Friday, March 23, 2018

Grungy Greetings

Hello there!! 
Jenn here sharing my grungy greetings cards using some amazing Blank Page Muse Stamps!

Stamps Used:

Other Supplies Used:
Ink Sprays
Adhesive runner
Dew Drops
Foam adhesives
Clear embossing powder
Black embossing powder
Embossing ink
Black Archival ink
Distress Ink
Black Card bases 5 X 6.5

  • Start by stamping the heart and dragonfly onto cardstock using black archival ink pad.
  • Coat ink with clear embossing powder, shake off excess and heat set with heat gun.
  • Color the embossed images using inks or watercolors, let dry and cut them out. Set aside and move onto the backgrounds.
  • On the plain cardstock,  apply the ink sprays in desired colors with a stencil. Be sure to dry in between colors.

  • Cut two 5 1/2" X 4 1/4" pieces from this. Apply adhesive to the back and place on your card fronts.

  • Add the stamped cut-outs using foam adhesive squares as shown.

  • Use a sentiment stencil to trace out the words using embossing ink pen. Coat with black embossing powder, shake off excess, and set with heat tool. To add that splattered grungy look, add splatters of embossing ink before adding black embossing powder. Cut out and adhere to card fronts using adhesive foams.

  • For the inside of the cards, cut two 5.5" X 4.25" pieces of plain cardstock in light color such as ivory. Use the same heart and dragonfly stamps and black archival ink pad to stamp onto plain cardstock. Only stamp half of the stamp on bottom edge.

  • Use adhesive on the back and adhere to the inside.

  • Add some dew drops or other bling in your stash randomly to the front and there you go! 
Simple but grungy good cards!!

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

With Sympathy Card

Hello Gals,
I'm glad you stopped by for my second project of the month. I hope you will gain some inspiration to try your own sympathy cards. They are certainly not the easiest thing to make during a difficult time.  I always try to keep a few tucked away so that I don't have to struggle during a stressful time when I may not be feeling particularly creative. In reality, this design is suitable for a variety of sentiments (birthday, thank you etc...) but in this case it seemed to me to require a sympathy sentiment.
These rubber stamp designs are available at the Blank Page Muse.

Blank Page Muse Stamps:
Birds & Clocks Rubber Stamp Set

Background Grunge Art Rubber Stamp Sheet designed by Pam Bray

Other Supplies:
  • Platinum pigment ink pad
  • Pink pigment ink pad
  • White pearl cardstock
  • Watermark ink pad / clear embossing powder / heat gun
  • White gel pen
  • Embossing tool
  • Mini pearls
  • Gold sentiment 
  • Pink card base


1. Stamp the flourish image randomly across the card base. Use platinum ink to stamp the background making sure to vary the position by rotating the stamp for each new impression.

2. Stamp the roses onto white pearl cardstock using watermark ink. Then emboss with clear embossing powder and heat set. Rub a pink ink pad lightly over the images and cut out. Next, cut out some simple leaf shapes. For added detail, use an embossing tool to draw the vein down the center of each leaf. Stamp the bird using pink ink, carefully cut out, and set aside.

3. Use a white gel pen to add highlights and detailing to the stamped background image. Select various dots and carefully trace over them to subtly enhance the design.  Adhere the cluster of roses to the lower right corner and the bird to the upper left corner.

4. Finally, embellish the card with a gold sentiment in the upper right corner. Add a pearl for the bird's eye and a small scattering of various gold dot accents.

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Monday, March 19, 2018

Fairy Dreams ATC

Greetings!  Chris here and today I am theses Fairy ATC inspired by this month's challenge! One of my favorite things to do in mix and match my stamp sets! These ATC mix and match 3 different stamp sets!

To recreate these ATC you will need the following:

BPM Fairies & Blossoms 2
BPM Flower & Bird Sketches 
BPM Inhale...Exhale
Other supplies: Watercolor Markers, Cardstock, Sticker sayings, Water brush, Archival Ink

Stamp flowers  onto ATC.  Given that the fairies are solid in nature it is easier to stamp these on top of your flower images.

Stamp Fairies slightly overlapping the flower images.

You can stamp fairies first but I found it easier for placement to stamp flowers first.  

Color your images with watercolor markers and a water brush.   I added blades of grass with my water brush.  For each flower I layered several color of marker to create a more natural color.

Mat the  ATC onto cardstock and add sticker saying to complete.

Here are some close ups of each card.

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