Tag Archives: Stamping

Vintage Style Stamp Set—Two Ways

By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on her blog Blue Scallop Creations and on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.

Beautiful Christmas scenes from the “Days of Yore” make such pretty card fronts.  Tim Holtz has a gorgeous stamp set called Scenic Holiday that is just perfect for this kind of project.  I’ll show you both a modern and vintage way I used the set.  First, the vintage:

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Alternatives to Christmas Stamps

By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on her blog Blue Scallop Creations and on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.

In past posts, I have talked about stretching your stamps or thinking “outside the box” when it comes to theme.  For today’s post, I will show you how to turn a simple floral stamp into a Christmas stamp.  This is great when you don’t have or want to get a huge collection of holiday stamps but still want to create some festive greetings.  It is helpful to have one or two holiday sentiments though.  I will be using Avery Elle’s Modern Floral stamp and die set as my focal point along with a floral themed embossing folder whose flowers have a bit of a poinsettia look.  Even better, would be to use a Christmas-themed embossing folder if you have it.  The terrarium around the floral stamp reminds me of a Christmas ornament which is a plus.

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Thank You Card Using Watercolor Pencils

By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on her blog Blue Scallop Creations and on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.

If you’ve ever had a difficult time coloring with colored pencils and getting a smooth finish, you may want to try watercolor pencils.  In today’s post, I’ll be using the Art Advantage watercolor pencil set to color a pretty wreath of sunflowers and fall foliage.

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“Watercolor” Floral Ephemera

By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on her blog Blue Scallop Creations and on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.

Lately, I’ve been trying a lot of techniques with my Spectrum Noir Aqua markers.  These markers are a great way to get a watercolor look if you’re not that comfortable with traditional water coloring with a brush and paint.  One of the really fun techniques I tried was stamping with the markers using a layered stamp set.  I really like Avery Elle’s Layered Rose set and wanted to see what these markers could do.

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Back to School Greetings

By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on her blog Blue Scallop Creations and on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.

It’s hard to believe it’s that time of year again.  Back to school!

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Easy Heat Embossing Tool for Beautiful Backgrounds

By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on her blog Blue Scallop Creations and on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.

I recently discovered one of those fun paper crafting tools that I didn’t know I needed.  It’s called the Totally Tiffany Heat Embossing Station, and it’s a huge help when you are embossing large backgrounds like on my project today.  

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You Make Me Smile–Encouragement Card

By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on her blog Blue Scallop Creations and on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.

Sending a card for no reason is one of the best ways to reach out to friends and family.  This “groovy” greeting was easy to make using the dies from the Flowers & Fence stamp and die set from Sizzix/Stephanie Barnard.

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