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Trinity Stamps June 2019 Release

Trinity Stamps June 2019 Release

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Hey everyone!! Today, Trinity Stamps celebrates their one year anniversary! Woohooo!!! Taniesa Vlasak is building a fantastic company because she’s a fantastic human being. And I have the honor of playing with the ocean themed stamps and stencils in this release. I wanted to show them off here at Del & Artie. These stencils absolutely thrilled me. I can’t say enough good things about them. They have movement, depths, variety and they come with the positives and negative images. There are so many possibilities.

Here are the cards I made using the stamps and stencils from the release:


To create this card, I started out by blending a some Mardi Gras Ink from Catherine Pooler over the front of an A2-sized panel of Neenah Solar White cardstock using Life-changing Blender Brushes. I created a vignette effect with the lighter portion to the right as a light source underwater.

Then, I prepared my stencil from the Summer School Trio stencil set with some Pixie Spray from ThermoWeb laid it over the ink blended panel. ThermoWeb also has some really beautiful metallic gels for stenciling called Metallix. I used the Glazed Pewter for this card and the Pure Gold for the card below. You just use a Stencil Pal or spatula to smooth the gel over the top of the stencil and the Pixie Spray keeps the gel from seeping underneath, creating a crisp image of the stencil below. You see the magic happen when you lift the stencil off the paper—wow!! What a great effect. The fish swim right toward the light in this vignette.

I let the Metallix Gel dry for a couple hours and took out a stencil from the Scenes from the Sea stencil set to create the ocean floor. This was super easy to do with these gorgeous stencils. I just laid them over the bottom of the card panel and with the same Mardi Gras ink, I brushed the floor onto the paper. I grabbed another stencil in the set and added a second, more distant layer to the floor.

For the sentiment, I chose the “You’re Fintastic" stamp from the Mermaid Wishes stamp set. I just stamped it in Midnight Ink, trimmed it down and popped it up on some foam tape.


For my second card, I did nearly the same as the first with another stencil from the Summer School set. This time I used Pure Gold Metallix Gel. And I added another stencil layer of the fish with some Moonlit Fog Ink from Gina K to add some dimension in the background.


For my last two cards, I went CAS. For the first one, I used a portion of a stencil and some Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Ink to make a white silhouette of seaweed and then some Black Jack Ink from Catherine Pooler for the fish. I stamped the sentiment in Midnight Ink.

For the second CAS card, I stamped the octopus in Grape Crush ink from Catherine Pooler and colored it in with Copic markers. I added some embellishments from Trinity Stamps.

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Thank you for joining me today! I hope you enjoyed these cards as much as I enjoyed creating them. I have included a list of supplies I used to create these cards in the grid below, if you’re interested in them!

Please hop along with all the release team. One reader will be randomly selected to receive a $20 Trinity Gift Card and Birthday Surprise Gift. Leave a comment on all the blog stops for a chance to win!

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Angelica Conrad

Barb Engler

Bobbi Lemanski

Brenda Noelke

Caly Person

Carly Tee Minner

Christine Burillo-Kirch

Courtney Kreeber

Daniel West (you are here now)

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Emily Mydlowski

Jeannie Lieu

Jennifer McGuire

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Kathy Racoosin

Katie Brooks

Kelly Latevola

Lisa Cisneros

Laurie Willison

Shanna Slater

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