Saturday, May 21, 2016

Flower Power Backgrounds & Borders--New Release

Please join us at The House That Stamps Built this week as we celebrate another new release in Repeat Impressions' online store. This latest NEW stamp series is called Flower Power Backgrounds & Borders. This Thursday through Sunday some of the RI Rock Stars are posting their wonderful creations to showcase the new series. 

These stamp designs are all available now as wood mounts, cling mounts, and as plain, unmounted rubber in the Repeat Impressions online store. This complete series is also available as one plain unmounted sheet of rubber so that you can get ALL 7 stamps in this series at a huge savings. 

To view the complete series and purchase any of the designs please visit this page of Repeat's online store at... 

Please visit The House That Stamps Built blog each day Thursday the 19th through Sunday the 22nd and leave your comments to be entered into a drawing to win an unmounted sheet of RI's Flower Power Backgrounds & Borders series. To qualify for this free giveaway your comments must be left no later than 5pm eastern time on Sunday, May 22nd. On Monday, May 23rd Wendy will announce the winner on Repeat's Facebook page so be sure to "Like" and follow them there if you don't already. 

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I created two cards using this new set, and if I had had enough time, I would have created a lot more!  I love this background stamp and there are so many different ways to use it.  Here is my first card:
 I used a type of spotlight technique.  I started out by embossing the entire background with black embossing powder.  Then I stamped just a portion of it and also heat embossed that with black.  (In person, it adds a lot of shine and texture.)  I cut it into a narrow strip and colored up the flowers, using colors that would coordinate with this gorgeous seam binding I had already decided I wanted to use.  I die cut two tiny scalloped borders and added them behind the strip and then adhered the whole thing to the background, lining it up as best I could.  As this is going to be an anniversary card for my sister and her husband, I added a little tag with the word love (from RI's "Love Stencil") and a tiny silver heart charm.  Nice and easy, but so bold and beautiful!
For my second card, I used the Border image from the set:
I started out by embossing the frame with gold embossing powder on vellum so I could create the Stained Glass effect.  I colored the image from the back and in real life, it is soooo beautiful.  I die cut the center of the frame with a circle die to give me a place to stamp the sentiment, and then adhered the vellum to a piece of white card stock.  This one is pretty CAS so I could let that stamp shine.
I had one more card in the works but simply ran out of time--all sorts of things going on this week.  But stay tuned, because I will be showing it as soon as I get a chance, and let me just say that I love how it is looking so far. : )  Thanks for stopping by, I hope you've had a chance to check out the previous days' peeks because I know the DT has been doing a fabulous job.

Card #1:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Flower Power Background" and "Love Stencil"
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle; Spellbinders mini borders

As You Like It--Big or Little Bows? and why? (If I use bows, I like them to be nice and big; it's a great design element)
Penny's Challenge #278--anything goes
The Paper Shelter #249--how charming
Fab n' Funky Challenge #305--no patterned paper
Crafty Cardmakers #169--stitching, faux or real (my stitched die)
Eureka Stamps #193--stitching, faux or real
YNS #39--sketch
Di's Digis--Flowers Everywhere
Cuttlebug Mania--May flowers
Craft Dee BowZ--anything goes with handmade bow
Crafty Catz #325--anything goes

Card #2
Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Flower Power Frame" and "Happy Hello"
Dies: Spellbinders "Classic Circles, large"

Time Out Challenge #57--may all your weeds be wildflowers
Crafty Gals #78--My Flowers
MFT #281--sketch
Southern Girls--anything goes


Dorothy S said...

Your cards are lovely. I especially like the top one, with the colored strip to stand out from the black and white - and, of course, the stitched border and seam binding. Thank you for joining in on the Eureka challenge this week - use stitching, real or faux. Dorothy S, DT member - Eureka Stamps.

Anet van Zyl said...

Beautiful card Heather. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

Glittered Paws said...

Love your "spot spotlightling technique - really makes the flowers pop and bows are beautiful - love to use seam binding but I'm just not really good at making beautiful bows like yours.

crafty said...

Nice card. Thank you for joining in at Crafty Cardmakers.

Lorraine said...

Thank you for sharing these beautiful cards with us at The Paper Shelter Heather, I especially love the CAS black and white one with just that little POP of colour, the beautiful cham and bow...gorgeous!! Good Luck and we hope that you'll join us again soon. Huge Hugz, Lorraine DT xx

Maike from Maikreations said...

I really love the technique you have applied for your black and white card ;o) It looks very pretty! Thank you for joining our „Stitching - Real or Faux“ challenge over at the Crafty Cardmakers ;o) Happy crafting,

Michelle said...

Great how you made the card. Lovely with the black and white and the little bits of colour.
Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination. Good luck in the draw, Michelle (DT)

Cheri said...

Both of your cards are stunning, Heather. I especially love the spotlight card.

Gail said...

These cards are both so pretty. I love the layouts and the colors! And both of them have beautiful bows! Thanks for joining us at Craft-Dee BowZ for our May challenge! Hugs, Gail

Wendy said...

Gorgeous cards..Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week :)
Wendy X

Judy V said...

Beautuful cards! Love the boldness of the first and the delicate style of the second! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner!

Asha said...

What a lovely floral cards, Heather! Thanks for joining us at ATSM.
x Asha

Lori said...

Both cards are absolutely gorgeous, Heather! I really love the bold, crisp background on the first one with that awesome pop of color with the gorgeous bow! Thanks for joining us at As You Like It this week xoxoxo

Sally Dodger said...

Two really pretty cards. I love the spotlight technique and the faux stitching is a great detail. Thanks for joining us at crafty cardmakers. Sally.x.

Wendy Fraser said...

Such a pretty card, love the colour combo and gorgeous bow, thanks for joining us at A gem of a Challenge xx

Sarah said...

Really great bows!! Just what we wanted to see at AYLI. thanks for joining in. Sarah :o)

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Gorgeous cards, both with super pretty bows. Thanks for joining us at AYLI this week.
Lorraine DT

Swissie said...

Beautiful cards!
Thank you for joining Cuttlebug Mania this time!
Swissie DT

Lilian YF said...

Both are beautiful!
Thank you for joining us at ATSM! Hope to see you at the newest challenge!
The Leaf Studio

Jill Vickers said...

Really pretty floral cards! I love the bold feel of the first one and the softness of the second one! Thanks for sharing with us at Time Out! Jill

Catie Cuddles said...

How lovely.
Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges.
Happy crafting!
Catherine x DT

Karen McCaughern said...

Lovely Cards, thanks for sharing it with us in the Brown Sugar Challenge, Karen Dt