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

Aug 072017
 

This is my week here at The House That Stamps Built so it is my turn to do the Project of the Week. I choose to do the Bandana Technique.

This is an oldie and I had not made one in several years – but I remember when they were popular and fun to make. Reminds me of the bandana handkerchief my hubby usually has in his back pocket. He uses his for a sweat band, neck cooler in hot weather, and a handkerchief in cold weather.

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Your supplies will be:
Card stock – base cardstock A2 size, and one color to stamp on which needs to be a dark color, red, purple, dk. green, blue etc. and a layering colors, Versafine black Ink, ribbon, stylus, white acrylic paint and a small plate or container to pour some white paint into.
And your stamps. I used:
10301-H Patti’s Flower Solid, 10306-E Daisy Solid Small10209-C Leaf Outline Small and
3104-F Happy Everything

Stamp images in black Versafine ink using firm pressure to get good image, just stamp randomly so that it is pleasing to the eye.

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Using either end of stylus – (or toothpick, empty ballpoint pen, etc.) dip tip of stylus in white paint acrylic paint and add white dots, again random so that it is pleasing to the eye. I have two different sizes of stylus so I was able to make varying sizes of dots.

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You can do as much or as little as you like and if you wish, do some random dots between images.

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Finish card as you wish – the solid flower images work so well with this technique, but I also found that the open small leaves worked well too. Have fun!

~ Shirley

Jun 122017
 

Today here at The House that Stamps Built it is my Monday to do the Project of the Week. For my project I choose to do the curtain fold, which is a fun easy fold with a few cuts and a few score lines.
Supplies used :

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White cardstock 4 1/4 x 11, pattern paper, coordinating cardstock to make curtain top, tape runner, cutting/scoring tool and stamps of your choice. I choose to use Soaring by to Say Hi 9104-G and Hot Air Balloon Cluster 9116-N. I decided to cut apart my balloons in the Hot Air Balloon Cluster to get a little more versatility.

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Measurements for cardstock and pattern paper.

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This really is the only “tricky” part and it really isn’t – on the short 3″ side make a mark with your pencil at 1 1/2″ and on the long 6″ side made a mark at 2 1/4″.
Angle this in your cutter or make a line with your pencil and ruler from the 1 1/2″ to the 2 1/4″ and cut with scissors. On the 6″ side score at 2, 2 1/4, 3 3 1/4, 4 1/4, and 5 1/4. You will have 6 scored lines. Start on the 2″ score line make a valley fold, continue valley fold on the 3, 4, and 5 inch score lines. On the 2 1/4, 3 1/4, 4 1/4 and 5 1/4 inch make mountain folds.

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I used 1/8 inch score tape to hold the pleats in place taping all the way down the entire fold but you could also use a runner or glue. It should fit perfectly on your 4 inch wide pattern paper. I chose two coordinating design papers but it is your choice. I thought the cloud paper went with the hot air balloon.

Finished Card

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I kept this card simple with stamping the balloon and sentiment in blue with no coloring. Hope you will give this a try.

~ Shirley

Apr 172017
 

WOW… Easter was yesterday and I hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful day with family, friends, church services or however you celebrate Easter.

For my POTW (Project of the Week) I choose to do a very simple, easy, and FUN project that I call embedded faux chip board. I used Repeat Impressions stamps listed below:

10203-D Leaf Cluster Outline
10205-E Flower Cluster Outline
10206-E Flower Cluster Detail
10207-E Flower Cluster Solid

For my Supplies I used a word die, white cardstock cut at 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2, the above listed stamps, Tombow multipurpose liquid glue, a piece of Kraft cardstock, sequins, and inks of your choice.

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Die Cut your word out of the upper center of the white cardstock as well as 5 individual die cuts out of the Kraft cardstock.

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Next step is to glue all 5 DREAM die cuts together making sure they line up, using liquid glue of your choice.

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I then began stamping my images of the flower clusters and leaves randomly on the white cardstock. I used three different colors of purples.

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Then add liquid glue to the back of your stack of 5 dreams glued together and with the card front facing up place the stack of die cuts through the negative space on the white cardstock. It may be just a bit snug but it will slip right into the negative space. Looks like chipboard without the weight.

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I thought it needed some bling so I choose to add some random sequins.

Finished Card:

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Enjoy and find different dies and Repeat Impressions images that will work beautifully together.

~ Shirley