Hello Bombshell Fans! Alison here. Welcome to the September 2013 Bombshell Stamps Hump Day Hop! The theme for this month is Speed Demons: Masters of Transportation. Bombshell has so many cool vehicles. There's motorcycles, hot rods, even a fantastic ship! I wanted this month's participants to use these modes of transportation as the focus of their projects. Are you ready to check out some Speed Demons? Here is the full hop list.
When the digital Rosie the Riveter image was released by Bombshell Stamps, this great embossing folder of Riveted Metal by Tim Holtz came to mind. It goes perfectly with Rosie. And what better material to emboss using that folder than metal. Of course I had to distress it some with alcohol inks. Here's how I did it.
Here's a picture of the supplies. for the metal distressing.
I picked a sheet of purple metal to emboss.
I cut it to size and then ran the folder with the metal through my Sizzix.
Here's a shot of the embossed metal.
To tint it, I used some Tim Hotz/Ranger alcohol inks. I added a few drops of two different colors of alcohol inks onto my pad and applicator.
Then added some blending solution before applying the ink to the metal.
The blending solution took some of the purple tint off of this metal, but I was good with that. It gave me the effect I was looking for.
You can clean up your teflon work mat with a bit of blending solution and a tissue. I just squirt a bit of the blending solution on my mat and then wipe up.
Oh and for grins, here's my storage container. I made a couple of boxes and dividers out of packaging chipboard. Works perfectly.
And the outside of the box. Of course it has to have an alcohol ink finish to it if the box is going to hold alcohol inks. Right?
I applied adhesive to it and then applied the metal to a cardstock layer. This gives the thin metal sheet more stability as I distress with a sanding block.
Rubbing off the top layer of ink from the metal using a sanding block.
Here's the finished and sanded metal. Love the texture and depth.
Ahoy, Mateys! 'Tis the 19th of September, which only means 1 thing.... Talk Like a Pirate Day! Alison here, and I am you Cap'n for the day. Me hearties, I am expectin' to see some fine beauties today from me hands, and even landlubbers such as yerself. Need to decode me speak? Take a gander below and visit here: http://www.tide-mark.com/pirate_dict.html
A Fine Woman-Beauty! preceeded by 'me'
Avast-Check that out!
Arr!-Yes, I agree, I'm happy, used on most occasions!
Aye Aye- right away
Bilge Rat- an unpleasant fellow but used in a humorous way with friends
Scurvy Rat-as above
Grog- Beer, Rum, Merlot!
Lubber- someone not joining in with Talk Like a Pirate Day!
So to parrrty like Pirates, TLAP has a fun Facebook Page and we have created a ruckus with our Bombshell Stamps, so use yer deadlights and enjoy the loot.
Kim here with a Fabulous Friday Tutorial - creating a Happy Haunting Garland Banner using 3 Bombshell Stamps Sets. Muertos Doll, Bone Font, and those little bats from Holiday Accessory. Let's get to it!
-Bombshell Stamps - Muertos Doll, Bone Font, Holiday Accessory
-Tsukineko Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black
-Spectrum Noir Markers- IG4, IG2, IG1 (or your favorite coloring utensil!)
-Tsukineko Memento Archival Ink Pad Brilliance in Moonlight White
-Sewing Machine and needle (I used a standard sewing machine needle)
-Adhesive - small Glue Dots and Scotch Tape
-Electronic Cutting Machine (or 1 inch circle punch or 1 inch die and diecut machine)
-Patterned Cardstock - Halloween themed (I used Authentique's Enchanted line from last year)
-White Cardstock (for stamping and coloring the skeletons)
First I cut out 1 inch circles in black and patterned cardstock. I used my Silhouette but any electronic cutting machine, 1 inch punch or die will work. There is 3 rows of garland in this project and the stamped row is all black circles - so you will need 38 black circles. For the other 2 rows you will need a total of 78 circles - I used a combination of black and patterned cardstock on those.
Next using white ink I stamped the letters from Bone Font onto the middle of the circles to spell out Happy Haunting and also inked 2 each of both sized bats from Holiday Accessory. Once dry, I flipped the circles over from the bottom to the top and stamped the letter/bat on the back of the circle so this way if the garland flips it will read Happy Haunting both ways and none of the letters will be upside down.
After everything was dry, I laid out the pattern (and correct spelling) of how I wanted the garland.
Time to sew! I broke out my sewing machine, changed the bobbin to black thread, loaded the black thread on the top and began sewing the pattern.
For the Happy Haunting strand first sew - 7 plain black circles spaced about half inch apart (this is for the left side). The middle pattern to sew is 1 black circle, 1 large bat, 1 black circle, 1 small bat, 1 black, the happy bone font circles, 1 black, the haunting circles, 1 black, 1 small bat, 1 black, 1 large bat, 1 black and these are spaced closer together then the sides. Then sew the 7 black circles for the right side spaced the same as the left. (This is all one strand).
For the next two strands sew the following pattern with your patterned and black cardstock - 7 circles spaced about a half inch apart (for the left side), 25 circles for the middle (sewn closer together then the sides), then 7 circles for the right (spaced same as the left). I basically just did 1 black circle, 1 patterned cardstock circle and repeated for the last 2 strands.
Once all 3 strands are sewn, I took the first and last black circles of the middle section of each strand and adhered them together with glue dots. At this point I trimmed the leftover thread at the bottoms of the strands too.
Carefully, place this garland to the side. Mine got twisted a few times and it wasn't really fun to untangle. On to the skeletons! I stamped the Muertos Doll skeleton pieces twice on a piece of white cardstock, colored them with Spectrum Noir Markers and then fussy cut them out with my scissors.
Then I assembled the skeletons the way I wanted them posed and adhered them together using a glue dot on each tab and on the heart.
On the back of the skeleton's skulls attached a piece of looped knotted thread with a glue dot and a small piece of scotch tape. It's holding pretty well.
The last step is to adhere the garland to the skeletons, I took the cluster of 3 black circles that I had glued previously and attached them to the front of the Muertos Doll Skeletons using glue dots.
And that's it! A Halloween garland banner ready for a good party.