"Hey, Let's go to the Beach!"
Well, that is our theme this month at Blank Page Muse.
I used the new stamp set called Flamingo
Dream I just love those little flip flops. They are so useful for all
things "Summer." Wouldn't they be perfect on a scrapbook layout??? Here is a sneak peek of my card...you can find the full tutorial for my card "Kick Back It's Summer" over on the Blank Page Muse Blog HERE.
Come checkout the Blank Page Muse Creative Challenge.
This month's theme is "Let's go to the Beach." 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.
Today's card has a stamped background, as well as, stamped embellishments. The background was done simply in black & white. B&W plus one additional color is a great choice for this style of genre. The key to creating a layered effect is to use the technique called masking. You can find the complete step-by-step tutorial and learn all about it HERE. Take the plunge and create your own distressed vintage masterpiece.
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.
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The Blank Page Muse Design Team has revealed their projects for June.The theme this month is "Let's go to the beach." Don't miss out on some brilliant projects. Grab your sunglasses and sunscreen!Please join the June Challenge and enter your beach themed project. Challenge is open until July 8th.Rules to link up can be found HERE.
The Blank Page MuseJune Challengetheme is "Let's go to the Beach." The blog hop runs from June 10th - July 8th and will feature projects about the ocean and seaside.Here is my project reveal for the June
Challenge.I used the lovely Misty Mermaid stamp by Rick
St. Dennis and worked with transparency to create the layers. For more inspiration, check out the rest of the June Challenge Design Team Reveal.
I hope you enjoy
my tutorial for my underwater tag. Let's dive in!
1. Use embossing ink to stamp the mermaid image directly onto transparency. Heat set with blue embossing powder. (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. Turn over the embossed image and work on the reverse side to carefully fill in the mermaid's scales with different colors of glitter glue.
3. Use permanent markers to color the mermaid's hair on the reverse side. Then fill in the face and upper body with flesh colored dimensional paint. Set aside to dry.
(Flip over to the right side when thoroughly dry.)
4. Stamp raindrop splatters onto white cardstock using blue ink. Next,
stamp the raindrop splatters with embossing ink and heat set with clear
5. Use watercolor gelatos in shades of blue to color over the raindrop images. Use a wet brush to blend and spread the color to create the bubbly water.
6. Use a dark blue ink to stamp a net pattern around the edges. Add
random impressions of texture dots background stamp extending off the
edge of the paper.
7. Use permanent markers to add the final details to the front side of the mermaid. (lips, checks, eyeshadow, flesh shading)
8. Use white ink to stamp bubbles on the reverse side of the mermaid transparency. To create added depth, be sure to overlap the mermaid when stamping and use second generational stamping (make an impression without re-inking) so that those bubbles appear lighter and; therefore, will appear further away.
9. Turn the transparency to the front side and use a blue permanent marker to shade some of the bubbles. Then apply clear gloss dimensional medium to accentuate some of the bubbles and set aside to dry.
10. Matte the painted bubbly background with a narrow border of white cardstock. Then adhere the mermaid transparency over the painted tag. Next, punch a hole in the top of the tag and attach a collection of coordinating ribbons & fibers. Finally, add some shell embellishments and an anchor charm to the top of the tag.
A Closer Look:
June Creative Challenge: June 10th - July 8th
Come checkout the Blank Page Muse Creative Challenge. This month's theme is "Let's Go To The Beach." 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.
Use the coupon code"Summer2018Karen"during checkout to Save 15%off each stamp from Blank Page Muse.
Valid until August 31, 2018 (midnight - Pacific Time)
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Feels like it is officially summer now that I've made this yellow polka dot bikini card. I wasn't really sure what sentiment to add so I left it blank for any occasion. This was the first stamp set I ever bought that came with the dies to match and I must say that was so convenient that it will be hard to resist buying more that come as sets.
Come watch the lovely video magazine. It is a labor of love compiled by the wonderful Bev Code with contributions from fabulous crafters all over the world. You will be inspired by beautiful layouts, cards, ATC's, 3D projects, & more. Thanks again Bev for your time & talent.
Here are a few sneak peeks from the latest edition, June 2018.
Here is my "Quick Idea" for the Blank Page Muse Blog. I hope my simple sentiment card gives you the courage to create your own sprayed and drippy background. Don't forget to share your creations with us on the Blank Page Muse Fan Group...HERE!