My stamping adventures

Monday, February 18, 2019

Wizard fun!

stamps used:  Unity stamp co. something magical stamp set

A couple of fun cards using a Harry Potter inspired stamps from Unity stamps and Gina K. designs wreath builder template.  There are lots of videos out there on how to use the wreath builder templates on you-tube or just go to Gina K. designs and you can see some there.

On the green card I made a 4" circle card then cut it in half, (again go to Gina K. designs to see videos) layered the cut pieces onto a black card, layered the stamped saying onto another 2" by 4" (approx.- I eyeballed the size) black card, adhered that to the card in the center.  Hard to see in this photo but I laid down two thin strips of tear and tape then pressed on some green foil.

The turquoise card is just a straight out wreath builder card on a piece of 3 3/4" x 5" white cardstock, layered onto turquoise card then a white note card.  The center saying was die cut with circle dies and I tied a faux bow at the bottom of the card.
Had fun making these two cards and there will be more of these Harry Potter inspired cards/tags soon!
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Monday, February 11, 2019

Resist and sponge it

The title says it all -  first did resist technique then sponged on color.
stamps used:  Unity stamp co. smak kit Truest Life

Let's see first I stamped the big butterfly all over a white card with Colorbox black pigment ink then embossed with clear embossing powder.  Next step I sponged on my new Catherine Pooler inks.  They are a juicy dye ink that blend wonderfully together in fact as good as Ranger distress inks , but that is only my opinion.  You will have to try for yourself to see what you think and when you do please leave me a comment to let me know.  The saying was white embossed onto a piece of black cardstock then adhered to stamped card .... then layered onto a black note card.  An old technique but a good one.  
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Friday, February 8, 2019


An old technique with a twist.

stamps used:  Unity stamp co. smak kit Truest Life (sept. 2017), thinking of you from Sentiment kit ...every single day (june 2018)

First I stamped the big butterfly randomly on white card then heat embossed with white embossing powder.  Now the next step was an accident ... you see all I wanted to do was over stamp the filmstrip and swirl with dye ink BUT I used some new (to me) Catherine Pooler ink pads.....which were very juicy.  So in turn when I tried to wipe the dye ink off the embossed butterflies it smeared on my card so I went with it!  What I mean to say is I took the baby wipe I was using to wipe off the embossed images and "smeared" it all over the card and got this lightly blended out color.  So there you have it sometimes in stamping there are happy accidents.  The one saying, "see beauty" was a big one so I cut it up and adhered it to my card.  See here for how it was supposed to look.
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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Twist on resist

A twist on resist technique.

stamps used:  Unity stamp co. smak stamp set Truest Life Sept. 2017 and ...every single day sentiment set June 2018

Hard to see in photo but I stamped the big butterfly randomly over the card then heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  Next step I over stamped it with the swirl with Catherine Pooler (new to me) dye ink pads.  These ink pads are very juicy so before adding sentiment or layering this piece I needed to allow it to dry ..... but ..... since I'm impatient I heated it a bit with my heat tool.  All was good so layered onto black card then onto a white note card.
I did this technique at a crop recently for a MITI ... I've done the resist technique where you do the embossing then stipple color over it but don't think I just stamped over it so, it was fun to do a new twist on an old technique.
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Saturday, February 2, 2019

big background

stamps used:  Unity stamp co.

A simple card but I like it and it is effective for what I was going for in this card.  I stamped the big flower background in a light color then over stamped it with the butterfly ..... in black ink so she would really stand out.  The saying is stamped on a separate piece of cardstock .... all layers are backed with black cardstock.  Oh yeah, there is some black and white baker's twine behind the saying just for fun.
Hope you like this card.
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Friday, February 1, 2019

Snowflake crop 2019

Another Snowflake crop weekend done until next year!
I did a couple of MITI's this year using a new product and new inks to me!
product used: chalk coulture
This product was unique and new to me.  basically you place down a stencil and spread a thin layer of the product, remove the stencil to reveal the end result.  I guess it can be described as a matte finish texture paste that dries fairly quickly.

product used:  Catherine Pooler inks
For these two cards they were embossed first with a big background stamp.  The bird (die cut) card used the inks blended over the black embossed background.  These inks went on smooth and blended beautifully.  The create (die cut) card was embossed with white embossing powder then overstamped with a striped image using the same inks.  
I had fun using both these products and ended up purchasing a few of the ink pads to take home.  
Not affiliated with either of these products just enjoyed working with them.
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