Friday, July 21, 2017

STAMPlorations - Explore Your Creativity!

Hey friends! I am here today to share with you my mid month inspirational post for the Sketch/theme challenge over at STAMPlorations.


Today I am using the stamp sent BOLD SENTIMENT: Explore.  I have several of these Bold Sentiments sets and they are great! There are so many combinations you can get with these sets making them a great price point!



To create the background, I used 3 Distress Oxides and a stencil. 


The sentiment was stamped using archival Jet Black ink.


I used some designer cardstock from DCWV called Mariposa. The butterflies were a final addition from Tim Holtz' Botanical Layers collections.


Don't forget, f you use Coupon Code: STAMPGIRLMONICA you will get an additional 20% off your purchase.

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Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Fossilized amber
Tim Holtz
 Distress Oxides Ink  Fossilized Amber
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Tim Holtz  Distress Oxides Ink Pads  Cracked Pistachio
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 Distress Oxides Ink Cracked Pistachio
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Tim Holtz  Distress Oxides Ink Pads Vintage Photo
Tim Holtz 
 Distress Oxides Ink Vintage Photo
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Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - Round
Ranger Ink 
 Tim Holtz 
 Mini Ink 
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Tonic Studios - Nuvo Collection - Crystal Drops - Ebony Black
Tonic Studios 
 Nuvo Crystal Drops 
 Ebony Black
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Sizzix - Big Shot Machine for Die Cutting - White & Gray
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 Big Shot
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Gina K - 8.5 x 11 - Heavy White Card Stock
Gina K - 8.5 x 11 
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Ranger Ink - Archival Ink Pad - Jet Black
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 Archival Ink Pad
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Adhesive Refill for the Pink ATG Applicator Gun
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Adhesive Applicator Gun - Pink
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MISTI - Stamping Tool
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 Stamping Tool
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Tim Holtz - Tonic Studios - 8.5 Paper trimmer
Tim Holtz 
 Tonic Studios 
 8.5 Paper trimmer
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Bazzill Card Stock - Peacock
Bazzill 
Card Stock
 Peacock
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Stamplorations - Bold Sentiments Explore
Stamplorations 
 Bold Sentiments Explore
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Bazzill Card Stock - Black Tie
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 Black Tie
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Tim Holtz Ideaology Botanical Layers
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Botanical Layers
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Monday, July 17, 2017

Fish Food!

Hi everyone!  I am here today to share with you a fun card using the stamp Luncheon Meat from I Brake for stamps and a background technique using Distress inks.


To create this background, I smeared some distress inks and oxides onto a craft sheet and spritzed it with some water.  Using a small acetate sheet, I dabbed up the water and dabbed the sheet onto some white card stock.  Once I was happy with the look, I used my blending tool and faded jeans distress ink to add blue tones to the background where white was showing through.

To see the process, click on the video listed below.





I stamped the image onto the distress inked card stock then again onto some white card stock.  I used copic colors to color up the fish images and fussy cut them using my tonic scissors.


I popped up the fish using some foam dots and added some clear nuvo drops where the bubbles were stamped.


This is a really easy technique and makes for a great background. 
Don't forget to use coupon code: SAVE10MONICA to save 10% off your next purchase.

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Gina K - 8.5 x 11 - Heavy White Card Stock
Gina K  8.5 x 11 
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Ranger Ink - Archival Ink Pad - Jet Black
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 Jet Black
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Adhesive Refill for the Pink ATG Applicator Gun
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 ATG Applicator 
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Adhesive Applicator Gun - Pink
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Tonic Studios - Tim Holtz - Mini-Snips
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 Mini-Snips
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Tonic Studios - Tim Holtz - Serrated Scissors
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 Serrated Scissors
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Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Faded Jeans
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 Distress Oxides Ink  Faded Jeans
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MISTI - Stamping Tool
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Tonic Studios - Nuvo Collection - Crystal Drops - Morning Dew
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Tim Holtz - Tonic Studios - 8.5 Paper trimmer
Tim Holtz - Tonic Studios - 8.5 Paper trimmer
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3/8
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Luncheon Meat
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Bazzil Basics - 8.5 x 11 - Classic Blue
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 8.5 x 11 - Classic Blue
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Ranger Ink - Glossy Accents
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 Glossy Accents
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Ranger Ink - Distress Ink - Faded jeans
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Ranger - Distress Sprayer
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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Tim Holtz Stamp Platform

Hi Everyone! I am here today to share with you the new tool recently added to the Tim Holtz Collection called the Stamp Platform.  This is a precision Stamping tool which enables you to have perfect stamping every single time.




Many of us have been introduced to precision stamping by some of the other platforms out in the market. I am not here today to compare this platform with any of the other platforms, but intend to show you some of the features you can find on this tool.


I have put together a video to introduce you to the stamp Platform and give you a basic introduction of what it does.


I hope you enjoy my video, and thanks for stopping by. 


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 Archival
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 Jet Black
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      Tonic Studios - Tim Holtz - Mini-Snips
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     Tim Holtz
 Mini-Snips
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   Tonic Studio Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
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         Tim Holtz 
          Stamp Platform
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