Oct 222014
 

Happy Wednesday! It’s time again for a new Designer’s Choice Challenge. This week Joy Hadden is hosting with a great theme challenge… Leftovers! Don’t we all have a few scraps from other card projects laying around? Let’s see if we can put them to good use!

Here’s the fabulous butterfly card that Joy created to get us all started.

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“DCC1022″ card created by Joy Hadden.

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So a few days ago Joy shared this card with her fellow Rock Stars and asked them to create their own cards using some of their leftovers. Check out all the greatness they created to inspire you this week!

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“DCC1022″ card created by Karen Hasheck.

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“DCC1022″ card created by Cheri Weston.

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“DCC1022″ card created by Melissa Cash.

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“DCC1022″ card created by Deonna Bemish.

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“DCC1022″ card created by Patti J. Gilliam.

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“DCC1022″ card created by Geri Utterback.

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And now it’s your turn. Here are all the details…
1. Create a card using something leftover from another project. 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 DCC1022 ~ Leftovers. 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, November 4th at 5PM EST.
4. On November 5th we will introduce a new Designer’s Choice Challenge (DCC) to play along with and then have a couple more DCCs before we wrap up the month and announce our winner for November. For this challenge the winner will receive any one unmounted sheet of stamps of their choice!

Today we’re also announcing the winner of our October DCCs. So now without further ado… our friends at random.org have selected… Laurie U. as our October winner. Congratulations, Laurie! You just won an unmounted sheet of rubber stamps… any sheet of your choice! Please leave a comment here and I will contact you on how to make your selection.

Please 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 O1514 post to see my sketch layout and all the wonderful cards the Rock Stars created to get you started.

So do we have any Virginia area readers out there? Repeat Impressions is headed to Hampton, VA this week for the StampScrapArtTour show. You will find us at the Hampton Roads Convention Center this Saturday and Sunday, October 25th & 26th. If you are in the area we hope you will come by and see us. We have added lots and lots of new stamp designs since our last visit, 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 plenty to inspire you and look forward to seeing your Leftovers card linked here soon. And please be sure to stop by again on Monday when Rock Star, Joy Hadden will be hosting and sharing her Project of the Week with us.

Until then… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Oct 202014
 

Hi there! Geri here with another project. When I received this beautiful Dragonfly stamp from Repeat Impressions, I knew I had to make a 3-D project with it. It is a nice size image (about 4″ by 2″). I cased a art piece from Pier One.

I have two samples to show you.

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Here is how I made the blue one. I stamped the image in Memento “London Fog”, colored it with Copic’s using BG10, B01 and BV00. Next I covered the entire image with “Wink Of Stella” GL clear.
After it dried I cut fussy cut it out. Next I laid it on a “VersaMark pad, pushing it down for good coverage, then used clear embossing powder, then heat set it. I used a small wooden block painted black and had my DH drill a small hole in the center. But a small box or vase will do. Bent some floral wire, snipped it the length I needed. Then glued the Dragonfly to the top of wire.

Here is a photo of supplies used for the blue piece.

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A closeup image before adding it to the wire.

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Supplies used for both:
Repeat Impressions “Dragonfly (lg)” stamp #4401-O
Floral wire
Wire snips
Glue
Wooden blocks
Black spray paint
Memento Black and London Fog
Copic’s: BG10, B01 and BV00 (blue Dragonfly)
YR02, YR21, Y21 and G21 (Fall colors Dragonfly)
Wink of Stella
VersaMark
Clear embossing powder
Heat gun

Hope you liked my project and if you give it a try, let me know, I would love to see it.
Thanks for stopping by.

Geri

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Oct 152014
 

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 fun 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 O1514

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“O1514 Sketch” card created by Geri Utterback.

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“O1514 Sketch” card created by Karen Hasheck.

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“O1514 Sketch” card created by Patti J. Gilliam.

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“O1514 Sketch” card created by Cheri Weston.

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“O1514 Sketch” card created by Deonna Bemish.

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“O1514 Sketch” card created by Joy Hadden.

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“O1514 Sketch” card created by Melissa Cash.

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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 O1514 Sketch Challenge until 5pm EST on October 28th. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. On October 29th we will post a new challenge and announce our winner for October. 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 O1514 in your blog or gallery posting.

Don’t forget… we also have a fun Designer’s Choice Challenge going on now too! Our guest hostess, Robin Clendenning has a great theme challenge for you this time. Please visit my DCC108 ~ Winter post for all the details and fabulous inspiration from Robin and our Rock Stars.

So do we have any Michigan area readers out there? Repeat Impressions is headed to Southfield, MI this week for the StampScrapArtTour show. You will find us at the Southfield Pavilion this Saturday and Sunday, October 18th & 19th. If you are in the area we hope you will come by and see us. We have added lots and lots of new stamp designs since our last visit, 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

Oct 132014
 

Today is my day to present the Project of the Week for Repeat Impressions. I’ve chosen to write a tutorial on: Stamping with Liquid Applique

Supplies used:

Dark colored Cardstock – I chose DCWV textured in brown

Liquid Applique – I used White from Marvy Uchida

Rubber Stamps – I used Repeat Impressions #9602-O Beer Mug and #9601-I Beer Foam from the “Bottoms Up Series

Heat Tool

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1. Stamp Beer mug with black ink onto brown cardstock.

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2. Using your Beer foam stamp, apply liquid applique to the raised areas of the stamp by using a daubing motion. After covering the image, stamp onto your Beer Mug stamp. See picture.

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3. After allowing your liquid applique to dry for an hour or two, using your heat tool, heat set the liquid applique image. This should make it raised and puffy. *Do not overheat! Liquid applique turns brown when scorched.

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4. You can then leave the image as is or add more liquid applique to fill in the open space areas. Your beer mug is then ready to use on a card!

This is an example that I posted a while back using this technique.

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This is my newest example.

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Thank you,

Deonna B