Friday, March 22, 2019

Mermazing

Hello Blank Page Muse fans.  Gail here today.  This month the team is looking at all things beach and under the sea so I decided to make this pretty Mermaid card.
Enjoy!




Blank Page Muse Stamps used:
I'm Not Perfect Phrase

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Other Supplies Used:
Crafters Companion Pebbles Embossing Folder
Sizzix Deckle Edge Dies
VersaMark
Dare 2 B Artsy Midnight Blue Dye ink
Black Archival ink
Do-crafts Tangerine Glitter Glue
Markers


Apply Versamark ink to the Pebbles embossing folder and dry emboss a piece of blue card.


Sprinkle clear embossing powder and heat set it.  


Ink the embossed panel with the Midnight blue dye ink, wiping any excess of the embossed areas.  Stamp the sentiment with the same blue ink and use the Sizzix Deckle Edge dies to cut both the panel and the sentiment.


Stamp the Mermaid with black archival ink onto some woodgrain paper.


I colored her with markers


Fussy cut her and add some tangerine glitter glue.


I used a dark blue card base and a black mat, then added the embossed layer, the mermaid and the sentiment, which I popped up on some foam pads.



Thanks for dropping by.  I hope you get the chance to ink up your stamps today.  Hugz

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Dress Form Card

Hello Ladies,
Karen here and I'm bringing a card with a bit of vintage antique which is not my usual style. The muted colors and brown distressed edges are the trademark of the vintage look. The simple dress form suited the seamstress theme I had in mind. This sentiment is perfect to lend that extra bit of support to someone struggling with life's circumstances. Sometimes a simple act of encouragement can really lift someone's spirit. Don't forget to share your creations with us on the Blank Page Muse Fan Page.
BPM Stamps:
Mannequin Tags 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Chicken Wire Mesh Background Texture Art Rubber Stamp by Pam Bray Designs
Hearty Doodles Art Rubber Stamp Set
Everything is Going to be Alright Word Stamp


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Other Supplies:
ink pads (black, rust, blue, green, brown), clear mounting block, ink applicator tool, buttons, liquid adhesive, card stock (craft & maroon), card base (6x6")

Directions:
1. Stamp three mannequin figures each with a different color ink.  Carefully, fussy cut each image.
 

2.  Use brown ink to stamp a honeycomb pattern irregularly creating a wide border along all the edges.
 

3. Adhere the three mannequin figures attaching the center figure with foam tape for added dimension. Stamp the sentiment with black ink near the top right corner.

4. Use black ink to stamp a scratchy speckled pattern subtly along the edge.  Use an ink applicator to lightly distress the edge of the card with brown ink. 

5.  Matte the finished piece on maroon card stock.

6.  Adhere a random collection of buttons at the base of the mannequins.  Attach the matted piece onto a white card base (6x6") leaving a narrow border.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Sunshine

     Hello again, friends! Samantha here and I'm excited to be back on the blog sharing my card with you. I love these beautiful girl stamps. They're so much fun.
     I was inspired to create this card by the way that this particular stamp looks like she's walking toward something. I thought that maybe she was walking toward the sunshine and as such I felt that the sentiment I used was perfect.

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For this one layer card you will need:

  • White A2 (5.5" x 4.25") card base
  • Black ink
  • Masking tools of your choice
  • Inks for blending
  • Clear shimmer brush
  • Colored pencils


     Stamp one of the girls from the stamp set onto the card base using black ink.


     Cover the stamped image with a mask of your choice. I prefer to use notebook paper covered with repositionable adhesive.


Over the girl place a second mask. I used a piece of cardstock from which I'd die cut a circle. Tape down.


     Using your inks, do some simple ink blending over the masked image.



     I used Distress Inks in shades of blue, pink, and yellow.


     Remove the circle mask. You should have something like this.


     Take your sentiment stamp and, using black ink, apply to the lower left side of the stamped girl, slightly overlapping your ink blending.


     Remove the mask from the stamped girl image.


     Color the girl with any medium you'd like. I decided to go with colored pencils. I also chose to apply shimmer over the ink blended area with Wink of Stella. Completely optional but it does add a fun touch.





     That's it! Make sure you check these stamps out if you haven't already. Have a terrific day and I'll see you again soon!
~Samantha


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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Steampunk Birthday

Hello there my fellow crafty stamper friends! We here at Blank Page Muse are inspired by the nautical theme this month. So to continue the theme today I would love to share with you today to share a masculine steampunk birthday card! 

Product List:
Blank Page Muse: Octopus Time! Steampunk Art
Blank Page Muse: Open Wave Fishnet

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Spectrum Noir: Watercolor paper
Ranger Ink: Texture paste & Archival Black Ink Pad
Tim Holtz: Distress Ink - Brushed Curdory
Canvas Corp Brands: Tattered Angels Shimmer Mist - Sapphire & Penny
The Paper Studio - Gears 3D sticker embellishments
Hampton Art - Brown rhinestones
Tacky Glue

1. Let's begin by creating our card. Get your paper out and get to cutting it to your desired size and folding it in half. 

2. Once this is done, let's add some texture straight to the paper. 

*Tip* I love this paper because, I can do pretty much any kind of mixed media art on its surface without it wilting and falling a part. 

As you see in this photograph, I make sure to lay down a hefty layer of paste as to capture all the fun elements of my chosen background stamp.
3. While the texture is still soft take out any of your texture background stamps and begin stamping the texture. Once you are happy with the results let it dry.

4. While that's drying, take your stamped octopus image and distress it.

5. After your texture is dry spray your surface with your chosen paint sprays and watch the magic happen! 

That image is just a delight to look at! All that golden shimmer! 

6. Use your heat tool to dry the paint quicker so you can begin adding your elements.

7. Finish off your card by adding all your chosen embellishments using tacky glue.

*Hint* I always use tacky glue on the back of my glue dots and rhinestones to ensure that they won't fall off at a later date.
Voila! Here is the finished card and some close-ups. 
I do hope you enjoyed your time here with me today in making this fun masculine steampunk card! 



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Monday, March 18, 2019

Be Fierce

We recently lost my grandma and I had the pleasure of being by her side at the end of her journey.  Towards the end, she was becoming afraid to be alone, mostly that no one would come when she called.  As I was talking to her, I told her to be fierce like a lion or dragon. ROAR so that they would hear her.  We even practiced roaring together!  I reminded her it was OK for her to ask the staff for things when she needed them! She continued her roar until close to the end. This project is my tribute to her.  Reminding me to fight and speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves! 

Blank Page Muse Supplies
Magnificent Clockwork Dragon Steampunk Line Art Rubber Stamp designed by Rick St Dennis 

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Other  Supplies
Distress Markers and Water Brush
Distress Inks
Graphic 45 Botanicabella papers
5x7 Canvas
Decoupage Medium
Archival Ink

Ink Graphic 45 paper and adhere onto 5 x 7 canvas. Sand edges.  It is ok if some paper pulls off.  Set aside.




Stamp Magnificent Clockwork Dragon Steampunk Line Art Rubber Stamp designed by Rick St Dennis  with Archival Ink onto water color paper.

Tear paper edges.  Color dragon with Distress markers. 



Ink torn edges.  Mat onto Graphic 45 paper and attach to canvas to finish.


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