16 January 2020

Clown Birthday Cards

Greetings!   I am so excited to be playing with this month's challenge theme - Birthday Cards.  I am playing with the  Blank Page Muse Clown & Pierrot Set Art Rubber Stamps designed by Rick St Dennis.  There are so many fun images in this set.  For this Card I decided to add some accents from the Blank Page Muse Fall is in the Air Planner CLEAR Stamps designed by Pam Bray Designs.  Yep!  you read that right! I used planner stamps on my card!  
Supplies needed
Card Stock
 Memento Ink
Alcohol Markers
Sticker greeting
Color images as desired.
Mat onto card stock and add sticker greeting to finish. 
Be sure to play along with this month's challenge!    and be sure to follow us for more fun!
The Blank Page Muse- https://blankpagemuse.com/

13 January 2020

Creating a Country Welcome Sign

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HOWDY!   Today I am excited to share this quick and easy country welcome sign I created with Clear Scraps brand new release.
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I started by covering my pallet with patterned paper.  I then punched holes in the pallet and added jute for hanging.

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I painted my Chipboard HOWDY with black paint and then wrapped jute around an accent point on each letter.  I adhered the letters to my pallet and added a flower for accent. 
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Once I was "done" I decided to add jute around the outside of the pallet to finish the welcome sign.  Be sure to check out all the new releases from Clear Scraps. 

11 January 2020

Alpaca Birthday Celebrations

  January is a super busy birthday month in my family.  We have 4 birthdays within 10 days! So I always use this time of year to jump start my stash of birthday cards. For this card I started by stamping my alpaca and greetings from Dare 2B Artzy's Alpaca Cake Stamp Set.   Color your images as desired. Create card using Dare 2B Artzy's Lemon Bliss papers and coordinating card stock. Add colored images to finish! I really hope you are inspired to get Artzy with your stamps.

10 January 2020

Mixed Media Skip the Gym Card


Happy January!  I assume many of you my be hitting the gym at this time of year, but this card is for those of you "skipping" the gym.

Mixed media doesn't have to be complicated, it just means you are using different medias (paint, ink, foils, markers,  punches etc ) all in the same project.  Warning!  This project contains a lot of steps, but only because I really wanted to break down the process for you. And I admit this project was inspired by a Seth Apter class I had just taken at my local scrapbook store.

I started by adding a dollop of paint onto watercolor paper. I then spread the paint over the paper.




I added a second color of paint and spread that color over the paper, leaving some of the first color showing through.

I repeated the process with a third color. 



You can see my finished project is a bit "sloppy"  which is perfect!  Set this background aside to dry.


Once the paint was dry, Trim to fit card base.  (save the scraps we will use them later!)  I pounced my ScraPerfect Perfect Crafting Pouch over the background.



 I inked my stamp with VersaMark and stamped randomly over background.
I then added embossing powder and heat embossed.  The Perfect Crafting Pouch helped to insure that embossing powder only went where it was supposed to go! 


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Next I wanted to create a peek-a-boo type window.  I used a "confetti" punch to punch circles onto a piece of card stock slightly smaller than my card base.



To attach my window, I created my own dimensional adhesive foam.  I cut scraps of craft foam and adhere with ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever. 


Add window to background.  You can see how this create that pop up window look.


Attach to card base using ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever. 




Stamp and fussy cut your gnome image.  Color as desired.




I really wanted this sleepy looking gnome to sparkle a bit.  I added ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever with my no-clog writing tip to the stripes on his cap.   Be sure to let the glue dry to clear for best results.

 Add ScraPerfect's Transfer Foils to gnome's hat.


Add sticker sentiments to scraps from background and add to card.


ScraPerfect's Embellie Gellie is perfect for picking up and placing all your little bits onto your cards.


 Add gnome with homemade dimensional tape  to finish!.
I hope you are inspired to get creative with ScraPerfect.

07 January 2020

Birthday Calories Don't Count

Greetings and happy New Year!   I am so excited to be playing with this month's challenge theme at Blank Page Muse- Birthday Cards.  Now I know a lot of people are a bit troubled by clowns.  I am not one of them.  I love them.  Here is a little secret!  My dad used to be a Shriner Clown.  He even road around on a little motor bike in parades.  So when I saw the Blank Page Muse Clown & Pierrot Set Art Rubber Stamps designed by Rick St Dennis I knew I needed them!  And I decided to create a pretty clown for my card.
Supplies needed
Card Stock
Patterned Paper
Chipboard Frame
Ink or paint to color frame
 Memento Ink
Alcohol Markers
printed tag
Glitter glue
Start by stamping the clown from the Blank Page Muse Clown & Pierrot Set Art Rubber Stamps designed by Rick St Dennis.  Color your image as desired.  
Adhere Patterned paper to coordinating card stock.  Ink frame to match. 
Adhere pre-printed tag to chipboard frame. 
 Attach framed tag and clown to card.  Add glitter glue to patterned paper to finish card. Be sure to play along with this month's challenge!    and be sure to follow us for more fun!
The Blank Page Muse- https://blankpagemuse.com/

30 December 2019

Adding Shaker boxes to Accent your Cards

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Today I am excited to share this cute Celebration shaker card which is perfect for a Happy New Year Card or any other Celebration! I am just getting started playing with Shakers and I love them!
Start with the  Mini Shaker Wine Glass  IMG_4627
Paint the shaker with silver paint. Note: my shaker required a few coats of paint to look silver.  I did only paint the top and bottom of the shaker box.
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Using your favorite adhesive begin assembling the shaker box.
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Add glitter before you add the acrylic and top piece.  I chose a large glitter to help with the "bubbly" effect.
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 Create your card base as desired.  I added 2 different patterned papers, creating a frame for my shaker box. Add your finished shake box to the card.  Add stamped greeting and glitter accents to finish your card.

Clown Birthday Cards

Greetings!   I am so excited to be playing with this month's challenge theme - Birthday Cards.  I am playing with the   Blank P...