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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Hot Chocolate Anyone?

My two youngest children have a special bond which is celebrated each time they see each other. My daughter lives out of state and my youngest son here at home in Atlanta so when they get to see eachother, hot cocoa is always on the menu. It is "THEIR" thing. So this card is extra special to me because of them.

I am sharing this quick and easy card using the amazing "Hot Chocolate" Stamp Set by LDRS Creative. This A-2 size card (4 1/4 x 5 1/2) has eye popping panels strategically sized to emphasize the stamps and paper. The Paper used here is the "Arctic Snowfall" 6x6 Paper Stack.

The measurements for the card are as follows:

Card Base - 4 1/4" x 11" (folded in half)
Left Panel - 5 1/4" x 1 1/4" (Pink Layer) & 5 1/8" x 1 1/8" (Patterned Paper)
Right Card Stock Panel - 5 1/4" x 2 3/8" (Pink Layer)
Right Top - 2 1/4" x 3 1/4" (Patterned paper
Right Bottom - 1 3/4" x 2 1/4 (Colored Card Stock)
  Right Bottom - 1 5/8" x 2 1/8" ( White Card Stock)

I have used a sentiment from the "Hot Chocolate" Stamp Set, along with the adorable little girl and hot cocoa cup. 

All of the items mentioned in this post are sold at LDRS Creative and are from the Arctic Snowfall Collection. Click HERE to see all of these items. I hope you have enjoyed today's project and that you have a crafty day! 

Melanie Smith

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

LDRS Creative Masking Technique & Extending your Stamps

Hi Friends,

Welcome back to Fairystampland. Today I have a really innovative card design to share with you. The inspiration for this card came to me one night when I was flipping through my wonderful collection of LDRS Creative dies. My eye stopped on the Jubilee Magical Slider set. I knew I wanted to make a horizontal scene merging the Mountains and Tree Line Stamps together. So when I spotted the scalloped slider die from the Jubilee set I began planing with it and here is what I came up with.

To create this extra long card (It will fit into a business size envelope). I used masking and a stamp positioning tool. Here is how I did it.

Step 1: Below shows a close up of the scalloped rectangle die that caught my eye. This has a score mark in the middle for when using it as intended (in the Jubilee Slider Card design) but for this all I am using is this one die. I simply cut a base card in white to fit just inside the scalloped die so the blue would nicely border the scene.

Step 2: I next placed the white piece into my stamp positioning tool and stamped the tree line stamp. As you can see below the stamp is not long enough to cover the entire width of the white paper. So I created a mask by stamping the tree line stamp onto a piece of LDRS Masking Paper and I fussy cut it out before applying it as shown below. Once the first stamped image is masked off you can continue stamping the rest of the scene's length. The stamp positioning tool really helped with this technique.

This shows the stamping on the extended portion over the mask covering the first stamped image.

Step 3: Next I lined up the bottom of the mountain stamp just below the lowest tree. This way the line from the mountains stamp would not show since the masking would cover it. I hope by the below picture you can see what I mean.

Step 4: The magic begins when you remove the mask :-)

Step 5: Next use a alcohol marker friendly pen to fill in the gaps left between the two stamps.

Close up of the gaps ~

Step 6: Color using your favorite coloring techniques. I then Trimmed the section out and used it to cover the blue pattered paper from the Arctic Paper 6x6" Paper Pack. 
Step 7: Last but not least use a little glitter on the tops of your mountain peaks and on the snowy areas on the trees. I used a glitter pen. Here is a close up of the outcome.

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