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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Pop-up Bouquet Card

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I just love interactive cards and several trips to Hallmark (some family members like store bought cards) showed that pop-up cards are even appearing at Hallmark!  I wanted  to make a pop-up bouquet of flowers using the Trinity Stamps Spring Fling Florals set with the bouquet in the center of the inside of the card.

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  1. Not having a vase to place the flowers in, I made an “elongated” box with Lawn Fawn’s Mini-Pop-Up box die by die cutting the box out of vellum and out of cardstock.  I cut the tab off the vellum piece and first glued the vellum to the cardstock and then folded the entire thing into a box.  The die set also comes with tabs for the inside of the box.  I cut 2 large tabs and cut several long strips of acetate to glue all the flowers inside.
  2. I made an A2 card base with woodgrain cardstock from Lawn Fawn and glued a small paper doily in the center of the inside of the card. Subsequently, I die cut a larger panel out of vellum and a smaller panel of Lawn Fawn’s Spiffy Speckles paper for the front of the card.
  3. All the flowers from the Spring Fling Floral stamp and die set were stamped with a light grey ink and die cut. I copic colored (V20, V28, R32, R30, G43, Y21, YG13) all of the flowers and then some were heat embossed with Wow Powder (Sand Dunes) or with Zink embossing powder in “leaf green”.
  4. I had some special thin paper which is gold on one side and kraft on the other, which I simply folded to form the paper bag to hold a few flowers for the front of the card.  Green twine was used on the inside and outside of the card to create some simple bows.
  5. I die cut a “hello” from the Sentimini “Hello” die out of gold cardstock with the shadow die cut out of vellum.  A few embellishments from the Trinity store (Boiled sugar jelly drops and pink peony confetti mix) finished the front of the card.

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Interactive Cloud Card

 

I love the new Trinity stamps Cloudy Day A2 scene builder die!  It truly allows one to make a cloudy day scene with ease.  I decided to make a pull tab card using the Trinity Rainbow die set and a little duck from the Rainy Days Together stamp set.

  1. I started by die cutting 2 panels of Neenah white cardstock with the Cloudy Day die and placed one right side up and the other upside down, as show in the photos.

     

  2. I placed a 4.25 by 5.5 inch panel of Lawn Fawn Spiffy Speckles blue paper behind the clouds and then placed die cut clouds (some with foam die cut clouds) on top of each cloud in the frame.  I also die cut colored cardstock to make the rainbow.
  3. I cut a slit wide enough for the rainbow to pop up in the blue panel and adhered it to a cloud and a duck/umbrella.  I also adhered additional clouds to cover up the slit.
  4. Finally I copic colored the clouds, add some sparkle, a few gold hearts and a “hello” sentiment die cut from the Trinity Sentimini Hello die.

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Catherine Pooler, Ellen Hutson, Hero Arts, Trinity Stamps

Succulent with a Bokeh Background

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Recently the lovely designer Julie Ebersole demonstrated how to make a bokeh background on the Ellen Hutson blog here. She created a video here. I was so enamored with the look that I had to try it as well with the Trinity Stamps succulent banner stamp set.  Julie does such a wonderful  job explaining how to make the background, that I will only briefly describe it.

  1. Stamp the succulent banner, and create a mask to place over the image.  Place the mask over the image.
  2. I used Catherine Pooler inks: Tiara, Be Mine & Coral Cabana (but you can use whatever inks you have) with the Trinity Blendability Brushes onto Neenah Solar White cardstock.  Make any pattern you want, best is as random as possible.
  3. Using different circle stamps (or even an adhesive circle), stamp lightly all over with Hero Arts uniform white ink.  Overlap circles and use at least 2 sizes. (I also made a panel with vellum as shown below in the photo).
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  5. I splattered gold paint over the entire panel before removing the mask.
  6. Let dry for several hours or use a heat gun to dry it completely.
  7. I used some copics (R20 & R30) for the flowers and painted over the succulents with Catherine Pooler ink

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Easter Tags

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Happy Spring! I can hardly believe that Easter is around the corner.  I decided to make a few Easter tags to adorn some of the Easter baskets I’m going to give to friends.

I have a large assortment of tag, large and small, white and colored.  While many companies have tag dies, I chose to use some small white tags from my collection.  I’ll admit, I’m pretty obsessed with the Winter Botanical stamp and die set.  I stamped several images in a very pale grey ink and die cut them.  I stamped the bow in Versamark ink and heat embossed with Wow sand dunes embossing powder.  I colored the other images with the copic markers G43, YG67, V22 and V25 as shown below.

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I decided against putting a sentiment on the tag because I thought the simple look was elegant.  I’ll write Happy Easter on the back of the tag before I put it on an Easter basket.

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Stamps: Trinity Stamps Winter Botanical

Dies: Trinity Stamps WInter Botanical

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Easter Ornament

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Perhaps it is a little early for an Easter ornament, but I couldn’t help myself >< .  The Rhino Bird-day stamp set provided the cute images to create a shaker egg ornament.

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You can use any egg shaped die or even just cut out a free hand egg shape out of cardstock.  I used a lovely die set from Lawn Fawn to cut out an egg frame and shape.  Using Trinity’s blendability brushes, I used distress oxide spun sugar on the frame, and distress oxides dried marigold, spun sugar & squeezed lemonade on the egg panel as shown in the photo above.

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Before I moved on to stamping all the images, I die cut some clouds from the leftover paper I had used to blend the distress inks and cut out the background piece.  I’m showing the photo above just to remind you to look at your scrap pieces before you throw them away!  I saved myself some time by die cutting the clouds from areas that had partial blending so that the top of the clouds were white and the bottom had a light blended mango tone.

To create the shaker components of the ornament, cut a frame out of foam (I layered 2 frames of double sided foam) and an egg panel out of acetate (the front of the ornament). Prior to assembling the ornament, I stamped images from the Trinity Stamps sets Rhino Bird-day and Winter Botanical with a light gray copic friendly ink, die cut them and then colored in the images with various copics.  I also die cut some grass from the Trinity Stamps Castle Builder die set.

To assemble: Lay the back egg panel down and adhere the 2 frame cut foam pieces in place.  Glue the distress oxide colored panel, grass and all die cut images in place.  Add shaker pieces.  Then adhere the egg shaped acetate piece on top before adhering the final frame piece on top of the acetate.  I used simple gold embroidery thread that I happened to have to complete the piece.

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Watercolor Card with inks & markers

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I was itching to do a watercolor card, I truly love to watercolor, but have mostly spending time copic coloring (which I love as well).  I wanted to show that you can use the lovely Catherine Pooler inks to create a watercolor effect on a card very easily.

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I applied Catherine Pooler Seafoam Ink to a block quite heavily, spritzed the block with shimmer spray (instead of plain water) and flipped the block over and let it sit on a panel of Tim Holtz watercolor paper for a few minutes (3 or so).  The panel shown above is actually a second generation spritzing of the block after removing it from the first watercolor paper panel.  I wanted a fairly faint color block and the first panel was quite dark.  The second generation “stamping” (without the addition of additional color) was perfect for the card I wanted to make.  I then diluted some gold Peerless watercolor with water and gently tapped a brush over the panel that I had loaded with color.  It is very faint, but enough for what I wanted.

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Meanwhile, while allowing the watercolor paper dry fully, I stamped some images from the Trinity Stamps Winter Botanical stamp set and heat embossed some Wow Under the Sea embossing powder.  This is my favorite color of embossing powder that I own!

To finish the card off, I stamped some images from the Trinity Stamps Coffee with Character set and watercolored them with a Zig real brush watercolor pen.  Adhering some sequins and sequin cord to the top with Gina K connect glue, and stamping a sentiment from the Trinity Stamps Let Love Grow stamp set finished up the card.

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I hope that this card inspires you to pull out your watercolors and paint away!  Thank you for stopping by!

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