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Monday, August 17, 2015

RI POTW-Monochromatic Cards

Hi there and happy Monday!  This week it is my turn to share my Project of the Week with you and I have chosen to create some Monochromatic cards.


Here is a quick definition for you:

Monochromatic
1.
of or having one color.
2.
of, relating to, or having tones of one color in addition to the ground hue

I really like to create this type of card when I feel like I have been in a creative rut.  It is a simple way to jump start my creativity without having to pull together too many colors or elements, therefore my monochromatic cards tend to fall in the clean and simple category.  Below you will find a couple of examples.

First, as always, gather some stamps and cardstock/embellishments that you think would work.
I knew I wanted to use the Repeat Impressions Large Lobster #2702-M and Large Sea Turtle #4103-K so I pulled some reds for the lobster and greens for the turtle.


Next, I stamped the images and started figuring out my layout for each card.



Next, I put the cards together and added some Clear Wink of Stella to both the lobster and the turtle and finished off each of the cards with some coordinating sequins.





You can see the shimmer a bit on the turtle card, but the lobster is just as pretty!  

Thanks for stopping by The House That Stamps built blog.  We would love it if you would give Monochromatic a try.

Have a great day,


Wednesday, August 12, 2015

RI WIW: Designer's Choice Challenge

Hey there y'all!  Happy Wednesday to each and every one of you!  

I hope this finds you having a great week!

This week Repeat Impressions Rock Star, Cheri has challenged us to create a card/project with a Sun, Sand or Surf theme.

I love going to the beach and walking along the ocean edge and looking for shells so I chose to use one of my favorite Repeat Impressions shell images.


I love using cream and gold when I am creating sea themed cards, makes me think of the shimmer that you see in the sand.  

I started with a top fold cream card and then added a panel to the top that was cut with a curved edge and embossed with a "bubble" embossing folder.  I added it to the card with foam tabs.  Next, I stamped the sentiment from the Sea Quartet #8508-U and the Conch Shell #2410-I with Versamark ink and embossed them with detail gold embossing powder.  I cut out the shell and mounted it to the bubble panel with a foam tab.

Now, be sure to head on over to each of my fellow Rock Star's blogs and check out their awesome creations.


Now, we would love it if you would play along this week, you could have a chance to win an awesome prize.  Head on over to The House That Stamps Built blog and check out all of the details.

Want to do a little Repeat Impressions shopping?  Be sure to grab the 10% off code from my right sidebar, it will make shopping so much more fun!


Wednesday, August 5, 2015

RI WIW-Color Challenge


Happy, happy Wednesday!  It is Color Challenge week on The House That Stamps Built blog and Wendy has given us these fun, summery colors to work with:


Aren't those colors the BOMB DIGGITY?

Here is my creation:

I know it looks like I used orange cardstock for the layer behind the image panel, but it is yellow in real life.  I tried to fuss with it when editing and this is the best I could get without totally ruining the tones of the other colors.  Someone please give me a lesson in photo editing in Photoshop.....I would love ya forever!

I stamped the Repeat Impressions Sunny Quartet #8511-U with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto some Neenah Solar White cardstock and did some simple coloring with Copic markers.  I added some Aqua Stickles to the flowers on the sandals, but it sure is hard to see.  I told you I needed a photo editing lesson :)

I can't thank you enough for stopping by today and I would love it if you would check out my fellow Rock Star's blogs as well. 




We would love to have you play along with the challenge as well, head on over to The House That Stamps Built for all of the details.  Wendy will be giving away an awesome prize to one lucky person who plays along :)

Don't forget, if you are itching to do a little shopping, you will find a 10% off discount code for Repeat Impressions in my right sidebar.  Don't forget to use it! You will be glad that you did!





Thursday, July 23, 2015

Repeat Impressions Flip N Fun Blog Hop

Whoooo Hoooooo!  Repeat Impressions has some BIG news!

Wendy has FLIPPED and created a couple of awesome die
 sets that you can use with the Repeat Impressions FLIP stamps to created fun Flip cards in a quick and easy way.

You should have arrived at my blog from Heather's awesome blog, but if you didn't you can go to The House That Stamps Built and see the entire list of hoppers.

I am challenged when it comes to interactive cards so if I can do this YOU CAN TOO!

Here is my very first FLIP card:




You can find the FLIP stamp sets here and the FLIP dies here.  

Want to win a FLIP die set of your own?  Visit each of the blogs along the hop and leave a comment.  You will receive one entry for each blog that you comment on.  If you leave a comment on each of the blogs and the Repeat Impressions blog, you will have earned NINE chances to win!
You will have until 5pm Eastern time on Sunday, July 26th to leave your comments and then Wendy will announce the winners on Monday, July 27th on the Repeat Impressions Blog and Facebook page.

Now it is time to send you on to Karen's amazing blog!  






Wednesday, July 22, 2015

RI-WIW Sketch Challenge

It is no secret that I love sketch challenges and this week Wendy has given the Repeat Rock Star team another awesome sketch to work with.

Want to play along?  Head on over to The House That Stamps Built blog and join in on the fun. 



Hey, hey I bet you thought I was going to do another red/white and blue card this month....didn't you?

Since it has been so blooming hot, I decided to pull out some nice summery colors.

I stuck to the sketch pretty closely this time.  I stamped the Repeat Impressions Posies #632-H in Lettuce Adirondack ink as I wanted image outline to fade to back a bit and have the flowers front and center.  I used Copic markers to color in the image,  I did not sofent the yellow background as I wanted it to POP off of the panel.  I am happy with the way it came out. Next,  I stamped the RI Thinking of You #8611-E sentiment in the same Lettuce ink to bring it all together.

Here is Wendy's awesome sketch for this week:





We would love to have you play along with the challenge as well, head on over to The House That Stamps Built for all of the details.  Wendy will be giving away an awesome prize to one lucky person who plays along :)

Don't forget, if you are itching to do a little Repeat Impressions' shopping, you will find a 10% off discount code in my right sidebar.  Don't forget to use it! You will be glad that you did!


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

RI-WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge

So, this post was supposed to go live earlier today and I totally missed the mark!  My apologies to Wendy at Repeat Impressions and to all of my fellow Rock Stars.

Now, on with the show!

This week on The House That Stamps Built blog we have a photo inspiration challenge.  We were given two different photos to choose from and I chose this one:



Here is what I came up with!


I used some scraps of cardstock that I had left over from another card project to mimic the blue and stripes in the photo above. 

I stamped the Repeat Impressions God Bless #3705-J in black ink onto a scrap of white cardstock and then layered it to some navy and red panels.  I added some Clear Wink of Stella to the red stripes and some silver stars to the blue area.  I tied a bow with some white/silver twine to finish off this card.

Please be sure to head on over to each of my fellow Rock Star's blogs and check out their amazing creations.




We would love to have you play along with the challenge as well, head on over to The House That Stamps Built for all of the details.  Wendy will be giving away an awesome prize to one lucky person who plays along :)

Don't forget, if you are itching to do a little Repeat Impressions' shopping, you will find a 10% off discount code in my right sidebar.  Don't forget to use it! You will be glad that you did!





 

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

RI WIW-Designer's Choice Challenge

Hi friends!

Happy Wednesday!  Today on The House That Stamps Built blog, Patti has issued the challenge to create a card/project using White and one other color.

I know some don't consider black as a color, but it is to me and it is so classic when paired with white.



I stamped the Repeat Impressions Tulip Bouquet #912-K in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto some white cardstock and simply added a few pearls and a bow for embellishment.

I didn't even add glitter glue!  It is a miracle folks!

I think this card could be used for any occasion, just add your favorite sentiment to the inside and you are ready to go.

Please be sure to head on over to each of my fellow Rock Star's blogs and check out their amazing creations.




We would love to have you play along with the challenge as well, head on over to The House That Stamps Built for all of the details.  Wendy will be giving away an awesome prize to one lucky person who plays along :)

Don't forget, if you are itching to do a little Repeat Impressions' shopping, you will find a 10% off discount code in my right sidebar.  Don't forget to use it! You will be glad that you did!


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