Monday, August 29, 2022

Ink Blot Shop Guest Design cards

I wanted to jut pop in and share a couple cards that I made as guest designer for Ink Blot Shop.

In this first card, I used the Koala Hugs set.  I love this sentiment.  A great reminder that nothing is permanent.  Life may throw you some curve balls, but just have faith that it can and will bet better. 

This next card I used the Missing You set to make this slimline card.  I masked off the houses instead of cutting the stamp.  I just have a total fear of messing up the stamp.  (yea , I know it doesn't harm the stamp.  It's a mental thing)

Until next time friends - Jackie ❤

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Mirror Image Tutorial

 Have you ever tried Mirror Image Stamping? It’s super easy and I'mshow how to do it without any any special tools or stamps. You can use what you already have to extend your stamping.

I started out by stamping the fun little frog from the Happy Birthday, Princess stamp set in Eclipse Black ink on a scrap piece of white cardstock. Now for the fun part. The castle in this set has a large back side. Large enough to fit the stamped frog. I flipped it over onto my glass mat and carefully stamped the fog onto it. Making sure not to wiggle the stamp. I then pressed the cardstock on the image. Using my Impression Smoosher to make sure I get a good transfer.

This short video shows exactly how I did it.

I colored the frogs with my Copic Markers.

Frog – YG00,YG03, YG17, YG67

Crown – Y00, Y11, Y15, YR24

Next I stamped one of the princesses from the Pretty Princess set. These are a little smaller and fit the setup of my card better. Again I used Copics Markers to color.

Hair – E42, E43, E47

Face – E50, E51, E11

Dress – B000, B00, B02, B04

I fussy cut all three stamped images and added dimensional foam tape to the back and aligned them in center of each circle.

I then cut a thin ¼in strip of cardstock and stamped the sentiment, adding foam to it too.

I hope you try mirror image stamping. It really is as easy as it looks.

Until next time - Jackie ❤

Monday, August 15, 2022

Exciting News!!

I've got a secret that I've been keeping for a long time 

I'm a guest designer for Ink Blot Shop for the month of August.  

Throughout the month, I'll be posting cards that I made using Ink Blot Shop designs.  Today I have this adorable card using the Party Monster stamp set 

Check back during the month to see what else I've created

Until next time - Jackie ❤ 

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Easy, Fast Card When Life Gets Busy

 Hello again there friends. Both my kids are grown, but summers still seem a very busy time. All I want to do is travel.  Probably has something to do with getting out of the blazing Texas heat. This year is not different. Weeks of 100 degree temps with no relief in sight.

For todays card, I want to show you that you don’t need to spend a lot of time coloring or stamping to make an amazing card.

To start out I chose a sentiment form the Ephemera Birthday Sentiment. These sentiments are printed with toner and can be left as is or in foiled with Deco Foil.

The laminator that I have doesn’t seem to get hot enough to transfer the foil, but I have another solution. If you have a Gemini Foilpress, you can use it. I pre-heated the foilpress, on the Medium setting with a solid hot foil plate. Once it was hot I placed the Deco foil , shiney side down with the sentiment face down. I then set the timer to 30 seconds. When it was done, I ran it through my Gemini Jr. machine. It transferred beautifully. These setting work for me, but every foilpress and Gemini are different. I suggest you test it with your machine first.

Don’t throw that foil away. The Ephemera Birthday Sentiments also comes with a solid negative. I reheated my foilpress and ran it through. I’ll set it aside for another project.

Now back to the card. I was really rushed for time. The Pre Printed Easy Scene – Royal Royal West is double sided. One side it western themed, and the other has more scenic landscapes. I chose this one and glued it down to an A2 Top Fold Card Base. I then added dimension foam tape to the sentiment and added it to the card front.