Jun 262017

Hi everyone, Deonna here with a Project of the Week for Repeat Impressions. Today, I would like to share a simple background technique with all of you that I call a Faux Airbrushed Background.


Supplies needed to create:
Repeat Impressions stamps – 1711-K, Lupine and 9717-C, Happy Hello
Acrylic Block
White Copic friendly cardstock
Black ink pad – This is a Ranger Archival Black
Copic Markers
Washi tape
Rectangle Spellbinder die
Distress inks in Broken China and Forest Moss
Die Cut Machine – Mine is a Big Shot
Scrap paper
Stippling Brushes


1. Take your black ink pad, stamp, block, and white cardstock. Stamp the image onto the cardstock.



2. Color the image as desired. I used Copic markers to color mine.



3. Take your Spellbinders rectangle die and using your die cut machine, cut it out. After running it through the Big Shot, leave the cardstock in the die and flip to the backside. Put a piece of tape on the back of the die and image to keep it from moving. Flip over to the front again.





4. Grab your stippling brushes and distress ink. Take your Broken China Distress Ink and run the brush through the ink just getting a small amount on the tips of the bristles. Pounce the excess ink off onto a scrap piece of paper and then run the bristles back and forth over the image to cover. Continue until you get the desired color. Repeat the process using your Forest Moss Distress Ink.






5. Remove the tape from the die and look at the beautiful frame that you have left and the colors of the background. Now your ready to create your card.




Thank you everyone for stopping by today. I hope that you will give this technique a try.

May 012017

Hi Everyone… Deonna here, with my Project of the Week for Repeat Impressions Stamps.
Today, I would like to make a Bible Art page and walk you through it using Repeat Impressions stamps. Bible journaling is my all new favorite thing to do lately. What a better way to memorize and study scripture then to create art with it.

Sometimes I like to prep my page, but since I’m using Inktense pencils and they only give a shadow to the back of the page, I’ve chosen not to. Otherwise I use Art Basics Clear Gesso to prep my page.

Creative Bible – The Promises of God Creative Journaling Bible
Repeat Impressions Stamps –
1712-P, By the Stream
4218-K, Whitetail Doe and Fawn
Black ink – Ranger Archival
Inktense ink pencils by Derwent
Watercolor pen or brush
Black Pitt Pen by Faber Castell for lettering
Post-it notes for masking


1. Read your bible and choose a verse that you want to use as your emphasis for the page. I’ve chosen, Psalm 42: 1. Mark off your verse or verses that you have chosen to use. You can just use your pitt pen and mark around them, underline them, use a post it note to cover it while you stamp your images or just use a highlighter.



2. Arrange your stamps on the page where you want them to be. Using black permanent ink, (I use Archival or Staz-on) stamp your first image (deer) onto he bible page and then stamp the image again onto a post it note (some kind of adhesive backed paper) and cut the image out. Place the mask over the deer and stamp the water scene onto the bible page.








3. After your stamped images have been stamped where you desire, you can now add your text/verse to the page.*** I generally practice this on a piece of scrap paper before I actually use a pencil and write it onto the page. Once I’m happy with it I outline it with my black pitt pen and erase the pencil marks that I can still see.


4. After adding the text to the page, you may color your image with whatever medium that you desire. I’ve chosen Inktense ink pencils in this case because I love how bright and bold they are when activated with water.



5. After I have completed the coloring, I generally add where I found the verse in the bible.
Psalm 42:1 and add the date to the bottom of the page with my date stamp when my project is complete.

Now you have a beautiful piece of Art right in your bible.


Mar 062017

Hi everyone, Deonna here. It’s my turn to share a Project of the Week using Repeat Impressions rubber stamps and I’ve chosen to show you how to make a Stamped Watercolor Background card.


Supplies that I used:
Watercolor paper – I used 140 pound Canon paper cut to 3 3/4″ x 5″
Ink pads – Water based dye ink – I used Stampin’up in Rose Romance, Lavender Lace and Mellow Moss
Repeat Impressions stamps – 10301-H Patti’s Flower Solid, 10314-H Daisy Solid Large, 10311-C Leaf Solid Small, 10318-D Leaf Solid Large
Spray bottle with water
Acrylic Block to mount stamps
Base cardstock to finish the card- 8 1/2″x 5 1/2″ white cardstock folded in half. Cardstock in purple cut to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, pink cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″
White cardstock cut to 8 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and folded in half for card base
A.T.G or glue
Ribbon, if desired and embellishments


1. Take your watercolor paper, Rose Romance ink and your R.I. stamp (Patti’s Flower Solid) stamp the image onto your watercolor paper 3 times randomly.


2. Using your Mellow Moss ink pad and R.I. Stamps (Small and Large Solid Leaf), stamp in various places around the stamped flowers.


3. Using your Lavender Lace ink and R.I Stamp (Daisy Solid Large), ink the stamp and stamp on the watercolor paper 3 times randomly. You may want to go back and add more flowers or leaves to fill in the space. This is optional.


4. After stamping all of the above, take your spray bottle and randomly spritz over the ink. This caused the ink to spread causing it to look water colored. The more water that you add the better the effect. Set the wet paper aside and allow to dry.



5. Create your card base and layer the purple cardstock on the card base. I used my A.T.G to glue each layer down. Then layer the pink cardstock on top of the purple.




6. Once your card face is dry, run a strip of glue across the center of the card face and glue down the ribbon. Glue your card face on top of the pink cardstock.




7. Decorate your card as desired. I added a handmade crepe paper rosette, some white tulle and a bow made with a Martha Stewart Punch.


Thank you for stopping by today and I hope that this tutorial was inspiring.

Jan 092017

Hi everyone, Deonna here. Today is my day for Project of the Week here at The House That Stamps Built for Repeat Impressions stamps and I want to show you how to stamp your own ribbon for cards or projects.

Supplies used here:
Twill Tape or Silk Ribbon ***To get ribbon to lay flat you may need to iron it.
StazOn ink in Jet Black, Blazing Red and Cotton White
Acrylic Blocks
Repeat Impression Stamps:
1134-E, Valentine’s
1502-L, Lace Ribbon Border
9707-B, Love U Candy Heart
9708-B, Hugs Candy Heart
9709-B, Candy Heart
9711-E, I Love You
1210-K, Tumbling Hearts


1. Take your twill tape or silk ribbon and lay flat on a piece of scrap paper.


2. Choose the color of StazOn ink that you want to use and the desired rubber stamp(s) that you want to use first.



3. Mount your stamp on an acrylic block and ink the stamp with the ink pad turned upside down on top of the stamp. ***Make sure that your stamp is completely covered with ink.


4. After inking the stamp, pick it up and flip it over so that the rubber is on the bottom facing the ribbon. Line the stamp with the top of the ribbon and stamp the image onto the ribbon. Make sure to press down firmly and evenly down the entire stamp.



5. Repeat steps 1-4 with a different stamp or color of ink.



6. You now have a beautiful stamped ribbon to use on your projects.



Thank you for stopping by and taking a look at my project.