The House That Stamps Built: Photo Inspiration

It’s the third Wednesday of the Month and time for The House That Stamps Built photo inspiration challenge.  For June we a great woodgrain pelican.

As with all our challenges, let the photo be your guide and use your creativity to inspire you.  You have until Tuesday, June 21st to enter for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate at Repeat Impressions.  If you use a Repeat Impressions stamp, you’ll get an extra entry!

Here’s the inspiration chosen by our Rock Stars:


I didn’t have a pelican so I chose this great duck in flight called “Duck Take Off 2914-I”.  Then, I turned to the woodgrain pattern.  I researched Pinterest and found a fabulous technique that starts with good old Elmer’s Glue applied in a few places and dried.  Then you score randomly, or uniformly, whichever you prefer.  After that, you apply distress ink in Antique Linen, Rusty Hinge, and Stormy Sky.  I used white card stock but it may look even better on kraft.  Here is the link if you want to get more details.

June Photo

Come join us at The House That Stamps Built, you may be our next winner! Oh, and don’t forget to get your discount code from my blogs sidebar when you shop at Repeat Impressions Stamps.

About urrn4u

Hi! I'm Kathy, a Southern Californian native who has also lived in Northeast, Southeast, and now Midwest. I'm a Registered Nurse who lives to create. I have enjoyed being a part of several Design Teams including Cards in Envy, From The Heart Stamps, Technique Junkies, A Blog Named Hero, A Day For Daisies, Creative Vision, From the Heart Stamps, Open-Minded Crafting, Repeat Impressions Stamps, Sketch Saturday, Send a Smile 4 Kids and Try Stampin' On Tuesday. I've also guest designed for Crafting By Design, Kenny K, The Alley Way, and Simon Says Stamp. I've been married for 28 years to my soulmate, Bob and we have two very special grown sons, Dan and Matt.

Posted on June 15, 2016, in Repeat Impressions and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Whoa, you really hit it on this! Great card, love the colors in the woodgrain. nice work.


  2. Great minds think alike on the wood grain – love this technique and no two turn out the same. Love the duck – just got him on my scene sheet but haven’t used him yet.


  3. Love this card a lot! Your wood grain is done to perfection, and the duck is perfect for your inspiration photo.


  4. Kathy, this is fabulous!!! The woodgrain is definitely the star here! I love that technique and haven’t used it in years…it’s such fun to do.


  5. Beautiful!! That background is fabulous! And the CAS style of the card really lets it shine, while the frame around your image still allows it to be the focal. Great job! Sorry, I’m so late in leaving a comment, I won’t even bother with excuses!!


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