Saturday, February 17, 2018

Two Hearts, One Love

Hi Blank Page Muse Fans!
Today I am sharing a vintage style romance tag using the theme of the current challenge "Blue/Heart/Time" - perfect stamps at the Store!!!!!!!
All the supplies and step by step instructions are below - hope you get inspired!!!

  • Blank Page Muse: Romance Stamp Set
  • Tag: size used for this project 12cm x 6cm
  • Blue coloured ink pads
  • Scrap white card
  • Plain coloured ribbon/binding
  • Blue Posca Pen & Water Soluble Crayon & Distress Stain
  • Heart charm
  • Scrap muslin
  • General tools: scissors, glue, mounting tape, sponge
Start with colouring the background using a sponge and a few shades of blue and/or grey stamp pads. Hint: a good way to get the very last bit of ink out of your old pads!

Use a dark blue ink pad to stamp the "Love" poem all over the background of the tag - stamp multiple times with the one ink application to get varying shades of the writing.

Edge the tag with the blue Posca Pen.

Sponge your scrap of card with the lighter blue inks.

And then stamp the "vintage couple" from the Romance Stamp Set along with the "Two Hearts One Love" phrase also using the dark blue ink pad. Fussy cut the images and add mounting tape to the backs. Add a blue border with the Posca pen to the two hearts phrase.

Next step is to "stain" your ribbon/binding with the pale blue Distress Stain. The sponge tops on these stains make it quick, easy and not too messy to cover both sides of the ribbon.

Once again using the dark blue ink pad, stamp the "Two Hearts" phrase randomly along the ribbon.

Lastly put all the elements together. Draw/smudge a line at the bottom of the tag with the water soluble crayon for the couple to "stand on" and glue a tiny piece of muslin cloth to one side. Add the mounted stamped images. Tie the ribbon at the top and trim to desired length. Glue the heart charm to the top.
Hope you have enjoyed this tag tutorial!
We hope you are joining in with the current blog challenge - you still have time to play along!
Stay tuned to the blog for more DT inspiration - we all love creating with our Blank Page Muse stamps!
See you next month!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Plenty of Fish Shaker Card

Hi all
I have a shaker card to share using stamps by The Blank Page Muse.

Xcut Circle Nesting Dies
plain card stock
Studio Light 6 x 6 paper
SamanthaK  MDF Net
Prima Rust paints
micro beads.

Cover blank card with paper and then cut another strip of  paper and glue it to the center. 

To create the shaker box, paint a rough circle onto plain card and then stamp the net stamp on one half. place a circle die over the top and cut it out.

Place a small nesting die inside a larger one and cut out two lots of foam and one from patterned paper.

Cut out a base and acetate top using the largest die. Glue the inked circle to the large paper base and stamp on some fish. Glue the foam to the base and then fill with sequins and beads. Glue the acetate top onto the foam and then add a circle frame to hide the glue.

Stamp out a few sea creatures and colour them with ink. Cut them out and set to one side.

Paint a wooden net shape and glue to edge of shaker box and then glue the stamped sea creatures and shells around it.

Finish by adding a sentiment

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Quick And Easy Valentines Day Card

To all you crafters with not enough time to make all the cards you want or need for Valentine's Day, we have a quick card for you using the stamp set Owls, Nothing but Owls. This is a fun set to color using any color medium you like. 

 Various card stock
 Die cut tag
Alcohol markers

To start,  stamp the owls of your choice and color in. 
Cut these out. 
Die cut tag and cut card base and layers.
 Next stamp sentiment on banner. 
Finally, assemble your card using foam tape to add dimension.

Share your Valentine's projects with us on the Blank Page Muse Facebook Fan Page.


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Do something that makes you happy!

Since it's February, I wanted to do something a little pink & whimsical. I love the diamond pattern on my scrap paper so it was the perfect backdrop for my art journal page!


Blank Page Muse: Every Single Day Do Something That Makes You Happy
Blank Page Muse:  Heart With Small Crackle Texture
Blank Page Muse:  Flowers & Leaves Border
White printer paper
White acrylic paint
Scrap of scrapbook paper
Olive oil
Wax paper
Blank journal page
Watercolor crayons
Colored ink
Black Stabilo pencil
Rose Gold spray
Black archival ink
Matte gel

1.  On your printer paper, stamp your images with black ink & cut down to a smaller size - we're going to make vellum!

2.  Put your pieces on top of wax paper - the oil will soak through & you need something underneath to protect your work surface. Brush olive oil on your pieces, then wipe off with a paper towel front & back. The oil has now made the paper see-through (I laid them on top of my patterned paper so you can see the affect). 

3.  Use your watercolor crayons to add a little color to your vellum. 

4. Cover your page with a coat of acrylic paint. I like it a little thin & not fully covered. Then layout your pieces & adhere them to the page. 

5.  Add your finishing touches by spritzing/flicking your spray & outlining your vellum pieces with black pencil. 

I really love making my own vellum & using Blank Page Muse Stamps is a fun - and different - way to really personalize your projects! 

Why not come join us at The Blank Page Muse Stamps Fan Group and show us your planned - or totally unexpected - Blank Page Muse creations!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Alice Art Journal

Hi everyone, Monique here to show you a page in my art journal using Blank Page Muse stamps

Blank Page Muse Stamps-

Other supplies:
  • Assorted colored inks
  • A water proof black ink pad

See the video tutorial here.

Detail photos:

Don't forget to visit the Blank Page Muse  Facebook Group here to see more inspiration and share your own Blank page Muse creations!

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Blue Hearts and Time - Group Challenge

Welcome to the Blog! 
This month the designers have come together to show  you their creative interpretation on this months theme: Blue hearts and Time!

Click on each designer to see more of their project creations!

Time Flies 
Created by Chris Pozzi 
See the tutorial here.
Stamps used: 

A Grateful Heart
Created by: Cathy Frailey
See the tutorial here.
Stamps used: 

Blue Heart
Created by: Monique Van Dijk
See the tutorial here and the how to video here.
Stamps used: 

Partners in Time
Created by: Karen Sessions
See the tutorial here.
Stamps used:
Birds & Clocks Rubber Stamp Set
Just Us Girls

Lets Go Somewhere
Created by: Cathy Norton
See the tutorial here.

Clockwork Heart
Created by Leslie Turner
See the tutorial here.
Stamps used:
Clock with Crown
Hearty Doodles Stamp Set
A clockwork heart cannot replace the real thing phrase

Time of our Lives
Created by Sharon Rogers
See the tutorial here.
Stamps used:
 Romance Classic Couples Set

Listen to your Heart
Created By: Jess Madaglia
See the tutorial here.
Stamps used:

Heart mixed media tag using Hearty Doodles Stamps
Katie Lamb

Time For Love hanging card
Jenn DuBell

We love all these wonderful projects crafted by our amazing creative team!
We hope you'll have fun playing along, too.
Come back and link up your project below, the challenge is open from February 10 until March 5, Midnight Pacific Time. The challenge rules can be found HERE

Monday, February 5, 2018

My Little Chickadee

Hey everyone - it's Cathy here with a quick idea for your stamped images!

I used gilding with the bird stamp from my Flower & Bird Sketches Art Rubber Stamp Sheet Set. Rather than leaving the black ATC show through the blank spots on the bird, I filled in the spaces with Art Alchemy waxes:  Rose Gold, Royal Robes, Green Brocade, Aged Brass and Blue Velvet.

The metallic look of the waxes goes great with the gilding! It's a different option from regular paints or glitter! 

Now it's your turn! Share your creations & quick ideas on our Facebook Fan Group page! And join us for our monthly challenges on our blog