Wednesday, August 21, 2019

How to Stamp Your Own Unique Graphics Design

Hello friends!
I am popping in with a very fun post.
I don't know about you, but it is truly FREEING to stamp ANYTHING once in a while.
Just get the stamp out and PLAY! 
That's what I did with Dot Art.
I started out with stamping just two of the linear half circle rainbow.
You might ask :" How did you come up with that design?
Well, I didn't set out with an actual plan.
I just stamp as I go about two simple rules: color placement and spacing. 
There are a few things that I would suggest when you are doing this type of stamping.

1. use a larger piece of card stock:  this allows you to have more ways in using the stamps in more creative ways. When you have a bad spot, you can trim it off and still end up with a wonderful stamped piece. 

2. start from the center and gradually work around the design: this helps your design stay "focused" and you can easily work around the focal point. For instance, I stamped the blue half circle first and then green...and eventually I filled up the white card stock.


3. don't give up. You may not succeed with your first initial stamping. BUT you must go on and try for the 2nd or 3rd, especially if you make a mistake on your first. Because you already learned your lesson and you need to test it out. Before you know it, I have created a graphic look all on your own.


I hope that you find this post helpful.
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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Forever Floral Creativity Kit

Hello friends!
(Floral Mandala Stencil)

I am popping in with a quick post about this Forever Floral Creativity Kit. 
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Perfect Project Inspiration: Forever Floral Creativity Kit Featurette
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You can create all sorts of project with this kit ( stencil, stamp and dies and guide!) 
 This is one of the creativity kits that I would highly recommend.

These are just a few projects that I used with some of the products from this kit.
(U from "Fine Alphabet Die Set")
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Monday, August 19, 2019

Simple Scene Card with "Dancing in the Rain"

Hello friends!
 I have another project with this Dancing in the Rain.
Here is my first one (see below). Today's card focuses on the cats in this stamp set.

I started out with creating a window scene with Emboss Resist.

It was a simple thing to do.
I white-embossed the window image and applied inks with shades of blue and grey.


I also add some stenciled details with Square Weave Stencil  (or you can use Beveled Squares Stencil) around the window. After that, I got lazy and decided to just die cut the cat image and called it a card. I chose the Essential Rock Paper Collection and with the stripe paper, it is puur-fect! 

I think it worked!
If you like cats (like my hubby Dr. John), this card will likely make you smile.

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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Mega Greetings 2 Stamp & Die Bundle (today's 50% off)

 Hello friends!
I am popping in with a quick post about a card and a promotion. 
Over Instagram (see Gelli Plate under My Story), I created a card with Gelli Plate and
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you rock
With the Gelli Plate, I transferred the ink onto the paper.
Basically, I inked the cube onto the Gelli Plate and then PRINTED onto the whit card stock.
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I then took out Dot Art and stamped some more and completed the design.
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I stamped the gold leaf with Antique Gold Pigment Ink and added Splatter.
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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Stamping with Floral Layering Stamps

Hello friends!
 I have a fun share about layering stamps.
The new Floral Stamp Set "Antique Rose" comes with 3-4 layers of stamps. 
I am sharing a project that require only one of the layering stamp.

I mixed two colors and stamped one of the roses and leaves for the background.
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Not only this shows off the etched lines of the Antique Roses Stamps, it also gives pops of colors.
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I then topped it off with a bold sentiment "You" with pattern paper.
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This sums up today's simple card. 
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Friday, August 16, 2019

Create Scene Cards with Gelli Plate

Hello friends!

A while ago, I mentioned that I started to play with Gelli Plate.
Well, I am happy to say that I have some wonderful experiments with the Gelli Plate!
The Card Printing Kit is what I used and it is now out of stock. 
The best size for card-making, I think, is Gelli Art 5x7.
If you like to have more control, the Gelli Art 3"x5" is more suitable. 

Be sure to get the Rubber Roller, too. It is essential to spread the ink in the Gelli Plate.
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This time, I created with the Penny Black Paradise Stamp and have two variations with the same stamp.The first one didn't quite turn out as envisioned, but at the end, I decided to share it.
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For this card, I applied the background color FIRST and then stamped the image after.

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My 2nd card did turn out BETTER than I anticipated. I changed up my process this time.

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I stamped and embossed the image in Versamark and then created the background with the Gelli Plate. The colors turned out rich and gorgeous.

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The beauty of a Gelli Art 5x7 acts like an "ink-absorber". The ink transfer completely and smoothly! That's what most appealing to me. Sure, you can do ink-blending, but the Gelli Plate is for  printing. It is definitely something different from other types of techniques.

See the beach? I applied Antique Linen on the Gelli Plate and it looks amazing!
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I have been watching a lot of YT tutorials on using Gelli Plate. However, no matter what kind of fancy artsy background you can create, I am most interested in cooperating it into stamping.
  I definitely would try out more with Gelli Plate.

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Dancing in the Rain Stamp & Die (Take 1)

Hello friends!
 I have a project with this Dancing in the Rain.
It is a fun and uplifting stamp set.
My take is simple.


I wanted to keep the design simple, so I used pops of colors to highlight the design.


The little girl was stamped with various shades of pink.
With a design like this, inks are THE arsenal.


As for the umbrella, I stamped the image onto the color paper that I created with Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers. I also masked the area right under the umbrella.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

More Spellbinders Small Die of the Month

Hello friends!
August Small Die of the Month by Spellbinders #2

I am popping in with another post with the Small Die of the Month from Spellbinders.
After making two cards, I really got to know each and very piece of the die set.

 I was curious to see how long it would take me to create a card with the backpack.
you rule

It took my roughly 30 minutes to create this card.
 The sentiment took the most time because of aligning. I love the process of choosing pattern paper and putting them together.

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It wass very satisfying to get all the piece fit. I added Faux Stitching around the kraft card stock.

Ding--->What is Faux Stitching?
Basically, you can create stitched lines without doing any actual stitching!
I know this seems obvious to some, but I want to explain it again to my international readers whose English is not their first language. 

The best thing about Faux Stitching, it is FAST and EASY. I took out the Tim Holze Ruler and with every 1/8" increment, I draw a fine line! Before you know it, you made entire card with Stitched Borders! This little additional stitched line really enhances the homemade touches

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I hope this post provides you with daily dose of inspiration.

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