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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

RI WIW-Designers Choice Challenge--Summer Fun

Hey, hey,'s Wednesday and that means it is time for another Designers Choice Challenge on The House That Stamps Built Blog.  This week, Rock Star Brenda has challenged us to create something with a Summer Fun Theme

For me, summer means heading to the beach...and maybe dipping a toe or two into the ocean.  :)

I chose a sand/surf color theme and the RI Sea Quartet #8508-U stamp.  I embossed the image in gold embossing powder and edged it with some Tea Dye Distress ink.  I popped the image up onto an embossed aqua panel and then added that to a deep teal panel and sand colored card.  For a finishing touch, I added some shimmery gold Dew Drops in two corners.

Be sure to head over to The House That Stamps Built and check out all of the challenge details.  We would love it if you played along.  You will have a chance to win a fabulous prize too!

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Monday, July 14, 2014

You Are My Sunshine

Hey there and happy, happy Monday to you!

Today, my friend Debbie Fisher has issued up a challenge on the Tombow blog.  Debbie has challenged us to create a card/project with a sunshine theme.

Well, the sun sure has been shining here and it made for some awesome inspiration for my card.

This card is a fun size at 3" x 6".  I started this one by heading to my Silhouette library and looking for a sun and sentiment.  I found this fun sun and cut it out in orange and yellow cardstocks.  I layered the orange to the yellow using Tombow Mono Multi and then popped it up using Tombow Foam Tabs and then adhered to the top left corner of my card with another foam tab.  The cloud and orange cardstocks were added to a yellow card base using Tombow Xtreme Adhesive.  

Next, I stamped the "You" and "are my" in black ink using the Reverse Confetti All About You set and then cut three of the "sunshine" with my Silhouette and stacked them using Tombow Mono Multi and added it to my card with a little more Mono Multi.  

For the finishing touch I used Tombow Mono Aqua on the sun and the sentiment and then covered them with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter.  

Would you like to win this awesome prize pack?

 Be sure to head on over to the Tombow blog and check out the details of her challenge.  We would love it if you would play along.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Friendship Spring Branch

I hope your summer is treating you right and you have been staying cool and out of the heat.  No better way to do that then by heading to your stamping space and getting creative.

Today, I am sharing a card I creating using my Tombow Dual Brush Pens and a spritzer to give my card a watercolor effect.

I started by die cutting three of the Hero Arts Spring Branch dies out of 140# Cold Press Watercolor paper and then coloring one of them completely using the following Tombow Dual Brush Pens: Avocado #098, Pink Rose #703, Pink #723 and Chocolate #969 (always need a little chocolate somewhere when crafting ;)

On the 2nd die cut, I colored only the leaves and the flowers and on the 3rd, only the flowers.  Give each of the die cuts a little spritz with water and watch the magic happen.

The Tombow Dual Brush pens will blend together and give you a beautiful watercolor look.  
Before you layer and add your Spring Branch to the card, add a few splatters of color using the markers, a non porous surface (ie:  an acrylic block or plastic plate), a paintbrush or toothbrush and some water. I scribbled the marker onto an acrylic block, spritz with water and then pick up color with the brushes and holding the brush over the cardstock, tap it with your finger.  Do this with each of the colors.  You will really be glad that you did!   I got the larger splatters by using a large soft paintbrush and smaller splatters by using the toothbrush.

When your card base is good and dry, stamp a sentiment in a coordinating ink on the lower right corner.  The sentiment I used is from the Penny Black, Special Wishes #30-229 stamp set.  

Next, you will want to adhere your completely colored die cut onto the card using some Tombow Mono Multi.  Next, you will want to snip the leaves and flowers off of the second die cut and layer them to the first die cut using Tombow Mono Multi.  Be sure to offset the leaves and petals a bit for a more realistic look.  Now, you will add the final set of flowers from the third die cut in the same manner as before.  Add a few pearls for a finishing touch and you are good to go!

This card was really quick and easy to make and would be perfect for when you need to mass produce some cards.

Sending you wishes for a wonderful weekend, thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

RI WIW Sketch Challenge

Hey, hey there!  It is time for another great sketch challenge on The House That Stamps Built blog.  

I always love a good sketch as a starting point, it really helps to get the old mojo going!

I love this stamp from Repeat Impressions, it is just happy!

I stamped the RI Gumball Machine #9702 in black ink and colored it in with markers.  Next I added the RI Gumballs #9710-I and colored them in.  I added some Glossy Accents and Microfine Warm Diamond Glitter to a few of the gumballs.  They look yummy!

I stamped the RI Have A Ball #9703-F onto a scrap of white cardstock and added it to the side of the gumball machine.  Next, I tied a twine bow around the machine and added some Stardust pen to the silver parts of the gumball machine.

Here is Wendy's awesome sketch:

We would love it if you play along with us for this challenge.  You can find all of the details at The House That Stamps Built blog.

Be sure to stop by each of my Rock Star teamies blogs and check out their amazing creations as well.  While your there, leave them a little love....they really like that :)

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

RI WIW-Designers Choice Challenge

Can you believe it, it is What If Wednesday again on The House That Stamps Built blog and my fellow Rock Star, Deonna has challenged us to create a card/project with a Fur or Feathers theme.

  This week, I chose to use the Repeat Impressions Play Time Puppy #4201-K and the sentiment from the Pets Quartet #8502-U.  I colored the puppy to look like my beloved dog, Abby.  Abby isn't with us anymore, but she truly has left her paw prints on my heart. 

Please be sure to stop by each of the Rock Star's blogs and check out what they created for Deonna's challenge.

Once you have checked out each of the Rock Star's amazing projects, why not jump in and play along with the challenge, you could win a fabulous prize.

Head on over to The House That Stamps Built and check out all of the details.

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Repeat Impressions New Release - Contain Yourself

Hello and welcome to the Contain Yourself stamp release from Repeat Impressions.

You can take a look at all of the images in this release by clicking HERE.

I have been in a watercoloring mood lately, and here are a couple of cards that I have watercolored with Tombow Markers.

I stamped the RI Fish Bowl #9712-Q , Betta Fish #9714-I and Bubbles #9713-E in Archival Black ink and then added color with Tombow markers.  I used a waterbrush to move the color around.  I started with blue ink, let it dry and then went back in with some purple and a bit of yellow for his head.  I masked off the bottom of the fishbowl and stamped in the Plant #9718-G in Pistachio and Olive Memento inks. Next, I stamped the Betta Soon #9722-E onto a scrap of yellow cardstock and added a ribbon as a finishing touch.

What, no container?  Yes, you are seeing right.  I created this card with the idea of showcasing this AMAZING bouquet.  Can you tell I like this stamp?  I also used Archival Black ink to stamp the Flowers #9706-U and Happy Hello #9717-C and then colored it in with Tombow markers and a waterbrush.  A few rhinestones and ribbon and it is ready to go in the mail. 

Want to win the complete Contain Yourself unmounted collection?
You can have as many as NINE chances to win, you will receive one chance per blog that you comment on.  So what that means is comment on one blog and you will earn one chance.  Comment on 3 blogs and earn 3 chances and so on.  Comment on each of the blogs and The House That Stamps Built blog and you would have collected a total of nine chances....hey, that is pretty good odds!

 Complete the hop and post your comments no later than 5pm eastern time on Sunday, June 29th.

So what do you say......let's get this party started!

On Monday, June 30th Wendy will announce the winner of the hop on The House That Stamps Built Blog and the Repeat Impressions Facebook page.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

RI WIW-Sketch Challenge Time

Hey, hey it's Wednesday and that means that it is What If Wednesday on The House That Stamps Built blog and Wendy has a great sketch to inspire us this week.

I will be taking a little trip East in a few weeks and I have the beautiful sea on my mind and that was the inspiration for this card.  I started with a navy card base and added a layer of aqua solid and print papers.  Next, I added a navy embossed panel that I popped up using foam tape.  I stamped the Repeat Impressions Conch Shell #2410-I in Nautical Blue Memento ink and added a little gray marker for some shading.  I also added some Star Dust stickles just under the shell to give that shimmery beach sand feel.

Here is Wendy's awesome sketch. 

We would love it if you would play along this week and have a chance to win an awesome prize. You can find all of the details on The House That Stamps Built blog.

Be sure to stop by each of the Rock Star's blogs and check out their fabulous designs.

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