Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Stamps Made from Dies

Easter-Wedding-InspirationSome time ago I saw a Hero Arts video where the designer used fun foam to make stamps.  It was convenient to have 3 of each stamp so she could use 3 ink colors without cleaning the stamp. I felt guilty doing that since I have about a million stamps that need to be used--haha!  However, I don't own any Ellen Hutson stamps yet, so I made my own from the Bold Blossom dies.  They worked absolutely great with VersaMagic inks--Pixie Dust, Spring Pansy & Aloe Vera.  I used Poster tape to attach them to the acrylic block, which also works with old unmounted stamps.  I was drawn to the bouquet in the EH April Pin-Sights Challenge board.  
My panel began by stenciling the MFT Concentric Circles with Brilliance Pearlescent Yellow & swiping on Heidi Swapp white Art Screen Ink.  The stitched dies are Lil' Inker & the sentiment dies are Ellen Hutson.  I used PPP Sweet Pea sequin mix & mini star confetti for the shaker filler.  I'm also entering ATSM, Country View Challenges, Double D, Word Art Wednesday & SSS Wednesday
Edited to add: also entering SSS Work It Wed.
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Next is my entry for SSS Flickr, Rudolph Days & Merry Monday.  
SSS Snowflake Block was cut from HS iridescent glitter paper & white cardstock.  I blended Distress Inks tumbled glass, broken china & faded jeans.  SSS joyeux noel was inked the same way & then covered with Diamond Glaze.  Finally opened my jar of Faber-Castell Glass Bead Glitter Gel & spread it over SSS Falling Snow stencil.  I'll be doing that again, for sure!  

Before the rain last night, I picked my first 2 Barbara Bush roses to put on the mantle next to the pictures of my folks.  Aren't they beautiful?!
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48 comments:

  1. WOW what a great technique idea and the card is AWESOME! (both cards are fabulous of course) And your roses are absolutely beautiful ... thanks for sharing them with us! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY FLOWERS’ Challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

    Darlene
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  2. gorgeous cards Greta - and roses too!

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  3. Lovely RD card and a great choice of colour

    Kath x

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  4. Just love both cards, Greta, especially the purple in card 1 and the shimmer of card 2. Gorgeous roses too - you must have a green thumb!!

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  5. Love all the pastels on the first card with pretty flowers, Greta! And, gorgeous blues for your Christmas card with wonderful snowflakes. Your roses are just as lovely as can be!

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  6. Two awesome card, Greta! Love the sweet colors of the first and that it's a shaker card! And the snowflakes are GORGEOUS! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

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  7. Am so jealous of you having roses! I used to grow them when I lived in CA. Oh, and thanks for sharing idea about making own stamps. Love your card with the roses. :-)

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  8. How very clever of you Greta and it turned out beautifully!! This is an awesome card and I love that you used the Sweet Pea sequins! Pretty Christmas card too. I love that you put the roses with your parents photo, very touching!

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  9. These are both so beautiful!!! I really love the way those snowflakes look in the blue on your second card!

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  10. Beautiful cards, just gorgeous!!! Your roses are incredible.

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  11. Yeah, I forgot about the die cut foam stamps! Those dies are perfect for it and your card looks fabulous! The winter one, too! Your roses are already blooming??? (We had a snowstorm yesterday...) They look beautiful, I can almost smell them!

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  12. Awesome cards Greta, I love the colours of the first one and the border panel. The snowflakes are gorgeous with the distressed inks and that Gel. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday. The roses are gorgeous too!

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  13. Lovely cards again, the first in particular is so soft and pretty and a good reminder of techniques it's easy to forget. Your Roses are so early Greta, over here they are no more than the odd leaft so far.

    B x

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  14. What beautiful cards! The soft colours and eye for detail on your first are wonderful x

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  15. Greta, your cards are stunning! Wow your Christmas card is awesome, love the design, the colors and that big die cut sentiment! I guess I love everything about it and thank YO for sharing it at Merry Monday!! I also love your roses, those are beautiful ones!

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  16. Oh my... That is so clever to make your own stamps and how beautiful your card looks!! Loving the christmas snowflakes ... stunning colours!

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  17. OH MY, Greta...your cards are simply gorgeous. Both cards are SO beautifully done! You ROCKED the challenges.

    Thanks for sharing the photo of your lovely pink roses. What a joy it must be, to be able to enjoy them IRL.

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  18. Thanks for sharing about making your own stamps from foam. Your card is just outstanding. I love the lavender. I never use that color but now I must. Oh my, this is just gorgeous. I love that glass bead glitter gel. Again, another product I've never heard of. I need to get out more. I can almost smell those roses, they are beautiful.

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  19. Gorgeous cards Greta.
    Thank you for joining us at Rudolph Days Challnege. Good Luck.
    Hugs,
    Valerija - DT member.

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  20. Beautiful card for the snowy scene at Merry Monday, Greta. And those roses are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

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  21. What a stunning shaker card! I just love how you created it as a frame! Beautiful florals and colours! Thank you for joining us at ATSM this week!
    Kamila DT

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  22. Neat idea to make stamps from dies! I get you about having plenty of not yet used stuff, but it's fun to try something new and just play. You made a very pretty shaker. Love that the frame is stamped, too, and that's such a cute bow with leaves in the corner. Pretty colors. Beautiful Christmas card with your die cuts, and gorgeous roses! My one rose bush is still in bud, but covered with them. Thanks for sharing your pretty floral card in our Double D April Showers Challenge, Greta!

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  23. Beautiful card, great colours and love the snowflakes.

    Kath x

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  24. Love the pastel colours of the shaker card. Hugs Mrs A.

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  25. what a beautiful set of cards, greta!! love the soft pastels on the first one and the icy crispness of the second!! the roses are gorgeous!

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  26. Two beautiful cards. Love the colours you've chosen.

    Thanks for joining in the Rudolph Days challenge this month. Good Luck!
    Liz - DT member. xx

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  27. Two beautiful cards, Greta! Your roses are just gorgeous too!

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  28. Two very beautiful cards as are the roses :-)

    Sally

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  29. Came from the Merry Monday site to check out your beautiful snowflake card, and was treated to a twofer (Darnell speak) with your gorgeous 1st card! They are both just lovely Greta!! :0)

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  30. Oh my! Your cards are so beautiful Greta!
    Love your roses as well
    (I'm getting sick and tired of the Narcissus here!)

    Hugs~

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  31. Two beautiful cards to match those two beautiful roses, Greta!

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  32. hello Greta! so awesome, luv the shaker! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    blog-paperie blooms
    ig-2klines

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

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  33. Such a gorgeous card Greta. I love the stencilled snow background. A wonderful sentiment too. Perfect!

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  34. Stunning cards, cant believe that first is from die cut foam, you clever girl. Love the colours used for both and those roses..... Ahhhh nothing beats the smell hey....I so love roses.

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  35. Stopped be to see the Merry Monday entry (which is gorgeous, by the way) and got to feast my eyes on that lovely beautiful card. Both cards are truly lovely.

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  36. Both cards are lovely, Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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  37. love your merry Monday card, the colours are so pretty and love the little snow flakes

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  38. Clever! and oh-so-beautifully executed, Greta. Love your framed "bouquet". And your real one ;)

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  39. I am very sorry being this late with my commenting. Thank you for joining our April Rudolp Day challenge, your creation fits for the occasion perfectly.

    Hugs,
    Eemeli {DT}

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  40. I so need to try this technique of creating my own stamps. Your result are outstanding; as in stellar outstanding! Your snowflakes...so pretty (but I'm in no rush for snow to come *grin*). Swooning over you roses...
    Hugs~c

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  41. I've seen that technique before , but when I get around to playing I forget! I need a folder (Oh that's right, I have one lol)! I never look at it! Beautiful!!!!

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  42. I really like that floral shaker card. What a nifty way to get some of your own stamps (but I agree about having so many real stamps that need to be used). I like the peacefulness of your Christmas card too.

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  43. Such gorgeousness Greta. Smart to use those bold blooms for foam stamps, they are always so lovely. Your ombre snowflake card is fabulous as well. And those roses...sigh.

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  44. Your art is always so stunning, Greta. Thank you so much for stopping by to share your wonderful art in our challenge. It's always such a blessing to have you play along, and I really hope you will stop by again soon. I appreciate your participation more than simple words can express.
    God bless you,
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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