Jun 302015

Surprise! Today we have a special Tuesday post announcement to share with you… We have a new Rock Star in our midst! Please help us in welcoming Heather Mills to the Repeat Impressions design team.

I asked Heather to tell us a little about herself and this is what she had to say…

Heather Mills

“I’ve been married to my wonderful husband for 16 years. We live in Southern Rhode Island and live close enough to the ocean to enjoy it year round. I’m a stay at home mom to my three beautiful girls, ages 9 and 6 (yes, I have twins!) I started stamping about 15 years ago, but didn’t really do a lot of it until about 7 years ago. That’s when I discovered the online world of stamping with all its inspiration and awesome challenges. Now, I’m addicted and can never get enough. Besides making cards, I also make jewelry and do a bit of sewing and crochet (which I just learned last year). I’m so excited to be joining the Repeat Impressions Rock Star team!”

For a sneak peek at Heather’s work please visit her blog, Wire Rapture.

Welcome aboard Heather! Myself and your fellow Rock Stars are excited to have you join us. And I’m sure our readers can’t wait to see all great things you’ll be creating for us in the coming weeks. Luckily we only have to wait until tomorrow! :)

Have a great day everyone! Thanks so much for dropping by. I’ll be back tomorrow with Heather and the rest of the gang to kick off a new Color Challenge. Please don’t forget to leave our newest Rock Star a little love here on your way out!

Repeat Impressions

Jun 292015

Happy last Monday of June!

I’m here today with a few masking techniques for the Repeat Impressions blog, The House that Stamps Built. Grab your coffee, and let’s get started! WARNING! This post is photo heavy.

For my cards today, I used all Repeat Impressions Stamps:
2322-G Black Cat
2323-I Halloween Cobweb
2316-G Boo!
2308-E Bats
2317-D Tombstone
2908-I Shade of the Elm
1808-E Just Because
3814-K Ornament Frame

When you mask images, you always want the ‘front-most’ image to be stamped first.
In this case, the black cat is the ‘front’ image. It was stamped once on the card front, and once again on a piece of thin paper, to be used as a mask.

Here’s what you will have so far.

Fussy cut your ‘mask’.

Use a bit of double sided removable adhesive on the back of your mask,
and adhere the mask directly over your stamped image.

Choose the images that you will want to appear to be ‘behind’ your cat.
In this card, I wanted a couple of tombstones. I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to
place the first tombstone over the cat image. If you have questions
about the stamp-a-ma-jig, let me know! Perhaps that will be my next
Project of the Week!

Repeat that process, adding another tombstone on the right side.

Begin peeling your mask away.

Here is a closer view.

Your final image will look like this.

I added some sky colors, grass colors, bats, boo’s, and a sentiment.
Voila! You’ve aced the masking technique! Easy, right?
Read on, for two more masking techniques.

For this card, I used a Reverse Masking technique. You will
begin with your card base, and another piece of card stock cut to the same size.

Set your card base aside for now. Apply a die (or you can use a punch) of choice, to your
panel that you just cut.

Here’s what you have now.

Next, use some post it notes, or other removable material to firmly hold
the panel to your card front.

Grab some inks, and sponge the opening you just created. I wanted
mine to look like an outdoors scene.

Remove your panel, and look at the pretty background you just
created for your favorite Repeat Impressions stamp!!!

To finish this card, I simply stamped an image and sentiment in brown ink.
Another easy project!

Last but not least, is another form of masking.
For this card, I stamped the ornament frame, and completely masked
off the ornament around the outside edge, leaving a bit of the black ink showing.

Some blue ink was sponged onto the circle, and I randomly began stamping
snowflakes into the center of the ornament with white ink.

Remove the masking pieces.

I used a silver glitter pen to color the ornament hanger, and a black micro pen
to draw some ‘wire’.

To finish this card, a silver bow and some bling was added to the card front.
The card front was matted onto some black card stock, and then onto the blue card base.

You could take this one step further, by stamping your center ornament,
masking it, and stamping again on either side.

When the mask is removed, you will see that they are dimensional looking, as if one is
in front of the other two.

Draw in your wires, and you’re ready to get creative!

I hope that you enjoyed today’s project, and that you will give it a try!

If you do, be sure to drop by and let me know, so I can come to see your beautiful

Don’t forget to stop by on Wednesday, to check out the newest challenge!

Thanks for stopping by,

Patti J.

Jun 242015

Happy Wednesday crafty peeps! I hope you are all having a great week so far. I’m road tripping today on route to the summer StampFest show in Lakeland, FL coming up this weekend. My niece and worlds best helper, Adriana, is with us too. :) If you are in the area I hope you will stop by the show and visit with us. We have some new stamps you need to see!

It’s challenge day here again at The House and I’ve got a new sketch to share with you. Check it out and all the awesome inspiration cards created by the RI Rock Stars… then play along for your chance to win a Repeat Impressions’ gift certificate!

Sketch J2415
Repeat Impressions Sketch J2415

“J2415 Sketch” creation by Cheri Weston.
Visit Cheri’s blog

“J2415 Sketch” creation by Joy Hadden.
Visit Joy’s blog

“J2415 Sketch” creation by Melissa Cash.
Visit Melissa’s blog

“J2415 Sketch” creation by Patti J. Gilliam.
Visit Patti J’s blog

“J2415 Sketch” creation by Karen Hasheck.
Visit Karen’s blog

“J2415 Sketch” creation by Kathy Stacy.
Visit Kathy’s blog

“J2415 Sketch” creation by Deonna Bemish.
Visit Deonna’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 J2415 Sketch Challenge until 5pm EST on Tuesday June 30th. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. Then on Wednesday, July 1st we’ll be kicking off a new round of challenges in our monthly rotation and announcing 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 J2415 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. Gilliam will be hosting and sharing her Project of the Week with us.

Until the next time… happy stamping!

Repeat Impressions

Jun 222015

Hi there!

Well, it is my turn to share a Project of the Week with you and I thought we would put together a simple shaker card.

As always, gather your goodies:


Stamp your image and lay out your card:


I used Memento Black ink and Red and Blue Tombow markers to color the Repeat Impressions God Bless Flag #3507-J and then stamped it onto some white cardstock.  I cut a scalloped panel to go behind and layered that to a red, star embossed panel and then attached all of that goodness to a white cardbase.

Next, you will want to create a frame and then adhere acetate (clear plastic sheet) to the back side.  Next, I added two layers of foam tape around the edges:


Now, lay your shaker goodies (sequins, beads, etc…) on top of your stamped image.


Next, lay the frame over the top.  This way, you don’t have to worry about lining your image up as you can see right where you are putting your frame.

Voila!  Your card is now finished!


I hope you will take some time to make a shaker card and come back and share with us.