My stamping adventures

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

November ATC's

Here are my November ATC's 

stamps used:  Unity stamp co.

For my November ATC's I kept them simple.  For the snowman one I stamped snowflakes in the background ... stamped the saying ... partial stamped the snowman on the bottom of the atc.

For the bells ATC's I stamped both the image and the saying with Delicata silver ink ... added a few Nuvo silver drops.

I have been in this Unity ATC's swap for at least a year ... most likely longer but I would have to actually go to my notebook where I keep them to see how long.  I will do that later and let you know.  Thanks for stopping by and please come back again soon.  comments are always welcome.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019


stamps used:  SU Waterfront

This is a fun stamp set to play with, because you can build all types of scenes.  For my two cards I did a faux layer which means I stamped the scenes then die cut out circle frame, and just adhered it over the stamped scene.  With a stamp set like this one you can do second generation stamping to make, for instance, the mountains look farther away.  You can do second generation with the water and land to give dimension.  With second generation stamping ... there is no need for masking.
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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Mini books

products used:  Ranger dylusions by dyan reaveley

Last weekend I took a class at Papercraft Clubhouse  with dyan reaveley making fun mini books.  
These books are full of windows and cut out pages!  
There is no sewing involved with these books just gluing pages together to form them.
Had a lot of fun in class.  If you ever have the chance to take a class with dyan reaveley do it!  It is worth it!  She is fun and very good teacher.  Also in her classes she supplies everything from papers, journals, stamps and whatever you's all included in class.
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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Gel plate printings

 stamps used: Hot Potatoes and foam stamps

Last week I went to a friends' house and we played with a gel plate.  Here is a pic of the one I own but there are other brands and sizes out there in the market.

Basically what we did was brayer acrylic paints onto the gel plate and print onto tags and cards.  Also brayered the paint onto the plate then laid a stencil over the paint and then printed onto tags and such.  After they were dry then you can stamp on them with rubber or any kind of stamps.  There are all kinds of possibilities with these gel plates.  A little imagination and experiment!  I do need to play with this gel plate more.
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