Aug 202014
 

Happy Hump Day everyone! It’s challenge day here again and I’ve got a new sketch to share. Check it out and all the fabulous inspiration created by the RI Rock Stars, then play along for your chance to win a Repeat Impressions‘ gift certificate!

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Repeat Impressions Sketch A2014

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“A2014 Sketch” card created by Joy Hadden.

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“A2014 Sketch” card created by Brenda Turner.

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“A2014 Sketch” card created by Melissa Cash.

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“A2014 Sketch” card created by Karen Hasheck.

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“A2014 Sketch” card created by Deonna Bemish.

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“A2014 Sketch” card created by Cheri Weston.

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“A2014 Sketch” card created by Geri Utterback.

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“A2014 Sketch” card created by Joyce Morien.

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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! :D 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 A2014 Sketch Challenge until 5pm EST on September 2nd. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. On September 3rd we will post a new challenge and announce our winner for August. 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 A2014 in your blog or gallery posting.

Don’t forget… we also have a fun Designer’s Choice Challenge going on now too! Our Rock Star hostess, Joyce Morien has a great color challenge for you this time. Please visit my DCC813 ~ Blues post for all the details and fabulous inspiration from the Rock Stars.

So do we have any Buffalo area readers out there? Repeat Impressions is headed to Hamburg, NY this week for the StampScrapArtTour show. You will find us at the Event Center at The Fairgrounds this Saturday and Sunday, August 23rd & 24th. If you are in the area we hope you will come by and visit with us. We have lots and lots of new stamp designs to tempt you, as well as tons of fantastic card inspiration on display from the all the Rock Stars. I hope to see some of you there!

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

Until the next time… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Aug 182014
 

Gumball Machine Shaker Box by Deonna Bemish.

Supplies
1 piece of white cardstock cut to 2 1/2” x 4”
1 piece of white cardstock cut to 4 ¼” x 5 ½”
Acetate – cut to 2 ½”x 2 ½”
Rubber Stamps – I used Repeat Impressions stamps #9702-O Gumball Machine and a portion of #9703-F Have A Ball
Memento Ink or Dye ink
Dimensional foam tape or pop dots
2” circle punch or Spellbinders die
Paper Trimmer
Shaker items – Confetti, beads, nail art, glitter etc….
Glue Runner

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1. Using your 4 ¼ “ x 5 ½” piece of cardstock stamp your image in the center using your Memento ink.

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2. Color the Image as desired. I used Copic Markers R22,R24,R27, C0, C1,C3

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3. After coloring your image, cut your paper down to 2 ½” x 4” just leaving your stamped image.
4. Using your Spellbinders 2” die or a 2” circle punch line up and cut out the circle part of the Gumball machine.

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5. Take your tape runner on the backside of your stamped image, where you just die cut out the circle, apply adhesive around the outer edge. Taking your 2 ½” x 2 ½ “ Acetate apply to the adhesive.

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6. Cutting your dimensional in small pieces apply on top of the acetate all around the circle. Do NOT leave any open spaces between the tape.- I did this Two times to get it thick enough. If you are cutting pop dots in half they are probably thick enough with just one layer.

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7. Apply your sequins, confetti or whatever you are using to the inside of the circle on the Acetate. Remove the paper backing from your dimensional tape and apply your 2 ½” x 4” piece of cardstock on top to the other.

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8. Your Shaker is then complete. You may now use it on your card.

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Here is my card completed.

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Deonna

Aug 132014
 

Happy Wednesday everyone! It’s again time for a new Designer’s Choice Challenge. This week Joyce Morien is hosting a great color challenge… Blues! How about capturing the beautiful blue of a summer sky, the ocean, some lovely flowers in your garden, or even a little taste of winter?!

Here’s the wonderful “Rebecca” card that Joyce created to get us all started. I love this stamp in any color, but she seems even more beautiful in blues!

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“DCC813″ card created by Joyce Morien.

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So a few days ago Joyce shared this card with her fellow Rock Stars and asked them to create their own cards with a focus on the color blue. Check out all the fantastic creations they came up with to inspire you this week!

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“DCC813″ card created by Brenda Turner.

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“DCC813″ card created by Geri Utterback.

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“DCC813″ card created by Melissa Cash.

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“DCC813″ card created by Cheri Weston.

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“DCC813″ card created by Karen Hasheck.

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“DCC813″ card created by Joy Hadden.

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“DCC813″ card created by Deonna Bemish.

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And now it’s your turn. Here are all the details…
1. Create a card with blue as the primary color. And remember, your creation does not have to be made with Repeat Impressions stamps, but if you would like to include our designs we would reeeally love to see them! :D Plus, there’s an added bonus… you will get an additional entry in our random.org drawing for using our stamps in your submissions!
2. Post your DCC creation on your blog or online gallery and be sure to reference Repeat Impressions DCC813 ~ Blues. Then link it here with the inlinkz widget below. (Please provide a direct link to your post, not the entire blog.)
3. Submissions will be accepted until Tuesday, August 26th at 5PM EST.
4. On August 27th we will introduce a new Designer’s Choice Challenge (DCC) to play along with and announce our winner for August. For this challenge the winner will receive any one unmounted sheet of stamps of their choice!

Don’t forget that we also have a great Sketch Challenge happening now too. There are still a few days left to get in on this one and an opportunity to win a $25 Repeat Impressions gift certificate! Please follow this link to my WHAT IF? Wednesday ~ Sketch Challenge A614 post to see my sketch layout and all the wonderful cards the Rock Stars created to get you started.

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

Until then… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Aug 112014
 

Hi everyone!

Today is my turn at “Project of the Week” for The House That Stamps Built and I’m excited to share with you a fun and easy ink technique I’m calling “white pigment ink resist”.

There are many “resist” techniques, most of which use a clear embossing ink such as VersaMark , but today we’re going to change up and use white pigment ink.

Here are the supplies you’ll need.
– White or neutral colored card stock (I used Sand Beach from GKD)
– White pigment ink (I used Hero Arts)
– Clear detail embossing powder
– Heat tool
– Dye inks for coloring
– Sponges or finger dabbers
– Paper towel for removing the excess ink and last but not least
– A negative-style stamp

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1. Stamp your image on your neutral card stock using the white pigment ink. Be sure your ink is fairly juicy so that you can get a good even covering of the stamp.

2. Cover the stamping with the clear embossing powder and heat set it with your heat tool.

IMPORTANT – Be sure you melted all of the embossing powder over the image. This could be a little difficult to see so look at it carefully before you begin the next step and make sure it is all embossed.

3. Using your sponge or finger dabbers and your dye inks, begin “coloring” the areas with the colors you’ve chosen.

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4. Once you have all the areas colored in, begin to remove the excess ink with your clean paper towel.

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5. Your resist will appear as you clean the surface of your layer. Your image is now ready for mounting on a base layer.

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Here is my final project using this technique.

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The stamps I used for this card are RI# 5906-M “Forest Negative” and for the sentiment I used a portion of RI#2501-H “Happy Birthday from…” (I cut the stamp in two and can easily put the two pieces back in place when I want to use it as a whole).

Wasn’t that easy? I hope you’ll give it a try and if you do, we’d love it if you would let us know.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous week!

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