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

donderdag 22 februari 2024

This month's challenge at Lost coast designs/Carmens Veranda stamps is "For the men"

Hi stampers,
Today a card for the men.
I chose a steampunk card.
And this is what you need if you want to make this card.

Distress ink,
Walnut stain,
Broken china,
Rusty hinge,
Weathered wood.
Stazon Timber brown,
Versa Magic Jumbo Java.
Versa mark.
WOW EP Egyptian turquoise.
Ranger EP Hamered=bronze colored
Corrugated cardboard.
Gears die, I used Spellbinders.
Brown and turquoise acrylic paint.
Coloring pencils or markers.
I used Derwent Colorsoft.
Foam tape.

How this card is made.
I started stamping the gears 2 stamp with versamark.

I sprinkled the Ranger hammered embossing powder on top.
Let it melt with the heat tool.

Color with a ink blending tool,
 and the Distress ink colors 
Broken china, Rusty hinge, Weathered wood the card.

Cut off the rest of the card,
 and then take a small edge of the embossing powder with it.
You stamp the text on this piece with the Stazon brown timber.

Now take a piece of corrugated cardboard.
Make sure it goes well around the card with the gears.
Paint the entire piece of corrugated cardboard with brown acrylic paint.
Dry with a heattool.

Repeat this with turquoise paint, but now only paint here and there.
The brown paint should remain clearly visible.

Now we take a piece of orange paper that is larger than the gears card,
 but smaller than the corrugated cardboard.

Distress the edges with a tool.

Make a puddle of Distressink walnut stain and water and dip the edges in it.

Die cut two sizes of gears from orange paper.
I used a set of Spellbinders.

Apply Versamark on the gears, 
but leave spots free so that the orange can still be seen later.
Sprinkle the WOW Egyptian turquoise on the gears.
Melt with the heat tool.

Isn't that beautiful?
Love the result of the embossing powder.

Now you can assemble the card by gluing the layers together.
I stuck the small gear with 1 layer of foam tape.
I stuck the large gear on with double thick foam tape.
Glue the Adventure and the flying car on.

And now you're done.
Hope you guys liked it.
Remember, you still have time to join the challenge.
You have a chance to win new rubber stamps.
But because the rules have changed, I would like to ask you to read the rules first.
This way you avoid disappointments.
Hope to see your participation at the challenge.
I wish you good luck.

maandag 12 februari 2024

The "For the men" challenge at Lost Coast Designs is running till the end of the month.

"For the men"

This card is just pure stamping.
Playing with only ink and stamps can be so beautiful.
Stamps I used.

For this card I used:
 Distress oxide,
Spiced marmalade,
Twisted citron,
Lucky clover.

 and Distress ink:
Antique linen,
Twisted citron,
Evergreen bough,
Spiced marmalade.

Stazon black.
Color pencils

I started by stamping the boxer with black stazon.
I also stamped a mask of the boxer and masked him with it.
Made the spots on the background with water and distress ink.
The circles of the brush strokes sheet are stamped with the 3 colors of oxide.
The inside of the circles are colored with pencils.
Rings were drawn around the colors with a fineliner.
Left and top with a stamp of the Brush strokes and
oxide lucky clover.
Remove the mask and give the boxer some shading.
Stamp the text with the black Stazon ink.
Now just mat the card and you're done.

Come to the blog and participate in the challenge.
And maybe you will be the next winner of new stamps.
Please read the rules first.
They have just changed.

donderdag 1 februari 2024

The new challenge at Lost Coast designs is, "For the men".

Hi there, this card is made for the challenge,
 "for the men" over at Lost Coast Designs.
I just love these little gnomes.
They are available in two sizes.
These are the small ones.

Stamps I used:

Craftemotions Music Bar Die.
Derwent colorsoft
I started by stamping masks of the gnomes.

I measured the width of the jukebox,
 and indicated it on the card with thin pencil lines.
This way I know exactly where to stamp the gnomes. 
Because I just wanted to leave them in front of the jukebox.
Lay the masks on them and stamp the jukebox.

Stamp the Rustic Checkerboard Border vertically on the left and right with black ink.
Now the fun part, color the gnomes and the jukebox.

Matte on red cardboard.
And with a die and black paper I made a music bar.
And I stuck that at the top.
And thats it, and easy to do.

Would you like to participate in this challenge?
Then quickly click here and enter for a chance to win new stamps.
Please read the new RULES first.
Thank you for your time and attention and see you next time.

maandag 22 januari 2024

The challenge "Anything goes" is still runnig over at Lost Coast Designs. Here's my Carmen's Veranda dog card.

Hello stampers and crafters.
The "Anything goes" challenge is still running until the end of the month.
Hop over to the Lost Coast Designs/Carmens Veranda blog and join so you can win prizes.

Now about the card.
I used these stamps:

Distress oxide:
Barn door
Musterd seed
Spiced marmelade
Chipped sapphire,
Peacock feathers.
Any water resistend black inkpad.
White pasca or gellpen.
Color pencils, I used derwent colorsoft.

How the card is made:
I started by sponging the colors Barn door,
Musterd seed and
Spiced marmelade onto the card.

I made a stamp impression with the crackle background stamp that I sprayed some water on.

This is a simple technique but with a very nice result.

We now continue with the stamp of the Carmen dog.
We first make a mask from that.

Take a piece of white paper that is slightly larger than the dog.
Stamp the dog with waterproof ink.
Stick the mask on and then sponge the paper with Peacock feathers.
Let it dry.
Leave the mask on.
Stamp with chipped sapphire and the heart and curls border,
left and right along the dog.
Let everything dry thoroughly before removing the mask.

Color with pencils or markers the dog.

Make white dots in the curls with the posca or white gellpen.

Stamp the saying with peacock feathers.
Put white dots with the posca or gellpen.

Matt the card with turquoise and purple.
And glue the carmen dog on the top.

Well this was fun to do and a very cheerful card.
There is still more than a week to participate in the "Anything goes" challenge,
 on the Lost coast Designs/Carmens Veranda blog.
If you participate you have a chance to win stamps.
 You can even participate with stamps from other companies. 
Please read the rules first, as they have recently changed.
Have a great day.


maandag 15 januari 2024

The monthly challenge at Lost Coast Designs/Carmens Veranda stamps is "Anything goes".

Hi there, 
Today this card with tulips.
I really like it combined with the black circles.
I stamped the white spots with the kissing technique.

This is what I used:
Memento tuxedo black.
Hero arts unicorn,
Distress oxide,
Abandoned Coral,
Wilted violet,
Musterd seed,
Cracked pistachio,
White posca marker.
Derwent inktense pencils.

I started using an ink blending tool to apply spots of the oxide colors.
Then I sprayed them with water and dried them with the heat tool.
It looks something like this.
Really love my distress oxides.
With the memento tuxedo black I stampt the shadow frame stamp twice.
I used a stamping tool to do that.
Its importend to leave the stamp on the stampingtool.
And keep your card on place.
Let the black ink dry.
With the bubbles stamp from the brushstrokes sheet,
I stamped the white Hero Arts unicorn 
on the shadow frame stamp (Kissing technique).
Now stamp it on the black ink on your card.
With the memento black an 2 stamps from the Pieces of calligraphy set,
I stamped in the corners and on the side of the shadow frame.
With stencils and a blending tool,
 I filled up the empty spaces with the Distress oxide.

With the posca pen I doodled around the dots 
and on the black crikels.
I colored the tulips with Derwent inktense pencils.
I chose the noline color technique,
but of course that is not necessary.
You can also choose to stamp with black and then color it.
Glue the tulips onto the black circles and matte with black cardboard.

Come and join the challenge, you have until the end of the month.
You then have a chance to win gorgeus rubber stamps.
Who would not want that????
Please read the rules first, because the rules have changed.
Good luck and see you next time.

zaterdag 13 januari 2024

Love stamping with flowers and fairy's.

I made this card with the beautiful stamp from Pink Ink Designs "Florishing Foxglove".
The fairy is from de Stempel winkel..
The background was made with Distressink tattered rose, saltwater taffy, aged mahogany, rustic wildernes, peeled paint and twisted citron.

A bouquet of flowers.

Hi there, I made a card with a bouquet of flowers.
This card is always useful.
You can use it for a birthday or as a gratitude card.
Or just to cheer someone up.
I made it with a stamp from Studio Light and colored it with Talens van Gogh watercolor.

maandag 8 januari 2024

The challenge at lost Coast Designs is "Anything goes"

Dear readers, first of all I would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year.
I wish prosperity and happiness and creativity for each of you.
And of course, most importantly, good health.

The challenge has moved from a bi-weekly to a one-month challenge.
This way everyone has a little more time to make something and participate.
Now my tag for the new challenge from Lost Coast Designs.
Here is the step by step explanation.

Materials I used:

Versa magic,
Purple Hydrangea
Distress Oxide,
chipped sapphire
Distress ink,
chipped sapphire
faded jeans
speckled egg
dusty concord
Die for a window frame
White acrylic paint to splatter.
Distress micro glaze.

I started to color the tag with Speckled egg.

I made a print on the right side of the tag with the daisy floral and micro glaze.

I sponged the right half of the tag with Faded jeans and chipped sapphire.

I made some spots on the left half of the tag with Dusty Concord.

With the versa magic and the ledger stamp,
 I made a print over the left side of the tag.
let it dry.

In the meantime,
I cut out a frame with a piece of paper that I colored with Speckled egg.

I darkened the openings in the die with Dusty Concord.

I stamped the text from Carmens Veranda stamps and a border from the 
brush strokes sheet with Distress oxide chipped sapphire.
Did the same with the roses stamp.

Now for the portrait of Frida Kahlo.
This is a nice example of how you can also use part of a stamp.
I only used her head and it fit perfectly in the frame.

I made some splatters on the tag with the white paint.
The mat of the tag is made of lilac paper.
The edges are sponged with chipped sapphire.
Now just attach the frame with Frida on it and add some pearls for decoration.
Punch a hole and put a piece of ribbon through it.
I hope you enjoyed it and hope to see your work on the challenge blog.
Enter the challenge for a chance to win new rubber stamps.

challenges this tag has entered.

Make your own background,

Anything goes,


Anything goes,

Anything goes,

Something new,

Something new,