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.

I hope you are inspired to get inky! Be sure to follow us for more fun creations!
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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.
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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,

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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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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Make a Wish Split Panel Card

Hello, hello! Samantha here and I'm so happy to be on the BPM inspiration team for another term. Speaking of inspiration my inspiration for today's card came from my colored pencils. I know that that may sound silly but looking at all those rich, vibrant colors filled me with ideas.
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Let's jump right in!

You will need:

Inking up with sticky embossing ink stamp the Whimsical Daisy stamp all across the white cardstock panel and once onto the black cardstock. Heat set using white embossing powder. Fussy cut the flower from the black cardstock panel and set aside.

Using your inks blend across the white panel. I decided to go with a vibrant rainbow look.

Flip the panel over and make marks at about 2" and 3.5".

With your border die cut the panel at your pencil marks. For this card we're only going to use the top and bottom portions but don't throw the center portion away; I'm going to show you how to turn it into a card in my next blog post.

With your inks do some ink blending on the front of your card base.

Temporarily adhere the top and bottom portions to the card base to use as a guide for the placement of the 'Make a Wish'
sentiment.  Stamp and heat set with white embossing powder

Place dimensional foam adhesive on the backs of the top and bottom portions. Line up with the top and bottom of the card base and attach.

Add your black flower that you'd fussy cut earlier.

That's all! I really love the way that this card tuned out, don't you? What things inspire you? Make sure you bookmark this page and don't forget to share what you were inspired to create!

Until next time,

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Snail Mail Colorful Postcards!!

Hello! Today, I am sharing snail mail postcards that are fun to make and fun to receive in the mail. I just love getting colorful stamped mail, don't you? All the red rubber stamps used are from Blank Page Muse.

These postcards are made with -
Poppy Line Drawing
Classic Car Front View
Background Roses
Let the Adventure Begin Sentiment
4 1/2" x 5 1/2" white cardstock
TCW Stencils
Versamark ink
Ranger Embossing Powder - Black and White

To create the Poppy card, using Distress Oxide inks in Squeezed Lemonade and Picked Raspberry and blending tools, apply the ink to the card front. Then lay the stencil over dried ink and apply DO Carved Pumpkin to create the background. Finally, using the Poppy stamp and sentiment, ink with Versamark ink and heat emboss in black.

The second card was created the same way but use Squeezed Lemonade and Twisted Citron with the Classic Car Front and Let the Adventure Begin Sentiment.

The third card used Background Roses stamp and sentiment with DO inks in Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron, Picked Raspberry blended over the background then the stamp was inked with the same three colors and stamped onto the card. the sentiment was heat embossed in white.

Here are the finished cards, hope you enjoy creating your postcards!

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