Thursday, April 24, 2014

Check out this #epic card by designer Nicole Nowosad

Today, I wanted to share with you a very easy card, using one of the new trends out right now – watercolors.

#HappyDay card by Nicole Nowosad

To create my card, I stamped some pie charts from the Spicy Social Soup onto some white cardstock. You could use watercolor paper, but as long as you don’t saturate your paper, cardstock works fine.

Once the images are stamped, I used watercolor paint in various colors to paint in and slightly around my pie chart shapes on the card like so:

From there, I simple added some popped up mini pie charts from the Spicy Social Soup paper  and my sentiment, using some fun and trendy #hashtag phrases from the stamp set.

 Jillibean Soup Clear Stamps – Spicy Social Soup JB0249
Surfacez Ink – Black
Jillibean Soup paper – Soup Staples II – Turquoise Salt JBW1277
Jillibean Soup paper – Spicy Social Soup – 3 Parts Friends JB0237

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

5 cards by designer Beverly Sizemore featuring Graphic 45 stamps from Hampton Art

Hello, crafty friends....I have been playing with the beautiful Graphic 45 Couture images this
month.  I LOVE these stamps!  :) 

You Are Beautiful card by Beverly Sizemore

Stamps -- Hampton Art (Graphic 45 Couture IC0287)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap, Inc. (Archival Dye in Wicked Black)
Cardstock -- Diecuts With A View
Markers -- Copic
Trim -- Webster's Pages
Diecut -- Sizzix Framelits (Ovals)
Washi Tape -- Teresa Collins
Glitter Glue -- Royal Brush
Brad -- Teresa Collins
Flower -- Prima Marketing, Inc.
Footprints In Your Heart card by Beverly Sizemore 

Stamps -- Hampton Art (IC0287 for image and DF4586 for sentiment)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap, Inc. (Archival Dye in Wicked Black)
Diecut -- Sizzix Framelits (Heart 657561)
Cardstock -- Diecuts With A View
Markers -- Staedtler
Candy Buttons -- Basic Grey
Misc. -- Ric Rac and DMC Thread
Life Goal card by Beverly Sizemore

Stamps -- Hampton Art (IC0288 for image and PS0640 for sentiment)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap, Inc. (Archival Dye in Wicked Black)
Cardstock -- Diecuts With A View
Lace -- Webster's Pages
Glitter Glue -- Royal Brush
Fashionable card by Beverly Sizemore

Stamps -- Hampton Art (IC0289 Graphic 45 Couture)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap, Inc. (Archival Dye in Wicked Black)
Cardstock and Patterned Paper -- Diecuts With A View
Diecuts -- Sizzix eClips
Jewels -- Doodlebug Design
Marker -- Staedtler
Flower -- Petaloo International
Sassy Girl card by Beverly Sizemore

Stamps -- Hampton Art (IC0287 Graphic 45 Couture)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap, Inc. (Archival Dye in Wicked Black)
Patterned Cardstock and Cardstock -- Diecuts With A View
Diecut -- Sizzix Framelits (Oval)
Chipboard and  Bottle Cap Accents -- Diecuts With A View
Embossing Folder -- Sizzix
Foam Tape -- Scotch/3M
Marker -- Copic

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Thanks card by designer Melinda Spinks

Hello and welcome to the Hampton Art blog. It's Melinda with you today and I'm sharing a card I created using a technique that is so on-trend in the crafting world at the moment... watercolour!

I really wanted to use the flower doilie on my card but couldn't work out how to make it 'pop' so after a couple of false starts I dragged out the watercolours.

I used a simple colour combination of pink and yellow as I wanted the card to be quite feminine yet soft and slightly understated. The vellum title strip accentuated that softness and allowed the sentiment to float over the doilie.

Now it wouldn't be me if I didn't change my mind on the design and end up adding or subtracting something from the original design. After I placed the doilie and sentiment in position I realised the card was very lopsided in visual appeal so balanced it out by placing a few watercolour splashes on the opposite side to complete the look.

Supply List:

Neenah Solar White

PaperJillibean Soup: 'Birthday Bisque' - Bite Size Bits

Jillibean Soup: Wise Words - Yellow Sentiments
Jillibean Soup: Doilies

Doodlebug: Epoxy Dots
Reeves Watercolours

Monday, April 21, 2014

3 cards by designer Joy Ott featuring Jillibean Soup Stamps & Stencils

Welcome back to the Hampton Art blog! 

I made three cards with new Jillibean Soup / Hampton Art Stamp & Stencil sets. These stencils are sticky on the back which eliminates the need to tape them down on your work surface. I added lots of color by sponging various Distress Inks over the stencils. 

Thinking of you card by Joy Ott

Missing You card by Joy Ott

Hey Girl card by Joy Ott

Neenah: Solar White

Stamps & Stencils
Jillibean Soup: Sentiments, Butterfly Dictionary, Love This

VersaFine: Onyx Black
Ranger: Assorted Distress Inks

Scotch: Foam Tape, ATG Tape
Other: Sponge

Friday, April 18, 2014

Happy Easter card by designer Patty Folchert

Happy Easter Card
Here is another colorful Easter card to share, would you believe it was made with a baby girl stamp set? That’s right this card utilizes the Hampton Art/Echo Park – Bundle of Joy stamp set and a couple Jillibean Soup extras. 

Happy Easter card by Patty Folchert

Once again I wanted the stamping to be the highlighted feature of this Easter card too. So I began with a plain white cardstock base and selected the three ink colors for the flowers. Using the flower stamp I began with the yellow, then stamped the blue and last stamped the pink. Then I chose a “Happy” placemat frame and using a patterned lt. blue paper I stamped the butterfly in pink ink and attached it behind the frame as shown. The placemat was then added to the card using a wobble action spring for depth. Then I layered a patterned yellow paper behind the happy and cut a mirror image of the same yellow banner piece to add the “Easter” sentiment in alphabean stickers and adhered it below the frame. Last I added some KI Memories pink gemstones to bling it up a bit. That was all there was to it, very easy card.

Personally I love to find unexpected uses for my themed stamp sets, how about you? It just adds value to be able to use your stamp sets for several different themes, and these days value is good.

Patiently Waiting for Spring,

Supply List:
Hampton Art/Echo Park- Bundle of Joy Stamp Set
Colorbox Pigment Ink/Pool & Cupid
Colorbox Chalk Ink/Yellow Citrus
Jillibean Soup/Sightseeing Stew-Poached Photos & Chilled Cucumber-Sherry Vinegar 
Jillibean Soup/12 x 12 Placemat: White Mini Journaling Frames
Jillibean Soup/Alphabeans-Pickled Pink
Hampton Art/Wobble Action Spring
KI Memories/Sticker Flip Pack- Pink Gemstones- WM0991
 White Cardstock base, My Stik Adhesive Tape Runner, Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Flutter card by designer Joy Ott

Thanks for joining us on the Hampton Art blog!

I made a card with the Jillibean Soup / Hampton Art Butterflies clear stamp set. I sponged various Distress Inks over the background and misted them with a water spritzer. Next I stamped the butterfly (love those polka dots!) and sentiment with VersaMark, sprinkled on white embossing powder, and heat set. I also stamped and heat embossed the butterfly on vellum and then cut it out.

Flutter Card by Joy Ott

Neenah: Solar White
Ranger: Manila Paper
Bazzill: Vellum

Jillibean Soup: Butterflies

Ranger: Assorted Distress Inks

Studio G: Self Adhesive Gems
Ranger: Water Mister
Scotch: Foam Tape, ATG Tape
Miscellaneous: Heat Gun, Embossing Powder (white)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Sweet Easter Wishes card by Designer Patty Folchert

Here is an Easter bouquet created just for you! Just grab the Echo Park Stamp Set/Sweet Girl and some Jillibean Soup wood stampables, paper and stickers and you can share an Easter bouquet with someone special too.
Sweet Easter Wishes card by Patty Folchert

This card was all about the stamping and the layering, but I did start with a turquoise blue card base with a pink pattern mat centered on it as shown. Then the stamping began using blue ink I stamped onto white cardstock the large flowers, then using pink ink I stamped the small flowers. Then I stamped the leaves in green ink and the Sweet sentiment as well onto a plain grid pattern paper. I set aside the sentiment paper and began fussy cutting out all of the flowers and leaves. Once they were cut I placed the flowers onto the card, adding the center flower with a wobble action spring and then building bouquet around it  as shown using 3D foam dots for bottom layers and top layers. The green leaves were added with plain adhesive as shown. Next I stamped the wood stampable butterflies with yellow chalk ink in the chevron pattern and attached them to card with foam dots.

Back to the sentiment piece, I then added two different font styles of pink alphabeans to spell out “Easter Wishes” and stamped one small bird in the corner with yellow ink. Last I used a large hole punch on the four corners to create a ticket stub effect. Then I matted that onto a piece of plain yellow cardstock and attached to card bottom center as shown with foam dots.

All done! Now you have your own beautiful spring bouquet card bursting with smiles.

Spring Dreaming,

Supply List:
Echo Park/Sweet Girl Clear Stamp set
Martha Stewart/Dusk Blue & Leaf Bud
Colorbox Pigment Ink/Cupid
Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink/Yellow Citrus
Jillibean Soup/Happy Camper-2 Parts Adventure (pink) & Atomic Soup-Minced Molecules (grid)
Hampton Art/Wobble Action Spring
Jillibean Soup/Stampables- Large Wood Cutouts
KI Memories/Sticker Flip Pack- WM1051-Green Gemstones
Jillibean Soup/Alphabeans- Pickled Pink & Grapefruit Pink
Turquoise Card Base, Lt. Yellow & white Cardstock, My Stik Adhesive Tape Runner, Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares