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

maandag 26 september 2022

# 152 Things with wings challenge at Lost Coast designs.


Hello everyone, 
Today an art journal page for the "things with wings" challenge.
I stamped it purely with ink.
Lost Coast Designs has released a great new sheet,
  I have enjoyed stamping with this new sheet.

Stamps I used:
Five stamps from the Brush strokes sheet
Carmen's Veranda, Art wings to fly.

Stazon Jet black
Distress oxide
Wild honey
Bundled sage
Peacock feathers
Saltwater taffy
Watercolor markers

I started with Stazon Jet black.
I stamped the Praying angel with it.
I also stamped the checkered border and crows border with the Stazon jet black.
With the 4 colors Distress oxide and some water I made some ink spots on the empty spots.
I stamped the background with these five stamps from the brush strokes sheet.
All with the distress oxide colors.

With the crackle stamp and black stazon,
 i made some small prints in the empty spots of the paper.
With the long small stamp I stamped the edges with stazon jet black.
With the markers I colored the goth crow and the angel.
I hope you enjoyed it and that you also get to work on the challenge theme, "Things with wings".
You can also participate with other brands. 
But of course we prefer Lost coast designs or Carmen's Veranda stamps.
You have until the 30th to participate, and you can also win new stamps.
The team is looking forward to what you will make, so feel free to join us.

donderdag 15 september 2022

New challenge at Lost Coast Designs, "Things with wings".

 Today a new challenge starts at Lost Coast Designs. "Things with wings".
Well I think every stamper has a stamp with wings in it. 
So come join the challenge!
It doesn't matter which brand you use, you can still participate.
  And maybe you'll win new rubber stamps.
For my contribution I made a tag with the beautiful "Girl with wings" stamp from LCD.

And this is how I made it.
LCD, Girl with wings.
LCD, Long swirl.
LCD, Butterfly set.
Distress micro glaze.
Versmark and an embossing ink pen.
Gold embossing powder.
watercolor paper.
watercolor paint.

To start, take an ink blending tool with Distress micro glaze.
With this you apply it to the stamp.
Print it on watercolor paper.
You can clean your stamp with warm water and a little soap.
Choose your colours, 
I chose yellow, turquoise, light green and dark green.
But you can also take a different color combination.
Apply the paint with a wet brush, and the distress glaze acts as a resist.
Repeat until you are satisfied with the result.
Looks so beautiful.
Stamp with the Long swirl and versamark below and above the winged girl,
  and sprinkle the golden embossing powder over it.
Melt with the heat tool.
With the embossing ink pen you also do the
 outer edges of the tag with the gold embossing powder.
Repeat this process with the butterflies.
Cut them out and stick them on with raised tape.
Make it look as if they are flying away.

Now its up to you.
Make something with wings and join the challenge.
And maybe you will be the winner of some new stamps.
Please read the rules first.

maandag 12 september 2022

#151 Use at least 3 stamps challenge.

                                                                        Hello dear stampers,
                                                            Today 2 houses for the house, lol. 

I had 2 pieces of wood and sawn houses from them.
I found the sentiments Geluk (happiness) and Liefde (love) so suitable for these houses.
Because that's what we all want, a house full of happiness and love.
It was a present for my daughter, so I chose the Dutch sentiments.
But LCD also has these stamps in English, here is the link.

Now the description of how the houses are made.
What I used.
Stazon Jett black, white acrylic paint, beige/brown markers.

First I painted the blocks with white paint.
It doesn't have to be neat, I wanted it to look worn.
When the paint was dry I sanded the edges with sandpaper.

Then I stamped the shrubbery stamp with the stazon.

Then I stampd the bees and I masked them.

Stamped the text on it.
I gave the bees some color with the beige and brown markers.
And really, that was all.
Easy and yet such a nice result.
Have you also made something fun with 3 stamps or more?
Show us and join the challenge until September 15th. 
It may even be stamps from other brands.
Here is the challenge link, and here you will find the rules for the challenge.
Hope you will play along and maybe you are the winner of some gorgeus rubber stamps.

The houses are joining the challenge at:

maandag 15 augustus 2022

Challenge #150 Over at Lost Coast designs & Carmens Veranda. "Silhouettes" is the theme.

Today the new challenge starts on the LCD&CV blog.
Stamping with a silhouette stamp.
If you want to participate, you can also do that with another brand.
But of course we prefer our stamps.
Please read the rules to avoid disappointment.

Now my card for today.
I used LCD's ledger stamp, Butterfly set and Dancer Silhouette.
I also used a stencil.
Furthermore I have used:
Distress Oxide:
Saltwater taffy, and Aged mahogany.
Versfine onyx black,
Black acrylic paint, to splash with.
We start by taping the stecil.
Then apply the Distress Oxide Salwater taffy with a brush.

Do only the ends with the distress oxide Aged mahogany and a brush.
Make sure the colors blend nicely.

It should look something like this.
Dark on the outside and lighter on the inside.
Now stamp the left side of the card with the black ink and the ledger stamp.
Wipe the stamp here and there so as not to create a solid imprint.

Stamp the butterfly in Versafine black onyx.
Make splashes with the black paint and the 2 oxide colors, 
but cover the silhouette stamp and the stencil.
Stamp with the versfine black onyx on a piece of paper the butterfly.
Color de butterfly with the Distress oxide Saltwater taffy, and Aged mahogany.
Cut the butterfly out and gleu on the butterfly on the card.
I used 3d tape under the wings for some demention.
Matt the card and you are finished.
Hope you like it and have fun creating your card.
Dont forget to join oure challenge.
Hope to see you at the challenge.


woensdag 10 augustus 2022

Lost Coast designs 149th challenge, Background in focus.

Hello blog visitor.
Today I have a colorful card for the challenge at Lost Coast designs.
So I thought I'd go ahead and make it very colorful.
I used the versatile LCD background stamp Bubbles.
Together with the Anchor Fish and a text from the sheet Party words.
I also used Lalinea shadowpaint and white embossing powder and Versamark.
And now the explanation of how the card is made.
I used lalinea shadowpaint, which is an ink/watercolor with very bright colours.

The colors of this ink also flow very nicely together.
I started with the bubbles stamp and stamped it on the paper with Versamark.
Sprinkle with the white embossing powder and heatset it.

Take a paintbrush and different colors of the ink.

Color in the stamp with the ink, and this does not have to be neat,
the colors should be mixed.
Be careful that it doesn't turn into brown mud.

Let dry well, repeat the whole process with the anchor fish and the text.

I stuck a black paper behind the text and fish.
Then the fish and text stand out better.
Just matt with black and you're done.

Actually an easy card with a lot of impact.
Now I'm curious what you make with your background.
Join the challenge and have a chance to win new rubber stamps.
You can even participate with other brands, as long as there are stamps on your work
I hope to see you at the challenge and wish you goodluck.

dinsdag 2 augustus 2022

#149 Background in focus, the new challenge at lost Coast designs.

Hello everyone, what a nice challenge to expose the background stamps.
LCD has very nice background stamps, which can ease take a leading role in your project.

Now the description of this card.
What did I use:
LCD Background stamp Gears 2 and,
Distress Oxide: Saltwater taffy, Peacock feathers, Bundled sage,
Crackling campfire, Ground espresso
Distressink: Vintage photo, , Antique linen, Walnut stane.
Stazon Timber brown.
Markers or color pencils.
Gold glitter for the wings.
White gel pen. 

And this is how I made the card.
Spread the 3 colors over your craft sheet and spray a little bit of water.
Pass your paper through this.
Let it dry well between colors.
     With Distress oxide Ground espresso we now stamp the background.
We repeat this with Distress oxide Crackled campfire.
Let it dry very well.
And this is what it looks like, as if the gears have rusted.

With these 3 colors you sponge the edges, starting with the lightest.
With some brown paint or ink we make some stains on the background.

Stamp the dragonfly on a clean pice of paper and on to the background.
Color the dragonfly and give the wings a little bit of gold shimmer.
Cut the dragonfly out. 
Gleu only the body on the card and make it look if it fly's away.
Make a banner with the dragonfly text the same way as the card.
Stick on with raised tape, mat the card with brown cardboard.
Now your done, hope you have fun with the card.
Now it's up to you, show your idea with a background stamp.
 Join the challenge and maybe you'll win new stamps. 
You can even enter with other brands. 
Please read the rules to avoid misunderstandings.