Jul 312017
 

Good morning!

I’m the Monday morning hostess at The House That Stamps Built. It’s my turn to share a Project of the Week with all of you. Today, I chose Inking with Finger Daubers for my tutorial.

For this tutorial, I’m using these Repeat Impressions stamps:
6201-L Triple Cats
8210-F No Ordinary Cats

First, gather your supplies. You will need a few inks, a few finger daubers, and a fun stamp.

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Using a finger dauber, ink up the first cat, being sure not to ink up any of the other parts of the stamp.

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Stamp the first image, and repeat the process on the second cat, using a different ink and dauber.

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Here is what it looks like. As you can see, I got a bit of ink on the ‘framework’ of the stamp.
No worries!

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Repeat the process using a third dauber and ink color.

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At this point, the cats were ‘masked’ using some scraps of post it notes. Once all of the masks were in place, I daubed black ink on the frame.

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Before stamping, careful and quickly remove the scaps of post it notes.
You can see in the image below, that only the frame has ink on it.

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Here’s what it looks like with all Post-It’s removed.

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Stamp the image.

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Here is your finished image – pretty cool, right?

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Now, all you have to do is finish your card! Voila!

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Last, here is a close-up of the stamped image….

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We hope that you will give this a try! Come back and let us know if you do – we’d love to see your finished projects!!!

Thanks for stopping by,
~ Patti J.

Jul 262017
 

Happy Wednesday everyone! Today here at “The House” it’s time to kick off a new challenge. We have one of our fun and easy Anything Goes Challenges to wrap up the month. So for this week’s challenge the sky is the limit. Feel free to submit any style of card or stamped creation that you wish.

Here are all the wonderful creations the RI Rock Stars came up with to inspire you and get us started.

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“Anything Goes Challenge ~ J2617” creation by Joy Hadden.
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“Anything Goes Challenge ~ J2617” creation by Laurie Unger.
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“Anything Goes Challenge ~ J2617” creation by Donna Thielker.
Visit Donna’s blog

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“Anything Goes Challenge ~ J2617” creation by Heather Mills.
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“Anything Goes Challenge ~ J2617” creation by Patti J. Gilliam.
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“Anything Goes Challenge ~ J2617” creation by Shirley Hotop.
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“Anything Goes Challenge ~ J2617” creation by Cheri Weston.
Visit Cheri’s blog

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“Anything Goes Challenge ~ J2617” 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! 😀 Plus you will get an additional entry in our random.org drawing for using our stamps in your submissions! Simply stamp up whatever you wish, 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 Anything Goes Challenge ~ J2617 until 5pm EST on August 1st. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. On August 2nd we’ll kick off a new challenge and announce our July winner. 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 Anything Goes Challenge ~ J2617 in your blog or gallery posting.

Thanks so much for dropping by 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 Rock Star, Patti J. will be hosting and sharing her Project of the Week with us.

Until the next time… happy stamping everyone!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Jul 242017
 

Hello everyone! It’s my turn to host the Project of the Week this time and after starting and stopping so many different projects (my mojo was sorely missing). I stumbled upon some shrinky dink film that had been hidden in my cupboard (isn’t it amazing what you find when your looking for something else?) and got the idea to use it to make a card embellishment.

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I stamped the large butterfly onto the white piece of polyshrink material with Archival ink. Stazon would be the ink to use here, but I threw mine out years ago. Once dry, I cut around it being careful not to smudge the ink.

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Using my heat gun (first warm it up, so it’s good and hot) I shrunk the butterfly down. Once it cooled off I glued it down onto the card.

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I stamped a bunch of flowers in different colors of purple dye ink and randomly added some leaves to fill the space up. I then popped this up using fun foam onto a purple card base. I used several purple colors of Fabrika Decoru to add some dimension to the flower centers.

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Here is a close up of the butterfly.

Stamps used:
5125-C, Dragonfly
10204-D, Leaf Cluster Solid
10207-E, Flower Cluster Solid
9001-L, Butterfly
10306-E, Daisy Solid Small
8611-E – Thinking

Thanks for stopping in!

~ Laurie

Jul 192017
 

Good morning, everyone! I hope you are all having a great week so far. I know it can be tough to find as much time for stamping when outdoor summer activities beckon, but if you need a break from the heat and feel like getting crafty then why not play along with our challenges. You’re not even required to use our stamps in your submission and you could still win one of our gift certificates. :)

Today here at “The House” it’s time to introduce a new Inspiration Palette Challenge. This challenge is a fun cross between our previous Photo Inspiration Challenges and our Color Challenges. Below I have posted a photograph with a corresponding color palette so that you can choose to find your inspiration in whichever suits you best… or both!

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

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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ J1917” creation by Patti Gilliam.
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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ J1917” creation by Shirley Hotop.
Visit Shirley’s blog

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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ J1917” creation by Joy Hadden.
Visit Joy’s blog

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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ J1917” creation by Deonna Bemish.
Visit Deonna’s blog

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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ J1917” creation by Donna Thielker.
Visit Donna’s blog

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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ J1917” creation by Heather Mills.
Visit Heather’s blog

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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ J1917” creation by Cheri Weston.
Visit Cheri’s blog

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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ J1917” creation by Laurie Unger.
Visit Laurie’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! 😀 Plus you will get an additional entry in our random.org drawing for using our stamps in your submissions! Simply create something using the palette above 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 Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ J1917 until 5pm EST on Tuesday, July 25th. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. Then on July 26th we’ll be kicking off the next challenge in our monthly rotation… a super fun Anything Goes Challenge! We’ll announce our July 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 Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ J1917 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, Laurie Unger will be hosting and sharing her Project of the Week with us.

Until the next time… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions