Monday, July 22, 2019

Snail Mail Envelopes

Hello! Isn't it fun to receive colorful snail mail? My postman, who is a big burly guy,  always wonders what is in those colorful packages and I tell him glitter and girly stuff!

Today on the blog, I have some colorful and quick snail mail envelopes that you can create with Blank Page Muse red rubber stamps, they stamp the best!!


Supplies -
Flamingo Row
Correspondence Pens, Ink and Postage
Unicorn Wishes
 5" x 7" white envelopes
Distress Oxide Inks in several colors
VersaFine Clair Ink - Nocturne

To create all three of these envelopes, start with laying out the stamps and then stamping with VersaFine Clair ink leaving an area for the recipients' address. Then using DO inks and a blending tool add random bits of color to the envelope.

  Front of the envelope

 
Back of envelope


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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Tri-Fold and Seal Stationary

Hello!  Susie here with another Snail Mail project!

Did you ever have a pen pal? My cousin Rebecca was my pen pal for a while when I was a tween and I distinctly remember the stationary I used.  It was a tri-fold that you wrote on one side and then closed and sealed to mail.  It was more than a postcard but less than a card & envelope set.  It brings back happy memories that I want to recreate today.

Time to play...


Supplies:
Flower on Stem Art Rubber Stamp my Terri Sproul SC0033-10
Watercolor paper
Permanent, waterproof black ink- Ranger Archival was used for this project
Pigment inks - ColorBox Blends from Clearsnap were used for this project
Paintbrush
Water
Purple Tape
Stamping platform
Scoreboard
Craft mat

Begin with a piece of watercolor paper that measures 8.5"x 5.5". Score it along the long edge @ 2.5" and at 6.5" creating 3 sections. The middle section becomes the front of the tri-fold stationary. Then add a 2.75" piece of  the purple tape where the address would go.


Place it on the stamping platform with the 2.5" section at the bottom and positioned the flower stamp so that it would slightly overlap the Purple Tape. Stamp with black waterproof permanent ink.


Next stamp the flower on a separate piece of paper and trim this out so that it can be used as a mask.  Once it was in position, cover the front of the tri-fold with a light application of Golden ink, using a pouncing motion and an applicator to create a mottled coverage.
 Before removing the mask and the tape, ink around the edge of the tape to create a more solid border for the address box.


Watercolor the flower with Melon, Frog and Leaf inks.
 I love this flower stamp!  It is such a beautiful image of a dogwood flower!


I also inked along the edges and the score lines before folding it up and adding a seal.
  (Do you recognize the faux postage stamp I shared in my last post?)


And that is all there is to it!  A quick and easy idea to build up your stationary reserves!  I like to use watercolor paper but this could just as easily have been created using any cardstock.  You can get (2) tri-folds out of each standard piece of 8.5"x11" cardstock.  And don't forget to create some coordinating seals to use!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!
Susie


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Saturday, July 20, 2019

Watercolor Flowers

Greetings! Chris here and I am excited to share this quick and easy card I created with distress inks and Blank Page Muse's Big Bold Blossoms Flowers & Sentiments Art Rubber Stamp Sheet Set by Daniella Hayes.




To recreate this card simply stamp your blossoms from Blank Page Muse's Big Bold Blossoms Flowers & Sentiments Art Rubber Stamp Sheet Set by Daniella Hayes onto water color paper and color with distress or watercolor inks.  Stamp sentiment to match to mood of your card!

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Friday, July 19, 2019

Fan Art Friday

Thanks to those of you that came and helped make our time 
a successful one!

Family owned and operated, Kim and Phil

We will be showcasing the cards you made at our make & take booth over the next couple of weeks as part of our Fan Art Fridays. 

If you see one of your cards featured here at anytime...please let us know
(we want to give you credit!)
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! 

The following stamps were used in the creation of these cards:






Michelle Frae Cummings teaching the Make & Take.





If you recognize a card you made...don't forget to let us know!

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Faux Postage Stamps

Hello!  Susie here with my very first project for Blank Page Muse!

I have a little bit of a fascination for postage stamps so I thought I would take a crack at creating my own faux stamps. Nature is a common theme in postage stamps and a quick perusal of my stash produced a hummingbird stamp.
Time to play...



Supplies:
Hummingbird on Branch from the Inhale...Exhale Art Stamp Sheet Set SC87
Watercolor paper
Postage stamp die
Permanent, waterproof black ink- Ranger Archival was used for this project
Pigment inks - ColorBox Blends from Clearsnap were used for this project
Paintbrush
Water
Washi tape
Stamping platform
Pen - permanent black ink, superfine tip
Xyron Sticker Maker
Craft mat


Use a stamp platform to stamp the hummingbird onto a piece of paper with waterproof with permanent black ink.


Die cut a piece of watercolor paper with a postage stamp die from my stash.  Remove the die cut and   positioned the frame so that you can see the hummingbird through it, then use magnets to hold it in place.


Replace the die cut stamp in the opening so that it covers up the previously stamped hummingbird.


The die cut stamp was also embossed so there was a slightly raised area in the center.  I used washi tape to mask off the edges.


Re-ink the stamp with black, waterproof permanent ink and proceed to stamp the hummingbird.


Remove the washi tape to reveal the hummingbird image centered on the postage stamp die cut.


Next, add a rainbow array of inks onto your craft mat. Use this as a palette to custom mix your colors.




Use a permanent black ink pen to add USA and 15 cents.


Finish them off by adding adhesive to the back of each stamp with a sticker maker or double stick tape.



   



I love the way they turned out!  I can see using these as embellishments on cards, ATCs, and mini albums!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!
Susie


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Monday, July 15, 2019

Creating a Water Color Scene with your Stamps

Aloha!   Beachy Summer greetings!  I have recently taken a few water color painting classes and today I am excited to share a  easy water color scene you can create with you Blank Page Muse Stamps.
 I have included a detailed step by step tutorial below. 

Supplies used
Water Color Paper
Distress Inks and markers ( or other Water Color ink and markers)
Water Brush

Start your project by determining your horizon line. Stamp mountains from Blank Page Muses Mountains & Beaches Rubber Stamps using  two different colors of Distress Inks.  You can see that I did not bother with masking the images. 

Using a water brush, pull ink from stamped images.  Be sure to pull ink along stamped lines. 



Ink palm tree and stamp onto paper.  

Use a water brush to spread ink. Then add sand with ink and water brush. 


 Stamp blue ink onto non-stick surface and add water. use to paint sky.


Using the same technique mix several blues to create waves of ocean.  Be sure to add ink in straight lines to simulate the waves.



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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Scrappy Birthday

Hello, hello! Samantha here with a super quick idea to share with you all. If you're anything like me then you hate throwing away those beautiful scraps of paper we all end up with when working on a project.
(Remember to use code BPMDtSamantha2019 to save 15% off your next order)


In my last tutorial we were left with a center portion from a cardstock panel.
For this card you'll take that center portion and adhere it to a piece of white cardstock cut to 2" x 4.25". Place dimensional foam adhesive on the back.

Using red ink stamp the Happy Birthday Phrase Rubber Stamp sentiment in the center of the card.

Attach the scrap and cardstock piece to the bottom section of the card.






Super easy, right? Head on over to the Blank Page Muse fan page and tell us how you like using your scraps.

Thanks for taking the time to read my blog post. Have an amazing day.

Until next time,
Samantha


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Saturday, July 13, 2019

Postcard Mail Art

Hi Everyone!

Since this month is all about Mail Art, I thought I'd show you how to make this bright and fun looking postcard with some materials that you probably already have!
 I'm all about thinking outside of the box and if I can save money doing it, well then alright!

To make this, you will need the following:
  1. Medallions Ornate Stamps (I used a small design, but any will work!)
  2. Petals and Flowers  
  3. Pink background paper of your choice - Can be store bought or water-colored.
  4. Thin cardboard. (I used a cardboard insert that came with some processed photos)
  5. Clear Packing tape
  6. Black pigment ink pad
  7. Peacock feathers oxide ink.
  8. Gold acrylic paint and a stipple brush or other dry paint brush. 


Cut your card board to a standard postcard size.  About 5.8 x 4.1 inches. 
Cut your background paper to a little smaller than the postcard.


 From the Petals and Flowers stamp set, ink and stamp your choice of a leaf all around as a border.


Next, ink and stamp any medallion as much or as little as you want.



Add a touch of gold here and there.
Then distress the edges with the black ink pad.


Overlap strips of the clear packing tape and lay across the top of your card, sticky side up.
Using your black pigment ink, stamp directly onto the sticky tape. Don't rock the stamp or the image will smear. It helps to stand up while doing this part so you have better control in your stamping process. 


When you are done, flip the tape over and apply carefully the tape to the front of your card. 
 (Think of how you would apply a window decal.)
Press the tape firmly all over the card and trim off any excess. 

So cool right? 
The packing tape technique not only looks great, 
but it helps protect the postcard from 'elements' as it travels to its destination! 

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