My stamping adventures

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Yes, more acrylic block stamping

 stamps used:  Unity stamps
Did some more acrylic block stamping.  it is an addictive technique and so easy!
Here are other posts with this technique here and here with a video.  you can also see video at my you tube channel along with other fun technique videos.
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Sunday, August 12, 2018

Bokeh with video

Today I'm showing you a technique called Bokeh that is actually a photography term which in simple terms means ... out of focus.  But knowing us stampers we brought into the stamping world so here is my take on the Bokeh Technique.  
Please continue to the bottom of this post to watch my video or go to Sue's you-tube channel to see this video plus others.
here are a samples of the blended cardstock and the technique.
card samples using Unity stamps
stamps used:  HouseMouse by Stampendous! and Hot Potatoes

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Sunday, August 5, 2018

More acrylic block stamping

 stamps used:  Unity stamp co.
Still having fun with acrylic block stamping.  I did this years ago and forgot how much fun it is to be so free with a background.  I used Ranger distress ink and oxide inks on these samples.  On the bowls and dragonfly cards (on white cards) I used a mix of regular distress ink and oxide ink pads.  You can't really see it in the photo but the oxides pop on the black cardstock.  The bottom photo with the feathers uses just the distress inks.
See more on acrylic block stamping on this post with a video or on Sue's you-tube channel along with other videos I have done.
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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

MIUCB August challenge with video

The challenge for August is anything goes/acrylic block stamping.
I choice to do acrylic block stamping and a video showing how I created my samples.
acrylic block stamping on different cards.
stamps used:  Unity stamp co.
inks used:  Ranger distress and distress oxide inks
Get out all your different size acrylic blocks and go crazy making lots of backgrounds on different cardstocks and watercolor paper.
basic instructions:
1.  tap inks onto acrylic block.
2.  spritz with water.
3.  press onto cardstock
4.  lift off and see the shapes of ink
5.  over stamp with images and create cards and postcards.
watch video here in this post or at Sue's you tube channel.
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Sunday, July 29, 2018

classic black and white

stamps used:  Unity stamp co.
inks used:  Ranger distress black soot and hickory smoke
Did acrylic block stamping then just stamped images over block stamping.
see video on acrylic block stamping at Sue's you tube channel
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Friday, July 27, 2018

Hey chick easel card

 stamps used:  SU hey chick
Another side easel card but different.
measurements:
base - 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
white layer - 4" x 5 1/4"
flap card - 3" x 4 1/2"    score at 2" and 4"
flap layers -  2 7/8" x 3 7/8" and 2 3/4" x 3 3/4"
instructions:
1.  score and fold flap card.  tape to left back of white layer then adhere to base card.
2.  stamp chick to right side of white layer, color with color pencils.  stamp saying, punch out with oval punch, layer onto bigger punched out oval punch piece.  adhere to top right of card.
3.  on flap card stamp 3 cracked eggs masking them so they look like they are behind each other.  color with color pencils.  tape to bottom half of flap card.  punch out circle of purple layer and mount with mounting tape over stamped cracked eggs.
4.  stamp saying, punch out with oval punch and tape to oval punch that is bigger.  mount with mounting tape to left bottom of card as stopper for flap card.

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Monday, July 23, 2018

beautiful you easel card

 stamps used:  SU beautiful you

Side Easel card
measurements:
base - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
white card - 2 5/8" x 4 1/8"
DSP (decorative specialty paper) - 
cut two at 2" x 2 5/8"
cut one at 2 5/8" x 4 1/8"
instructions:
1.  fold base card in half.  on top half cut in half at 2 3/4".
2.  tape down right side to bottom of card.
3.  score and fold left side in half.
4.  adhere two 2" x 2 5/8" DSP to folded side.
5.  adhere 2 5/8" x 4 1/8" DSP to right side.
6.  adhere white card to inside left side.
7.  stamp all images/sayings cut out, layer on colored cardstock and adhere to card.
8.  add embellishments to finish card.

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

triple time stamping

stamps used:  Unity stamp co.  every single day stamp set
inks used:  SU raspberry ripple, Adirondack eggplant

This is a variation of the triple time stamping technique but instead of layering all the layers straight on top of each other ..... I offset them.  
measurements:
eggplant/raspberry ripple layers-
2 1/4" x 5, 2 1/4" x 4, 2 1/4" x 3 1/4"
white layers-
4" x 5 1/4", 4 3/4" x 2", 3 3/4" x 2", 3" x 2"
basic instructions:
1.  place all the white layers on each other with removable double sided tape in the staggering fashion.
2.  ink up the flower image with ink and stamp over all the layers at one time.

tip:  mark the back of each stamped layer and colored layer with pencil on the top so when you adhere to colored cardstock you know which end is the top.

3.  adhere stamped layers to colored cardstock that is a little bigger.
4.  adhere the finished stamped layers to the white (4"x 5 1/4") layer then to the note card.
5.  add embellishments to finish the card.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

mini pocket letters

stamps used:  Unity stamp co.
This is a new idea for me although I have done pocket letters which are a full 9 pocket letter.  The mini is a 9 pocket sheet cut into 3 mini pocket sheets to create 3 mini pocket letters.  They are actually 9 pocket sheet protectors for baseball cards but in the stamping world we call them ATC's (artist trading cards).  For a mini pocket letter you can include two or three ATC's that is your choice, I do it either or myself.  Along with the ATC's you include a little letter of introduction/explanation of what a pocket letter is and a few little trinkets for fun.  try it out and if you do please come back and show me what you have done.
you can watch below a video I did a while ago to show how to create ATC or at my you tube channel.  I did this video a couple of years ago so please take that into consideration....I have gotten better at making videos, I think.  teeheeheeee
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Monday, July 9, 2018

Christmas in July-short video

My local card swap group I belong to had our meeting yesterday.  We thought it would be fun to meet at a local ice-cream place called Scoopy Doo to swap our Christmas themed cards.
our cards
to see the video you need to visit here at my blog.
a short video to show our movable cards and a look around. 

Saturday, July 7, 2018

mixed media tag

stamps used:  Unity stamp co. , Stampin'Up
This tag is going to a friend for her birthday this month...it was sent so she should already have received it.
Just had some fun with this tag.  blended distress inks with blending tool, used a stencil, stamped feathers and hey friend from a Unity stamp set and the fussy cut lady is a SU stamp.  More about the background ... texture paste through a stencil - both white (top) paste and clear (bottom) paste.  not sure you can see it in photo but I added some glitter to clear paste while it was still wet.
stamps used:  Unity stamp set
only thing different with this tag is I stuck some washi tape on the edge.
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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Full of colors! ombre card

 stamps used:  Unity stamp co. every single day stamp set
These are fun and easy ombre cards to create that is why I have created so many.  This is the first bunch of these card I created ... I will be showing more soon.
measurements:
base card - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"  folded in half to create note card
blue, brown, red and green card layers:
black layer - 4 3/4" x 3 1/2"
strips - 1 1/2" x 3 1/4"
place the strips down on a piece of removable tape to secure then stamp the image(s).
after stamped adhere the strips in order onto the black cardstock layer then to note card.
butterscotch card:
black layer - 5" x 3 3/4"
strips - 1 1/2" x 3 1/2"
place the strips down on a piece of removable tape to secure then stamp the image(s).
after stamped place the strips onto the black layer without any adhesive to see placement of the strips.  I left approximately an 1/8" of an inch between each strip.  when happy with placement, remove one at a time and adhere to black layer.  adhere the stamped layer to note card.
***add any embellishments you prefer to cards***
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