Friday, July 23, 2021

Butterfly card

 

 



 I had some free time today so made this fun butterfly card. I want a gatefold so started 
with that and some ancient paper that had an alcohol ink look to it.  I used some new 
Gina Marie dies and cut two each of the frame and butterfly and glued them
together. I brushed some Mermaid Lagoon distress oxide ink on the butterfly
for interest and added gems to the butterfly and card.
 
A few fun challenges:
Butterfly Challenge #159: 2-Theme:Quartz "Gems  Color: Quicksand (Yellow) & butterfly 8/4

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

The House That Stamps Built: Christmas in July

 Time for Christmas in July at The House That Stamps Built! Share a
Christmas card with us this week!


I made a quick and  easy monochromatic card using the 
following Repeat Impression stamps:
 
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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

The House That Stamps Built: Patterned Paper

 The theme this week is patterned paper at:  The House That Stamps Built:


 I have a favorite pad of Christmas paper with just scraps left so I pulled it out. 
I stamped Repeat Impressions Christmas Teddy and then paper pieced him with scraps.
The top patterned piece is 4 scraps glued to card stock and then die cut.  The blue
dotted piece was just big enough to die cut.  A bit of stenciling as the white was a
bit dull, another Tim Holtz stencil.

So dig out some of that patterned paper and 
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Wednesday, July 7, 2021

The House That Stamps Built: Stencilling

 Time for some stenciling fun this week at The House That Stamps Built:

I decided on a theme of Christmas cards for the month of July for
  my Repeat Impressions posts to start my stash.  I inked this fun Tim Holtz stencil
up with deep red ink and then covered it with Dreamweaver Pearlescent embossing
 paste, I like the shimmery look it created.  I them stamped Repeat Impressions:
NOELand Tiny Pontsettia on shimmery card stock with a glittery red
embossing powder. 

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Monday, July 5, 2021

Pick of the Week for The House That Stamps Built

 My turn to share a project at The House That Stamps Built. I am sharing how to make
3 quick and easy cards.

You start out with 3 complimentary pieces of card stock. You can either die
cut these or cut them to size.  I went with rectangle die cuts, and I cut
one set to show you in case you do not have a die cut in the approximate 
size.  To cut by hand you will want to cut  to 1 5/8" by 3 5/8":


Glue on 3 cards varying the arrangement, layer if desired:


Stamp image of your choice and layer on card and embellish as desired:




This one was cut without a die:


Repeat Impression stamps used in order:
 
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial, these were fun, quick and easy to make!  

A few fun challenges:
Dare 2B Artzy Christmas in July  8/1
Pixies Snippet Playground #406   -used scraps for all of these !!7/11

Saturday, July 3, 2021

Belated Fathers Day Post, Jack

 

This is a late post of my oldest son's Fathers Day card as it was a sad day,
their darling dog Jack,  was being put to sleep the next day, so we delayed 
celebrating for a week, we did visit and give our grand dog some loving, isn't he 
darling! He will be missed and remembered by many.

The background of the card is the artwork of their daughter, her first stamping
and then the addition of her coloring.  I added a die cut and Fathers Day 
sentiment.


 

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

The House That Stamps Built: Red, White and Blue Challenge

 Time for a Red, White and Blue challenge at The House That Stamps Built!

 

 I had a die set sitting on my desk that I had not used and thought it would 
be perfect for a multi color card.  It has two dies that can be layered, or
the lower layer can be cut twice and one flipped over, you could also save the 
little pieces and fill them in another color.  Stay tuned!

I made a little shaker and added it's your birthday! for a
perfect finish! My dad's birthday is on the 4th of July
so this card is for him.
 
Join our weekly challenge, you might just 
be the lucky winner of the monthly drawing for the
 $25 Repeat Impression's  gift certificate. you don't have to use
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For inspiration check out what my teammates have created:
 Heather  Joy (on break)  Laurie  Patti Shirley
 
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