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The House That Stamps Built: Sketch Challenge

It’s the fourth Wednesday of the Month and time for The House That Stamps Built sketch challenge.  You have until Tuesday, August 30th to enter for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate at Repeat Impressions.

Here’s the Sketch:

August Sketch

For my card I’ve used a variety of stamps from Plate 2300 at Repeat Impressions  though all of the stamps can be purchased separately in the Halloween section of the store.  The background began with some play from Brusho’s powders in warm tones.  I then did a bit of distress inking and created the embossed background using a Darice Fall Folder.

August Sketch

Hope you’ll join us at The House That Stamps Built, for our Sketch Challenge. Don’t forget to get your discount code from my blogs sidebar when you shop at Repeat Impressions Stamps.

The House That Stamps Built: Sketch Challenge

It’s the fourth Wednesday of the Month and time for The House That Stamps Built sketch challenge.  You have until Tuesday, September 29th to enter for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate at Repeat Impressions.

Here’s the Sketch:

Sketch 2315 - Sept

For my card today I stamped Repeat Impressions “Foliage Negative” 5902-M with Versamark ink and white heat embossed it.  I then colored the image with distress inks in Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, and Vintage Photo.  Behind the “Foliage” image is another great Repeat Impressions stamp called, “Oak Leaf Silhouette 5110-I” which I embossed in gold.

The back panel of the card is dry embossed using a fall folder from Darice.  I added more wild honey ink on the raised leaves to add punch.  The sentiment from Repeat Impressions “Let Us 2826-H” is stamped with Sepia Archival ink on a Simon Says Stamp die.

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I hope you’ll 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.

 

Technique Junkies “Fright Night”

Hello Junkies!

It’s the Crafty Nurse back today with a frightful card featuring another new September Release Stamp by Technique Junkies.  If you haven’t had time to participate in the Design Team Blog Hop, I encourage you to check it out to see all the amazing holiday stamps being offered.  Also, Pat is offering all September New Release Stamps at 15% off through September 8th so grab them while you can.

For my card I used “Black Cat SD615” which I inked with Versafine Black Onyx Ink and heat embossed with clear powder.  The background is made with Tim Holtz Spider Web Stencil and Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink.

For the card base I began by creating the “Herringbone Technique” from the Designer Paper Perfection CD then ran that through a Darice brick wall embossing folder for more texture, and deepened the color with Black Soot Distress Ink.

To finish, I stamped the sentiment from another new release stamp called, “Fright Night SDX054” and heat embossed with white powder.

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Even though we are fast approaching the holidays, please find some time to de-stress and get inky!

The Crafty Nurse

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 our July challenge, the design team chose a colorful themed balloon image with thoughts towards patriotism.  As with all our challenges, let the photo be your guide and by all means, be creative and be you!

You have until Tuesday, July 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:

Photo Inspiration

For my card I’ve used the Repeat Impressions, “USA 3702-G” in the background and “God Bless Flag 3705-J” as the focal point.  To create the background I used a Stamp-a-ma-jig and penciled in diagonal guidelines to stamp on, which I erased after stamping.  I used Hero Arts Red Royal, Navy, and Butter Bar inks.  I like to take stamps and create repeating backgrounds for extra punch.

I hope you will come and 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.

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Technique Junkies – Coming up Roses

Hello Junkies, Today I had a chance to play a little with my Technique Junkies stamps using some of the techniques from past newsletters. My first card uses the “Watercolor Roll” technique from the June 2006 newsletter.  The medium used in the background is the Caran D’ ache Neocolor II crayons.  I colored the beautiful Technique Junkies “Rose #SD108” with Copic Markers in YR 61, YR65, R22, and R24.  I die cut a square with My Favorite Things stitched die and embossed the square using a Darice Triangle folder.  The sentiment is “Forever and a Day #SD599” stamped in Versafine Black Onyx Ink and heat embossed with clear. Rose SD108 My second card uses the “Scor-it Faux Grid” technique from the August 2006 newsletter. There is something about these grid techniques that just makes me happy.  I began creating the background using “Batik #SS032”  and Hero Arts Ombre Pink to Red ink. I applied more ink all over the background and then sprayed the whole thing with Perfect Pearls mist by Ranger.  I then stamped the “Rose #SD108” with the same ink and popped it up over silver thread finishing off with some gorgeous ribbon. Rose SD1082 Thanks for stopping by to check out my Technique Junkies post.  We will be having an exciting Blog Hop beginning July 1st and I understand the new release will be fantastic!

The House That Stamps Built: Color Challenge

It’s the first Wednesday of the Month and time for The House That Stamps Built color challenge!   You have until Tuesday, June 9th to enter for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate at Repeat Impressions.  Also, if you use a Repeat Impressions stamps, you will receive an additional entry for a better chance to win.

Here are this weeks colors:

Color Challenge Header

For my card this week, I stamped Repeat Impressions “Iris Window 919-I” three times to create a scene across the card.  I colored the Iris’ with Copic Markers and trimmed them out using the technique from my April Project of the Week (April POTW Here).

To frame the images I used some Memory Foil Tape and backed it with Bazzil card stock.  The embossing folder for the background is Darice, which was done after I cut it out using a Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die.

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.

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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 our April challenge, the design team chose a stunning watercolor image with thoughts towards April Showers.  As with all our challenges, let the photo be your guide and by all means, use creative license in your card.

You have until Tuesday, April 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:

April Showers

For my card I’ve used the Repeat Impressions, “Hot Air Balloon Cluster 9116-N” and the sentiment, “Reach For 3105-E”.  I began by developing a base of color using my Kuretake Watercolors.  I then stamped the balloons and sentiment and ran the card base through the Clouds folder by Darice.

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.

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Simon Says Stamp using Deconstructed Sketch 186

This card is made using the February Simon Says Stamp card kit & the Deconstructed Sketch 186.  I took the gelato and added perfect pearl water, which I mixed myself using water and dry perfect pearls.  I painted that mixture onto the sticky back canvas and added rub-ons after it dried.  The embossing in the background is from a Darice Folder and the flag and circle dies are My Favorite Things.

Feb 2015 - Love

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Deconstructed Sketch 186

Crafty Sentiments: Include a Heart

 

Distress Stains & Embossing Folders

I was playing a little bit this morning with some watercolor paper, distress stains and my embossing folders to make some fall cards to send for Thanksgiving.  I found this in the most recent Technique Junkies newsletter and it’s super easy.

Both cards use distress stains applied to paper then embossed with a folder.  They are then finished with brilliance coffee bean ink over the top of the entire card.  Because of the embossing, only the portions that are raised pick up the ink.

Here are my samples.

The first starts with Strathmore 140lb watercolor paper, 3 or 4 fall colors of distress ink, water, brilliance coffee bean ink, and water.  I first sprayed the watercolor paper with water, then directly applied stains, then sprayed again with water.  Then I ran through the embossing folder and used direct to paper inking with the brilliance coffee bean ink.  The sentiment is Paper Trey Ink “brush script” and I edged the card using gathered twigs. The embossing folder is Darice and on sale at Hobby Lobby.

Embossed Stains Oct:Nov 2014

This second card starts with the distress inks being applied to the kraft mat, then stains sprayed with water.  Paper is dipped into the ink then heat set and dipped some more until I was happy with the outcome.  The wreath is cut from glitter paper and from Simon Says stamp as is the label die.  Sentiment is Paper Trey Ink.

Embossed Distress Inks

I prefer the first one, not so busy.  What do you think?

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Lawn Fawn: Pumpkin

Catered Crop: Grateful

May Simon Says Stamp – Card 5

Card 5 - SSS May

Card 5 – SSS May

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Today I’m back to playing with my May Simon Says Stamp Card Kit.  I used a Tiddly Inks Digital Image and colored her w/copics.  The design is based on the Fusion Challenge which allows you to use the sketch, the picture inspiration or both, which I did.  The music clouds are stamped with a stamp from Our Daily Bread called “Amazing Grace” and the sentiment also from ODB is called “Ornate Frame Sentiments”.   The cloud background is from a Darice embossing folder. I stamped the dots on the circle with a stamp from Impression Obsession and cut out the clouds with a lawn fawn die from “Into the Woods”. Finally, I used some distress ink in Antique Linen to edge the card.

Thanks for checking out my card!  Happy Sunday.

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