Marbled Background stamp, Stampin’ Up!

Hi stampers!  These were such a fun bunch of to cards to create. The ink color can completely change the feel of the card too! This is a great card to make when you have a great sentiment to show off as I did the th the Lovely Friends stamp set.  This would also work so well with the Lots of Love or Layering Love stamp sets.

There is a full video on my Facebook page that I did as a Live video and you’ll find lots of new ideas in it too along with some tips for inking large sentiment stamps!

Until next time, Stay Crafty!
XO Rach

Supplies:

144772 Marbled background stamp

143763 Lovely Friends photopolymer stamp set

101910 Shimmery White card stock

144245 Lemon Lime Twist card stock

144243 Berry Burst card stock

131197 Bermuda Bay card stock

131171 Bermuda Bay ink pad

144086 Lemon Lime Twist ink pad

144084 Powder Pink ink pad

102283 Versamark ink pad

100730 Archival Black ink pad

102193 Versamark reinker

140928 Archival Black reinker

144219 Pearl Basic Jewels

144220 Rhinestone Basic Jewels

126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

102300 Bone Folder

104332 SNAIL Adhesive

104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

118491 Clear Block Bundle

126200 Stampin’ Scrub

102394 Stampin’ Mist cleaner

107301 Whisper White Envelopes

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Delightful Daisy DSP, Stampin’ Up!


Hi stampers!

Here are a few variations of the Double Gate Fold Peekaboo card we made at our workshop on Friday evening.

I made a video and prior blog post with full instructions if you need to know how to make it!

We also used the Eastern Beauty stamp set and as you can see, this is a totally different look then you’ve probabaly seen in samples of Eastern Palace!

 

Hope you enjoyed this share,

Until next time, Stay Crafty!

XO Rach
Supplies:

144137 Delightful Daisy DSP

143675 Eastern Beauty photopolymer stamp set

126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

102300 Bone Folder

104332 SNAIL Adhesive

104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

118491 Clear Block Bundle

126200 Stampin’ Scrub

102394 Stampin’ Mist cleaner
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Christmas in July Blog Hop, Stampin’ Up!


Hi Stampers!

This beautiful antique style Christmas card, was incredibly easy to create, and it can also be quickly transformed to be a winter card. It could even be a sympathy or thinking of you card ,with the change of a sentiment!

It was a card idea I had in my head, and then when I started stamping it, I didn’t love it. Then I had the thought to change it to an older, vintage postcard style of card, and the magic began.

I stamped the pine trees first in the background,onto a Very Vanilla panel by inking the stamp in Pear Pizzazz, stamping off once first, then stamped the image. I stamped the smaller reindeer in Crumb Cake, and finally the larger centerpiece Reindeer in Early Espresso. I filled in the bigger deer with a blender pen and the Early Espresso ink pad, and also used those tools to add shadowing to the deer for depth of field. I sponged the edges with Early Espresso as well, but I still was not completely satisfied with the look. So I ran a small clear block along the edge of the card stock to rough it up a bit and give an aged curl.  I then used the flat side of the sponge dabbed lightly all over the front in Crumb Cake to finish the aged patina.

I am so thrilled with how this turned out, but it needed a touch of a red color to slightly brighten it, but not a bright red, so I turned to the Cherry Cobbler 1/4″ Double Stitched Ribbon to add a slight color pop. I added the ribbon to a piece of Be Merry DSP with bit of Snail Adhesive. I mounted the front panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals to give some height and visual interest. Then adhered them to a Garden Green card stock base.

I didn’t stop there, for the inside I added the Pine Boughs in Garden Green ink by stamping them first full ink, then again without reinking to fill in the negative space. I sponged the edges as well in Early Espresso, and added the sentiment in that same ink as well.

I finished the front of the card, with some tiny touches of Clear Wink of Stella. I thought it added a bit of wintery Christmas magic.

Measurements

Base: Garden Green 4 1/4″ by 11″, score at 5 1/2″

DSP layer: 4″ by 5 /14″

Very Vanilla front: 3 1/2″ by 4 1/2″

Inside Very Vanilla panel: 4″ by 5 1/4″

So, what do you think? I am really pleased and think I may actually use this design as my family Christmas card…….well, until I get ahold of the 2017 Holiday Catalog I suppose 😉

Until next time,

Stay Crafty!!

XO Rach

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Giveaway

Follow along on our Blog Hop for a chance to win the A Little Wild stamp set, leave your first and last name, and #stampitcontest to be entered!

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Supplies

144406 Nature Sings clear mount stamp set

144111 Be Merry Designer Series Paper

101650 Very Vanilla  card stock

102584 Garden Green card stock

126973 Garden Green ink pad

131180 Pear Pizzazz ink pad

126975 Crumb Cake ink pad

126974 Early Espresso ink pad

144117 Cherry Cobbler 1/4″ Stitched Ribbon

141337 Stampin Sponges

126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

102300 Bone Folder

104332 SNAIL Adhesive

104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

118491 Clear Block Bundle

126200 Stampin’ Scrub

102394 Stampin’ Mist cleaner

107301 Whisper White Envelopes

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Summer Fun/Patriotic Blog Hop, Stampin’ Up!


Hi Stampers! Thanks so much for following along on this Summer Fun/ Patriotic blog hop. If you started here, thanks so much for coming by, remember to finish all the way through to have more chances to win and if this stop was on your way through, thanks for visiting 🙂

The Mermaid Stamp set is one that stole my heart, like immediately! I fell so hard in love with this one!  I mean who hasn’t dreamt of being a mermaid ever since seeing Tom Hanks go all in after Darryl Hannah in SPLASH! Seeing them frolic in the mermaid lagoon in Peter Pan, or maybe for some of you young-ins ;-), Ariel in The Little Mermaid. They are so beautiful and graceful, plus who wouldn’t want to live near the beach, right?

I know my nieces will squeal with delight when they get this in a slightly different version for their birthday cards……Best Aunt Ever right here !!

 

Onto this pretty, but pretty simple card!

I created the base of the card using the “seafloor” in the Mermaid set, I stamped it diagonally for a different take on the stamp in Crumb Cake, and colored a few of the crabs, shells and starfish in with various Stampin’ Write markers. I then went back and stamped the “seaweed trails” in Garden Green, stamping off once before each movement to give an underwater feel. You could also accomplish this by using two different inks, such as Garden Green and Pear Pizzazz. I also stamped all the way around the card, rotating as I went along, so it appears as if you are looking down in to the sea from above. I added the ” bubbles” in with Marina Mist ink, some full ink and some stamped twice without reinking.

I added some depth by gently “read lightly-ish” sponging So Saffron, and the super lightly Marina Mist, to give a sand and depth of water feel. I also added in some Wink of Stella for that sea sparkle! You could also go over this with Versamark ink, Heat & Stick Powder and finally some Dazzling Diamonds if you want some extra bling.

The Mermaid, I knew I wanted free- floating, so I stamped her onto a piece of Very Vanilla again using Crumb Cake ink for a slight “tan” outline, that would be fairly easy to adapt her skin color to any tone. I used a few different Stampin’ Write markers to get her hair a sandy blonde color, and I used a mix of Powder Pink, Sahara Sand and Craft White ink to even out her skin tone. I hand trimmed her as close as I wanted to get a flowy feel, especially to her hair. I had stamped her tail in Archival Black ink onto Glossy paper and colored it in with reinkers and alcohol in a previous video you can see here.

I added the Mermaid with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then to finish the inside, I stamped the sentiment in Dapper Denim, and again added some”bubbles” in Marina Mist.

I hope you like this cute first card I created with the Magical Mermaid stamp set. I know there will be lots of new versions to come!

And now onto the good stuff!

Last Month’s Hop Winner: Cheri Furr!!

A big Congrats Cheri 🙂

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Until next time, Stay Crafty!

XO Rach

144017 Magical Mermaid clear mount stamp set

101910 Shimmer White card stock

144240 Glossy White card stock

70% Isopropyl Alcohol

126957 So Saffron ink pad

126962 Marina Mist ink pad

126973 Garden Green ink pad

141337 Stampin Sponges

133773 Sponge Daubers

126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

102300 Bone Folder

104332 SNAIL Adhesive

104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

118491 Clear Block Bundle

126200 Stampin’ Scrub

102394 Stampin’ Mist cleaner

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White, white or white( orVanilla)?, Stampin’ Up!

Hey stampers! I wanted to get this video posted even though I didn’t get to photograph the card yet, because I am so excited for the return of Glossy cardstock!

I’ll get a picture up later this evening, I hope you’ll love it as much as I do! 


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High Tide 2.0, Stampin’ Up!


Hi stampers!

What a totally cool card this turned out to be. I made this at the end of last weeks stamp party that my good friend Ronda hosted. It was a smaller than normal party but it lead to some last minute creativity. A new stamper that joined us (my new-ish neighbor from Kentucky via Florida) was invited to join us for a peek at how to make cards. She did so, incredibly well  and caught on super fast. She is a “sometimes” scrapbooker so she had the general idea anyway. I brought a “Bridge Fold” card with me that I created with the brand new  set called Pieces & Patterns. It’s available June 1st, 2017 in the NEW 2017-18 Annual Catalog.  It was available for pre-order for demos and I got it right away. It has many unique background stamps, some iconic images and beautiful fonts.

Well, if you’ve been on my site at all, you know I ADORE the Beach and I thought the lighthouse from High Tide would make a great Bridge Fold card and away I went:).

I did this one a tad bit different from last weeks card as I put the “bridge” part (which holds the two ends together) under the outside flaps but still over the background portion. So it ended up looking like an amazing diorama-style card! This card will fit in a standard A4 envelope in case you were worried, AND as soon as I’m back from vacation, I will make a full video for it. Maybe even a Fcaebook or YouTube LIVE!

Let’s just say I see lots more of these in my future!

Until next time, Stay Crafty!

XO Rach

If you need a NEW 2017-18 Annual catalog, send me your full name and full mailing address to Rachthestamper@gmail.com and I will get on out to you ASAP!

 

 

Supplies

High Tide 143006 Photopolymer

100730 Whisper White card stock

144246 Tranquil Tide card stock

140931 Archival Black ink pad

126975 Crumb Cake ink pad

126953 Old Olive ink pad

126949 Real Red ink pad

126957 So Saffron ink pad

126951 Pacific Point ink pad

131179 Smoky Slate ink pad

144085 Tranquil Tide ink pad

 131181 Soft Sky ink pad

141897 Clear Wink of Stella

 102845 Blender Pen

103954 Aqua Painter

126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

102300 Bone Folder

104332 SNAIL Adhesive

104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

118491 Clear Block Bundle

126200 Stampin’ Scrub

102394 Stampin’ Mist cleaner

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Pieces & Patterns, Stampin’ Up!


This fun new stamp set will steal the show when it debuts in the all new 2017-18 Stampin’ Up! Annual catalog. 

I used Cajun Craze cardstock and ink for the Dino and I stamped a mushroom and raindrop image with Crumb Cake all onto Very Vanilla card stock. I added a touch of Always Artichoke with the Stampin’ Write marker for some added detail and depth. 

The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes and I punched it out with the Classic Label punch. 

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