My stamping adventures

Sunday, October 1, 2023

Same stamp set -Forever Fern

 Same stamp set - Forever Fern

October is same stamp set for my local card swapping ladies.  We decided on SU Forever Fern.

I did what I consider a simple card with a favorite older technique.  This technique is emboss resist.

Basic instructions:

1. Stamp image with clear embossing ink, sprinkle with either clear or white embossing powder.  

Tip:  Remember to dust cardstock first with embossing buddy pouch to get rid of most of the static.  

2. Heat with embossing tool to melt the embossing powder.  

3.  Blend or sponge on color with your favorite tool, and inks. You can add as much or less color as you like.  

4.  Buff off embossed images with soft cloth to make the image pop under the color.

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Thursday, September 28, 2023

Pumpkins, pumpkins and more pumpkins!

 Pumpkins, pumpkins and more pumpkins!

Here today for Blank Page Muse and ... it's pumpkin time, but I'm sure you figured that out with the title.  

If you look at this trio of cards you can see I used the Pumpkin Trio stencil for the main image.  In two of the cards I just stenciled the big pumpkin as the focal image.  The sayings on the cards are heat embossed with various companies embossing powder.  Used dies from various companies to cut out layers.
I'm showing you a close up so you can see that the pumpkin does have some texture.  The texture is from the TCW Pearl white stencil butter.  This product creamier than other texture pastes.  You can smooth it flat or leave more texture in it.  I like the smoothness of it. This stencil butter comes in lots of colors but I only have pearl white and stardust butter champagne. 

The shine of the pearl white stencil butter is wonderful. The photo doesn't do it justice.
The champagne stencil butter on black has a sparkle that just shines in the light.
stamps and products used:
Blank Page Muse Pumpkin trio stencil
TCW Pearl White stencil butter and Stardust butter Champagne
Blank Page Muse Special Day birthday & hugs by Pam Bray

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Sunday, September 24, 2023



This is has two stamp sets and a layering balloon stencil set.

stamp/stencil set used:  Unity stamp co.

This is a new set for me but I couldn't wait 24 hours before I put ink to it.  First I stamped the big background stamp with black ink, then I used the layering balloon stencil set to color it in. Of course, I used my favorite Catherine Pooler inks.  Used the second stamp set for the sayings.  Also used Unity small scallop rectangles for layers.  Simple cards for me but I like the way they came out.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Eeyore halloween

 Eeyore Halloween

Eeyore is one of my favorite animals from Winnie the Pooh. Oh, ok all of them are my favorites!

                                                  stamps/stencils used:  Unity stamp co.

This card is on the dark side in color because I did it on kraft cardstock, then colored with color pencils. This Halloween stamp from Unity stamp co. is such a change for my Halloween stamping style.  I usually go really creepy and weird but I just loved this stamp as soon as I saw it.  

The rest of the cards I made were done on left over Duoprinting w/chlorophyll prints, which you can see here in this post with a video.  These were also colored with my prisma color pencils.

Remember if you want to see more about my duoprinting w/chlorophyll prints just type it in search bar.
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Monday, September 18, 2023



Just a short post to show a few simple cards I made today. This is a layering stencil set by Altenew stamp company.  I do like their layering stencil sets.  They make for wonderful, simple cards.

For these cards I used fall colors, but I plan on making more cards in different colors. 
I Think these mushrooms would be cool in purples, and blues.  That will be coming soon to my blog.

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Saturday, September 16, 2023



Normally I'm not a gnome person but, I received this gnome from Blank Page Muse ... and ... I like him!  Today's for my BPM design team post it's all about the Gnome and pumpkins.

This gnome was stamped with black ink, colored with my prisma color pencils then fussy cut him out.  No dies for him but it was easy to fussy cut out.
Also take a look at the background on these cards.  Did you notice the pumpkins?  That's a stencil!  I do like my stencils.  Stencils are a great tool to use along with my stamps for card making. I used my favorite inks from Catherine Pooler to color in the stencil.
I had to make a black and white gnome, too.  I am on a black and white kick right now with my cards.  
Hope you like this gnome and pumpkin stencil as much as I do.
stamps and products used on these cards
Blank Page Muse Mr. Elderwillow Autumn Gnome by Miss Rach MRcELD
Special day stamps Flowers by Pam Bray
Pumpkin trio stencil
Prisma color pencils

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Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Duoprinting w/chlorophyll cards

 Duoprinting w/chlorophyll cards

I bet you thought I was done with this technique ... not!  Still have several prints so I will slowly make them into cards and more.

stamp/dies used:  Unity stamp co.
Guess I just can't get enough of this technique.  Needed an anniversary card so these prints fit the bill.  

Please check out my video here. or you can type duoprinting w/chlorophyll in search bar to see lots more I've done with this technique.

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Thursday, September 7, 2023

Abstract pictures

 Abstract pictures

Here are samples from Dina Wakley class I took at Papercraft Clubhouse in Old Saybrook last month.

The class was called Layered Abstract Flowers ... but mine didn't always turn into flowers.  

This is how they started out ... but I decided after I got home to doodle on them.
Couldn't leave them as flowers.

In the cards I saw birds.  What do you see?
For my bookmarks and tag I saw more birds ... and even a turtle coming out of his shell.  Oh well, that's me for you.  I plan on trying this technique again to see what I come up with.

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Saturday, September 2, 2023

Turning stamped images into paintings

Turning stamped images into paintings

I took a couple of Dina Wakley classes at Papercraft Clubhouse in Old Saybrook last month.  

First class I took was called Turning stamped images into paintings.

Above pages from my art journal I worked on in class.  Used lots of paint, collage pictures, printed tissue papers, stencils, and a little with gloss sprays.

A couple of days after I got home from class, I got out my art journal, and played using the techniques I learned in class.  As you can see I used the green, and blue paints.  Funny how I used the same colors as in class ... at home, too.  I think I need to get different colors soon.

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Monday, August 28, 2023

Tag cards

 Tag cards

For my Blank Page Muse team post today I'm using another Art Doll clear stamp set.  Besides having the fun art doll image there are several background style images.  Background images are good to use on all types of projects.

I call these cards ... Tag cards ... simple name for a little different style card.

There are a couple of ways to create these tag cards.  First is to use a tag die, that you place on a piece of folded cardstock, then run it through your die cutting machine.  Second is fold a piece of cardstock to size you like, and cut off the top corners to look like a tag.  The blue one is done the second way.

For my vintage style tag card I used a tag die to create the card.

stamps and products used:

Blank Page Muse Color me Perfect Art Doll 2  designed by Pam Bray

Altenew Obsidian black pigment ink

Catherine Pooler ink pads

Spellbinders die Tag set 

Hope you like this idea and try it out yourself.

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Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Chestnut trees

 Chestnut trees

This Chestnut tree die set is so versatile!  I feel you can use it all year round depending the colors you choose for the trees.

stamps/dies/stencils used:  Altenew stamp co.

In my cards I even had fun with the background of the cards.  

Some used cloud stencil or embossing folders.

These chestnut trees look good on black cards, and doing the trees in different colors. 
Check out above card ... see the difference from other cards?  There are two on the card.  Also you can see extra trees in the background ... I will be making more cards or maybe I'll put them on tags!
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Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Dreamer Doll 1

 Dreamer Doll 1

I have an announcement ... I'm happy to tell you I joined the Blank Page Muse (BPM for short) creative design team.  Also included with BPM is their sister site I Brake for Stamps (IBFS for short).

I created a couple of z-fold cards using this artistic style art doll.

Card #1 classic black & white card

Card #2 heat embossed resist card

basic instructions for heat emboss resist card:

1.  stamp and heat emboss image with clear ink and powder.

2. ink blend colors over the embossed images.

3.  buff off images with soft color to make the image pop.

4.  layer card panel onto card.

Both of these cards are Z-fold cards.  Z- fold cards are easy to create with just a couple of scores, then fold.  
Here is a template for a Z-fold card
This template shows the size of the card along with the scoring measurements.  Also shows how to fold the card...first fold is a mountain, and the second is valley fold.

Stamps and products used on these cards:
Blank Page Muse Dreamer Art Doll 1 designed by Pam Bray
Altenew Obsidian black pigment ink
Clear embossing ink and powder
Catherine Pooler inks (for blending)
Blending tools from various companies

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