Tag Archive for ‘rubber stamped project’

The Owls Have It

Owl Wall Hanging Stephanie Loomis, November Guest Guide 11″x17″ (or preferred size) My college daughter saw a piece of artwork at a local store featuring cute owls on a leafy background. I told her that I had all the elements to make one just for her. You can make one, too, for the owl lover […]

Sweet Grass Stamps: Stephanie’s View

 A Sweet Grass Holiday Stephanie Loomis, Artistic Guide and Editor-in-Chief                                                                                                                                                                                   finished card size: 5.5″ x 4.25″ I had a grand time with these terrific images.  I made a variety of cards and got to play with lots of coloring techniques: alcohol based markers, watercolor crayons, and colored pencils. I think my favorite, though, is […]

Holiday Blizzard 2010: Feliz Navidad-Christmas Card Display

Feliz Navidad-Christmas Card Display Stephanie Loomis, Editor-in-Chief and Artistic Guide I’m always looking for ways to display the handmade and photo cards I receive in the mail. I finally figured out that, by stringing twine between finish nails across my ceiling, I could use wooden clothespins to display as many cards as I wanted. It […]

Holiday Blizzard 2010: Boxing Day-26 December

Boxing Day Treat Boxes Great Britain and many former British colonies have a lovely tradition called “Boxing Day” which takes place on 26 December.  Traditionally the day coincided with St. Stephen’s Day, the first martyr of the Christian church whose ministry was marked by care for the poor. The origins of Boxing Day are unclear: […]

Holiday Blizzard 2010: Custom Shoes

Custom Shoes By: Jennifer Willis, Artistic Guide Supplies: Stamps: Flower Spray and Border (Alota Rubber Stamps!) Inks: StazOn Jet Black Ink Pad (Tsukineko) Sharpie Black Fine Ink Pen (Sanford) Sharpie Fine Markers: (Sanford)    Light Green    Fuchsia    Purple    Yellow Other: Patent Leather Shoes (Unknown) Pink Pearls (Queen & Co.) Heat Gun (Marvy) […]

Sweet Pea Stamps: Stephanie’s View *B2B*

I thought I would use this vendor challenge as a *Back to Basics* special.  I started simple and with each subsequent card I added a little more time and embellishment to make three very different cards from a single image. Supplies: Stamps: ©ching-chou kuik Bamboo Serenade image (Sweet Pea Stamps ) Paper: White Cardstock (source unknown) […]

Thank You Card Set for the Adventurer

  By: Stephanie Loomis, Artistic Guide Finished card size: 5.5” x 4”  When making multiples of the same card, it’s easier to set up an assembly line and do each step on each card at the same time. Pull together all the supplies and do all the cutting and stamping together. Then simply assemble and […]

Thanksgiving Place Setting Holder for the Inventor

By: Christine Candora-Hickey, Artistic Guide Finished piece mesasures 4″ tall x 3.25″ diameter  I am always looking for new ways to dress up the Thanksgiving table and so I came up with this project.  The container itself is a recycled sticker spool – ask your local stamp or scrapbook store to save them for you! […]

Miniature Gratitude Journal for the Inventor

        By: Stephanie Loomis, Artistic Guide  Sometimes I forget to be grateful for the little things. To help me keep an attitude of gratitude, I created a mini journal that will fit into my purse. When I see something or think of something for which I am thankful, I jot it down. […]

Holiday Blizzard Project – Peace Canvas with Photo Transfer

Peace Canvas Photo Transfer Mixed Media By: Stephanie Loomis, Artistic Guide Finished size: 12”x4” Supplies: Stamps: Peace (Ruth’s Rubber Stamps) Paper: Matte Photo paper (International Paper) Acetate (unknown)    Ink:  Black VersaMark (Tsukineko) Mustard Seed Distressed ink pad (Ranger) Other: 12”x4” canvas (Dick Blick) Gel Medium, semi-gloss or matte (Golden) Photo editing software (I use Adobe Photoshop […]

Holiday Blizzard Project – Manger Scene on Canvasboard

For a long time, I have thought about how I could do alcohol inks on porous surfaces.  It finally occurred to me that if I just sealed the surface first, it would probably work.  Since I always have Mod Podge handy,  I decided to try it for this project and it worked!   I used […]

Holiday Blizzard Project – Snowman Canvas Ornament

Snowman Canvas Ornament By: Christine Candora-Hickey, Artistic Guide Finished canvas measures 4″ x 4″   Supplies: Stamps Distressed Snowman (Stampers Anonymous) Snowflake (Bartholomew’s Ink) Paper While mulberry paper (unknown) Sparkle white cardstock (Stampin’ Up!) Ink Denim Adirondack dye ink pad (Ranger) Moonlight White Brilliance pigment ink pad (Tsukineko) Other 4″ x 4″ canvas, primed (Winsor […]

Holiday Blizzard Project – Mermaid in a Shell

  Mermaid in a Shell By: Jennifer Willis, Artistic Guide Supplies: Stamps: Sea Goddess (Sweet Pea Stamps) Inks: Black Staz-On Ink Pad (Tsukineko) Papers: White Cardstock (Unknown) Other: Glue Dot (Glue Dot) Glue Stick (Scotch) Polymer Clay (Sculpey) Pencil (Unknown) Scalloped Heart Shaped Cookie Cutter (Unknown) Glazes: Burnt Umber, Violet Earth, Pink Coral (Golden) Pearl […]

Mysterious Wolf for the Adventurer

Mysterious Wolf By: Shelly Newkirk, Artistic Guide Finished card size: 4.25″ x 5.5″ Supplies: Stamps: Wolf stamp (Whispers) Pine bough with pine cones (unknown) Paper: White card stock (Georgia Pacific) Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink (Ranger) Other: Sponge Dark yellow and brown colored pencils (Rose Arts) Glue (Crafter’s Pick Ultimate Glue) Directions: Cut white cardstock […]

Black and White Tulips Matted Art for the Inventor

Black and White Tulips Matted Art Regena, Artistic Guide Finished size:  11″ x 14” Supplies: Stamps: Vase with Tulips (Inkadinkado) Paper Texture Cube (Stampendous) Tapestry (Great Impressions)  Paper: 8.5″ x 11″ matte coated white cardstock (Marco’s Paper) 12″ x 12″ Black Glimmer cardstock (The Paper Company) Ink: Coal Black Ancient Page ink (Clearsnap) Other: 11″ […]

A Tribute to Windmills for the Inventor

Windmills By: Shelly Newkirk, Artistic Guide Finished Card Size: 4.25″ x 5.5″ Supplies: Stamps: Border flourish (Magenta) Crackle (JudiKins) Old windmill ( B & J Art Stamps) Paper: 2 pieces white card stock (Georgia Pacific) Black text weight Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink (Ranger) Soot Black Distressed Ink (Ranger) Other: Sp0nge Water mister Layering rulers […]

Summer Hat for the Discoverer

Summer Hat for the Discoverer By: Stephanie Loomis, Artistic Guide  Finished card size: A2 (4.25″ x 5.5″) Supplies: Stamps:          Elaine’s Hat (Stampland Chicago) Dream (The Stamping Studio) Paper:                        Sage Floral (Daisy D) Ivory Floral (Daisy D) Ivory Cardstock (unknown) A2 note card (made from a half sheet of 8.5 x 11″ cardstock) Ink:                 VersaMagic; Spanish […]

Hanging Mandala for the Inventor

Hanging Mandala By: Michael A. Trent, Artistic Guide This project is a lot of fun to do and really much easier than it looks.  There is just a lot of work involved – cutting, trimming, and pop dotting – but it can be finished in under an hour and it’s beautiful to hang in front […]

May Featured Artist, more conversation with Evelyn Spikes

This month we are continuing our conversation with Evelyn, and featuring another one of her wonderful creations – an altered slide mailer… Stamping is my ‘art of choice,’ but I also play with altered items, as my slide mailer tutorial describes. A corner of a former tiny bedroom has grown into a mess of papers, […]

Not-Your-Average Gift Box for the Inventor

Not-Your-Average Gift Box & Card By: Christine Candora-Hickey, Artistic Guide Finished card size:  2″ wide x  4.5″ long x 1″ high A special gift deserves a special presentation!  This is the perfect house for handmade jewelry or candies.  It’s a box and card all rolled into one – a gift in itself! Supplies: Stamps:           All […]