My stamping adventures

Friday, July 23, 2021

Rainy day shakers

 Rainy day shakers


stamps/dies used:  Catherine Pooler stamps/die set
I have been making shakers for years but the fairly new way to make shakers is with vellum.  Here I have two cards make with vellum and one a more traditional using foam mounting tape.  I also went out of my comfort zone by making a 5" x 7" and 4 1/4" x 6 1/2" size cards.  The reason being is because it was the way the vellum pieces I had sized out.  No problem, though, because I can make my own envelopes with my envelope maker to fit them.

basic vellum card instructions:
1.  lightly score the vellum on all four sides approximately 1/4". when done this will form pocket.
2.  tape three sides down to a white card but leave one open in order to fill with sequence and small no hole beads.
3. once filled adhere to folded card.

basic foam mounting tape card instructions:
1.  do all your stamping and die cutting first.
2.  with foam mounting tape create a well or pocket and fill with sequence and no hole beads.
3.  once filled adhere to another piece of cardstock or folded card itself.
You can see more of my shaker cards here with a video, see-thru shakers, mini shakers, 2009 shaker.  You can see more if you type shaker cards in the search box on my side bar.
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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Medical Rescue with premiere video

 Medical Rescue

                                 card #1 stamps used:  Blue Knight Medical Rescue stamp set


Got out an old product that has been in my stash for years called Penscore.  It's a blue sponge that can be heated with heat tool, then you press items or even a stamp into it.  If you look at the background strip you can see the result of the pressing of the Penscore.

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card #1 basic instructions:

1.  heat Penscore sponge with heat tool to make it soft.  while it is hot quickly press stamp into softened sponge to make impression of the image. ink up Penscore sponge with light blue ink and stamp onto white card.

penscore sponge with image pressed into it.

tip:  this sponge can be used over and over again.  wipe it clean then heated again and the pressed image will disappear so you can do it all over again.

2.  stamp medical rescue person three times on white card with three different blue inks.

3.  layer all stamped images onto blue cards then layer everything onto base card.

card #2

card #2 basic instructions:

1.  repeat step #1 from card #1 to create Penscore background strip.

2.  stamp medical rescue person in black ink on white card.  

3.  die cut medical person twice with oval dies. layer stamped oval dies onto scallop dies.

4.  add red stamped medical symbol that has been fussy cut onto layered medical person.

5.  adhere all layers to base white card.




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Friday, July 16, 2021

Multi color tulips

 Multi color Tulips

stamps/stencils used:  Unity stamp co.

Here are more tulip cards using Unity Layering Tulip stencils.  This is a three layer stencil that makes beautiful tulips, at least, in my opinion.  This time I used the stencils just as they were intended to make slimline cards.  Here you can see I did two different color tulips just because I could.  After I finished the stenciling, I got out my slimline dies, and die cut all the layers to fit onto the slimline card.  I did resize these slimline cards a little just to show off the image more.  Slimline cards can be just about any size you want, mainly, because you can make envelopes to fit them.  I use my envelope maker to create all kind of sizes of envelopes for my cards.

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Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Yellow Tulips

Yellow Tulips

stamps used:  Unity stamp co.

Playing with Unity's Tulip stamp/layering set to make this simple but, I think effective card.  I have to admit I do like using stamps with matching layering stencils, lately.  I have this set and another set from GinaK designs which is another fun stamp/layering set.  These types of sets are popping up all over with lots of the stamping companies and, I hope they make more.  These sets make cardmaking so easy and, as I said before effective cards.  
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Friday, July 9, 2021

Dovetail Butterflies

 Dovetail Butterflies

stamps used:  Altenew Dovetail butterflies stamp/die set and A splash of color stamp set

I had fun with these card because I used Lawn Fawn plaid stencils, and Hero Arts nested frame postage dies along with Dovetail butterflies.

basic instructions:

1.  make plaid backgrounds using Lawn Fawn plaid stencils.  Depending if you use one or both of the stencils together will create unique backgrounds.  Example: the green background used only one of the stencils, but the other two cards used both plaid stencils.

2.  Layers are die cut with either Hero Arts nesting rectangles or postage dies.

3.  stamp and die cut the Altenew dovetail butterflies then layer onto the cards.

4.  stamp sayings from Altenew A splash of color stamp set with black ink.

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Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Cupcake birthday cards

 Cupcake birthday cards

stamps used:  Altenew stamps/die set

First I wanted to say that these cards were inspired by Nicole Watt of Pixel Maven's Retreat blog.

The front of the top card is half cardstock, and half acetate which makes a fun see-thru card.  If I remember correctly the pattern paper on the inside of the card is also from Altenew stamp company.  A unique and different style card.

The bottom cards use the cupcake from Altenew stamp company, but the flowers are from Stampin' Up.  Unfortunately I do not own the dies for the SU poppies so I had to fussy cut them, but they are not hard to fussy cut out.

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Sunday, July 4, 2021

Bald Eagles with dots

 Bald Eagles

stamps used:  Blue Knight Bald Eagle stamp set, saying from Silhouette Corner Foliage stamp set


Happy 4th of July.  Thank you to all for your service.

I have to say I had fun making these Eagle cards because it reminded me of my father.  He loved eagles, and even had me show him how to stamp eagles on his checks.  He said if people could have printed cutesy dogs and cats ... he could have eagles!



I did an easy and unique technique I call Dots. It's just a matter of knowing when to stop adding dots all around the image, in this case the Eagles.  

basic instructions:

1.  stamp image with black ink.

2.  get out any brand of markers and start dotting colors around image.  

tip: use three or more colors of markers for dots. I preferred using the bullet end of the marker because it made nicer round dots. The brush end gave more oblong and irregular dots.

3.  when done with dots add a grey shadow line around the image.


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Friday, July 2, 2021

Tent cards

 Tent cards

stamps used:  Altenew Calming Reverie stamp/die set

I do like to bring back old style cards, and/or techniques. These are called Tent cards.  

basic instructions:

1.  base card is 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" square card with a layer of Altenew Essential Rock collection paper pack. This is a top folding card.

2.  stamp, die cut the flowers/leaves from the Calming Reverie stamp/die set.  Adhere the flower to the top of the card, leaving only enough of the flower hanging off the card to make the card measure to 5 1/2" tall.  The card will measure out 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" and will fit into an A2 envelope.

3.  add self sticking gems to finish off the card.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Hello flower cards

 Hello flower cards

stamps used:  GinaK Designs Hello stamp/stencil kit

This is a stamp set, layering stencils and die kit from Gina K designs ... this is my first kit from her and I am liking it.  Just be advised (as Gina K says) that the third layering stencil is off, by this I mean it is supposed to be a bit wonky doesn't match up exactly.  That takes a little getting used to, but there is a stamp set that can be used, and stamped in the perfect spot if you like.  Other than that this is a wonderful kit and I plan on making lots more cards!

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Friday, June 25, 2021

Medical Rescue

Medical Rescue



Today is my last Friday to guest blog for Blue Knight rubber stamps and it has been a pleasure.  I will be featuring the Medical Rescue stamp set in this post. I would like to thank all Medical Rescue and all Medical personal for your service.

card #1 stamps used:  Blue Knight Medical Rescue stamp set

card #1 basic instructions:

1.  stamp medical emblem randomly with grey ink on white layer.

2.  stamp medical person with black ink and heat emboss.  add color to face and glasses with color pencils.

3.  fussy cut out the medical person and mount to background card with foam mounting tape.

4.  adhere stamped layer with medical person to black layer then to white card.


card #2 basic instructions:

1.  stamp medical person with black ink.

2.  die cut with wonky rectangle die.

3.  adhere die cut layer to red layer and then to white card.

4.  stamp medical emblem with red ink and fussy cut.

5.  mount red medical emblem to card with foam mounting tape.

I hope you have enjoyed what I showed you on these Fridays in June.

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Monday, June 21, 2021

Drapery fold cards

 Drapery Fold cards

You will see samples of several cards I created using this fold below.  This drapery or sometimes called curtain fold can be made into vertical or horizontal cards just by adjusting the measurements.  Also below you will see two diagrams showing all the score, and cutting lines for this fold.  Folding for these cards is just a basic accordion fold. Please scroll down to see my cards and diagrams for this drapery fold.

stamps used:  Altenew Dovetail butterfly stamps/dies

pattern papers by Stampin' Up


This is a fun fold that has been around for years, but thought it would be fun to bring it back to life! This fold is best used with double sided pattern papers as you will see both sides.
stamps used:  Catherine Pooler Puffin stamps/die set
pattern papers by Stampin' Up


Each of these diagrams show where to score, and cut so you can make two cards out of each diagram.  You can click on the pictures to enlarge for a better view.


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Friday, June 18, 2021

Perfect Love

 Perfect Love



It is Friday in June so I'm here guest blogging for Blue Knight rubber stamps.  Today I would like to share with you a pretty spring image called Perfect Love.

card #1 stamps used:  Blue Knight Perfect Love stamp set

card #1 basic instructions:

1.  stamp images with black ink and allow to dry or speed dry with heat tool.

2.  add color with color pencils.

3.  add clouds with template in a couple of colors.

4.  adhere stamped layer to black layer then add both of those layers to yellow card.


card #2 basic instructions:

1.  stamp and heat emboss image 

2.  add color with watercolors.

3.  add clouds with template in a couple of colors.

4.  adhere stamped layer to black layer then to green card.

Entered challenge at Mix It Up challenge - anything goes/stamping

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