My stamping adventures

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Lotus flower

 Lotus flower

I'm over on Blank Page Muse blog today. 

If you know me, you know I like to make moveable, mechanical or just different style cards.  This card is called a tent fold card.
You can see in this side view photo how the stamped card sticks out above the card.
base: 8 1/2" x 4 1/4"  score at 4 1/4" to form the folded card.
top layers(layer sticking above the card): cut out with Unity stamp co. stitched square dies
front layers: 4 1/8" x 4 1/8"
1.  adhere the front layers to folded card.  
2.  stamp small cream layer with image then layer with pattern paper layer. 
3.  put glue only on bottom half of stamped layer, then stick to top of card, leaving only enough of the stamped image hanging off the card, to make the card measure to 5 1/2" tall.  The card will measure 5 1/2" x 4 1/4", and will fit into an A2 envelope.

4.  adhere ribbon on front of card.  To create ruffle just fold over the ribbon while adhering.  Add bow on top of ruffle ribbon.

                                        stamps and products used on these cards
Blank Page Muse Lotus & small dragonfly clear stamp set 
Blank Page Muse Cyan Consortium paper pack by Pam Bray

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Monday, February 26, 2024

A Rose is a Rose

 A Rose is a Rose

“Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose” is a sentence/quotation from a poem called “Scared Emily” by Gertrude Stein. Didn't know you were going to learn something today about poetry, did you? 

stamp/supplies: Altenew Darling Rose stamp/die set, Unity stamp co. scallop/stitched die set

For this card I die cut the layers with scallop/stitched die set, then added a stamped background(don't remember the name) from my stash. Stamped, blended some color on rose, leaves, then die cut it, and adhered the rose to black die cut oval.  Adhered the rose piece on the background, then added a stamped saying with brads to the card.

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Thursday, February 22, 2024

Rocker card

Rocker card

Another fun fold card that is FUN, and interactive.

stamps used: Catherine Pooler Take a peek stamp set

This is an easy interactive card.  


1. cut out circle die.  I used a 5" circle die.

2.  fold the circle die in half. That's it for this card.

Next all you do is decorate it. When it stands up it rocks back and forth.  

Here is one of my first rocker cards back in 2013.

You can look on pinterest or you-tube to see it rocking.

Short but sweet post.

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Monday, February 19, 2024

Chestnut tree with rolling hills

 Chestnut tree with rolling hills

stamps/dies/embossing folder used:  Altenew stamp co. Chestnut dies, 3D Rolling hills, Bold sayings

I am still enjoying making the Chestnut tree with the layering dies.  This set of dies is easy because of the keyholes for positioning.

The background is a (new to me) 3D rolling hills embossing folder, which makes a great subtle background scene.

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Friday, February 16, 2024

Happy Hummingbird

 Happy Hummingbird

Today is my Blank Page Muse blog post.  It may be February, but I'm bringing in a touch of spring.

I have two hummingbirds for you today ... a dark red, and a blue one.  Which color is your favorite?

For my coloring medium this time, I got out my Prisma color pencils.  When I really feel like coloring, that is the medium I choose.  

You can see all the bright colors in the close up view.  I did do a little shading, by using different tones of the colors to show off the stained glass look of this Hummingbird.
The faded looking flowers in the background is the duoprinting w/chlorophyll which you can see in this post with pics and video.  

stamps and products used on these cards
Blank Page Muse Happy Hummingbird clear stamp set 

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Monday, February 12, 2024

Decorative florals

 Decorative florals

Lately, I like to fool around with embossing folders. Here I used one of my favorites from Altenew stamp company, called Decorative Florals 3D embossing folder.

                    stamps/supplies used:  Altenew 3D Decorative florals embossing folder

I ran the 3D embossing folder thru my Big Kick (yes, I still have and use old Big Kick die cutting machine) on white cardstock.  These 3D embossing folders create wonderful pressed out images.  For this one I spot colored with my Catherine Pooler inks.  The little Hi was from an Altenew stamp set I have in my stash. I layered the embossed card onto a black layer, then onto a salmon colored A2 (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") card.  Simple, but I think effective, and unique card.

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Friday, February 9, 2024



When making cards I have found that stencils are good tools, as you can see in the pictures.

stamps/stencils used:  Gina K Designs Zinnia stencil, Gina K/Unity stamp co.(sayings) collaboration 

I first adhered three strips of pattern papers onto a layer of white cardstock.  Next I decided to see what it would look like, if I stenciled over the strips.  And I liked it!  So I did a few cards doing this technique.  I'm sure someone else has done this before, but it was a new thing for me.  I think in the future when I do this I will use bolder pattern papers so they don't get lost in the design.

For the card above I did the full stencil over the strips of pattern papers.  The Zinnia flower hides most of the strips but that is ok, because I really like this stencil design.  Don't you?

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Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Back fold Milkshakes

 Back fold Milkshakes

stamps/dies used:  Stampin' Up Share a milkshake

I have been having fun with this stamp set for months.  It makes good birthday, Valentine, or just because cards.

This card is called a Back Fold card.

In above picture you can see the card open, and closed. 

base card: 5 1/2" x 7 1/4"  scored at 1 1/4" & 4 1/4"

Layers: pattern paper front 2 3/4" x 5 1/4" (front)

2 3/4" x 5 1/4" (inside left side)

1" x 5 1/4" (back fold-right side)

Use mounting tape to mount image on back fold (right side) of the card.  BUT only put mounting tape on right side of image otherwise you will tape the card closed ... and you don't want that.  teeheeheee

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Sunday, February 4, 2024

Dec. 2023-Love and Jan 2024-shoebox swap

 Dec. 2023-Love and Jan. 2024-shoebox swap

Today I'm featuring two months for my Creative Crew card local swap group.

                                                stamps used:  Unity stamp co. 2 step wreath

We decided to combine December and January meeting because we were all so busy with the holiday.  The December theme was Love, so I did the 2 step wreath in green and red on a circle card.  Added a love saying to cement the theme.

                                        stamps used:  Stampin' Up Waterfront (saying), Stampin' Up DSP

Theme for January 2024 is a shoebox swap.   Each guest brings all of the supplies needed to make a card… and packs it all in a shoe box or any container. In the shoe box is a sample of the finished card, pre-cut card stock and all the stamps, ink & accessories needed to make the card. 

I had to go one step further, and do two cards.  Card #1 is basic and card #2 is stepped up a little.  I did fracture cards which you can see here in this post with a template.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2024



I discovered from Penny Black what they call creative dies or die edgers.  From my cards you can see I used their friend edger, which also has a friend (sayings) builder set.  The friend builder set compliments the edger with a bunch of sayings.  The edger part of the die, cuts out the wavy background card.  Then you die cut the word friend separately, and glue on the wavy background card.  It's two dies that you die cut by themselves, then glue on top of each other.

stamps/supplies used:  PB friend edger & friend builder set, Altenew Pine Forest EF & stencils

I combined the PB edger, friend builder set with Altenew Pine Forest embossing folder/layering stencils. After embossing the green card with Pine forest embossing folder ... I lightly dragged a white pigment ink pad over it to highlight the trees.

stamps/supplies used:  PB edger, friend builder set, Altenew Moroccan tile embossing folder

In this card I used the same PB edger, friend builder set with Altenew embossing folder.  Both of the above cards also used Unity stamp company scallop, and stitched die set.  On this blue card I lightly dragged a silver pigment ink pad over the tile embossing folder to highlight it.

Hope you enjoyed these cards, and the technique of dragging ink pad over embossing image to highlight it.

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Sunday, January 28, 2024

Winter birthday

 Winter birthday

I do like my layering stencil sets, and this one is perfect for slimline cards.

This layering stencil set is named Christmas tree truck, but I decided to make it a winter birthday card.  I did this by using a birthday saying, that I could do part on the front of the card, then second part inside the card.  In order to do this, I just put a piece of scotch tape on the part of the saying I didn't want to ink up.  Remove the scotch tape, then stamp saying.  Next place scotch tape on second part of saying, that you don't want to ink up before stamping.
When I use this stencil next time I will change up the color of the truck.  Just thought a red truck would be good for a winter card.
Measurements I use for slimline cards.

stamps and products used on these cards
Blank Page Muse Christmas tree truck stencil set
Blank Page Muse Special day birthday clear stamp set by Pam Bray
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Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Double delight

 Double delight

Here posting for Blank Page Muse today.  This is a card design I learned years ago to show off decorative papers. First I did the card in a horizontal card, or it is also called landscape. 

It's call Double delight, because it shows off both sides of the paper, as you can see in the photo.  
Here's a close up to show off one side of the paper, and the fun unicorn with all her sparkle.

Next is a look at a vertical or portrait style card.
base (portrait card): 5 1/4" x 5 1/2" - with 5 1/4" side at top of scoring board ... score at 1".
decorative paper: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Cut out base card, then cut off all but an inch of the card for the front of the base card.  If you look at photo you can see where the solid color cardstock ends, and the decorative paper is showing.  Tape the decorative paper to the backside of the 1" section of the card.
This paper pack has lots of great designs to show off on these cards.

                                        stamps and products used on these cards
                                        Blank Page Muse Masquerade paper pack by Pam Bray
                                        Blank Page Muse  Unicorn Wishes clear stamp set by Donna Gray
Blank Page Muse Special day Birthday by Pam Bray
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