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Friday 28 December 2012

Pan Pastel background card tutorial

I used for this card:
 Pan pastels and Pan pastel blending tools
Momento Tuxedo black ink
Copic- and Flex markers
Fixative, glue and card stock.
Make a Pan pastel background by blending colours.
At the bottom I made a slight wave in it to create water.
Spray it with fixative beefore stamping.

Stamp images onto the card and stamp the images again on white paper.

I colored my images on the white paper with Copic- and Flex markers,
of course you can use anything you desire to color with.
Then you get this. The same I did with the palm trees.
Cut out the coloured images,just cut the fiddly bits of, as the image is already stamped on your card and will show anyway.

I did the same with the palmtrees,then glued them on to the already stamped image and glued the whole picture on a red card.
I also stamped the Aloha text in a matching color,and ready is your card.
Have a crafty day!
Kind regards, Stempelientje.

Wednesday 26 December 2012

December's Hump Day Hop -- Postponed!

Greetings! December's Hump Day Hop, "Make it a gift" is postponed til next Tuesday, January 1st, due to holiday craziness, travel, and sickness.

The hop theme is:
December is often a month filled with lots of gift-giving. So...that's our theme! "Make it a Gift!" Use any Bombshells you want, and make any gift item you want...but no cards this month!

The good news is that you can still sign up to hop along with the Bombshell Girls and Pin-ups! The new deadline is Sunday, December 30th! Sign up HERE!

We sure hope you can hop along with us using the new Bombshell Stamps that you got from Santa (and any other Bombshell stamps)!

Monday 24 December 2012

Christmas ornament tutorial

Bombshell stamps,card stock,paper for stamping,colorbox ink,Spica glitter pen,glue,small piece of thin ribbon, square punch.
 Punch out a square, use it as a template  to trace so you can make a cube.
  Cut it out and fold the lines.
 Stamp Bombshell images for 6 squares.
 Punch out 6 squares  and glue the cube together.
Before you glue the last bit of the cube,add a piece of ribbon in a corner.
 Add some sparkle to the images and sponge the sides.
Glue the images on the cube and your ornament is ready.

 Create your own banner at mybannermaker.com!

Muse Monday- Week 4- Pin Stripes

This month we are show casing the Bombshell Pin-stripes Stamp Set and showing you how versatile this stamp set is!
As it is Christmas Eve I thought I'd show you how decorative the Pin-stripes set can be by embossing it in red onto this Spellbinders Ornament Die.

I used the lovely October Afternoon papers, Spellbinders Heirloom Ornament 2011 Die, Red embossing powder to stamp the pin-stripes and some shiny embellishments!

I hope your preparations are ready for Christmas and you can now chill out!
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas!
GlitteryKatie xXx

In addtion!!!

Emilys candle :)

Sunday 23 December 2012

Christmas Chrome (on cards)

I just had to get these posed before Christmas.   After doing the motorcycle ornament card the other day, I just had to do a remake - CAS version with the ornaments.  I wanted the ornaments to stand out and steal the show. I'm using Bombshell Stamp's Vintage Motorcycle stamp set for these ornaments.

And as I was taking pictures, my little Ebony decided she needed to come in and inspect.  

Stamps: Bombshell Stamp's (Vintage Motorcycle), Hero Arts (the greeting is cut from a background stamp)
Ink: Memento
Coloring" Copic
Tools: SU dies
Paper: SU Cardstock
Accessorites: Misc Ribbon

Hope you like these cards.
from Ms. December - Monika Franziska, PaperChrome

Mele Kalikimaka!

Hello Ladies (and Gents!)

Sharing a little inspiration today with this cute little card I created using our Hawaiian Girl set. Happy Holidays!


Saturday 22 December 2012

Motorcycle Ball Ornament - Tutorial

Here's how I made the motorcycle ball ornament for last Wednesday's post - the December Get Ornamental Challenge.   I used the Bombshell Harley Bikes Stamp set for this ornament.  Here's how  I made it.

1. For supplies, you'll need:

  • A glass or plastic ornament
  • Stazon ink
  • A stamp set of your choice - I used  Bombshell Harley Bikes Stamp 
  • A transparency sheet. 
  • Alcohol or solvent markers such as Copics and/or Sharpies
  • Filler for the ornament such as cotton, Styrofoam balls, etc.

2.  Stamp the image using Stazon onto a transparency sheet. 

3.  Flip the transparency over.  This is critical as you don't want to color on the same side you stamped with Stazon.   The alcohol or solvent markers will not mix well with Stazon. 

4. Color on the reverse side of the transparency.   You'll need to do a touch and lift technique as the ink will pool on the transparency and the ink will need to dry.  Also touch up any part of the stamped image with a black Sharpie as the Stazon ink will pool on large solid areas.

5. Cut out the image after it is dry.   Handle carefully.

6. Roll up the cut out image and gently insert it into the ornament.

7.  Use a long slender object to help unroll and position the stamped image inside of the ornament.

8.  Add filler to the ornament.   I used some cotton and glitter, but probably could have skipped the glitter as it ended up sticking to the glass ball itself.

9.  Add some ribbon and you're ready to go.   I add some adhesive strip to the top of the ornament, wrap the ribbon and tie a bow.   Anytime I've just placed ribbon onto a glass ornament with just glue dots, it rarely help up.

Hope you like this Tutorial.
from Ms. December - Monika Franziska, PaperChrome

Friday 21 December 2012

Bombshell Gift Bags and Cuff Links Tutorial

Hi Everyone!

It's Friday!  And if the world hasn't ended today, then you will be seeing this tutorial!  I actually have two tutorials to share, so let's get started.

Gift Bags

To make these gift bags, I stamped Bombshell images onto a muslin bag. I will be using these to package some candy that my family and I always put in each others stockings.

- Bombshell Stamps - Tattoo Font, Ahoy Sailor, Holiday Accessory, Lotus Garden (or any Bombshell Stamp you wish!)
- muslin drawstring bags - 3x5 inches
- Staz-On Ink in Jet Black
- index cards / smooth cardstock
- copic markers or Martha Stewart Crafts Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint & a small paintbrush

First I took an index card, cut it down to fit the bag and slid it in so the stamp ink won't go through the bag.

Next, I inked up my Bombshell Stamp Image and stamped it onto the fabric bag. 

Now, you could stop there if you'd like or color in the image with Copic Markers.  The markers will bleed a little so I colored lightly near the edges.  (I tried to color these with Sharpie fabric markers but I found that they bled too much for my liking and the colors were limited to 5 so I opted for Copics instead).

If you are not really a Copic Marker person, you can always use paint to color in the stamps instead!
I used Martha Stewart Crafts Paint on this bag and I really like the results.  (I just need to mix my colors better next time!)

Make sure when painting or markering your images to leave the index card or smooth cardstock in the inside of the bag also so no ink or paint bleeds through to the other side of the bag.  Once it's dry, remove the index card and fill the bag up! With candy or a small gift or whatever you'd like.

Cuff Links
Bombshell Stamps - Love and Luck, Tattoo Font
Staz-On Ink in Jet Black
2 - 20.5mm Natural Brass Small Square Charm Blanks
2 - Brass Cuff Link Blanks
-e6000 adhesive glue
toothpick / gloves
sand paper
Staz-On All Purpose cleaner
First I taped down the edges of the brass square charm blank onto a piece of scrap cardstock.

Then I stamped on the skull icon stamp in jet black Staz-On Ink.  If you don't get it right on the first try, you can use a little bit of staz on cleaner to clean the image off of the brass charm.  Then wipe it down with a clean paper towel and let dry and try to stamp the image again.

Then I used sand paper on the middle of the back of the charm and on the small round disk on the cuff link so the glue would adhere better.  After sanding, I used a toothpick to put a little bit of the e-6000 glue onto the round cuff link disk and adhered it to the middle of the back of the charm blank and let dry for 24 hours.  (please follow the manufacturer's instructions with the glue.  I always make sure I have gloves on and plenty of ventilation when using it and where it's drying, because it does smell.)
I hope you all have a great Friday, Happy Holidays, and a Happy New Year!!!

- Kim