Saturday, July 24, 2021

Shaker card by Arwen

 Hi Lovelies ❤

Today, I'm back with a new project.

I created a shaker card, including a little "make off"

But first - the finished card:


And that's the way, I'd do it:

1.) I choose my images, I wanna use. I need my Staz on stamping pad, foil for my fuse tool and some embellishment to fill in.

2.) The second step - choosing my colors. I used Distress Reinkers and a waterbrush pen to color my images.

And that's the result:

3.) Of course, this project needs a background.

I choose a stencil, which looks like spiderweb, a Stampin' up stamping pad and Distress Reinker.

First, I color the whole background with my reinker. After finishing, I used the stencil and the darker purple.

And now, my card looks like this:

4.) Now it's time for the fuse tool :)

I fixed my card with little magnets and start fusing 3 sides of the card.

5.) This side, I left open - I fill in my little spiders.

After finishing, I fused the last side. 

That's it! 

Stamps, I used:

- Screaming Lady

- Crime scene tape

other materials:

- Staz on

- Stampin' up "elegant eggplant"

- Canson paper

- Distress Reinker

- Waterbrush pen

- Embellishment (spiders)

- Foil (Fuseables We R memory keepers)

- Fuse tool 

- black cardstock


I hope, you like my card :)

See ya soon ❤❤❤


Tuesday, July 20, 2021


 Hi everyone, 

For today's post I have made and art journal spread in my small journal. 

Here's how I made this:

I started with stamping the focal image with Archival ink and colouring it with watercolour markers. 

I used Amsterdam Acrylics and a small gelli plate to add colour to my pages. I just roll the paint on the plate and then press it onto the pages. I used a bright yellow, a green and an orange. 

I then took a brayer and some white acrylic paint and toned it down again. I thought the orange was to much. 

I then added random stamping and some black paint around some of the edges. I used a paletknife to scrape the paint along the edge. 

Next, I used a star stencil and white paint to add more interest and I stamped part of the main image onto the left page. I concentrated on the small text at the top and the bottom because I can't cute this out. 

Next, I added a little more stamping, some black lines, I glued down the main image and added a sentiment. I also used part of another stamp; the word alien to add over the alien's body.

I used the following stamps:

Rest of the materials:
Amsterdam Acrylics
Gelli Arts Gelli Plate 
Archival inks
Star stencil
Ecoline Brush Markers

Thank you for stopping by today.

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Who's bad ► Majo


Hi, my friends ♥

My Teamie Natalie has made so many ICAD, I was already a bit jealous. No, just kidding. She's doing great art work.


I thought I might try myself and created one with a "wink" in my eyes.

I inked the background with 2 different green distress inks and stamped the star along with the little sheep.

 After adding some interest with the doodle dots, I stamped the sentiment. I thought „fired brick“ was the right color to go with the green.

It’s a bit weird, but I like it, I hope you do too.

I have used the following stamps:



19822 from Plate 1471

19827 from Plate 1471

Enjoy the summer, stay safe and find time to craft. Luv ya 🧡


Monday, July 12, 2021

Time Travelers by Tracy Blackwolf

 Hello everyone!!

Here is a card I made for this weeks blog...

For this card I started out with Brushos... they are small jars of concentrated pigment powders that you add water to on the paper. I love them so much. I used Three colors  to get the background I wanted. Sprinkle on where you want color, mist with water and let dry. Then I stamped the French text in pine cone Versaclair.  I then stamped the men in balloon with Kaleidacolor ink in Cappuccino delight. I went on to stamp the nested gears in distress ink Scattered Straw on three corners. 

I then stamped the stars using the Cappuccino  delight . I stamped the clock face on acetate and used some alcohol ink in cappuccino to give it a smoky look. Stamped the two men and fussy cut, and then used my computer to make the words ,inking them in the color scheme.
I used foam tape to stick the men on for dimension, taped the other items in place and then cut my layer cards. I inked the edges of the art card in black before taping it all together.
And that is my card for this time... I hope you enjoy it!! Until next time!!  Keep creating...

Stamps used:
Stars     19291
Sitting man   16282
Businessman Silhouette    19418
Nesting Gears 2    18077
Men in balloon basket     19002
French writing   20646
Clock Face     19468

Other Supplies:
Brushos pigments... lt. brown, dk. brown , Gamboge
Disstress ink...Scattered Straw
Kaleidacolor ink...Cappuccino Delight
Black Staz-on ink
Versaclair inks: Nocturne and Pine Cone
words printed on computer

Hello again everyone!

Today I felt like making some ATCs so I have made three different ones.

I started by choosing three scraps from my stash of backgrounds, and cut them to size (3.5" x 2.5")

Once I had decided which image to put on which background, I started by stamping the images which needed to be coloured in.  I used Copics to colour.

I then started to put together each ATC.  Most of the images are from the Banksy range, except two.

On the Salvador Dali ATC, I stamped the sentiment and embossed it as I wanted it to look like wet paint.

With the "All my Life...." ATC, I cut up the words to fit them down the side of the ATC and also went round the edges with blue distress ink 

On the sign beggar ATC, I decided to "age" the sign by drawing on some cracks - not sure it makes it look that much older to be honest! I also edged this ATC with Bluesketch distress ink.

I love making ATCs when I feel like working "small".  Here are the finished ATCs

That's it from me this time! Hope you like these little works of art :)

Stamps Used:

Other Products Used:

Bluesketch Distress Ink
Clear Embossing powder
Versafine Clair Ink - Nocturne
Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black
Coppic Pens

Thursday, July 08, 2021

Interactive index card - Zodiac wheel

Hi everyone,

who doen't love interactive elements on cards! So here's one for the ICAD challenge. This weeks theme I'm working on is about diagrams, maps and blueprints and the stamps I used here came into my mind immediately.

This is how my interactive "dial" looks like. In this blog post, I'm going to show you how I did it.


I started with a simple two steps background: a layer of acrylic paint with a light paper towel pattern and a layer of heat embossing. For this second layer I used the eclipse chart stamp. The embossing powder I used is a chunky one so the details of the stamped image don't show too much, but that didn't bother me.

For the interactive element I stamped the zodiac wheel two times on watercolor paper. I cut them out, one as a whole and from the second one just the center moon face. I inked the edges with a black marker.

I had a picture in my head where the center part with the face was fixed while the rest of the diagram can be moved around it. Therefore I adhered a paper fastener to the smaller element I cut out using masking tape. I wanted to make sure that it sticks well and also added a little bit of glue. In the picture you can see how it looks like right before I cut the overhanging masking tape.

Next, I pricked a hole into the center of the large zodiac wheel as well as on the index card itself. I assembled the three layers as shown in the picture, bended the two pins of the fastener and secured them on the back of the index card with another piece of masking tape.

All I had to do now was adding a little quote. I found a matching one in my box of book text fragments.

Stamps used:
Eclipse Chart 1715 (20614)
Zodiac Wheel (20619)

Other material:
- index card 3 x 5 inch
- Canson watercolor paper
- acrylic paint (payne's grey)
- Versafine Claire ink (nocturne)
- Versamark ink
- Lindy's embossing powder (tin roof rusted)
- paper fastener
- masking tape

I hope you got inspired to make your own interactive "dial" element.

See you soon!


Tuesday, July 06, 2021

Mark Maker

 Hi Everyone, 

I am back ! After 6 months without, I really missed the quirky, fun images of VivaLasVegaStamps! so I am really happy that I can contribute to the blog again ! For my first project I have made a postcard. Postcards are great because their size is not too intimidating and yet there is plenty of room to enjoy yourself. 

I made the background with an UmWow Studio (Hexagon) stencil, acrylic paint and a gelli plate. I added stamping and heat embossing. The main image was coloured with watercolour markers. 

I have used the following stamps:

Rest materials:
Amsterdam Acrylics
Gelli Arts Gelli plate 6 x 6 
Versafine and Archival inks
Watercolour markers
White embossingpowder

Thank you so much for stopping by today !