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Thursday, 17 April 2014

Peek-a-Boo Geisha Card

Hello! Ms. April here.

Have you seen the awesome sketch for April? If not go check it out!

I made a card out of the Peek-a-Boo Geisha digital stamp set using this month's sketch. I have a friend who lived in Japan and she sent me amazing Japanese "Fancy" paper. I have been itching to use it for some time. Finally I got my chance! This is what I did with it:


Peek-a-Boo Geisha digital stamp set

One of the options with the Peek-a-Boo Geisha digital stamp set is a blank umbrella which is what I used for this card. I simply cut down two different kinds of pattern paper and placed it in the umbrella sections. I then used a black pen to draw in the lines to distinguish the segments. I finished it off with a black "Sparklet".
I used pop dots to adhere her to the card for some dimension.

Make sure you check out this month's sketch and play along! Until next time -- HAPPY CRAFTING!



Wednesday, 16 April 2014

April's Color Challenge!

Hello Bombshell Fans! Alison here. We're starting monthly color challenges to give you yet another chance to win a fabulous prize! The palette I chose for April is super sweet. Please use at least 3 colors from the palette. You may also use black, white, and skin colors...but try not to use any extra colors. I hope you'll play along!

Here's the swatch for our first color challenge from Design Seeds!
Use the Inlinkz below to enter your project to win a fabulous prize. You don't have to use Bombshell's stamps, but if you do, you'll get an additional chance to win!

Kelli using Koi Tattoo




Alison used All My Heart





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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Let's Play Dress Up!

I have a new obsession. I have discovered digital stamps. I have been having lots of fun playing with my Bombshell Angel set and all the fun digital Dress Up stamps that have been created to go with her. I am not a techno savvy type gal when it comes to creating art with my computer. So, for those of you out there who are like me here is how I do it.
 
First, download the digital stamp set(s) into your pictures file on your computer. Next, go to the picture file, find the new digital stamp set (the thing you just downloaded) and click on it. Then find the print key at the top and hit that.

 
Once you have it open in the new screen, click on the two 4 by 6 option. 
 Next, click on the "Fit picture to frame" box.
 Now, hit the "Print" Key. I use a flat white cardstock to print my digital stamps on. It tends to hold up better when I color them in!
 I usually go ahead and print two sets on one paper (I don't want to waste paper after all! Or at least that is what I tell myself) and cut down the center until I am left with this:
 Stamp your Bombshell Angel on another piece of cardstock and decide which outfit you want to dress her up in. Then color the part of the Bombshell that will be showing and just leave the rest white. I color in my outfit making sure I use the same skin tone on both the outfit and my bombshell.
 
 
Cut out my outfit and lay it over the bombshell so you know what you need to trim off of her.
 Now, cut out the part of the bombshell you will be using and toss the rest.
 Here is the fun part! Go ahead and piece her together.
 Make sure you use adhesive down the back of her in a couple different spots. We don't want her falling apart in the mail on the card! I always like to coordinate her with another stamp set I have. The digital Biker Bombshell set works great with any of the hot rod sets! I used the Vintage Motorcycle to go with my Biker Babe.
Here are a few other cards I have made over the last few days with a few of the different digital stamps sets.
I would love to see what you create with your digital stamps. If you have not played with them yet, I encourage you to do so! They are economical and versatile!
 
Until next time -- HAPPY CRAFTING!
 
 

Monday, 14 April 2014

April Muse Monday: Man's Ruin: Week 2

Hello Bombshell fans! Alison here. It's Week 2 of this April's Muse Monday. This month, we are featuring Man's Ruin. If you don't already own this set, then get it ASAP, because it's on sale!!!


Here's what some of our super talented Design Team has come up with. Enjoy!






Sunday, 13 April 2014

March Prize Patrol

It's time for the Winners!!!


The winner of the March Challenges is Tina Demarche - tmd!  She played along with Ms. March's Pin-Up Challenge. Beautiful card Tina! I love how you've colored the pink hot rod and your fabulous use of the Bingo Line - hot rods, pink, free, die-cuts, and pearls.


Now, as you know, every month I search the internet for all of your awesome and amazing Bombshell creations.  This month's Roving Prize Patrol Winner is Debora Bayrak!  She used the Man's Ruin Set to create this gorgeous and fun holiday tag. Beautiful coloring and great sentiment Debora!! I love the wreath behind the Party Pin-Up too.
 
Congratulations to our winners!!!  Both, Tina and Debora have won a $20 discount code to the Bombshell Stamps store.  Winners - please contact me at CraftyPinkAnchor [at] gmail.com if you haven't heard from me already for your discount code.

Do you want to win your very own stamp set?!  You can!!!
    All you have to do is play along with any of our two challenges in April!!! After you create your take on the challenge, just post it somewhere online (blog, flickr, facebook) and upload your link to the Inlinkz on the bottom of that challenges blog post.  If you have any questions, just ask!

April Sketch Challenge
April Pin-Up Challenge

So break out your Bombshell Stamps and get crafting!  And keep posting your Bombshell Stamps projects online because you never know where the Roving Prize Patrol could spot you! =)

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 12 April 2014

It's Customer Appreciation Week!

Bombshell Stamps loves its customers and likes to show it!

How do they like to show it? With a sale that runs until April 16th!!!

Click on over to Bombshell Stamps' Home Page for more information!

Then click on Stamps and start shopping!




Friday, 11 April 2014

Fab Friday Totorial - Dry Embossing With Stencils

Good Morning Marnie here to share how to Dry Emboss with your Stencils.

You Will Need -  All of the plates you would use for an embossing fold in your particular machine and a plastic stencil plus a rubber embossing mat and a metal shim.
 Start building your sandwich with the base plate, in this case with the Big Shot or Big Kick open to tab 1, then the first clear plate.  Now add the rubber embossing mat and then your piece of paper then the stencil on top of that.
 On top of all that add the metal shim.
 And finally top it off with your last clear plate.  The entire sandwich may need to be tweeked for other styles of machines just play around with it.
 Now run your sandwich through the machine.  I usually run it back and forth a couple of times.
 This is how the embossing will look.
 I then rub some Distress ink across the embossing.
 
This will make the embossing POP.
Here is my finished card.  I've used the Bombshell Digital Stamp Set Vintage Raceway.   I colored the car with Copic Markers.   I love that the Vehicle Stamp sets are available in Digital at Bombshell Stamps this Month!  Gotta Love That!

Rosie's gone all ATC on us!

Hidy Ho, everyone! I just wanted to share one of my recent Bombshell projects with y'all. A couple of weeks ago I attended a FaBuLoUs artist retreat here in Texas for colorists. It was a weekend filled with great friends (old and new), great food (all new, no old), and some serious marathon coloring! You can read about it on my blog HERE

One of the things we did for the retreat was an ATC exchange. There was no doubt in my mind that our Miss Rosie needed to be the star of my ATC. So, I magically gave her some colored pencils to hold on to (can you say Photoshop!) and colored her all up with my trusty Prismacolor Pencils. I used aluminum-tape-covered cereal boxes to create the embossed background. For the gears I covered cardstock with aluminum tape then diecut them out.

Isn't she AWESOME? I just love our Miss Rosie!

oh, Oh, OH!!!! 

I have a few extra ATCs leftover...so, if anyone wants one, take some time and leave a comment here AND on my blog at the link provided above...at the end of the first paragraph.

I have 5 to give away!! (one per person please). First come, first served. When they're gone...they're gone! hurry, Hurry, HURRY!!! It's a Torrey original!! You know you want one!! YOU CAN DO IT! ACT NOW (offer ends soon, some restrictions apply, offer not available in all areas--like on Mars).

Okay, I'm done now.


Thursday, 10 April 2014

Pin Up Calendar

Hello BOMBSHELLS! Ms. April, Betsie, here! I hate to admit this...well...no I don't....but I have a ton of Bombshell Pin Ups. I thought it would be fun to create a "Pin Up" Calendar with them. I did not associate a year with it because I am not sure if I am going to keep it for myself or give it away. There is a good chance that it will not find a home until 2017 ;-) Therefore, I left the dates blank for now.

Here it is:

I had to keep the entire calendar as flat as possible so it can be hung on a wall and written on. I used Copic markers to color in my Pin Ups and watercolor pencils for the background.
 Ms. JanuaryPeek-a-Boo Geisha set

 Ms. March – Mermaid Anchor and Banner Sayings sets

 Ms. April – Girl's Ruin set

 Ms. May – Lucky Bride set

 Ms. June – Hawaiian Girl set

 Ms. July – Butterfly Queen set

 Ms. August – Hula Girl set

 Ms. September – Rise and Shine set

 Ms. October – Pirate's Life and Holiday Accessory sets

 Ms. November – Mermaid Treasure set

Ms. December – Man's Ruin and Holiday Accessory sets

As you can tell, I used the same page design for each month. I wanted to keep it consistent and really let the girl take center stage. I also used the banner stamp and wrote the month. The Holiday Accessories set was used in October and December to make it a bit more festive.
Until next time -- HAPPY CRAFTING! :-D

Ms. April's Blog


Wednesday, 9 April 2014

April's Sketch Challenge!

Here's April's Sketch!

Feel free to flip it, flop it, and make it your own. Share your project below for a chance to win a prize. You don't have to use Bombshell's stamps, but if you do, you'll get an additional chance to win!

Here's my sketch card using the Homeward Bound set.

Now that you've seen my take on my sketch, check out the other projects from the Bombshell Girls!


Stempelientje using Retro Cowgirls






Marnie using the Lotus Garden set



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