Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Roses & Birthdays~ Guest Designer Tracy Ware

Hello crafty friends!  Tracy here!  I hope that everyone has had a great start to the new year.  Personally, I can’t even believe that it’s January!  I’m so excited to be joining Blank Page Muse to create some design inspirations for you guys!  Today I’ll be sharing a card using the Background Roses stamp.




I started this card by stamping the Background Roses stamp in dye ink, making it marker friendly, because I knew that I wanted to add color to these beautiful roses with alcohol markers.  I’m using 110lb cardstock for this panel.



I colored the roses in a darker and lighter pink, giving them dimension.  I also colored the background space behind the roses with a soft blue.  Once I was done coloring, I trimmed my panel down to determine how large I wanted the image to be on my actual card base.




I added a black panel behind my image to make it pop.  For my sentiment, I used tiny block letters to stamp out Happy Birthday on a sentiment strip.

I ended up trimming my image panel down to 3” x 4 1/4”.  I trimmed my black layer down as well to 3 1/4” x 4 1/2” and adhered those together.



I splattered my card base, which is also 110lb cardstock, with black gouache that I thinned out with just a little bit of water.

I adhered my rose panel and black panel to my card base using foam tape for dimension.  I adhered my sentiment strip using foam tape as well.  To finish, I added these pearl embellishments to give it some shine and interest.








This card would be great done in other colors as well, such as yellow or red.  Thanks for joining me today here on the Blank Page Muse blog.  I’d love to know if you like coloring as much as I do, so leave me a comment.  I just find it very relaxing, especially on days where I’m not feeling all that creative, but I want to create.  Please visit the Blank Page Muse Instagram account for other inspirations.  You can also find me on Instagram here.  Stop by and say hello!  

Until next time, stay awesome!


Card Supplies:

Neenah 110lb Solar White Cardstock
Black 80lb cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink
Copic markers:  R56, R83, RV11, BG000, B00
Hampton Art tiny wood alphabet stamps
Black Gouache
Studio Katia Arctic Breeze Pearls
3M Foam Tape

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Happy Birthday Quick Idea~ Fun Art Tag by Sharon!

This tag has a great quick background technique using stamps from the Steampunk Circus Set and has been created by DT Member Sharon.
The thing we love about this quick technique is you can use any sentiment stamp you have to create not only tag backgrounds but ATC's, ATcoins and greeting card backgrounds and is perfect for any occasion. Your base card can be painted or inked prior to stamping to add some colour.
Add another feature stamp and some embellishments and you have a quick creation that can be whipped up at the last minute! No need to colour you main image either which makes an even faster creation - just leave black & white or print on kraft card for a different look!


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A Mini Happy Birthday!


Hi Again BPM Fans!

We've had lots of fab birthday ideas this month - should keep you all inspired for any special occasions you have coming up for the year!


Today I am sharing a little concertina folded card which can be used for any occasion!


Supplies:
Blank Page Muse Stamp: "You are Wonderfully Wonderful" from Mermaid Fantasy Set
Blank Page Muse Stamp: "Flower" from Petals & Flowers Set
Blank Page Muse Stamp: "Happy" Word from Fairytale Fantasy Figures Set
12 x 12 Double Sided Scrapbooking Card Note: one sheet will make 4 mini cards!
3 x Pieces 7 x 7cm Coloured Cardstock in co-ordinating colour
3 x Pieces 6 x 6cm Plain White Card Plus small scrap pieces
Stamp pad in co-ordinating colour
Piece thin ribbon either a sheer white or co-ordinating colour
Square punch or Square Metal Die
Double sided tape, Glue, scissors

Instructions:
Cut your 12 x 12 paper into 3 inch width strips. Fold as shown below - in half and then fold back on each end to make the "concertina" fold. Use your square punch or die and cut a "window" into the front panel.


Adhere the plain coloured cardstock to the 3 inside panels as shown in the photo below.


Edge the pieces of white cardstock with your co-ordinating stamp pad, stamp a sentiment on one piece, stamp the "happy" word onto a scrap piece of card along with the small flower.


Adhere the white card pieces onto the base card as shown below. Attach the "happy" word to the card front with mounting foam and also use a small piece of mounting foam to attach the small flower in the square "window".



Fold the card and turn over. Attach a piece of double sided tape approx 1cm down from the top of the card back and adhere your ribbon centrally as shown below. Turn the card over and tie the ribbon in a bow.


Your card is now finished! You can write your greeting inside on the blank card before tying with the ribbon.




Happy Stamping!

Sharon

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Monday, January 20, 2020

Floral Sketch Birthday Card

Greetings!   I am so excited to be playing with this month's challenge theme - Birthday Cards.  The month of January is a busy one for us for birthdays!  So this challenge was a great way to stock up on birthday cards.   And since I was getting a little tired of winter I decided to make a floral card! 


Supplies needed
Card Stock
Patterned Paper
 Memento Ink
Alcohol Markers
tag
Sequins
paper doily
jute


Start by stamping the flower from the Blank Page Muse Flower & Bird Sketches Art Rubber Stamp Sheet Set.    


Color your image as desired.  



 Stamp Blank Page Muse Happy Birthday! Word Rubber Stamp by Pam Bray Designs onto a tag

 Adhere patterned paper to card base.  Add paper doily.

Mat colored flower onto patterned paper and add to card. Add tag and jute bow and sequin accents to finish card. 

Be sure to play along with this month's challenge!    and be sure to follow us for more fun!

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Friday, January 17, 2020

Guest Designer Jenn Durand~ Hap-bee Birthday!

Hap-bee birthday!

Hello everyone! This is Jenn and I’m here for my first Blank Page Muse blog entry. I’m going to show you how I made this HAP-BEE BIRTHDAY card using the Flowers and Leaves Border Art designed by Pam Bray and Bee Line Art Drawing stamp designed by Pam Bray.


 

I began by creating a background with Tumbled Glass and Peeled Paint Distress Spray Stains from Ranger Ink.


 

Next, I stamped the Flowers and Leaves Border Art stamp twice with Memento ink in Tuxedo Black.




I stamped the Bee Line Art Drawing three times and fussy cut. Once cut out, I colored the bees with a Cadmuim Yellow Copic marker and added some Nuvo Glitter Drops in White Blizzard for a little sparkle. I put a tiny, little drop on each wing and spread it around with a toothpick (high-tech crafting, right?).




I decided to spread the joy of sparkle (who doesn’t love a little sparkle?) by adding some of the Nuvo Glitter Drops to the Flowers and Leaves stamped images. I put a couple drops on a craft sheet and used the handy toothpick again, this time by picking up some of the liquid and putting in on the flowers.



I got a label maker in a white elephant gift exchange this past Christmas so I put it to use by making a custom sentiment (HAP-BEE BIRTHDAY!). I actually stole it (in the gift exchange, not in real life) and everyone seemed confused that I would steal a label maker when there were so many other gifts to be had, but I knew I could use it in my crafts!


Finally, I put everything together. I used foam tape to give the bees some dimension. The card panel was layered with a black panel and adhered to the card.
 



Thanks so much for stopping by the blog! Hope to see you again soon!


I hope you all enjoyed this wonderful project by one of new Guest Designers! You still have some time to enter our creative challenge. The link is HERE and off to the side there>>>>>

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Chevron Clowns Birthday Greetings

Greetings!   I am so excited to be playing with this month's challenge theme - Birthday Cards.  I am playing with the  Blank Page Muse Clown & Pierrot Set Art Rubber Stamps designed by Rick St Dennis.  There are so many fun images in this set.  For this Card I decided to add some accents from the Blank Page Muse Fall is in the Air Planner CLEAR Stamps designed by Pam Bray Designs.  Yep!  you read that right! I used planner stamps on my card!  


Supplies needed
Card Stock
 Memento Ink
Alcohol Markers
Sticker greeting



Color images as desired.




Mat onto card stock and add sticker greeting to finish. 


Be sure to play along with this month's challenge!    and be sure to follow us for more fun!

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Monday, January 13, 2020

Make a Wish........

Hello Blank Page Muse Stamps Fans!!!

Here we are already into the new year!

Are you enjoying our "Happy Birthday" theme so far this month?
A great theme to start 2020 with lots of inspirational ways to use your BPM Stamps!

I'm particularly excited because January is my birthday month so I've been having a lot of fun creating my blog posts!


Today I am sharing some gift tags using BPM Stamps and some quirky collage elements. I love that these have a rustic and sort of messy feel to them.

Not only do these tags fir perfectly with our challenge theme this month but can also be adapted for Xmas and any other occasion - "Making a Wish" really relates to any occasion and we can always do with a guardian angel!

Hope you enjoy my post today!


Supplies:
Blank Page Muse Stamp: "Make a Wish" from Dandelion Wishes with Butterflies Stamp Set
Blank Page Muse Stamp: "Stars"
Collage Angels: Art Tea Life Collage Sheet used for these Tags
Manila Tags
Chalk Paints
Embossing Ink & Gold Embossing Powder
Black Archival Ink Pad & Scrap White Textured Paper
General: heat gun, scissors, glue, spatula
Extras: Smooch Gold Ink, Scrap muslin or gauze, ribbon or twine

Instructions:


Gather your bits & pieces - grab multiples and make several tags in the one sitting!


Start by painting the tags. Use a spatula to scrape "blobs" of the coloured chalk paints onto the background.  Allow to dry. Note: I love using a spatula because I am too lazy to clean a paintbrush and I love the messy rustic look!


Using the embossing ink pad and star stamp on the tag backgrounds emboss with gold powder. No need to be neat! Use the black archival ink pad to stamp "Make a Wish" onto white paper and tear out.


Edge the tags with gold Smooch and allow to dry. Arrange the collage angels, wording and gauze on the tags and adhere with glue. Tie a piece of ribbon or twine to the tag tops and you are done!


Happy Stamping!

Sharon

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