Wednesday, September 18, 2019

A Momma Bear and Friends Card: Blue Knight Rubber Stamps September New Release

Hello Friends!

Today I've got colorful card to share with you...Created with Blue Knight Rubber Stamps September new release stamp set: MOMMA BEAR and FRIENDS!


But, before I share details about today's card...I want to remind you about the GIVEAWAY that's happening over at the FANS of BLUE KNIGHT RUBBER STAMPS Facebook Group, HERE

After you've read all about today's card...head over to the fan Group to enter the giveaway.
You and a friend just might be the winners of the adorable new release SORROWFUL PUP stamp set

And now...I've got a little bit to share about today's MOMMA BEAR and FRIENDS card!

I love that this stamp set has an assortment of images in both a large and small size....because sometimes, I like to create background prints/paper with stamped images.
And...I thought that the smaller Momma Bear image wold be perfect for creating a background print.
I also knew that I wanted to use a bright colorful palette for this card.

I started by creating the stamped background with the smaller Momma Bear image and a few bright ink colors...
Next...I stamped the larger image on Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth card stock using my stamp positioning tool...and  Gina K (Black) Amalgam Ink...my fave ink for silhouette stamping.
After stamping the image twice, I left the stamp in it's position inside of the positioning tool because I would be coming back to stamp the image again after the card front piece was created.

Next...I used BLUE KNIGHT SELECT PanPastels to add color to the image piece.
I used the PanPastel colorless blender to smoothly blend the lines between the different colors.
I place the image piece back into the stamp positioning tool and stamped...re-inked...stamped---re-inked a few times until the silhouette image was a deep sod black color...without any spotting.
(NOTE: The Amalgam Ink requires a few minutes of drying time.)
When working with PanPastels you'll need to seal the image....
So...After the ink had dried, I sealed the image by spraying it lightly with NEXXUS COMB THRU hair spray.
(Yes...NEXXUS hair spray!)

I matted both the image piece and the background print piece with black cards stock.
I positioned the image piece with foam for added dimension.
And wha-la!
The card was complete!

Yes!
This is an easy and speedy card to create!



I'm already thinking about how I'll be using the other stamps in this new release stamp set...specifically with some of Blue Knights scene stamps!

You'll find the MOMMA BEAR and FRIENDS stamp set and the Blue Knight PanPastel Palettes HERE, at the Blue Knight web store.

The FANS OF BLUE KNIGHT RUBBER STAMPS Facebook group is HERE...and this is where you can enter the SORROWFUL PUP Giveaway!

And...did you know that Blue Knight Rubber stamps has a blog?
You can visit, follow and subscribe to the blog HERE

Thanks for visiting today!
Have a wonderful day!
Michelle

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Ranch Fence: Creating a Card with a Blue Knight Rubber Stamps September New Release Stamp

Hello again!

I've got another Blue Knight Rubber Stamps September New release stamp and card to share with you today!

I'm a huge fan of Blue Knight Rubber Stamps scene stamps and so this stamp is right up my alley!
I love the details in this scene...The fence....cowboy boots and hat..the bucket hanging on the fence..the wood grain on the fence...the sparse leafy shrub ...sprigs of grass and the hills in the background.
I thought...Water color?...Copics?...Water color?...Copics?
Then...I decided to add color to this image with Copic markers.

I wanted a pop of color...so I opted to make the boots and hat red...
To highlight the fantastic wood grain on the fence... I did some Copic blending with a few different brown Copics and a little bit of grey.
I used sand, grey and brown tones for the hills...greens for the grassy areas and greys and browns for the stones
I went with metal-like colors of grey for the bucket.
I added some Autumn colors to the leafy sprigs.
To finish the the image I added a cloudy sky with the Heidi Pettie Cloud Stencil and a touch of yellow for a sunset 
For matting I chose LCI PAPER metallic card stock in a deep red and bronze....colors that complement color that I added to the image. 

Fun! Fun! Fun!
It was lots of fun coloring this image and watching it come to life!

You'll find the RANCH FENCE stamp and the HEIDI PETTIE CLOUD STENCIL... HERE, at the Blue Knight Rubber Stamps web store.
The LCI PAPER Metallic card stock is HERE

Before I wish you a wonderful day...I want to remind you to head over to the FANS OF BLUE KNIGHT RUBBER Stamps Facebook Group  HERE, to enter the September New release SORROWFUL PUP stamp set Giveaway!

Thanks for visiting today!
Have a great day, my friends!
Michelle.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Winter Buddies: A card created with a Blue Knight Rubber Stamps September New Release Stamp Set

 Hello my Crafty and Creative Friends!

Today, I'm excited to share a card created with another fabulous Blue Knight Rubber Stamps September New Release stamp set!


I find myself saying this often lately when sharing my Blue Knight cards here at my blog...and here I am, saying this again...
If you are a card maker who needs to create Christmas/Holiday cards in multiples...whether its 6 cards...or 106 cards....WINTER BUDDIES is the stamp set for you!

With just  a few Copic markers...PanPastels...pencils...or water coloring supplies...you can whip up a stack of this card in no time.

I stamped the image onto Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Card Stock with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.
I chose to create my card with Copic Marker coloring...
A few dark grey markers...a few blues...and some browns for the bunny.
And ...a little bit of orange blending for the snowman's nose.
(You don't need  huge stash of Copics to create this card)
I highlighted the snow with a very light blue and then added light strokes of Ink on 3 Liquid Pixie Dust over the blue highlights...as well as the edge o the snowman's hat.
I stamped the sentiment right onto the image piece and highlighted the edges of the lettering with the same light blue marker that I used to highlight the snow.
I chose black card stock and an icy blue LCI PAPER metallic card stock for matting...
And.... Wha-la!...A card!
Correction...
Wha-la!...A card in very little super speedy time.

How cute are these guys!
(Too cute, I say!)

You can find the WINTER BUDDIES September New Release stamp set HERE, at the Blue Rubber Stamps web store.
The LCI Paper Metallic card stock can be found HERE...

And...a Blue Knight Rubber Stamps September New Release GIVEAWAY can be found HERE, at the FANS OF BLUE KNIGHT RUBBER STAMPS Facebook group.

So head on over to Facebook to share a comment...tag the names of a friend (or 20)...
You AND a your tagged crafty friend will be in on the giveaway and could each be the winners of the SORROWFUL PUP stamp sett!

Thanks for visiting today...
Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday!
Michelle.