Category Archives: Rubber Stamping

Adding Fibers to Stamped Images

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

Since starting my new love of making altered journals, I’ve amassed quite a large amount of ribbon and decorative trim.   When looking at these cute little skates from Avery Elle’s Holiday Skates stamp set, I thought about the little pom pom trim I had and the perfect way I could use it.

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Easy Background Using Masking Paper

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

One of my favorite tools in my crafty tool kit is my masking paper.  It has so many fun uses with stamps, but you can also create some great backgrounds if you don’t have that perfect stencil.  For today’s project, I’ll be using masking paper from Inkadinkado along with nesting circle dies to create a fun snowball background for this holiday card.

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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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Glittery Backgrounds for Christmas Card Prep

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

If you like to create hand made cards for the holidays, an easy tip to prepare is to make a variety of backgrounds on blank notecards.  You can then add a quick sentiment and you have a card ready to hand out or mail.

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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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Welcome Baby Card

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

A shiny rainbow to welcome a new bundle of joy is the theme of my project today.  I love all the options you have with Avery Elle’s Rainbows stamp set and matching die set for making colorful greetings.  

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