Friday, June 28, 2024

Flowers and Butterflies


Hello, it's Sue here today with a couple of summer cards.


Going back to the basics with these cards.  Some stamps, color pencils, and ink can make simple cards.  
A few color pencils for a little simple coloring.

See more on my blog here.

stamps/products used:
stamps used:
Blank Page Muse
Butterfly breezes clear stamp set 
You make me Happy clear stamp set 

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Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Stick With It and With Me

Good day, fellow crafters. It's Tamara once again, with a new post where I am
going be showcasing my latest card created using I Brake for Stamps and
Blank Page Muse products! 
 


Life can sometimes feel like a desert cactus, with its twists and unexpected
turns. Just as a cactus thrives in harsh conditions, we too can endure and grow
through life's challenges. Our mental health may waver, feeling off-kilter or
crooked, but it's during these times that support becomes essential. The
sentiment "Stick with Me" echoes the resilience of the cactus, reminding us
that companionship and perseverance can help us weather any storm. Just as
the cactus stands tall despite adversity, we too can find strength in sticking
together and supporting one another through life's unpredictable journey.

To create this project, you will need the following:
– Pam Bray Designs
 Black ink pad
 Cardstock – black
 Liquid glue
 Paper trimmer
 Coffee
 Tub large enough to fit watercolor paper
 Watercolor paper
 Watercolor pigments
 Paint brushes
 Cup of water for cleaning paint brushes
 A2 card base – white (4.25” x 5.5”)

To craft your card, start by creating the background panel as this is the most
time-consuming portion. First, brew the coffee per the package instructions
and allow it to cool. Next, pour the coffee into the tub and place a sheet of
watercolor paper into the prepared liquid. Allow the paper to rest for a full 24
hours to absorb the color and then allow it to dry fully naturally. A heat gun
can be used to speed up the process, but the color doesn’t seem to look as nice
in the final product.

The next stage is to stamp your focal images. Using black ink and the
stamp the image in the location of the watercolor paper where the color looks
the most pleasing to your eye. Allow the ink to dry.

Following the stamping of the images comes the addition of the color. For this
project watercolors are suggested, however other media such as a quality-
colored pencil or an alcohol marker may be to your liking. The best technique
to employ with the water coloring pigments is to wet small areas of the image
at a time with water, and then drop small amounts of watercolor pigments into
the wet area. Then slowly brush the pigment into the areas where color is
wanted. If the color is too heavy, use a paper towel to dab up the excess. This
technique allows you to slowly build up color and results in a better finish.
Once the color addition is complete allow the paper to dry completely.

For the next step you need to cut your paper to size. Using a paper trimmer,
first trim your water-colored background panel to its final dimensions. I have
purposely made the dimensions smaller than the A2 card base to provide
some visual interest. Next trim the black cardstock to 4.25” x 5.5”, this is to
cover the front of the card base.

The next stage is assembly. Using liquid glue, adhere the black card stock to
the card base. Next, adhere the background panel with more glue. As part of
the design theme the background panel is angled purposefully.
Lastly, using black ink and the  Stick with me Words Art, ink and stamp the
sentiment onto the card. Again, for the theme of the card this was done a
slight angle. With that, your card is complete.

If you or someone you know is suffering from issues related to mental health
and needs help, then call the National Mental Health Hotline 24 hours a day at
1-866-903-3787. It is free and confidential.

The stamps I used can be found by following the links in the materials list or
you can find them with a quick search on www.blankpagemuse.com. Visit our
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Monday, June 24, 2024

Using Digital Paper to Create a 3D Embellishment

Hello! Welcome back to the BPM blog. I am glad you are here. Do you remember the time in crafting when rosettes were on trend? I remember creating a lot of it back then. Remember when you have to score the paper evenly, mountain and valley fold it, and use a glue gun to keep the rosettes form? Nowadays, creating rosettes are easier than it used to be especially with the creation of specialty dies that cut and score the paper for you. Not only that. Rosettes are not limited to the circular rosettes anymore. There are dies that create shaped ones just like the one that I used on today's project. 


I used an image from the Blank Page Muse Vibrant Spring Digital Paper Bundle. This bundle includes a sheet of ephemera, a sheet of tabbed dividers, both plain and printed; and a sheet of digital paper. I am using one of the digital papers in this bundle. 

After I printed the digital paper to the same size as the butterfly rosette die, I die cut the paper using the die. I folded the paper using the scored lines as a guide. I used a bone folder after each fold to make the fold lines crisp. 


I used a glitter and a holographic paper for the butterfly's body. I embellished the butterfly's body with gems. 

There are lots of uses for this butterfly rosette. It can be used to embellish a card, a gift, a mobile, a wreath, a flower bouquet...the possibilities are endless.  

I hope you like today's project. Please visit my blog, Maria Giselle's Creative Cuts, for more details. 

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Saturday, June 22, 2024

Wonderful Summer

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today.

Today I am using some amazing products from Blank Page Muse and I Brake for Stamps.


Blank Page Muse Stamps:  Let's Get Away
I Brake for Stamps:  Phrases Sheet #048

Mixing a black and white image with a colorful background allows the stamped image to stand out.  This scene, one of eight images comprising the Let's Get Away stamp set, was stamped, die cut and added to a summer themed background panel.

Details can be found on my blog.

Thanks for stopping by.


Steph

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Thursday, June 20, 2024

Dream, Inspire, Grow

Hi there, crafting friends!

It’s design team member Walter back on the blog with you today.  My first card for June was all about self love and doing what is good for your soul.  Today's project is along the same thought and features the words: DREAM, INSPIRE, and GROW.  An important reminder for everyone that we are never too old to dream, incapable of inspiring, or without the ability to grow. It has a pop art style and is a little funky.  I hope that you like it!


Here's what I used to make it:

 Here's how I made it:

  • Blended blocks from the stencil onto the card panel in an alternating pattern with the oxide inks; stamped circular patterns down the left & right hand sides with black ink.
  • Stamped the art doll and sentiments onto a scrap piece of paper from the Steampunk Romance kit.
  • Colored the art doll with alcohol markers, glitter gel pens, and metallic gel pens.
  • Adhered doll and sentiments to card with double sided foam tape.
  • Spritzed the card panel with some tea stain spray to add some grunge.
  • Adhered the panel to the card base and glued on three rhinestone gems.


You may read more about my creative process on my blog.

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Sunday, June 16, 2024

ATC with masterboard


Sue here with ATC's.


ATC are artist trading cards that are 3 1/2" x 2 1/2". 
Basically they are trading little works of art.  A masterboard is a full sheet of cardstock that is stamped, then cut up to create the ATC.

Go to my blog here to get more info on ATC's, and a cutting template.

stamps/products used:
stamps/supplies used:
Blank Page Muse 
World map rubber stamp
Vintage postcard rubber stamp
Unicorn dreams clear stamp set by Donna Gray
Cyan paper pad by Pam Bray

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Saturday, June 15, 2024

Whimsical Mr G

 I thought this was the cutest Giraffe, Mr. Whimsical G. Today I created two cards with darling Mr. Whimsical G. 




Stamp & Stencil used from Blank Page muse
Mr. G Whimsical Giraffe with Wings
Clouds & Drops 5x5 inch Mixed Media Stencil 





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Monday, June 10, 2024

Rainbow Soul

 

Hi there, crafting friends!

It’s design team member Walter back on the blog with you today. Today's project isn't my usual type of creation.  I make a lot of vintage and traditional style cards and I decided to push my boundaries with this one.  I chose to make a pop art styled card that celebrates individuality and loving yourself.  I called it Rainbow Soul since the eyes are the window to your soul.


Here's what I used to make it:

Here's how I made it:

  • Stamped the eye onto the white card panel with black ink; also stamped it onto making paper to create a mask.
  • Applied mask to eye; splattered Brutus Monroe Creamy Aqua Pigments around the eye and dried with a heat tool.
  • Removed the mask and colored the pupil with the glitter gel pens in a rainbow pattern; lightly blended Lost Shadow oxide ink over the image to soften the colors.
  • Stamped the sentiment with embossing ink, applied black embossing powder, and heat set it.
  • Adhered card panel to center of black card panel.
  • Adhered combined card panel to card base.
  • Applied three rhinestone gems with craft glue.

 


It's a simple but fun card with a really beautiful message.  Let's celebrate it every day!

You may read more about my creative process on my blog.

Thank you for spending some time here with me today.  See you again soon!

Be sure to visit our social media sites for more stamping fun!


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Saturday, June 8, 2024

Playing With Embossing Paste

Hello! Welcome back to the BPM blog. So glad you are here. Today's project took some effort for me to put together. It must be the hustle bustle of life that drained most of my energy. What I do when this happens to me is look at my supplies and see if something will tickle my fancy. If there is still none, I search the web to get some ideas. How about you? How do you pull yourself out of a creative slump?

Back to the project, I am using the Blank Page Muse products below:



The stencil's size is 3" x 8". I want to capture all of the circle patterns so I cut a white cardstock using the same dimensions as the stencil. I applied white embossing paste over the stencil making sure that I apply an even coating of the paste over the stencil. I gently lifted the stencil and set aside the panel to dry. I cleaned the stencil right away using warm, soapy water. Before, I would use a brush to clean the stencil but sometimes it the brush messes up the stencil. Rubbing the stencil in between your hands like you are washing your hands seem to work in cleaning the stencil. 

Once the embossing paste is dry, I sprayed the panel with different colors of spray and stain, following the order of the rainbow. I set this aside to dry. You can also heat set it to speed up the drying.

I did a second layer of embossing paste but this time, I offset the stencil to create a shadow of circles. I added embossing glitter powder to the embossing paste while it has not dried. Once the embossing paste has dried, I heated the embossing glitter powder.


I stamped the image on white cardstock using a water friendly black ink. I painted the image using the same colors I used on the panel. 


I stamped the sentiment on vellum. I trimmed the words apart so I can scatter the words on the panel making sure that the order of the words is still correct.

I hope you like today's project. Please visit my blog, Maria Giselle's Creative Cuts, for more details. 

Find more inspiration by visiting the following blogs:

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Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!






Friday, June 7, 2024

Kindness Changes Everything


Good day, fellow crafters. It's Tamara once again, with a new post where I am going be showcasing my latest card created using I Brake for Stamps and Blank Page Muse products! 




Koi fish are renowned for their vibrant colors and graceful movements, making them symbols of beauty and serenity in many cultures. Their scales display a dazzling array of colors, from shimmering golds and fiery reds to cool blues and tranquil whites, each with intricate patterns that captivate the eye. Incorporating a koi fish stamp into a greeting card layout brings this natural elegance to your design. The koi's flowing lines and dynamic shapes create a sense of movement and tranquility, making the card both visually stunning and emotionally soothing. Whether you use vivid inks to replicate the koi's natural splendor or more subdued tones for a minimalist effect, a koi fish stamp transforms any card into a work of art that conveys grace and harmony.


To create this project, you will need the following:

 I Brake for Stamps Koi Fish

 Blank Page Muse  Kindness Changes Everything words

stamp

 Black ink pad

 Cardstock – black

 Card base - white

 liquid glue

 paper trimmer

 watercolor paper

 Blue Raspberry kool-aid

 Watercolor pigments

 Liquid glue

 Paper trimmer

 Tub or tray for the kool-aid

 Paint brushes

 Cup of water for cleaning paint brushes


To craft your card, start by creating the background panel as this is the most time-consuming portion. First, mix the Blue Raspberry Kool-Aid per the package instructions minus the sugar in a tub or tray. Once incorporated fully, place a sheet of watercolor paper into the prepared liquid. Allow the paper to set for a full 24 hours to absorb the color and then allow it to dry fully naturally. A heat gun can be used to speed up the process but the color doesn’t seem to look as nice in the final product.

The next stage is to stamp your focal images. With black ink and using random placements, stamp multiple images of the Koi fish onto the background panel. The placements can even be offset if you wish as done in my card. The number of fish stamped is also totally up to your imagination.

Following the stamping of the images comes the addition of the color. For this project watercolors are suggested, however other media such as a quality colored pencil or an alcohol marker may be to your liking. The best technique to employ with the water coloring pigments is to wet small areas of the image at a time with water, and then drop small amounts of watercolor pigments into the wet area. Then slowly brush the pigment into the areas where color is wanted. If the color is to heavy, use a paper towel to dab up the excess. This technique allows you to slowly build up color and results in a better finish. Once the color addition is complete allow the paper to dry completely.

The next stage is assembly. Using a paper trimmer, trim your background panel to its final dimensions and then with slightly larger dimensions cut the black cardstock down for a mat. In the example, I chose to have those dimensions be large enough to cover the entirety of the front of my A2 card base. Next, using liquid glue, adhere the background panel and the mat together and then with more glue adhere the composite to the white card base.

Lastly, using black ink and the Kindness Changes Everything word stamp, ink and stamp the sentiment onto the card. With that, your card is complete.

The stamps I used can be found by following the links in the materials list or you can find them with a quick search on  www.ibrakeforstamps.com and www.blankpagemuse.com

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