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Friday 30 May 2014

Fabulous Friday Tutorial - Tiki Straw Toppers and Drink Markers

Hey Bombshells!

Having a Luau this summer?!  Here are two easy and fun ways to dress up your Luau Cocktails using the 'Tiki Party' stamps!
Happy and Hungry Tikis make fun straw toppers!

Tiki Party Stamp Set - Bombshell Stamps
-Copic Markers
-Stamping Paper
-Black Cardstock
-ModPodge and brush or sponge
-washi tape
-Tsukineko Memento Ink
-bendable straws

  First, stamp the Tiki Stamps onto your stamping paper, color with Copic Markers, and fussy cut out with your scissors.
 1- Next, adhere the cut out tiki god with Mod Podge onto black cardstock and then Mod Podge the top.
 2-  Let them dry completely. After they are dry and no longer sticky, fussy cut them out with your scissors.
3 & 4-  Here you can see the front and back. Adding the black cardstock to the back hides any marker stains that were showing through!
  5 & 6 - Next, take your bendy straw and hold it with the bend just a little lower then the top of the tiki god's head. Attach the straw to the tiki dude using two pieces of thin washi tape.
7 & 8 - Sideview^^
  And that's it! A super easy and fun way to adorn your cocktails at your summer Luau!

  Using white ribbon and the 'music, fun, cocktails' sentiment stamps, you can create a quick drink marker for your cocktail or wine glasses!
-White Ribbon
- Black Staz-On Ink
-beads (in different colors)
-safety pins

  Stamp the sentiments onto the ribbon with Staz-On Ink and let dry. Next, place your ribbon around the glass stem, add a bead onto a safety pin and attach it to the ribbon to hold it closed. Use different colored beads for additional cocktail glasses.
 Happy Bombshell Craftin'!
- Kim

Thursday 29 May 2014

Hot Rod tag

For this tag I used:
Bombshell stamps: King of the road
Cardboard tag
Distress paint
Distresss ink
Versafine ink
Embossing powder
Sparkling Modge Podge
Silver pen
Acryllic marker
glue and twine.
Crafty greetings of Stempelientje.

Wednesday 28 May 2014

May Hump Day Hop: A Cut Above!

Welcome to the May 2014 Hump Day Hop! Alison here, and this month the theme I chose was "A Cut Above!" So, I wanted everyone to break out those Sizzix, Cricut, and Silhouette machines and pair them with some fantastic Bombshells! Below is the full hop list. If you get lost along the way, please be sure to come back here to find where you need to go next. Happy hopping!

Here's the hop list!

Tuesday 27 May 2014

Butterfly Queen

I made this colorful Bombshell card with:
Bombshell stamps- Butterfly Queen
Versafine ink
Watercolor paper
Watercolor crayons
Distress ink
Acryllic marker
cardstock and glue.
Crafty greetings of Stempelientje.

Create your own banner at mybannermaker.com!

Monday 26 May 2014

May Muse Monday- Week 4: Girl's Ruin

Happy Monday! Alison here. It's the last Monday of the month, so that means this is your last chance to get the May featured set Girl's Ruin on sale. All month long, we have been showing off fun projects using this set. I hope we have inspired you! Here's one last look at the set.
And here is what some of the Bombshell Girls created for your viewing pleasure.

Friday 23 May 2014

Canvas Tutorial

Hello Lovely Bombshells! Today I would like to share with you a fun tutorial on altering canvas using Gelatos, Creative Medium, mists and a stencil. Of course the canvas has to showcase a BOMBSHELL right? I used Rose's Portrait Stamp Set as the focal point.

 First, I gathered my supplies. Thankfully I found a great sale and was able to get most of this for 50% off! Woo-Hoo!
 First step, prime and color the canvas. I start with three Gelatos and Gesso.
 I randomly color all over the canvas with Gelatos.
 Next, I apply an even layer of Gesso right over the Gelato colored canvas.
 I wanted more color so I added two more Gelato colors and just rubbed them in with my finger.
 Once the canvas was to my liking in color I placed a stencil over it. I applied a thin layer of Creative Medium.
 This was the fun part -- misting! I misted a few different colors randomly over the canvas.
 I let it dry (set up a little) for a few minutes, but not to long because I did not want the stencil to stick to my canvas. This is what I got:
 As the canvas finished drying I stamped my image, Rose's Portrait, and colored her in with Copics. Once the canvas was dry I simply layered it with a frame and flowers.
Until next time -- HAPPY CRAFTING!

Betsie Gibson (Ms. April)

Wednesday 21 May 2014

May's Color Challenge!

It's the second month of our new monthly color challenge! 

Here's the swatch from Design Seeds!

 Please use at least three colors from the palette. You may also use black, white, and skin colors, but try not to use any extra colors. I hope you'll play along!

You can use any stamp you'd like. However, if you do use Bombshell Stamps, you'll receive an additional chance to win the fabulous prize, which is a $20.00 gift certificate to Bombshell's store.

Here's some artwork by the fabulous Bombshell Girls and some of our wonderful Pin-Ups!


Monday 19 May 2014

May Muse Monday- Week 3: Girl's Ruin

Greetings and welcome to the 3rd installment of Bombshell Stamp's May Muse Monday. Alison here. This month, the other Bombshell Gals and I are showing off the fun and flirty set Girl's Ruin. Check it out.

This set is on sale all month long, so be sure to get your own if you don't own it already. Here's what some of the super talented Bombshell Girls came up with this week.

Alaine has used the small image and one of the banners to come up with this Springy Card.

Be sure to check back next week for the final round of projects featuring Girl's Ruin.

Wednesday 14 May 2014

May's Sketch Challenge!

Here's the sketch!
Feel free to take the sketch, flip it, flop it, and make it your own. The only rules are to use the sketch in some recognizable way and to have fun. Enter your project below for the chance to win a fabulous prize. You don't have to use Bombshell's stamps, but if you do, you'll get an additional chance to win!

Here's my take on the sketch using the Western Gal set, which is available in both rubber and digital formats.

Now that I've shown you mine, the Bombshell Girls and Pin-Ups are going to show you theirs!


Monday 12 May 2014

May Muse Monday- Week 2: Girl's Ruin

Hello! Alison here, bringing you week 2 of May's Muse Monday. This month, we are featuring the Girl's Ruin set. If you love shoes...then you are going to need this set! Check it out.

And here is what some of my fellow teamies made this week.

Don't forget, Girl's Ruin set is on sale all month, so be sure to pick it up for yourself!

Friday 9 May 2014

Fab Friday Tutorial - Creating a Soft Pan Pastel Water Background

Good Morning, Marnie here!  Today we are creating a Soft Pan Pastel Water Background.  I recently starting using Pan Pastels and love how they create fun pastel backgrounds that can be vibrant and/or soft.    The Pan Pastels used today are Phthalo Blue Tint(very pale), Turquoise(medium color) and Phthalo Blue(bold color).  Also used were, a Wave Stencil and the foam applicator that goes with the Pan Pastels.   Banner stamps used were Mermaid Treasure and Banner Sayings.

Before beginning I added a glue dot to the back of the white cardstock and to the stencil to keep things from moving around.  I like glue dots they just roll right off when your done.  Starting with the lightest color I rubbed across the stencil right to left(I'm a righty).  This particular stencil is delicate so it's important not to go too crazy.  I did continue to add color until all of the paper was colored.
Next comes the medium color.   Rubbing color in right to left, starting into the lightest color to create and ombre look.
Now we move on to the darkest color and repeat the steps above continuing the ombre affect.

 Pick up the stencil.  There will be specs of pastel on your piece.  With a paper towel rub right to left over the entire piece this will soften the look.  If you want the white to be more vibrant do the swiping before pulling up the stencil.  Also I edged the entire piece with the darkest pastel so it would pop a bit.  Now you can build your card. 
 I have begun collecting the Pan Pastels here is how I catalog my current colors.

Here is the completed project I used Mermaid Treasure and colored her with Copic Markers then cut her out and popped her up on the card with foam tape.  Also used was the Banner Saying set to create the greeting which is also cut out and foam taped onto the card.   I also used some glossy accents to add some bubbles to the front of the card to continue the underwater feel.

Thanks for stopping by I hope you enjoyed the little tutorial today.