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

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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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Lisa

Scalloped Tags and Tags2Stamp The Stamps of Life
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Scalloped Tags

Hello!

Today on my blog I’m sharing a new tag die set from The Stamps of Life as well as the Tag2Stamp stamp set. The scalloped tag dies come with a set of five dies. The Tag2stamp set comes with a variety of stamps in different font styles that contain the words “To” and “From” that you can use on the scalloped tags. Watch my YouTube video to see the different tag sizes as well as all of the different stamps included in the set. The video will also walk you through making a tag.

Watch YouTube Video Here:

 

Supplies

  1. Scalloped Tag Dies
  2. Tag2Stamp Stamp Set
  3. The Stamps of Life Cardstock: Gingersnap, Candy, Seaglass
  4. Patterned Paper: Darling Collection
  5. The Stamps of Life Ink: Candy
  6. Flower2BuildOne Dies

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The Stamps of Life Gift Card Holder
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The Stamps of Life – HSN Craft Day Release – Gift Card Pop-up Cardmaking Dies

Hello! Today on my blog I’m sharing a new product by The Stamps of Life that will be featured on HSN on May 5, 2020. However, you don’t need to wait until May 5 to hop on over to the HSN website to place your order. It is currently on sale NOW!

This die set is called the Gift Card Pop-up Cardmaking Dies. It includes 14 dies to make an A2 sized gift card booklet. It also includes an idea book which explains how to use the die set and lots of pictures for inspiration.

You can make an A2 sized card that, when opened, a gift card pops up from the center. Another fun way to use this die set is to make a miniature sized photo album. Check out my pictures below as well as a tutorial.

Watch my YouTube Tutorial Here:

Card 1

Supplies:

  1. Gift Card Pop-up Cardmaking Die
  2. Cardstock: Cherry, Ocean, Powdered Sugar
  3. Love You Patterned Paper Pad
  4. Happy Birthday 2018 Die Set

Card 2

Supplies:

  1. Gift Card Pop-up Cardmaking Die
  2. Cardstock: Grade, Powered Sugar, Candy, Bubblegum, Pixie
  3. Ink: Grape
  4. Happy Statement
  5. Congratulations Patterned Paper Pad

Album

gift card christmas_logo

Supplies

  1. Gift Card Pop-up Cardmaking Die
  2. Cardstock: Strawberry, Kiwi, Gingersnap, Powdered Sugar
  3. Merry Patterned Paper Pad
  4. Elves2Stamp
  5. Elves2Stamp Dies
  6. Christmas Statement
  7. ChristmasTree2Stamp Dies
  8. Inspiration Word Dies (not available)

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Teapot Mini Album
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Teapot Mini Album

Teapot Mini Album

Hello!

With Mother’s Day around the corner, I’m sharing a teapot shaped mini album. I made this as a gift for my mom. I will put pictures in it and give it to her on Mother’s Day.

To see a walkthrough of each page and a complete tutorial, watch my YouTube video here:




Supplies:

  1. Teapot Fold-it
  2. Tea4Two Stamps
  3. MoreTea4Us Stamps
  4. Tea Set Dies
  5. You are Blessed Dies
  6. Blessed Pattern Paper
  7. Dragonfly & Flowers A2 Card Set (I only used the flower dies from this set.)
  8. Punch Alpha Lowercase Dies
  9. Frames4Planners Dies
  10. Wreath2Stamp Dies
  11. Scalloped Circle Dies
  12. Inks – Gingersnap and Licorice
  13. Cardstock: Blue Jay, Cantaloupe, Cherry, Kiwi, Chocolate
  14. 30 pt Kraft Chipboard by Magic Water Supply
  15. Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock (for alcohol marker coloring)
  16. Spectrum Noir Finesse Noir Black Ink
  17. 1.5 inch album rings (Hobby Lobby)
  18. Art Glitter Glue
  19. Nuvo Glitter Drops – White Blizzard
  20. Copics – B0000, B00, B01/RV21, RV23, RV25/Y13, Y15, Y17/E42, E43, E44, E47/YG11, YG13, YG17

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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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The Stamps of Life Sunshine Spring Kit - 7 Cards 1 Kit
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Sunshine Spring Kit – 7 Cards 1 Kit

The Stamps of Life Sunshine Spring Kit - 7 Cards 1 Kit

Just in time for Spring, The Stamps of Life recently released the Sunshine Spring Kit. This kit has so many fun things in it. (Note: This kit is currently sold out. Some of the pieces of the kit may be released at a later date for individual sale.) It comes with the Spring Basics Collection paper pad with beautiful spring colors – blue jay, cherry, pixie, kiwi, ocean, and a brand new color — sunshine! It also comes with the Wedding Circle Stencil, chipboard flowers, two ribbon, ocean epoxy dots, metallic silver heart stickers, a die set to make a bunny, and an ink pad and refill in the new color – sunshine.

The Stamps of Life Sunshine Spring Kit

I made 7 cards with this kit.

Watch the unboxing and video tutorial of all 7 cards here:

 

CARD 1

The Stamps of Life Sunshine Spring Kit - Easter Egg Foldit

Supplies:

  1. Cardstock: Powdered Sugar, Cherry, Lemonade, Ocean, Licorice
  2. Ink: Cloud
  3. Easter Egg Fold-it
  4. Words4Jar Dies

CARD 2

SpringKit2 Logo

Supplies:

  1. Cardstock: Kiwi, Storm, Cherry
  2. Ink: Sunshine, Cherry
  3. Easter Egg Fold-it
  4. Square Die
  5. Flower stamps are from the Hummingbird class kit which is sold out. You can use any flower stamps if you don’t have these.
  6. Grass die is from the Rounded Corner Step-up card base
  7. Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper
  8. Wedding Circle Stencil
  9. Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock (for alcohol marker coloring)
  10. Spectrum Noir Finesse Flagstone Ink (for alcohol marker coloring)
  11. Copic Markers – Purple V12, V15, V17/Pink: R20, R21, R22/Green YG11, YG17/Yellow Y13, Y17, E47/Blue B00, BG53, BG57

CARD 3

springkit1 logo

Supplies:

  1. Cardstock: Powdered Sugar, Blue Jay, Licorice, Cherry
  2. Ink: Seaglass or Blue Jay, Licorice
  3. Ribbon Border Die
  4. Spring Basics Paper Pad
  5. Misti Stamping Tool 

CARD 4

SpringKit5 Logo

Supplies:

  1. Cardstock: Kiwi, Storm, Cherry,  Blue Jay, Pixie
  2. Ink: Cherry, Pixie, Seaglass or Blue Jay
  3. Scalloped Rectangle Die
  4. Eggs4Easter Stamp
  5. Egg Dies
  6. Spring Basics Collection Paper Pad
  7. Grass die is from the Rounded Corner Step-up card base

CARD 5

SpringKit4 Logo

Supplies:

  1. Cardstock: Sunshine, Licorice, Cherry
  2. Ink: Cherry, Licorice
  3. Easter Egg Fold-it
  4. Stitched Rectangle Die
  5. Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper
  6. Spring Basics Collection Paper Pad
  7. Wedding Circle Stencil

CARD 6

SpringKit3 Logo

Supplies:

  1. Cardstock: Ocean, Cherry
  2. StephieDoll3 Stamp
  3. Border Die
  4. Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock (for alcohol marker coloring)
  5. Spectrum Noir Finesse Flagstone Ink (for alcohol marker coloring)
  6. Copic Markers – Face: E04, E11, E21, E00, R20, E000/Hair: E49, E19, E39, E13/ Dress: B00, BG53, BG 57/Flowers: V12, V15, V17 – Y11, Y13, Y17 – RV02, RV04/ Fence: RV000, RV02

 

CARD 7

SpringKit7 Logo

Supplies:

  1. Cardstock: Powdered Sugar, Cherry, Pixie
  2. Ink: Pixie
  3. Scalloped Rectangle Die

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Flower Pot Fold-It – 2 Cards

Today on my blog, I’m sharing two cards that I made with the Flower Pot Fold-it die set from The Stamps of Life. You can use this die set to make an A2 sized card with a beautiful bouquet of flowers. It can be used for just about any occasion — Birthdays, Thank You’s, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Thinking of You, Sympathy, Get Well, etc.

The die set comes with six dies — two dies to make the flower pot and four dies to make the flowers. All you need to do is to supply the paper and embellishments!

Watch my video tutorial here:

https://youtu.be/xFEAI6qFsuo

Card 1

For my first card, I made a fold-it card which is an A2 sized card (4.25 x 5.5 inches) that opens from the left side.

Lisa Mears Flower Pot1Flower Pot Fold It Inside

Supplies

  1. Cardstock– Strawberry, Lemonade, Blue Jay, Powdered Sugar
  2. Patterned Paper Pad – Adore
  3. Flower Pot Fold-It
  4. TSOL Embellishments and Ribbon
  5. Sentiment – October 2019 Card Kit Sentiment Stamps

Card 2

My second card is completely enclosed on the left, bottom, and right sides, however, if you pull up on the flowers, a message will come out of the flower pot. I also used the Flower2Build One dies to die cut the flowers and a circle die to die cut the middle part of the flowers.

Sunflower Foldit_Standing1Lisa Mears Sunflower Fold it_Standing2Lisa Mears Sunflower Fold it_Standing3

Supplies

  1. Cardstock – Gingersnap, Banana, Chocolate, Green Apple
  2. Patterned Paper Pad – Sending Smiles
  3. Inks– Banana, Chocolate, Gingersnap, Green Apple
  4. Flower Pot Fold-It
  5. Flower2Build One Dies
  6. Circle Dies
  7. Ribbon
  8. Sentiment – October 2019 Card Kit Sentiment Stamps

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The Stamps of Life December 2019 Card Kit
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The Stamps of Life – December 2019 – Card Kit – 6 Cards

Dec2019CardKit_All Cards

I am excited to share the December 2019 release of The Stamps of Life card kit. The color pallet for this month is amazing! The colors consist of cherry, guava, blue jay, ocean, mint chip, bubble gum, strawberry, gingersnap, and powdered sugar.

The card kit comes with a patterned paper pad (Love You Collection), sentiment stamp set, a package of colorful chipboard snowflakes, four ribbon, an 8-pack of felt hearts, 4 ribbon, “Love You” word die with shadow, epoxy dots, and a package of chipboard pieces which include the word “happy,” hearts, cupcakes, and flowers. Of course, don’t forget about the beautiful solid color 8 1/2 x 11 card stock sheets, envelopes, and a large storage envelope to store it all in!

The video shows the unboxing of the card kit and a 6 card tutorial using the card kit contents the Flower2BuildOne dies.

Information about The Stamps of Life Clubs can be found here: https://thestampsoflife.com/clubs/

Watch Video Tutorial Here:

 

Below are pictures of all six cards. I absolutely love how you can die cut the flowers from the pattern paper pad using the Flower2Build One dies and use them on a card. This makes for a quick and easy card! You’ll see the die cuts from the paper pad in the first three cards below.

The Stamps of Life December 2019 Card Kit

Card 1 Supplies:

  1. Solid Cardstock: Ocean
  2. Patterned Paper: “Love You” Collection
  3. Flower2BuildOne Dies
  4. Happy Statement (stamp)
  5. Chipboard pieces
  6. Enamel dots
  7. Sentiment stamp

The Stamps of Life December 2019 Card Kit -  6 Card Tutorial using the card kit and Flower2BuildOne dies.

Card 2 Supplies:

  1. Solid Cardstock: Ocean, Guava, Powdered Sugar
  2. Patterned Paper: “Love You” Collection
  3. Ink: Guava
  4. Flower2BuildOne Dies
  5. Scalloped Rectangles
  6. Sentiment stamp
  7. Guava Ribbon

The Stamps of Life December 2019 Card Kit - 6 Card Tutorial using the card kit and Flower2BuildOne dies.

Card 3 Supplies:

  1. Solid Cardstock: Powdered Sugar, Mint Chip
  2. Patterned Paper: “Love You” Collection
  3. Flower2BuildOne dies
  4. Happy Statement (stamp)
  5. Enamel Dots
  6. Stamp from Happy Sentiment
  7. Chipboard pieces

The Stamps of Life December 2019 Card Kit - 6 Card Tutorial using the card kit and Flower2BuildOne dies.

Card 4 Supplies:

  1. Solid Cardstock: Powdered Sugar, Strawberry, Mint Chip, Blue Jay, Guava, Bubblegum 
  2. Ink: Strawberry
  3. Flower2BuildOne dies
  4. Sentiment Stamp from kit

Dec2019CardKit_Love_You2

Card 5 Supplies:

  1. Solid Cardstock: Blue Jay, Cherry, Bubblegum, Strawberry
  2. Flower2BuildOne dies
  3. “Love You” Word Die
  4. Ribbon – Bubblegum

The Stamps of Life December 2019 Card Kit

Card 6 Supplies:

  1. Solid Cardstock:  Powdered Sugar, Cherry
  2. Patterned Paper: “Love You” Collection
  3. Mini Envelope Die
  4. Circle Die
  5. Stamp Sentiment
  6. Ribbon – Mint Chip
  7. Chipboard hearts

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Lisa

The Stamps of Life Flower Challenge - Mason Jar with Bouquet of Flowers
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The Stamps of Life Fan Group Weekly Challenge – Flowers – Card 6

Hello!

I was asked by Kristin Bost, a design team member for The Stamps of Life, to host a weekly challenge in The Stamps of Life Facebook Fan Group. Of course, I said yes. I just love the stamps and dies from The Stamps of Life. I’ve been a member of their Die Hard Club for two years and just recently joined the Card Kit Club. More information about their Kit clubs can be found here – https://www.thestampsoflife.com/club.htm.

The theme for the weekly challenge is flowers. The only rule is to use products from The Stamps of Life….easy peasy!!

I made six cards and will be posting them on separate blog posts. Each card also has a You Tube process video which I will link in the blog post.

Card 6 – Bouquet of Flowers

For this card, I wanted to have as many flowers as possible coming out of the mason jar. This is why I went with a larger card base. My color inspiration was the patterned paper. I wanted the color of the flowers to match the flower colors in the patterned paper.

The Stamps of Life Flower Challenge - Mason Jar with Bouquet of Flowers

Bouquet of Flowers Process Video


Supplies Used:

Jar2stamp

Jar2stamp dies

Triplits Die Set Flowers #3 by Stephanie Bernard 660706 

Triplits Die Set Flowers by Stephanie Bernard 659607

Framelits 662732 (Dotted Tag Diecuts)
Amazon – https://amzn.to/2H8yjlh
The Stamps of Life – https://www.thestampsoflife.com/shop/Sizzix-Dotted-Tags.html

Me and You 6 x 6 petite paper pad

The Stamps of Life Card Stock – Strawberry

The Stamps of Life Card Stock – Cloud

The Stamps of Life Card Stock – Sky

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