Thursday, July 24, 2014

SCACD This & That Rubber Stamp Blog Hop

Welcome to another fun showcase of newly released rubber stamps and a few new digital stamps from SCACD. You should have come from Susan's blog where you definitely saw something amazing!  If you get lost during the hop, visit Follow Your Heart, SCACD's Store Blog, which will send you along your way!

SCACD is releasing nine rubber stamps which are collectively called This and That Collection. SCACD Artist Carmen Medlin and Susana collaborated on these new images that were inspired by events in Susana's life and the imagery she loves. We think that Carmen did an amazing job bringing these to life!

The This and That Collection includes the Zen Beauties Collection as well as five eclectic and fun stamps. If you buy the complete set of the Zen Beauties Collection at one time, you will get an accompanying accessory maple seed stamp as a bonus stamp. They each can be purchased now by clicking HERE.
SCACD also decided to offer three of these new rubber stamps as digital stamps as well as rubber for her SCACD Digital fans. You can see the three newest digital stamps by clicking HERE

Our International Friends can find SCACD's new rubber stamps at Quixotic Paperie.

Now it's time to show you my projects and to share information about them.

Here's my first project, which uses Mr. Bones. Mr. Bones has a partner, who is named Mrs. Bones (who is also available as a digital stamp). If you buy them together, you will receive a sentiment that says "You're Invited!"

Mr. Bones was colored with Copic markers, then masked with a fussy-cut colorless version of himself. Mr. Bones and his colorless twin took a ride through my Big Shot inside a Nestabilities Labels die. They were kept inside the die and a piece of Washi tape was placed across his feet to act as a mask. A background was airbrushed around him. The tape was lifted, the background was covered with Post-It notes, and Old Paper Distress ink was sponged along the bottom to ground Mr. Bones. Bundled Sage Distress ink was sponged over a Burlap Layering Stencil. (It's gone now, but the remaining stencils by the Tim are on sale!). The mask was lifted and the stamped die-cut panel was set aside.

Patterned paper from the Necessities 6x6 pad by MME was layered over a rose-printed paper from an old MME pad. Burlap ribbon was adhered across the card front, then the stamped die-cut panel was adhered.

I grabbed some very old sticker letters and added the sentiment "Just for You!" I sponged Pumice Stone Distress ink over the sticker letters, then removed them, leaving their outline on the wood-patterned paper. Pumice Stone Distress ink was sponged over an arrow and a heart from the Arrows and Hearts stencil by The Crafter's Workshop.

A burlap ribbon bow with two red roses was added to finish the card.

My second card mixes the digital version of Steampunk Cupcake with the rubber stamped Party Lights Border

The Party Lights Border was stamped on Neenah cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento ink. The Steampunk Cupcake was reduced using PhotoElements, then printed onto the stamped sheet of cardstock using my laser printer. I also isolated the pinwheel from the cupcake using PhotoElements, then printed it out onto another piece of cardstock. All the elements were colored with Copic markers. The lightbulbs' elements were colored with a Lemon Spica Glitter pen. A dotty background was added to the background with Copic markers. The second pinwheel was fussy-cut, edged with black marker, then adhered over its counterpart using a tiny screw-topped brad. It really spins!!!

The pocket watch, rivets, and lightbulbs. Several layers of Clear Gelly Glaze pen was added to the light bulbs, the cupcakes rivets, and the cupcake's pocket watch. Oh! Please note that I had to trim the Party Lights Border to make it fit. It's wider irl.

Here's a close-up so you can see the glittery and the glazy bits.

The background patterned paper is from Club Scrap. It's rainbow colored in colors that matched the stamped piece. It was dry-embossed using a Gears embossing folder by Cuttlebug. Lightning Black Brilliance ink and Golden Glitz Delicata ink were lightly sponged over the raised pattern and used to edge the embossed patterned paper and the stamped panel. The patterned paper was matted with gold metallic cardstock and the stamped panel was adhered to the card front.

SCACD's Alice's Clock Statement Corner die was used to die-cut gold metallic cardstock three times. The intact corner was adhered to the lower right of the card. The Delicate Chain die by Memory Box was used to die-cut gold metallic paper, which was adhered along the left side of the image panel. Alice's Clock Statement Corner die-cut has two connected gears which were cut from the other two die-cuts, then adhered to the upper corners of the card. The Mini Gears die by Memory Box was used to die-cut silver and gold metallic paper. These small gears were adhered over and around the connected gears and onto Alice's Clock Statement Corner die-cut.

That's it for me today! Thanks for stopping by today. Your next stop on the hop is Kim Dellow's blog, where she is sure to wow you with her gorgeous artwork.


  1. Well, aren't both of these fabulous!!! Mr. Bones looks amazing and the party lights border and steampunk cupcake really showcase each other! Lovely as always! Hugs, Cheryl

  2. They're both gorgeous, Kathi!!! Hugs Delphine xx

  3. Somehow I expected you to use both of these images right away! They are really too cute, and the way you colored them and featured them on your cards is really cool! Love the designs, die cuts, inking & DP, Kathi! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  4. Wow, wow Kathi!!!!!
    Love Mr Bones and your card with it haha, he's so funny with his large hat and his rose!!! And as usual, you have chosen the perfect patterned papers to go with!!
    Also your second card is absolutely amazing, so beautiful. Wow! Great blog hop, I really regret to not be able to see and comment all,I miss time too much for that this week now (you know why haha. Hugs

  5. Kathi...these are GOH-JUS. Dang your coloring on that little dead dude is amazing. I LOVE that technique. Gonna have to try it. Brava, mah dear, brava!

  6. These are both super fabulous!! Love the way you did the light bulbs with the lemon glitter pen. They really do look like they are lit up. The pinwheel on the cupcake and background is super cool too.

    Mr. Bones is such a fun stamp and the design papers you used with him go perfectly.
    Hugs, Susan

  7. Mr. Bones is great but I love the cupcake/lightbulbs!! Very *bright* idea (sorry, couldn't resist). Love all the little gears and bits.

  8. These are both so lovely, Kathi! I especially like how you used the light bulbs in the steampunk theme, so cool!