Thursday, September 23, 2021

Halloween Garland by Arwen

 Hi Lovelies ❤

Today, I'm back here with a new project.

I created a Halloween garland with 3 pieces.

Some close-ups:

And that's the way, I created this one:

1.) Choosing my materials for the garland. I used black cardstock and Watercolor paper from Canson. I used two different sizes of a banderol die.

2.) Stick together, so you get 3 pieces of banderols with a tiny black edge.

3.) As first stamps, I choose the Scrabble Alphabet.

4.) Stamping a letter in each left edge of every banderol.

5.) Time to choose the rest of stamps. Now, let's colorize!

6.) Now, every piece is colored - the single banderols need to be connected.

To make it possible, I used eyelets in different colors and connected them with a gauze ribbon. Finished! Time to celebrate Halloween 💀👻

Stamps I used:

- Scrabble Alphabet

- Devil's Trap

- Small wasp

- Vampire

- Cemetery

- Wolfman

- Bat

- Spider web in tree branches

- Spider

- Raven in witch hat

- Jack O' Lantern

other stuff:

- Cardstock

- Watercolor paper

- Staz on

- Distress reinker

- Eyelets

- Gauze ribbon

- Dies

See ya soon *mwah*

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

It's not art by Corrie

 Hello everyone, 

Welcome to the VivaLasVegaStamps! blog today where I have a postcard to share. 

And here's how:

Fist of all I stamped the images I was going to use and coloured them with Copic Markers. I then cut them out. I also took out some words of the sentiment.

The background was simply made with dunking the card into Distress Oxide ink and water on my craft sheet; I used Broken China. I then stamped over top with the same ink and Vintage Photo. I also used Versafine Clair black. You'll find a list of all the stamps I used at the bottom of this post. 

Next I added some washi tape by Tim Holtz and some more stamping, this time with Distress Ink Faded Jeans. 

I then put it all together. I doodled around the edges here and there with a graphite pencil. 

I used the following stamps:

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Monday, September 20, 2021

Hi everyone! 

Today I have a card to celebrate women! I hope you like it :)

To make the background I used distress inks in Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed and Picked Raspberry.  I smooshed them with water then blended some on as well to fill the gaps and deepen the colour.

I added the sentiment so I could gauge where my lady would be standing on the card

I then made a mask of my main image so I could stamp the stars and know roughly where she would be.

Then I added to the background some stenciling (sequin waste) and some different stamps.  , I coloured some of the arrows in with a black pen.

I coloured my main image with copic pens and cut her out.

Lastly, I stuck her onto the black card so that she is standing on the sentiment. I went round the stars with a white pen and a black pen to add a bit of depth, and put a few lines of gold glitter pen (which you can't see properly in the photograph). 

And that's it!  I hope you like her!

Stamps Used

Other Items Used:

Distress inks in Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Picked Raspberry
Versafine Clair ink in Nocturn
Black 7 x 5" card
Copic pens

See you next time!

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Happy Birthday ► Majo

Hi Peeps,

 it’s me again 😀

 Today I show you a birthday card for my friend who favors orange and red flowers. Red is not my color, so I stuck to the Orange.


I used a lot of stamps:




Circles 19998,19999, 20000,

from the Plate 1480, designed by Tara Calihan



 I stamped the floral background in different colors and the circles right on top. After cutting them, I added a bit more ink and distressed the edges.

I stamped the waybill on my card and adhered the circles (flowers) with pop dots. I stamped the leafs and just fuzzy cut the stems.

The sentiment finished my birthday card.


While creating it popped to my mind that I had made a similar card ages ago, and see what a difference color makes:

 Posted on November,14,2019 

Looking forward to Halloween? Stay tuned.

Luv ya ♥ 



Tag trio - Banksy girls

Hi everyone,

today I want to share with you a small series of colorful tags that I created. I always like to have a little something at hand to give away when swapping ATCs. 

I started with three tags cut from watercolor paper with a size of 5.25 x 3 inch. I used Lindy's Magicals and water to create a few layers of color. Make sure to dry them beween the colors to avoid a muddy color mix.

Next, I added some of the good old mark making and texture stamps to the background. These stamps from plate 1495 are very versatile and perfect for a lot of backgrounds.
Also, I stamped three different Banksy girls on the tags. I used Versafine Claire ink for the girls as it is a very intense black and Archival ink in the background for a more distressed stamp impression. Then I inked the edges of the tags directly with the Archival ink pad.

I like adding ribbon to my tags for a finished look. Here I chose to tear some strips of cheesecloth and added some of the same stamps to these grungy strips as I have already used on the tags themselves. This really connects all the elements. Another idea might have been to 'dye' the ribbon with some colors from the background, but I think that might have been a little too much here.

From some black cardstock, I cut a base for each of my tags, a little larger than the tag to get this black edge around it. I glued them together and sandwiched the ribbon in between, secured with a little bit of liquid glue. To finish the tags, I added some quote stickers.

Hope you liked this project. Here are a few more detail photos:

Stamps used:
Carved Xs (20162)
Row Of Numbers (20170)
Cross Marks Background (20165)
Punchinella/Sequin Waste Border (20161) 
Plate 1495
Banksy Girl Floating With Balloons (19421)
Banksy Balloon Girl (19430)
Banksy Child Sitting (19940)

Other material:
- Canson watercolor paper
- black cardstock
- cheesecloth
- Lindy's magicals (teenie weenie bikini, umbrella drink pink, nuneka's purple popsicle)
- Archival Ink (jet black)
- Versafine Claire Ink (nocturne)
- Tim Holtz quote stickers

See you soon!


Sunday, September 12, 2021

September dreams by Tracy Blackwolf

Hello all!! Happy September! 

Hope you enjoy the card I made for this post.....

I started this card by using spray stains. I sprayed those and water until I got the desired effect. I dried it and then sprayed it again until I was happy with the results. I love those things!

I took the stamp lady hair blowing, stamped her and cut out just her face.
I then Took several ink pads and collage

stamps and just randomly stamped over the card. I stamped the black nature collage stamp last. then I took the face and used foam tape on the back to give her some lift. I stamped some bugs looking at her, put some glitter glue on their wings and then took my butterfly corner punch to the corners.

layered it up and that was it! Until next Time!!

Stamps used:
Nature collage by cat kerr    20036
lady hair blowing     7006
writing triangles   19571
Stitching     19575
Mesh Texture   19569
French Writing    20646
Mosquito    1885

Other products used:
Colorbox chalk inks: Lavender ,Wisteria, yellow cadmium
Kaleidacolor ink pad: Baby powder
Versa Claire ink pad: Nocturne
Butterfly corner punch... all night media
Disstress Spray Stains: Mustard seed, Squeezed Lemonade, Wilted Violet, Shaded Lilac