Wednesday, September 2, 2015

COLOR CHALLENGE AT THE HOUSE THAT STAMPS BUILT

Hello blog friends!  

It's another What If? Wednesday challenge at The House That Stamps Built and this week it's a color challenge.

Each Wednesday, there's a new challenge and another opportunity to win a $25.00 gift certificate for some incredible Repeat Impression Stamps.  Entering is easy and if you use an RI stamp on your entry, you'll get two entries.  So please join us for each week's challenge.

Here's the color challenge this week.


Here is my card using these colors



I created my card using two RI Stamps RI#4313-K "Sunflower" and #1112-E "Just a Note".  For the focal image I sponged the bg with DI then stamped and masked the sunflower and stamped it 3x.  I colored the flowers using my new acrylic art pens (love them).  Fun and easy card.  

Check out the other Rock Stars for some incredible inspiration

                               Deonna - Heather - Joy Karen - Kathy - Patti J

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to join us in this challenge details are at The House.



Monday, August 31, 2015

PROJECT OF THE WEEK FOR THE HOUSE THAT STAMPS BUILT

Hi there, everyone!  Cheri here with a project of the week for you to try it's called "Delft Tiles".

I thought I'd show you an older technique but always fun and easy to do.  You may have seen several ways to do this technique, most use a scoring application on a separate layer.  The way I'm showing you gives you the option of using square dies or punches you may have.  This option also gives you the versatility of using the die cut pieces to arrange as you'd like to on your card base.  

Here are the supplies you'll need:  



Blue dye ink (I used Distress Ink "Blueprint Sketch"
Clear embossing ink (I used VersaMark)
Clear embossing powder
A square or die punch (I used the 1 1/4 " die and also, but not shown, I used the 1 5/8", from the Repeat Impressions Flip Stitch Die Set)
An open line rubber stamp of your choice.  You'll note that I have two stamps showing, however I only used RI #4314-K "Flowering Vine".
A layer of white card stock large enough to cut out the amount of layers you need.  Mine measured 4.25x5.50.


Step one:  With your inked up stamp, stamp your image on the white card stock panel.


Step 2:  Make sure your panel is completely dry then take your embossing ink pad and swipe it all over the panel.  Cover the panel completely with clear embossing ink.  Once covered, sprinkle the clear embossing power all over the panel and heat set with a heat gun.

Step 3:  Once cool, repeat the process, adding another layer of embossing ink and embossing powder.  The second layer produces an almost "fine china" effect.  You can add a third coat of the ink and powder if you feel your surface isn't smooth enough. 


Step 4:  Once your panel is cool and as you want/like it, take it to your die cutting machine along with the die and cut it into squares, as you see here. 

Finally, assemble your card as you like.  The sentiment I used in this card is from the vertical collection, RI#6103-J "Thinking of You".  I also sponged the edges of each panel with the ink, before adhering it to the larger die cut to give it a porcelain look.  


Thank you for stopping by and I hope you'll give this technique a try.  I think you'll really like the effect you get.  




Sunday, August 30, 2015

ART JOURNAL

Hello everyone!  

I'm stepping out of my oh, so comfy, comfort zone these days and playing more and more with all sorts of inks and media and having a messy blast with it too.   

I started making an art journal, inspired by so many I've seen on the Internet, and wanted to share my first page (ever) with you.  Let me know what you think.

I'm also entering it in the Stamplorations Mixed Media ARTplorations challenge for August 2015 "Use a Stencil".  This is a challenge for anything but a card.  


I wish the photo was better.  It was difficult to get a good picture as it's the first page in the new journal and it doesn't want to lay flat.  The stencil I used on this page was Tim Holtz "Burlap".  

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll leave me a comment about my first art journal page!  


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

WHAT IF? WEDNESDAY AT THE HOUSE THAT STAMPS BUILT

Hi there blog friends!  

Here we are all rolled around to another Wednesday and excited to be bringing you another challenge at The House That Stamps Built.  

The challenge this week is a sketch challenge, and you'll have some fun with it, I promise!  I spent some time trying to flip this sketch and nothing I did worked (or I liked, anyway)..let's see what you can do with it!  


As you can see from my card, I went with the literal sketch.  

The RI Stamps I used for this card are #1208-H "Who Loves ya..", and #118-I "Bear With Heart".  

I hope you'll come on over to The House this week and try this sketch challenge.  You can enter your creation in the drawing for a gift certificate for some Repeat Impressions stamps.  

Here are links to my team mates for some incredible inspiration using this sketch!  

                                 Deonna - Heather - Joy Karen - Kathy - Patti J

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you all find some crafting time and play along with us.  



Wednesday, August 19, 2015

WHAT IF? WEDNESDAY INSPIRATION CHALLENGE

Hello blog friends!

Here we are with another WIW challenge for The House That Stamps Built and this week the challenge is an inspiration challenge.


This photo has so many options for inspiration.  I was inspired by the background.

I purchased some Ken Oliver Color Burst powders awhile back and decided to bring them out and give them a try on creating my background.  Before I did that, I stamped and heat embossed RI Stamp# 4401-O "Dragonfly lg".  I also stamped RI#102-F "Dragonfly" with waterproof ink on the prepared bg.  

I'm super excited to be using one of the newest Word Stamp Sets "Happy" for my sentiment.  These word stamps are so much fun to use!  Check them out yourself!  

Please join us for the inspiration challenge this week.  You can find the details on how to enter at The House.  

Please visit the blogs of my Rock Star team mates for the details on the cards they have created.  

                             Deonna - Heather - Joy Karen - Kathy - Patti J


Thanks so much for stopping by!  






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