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.

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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:

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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 “:

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Frame die, cut 6:

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Sheet of acetate cut to fit your frame:

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

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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:

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

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

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Attach acetate layer:

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View from the side:

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I hope this will inspire you to try shaker cards.

Donna

Dec 282016
 

Good morning, everyone! I hope you have all enjoyed our Rock Star Spotlight series this month. Today is our final installment and it’s an extra special one as we are introducing our newest Rock Star. Please join us in welcoming Donna Thielker to the Repeat Impressions‘ design team.

Welcome to the team Donna! Myself and your fellow Rock Stars are so excited to have you join us. And I’m sure our readers can’t wait to see all wonderful things you’ll be creating for us in the coming months too.

Donna is giving us a little sneak peek of her creativity today and has agreed to play along with our Spotlight questions in lieu of the standard bio I would usually post. How’s that for an extra fun introduction?!

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Card creations by Donna Thielker.
Visit Donna’s blog.

1. Tell us a little about your family.
I am married with two grown sons and two grandkids.

2. How did you get into stamping?
I went to a Stampin’ Up party 15 years ago and have been hooked ever since.

3. What is your favorite holiday or occasion to create cards for?
Just because for someone that needs a boost and birthday cards.

4. What is your favorite stamping style or technique?
My stamping style is a simple elegant. I like trying new folds and techniques.

5. What is your favorite color combo and coloring method?
Purple and green for color combo and Copics for coloring.

6. Aside from the usual necessities, what one crafting tool could you not go a day without?
Misti

7. Are you an early bird or a night owl? When do you do most of your stamping?
I’m an early riser, most of my stamping is late afternoon.

8. Tell us a little about your craft room/stamping space. And are you neat and organized or creatively messy?
I have a room that is my office/craft room. It is organized but my work space tends to be messy.

9. What has been your biggest stamping challenge?
None, just occasional no mojo spells.

10. What’s the best stamping related gift you ever received?
Misti

11. If money were no object, what new crafting tool or supply would you choose?
Silhouette or Cameo

12. Tell us 3 of your most favorite Repeat Impressions’ designs.
Contain Yourself, Daisies and Butterfly, Portland Head Light Christmas

13. Not including stamping, what’s your favorite pastime?
Reading, hiking

14. What’s on your perfect pizza?
Sausage and black olive.

15. What’s your favorite ice-cream flavor?
Vanilla bean, butter pecan.

16. What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done?
Parasailing

17. Name 3 things on your “bucket list”.
Trips to Italy and Alaska.

18. If you could shop for free at one store, which one would you choose?
Kohls

19. If you could take only 3 items with you to a deserted island, what would they be?
My husband, a sharp knife, large pack of matches

20. If someone made a movie of your life would it be a drama, a comedy, a romantic-comedy, action film, or science fiction? And who would play you in the movie of your life?
Not sure.

Many thanks to Donna for her lovely card creation and for sharing her responses with us. It’s been fun learning a little about her. Please be sure to give her a warm welcome and leave her some love below in the comments here.

I hope you have all been visiting often and leaving comments here for each of our talented ladies this month. Remember… Every comment earns you another chance to win our $25 Repeat Impressions’ gift certificate! I will announce the winner here next week.

Thanks so much for visiting with us today! I hope you have a safe and fun celebration to ring in the new year. We’ll be back again next Monday with our regularly scheduled Project of the Week and then kicking off a super fun new line up of Challenges starting next Wednesday.

So until next year… Happy Stamping!! :)

Wendy
Repeat Impressions