Miss Ink Stamps – SPOOKY

Hi there! I’m back today with some spooky fun inspiration using some more amazing Halloween goodies from Miss Ink Stamps. I didn’t get a chance to use this awesome Halloween Mandala stencil last year and forgot about it until this week, so I immediately pulled it out to play.

I started with an orange panel of cardstock and used pixie spray on my stencil to adhere the two together temporarily. Then I spread wild lilac glitz glitter gel through the stencil. After removing the stencil, I set the panel aside to dry and cleaned up immediately.

While digging through my Halloween stamp sets, I thought it would be so fun to pair the critters in Welcome Home with sentiments in Halloween Sentiments over this awesome stenciling. So I started stamping and coloring everything with my copics. I used the scan-n-cut to cut everything out and added foam squares to the back.

I didn’t want the sentiment to be a big obtrusive block on the bottom of the card so I stamped SPOOKY and heat embossed it on vellum, then trimmed it into a strip. These letters are so chunky, I was able to hide foam strips behind them to pop the sentiment up a bit. Next, I chose a second sentiment to trim into as trip and place on top of that.

When the glitz gel was dry, I added foam tape to the back and popped it up on an A2 black cardstock panel. Then removed the foam back papers and added the critters and sentiments to that. Finally, I used liquid glue to adhere the whole thing to a white card base.

For finishing touches, I added glossy accents to the hedgehog’s hat band and pumpkin. Then stardust Stickles to the stars on the hat and the mouse’s candy costume. Last of all, I added black glaze pen to all of their eyes, let it dry and came in with a white gel pen highlight.

Isn’t this so much fun!?! I am still loving all things Halloween and fall right now. It feels like I’ll be in this mood well through Christmas at this point. Lol!

Products used:
Halloween Sentiments stamps
Welcome Home stamps
Halloween Mandala stencil
Glitz Glitter Gel – wild lilac
Stencil Pal
Foam squares and tape
Heat embossing powder, ink and anti-static brush
Glossy accents
Stickles- stardust

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Miss Ink Stamps – One-Layer Halloween Wonder

Hey crafty friends! I’m back today with a super spooky fun Halloween card that is just one layer. This design would be so fun to add to a basket of goodies and easy to mass produce if you had a group you wanted to share them with.

I started with an A2 size panel of kraft cardstock and stamped the Woodgrain Background stamp with brown ink. In this stamp set, there are a variety of stamps to insert into the “tree knot” area. This time, I chose the spooky eyes for added creepy effect. I stamped that part with black ink and used a bright yellow copic marker to color the eyes in.

Next, I used distress oxide ink in tea dye and black soot to ink up the edges of the whole panel. I watered down some black soot ink and flicked it on the panel for extra distressing too. Then, I chose a few sentiments from the Halloween Sentiments stamp set and decided to heat emboss them in black to help them stand out a bit.

Once that was finished, I just adhered the panel to a white card base and my card is all finished. It’s a really simple design but I think it’s spooky fun and it totally makes me happy given my level of “ready for fall” at this moment.

Products used:
Woodgrain Background stamps
Halloween Sentiments stamps
Magic Anti-static Brush
Embossing and Watermark Ink
Embossing powder – licorice
Bearly Arts liquid glue

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Miss Ink Stamps – Stuck Duck

Hello crafty friends! Today I’m over on the Miss Ink Stamps blog with a simple to create but fun scene card to share with you. I used the Stuck Duck stamp set which has an adorable set of images and a super hilarious collection of sentiments to go with them.

I started by stamping the images and coloring them with my copic markers. I used the scan-n-cut to cut them out and started to work on my background scene.

For this, I started with an A2 size piece of white cardstock. I scored it every quarter inch vertically to create a shiplap wall look. Then I took a scrap of kraft cardstock and stamped the Woodgrain Background stamp on it before adhering it to the bottom of the scored panel. For a baseboard, I just cut a quarter inch strip of white cardstock and glued it at the seam of the wall and floor.

Next, I placed all of my images on the panel to decide where to stamp my sentiment. Then I placed my panel in my MISTI and stamped it. Then I adhered the images on the wall with liquid glue and the ones on the floor with foam squares.

Isn’t this little scene too fun!?! I just love it. It totally cracks me up.

Products used:
Stuck Duck stamps
Woodgrain Background stamps
Foam squares
Liquid glue

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Miss Ink Stamps – You’re to Die For

Alright friends! I’m back at it again. I couldn’t put the Halloween stamps away. Sorry, not sorry. Hahaha!!! This is another smaller, but totally adorable and fun Halloween set from Miss Ink Stamps and I love it!

I easily shaded these cuties with my copic markers and cut them out. Then I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from Halloween Sentiments on black cardstock and cut it out with a small banner die.

For the background panel, I blended ripe persimmon and carved pumpkin distress oxides. Then spritzed it with water and flicked black paint on the panel before die cutting it with the Mama Elephant Mod Heart die set. One gives this awesome wonky rectangle and another gives you that cool striped heart I cut from black and white cardstock. Aren’t those stripes so fun?!?

Finally, I created a black card base with a white insert for the inside. Then I popped the orange panel up with foam tape and then the heart next. The ghosts are added with foam squares and finally the sentiment with foam strips.

For finishing touches I used my Wink of Stella glitter brush pen on the shading areas of the ghosts.

I barely got the photos finished of this card before my daughter stole it and put it on the shelf in her room. I guess this one is spoken for. Hahaha!

Products used:
Kindred Spirits stamps
Halloween Sentiments stamps
Mod Heart dies
Distress Oxide – ripe persimmon and carved pumpkin
Foam tape, squares and strips
4-Bar Card dies
Wink of Stella glitter brush pen
Watermark and Embossing Ink
Embossing Powder – frosting
Magic anti-static brush

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Miss Ink Stamps – Boo Cats

Hey there! Thanks so much for stopping by. Today I have some out of season inspiration to share with you because, let’s be real, I cannot be the only girl out there just wishing for fall to get here so I can create all things pumpkins, spooky and leaves! I love fall so much and it seems that every year my yearn for it gets a little earlier into summer. Lol! So even if the weather doesn’t cooperate, at least I can craft like it’s October!

To create my card, I started with stamping the main image from Boo Cats and colored it with my copic markers. I used the scan-n-cut to cut it out and set it aside. I had the idea to use the Diagonals Masking Stencil but hadn’t decided on colors or extra layers yet so I went digging. Ultimately I chose to pull the colors from the kitty hats and go with a classic polka dot accent. So fun!

After the stenciling was done, I die cut a vellum rectangle and heat embossed the sentiment on the bottom center. While the rectangle dies were out I trimmed the stenciled panel down with on and cut a darker purple background from the largest one. Then I had a random thought to add a little visual texture by cutting the same size rectangle as the vellum from the center of the panel and popping the frame up with foam squares.

For finishing touches, I added white gel pen highlights to the kitties and their hats, then a little stardust stickles to the stars and moon on the center hat. It’s simple but I love it!

This is one of my favorite Halloween sets! I think it’s so much fun and I enjoy coloring it every time I pull it out!

Products used today:
Boo Cats stamps
Diagonals Masking stencil
Layered Small Alternating Dots stencils (just small layer)
Trinity Stamps Embossed Edge Rectangle dies
Foam tape and squares
Stickles – stardust
Magic Anti-static Brush
Embossing & Watermark Ink
Embossing powder – licorice

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Miss Ink Stamps – Science is Like Magic

Happy Thursday everyone! Today I have another week of Miss Ink Stamps fantastic inspiration. This time I used only one stamp set for my entire card. Sometimes it’s nice not to need a stack of products to create something awesome! I get the mixing and matching but doing more with less is awesome!

I started by choosing a couple of images from It’s All Relative, stamping and coloring them with copic markers. I used the scan-n-cut to cut them out and glued them together with liquid glue.

I took an A2 piece of white cardstock and stamped the two atom images from the set and stamped them randomly all over it. When you’re doing something like this, be sure to stamp some off the edge of the paper to create the illusion of continuation off the page.

After the panel was covered, I didn’t like it at all. Honestly, it wasn’t doing anything for me. But I don’t like to give up so I took a blending brush and inked the edges a little with the same color ink I stamped with. That was a little better but I kept going. I added tea dye distress ink to the edges and then more blue. I kept going back and forth with light layers until it was looking cool. Then I spritzed it with a distress sprayer and that’s when the magic happened! I love how it reacted with the inks differently. Also, exactly why I chose the sentiment that I did to stamp on the desk.

To offset the stark white edges on the images I inked them just a touch with the tea dye distress ink before adding foam tape and popping them up on a vellum circle. I hid tape runner behind the images and added that to the background panel and trimmed anything hanging off the edge.

Last, I used liquid glue to adhere the whole panel to a card front and came in with glossy accents for the character’s eyes. I finished the card off with white gel pen highlights and the whole card is finished.

Products used:
It’s All Relative stamps
Trinity Stamps Embossed Edge Circle dies
Bearly Arts liquid glue
Thermoweb foam tape
Glossy accents

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Miss Ink Stamps – Christmas in July Tag Trio

Hey everyone! Thanks for stopping by again today. For this week’s regularly scheduled Miss Ink Stamps inspiration, I decided to play a little Christmas in July and make a set of tags to get a jump on things.

The general design behind them is super simple and super easy to adapt to products you might already have. Here was my thought process while collecting products to create this trio today…

Choose my favorite tag die set, cut 6 white tags to double each one. This gives stability and a nice clean back to write on.

Choose my favorite wintery (or not) stencils and ink them up accordingly. This is where you have to decide if you’re making a coordinating set or completely different tags like I did.

Next, choose some fun images and sentiments to go with each tag. Stamp, color and cut them out. Then adhere them with liquid glue. Don’t forget to stamp your sentiments too.

Totally optional, but it’s always fun to come in with finishing touches like Stickles glitter glue and glossy accents. These images all have one or the other…or both! Then I tied twine through the hole and added a bow to the top too.

These were quick to whip up and fun because I have zero holiday stress to get them finished in time for Christmas.

Products used today:
Frosty Flakes stencil
Candy Stripe stencil
Sweater Weather stencil
Oh, deer! stamps
Ice Day stamps
Snow Buddies stamps
Newton’s Nook Fancy Edges Tag dies
Bearly Art liquid glue
Stickles – unicorn
Glossy accents

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Miss Ink Stamps – Blowing Hugs and Kisses Circle Easel Card

Hello everyone! I’m over on the Miss Ink Stamps blog today with a tutorial how I created this fun circle shaped easel card. I love the critters from Bubbles and thought it would be fun to create with them given the summer weather we’re finally getting where I live.

I thought this mini scene was too perfect to add a sentiment to. This is one of my favorite things about easel cards. When they display the card, the sentiment shows because it’s your stopper.

Bonus, there’s plenty of room to write a personal message above that sentiment strip too. For all the details how I created this card, head over to the Miss Ink Stamps blog and check it out!

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Miss Ink Stamps – Happy Birthday to a-wooooo!

Happy Thursday everyone! I’m here today with a scene card featuring stamps and stencils from Miss Ink Stamps. This card started with me just playing around, layering the Scene Builder: Treeline stencil on a piece of white cardstock. That thing is like magic to use! Then I started digging through my stamps to see what I wanted to pair with it and landed on Wolf Pack for a fun wilderness scene.

For the background stenciling, I used blending brushes and Lawn Fawn dye inks. I started with the top row of trees and then shifted the stencil down to see what a second row would look like. Then I slid the whole stencil up to use the other side as a mask and inked up a beautiful blue sky.

Next, I stamped two images from Wolf Pack and colored them with copic markers. I fussy cut them out and went around the edges with a black pen to clean them up a bit. Next, I took a scrap of white cardstock and cut it into two hills. I blended some brown dye ink on it and came in with similar copic markers to add texture and green for tufts of grass.

To assemble my card, I adhered the background panel to a white card base, then glued the two hills down on that. I adhered the little wolf with liquid glue and popped the big one up with foam squares. Last, I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment on black cardstock and die cut it with a stitched banner. I added it with foam squares to the upper left of the design.

Sometimes it’s difficult to come up with masculine feeling designs but I think this card really achieved that. I held back on the typical bling and extras that I think change that feel and totally love how it turned out!

Products used today:
Wolf Pack stamps
Scene Builder: Treeline stencil
Blending brushes
Lawn Fawn dye ink
Foam squares
Bearly Art liquid glue

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Miss Ink Stamps – Always Look on the Bright Side

Hello everyone! I’m so happy to be back. I had a very long week and weekend with work and didn’t get to craft a single minute. It was pretty much torture. But today I’m back at it sharing a card using Miss Ink Stamps stencils and a sentiment stamp for a muted boho rainbow vibe.

Today I started with an oversized panel of a very light olive green cardstock I found in my stash. Then I inked it up with various parts of the Artsy Abstract stencils using blending brushes and dye inks. I started with the “blob” layers, adding some here and there.

Then I chose one of the rainbows from the Rainbow Builder set and inked it up over the top. Once that was added, I went back to the Artsy Abstract stencils and used the detail layer to add some interest here and there around the panel. I die cut the stenciled panel and a dark blue cardstock scrap with the Trinity Stamps Embossed Edge Rectangle dies for my card front.

Before adhering everything together, I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from Sunshine and Rainbows in white under the rainbow. Then I glued the blue panel to a card base and popped the stenciled panel up with foam tape. I finished the card off by tying some twine around the left side. I love the texture this brings to the vibe of the card.

Products used today:
Artsy Abstract stencils
Rainbow Builder stencils
Sunshine and Rainbows stamps
Embossing ink and powder
Foam tape

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