Wednesday, May 22, 2013
It's Wednesday and it is time for another Designer's Choice Challenge for Repeat Impressions. You can read all about this challenge on the Repeat Impressions blog, The House that Stamps Built.
This week we were challenged to create a critters card...fins, feathers or fur. Well, Sloopy saw to it that I picked the right one.
I stamped the image of "Tail Mail" (8105-F) onto X-Press It cardstock with Marvy black dye ink and colored it with Copic markers. I cut around the image. Then, through masking and repeated stamping, I stamped Tail Mail onto a piece of kraft to creat a card panel. I colored a portion of these images with a white colored pencil. I framed this panel with black cardstock. Using my Cuttlebug alphabet dies, I cut the letters w-o-l-f onto black cardstock. I adhered these to the card, and then tied hemp and a button to the card for the finishing touches.
Grab some more critter inspiration with great cards from these fabulous Rock Stars:
Monday, May 20, 2013
It's Monday! What better way is there to make a Monday more bearable, than with a Stamp of the Week from Repeat Impressions? This week’s SOTW is called "Kisa 2" (4206-K). The SOTW is available exclusively to Repeat Impressions blog readers at 50% OFF with the special discount code from Monday, May 20 to Sunday, May 26. To get the discount code and more information about the SOTW, please go to the Repeat Impressions blog, The House That Stamps Built.
For my card, I stamped Kisa 2 with Marvy Grey dye ink onto X-Press It cardstock. I colored the image with Copic markers. I cut the image into a circle panel using a Nestabilities die. I paper pierced around this circle and framed it with black cardstock. The larger card panel is patterned paper from The Paper Studio. It too was paper pierced and framed with black cardstock. A black flag was added using a MFT die-namics die. The sentiment is also from Repeat Impressions. It is called "To Purr Is" (6210-F). I stamped it onto the patterned paper with Versafine Onyx Black.
There are some other cards created with this week's SOTW. Make sure you visit these Rock Stars to see how they used this feline image:
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
It's Wednesday, which means it is time for a "What If? Wednesday Sketch". You have two weeks to enter your card using the sketch posted on the Repeat Impressions blog...The House That Stamps Built. All participants will have a chance to win a $25 Repeat Impressions gift certificate. I hope you'll play along with us.
For my card, I stamped a portion of the image "Thanks a Latte'" (9303-P) with Marvy black dye ink onto X-Press it cardstock. I colored the image with Copic markers. I cut around the image using Cutter-bee scissors.
On a piece of white cardstock, I sponged SeaShells Seashell Pink dye ink. I used a corner rounder punch to round the corners. I adhered the cup image to this panel, drew stem with a Memento Tuxedo Black marker, and stamped the sentiment portion of "Thanks a Latte" (9303-P) with Marvy black dye ink directly onto the sponged panel.
Patterned paper from The Paper Studio was used to form one of the layers of this card, along with white cardstock. A sheer lime green bow puts the finishing touches on this card.
You'll want to see what the other Rock Stars did with the sketch:
Monday, May 13, 2013
Today on Splitcoast Stampers TLC429, we were challenged to use the Bokeh Effect. This actually comes from the field of photography but can be applied easily with stamping. All you do is sponge an ink color to the cardstock, and then take a solid stamp and stamp 3-4 times without reinking with another shade or color.
I had this adorable image from Stampendous called "BlockArt Beach Cutie" already colored with Copic markers, so I thought I could use this technique to create a background. I sponged ColorBox Ice Blue Chalk ink onto a piece of Georgia Pacific cardstock. Then taking a bubbles stamp from Bugawumps, I stamped the bubbles repeatedly without reinking using Distress Ink Tumbled Glass and Vivid! Bermuda Blue dye inks. To give the results a little sparkle, I spritzed the paper with Sparkle Sheer Shimmer.
I added a sheer white bow and ribbon, two pink flip-flop brads, and a sentiment from Fiskars stamped with Versafine Onyx Black to complete this card.
I like it! I want to be there! LOL! Thanks for visiting my blog today!
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Today we're making it official and celebrating the release of Repeat Impressions
newest stamp series called "Pairings". We're having a blog hop to introduce you to
all the new images... plus give you an opportunity to win some great blog candy!
This time there are three ways to win! So play a little or play a lot!
#1. Leave a comment on today's blog hop post at The House That Stamps Built and
you will automatically be eligible to win a $25 Repeat Impressions Gift
#2. Leave a comment here and on any (or all) of the Rock Star blogs and you will
automatically be eligible to win a pair of tickets for Free Admission to any
StampScrapArtTour Rubber Stamp Convention anywhere, anytime, in 2013. Each Rock
Star will be giving away a pair of tickets so the more blogs you comment on, the
more chances you have to win!
#3. Pin It To Win It! Visit Repeat Impressions on Pinterest and become a
follower if you aren't already. Then go to the board titled "Pairings Blog
Hop" and repin your favorite Rock Star card creation to a board on your own
Pinterest page. Be sure to keep the Repeat Impressions tag in your description.
One lucky pinner will win an unmounted set of the stamps used in the card that
You must complete this hop and comment and/or pin no later than 12pm noon
eastern time on Sunday, May 12th. The blog candy winners will be announced on
the Repeat impressions blog, The House That Stamps Built, on Monday, May 13th.
Here are the links to the Rock Star blogs...
Cheri ~ http://stampnboomer.blogspot.com
Deonna ~ http://ilovetomakecards.blogspot.com
Joy ~ http://www.piecesofjoyhadden.blogspot.com/
Joyce ~ http://paperjoyboutique.blogspot.com/
Karen ~ http://karenskreativekards.blogspot.com
Kecia ~ http://stampingdeets.blogspot.com (You are here)
Can't wait or don't want to play along? All these stamps are available now for
purchase. Click on the Pairings link at the top of the main page of the Repeat
Impressions website to see all these new stamps and more in their online store.
For my card, I stamped a portion of "Cupcakes" (9302-P) with Marvy black dye onto X-Press It cardstock. I colored the image with Copic markers and added Flower Soft to the icing. I stamped the sentiment "Yummy" (9310-E) to the image panel and framed it with black cardstock. The larger card panel is made with patterned paper from Darcie. A sheer white ribbon and bow complete the card.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Repeat Impressions Rock Star, Joy Hadden, challenged us with a Designer's Choice Challenge. She wanted us to create a masculine card. Perfect timing for Father's Day, I say.
For my card, I stamped the Repeat Impressions image of "Chevy" (9118-K) onto glossy white cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black ink. Also, onto the glossy white cardstock, I stamped the Repeat Impressions sentiment "Classic" (9110-G) with Versafine Onyx Black. I cut the panel with a Nestabilities die and framed it with black cardstock. I added a four silver brads to the corners.
They layout is comprised of black cardstock and patterned paper from Jillibean Soup. Baker's Twine put the finishing touches on this card.
Grab some more masculine inspiration with great cards from these fabulous Rock Stars:
Monday, May 6, 2013
It's Monday! What better way is there to make a Monday more bearable, than with a Stamp of the Week from Repeat Impressions? This week’s SOTW is called "Garden Bench" (3420-H). The SOTW is available exclusively to Repeat Impressions blog readers at 50% OFF with the special discount code from Monday, May 6 to Sunday, May 12. To get the discount code and more information about the SOTW, please go to the Repeat Impressions blog, The House That Stamps Built.
I rarely make sympathy cards, but when I saw "Garden Bench" it seemed rather empty and lonely. Paired with the Repeat Impressions sentiment of "Remembering" (4022-F) I got the idea for this sympathy card. I stamped both the image and sentiment onto Georgia Pacific cardstock with Marvy black dye ink. I shaded around the bench with Copic makers. I scored along the top and bottom of the cardstock and framed it with black cardstock. The larger card panel is from The Paper Studio Patterned paper. It too is framed with black cardstock. Two small black brads were adhered to the card.
I added a purple awareness ribbon, often associated with pancreatic cancer. I lost a dear friend to this in December and I miss her everyday. As I said, I usually don't make sympathy cards, but adding that ribbon in remembrance to my friend made me glad this card went in this direction.
There are some other cards created with this week's SOTW. Make sure you visit these Rock Stars to see how they used the image:
Oh, and before you go, mark your calendar for this: