super easy and quick cards!

The kit also comes with two dies — a Best Wishes word die that comes two dies —  a shadow layer and the word die. The kit also comes a December swirl die.

In addition, the kit comes with flower and leaf puffy stickers that match the flowers and leaves in the pattern paper pad.  There are also epoxy hearts, felt balloons, and a sentiment stamp set. Ribbon in kiwi gingham and gingersnap are also included in this kit.

More information on The Stamps of Life clubs can be found here.

Watch a Video Tutorial of all 12 Cards Here —

Below are the 12 cards I made with this card kit.

Card 1

Supplies

  1. Tree Fold-it Die Set
  2. Cardstock: Powdered Sugar, Chocolate, Patterned Paper
  3. Best Wishes Paper Pad
  4. Borders Die Set (for grass die)
  5. Inks: Green Apple and Chocolate
  6. Flower Puffy Stickers
  7. Tombow Liquid Glue
  8. or Art Glitter Glue

Card 2

The Stamps of Life February 2020 Card Kit | 12 Cards 1 Kit

Supplies

  1. Bristol Smooth Paper Pad
  2. Cardstock: Powdered Sugar
  3. Best Wishes Paper Pad
  4. Ink: Sky
  5. Borders Die Set (for cloud and grass die)
  6. Sloths2Stamp (for sentiment)
  7. Sloths2Stamp Dies (for leaves)
  8. Flower Puffy Stickers
  9. Tombow Liquid Glue
  10. or Art Glitter Glue

Card 3

The Stamps of Life February 2020 Card Kit | 12 Cards 1 Kit

Supplies

  1. Cardstock: Powdered Sugar
  2. Best Wishes Paper Pad
  3. Best Wishes Word Die
  4. December Swirl Die
  5. Stitched Circle Die
  6. Circle Die
  7. Flower Puffy Stickers
  8. Tombow Liquid Glue
  9. or Art Glitter Glue

Card 4

The Stamps of Life February 2020 Card Kit | 12 Cards 1 Kit

Supplies

  1. Cardstock: Spearmint, Powdered Sugar
  2. Best Wishes Paper Pad
  3. Stitched Oval Dies
  4. Ink: Spearmint
  5. February 2020 Card Kit Sentiment Stamp
  6. Leaf Puffy Stickers
  7. Tombow Liquid Glue
  8. or Art Glitter Glue

Card 5

The Stamps of Life February 2020 Card Kit | 12 Cards 1 Kit

Supplies

  1. Cardstock: Powdered Sugar, Cantaloupe
  2. Best Wishes Paper Pad
  3. Cloud die (from January 2020 card kit)
  4. Sloths2Stamp (for sentiment)
  5. Ink: Chocolate
  6. Tombow Liquid Glue
  7. or Art Glitter Glue

 

Card 6

The Stamps of Life February 2020 Card Kit | 12 Cards 1 Kit

Supplies

  1. Cardstock: Gingersnap, Spearmint
  2. Best Wishes Paper Pad
  3. Sloths2Stamp (for sentiment)
  4. Ink: Spearmint, Gingersnap
  5. Circle Die
  6. Gingersnap Ribbon
  7. Tombow Liquid Glue
  8. or Art Glitter Glue

Card 7

The Stamps of Life February 2020 Card Kit | 12 Cards 1 Kit

Supplies

  1. Cardstock: Kiwi, Cantaloupe, Powdered Sugar
  2. Best Wishes Die
  3. December Swirl
  4. A2 Swirl Card Die Set
  5. Gingham Kiwi Ribbon
  6. Tombow Liquid Glue
  7. or Art Glitter Glue

Card 8

The Stamps of Life February 2020 Card Kit | 12 Cards 1 Kit

Supplies

  1. Cardstock: Ocean, Powdered Sugar
  2. Best Wishes Paper Pad
  3. White Twine
  4. Ink: Candy
  5. Tombow Liquid Glue
  6. or Art Glitter Glue

Card 9

The Stamps of Life February 2020 Card Kit | 12 Cards 1 Kit

Supplies:

  1. Grid 2 Die Set
  2. Cardstock: Cantaloupe, Chocolate
  3. Ink: Chocolate
  4. Kiwi Gingham ribbon
  5. Best Wishes Paper Pad
  6. Tombow Liquid Glue
  7. or Art Glitter Glue

Card 10

The Stamps of Life February 2020 Card Kit | 12 Cards 1 Kit

Supplies

  1. Cardstock: Gingersnap, Kiwi
  2. Best Wishes Paper Pad
  3. Leaf puffy Stickers
  4. Ink: Chocolate and Sky
  5. Bristol Smooth Paper Pad
  6. Borders Die Set (cloud die)
  7. Scalloped Rectangle Dies
  8. Rectangle Dies
  9. Tombow Liquid Glue
  10. or Art Glitter Glue

Card 11

The Stamps of Life February 2020 Card Kit | 12 Cards 1 Kit

Supplies

  1. Cardstock: Tangerine, Powdered Sugar
  2. Scalloped Circle Die
  3. Stitched Circle Die
  4. Best Wishes Paper Pad
  5. Gingersnap Ribbon
  6. Tombow Liquid Glue
  7. or Art Glitter Glue

Card 12

The Stamps of Life February 2020 Card Kit | 12 Cards 1 Kit

Supplies

  1. Circle Flip It
  2. Cardstock: Bubblegum, Powdered Sugar, Kiwi
  3. Kiwi Gingham Ribbon
  4. Ink: Candy
  5. Epoxy Hearts
  6. Leaf Puffy Stickers
  7. Best Wishes Paper Pad
  8. Tombow Liquid Glue
  9. or Art Glitter Glue

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The Stamps of Life – October 2019 Release – Pinecones2Stamp and Card Kit – 8 Cards

I am so happy to share the October 2019 release of The Stamps of Life card kit and stamp called Pinecones2Stamp. The card kit comes with a 6 x 6 paper pad, large storage envelope, sentiment stamp set, chipboard snowflakes, twine, brown and white gingham ribbon, gray ribbon, flower ribbon embellishments, “Just Because” word die with shadow, bling in holiday colors, and 11 solid color 8 1/2 x 11 card stock sheets.

The video below shows the unboxing of the card kit as well as the stamp and die set. There is also a tutorial of how I made the eight cards shown.  The card kit is available through The Stamps of Life website if you join their card kit club before November 15, 2019 (while supplies last). After that time, if there are any available, they usually put them up for purchase on their website several months afterwards. The pinecone2stamp stamps and dies are currently available.

Information about The Stamps of Life Clubs can be found here: https://www.thestampsoflife.com/club.htm

For an unboxing and tutorial on how I made each of the cards below, watch my YouTube video here.

All supplies are listed below.

The Stamps of Life October 2019 Release - Pinescone2Stamp and Card Kit

The Stamps of Life October 2019 Release - Pinescone2Stamp and Card Kit

The Stamps of Life October 2019 Release - Pinescone2Stamp and Card Kit

The Stamps of Life October 2019 Release - Pinescone2Stamp and Card Kit

The Stamps of Life October 2019 Release - Pinescone2Stamp and Card Kit

The Stamps of Life October 2019 Release - Pinescone2Stamp and Card Kit

October TSOL Square Card

The Stamps of Life October 2019 Release - Pinescone2Stamp and Card Kit and Snowflake Background Die Set

Supplies:

  1. The Stamps of Life October 2019 Card Kit
  2. Pinecones2Stamp Stamp Set –https://www.thestampsoflife.com/shop/pinecones2stamp.html
  3. Pinecones2Stamp Dies – https://www.thestampsoflife.com/shop/pinecones2stamp-Dies.html
  4. The Stamps of Life Circle Dies – https://amzn.to/2mGn3Fh
  5. The Stamps of Life Rectangle Dies – https://amzn.to/2WfB2zt
  6. The Stamps of Life Square Dies – https://amzn.to/2mHL2DU
  7. The Stamps of Life Chocolate Ink Pad – https://amzn.to/2mMOdKo
  8. The Stamps of Life Cranberry Ink Pad – https://amzn.to/2PkuQEI
  9. The Stamps of Life Artichoke Ink Pad – https://amzn.to/2lOMjJ4
  10. The Stamps of Life Kiwi Ink Pad – https://amzn.to/32Rn6y4
  11. The Stamps of Life Gingersnap Ink Pad – https://amzn.to/2BL9ybz
  12. The Stamps of Life Die Grid2 – https://amzn.to/2MLSt7r
  13. The Stamps of Life ChristmasTree2Stamp stamp set- https://amzn.to/2njpjCA
  14. The Stamps of Life Trendy Merry Christmas Word Die – https://amzn.to/31O1wct
  15. Lawn Fawn Chunky Glitter – https://amzn.to/2pdq8OA
  16. Poolside Embossing Powder – https://glittersgalore.net/search?q=poolside
  17. Tinsel Embossing Powder (This is not the identical one that I used, but is a similar color.) – https://glittersgalore.net/collections/embossing-powder/products/embossing-powder-silver-lightning-ep262
  18. The Stamps of Life Snowflake Background Die – https://www.thestampsoflife.com/shop/Snowflake-Background-Dies.html
  19. The Stamps of Life Wreath2Stamp – https://www.thestampsoflife.com/shop/wreath2stamp.html
  20. The Stamps of Life Wreath2Stamp Dies – https://www.thestampsoflife.com/shop/wreath2stamp-Dies.html
  21. Border Dies 65920 (retired)
  22. Heat Gun
  23. foam tape
  24. Scor Tape – https://amzn.to/2mN18vS
  25. Scor Tape (2 inch) – https://amzn.to/2lcSo1V
  26. Blending Tool – https://amzn.to/2O7jinG
  27. Tombow Liquid Glue – https://amzn.to/30rEkQG
  28. Misti Stamping Tool –https://amzn.to/38n9TAd

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The Stamps of Life September 2019 Card Kit and Reindeer2Stamp - 7 Cards
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The Stamps of Life September 2019 Release – Card Kit and Reindeer2Stamp – Card Tutorial

The Stamps of Life September 2019 Card Kit and Reindeer2Stamp - 7 Cards

I am so excited to share the September 2019 release of The Stamps of Life card kit and stamp called Reindeer2Stamp. The card kit comes with a holiday-themed 6 x 6 paper pad, large storage envelope, sentiment stamp set, chipboard Christmas trees, white twine, mint chip ribbon, strawberry ribbon, felt flower embellishments, Joyful word die with shadow, blue bling, and 11 solid color 8 1/2 x 11 card stock sheets.

The video below shows the unboxing of the card kit as well as the stamp and die set. There is also a tutorial of how I made the seven cards shown.  The card kit is available through The Stamps of Life website if you join their card kit club before October 15, 2019 (while supplies last). After that time, if there are any available, they usually put them up for purchase on their website several months afterwards. The reindeer2stamp stamps and dies are currently available.

Information about The Stamps of Life Clubs can be found here: https://www.thestampsoflife.com/club.htm

The Stamps of Life Reindeer2Stamp Card with TagThe Stamps of Life September 2018 Card KitThe Stamps of Life September 2018 Card KitReindeer2Stamp_MidightandBrownThe Stamps of Life Reindeer2Stamp with Distressed BackgroundThe Stamps of Life September 2018 Card KitThe Stamps of Life September 2018 Card Kit - Gingerbread House

Watch the Unboxing of the September 2019 Card Kit and Card Tutorial Here:

Supplies:

  1. The Stamps of Life September 2019 Card Kit
  2. Reindeer2Stamp – https://www.thestampsoflife.com/shop/reindeer2stamp.html
  3. Reindeer2Stamp dies – https://www.thestampsoflife.com/shop/reindeer2stamp-Dies.html
  4. The Stamps of Life Circle Dies – https://amzn.to/2mGn3Fh
  5. The Stamps of Life Stitched Rectangle Dies – https://amzn.to/2mGojbt
  6. The Stamps of Life Square Dies – https://amzn.to/2mHL2DU
  7. The Stamps of Life Chocolate Ink Pad – https://amzn.to/2mMOdKo
  8. The Stamps of Life Strawberry Ink Pad – https://amzn.to/2nj4rLJ
  9. The Stamps of Life Artichoke Ink Pad – https://amzn.to/2lOMjJ4
  10. The Stamps of Life Candy Ink Pad – https://amzn.to/2nbTR98
  11. ChristmasTree2Stamp dies – https://amzn.to/2mJogvk
  12. (Matching ChristmasTree2Stamp stamp set, although not used in my tutorial – https://amzn.to/2njpjCA)
  13. The Stamps of Life Center Step Up Card – https://www.thestampsoflife.com/shop/Center-Step-Dies.html
  14. Sizzix Framelits with Stamps 660192 (for small banner on Card 1)
  15. Lawn Fawn Jet Black Ink – Use with alcohol markers – https://amzn.to/2lLPYaJ
  16. Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Card Stock – https://amzn.to/2ldjsOw
  17. Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
  18. Framelits 662732 (tag dies) – https://amzn.to/2leEexg
  19. Versafine Black In Pad – https://amzn.to/2mJsa7s
  20. White Color Box Ink – https://amzn.to/2lCrVLu
  21. Stamps of Life House Fold-it – https://www.thestampsoflife.com/shop/Sizzix-House-Fold-its.html
  22. Masking Paper
  23. The Stamps of Life Tropical Leaf Stencil – https://www.thestampsoflife.com/shop/Tropical-Leaf-Stencil.html
  24. Martha Stewart Fine Glitter – Clear – https://amzn.to/2nkEbAH
  25. The Stamps of Life Border Dies – https://www.thestampsoflife.com/shop/Border-Dies.html
  26. White acrylic Paint – CraftSmart – https://amzn.to/2mHXNhM
  27. Paint brush
  28. Heat Gun
  29. foam tape
  30. Scor Tape – https://amzn.to/2mN18vS
  31. Scor Tape (2 inch) – https://amzn.to/2lcSo1V
  32. Strathmore 300 Series Bristol Smooth Pad – https://amzn.to/2mGOe2G
  33. Distress Ink – Chipped Sapphire – https://amzn.to/2lbt7oK
  34. Distress Ink – Black Soot – https://amzn.to/306CJ6D
  35. Distress Ink – Tumbled Glass – https://amzn.to/2mHWdwm
  36. Blending Tool – https://amzn.to/2O7jinG
  37. Tombow Liquid Glue – https://amzn.to/30rEkQG
  38. Misti Stamping Tool – https://amzn.to/38n9TAd
  39. Spectrum Noir Markers – LG5, JG5/DR1, DR5/GB5, GB7/TN2, TN3, TN4, TN8, TN7, TN6/IG1, IG5

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Elf Ice Cream Card
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Ice Cream Elf

Elf Ice Cream Card

Hello!

Here is the third card that I made for the Stamps of Life Fan Club Facebook group weekly challenge “ice cream.” For this card, I wanted to use a stamp set that wouldn’t normally be used for an ice cream card. This time, I used the Elves2Stamp stamp.  I stamped the image on Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth cardstock and colored with my alcohol markers and then die cut it with the matching Elves2Stamp die.

The miniature ice cream cones are from the IceCream2Stamp and were stamped onto the same cardstock and colored with Spectrum Sparkle markers. To get the double scoop of ice cream on the cones in the elf’s hand, I stamped the cone image a few times and fussy cut only the ice cream portion of the stamp two times and then layered the ice cream scoops on top of each other. Since the elf’s hands can open, I placed two ice cream cones in his hands.

Elf Ice Cream Card

The card base was die cut with the Sizzix Framelits Flip-Its by Stephanie Barnard (660714) using Banana cardstock. The patterned paper is from the Hello Friend Collection. The sentiment “for someone sweet” is also from the same patterned paper pad. The blue polka dot paper in the center was cut with a stitched rectangle die.

Elf Ice Cream Card

The Happy Birthday sentiment in the inside of the card is a stamp from the Foxes2Stamp stamp set. The “Calories don’t count on holidays” is from a stamp set from the BananaSplit2Stamp stamp set.

Ice Cream Challenge Elf Card

Watch YouTube Video Here: https://youtu.be/46_O74NHmgQ

Supplies Used:

Elves2Stamp 
Elves2Stamp Dies
Crafters Companion Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium Cardstock
Sizzix Framelits Flip-Its (660714)
IceCreamTruck2Stamp
IceCream2TruckStamp Dies
Banana Cardstock
Hello Friend Patterned Paper Pad
Stitched Rectangle Dies
BananaSplit2Stamp (Sentiment on inside)
Foxes2Stamp (Happy Birthday sentiment on inside)

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Lighthouse Card

Lighthouse2stamp

Hello! This card was super fun to make and it is perfect for a masculine card. I used the brand new lighthouse2stamp stamp and die set from The Stamps of Life.

To make this card, first I stamped the image onto Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium Cardstock using Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink. The stamped image does not have stripes so I decided to add my own. Using washi tape, I sectioned off portions of the image before starting to color. (In the image below, you can see the white washi tape on the image.)

Lighthouse - 1

After coloring the entire red section, I removed the washi tape, colored the gray section, and then colored the rest of the image. The image was colored using Copic and Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. The yellow windows were colored with the Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers in Moonlight. After the lighthouse was colored, I die cut the image using the lighthouse2stamp coordinating die.

lighthouse2

Next, I worked on the sky background. Using Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers (Blue Topaz, Aquamarine, and Moonstone), I colored a piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper. I started with the darkest color, Blue Topaz, and drew lines across the paper. Then I moved to the medium color, Aquamarine, and drew lines directly underneath the Blue Topaz lines. Next I followed with the lightest color, Moonstone. After all the markers were on the paper, I used a wet paint brush and smoothed out the colors.

background

The blue water colored paper was cut down into a piece that could fit nicely on top of the card. I stamped the sentiment and birds onto the blue water colored paper and then adhered the lighthouse to the blue paper.

Next, I cut a piece of Strawberry cardstock that is just slightly larger than the blue paper and then adhered the blue paper to the Strawberry card stock. The Strawberry cardstock was adhered to the A2 card base using foam adhesive to add dimension. The A2 card base was cut with Gingersnap paper.

Lighthouse2stamp_inside2

Next, using hot glue, I added shells to the bottom of the card. (I don’t recall the name of the company I purchased the shells from. They were at the Stamp and Scrapbook Expo Orlando in 2018. If I find the name, I’ll update the blog post.)

The inside of the card was stamped with a “Happy Birthday” sentiment from the lighthouse2stamp stamp from The Stamps of Life.

Lighthouse2stamp_inside

Lighthouse2stamp_closeup

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“Just a Note” Raccoon Pudgie

RaccoonPudgie23_JustANote_

Hello!Today on my blog is a masculine card. I made this card for my 15-year old son. He is flying to Dallas with his dad to test for his third degree senior black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Since I cannot be there to watch him test, this card is going in his suitcase so he will find it when he gets there. It’s just my way of sending him my love, happy thoughts, and encouragement (not that he needs it).

Okay…now for the supplies used…

The card base is the Sizzix Rectangle/Gift Card Flip-its Card Set (#660714) by Stephanie Barnard. The neat thing about this flip-it card is that you can make the middle rectangle part turn into a gift card holder, but I chose not to use it in this way. I just used the card base and the two decorative panels. I cut the card base out of Licorice card stock from The Stamps of Life. The two side panels were cut out of a piece of patterned paper from the Sweetheart collection patterned paper pad. Those panels were adhered using double-sided tape. The rectangle in the middle was cut from a piece of paper from the same patterned paper pad using a stitched rectangle die.

I used the “Just a Note” sentiment from the words4jar stamp set and stamped it onto the same gray paper that was used to cut out the stitched rectangle. The ink used was Lawn Fawn Jet Black Ink. I applied double-sided adhesive behind the sentiment and then die cut it using the coordinating die from the words4jar dies. The shadow layer was cut from Licorice card stock. The sentiment was adhered to the shadow layer and then adhered to the stitched rectangle.

The stamp used for this card is the raccoonpudgie23. I colored it with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and then used the coordinating die cut to cut it out. (I cannot find this stamp anywhere on The Stamps of Life website. I don’t believe they sell it since it was given as a gift at one of their classes.)

To finish off this card, black embellishments from The Stamps of Life were added.

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