Jul 032017

Donna here with the Project of the Week for Repeat Impressions. I choose Distress Oxide Cling Wrap Background and had a lot of fun with this. I hope you will enjoy my tutorial and give this technique a try. I will be posting more cards at a later date that I make with more of the fun backgrounds I created!

The supplies you will need are: cling wrap, Oxide Distress Inks, (you can substitute watercolor powders or watercolors), a spray bottle of water, watercolor paper (you can substitute a good quality glossy card stock).

I am going to explain two versions, both are fun and striking, the second version requires more time patience.

Version one:
1) Spread cling wrap on your work surface. Smoosh Distress Oxide inks on the cling wrap, on my second go round I did not overlap them as much and liked those results better.


2) Spritz liberally with water.


3) Set card stock (4 /1/4 by 5 1/2 “) on the ink. Press down and scrunch the cling wrap a bit.


4) Flip over and scrunch cling wrap up and add any more colors to achieve desired look and more of a scrunched look.


Second version:
After laying the cardstock down on the Distress Oxide Inks flip over and let dry completely, no heat tool, be patient.


Complete cards as desired:
Version 1 using Repeat Impressions 6113-W Life is not…


Version 2 using Repeat Impressions 9009-W Butterfly (sm) and 3404-C, Random Dots.


I hope you enjoyed this technique and will give it a try. I would enjoy seeing your creations!

~ Donna

May 082017

Good morning! Donna here with the Project of the Week for Repeat Impressions, doing triple stamping.

First gather your supplies: Two inks of choice, white and colored cardstock of choice, stamp set of choice – I used some of Repeat Impressions Flower Power Separates Series:


Cut white cardstock to: 5 1/4 by 4″, 4 1/4 by 3″, 3 1/4 by 2″. Cut colored cardstock to A2 card size 4 1/4 by 5 1/2″,4 1/4 by 3 1/4″, 3 1/2 by 2 1/4″:


Position as above and then remove colored cardstock and tape the white cardstock in place with double sided tape, be sure it is in the position it will be in when the card is put back together as above:


Stamp images, be sure to overlap some edges especially corners and get a pleasing overall look:


Tape white pieces to colored cardstock:


Assemble and embellish as desired:


My inspiration for this card was:


Yes, it really was a Kleenex box, this was in a multipack and every time this box was on my bathroom counter I would think what a pretty card it would make, so here it is!

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and my Kleenex inspired card. Have a wonderful week and I hope you find time for some stamping!

Mar 132017

Hi everyone, Donna here and it is my week to share a Project of the Week for The House That Stamps Built, using Repeat Impression stamps. I choose creating a Brusho background.

Start by gathering your supplies: Brusho’s, Watercolor paper (cut into fourths, trim later), Craft sheet or other waterproof surface, spritzer bottle filled with water, and 2 paper towels.


Choose 3 complimentary colors, I chose yellow, orange, and blue.  Sprinkle two colors lightly on your paper, you can always add more.


Spritz with water with a light touch until colors begin to blend.


Add third color and spritz again.  Add more Brusho as needed and more water as needed.


Continue to spritz and you can tip to blend the colors.  Area’s that muddy, get too wet, or that you want to lighten dab with the paper towel.


Continue the process until you get the look that you want to achieve.  You can air dry or speed up the process with your embossing tool, it will not change the look but will cause some warping.


Some people prefer to wet the paper first but I get more control with the method I showed, experiment with both and see what works best for you.

Assemble as desired using Scor-tape:
I used Repeat Impressions 708-K Rebecca and 4525-K Sunbeams for my card:

Jan 162017

Welcome everyone. It is my turn for the Project of the Week here at The House That Stamps Built. I saw a video on Jennifer McGuires’s blog awhile back on making shaker cards that is so easy that I now am hooked on shaker cards and wanted to share it with you. My tutorial is in my own words, and I did not refer back to Jennifer’s blog so my instructions, number of layers, type of adhesives and my instruction may be quite different.

Gather supplies as indicated:

White A2 card, pattern paper of choice cut to 4″ by 5 1/4 “:


Frame die, cut 6:


Sheet of acetate cut to fit your frame:


Glue 5 of the 6 frames together with a liquid glue, I prefer a tacky glue which allows time to reposition and dries fast:


Attach pattern paper to card front. Color image of your choice, I used Repeat Impressions Sunflower 4313-K, cut to fit your frame and glue to pattern paper:


Attach frame with Tacky glue or adhesive and fill with sequins, do not overfill:


Use double sided tape to attach acetate to the 6th frame and on top of the acetate:


Attach acetate layer:


View from the side:




I hope this will inspire you to try shaker cards.