Friday, September 21, 2018

Mechanical Bird Card

Welcome to my bright and colorful semi-steampunk card. I love the look of gears and the mechanical bird image but I'm not always a fan of the dark and dreary colors that are typical of steampunk....so I opted for a non-traditional mix of colors.  I used three distress inks: lime, cranberry, and purple.
Mechanical Bird Card

Blank Page Muse Stamps:
Birds & Clocks Rubber Stamp Set
Cogs & Gears Steampunk Background Rubber Stamp
Metal Screw profile view Art Rubber Stamp

Supplies:

  • Black ink pad
  • Distress Ink Pads (lime, cranberry, purple)
  • Spray bottle
  • Clear mounting block
  • Silver ink
  • Black marker
  • Brads
Directions:
1. Gently swipe a distress ink pad across a non-stick craft mat and then lightly spray with water until small beads form. Place a piece of white cardstock onto the wet ink and wipe it through the ink until all the puddles have absorbed.  Continue to add different colors of ink + mist to create the background.  Repeat the process until you have covered the whole bit of cardstock.

2.  Apply black ink the gear stamp and press it over the background of blended inks.

3.  Use a sponge applicator to add more ink as needed.  (I darkened the purple and added more lime.)

4.Stamp a bird image with black ink and color in using lime distress ink.  Stamp a screw with black ink and carefully cut out both shapes.

5.  Adhere the stamped background to a cranberry card base.  Apply the bird and screw to the lower right corner.

6. Use silver ink to stamp multiple clusters of small hexagon shapes.  Finally, add brads to the center of some of the gears.


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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Beauty Mounted Canvas Art

Fall colors are starting to pop everywhere around us! 
 This stamped canvas was the result of my curiosity about what happens if I stamp on canvas...  



Blank Page Muse Supplies

Other Supplies
Canvas 
Pinking Shears
Printed Cardboard
Glimmer Mists
Brads
Metal Charm
Cardstock
Archival Ink

Start by cutting some cardboard into 6 x 6 square and a 4 1/2 inch square of canvas.  
pinking shears on edges of canvas. 



Stamp Bold Blossoms and sentiment onto canvas with archival ink,


Stamp image again to create a mask. 


Stamp image over mask to add additional flowers. 


Paint flowers with Glimmer Mists. Let dry.  Mat onto cardstock and add brad to edges. 



Background
Mist background with Glimmer Mists.  Continue to layer colors as desired. 






Adhere matted canvas to cardboard and finish with metal charm.   I hope you are inspired to get stamping!



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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Special Guest Designer Pam Bray~Lovely Fall Flowers & Stamps Card


Happy Saturday!!!
Can you believe that we are half way through the month of September!?!
The sunflowers are in bloom and so beautiful here in Memphis!
I was inspired to create a Fall Card today using my Fall Collection 2 Stamp Set from Blank Page Muse!


Begin by adhering Authentique Pleasant pattern papers and paper doily to top of card base. 
Stamp two of the large sunflower images from the Blank Page Muse Fall Collection 2 Set on pattern paper.  


High light the inside of petals with marker. 
Fussy cut sunflowers out; adhere one to the front of card. 

  
Add border strips to top of card. 


Add second sunflower to top at center. 
Apply glue to center of sunflower; add Autumn Flower Soft. Dry


Stamp small dragonflies on pattern paper with black ink; fussy cut out. 
Adhere together at body. 
Add to front of card. 


Stamp FALL on pattern paper. 
Punch out with circle punch; layer on scallop circle. 
Place on card front with pop dots. 
Add gemstones and small circle embellishments to card front. 


I hope you are inspired to create a few Fall cards using some of Blank Page Muse Stamps. 
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Supplies:
Authentique Pleasant Paper Collection
Flower Soft: Autumn 
Clearsnap Colorbox Blends Nutmeg
Clear Gemstones
Black Ink
5" x 6 1/2" Card Base
Xyron Mega Runner
Scotch Quick Glue
Pop Dots

Monday, September 17, 2018

Inked up for School!

Hi Blank Page Muse Fans!

 
Who can believe it's already September?
Here in Australia I am looking forward to the warm weather arriving as soon as possible.
- I am so over Winter LOL!
As you know our theme here at the Blog is "Back to School" for those of you who have kids returning to school after Summer Holidays!!!
I hope you enjoy the altered quirky "ink pot" character tags I have to share today - I think they are fun and would make good bookmarks for kids to use at school!


Supplies:
  • Blank Page Muse Stamp Set: Correspondence Pens, Ink & Postage Art
  • Blank Page Muse Stamp Set: Fairytale Fantasy Figures
  • Black & White Embossing Powder
  • Embossing Ink Pad
  • Manilla Tags: Size used for this creation 6cm x 12cm
  • Scraps of Gelli Printed Card
  • Old Puzzle Book Pages
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Collage Paper Doll Elements: used for this creation Art Tea Life "Little Paper Dolls"
  • General Supplies: scissors, glue, heat gun
  • Embellishments: washi tape, muslin cloth, string, wool, sticky mesh

Instructions:
Start by gathering your supplies so you have everything at hand - these are really quite simple to make even though there are a few "layers" and "elements" to them!


Start by making your little paper doll ink pots! Stamp the "Swan Ink" pot into your Gelli prints with embossing ink and heat emboss with the black powder. Fussy cut the stamped ink pot.


Next step is to cut out your paper doll elements. Use here are little round faces with "hair" and a bow along with some legs! Glue them all together. LOL too cute!


Next step is to prepare the tags ready to add your little Ink Pot Characters. Using the pages from the puzzle book or any text book or old school book cover the entire tag using a glue stick. You can fold the edges over and glue to the back for a neat edge or just trim around the tag once dry.


Use 2 colours of paint for each tag and use a spatula to spread a very thin layer over the tags. Use paint colours that match your ink pot backgrounds. Allow to dry.


Use your choice of stamps from the Correspondence Set to cover the tag backgrounds. Use your embossing ink pad and the white embossing powder.


Add some fibre/wool to the tops of the tags along with some torn washi tape, bits of sticky mesh and muslin cloth. Tag backgrounds are now complete and ready to add the Ink Pot Paper Doll collages!


Adhere your little paper doll characters to the tag backgrounds and you have the completed tags!


Thanks for joining me today - hope you feel inspired to get stamping!
I will be back later in the month with another fun creation!
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Saturday, September 15, 2018

The Baby Boos Artist Trading Cards

Aren't  they adorably spooky? 
OK, maybe the red eyes gives you the creeps but that is what Halloween is about, right?.


The following stamps used, are available as sets or singles.




Other supplies:
ATC card blanks, Purple spritz ink, black ink pad, colored markers, googly eyes and Halloween embellishments. Scissors, adhesive and double sided tape.


Start off by using a make up sponge to dab on purple ink and then spritz another ink over the top.

Once dry,stamp over the top in black ink with the Grunge Cobwebs stamp and then take a small spider stamp and add it ti the cobwebs.


To create the wings, take the large winged skeleton  from the Halloween  Bingo set and ink just the wings and stamp them out onto card.  


Stamp out the dolls onto white card and colour in with pencils or markers. Cut everything out and use a small amount of double sided tape to attach the wings to the back of the dolls.

Add small print out hats, spooky words and gems to finish.

Here are some close ups of the ATCs







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