Jun 292016
 

Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope your summer is off to a great start. I can’t believe it’s almost July already! And since we have a bonus 5th Wednesday in this month it’s time for another Anything Goes Challenge! So for this week’s challenge the sky is the limit. Feel free to submit any style of card or stamped creation that you wish.

Here are the wonderful creations the RI Rock Stars came up with to inspire you and get us started.

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“WIW March Anything Goes Challenge” creation by Heather Mills.
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“WIW March Anything Goes Challenge” creation by Joy Hadden.
Visit Joy’s blog

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“WIW March Anything Goes Challenge” creation by Shirley Hotop.
Visit Shirley’s blog

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“WIW March Anything Goes Challenge” creation by Deonna Bemish.
Visit Deonna’s blog

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“WIW March Anything Goes Challenge” creation by Patti J. Gilliam.
Visit Patti J’s blog

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“WIW March Anything Goes Challenge” creation by Kathy Stacy.
Visit Kathy’s blog

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“WIW March Anything Goes Challenge” creation by Laurie Unger.
Visit Laurie’s blog

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“WIW March Anything Goes Challenge” creation by Cheri Weston.
Visit Cheri’s blog

And now it’s your turn! The rules are really simple… Remember, your creation doesn’t have to be made with Repeat Impressions stamps, but if you would like to include our designs we would really love to see them! ūüėÄ Plus you will get an additional entry in our random.org drawing for using our stamps in your submissions! Simply stamp up whatever you wish, upload your card to your blog or Splitcoast gallery, then link it here to this post by clicking on the little blue button below.

We will be accepting submissions to this WIW June Anything Goes Challenge until 5pm EST on July 5th. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. On July 6th we’ll kick off a new challenge… our WIW Color Challenge and announce our June challenges winner. One lucky person will win a $25 Repeat Impressions Gift Certificate!

So what are you waiting for?! Why not play along with us and start stamping up a card now. We can’t wait to see your creations! When you are ready to share your card, please add the direct link to your entry using the link button below. And please be sure to provide a link back here and reference Repeat Impressions WIW June Anything Goes Challenge in your blog or gallery posting.

Thanks so much for dropping by today. We hope you’ve found lots to inspire you and look forward to seeing your challenge creation linked here soon. And please be sure to drop by again on Monday when Rock Star, Cheri Weston will be hosting and sharing her Project of the Week with us.

Until the next time… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Jun 272016
 

Hello, my creative friends!

It’s Monday…

And it’s my turn to be your Project of the Week hostess, here at the Repeat Impressions‘ blog,¬†The House that Stamps Built.

I decided to try my hand at foiling. That’s foiling with an ‘O’, not failing with an ‘A’, although, I must admit to many FAILED, foiled cards! lol… Practice makes perfect, so with enough practice, I might get it right :)

I used these Repeat Impressions’ stamps for my projects:
10314-H Daisy Solid Large
10306-E Daisy Solid Small
10301-H Patti’s Flower Solid (YEP! I drew this one!)
10201-W Flower Power Background
Hello Cling Set

To get started, you will need:
a heat laminator, Versamark Ink, and/or some really sticky two sided tape
stamps
cardstock
heat gun

First, turn on your laminator, letting it heat for quite some time Рyou will want it to get as hot as possible.

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Decide what image you want to use, and ink it up well with Versamark Ink. I always rub my cardstock with an embossing buddy, or the embossing powder tool to eliminate static prior to embossing. For this project, I used my MISTI tool, in order to re-ink with Versamark a few times to get a good image.

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Next, apply embossing powder to your cardstock.

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Using your heat gun, heat the embossed image.

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Here is what your panel should look like.

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Fold a sheet of copy paper in half, lay your embossed cardstock panel face up, and¬†place your sheet of foil on top of the embossed image. The foil should be ‘pretty’ side up.

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Fold the copy paper over the foiled panel, and run it through your laminator.

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Turn the whole bundle and run through again.

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Slowly peel the foil off .

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Here is what the foiled panel looks like.

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I decided that since I used an outline image, rather than a solid image, it needed a bit more zing, so I did a bit of distress sponging over the foiling.

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I also foiled a sentiment, and used some colored mats to complete this card.

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Next, I decided to see what would happen if I used some two sided tape. I taped a strip on my card panel, then did some embossed lines on either side using a score board.

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Peel the tape off, and add your foil. Rub in firmly with your fingertip.

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Peel away the tape, and voila!

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Here is how I finished that piece. I just kept adding score lines and foil, then trimmed to fit my card front as desired. The flowers were stamped on with Versamark, and heated through the laminator. Once the card base was finished, I adhered the white panel with pop-dots to give it front and center attention.

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None of these photos show how pretty the foiling is. In this photo, I tried to capture the shine.

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We hope you will give this a try! It will take some patience and some practice, but¬†a roll of foil comes with several sheets, and is approximately $4-$5, so practice to your hearts content! If you try this, come back and let us know – we’d love to see your finished¬†projects!

Thanks for your patience with all these photos!

Have a great day,

Patti J.

Jun 222016
 

Happy Hump Day, crafty friends! I hope your week is going well so far. After a wonderful few weeks of working from home, I’m back on the road again. We’re on route now to Lakeland, FL for the StampFest Summer Show. So if you happen to live in the area (or are crazy enough like me to visit FL in the summer) then be sure to come by and see me at the Repeat Impressions’ booth this weekend. We have added lots and lots of new stamps since our last trip to FL!

In the meantime, it’s challenge day here again at The House so I’ve got a new sketch to share with you. So if you are planning to get inky this week, then we’ve got just the thing to help get you started. Check out my sketch and all the wonderful inspiration cards created by the RI Rock Starsthen play along for your chance to win a Repeat Impressions’ gift certificate!

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Repeat Impressions Sketch J2216

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“J2216 Sketch” creation by Patti J. Gilliam.
Visit Patti’s blog

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“J2216 Sketch” creation by Deonna Bemish.
Visit Deonna’s blog

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“J2216 Sketch” creation by Shirley Hotop.
Visit Shirley’s blog

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“J2216 Sketch” creation by Joy Hadden.
Visit Joy’s blog

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“J2216 Sketch” creation by Heather Mills.
Visit Heather’s blog

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“J2216 Sketch” creation by Cheri Weston.
Visit Cheri’s blog

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“J2216 Sketch” creation by Kathy Stacy.
Visit Kathy’s blog

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“J2216 Sketch” creation by Laurie Unger.
Visit Laurie’s blog

And now it’s your turn! The rules are really simple… Your card doesn’t even have to be made with Repeat Impressions stamps, but if you would like to include our designs we would really love to see them! ūüėÄ Plus you will get an additional entry in our random.org drawing for using our stamps in your submissions! Simply create a card based on my sketch, upload your card to your blog or Splitcoast gallery, then link your card here to this post by clicking on the little blue button below.

We will be accepting submissions to this J2216 Sketch Challenge until 5pm EST on Tuesday June 28th. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. Then on Wednesday, June 29th we’ll be kicking off our final challenge in our monthly rotation and the following week we’ll announce our winner for June. One lucky person will win a $25 Repeat Impressions Gift Certificate!

So what are you waiting for?! Why not play along with us and start stamping up a card now. We can’t wait to see your creations! When you are ready to share your card, please add the direct link to your entry using the link button below. And please be sure to provide a link back here and reference Repeat Impressions Sketch J2216 in your blog or gallery posting.

Don’t forget… Take part in one weekly challenge or all of them. The more you play along, the more chances you have to win! Each submission enters you in the drawing for our gift certificate. And you don’t always have to use our stamps in your creations, but we will reward you if you do. Each submission using a Repeat Impressions stamp will earn you an additional entry in the drawing!

Thanks so much for spending time with us today. We hope you’ve found lots to inspire you and look forward to seeing your challenge creation linked here soon. And please be sure to stop by again on Monday when RI Rock Star, Patti J will be sharing another great Project of the Week with us.

Until the next time… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Jun 202016
 

This week, I’m going to show you how I change the look of my sentiments with a masking technique.¬† It’s really a nice easy technique and gives you lots of options for using the same sentiment and making it fit your project.

Supplies I used:

— Sentiment stamp Repeat Impressions’ 1807-F, I’m so glad…

— Desired card stock or paper

— Washi tape (or other low tack tape–I use scotch tape a lot, too)

— Ink

— Stamp-a-ma-jig

As you can see, my sentiment is long and thin, and I want it to be stacked up the corner.

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I start by lining up the clear sheet in the corner of my stamp-a-ma-jig, and then stamping the sentiment, also lining up the clear block in the corner of the tool.¬† After you stamp the sentiment, make sure you clean your stamp really well.¬† You don’t want any stray ink!

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Using the plastic sheet, line up the sentiment where you want it.¬† I wanted to start with the end of my sentiment, so I made sure the “there’s you” part was lined up in the correct place.¬† Then place the tool right up against the corner of the sheet.¬† Then remove the sheet, careful not to move the tool.

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Place a piece of tape over the part of the sentiment you DON’T want to use and ink up the stamp like normal.

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Remove the tape, line up ¬†your block in the corner of the tool and stamp.¬† Because the tape took the inking, you’re left with just the part you wanted to use.¬† Remember to clean the stamp really well, again.

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Using the plastic sheet, I then lined up the rest of the sentiment, placing it just over the part I already stamped.

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Place the tape over the part of the sentiment you already used and ink up the rest.

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Using the stamp-a-ma-jig like before, I stamped the “I’m so glad” part of the sentiment.

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And here you can see the difference between how I stamped the sentiment and how it was designed (on the white card stock).  This technique really stretches the usage you can get out of your sentiment stamps.  You can do the same thing for sentiments that are stacked that you want to be side by side, or even use it to stamp only a word out of the sentiment (like I did on this card here).

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I hope you’ll give this technique a try!¬† Here’s my finished card:

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I also used Repeat Impressions’¬†9009-F, Butterfly (sm) to finish my card.

~ Heather