Sunday, October 14, 2018

More Pink and Blue For Monday Montage #126

I just couldn't resist making a few more pink and blue Christmas cards and things.  The star of the show for these projects is the Snowfall Thinlits.  They are a set of dies jam packed with all kinds of awesomeness.  In combination with the Velvet White Paper and Snowflake Trinkets the dies are charming and a delight to work with.

The focal elements of this first card are layered on a piece of embossed White Velvet Paper.  White you asked?  Yes, it started white and then a blended Balmy Blue and Powder Pink onto the paper with a sponge brayer.  Once I had the color blended to my liking I embossed it with the Swirls and Curls TIEF.  This paper takes the ink so easily and it embosses like a dream.

Check out this adorable Takeout Treat Box.  I love it's handle.  I simply punched two tiny holes on each side and inserted one of the Frosted Boxwood Wreaths.  All the cut layers come from the Takeout Treat Thinlits Set.  The snowflake, white is cut from White Velvet Paper, is another of the Snowfall Thinlits shapes.  Cute stuff don't cha think?

I used papers from the Twinkle Twinkle DSP for the tiny box above and the tags below.  Some white heat embossing, cut snowflakes, twine tied around ribbon, and epoxy droplets are included on both tags.  In fact both tags are the same layout/format.  I like to make two at a time--I case myself when making tags because I always seem to need more tags.

Thanks for hanging out with me for this posting of Monday Montage.  Your next stop along the hop is with Julie Warnick unless you are working in reverse you will be visiting Dani Dziama.  Enjoy!

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Friday, October 12, 2018

#TGIF181 Look Ma No Stamps!

"Look Mom no stamps" I made this card with bits and pieces from my stamp table and a few of the Santa's Workshop Memories and More Card Pack.  While I love to ink up and stamp this card whipped up pretty quick thanks to the help of the card pack and the sketch at #TGIF181.  In just minutes I was finished with this card in record time.

Check out this totally awesome layered-filled sketch.  This is our latest challenge over at TGIF and you must check it out.  After that use the layout to go stamp up something cool and then link it up on our site.  We want to see your fabulous ideas.

I added two of the Snowflake Trinkets from the Snowfall Showcase and several of the Snowfall Thinlit snowflakes.  My favorite touch are the three added Red Rhinestones.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

HSS #300 It's Halloween

The spookiest and most spunky month has arrived, October is here, and it's time for Halloween!  Here is what I love most about making Halloween projects... You can stamp crocked, make smudges, crinkle edges and it all looks intentional, cool, and perfect.

Our latest challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is all about a fall themed inspiration board.  You can see the board is filled with fall colors, textures, trees, and candy.  For my take on the challenge I decided to paint a piece of glossy cardstock with the bar code looking rubber stamp from the Tropical Chic Set and Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie, and Cajun Craze inks to base some Halloween cutouts.

After I painted and blended my background I ran it through the Big Shot and the Swirls and Curls TIEF.  I cracked a bit here and there which I didn't plan, but it's one of those "unexpected happy additions" that makes creating for Halloween to fun and free.  All the die cuts on the card are from the September 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit with one exception.  The Cajun Craze leaf on the Jack-o-lantern comes from the Beautiful Layers Framelits.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

October Creation Station Blog Hop

I just love the first Sunday of each month.  It is the day I get to hop with some uber talented stampers from all around the world.  Our theme for October is "Layered Leaves" and I have a trio of cards and lined envelopes to share.

For my layered leaves cards I brought out my Botanical Bliss Stamp Set and the Botanical Tags Thinlits.  A perfect fit for this theme, the stamps, and the thinlits is the Natures Poem pack of DSP and the Tropical Elements.

I have used the same layout for each card which includes an embellished tag down he right side.  The tag windows are each backed with Champagne Foil paper.  This detail in real life adds such elegance and sheen. For even more shine there are bits of Silver Glimmer Paper tucked here and there.

Another detail included on each card is distressing.  I crinkled the edges of all the cardstock layers under the DSP and the edges of the tags.  This touch really adds to the fall feel of these cards.

I pulled out the Beautiful Layers Thinlits to cut the liners for each of the envelopes.  I love this touch as it gives the card such elegance and style.

Thanks for hopping along with us this month and viewing our Layered Leaves themed projects.  Your next stop along the hop is with Sara Levin.  You will see her amazing stampin' skills and beautiful projects that will surely make you get up and want to stamp.

Creation Station Designers

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Snow is Glistening Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

It's here, the most wonderful time of the year--stampin' and hand crafting for the holidays.  And what better way to kick off the season of creating than with NEW STAMPS AND ACCESSORIES!  
One of the perks of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator is being able to preorder products.  This October we, as demonstrators, get to purchase some fabulous new things from the Snowflake Showcase to get ready for November classes filled will all sorts of awesomeness.
There are two new stamp sets being offered in this promotion and I am featuring the Snow is Glistening Stamp Set, along with the new Velvet Paper, Snowflake Trinkets, and the Snowfall Thinlits.  I have created some projects that are for the avid stamper and crafter.  Since demonstrators can preorder we have a bit of extra time with these products to do some ultra fancy hand crafting ;0)
Snow is Glistening Stamp Set (item 149742 $21 USD)

My first card I am sharing is a non-traditional Christmas card that is striking and bold with color and dimension.  I have featured white embossed stamp images from the Snow is Glistening Set and the Snowflake Trinkets (item 149620 $8 USD).  The surprise element on this card is the Night of Navy DSP from the Twinkle Twinkle pack and the crimped silver metallic thread.

Tips for this card:
1.  Using a direct to paper technique add/brush Whisper White Craft Ink to the DSP edges then heat emboss with White Embossing Powder.
2.  Stamp several tiny snowflakes on the DSP and heat emboss with White Embossing Powder.
3.  Separate the silver thread from the Petal Pink & White Baker's Twine and adhere to the back of the tree to add "movement" and interest to the card.
4.  Stamp the "Merry Christmas to you" on a Powder Pink banner with Blueberry Bushel Classic Ink.
5.  Stamp "and Peace on Earth to all the world" inside the card with Whisper White Craft Ink.
6.  Finish with (3) clear pieces from the Frosted and Clear Epoxy Droplets in the centers of tree stamped snowflakes.

Snowfall Thinlits (item 149692 $39 USD)

This next Christmas card has a bit more of a retro vibe with the sweeping White Velvet Paper (item 149619 $5 USD) snowflakes that swirl up the stamped tree.  I used the Snowfall Thinlits to cut the GLORIOUS sting of snowflakes, which I am loving, and I also enjoying the blend of Powder Pink, Silver, and Blueberry Bushel, it fits that retro feel.

Tips for making this card:
1.  To easily punch up the wow of this card use the Silver Foil Edged Cards and Envelopes.
2.  Using a direct to paper technique add/brush Whisper White Craft Ink to the edges then heat emboss with White Embossing Powder.
3.  Stamp the medium snowflakes on the Powder Pink panel and heat emboss with White EP.  While the powder is still hot and tacky sprinkle Dazzling Diamonds Glitter on the snowflakes then set with heat.
4.  Add several of the clear circles to the centers of snowflakes from the Frosted and Clear Epoxy Droplets and the "merry" from the Festive Farmhouse Elements.
This custom Window Box is all about the snowflake bow on top.  I have featured the White Velvet Paper with layers of die cut snowflakes.  This paper is amazing in person.  It's a bright white and feels soft and fuzzy just like velvet, you have to get some.  On top of the white velvet snowflakes are Silver Glimmer Paper snowflakes with hot pink rhinestones.  Topping the entire bow and tiny tag is a Snowflake Trinket with a hot pink colored center rhinestone.
When decorating the Window Boxes I like to wrap them in a matching belly band to which I attach all my embellishments.  I do this so I can design early and fill later with little treats.

Tips for making this box:
1.  Cut all your snowflakes at the same times for quicker production.
2.  Color Basic Rhinestone Jewels with Rich Razzleberry and Lovely Lipstick Stampin' Blends Markers to give them a bright hot pink color.
3.  Color the rhinestone center of a Snowflake Trinket with the same Blends Markers.
4.  Layer the Snowflake Trinket on one of the hexagon tag pieces from the Christmas Tags Thinlits, it's a perfect fit.
5.  Tie the tags to the layered snowflake bow using Medium Night of Navy Baker's Twine.
6.  Attach all the pieces to a 1 3/4" belly band cut from the same Twinkle Twinkle DSP.
These new stamps and accessories in the Snowflake Showcase are a wonderful compliment to the winter season of stamping and class prepping.  I hope you have enjoyed your visit here at my blog and seeinginkspots in navy, pink, white, and silver has inspired you.  You are now off to see the fabulous makings of Emma Goddard.  

Happy Stampin' Everyone.

2018 Artisan Design Team

Product List
Snow is Glistening Stamp Set | Snow is Falling Thinlits | Christmas Tags Thinlits
Night of Navy, Powder Pink, & Whisper White Cardstocks | Twinkle Twinkle DSP
White Velvet Paper | Silver Glimmer Paper | Silver Cards & Envelopes
Whisper White Craft Ink Pad | Blueberry Bushel Ink Pad | Melon Mambo Ink Pad
White Stampin' Emboss Powder | Lovely Lipstick and Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Blends Markers
Snowflake Trinkets | Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets | Festive Farmhouse Elements
Basic Rhinestones | Medium Night of Navy Baker's Twine | Petal Pink & White Bakers Twine
Stampin' Dimensionals | Mini Glue Dots | Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Monday Montage

It's Monday Montage Blog Hop time which means I get to share what I have been stamping lately. And, I get to hop with some uber talented stampers whom I am so glad to have as friends.  For this hop I have put together a card that includes a splash of what is left of summer, yes it's still t-shirt and flip flop weather where I live, and the colors gently imply a welcome to fall.

I have used the Abstract Impressions Stamp Set with the Springtime Impressions Thinlits and Stitched Shapes Framelits.  I few pieces of the Garden Impressions DSP was the starting point for my color palette.  Keeping it crisp and clean I chose to go with a white card base.  Specifically Whisper White Thick Cardstock.
Take a close look at the greeting and you will see there are two colors of ink.  The top row is stamped with Blueberry Bushel and the bottom row is with Night of Navy.  To do this super quick and easy I cut the greeting apart with Craft and Rubber Scissors (retired).  It's a little freaky cutting apart a rubber stamp, but so cool.  I like how these two colors are subtly mixed in the Garden Impressions DSP which is where I got the idea to two-tone the greeting on my card.
Your next stop along the hop is with the awesome Julie Warnick.  Click the next button below to link up with her, or click the back button to visit with the super talented Dani Dziama.

Monday Montage Hoppers

Friday, September 28, 2018


I have been making lots of stamp painted backgrounds lately so it made total sense to use one for this new challenge at TGIF.  Creating your very own background is the theme for this weeks #TGIF179 technique challenge.  Whatever you can come up with for a custom background fits this theme.  Are you going to try it out?  Do it.  Stamp it.  Link it at #TGIF179.
I painted my night time background with the tree trunk image from the Winter Woods Stamp Set using Pacific Point, Blueberry Bushel, Night of Navy, Fresh Fig, and Blackberry Bliss Ink Pads.  I used the same image to paint the moon but used Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody, and Pumpkin Pie Inks.  The trick is paint first then cut your design.

See how to make this card on my Facebook Live Video.
I cut the tree die from the new Black Foil Paper three times for my card.  I wrapped them in spider webs made with a glue gun.  I shared how to make the webs on a Facebook Live Video along with how to make this background.  You can find the video on my Seeing Inkspots Facebook Page.
The greeting comes from the Takeout Treats Stamp Set.  I inked up with Pumpkin Pie, Blueberry Bushel, and Black Stazon.  I brayed the Diamonds Glimmer Paper Cat Punch out with black ink and then tied one of the Spider Elements around it's neck as a bit of added Halloween flair.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Hand Stamped Sentiments #299

How about Flirty Flamingo, Gorgeous Grape, and Night of Navy for a color challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments?  I blended the three colors while painting with rubber stamps to create my very own custom background/patterned paper.
The "dream" and the top layer of the dreamcatcher are cut from Glossy White Cardstock which was painted with the three challenge colors and the tree log stamp image from Winter Woods.
Are you interested in learning just how to paint with stamps?  Check out my Live Facebook Video Class on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 1:00 p.m. PST.