Craft stampers, card maker of the year award 2010

Craft stampers, card maker of the year award 2010
Craft stampers, card maker of the year award 2010

woensdag 22 juni 2022

#146, Lost Coast Designs challenge "Funny or Cute".

Hello stampers and crafters,
For this challenge i chose to go cute.
I found the phrase of Carmens Veranda Stamps so adoreble.
I thought they fit so well with the "Bride of Frank" stamp.
I have made for you a step by step how the card is made.
Well here we go.

What do you need:
CV stamp, Daisies in my hair.
Daisy punches.
Distressink Spiced marmalade, Wild honey, Fossilized amber,
 Musterd seed, Dusty concord.
Stencil of a daisy or some branches or flowers.
Versafine onyx black.
Color pencils or markers.

With the 4 colors Distressink and the crackle background stamp,
 we make the background.
Start with the lightest color and end with the darkest color.
Turn the stamp around and around to make the crackles run together nicely.

Take your stencil and a blending brush or tool,
 and ink the pattern with Distressink Wild honey.

Stamp with Versafine onyx black Franks bride.
With a blending tool you now apply Distressink Dusty Concord to the outsides of the card.
Well in the first picture it looks black, but it is really done with Dusty Concord.
Stamp the CV prase with black.
Cut out the sentences.
Color the edges with an ink blending tool with Disterssink Spiced Marmelde.

Take a piece of white paper and stamp Franks bride, color her with your markers or pencils.
Punch out your daisies and color the hearts yellow.
Now glue everything in place and your done.
I had great fun making this card,
I hope you do to.

The team would love it if you join the challenge.
Make something using stamps.
These may also be other brands, 
but you have a better chance of winning with an LCD or CV stamp on your work.
Read the rules first to avoid disappointment.
I wish you much success and a lot of fun.

woensdag 8 juni 2022

Its a tropical theme for the challenge at Lost Coast designs.

Hi there, Riet here.
Today its my turn to post for the LCD challenge with a tropical theme.
I made a card with the pineapple and the Carmen dog from Carmens Veranda. 
The background is made with the crackle background stamp from LCD,
 and the text is a sheet of party words from Lost Coast Designs.
I colored it with Van Gogh watercolors. 
And stamped with stazon jet black.
I used Distressink Iced Spruce for the background.

I started stamping the dog.
I masked it, then stamped it with the pineapple.
I colored the pineapple and dog with watercolor paint. 

But you can use anything you want, pencils or markers wil be fine to.

When that was dry I masked the dog and pineapple again.
And with the distressink and the crackle background i stamped the background.
I used a small piece of the stamp for this and filled the background.
I shaded with a bit of black watercolor,
and i glued some little juwells on her ears and dress.

On a small piece of paper I stamped the text with stazon jet black.
 I marked the text with pink paint.
I also glued 2 small gems on it.
I increased the text with some 3d tape.
Glue the card with some pink and black cardstock and you're done.

Thanks for stopping by.
I would love to see your art in the challenge.
And maybe you are the lucky one to win a prize.
Please read the rules first.
Until next time, goodbey for now.
Untill next time.

woensdag 1 juni 2022

#145 Its a tropical challenge at Lost Coast designs.

Today the new challenge starts at Lost Coast Designs/Carmens Veranda stamps.
The theme this time is "Tropical".
And that's a nice theme with summer just around the corner.
I chose to make a card with the large pineapple stamp from Carmens Veranda. 
And the text "Dont worry, be happy" is from LCD, it is a sheet with all kinds of texts.
I started with a watercolor paper in slimline format.

I stamped the stamp with versamark and clear embossing powder.
Then I taped the paper with tape that is easy to remove.

And now I started coloring with the ink.
The green hues for the leaves and the yellow and orange for the pineapple.
With brown bistre grains I made a brown ink with water.
And that applied here and there on the pineapple.

While everything is drying, cut a mask from the pineapple stamp.

With pink and purple tones I have splashed a lot.

After splashing, go over it with a wet brush.

Once everything has dried, you can carefully remove the tape.
Stamp the text with versamark gingerbread and spread a little along the edges.

Glue the card to a mat and glue the text on as well.
That's it for this time.
I would say, make something fun with this theme and you can also use other brands of stamps to join the challenge. You have a chance to win stamps of good rubber quality. 

dinsdag 24 mei 2022

Love the "Under the sea" challenge at Lost Coast designs.

 Today my second contribution to the "Under the sea" challenge at Lost Coast Designs. 
The challenge runs until the end of the month, so there's still plenty of time to participate.
And it is even allowed to participate with other brands.
But now the step by step of this card.

I have used these stamps,
Furthermore I have used:
Dylusions ink spray, Calypso teal, Vibrant turquoise and Funky fuchsia.
Distressink Rusty hinge,
Versafine black onyx,
Color pencils I have used Derwent intense,
but you can decide for yourself how you color the fish.
White pigment ink.
white gel pen,
White posca marker.
Black fineliner that is waterproof.
Stencil with cirkel holes in it.

This is how I made it.
First I sprayed the 3 Dylusionsprays on a sturdy paper.

I did that on 2 sheets, 1 for the card and 1 for the plants I cut later with a die.
With the versafine black I stamped the fish in the places where I want them.
 I also stamp them on thin paper to color them in.

For the background I used the crackle stamp and the white pigment ink.
Use only part of the stamp and stamp around the fish.

With a stencil with small circles I drew the bubbles.
and remove some of the ink with water.
With the posca I drew a line on the bubbles as a reflection of the light.

Now we are going to color the fish and give accents with the white gel pen. 
Cut them out and glue them to the fish on the card.

I cut out the waterplants with a die on the Big Shot.
Some I gave an orange color with the distress ink Rusty Hindge.
Glue the plants to the card.

Mat the card with black cardstock.
I must say that I absolutely love the fish, so detailed and so much fun to color.

Well I hope you liked it, and feel free to let me know if you have any questions.
And don't forget to join the challenge, you can win new stamps.
You can find the rules here.

Thank you for visiting my blog.

maandag 16 mei 2022

Challenge 144 at Lost Coast designs, "Under the sea".

Hi there, this time it's an easy card.
But first what I used to make the card.
Black Stazon.
Distressink Black soot.
A stencil.
3 colors of Glimmermist or other spray ink.
Coloring pencils.

I started with spraying 3 colors of glimmermist.
Orange, turquoise and green, on a stencil.
Turn the stencil over and place it on the paper so that you get an inverted print.
Let it dry, in the meantime you can color the mermaid.
You can also stamp the text with stazon black.
Cut out and smear the edges with Distressink Black soot.
Cut out the mermaid.
Glue everything to the card and mat it on black cardstock.
And your done.

Now it's up to you, make something with the theme "under the sea" too.
And join the challenge. So fun to participate.
And of course you have a chance to win.
So click on the link and join the challenge.
Hope to see you there.


dinsdag 10 mei 2022

Challenge 143 "Strong woman"

Hello everyone, today a card for the challenge with the subject "Strong women".
I have chosen the Lycaonia stamp,
 I think it is a real strong woman as she sits there between her wolves.
For the background I used the grunge tree stamp.
The text is by Carmens Veranda, there you will find the funniest and most beautiful texts and sayings.

What else did I use:
Smooth cardboard.
Clear embossing powder.
Spray ink in turquoise.
Pencils or markers for coloring.
Stazon black.
Clear embossing powder.

How did I make it.
I first stamped the Grunge tree with Versamark.
And sprinkled with the embossing powder.
Melted the embossing powder with the heat tool.
When the card has cooled down, spray the spray ink on it.
Do the same with the card with the text.
Now set it aside and let it air dry.
Continue with the Lycaonia stamp.
Stamp with stazon black on a thin paper and color it.
Cut out the stamp.
The map is now dry and we will continue with this.
Take a sheet of paper and place it on the card and text card.
Use a warm iron to iron off the embossing powder.
But if you like it better with the embossing powder, you can also skip this step.
Now glue the Lycaonia image on the card.
Assemble the card further as in the example, or according to your own idea.

So feel free to join.
You have a chance to win beautiful stamps.
And you can even participate with other stamp brands.
Please read the rules to avoid misunderstandings.
I wish you the best of luck and, above all, a lot of fun making your creation. 

zondag 1 mei 2022

Challenge 143 at Lost Coast Designs, its about "strong woman."

Hi everyone, 
This time I made a mixed media card/art journal for the "Strong woman" challenge at Lost Coast designs.

What I used:
CraftEmotions stencil.
Dutch Doobadoo modding paste.
Dylusions ink sprays, Calypso teal, Polished jade, Ground coffee.
A marker for the 50's girls dress and skin.
Black ink for the sentiment.
Versa Magic Egg Plant.
Silver leaf foil.
Glue for the silver leaf.

How i made it.

I took an A5 smooth cardboard and applied the modding paste here and there.
Let it dry by air or heattool.
Sprayed it with the Dylusions inks.
Let it dy well.
Apply some glue here and there on the hearts and apply the silver leaf.

Stamp the stamp of the Pieces of calligraphy sheet, spread over the empty spaces with the VersaMagic.
This may be diluted a little with a mist of water.

Now take thin paper and stamp the CV sentiment and the 50's Girl with a black waterproof ink.
Cut out the lines of the sentiment and swipe the Versamagic around the edges.
Do this also along the edges of the card.
Color the girl with markers or pencils.
Now glue the girl and the text on the card.
And then you're done.

It's so much fun to join the challenge.
We prefer if you use LCD or CV stamps, but it is not mandatory.
You can also participate with other brands, as long as there is stamping.
So click on the link and join the fun, and maybe you'll be the winner of new rubber stamps.

I would like to draw your attention to our DT member Cathy Norton.
She makes the beautiful posters for us every challenge,
and that is worth a compliment.

dinsdag 26 april 2022

#142 Hats challenge over at Lost Coast Designs. American gothic with party hats.


Hello dear stampers,
Another fun challenge at Lost coast designs.
And so nice that you can also win stamps.
You can even use stamps from other brands to participate.
So hurry up and get involved.

Now the explanation how I made this card, it is a card, 
but you could also make an art journal page.

What have I used.
Lost Coast Designs stamps,
Die of a clock.
Stencils of a watch and numbers.
Versamark black.
forest moss,
rusty hindge,
crushed olive,
scattered straw.
Modeling paste.
Green and orange marker.
Colorcore cardstock black/orange.
Viva decor pearl pen.
Orange embossing power
Little chipboard star.

I started by smearing the distress ink colors on my glass mat,
 and sprayed a little water on it.
Dab the paper in to get nice spots of ink on the paper.
With a stencil and some water I took off some color again.

Then I applied the numbers with a stencil and modeling paste.
After drying I colored the numbers with a marker.
To let the modeling paste dry even better, I now continued with the American Gothic stamp.
I stamped this stamp on plain smooth paper.
I cut the frame off the stamped image, and sponged the image with Distress ink Anitque linen.
When the ink is dry you can color it further.
I did that with the distress ink.

Now let's move on to the background.
With stamps of pieces of calligraphy and pieces of architecture, 
I made prints here and there in different colors of the distress ink.

And with a stencil and versafine black I sponged a few clocks here and there.

I sponged the edges of the card
with forest moss.

I had a little chipboard star.
I panted it with Americana paint in a rusty orange color.
Then I applied orange embossing powder.

Remember when we had Colorcore cardstock years ago?
Of course I also bought a block, but never did anything with it.
I got a sheet that is black with a orange inside.
With the die of a clock I ran the two clocks through the Big shot.
With a fine sandpaper I run over it to show the orange.
But wasn't quite happy with that.
So just touched the clock here and there with a green marker.
Glued the star on the little clock.
And glued the rest to the card as well.
I added some accents with the pearl pen.
The lady's necklace and the bells on his hat.

Well, that was the tutorial for this time.
The team would love to see what you make with the "Hat" theme.
Join the challenge and have a chance to win new stamps.