Hello everyone! I’m back with another project using the versatile Sketchy Alphabet stamp set. I love how you can create whatever sentiment you want. This time I simply stamped the letters onto a die cut circle using Distress Ink gathered twigs. After coloring them in with a marker, I sponged the circle with Distress Oxide fossilized amber, leaving the center white. The edges were sponged with the gathered twigs to help add definition over the background. Leaf images work well for both masculine and feminine cards, but this one is for a male relative. Color combinations that might not work for clothing can make beautiful cards. Here I used Distress Oxide fossilized amber, cracked pistachio & twisted citron.
I assigned a color to each of the leaves in the Fall Colors stamp set & simple rotated them around the edge of a square card. If you look close you will see I did first and second generation stamping each time. To be sure the circle tied in with the background, I sponged the card edges with fossilized amber and gathered twigs before adding the brown splatters. Keeping with the masculine theme, I just tied on brown twine & added a wooden burst. The circle was mounted with thin fun foam giving a bit of dimension. Hope I’ve inspired you to use beautiful leaf images all year long and maybe try out some different color combinations.
The PRS Store now has inks, so be sure to check them out. This month with a qualifying $30 purchase, you will automatically get 10 stamp storage pouches included in your package–how great is that?! Happy crafting and I’ll see you soon.
Hello Precious Remembrance friends… Helen is here today with a fun simple way of creating mixed media card with stamping, embossing, acrylic paint and white gesso. First, I crated the background by adding lightly some blue, violet, and yellow acrylic paint on a white cardstock. Using baby wipes, I soften the colors. After that, I stamped the grid texture image from Fall Colors Stamp Set with Ranger Black Archival Ink Pad. I added lightly some White Gesso with my finger randomly on the paper. And then, I trimmed it bit smaller that the violet card base and added it on the card with adhesive glue.
I stamped the flowers from Blossom Stamp Set on vellum paper with Versamark Ink Pad, and added some white glitter embossing powder on it, and heat set them with craft heater. I fussy cut them using micro-tip scissors.
For the sentiments, I stamped the words using Sketchy Alphabets Stamp Set on a white cardstock with Gypsy CTMH Dye Ink Pad and trimmed them into word strips.
I arranged the flowers on the card and glued them with dries-clear adhesive glue. I added the word strips on the card with 3D foam tape, and then I added the some of the Sweet Lavender Buttons on the card with adhesive glue.
I hope you all enjoy this post today and find inspirations from around you to create today. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
Hello, I’m back featuring my final project as a Guest Designer for the Precious Remembrance Shop!
Today I’m playing with: Oh Christmas, Fall Colors, Coﬀee Love.
Here’s a quick gift wrapping idea. I’m a big fan of treat bags and the plain kraft ones are the best for stamping! Team it up with a card and instant giftie!
I love to give + receive gift cards. I’ll be the ﬁrst one to say that I generally tuck them inside a card. If you slip it inside stamped packaging, it takes it up a notch. This bag didn’t take long at all to embellish. The stamps are from the Oh Christmas stamp set. The speckles are from the Fall Colors set and have been heat embossed in white.
My card combines the Oh Christmas + Coﬀee Love stamp. A pop of green puts it right into the festive spirit of things.
Thanks so much for stoppin’ by today!!!! A big shout out to Precious Remembrance for having me as a guest designer these last couple of month! Make sure you check out the Precious Remembrance Shop blog!
Hello, I’m back featuring a project using some goodies from the Precious Remembrance Shop! Today I’m playing with Happy Mail + Fall Colors!
I heat embossed a sentiment from the Fall Colors set in gold on vellum:
Fall Leaves red, orange, yellow, gold beautiful colors
The pattern paper is by Pebbles. I stamped on both the front and back of the envelope using the Happy Mail set:
Something that I tend to forget but I think is such a nice touch is an envelope liner. It adds a fun design element for the recipient.
Thank you so much for stoppin’ by today!!!!
Hey there stampers! I have an autumn card to share with you featuring the newest Happy Mail stamp set. I wanted to create a fun background for this one. Hope you like it!
I’ve stamped the You’ve Got Mail sentiment repeatedly using a soft gray ink on a cream background. Next I filled in with the set of arrows. It looked just a bit too plain, so I added the dots from the Fall Colors stamp set.
This panel was added to a cream card base then topped with some die cut patterned paper from my stash. My focal was created with two stamped and fussy cut leaves from the Fall Colors set and the postage stamp image from the Happy Mail set.
I trimmed along the edges of the stamped image then used a tiny hole punch to give it the look of a real stamp! Don’t you just love the way this looks!
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Hello again, friends! Missy here, and I have a fun layout to share using stamps from four different stamp sets. I used the new Happy Mail Stamp Set along with the Fall Colors, Journey and This Moment Stamp Sets. The majority of the Happy Mail Stamps are perfect for cards or decorating gifts, so I decided to use the small arrow to create a fun background. My photos are of my daughters doing one of their favorite things…running around outside. They always run away from each other usually, so I created to big circles with the arrows to show movement. I used lots of blue and green Distress Inks to do this as well as some Shimmerz Paints, and then I used the same inks to create the watercolor splashes. My favorite part of this layout was using the beautiful leaves from the Fall Colors Stamp Set. I heat embossed them with gold powder and then used the inks to color in the white areas. There’s just something about glittery leaves!
I used smooth cardstock as my background for this, and here you can see how pretty the stamping turned out. I stamped each arrow a few times to get lighter shades of each color. I love that some of them look a little distressed. A perfectly stamped image isn’t that important to me, especially if I’m creating a background. Look at this beautiful leaf! I love how they turned out. I went with gold because it’s just so pretty mixed with these blues and greens. I also did a bit of machine stitching with metallic gold thread for some extra shine and texture.
Here are more leaves that I tucked in between my photos. I stamped them on some scrap white smooth cardstock and then fussy cut them out. This is a great way to create your own embellishments! I printed my photos in different sizes, and I don’t do that often. It was fun to play with multiple photos like this.
Here’s another look at those awesome arrows from the Happy Mail Stamp Set. I wanted my title to reflect the motion of the photos, so I pulled out some old white fabric Thickers and staggered them. I used an ampersand from a set of gold Thickers and then machine stitched through the words. I also added a lot of splatters using the Distress Inks, some gold Heidi Swapp Color Shine and some Shimmerz Paints.
I tucked in a few more leaves here under my bottom photo along with some tangled thread. I did add some adhesive foam under all my photos for dimension. I did use a few sentiment and phrase stamps from the Journey and This Moment Stamp sets under two of the photos and under my journaling. I finished everything off with some blue and green sequins from Spiegel Mom Scraps.
This was so much fun to make! I hope you got some inspiration on how to use stamps on your layouts. I have a process video here if you’d like to see how I created this.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a great day!
Today I decided to share a treat bag! I’m a big fan of using kraft bags to pop in gift cards!
This features the new Happy Mail set.
I decided to add a leaf from the Fall Colors stamp set. It’s been inked up with Autumn Ombre ink. I added various wood veneer from my stash.
Thanks so much for stoppin’ by today!!!!
Hello again, friends! Missy here, and I have a new layout to share using stamps from four different stamp sets. I combined the Blossom Stamp Set, the Fall Colors Stamp Set, the Happy Art Stamp Set and the Date Stamp Set on this page. I began with the flower stamps from the Blossom set, some black Archival Ink and a scrap sheet of white cardstock. I created several flowers and then added color to them using some Prima Watercolor Pencils. I fussy cut them all out and arranged them around my photo as separate embellishments. I used a light pink cardstock for the background and played off several shades of pink throughout the page. I used a few random patterned papers as layers behind my photo and tucked the flowers in around it. On the background, I added a bit of white gesso first and then I used a few stamps in a random way along with some gelatos.
Check out how awesome these flowers turned out! They’re from the Blossom Stamp Set. Cutting them out and using them as embellishments really creates some nice dimension. It was really easy to color them in with the colored pencils. You could do this with any type of mixed media products and any color scheme.
Here you can see the stamping on the background. I used a messy grid stamp from the Fall Colors Stamp set, and I just held it in my hand instead of sticking it to a stamping block. I was going for a bit of messy texture, and this stamp worked great. I traced a big circle behind everything and machine stitched around it. I also added some black tangled thread behind the photo and layers. I embellished with a few Me & My Big Ideas stickers, and my title is from the Crate Paper Cute Girl collection.
Here’s another look at the flowers. I really love how they turned out. There are stems with leaves in the Blossom Stamp set as well, so you could add those to the flowers and get a totally different look.
Down at the bottom I used the grid stamp again. I also used some of the small open triangles from the Happy Art Stamp Set to create some subtle shapes on top of the big circle. I used a pink Prima chalk ink for those. I drew some lines and added my journaling down below everything.
I hope this inspires you to mix and match your stamps! And don’t be afraid to use them in a different way. It’s fun to get creative with them! I hope you’ll check out my process video to see how I created this.
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hello Everyone! Today I am sharing birthday invitations I made for my husband’s 60th birthday party! Not only did I use the new PR Date Stamp Set but I combined it with two other Precious Remembrance Stamp Sets. Let me show you how it turned out:
I had to write the name Kim (and I wish I had a stamp for that!)
To get 60th, I stamped the 6 and 0 and then for the TH, I stamped the TH from the word THURSDAY, all from the PR Date Stamp Set! Cool, HUH?!
The Happy birthday stamp is from the PR Oh So Fun stamp set.
The grid background is from the PR Fall Colors stamp set. The word celebrate is also from the PR Oh So Fun stamp set.
I LOVE mixing and matching PR stamp sets!
I had to make 18 of them and played around a little with the glitter for the shaker balloons and the watercolors but once I decided what I liked, I made them assembly style.
I hope you like my party invitations! I wanted to show that this new PR Date Stamp Set can be used for more than just journaling! It’s FUN to create personalized cards and tags, too!
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What does a Florida girl like me know about snow? What I DO know is that the FABULOUS new Precious Remembrance stamp set Oh Christmas inspired me to create this snowy tag and card for some lucky friend at Christmas!
First up is my tag:
First I stamped the words let it snow three times on the tag with Versamark and white embossing powder. I wanted to make a resist so when I added the four colors of distress ink, the words would still stand out. I also added some paper squares in three sizes from large at the top of the tag to small at the bottom. They were left over pieces from a die cut that I knew I would find a use for. They add dimension and unexpected texture to my tag. I also added glitter just to the squares.
Then I spritzed the ink with water to make the streaky, drippy, pretty background. The white dots of snow all over the tag are made from combining the dots from the Precious Remembrance Fall Colors Stamp Set on one stamping block, stamping with Versamark and embossing with white embossing powder. To create the “snow” around the edge of my tag, I pressed the edges in Versamark and coated them in white embossing powder which I heat set.
And I just couldn’t stop there, I made a quick card with the same thought process:
But this time I used small iridescent snowflakes to make a flat Christmas card for mailing. I stamped the sentiment the third time by masking the stamp.
I hope you like my snow inspired tag and card! Thanks for stopping by!
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