Miss Ink Stamps, Trinity Stamps

Collaboration: Trinity Stamps & Miss Ink Stamps

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Today I’m up on the Trinity YouTube channel with a video featuring a card made with products from Trinity Stamps and Miss Ink Stamps!  You can find the video here. I used the Trinity Stamps Mermaid Wishes stamp set and the Waves stencil from Miss Ink Stamps.

Briefly, I stamped the mermaid with Memento ink in tuxedo black on Neenah solar white cardstock and then fussy cut it and then copic colored it as shown in the video.  I used versamark ink to ink up the stencil on Lawn Fawn acetate sheets and then used several wow embossing powders and a heat gun to heat emboss the waves on the stencil.  I cannot say enough good things about the Lawn Fawn acetate- it holds up to heat from a heat gun and does not warp!  I then fussy cut the acetate sheets.  Not having white embossing powder (I only have the puffy kind), I had to improvise and use Hero Arts white unicorn ink and pearl white embossing powder to heat emboss my sentiment on navy cardstock.  A few clouds from the Trinity Stamps Puffy Cloud embellishment mix and a frame cut from antique gold cardstock finished the card. The waves move back and forth when you pull the tab- you will be able to see it best on the YouTube video!

Please stop by Instagram today; Trinity Stamps and Miss Ink Stamps are having an Instagram hop filled with fun projects and prizes.

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Technique Tuesday

Winter Traveler’s Notebook Layout- Technique Tuesday

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Hello to Winter in August!  Today I’m using a stamp set and die from Technique Tuesday’s travel, vacation & recreation section.  I’m using the “Cars on the Road” border die set and the Hello Winter stamp set to create a traveler’s notebook spread detailing an event from last December.

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First I stamped all the images in clear embossing powder on two 8 by 4 inch cardstock panels. I then ink blended the distress oxide shaded lilac and tumbled glass on top and wiped with a clear cloth over the stamped images.  Aren’t images adorable?

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Here is a close-up for the beautiful images in the stamp set!

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I die cut the car out of red cardstock and the tires & road out of black cardstock. I added some finishing touches to complete the layout: puffed white embossing powder, sequins, wood veneer trees and a woodgrain alpha.

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Miss Ink Stamps

Watercolor coffee card

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Today I watercolored the delightful Springtime Banners and Brewtiful Stamp sets.  I tend to put a lot of images in my cards and wanted to keep it more simple, with ample white space this time.

I used Distress Ink Watercolor paper for the circular panel and the rectangle panel. I experimented quite a bit before deciding to stamp the coffee mug and steam in Ink on 3- fade out no-line coloring.  I stamped and watercolored all the leaves in Distress Oxide ink in bundled sage and stamped and watercolored the flowers in Distress Oxide ink in Spun Sugar.  For the final sparkly touches, I used the Gansai Tambi gem colors in Gem Green, Gem Pink and Yellow Gold.  I used a C00 copic marker to provide some shading on the coffee cup. Easy peasy!

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Floral Scrapbook Layout

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Today I decided to make a totally different project- a 12×12 scrapbook layout.  I haven’t made one in a while and it felt good to take one of my daughter’s photographs and make a layout with it.

I only used one stamp set- the Trinity Stamp Spring Fling Florals stamp and die set!   I made a video for the Trinity Stamps YouTube channel: link, that details everything, so I’ll keep the blog post concise.

  1. I took a piece of 12 x 12 white cardstock, placed the photo where I wanted it to be in the layout and then traced the corners with a pencil (the tracing gives me an idea where I should stamp) and then I stamped away- lots of floral images with Memento tuxedo black ink.  I started with the larger images and then filled in holes with the smaller images.
  2. I wanted the flowers to have the essence of watercolor, but having very limited time, I didn’t want to actually watercolor this time, so I stamped some images on watercolor paper from My Favorite Things and then die cut them.
  3. I always place images first on a card or layout to make sure I like where they are before I adhere them down.  That being said, I do still glue things down only to rip them off later- lol!  Here though, I did not have to rip anything off later, but I did have to adjust my layout, by cutting 1/4 inch off each side of the white 12×12 page and then originally I had planned to have the photo in the upper left side had to change it to the lower right.
  4. Finally I adhered all images, photos and thickers down with some sequins in between.  I am very happy with the way it turned out.

 

I hope that you are inspired to do your own 12×12 scrapbook layout!

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Miss Ink Stamps

Wave interactive card

Hello!  Today is the first day of sneaks for a mini-release of stencils!  I’ve used the wave stencil in a sneaky manner to create this card. I’ve used the stencil on the water, but only partially to create some waves.  In addition, I’ve used the Punny Farm Pigs stamps and die set to create a scene at the beach. My card on Tuesday will show much more of the stencil.

To make the card:

  1. I die cut an A2 sized panel (5.5 inches by 4.25 inches) and taped off certain areas so that I could apply distress ink in a neat manner on the panel.  I used mermaid lagoon distress oxide ink and a color blend I made for the ocean, distress oxide ink Tea Dye for the sand, and distress ink tumbled glass for the sky.
  2. To make the waves, I used Miss Ink wave stencil and either a white gelly roll pen, white acrylic paint or versamark ink and Wow embossing powder in “under the sea” color.  I splattered white acrylic paint and copper acrylic paint with a brush over the sand.
  3. I stamped and die cut all the images from Punny Farm Pigs, as well as copic colored all the images.  I die cut a wave groove into the ocean using Lawn Fawn’s Slide on Over Waves die set; I glued the piece I had die cut on an A2 card base.  Using a My Favorite Things slider piece, I glued the die cut chick to the slider piece and a piece of acrylic that was then glued to a penny.  This provided some weight for the chick to move back and forth without turning upside down.
  4. Finally I adhered some clouds to the sky and the remaining chicks and pigs to the sand.  To make one pig appear buried in the sand, I cut a slit into the panel and cut most of the pig’s body off.  Layering on versamark ink and Sand embossing powder from Hero Arts created a “buried” look.  Finally I applied a double layer of double sided adhesive foam to allow the slider enough room to move back and forth.

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Encouragement Blog Hop

Welcome to the Encouragement Blog Hop- I am so excited to be a part of this hop. This hop was made to bring crafters together to create cards for patients at St. Jude’s, the Ronald McDonald House and a hospice by Courtney, Jen & Mary.   I have a video showing how to make this card here.

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I wanted to make an interactive card for a child at St. Judes that would be fun and give a sweet message.  I chose to make a magic picture changer with the Lawn Fawn Ahoy Matey stamp set.

  1. First I traced the outside of each of the 2 dies needed to create the mechanism of the magic picture changer and also traced part of the inside square so that I could plan out the scene.  I stamped the inside images of the changing scene, masked them and then use distress ink tea dye to color blend a sand background.
  2. I then copic colored all the images and stamped and die cut all the rest that were needed to make this scene.  Taking a new piece of cardstock, I colored blended distress ink tea dye on the lower half and mermaid lagoon on the upper half.  I created a speckled look on the water by spraying the upper part with distress oxide ink mermaid lagoon spray and on the sand with bronze and white paint.  I then assembled the card as shown in the video.

 

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