Wednesday, March 23, 2016


Happy Wednesday, blog friends! 

Spring is finally here...or so the calendar says...but here in Maine we had another snowstorm the day after the official first day of spring, leaving 6 inches of fresh snow.  The landscape is pretty all covered in white, daffodils were coming up and I was looking forward to the closing of mud season.  We're now back to mud season.  Ugh!  

The bright side is there's a sketch challenge over at The House and we hope you'll join in and play along.  

My card uses RI stamps #1318-P "Cottontail Rabbit" and #1302-F "Some Bunny".  

Enjoy viewing these blogs and creations from my team mates with this sketch then get on over to The House, get the details and play along with this fun sketch.  

                               Deonna - Heather - Joy Karen - Kathy - Patti J - Shirley

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful Easter.  


Monday, March 21, 2016


Hi everyone!  Cheri here for The House That Stamps Built, with a super easy resist technique that you can use for almost any card you want to make.  

The supplies you'll need are supplies I'm sure you already have.  

Supplies:  sponge daubers, (or some other sponge small enough to color your image), dye inks, embossing ink, (I used VersaMark), white embossing powder and an embossing buddy or something else that you use to keep embossing powder from sticking to areas you don't want it to.  

Step one:  Use your embossing buddy or whatever you use to keep embossing powders from sticking where you don't want it to.  
Step two:  Ink up the stamp of your choice with VersaMark or whatever you use for embossing ink.  Stamp the image then cover it with white embossing powder.
Step three:  Using your sponge, pick up your first color and lightly apply it to your image.

Continue applying color as you desire to the image.  You can blend colors if you like, but always use a light hand when applying the ink.  

Step four: Take a clean paper towel or soft cloth and wipe the ink from the raised embossed image.  This makes the image pop and recesses the ink.  
Step five:  Assemble your card as you'd like.  

Repeat Impression Stamps used for this card are #1505-N "Rose Border" and #3906-H "Easter Blessings".  

See!  I told you easy as can be!  I hope you'll give this technique a try and if you do, I think you'll enjoy the results.  

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