Thursday, November 5, 2015

SCACD Digital Stamps Release Blog Hop!!!

SCACD is celebrating 10 newly released exclusive digital stamps and I'm thrilled to be a part of this Hop.  There are some adorable new animal stacks (think kittens, puppies, birds) as well as some Steampunk additions and more!  So check out the collection, as these are really cute, fun and unique.  SCACD Artist Carmen Medlin and Susana Collaborated on the images and we are happy to be showing them to you now.

Available NOW in the USA HERE.
All our EU International friends can purchase them HERE.
If you are a non EU country you can purchase direct from SCACD HERE.  

You should have arrived from Alex's Blog where I'm sure she wowed you with her fabulous creations. 

I'm thrilled to be showcasing the brand new Steampunk Penguin and Flaming Heart.

Don'tcha just LOVE penguins?  And this guy is such a dapper gent.  I couldn't resist decking him out in Christmas colors and adding him to a die cut Steampunk wreath, to which I've added a few snowflakes.  He's colored with Copics with some Stickles brightening up his lightbulbs, then fussy cut and popped with foam for dimension.  There's a few flat backed silver beads adorning his gear, as well.  He'd also be great for a guy card any time of year. Check him out HERE.

I did something a little different with Flaming Heart.  The design is derived from the Sacred Heart symbolism in characteristic in some Christian denominations. It has become a popular as a symbol for expressing love and passion, as well as the love and compassion for all humanity. These days the non-religious use of this symbol includes giving them as gifts to loved ones, decorative uses, ornaments and keepsakes.  In Mexico and other Latin countries, they are often cast or pressed from metal so I decided to try that with this fabulous design to decorate a leather box that originally housed a nice fountain pen.

I flipped the design in my printing program and printed it on regular copy paper. (This gives the best impression when tracing the design, but if you have to go over it too many times it will tear, so be careful.) Then I taped it to the back of some colored sheet metal.  I hoped I had just plain silver, but I could only find red in my stash.  I wasn't sure if I could color the red, as easily, but it was worth a try.  (Yeah I do see that the back of this red sheet is silver, DUH! but it was the wee hours of the morning and obviously I wasn't thinking too clearly. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it, and in the end, I was really glad I used the red side.)  

I laid the metal on a foam piercing mat and traced the flames and heart shape with a small stylus and bumped out the heart with a metal working tool.  Then I went back and traced the vines and thorns.  I have some inexpensive permanent Bic markers (what they called "fine" which is similar to what Sharpie calls "fine".  Hardly, but...  I took a vibrant yellow and started to color in the flames between the embossed outlines, and miraculously, the pen removed the red coating and colored it in yellow.  (I did have to wipe the tip regularly to get off the red gook, but hey, I was thrilled.)  For the fine details, I used a .05 Micron pen.  The metal cuts easily with scissors and, after fussy cutting, I used Glue Dots (the dimensional ones inside the bumped out heart and regular ones for the flames) to adhere it to the box top.  I finished it off with gold filigree stickers, et VOILA!  Gotta say I really, really, REALLY love how it came out. Such a cool image, I've got lots more plans for it.

Thanks for hanging in there with me.  You should be going next to Kathi.  I'm sure she has something fabulous to show you.  If you want to make sure you see all of the the Designers showcasing the stamps, then head back to the SCACD Store Blog HERE for there list.

Also, please note that SCACD is having a SALE (WooHoo!) so check it out HERE.


  1. What a fabulous penguin, love him in Christmas colors. And the metal heart on the box is stunning, so vibrant.

  2. Donna, Gorgeous! The flaming heart is wonderful, love the brilliant colors and the fold is perfect to make it stand out and the frame with the black paper is beautiful. The penguin looks awesome is Christmas colors and the perfect die cut.
    Hugs Pat

  3. Wow, gorgeous box with that heart! Colored me entirely impressed--fantastic!
    And love what you did with the penguin--especially love the gears you put behind him! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  4. Your penguin is so very festive! Love it but that heart is amazing. Really looks great on the metal. Simply stunning!

  5. Both projects are wonderful.

    I adore the penguin and love what you did with it.

    Brilliant to do repoussé metal art with the sacred heart. You've created an absolutely stunning box that will be perfect as a gift for the holidays.

    BTW, your cats (and husband) are gorgeous!

  6. These are beyond cool! The penguin is like Christmas steampunk, and the flaming heart is sooooo awesome with all the metallicness. Amazing job!

  7. The Penguin is definitely cool, but I LOVE the sacred flaming heart! Very awesome. I give it a 10

  8. The Penguin is definitely cool, but I LOVE the sacred flaming heart! Very awesome. I give it a 10


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