1008 posts categorized "Stamps"

06/06/2024

Thu 06

Dream Big Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Welcome to the new 2024 Memory Box Fuchsia release!  There are so many beautiful dies and papers in this release that's it's hard to decide what to use.

I started by lightly blending Tumbled Glass Distress Ink on a white cardstock panel.  I lightly spattered it with plain water and gold ink to add a little interest to the background.  Next, I glued the background to a black cardstock mat and adhered that to a white cardstock layer.  I cut a sheet of patterned paper and glued it to a white card base.    

I die cut the Dainty Fuchsia Stem twice from white cardstock, and used Distress Inks and blender brushes to add color to the die cuts.

Ink colors used:

Flowers:  Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet

Leaves:  Peeled Paint and Mowed Lawn

Once the die cuts were colored I glued them together to form the flowers.  There is a QR code on the back of the die cut envelope that will give you a guide for putting the flowers together.

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I glued the leaves and flowers to the background panel and adhered that to my card.

Next, I stamped the "Dream Big" sentiment with black ink to finish off the card design.

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That's it for today!  I hope you enjoyed today's card!

Donnasignature

 

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05/26/2024

Sun 26

Happy Birthday To You
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today I have a quick and easy birthday card for you.

I began by die cutting several circles of different sizes from colored cardstock and adhering them to a white cardstock panel.  Once I was done with the circle arrangement, I trimmed off all the excess over hanging pieces of colored cardstock.

I glued the card panel to a black cardstock mat and adhered it to a white card base.

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Next, I white heat embossed the sentiment on a strip of black cardstock and glued it in place on the card.

I die cut the word "happy" from black cardstock and glued it to the white cardstock shadow die cut.  I used foam tape to adhere it to the card.

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To finish the card, I added some white epoxy embellishments.  

That's it for today!  Have a great day!

Donnasignature

 

 

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05/23/2024

Thu 23

Hugs
by Donna Sledzik

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Hi everyone!  For today's card I did a spotlight technique using embossing folders.

I began by dry embossing a white cardstock panel using the Cheerful Floral 3D embossing folder.  Next, I used a blending brush and turquoise dye ink to lightly go across the raised embossed image.  I didn't mind that some of the ink went into the background.  I wanted a soft look to the background. I mounted the background to a black cardstock mat and used foam tape to adhere it to a white card base.

For the center spotlight image, I die cut a circle from Teal cardstock and placed it in the embossing folder and ran it through my die cutting machine.  I ran a white pigment ink pad over the embossed circle to highlight the embossing.  I used foam tape and glued it to the card matching the embossed flowers on the background.

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I spattered the background with teal ink to add a little interest to it.

I stamped the word "hugs" in black ink, die cut it with the coordinating die and used foam tape to adhere it to the card.

The butterfly was die cut from white cardstock and inked with green and teal dye inks.  I glued this to the card just above the word "hugs".

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To finish the card, I added some clear Fairy Drops to give it a little sparkle!

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend!

Donnasignature

 

 

 

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05/09/2024

Thu 09

Kindness Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today's card features stamps and stencils from the Spring Cheer release.

I started by die cutting the Vintage Tray Die from Gina K Designs masking magic paper.  I placed the mask on a white cardstock panel, and used a blending brush to apply light blue ink around the edges of the blocks.  This creates a nice shadow around the blocks.

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I left the mask in place and stamped the Cheerful Flower with black ink.  I used a heat tool to dry the image before using the coordinating layering stencils to add color to the stamped image. I used dye inks and blending brushes for the coloring.  I followed the steps on the stencil guide to add color to the stamped image.

To add some texture to the panel, I inked the back side of the Altenew Grip Mat with white ink and stamped it across my panel.  

Next, I spattered the background with white and gold inks.  Once the inks were dry, I removed the mask from the paper. I trimmed it and glued it to a thin black cardstock mat.  This was glued to a pink cardstock mat and then adhered to a white card base.

I stamped and die cut the word kindness from white cardstock and glued it to the card.  Underneath the word I stamped the words "changes everything".

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To finish the card I added some Fairy Drops for more texture, and that's it!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Donnasignature

 

 

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03/29/2024

Fri 29

Cheerful Floral Hugs
by Trina Pham

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Hello and happy Good Friday to those who celebrate!  I’m using the Cheerful Floral stamp set again, but this time, I also used it with the coordinating layering stencil set.

The floral image was stamped off-the-edge with Fade Out ink onto a Bristol panel for a no-line coloring look.   A light color dye ink would work as well.  Then following most of the steps from the stencil guide, ink blended gradient colors of dye inks in pink, purple, yellow, green and gray over the stencils.   I decided to keep the leaves simpler, skipped the layers for the leaves and ink blended in the center vein.

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Once the coloring/stencilling was completed, masked the image with the included mask and applied gray ink around the image to give it more dimension and help ground it a bit.  Stamped the sentiment with black pigment ink directly on the panel and heat embossed it with clear glitter embossing  powder.  Hugs was an unused piece from my stash that had been die cut out with the matching die.  Adhered the panel to a white card base to finish.

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The layering stencils makes coloring easy.   And that does it for my card.   Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful weekend, especially if you are celebrating Easter.  

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03/26/2024

Tue 26

Spring Bloomers and a Bunny by Jean Okimoto

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Stenciled blossoms and a popular new bunny from Poppystamps are great for all-occasion cards.  The bold flowers and sweet poufy bunny are more than ready for spring...are you?  

Hi, Jean here finally after many hours of home security, modem and electrical issues.  Imagine loud warning chirps at exactly 25 minutes past the hour, every hour, 24/7!

Stenciling is quick, precise and forgiving when necessary.  Stenciling on the reverse side of a stamped image is even better.  Here's another design featuring Spring 2024's Cheerful Floral Clear Stamps and Cheerful Floral 6x6 Art Stencils.

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Prep white vellum with the embossing powder tool to eliminate stray flecks of powder.  Stamp the floral image with VersaMark.  Heat-emboss it with detail white powder.  Flip both the stencils and the stamped, cooled image over to the backside and stencil the reverse side with Brilliance Inks - Pearlescent Lime, Lavender, Purple and Sunflower Yellow.  The stencils are numbered for sequential coloring and can create the look of layered colors. Cut it with the die included in the stamp set.

Reverse-stenciling keeps the white embossing clean + white and eliminates scratched, scraped embossing. 

Cut two pieces of white cardstock with the second-largest Nested Globes die.  Layer them for dimension, then attach the floral diecut with narrow strips of doublestick tape - it won't be visible under the opaque inks.

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Sweet, poufy Poppystamps Cuddle Bunny will make you smile!   Cut him from the horizontal textured side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper.  The light horizontal lines add more character to this already-sweet bunny.  Color the ears and the nose area of the solid head piece with pink ink - Brilliance Pearlescent Orchid was used here. Color the eye areas with a black marker.  Attach it behind the other head diecut.  Assemble the bunny.

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Attach a 1-½" x 4-½" piece of ScorTape to white cardstock. Cut it with the Thank You Daily Script background die.  Cut the detailed top layer of the greeting from a pale blue/lavender Ocean Blue Collection 6x6.  Before removing the diecut - carefully remove and save the  teardrop shapes for the "a" and "y" and the open oval for the "o."  Attach the top layer - and the tiny saved pieces.  Use the tape liner like a presscloth to press all of the pieces firmly onto the adhesive-covered background.  Cover the exposed adhesive with Imagine's Iridescent Embossing Powder, tap the excess off and heat-emboss.  Attach it inside the card.

Thanks for visiting our blog...Happy Easter to everyone celebrating on Sunday.  See you in April!

Jeansignature-3

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03/23/2024

Sat 23

Vellum Cheerful Floral Birthday
by Trina Pham

 

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Hello everyone.  I have a super simple birthday card to share today featuring products (listed at the end of the post) from the 2024 Spring Cheer collection.

Started by creating the stripe background panel.  Picked pout four gradient colors of paper from the Blush paper pack and trimmed into 1/4” strips.  The white strips are 1/2” wide.  Cut copy paper to A2 size and glued the strips to it.  Trimmed off the overhangs.  

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Next, white heat embossed the Cheerful Floral image onto vellum and die cut out with the coordinating die.  Applied glue behind the embossed lines and adhered to the stripe panel.  Mounted the panel onto a white card base and added the circle foiled greeting to finish.

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So easy to do that I made a second version using the Lagoon paper pack and foiled greeting   

foiled greeting strip,

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And that will do it for my cards.  Thank you for joining me   Have a wonderful day  

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03/15/2024

Fri 15

Reverse-Stenciling on Vellum by Jean Okimoto

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Send springtime hugs with a reverse-stenciled Cheerful Floral vellum design from our Spring Cheer Collection.  Hi, Jean here with an easy way to add spring pastels to stamped images.

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Prep heavy white vellum with the embossing powder tool to eliminate stray flecks of powder.  Stamp the Cheerful Floral design with VersaMark.  

I usually hide inky stencils - or at least clean them - but they're shown here because I used them in reverse to color the reverse side of the embossed design. Lay the stamped side of the vellum on a darker piece of cardboard for visibility.  Reverse-stenciling also protects the white embossing from ink stains and scratches.

Flip the stencils over and sponge or brush the reversed image with Brilliance inks.  Pearlescent Coral, Pearlescent Orchid, Pearlescent Orange, Pearlescent Lime and Sunflower Yellow were used here. The six smallest blossoms have some separate petals for different colors - I used Pearlescent Orange for all of the petals.

My Brilliance inkpads might be older than you are - but they're still great for stenciling after many years of use and occasional re-inking.  Wish they'd add some new colors!

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Let the inks airdry.  Cut it with the stamp set's matching die.  Here's a tip...leave some un-taped edges near the bottom to give the die some wiggle-room as it goes through the machine.  

Cut Cream Woodgrain Paper (cardstock) with the 3-¼" x 4-½" A2 Rectangle Frames Die.

Stamp the greeting on natural cardstock with Pearlescent Lime and dry the ink.  Cut it with the die that's also included in the Cheerful Floral Clear Stamp Set.  Cut another background and layer it for dimension.

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Stamp the rest of the greeting inside the card.

Attach the diecuts to a natural A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼") - use foam tape for the "hugs."  Add clear Christmas Fairy Dewdrops.  Cut an A6-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thanks for visiting...have a great weekend!

Jeansignature-3

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03/12/2024

Tue 12

3D Embossed Window Card by Jean Okimoto

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Add texture and dimension to a spring-themed window card with 3D embossing and iridescent glittered heat embossing.  Hi, Jean here with a monochromatic design from our Spring Cheer Collection.

There are several techniques here and it sounds complicated - but once you've made the card you'll be able to use the process with several Memory Box 3D Embossing Folder and Die sets.

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Cut a sheet from the Twilight Purple Collection with the largest A2 Rectangle Frames Die Set.  Place the blossom die - from the Cheerful Floral 3D Embossing Folder and Die Set -  over the blossom on the top section of the folder.   Place the A2 rectangle face-down over the die.  Raise the bottom section of the folder up to  close the folder - keep it tightly-closed so the die doesn't move.  Turn everything over all at once.  Carefully open the folder and tape the die to the rectangle.  Diecut the blossom and remove it from the design.

Spritz both sides of the remaining rectangle with a light mist of water.  Place the rectangle on the bottom section of the folder - align the blossom "window"  with the design. Run it through the diecut machine using the plate(s) required for 3D folders.

Use a soft rubber brayer and a clean VersaMark inkpad to ink the blossom area on the top section of the folder.  Spritz the blossom diecut with water and align it over the blossom on the bottom section of the folder.  Close the folder and run it through the machine.  The blossom diecut will be embossed and inked with the VersaMark.  Quickly heat-emboss it with Imagine's Iridescent MBoss embossing powder.  It's a detail clear embossing powder with specks of iridescent glitter.  

Daub the center with Sunflower Yellow Brilliance.

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Cut, score and fold a side-folded white A2 card.  Lay the embossed rectangle over the front of the card and slide the blossom die between the rectangle and card front.  Align it with the cutout.  Remove the rectangle, tape the die to the card and diecut the matching window on the card front.

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Attach the blossom inside the card by passing it through the window.  Attach purple Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut an A2-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Stamp the greeting - from the Cheerful Floral Clear Stamp Set - on a sheet from the Twilight Purple Collection with Electric Purple Radiant Neon.  Heat-set the ink.  Cut it with the matching die from the stamp set.

 It's easier than it sounds here...trust me!  

Thanks for visiting - see you again on Friday...

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03/09/2024

Sat 09

Cheerful Florals for Spring Birthdays
by Anne Thompson

I hope you remember to set your clocks--spring ahead!  In celebrating the arrival of spring, at least clock-wise, I decided that for today's card I would use stamps from the new Cheerful Floral and Bold Cheerful Floral clear stamp sets on watercolor paper so I could use some watercolor pencils to color the images.

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I stamped the large floral stamp from CHEERFUL FLORAL CL5278 with VersaFine Clair Nocturne (black) ink on watercolor paper. 

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I used my Derwent Watercolour Pencils to color the image.  When it was dry, I trimmed it to 5 1/4 X 4.  I then pulled some color from a raspberry pencil onto a wet brush to spatter the white areas around the edges.  I used a Hero Arts Raspberry Jam ink and a finger dauber to add a touch of color around the edges.  I mounted the panel to a piece of raspberry red card stock from the BLUSH SOLID CORE CARDSTOCK PACK SP1012 that I had trimmed 5 1/2 X 4 1/4.  I added the panel to a horizontal side-fold note card.  

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I knew I wanted to use this for a spring birthday card.  I found a sentiment I liked on the new clear stamp set BOLD CHEERFUL FLORAL CL5279.  (There are so many great sentiments on both of these stamp sets.  This card design could be used for many occasions just by changing out the sentiment stamps.)

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I stamped "happy birthday to you" in the lower left corner of the panel.

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I liked this card so much that I made another one, this time backing it on a green card stock paper from GREENERY SOLID CORE CARDSTOCK PACK SP1011.

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I want to stamp this image again on regular card stock and multimedia paper to try various other coloring materials--regular colored pencils, markers, pastels...and I want to switch its orientation on a card with maybe the tulip-like flowers on the left or play with vertical positions and maybe try it on a regular A2 side-fold or top-fold card.  I think there is a lot that can be done with this stamp.  AND there are also stamp and die combination sets for these two:  CL 5278D and CL5279D!

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

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Cheerful Floral CL5278/CL5278D
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Bold cheerful Floral CL5279/CL5279D

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