Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Steampunk Hummingbird Card

Hi Friends,
To create more depth for the background I used different color inks with the same stamp. This allowed me to stretch my supplies. Let's create something a bit masculine and get a bit grungy!

BPM Stamps:
Cogs & Gears Steampunk Background Rubber Stamp
Hummingbird Steampunk Cogs Gears Stamp

Chicken Wire Mesh Background Texture Art Rubber Stamp by Pam Bray Designs

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Other Supplies:
ink pads (aqua / silver / black), ink blending tool, card stock (black & aqua), mini brads, black marker, gear embellishment, black twine, clear mounting block, card base (5X7")

1. Selectively apply silver ink to only the corner of the gear background stamp. To avoid leaving a harsh line, blot the edges of the loaded stamp with a tissue to remove some of the ink so that the intensity of the image gradually fades. Stamp the impression onto the corner of black card stock. Repeat process with other corner and set aside to dry.

2. Load the entire gear stamp with aqua ink and stamp directly to aqua paper. Load the same gear stamp with black ink and first stamp onto scrap paper. The first impression will not be used. Stamp the second generation impression in the corner overlapping the first layer of aqua stamping. The image will be lighter and create a more distressed irregular appearance. Add a honeycomb texture stamp randomly to the background using aqua ink.  Create more depth to the design by using more than one color of ink.  Use an ink blending tool to gently apply black ink to the edges to create a misty haze. Set aside to dry.

3. Create the embellishment by stamping the steampunk hummingbird onto white card stock using aqua ink. Reload the stamp with black ink and stamp over the first design doing your best to align the images. A perfect line up is not required because you want some of the aqua impression to peek out adding the appearance of more depth to the gears. Repeat the process to create another wing for the hummingbird.

4.  Carefully, cut out the hummingbirds, assemble the second wing, and add mini brads to some of the gears. Use a black marker to outline the hummingbird and darken any important details.

5. Adhere the black card stock vertically to the right side of the card base. Attach the aqua card stock to the left side of the card base leaving a narrow border of black. Add the completed hummingbird to the center of the card with foam tape.

6. Add a loop of twine to a gear embellishment and hook it around the beak of the hummingbird so that it appears as if the hummingbird is carrying the gear.

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Monday, May 20, 2019

Stand for Something Art Journal Page

Hello, hello! Samantha here to share my newest project with you all.
When I was growing up I was fascinated by birds. I loved being able to identify them and was proud to share my knowledge with friends and family.
Those memories were the inspiration behind this art journal page.
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For this art journal page you will need the following:

  • A mixed media art journal
  • Watercolors or distress ink pads
  • Versamark Watermark ink pad
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Black pigment ink pad
  • White embossing powder
  • Green cardstock die cut shape
  • Gems
  • Dimensional foam adhesive
  • Orange marker
  • Glossy Accents
  • The bird, large feather, medium feather, and "stand for something" stamps from the  Flower & Bird Sketches Art Rubber Stamp Sheet set.
First stamp the feathers all over your art journal page with Versamark Watermark ink. Heat emboss using white embossing powder.

Stamp the bird onto white cardstock. Color the beak and legs with your orange marker and fussy cut it out. 
I chose to leave the rest of the bird uncolored because it's such a beautiful, detailed stamp and I didn't want to risk hiding that. Add Glossy Accents to the eye. Optional but it's something I feel adds a bit of a finishing touch is to take a black marker and run it along the edges of the image you've cut out.

Set it aside to let the Glossy Accents dry.

Press one color of your ink pads or watercolors onto the sandwich bag. Spritz with water.

Next, slip your hand into the bag and "smoosh" it onto your page.

You'll have something like this. Repeat using your other colors until you achieve your desired look.

Stamp the "stand for something" sentiment onto your die cut with black pigment ink and heat set with clear embossing powder.

When your journal page is fully dry attach the die cut to the center of it. Place dimensional foam adhesive on the back of the bird and secure at the top of the die cut.
Add a few gems if you'd like.

I hope that you'll try this technique with your Blank Page Muse stamps. Be sure to tag BPM on social media so that we can see what you were inspired to create!

Until next time,

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Octopus AWAY!

 Are you looking for a fun, masculine card to create for a special someone?  This easy Steampunk themed greeting card is great for Father's Day or any day you want to surprise someone, or warn them of the impending octopus apocalypse (just kidding!).

Crackle Background Stamp
Small Cluster GeoMetric Stamp and Interlocking Circles from this set
Octopus Airship Stamp from this set
Black archival ink
White Pigment Ink
Various Scrap pieces of cardstock in white, purple-blue, blue-green,and yellow decorative patterned paper (in the example it was a Graphic45.
Foam Double-sided Tape
Small Star Embellishments


Create the card base from the blue green paper.  This one is a standard 5X7 sized card.  Cut the decorative paper about 1/8" smaller than 5"X7" and cut the purple-blue card stock another 1/8th" smaller than that one.  Using the black archival ink, stamp the crackle background first, then stamp the joined circles and the geometric cluster stamps randomly using the white pigment ink.

Stamp the Octopus Airship on the white card stock with the archival black ink.  Allow to dry and color in with your choice of medium (watercolor pens, oxides, pencils, etc).  Fussy cut out.

Layer the cards, adhering the patterned paper to the base card, then glue the decorative stamped blue card to the patterned paper (all should be centered).  Attach the fussy cut image using foam tape at a slight angle.  Add some star embellishments and you are done.

All ready to float away into an envelope.

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Happy Father’s Day card

Hello there all our fellow BPM fans! Jess here with you sharing a card using some of those famous red rubber stamps!! This time it's a different masculine take on Father's Day. I just love this stamp set by Kate Leitch! Come along, let's craft a unique Father's Day card together!

Products used:
Spectrum Noir: Watercolor paper
7 Dots Studio: Hazy Days
Prima Marketing Inc. Junkyard Findings: Lightbulb
Ranger Ink: Archival Black ink
Hobby Lobby: Wooden gears
American Crafts: Sticky Thumb - foam dots
Black and White gesso
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I am in LOVE with this stamp sheet! The possibilities are endless!!
1. Cut your desired card size
Do you like using up scraps in your stash? Well, here's your chance
Pull out some of your paper scraps
2. Begin by cutting them at different lengths and sizes
3. Stamp and cut out your images using black ink

4. Take some large pieces of scrap paper and mount the two larger stamped images onto them
5. Cut them out leaving a thin boarder around the images
6. Start mounting your paper layers using tape

7. Use some foam dots or cardboard pieces to mount your top layer of stamped images

8. Adorn the card with some wooden gears adhering them with tacky glue
9. Finally, splatter the front of the card with watered down white and black gesso

You have finished your card! 
Here are some close-ups for you to enjoy!

Thank you for stopping by today!
We look forward to seeing you next time!

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Saturday, May 18, 2019

Steampunk Tag

Steampunk Greetings to everyone!  Today I am excited to share this tag I stamped with some of my favorite Blank page Muse Stamps. 

To recreate this tag you will need the following supplies: 
Archival Ink
Distress Inks
Black Card Stock
Embossing Powder
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Stamp Netting with brown Archival ink, overlapping stamp as needed to fill tag.

Ink tag as desired with Distress inks.

Stamp Got Steampunk? Sentiment.

Banner cut sentiment.

Ink to match tag. Mat onto card stock and add to tag.
Finish tag by matting onto black card stock. 

I hope you are inspired to get stamping! 

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Birds and Butterflys

Here's a Gallery of birds and butterfly inspiration from the team.

Stained Glass Tag- Created by Suzette
BPM Stamps used:

Dream Big- Created by Charlotte
BPM Stamps used:

Hummingbird- Created by Karen
BPM Stamps used:

Scatter Kindness- Created by Chris
BPM Stamp used:

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Smile When You Remember........

Hi Blank Page Muse Fans!

I hope you have been enjoying the DT creations so far this month! Always so much creativity and inspiration being shared here at the blog!

Today I am sharing some vintage style tags made with rubber stamps and collage elements!
I love combining rubber stamping with collage - a great way to compliment each other!
Blank Page Muse Stamp: Background Roses by Pam Bray
Blank Page Muse Stamp Set: Art Journaling #2 by Terri Sproul - "Remember When" & "Smile"
Blank Page Muse Stamp: Background Grunge Art Sheet by Pam Bray - "Single Rose"
Blank Tags
Collage Characters - used here Art Tea Life Collage Sheet
Ink Sprayed "Mop Up" Paper Towel
Embossing Ink & Gold Embossing Powder
Black Archival Ink & Distress Inks
Kraft Paper Scraps
Scraps Muslin Cloth
Cloth Ribbon & Fancy Pin
Tools: heat gun, scissors, glue, sponge, spatula
The first step is to decorate your tag background.

Use a glue stick to cover the front of your tag and adhere the paper towel to the tag. Cut out around the tag leaving a border to fold over and adhere to the back of the tag to give a neat finish to the tag front. Then use a spatula and the Gesso and apply a very thin layer to the tag front. As you can see in the picture above the Gesso helps to tone the colour ready for the next step.
Ink the Rose Background Stamp with embossing ink and stamp onto the tag. Use gold embossing powder and a heat gun to set. the effect of this stamp over the background in gold is beautiful!
Decorate the plain cloth ribbon to add to the top of your tag. Use a sponge and some Distress inks to colour the ribbon and then stamp the Single Rose with Black Archival Ink randomly over the ribbon.
Stamp your wording stamps onto Kraft paper and tear out.
Fussy cut your collage elements and arrange on the tag along with the scrap of muslin cloth and wording stamp and adhere with glue. Attach the printed ribbon to the top with a fancy safety pin.
Hope you have enjoyed my post today!
Always so many ways to use your Blank Page Muse Stamps!

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