Friday, February 28, 2020

Guest Designer Jenn Durand ~ Step by Step Distress Oxide Card Background with Focal Point

Hello everyone! It's Jenn back on the blog today for the February theme of Use Any Three Stamps.
The stamps I chose are:
 Pressed Metal Look Filigree Background
 Dare to be Different
Vintage Style Hybrid Mystical Character Bird Man
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.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. I hope to see you again next month. In the meantime, please check out my Instagram accounts:
@littlejennvirginian and @paperchicks.
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!

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Multiple Stamps in Monochrome!

Hi BPM Fans!!

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!

Blank Page Muse Stamps:
Buttons and Bows Dress Form designed by Rick St Dennis
Dandelion Wishes with Butterflies sentiment "creativity" designed by Terry Sproul
Timeless Measurement Set designed by A Vintage Girl
Black Base Card
Card Front in Kraft Colour
Gesso, Stencil & Ink Spray
Kraft Card Extra & Brown Ink Pad
Embellishments of Choice
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!

Happy stamping!


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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Quick and Easy: Aster & Arrows Planner Layout

Aster & Arrows Planner Fun

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!

Blank Page Muse Products:

Other Products:

Xyron Sticker Maker
Alcohol Markers
Colorless Blender
White Paint Pen
 Colored Pencils
White Cardstock
Washi Tape
Ink pad 

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. 
Until next time....

We hope you come back and play along in our creative challenge, you still have lots of time! Check out the link on the right side >>>>

Monday, February 24, 2020

A Vintage Girl Tag

Tag you are it! I found this Tim Holtz paper that I thought would be perfect for the A Vintage Girl Stamps and for this month's challenge of using multiple stamps on your project!

Supplies Used
Tim Holtz Collage papers
Archival Ink

Lay your stamps out on your background papers and stamp with archival ink.  Add additional stamps as desired.

Add twine as desired onto your tag to finish.

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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.


 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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