Thursday, September 22, 2022

Oh Bountiful Season!

 Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here!

 Today I am using some amazing stamps from Blank Page Muse and I Brake For Stamps.


Supplies:  
Fall is in the air. 
It's time to create Fall cards with amazing stamps and stencils from Blank Page Muse and I Brake for Stamps.

The full tutorial can be found on my blog.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

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Sunday, September 18, 2022

More Stencil Butters & Projects

 Hello again from design team member, Heidi!

I am making more projects with the Stencil Butters that are available in the Blank Page Muse store.  Part of this post will be me playing around with them and then I will use a couple of the backgrounds for projects.  

The first thing I did was to stencil over some of the Pam Bray patterned papers These papers are definitely thick enough to stand up to the stencil paste.  I really liked the nice opaque coverage. 



I then stenciled some of the apricot colored paste of the paper bag my order came in.  I messed up and a bunch got under the edge of the stencil.  So I went over it again with a metallic gold paste.  This one looks really cool in person and I plan to use it!



As I was going along, I randomly was using some excess paste onto scrap paper (this is the back of an order sheet, so just regular copy paper).  It was looking like this in the end, so I decided to thin out some of the red paste and just paint over the top. (This is one of the neat things about the paste, you can watercolor with it!) I wiped the excess off with a wipe and the parts that were dry resisted the paint and I think this is the coolest background.  You can see the result in the finished piece below.




The top piece is a home d├ęcor item that I finished using Ephemera from Pam Bray’s Masquerade line

The stamps for the finished card are from the Woodland Stamp set and Petals and Flowers stamp set, both in the Blank Page Muse shop.


I hope this gave you and idea of some different ways to use your stencil butters!  I will be back with more ideas another day.  Right now, I ‘d better go clean off my craft desk!  Have a great day!


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Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Shy Bear Christmas

 Who has started their Christmas shopping?   ME!! To be fair I only have 1 package and it's for my baby grand-daughter ... BUT IT COUNTS! SO I decided it was probably time to get started on my Christmas Cards.  This card is quick and easy and would be perfect for mass productions.  Stamp a bunch and then color them while you are catching up on your favorite shows! 





For this card I was trying out my new I Brake for Stamps Christmas Packages Shy Bears Stamp.  

Just look at all the detail in this stamp! 



This card is quick and easy and would be perfect for mass productions.  Stamp a bunch and then color them while you are catching up on your favorite shows! 

Supplies needed to recreate this card


Card stock, Markers, Stickles, Sticker greeting, ink 

Stamp by stamping your image onto white card stock with ink.  I use a stamping platform to help in case I don't stamp hard enough. 


Color you image as desired. 

keep adding colors until you have a festive card. 
Mat onto cardstock and onto card base. Finish off with sticker greetings! Add stickles if desired to create twinkling lights!


See... quick and easy!  SO many options and easy to reproduce! 

I hope you are inspired to get creative with your stamps and papers from Blank Page Muse and I Brake For Stamps.  Don't forget to use my discount code BPMChris. 

 

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Sunday, September 11, 2022

Charming Silhouette Card

Greetings!  Today I am excited to share this adorable silhouette card I created using my I Brake for Stamps stamps! I just love this little girl and her doggie!   And I love the look of silhouette stamps! I can almost picture her telling her little friend to wait while she catches fireflies! 

 


Supplies needed

I Brake For Stamps Girl and Dog Looking Eye to Eye Silhouette Stamp

I Brake for Stamps Half Sheet 138B

Masking paper, archival ink ( black and grey) , distress inks, Card base, white card stock, coordinating card stock, chipboard sentiment


Start by stamping your wildflowers from your I Brake for Stamps Half Sheet 138B onto white cardstock with grey archival ink. 




Stamp I Brake For Stamps Girl and Dog Looking Eye to Eye Silhouette Stamp over your wildflowers with black archival ink.  I did stamp it a few times to make sure the silhouette was good and black. 


Cut or punch a circle from masking paper and place over section of background as shown. 


Apply distress inks over the background. 
Remove masking paper to reveal moon. 


Matte onto coordinating card stock and adhere to card base.  Add chipboard sentiment to finish your card. 

I hope you are inspired to get creative with your stamps and papers from Blank Page Muse and I Brake For Stamps.  Don't forget to use my discount code BPMChris. 

 

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Thursday, September 8, 2022

Stencil Butters and some cute Monster cards!

Hello from design team member, Heidi!

 Blank Page Muse is now selling The Crafter’s Workshop Stencil butters!  Kim sent me a few to try and I want to show you how much fun they are!  

(Spoiler alert, when I got done playing with the ones I was sent, I immediately placed an order for more colors on my own dime! They are fun!)

The neat thing about these is that you can use them like a smooth modeling paste over stencils, they are nice and opaque!  But you can also use some water on a brush and get a watery look with them too.  So with one paste you can get two looks.  They also come in shimmers and non-shimmers (just take a look on the website at the close up photo and it is obvious which are which).  I think I like the shimmers better but can see how the flat ones would work better in many project types.



The two easiest things to do with these is to apply them over stencils.  If you don’t want to use a lot of product, go ahead and apply it over your stencil with your fingers. This seems to use a lot less than if you used a palette knife and it dries the fastest!   Above, I applied it over textured cardstock, which looks so neat! I loved the tone on tone look there too!


Second, I blended two colors over a stencil.  This time, I didn’t want to get my fingers dirty so I applied it with a baby wipe.  This technique is a little different because more product builds up on the edge of the stencil opening and then more wipes off in the centers of the design so you get more texture.  They blend really well too.





I finished these cards with two of my favorite monsters in the Carmen Medlin designs which is part of the I Brake for Stamps Shoppe.  I love these guys because I can literally color them any color and they always look cute!

Monster Mash Set

Clueless Stamp set

Stencil Butters in the Blank Page Muse shop


Thanks for visiting!  Hope you have a crafty day!


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Saturday, September 3, 2022

Happy Birthday Pumpkin Tag

 Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here!

 Today I am using some amazing stamps from Blank Page Muse and I Brake For Stamps.


Decorating an extra large tag can create a dramatic effect to a birthday tag.
Ink the tag with distress inks then stamp the birthday text stamp.
Stamp, color and fussy cut the Pretty Pumpkin girl and add to the tag.

The full tutorial can be found on my blog.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

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Monday, August 29, 2022

Creating a Stamped Canvas

 Greetings! Today I am excited to share this mini canvas I created using some of my favorite I brake for Stamps stamps.  I love creating mini canvases and art journal pages as it gives me a chance to play with different stamps and different mediums.

 

  

Supplies needed:

I Brake for Stamps Music Sheets Background 

I Brake for Stamps The Old and New

I Brake for Stamps Art of Chemistry Background

 5x5 canvas, colored tissue paper, paper doily, film strip, Alphabet Stickers, black archival ink, mod podge, versamark, patina embossing powder.


Start by stamping your I Brake for Stamps Music Sheets Background  and I Brake for Stamps Art of Chemistry Background repeatedly onto colored tissue paper ( mine was blue)




Crumple tissue paper to create wrinkly texture. 


Tear and adhere pieces of tissue paper onto your canvas with Mod Podge. 


Continue piecing tissue paper under canvas is covered.  Trim center from doily and adhere to top corner of your canvs. 



Adhere film strip to your canvas over doily.

Add "Be You" with alphabet stickers. 

Stamp  lady from I Brake for Stamps The Old and New and emboss with patina embossing powders.

You an see the dimension embossing your lady adds to your canvas. 
Stamp and emboss "dare to be Different" from the I Brake for Stamps The Old and New stamp set to finish your canvas. 


I hope you are inspired to get creative with your stamps and papers from Blank Page Muse and I Brake For Stamps.  Don't forget to use my discount code BPMChris. 

 

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Thursday, August 25, 2022

Let's Make Backgrounds!

 Hi Creative Fans!

Today I'm sharing a background idea - works for journal pages, card fronts, index cards, atc's - really whatever you want to create!

The best thing is that you can use up your patterned paper scraps and as you know I hate throwing any pretty bit of paper away!


There are some wonderful patterned paper pads available in store designed by Pam Bray - I save all the left over bits for using as backgrounds - it's quick and easy and looks effective - minimal supplies required so everyone can do this!

CLICK HERE to see the paper packs in store!

Gather your paper scraps - works best with all different sized pieces - grab your backing item whether it be a journal page or card front - you can use "mop up" pages and pieces of card - gives some extra grunge and interest to the page. My journal page had been used to "clean" excess paint from my brayer so I had some colour on the background.
If you have a plain page you might want to gesso it.


Adhere your scraps over the page - use glue or gel medium whatever is your fav!
Rub white gesso or paint over the patterned papers to dull out the colors - just a really thin layer - I use my fingers because it allows the layer to be thin and translucent! And then grab a charcoal pencil and color all around the edges of the patterned paper, smudge with your finger - love the dimension this adds. You now have a great background to add a focal stamp, sentiment and any other embellishments you like!


Pop over to My Blog and you can see all my stamping & digital creations!

***Remember to us the code BPMSharon at the store for 15% off ***
So many fab stamps to choose from!
Note: you can use the code at either the IBFS Store OR the BPM Store - why not do an order from each and increase your stash!

Monday, August 22, 2022

It's Pumpkin Season

 Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here!

 Today I am using some amazing stamps from Blank Page Muse and I Brake For Stamps.




Use an assortment of layers to create a Fall effect.
Color the girl with Copic Markers, then fussy cut her.
Create and assemble card.

The full tutorial can be found on my blog.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

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