Monday, March 20, 2017

Scentsational Skunks AND Squirrels

Hello Crafty Friends!! I have a couple adorable projects to share with you along with a funny story. Both projects today were made using the Pink and Main's Scentsational Stamp and Dies sets and both are so stinking cute... hahaha, pun totally intended!

 For my first card (featured above), I also use the Pink and Main Stitched Circle Dies as well as the Lacy Border Dies sets. As well as the new Spring Flings paper pad.

Supplies Used

Scentsational (Pink and Main)
Scensational Dies (Pink and Main)

Stitched Circle Dies (Pink and Main)
Lacy Border Dies (Pink and Main)

Spring Flings (Pink and Main)

Other Supplies Used
Natural Corrugated (DCWV) 
Mega Runner (Xyron)
White Cardstock
Clean Color Real Brush Markers (Zig/ Kuretake)
VersaFine Onyx Black Ink (Tsukineko/ Imagine Crafts
Hemp Twine
Paper Flowers (Prima)
Flower Button
Fabri Tac (Beacon)
Tim Holtz

I started by first stamping my images with Versafine Onyx Black ink on 140 lb. Mixed Media Paper. 

Then I colored them using my Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush Markers with a waterbrush filled with water.

After I was done coloring I die cut the images out using the coordinating Scentsational Dies set.

I die-cut white paper using the Lacy Borders Dies to make to border strips. I also cut out a piece of corrugated paper to 4.25"x5.5" and a piece of pink & white gingham patterned paper to 3"x4" .

 I used a Xyron Mega Runner to add adhesive to the back of the pink and white gingham paper. Then added a border onto each of the long edges.

I added more adhesive onto the back side of the borders and attached to the corrugated piece.
I die cut stitched 3 circles (2- smaller, 1 larger), added foam adhesive to the back and also added foam adhesive to the back of the skunks.

I then added the a skunk to the front of each stitched circle.

I tied a multi-looped bow and used a small dot of liquid adhesive to attach to the front corner of my card. Then I decided my bow needed a cute little center. So I added a couple of tiny paper flowers and a acrylic flower bead.

I didn't use any of the sentiment stamps that came included with the stamp set, I didn't have much room to really add a sentiment because of the layout of my card. But... I did find this short and sweet phrase that says "enjoy today" from Tim Holtz's Small Talk sticker book. It was the perfect sentiment and importantly the perfect size and as an added bonus it looked super cute paired with this sweet little ladybug (which IS included with the Scentsational set).

I attached the finished card front onto a standard A2 (4.24"x 5.5" folded) sized card base made from white cardstock.

And here is the finished card...

Now, here is where the funny story comes in...

When I first got this stamp set I was so excited to use it I got my stamps out, stamped out a few images, got out my markers and water brush, and started going to town. Before I knew it I had colored my images with black ink running down the middle of their heads. I only realized after, what I had believed to be the third "skunk" image, it wasn't quite looking right. 


My fingers totally ignored my brain and started coloring... it totally ignored the fact that skunks have WHITE stripes running down the middle of their ENTIRE BODY (including their heads)!!

I always believed that there are no mistakes in crafting... only opportunities! So I was quick to turn my frown upside-down by turning my botched SKUNKS into the perfect SQUIRRELS! Yup, Color the rest of the body and tail with a little bit of brown and presto adorable squirrels! LOL

Waste not, want not!

And now, I have a multi-functional stamp set that can make 2 cute critters for the price of 1!

For this second card, I die cut patterned paper from the Spring Flings and Shades of Spring paper pads and layered the pieces on to each other and attached them using my Xyron Mega Runner. 

The sentiment was a little hard to read so I die cut just that part out of black cardstock and layered it over right over the patterned paper piece using a glue pen.

I mounted the squirrels using foam adhesive dots. I also added a few enamel dots for a bit of sparkle.

Then I tied a bow using 3/8" black grosgrain ribbon.

At the last minute, I decide that it a little more texture so I carefully removed the card front and reattached it onto more corrugate cardstock then back onto the cardbase.

And here is my second card...

I think it turned  out pretty darn cute! Especially when it started out as an "Oopsie".

Additional Supplies Used
Spring Flings (Pink and Main)
Shades of Spring (Pink and Main
Stephanie Barnard's Scallop w/ Flowers & Sentiments Drop-Ins (Sizzix)
Stephanie Barnard's Scallop w/ Greetings Drop-Ins (Sizzix)
Enamel Dots
Black Grosgrain Ribbon

I hope you all enjoyed my projects for today!

Remember to think outside of the box... you never know what you can come up with!

Happy Crafting!

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