Tuesday, August 22, 2017

BE COOL LLAMA

Hi there Junkies!  

The cutest (and most fun) Llama on the stamping block is the "Be Cool Llama" from the August 2017 release.  


I had so much fun playing around with this stamp and I'll be using it more in future cards, but for this one, I gave them a party....lots of rainbow colored waterfall dots using "Here We Go Round In Circles" (this set has become one of my favorites).  I did a little masking in order to get the multiple layers from the stamp rather than cut the stamp apart.  

Using my MISTI, I first masked the open line llama with a post-it note while I inked up the solid images with VersaFine Black Ink.  Removing the mask, I stamped the inked images onto a white cs layer.  I continued to repeat this process until I was happy with the depth of the black ink on the solid images.  

On a separate cardstock layer I reversed the process and masked the two solid images then stamped the open line llama image.  I created an image mask for this one with masking paper and cut it out and layed it over the llama while I stamped the rainbow dots with Distress Inks.  Additionally, for more detail I chose some gel pens close to the DI colors and added those.  

I used a border die to cut the solid image and then added a piece of black scrap to accent it.  I then taped that assembled piece to the rainbow piece and used a frame die to cut the entire piece before mounting in on a black cs base layer.  Sharpie pens were used to color the "Be Cool" message.  

It was not a quick and easy card to make, but I so enjoyed the process.  What a fun stamp this is.  

I hope you found some inspiration.  

Technique Junkies has a ton of fabulous stamps to play with....go shopping and use my discount for any stamps you like (Sorry...those from August 2017 Release are not included) for a 10% discount on your entire order of stamps.  


Happy stamping!  

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

INSPIRATION CHALLENGE AUGUST 2017 FOR THE HOUSE THAT STAMPS BUILT

Helllooo House people....New challenge at The House That Stamps Built going on and it's an inspiration challenge...a photo and/or a color palette...you choose.   



I love to create different backgrounds for images and sometimes I go a little on the simple side....I think this is one of those.  I used RI #3415-I "Adirondack Chair"   and the sentiment isng Yo RI#1214-G "Knowing You".  

Here's the inspiration.  Have some fun and join us!  


If you like our challenges then you might be interested in learning this exciting news that this month, we've extended our play time.....Here's the notice from the first week's DCC challenge"Stamp Your Favorite Movie"  

we’ve decided to cut you all a little slack and are extending our challenge deadlines a bit. This month the deadline for submissions for ALL our challenges will be September 5th. So for example… starting with today’s Designer’s Choice Challenge you’ll have the entire month to create and upload your card. Then when we introduce our next new challenge next week you’ll have three weeks to submit for that one, two weeks for the following challenge, and the usual one week to submit the last challenge of the month. So with a little less of a time crunch we hope you’ll find that you have more opportunity to play along with more of our challenges.

Pretty exciting for all of you who are busy during the summer months.  

Come on over and play along with our AUGUST CHALLENGES and get additional opportunities to win some fabulous Repeat Impressions Stamps.  For additional detail on this challenge, check out THE HOUSE and for incredible inspiration check out these awesome designers


Deonna - Donna - Heather - Joy - Laurie - Patti J - Shirley 

Thanks for stopping by today....I hope you'll check out our challenges and join us this month.  



Tuesday, August 15, 2017

FLUFFING YOUR (RED) TUTU

Hi there Junkies....

Unless you were napping, you must have seen the fabulous and fun stamp "Fluff Your Tutu" just released (August 2017) from Technique Junies.

I haven't used my supply of Stickles in a long time, but I loved how they worked on this stamp image after embossing it on black cs with white ep.  I stamped the background layer with "Here We Go Round In Circles" set, using black an red ink.  For additional detail I added Nuvo Glitter Markers to the centers of the circles.  




What a fun stamp this is.  

Thanks so much for stopping by and check out all the awesome stamps from Technique Junkies....I'll help you shop....you can use my personal 10% discount if you'd like.  Just add it to the coupon code area at check out.  

Have a crafty day... 



Monday, August 14, 2017

POTW - STAMPING TIP - REPURPOSE CLEAR PACKAGING FOR STAMPING

Hi there, 

I'm here with a helpful stamping tip for you instead of a project.  

Often times, especially with rubber stamps, it's difficult to decide just where you'd like an image on your project.  The stamp positioners, or MISTI  are wonderful tools, but in the case of being undecided as to where you'd like the image or sentiment, this is a great tip and comes in handy for me often.  



Shown in this photo are two pieces of packaging materials.  The one on the left is a sturdier piece of acrylic that came in something, while the one the right is a celophane package.  Both work equally well.  

I cut the pieces a little larger than an A2 card because that's the card size I usually make.  


You don't need the MISTI or stamp positioner for this step, but in the photo I used the MISTI because my cardstock was already in it.  

I placed the acrylic piece right on top of my CS and began placing my stamp around it while I decided where I might like the image to be.  



At this point, you can move the acrylic piece around and around the area of your CS and get a good idea of where it pleases you.  If you're using a MISTI, you can wipe the image off the acrylic piece, move the stamp and repeat the step.  



The same process applies to the sentiment.  It's a great way to get the right sentiment in the right place.  

When you're ready, just slide your acrylic off the CS and ink and stamp.  Finish as you'd like.  



The stamps I used here are RI# 3602-P "First Light" and RI# 3212-H "To Everything".  

I hope you like this little tip, it’s been helpful to me for many years and I hope it is for you.   

Have a happy day and I hope you get some craft time.  


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

AUGUST 2017 TIC, TAC, TOE CHALLENGE AT THE HOUSE THAT STAMPS BUILT

Hi there House friends....

It's Tic, Tac, Toe challenge time at The House That Stamps Built .  



I chose to go with the middle row right straight across from left to right; background wash, pastel colors and Stenciling.  The stamps I used were RI #2423-L "Under The Sea" and RI #8623-D "Brighten"



If you like our challenges then you might be interested in learning this exciting news that this month, we've extended our play time.....Here's the notice from last week's DCC challenge "Stamp Your Favorite Movie"  

we’ve decided to cut you all a little slack and are extending our challenge deadlines a bit. This month the deadline for submissions for ALL our challenges will be September 5th. So for example… starting with today’s Designer’s Choice Challenge you’ll have the entire month to create and upload your card. Then when we introduce our next new challenge next week you’ll have three weeks to submit for that one, two weeks for the following challenge, and the usual one week to submit the last challenge of the month. So with a little less of a time crunch we hope you’ll find that you have more opportunity to play along with more of our challenges.

Pretty exciting for all of you who are busy during the summer months.  

Come on over and play along with our AUGUST CHALLENGES and get additional opportunities to win some fabulous Repeat Impressions Stamps.  For additional detail on this challenge, check out THE HOUSE and for incredible inspiration check out these awesome designers


Deonna - Donna - Heather - Joy - Laurie - Patti J - Shirley 

Thanks for stopping by today....I hope you'll check out our challenges and join us this month.  


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