Sunday, February 23, 2020

Guest Designer Sari/Granne! Quick Idea~Shiny Paper & Embossing to make your stamps POP!

Please welcome back Sari with a super shiny fun, Quick Idea Card today!


I got this beautiful piece of paper with golden text and vintage feeling, I knew the Vintage Mannequin stamps would be perfect with it. I also used one stamp from Background Grunge Art -set by Pam Bray. Other supplies: 2 embossing powders, Distress Ink, golden ribbon, tapes and some ready die cuts.

Yours,
Sari

 Stamps used:

Stamp and emboss



Fussy cut and layer the stamps!

Let them shine!


Come back and play in our stamp challenge using at least 3 stamps, no digis.
Have an amazing day!

Friday, February 21, 2020

Guest Designer Tracy Ware~Lotus Flower Card



Hello Blank Page Muse fans!  Tracy here popping in for the February challenge, which is to use multiple Blank Page Muse stamps.  I tend to always gravitate to flowers and leaves regardless of the company, and I’m staying true to myself with this card too.  Today, I’ll be sharing a card using the Lotus Flower on Stem with Small Dragonfly Art, and a few stamps from the Dandelion Wishes with Butterflies Art set.





I began this card by creating a pale, smooshed background using Distress Inks.  When that was dry, I added a little bit of splatter using watered down black gouache.  I adhered my inked background to a black panel for some contrast.




I stamped the Lotus Flower twice with dye ink and colored the images with Copic markers.  This stamp has a small dragonfly with it, but I only wanted the flowers, so I fussy cut those out.  The panel still needed some interest in my opinion, so I fiddled around with different things and ended up deciding on a black, stitched frame.





I adhered my black frame to my panel using foam tape for dimension.  I stamped the Creativity stamp, and a small butterfly from the Dandelion Wishes with Butterflies Art set directly on my inked background using dye ink again.




I arranged the Lotus Flowers on my panel to figure out my placement, and then adhered those to my panel with foam tape as well. I added some leaf details to the card using liquid glue and tucking those underneath the flowers.




I colored my second butterfly using Copic markers and a pink, glitter gel pen for something sparkly.  Unfortunately, I was unable to capture that sparkle in my pictures.  I adhered that butterfly using foam tape as well so that it overlaps the frame just a bit.






I really like how this card turned out!  This would be a pretty card with a pale pink or yellow background too.  Have you used this Lotus Flower stamp before?  Let me know how you used it, and leave me a comment.  Thanks for joining me today on the Blank Page Muse Blog.  Head over to the Blank Page Muse Instagram account for even more inspiration.  You can also find me on Instagram here.  Stop by and say hi!
Pull out those stamps and join us for the February challenge!  Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Until next time, stay awesome!


Supplies Used:

Neenah 110lb Solar White Cardstock
Black 80lb cardstock
Distress Oxide Ink:  Twisted Citron, Broken China
My Favorite Thinks stitched frame
Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink
Black Gouache
Copic markers :  R30, R83, RV11, Y15
Leaf elements from The Greetery
Gelly Roll pink, glitter gel pen
3M foam tape
Lineco Neutral PH liquid adhesive
My Sweet Petunia Misti

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Using more than one stamp in a project

Today our DT Member Sharon is showing an idea for making backgrounds using multiple stamps, paints, inks and clear packing tape!
Sharon loves to create lots of tape strips at a time - she leaves them hanging from her craft cupboards until she needs to make a quick creation and adds the decorated tape to blank card or old book pages and she has the perfect background for all sorts of things like tags, ATC's and adding interest to her journal pages!
We think it's a great idea to have these on hand to lay with!
There are lots of Youtube videos on how to use your Gelli Plate to "pull" designs on the tape so get googling, grab your fav background stamps from the BPM Store and have fun creating!

Stamps by Pam Bray Designs used on these strips!



Perfect backgrounds for bookmarks, tags, atc's, cards - anything!

Stamps by Magda Polakow!



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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Guest Designer, Samantha! CAS Card in blues with Curls & Flourishes!

Hello, hello! Samantha Ziegenfuss here.

I'm thrilled to be back on the blog as a guest designer today!
I've been drifting over to the more clean and simple side of crafting lately and that is what inspired this card.

To begin you will mask off an inch and a half along both the top and bottom of an A2 sized card panel. Go in with your inks and do a simple blend using the lightest color in the center and darker colors as you move toward the edges.



Use the Fancy Curls and Flowers Flourish Art Rubber Stamp by Terri Sproul and black ink to stamp across the ink blended panel. Rotate and shift the stamp each time you stamp it to ensure you get a varied appearance.



Press a clear embossing ink pad over your stamped and ink blended area and heat set it with clear embossing powder. This adds a cool look of shine and dimension.

After you cut the strip out layer it onto a piece of wood grain patterned paper and adhere it to the front of a white A2 sized card base.



Next use the Everything is Going to Be Alright Word Phrase Rubber Stamp and, with black pigment ink, stamp it below the colorful strip and to the left. Heat set it with clear embossing powder.



To tie everything together add a few flat backed pearls.




Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by the blog and check out my card. Make sure you're subscribed so you won't miss any of the amazing Blank Page Muse posts.

Until next time,
Samantha Ziegenfuss

Stamps used:


Thanks so much Samantha! We really love this clean and gorgeous card!
Thank you dear crafter for stopping by and reading about this beautiful card by Samantha. We do hope you are inspired and will come back to play in our creative challenge!

Monday, February 17, 2020

Vintage Birthday Greetings

In our house the month's of January through March are jam packed with birthdays!   So I always try to stock up on my stamped birthday greetings!   Today I am sharing this easy stamped card using 3 different Blank Page Muse Stamps.



Supplies Used
Water Color Paper
lace Stencil
Blank Page  Muse "Flitter" Butterfly against a Honeycomb Background Art Rubber Stamp
Blank Page  Muse Windows of Time Vintage Window & Shutters Art Rubber Stamps Set designed by A Vintage Girl 
Blank Page  Muse Happy Birthday! Word Rubber Stamp by Pam Bray Designs
Distress Ink
Archival Inks


Start by ink your stencil with distress inks on water color paper.


 
 Stamp Blank Page  Muse Windows of Time Vintage Window & Shutters Art Rubber Stamps Set designed by A Vintage Girl  with archival ink.



 Stamp butterfly from Blank Page  Muse "Flitter" Butterfly against a Honeycomb Background Art Rubber Stamp with archival ink.


 Stamp Blank Page  Muse Happy Birthday! Word Rubber Stamp by Pam Bray Designs with distress ink matching your stenciled pattern.


To Finish, mat your stamped pieces on card stock and add to card base.

I hope you decide to join us for this month's challenge!

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Saturday, February 15, 2020

It's New Release Day! New Stamps and Stencils!!

Hello Hello!
Thanks so much for coming by on your Saturday Morning!

Today we had a double treat to share! We have new red rubber stamps from two amazing artists! And they have designed some super wonderful and fun stencils for us!! We're so excited to add these to our shop!

First up we have a fun new design by the amazingly awesome Dead Sea Toons: Creepy Cute Kids, meet Aster!

Card designed by Chris using the cutie kid Aster and Arrows Stencil!





Next up, introducing the fabulously amazing Magda Polakow and her whimsical illustrations!
Meet Mr. G, our polka dotted giraffe with wings! Magda made a fabulously fun hearts stencil to match! You can learn a little bit more about Madga here.

Card designed by Chris using Mr. G and the hearts stencil!





Please follow us on social media to see more fun ways to use these stamps and stencils. 
Listed in the shop now, you can buy them as bundles or singles however you like! All of our red rubber stamps are pressed to order so please allow us time to make them and get them into the mail to you! The red rubber stamps have the option to add cling cushion if your prefer, just select that before checkout. The stencils are a semi opaque material like Mylar. None of our stamps or stencils come with added packaging to stay on the more eco friendly side!

Don't forget we have a creative challenge going right now, use any 3 stamps and create your piece of art. Come back here and link it up, you will have a chance to win a Blank Page Muse gift certificate!

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Two Mad Dahlias Guest Designer


Hi Everyone,
I am so happy to be guest posting for Blank Page Muse Stamps.  When I saw these images from A Vintage Girl  I could not wait to create. 
I started by stamping four of the large tape measures in Jet Black Archival ink.  I cut them out and using the edge of my scissors I tattered the edges. 

Then I inked them and let them dry.  Once dry I took a tiny bit of metal tape and made edges just like you find on real cloth measuring tapes. 

For the main panel I stamped the vintage corset in the center, again using jet black archival.  I also stamped a second corset and cut it out to use for a mask.  This was just done on scrap paper.  Always save your masks, you never know when you might use them again. I just pop them in the bag with the stamp. 
I inked the corset using a pale pink and then covered it with the mask to ink the rest of the background. 
The background was inked and then stamped using the small crackle stamp.
To make her sash I used the rolled measuring tape from the Timeless Measurements set.  I used jet black archival on seam binding.  I trimmed the image and colored the seam binding using Dina Wakley scribble sticks.  
I lined up the image on the corset and glued it in place. 
Before I finished up the main panel I flicked on some black and copper paint.  I lined the measuring tapes up along the edge of the card and glued them down. I added the sentiment and edged the words using a black gel pen.  

 I added some small clusters of flowers to the corners and a tiny flower on the sash.  I know the corner flowers covered the metal edges quite a bit, but I really like how they look. The whole panel was mounted on a black card.  

I hope you like this card as much as I liked creating it.  

Jess

Visit Jess on her social media:
Instagram
Two Mad Dahlias Blog

Thanks so much Jess!
We hope you are inspired to play along and come back to shared your hand stamped creations! Our challenge link is right there on the right side and it is open until March 5, 2020.

Monday, February 10, 2020

A Patchwork of Love...and January's Challenge Winner!

Hi BPM Fans!!

We're already into another month for 2020! Can you believe it?

Our theme this month is using multiple stamps - hope you are going to play along with our challenge and show us how you can use lots of yummy rubber stamps on your creations! Use at least 3 real rubber or clear stamps, no digis.

I've made this romantic card - perfect for this Valentine's month! 
Remember way back when this was a technique for creating a card background with stamps? It's fun to play around with the "old" way of stamping haha - I always thought this was an effective way to create a background!

Hope you feel inspired to have a go!


Supplies:
White Card Base
Sticky Note Pad
Ink Pads & Sponge for adding Colour
Dark Coloured Ink Pad for Stamping

Instructions:
Use your sticky notes to create a "frame" in the middle of your card front as shown below in the picture.


Use your sponge or applicator and cover the exposed card with ink.


Using your choice of stamp and a dark ink pad stamp onto the coloured square.


Repeat the above steps over the rest of the card front changing your ink colours and stamps!


You will end up with a patchwork looking card front which is perfect on it's own or you can add a feature stamp to the front or even just a bold sentiment!


A main feature stamp was added to the card as an option to add more interest: Romance Classic Couples used for this card. Lots of possibilities for adapting your card to any occasion!


Thanks for joining me today - hope you will play along with our challenge this month - we can't wait to see what you create!
Make sure you pop back here to the blog to get some more inspiration from the DT!!!

Happy stamping!

Sharon


Love this seasonally wonderful romantic card by Sharon! 

Now for the winner of our January 2020 Challenge!!

#7 Vivian!
Vivian all of us love how you stamped this fun card! Congratulations!! Please email me at blankpagemuse(at) gmail (dot) com !



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You can link up your new stamped creative project here or above under the Challenge tab above! Remember to use at least 3 clear or rubber stamps. No digi stamps. The stamps don't have to be ours but we'd love it if they were!







Sunday, February 9, 2020

First Challenge Winner's Post...is delayed...

Thanks so much for checking in today BPM Fans!
Sorry but for some technical difficulties with our linky tool, please come back on the 10th for the new link and our first winner!
Thanks so much for understanding!
Kim

Friday, February 7, 2020

Just Us Girls~ Using Stamps Multiple Ways with Guest Designer, Sari "Granne"!

Hello Lovely Stampers!
Today we another special post from one of our Guest Designers, join me in welcoming Sari!

Sari made 3 cards using the same stamps and it looks like she had a lot of fun along the way!




I used the "no line" technique, stamped (masking one of the girls) the images with Distress Ink Antique Linen and then colored them with watercolors.

The other set I stamped with black ink. My watercolouring on those was a disaster so I decided to make them even more messy by slapping "loose" color on them using piece of acetate. Then I fussycut the girls and glued them onto design paper.






 Blank Page Muse stamps, Just Us Girls

Meet Sari!

I'm a Finnish mother of 2 teenage girls. I’ve been stamping since 2011, I got started when my neighbour introduced me to the world of stamping and paper crafting in real life and in blog land; that’s how my blog also got it’s name: Granne (=neighbour in Swedish).
Usually I make cards, but I do love making ATC’s too, and and and ... what ever seems to be fun and inspires me. Sometimes things work out nicely sometimes not, but I have fun creating.


You can find more of Sari's projects on her blog:

I can't wait to see what else Sari create for us, can you?
Come on back later on to see more and please do come back to play along in our creative challenge. The theme this month is use any 3 stamps! ( no digi stamps) The link opens on February 10th!

Have an amazing day and we'll see you again soon!

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Last Day to Play in the Birthday Challenge! Guest Designer Sue Symens

Hello!
Today is the last day to enter, you have until midnight Pacific time.
Make sure to come back on February 9, 2020 when we have our Winner's Post.
February 10th, the link up opens for the next Challenge, the theme is use at least 3 stamps!

Today we have a fun and fast Birthday tag by our newest Guest Designer, Sue Symens!



This project started with a kraft card stock tag and some Bristol smooth white card stock that I did a little ink blending on. When the ink dried I stamped the girl with Versafine black ink over the ink blending. Then trimmed her to a square and mounted her to the kraft tag with fun foam. I stamped and heat embossed the greeting with white detail powder on black card stock. Then trimmed the greeting and attacked to the tag with liquid glue. Finally added the black grommet and string.




Blank Page Muse stamp used, The Femmes Stars.

Colorful Inks!



Thanks so much Sue! We hope all you lovely stampers come back to see more of Sue's projects later in the month!