Aug 312015
 

Hi there, everyone!  Cheri here with a Project of the Week for you to try.  It’s called Delft Tiles.

I thought I’d show you an older technique but always fun and easy to do.  You may have seen several ways to do this technique, most use a scoring application on a separate layer.  The way I’m showing you gives you the option of using square dies or punches you may have.  This option also gives you the versatility of using the die cut pieces to arrange as you’d like to on your card base.

Here are the supplies you’ll need: 

Blue dye ink (I used Distress Ink “Blueprint Sketch”

Clear embossing ink (I used VersaMark)

Clear embossing powder

A square or die punch (I used the 1 1/4 ” die and also, but not shown, I used the 1 5/8″, from the Repeat Impressions Flip Stitch Die Set)

An open line rubber stamp of your choice.  You’ll note that I have two stamps showing, however I only used RI #4314-K “Flowering Vine”.

A layer of white card stock large enough to cut out the amount of layers you need.  Mine measured 4.25×5.50.

 

Step 1:  With your inked up stamp, stamp your image on the white card stock panel.

 

Step 2:  Make sure your panel is completely dry then take your embossing ink pad and swipe it all over the panel.  Cover the panel completely with clear embossing ink.  Once covered, sprinkle the clear embossing power all over the panel and heat set with a heat gun.

 

Step 3:  Once cool, repeat the process, adding another layer of embossing ink and embossing powder.  The second layer produces an almost “fine china” effect.  You can add a third coat of the ink and powder if you feel your surface isn’t smooth enough.

 

Step 4:  Once your panel is cool, and is as you want/like it, take it to your die cutting machine along with the die and cut it into squares, as you see here.

Finally, assemble your card as you like.  The sentiment I used in this card is from the vertical collection, RI#6103-J “Thinking of You”.  I also sponged the edges of each panel with the ink, before adhering it to the larger die cut to give it a porcelain look.

 

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you’ll give this technique a try.  I think you’ll really like the effect you get.

Aug 262015
 

Happy Wednesday crafty peeps! I hope you are all having a great week so far. I’m road tripping again this week on route to the StampScrapArtTour show in Hamburg, NY coming up this weekend. So if you are in the Buffalo area I hope that you will stop by the show and visit with us. We have some great new products to share with you… including some new stamps that aren’t even on our website yet!

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 wonderful inspiration cards created by the RI Rock Stars… then play along for your chance to win a Repeat Impressions‘ gift certificate!

 

 

Repeat Impressions Sketch A2615


 

“A2615 Sketch” creation by Joy Hadden.

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“A2615 Sketch” creation by Patti J. Gilliam.

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“A2615 Sketch” creation by Deonna Bemish.

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“A2615 Sketch” creation by Heather Mills.

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“A2615 Sketch” creation by Karen Hasheck.

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“A2615 Sketch” creation by Cheri Weston.

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“A2615 Sketch” creation by Kathy Stacy.

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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! 😀 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 A2615 Sketch Challenge until 5pm EST on Tuesday September 1st. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. Then on Wednesday, September 2nd we’ll be kicking off a new round of challenges in our monthly rotation and announcing 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 A2615 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.

Until the next time… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions


Aug 242015
 

Karen Hasheck here today sharing some rubber cement and Brusho fun for my Project of the Week. ​ I love discovering new background techniques to try, and recently Ink Stained Roni shared several blog posts where she used rubber cement and Brusho Coloured Crystals to create some awesome and easy backgrounds. I ran right out and bought some rubber cement ($1.79 at my nearby Target) and then I played. I am so excited to share that Repeat Impressions is now selling the Brusho Crystal Colour Craft Spritzer Set with many of my favorite colors all in one kit! All the colors on these cards are in that one kit with a spritzer bottle too! Here is a link to the Brusho set on the RI website.

To make a fun background that looks like faux marble, all you need to do is drizzle the rubber cement onto watercolor paper. let it dry and then sprinkle and spritz with your favorite colors of Brusho Crystal Colours. Here are a couple pictures of the process:



On my first card, I chose two light colors- Lemon and Sea Green Brushos for the first layer. I sprinkled on a little of the Brusho crystals, spritzed with water and then let it dry. Then I drizzled on some swirls of rubber cement and let that dry. I also drizzled the rubber cement on glossy paper to see how that would look.

I let the rubber cement dry thoroughly then added my magical colored Brusho crystals. On the background with the light green and yellow base on watercolor paper, I added Turquoise and Orange Brushos and spritzed with water. On the glossy paper, I added Orange, Turquoise and Violet Brusho Crystals and spritzed them with water to activate the colors. On the glossy paper, the water does not soak in like on the watercolor paper, but it still resulted in a fun background. When the papers were dry. I removed the rubber cement with an adhesive eraser. This is how the pieces looked after this step, and the completed cards:




I cut the backgrounds down to fit on A2 sized cards and added some Repeat Impressions‘ stamps and gems. The green card features one of my favorite RI stamps, 5702-M Crowned Crane Deco. The violet glossy card features a sneak peak at a new word set that will be released by Repeat Impressions soon. (Two other new similar word sets are available here now!)  I cut an oval with a Spellbinders die and sponged with violet ink while the piece was still in the oval die. Then I stamped “you” with turquoise ink and “did it!” with black ink. I raised this piece with pop dots and attached the colorful piece to a purple card base.

I had fun playing with rubber cement and Brushos to make these easy and colorful backgrounds. I suggest you give it a try!

Aug 192015
 

Good morning, crafty friends! I hope you are having a pleasant week so far. It’s time for another WHAT IF? Wednesday Challenge here at “The House” and today we have a fun Photo Inspiration Challenge for you.

 

So “what if” we showed you this photo… What does it inspire you to create? What do you see?… Is your focus on the subject matter? The colors? The shapes? A feeling the photo brings out in you? A little of each maybe?

Check out all these great interpretations created by our design team Rock Stars.

 
“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ A1919” creation by Karen Hasheck.
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“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ A1919” creation by Joy Hadden.
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“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ A1919” creation by Cheri Weston.
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“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ A1919” creation by Kathy Stacy.
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“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ A1919” creation by Heather Mills.
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“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ A1919” creation by Deonna Bemish.
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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 photo as your inspiration, 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 Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ A1919 until 5pm EST on Tuesday, August 25th. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. Then on August 26th we’ll be kicking off the next challenge in our monthly rotation… a fun Sketch Challenge! We’ll announce our August challenges winner here on the first Wednesday of next month. 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 Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ A1919 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!

Thank you so much for visiting here 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 drop by again on Monday when RI Rock Star, Karen Hasheck will be hosting and sharing her Project of the Week with us.

Until the next time… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions