Friday, October 23, 2020

Happy Halloween Card

Hi BPM Fans! 

Halloween is just around the corner. I’m getting some cards ready to send to a few of my friends. The card I’m sharing today is stamped with Blank Page Muse’s rubber stamp:
  Halloween Witch Costume Bear by Rick St. Dennis. 

This month’s challenge is “All Things Spooky,” but spooky doesn’t have to be scary, it can be cute too!

You still have time to enter this month’s challenge, so give this a try. It’s a fun card to make!

Supplies:

  • Blank Page Muse Stamp: Halloween Witch Costume Bear
  • Black cardstock – Cut to A2 size for the base (4-1/4” x 5-1/2”)
  • White cardstock – Cut to 3-3/4” x 4-3/4” to line the inside of the card
  • White cardstock – Cut to 4-1/8” x 5-3/8”
  • Bond paper – Cut to 3” x 4”
  • Masking Tape- Cut to 3” x 4” (I used Eclipse Art Masking Tape)
  • Distress ink or Distress oxide – Squeezed Lemonade, Seedless Preserves, Dusty Concord, Black Soot
  • Ink blending tool and/or brushes
  • Coloring medium of choice (I used Copic markers)
  • White gel pen
  • Happy Halloween sentiment (I used a die, but you can use any stamp)
  • Spider web and spider dies or die cuts
  • Your favorite adhesive
  • Scissors
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Stamp positioner or stamping block
Instructions:

  • Using the white cardstock that is 4-1/8” x 5-3/8” stamp the image on the center of the paper.
  • Using the coloring medium of choice, color the stamp. After coloring the stamp, it will need to be masked before inking the background.
  • Place the masking tape on top of the bond paper and stamp the image. Fussy cute the bear (mask).
  • Place the mask over the bear image that was stamped on cardstock. Burnish with fingers to make sure the mask does not lift during inking.
  • Using an ink blending tool or brush (preferred), start with Squeezed Lemonade to ink around the bear stamp. Be gentle so that the mask does not lift.
  • Next, ink blend with Seedless Preserves, followed by Dusty Concord, and Black Soot.

  • Remove the mask. If there are any white/un-inked spots, use a matching alcohol marker, water-based marker, or colored pencil to add in the color.
  • Using a white gel pen, add dots (the stars) of various sizes.
  • Add the spider web and spiders. I used a spider web with spiders frame die. It came with one spider and I die cut 3 more and cut off the webs for this project. I cut the frame apart and adhered it to the card.

  • Add the sentiment. I cut the sentiment using a Silhouette Cameo. You can stamp your sentiment onto cardstock if you don’t have a die.
  • Adhere to the base card.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you are inspired to enter our monthly challenge! If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below.  ~Betty~

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Glinda the Good Witch

    Spooky greetings!   

Today I am excited to share my card I created to featuring a new stamp,

 designed by Rick St. Dennis! 

Glinda the Good Witch.

She is so pretty! 

Supplies needed:  

 Stamp  Glinda onto your paper.  Color with markers.  

                 

Cut out your colored image.  Add stickles or glitter glue to your witches dress hem. 

Create the perfect background by stamping  with archival ink. 

Layer distress inks over stamped image to create background.                     

    



Trim background to fit card base and adhere.  Add your colored with and a sticker greeting to finish your card!   I hope you are inspired to get creative with your stamps! 

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Guest Designer Vicki takes us to the Witching Hour!

 Halloween is right around the corner! This month the creative stamping muse team is having a blast with all things spooky!

Won't you join in and play along in the challenge! Still lots of time to link up!

Here is Guest Designer Vicki's newest card! Hop to here blog HERE to see more!




Saturday, October 17, 2020

How to make a Slim Line Photobooth Collage Card with Video!

Hey there! Thanks so much for coming over today! 

Today I wanted to share one of our newest videos. In this video I take you step by step on crafting this colorful slim line photobooth collage card! It's fast and really easy. Best of all, the video is only 15 minutes! Hope you enjoy it! 

 Here is a picture of the project. 


Hop HERE to check out the video!


I made a fun kit that you can purchase in the shop to get all the stamps, the card panel and one folded slimline card. You just need to provide the basic supplies like you would for any crop! Let's craft together!
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Monday, October 12, 2020

Double, Double Toil and Trouble!

Double, double, toil and trouble
Fire burn and cauldron bubble

Hi Everyone! 

Hope you are embracing this spooky month of October and the upcoming Halloween festivities if you celebrate them where you live! 

And I hope you have been getting a lot of inspiration from the blog this month with all the DT sharing their fabulously spooky creepy creations!

Make sure you pop over to the BPM Store - type "Halloween" into the search bar and start shopping from the huge range of stamps!!!!!!

So today I have done my usual and stamped "non" themed stamps and made them "themed"!

Hope you enjoy these little "witchy" tags using stamps designed by Stephanie Eaton!


Supplies:
Blank Page Muse Stamp: Overcast Stitch You Are Stronger Character designed by Stephanie Eaton
Blank Page Muse Stamp: Zig Zag Stitches I need a Break Character designed by Stephanie Eaton
Blank Page Muse Stamp: Oh Son of a Witch Wording
Tags and Black Gesso
Collage Witches Hats & Masks (Art Tea Life Collage Sheet used for these tags)
White Card, Black Ink Pad and Coloured Ink Pad
Stencil, Texture Paste and Shimmer Ink Spray
Embellishments & Fibres
General supplies: glue, scissors, colouring medium, heat gun

Instructions:
Start by stamping your chosen characters onto white card and colouring with your choice of medium. Alternatively as you know I love stamping on kraft card as an option to colouring so you can do this too if you are not a colourer" makes it quick and easy and still looks great!! Fussy cut your stamped characters.


Stamp sentiment onto white card cut out and use coloured ink pad to edge.


Fussy cut your collage witch's hats and masks and adhere to your fussy cut characters. I just love how this changes the whole look of the character!


Next step is to "decorate" your tag background. Cover the whole tag with a thick layer of Black Gesso and allow to dry. Don't worry about any streak marks or thick lines - that adds to the texture of the background.


Once the gesso is dry use your stencil and texture paste to the tag and allow to dry. Then spray with your shimmery ink spray and allow to dry. If you want to speed up the process use a heat gun!



Arrange and adhere your stamped images and any embellishments to the tag and add some decorative fibres to the top of the tag and you have finished! I used some "cobweb" from a halloween pack, corner charm and some fibres.


Thanks for joining me yet again!

Happy Halloween!

Sharon


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Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Create a Stamped Spooky Haunted House Greeting

Boo! 
 SOooooo excited to be sharing this card I created



To recreate this card you will need:

Blank Page Muse Supplies

Be Our Ghost Spooky Old Haunted House Art Rubber Stamp Rick St Dennis.  

Sequin Waste Light Art Rubber Stamp by Terri Sproul

Happy Halloween Word Phrase Rubber Stamp by Pam Bray Designs

Other Supplies

Cardstock, watercolor paper, Marker paper, distress inks, post it (or masking paper), Bat punch, markers, inks

Stamp the haunted house onto paper and cut out. 

Create moon by cutting a small circle from post it or masking paper and add to watercolor paper, using stamped house to position the moon. Set house aside. 

Add distress inks over mask. 
Stamp Sequin waste to add cloud details to your background. 
Add distress inks to the bottom of your card . 


Stamp the Happy Halloween - phrase stamp onto background. 

Remove your mask to reveal your moon! 


Color in your image.  I chose all grey tones for my house.  I colored over the orange jack-o-lantern with greys to make the color more appropriate for an eery evening. 



Add your haunted house to your background. 
Add to your card base and add a few punched bats to finish!  

I hope you are inspired to get creative with your Blank Page Muse Stamps.  


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Thursday, October 1, 2020

Steampunk Bon Voyage Card

Hello BPM Fans! I am enjoying this month's Steampunk challenge since this is a new style for me. I really love being able to put my Distress Inks to use. I love inking and blending with different colors. Today I am sharing a very simple Steampunk card that you can complete in less than an hour! Try making this card and you can enter it in our monthly challenge for a prize! 


Supplies:

  • Blank Page Muse Stamps: Steampunk Gear Cluster and World MapHot Air Balloon Steampunk
  • Distress Ink: Vintage Photo, Old Paper, Antique Linen
  • Ink Blending Tool
  • Cream colored Kraft cardstock or regular cardstock, cut to A2 size card (base card)
  • White cardstock
  • Patterned paper with a travel theme, 4” x 5.25” (I used Graphic 45, Cityscapes Collection, Map the Past)
  • Black ink pad
  • Stamp positioner or stamping block
  • Sentiment (I used Bon Voyage, you can use anything you like)
  • Gears and cogs die cuts (Please see my September 26, 2020Blog post to see how to make them)
  • Adhesive foam squares or dots
  • Your favorite glue/adhesive

 Instructions:

Distress ink the edges of the base card with Vintage Photo.


Distress ink the patterned paper using Old Paper in the center and use Vintage Photo on the edges.


Stamp the hot air balloon stamp on white cardstock and fussy cut. Distress ink blend the hot air balloon using Antique Linen in the center and Vintage Photo on the edges.


Stamp the Steampunk Gear Cluster stamp onto the patterned paper.


Stamp or print a sentiment and distress ink the center with Old Paper and use Vintage Photo on the edges. Adhere to the patterned paper. I typed my sentiment in Microsoft Word and printed it on white cardstock.


Adhere the gears and cogs die cuts onto the patterned paper. Adhere the hot air balloon using adhesive foam dots or squares. Your card is done! 


I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. It's an easy card you can make and mass produce.  Have a great week! If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below. Thank you for stopping by. 
Betty


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