Friday, June 28, 2013

SCACD New Release Blog Hop!

Greetings! I hope you arrived from Delphine's blog, where I'm sure you saw something totally marvelous!

Today Susana Loves Stamps releases yet another round of those FUN little pranksters, the Oddly Sweet Curiosities! With their universal appeal, the Curiosities were just begging for another turn in the spotlight. These little guys are the perfect way to provoke a smile or a laugh. We're addicted, and from the popularity of the previous sets, we know you will be too!

Here's my card featuring Great Minds!

Great Minds and the sentiment were stamped using Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored with Copic markers. Their eyes were coated with a layer of Clear Gelly Glaze pen for dimension and shine. The light bulb was surrounded with Lemon Spica Glitter pens. The patterned papers are from the Modern Romance Collection by Webster's Pages.


Susana Loves Stamps is also showcasing a  fresh new line: the MechAnimals. This edgy but endearing range of Steampunk animals will lend themselves to all sorts of projects and styles and earn a place in your crafty hearts.

Here's my card featuring Radiant Moth!

Radiant Moth was stamped using Onyx Black VersaFine ink and heat embossed with Filigree Clear Fine Detail embossing powder. He was colored using Copic markers. When I was done coloring, I set him aside to work on the background.

I found a large piece of 140 lb. watercolor paper in my stash and sprayed it with After Midnight, Vibrant Turquoise, and Fresh Lime Dylusions sprays. I sprayed, misted with water, dropped water, rolled paper towels, and heat set, then repeated the process until I was happy with the color coverage and layering. The next step was to spray water over the Flower Frenzy stencil by The Crafter's Workshop. This left a slight ghosting effect, but it was a bit too muted for me, so I sprayed White Linen Dylusions over the stencil, which yielded a much more pronounced ghost effect. I heat set the paper, then actually got out the iron to flatten the paper. Shhhhh! Don't tell my husband that I used the "good" iron and/or that I actually ironed something without burning a hole in it!  When the paper was flat, I cut a circle using my old and trustworthy Creative Memories cutting system.

The next step was to stamp the sentiment using white hybrid ink from Paper Trey, which I must admit works rather well, though it did fade into the background a bit when heat set. Fortunately, I was happy with that look!  I adhered the sentiment, framed the colored Radiant Moth within the circle aperture of the sprayed paper, and set about creating a flower embellishment.

I put multiple white fabric flowers into a tin, sprayed them with After Midnight Dylusions spray, and then set them on the craft mat to dry a bit. I repeated the process using other white fabric flowers and the Vibrant Turquoise Dylusions spray. I dried those slightly, then put both sets of flowers back into the tin and heat set them all. Putting them in the tin prevented them from flying around! I even remembered to use a cloth to handle the hot tin! The flower was put together and adhered over the sentiment strip, slightly overlapping what would be the edge of the card.

The card front was adhered to a 8.5" x 5.5" card and gemstones were added to the centers of the flower and as a moth/butterfly flight trail!



SCACD Digital  is a new adventure for Susana and will see the revival of "some" past releases available in rubber and the addition of some fresh new fun! They are available now for purchase but watch out for some fun from the design team and friends to showcase the digital releases in the near future! SCACD Digital's first collaboration is Carmen Medlin for SCACD Digital.  Carmen's range will definitely have something for everyone, from elegant to adorable -- and everything in between.

Gosh! That sure was a lot of information! Here's one last thing: For my international friends, these can be purchased from Quixotic Paperie.

Well, it's time to send you along your way. Your next stop is Sandie Dunne's blog. I'm sure you'll love what she has to show you!


  1. Great Minds just cracks me up...LOL.

    Fantastic cards, Kathi! :)

  2. Fantastic cards, Kathi! Great designs with the fun images!

  3. Awww, great minds is too cute! Love your design, papers & fun colors! And that image is weirdly adorable. Love the coffee/donut thing they have going. :^)
    And the radiant moth is simply gorgeous! I so love the background you created, the beautiful colors you chose, your design & coloring! :^) And I am calling your hubby right now to tattle about the iron. Well, maybe not right now--it is a bit late in your neck of the woods. So I'll wait until tomorrow. ;^)
    Hugs, Penny

  4. Well 'great minds' is cute and quirky which means I'm on board and need to check them out!
    The moth looks just fabulous!! Those Dylusions sprays are so vibrant (even though I usually end up with multi-coloured fingers) and now I need to get the white one too :)

  5. Wonderful! Love them both, Great minds makes me laugh! Kim

  6. Love the great minds card, reminds me of us! And the second card really makes me sit and study it, you always put such detail into your images, beautifully done!