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Friday 30 November 2012

Embossed Resist Technique

Hello All and Welcome Back!

Rachael here and today I'm going to teach you a super easy technique that you can use with ALL of your Bombshell Stamps.

You will need:

Your paper, card or tag; a heat tool; a scrap piece of paper towel; Distress inks; white ink; white embossing powder; your stamp; and a water spritzer (not pictured)

Stamp out and heat emboss your image. I'm using Girl's Ruin.

Now take your distress ink and cover your image. (You may use more than one color for this technique.)

Use your water spritzer and cover the project with a layer of water. The Distress Ink will react. 

The embossed Bombshell image will resist the Distress Ink.  Take a paper towel and gently wipe away the excess ink.  Or, you may blot the entire project in certain areas to leave more or less ink as you like.

Heat set.

Distress the edges with Distress Ink.

I finished my project with Distress dyed green crinkle ribbon.

I hope you all enjoyed this technique and give it a try with your Bombshells. Try it with different color inks and embossing powders! Share your photos with us on our Facebook Page! We'd love to see how your projects turn out!

Xo, Rachael

Thursday 29 November 2012

And the Winners Are.....

It is my super fun privilege to announce the winners of the Bombshell Stamps Monthly contests.  The first winner chosen by our Prize Patrol is Traci B for this very kewl Day of the Dead Tag

Our second winner is Mari with this awesome Halloween card

    Both Winners please contact me at rohjr@sbcglobal.net to claim your prizes.

Wednesday 28 November 2012

November Hump Day Hop: A Recipe Challenge

Hello Bombshell Fans! Alison here. It's the last day of the month, so you know what that means! It's time for the Bombshell Stamps Hump Day Hop! This month, I figured that since so many of us have been devoting a lot of time to cooking, due to Thanksgiving in the US, I thought we should do a recipe challenge! We didn't even need to be gourmet chefs to play along! Here's the recipe:
3 Patterned Papers
2 Bombshell Stamps
1 Piece of Ribbon
Easy, right? I bet you are ready to start hopping! Here is the full hop list. Please be sure to give everyone some love!

Enjoy the hop! If you didn't join us this month, please sign up for next month's hop over at the Bombshell Forum starting December 1st. Have a fantastic day!

Tuesday 27 November 2012

Retro Cowgirl Birthday Card

Cassie here again sharing a birthday card I made for my teenage nephew using the Retro Cowgirl line of rubber stamps.  I love this stamp set.  It is probably my favorite of all my bombshell stamps.  I certainly find myself using it the most.  I used colored pencils to color the stamp and I used this Month's awesome Bombshell sketch as a guide for the card. 

Monday 26 November 2012

Muse Monday - Cherry Bomb Week 4!

I can't believe it's nearly the end of November! This month we are showcasing the CherryBomb Stamp set:

Have a look back to see what the other members of the Design Team have created with CherryBomb
Week Three
Week Two
Week One 

I hope you've enjoyed the CherryBomb inspiration, remember to join us next month's featured Bombshell stamp set!
Happy Crafting!

Saturday 24 November 2012

Confessions of a Bombshell Girl!

Hi GlitteryKatie here!
I loved Cassie's Confessions Challenge this week- have you played along yet?
My true confession is a secret dream I have....you known those glorious black and white movies with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers where they are walking down the street and suddenly the music starts and a HUGE song and dance numbers begins...I want to do that!!
And the best bit of the movie is the spectacular musical finale where the heroine gets to strut herself in a gorgeous frock and sweep the audience and hero our their feet!!

So with this in mind I created a stage for my ultra glamorous Bombshell Butterfly Queen to appear and of course she's dressed in her beautiful gown with LOTS of feathers!

I experimented a little by stamping onto Bazzil Kraft cardstock- I liked the effect although it absorbs copic ink more than Neena cardstock, given a second or two the colours came through in subtle shades!
The background is an embossing folder by Darice embossing a piece of Kraft cardstock and wiped over with a pale pink inkpad to highlight the design!
I've used the new Tim Holtz Rock Candy dry glitter liberally for Hollywood glitz and glamour!

Bombshell Butterfly Queen Stamp
7gypsies Printery Paper
Darice Embossing Folder
Spellbinders Fancy Tags Two  
Copic Ciao Markers
VersaMagic ink pads
Hero Arts alphabet stamps
Ranger Rock Candy glitter

I hope you enjoyed the challenge, remember to play along and leave a comment on the blog for a chance to win your own Bombshell stamp set!

Happy Crafting!
GlitteryKatie xxx

Friday 23 November 2012

Splattered Stains

Hi All!

Okay, I know you're all probably out doing your Black Friday shopping, but I know once you re-cooperate, grab some coffee and have some creative, somewhat messy fun. You'll even get to take out a little of your shopping frustration! Welcome to my Distress Stains Splattered tutorial :-)

Here's what you'll need:

A craft sheet, various colors of Distress Stains (I used seedless preserves, shaded lavender and dusty concord), cardstock, a water brush or some sort of paintbrush, Distress Ink (I used walnut stain) and a foam blending tool. (You might also want to wear an apron or something you don't mind getting ink on.)

First I usually shake up my stains (not sure you need to). Take off the lid and squeeze the sides a bit. This will help get the ink up into the dauber. Now comes the fun part... smash it down onto the cardstock. The harder you do it the more it splatters.  Use different colors and let them mix and overlap.

 Now that you have your big splatters, you need some little ones. I usually test out my stain on the craft sheet to make sure it's juicy. Take advantage of the puddles that are left and load up a paint brush with some of that color and flick it onto your cardstock. Now you'll have some nice little speckles to go with the splatters. I like to used the water brush because the Distress Stains will react with it and it'll look somewhat distressed.

Finally, I like to take the foam blender with a brown color and distress the edges. It makes it look more grungy and vintage.

And tadda! Here's the finished pieces. I used Sacred Heart for my main art, available of course from the fabulous ladies at Bombshell Stamps. Enjoy!

Until Next Time,

Thursday 22 November 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Cassie here.  I'm just stopping by to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.  Being the Ms. November pin up is just one of the many things I am thankful for this year.  I hope you all have a wonderful day and holiday with lots to be thankful for.  For this card I used the Bombshell Angel stamp set. 

Wednesday 21 November 2012

Ms. November Challenge!!!!

Welcome to Bombshell Stamps November challenge!  Today is False Confessions Day.  I thought it would be fun to have confessions on projects, but who likes a false confession?  For this challenge I want to see what your TRUE confession is.  It can be as saucy or tame as you want.  Link your projects here.  I can't wait to see them.

Tuesday 20 November 2012


Cassie here.  Just dropping by to share another project with you.  This time I made a quick and fun card using the Horsing Around digital stamps.  I thought these were so cute and fun.  I used Copic markers to color this card. 

Sunday 18 November 2012

Muse Monday - Cherry Bomb's third week

It's crazy how time flies when you are having fun. I can't believe it is already the third week in November, Thanksgiving is Thursday and Christmas is around the corner. WOW.
And we are having so much fun this month showcasing the Cherry Bomb set and setting free our muses to hopefully inspire your muses.

Alaine chose to be a bad girl herself and color up the Devil.

Emily feeling a tad patriotic with this Thank You, Veteran's Day card
Kim getting ready for the gift giving season with a Cherry Girl gift card box.

Now - I hope all of you run out and see what your muse leads you to create this month!!!!

Friday 16 November 2012

Create your own background paper - tutorial

Hi all!
It is so rewarding and fun to make your own background paper,here is one of the techniques I use.
( warning- it can get messy!!)
Glossy photopaper
Distress inks
Mica powders
Distress stain (I used picket fence)
small Bombshell stamps
You also need a brush or old toothbrush for splattering,sponging materials,mister,and something to fixate the mica powder with.

First sponge the paper with Distress ink in 2-3 colors you like, do it random. I used Tumbled glass and Tattered Rose.
Then stamp with the same color ink the small stamps ramdom and all directions.Don't let it dry. Before the images are dry,swipe them with mica powder in a matching colour.

Continue that with the other color also and stamp everywere on the sheet.
Brush off excess mica powder and fixate it.
Use the Picket fence distress stain to create splatters and stains.
I used an old toothbrush.
With the lid of the distress stain and tops of markers,I stamped circles on the paper.Different sizes of circles.
Not to neatly! I put some picket fence ink on my craft sheet and then use that as a inkpad.

Splatter with a matching colour distress ink,or Ecoline.This is the finished result, it's is a pity you can't see the effect of the mica powder. In real it looks so much nicer then on those pictures,sorry!
I use the paper to make a card with it,put picket fence distress stain around the edges.
This is the end result.
Enjoy your weekend!!
Crafty greetings,

Wednesday 14 November 2012

November's Sketch Challenge!

It's time to reveal November's Sketch!

Here it is!

Please feel free to flip it, flop it, and make it your own. Just as long as you use your Bombshell stamps and have fun with it, it's good!

Be sure to use the Inlinkz below to share your creation with us AND have the chance to win the fabulous prize of a $20 gift certificate to the Bombshell Stamps store!

Here's what the Bombshell Girls and Pin-ups did with this sketch!

Susie using Alter Skull & Sugar Skulls