Oct 092017
 

Hi house guests, Cheri here with a new Project of the Week for you. This is more like a two-fer….two projects showing ways to use those individual solid stamps that often times sit in our stamp collection waiting for some love.

The first is a technique using Distress Oxide Inks and direct to stamp layering and the second is an older technique called “faux artisan tile” showcasing those inked stamps.

Disclaimer: I don’t have a lot of photos….my process photos somehow got deleted in the transfer from camera to computer. It’s a new camera and I’m still getting used to it. I think I hit the wrong button.

Here at the supplies you’ll need: Distress Oxide Inks (colors of your choice), solid stamp, VersaMark Ink, clear embossing powder, embossing buddy and a MISTI or other stamp positioner tool, card stock.

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Layer Inking process: Swipe the card stock panel with the anti-static tool. Adjust your card stock panel and stamp on your MISTI. Arrange your stamp in the center of the cs panel.

I used 3 different colors for each stamp in my example. Take your lightest ink and begin stamping, either selective areas or over the whole stamp. I did both in my projects. Stamp the inked stamp to the cs panel. Take the next lightest color and do the same, repeat with the darkest color.

Faux Artisan Tile process: Leave your stamp in the MISTI and clean the ink off.

  1. Once you’re happy with your image, remove it from the MISTI. Before proceeding to the next step, your image must be completely dry. This is very important. You can use your heat tool (not in photo) to speed this up.
  2. Use the anti-static pad and swipe it over the dry image. Place the cs panel back in the MISTI and Ink the stamp again, this time with VersaMark Ink.
  3. Stamp the image again with the VersaMark, then taking the image out of the MISTI cover it with clear embossing powder and heat emboss.
  4. Repeat steps 2-3 multiple times – at least 3 or 4 times.
  5. Cover the entire card stock panel well with VersaMark ink, cover with clear embossing powder and heat set.
    Here are my completed projects.

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Stamps used RI#5127-K “Maple Leaf Sil” and RI#3213-G “For the Beauty”.

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RI#5106-H “Butterfly Sil” and RI#9206-H “Beautiful Days”

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RI#2719-K “Large Pine Sil” and RI#2203-H “May Your Heart” (I used only a portion of the stamp).

There you have it… two ways to showย those solid stamps some love. I hope you found some inspiration and fun here today and give these projects a try.

Oct 042017
 

Happy Fall ya’ll! :) Today here at “The House” we’re kicking off a new month of challenges with one of our great Designer’s Choice Challenges. This time around RI Rock Star, Patti J. Gilliam is hosting and challenging you all to create a card with a “Count your Blessings” theme. This can include cards for Thanksgiving, Thanks, Thankful, Blessings, etc.

Here is the wonderful card that Patti created to get everyone started.

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“DCC104” creation by Patti J. Gilliam.
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So a few days ago Patti shared her creation with her fellow Rock Stars and asked them all to stamp up a “Count your Blessings” themed card. Check out all the lovely creations they came up with to inspire you this week!

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“DCC104” creation by Donna Thielker.
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“DCC104” creation by Joy Hadden.
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“DCC104” creation by Deonna Bemish.
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“DCC104” creation by Shirley Hotop.
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“DCC104” creation by Cheri Weston.
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“DCC104” creation by Heather Mills.
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“DCC104” creation by Laurie Unger.
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And now it’s your turn. Here are all the details…
1. Stamp up a “Count Your Blessings” themed card. And remember, your creation does not have to be made with Repeat Impressions stamps, but if you would like to include our designs we would reeeally love to see them! ๐Ÿ˜€ Plus, there’s an added bonus… you will get an additional entry in our random.org drawing for using our stamps in your submissions!
2. Post your DCC creation on your blog or online gallery and be sure to reference Repeat Impressions DCC104 ~ Count Your Blessings. Then link it here with the inlinkz widget below. (Please provide a direct link to your post, not the entire blog.)
3. Submissions will be accepted until Tuesday, October 31st at 5PM EST.
4. On October 11th we will introduce a new challenge to play along with and after all our October challenges wrap up we’ll announce our winner for the month the first week in November. One lucky person will win a $25 Repeat Impressions Gift Certificate!

A few of you have taken the time to comment to let us know that you like the extended submission deadlines so we’ll keep it going. That means this month the deadline for submissions for ALL our challenges will be October 31st. So for example… starting with today’s Designer’s Choice Challenge you’ll have the entire month to create and upload your card. Then when we introduce our next new challenge next week you’ll have three weeks to submit for that one, two weeks for the following challenge, and the usual one week to submit the last challenge of the month. With a little less of a time crunch we hope you’ll find that you have more opportunity to play along with more of our challenges.

Today we’re also announcing the winner of our September challenges. A big thank you to all of you who participated. We loved checking out all your creations and really appreciated all your kind comments too! As usual, we let random.org select the lucky recipient of our $25 Gift Certificate. So without further ado… this time that person is… Esther! Congratulations, Esther and happy shopping! Please leave a comment on this post and I will contact you with your certificate info.

Thanks so much for dropping by today. We hope you’ve found lots to inspire you and look forward to seeing your challenge card linked here very soon. And please be sure to stop by again on Monday when RI Rock Star, Cheri Weston will be hosting and sharing her Project of the Week with you.

Until then… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Oct 022017
 

This week here at The House That Stamps Built it is my week for a Project of the Week and I chose to do a quick and easy technique with stamping on book pages. Here are my supplies:

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I bought a book from Goodwill that had some acceptable script – and paid less than a $1.00. I used the stamps Everyday Blessings 6512-E and Maple Leaf 3312-E as well as some new Oxide Distress inks.

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On my Kraft mat I squished my distress oxide inks and then spritzed with water. I did one color at a time using a total of 3 colors of inks.

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I put my book page in the spritzed ink and gently pressed in color. I then let it dry – (hardest part).

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I stamped my leaves making sure I was on the script, then fussy cut each leaf out.

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I finished my card with some autumn papers, and a bit of burlap ribbon. Hope you have fun trying this technique – just make sure the text is “appropriate”.

~ Shirley

Sep 272017
 

Oh my goodness… how did September go by so quickly?! The weather here in Maine for the past couple of weeks has been unusually warm so it’s especially hard to believe that it’s almost October already. So before Mother Nature comes to her senses and the temperatures start to dip, I’ve been trying to take as many meals as I can outdoors. We don’t get too many months where you can do that here so it’s a real treat. Like our stamp says… Simple pleasures are the best…ย  :)

Today here at “The House” it’s time to kick off a new challenge. We have one of our fun and super easy Anything Goes Challenges. 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 ~ S2717” creation by Laurie Unger.
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“Anything Goes Challenge ~ S2717” creation by Donna Thielker.
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“Anything Goes Challenge ~ S2717” creation by Heather Mills.
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“Anything Goes Challenge ~ S2717” creation by Joy Hadden.
Visit Joy’s blog

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“Anything Goes Challenge ~ S2717” creation by Deonna Bemish.
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“Anything Goes Challenge ~ S2717” creation by Shirley Hotop.
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“Anything Goes Challenge ~ S2717” creation by Patti J. Gilliam.
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“Anything Goes Challenge ~ S2717” creation by Cheri Weston.
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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! ๐Ÿ˜€ 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 ~ S2717 until 5pm EST on Tuesday, October 3rd. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. We’ll announce our September 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 Anything Goes Challenge ~ S2717 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, Shirley Hotop will be hosting and sharing her Project of the Week with us.

Until the next time… happy stamping everyone!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions