By Ginger Rabesa. Die cut a large circle. Use the negative cut as a mask. Place on white cardstock. Cut masks for hills; use to sponge in brown. Sponge sky in light blue, leaving white spaces for clouds. Remove mask. Stamp goose from "Wetlands" by Stampin' Up. Color with markers. Add sentiment, twine, black mat, designer paper, card base. by minnie
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minnie By Ginger Rabesa. Die cut a large circle. Use the negative cut as a mask. Place on white cardstock. Cut masks for hills; use to sponge in brown. Sponge sky in light blue, leaving white spaces for clouds. Remove mask. Stamp goose from "Wetlands" by Stampin' Up. Color with markers. Add sentiment, twine, black mat, designer paper, card base.
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By Jaydee. Die cut a circle in a blue cardstock panel and dry emboss the circle using an embossing mat. On a separate piece of white cardstock, sponge the background using Pumpkin Pie, Night of Navy, Marina Mist, and Island Indigo inks. Stamp the sandpipers from "Wetlands" (Stampin' Up) in black. Place behind the die-cut panel before attaching both to a card base. Add sentiment. by minnie
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minnie By Jaydee. Die cut a circle in a blue cardstock panel and dry emboss the circle using an embossing mat. On a separate piece of white cardstock, sponge the background using Pumpkin Pie, Night of Navy, Marina Mist, and Island Indigo inks. Stamp the sandpipers from "Wetlands" (Stampin' Up) in black. Place behind the die-cut panel before attaching both to a card base. Add sentiment.
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By Ingrid Blackburn. Use glossy cardstock. Mask to cover water. Sponge yellows over sky. Mask moon. Sponge with dark ink (black or dark blue or dark purple), leaving yellow glow around moon. Stamp island. Let dry. Move mask to cover sky. Sponge yellows over water. Sponge dark ink from edges toward center, leaving yellow for reflection. Remove mask. Stamp birds and branches. Layer onto pale yellow mat, solid color mat (to match ink), then white card base. Add sentiment. by regina
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regina By Ingrid Blackburn. Use glossy cardstock. Mask to cover water. Sponge yellows over sky. Mask moon. Sponge with dark ink (black or dark blue or dark purple), leaving yellow glow around moon. Stamp island. Let dry. Move mask to cover sky. Sponge yellows over water. Sponge dark ink from edges toward center, leaving yellow for reflection. Remove mask. Stamp birds and branches. Layer onto pale yellow mat, solid color mat (to match ink), then white card base. Add sentiment.
Finding Inspiration
By beesmom at Splitcoaststampers. Mask white cardstock panel to expose vertical strip. Position torn copy paper for top of lower hill; sponge from torn paper to cardstock. Repeat for other hills. Sponge sky. In black ink, stamp birds from "Serene Silhouettes" (Stampin' Up) and small trees from "Life Is Good" (Gina K Designs). Remove mask. Stamp large pine from "Lovely as a Tree" (Stampin' Up). Sponge hill under large tree. Add sentiment. by Luis Claudio Svevo
Luis Claudio Svevo
Luis Claudio Svevo By beesmom at Splitcoaststampers. Mask white cardstock panel to expose vertical strip. Position torn copy paper for top of lower hill; sponge from torn paper to cardstock. Repeat for other hills. Sponge sky. In black ink, stamp birds from "Serene Silhouettes" (Stampin' Up) and small trees from "Life Is Good" (Gina K Designs). Remove mask. Stamp large pine from "Lovely as a Tree" (Stampin' Up). Sponge hill under large tree. Add sentiment.
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By Doreen. Stamp image in black VersaFine ink. Mask moon with a punched or die-cut circle. Sponge/dust sky with Distress ink faded jeans, milled lavender, chipped sapphire, created dark light areas. Remove mask. Drag sponge lightly across the moon to give the effect of clouds. Background panel dry embossed sponged around edges. by regina
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regina By Doreen. Stamp image in black VersaFine ink. Mask moon with a punched or die-cut circle. Sponge/dust sky with Distress ink faded jeans, milled lavender, chipped sapphire, created dark light areas. Remove mask. Drag sponge lightly across the moon to give the effect of clouds. Background panel dry embossed sponged around edges.
Finding Inspiration
By Karen B. Mask the bottom of a kraft paper cardstock panel. Stamp grasses in white, then in brown. Stamp the main image in black. Remove the mask. Stamp the sentiment either on top of the grasses or at the bottom where you had the mask. Add twine. Adhere panel to card front with foam squares. Karen made a one-layer card, but I don't want the twine to show inside the card, so I'd use popped up panel. by lorraine
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lorraine By Karen B. Mask the bottom of a kraft paper cardstock panel. Stamp grasses in white, then in brown. Stamp the main image in black. Remove the mask. Stamp the sentiment either on top of the grasses or at the bottom where you had the mask. Add twine. Adhere panel to card front with foam squares. Karen made a one-layer card, but I don't want the twine to show inside the card, so I'd use popped up panel.
Card ideas
By Carol. Stamps from "Ornamental Pine" by Stampin' Up. Stamp pine cones in Soft Suede ink on front of white card base. Stamp again on sticky notes, cut out, and place on top of cones on card front to serve as masks. Stamp pine branches in Old Olive after stamping off first. Remove masks. Stamp sentiment in VersaMark and heat emboss with gold powder. Add gold Stickles to cones for sparkle and white Liquid Applique to branches for snow. by lina.sproge
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lina.sproge By Carol. Stamps from "Ornamental Pine" by Stampin' Up. Stamp pine cones in Soft Suede ink on front of white card base. Stamp again on sticky notes, cut out, and place on top of cones on card front to serve as masks. Stamp pine branches in Old Olive after stamping off first. Remove masks. Stamp sentiment in VersaMark and heat emboss with gold powder. Add gold Stickles to cones for sparkle and white Liquid Applique to branches for snow.
Christmas feeling
By NanaDiana at Splitcoaststampers. Uses stamp from Stampin Up Thoughts and Prayers stamp set. First, stamp the flowers. Then dry-emboss white cardstock panel with Cuttlebug Birds and Swirls embossing folder. Add ribbon and sentiment. (Her sentiment was inked on a die-cut with sponged edges.) Attach to card base. by adele
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adele By NanaDiana at Splitcoaststampers. Uses stamp from Stampin Up Thoughts and Prayers stamp set. First, stamp the flowers. Then dry-emboss white cardstock panel with Cuttlebug Birds and Swirls embossing folder. Add ribbon and sentiment. (Her sentiment was inked on a die-cut with sponged edges.) Attach to card base.
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By beesmom at Splitcoaststampers. Faux Tile Technique. Score white cardstock panel diagonally in both directions. Mask a bottom corner with Post-It-Notes and sponge with peach, poppy, and mustard seed inks. Repeat for each section. Add die-cut flower branch and sentiment. Mat on black. Attach to white card base. by minnie
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minnie By beesmom at Splitcoaststampers. Faux Tile Technique. Score white cardstock panel diagonally in both directions. Mask a bottom corner with Post-It-Notes and sponge with peach, poppy, and mustard seed inks. Repeat for each section. Add die-cut flower branch and sentiment. Mat on black. Attach to white card base.
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Stamp and white embossing powder on textured cardstock. Heat to set. Sponge. Mount with foam squares. Add sentiment.  By Birgit by lorie
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lorie Stamp and white embossing powder on textured cardstock. Heat to set. Sponge. Mount with foam squares. Add sentiment. By Birgit
Cards
SU! Secret Garden and Well Scripted (sentiment) stamp sets; embossed in white on Crumb Cake cardstock and colored with markers - Kathy LeDonne by bethany
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bethany SU! Secret Garden and Well Scripted (sentiment) stamp sets; embossed in white on Crumb Cake cardstock and colored with markers - Kathy LeDonne
Card Making
Reverse Emboss Resist - by Spike. Sponge distress inks onto white cardstock. Let dry. Stamp with VersaMark and emboss in clear. (He used UTEE - Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel.) Sponge black Distress Ink all over the piece. Buff to remove the ink from the stamped design. Use as a background for a card. by tricia58
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tricia58 Reverse Emboss Resist - by Spike. Sponge distress inks onto white cardstock. Let dry. Stamp with VersaMark and emboss in clear. (He used UTEE - Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel.) Sponge black Distress Ink all over the piece. Buff to remove the ink from the stamped design. Use as a background for a card.
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Stampin Up Wetlands. great use of this stamp. by superflea
superflea
superflea Stampin Up Wetlands. great use of this stamp.
Paint
Cardmarker unknown. Uses stamp from "Serene Silhouettes" by Stampin' Up and a circle die to cut the window. by beth
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beth Cardmarker unknown. Uses stamp from "Serene Silhouettes" by Stampin' Up and a circle die to cut the window.
Wedding ideas
Mask. Stamp a couple of images in VersaMark on white cardstock & heat emboss in clear. Sponge. Then stamp the same image in different colors over the sponging. by casey
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casey Mask. Stamp a couple of images in VersaMark on white cardstock & heat emboss in clear. Sponge. Then stamp the same image in different colors over the sponging.
Crafty Inspirations
By Margaret Raburn. Uses Stampin' Up! "Irresistably Yours" designer paper. Stamp flowers on it; then use sponge to spread the still-wet ink around the flowers. Buff to remove ink from the pre-embossed pattern. Add sentiment, mats, card base, punched flower. by regina
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regina By Margaret Raburn. Uses Stampin' Up! "Irresistably Yours" designer paper. Stamp flowers on it; then use sponge to spread the still-wet ink around the flowers. Buff to remove ink from the pre-embossed pattern. Add sentiment, mats, card base, punched flower.
Finding Inspiration
By Yvon VanHoof. Mask & sponge several cardstock pieces (5 1/4" x 4"). Then use a different stamp on each to change the look of the card. by lorraine
lorraine
lorraine By Yvon VanHoof. Mask & sponge several cardstock pieces (5 1/4" x 4"). Then use a different stamp on each to change the look of the card.
Card ideas
By Rosemary D. at Flickr.com. Stamp sentiment in black. Stamp image in VersaMark on white cardstock & emboss in clear EP. Sponge on Distress inks chipped sapphire & dusty concord. Buff. by casey
casey
casey By Rosemary D. at Flickr.com. Stamp sentiment in black. Stamp image in VersaMark on white cardstock & emboss in clear EP. Sponge on Distress inks chipped sapphire & dusty concord. Buff.
Crafty Inspirations
handmade card ... Christmas Blessings by mamamostamps ... white on white ... gold glittered sentiment ... die cut snowflake covered with glitter ... sweet white twine bow ... lovely!! by rosanne
rosanne
rosanne handmade card ... Christmas Blessings by mamamostamps ... white on white ... gold glittered sentiment ... die cut snowflake covered with glitter ... sweet white twine bow ... lovely!!
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handmade thank you card set ... embossed wood grain on white ... die cut Fall leaf in bright warm colors ... some twine ... sentiment ... clean and simply pretty cards ... by rosanne
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rosanne handmade thank you card set ... embossed wood grain on white ... die cut Fall leaf in bright warm colors ... some twine ... sentiment ... clean and simply pretty cards ...
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By Heather Telford. Sponge Memento Summer Sky, Cantaloupe, & New Sprout, onto white cardstock. Stamp music in Memento Paris Dusk. Stamp butterfly in VersaMark and clear emboss. Sponge over whole panel with Paris Dusk. Buff to remove ink from butterfly. Uses Penny Black Soft Wings 40-099 (butterfly). by maribel
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maribel By Heather Telford. Sponge Memento Summer Sky, Cantaloupe, & New Sprout, onto white cardstock. Stamp music in Memento Paris Dusk. Stamp butterfly in VersaMark and clear emboss. Sponge over whole panel with Paris Dusk. Buff to remove ink from butterfly. Uses Penny Black Soft Wings 40-099 (butterfly).
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Stampin' Up! "Wetlands" stamp set ... by Carol Molter
Carol Molter
Carol Molter Stampin' Up! "Wetlands" stamp set ...
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By Cindy Gilfillan (frenziedstamper at Splitcoaststampers). Mask the moon. Sponge sky grass. Spritz with water then dab quickly with tissue to lift off some of the ink. Temove mask stamp trees (from Stampin' Up's "Lovely as a Tree".) Use white gel pen for highlights. Draw birds in sky. Mount on black panel, then on kraft card base. Score down length of panel, both sides. by jean
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jean By Cindy Gilfillan (frenziedstamper at Splitcoaststampers). Mask the moon. Sponge sky grass. Spritz with water then dab quickly with tissue to lift off some of the ink. Temove mask stamp trees (from Stampin' Up's "Lovely as a Tree".) Use white gel pen for highlights. Draw birds in sky. Mount on black panel, then on kraft card base. Score down length of panel, both sides.
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supplies: lavender/blue, aqua, green, and white cardstock, MFT Scribble Roses Overlay dies, leaves from Essentials by Ellen Bold Blossoms dies, Simon's Sending die, sentiment from Hero Arts Prayers stamp set, Winnie & Walter Audrey cutaway, green sequins by deanne
deanne
deanne supplies: lavender/blue, aqua, green, and white cardstock, MFT Scribble Roses Overlay dies, leaves from Essentials by Ellen Bold Blossoms dies, Simon's Sending die, sentiment from Hero Arts Prayers stamp set, Winnie & Walter Audrey cutaway, green sequins
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handmade card ... paper engineering caught my eye ... luf the circle sentiment die cut popped off the base card ... and larger circles in off-the-edges cut away to make room for it ... fun card ... Stampin' Up! by Devoted
Devoted
Devoted handmade card ... paper engineering caught my eye ... luf the circle sentiment die cut popped off the base card ... and larger circles in off-the-edges cut away to make room for it ... fun card ... Stampin' Up!
card ideas
By Shari Carroll. Stamp Large Flower Background onto watercolor paper & emboss in white. Stamp several colors of Distress Ink directly onto craft sheet; spritz with water mixed with Perfect Pearls. Dab colors onto image using fingers. Use paintbrush to darken color where desired. Attach to card base. Can cut card into shape if desired. Add sentiment, ribbon, twine, pearls. by casey
casey
casey By Shari Carroll. Stamp Large Flower Background onto watercolor paper & emboss in white. Stamp several colors of Distress Ink directly onto craft sheet; spritz with water mixed with Perfect Pearls. Dab colors onto image using fingers. Use paintbrush to darken color where desired. Attach to card base. Can cut card into shape if desired. Add sentiment, ribbon, twine, pearls.
Crafty Inspirations
By jandjccc at Splitcoaststampers. Stamped in VersaMark and embossed in white. Then stamped same stamp in brown, offset from the first stamping. Sponged. Die-cut "frame." Card front dry-embossed in Stampin' Up stripes embossing folder. Ribbons added. by Jo Daley-Klatt
Jo Daley-Klatt
Jo Daley-Klatt By jandjccc at Splitcoaststampers. Stamped in VersaMark and embossed in white. Then stamped same stamp in brown, offset from the first stamping. Sponged. Die-cut "frame." Card front dry-embossed in Stampin' Up stripes embossing folder. Ribbons added.
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By Lisa A. Memory Box branch die-cut. Martha Stewart maple leaf punch. Punch watercolor paper leaves; paint with Distress inks: fired brick, orange marmalade, and mustard seed. Attach branch to white linen cardstock base. Pop up leaves. Add sentiment. by Nazarena
Nazarena
Nazarena By Lisa A. Memory Box branch die-cut. Martha Stewart maple leaf punch. Punch watercolor paper leaves; paint with Distress inks: fired brick, orange marmalade, and mustard seed. Attach branch to white linen cardstock base. Pop up leaves. Add sentiment.
Cards
Mask with two post-it-notes to leave a strip. Choose two colors of distess ink. Sponge onto strip, leaving some very light areas. Stamp with the same two colors of distress ink. If you wish, stamp in black using the same image. Add a sentiment. *Thanks to Heather Telford for showing this technique on her blog. by casey
casey
casey Mask with two post-it-notes to leave a strip. Choose two colors of distess ink. Sponge onto strip, leaving some very light areas. Stamp with the same two colors of distress ink. If you wish, stamp in black using the same image. Add a sentiment. *Thanks to Heather Telford for showing this technique on her blog.
Crafty Inspirations
By Susan Bauer? Uses Darice "Grass" embossing folder on silver cardstock. Black butterflies, ribbon, & mat added. White card base. Sentiment. Looks like she stamped the butterflies. You could die-cut them. by leanne
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leanne By Susan Bauer? Uses Darice "Grass" embossing folder on silver cardstock. Black butterflies, ribbon, & mat added. White card base. Sentiment. Looks like she stamped the butterflies. You could die-cut them.
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By Jill Franchett. Wreath using Pocket Silhouettes stamp. Punched a 1" circle & used it as a mask for the center. Stamped image around the circle using old olive, then stamped again using always artichoke. Berries added freehand with marker. Panel mounted on always artichoke cardstock, then on card base. Glitter, bow, sentiment added. by Divonsir Borges
Divonsir Borges
Divonsir Borges By Jill Franchett. Wreath using Pocket Silhouettes stamp. Punched a 1" circle & used it as a mask for the center. Stamped image around the circle using old olive, then stamped again using always artichoke. Berries added freehand with marker. Panel mounted on always artichoke cardstock, then on card base. Glitter, bow, sentiment added.
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