Saturday, August 17, 2019

Body Positive Mermaid Memorydex Card

Hello, hello! Samantha here again sharing a fun project with you all today. I am in love with the mermaid stamp from the Kai Lana & Friends Mermaid Jellyfish Starfish Art Rubbers stamp set by Stephanie Eaton. She's unlike any mermaid stamp I've ever seen. Typically mermaid stamps feature slender, slim mermaids. It's so refreshing to see a beautiful, full figured mermaid and I wanted to create something expressing that.

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I created a MemoryDex card with my MemoryDex punch that measures 4" wide by 4.5" tall. I stamped and masked the mermaid twice, both times off the edge of the card.

Using clear embossing ink I then stamped the Waterdrops Background Rubber Stamp  stamp over the MemoryDex card and heat set it using silver embossing powder.

I did very basic ink blending over the embossing with shades of blue. Before I removed the masks and colored the mermaids in with alcohol ink markers I added some small drops of water to the blue ink blended background.

I added a small chipboard sun of which I covered the center in blue glitter. I created a sentiment with my label maker that reads "Every body is a beach body".

That's all! Thank you very much for stopping by to check out my body positive Mermaid MemoryDex card and I hope you have a wonderful day.

Until next time,

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Fairy Galaxy Memorydex Card

Hello, hello! Samantha here to share my newest project with you; a fairy galaxy MemoryDex card. What is a MemoryDex card you ask? Well, it's kind of like a Rolodex card except bigger and better. Today I'm going to be using a punch to create the notches in mine but if you don't have a punch or a die there are many tutorials over on YouTube that show you how to make the notches by hand.

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For this project you will need the following supplies:

  • A MemoryDex card punch, die, or some other way to create the notches
  • The Fairy Poem Sentiment Word Art stamp
  • The  Fairy Sitting Fantasy Art Rubber stamp
  • A piece of white cardstock measuring 4" x 4"
  • Inks for blending; yellow, teal, purple, and red violet (I used Distress Oxides in Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Dusty Concord, and Seedless Preserves)
  • White and Black paint
  • An old toothbrush
  • A coloring medium of your choice (I used Spectrum Noir markers)
  • Black pigment ink
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Clear shimmer brush

Stamp and color the fairy. Use your clear shimmer brush on her wings. Fussy cut her out and set aside.

Now we're going to make our galaxy. First apply your yellow ink.

Then your teal ink.

Followed by your red violet ink.

Finish with your purple ink.

If you used Distress Oxide inks spritz your card with water and let dry. Use your preferred method to create the notches in the bottom of your Memorydex card. Round the corners.

Squirt a bit of white paint onto your toothbrush. Rub your thumb across the bristles to get the paint to splatter on your card.

Repeat with your black paint.
Stamp your sentiment in black pigment ink and heat set with clear embossing powder. Adhere your fairy.

That's all for today. I hope that this will inspire you to create something new with your Blank Page Muse stamps. Be sure to head on over to the BPM Facebook fan group and tell us if you've ever made a MemoryDex card before.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Daisy and Sunflower Summer Cards

Hello! Kelly here, hope everyone is enjoying summer! In Michigan, it has finally arrived and we hope it stays for a bit. I thought I would make a few summery cards today.

First up, is the Happy Birthday Daisy Card using Blank Page Muse stamps – Script stamp from the Correspondence Ink and Pens set, the Doodled Flower stamp and the sentiment Happy Birthday!

Using acrylic paint and your finger cover a piece of white cardstock with three colors of paint, over stamp with the script stamp, and then using the flower stamp and heat embossing powder, stamp the flower randomly over the card. Take the sentiment stamp and heat embossing powder for black card stock to create the sentiment, attach to the card front with foam tape. Attach the whole card front to black cardstock then a white card base.

The purple daisy and yellow sunflower cards backgrounds were made by smooshing inks onto watercolor paper and then assembled in the same way as the above card.

The card below used the small Sunflower Stamp by Pam Bray Designs.

Three very easy ways to create quick cards for birthday celebrations!

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Monday, August 12, 2019

The Scent of a Woman....

Hi BPM Fans!!
I hope you are enjoying this months blog posts with our fantasy and layered techniques themes!
When I think of fantasy, fairies & magic I also think whimsical, fun & imaginative sooooo I've created a quirky character using stamps and collage elements and added her to a mixed media art journal page!
I've also made a layered background which is one of my go to techniques for backgrounds in my journals!
I love that this idea could be used to make a birthday card or postcard or even a bookmark!

With so many new stamps released last month you have such a huge choice to create with!!!!
Make sure you head to the store and grab your favs!!!

Blank Page Muse Stamps: Vintage Scents Perfume Ephemera Set
Journal or Page Insert or Blank Card
Scrap patterned papers, paper doily, tissue paper, picture cut outs, plain pink paper, white card
Acrylic paints
Black Memento Ink
Paper Doll Collage Elements (Art Tea Life Collage Sheet used here)
Embellishments: muslin cloth scraps, computer generated wording, diamantis
Tools: scissors, glue, matt medium, sponge, gel medium, posca pen, colouring pens

Start by stamping one of the perfume bottles onto white card with black ink, colour image - Copic Markers used here - then fussy cut the stamped image.

Choose another of the perfume bottles and stamp on some lightly coloured paper - pale pink textured paper used here - and fussy cut bottles.

Fussy cut paper doll elements from your collage sheet - used here legs, head, sash & bow.

Glue all of your paper doll elements together ready to add to your page background. Computer print your wording and cut out - alternatively you may like to use Blank Page Muse word stamps!

 Next step is create your page background using scrap bits & pieces: plain & patterned tissue paper, paper doily, old book pages, picture cut outs etc. A great way to use your scraps!

Adhere the "bits & pieces" over the page with glue or matt medium - leave some white space around the edge - overlap the pieces - no need to be neat - messy is best! Allow to dry.

Use acrylic paints and a sponge to spread paint over the page - use a thin layer so the paint is translucent and you can still see the patterned papers underneath. Allow to dry.

Arrange your paper doll, perfume bottles, computer generated wording and muslin cloth scraps on the page and adhere. Add a couple of sparkly stick on gems for some bling and you have completed your page!

Thank you for joining me today - I hope you like this fun page!
Have fun stamping & creating!

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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Send in the Clowns

Festive greetings.  I know a lot of people are not a fan of clowns thanks to several horror movies featuring evil clowns!   I love clowns! Maybe because my dad used to be a Shrine Clown and ride around on those little motorcycles in parades!  So I wanted to create cheery clown cards.

Supplies needed
White and colored card stock
Alcohol Markers

Start by stamping your images onto card stock. Color As Desired.  For the First image I punch around where I was stamping my image to create a "frame" 

Mat on card stock (I chose Lime Green). Add Sentiments. Here are close ups of the finished cards. 

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Saturday, August 10, 2019

Peek-a-Boo Owl Note Cards

Hi everyone! Michelle here with a super cute card I actually made up quite by accident! 
I was playing around with a flower-frame stamp and started reminiscing of a old TV game show I used to watch called Hollywood Squares. Remember that show?
 With all our favorite celebrities too! Funny right?
Well that's how this'peek-a-boo' card came about, so I hope you will enjoy my tutorial. :)

Supplies used:
Blank Card
White card stock scrap
Stamping ink pad
Colored markers

1.  Ink and stamp this stamp (from the Petals and Flowers-set)  all over the front of your card.

2.  Stamp onto the scrap paper and cut out just the center of the design. This will create a 'mask'.

3.  Align the mask over each of the flowers, then stamp your "owl" every which way and that. 
Lift 'mask' to reveal your peek-a-boo-owl!

 4.  Upside down, right side up,side ways, ears first, feet first... Have fun with it!

 5.  Color in as shown. Add some dots to the background if desired.

I'm pretty sure once you get started, you wont be able to stop making some of these
'Peek-a-Boo' Owl Note Cards!
They are just so dang cute!

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Friday, August 9, 2019

August 9th for Fan Art Friday

Welcome to Fan Art Friday! Here are some ideas to help get your creative juices flowing!
Do you want to be featured in future Fan Art Fridays? 
Please join our Face Book Fan Page.
If you share the blog post that features your card, 
(on Facebook or Instagram)
We will enter you in to win a grab bag stash of stamps for that month! 

Thanks so Much 
By Pam Bray
BPM Stamps used:  Grunge and Tropical Dreams

By Samantha Read
BPM stamps used: Unicorn Wishes Moon & Stars

Hello Sunshine
By Pam Bray
BPM stamps used:
Tropical Dreams 
Blank Page Muse Tall Pineapple
 Hello Sunshine 

That's all for now, Please join our Face Book Fan Page. to share your creations!