Sunday, February 28, 2021

Water-colored Hexagon Card

 Hello friends! This is version two using my favorite watercolor smooshing technique. I used Nuvo Shimmer Powder Watercolors to achieve the layered look on the background.  The Wild Berries Background Coloring Stamp from Blank Page Muse has quickly become one of my favorites! Check out the first video post here:

It all started with the smooshed backgrounds. I created two at one knowing I wanted to create 2 cards with the same background stamp. I used the one on the top for this fun card.

I die cut the panel using one of my favorite hexagon shaped dies from My Favorite Things.

I silver heat embossed the sentiment Wishing You the Very Best on a strip of vellum and attached it to the water-colored panel. 

After attaching the colored panel to an A2 base, I trimmed the corners so the entire card is hexagon shaped!

I have a video on my YouTube channel documenting the steps:

I hope you enjoyed this bright and cheery card!

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Saturday, February 27, 2021

Courage Tag Card

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here again with a courageous card.  In these trying times, it takes courage to do so many different things, but we must try because only by trying can we see how it affects others around us.

Blank Page Muse Stamps: Courage, Mountain and Beaches Stamp Set
Blank Page Muse Stencil: Blocks Pattern
Distress Oxide Inks

Begin by starting with a tag and stamping the mountain twice, one slightly above the other using dark brown ink.

Next, add some color with Distress Oxide Ink in Faded Jeans above the mountains for a sky effect and then Distress Oxide Ink in Ground Espresso around the mountains.

Use the Blocks Stencil with Ground Espresso Ink on blue cardstock.

This created a fun effect for a background.

Courage was stamped on a scrap of white cardstock and matted with kraft cardstock.
Then it was added to the tag.
The tag was added to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.

Won't you try being courage today?

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Friday, February 26, 2021

Cooler Than Giraffes

Good Morning! I can hardly believe that February has come and gone! Today I have a fun friendship card to share. A little Brushos, a little inking, and a little stamping & embossing. Once I saw the adorable Mr. G stamp, I remembered a cute little saying from a flair pin I used to have, and was inspired to turn it into a card. 

Start with a piece of watercolor cardstock, cut down to 4"x5.25". Using Versamark and white embossing powder, stamp Mr. G and emboss him. 

Embossing never gets old to me. It was one of the first techniques I learned, way back when... and I still think it is magic every time I emboss and see the powder melt. 

Early this month, I made mention of Brushos and how I was learning to use them. Well, I took the plunge with this card. 

Start by sprinkling a little bit of the Brusho powder on your dry card. You can use any color combination, but here, we are using Yellow, Red, & Orange. 

Then, using a mister bottle, mist the powder and watch the magic of Brushos happen. 

The powder immediately reacts with the water. Continue to slowly add a few more shakes of the powder and water until you are happy with the results. 

The embossed Mr. G resisted the color and now he pops off the card! From here, use Distress Inks - Black Soot, to ink up the edge of your card. Ink up a scalloped circle for the sentiment, and using some glitter markers, color in Mr. G to give him a little flair... after all, Giraffes are cool! Adhere your masterpiece to a card, and finish writing the sentiment inside the card. 
You now have a fun card with Mr. G to send to your friends to bring a smile to their face! 

If you do not have Brushos, any watercolor medium will work to achieve the watercolor wash background. ...and you can get Mr. G HERE. He comes with a cute heart stencil and sentiment.  

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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Floral Bouquet Tag

Hi everyone! Tonya here with a floral tag I created! I don't know about you but I am longing for warmer weather and all the things that goes with spring. So I had the urge to create something floral and this is what I came up with. I used the Floral Spray Sunflowers Chrysanthemum Rubber Stamp by Pam Bray.

Supplies Used

Blank Page Muse: Floral Spray Sunflowers Chrysanthemum Rubber Stamp 


Ink and Watercolors

Watercolor Brush

Scraps of Patterned Cardstock

Thread and Seam Binding

Damask Embossing Folder

Diecut Machine

Paper Cutter


Gems and Flatback Pearls

Foam Pop Dots

I first started by embossing the tag with a Damask Embossing Folder and then I lightly inked over the raised edges with pink ink.

I stamped the Floral Spray Stamp twice onto a piece of watercolor paper, painted both images and fussy cut all out.

I adhered a banner, diecut (from my stash) and scraps of patterned cardstock to the tag. For the main flowers I added foam pop dots to the back and placed on the tag and then I adhered leaves, vines and smaller flowers behind the larger flowers.

The second sunflower image I shaped and adhered on top of the other sunflower to give it dimension. I added a large gem to the center of the sunflower and the smaller flowers I placed flatback pearls in the center of each one. I also added several loops of thread in different areas for texture. I finished  off by tying a seam binding bow to the top of the tag.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Go Splash Yourself!

I was in the grocery store earlier and the selves are stocked with Valentine's day stuff. I love the day after Valentine's day when all that candy is 50% off. I'm an Anti-Valentine's day kind of girl and sadly they just don't made cards for that. So I made my own. 

Rubber stamps used:

Additional items needed:
  • Imagination
  • Scissors
  • Alcohol markers 
  • ink- Palette, hybrid acid free
  • Sharpie marker
  • Card stock
  • Glue Stick

1. Begin by stamping your mermaids tail. While the ink is drying you can cut your card stock into 2.5" x 3.5"
2. Color in your mermaid tail and write "Go Splash Yourself" on a scrap piece of paper. 
3. Cut out your stamps and letters. At this time I also ripped my blue paper and glued it to my prettier red card stock paper. I then glued the words and tail down.
4. Added a boarder around the card using a sharpie and a white gel pen.
5. The heart is a store embellishment, I found in the clearance aisle. But you could cut a heart out by head or us a die cut. Use your imagiantion.

Hope you enjoyed this Anti-Valentine's day card. If you have any questions feel free to message Lasheet and if you choose to make your card tag her and Blank Page Muse. Thank you, happy crafting!! ♥

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Monday, February 22, 2021

Birds on a Wire

 Hello, my crafty friends! Kelly on the blog today with Blank Page Muse. I love to create cards and I give them away to friends and family and to my mom-in-law so she can give them away too! She gets 10 - 15 cards a month from me so we are both using lots of cards. 

The following supplies were used to create this card -

White cardstock 
Black cardstock
Small ink cube 
Versafine Clair Nocturne ink

Using the small ink cube in your choice of color, lightly swipe it along the bottom 1/3 of the white cardstock. You don't want to press too hard or your swipe will not look like a swipe, it will be a full-on stripe.

Set this piece aside to dry for just a bit, while drying, cut your black cardstock down about 1/4 inch on each side and glue to the front of the card then cut down the swiped piece of card to fit over the black cardstock. This will create 3 layers - card base, black card, and the stamped card. At this point, you can add ribbon or thread to the white stamped card or leave it as it is. I usually don't go for thread or ribbon because of the bulk. 

Next, you will ink up the Birds on a Wire and stamp them over the swiped ink on the cardstock. Glue this panel down to the black card stock and you are finished! 

I love making quick cards and many times I will leave them blank until I get ready to use them. I hope this quick card gives you several ideas of your own! Happy Crafting!!

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Saturday, February 20, 2021

Have a Plantastic Birthday Card

 Hello! Ana from Craft Me a Card coming to you once more with a Card showcasing the wonderful Cactus Stamp set from Blank Page Muse called: Set of 3 Potted Cactus & Succulents Art Rubber Stamps By Pam Bray Designs. 

I am just having a ball with these stamps! So many cute puns to use. We can really get creative using cacti as our inspiration for fun sentiment. These stamps are the best for the use of any plant, succulent, or cactus pun. 

Here I will be guiding you along as I explain the steps I take in creating this cute card for my nieces birthday. She loves succulents. I can't think of a better card to give her than one using these well taken care of succulents.

 Supply list:


First you will start off by covering your card base with a cardstock of the color of your preference. I love teal, so I went with cardstock of this color.

Next, stamp your cactus' on watercolor paper. You need it to be watercolor so you can give it color using water base inks. The water color look works best for the feeling we want to portray on this card which is a creative, artistic look.
Take your water color medium and color the plants. I decided to use Distress Markers by Tim Holtz. Simply, scribble the color on a non porous surface, add water, and with a wet brush color away.

For the next step you will be using a background stamp. This one by Blank Page Muse called Canvas Texture building Art Rubber Stamp fit perfectly for this card. 

Using your scissors or cutter, cut the colored images out in form of a square. 
Using the same color cardstock as your base; cut squares a little larger than your stamped and colored images. You want the colored cardstock to show as a frame around your images.
Using a crafters knife or distressing tool, distress the edges of both pieces  (colored image and colored cardstock).

Adhere the colored images onto the colored cardstock. Now you have your images nicely displayed with a frame around them.

Take a piece of white cardstock and cut it to be 1/4" smaller (all around) than your card base. 
Randomly stamp these same succulent images in black ink on this piece of paper. Also used here is this awesome art rubber stamp of the sun by Blank Page Muse called Sun with Long Rays and Face. 

 Take a narrow piece of white cardstock (about 2" wide), and the length of your card. Using two different colors stamp this image along the whole strip of white cardstock. I used Distress inks by Tim Holtz in the colors of Antique Linen and Peacock Feathers.

Now you are ready to start putting your card together. 
Placing this decorated strip in the middle of the white and black stamped piece (longways), go ahead and glue it down. Now this piece can be glued down to your colored cardbase.

Glue the three images of the succulents along the stamped strip evenly distributed. 

For the sentiment, print out or handwrite the sentiment: "Have a Plantastic" (on a different line) "Birthday".
Cut out the first part of your sentiment in form of a banner. This banner will be placed on the top left hand side of the card. the Birthday banner with the "Birthday" on it will be placed on the bottom right hand side of the card. This way the card will be "balanced"
Quick tip: add glue only to the two extremities of the banner.. when you glue it down, try to adhere it lifting up the center of the banner. This way, your banner will set looking 3D. 

And there you have it! A cute "pun" card to make someone smile on their birthday.


That is all from me today...
As always, I hope you get inspired, I hope you create and be happy.
I invite you to follow me on social media. You can find me under Craft Me a Card on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest. Happy Crafting everyone!
Till next time -Ana

Friday, February 19, 2021

Romance Art Journal Page

Hi BPM Fans! Betty here today. Welcome to my first ever art journal post! Art journaling is new to me so I wanted to keep it simple by using supplies I am familiar with, such as distress inks and sprays, die cuts, paint, and red rubber stamps. I love this stamp set from Blank Page Muse called Romance Rubber Stamp Set. It comes with 6 beautiful graphic stamps and 6 sentiment stamps. 

Since February is National Creative Romance Month and Romance is the theme for the Blank Page Muse monthly challenge, I thought it would be fun to make my first art journal page with hearts and romance-themed stamps! You too can make one and enter it in our monthly challenge!


  • Blank Page Muse Stamps: Romance Rubber Stamp Set
  • Removable tape to cover edge of journal (I used washi tape)
  • Gesso & paint brush
  • Distress oxide inks: Spun sugar, Picked Raspberry, Candied Apple, Fired Brick
  • Wide removable tape to cover center binding coils of journal (I used 3M Durapore tape)
  • Wax paper
  • Distress sprays: Worn lipstick, Festive berries, Wilted Violet, Picket Fence
  • Heat gun
  • Solvent black ink pad (I used StazOn)
  • Thin white paper, such as tissue, tracing, or onion (I used onion paper)
  • Stamping block or stamp positioner
  • Colored pencils - any brand - pink, green, purple, peach, sepia/gray
  • Heart die cuts in various sizes, colors, and paper patterns (I used 12)
  • Distress ink & ink applicator: Vintage photo
  • Collage medium, matte
  • White acrylic paint and small stiff brush for splattering

  • Cover the edges of the journal page that is next to the coil binding. Put wax paper behind each of the pages to protect the other pages. Use a paint brush to add a light layer of gesso.

  • Using a blender brush or foam applicator, apply the distress inks in the order shown.

  • Cover the center coils with wide tape to keep it clean when spraying inks in the next step
  • Put the journal in a fairly deep box so when you spray, the over-spray will be contained in the box. 

  • Spray a light layer of the Worn Lipstick and let it dry before adding the next colors in the order shown. Make sure each color is dry before spraying the next one. Spray as much or as little as you like. You can use a heat gun to dry in between each color. After all the colors were sprayed, let mine it dry overnight. Continue to prepare the stamped images and die cuts.  

  • Using a stamping block or stamp positioner, stamp the images with waterproof black ink on thin white tissue paper, tracing paper, or onion paper. Use a heat gun to help dry the ink and to heat set it.

  • Use color pencils to add color to the stamped images. 
  • Fussy cut the colored images. Use Distress ink to distress the edges. Ink the Old Paper in the center of the image and Vintage Photo on the edges.
  • Cut out 12 heart shapes in various sizes, colors, and patterned paper. I used left over hearts from previous projects. Distress the edges using Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
  • Assemble the hearts and stamped images onto your pages until you find a layout you love. Take a picture of it before you adhere the pieces down to use as a reference.
  • Use collage medium to glue down your heart pieces only (do not glue the stamped images!). For hearts that will be overlapping a stamped image, do not put glue on those parts yet. Keep it glue free so it will be easier to slip the stamped image under it.
  • Next step is to do a little paint splattering on the page and hearts. Add a couple drops of white paint onto an acrylic block. If it's thick, add a drop or two of water to thin it. Using a paint brush, flick drops onto the hearts and all over the page.
  • Adhere the stamped images using collage medium. For the overlapped pieces, put some collage medium on a palette knife and slip under the heart.

I had fun making my first art journal page. When I was doing some research on how to start an art journal, it was overwhelming. There were lots of information on bullet journals, junk journals, collage art journals, sketch journals, word art journals, etc. I figured if I call mine an art journal, it can be any type of art and it can be different each time I make something. It's so fun to do! Give it a try.

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful and creative day! ~Betty~

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