Miss Ink Stamps

A Very Merry Unbirthday Card

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Hi there, I have an “unbirthday” slimline card for you today- perfect for any day but the recipients birthday! LOL.  I used the Unbirthday stamp set along with cute little pigs from Punny Farm Pigs stamp set, Streamers stamp set and the Piñata Party stamp set.

I stamped all the images with Memento Black Tuxedo ink and die cut them with my Brother ScanNCut2.  I did some simple copic coloring with the markers I had, as I have limited colors. Here is a close up of the streamers I’ve used and the shading details.

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The slimline panel and grass were cut with dies from Trinity Stamps using cardstock and glitter cardstock.  I heat embossed the sentiment in gold glitter embossing powder from Brutus Monroe as shown below.

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This closeup shows that I also put gold and white acrylic paint splatters on the panel prior to adhering everything down. I hope that you like today’s design- thank you for stopping by!

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Technique Tuesday

Sassy Guy Card


Hello!  Today I have a slimline card that I made for my husband.  I love the Sassy Guy stamp, the sentiments are hilarious and I thought the images are so cute!

I stamped all the images and sentiments in Memento Tuxedo black ink onto to 110 lb Neenah cardstock in solar white, die cut them with my Brother ScanCut2. The slimline card base has the dimensions of 8.5 inches by 3.5 inches, and I used two pieces of patterned paper from my stash to create a slimline panel (8.5 inches by 3.5 inches) background.  To create more interest, I die cut windows into a smaller slimline panel to provide a “frame” around each sentiment; adding the images around each sentiment further framed each part.


I copic colored all the images simply and added white gel pen marks to create highlights. The white highlights just provide more dimension to the images, I usually try to add some to each card I make.


You can find the Sassy Guy stamp here and all the section with the “Stamps about Men & Fathers” here.

Thank you for stopping by!




Miss Ink Stamps

Scenes of Alice Slimline

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Today I have a slimline card depicting different scenes that Alice encounters.  I’ve used the Alice and Tea Party stamp sets, paired with some Champagne Stardust, to create it.  I love slimline cards in that it allows one to have one very long scene in it or several smaller scenes, which is what I have opted for today.

I will often try to put 3 of the same item or color on a card, so I used 3 different Alices in 3 different situations: one in which she is falling down the rabbit hole, one in which she encounters the “drink me” bottle on a table and the other in which she has become smaller and encounters the “eat me” cookies that ultimately make her bigger again.

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I used the Trinity Stamps slimline windows & banners dies to cut a banner out of white cardstock and a slimline panel with windows out of Lawn Fawn speckled blue  cardstock.  I decided to make a shaker card to give the card more visual interest; so I placed the window pieces onto a 8.5 inch by 3.5 inch card base, poured some Champagne Stardust on to it, surrounded it with double sided foam strips and adhered an 8 inch by 3 inch acetate piece, and then adhered the scalloped slimline panel to it to trap all the sequins.

I colored all the images from the Alice and Tea Party stamp sets very simply; I used Y21, YR21, B63 and E00 copics for Alice. The table was cut down to show partially; everything was adhered on top of the acetate and panel. Finally I added the sentiment and glued the twine with connect glue in a pleasing manner.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

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Coffee, Coffee Loving Cardmakers

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring | Summer 2020 Blog Hop


2020 Spring | Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
Friday, May 22, 2020 – Friday, May 29, 2020

Today is the start of the Coffee Loving Cardmakers 2020 Spring | Summer Blog hop! The party starts at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog here.  I am so thrilled to actually have my little blog be able to join the hop today!

Today I have an interactive coffee card made with Lawn Fawn products.  I used the Let’s Toast interactive dies to allow a piece of paper to be pulled up out of the typewriter.  I didn’t have a sentiment that I wanted to use so I created it in adobe illustrator using the American Typewriter font.


I stamped all the images with Memento Ink and then die cut them.  I placed all the images temporarily in place to plan out of the scene of the card and to figure out where I was going to need to place the die to cut a notch that enabled the pull tab mechanism.


Once I had everything in place in a way I liked, I adhered all the images with strong double sided adhesive.  I put one layer of foam between the card panel and the A2 card base so that the mechanism could work more easily.

Thank you for stopping by- enjoy the coffee hop!

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Coffee, Coffee Loving Cardmakers, Trinity Stamps

Rare Friends Coffee Card


All this week we are celebrating the upcoming coffee hop blog with the Coffee Loving Cardmakers occurring this Friday.  I decided to use the Coffee Mug Card die with the adorable imaginary friends (swamp thing, sasquatch & a dragon) having what else?coffee!!!!


First I die cut a card base 110 lb cardstock with the Coffee Mug Card die and then used the same die to cut a mug panel out of glitter cardstock.  I die cut the negative space into the glitter panel with the Totally Amazing die set, saved the little pieces so that I could eventually inlay the stamped Totally Amazing piece.  I also die cut the “coffee” sliver piece out of kraft cardstock and put glitter paste on it.

I stamped and die cut all the images from the Unbelievable stamp and die set, Hugs & Squishes stamp & die set, Totally Amazing stamp & die set and Rare Friend stamp & die set. Next I copic colored all the images very simply and also the sentiment.


I tucked in all the rare friends with their coffee mugs, inlaid all the pieces and then adhered everything in place.  Finally I adhered the panel to the card base.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you will join in CLC’s coffee blog hop this Friday!


Miss Ink Stamps

Running in Place Card

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Hi everyone, Christine here.  I’m here with a slimline card using the Queen of Hearts stamp set. I have used this stamp set quite a lot, but had not used my favorite sentiment from this set yet.  It is “My dear, here we must run as fast as we can, just to stay in place. And if you wish to go anywhere you must run twice as fast.”

It has a special place in my heart because in college I encountered the “Red Queen hypothesis” in evolutionary biology that is based on this exact sentiment.  The premise is that an evolving species must continue to evolve at a continuous rate to keep pace with a competitor.  Enough biology though, let’s switch gears and get to the card!

I first die cut a scalloped panel from Neenah 110 lb solar white cardstock and Lawn Fawn speckled pink cardstock with the Trinity Stamps Slimline Card Series Scalloped Panels & Banners die set and then die cut the cardstock panels using the windows die from the Trinity Stamps Slimline Stitched Panels & Windows die.

I die cut and copic colored the queen, rabbits and flowers from the Queen of Hearts stamp set primarily with R22, R35 and R46.  I truly love this combination in conjunction with a white gel pen for highlights for the queen. I adhered everything into place and added some Roses are Red embellishments as a final touch.

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Thank you for stopping by- have a wonderful day!

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Coffee Loving Cardmakers, My Favorite Things

Meet Me in the Middle For Coffee Card

Hello there! Today I have a large slimline interactive card that uses My Favorite Things products. I’m using the Meet in the Middle dienamics paired with the Cafe All Day dienamics, and the Friends at First Sip stamp & die sets.

First I die cut 2 scalloped slimline panels out of lilac and purple cardstock with the Trinity Stamps Slimline Series: Scalloped Card Panels die set and one panel out of white cardstock with the Slimline Series: Stitched Card Panels & Windows. I also die cut all the pieces of Meet in the Middle dienamics and 2 sets of the Cafe All Day dienamics. My Favorite Things has a perfect video on the product page showing how to assemble the interactive component; below is a photo of the set up.


Next I stamped and die cut the images from the Friends at First Sip stamp & die sets. I copic colored all the images in a with a purple color palette. I then adhered everything, added a few sequins, a sentiment and made sure the mechanism worked.


After the pull tab is pulled:


Thank you so much for stopping by!

Miss Ink Stamps, Uncategorized

Slimline Castle Card


Today’s card was inspired by a recent card from Leanne West. I had to try the technique of stamping and just ink blending over the image rather coloring it in with copics. This slimline uses the Queen’s Castle, Queen of Hearts and Painting the Roses stamp sets.

To make the card:

I die cut a slimline panel using slimline dies from Trinity Stamps, stamped the images from Queen’s Castle & Painting the Roses stamp sets in River Rock ink (Lawn Fawn) and then ink blended distress oxide ink in spun sugar and mowed lawn over the entire panel.  I added some copic marker to the bushes and then glued the embellishments Roses are Red on the bushes by the castle and in front of the castle.

I stamped images from the Queen of Hearts and Painting the Roses stamp sets in River Rock ink, fussy cut them and then copic colored them in R46 and R35.  It is important to trace the outside of the images with some color, as it allows the images to blend into the scene more easily. White gel pen marks add more interest to the images.

I finished the card up by adding some grass and a stamped sentiment banner.


Thank you for stopping by!


Coffee Loving Cardmakers, Mama Elephant, My Favorite Things, Trinity Stamps

Boba Slimline Shaker Twist & Turn Card


Welcome to today’s post in which I used the new Mama Elephant Boba Tea stamp & die and the Boba Shaker Combo die.  I had a crazy vision to make shaker boba teas that also moved on the card.  Using the My Favorite Things Twist and Turn Interactive die set and Rachel Alverado’s tutorial here, I made a double twist and turn shaker slimline card.

First I ink blended distress oxide ink in spun sugar, tattered rose and antique linen on a slimline card base that had been cut with Trinity Stamps Slimline Card Series Scalloped Card Panel die set.  I cut another panel from vellum to give the front of the panel a softer feel.


To keep this post brief, I’ll say that I used Rachel’s tutorial to set up the inside of the card as shown in the photo below.  I doubled up on all the die cuts to make sure everything was sturdy, so I die cut the entire mechanism 4 times out of Neenah 110 lb solar white cardstock.  I also created an extra long pull tab to accommodate the slimline size.  It is important to set up the entire mechanism before adding any foam tape to the panel- you want to see where the pieces move so that the foam tape doesn’t impede the mechanism in any way.  You have to use a double layer of foam tape to accommodate the entire mechanism.


Next I stamped, die cut and copic colored the images from the Mama Elephant Boba Tea stamp & die.  For the shakers I die cut each tea shaker image 6 times (24 total), 1 acetate cover (4 total) and 1 complete tea cup outline (4 total) which I glued together with connect glue, the top most layer I colored with copics (R20, R00, Y21 and YR21) because I didn’t have the appropriate color cardstock.  To make it extra glittery, I put some Glitter Kiss glitter paste in Frosty Sparkle Kiss over the colored shaker pieces.  Once each shaker component was put together, I adhered it to the underlying mechanism with a strong adhesive foam dot.


I adhered the entire slimline panel to a card base of 8.5 inches by 3.5 inches.  When you pull the tab the cups move!


Thank you so much for stopping by and thank you to Rachel Alvarado for such a wonderful tutorial!


Trinity Stamps

Dust for You!


Today I have a slimline shaker card made with Trinity Stamps Dust Bunnies” stamp & die, Marshmallow Alpha dies, Slimline Stitched Panels & Windows die and the Slimline Card Series Scalloped Panels & Banners die set. The Dust Bunnies are so adorable and I put star sequins “dust” into the windows to pull the whole scene together.

To make the card:

  1. I first die cut a scalloped panel from Neenah 110 lb solar white cardstock, acetate and white foam with the Slimline Card Series Scalloped Panels & Banners die set and then die cut the same foam and cardstock panels using the windows die from the Slimline Stitched Panels & Windows die.  I ink blended tattered rose, antique linen and spun sugar Distress Oxide Inks with my blending buddy brush onto the cardstock panel and window pieces.cbkmay6-2
  2. Next I die cut the word “dust” with the Marshmallow Alpha dies out of pink cardstock I had in my stash. I applied glitter paste (Couture Creations in Frosty Dawn) over the letters and let them air dry for a few hours.  I have a close-up below  so you can see them in their glittery glory!
  3. I die cut all the images from the Dust Bunnies” stamp & die and copic colored them very simply with W00 and W03 (bunnies), (wood post of bed) (bed coverings) (bird dusters).  I tried to keep the overall scene to 4 colors so that everything would tie together nicely.
  4. To put together the shaker card I first adhered the acetate panel to the ink blended outer panel.  I adhered the foam panel onto the folded 3.5 inch by 8.5 cardbase, poured the sequins in and then adhered the acetate/outer cardstock panel on top.  I then adhered all the images in a way that created a scene.  A trick I use when building a scene is to use non-permanent adhesive to put everything into place; once I like the way everything looks, I’ll use permanent adhesive.

That’s it for today- thank you so much for stopping by!