Miss Ink Stamps

Watercolor Wonderland

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I love to watercolor and upon seeing the lovely Snowy Village stamp set, I knew that I wanted to do a soft watercolor wash to set a snowy scene.  On the inside I’m using the Calm & Bright stamp set as the focal point that continues the snowy scene.

To make the card:

  1. First I cut an A2 panel of Tim Holtz watercolor paper, and I stamped the Snowy Village using Distress Oxide Ink in “Gathered Twigs”.  All the distress inks (oxide and regular) are terrific to use as a watercolor medium, so after stamping, I simply wet a brush and pulled some of the color from the edges of the stamp, being careful to work in isolated areas.CBK2
  2. I wanted a soft muted look, so I used then watercolored using The Stamp Market’s inks in Mossy, Blush & Sea.  Here is a photo showing that I simply smush some of the color onto an acrylic block, dip my paint brush in water and grab some of the color to paint.  In the last photo you can see the final colors I chose for the houses, some are left in white, some are painted in blush and some are a combination of scattered straw (distress oxide ink)/ cherry (The Stamp Market).CBK6
  3. I die cut all the components need to make the inside pop-up using Lawn Fawn’s Pivot Pop-up dies.  I wanted the adorable critters to be resting on a snow bank and felt it was easiest to use this interactive die set.  All the components are cut out of 110 lb Neenah Solar White Cardstock, except for the panels which are cut out of Tim Holtz watercolor paper.  Add adhesive to all the areas as shown; Lawn Fawn has the best tutorial for showing how to put the card together.CBK3CBK1
  4. I stamped the adorable critters from the Calm & Bright stamp set in distress oxide ink gathered twigs and watercolored the animals in a similar manner as I had done for the front panel.  Finally I stamped a sentiment from the Calm & Bright stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
  5. I adhered the panel in the middle of the inside of the card as shown below:CBK5

I hope that you will try some watercoloring- it is so much fun paired with these adorable stamps!  Thank you for stopping by!

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Trinity Stamps

Meowy Christmas Shaker Ornament

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Welcome! Today I’m making a Christmas ornament using the Tall Dome Shaker Set and filling it with items from the Layered Pine Stencil & Do Re Me Ow stamp & die sets. I’m on the Trinity Stamps YouTube channel here: video link.

Briefly:

  1. I stamped numerous elements from the Do Re Me Ow Stamp set with Black Versamark ink onto 110lb Neenah Solar White cardstock and die cut them with the Do Re Me Ow Die set.  I copic colored the cats with several colors as shown in YouTube video.
  2. I ink blended with the Trinity Stamps Blending buddy on the Layered Pines Stencil and fussy cut each tree out.  They aren’t symmetrical, so be sure to add a little ink to any white areas that show through.
  3. I die cut 2 domes out of white foam, 2 domes out of woodgrain cardstock, and 2 domes out of acetate sheets.  One creates a sandwich for each side (woodgrain dome, acetate sheet and foam dome), places the tree and shaker bits inside each half before gluing everything firmly. An embellishment for a label from the Seasonal Cup Decor & More die doubles as a place to attach a ribbon/twine to hang the ornament.

 

Thank you for stopping by; I hope that this inspires you to use the dome to make an ornament.  Please share and tag me on social media- I would love to see what you make!

Supplies:

Stamp sets:  Do Re Me Ow Stamp set

Die Sets: Do Re Me Ow Die set & Tall Dome Shaker Die Set

Stencils: Layered Pines Stencil

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Miss Ink Stamps

Woodcut Floral Wreath

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Welcome!  Today I’m on the Miss Ink blog using the delightful Woodcut Floral Stamp set.  I love how Miss Ink pairs a background stamp set with several images, I decided to make the images the focal point of the card by having them make up a wreath.

To make the card:

  1. First I stamped the background image onto a A2 panel of kraft cardstock using my Misti and Brushed Corduroy Distress Oxide Ink.  You don’t have to use a Misti, but I find it so much easier to ensure an even impression.  I then die cut the 6×6 inch image with an A2 stitched panel die.  I used the same cardstock to create an A2 card base.CBK5
  2. I then stamped a whole lot of the large floral & smaller floral images using The Stamp Market new inks in cherry & bubble onto thick watercolor paper because I wanted to create a watercolored wreath. I then smushed the ink pads onto an acrylic block, added water and watercolored with the same ink I had stamped with; a final touch of shimmer was added using a shimmer brush.
  3. I spent quite some time fussy cutting the florals & the leaves, but it is fun to do when you pair it with something else, such as watching a Christmas movie!  The photo below shows that I made leaves by using a shortcut.  I stamped one of the floral images (that has veins like leaves do) in The Stamp Market’s mossy green ink and then cut it into 3 sets of leaves.  This does cut down on the amount of stamping that you have to do!CBK3
  4. After all the cutting was done, the florals were glued together with Gina K connect glue and I either added 3 dots of gold glitter cardstock to the middle of the flower or a sequin.  I then played around with placement for quite a while before adhering everything down to the card panel.  Finally I stamped a sentiment from the Oh Deer stamp set onto white card stock in black Versamark ink and placed it offset in the center of the wreath.

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Thank you so much for stopping by!

Miss Ink Stamps, Uncategorized

Interactive Woodland Hearth Card

 

Welcome!  Today I’m making an interactive card with the adorable “Woodland Hearth” stamp set from Miss Ink Stamps.  I thought that the large image (hearth) lent itself well to  creating a framework for the scene in the inside of the card.

To make the card:

  1. I stamped the images and fussy cut the hearth to create the framework for the inside scene. I stamped all the images onto 80 lb Neenah solar white cardstock and used a Brother Scan n Cut to cut the images.  I scored the hearth to create folds so that it would fit inside the card base (3 1/4″ x 2 3/4″ folded).  To create the card base I cut a 6 1/2″ x 2 3/4 panel of blue cardstock and scored it at the 3 1/4″ spot.CBK1-2
  2. I copic colored all the images for the inside of the card and die cut a little snowbank that I placed behind the hearth.  I fussy cut the hearth as shown and simply scored it in the middle and folded on the score line. I then eyeballed where I should score at the ends of the hearth so that it would fit inside the folded card- there is a lot of flexibility- you can chose to score where-ever you would like.  I adhered snowflake embellishments and used a white gel pen to create snowflakes for the inside and outside of the card.  Finally a die cut 2 inch circle with the bunnies finished the front of the card.CBK1-1

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Coffee, Trinity Stamps

Coffee Cup Tree Card

Coffee cup

Today I’m altering a tall dome to fit on Trinity Stamps’s Coffee Mug Card die set. I have a video on Trinity Stamps YouTube channel here.

I wanted to combine the Coffee Mug Card Die with the Tall Shaker Dome Set , but unfortunately, the Tall Dome is too large, so today I’m altering it to fit.

Briefly, I snipped the dome on each side and altered the acetate sheet as well to fit the smaller size.  I had previously prepared the Layered Pine Stencil panel as shown in the video here. I adhered the coffee cup sequins to the tree, put the dome together and adhered it to the card base.  Adding clay snowflakes and white gel pen snow finished the scene.

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies: Mini Coffee Cup sequins to arrive soon.

Card base and panel from Coffee Mug Card Die

Tall Shaker Dome Set

Sentiment from Have An Ice Day

Layered Pine Stencil

Clay snowflakes

 

Miss Ink Stamps, Simon Says Stamp, Uncategorized

Snow Couple Light up Pendulum Card

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Today I’m making a pendulum card that lights up.  Simon Says Stamp has an amazing promotion going on right now, if you purchase any Miss Ink branded product, you will get the stamp set with this adorable snow couple free!  I’m using this stamp on my project today!

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To prepare the card:

  1. I first prepared a few elements before putting the card together. I die cut a 5 inch diameter circle from 110 lb Neenah solar white cardstock & white glitter cardstock and 2 5 inch diameter circles from blue vellum.  I die cut a few snowflakes from glitter cardstock, and stamped and fussy cut the image & sentiment.  I cut the glitter cardstock circle in half and adhered one half to one of the blue vellum circles. I also folded the Neenah cardstock circle in half to form the card base. Finally, as shown above, I pulled out an EZ light element from Pear Blossom Press.CBK4
  2. I copic colored the image with the copics shown above.CBK3
  3. I adhered the copic colored image to the blue vellum/glitter cardstock piece and placed the snowflakes where I wanted them to be, so that when I turned the entire piece over, I could map out where I wanted the LED elements.  Since the EZ light element has 3 LED lights, I placed one LED in each snowflake and taped each in place.  I placed the button mechanism upside down, so that it would be in the correct position and facing the front of the card. The button mechanism is a little bit bulky, so I placed double sided foam tape all around the bottom of the card to protect the entire light mechanism.CBK2
  4. The second vellum blue circle was adhered to the card base, and then the light mechanism piece was adhered to the vellum/card base so that the light mechanism is sandwiched between the 2 pieces of blue vellum.  Adhering the final snowflake with the “push here” piece finished the card.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Trinity Stamps

Lit Coffee Cup Nativity Ornament

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Hi everyone! This is the longest video I have ever made, I but I wanted to show various ways to use Trinity Stamps Seasonal Cup Decor & More dies to make coffee cup ornaments. I have several examples! Finally I’m also including a design to make a light up ornament with the Trinity Stamps Nativity set.  Here is the link to the video: link.  All the details are in the video, and the main technique is just simple diecutting.  The final ornament in the video has an LED component to it, so that the ornament lights up as shown below:

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