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Wednesday 31 October 2012

October Hump Day Hop!

Hello Everyone! Alison here. If you don't already know, the East Coast has been slammed with some awful weather, so some of the stops along this post may not be posted. Please be patient and re-visit those that may not be up.
But without further adieu...
It's my favorite month of the year, and today is my favorite holiday! So I of course had to go with a Halloween/ Dia de los Muertos challenge. The challenge is Black and White Halloween. I find that to be a very elegant and creepy combination for Halloween. We could use one additional color (besides skin tones). Here is the full hop list!

Enjoy the hop! Happy Halloween!!!

Monday 29 October 2012

Muse Monday!

It's the last Muse Monday for October and the last time we'll be featuring the Calaveras Fiesta set for a while.

We hope you've been inspired by our artwork and seen just how versatile this set really is!

Here are this week's projects!

Sunday 28 October 2012

New Release Blog Hop!

As you know, Bombshell Stamps has two new stamp sets, Indian Princess and Indian Warrior.

In honor of their release, the Bombshell Girls are having a blog hop to showcase the versatility of these new sets!

Here's the hop list:
Bombshell Blog

BTW, if you haven't done so, you should pop over to Rubber Stamp Chat's Virtual Convention and visit Bombshell's booth for a NICE discount on the new stamps (pre-order) and everything else in the store!

Saturday 27 October 2012

Live to Ride

For this card I used:
Card stock, vellum, distress ink,Versafine Onyx black, Perfect pearl and a sewing machine.
The stamps I used are of the sets:

Have a crafty day!
Kind regards,Stempelientje.

Friday 26 October 2012

Señora Muertas Necklace Tutorial

Hi Everyone! 

I've been using a lot of shrink plastic lately for projects, and since I have never used Bombshell Stamps on shrink plastic (I know, crazy right?!) I thought I'd give it a shot! I know there are already some really great tutorials on using your Bombshell Stamps to make shrink plastic charms (which I love!) so I hope you will like my take on this subject. One of my favorite stamp sets is Mi Amor, so I chose to use the Senora Muertas Stamp and the Rose Stamp to make this necklace.

List of Supplies:
-Bombshell Stamps - Mi Amor Stamp Set
-Staz-On Ink in Jet Black
-Copic Markers
-Shrink Plastic - White
-Embossing Heat Gun/Tool
-Spellbinders Dies - Labels One Nestabilities Die; Fleur De Lis Squares Nestabilities Die
-Embossing Machine and Plates (I used my Cuttlebug)
- 1/4" circle hand (hole) punch (Mine are by Fiskars)
- 1 lobster claw clasp
- Needle Nose Pliers
- Flat Nose Pliers
- Jump Rings

- Jewelry Chain

First, I cut out shrink plastic in my Cuttlebug. To make the main pendant/charm that Senora Meurtas will be going on, I used the Spellbinders Die Labels One Nestabilities. To make the 4 smaller charms for the roses, I used the second smallest Fleur De Lis Squares Nestabilities Die.

Then I stamped the images onto the shrink plastic using Staz-On Ink in Jet Black. It's a little difficult to stamp onto the shrink plastic, so to avoid it from sliding around too much, I used a little bit of regular tape to tape the shrink plastic die cut shape down. Make sure to not tape onto the area of where you want to stamp. (Tip: If you have stamped onto the shrink plastic and the image got messed up or didn't transfer all the way, you can use a little bit of staz-on ink cleaner and a paper towel to clean the ink off of the shrink plastic, after the cleaner dries you can try stamping your image again.)

After the ink dried, I removed the tape and using 1/4 inch hole punch, punched holes on the corners (see picture) and then colored in my stamped image and colored a border around the edges with Copic Markers and let it dry.

Once dry, I used my embossing heat gun to shrink the charms and then let them cool off.

Now it's time to assemble the necklace! I used three jump rings to attach each charm together, then on the last rose charms, I used a jump ring to attach 6 inches of chain. At the end of the chain on one side I attached a jump ring and on the other side, I attached a jump ring and a lobster clasp.

Some tips I learned while making this necklace:
1 - You can overheat shrink plastic. (Next time I will be more careful!)
2 - Make sure the Copic Markers are completely dry before shrinking the plastic otherwise while it curls and twists when it's shrinking, the copic marker ink will move to areas you don't want it to be (you know, like the areas that are supposed to be white...)
3 - Use lighter colored markers. I liked the colors I used, but after the charm is shrunk the colors will be much darker.

Have fun creating your Bombshell necklaces! Just think of all the awesome different necklaces you can make by using different shaped dies and mixing up Bombshell Stamps sets.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!
If you have any questions please ask below or in the Bombshell Stamps Forum. (Don't forget there is still time to sign up for the Halloween Blog Hop while you're there!)   =)

Have a Happy Friday!
- Kim

Thursday 25 October 2012

Announcing Two New Stamp Sets!

Yes it's true. Bombshell Stamps has added two new stamp sets to the Tattoo & Pin-Up Collection!

They're the Indian Princess and Indian Warrior sets that will play ever-so-nicely with all of the Western-themed stamp sets!

They are currently available as Digital sets, but are also available in gorgeous deeply-etched rubber that you can pre-order!

Meanwhile, here are some fabulous projects from our lovely and talented Bombshell Girls! I'm quite sure that they will delight and inspire you!

GlitteryKatie used Indian Warrior

Jodi used Indian Princess

Alaine used Indian Princess

Kathi used Indian Warrior

Kelli used Indian Warrior

Alison used Indian Princess

Kim used Indian Warrior

Kim used Indian Princess

Susie used Indian Princess

Sparkly Mary used Indian Warrior

Wednesday 24 October 2012

It's a TUTORIAL Challenge

We had a week between Ms. October's Challenge, and the Hump Day Hop (which you can sign up for here)... so we decided another challenge would be great. Our challenge is to find a tutorial from the Fantastic Friday Tutorial Feature, create a project based upon it, and then share it.  And guess what - if you compete you get a chance to win a free set!!! WHOOP!!!
Lets see what the Design Team has cooked up for you...
There are a ton of tutorial ideas here on the Bombshell Blog. Take a look thorugh the tutorials posted over here
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and see what inspires you!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Tuesday 23 October 2012

Bombshell Rose

For this card I used Bombshell Rose Portrait.
Colored with pencils.

Have a crafty day!
Kind regards, Stempelientje.

Monday 22 October 2012

Bienvenido a Muse Lunes - Fiesta celebrando Calaveraas

Hey guys - Welcome to the third installment of Bombshell's Muse Monday. As you have seen in the last two installments we are celebrating the Calaveras Fiesta set this month.

From Alaine - This is such a cute set, but everytime I see this skeletons I think they need to move. So I have made him move. :-)

I took two stamped images and cut the torso and head out of one, and then the arms and legs + enough of the torso off of each limb to put a brad through. I added brads through the limbs and attached them to the torso, then I used pop up tape to mount the torso. Now his arms and legs move about.



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 I stamped one of the skeletons on acetate with Staz-On and added some cut out pumpkins behind him to turn this into a fun shaker card.

Saturday 20 October 2012

Halloween is coming....

Hi all! As October is the Halloween month I can get my skulls out!  Yay! I think it is  just a pity here in The Netherlands Halloween is not celebrated.
For this card I used stamps of this set:
I colored it al with pencils and mineral spirit.

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Friday 19 October 2012

Tutorial: Stamping on Elements with Bombshell Stamps

Rachael here with a great new way to incorporate your favorite Bombshell images into your projects.

You Will Need:

A plastic element of some sort (I'm using TH fragments with the tag hanging bit)
A permanent black ink (I'm using Memories)
Your favorite Bombshell Stamps image (I'm using one of the swallows from Love & Luck)
Glossy Accents by Ranger
Alcohol-based markers (I'm using Copics.)
A heat tool
Your favorite accent paper
Emery board
Thread or cord or a jump ring, if you wish

Start out with a clean plastic surface of your element.
Stamp your image.

Heat dry with your heat tool. (Be wary of melting the plastic!)

Whip out your copics! I'm using B34; R08; and YR04 to color my swallow.

Have fun coloring!

Layer colors if you like for more opacity. I have chosen to add B24 to my bird to add more depth. I found that with Copics on these fragment bits, particularly with the lighter colors, a series of small dotting actions as opposed to swipes work best for depositing the color.

Dry in between layers of color with the heat tool.

When you're finished, apply a small amount of Glossy Accents to the back of the element and lay it down on your paper. I chose a basic white for this image because I wanted to show of the image colors.

Cut out and file the edges with an emery board.

You now have a fabulous new way to add Bombshell Stamps to your projects!

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and you give it a whirl. Its so much fun!


Thursday 18 October 2012

Butterfly Queen

Hey friends!
Emily here! :) I have been talking it up on Facebook chat with fellow Bombshell Girl, Rachael about how I need to challenge myself to go outside my comfort zone and try new things. Things you already know about me is that I despise glitter! Now I am challenging myself to use a set that I have owned that NEVER use. I think its been clearly a solid 8-12 months since I have pulled out either this paper, or the Butterfly Queen set. So why not use them together! Plus it is a nice break from all those Christmas cards I have been making. :)

I made this card for my friend Tayla for her upcoming birthday! She has been getting a lot of tattoos recently that are of the Sailor Jerry Style, and I knew she would love the Butterfly Queen and the Tattoo Font stamps that I used on this card.

I like this card so much I am half tempted NOT to share it with her, and change my name so I could keep it for myself.

Do you have a set or stamp that you rarely pick up? I challenge you lovely Bombshells to pick up that abandoned stamp and get some Ink-spiration!!! :)

Wednesday 17 October 2012

Ms. October's Challenge!!

Alex Lundgren is Ms. October and she set this month's challenge, which is "Halloween Bling"!!! Here's what she had to say about it:
The challenge for the month of October is to create with your Bombshell stamps and include some bling, sparkle, shimmer and shine in the Halloween colors of black, orange, green or purple. Your creation does not need to be Halloween themed however. In fact, even better if it isn't! Most of all, HAVE FUN and show us what you create, using the InLinkz tool below!

Here are the projects that the Bombshell Girls and Pin-Ups created for Alex's Challenge!

Alaine using Bombshell Angel, Halloween Costume, and a LOT of Stickles

Rachael using Alter Skulls and the samll flower icon from Bombshell Angel.

Kelli using Halloween Costume and Stickles a'plenty!

Jenn used the Western Gal digi set:

GlitteryKatie used Mermaid Anchor with added wings!

Alison used Halloween Costume with Bedazzlers, foiled paper, glittered embossing powder, and Stickles

Alex used Sugar Skulls and lots and lots of Stickles.

Kim using Rose's Portrait, bling, and glittery bats

Why not join in and show us YOUR projects using Bombshell Stamps and Alex's glitter and colour combo?! Add your link below to be in with the chance of winning Bombshell goodies!