Scene Stamping a 1 Layer Christmas Card & FUN News!

Hi friends!  I have some exciting news I can’t wait to share but first I’m going to show you how to make this Christmas Card!

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Grab your stamps, ink and paper and let’s play!

This video is sponsored by Rubber Stamp Tapestry  Use coupon code: LINDSAY and receive 15% off your retail order of $10 or more of peg stamps, peg stamp sets, and unmounted stamps! Coupon expires a week from this video publication. Continue to receive great deals by becoming a PegStamp VIP here. As a PegStamp VIP
you’ll get a weekly deal via email plus links to fabulous tutorials by me, Lindsay the Frugal Crafter and other designers.

Supplies:

Now for some exciting news…

I have 3 new stamp sets with rubber stamp tapestry! I am so excited to play with them. They are scene building stamps so they have made them in high quality clear stamp material so they take ink well and are easy to line up. What do you think? Click on the link to see the stamp set!

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Due to the nature of building scenes I think having these as clear stamps will be wonderful! You can see all of the stamps in my collection here. I am most excited to use the gingerbread stamp set.Tune in next week to see them in action! It is so cool to see an idea go from something in my head and sketchbook to a wonderful stamp. I hope you get joy creating with them too. Have a great Saturday and til next time happy crafting!

Scene building &Faux Metal Effect With Inks!

Hi friends! Today’s card combines two of my favorite stamping techniques; scene building and inking.

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It is amazing what you can do with white cardstock and ink, see how to make this card in today’s tutorial!

This video is sponsored by Rubber Stamp Tapestry! Use coupon code: LINDSAY17 – 20% off peg stamps and peg stamp sets on orders of $10 or more. Coupon expires July 3, 2017.

Supplies:

Directions:
1. Make a sheet of faux metal paper but combining inks and water as I did in the video. I used distress oxide inks in shades of blue-green and brown as well as metallic acrylic paint. Let dry.

2. Stamp wheelbarrow, milk can and watering can on the metal paper and set aside to dry. Stamp the same images on white cardstock where you want them to be on the final card. Remember scale when you do this to make sure the scene looks right.

3. Use an ink blending brush and distress oxide inks to color the bottom of the card green and the top blue. Sponge in more green ink under the stamped objects.

4. Stamp flowers and leaves over the cans and wheelbarrow, make sure to overlap the stamped containers.

5. Use markers to color the wheelbarrow wheel and legs and add grasses around the containers as well.

6. Cut out the faux metal containers and glue them over the stamped ones on the cardstock.

7. Wrap twine around the bottom of the card and tie on the inside.

8. Stamp “thank you” on a die cut banner and glue to the card with a button.

I hope you try out these fun techniques and save the scraps because you can use them when you need another metal embellishment, this faux metal looks amazing embossed too! Have a great weekend and til next time happy crafting!

Easy Scene Stamping & Fun Faux Wood Grain!

Hi friends! I am so happy to share these projects with you tonight. I discovered a really fun stamp company (OK, they have been around for years, I’m just late to the party LOL) called Rubber Stamp Tapestry who makes sweet little stamps on pegs and they are so fun a quick to use!

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DEAL ALEART!!! 20% off any order $10 or more of peg stamps and sets from Rubber Stamp Tapestry (does not apply to inks, tools, etc), coupon code:  RST16 You can also phone in your order and mention the coupon code if you prefer.

See how these are used in todays video!

Here are the stamp sets I showed in video:

Demo #1 “Heart Wreath” Cherry Blossoms

Demo #2 “Rose ATC” Brambly Rose

Demo #3 “Pond Scene” Lotus Pond  and lily pad and Lotus Flower

The completed cards and ATCs used the flowing sets. Please note there are no duplicates between sets at Rubber Stamp Tapestry and it is noted on individual stamps if they are a part of a set so you don’t have to worry about buying duplicates, love that!

Tip!
Using the peg stamps to build a scene is like putting rocks in a jar, first put the large ones in, then the medium, then the tiny pebbles and then the sand. It is a great way to think of balancing the design with the small stamps.

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Faux Wood grain how-to:

1. Score paper every 1/2″

2. Swipe paper with ink going in the direction of the score lines (wood grain)

3. Dry-brush on some white paint or gesso going in the direction of the wood grain.

4. Trace the score lines with a dark brown colored pencil and add nail holes and knots to the “wood” with the same pencil.

I want to thank Rubber Stamp Tapestry for sponsoring today’s video, if you shop be sure to use the coupon code RST16 to save 20% on stamp orders over $10! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Simple Scene Stamping!

Building a picture using only rubber stamps is a lot of fun! Last year I saw these cute sets of stamps from inkadinkado and I could not resist! I hadn’t used them though because I am not that great at scene stamping. So to get over my unease I grabbed some tags and started stamping:

It was really fun and quick, I can’t believe these stamps sat on my shelves uninked so long! Here is the city scape set:

And the Cafe set:

I used my color spritzer tool to add bursts of color to the tag:

They also had a farm set that I wish I bought, oh well, I guess I wait for the next big sale for that one:) Have a great weekend and til next time happy crafting!

Scene Building with Digital Stamps {and a freebie!}

If you have been stamping for any amount of time you remember the tedious process of using many different stamps and masks to create scenes. Don’t get me wrong, it’s fun,  but one mistake at the end could ruin an hour work.  Now that we have digital stamps we can build scenes in minutes and save them for  future use. Here are a few examples using the Funky Forest digital stamp set from Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff:

This week I used stamps from the Funky Forest set to make scenes. Learn how below.

This week I used stamps from the Funky Forest set to make scenes. Learn how below.

For this excercise you want to use the PNG files that come with the set (you get both PNG and JPG files in all the LSS sets) and you will need a graphic software that allows you to work in layers. I am using PAint Shop Pro but Photoshop and many other brands of software will work too.

The moose, bubble and birs are all seperate stamps. Just resize and peice the scene together, easy peasy!

The moose, bubble and birds are all separate stamps. Just resize and piece the scene together, easy peasy!

In this example I opened a new document and copied and pasted the moose in it. I opened the Primitive Bird stamp and used the “Magnetic Lasso” tool to draw a circle around the bird and copied that portion only and pasted it as a new layer in the new document with the moose. I resized the bird using the pick tool and moved him up to the moose’s antlers. I opened the thought bubble and copied and pasted into the document above the moose. Now if you want to resize the whole scene you will need to flatten it, You can save this as a new png file simply by hitting the save as button and naming it something like” moosemontage.png”

Now let’s move on to something a bit trickier. Here we make a scene with overlapping images (I used this weeks sketch over at 2 sketches 4 you as my inspiration):

Stamps: Lindsay's stamp Stuff, PP: Ametican Crafts (green & blue) Woodgrain (LSS freebie, download below;)

Stamps: Lindsay's stamp Stuff, PP: American Crafts (green & blue) Woodgrain (LSS freebie, download below;)

Follow along with the step by step photos and you can make this in minutes using the “pick” and “eraser” tools.

step 1. Open a new document and copy/paste the stamps you wan to use as new layers.

step 1. Open a new document and copy/paste the stamps you want to use as new layers.

Use the pick tool to re-size and arrange the stamps.

Use the pick tool to re-size and arrange the stamps.

Use the eraser tool to remove overlapped portains of the design. Here I have the "tree" later selected and I am erasing parts of the tree that are behind the deer.

Use the eraser tool to remove overlapped portions of the design. Here I have the "tree" layer selected and I am erasing parts of the tree that are behind the deer.

Here I am erasing the parts of the clouds that are behind the tree, see how the cloud layer is selected.

Here I am erasing the parts of the clouds that are behind the tree, see how the cloud layer is selected.

Crop the image, flatten and save. Easy huh?

Crop the image, flatten and save. Easy huh?

Here a the close ups of the other cards:

On this scene I just had to erase the portoins of the clouds behind the title and sun.

On this scene I just had to erase the portions of the clouds behind the title and sun.

Here is the scene from the tutorial with the freebie background paper.

Here is the scene from the tutorial with the freebie background paper.

And here is another card just because I was on a roll :)

And here is another card just because I was on a roll 🙂

don’t forget to grab this weeks freebie: It is a sheet of funky colored woodgrain paper, the same woodgrain paper I used in my cards this week!

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Download the Funky Forest Woodgrain Paper here.

The Funky Forest digital stamp kit had 14 images in both png and jpg format for only $5  in the Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff shop! Take a look:

14 300 dpi digital stamps in png and jpg format for $5!

14 300 dpi digital stamps in png and jpg format for $5!

Now that you have made it though my long post let’s see what the fabulous Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff Design team has been up to this week:

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Tamara

Leanne

Shannon

Cindy

Katt

Diana

Margie

Lisa

Janet

Melissa Craig

Kim

Tracey

Thanks for stopping by! Don’t forget that the Babies and Bows Collection is 50% off until the end of the month and be sure to check out the Halloween and Creepy Crow sets in the Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff shop today! Till next time happy crafting!

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