May 302016

Hi – it’s Joy with a Project of the Week. I was so excited when I saw the new layered stamp set Wendy released called Flower Power Separates. I discovered several ways to do layered stamping with the red rubber. Here is one of them.

The only supplies you are going to need are a good pair of scissors to cut the red rubber and a permanent marker – I use the red Tim Holtz Tonic scissors. They are sharp and can make precise small cuts.

I trimmed each flower separate very close – closer than normal.


On each stamp, a petal or a distinct part of each piece was identified and marked on the back. I marked the outline stamp and the fill in stamp in the same place with a permanent marker.


I did not use the cling foam on these. They are going to remain unmounted because I will use a MISTI or when I stamp, I will use a foam pad underneath my cardstock.


In the above picture you can see how I have marked each one. This will make it easy to line up the outline layer with the solid layer. These will be stuck on a clear acrylic stamping block with a small glue dot.

Here is a card I made using the identifying marks to help me line up the outline image with the solid image.

Stamps used:
Flower Power Separates series,  2501-H Happy Birthday from, and 5016-N Genealogy

I’m hoping you will give this a try. Let us know how it works out for you.

May 252016

Happy Hump Day, crafty friends! Whew! We’re half way to the weekend already. What’s not to like about that?! :) And it’s challenge day here again at The House too so 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!

Repeat Impressions Sketch M2516

“M2516 Sketch” creation by Laurie Unger.
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“M2516 Sketch” creation by Patti J. Gilliam.
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“M2516 Sketch” creation by Joy Hadden.
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“M2516 Sketch” creation by Kathy Stacy.
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“M2516 Sketch” creation by Shirley Hotop.
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“M2516 Sketch” creation by Deonna Bemish.
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“M2516 Sketch” creation by Heather Mills.
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“M2516 Sketch” creation by Cheri Weston.
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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 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 M2516 Sketch Challenge until 5pm EST on Tuesday May 31st. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. Then on Wednesday, June 1st we’ll be kicking off a new challenge and announcing our winner for May. 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 M2516 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 sharing another great Project of the Week with us.

Until the next time… happy stamping!

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May 232016

Hi everyone! It’s Laurie and it’s my turn to host the Project of the Week here at Repeat Impressions’ The House That Stamps Built and I chose to do the faux silk technique. Deonna did some stamping on tissue paper last week, so I hope you didn’t put your supplies away.

Supplies needed:
Tissue paper
Stamp… I used Repeat Impressions’ 211-P, Chickadee at Rest
School Glue
Paint Brush

To start off the faux silk technique, stamp your image onto tissue paper and let dry.


Once the ink is dry, crumble up the tissue paper really well and then gently unfold.


You will need to locate some old fashioned school glue (Elmer’s used here) and a paint brush to apply the glue to a cardstock panel cut to what ever size your project is. You will want to make sure that the stamped tissue paper over hangs this piece of cardstock. Carefully lay your stamped image over the cardstock and let dry slightly. The glue can be really wet depending upon how much you used (go light) and you could tear your tissue.


Gently smooth out the wrinkles, but don’t over do it, you want it to have texture. Now turn it over and fold over the tissue and adhere to the back, this will create a better visual look without any rough edges.


I did not color the image but you can. Just be very careful as it will bleed through and color can get every where.

I did take a wide Copic marker in W1 and swiped it over the image to give it a bit of a color wash. Just needed to warm it up a bit to finish off this masculine card.


This is one technique that I find I go back to quite a bit because of the unique texture you can get from the tissue paper when crumbling it up. I hope this inspires you to give this technique another run through!

May 222016

Good morning! I hope you are having a great weekend so far. It’s day four of our Flower Power Backgrounds & Borders release celebration. In case you missed it, you’ll want to scroll down to my previous posts and get caught up. From Thursday thru today we have been bringing you a few extra special posts to celebrate the release of our NEWEST stamp series, Flower Power Backgrounds & Borders. The RI Rock Stars have been taking turns posting their wonderful creations to showcase this fun and versatile new series.

This latest stamp series is a complement to our recently released Flower Power Separates series. This newest series features a big, fun floral background stamp, a large round floral frame, 3 flower clusters… 1 outline, 1 detail, and 1 solid… all in matching designs which are all great stand alone images or can be used for two or three step stamping. Plus 2 leaf cluster stamps… 1 outline and 1 matching solid… to pair with the flower clusters for creating easy borders and backgrounds.

Today’s beautiful creations were made by RI Rock Star, Shirley Hotop and Rock Star alumnae, Karen Hasheck.

Flower Power Backgrounds & Borders card creation by Shirley Hotop.
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Flower Power Backgrounds & Borders card creation by Shirley Hotop.
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Flower Power Backgrounds & Borders card creation by Karen Hasheck.
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Be sure to scroll back to each of my release posts… Thursday, May 19th thru Sunday, May 22nd… and leave us a comment to be entered into a drawing to win an unmounted sheet of this Flower Power Backgrounds & Borders series. To qualify for this free giveaway your comments must be left no later than 5pm Eastern Time on Sunday, May 22nd. On Monday, May 23rd I will announce the winner on Repeat Impressions’ Facebook page so be sure to “Like” and follow us there if you don’t already.

Can’t wait that long or not feeling lucky? No worries… These new stamp designs are all available for order and shipping now! Choose from wood mount, cling mount, or plain unmounted rubber. You can also purchase the entire series on one plain, unmounted sheet of rubber so that you can get ALL 7 stamps in this series at a huge savings over purchasing them individually.

To view the complete series please visit the Flower Power Backgrounds & Borders page of Repeat’s online store.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you have enjoyed all this fabulous design team inspiration. Don’t forget to leave comments for your chance to win! And please be sure to drop by again on Monday when RI Rock Star, Laurie Unger will be hosting and sharing her Project of the Week with us.

Until the next time… happy stamping!

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