CS Take It Make It: Take a Stamp Challenge

Hello everyone!  I’m here today with CS Take It Make It Design Team for our CS Take It Make It: Take a Stamp Challenge for the month of July.

This month’s theme is Take a Stamp!!  That means take any stamp and create something, anything goes!! Now if that isn’t easy, I’m not sure what is!!

Take a look at my card:

Amazing (TIMI)

I am totally siked!!  My niece said “Auntie that is amazing”, when I was finished with this card.  That is why the sentiment is amazing.  I love this card so much.  The colors are so pretty.

Here is how I created this card:

1. I used Versamark Ink and covered this awesome new stamp that I picked from The Ton!  Its a fairly new stamp company and this stamp is totally awesome. Its called Peony Garden Stamp!


2. I placed my watercolor paper on top of the stamp and rub the ink onto the paper.

3. I added Hero Arts White Embossing Powder on top of the stamped image.  Then I heat set the embossing powder.

4. Then I added some of Ken Oliver Crafts Color Burst in Orange and Lemon Yellow.  I love this watercolor powder. Its so vibrant and super easy to use.



5. I cleaned up my water color piece with a damp napkin and trimmed it to fit on an standard size A2 size card (4.25 x 5.50).

6. I didn’t want my sentiment to cover up my watercolor flower so I stamped The Ton’s Friggin Fabulous Stamp Set on Dura-lar Acetate with Versamark Ink and heat set the white embossing powered.



I have to say I was amazed that I didn’t melt the acetate or my finger! I didn’t prep my acetate with powder before I stamp it so that is why you see so many specs.  I’m ok with it.

7. I added this sentiment piece to my card front with Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive.

Pretty neat right!!  Now its your turn to play along with us.

We have two prizes to offer this month, the first is our sponsor prize. This winner will be chosen randomly from all of the entries in the challenge! The sponsor for July is: Art Journey

CS TIMIHere are the prizes this month:

4 Plates!!

Sorry I don’t have an image but if you visit the store you will see the most amazing stamp sets!!

Our second winner is our Design Winner. This winner is chosen by our DT, who all vote for their favorite design from all of the entries. This winner will have their winning project published in Craft Stamper Magazine, they will have a GDT slot for an upcoming challenge, and will also feature in their very own Winners Profile blog post!

Now if that isn’t a reason to play along I’m not sure what is!!

I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

I’m entering this card into Virginia’s View Challenge #16.

100% stamped

Supplies used:

TT Peony GardenVersamarkHero Arts Clear Embossing PowderColor Burst Lemon YellowColor Burst OrangeFriggin Fabulous Tombow Multi-Purpose AdhesiveAcetate


Thanks for stopping by!


Super Star

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with a watercolor card for the Pretty Pink Posh Watercolor Blog Hop!!

PPP Watercolor Blog Hop

Take a look at my card:

Super Star (CAS)

Take a look at that vibrant crimson color!!  I totally love it.  That watercolor background was so easy to create.

I used Ken Oliver Color Burst – Alizarin Crimson!!

Ken Oliver Color Burst - Alizarin Crimson

This little bottle is full of power!!  All it takes is a small amount to create the background above.

Ken Oliver has 6 colors!

Take a look at what I created:

Color Burst

Totally love this new way of watercoloring!!

Lets take a closer look at my crimson piece.


Here is how I created these watercolor pieces:

I didn’t take pictures of the crimson color, sorry about that.  You can follow with these photos below.

1. I placed my watercolor paper in a shoe box and add a good amount of crimson powder to my paper, similar to what you see in the photo below.

Water color burst 1

In this photo I added two colors inside of one.

2. I took my spray bottle and sprayed a lot of water on my paper to activate the powder.

Water color burst 2

The more water sprayed the more the color moves.  Much like the crimson I’m showcasing.

3. I used my heat tool and heat set my watercolor paper because I couldn’t wait.

4. Once the paper dried, I added fun foam behind it and added it to my card base.

5. I used Papertrey Inks Enclosed Star Die Set and die cut the star heart.

6. I added the die cut to the front of my watercolor paper with liquid glue.

7. I used Papertrey Inks Enclosed Star Stamp Set and stamped my sentiment on black cardstock using Versamark ink.

8. I added Hero Arts White Embossing Powder and heat set it.

9. I cut the strip down, flag the end and added it to the front of my card base.

The watercolor paper that I used was from The Ink Pad in Manhattan.  Its the stores paper.  Its super smooth, so I think its hot press. The weight is lighter then the Canson paper that I usually use.

That was super easy to do and all of you should give these new powders a try.

I only have one compliant.  When I add the powder to the paper, it comes out thick in some places and when wet with water, it didn’t react. So the powder stayed on top of the paper.

Look here:

color burst 3

After it dries, it doesn’t spread its just textured.  I’m  not sure what to do about this but I will figure it out.

So what do you think?  Let me know below.

Supplies used:

PTI Star Stamp Set PTI Star Die Ken Oliver Color Burst - Alizarin Crimson67f65-white2bembossing2bpowder Tombow Multi-Purpose AdhesiveFun Foam

Thanks for stopping by!