My stamping adventures

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Box card w/video

 Box card

 View video here, or go to Sue's you tube channel.


Scroll down to see photos, and my template for this pop up box card.

                                                stamps used:  SU Cup of Tea stamp/die set

Pop up or interactive cards are my favorite, and you know this if you frequent my blog.

Here is a side view of tea box card.


Here is my template with measurements for this card.

This pop up card is easier to make than you think.  I have a bunch waiting to be finished.

Guess I got a little carried away, but I figured once I started why not just make a bunch. I'll post photos of finished cards soon.
stamps used:  Unity Best Tool in the Box stamp set.
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Monday, August 15, 2022

Stair step cards

 Stair step cards

Stair step cards have been around for years.  This one is just configured a little different than in the past.  See more stair step cards here.



                                               stamps used:  Altenew stamp/die set, SU stamp set

Measurements and instructions:

base card: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"

mini folded card: 3 1/4" x 8 1/2"  (mini card can be adjusted to basically any size)

With the 8 1/2" (5 1/2"x8 1/2") side at the top of your scoring board, score at 1 1/4", 2 1/2", and 5 1/2".  Accordion fold this card.  

On the 3 1/4" x 8 1/2" piece, score in half at 4 1/4".  

To decorate cut pattern paper to 5 1/4" x 2 3/4" and 5 1/4" x 1" for the base card.  On the mini folded card layer, and die cut as desired.

You write your message on the back of the base card or on the inside of the backside of the card.

Here are a couple more sample cards:



                                             stamps used:  Unity stamp set and Altenew stamp/die set

See more stair step cards here, in this post from 2013, see another version of stair step card here.  To see more type step cards in the search section on the side bar.

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Sunday, August 14, 2022

Inspiration tag

Inspiration tag

This month for my creative card crew the theme was Tags with inspirational quotations.

stamps used:  Altenew dove butterfly stamp/set, the saying is an old one on wood.

You need to click on the photo, because it is what they call landscape style.  At least I think so.  Any way I like the way it came out with the butterfly hanging or flying off the top of the tag.

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Thursday, August 11, 2022

3D embossed oxide card panels

 3D embossed oxide card panels

                                             Altenew Whimsical bouquet 3D embossing folder

OOOOPS! I posted the blog post with the finished cards here before I posted this blog post with the card panels. So sorry for the confusion of the posts.

Still having fun with these 3D embossing folders!  There are twelve more card fronts for me to make into cards.  

                                            Altenew Decorative Florals 3D embossing folder

Another six card fronts to make into cards.  This time I got out my distress oxide ink pads.  Basically what I did was brayer the oxide inks onto the 3D folder itself.  Then place a piece of white cardstock inside the inked 3D folder, and ran it through my Big Kick.  Just to let you know you can use whatever brand machine you own. When I got tired of braying on the ink ... I just took the ink pad right to the folder!  By the time I'm done playing with these two 3D embossing folders, I will have replenished my supply of birthday, anniversary, and thinking of you cards.  Finished cards to come soon.

Check some more with these 3D embossing folders here and here. 

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Monday, August 8, 2022

3D embossing cards

 3D embossing cards

Altenew 3D Decorative Florals embossing folder
Here are the finished cards from my play time the other day.  

Altenew 3D Whimsical Bouquet embossing folder
As you can see I went all out ... ending up with a total of eleven cards, and one tag.  I kept them simple, and let the 3D background be the main focal point.  

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Thursday, August 4, 2022

3D Embossing folder card panels

3D Embossing folder card panels 

Altenew 3D Decorative Florals embossing folder
Embossing folders are an alternative tool to our stamps for making cards.  For these card panels, I did some easy watercoloring with different watercoloring products.  Let them dry for hours on their own, then embossed the panels with 3D embossing folder.
Embossing folders are made by lots of companies ... I just happened to use the brand Altenew.
Altenew 3D Whimsical Bouquet embossing folder

I couldn't stop making card panels!  I will make them into birthday, happy anniversary, thinking of you cards, and show them at a later date.  
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Monday, August 1, 2022

Mixed Media Morsels #7

 Mixed Media Morsels #7


I went simple with this month's MMM altered playing card... but ... I like it!  I had fun stamping out the robot, which I forgot I had in my stash.  I colored him in with color pencils, then popped him up on flower pattern paper.  Hope you like this as much as I do.

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Thursday, July 28, 2022

All about 3D embossing folders

 All about 3D embossing folders

I'm still playing with 3D embossing folders ... can't seem to get enough of them.  Sure hope you are not tired of seeing these samples.

stamps/supplies used: Altenew Whimsical Bouquet 3D embossing folder, sayings: BAF Hibiscus, Meadow Reflections


Submitting the above card to:

Altenew Inspiration challenge

 I took the color scheme from the Altenew Inspiration challenge for this month.

Please feel free to check out poinsettia 3D embossing folder here, or this post with video showing how I used 3D folder on a slim line card.  If you wish to see more just type 3D embossing folder in search bar.

See more cards below:




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Monday, July 25, 2022

3D embossing folders fun

 3D embossing folder fun

I can't seem to get enough of these 3D embossing folders by Altenew.


I used the Decorative Florals 3D embossing folder for this card, and the saying from Layered Cupcake stamp set. 

Submitting the above card to:

Altenew Inspiration challenge

 I took the color scheme from the Altenew Inspiration challenge for this month.

Here are some more cards I created using 3D embossing folders.

 
stamps/supplies used:  Altenew Decorative Florals 3D embossing folder, mini seashells (hello) stamp set

 
Altenew Whimsical Bouquet 3D embossing folder, mini seashells (hello) stamp set
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Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Faux Grid cards with video

 Faux Grid cards

This is another fun way to create grid, or Retiform cards.  I wanted to mention, that after I made all my Faux grid cards with the chalks, I sprayed them with a Fixative.  The Fixative just sets the chalks so they don't rub off.  Spray them outside, or in a well ventilated area.

Please, scroll down after you look at the card photos to watch my video.

stamps used:  Unity stamp co. Something Magical, Shine Out of Darkness, Time to Refresh, Sakura

Here is my video that you can watch here or on my you tube channel. 


Feel free to type faux grid in the search section in the side bar to see grid cards I did in the past.
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Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Retiform cards/tags with a video

 Retiform cards/tags

stamps used:  Unity stamp co. Other side of Fear, Spirit of mermaid, Happy, Spark, Every single day, You make everything so beautiful,You can do It, Keep Wild

This is an old technique with a couple of twists along the way.  Basically Retiform is composed of crossing lines.  On my tags, I used a grey ink for the crossing lines, and different blues for the images.  Scroll down to the bottom of this post to see several more card samples using this technique.

Here is a video for you to watch here or you can go to my you tube channel to see this video and more.


Here are the card samples I mentioned for you to see.

stamps used:  Unity stamp co. Something Magical, One scoop at a Time, Moments of Bliss

Type Retiform or grid cards in the search section in the side bar to see cards I made in the past.
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Sunday, July 10, 2022

Christmas in July

 Christmas in July

stamps used:  Catherine Pooler stamps/dies


Here is my card for my local stamp group for July 2022.  Yes, it is Christmas in July!  I did partial stencil on the side of the panel, then stamped the pine cones, and saying in brown ink.  A simple card, but I like it, because it will be easy to duplicate later in the year, when I need more Christmas cards. 

Short post today ... just wanted to show a card.

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