Wednesday, February 19, 2020

The House That Stamps Built: Inspiration Photo


 
Wendy has another beautiful photo for us this week at
 

Image may contain: tree, sky, outdoor and nature

 
My Cards:

 


I was inspired by the photo and colors.  I stamped the second card
on regular cardstock for placement before stamping on my watercolor
paper and decided to ink both up with Distress Oxides.  I think I like the
second one better, the inks blended better on the smooth surface. I
used various blues, pinks and lavenders.
 
Repeat Impression stamps:  Lg Pine Tree, Large Pine Forest,
 Gulls in flight, and Happy Birthday were embossed on
the card.
 
I hope you will share your creations in our weekly challenge, you might just be the
lucky winner of the monthly drawing for the $25 Repeat Impression's gift
certificate. Each entry gets a chance, two if you use a
Repeat Impressions stamp.  My followers get a 10% discount -see
my sidebar.  Drawing is the first Wednesday every month.
 
For inspiration check out what my teammates have created:
 
A few fun challenges:
Shopping Our Stash #414: The Great Outdoor (everything was in my stash)  3/1
 

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Coffee Valentine

 


Hi friends, wishing you a Happy Valentines Day!  This is a coffee
set I got with a magazine and have gotten a lot of use out
of.  The background is Repeat Impressions tumbling
hearts. 
 
Enjoy your day!
 
A few fun challenges:
 

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

The House That Stamps Built: Tic-Tac-Toe

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Tic-Tac-Toe fun at The House That Stamps Built this week.  I went
with the center row: Gems, Shimmer and Pink.
I embossed then blended my background with Distress Oxides: Cracked
Pistachio, Squeezed Lemonade, and Worn Lipstick.  I spritzed it
with shimmer spray (it shows up much better in real life.)
Repeat Impressions image and sentiment ( Lupine and Happy moments)
were stamped in Memento Rose Bud and then VersaMark and then
clear embossed.  Die cuts from StampIn Up, Tim Holtz embossing folder,
 and gems from my stash.
Join our weekly challenge, you might just be the
 winner of the monthly drawing for the $25 Repeat Impression's gift
certificate. Each entry gets a chance, two if you use a
Repeat Impressions stamp.  My followers get a 10% discount -see
my sidebar.  Drawing is the first Wednesday every month.

For inspiration check out what my teammates have created:

A few fun challenges:
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Monday, February 10, 2020

The House That Stamps Built: Presentation of the Week

It is my week for Pick of the Week at The House That Stamps Built.
  I am going to explain how to do double embossing for a fun textured look.
 
You will need two embossing folders, one with a mild pattern and one
with a bolder pattern.  An A2 card base, a 4 " by 5 1/4 " layer for embossing.
Other layers and stamps as desired.
 
Emboss milder pattern, I used Sizziz Tim Holtz wood grain.
 
Emboss bolder pattern, I used The Paper Studio,.

Enlarged so you can see the texture you get with two
embossing folders.


I then did some ink distressing, and used a Tim Holtz distresser on the edges.
I used Repeat Impression stamps: Cape Hatteras Light, Birthday Vertical,
Whelk Shell, and Random Dots.

Be sure to check out The House That Stamps Built blog
for a discount on the stamps that I used.
 
 

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

The House That Stamps Built: Designer Choice Challenge

  It is my week to pick the challenge for The House That Stamps Built and since
Valentines Day is next week I thought "Hearts" would be a fun and broad
theme.




I started by splattering up a piece of glossy card stock with Distress
Oxides diluted on a stamping block.  I embossed Repeat Impressions
I then created a matching smooshed background with coordinating
Distress Oxides, die cut it and layered up my card.

I hope you will share your creations in our weekly challenge, you might just be the
lucky winner of the monthly drawing for the $25 Repeat Impression's gift
certificate. Each entry gets a chance, two if you use a
Repeat Impressions stamp.  My followers get a 10% discount -see
my sidebar.  Drawing is the first Wednesday every month.

For inspiration check out what my teammates have created:


A few fun challenges:
Crafting Happiness Challenge #44-ATG (twist hearts) 2/10
Crafty Friends #128-Love/Romance 2/14
Country View Challenges February-Splatters, Splashes & Drips 3/1
D2BA: February: Love Is In the Air 3/1
Stamping Sensations: February: Feminine 2/25
Love To Create #2: Mixed Media  2/23



Wednesday, January 29, 2020

The House That Stamps Built: Sketch Challenge

Wendy has a fun sketch this week at The House.
 
My card:
 

The sketch:
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I stamped part of Bass Harbor Light (lg) as I had a small area to work in,
pulled out my water colors and had fun. I cut my designer papers to match
the sketch, did some layering, stamped  Because and bordered it
with anchors I punched out of patterned paper glued to
cardstock for dimension.

Close up of watercoloring:
 

I hope you will share your creations in our weekly challenge, you might just be the
lucky winner of the monthly drawing for the $25 Repeat Impression's gift
certificate. Each entry gets a chance, two if you use a
Repeat Impressions stamp.  My followers get a 10% discount -see
my sidebar.  Drawing is the first Wednesday every month.
 
For inspiration check out what my teammates have created:
 
Aud Sentiments #243 ATG & Sentiment
Pixie Crafty Workshop #370 (snippets-patterned paper, watercolor paper)

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The House That Stamps Built: Anything Goes


Anything goes this week at The House That Stamps Built! I am trying to
make more masculine cards for the new year. This one was a lot of
fun to make.
 
The background is several blue Distress Oxides with a generous
splattering of water.  I stamped 9718-G, Plant numerous times with
various bright Distress Oxide inks, stamped and embossed
4103-K, Sea Turtle (lg) and colored him with Oxide inks, added and
embossed 9713-E, Bubbles.  An embossed and layered
1113-D, Birthday and a  few Taylored Expressions die cuts.  I was
quite happy with this card.

I hope you will share your creations in our weekly challenge, you might just be the
lucky winner of the monthly drawing for the $25 Repeat Impression's gift
certificate. Each entry gets a chance, two if you use a
Repeat Impressions stamp.  My followers get a 10% discount -see
my sidebar.  Drawing is the first Wednesday every month.
 
For inspiration check out what my teammates have created:
 
A few fun challenges:
Cute Card Thursday #617 Whats new (Turtle and plant stamps) 1/23
Die Cut Diva's Jan. -New Things (Turtle and plant stamps)
My Time To Create #413-New stash (Turtle, sea plants) 1/25