Friday, April 29, 2016

Stamping by the Sea 2016


Delmarva's Own Rubber Stamp, Scrapbook & Paper Art Show ONLY 2 WEEKS AWAY!

Stamping by the Sea Information
Stamping by the Sea Detailed Information
On-line registration is OPEN for Show Tickets, Make & Take Dessert Party & Fee Workshops on Friday.. Click the Link Below for more info AND TO PURCHASE tickets...
The 16th Annual Stamping by the Sea Rubber Stamp, Scrap & Paper Arts Show is the weekend of May 14, 2016. Workshops and the Make & Take Party are almost full, so please do not wait. Show admission is open to the public & show admission tickets are $5... Click the Link

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LODGING - The Room-Block has been released, so PLEASE MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW, while there are still rooms available. Remember that Fee Workshops & the Make & Take Dessert Party will take place at the hotel.
The Comfort Inn-Easton - 8523 Ocean Gateway, Easton, MD, 21601 is our NEW host this year. Our Group Rate is $99 per night and includes breakfast. Make reservations by calling the hotel directly (410)820-8333 and mention "Stamping by the Sea" to get the special rate, while rooms are still available! THE HOTEL WILL ABSOLUTELY SELL OUT, so make your arrangements NOW as the timing is now URGENT.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

A Brand New Friend and Card Maker

We welcome our newest designer, Jessica G., to our Seaside Stampin' Ink Family.  This crafty gal is a teacher from New Jersey and we are delighted to have her help.

Seaside has Stompers (click HERE), which replace the "blender" that she uses.  You can use ANY dye re-inker (they are less expensive for the thrifty out there) drops on the felt, if you use a Spritzer (click HERE) and spray the Glossy Card Stock (click HERE) first with 91% alcohol (at any WalMart or pharmacy and is the same price as 70%) - you want to make it almost puddle on the cardstock.  While the alcohol is still wet, do the smear thing with the stomper/blender.  From there, she has used our Leaves Background (click HERE), Scratched Cat (click HERE)Birthday/Friendship(2-sided) (click HERE). We also have Archival Ink Dye Pads available on line, including the Wendy Vecchi Designer Series. Lots of our images could be used on a card like this or a scrapbook page layout. For a limited time, EVERYTHING on-line is ON SALE from 20-40% off.  No special codes or limits...

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Moonlit Night Card

Most Products Used in this card description directly links to our shopping cart so that you can easily shop at the same time you learn exactly how to make this card.  Simply hover over the Product Name and click…  it is that SIMPLE…
Beginning with a darker blue cardstock, stamp our Tree (G-1496) image and our Beach/Snow Fence (F-224) image with Perfect Medium Pad & Emboss with black detail embossing powder...

Then lightly swipe in one direction the Brilliance Pearlescent Ice Blue Stamp Pad across the entire card...

Wipe the card with a paper towel...


Using your pinkie finger…  Take a SMALL drop of Brilliance Moonlight White ReInker and make a small moon in the sky.  Use another of your DRY fingers to spread the white ink to create a hazy or blurry effect of the moon.  

Additionally, using perhaps that same inky pinkie finger, smear the Brilliance Moonlight White Ink about ¾-1” along the bottom of the card to create the effect of snow on the ground under and through the fence to add depth.  Wipe this with a paper towel.

Again, using the Brilliance Moonlight White ReInker, paint with a small detail brush on only one side of the fence uprights and the top side of the branches creating the effect of snow which “sticks” to the Tree (G-1496)  branches and Beach/Snow Fence (F-224).

Finishing touches might include our Warm Words (E-917) stamp using an Adirondack Pitch Black stamp pad.  The Stamps used in this card are also available as a cling set called appropriately – Moonlit Night Acrylic Stamp Set...

Friday, December 4, 2015

Seaside Stampin' Ink

This card uses our Beach/Snow Fence , our Tree Stamp & some other goodies...

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Holiday Greetings...

This card is the beautiful creative effort of dear Seaside Stampin' Ink Family design team member, Vicki F. She has been incredibly supportive, helpful, encouraging and makes a heck of a raspberry pie. She has been a customer and a dear friend since "way back" in the Seaside Stampin' Ink store days, before the turn of the century. I am sure you will agree that she is a very talented artist and we are absolutely delighted to have her!

Images Used in this Card: Please note that the sand dollar & seashell have been used in a very subtle way in the background as well...

Believe - D-1333
Small sand Dollar - B-224
Channeled Whelk - E-248

Be well and happy paper crafting!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Resist Technique

In this example, our very own Kathy K (Seaside Stampin' Ink) shows a cool resist technique.
Start by stamping Frankincense (DD-1420) which is included in our DaVinci Theme Acrylic Mount Stamp Set with a Perfect Medium Pad on our special Kromekote Glossy Cardstock:
As it dries, load a stamp stomper from our Just the Stompers with a few drops of dye reinker in various colors:
Use a mini spritzer filled with rubbing alcohol (91% works best & costs the same) to spray the stomper:

Swipe the stomper across the piece of Kromekote Glossy Cardstock:

Watch the magic and see how the resist pad did its job and, well, resisted the ink so the stamped images stood out:

Once this has dried, which does not take long, use any Dark Dye Ink Pad - eg. Black
to stamp Leda's (E-1323) face onto the card:

Cut out a post-it note mask and placed it over the image:

This is done so you can use additional images to fill the card without marring the face:

A silver Leafing Pen makes a quick and instant border:

Lift off the mask to reveal the finished card:

Stamps Used in this Card: Click Any Item in the List Below to see that Item in our Catalog -
Frankincense (DD-1420)
Leda (E-1323)
Leo's Letter (JJ-1324)
Leo's Signature (G-1322)
Discover (G-909)

How simple is this? And the results are beautiful! Let us know if you try out this technique...we'd love to hear from you!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Seaside Stampin' Ink MAGIC!

Products Used in this Demonstration are listed below and
Linked directly to our Shopping Cart when you click on them! With our products you can achieve the same results that Kathy does or even better!

Dye Re-Inkers:
Stonewashed or Denim which is a bit darker, so just do not use as much

Krylon Leafing Pen
Glossy Card Stock
- this is Kromekote - the "TOP SHELF"!

2 Sandpipers - E-242
Beach Theme Sheet of Rubber
Sand Dune Hills - G-228
Single Dune - D-236
Soaring Gull - D-233
Soaring Gull Left - D-234
Simple Pleasures - C-202
Water - DD-295
God Made Heaven & Earth - E-2703
Tree - G-1496

Monday, November 30, 2015

A Beautiful Example, Using Our Rubber Stamps...

The is the creative work of an old friend...
Stamps used: Click Any Item in the List Below to see that Item in our Catalog -
F-224 Beach Fence
G-232 Dune Grasses
D-919 Paradise
G-228 Sand Dune Hills
F-247 Shells on Beach

More examples coming soon...

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Spritzer Kit Techniques Using Some of Our Wonderful Images

Dye inks are a staple in any stamper's arsenal, and our dear Kathy K (Seaside Stampin' Ink) shows us here how to use them to make an easy, elegant card illustrating one of the many Spritzer techniques. Start by spraying a piece of glossy cardstock using a Mini Spritzer filled with rubbing alcohol and a few drops of an Espresso Adirondack reinker:

Wave the cardstock partially dry to separate the color:

Once it is completely dry, stamp H-1236 Santa, K-1230 Silent Night, D-1333 Believe, and the branch tips of G-1496 Tree onto the cardstock with an Espresso Adirondack Ink pad:

Then sponge around the edges with a Butterscotch Adirondack ink pad:

To add depth, layer with Adirondack Latte ink on top:

A Ginger ink pad adds an even richer look:

A bit of Espresso Ink provides the finishing touch:

And here are the beautiful results:

How simple is that? And the results are beautiful! Let us know if you try out this technique...we'd love to hear from you!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Poor Man's Polished Stone Technique

Here our Kathy (Seaside Stampin' Ink) demonstrates another of the ways to use our Mini Spritzers and Stompers:

Here's a terrific technique she shares with you, which she calls Poor Man's Polished Stone. Load the felt stomper (included in the kit) with a few drops of dye reinker:

Let the stomper sit for a moment while you make "blobs" of color on a piece of Kromekote Glossy Cardstock with a Krylon Leafing Pen:

Immediately spray the cardstock using a spritzer filled with 91% rubbing alcohol:

Smear your inked-up stompers across the cardstock:

Look how the dye ink mixes with the Krylon Leafing Pen to create lovely striations of color for this beach scene:

Want to add a full moon? Just use your pinky finger to lift off a circle of color (how clever is that!):

Give the cardstock a few minutes to dry, and then stamp your images in black right over the background:

Seaside Stampin' Ink carries many stamps that are perfect for creating wonderful scenic art, which you can find by clicking here.
Add a finishing touch to your card by lining the edges with the Krylon Leafing Pen:

And that's it, you're done! Check out the beautiful results:

Stamps Used in this card are all on sale in our shopping cart...
C-203 Hear The Rhythm
D-233 Soaring Gull
E-242 2 Sandpipers
G-228 Sand Dune Hills
D-236 Single Dune