Feb 082016
 

Hi everyone… Deonna here with the Repeat Impressions Project of the Week. I’ve chosen to show you how to make a Distressed Stickles Resist Background today. It is so easy and I just love the results. See what you think.
 
Supplies that you will need:
Stickles in the colors that you want to use – I’m using Broken China and Antique Linen.
Glossy Cardstock – mine is Ranger, any will work fine
Distress inks – Broken China and Antique Linen
Blending Tool
Black Archival ink by Ranger
Stamps – Repeat Impressions – 5120-K, Palm Frond Sil. (lg), 2408-N, Large Palm Trees

 

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Step 1 – Gather Supplies and Cut your cardstock to the size you want your card to be. I’m making a 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ inch card.
 
Step 2 – Place glitter glue over the area that you want the ink to resist. Allow to Dry. You can heat set this if you own a heat tool.

 

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Step 3 – Taking your Distress inks and distress tool, ink the areas that you want colored in a circular motion until desired color. I used Broken China for my top 3/4 of the background and Antique Linen for the bottom 1/4. Allow to dry or heat set.

 

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Step 4 – Using your Repeat Impressions‘ stamps, stamp the image on the cardstock with Black Archival ink. I wanted my Palm tree to be in the Sand and the Palm fronds to be around the outside of the card.

 

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Complete your card by mounting, adding embellishments, or just stamping a sentiment.

 

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So fun and So Easy! Have a great day!
Deonna

Feb 032016
 

Happy February! It’s a new month so you know what that means… It’s time to get things started with a Color Challenge. This great color combination gives a little nod to Valentine’s Day… so I’m challenging you all to stamp up something using Black, White and Red.

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Check out all this wonderful inspiration the RI Rock Stars have created for you! Such a fun variety of styles and images!!

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“WIW Color Challenge ~ Black, White and Red” creation by Kathy Stacy.
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“WIW Color Challenge ~ Black, White and Red” creation by Cheri Weston.
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“WIW Color Challenge ~ Black, White and Red” creation by Joy Hadden.
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“WIW Color Challenge ~ Black, White and Red” creation by Karen Hasheck.
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“WIW Color Challenge ~ Black, White and Red” creation by Deonna Bemish.
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“WIW Color Challenge ~ Black, White and Red” creation by Heather Mills.
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“WIW Color Challenge ~ Black, White and Red” creation by Patti J. Gilliam.
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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! 😀 Plus you will get an additional entry in our random.org drawing for using our stamps in your submissions! Simply create something using this week’s colors, upload your card to your blog or Splitcoast gallery, then link your it here to this post by clicking on the little blue button below.

We will be accepting submissions to this WIW Color Challenge ~ Black, White and Red until 5pm EST on February 9th. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. On February 10th we’ll start a new challenge… our Designer’s Choice Challenge, and so on with the different challenges through the end of the month. Then the first Wednesday in March we’ll announce our February 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 Color Challenge ~ Black, White and Red in your blog or gallery posting.

Today we’re also announcing the winner of our January challenges. A big thank you and round of applause to all of you who participated. We loved checking out all your creations! As usual, we let random.org select the lucky recipient of our $25 Gift Certificate. So without further ado… this time that person is… Marie Flayer! Congratulations, Marie and happy shopping! Please leave a comment on this post and I will get your certificate on it’s way.

So do we have any FL readers out there? Repeat Impressions is on route to Clearwater, FL this week for the StampFest Winter Show happening this Saturday. If you are in the area we’d love to see you there!

Thank you so much for stopping 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, Deonna Bemish will be hosting and sharing her Project of the Week with us.

Until the next time… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Feb 012016
 

Hi everyone, Cheri here with another easy peasy POTW for The House That Stamps Built.

This is a great way to get more from your stamps while creating something different and unique with them. I’m sure there are other names for this technique, but for this one, I’m calling it “on the edge stamping”.

Here are the supplies you’ll need:

 

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Stamps of your choice, ink for stamping, ruler, scissors, card stock. If you decide to color your images, you’ll need your favorite coloring medium. For my cards I used Copic Markes as well as colored ink.

 

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Step 1 – Determine where you’d like your image to end on your card stock layer. I choose 1/2 inch from the edge. You will then lightly draw a line down the layer with a pencil. Keep your pressure light so the mark is easy to erase.

 

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Step 2 – Line up your stamp to overlap the penciled line and placed up against the cut edge of the card stock layer.

 

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Step 3 – Stamp your image as you’d like it to appear. (I used a MISTI for my stamping. It makes it easier if you have to re-stamp the image).

 

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Step 4 – Color your image, then cut it out along the penciled line you have drawn on the card stock.

 

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Finally, finish your card as you’d like it. For this card I kept my butterflies as a panel, however you’ll notice on my second card, I cut the stamped edge and let it be a “border” on the card. There are so many possibilities using this technique. Stamps used for this card: RI#9001-L “Butterfly (Lg)” and RI# 6103-J “Thinking Vertical”.

 

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For this card, I stamped the heart images with colored ink before cutting them out to form the border. RI#5118-H “Heart Sil Lg”, RI#5132-D “Heart Sil sm”, RI# 3405-C “Random Hearts”, RI# 1204-I “Love”.

I hope you’ll be give this a try and if you do, please share your link on our FaceBook Page.

Jan 272016
 

Happy Wednesday, crafty friends! It’s challenge day here again at The House and 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 Stars… then play along for your chance to win a Repeat Impressions‘ gift certificate!

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Repeat Impressions Sketch J2716

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“J2716 Sketch” creation by Cheri Weston.

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“J2716 Sketch” creation by Patti J. Gilliam.

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“J2716 Sketch” creation by Heather Mills.

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“J2716 Sketch” creation by Deonna Bemish.

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“J2716 Sketch” creation by Kathy Stacy.

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“J2716 Sketch” creation by Joy Hadden.

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“J2716 Sketch” creation by Karen Hasheck.

Visit Karen’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! 😀 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 J2716 Sketch Challenge until 5pm EST on Tuesday February 2nd. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. Then on Wednesday, February 3rd we’ll be kicking off a new challenge and announcing our winner for January. 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 J2716 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, Cheri Weston will be sharing another great Project of the Week with us.

Until the next time… happy stamping!

Wendy

Repeat Impressions