Monday, September 28, 2020

Blue butterfly

Hello. Playing in the CAS(e) this sketch #391 challenge today.

Used tumbled glass distress oxide ink and a brush to lightly stencil on the the background. Cut it up based upon the sketch. Thinking of you sentiment is from Poppy Stamps and the butterfly is from Memory Box.

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Sunday, September 27, 2020

Get well soon

Hello - Playing in the CAS Colours & Sketch challenge #389 today.

I was going for a clean and simple masculine get well soon card, as you all know, guys don't like a lot of stuff on their cards. LOL. I used some burlap designer paper from DCWV and a fishtail banner to cut the strips. Sentiment is from the Frantic Stamper. I stamped it in cocoa ink from Hero Arts. Rustic white cardstock from Papertrey, Ink is used as the base of the card and the top layer.  A stitched frame from MFT as used on it for added interest.

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Saturday, September 26, 2020

Sending hugs

Hello. Playing in this weeks Freshly Made Sketch #454.

The leaf is a die from Simon Says Stamp. I blended some crackling campfire, carved pumpking and scattered straw oxide inks onto some Bristol cardstock, then cut the leaf out. It matches the plaid dsigner paper pretty good. The dp is from DCWV called pumpkin patch, which is really old. Sentiment is from Poppy Stamps. I heat embossed it in white so that it would stand out. I used rustic white cardstock from PTI as the base for this top folding card.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Welcome little one

Hi everyone. It's time for another challenge over at The House That Stamps Built. This week our challenge is the ever popular Anything Goes.

I added the music back ground stamp onto the yellow cardstock using versamark and clear embossing powder.  Lamp is colored with Copic markers and cut out using my Brother Scan N Cut. He is popped up onto the tag using foam tape and the tag is also popped up . 


There's a new challenge every week over at  The House That Stamps Built, and you don't have to use Repeat Impressions stamps to link up or win. Also, for my blog readers: Enjoy the 10% discount code to the Repeat Impressions Store posted on the sidebar.


One lucky person will win a $25 Repeat Impressions Gift Certificate on the first Wednesday of every month – Good luck!

Also, check out our Rock Star blogs to see what they did with the challenge.


Donna   Heather   Joy   Shirley   Patti


ETA: entering this into the Simon Says Stamp animal antic's challenge.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Steampunk birthday tag

Hello. Playing in the Monday Simon Says Stamp challenge of steampunk today.

I created the background a while ago and it's been sitting in my stash waiting for me to do something with it. It's made up of antique linen and speckled egg oxide inks. I also added a bit of embossing using one of the Tim Holtz stencils. The fancy baroque one, and also heat embossed it using the speckled egg glaze. 

The steampunk corset is from Inkadinkado. Birthday sentiment is from Papertrey, Ink. Found some cool gears in my stash and adhered it with a brad. Since I had my hardware out, I found a eyelet that matched and used that at the top. Colored the seam binding with antique linen spray stain and tied a bow. Added the dragonfly brad (had to color it black) and then stamped a mini dragonfly on to balance things out. 

As you can see on the bottom photo, the sentiment is also heat embossed over the speckled egg glaze. It came out a bit splotchy, so lesson learned. 

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Monday, September 21, 2020

Project of the week - watercolor smooch

Hello. It's my turn over at The House That Stamps Built to do a project of the week. Today I'm sharing what I call watercolor smooch. This technique has been around a long time, and we forget about it. I love it because it can really produce a lovely effect.

I used water color markers (TomBow and Memento) used here, along with solid stamps. Color the stamp with whatever marker color you choose, then spritz it with water and lay it on to watercolor paper. Let it sit for a few seconds, and then slowly pull up. Let it air dry.  These leaves made wonderful impressions and worked well for a fall card. 

I hope you try this - think of the possibilities if you mix a few colors on the stamp. Thanks for stopping in. 

Saturday, September 19, 2020


Hello. Playing in the Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday challenge of no stamps allowed.

The leaf die is from Memory Box. I did a letter press technique with it. I die cut out the leaf, inked it up and then embossed it onto the paper. Thanks die is from Technique Tuesday. It came in one of the Greenhouse society die sets. I added some green dots using Fabrika Decoru. The dot embossing around the edges is a die from Gina Marie Designs. 

I like how clean and simple this turned out.