Emboss Resist Technique using Background Stamps
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Emboss Resist with Background Stamps

Emboss Resist Technique using Background Stamps Hello friends. Today I am sharing how to use the emboss resist technique along with background stamps to create fun backgrounds for your cards. I used The Stamps of Life background stamps and the Arteza Real Brush Pens to create my cards.

Watch a Video Tutorial here.

Emboss Resist Watercolor Background Stamps

Supplies

  1. Birthdays4Subways
  2. Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  3. Water Brush Pens – Set of 6
  4. Arteza Real Brush Pens – Set of 48 – Neon Pink, Orange, Lemon Yellow
  5. Cardstock Powdered Sugar (for card base)
  6. Versamark Ink
  7. White Embossing Powder
  8. Misti Stamping Tool
  9. Art Glitter Glue
  10. Heat Tool
  11. Crafter’s Companion Glass Mat

Emboss Resist Watercolor Background Stamps Ice Cream

EmbossResist Watercolor Background Stamps Monster

Supplies

  1. Scribble Background Stamp
  2. 5 x 7 Box Card (balloons)
  3. Monsters4Celebration
  4. Scream4IceCream
  5. Arteza Premium Watercolor Pad – Pack of 2
  6. Water Brush Pens – Set of 6
  7. Arteza Real Brush Pens – Set of 48
  8. Clear Embossing Powder
  9. White Embossing Powder
  10. Versamark Ink
  11. Versafine Ink
  12. Shimmer Spray – Sparkle
  13. Cardstock Powdered Sugar (case base), Licorice
  14. Art Glitter Glue
  15. Crafter’s Companion Glass Mat
  16. Heat Tool

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Watercolor Background Techniques for Cards
Arteza, Background Dies, birthday, Birthday Cards, Fall Cards, Flowers, ink blending, Stamps of Life, Thank You Cards, water coloring, watercoloring

Watercolor Background Techniques for Cardmaking

Watercolor Background Techniques for Cards Hello friends. Today I am sharing ways to create fun backgrounds for your cards using watercolor. Specifically, I will be using the Arteza Real Brush Pens to create the backgrounds as well as the Arteza watercolor paper and Arteza waterbrush pens.  The stamps and dies that I will use on my cards are all from The Stamps of Life.

Watch a Video Tutorial here.

Card 1

Watercolor Techniques for Cardmaking using Arteza Real Brush Pens

Supplies

  1. Arteza Premium Watercolor Pad – Pack of 2
  2. Water Brush Pens – Set of 6
  3. Arteza Real Brush Pens – Set of 48 – Neon Pink, Orange, Lemon Yellow
  4. Cardstock Licorice
  5. The Stamps of Life Inks:  Forever Black
  6. Thanks2You
  7. Misti Stamping Tool
  8. Art Glitter Glue
  9. Heat Tool
  10. Crafter’s Companion Glass Mat

Card 2

Watercolor Techniques for Cardmaking using Arteza Real Brush Pens

Supplies

  1. Arteza Premium Watercolor Pad – Pack of 2
  2. Water Brush Pens – Set of 6
  3. Arteza Real Brush Pens – Set of 48 – Bright Blue, Neon Pink, Lemon Yellow, Light Magenta
  4. Cardstock Licorice, Candy
  5. Happy Birthday Background Die
  6. Art Glitter Glue
  7. Crafter’s Companion Glass Mat
  8. Heat Tool

Card 3

Arteza_AutumnBackground_logo

Supplies

  1. Arteza Premium Watercolor Pad – Pack of 2
  2. Water Brush Pens – Set of 6
  3. Arteza Real Brush Pens – Set of 48  – Lemon Yellow, Bumblebee Yellow, Sunset Yellow, Orange, Cadmium Orange, Red
  4. Bristol Smooth Paper
  5. Cardstock Banana, Cranberry, Artichoke, Chocolate, Powdered Sugar
  6. Leaves4Fall
  7. Words4Wreath
  8. The Stamps of Life Inks:  Chocolate
  9. Crafter’s Companion Glass Mat
  10. Art Glitter Glue

Card 4

Arteza_StencilBackground_logo

Supplies

  1. Arteza Premium Watercolor Pad – Pack of 2
  2. Water Brush Pens – Set of 6 
  3. Arteza Real Brush Pens – Set of 48  – Light Green, Sapphire Blue, Red
  4. Bubblegum4Me and dies
  5. HSN Everyday Words
  6. Circle Dots Stencil
  7. Cardstock Blueberry, Licorice
  8. Art Glitter Glue
  9. Misti Stamping Tool
  10. Crafter’s Companion Glass Mat

Card 6

Arteza_Salt_logo

Supplies

  1. Arteza Premium Watercolor Pad – Pack of 2
  2. Water Brush Pens – Set of 6 
  3. Arteza Real Brush Pens – Set of 48  – Light Green and Light Magenta
  4. Cardstock Powdered Sugar
  5. The Stamps of Life Inks:  Forever Black
  6. The Stamps of Life Foil Paper
  7. Beautiful Statement Set
  8. Christmas 2020 Die
  9. Art Glitter Glue
  10. Salt
  11. Crafter’s Companion Glass Mat

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Watercolor Background Techniques

Supplies

  1. Arteza Premium Watercolor Pad – Pack of 2
  2. Water Brush Pens – Set of 6 
  3. Arteza Real Brush Pens – Set of 48  – Teal and Bumblebee Yellow
  4. The Stamps of Life Inks:  Forever Black
  5. Life2Hard
  6. Bookmark Dies
  7. Art Glitter Glue
  8. Nuvo Glitter Drops – Blue Lagoon
  9. Shimmer Spray – Sparkle
  10. Salt
  11. Crafter’s Companion Glass Mat

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Ballerina Card
Background Dies, Copic, Spectrum Sparkle Pens, Stamps of Life

Ballerina Card

Ballerina Card

Hello!

For today’s card, I was thinking outside of the box when I decided to turn the StephieDoll4 stamp from The Stamps of Life into a ballerina. This stamp set comes with the Stephie doll stamp here, but also accessories for the beach. I turned her into a ballerina!

Ballerina Card using StephieDoll4

Watch my YouTube video for a tutorial:

Supplies:

  1. StephieDoll4
  2. StephieDoll4 Dies
  3. A2 Swirl Card Base
  4. Pattern Paper Pad: Darling Collection
  5. Tulle
  6. Gems
  7. BeYOUtiful die
  8. The Stamps of Life Cardstock: Candy, Powdered Sugar, Cloud
  9. The Stamps of Life Inks: Candy
  10. Art Glitter Glue
  11. Tombow Liquid Glue
  12. Misti Stamping Tool
  13. Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen – Clear
  14. Double Sided Adhesive Sheets
  15. Hot Glue
  16. Copic Markers: Skin – E04, E11, E21, E00, R20, E000/ Hair – E49, E19, E39, E13

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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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Lisa

Background Dies, birthday, Birthday Cards, Copic, Flowers, HSN, ink blending, pop up card, Spectrum Sparkle Pens, Stamps of Life

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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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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