Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Boys with Pets - Blue Knight Rubber Stamps Design Team

Hello. Today on my blog I am featuring two cards that I created using the "Boys with Pets" stamp set from Blue Knight Rubber Stamps. This is my final blog post for the Blue Knight Rubber Stamps because unfortunately, I was not selected to continue as a member of the design team. I want to thank Lynn and Michelle for having me as a guest designer from June - December 2020. I have enjoyed representing your company and promoting your incredible stamps. 
I created a video on my YouTube channel demonstrating how I made my first card:
To create this card, I used a piece of 4" x 5.25" Bristol Smooth Card Stock. I blended Yellow and Orange PanPastels to create the background. I stamped the trees (from the "Evergreens" stamp set by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps) in my stamp positioning tool using Rainforest Versafine Clair Ink. I then inked the small silhouette boy & dog stamp using Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink. In order to ground the stamped silhouette image, I used a #110 Black Licorice Copic Marker to draw a silhouette mound or rock ledge that the boy and his dog are standing on. I finished the card panel by stamping the sentiment "Thinking of You" and stamping some birds flying above one of the Evergreen Trees. I sealed the PanPastels by spraying the panel with hairspray. I mounted the panel onto a piece of black cardstock then adhered the finished design to an A2 sized card base. 
Card #2
For my second card, I ink blended Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide inks onto a piece of 4" x 5.25" Bristol Smooth card stock. I used my stamp positioning tool to stamp the small boy & cat silhouette stamp using Versafine Clair Nocturne ink. I had a die from my stash that I cut with black card stock and framed the boy with his cat inside the die cut.  I adhered the card panel to an A2 card base. 

Thank you for visiting my blog today. You can find each of today's featured stamps HERE at the Blue Knight Rubber Stamps web store.  

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Saturday, December 26, 2020

Sparkly Snowman - Collected Crafty Collab Finale

Hello. Thank you for visiting my blog today. I am here as part of the Monthly Themed Hop. The theme for this month of December is Snowmen and Sparkle. 
I created a card using glitter and a snowman. I used the Catherine Pooler Stamp "Build A Snowman."  I created YouTube Video demonstrating how to apply glitter to a card panel:                                                                                                               
To create this card, I used Tumbled Glass distress ink and a domed sponge dauber to create snow drifts at the bottom of my card. I also used the dauber to ink the edges of the panel. I stamped the images and sentiment using Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink. 

For the blue snowflakes (stamps from the stamp set) I used Something Borrowed (blue) ink by Catherine Pooler Ink. 
The photos above and below are of the card when it was completed (with glitter). I hope the camera was able to capture some of the sparkle!

Thank you for visiting my blog today. Thanks to the ladies who organized the blog hop. It was a six month blog and video hop aimed at using up supplies that we have "squirreled" away in our stash. Each month was a different theme. 

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