Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Rubber Stamp Show Schedule...

I Really NEED HELP at all the following shows for the rest of 2019, as I am trying to plan and not scramble at the last minute... Please continue to read on...

Remaining Shows of 2019...

Summer Stampfest – Kissimmee, FL - June 29 & 30
StampScrapArt Tour - Raleigh, NC – July 13 & 14 HELP FILLED
StampScrapArt Tour – Monroeville, PA – July 27 & 28
Stampaway – Cincinnati, OH – Aug 9(evening) &10 HELP FILLED
StampScrapArt Tour – Hamburg, NY – Aug 24 & 25
StampScrapArt Tour – Westminster, MD – Sep 7 & 8 HELP FILLED
StampScrapArt Tour – Greenville, SC – Sep 21 & 22
StampScrapArt Tour – Hampton, VA – Oct 19 & 20
StampScrapArt Tour – Southfield, MI – Oct 26 & 27
HELP NEEDED - Can anyone local or reasonably close to THESE SHOWS Lend Me a Helping Hand? Pretty please ??? You can do this... I need card making demonstration help for the show days and I would really appreciate the assistance. You are not a volunteer either, as you will be entitled to associated BRAGGING RIGHTS (plus some compensation). It is certainly not necessary, but if you have helped me in the past and would be willing to experience the ABSOLUTE THRILL, JOY & DELIGHT of doing it again, please make me aware of that when you contact me. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Please email me ASAP at with some contact info so I may connect with you. Thank you so very much for your time...
Hugs, ...joe

Thursday, January 4, 2018

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...

Monday, January 1, 2018

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!

Friday, December 29, 2017

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...

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

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!

Thursday, December 21, 2017

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...

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Seaside Stampin' Ink

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

Monday, December 11, 2017

Polished Stone 2

In a previous post, you saw how to create the Poor Man's Polished Stone background demonstrated by our very own Kathy from Seaside Stampin' Ink. Here is a similar technique, but the streaks of color and stamped images are placed differently on the card:

Isn't it neat how Kathy completely changes the perspective by applying the ink diagonally instead of horizontally for the beach and adding the water? The DD-295 Water stamp really gives movement to the waves, and this unique image also doubles as tree bark when used vertically.

Kathy shows us here yet another, completely different way to use the Mini Spritzers. She fills a spritzer with rubbing alcohol and adds 8-10 drops of dye reinker right into the bottle:

Then she sprays it onto Kromekote Glossy Cardstock:

She does this with a few more colors:

Until it looks like this:

She lays a piece of kitchen plastic wrap right on top of the wet surface:

And then she crinkles it:

Set this piece aside to allow it to dry. When it is dry (5-10 min.), simply lift the plastic wrap:

And this is the STUNNING result:

What a soft, pretty background! All it took to finish was a sentiment (Tradition E-1344) or (Believe D-933) stamped in black and some edging with a Krylon Leafing Pen. Look at the gorgeous finished examples:

Kathy has shared yet another great technique with our loyal and supportive customers!