Oct 282015
 

Happy Wednesday crafty friends! 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!

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Repeat Impressions Sketch O2815

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“O2815 Sketch” creation by Heather Mills.
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“O2815 Sketch” creation by Cheri Weston.
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“O2815 Sketch” creation by Joy Hadden.
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“O2815 Sketch” creation by Karen Hasheck.
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“O2815 Sketch” creation by Deonna Bemish.
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“O2815 Sketch” creation by Patti J. Gilliam.
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“O2815 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! πŸ˜€ 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 O2815 Sketch Challenge until 5pm EST on Tuesday November 3rd. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. Then on Wednesday, November 4th we’ll be kicking off a new round of challenges in our monthly rotation and announcing 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 O2815 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, Joy Hadden will be hosting and sharing her Project of the Week with us.

Until the next time… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Oct 262015
 

Hi Everyone, Deonna here with a simple tutorial on how to make a “Bursting out Card” using the Repeat Impressions stamp Halloween Witch.Β Halloween is coming fast so I thought that this cute little witch should be used once again before it gets here.

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Supplies used to Create
Stamps – I used Repeat Impressions – 817-I Halloween Witch and 2301-I Best Witches
Acrylic Block
White X-press it Blending Card
Black Memento Ink pad
Scissors
Designer Paper – Jeepers Creepers stack by The Paper Studio- Cut to a 5″x5″ square
Coloring Media – I used Copic Markers
Black Cardstock for Card base cut 5″x10″ and scored and folded in half

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1. Place your stamp onto your acrylic block and stamp your witch onto your X-press it Blending Card with the Memento ink.

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2. Color your image as desired. I chose to use my Copic Markers and color my stamp in.

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3. Fussy cut your stamped image after coloring it with your scissors

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4. Mark the center of your 5″ x 5″ designer paper piece using a ruler and pencil. Place your fussy cut witch over the top of the mark and trace the image so that it is at least 1/8″ larger than the stamped image.

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5. With your ruler and pencil, Mark from the center dot to the outer traced edge that you just made. Then take your craft knife and cut those lines from the dot to the edge.

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6. Using your scissors, cut off the points of the paper and roll up toward your traced outer witch line. Continue until all is rolled up. You may also need to take your scissors and snip here and there so that all of the sides roll up.

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7. Complete your card. I cut my designer paper down about a 1/4″ on each edge before mounting on the black card. I wanted the black edges to show around the outer edge. Glue your designer paper down to black card face and add witch. I used a dimensional dot to adhere the top of the witch, closest to her head and then liquid glue to adhere the broom. Decorate as desired.

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Oct 212015
 

Good morning, crafty friends! I hope you are all having a great week so far. I am still living out of a suitcase for another week. We are now on route to Hampton, VA to do the StampScrapArtTour show happening there this weekend. We sure hope that you will stop by and see us if you are in the area.

Today it’s time to introduce another WHAT IF? Wednesday Challenge here at “The House”. This week we have a gorgeous autumn Photo Inspiration Challenge for you.

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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 wonderful interpretations created by our design team Rock Stars.

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“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ O2115” creation by Kathy Stacy.
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“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ O2115” creation by Karen Hasheck.
Visit Karen’s blog

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“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ O2115” creation by Heather Mills.
Visit Heather’s blog

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“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ O2115” creation by Cheri Weston.
Visit Cheri’s blog

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“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ O2115” creation by Joy Hadden.
Visit Joy’s blog

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“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ O2115” creation by Deonna Bemish.
Visit Deonna’s blog

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! πŸ˜€ 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 ~ O2115 until 5pm EST on Tuesday, October 27th. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. Then on October 28th we’ll be kicking off the next challenge in our monthly rotation… a fun Sketch Challenge! We’ll announce our October 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 ~ O2115 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, Deonna Bemish will be hosting and sharing her Project of the Week with us.

Until the next time… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Oct 192015
 

Hi there, Cheri here and I’m excited to be showing you another Project of the Week!Β 

This is one of those techniques that comes about when you’re trying to correct a mistake! (Love it when that happens). I’ll call it “blending with baby wipes” and the results are fantastic!

Here’s what you need to try this technique –

~An color assortment of dye inks (I used Distress Inks).

~A baby wipe cut into the same amount of pieces as you have ink colors.

~Water color paper or some other mixed media paper able to bear up under the moisture. I wouldn’t recommend regular card stock as it often pills and breaks down.

 


Folding a piece of baby wipe, wipe it across your first color and apply it to your paper, continue and move on to each color until you’re satisfied with your piece.

 


I went for a rainbow background on this card.

 


After stamping RI Stamp #9202-O “Peacock” in Archival Black Ink (not shown) and drying the image I then fussy cut the image. I wanted more dimension on the image so applied a coating of VersaMark ink to the entire surface and sprinkled clear embossing powder over it then heat set it. This gives it a wonderful sheen and helps the colors pop.

 

This is the final card using this technique…I love how it pops the image. The sentiment is RI #1112-E “Just a Note”.
 
Here is another card using different dye ink colors using RI Stamp #2719-K “Large Pine”. On this card, I heat embossed the trees with white embossing powder.

 

I hope you enjoyed this project and I hope you’ll give it a try.