Persian Motifs Stamp Set by Altenew

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! Just a quick post today. It’s Sunday morning and I’m trying to regain some order in my house. Next month we’re having built in cabinetry and closets installed in our second bedroom so this house will finally have some storage and THREE new closets. Woo-hoo!

But in the meantime, we need to pare down our belongings, paint the room, break down and move out the existing wardrobes and all the other stuff that you do to prepare for home renovations. Luckily, there will be a craft yard sale at Photo Scraps on Sunday, October 18 from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM where yours truly will have a table. I’ll be selling gently loved stamps, dies, storage containers and my spare IKEA Raskog cart. The yard sale will be held out in the parking lot so bring your mask and hand sanitizer. And shop early for the best deals!

So back to the project at hand! When I was looking through my stamps, I came across the Altenew Persian Motif stamp set that has been languishing in my stash. So I pulled out a water brush and some distress inks and got to work.

Today’s project features:

  • Persian Motifs by Altenew [SC | AN]
  • Good Wishes by Penny Black [SC]
  • Heat embossing and water coloring with Distress Inks
  • Additional basic supplies linked in thumbnails below

Step by Step for Persian Motifs

  • Cut card base from heavy weight white cardstock to 4.25″ x 11″ and score at 5.5″ for a top fold card.
  • Cut dark gray card stock to 4.25″ x 5.5″
  • Trim watercolor paper to 4″ x 5.25″
  • Stamp image on watercolor paper using clear embossing ink.
  • Immediately cover with clear embossing powder and heat set.
  • Smoosh each color of Distress Ink — Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick, and Picked Raspberry — on craft mat.
  • For leaves, pick up a small amount of Twisted Citron on a water brush and base coat stems and leaves. Allow ink to dry.
  • Pick up a small amount of Peeled Paint on brush and apply to deepen base of leaves and stems.
  • Reapply both colors as necessary to achieve the desired shades.
  • For petals, pick up a small amount of Tattered Rose to base coat petals.
  • Pick up a small amount of Worn Lipstick on brush and apply to deepen base of petals and areas where petals overlap.
  • Pick up a small amount of Picked Raspberry on brush and apply to the deepest areas of petals.
  • Reapply colors as necessary to achieve desired shades.
  • Allow ink to dry.
  • Stamp sentiment with gray pigment ink and immediately cover with clear embossing powder. Heat set sentiment.
  • Apply craft foam to back of image with a strong craft glue.
  • Glue gray card stock to card base.
  • Glue image to center of card as show.
  • Add dewdrops, sequins or other embellishments as desired using a clear drying craft glue.
Rowhouse Greetings | Persian Motifs by Altenew

That’s all for me today! See you soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

Below I’ve listed the products used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you (see disclosure). I pay out of pocket for the majority of the products — papers, inks, dies, embellishments, etc. —  that you see in my projects with the exception of the handful of products that I receive for design team work or guest posts. I only use products that I love. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much!

Grandpa’s Ride for 100 Moons Creative

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! There’s definitely a chill in the air so with Halloween rapidly approaching, it’s time to sneak in a few autumn cards before I go back to my Christmas cards. When I saw today’s featured stamps by Barb Rogers for RubberMoon, I thought that those pumpkins would look perfect riding in the back of Grandpa’s truck. So I did a little stamping magic using masking paper so that I could combine the two images into one. I’ve linked the supplies for today’s project with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Today’s project features:

Rowhouse Greetings | Grandpa's Ride by Rubber Moon

Step by Step for Grandpa’s Ride

  • Trim a piece of white cardstock to 1.75″ x 5.5″ and ink blend from dark to light with Distress Oxide inks in Black Soot, Hickory Smoke, and Milled Lavender. Set aside and allow inks to thoroughly dry.
  • Stamp truck on white Copic friendly cardstock with Copic friendly black ink.
  • Stamp truck on stamping mask paper and fussy cut the image.
  • Remove backing from mask and place over original stamped image.
  • Stamp pumpkins so that they appear to sit in back of truck.
  • Remove masking paper from image.
  • Color image (Copic marker colors shown below).
  • Color centers of tires with a silver gel pen.
  • Fussy cut image. 
  • Apply foam adhesive squares to back of image and set aside.
  • Cut a piece of design paper to 2.5″ x 5.5″ and adhere to card base as shown.
  • Cut a piece of white cardstock to 1 7/8″ x 5.5″ and adhere to center of design paper as shown.
  • Orient ink blended strip so that the darkest area is on the bottom. With watermark ink, stamp Poppies across the width of the strip. Cover with silver embossing powder and heat set.
  • Glue ink blended strip to center of white cardstock.
  • Stamp sentiment as shown.
  • Adhere truck to front of card as shown.
Rowhouse Greetings | Grandpa's Ride by Rubber Moon

That’s it for me today! See you soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: BV25, V25, V28 (truck body); BV20, BV23 (chrome); BV0000, B0000, BG10 (windows); R05, R39, YR09, Y35, E35, E57 (pumpkins); E30, E35, E37 (sign)

Below I’ve listed the products used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you (see disclosure). I pay out of pocket for the majority of the products — papers, inks, dies, embellishments, etc. —  that you see in my projects with the exception of the handful of products that I receive for design team work or guest posts. I only use products that I love. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much!

Skull and Crossbones by 100 Proof Press

YO Friends! Got something a little different today. I don’t usually make Halloween cards, but I recently received a goodies box from the 100 Moons Creative Team (RubberMoon, ArtFoamies, and 100 Proof Press), so I wanted to share a quick project that I put together using some of the items in my box!

Today’s project features:

Rowhouse Greetings | Skull and Crossbones by 100 Proof Press

Skull and Crossbones Step By Step

I’ve linked the supplies for today’s project with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

NOTE: The chipboard embellishment came from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts. This particular one is no longer available but there are lots of fun embellishments to choose from.

Rowhouse Greetings | Skull and Crossbones by 100 Proof Press

That’s all from me today! See you soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

Below I’ve listed the products used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you (see disclosure). I pay out of pocket for the majority of the products — papers, inks, dies, embellishments, etc. —  that you see in my projects with the exception of the handful of products that I receive for design team work or guest posts. I only use products that I love. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much!

Got the Wreath by Mo’s Digital Pencil

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I have a confession – I love making Christmas cards. I first got interested in cardmaking a few years ago because I wanted to make the holiday cards for that year. What I learned from that experience is that I need to start making cards much earlier than I did that year so that I’m not in a mad rush in December. I can’t say that I always following through on that lesson, but at least this year I have a growing stash of cards to send out.

So I’m back today with yet another holiday card featuring a digital stamp from Mo’s Digital Pencil. I’ve linked the supplies for today’s project with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Today’s project features:

Rowhouse Greetings | Got the Wreath by Mo's Digital Pencil

Step by Step for Got the Wreath by Mo’s Digital Pencil

  • Print image on white Copic friendly cardstock and color with Copic markers. Marker list is shown below.
  • Trim image to 3.5″ x 3.5″
  • Adhere a piece of craft foam cut to size to the back of the image and set aside.
  • Stamp sentiments on white cardstock with a detailed black ink. Cut sentiments strips apart with coordinating die. Apply foam stripes or squares to the back and set aside.
  • Trim patterned paper to 3.75″ x 4.5″
  • Trim a piece of white cardstock 3 7/8″ x 4 5/8″
  • Adhere pattern paper to center of white cardstock as shown.
  • Adhere image to design paper approximately 1/8″ from the top of the design paper as shown.
  • Adhere sentiment to design paper as shown.
  • Cut blue cardstock to A2 size.
  • Adhere top layers to blue card stock with a strong adhesive as shown.
  • Adhere card front to card base with a strong adhesive.
Rowhouse Greetings | Got the Wreath by Mo's Digital Pencil

That’s all for me today! See you soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: BV0000, BV000, BV00, B91, B93, B95, B97, B99 (hat); B91, B93, B95. B97, B99 (jacket); BV20, BV23, BV25 (pants); BV20, BV23, B91, B93, B95 (shoes); R24, R35, R37, R39, R89 (ribbon); YG03, YG17, YG67, YG99 (wreath); R24, R39 (berries); BV000, BG000, B000 (snow & background)

Below I’ve listed the products used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you (see disclosure). I pay out of pocket for the majority of the products — papers, inks, dies, embellishments, etc. —  that you see in my projects with the exception of the handful of products that I receive for design team work or guest posts. I only use products that I love. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much!

New Class! Nordic Holiday at The Queen’s Ink – October 24, 2020

Join me for a holiday card workshop featuring the stamps and dies from Stampers Anonymous and Penny Black. In this class, you will make four nordic winter greeting cards featuring basic papercraft techniques such as ink blending and stamping. All necessary techniques are taught in class and all levels are welcome. Seats are limited, so sign up today!   CLASS FEE $28

CLASS LEVEL: Beginner

The Queen’s Ink
Savage Mill Box 2048 | 8600 Foundry Street | Savage, Maryland 20763
phone: (301) 497-9449 | website: https://queensink.com
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Register online or call the Queen’s Ink at (301) 497-9449

NOTE: We will be practicing social distancing protocol. Please wear a mask and bring your sanitizer. 

Class Project (see larger images below)

Bring to Class

Please bring:

  • DISTRESS OXIDE INK PADS: Chipped Sapphire, Peacock Feathers, Speckled Egg, Crackling Campfire, Candied Apple, Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar
  • BLENDING TOOLS: Bring your blending brushes, blending foams, or other suitable blending tool.
  • CRAFT MAT: Glass or non-stick mat.
  • ADHESIVES: We will use three types — Beacons 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue, Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive, and Coccoina Glue Stick
  • CRAFT PICK OR STYLUS
  • PAPER TOWELS
  • BABY WIPES
  • We will be practicing social distancing protocol. Please wear a MASK and bring your SANITIZER

Shop at The Queen’s Ink

PLEASE NOTE: If you need any of the listed supplies, you can either purchase online below or contact The Queen’s Ink in advance of class. Select PICK UP when you place your order and it will be ready when you arrive for class. If you wait until class time, you may not be able to purchase the supplies you need.

Class Cards

Rowhouse Greetings | Festive Overlay by Stampers Anonymous / Tim Holtz
Rowhouse Greetings | Festive Overlay by Stampers Anonymous / Tim Holtz
Rowhouse Greetings | Stampers Anonymous / Tim Holtz - Festive Overlay
Rowhouse Greetings | Festive Overlay by Stampers Anonymous / Tim Holtz
Rowhouse Greetings | Festive Overlay by Stampers Anonymous / Tim Holtz