Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Come Join the May Challenge!


You can find the big reveal for the May Challenge HERE
There you can follow each designer's blog link to their full project tutorial. 
Now that you have gotten some creative inspiration, we hope you will join us and link up your own project.  Remember, the May theme is to incorporate "embossing" to your project.  The challenge is open from May 10th until June 8th, Midnight Pacific time.  Challenge rules can be found HERE.

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Thursday, 24 May 2018

May "Quick Ideas" - Embossing

When you need a quick card, try matching a rubber stamp image to the design on a scrap of pattern paper.  I stamped the sketched daisy flower onto the same paper and embossed with white powder. The full tutorial can be found HERE.


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"Summer2018Karen" to save 15%
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Valid until August 31, 2018 (midnight - Pacific Time)

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Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Stamp Challenge - Inspired by a Song

Hello,
Today's card is entered into the Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge.  The theme this week is "Inspired by a Song" My card was inspired by On The Wings Of Love by ]effrey Osborne.  This little uplifting feminine card will brighten someone's day. This card is also entered in Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge for the theme "Using more than one stamp."

Stamp Supplies: Blank Page Muse
Angel Feathered Wings
http://blankpagemuse.com/feathered-pair-of-wings-art-rubber-stamp/

Mannequin Tags 2
http://blankpagemuse.com/mannequin-tags-2-rubber-stamp-set/

Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge: As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to the shop. All the rules to participate can be found HERE.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to the shop. All the rules to participate can be found HERE.



Monday, 21 May 2018

Butterfly Rainbow Card

Hello Girls,
It's my turn to share a project at the Blank Page Muse Blog. Stop on by to find the step-by-step tutorial for my CAS card HERE. Sometimes less is more and when you see my rainbow inspired card, I think you will agree.


Stamp Supplies:

Dandelion Wishes & Butterflies Stamp Set

Other Supplies: 
  • black ink pad
  • clear mounting block
  • various colors cardstock
  • red card base (5x7")
  • gems
  • liquid adhesive
To purchase the stamps to complete this project, visit www.blankpagemuse.com
Great news to share, you can use the coupon code
"Summer2018Karen"
during checkout to receive Save 15%
off each stamp from Blank Page Muse.
Valid until August 31, 2018 (midnight - Pacific Time)

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The Blank Page Muse Blog

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Join Us in the NEW Monthly Creative Challenge

Come checkout the Blank Page Muse Creative Challenge. This month's theme is the technique "Embossing." Create a new project following the theme and add it via the Inlinkz linky tool. There will be a random drawing prize for a Blank Page Muse Gift Certificate. You can find all the guidelines HERE.

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Wednesday, 16 May 2018

New BPM Flower Stamps

These newly released sketched daisy flowers are just so cute and versatile. I stamped them with inks to match this scrap of patterned paper.  Next, I did a bit of fussy cutting to bring them to life. With the help of a white gel pen, I added some faux stitching to the edge.
This card is entered in the challenge at
That's Crafty May Challenge
AllSorts Challenge Blog
Fashionable Stamping Challenges #135

That's Crafty May Challenge:  This month the theme is "A Stitch in Time".  The challenge rules can be found HERE.
Allsorts Challenge Blog: Guidelines to enter can be found HERE.Fashionable Stamping ChallengesMore info can be found HERE.

A Closer Look:


If you love this stamp design, then you might like to know about this discount.
Apply this coupon code during checkout to receive
15% off each stamp from Blank Page Muse. 
Summer2018Karen  Expires: August 31, 2018
You can find the set HERE.

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Creative Embellishments May Challenge

Hey There,
I hope you enjoy my project inspired by the Creative Embellishments May Challenge and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  I got my idea to use shades of dusty blue on the man's suit and to create a worn brick background splattered with dusty blue raindrops. This provided a nice contrast between the feminine broach / flower accents and the rougher more masculine background.
Stamp Supplies: Blank Page Muse Stamps - Bricks & Rain Droplets & Sentiment

You can use the coupon code Summer2018Karen during checkout to receive
15% off each stamp from Blank Page Muse.  Expires: August 31, 2018

This layout is also entered in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  This week the theme is "For the Boys." As always, Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to the shop. The rules to participate can be found HERE.
I am also playing along at the Creative Embellishments May Challenge
Create a new project: layout, mini album, tag, card, canvas, etc. and be sure to reference our challenge. It is required that you mention in your blog post that you are playing along at Creative Embellishments together with a link back to our blog page. Please add your entry to the inlinkz tool below to be eligible for the prize.  Let us know how you were inspired by the photo prompt. You have until the last day of each month 11:59 pm eastern time to enter. Complete guidelines can be found HERE.


Monday, 14 May 2018

That's Crafty May Challenge - layout

Hey, thanks for stopping by.
I wanted to share my knew layout called "A Quiet Moment." This layout was the perfect project to submit for the That's Crafty Challenge. Because of the quilt like appearance calico fabrics on the background papers, I chose to add faux stitching around two of the photos. Using a white gel pen, I was able to tie together the theme nicely and accentuate that homemade feel.


That's Crafty Challenges

This month's challenge is "A Stitch in Time." The winner will receive a £30 voucher to spend in the online shop and our Top 3 will receive a stencil/s of their choice from our own That's Crafty! brand. You must link your entry to us and put a link to our Challenge on your blog. Enter up to 3 projects. The complete set of rules to participate can be found HERE.


Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Ombre Background

If you feel intimidated by stamping backgrounds, fear no more.  One stamp and an ombre ink pad are all you need.  You can create stunning backgrounds with little effort that make even a beginner appear to be an expert.  My best tip is to make sure you rotate the position of the stamp on the ink pad in order to load it with slightly different color combinations with each new impression.  This card is entered in...

This card is submitted to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. This week the theme is "Ombre." As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to the shop. All the rules to participate can be found HERE.
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=12759
This card is entered in the The Artistic Stamper Creative Challenge.
May's challenge is "Backgrounds" and make a piece of artwork which includes the theme and rubber stamping.  Then add a link up using the Inklinkz. As always, there will be a prize for one randomly picked entrant. The winner will receive a stamp of their choice from The Artistic Stamper. (Maximum 3 projects per person). Complete set of rules can be found HERE.




To purchase the stamps to complete this project, visit 
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If you love these stamps, then you might like to know about this discount.
Save 15% off each stamp from Blank Page Muse.
Just apply this coupon code during checkout. 
"Summer2018KarenExpires: August 31, 2018

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

May Challenge DT Reveal - Embossing - Blank Page Muse

Hello Ladies,
Here is my scrapbook layout that incorporates tons of rubber stamping. I stamped unto vellum to create a semi-transparent scene to add to the lower part of my vacation layout. I also created numerous nautical embellishments to enhance the theme. I hope you are inspired to add some stamping to your scrapbooking too.

This layout is entered in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
The theme is "For the Boys" and the full set of rules to participate can be found HERE.

This layout is entered in the Make It Mixed Media Challenge.
The theme is "Texture" and the rules to participate can be found HERE.
This layout is entered in the Artistic Stamper May Challenge.
The theme is "backgrounds" and the rules to participate can be found HERE.
The current blog hop for Blank Page Muse runs from May 10th - June 8th. Our theme this month is embossing with any style you like.  For a chance to win a gift certificate to the shop, come by and add your own project.  If you need a little bit of inspiration, I'm sure you'll find some HERE in the big DT reveal.  Come join the fun!

Blank Page Muse Stamps:
Misty Mermaid Art Rubber Stamp by Rick St Dennis
Phoebe Art Doll Rubber Stamp Sheet designed by Jayne Alexander
Anchor Art Rubber Stamp
Nautical Rubber Stamp Set
          

Other Supplies:

  • embossing ink pad
  • embossing powder (clear /white / pink)
  • heat gun
  • colored pencils
  • acua ink pad
  • pattern paper 12x12"
  • vellum 
  • craft knife 
  • nette
  • pearl flourishes
  • shell embellishments
  • various size alphabet stickers
Directions:
1.  Use embossing ink to stamp the mermaid image onto the lower right corner of vellum. (6x12") Add white embossing powder and heat set. (TIP: To prevent stray embossing powder from adhering to your project in unwanted places, simply swipe the surface to be embossed with an anti-static embossing cloth/pad before stamping the image.)

2. Repeatedly stamp the Angel's hair to create underwater plant, add white embossing powder, and heat set. Slightly vary the height and angle of each new impression to create random plant clusters.

3. Use a craft knife to carefully slice around some of the plants. This will allow for a photo to be slid underneath adding an interesting layered effect.

4. Use flesh colored pencils to carefully fill in and shade the mermaid's skin. Use pink to accentuate her cheeks. Blend with a cotton swab. (TIP: To intensify the color, it is helpful color on both sides of the vellum.)

5. Tear the top edge of the 6x12" vellum. Tear the top edge of a patterned paper and layer it underneath the vellum to create the underwater landscape/horizon.

6. Matte three photos and attach them in a cluster to the upper middle section of the layout varying the angle and slightly overlapping them. Tear along the top or bottom edge of some coordinating paper scraps and add them behind the photo cluster.

7.  Stamp various seashells onto white cardstock using embossing ink, apply soft pink embossing powder, and heat set. Stamp an anchor with acua ink add clear embossing powder, and heat set. Carefully, cut out your embellishments.

8. Adhere, the embossed shells by tucking them in and overlapping them among other elements. Add, a bit of nette, shell brads, shell embellishments, seahorse, pearl flourishes, and anchor charm. Finally, add a large title along the lower edge with coordinating letter stickers.

A Closer Look: 









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Monday, 7 May 2018

Eye of the Beholder ATC's

"Keep it simple" was my motto for these ATC's.  No glitter, no 3D embellishements...I just added a bit of Glossy Accents Clear Dimensional Paint to the eye.  I love my rainbow ink pad because it does all the work for me and creates so much interest and depth.

http://blankpagemuse.com/art-journaling-mixed-media-stamps-set-1-pam-bray-designs-pb006/

http://blankpagemuse.com/soulful-dolls-art-rubber-stamps-sheet-by-cathy-frailey-cf002/

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