Friday, January 31, 2020

Super Stamp Sale!!!

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Dreamers of dreams art journal page with Josefine

Hello everyone, I'm so exited to be joining the Viva Las VegaStamps! design team with my first project. For my first post, I picked some of my favorite stamps to create an art journal page.

I started by spraying some ink onto the art journal page and while the ink was wet, I added a few Infusions (water soluble powders) on top.

Next up, I stamped the Stitching Lines, Doodle Dots, and Row of Chevron all over the inked up background. To ensure they are not standing out too much, I used yellow and orange Archival Ink.

Then I added the Squiggly Star to the bottom right. Here, I used a brown Archival Ink. I wanted it to be seen, but not stand out too much.

While the page was drying a bit more, I stamped the Tarot XIX The Sun onto a separate piece of white card stock and colored it using the same colors that I used for the background.

Once the page was dry, I added a few colored paper scraps in a contrasting color. These are great as the base for the Tarot Card and a resin 3D star.

As a final touch, I added a sentiment to the top and a few white marks all across the page.

Her is also a video where you can watch the entire process.

Stamps I used:

Row of Chevrons SKU 19829

I hope you like my first project for the Viva Las VegaStamps! design team :)

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Simply Masculine

Hello Crafty Friends!

It's me, Tera here again to share with you a super simple masculine card.

(you know you always need those!)

Stamp Used:

Other Supplies:
Hickory Smoke distress stain spray
black soot and frayed burlap distress ink
Park Lane papers
Tim Holtz stitched rectangle dies
Memento ink- Tuxedo Black
 Tim Holtz "snippets" pack
Voltage Die (by Tim Holtz)

I wanted to create a slightly grungy yet simple card that would be good for any occasion.  I started by picking a background paper that was simple with a light colored pattern.  (The papers I used came from the park lane packs called - Maps, text & ledgers, as well Neutrals)

I began by cutting my focal paper out with a Tim Holtz stitched rectangle die. I then stamped my Fabrique stamp in black Memento ink. To add a grungy effect I used black soot and frayed burlap distress ink lightly around the edges and a few flicks of Hickory Smoke distress stain spray. 

Next, I cut the next to layers of mats for my card. I sanded the edges of the textured card-stock for some extra texture and grunge. I also used black soot distress ink on both of these additional mats to lightly distress them.  Finally, I used the edge of my scissors to rough up the bottom mat layer. 
(the bottom layer is bigger than the biggest die, so I was unable to die cut it with the stitching. It is 4in x 5.25in)

To finish, I matted my card on a black A2 card base, and added my finishing touches.  The rusty bolts I created with my Tim Holtz voltage die, and the tiny ephemera is from the Tim Holtz "snippets" pack. 

(Just a note for the bolts- I used distess oxide sprays to color them as well as distress crayons)

I hope you enjoy this fun and easy card! 
Stay crafty!

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Follow your heart ► Majo

Hi Folks,

Majo here today to show you a tag with one of my favorite stamps, the Squiggle Heart ...

I cut the tag from a sheet of Watercolour paper, which I had inked before. I had used my favourite technique again, since it gives me the freedom to use as many colours as I want without getting them mixed up. By drying each layer, you make sure the colours stay separately

Just press the ink pads on a worksheet and add some water, dip the tag, card or any panel into the different pools of ink and make sure to dry each layer in between.

After stamping the Waybill/Invoice Background, I stamped the heart on a separate piece of my master board and fuzzy cut it.

 I added the tiny feet and stamped the heart also on my tag to get all the doodling on the edges. A little water helped to mix the colors in the heart, I liked it better that way after all.

I stamped the numbers border, added the doodle dots in different colors, distressed all edges, added a piece of twine and was happy with my creation.

I cut the sentiment apart and adhered it to my tag with pop dots.

 The stamps I used:
 Squiggle Heart - Plate 1469
Follow your heart - Plate 1513 
Doodle Dots - Plate 1471 

Thanks for stopping over, have a good time, Happy Crafting