Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Anything Goes The House that Stamps Built


Today over at The House that Stamps Built is another Anything Goes (ATG) and it has been fun building up my masculine stash a bit this month.  

 Another cold day out here in Missouri.  I do know that it is duck hunting season as my neighbor is an avid duck hunter.  I personally don't like the taste of duck but his wife cooks all the wild game he brings home.  Bless her!!!


I challenged myself to use some of the supplies that I seldom use or haven't used in a long while and I choose to use Glimmer Mist, but you can use any fine spray mist that you have in your stash.  I used Ducks Take Off Lg. 2914-I stamping image in the center and Ducks Take Off  Sm. 2915-D. and then in the upper right corner I used 5015-P Postcard.   I put on a sweatshirt and went out to spray the mists and using a autumn mist and a red mist I sprayed the entire image as well as the sentiment 1214-G Knowing You, which I had stamped on a smaller white piece and die cut with a rectangle die.  I let this try and used some hardware (again that has been in my stash forever) on the left corner and tied a twine bow.  Mounted on brown card stock and then kraft as my base card.  

I kept the glimmer mists within easy reach so I can use them again in theveery near future.  

Now it is your turn to make a card or project using the challenge of Anything Goes So many possibilities on this challenge.  You have a full month to enter our challenge.  You do not have to use Repeat Impressions stamps but if you do  you will have two chances to win a $25 gift certificate towards stamps. using the challenge of  Anything 
If you look on my right side bar I also have a discounted coupon for you to use when you go shopping at Repeat Impressions.
Now why not take a look at our DT Rock Stars for inspiration and to get you started. 

 Joy   Donna   Heather   Lauri  and Patti.  

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

ANYTHING GOES - THE HOUSE THAT STAMPS BUILT

Another Anything Goes over at The House that Stamps Built which has been a nice change.  For my card this week I focused on trying to build up my masculine card supply.


I liked the way this turned out - I had the camo paper as well as the variegated pine trees in my stash so I decided to go with the 4216-M Gray Wolf   stamped on white and then embossed in old medival gold embossing powder.  I then cut it out using my stitched rectangle dies. For my sentiment I used 9717-C A Happy Hello, which I embossed in the medival gold powder.  I really enjoy it when cards just seem to fall together and you can say "I like this one".

Now it is your turn to make a card or project using the challenge of Anything Goes So many possibilities on this challenge.  You have a full month to enter our challenge.  You do not have to use Repeat Impressions stamps but if you do  you will have two chances to win a $25 gift certificate towards stamps. using the challenge of  Anything 
If you look on my right side bar I also have a discounted coupon for you to use when you go shopping at Repeat Impressions.
Now why not take a look at our DT Rock Stars for inspiration and to get you started. 

 Joy   Donna   Heather   Lauri  and Patti.

Monday, January 11, 2021

POTW Double Point Card

 This week, over at The House that Stamps Built, it is my turn for POTW - I had a couple of things in mind - and finally decided on Double Point Card.  

I have seen this all over Pinterest but never took the time to try and make one.  Little did I know it was going to be so easy.  Warning: lots of pictures.  

Let's gather our supplies:

I choose to do a Valentine card as that is our next "card sending" holiday and Repeat Impressions has some really cute images.  I used 4316-I Flowering Hearts and on the inside I used 9707-B Love U Candy Heart.

I stamped my main image on watercolor paper and colored with Derwent watercolor pencils and then used a light blue wash around the image.


For the card you will need two pieces of cardstock for your base and then two pieces of designer paper cut at 4 in. x 3 in. scored on the 4 inch side at 1 inch.  If you have a pattern paper make sure you imagine the finished card - and make sure that they will be opposite (you will see this in the next couple of pictures.)


Cut your focal image and your layering image using a shaped die.

After you have scored on the one inch mark  fold each one of the sides (3 inch sides) into the center and  meeting the score line on the bottom and the folded triangles meeting in the middle. Looking at the picture really explains what it will look like when folded.   Makes sure the triangles don't overlap as it will cause too much bulk. I used a bit of tape runner to hold the triangles down. 


  
Glue or tape along the inch fold line and glue to the back of the inside layering piece as noted in the picture.  In this picture I think you can see what I was talking about when I referred to the direction of the designer print.   Make sure your pattern direction is eye appealing - (the top pattern down and the bottom pattern up) and glue or tape your focal image just on the top point. ( I then used Velcro Mini fasteners 3/8 in. dots as seen below, they are available at Amazon, WalMart, Michaels and I think I got mine at Hobby Lobby. ) The velcro dots hold the top focal image in  place.  You could also use small magnets.




 Above is finished card.  I also did a masculine card (below) again water coloring images 2704-H sailboat and sentiment 3918-F Wind in my sails 



 

  
Hope you give this a try - it is a special fun fold that has a lot of opportunities.  


 




Wednesday, January 06, 2021

Anything Goes - The House that Stamps Built

This month over at The House that Stamps Built  our challenges will be ATG or (anything goes) for the entire month.  Who doesn't love anything goes???

I needed a sympathy card to start off the year - and I needed it fairly quickly so I could get it in the mail quickly. 


 

I used 9706-U Flowers and my sentiment 4205-F Deepest Sympathy.  I blocked off the center areas and used blended oxide inks in blue, pink and green and then stamped the focal image in VersaMark black ink so I would get a nice crisp image.  I added a few sequins "just because", and the card went in the mail on Monday.  

When you have to make a sympathy card rather quickly you want something that is pretty and simple and I was very pleased with how this turned out.  

Now it is your turn to make a card or project using the challenge of Anything Goes So many possibilities on this challenge.  You have a full month to enter our challenge.  You do not have to use Repeat Impressions stamps but if you do  you will have two chances to win a $25 gift certificate towards stamps. using the challenge of  Anything 
If you look on my right side bar I also have a discounted coupon for you to use when you go shopping at Repeat Impressions.
Now why not take a look at our DT Rock Stars for inspiration and to get you started. 

 Joy   Donna   Heather   Lauri  and Patti.

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Sketch Challenge

 This is the final week of 2020 over at The House that Stamps Built our challenge is a sketch - 

 

I was stumped for a little while until I started looking through some papers that I had forgotten I had.  Saw the fish paper and the idea popped in my head.  


I used 2909-H Rainbow Trout and   6704-F Fishing Fly  for my focal images on this card.  My hubby loves to trout fish and he ties his own flies, and somehow he knows what color they are biting on when he goes.  Black and yellow seem to be the favorite.  4034-F Make A Wish.  I really am still not sure if I am going to use this for a birthday card so I left Happy Birthday open.  I colored and fussy cut 3 of the rainbow trout together then used dimensional glaze to make it a bit more realistic.  Popped it up on dimensional as well as the fishing fly.  I am always needing masculine cards so this went in my man cards slot.  

   Now it is your turn to make a card or project using the challenge of the sketch. So many possibilities on this challenge.  You have a full month to enter our challenge.  You do not have to use Repeat Impressions stamps but if you do  you will have two chances to win a $25 gift certificate towards stamps.

If you look on my right side bar I also have a discounted coupon for you to use when you go shopping at Repeat Impressions.
Now why not take a look at our DT Rock Stars for inspiration

 Joy   Donna   Heather   Laurie and Pat 

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Anything Goes

 Today over at The House that Stamps Built is Anything Goes and I thought this was a good one to post today - lets welcome 2021.  


I have the complete sheet Plate 10600 and use this set when I want a fun "snarky" card - I thought it was perfect for our Anything Goes challenge today.  I stamped and fussy cut 4 of the TP rolls and spaced them on a slim design card.  Then used the sentiment Time to Celebrate again fitting for the new year.  

Hope you have enjoyed looking at my New Years card - and I have already picked someone to get this card.  

Now it is your turn to make a card or project using the challenge of Anything Goes So many possibilities on this challenge.  You have a full month to enter our challenge.  You do not have to use Repeat Impressions stamps but if you do  you will have two chances to win a $25 gift certificate towards stamps. using the challenge of  Anything 
If you look on my right side bar I also have a discounted coupon for you to use when you go shopping at Repeat Impressions.
Now why not take a look at our DT Rock Stars for inspiration and to get you started. 

 Joy   Donna   Heather   Lauri  and Patti.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Photo Inspiration Challenge at The House that Stamps Built

This week over at The House that Stamps Built is our monthly photo inspiration challenge.  Below is the photo:


and here is my card:

We have a pretty  poinsettia stamp  2015-D Tiny poinsettia  and I used a cute cardinal Christmas stamp 2105-I Merry...Happy  for my sentiment.  I also stamped a small poinsettia on the envelope.  I really like to put something on the outside of my envelope.  
Poinsettias colored with copic and fussy cut with the tiny poinsettia popped up on the larger poinsettia.  Layered with a curvy fancy die just to add some interest.
  
    Now it is your turn to make a card or project using the challenge of Photo Inspiration So many possibilities on this challenge.  You have a full month to enter our challenge.  You do not have to use Repeat Impressions stamps you will have two chances to win a $25 gift certificate towards stamps. 

If you look on my right side bar I also have a discounted coupon for you to use when you go shopping at Repeat Impressions.
Now why not take a look at our DT Rock Stars for inspiration

 Joy   Donna   Heather   Laurie     and Pat