Dotted Flower Background. Die - The Stamps of Life
Background Dies, Copic, Flowers, ink blending, Stamps of Life

Ink-Blended and Stencil Background Techniques

Today I’m sharing two cards that I made using the dotted flower background die set from The Stamps of Life. I’m also sharing two techniques that you can use with your background dies. One technique is simply die cutting the background die and ink-blending the cardstock after it’s die cut to create the beautiful background on the left (above).  The second technique is using your background die as a stencil as shown in the card on the right (above).

To see a tutorial of how I made these cards, watch my YouTube video below. Links to the products are also listed below.

Card 1

Dotted Flower Background. Die - The Stamps of Life

Supplies:

  1. Dotted Flower Background Die
  2. The Stamps of Life Inks – Cantaloupe, Ocean, Lemonade, Powdered Sugar
  3. The Stamps of Life Cardstock– Powdered Sugar, Licorice
  4. Rounded Corner A2 Card Die Set(for card base)
  5. Toucan2Stamp
  6. Toucan2Stamp Die
  7. Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock (for Copic coloring)
  8. Spectrum Noir Finesse Noir Black Ink Pad (for Copic coloring)
  9. Copics: Y13, Y15, Y17/YR00, YR65/BG13, BG15, BG18/C7, C8, C9, C10
  10. Double Sided Adhesive Foam
  11. Tombow Liquid Glue
  12. Misti Stamping Tool

Card 2

Dotted Flower Background Die - The Stamps of Life

Supplies:

  1. Dotted Flower Background Die
  2. The Stamps of Life Inks – Cantaloupe, Ocean, Lemonade
  3. The Stamps of Life Cardstock– Powdered Sugar, Seaglass, Cantaloupe, Lemonade
  4. Rounded Corner A2 Card Die Set(for card base)
  5. Flower Flip-it Die Set(for flowers)
  6. Words4Jar Dies
  7. Rounded Corner Punch
  8. Epoxy Dots
  9. Art Glitter Glue
  10. Tombow Liquid Glue

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The Stamps of Life – HSN Craft Day Release – 3D Pop-Up Card Die Set

Hello! Today on my blog I’m sharing a new product by The Stamps of Life that will be featured on HSN on June 8, 2020. However, you don’t need to wait until June 8 to hop on over to the HSN website to place your order. It is currently on sale NOW!

This die set is called the 3D Pop-Up Card Die Set. It includes several dies to make an A2 size Pop Up Card. It includes two different background dies to use as the drop-ins for the pop-up card. One of the dies is a flower background die and the other is a confetti background die. It also includes the word dies “Hello” and “Congrats.” These background dies can also be used on the card front. In addition, if you own any of The Stamps of Life background dies, they will work with this set.

Check out my pictures below as well as a 2 Card tutorial on YouTube.

Watch my YouTube Tutorial Here:

Card 1

Supplies:

  1. 3D Pop-Up Card Die Set
  2. Cardstock: Ocean, Vanilla, Cherry
  3. The Stamps of Life Inks: Blue Jay, Cherry, Kiwi, Lemonade
  4.  Butterfly2Stamp
  5. Butterfly2Stamp Dies
  6. Spectrum Noir Sparkle Clear Glitter Brush Pen
  7. Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock (for alcohol marker coloring)
  8. Spectrum Noir Finesse (Noir Black) Alcohol Proof Ink Pad (for alcohol marker coloring)
  9. Happy Birthday Die
  10. Copics: RV11, RV13, RV14, RV17/BG11, BG13, BG15/Y13, Y15, Y17

Card 2

 

Supplies:

  1. 3D Pop-Up Card Die Set
  2. Cardstock: Blueberry, Strawberry, Sunshine
  3. The Stamps of Life Inks: Licorice
  4. Monsters4Celebrations
  5. Monsters4Celebrations Dies
  6. Paper Pad: Great Day
  7. Sayings4Jar
  8. Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock (for alcohol marker coloring)
  9. Spectrum Noir Finesse (Noir Black) Alcohol Proof Ink Pad (for alcohol marker coloring)
  10. Woo Hoo Die
  11. Copics: Blue B23, B24, B26, B28/Green YG00, YG01, YG03/Yellow Y13, Y15, Y17/Mouth R21, R22, C9

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You Rock Card with splatter background
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Using Ink Refills to Create a Fun Background

Today on my blog I am sharing a card that I made using the dotted star dies and “You Rock!” word die from  The Stamps of Life.  I’m also sharing a fun technique — using your ink refills to create  fun splatter background.

A compete tutorial is in my YouTube video here —

 

You Rock Card with splatter background

Supplies:

  1.  You Rock Word Die
  2. Cardstock – Powdered Sugar, Licorice
  3. Dotted Star Dies
  4. Ink Pad and Ink Refills in the following colors: Sunshine, Guava, Tangerine
  5. Tombow Liquid Glue
  6. Art Glitter Glue
  7. Water
  8. Paintbrush

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Circle Dots Stencil Birthday Card

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Hello! Today I am sharing a fun birthday card that I made using the Circle Dots stencil from The Stamps of Life. In addition to the stencil, I also used the pinatas2stamp and matching dies.

I started with a piece of powered sugar cardstock cut to 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″. To create the fun background, I placed the stencil on top of the cardstock and ink-blended the following color inks — cantaloupe, kiwi, seaglass, and sunshine.

Using Spectrum Noir Finesse Noir Black ink, I stamped the piñata image onto Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock and colored it with my Copic markers. I selected Copic markers that matched closely to the inks that I used for the background. The die cut the piñata with the piñata shadow die from the Pinanta2Stamp dies and adhered it with dimensional foam to the front of the card. I also used the Pinanta2Stamp dies and die cut the star shapes out of the cardstock colors –  sunshine, kiwi, and seaglass. I adhered the star pieces to the centers of the circle dots stencil on the card layer.

I stamped the sentiment with Licorice ink directly onto the background. The sentiment is from the Pinanta2Stamp stamp set. I adhered cantaloupe epoxy dots to the middle of the stars.

The entire card layer was adhered to a piece of cantaloupe cardstock cut to an A2 size card base which measures 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

Video Tutorial here –

Supplies:

  1. Inks – Cantaloupe, Kiwi, Seaglass, Sunshine,
  2. Circle Dots Stencil
  3. Piñata2Stamp
  4. Pinata2Stamp Dies
  5. Cardstock: Cantaloupe, Kiwi, Seaglass, Sunshine, Powdered Sugar
  6. Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock (for alcohol marker coloring)
  7. Spectrum Noir Finesse Noir Black Ink
  8. Art Glitter Glue
  9. Epoxy Dots
  10. Copic Markers

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Sympathy Card with Lighthouse and Ink-blended background
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Sympathy Card with Ink-Blended Background

Sympathy Card with Lighthouse and Ink-blended background

Hello! Today I am sharing a sympathy card. I ink-blended the background with Cantaloupe, Lemonade, Sunshine, Banana, Tangerine, Midnight, and Blueberry inks. I stamped the lighthouse from the Lighthouse2Stamp set and colored it with my Copic markers. The stamped image doesn’t have stripes, but I added stripes to mine. The sentiment is from the Sorry4YourLoss set. To see a tutorial of how I made this card, watch my YouTube video here.

Supplies:

  1. Inks – Cantaloupe, Lemonade, Sunshine, Banana, Midnight, and Blueberry
  2. Cardstock: Cranberry, Midnight
  3. Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  4. Lighthouse2Stamp
  5. Lighthouse2Stamp Dies
  6. Sorry4Your Loss stamp
  7. Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock (for alcohol marker coloring)
  8. Spectrum Noir Finesse Noir Black Ink
  9. Art Glitter Glue
  10. Copics – Rock – C3, C4, C5, C6, C8, C9, C10/ Red – R21, R22, R24, R27, R29/ Yellow – Y13, Y15, Y17/ Gray Stripes C0, C1, C2, C3, C4

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3 Cards Using 1 Ink-Blended Background and The Stamps of Life's Dragonfly and Flowers A2 Card Set
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3 Cards Using 1 Ink-Blended Background and Dragonfly A2 Card

3 Cards Using 1 Ink-Blended Background and The Stamps of Life's Dragonfly and Flowers A2 Card Set

 

Today I’m sharing three cards that I made using one ink-blended background. I used the background die from The Stamps of Life’s Dragonfly and Flowers A2 Card Set. This set comes with the background die, a Thinking of You word die, three dragonflies with shadows, three flowers with shadows, and three smaller flowers. It also comes with a die to make an A2 size card.

For my cards, I also used The Stamps of Life inks. The colors I used were Midnight, Blueberry, Pool, Ocean, and Seaglass.

To see a tutorial of how I made these cards, watch my YouTube video below. Links to the products are also listed below.

 

 

Card 1

3 Cards Using 1 Ink-Blended Background and The Stamps of Life's Dragonfly and Flowers A2 Card Set

Card 2

3 Cards Using 1 Ink-Blended Background and The Stamps of Life's Dragonfly and Flowers A2 Card Set

Card 3

3 Cards Using 1 Ink-Blended Background and The Stamps of Life's Dragonfly and Flowers A2 Card Set

Supplies:

  1. DragonFly and Flowers A2 Card Set
  2. The Stamps of Life Inks – Midnight, Blueberry, Pool, Ocean, Seaglass
  3. The Stamps of Life Cardstock – Powdered Sugar

 

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Mushroom Shaped Card with Gnome
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Mushroom Shaped Card with Gnome

Mushroom Shaped Card with Gnome

 

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Today on my blog I am sharing a new release from The Stamps of Life — a mushroom fold-it card. This is a card shaped like a mushroom! It is A2 in size which will fit inside of an A2 envelope. An A2 sized card is one that measures 4.25 x 5.5 inches. This would also be perfect for a scrapbook page! I used it here along with another new release from The Stamps of Life  which is  Gnomes2Stamp. This stamp set comes with three adorable gnomes and some sentiments.

To see more gnome cards, continue reading below.

To see a video tutorial of how I made this adorable mushroom shaped card, watch my YouTube video here:

 

Card 1: Mushroom Shaped Card

Mushroom Shaped Card with Gnome

Supplies:

  1. Mushroom Fold-it
  2. Gnomes2Stamp
  3. Gnomes2Stamp Dies
  4. Border Dies
  5. Garden2Stamp
  6. The Stamps of Life Cardstock: Strawberry, Kiwi
  7. The Stamps of Life Inks: Strawberry, Kiwi, Gingersnap, Licorice
  8. Pattern Paper: Hello Friend and Dream

Card 2: Hey Gnomie!

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Supplies:

  1. Gnomes2Stamp
  2. Gnomes2Stamp Dies
  3. Mushrooms2Stamp
  4. Mushrooms2Stamp Dies
  5. Solids4Mushroom
  6. Border Dies
  7. The Stamps of Life Cardstock: Strawberry, Kiwi
  8. The Stamps of Life Inks: Strawberry, Green Apple, Sky, Gingersnap, Licorice
  9. Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  10. Art Glitter Glue

Card 3: Oh Gnome! Not Another Birthday!

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Supplies:

  1. Gnomes2Stamp
  2. Gnomes2Stamp Dies
  3. Words4Mushroom (sentiment)
  4. Die Grid 2 A2 Card Base
  5. 3D Pop up Drop-in (for balloons)
  6. The Stamps of Life Cardstock: Powdered Sugar, Cantaloupe
  7. The Stamps of Life Inks: Green Apple, Cantaloupe
  8. Pattern Paper: Hello Friend
  9. Copics: Gray: C1, C2, C3, C4, C5/Blue: B23, B24, B26, B28/Green: YG11, YG13, YG17/Cantaloupe: YR00, E95, YR65/Pink (nose): R20

 

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Mushrooms2Stamp - The Stamps of Life
birthday, Birthday Cards, Copic, Flowers, ink blending, Stamps of Life

Mushroom Card with Ink Blended Background

Mushrooms2Stamp - The Stamps of Life

Today is release day at The Stamps of Life and that means a brand new club set. This month it is all about mushrooms. The Mushrooms2Stamp stamp set has several adorable mushrooms with sentiments and there are matching dies to go along with it. The die set also comes with a grass die. Check out my video below where I show you the stamps, dies, and make a card!

 

Supplies:

  1. Mushrooms2Stamp
  2. Mushrooms2Stamp Dies
  3. Garden2Stamp (flowers)
  4. The Stamps of Life Cardstock: Guava, Powdered Sugar
  5. Border Die Set
  6. Scalloped Rectangle Dies
  7. Rectangle Dies
  8. The Stamps of Life Inks: Sky, Green Apple, Licorice
  9. Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  10. Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock (for coloring with alcohol markers)
  11. Spectrum Noir Finesse Alcohol Proof Ink Pad – Noir Black (for coloring with alcohol markers)
  12. Art Glitter Glue
  13. Copics Used: Purple – V01, V04, V05, V06/Pink – RV10, RV11, RV13, RV14/ Brown-E42,E43,E44/Yellow-Y000,Y00

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Valentine's Day Slimline card
Ice Cream, ink blending, Slimline Card, Stamp Anniething, Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day Slimline Card

Valentine's Day Slimline card

 

Today I’m sharing a Valentine’s Day slimline card using products from The Stamps of Life. A complete tutorial is on my YouTube channel at:

 

Supplies:

  1. WaddlePenguins2Stamp and Dies
  2. IceCreamTruck2Stamp and Dies
  3. 5×7 Shadow Box (for cloud)
  4. The Stamps of Life Inks: Bubblegum, Candy, Guava
  5. Border Die
  6. Minis4Circles
  7. Bristol Smooth Cardstock (for ink blending the background)
  8. Crafter’s Companion Ultra Smooth Cardstock (for alcohol marker coloring)
  9. Spectrum Noir Noir Black Ink for alcohol marker coloring
  10. Cardstock: Powdered Sugar
  11. Misti Stamping Tool – https://amzn.to/38n9TAd

Copic Markers Used

  1. Pink Truck: RV00, RV02, RV04, RV06
  2. Awning for Truck: BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18
  3. Truck/Tires: C3, C4, C5, C7, C8
  4. Penguin Cheeks: R20
  5. Penguin Feet: YR21, YR24
  6. Penguin: C5, C7, C8 (C0 & Blender for white part of body)

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Sending You Lots of Love The Stamps of Life
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Sending You Lots of Love

 

Sending You Lots of Love The Stamps of Life

Getting ready for Valentine’s Day, this card is full of pink and hearts! All products used are The Stamps of Life.

The mini  heart stencil was used to ink blend the background of the card. The color inks used are bubblegum, candy, and guava. The lightest color (bubblegum) is on the bottom, followed by candy, and then guava at the top.

The two hearts were die cut from ink-blended cardstock using the Double Hearts die that Stamps of Life club members received free in December. The ink colors are the same as the background — bubblegum, candy, and guava.

The “Sending You Lots of Love” is a sentiment die that comes with a coordinating shadow die.  The shadow was die cut with guava cardstock and the sentiment was die cut with powdered sugar cardstock. The three hearts attached to the word die were die cut from the same ink-blended cardstock as the larger hearts.

Sending You Lots of Love The Stamps of Life

For a complete tutorial of how I made this card, watch my YouTube video here:

 

Supplies:

  1. Sending You Lots of Love” Word Die
  2. Cardstock: Powdered Sugar, Guava
  3. Ink: Bubblegum, Candy, Guava
  4. Mini Heart Stencil
  5. Double Hearts Die
  6. Guava ribbon
  7. Foam Tape
  8. Spectrum Noir Sparkle Marker

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