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Altenew layering stamps and Dies




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Verve Stamps and June Inspiration Challenge

Todays Inspiration came from Verve Stamps June Diva Inspiration Challenge and the Your Next Stamps sketch challenge



I love this color combo and this Verve Stamp and Die Set: Strong Anchor and Nautical Die





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A Watercolor Thank You


Todays project was inspired by the Virginia View Challenge: All About Colors


I love these new stamps from Right at Home. They have really cute images and sentiments! This stamp is from the Color in Sentiments set.  The Designer, Nicole, is simply the sweetest person I've ever spoken to! Her family has owned a scrapbooking store for some time, and she recently began designing her own line of stamps.




I am also entering this card into the Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday





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Tuesday

Acrylic Shaker with homemade confetti and Poppystamps new release

I love the bright cheerful tone of this card. I used DCWV cardstock and black and white printer cardstock.



The stamps are from Poppystamps new release that I recently won in their release giveaway. I love this set! It also has a coordinating die available that I did not win :(



They also just released another layering stamp and die set that I am dying to get my hands on called Flower Patch. It is uhhhhmazzzing! Click here to see their Spring 2016 releases.



Back to my card:
I used MFT pierced rectangle stackers to create the frame. On the frame I stamped the sentiment in Tsukineko Brillance Pigment Ink in Graphite black and Heat ebossed with a clear embossing powder from Judikens.

I love the clear embossing powders. They not only brighten/darken the image but they also give your stamped image or sentiment clarity and if the powder goes other places no one will ever know!


This stamp set is meant to be layered but I just love the scrollwork on the top layer. I used the medium butterfly filigree to stamp the background and then filled in any spaces with the two smallest butterflies


For the background I used the Sunflower Yellow Brilliance Pigment Ink from Tsukeniko and heat embossed with the clear embossing powder from Judikens.


I then applied the clear acrylic sheet to the frame and then the foam tape (making sure there were no openings that the confetti would fall out of) to the back of the frame. I used a regular hole punch for my Polka Dot confetti in the same yellow cardstock, placed the confetti in the middle of the stamped panel and adhered the frame, centering on the background.
The card base is out of the same cheerful yellow with a white and black layer on top. 
This card is for the June poppystamps challenge using Embossing, yellow and polka dots







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Watercolor Images and perfect panels

Today I played around with watercoloring images. I just love this Mon Ami Stamp and Die set from CAS-ual Fridays, and was thrilled to get to work with it!





I stamped the images onto watercolor paper with Tsukineko Graphite Black Brilliance Ink and heat embossed with Judikins detail clear embossing powder and die cut them. Because I am new to watercoloring, I painted quite a few of them playing around with shading and other variations to see what I liked.




When watercoloring small images, temporarily adhere them to a piece of cardstock so you don't smudge the images with your fingers - I do the same thing when Heat Embossing small images so I don't burn my fingers!


When I got a few I was happy with I used a Sakura Glaze pen to "emboss" the circles above the flowers. I used a white card base with a black panel that I stamped with a sentiment from the Wallflowers stamp set in white pigment ink and heat embossed with Ultra fine White embossing powder. I tied twine around the panel and adhered to the card base and topped off with a cute little bow! 


I cut each panel out of white cardstock with the Square piercing die from My favorite Things. then cut another layer out of red cardstock slightly larger than the die cut. I cut another layer in in white then I cut a panel out of red cardstock to fit just above the sentiment. I used foam dots to adhered the watercolored flowers to the top panels, and stamped the bottom squares. The lines didn't quite reach or fill in the where the panels sloped down, so I used a Faber Castell Fine Tip black pen and a ruler to stretch the line to the flowers.




I am entering this card in the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge.
Looking for a challenge to enter? Check out my Craft Challenge List for an extensive list of Challenges





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