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I started by stamping the background with Distress Oxide Ink in Weathered Wood, Faded Jeans, and Black Soot. I spritzed the Weathered Wood and Faded Jeans layers with water to allow the colors to bleed. I wanted Bird Man to really stand out and have the spotlight so I did the ink leaving a bit of an open area. This was achieved by inking around the area on the stamp and also wiping away ink with a paper towel.
I did not use water with the Black Soot layer because I wanted more of the gorgeous details to show. Seriously, this background stamp has amazing details! Look at the edge! I'm swooning!
Next I stamped the Bird Man with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and fussy cut it. He is so weird and surreal and that is what I absolutely LOVE about him.
Although he can stand on his own, I decided to give him a little something extra. I started by coloring his cape with Faded Jeans. I smooshed a little ink on my craft mat, sprayed a tiny bit of water, and used a brush to apply the color.
Because Bird Man is all that, he got the sparkle treatment. I hit his plumage with a Gelly Roll pen.
I stamped Dare to be Different with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and cut it to size.
Time to put it all together! I layered the card panel with black and adhered it to the card. I also layered Dare to be Different with black and adhered it to the to the card panel with foam tape. Bird Man also got foam tape. This made him the same height as Dare to be Different so I put a little glue on his sword to stick to the sentiment. The finishing touch was some Nuvo Drops in Ebony Black.
I hope you like it! I enjoyed making it so much that I decided to do it in brighter colors, too.
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Hope you have a craftacular day!
Thanks so much Jenn! Our challenge link up to use at least 3 stamps is open until March 5th. You still have time to play and this technique is so fun, we'd love to see your take on it! Come back on March 10 to play in the next challenge!
Have you been enjoying this month's DT inspiration?
Hope you have had time to play along with our "multiple" stamps challenge?
I love combining stamps and getting multiple uses from my stamp stash!
Today I am sharing a card using several BPM stamps and it's also a card that can be used for multiple purposes just by changing the sentiment which is another great way to get lots of uses from your stamps!
Hope you enjoy and have some time to get some stamping done yourself!
Remember to share your creations at the Facebook Group - we love to see how you use your stamps!
General supplies: scissors, glue, spatula, water spritzer
Use your stencil and apply Gesso to the card front, no need to cover the entire piece. Allow to dry and then use a brown coloured ink spray and water spritzer to add some colour. Set aside to dry while you stamp your images.
Stamp your chosen main images and sentiment onto Kraft card using a dark brown ink pad and fussy cut. You can either cut or tear around your sentiment.
Adhere the card front to the card base and arrange your elements onto the card front. Add any embellishments you like. As this is a "sewing" themed card I used haberdashery embellies! Once you are happy with the placement adhere all the elements.
You can adapt this card to any colour theme you like and any occasion you want!
Hope you enjoyed our inspiration for this month!
Be sure to pop back again for a new challenge and theme in March and lots more inspiration from the DT!
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I am always looking for fun and quick ways to decorate my planners. I have found that I love using stamps and stencils to decorate my various planners! It's such a quick and easy way to make your planner more fun and bring some of your own personality to a plain page. Let's get to the short tutorial!
Color Aster with alcohol markers. I used Copic markers and the colors are listed above on the photo. To get the mottled skin look I used a colorless blender to randomly remove color from her face.
Use colored pencil to add a little more color and detail to the image. I used Polychromos colored pencils. (lime green, indigo blue, light and dark purple)
A white paint pen (Posca is my favorite) is used to add highlights to the eyes and nose. I used my finger to smudge the white dot upwards to create a highlight.
Next, I trimmed Aster and the quote and ran them through the sticker maker. You can use any kind of adhesive you want.
Add some washi tape for your daily headers.
Now time for some stenciling! I grabbed a complimentary colored ink pad and my blending brush. I used some spare washi (stuff that I won't be using in my planners) and used it to temporarily hold the stencil. Use your blender and stencil away.
Finally, I adhered Aster and the quote on the bottom of the planner. Aster fits perfectly in the bottom right and I centered the quote on the bottom of the opposite page.
I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy project as much as I enjoyed creating it.
I will be sharing more Blank Page Muse Planner layouts on my Instagram as well.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.