Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Day 3: Blue Knight Rubber Stamps Week , a GIVEAWAY and a Video Tutorial

Hello my crafty friends!

Welcome to Day 3 of Blue Knight Rubber Stamps & GIVEAWAY Week, 
here at my blog!

The week is passing quickly....
and I'm having a great time creating cards with so many terrific stamps!
I hope that you've been enjoying this special week as well.

Today I'm sharing 2 cards...(and a speedy video tutorial)
Both cards are happy...cheerful..fun and bright 
and have lots of little details that make each one pop and sparkle and shine.

I've got lots to share today...
So I am going to jump right in...
and start the sharing!

Today's card were created with some great Blue Knight Rubber Stamps sets...
The first card was created with
the You & Me stamp set

  


and the second card...the shaker card...was created with the following stamp sets...
I'll Never Stop Believing (left).....and....Best Wishes (right)
        

The first card that I'm sharing today
was created with the You & Me stamp set.
and...it's also the card featured in this video tutorial.


I just love this large stamp
and the pairings of so many recognizable duos!
I, myself, am an Ethel...to 3 of my dearest red headed Lucy friends
with whom I have been known to get into many antics with since childhood!
(What are the chances that my 3 closest dearest lifelong childhood friends would all have red hair!)
This being said...it makes sense that I would opt to create a Lucy & Ethel card!

The video that I've shared above will show you how to create this window card
with a dynamic duo of your choice being the highlighted name.
I think that this stamp is so clever and versatile.
I'm so glad that I've added it to my stamp-stash.


I hand cut a small glittery arrow as an embellishment...

...and added the You & Me sentiment to the inside of the card.
You'll be amazed at how easy it was to create this card...
So be sure to check out the video (above)

After Lucy and Ethel were complete...
I created another a bright shimmery  card.

I have to say that I am NOT a big shaker card person...
BUT...I made a shaker card!
I started out by creating a foiled mat layer with
the start pattern from
Gina K's Foil Mates Stars and Stripes Background foil-able elements.
I chose a rainbow foil...so the foiled stars have lots of varied color.
I chose bright pink and black card stock colors for matting.
I used my MISTI stamping tool and Gina K's AMALGAM INK to stamp the image.
(My new favorite ink for silhouette stamping
because it gives a nice solid jet black image)
Once the image was stamped..
I die cut it with a stitched rectangle die
and matted it with black card stock.
Next...I created the shaker pouch by adding sequins to the pouch and sealing it.
(I used a cello-envelope for the shaker pouch)
I die cut a rectangle "window" in the center of the foiled piece
and used fun foam to position the foiled star piece.
I also stamped the sentiment and created  quadruple matting for the sentiment
with foiled pieces and card stock pieces.

This was a fun card to create!
I'm so glad that I created a shaker card ...
The first, for me...in a very long long time.

And now..
it's time to remind you about the giveaway.

If you have a USA address...
just leave a comment below to be "in" on the giveaway.
2 Winners will be chosen and announced here at the blog on Saturday
Winner #1 will have the opportunity to choose one of the silhouette stamps on the left...
and winner #2 will have the opportunity to choose one of the stamps on the right
(Mark and Salem...or Tracie and Bailey)
**You'll have an entry to each comment that you post 
each day during Blue Knight Rubber Stamps Week....
There's still time to visit prior blog posts and to post a comment.
       

Thanks a bunch for visiting today my crafty and creative friends!
I hope that you've found a little bit of inspiration here at my blog today!
See you tomorrow for Day #4 of Blue Knight Rubber Stamps Week!
Michelle.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Day 2: Blue Knight Rubber Stamps Week & GIVEAWAY

Hello my crafty friends!
Welcome to Day 2 of Blue Knight Rubber Stamps Week & GIVEAWAY 
here at my blog!

Yesterday I shared a collection of cards created with
some great silhouette style stamps from Blue Knight's recent release.

Today I've got another silhouette card to share...
Created with the For Those Who Served ....and God Bless America stamp sets.
         

My collection of patriotic or service related cards isn't that big...
So when I saw this card at the Blue Knight web site...
I loved it's simplicity...
and...
I knew that I should add it to my order.

This silhouette stamp is the ideal size for an A2 card front
and together with Gina K's AMALGAM ink and the Misti 
it was easy to stamp out a nice crisp solid silhouette image.
I paired this stamp with Heidi Pettie's Cloud Stencil 
to create a cloudy background
I chose black metallic card stock for the larger mat layer...
and matted the image piece with deep red cherry colored card stock.

 


This card is true to my love of CAS card making.
The image can stand alone
and also works well with a sentiment.
The addition of the clouds was a cinch ...
Thanks to the Cloud Stencil...an ink pad...
and Clarity Stencil Brushes. 

I've enjoyed creating all of the silhouette cards that I've shared here at my blog
yesterday and today.
In the past, I've had on-and-off success getting good solid silhouette images
and so I'm also happy to know that Gina K's AMALGAM Ink paired with the MISTI...
are a great choice for getting great results when using silhouette stamps..
and this allows me to know that I will enjoy using these terrific silhouette stamps
for future card making!
You can see all of the Blue Knight Rubber Stamps 
recent release silhouette stamps HERE .

and...there's also a GIVEAWAY happening this week!
You'll just need to have a USA address...
and Leave a comment below to be in on the giveaway.
On Saturday, at the end of Blue Knight Rubber Stamps Week 
2 winners will be chosen.
The first winner will choose one of the 4 silhouette stamp sets below
and the second winner will have the opportunity to choose one of the stamp sets on the right.
          

Thanks a bunch for visiting today...
I'm already excited about sharing 2 cards with you tomorrow...
along with a video tutorial...
and am looking forward to you joining me for Day 3 of
Blue Knight Rubber Stamps Week..tomorrow...here at my blog!
Have a great day my crafty and creative friends!
(*Don't forget to leave a comment below...to be "in" on the GIVEAWAY!)

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Day 1: Blue Knight Rubber Stamps Week & Giveaway

Hello my crafty friends!
It's been a while since I've created and shared ANYTHING
here at my blog.
The Big Huge Crafty garage sale that I hosted here on our property kept me busy purging an sorting and getting things ready for the sale day.
(The sale was a BIG success for 13 of us selling our purged crafty goodies)
Then, when the sale was over...
I was focused on getting my studio back in order
So I've been working on that
(Putting the studio back in order after the sale...NOT too much of a success!)

But...
I am taking a break from studio re-vamping
to dedicate this entire week to cards that I'll be creating 
with some amazing Blue Knight Rubber Stamps...
Most are from their most recent release...
and all are new to me!

So...this is where I say...
Welcome to Blue Knight Rubber Stamps Week and GIVEAWAY
here at my blog!
(GIVEAWAY INFO POSTED AT THE END OF THE BLOG POST)

I was excited to see that Blue Knight released a collection of wonderful stamps 
featuring children...
some of the images reflect a boy and girl, both wheelchair bound... 
Some of the images include their pets.
Some are silhouette images...
and some are wonderful images to color.

Today, I'm sharing cards created with 3 super silhouette stamp sets...

Birthday Fun (Left).....  I'll Never Stop Believing (Right)
     

and...

I also used sentiments from a few different sentiment sets:
Once in a Lifetime (left).....  Best Wishes (Right)
              


I mixed and matched the stamps from  different  sets 
to create some of today's cards.

I use Gina K's AMALGAM INK and my MISTI for all of the silhouette stamping.
I found that the AMALGAM INK gave a great solid image
with just a few re-inkings of the stamp & re-stamping with the MISTI.

I chose an assortment of prints for matting..
and ink colors for background inking with Clarity Stencil Brushes
I also used Heidi Pettie's CLOUD STENCIL
(Also from blue Knight Rubber Stamps....and which I LOVE!)

So yes!
I've got lots to share today!

I created this first card with the silhouette images
from the Birthday Fun Stamp set
The sentiment is from the  I'll Never Stop Believing stamp set.
I also used the Heidi Pettie Cloud Stencil to create the background. 
The image piece was die cut with a stitched rectangle die.
I matted the print and image piece with dark navy blue card stock.

 I created a bit of a different card front for this card.
The card front was trimmed so that it's not as wide as the back panel of the card.
I offset the matted image and attached it to the card front.


For the next card...
I used stamps from Birthday Fun and I'll Never Stop Believing.
I created the inked background
I stamped a combination of a few sentiments on the inside of the card.
The image piece was die cut with a Mini Scallop die.
I used gold thread to tie the small bow.



The next card was created with one of the images 
in the I'll Never Stop Believing stamp set 
and a sentiment from the Birthday Wishes sentiment set.

I inked the background color by lifting ink from an assortment of ink pads
then brushing and blending the colors with Clarity Stencil Brushes.
I used a Mini Scallop die to die cut the image piece.
I stamped the sentiment then hand cut the banner...and matted it.

And...
today's 4th an final card was created with the Zach & Marley stamp set
and a sentiment from the Once in a Lifetime sentiment set.
I created an inked background with Clarity Stencil Brushes.
I chose prints and matting color that worked well with the image.
The image piece was die cut with a double stitch rectangle die.

Blue and green have always been a favorite color combo of mine...
and I'm happy with how they look with this silhouette image.

I enjoyed creating each of today's cards.
Sometimes, stamping silhouette images can be frustrating 
if the stamp quality isn't great...and the ink doesn't stamp well.

While creating today;s cards I noticed right away 
that the silhouette stamps from Blue Knight  
work beautifully with Gina K's Amalgam Ink and the MISTI.
From here on in...
this will be my winning combination of tools and supplies for silhouette stamping!

You can find all of today's stamp sets
HERE ....at the BLUE KNIGHT RUBBER STAMPS web site

and now...some info about the GIVEAWAY!

Leave a comment below to be in on the giveaway.
If you comment each day during Blue Knight Rubber Stamps Week
you'll receive one entry for each comment.
You'll just need to have a USA address...
and post a comment...
That's it!
Two winners will be announced next Saturday (October 20th)
One winner will have the opportunity to choose 
one of the silhouette stamps sets below:


The second winner will choose one of the stamps below

Thanks for visiting today my crafty and creative friends!
I hope that you've enjoyed this first day of Blue Knight Rubber Stamps Week 
here at my blog.
Don't forget to leave a comment below to be in on the giveaway!
See you tomorrow!
Michelle.