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Tuesday 31 July 2012

Guest Design Team Call!

It's time to select the next six Bombshell Pin-ups (Guest Design Team members)!

Each Pin-up receives a free set of stamps, a generous discount to Bombshell's store, will be featured on Bombshell Stamps' website and blog, sets our monthly challenge, and shares four (4) items (cards, scrap layouts, altered art) during her month.

If the Pin-up rocks her guest design gig, she's asked to join the Bombshell Girls (our Design Team).

Please send an email containing the following information to: designteam@bombshellstamps.com

1. Name:

2. Address:

3. Email:

4. Phone number:

5. Blog or website address:

6. Links to any online galleries you may have:

7. Related forums/message boards that you like to visit and participate (we do NOT need your forum nickname):

8. Three (3) items, cards, or layouts using stamps as the main focus. Your submissions don't need to be brand new and do not need to have Bombshell Stamps used, but should not have been published or submitted for publication for a printed or online magazine. However, if you do have Bombshell Stamps, please use them!

9. Please note if you are a current or past design team member for any other companies. (We do not expect you to work solely for us).

10. Please tell us a few words about what you like about stamping and why you'd like to become a Bombshell Stamps design team member.

All submissions must be received by 12:00am PDT on September 14, 2012. New design team members will be contacted by September 20, 2012.

Friday 27 July 2012

Shrinky Dinky!

I've always found using shrink plastic a little difficult- I think the first shrink plastic I had may not have been the best quality as the ink had a habit of sliding off-very frustrating!
Anyhow I decided to give it another go when Susie challenged us to create jewellery with our Bombshells and tried some CLEAR shrink plastic this time!

~I stamped the feisty looking little cat from the Classic Tattoo set with black Staz-On ink and coloured on the back of the image with copic pens.
~I trimmed around the image and remembered to punch a hole to attach my charm to my planned brooch.
~Shrinking the image is a nerve wracking time- watching that little piece of plastic whip and writhe around is very odd- especially when it looks like it's going to get stuck on itself!
I persevered with the heating and he straightened up and I flattened him with my acrylic stamp block; we both survived and Lucky Cat turned out to be a really cute little charm!

~I added a jump ring to the cat and attached it to a Tim Holtz Swivel Clip: I love the swivel clips for jewelery they are grungy and make great brooches, bracelets (two together) zipper tags, or keyrings!

 For my other charms I stacked a couple of Tim Holtz gears up with a Game Spinner and added a brad to hold them together; used a Halloween token; a small bottle with some glitter and a little label and finally I threaded some beads onto a wire and added those for some bling!

Here is the finished brooch;

I actually loved the shrinking of the Lucky Cat he looks so cute this size and I have some more ideas for shrinky dinks from making this project!
So that's it from me for now!
Happy Crafting!
GlitteryKatie xxx

Wednesday 25 July 2012

July Hump Day Hop! Iconic

Greeting! Alison here. Can you believe it's the last Wednesday of the month? Well, it is, so that means it's time for the July Bombshell Stamps Hump Day Hop! This month's theme is "Iconic." I asked everyone to break out those teeny, fabulous little icon stamps that come in all of the Bombshell Stamps sets. I allowed everyone to use 1 large image (if any!), but I really wanted the focus to be on those little icons.
So? Are you ready to hop? I know I am! So let's get to it! Here is the full list of hoppers.

Sparkly Engineer Mary: http://sparkly-train.blogspot.com/

You have 11 more stops to go, and I know that you are going to enjoy every single one of them. Until next month...happy hopping!

Friday 20 July 2012

Friday Tutorial: Bombshell Bracelets

Hi Bombshell Friends!  Happy Friday!!

Emily here! I hope you were able to participate in the "Bring the Heat" Hop sponsored by our friends at the Smeared & Smudged community.!

I know there is another tutorial on here made by the fabulous Alison! Her tutorial inspired me to do my own. So I guess you can call this Wooden Bracelet Part 2 :) For the original you can follow this link-->HERE<--

I am currently addicted to altering these wooden bracelets. They are quite fun, even for someone like me who doesnt wear jewelery!

You will need:
-Wooden Bangle/Bracelet
-White tissue paper
-Permanent markers (I used Prismacolor marker, and Bic Mark its.)
-Stamp of your choosing
-Mod Podge
-Foam Paint Brushes
-Distress inks, and Stickles optional.

First I stamped all my images on tissue paper. Colored all images I liked, that needed color. I stamp a ton of the little images, because sometimes the icons are fun for filling up "empty space".

Once colored to my liking... I Mod Podge my bracelet to give me a sticky base to lay my images on. Once its not SUPER gooey, I cut out my images and lay them nicely on the bracelet and try not to get any wrinkles, or air bubbles.

Once they are set to my liking, I do brush over with Distress inks, and stickles if wanted. Then!!! Another layer of Mod Podge. I usually find that a soda can, is the best "holder" to let it dry! I usually wait some time to air dry then its ready to wear!!
 The Bracelet on the bottom Left was following Alison's tutorial.

Hope you enjoy!

Much Love,

Thursday 19 July 2012

"Bring the Heat" Blog Hop with Smeared & Smudged!

Welcome to the "Bring the Heat" Blog Hop! You should have gotten here from Lisa's Blog!

We're thrilled to be participating in the "Bring the Heat" Hop sponsored by our friends at the Smeared & Smudged community.

If you are unfamiliar with Smeared & Smudged, here's how they describe their community!
Smeared and Smudged is an online community of rubber stampers and crafters who enjoy using alternative, gothic, edgy, and unique stamps in their designs. We thrive on different and unusual. We welcome the macabre and devious side of things, and most of all, we embrace ALL types and styles of art. Whether or not you “come to the dark side”, your creations should be a reflection of you. Here at Smeared and Smudged, the most important thing is being yourself.

The theme for this hop is "Bring the Heat" and here's Smeared & Smudged's blurb about it!
The theme is BRING THE HEAT! This is totally up to interpretation....some ideas would be using heat embossing, hot glue or fire. Or even using imagery of fire, heat, or even something SEXY! Step outside your comfort zones - the HOTTER the better!!! It can be a canvas, a card, a scrapbook page, an altered item, an art journal page, etc. Use your imaginations. Also, don't forget the S&S rule that is has to be stamped somewhere (digi stamps are fine)

Here are the projects from the Bombshell Girls and Pin-ups!

Kathi's card using the devil from the Cherry Bomb set by Bombshell Stamps!

Alison used Harley Bikes, Cherry Bomb, Homeward Bound and Hula Girl, all from Bombshell Stamps

GlitteryKatie used Wild Horses Bombshell Stamp, Girl's Ruin Stamp set,Tattoo Background set.

Your next stop on the hop should be Wendy's Blog!

If you get lost, here's the complete roster!


Blog Roll:

Wednesday 18 July 2012

July 2012 Pin-Up Challenge ~ Bombshell Bling.

Hello everyone, It's Susie here with your challenge for July!
I sometimes find myself a little bored with cards so look for other ways of using my stash, so I recently tried jewellery. 
So your challenge for this month is to make a piece of jeweller using your bombshell stamps and die cut papers. you may also use ribbon, gems, sparkles and findings but NO altered pre-made jewellery items.

I have made a brooch using the fan from the "Lucky Bride" set

and matching earrings too!

Rachael using the three sugar skulls from the Sugar Skulls set.

Alaine used the Icon from Butterfly Queen and bottlecaps to make an earring and pendant set.

GlitteryKatie used Classic Tattoo

..and a pin using Butterfly Dreams

Kathi used the cat from the Classic Tattoo set to make a 1.5" square glass pin.

and also used the Sugar Skulls set, a Vintaj finding, and Glossy Accents to make a necklace.

Kim (Ms. June) using Love and Luck & Classic Tattoo

Alison using Mi Amore

Torrey using A Pirate's Life

So now it's YOUR turn!
Show us your innovative, cool and blingy jewellery ideas with your Bombshells!

Friday 13 July 2012

Faux windows tutorial

Needed: Two the same images,small piece of acetate ( comes with many products,so great to recycle) cutting knife,gloss,glue and something to colour your image.
The car image I used is of the King of the Road set.

Colour one image and after colouring the image,cut out the windows carefully.

This is how it should look like.

Cut out the whole image and also cut the back wheel of for dimention.

It is difficult to see,but glue your acetate at the back by the cut out windows.

Cut the excess visible acetate at the front off.
Mmmmm the acetate is in but not visible on photo,but it IS there!

Here comes the trick! Put at the front of the acetate gloss,and let it dry.


Once dry,stick your image with 3-D foam onto the other stamped uncoloured image,this will create the dept in your project and makes your windows looks real.
Have fun trying this! And have a great weekend!
Crafty greetings,Stempelientje.

This is my finished card: 

Wednesday 11 July 2012

Bombshell's July Sketch!

It's that time again! July's Sketch is here to inspire you! We'd love to see your take on the sketch, so please be sure to share your Bombshell project with us using the Inlinkz below!

Here's a long tall sketch to go with a long tall drink!

The rules are easy:
• Flip it, flop it, follow it exactly. Just add your special flair.
• Use Bombshell Stamps.
• Share your blog post, containing your take on the sketch using the Inlinkz below!
• For another chance to win the fabulous prize, post your take on Bombshell's forum!
• The deadline is July 31st!

Here are the Bombshell Girls' and Pin-ups' takes on the sketch!

Alaine used Mermaid Anchor for her card.

Rachael's card features Man's Ruin

Stempelientje used Vintage Raceway

Sparkly Mary Using Homeward Bound

Kathi used Mermaid Anchor for her card.


Monday 9 July 2012

Sugar Skull Trinkets


Tim Holtz trinkets
Glossy Accents (Aileen’s liquid applique might work too, but I haven’t tried it)
Your choice of images - stamps; paper or clippings (I'm using the three sugar skulls from Bombshell Stamps' Sugar Skull set.)
Scotch clear packing tape

I found that scotch clear wide packing tape works best on the reverse as kind of a sealer. You can use the normal thin scotch tape, but then you don’t get a smooth backing.

Before I start I like to trace the trinket first and cut it out. It always seems to be a little bigger than I need.

 Simply stamp your image, adhere it to the   background, apply glossy accents. Make sure all the air bubbles are out of it, clean up the sides (I like to use a cotton swab to do this) and apply the tape to the back to seal it.

*Note that if you use glossy accents and just use your finger to clean up the excess product that squishes out the sides with you press the trinket to the paper to mount it, you should not touch the front of your trinket. It will leave a residue on the front of your trinket that will be insanely difficult to clean off.
Then, once your trinket is mounted to paper you've chosen, take the head of a pin and clean out the bail of the charm.

I love making these little charms, they're so much fun! I hope you like them. :-) 



Sunday 8 July 2012

June Winners

    It's time once again to announce our winners.  For the month of June, our randomly drawn winner chosen from particpants in our challenges is Jodi with this stunning creation

     Don't you just love those patriotic butterflies, I know I do.

     Our prize patrol scoured the interweb searching for a that special card or project. We started by search our own Bombshell Website, Forum and Flickr group.  We looked at the Paper Craft Planet gallery and Splitcoast Stampers gallery as well as a few other places.  Our pick for the month of June was Nicki Maki with this

Nicole's blog the is always full of wonderful inspiration.  She is a truly creative mixed media artist.

Will both winners please contact me as rohjr@sbcglobal.net to claim their prizes.  I cannot wait to see what you create with your new stamps.