Monday, July 21, 2014

Happy Birthday card by Gini Williams Cagle

It's easier than ever before to put a cute spin on your cards using Hampton Art's Stamp and Stencil sets.  I was able to quickly add my stenciled banner to the top of the card, and stamped the sentiment.  The cake was stamped, colored and fussy cut - and then added to the card with foam dimensionals.  It's fun and festive, and everything comes together quickly.

Happy Birthday card by Gini Williams Cagle

Hampton Art Vintologie Stamp and Stencil SC0646
Jillibean Soup Irish Farm House Soup ( bite size bits jb0007, sliced turnip jb0004)
May Arts Ribbon - KBB-46
WorldWin Cardstock

Friday, July 18, 2014

A Party With Out Cake card by designer Lori Williams

Hi Hampton Art lovers, Lori here with you today sharing a fun and poppy birthday card.  I challenged myself just a bit with this one as I used only white cardstock paper to create this happy card.  Hampton Art stamps and stencils made it really simple and I adore the finished work.
A Party With Out Cake... card by Lori Williams

I started with plain white rectangle of cardstock and laid the stencil from the Vintologie (SC 0646) over the top of it.  Using bright pigment ink I colored in the banner with various colors and let dry.  Then I lined and or doodled on each of the banners using a white pen.  I used the pink ink to distress ink the edges of the rectangle. Next I stamped the cake stamp from the same collection using black ink and then colored in with markers and cut it out with a die.  I distressed inked the edges with the bright pink color.  I made sure to leave a bit of white around the cake which makes it stand out and almost pop of the page.   Using foam tape I mounted to the center of the base banner card.  Lastly I stamped the sentiment using black ink then restamped just a bit askew using the pink ink which gave the sentiment a little bit of a highlight.  I punched out the sentiment and then punched out a doily and colored it with the pink ink then finished off by mounting to the card with foam tape.  I then added several layers to the base of my card for some detail and build up and the base layer was inked with a turquoise blue for a hint of color and to finish everything up. 
Happy crafting and I challenge you…can you make a card using just stamps, stencils, ink and white cardstock?  The challenge is fun.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Elegant Mini Cards by designer Joy Ott

Thanks for joining us on the Hampton Art blog today! 

I made a set of mini cards using the Ki / Hampton Art Modern Elegance 6" x 6" paper pad and sticker flip pack. The sticker flip pack comes with more than 100 pieces and includes stickers and self-adhesive gems! I thought these cards would be fun to add to a small gift for weddings or other occasions. 

Elegant Mini cards by Joy Ott

Studio G: Cards & Envelopes for Crafting
Ki Modern Elegance Paper Pad

Studio G: Self-Adhesive Gems
Ki Modern Elegance Sticker Flip Pack
Scotch: ATG Tape, Foam Tape

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

KI Memories Playlist - Happy Birthday card by designer Patty Folchert

Time today to share a fresh bouquet of KI Memories flowers made from the Playlist Collection just in time for a Birthday delivery.

Happy Birthday card by Patty Folchert

This card began as a sketch of my own with layered flowers as the focus, then I dug into my new box of Hampton Art goodies and found some perfect papers, stamp and embellishments to bring them to life. The flowers were cut from KI Memories Playlist papers in Cover Art and Favorite and the edges inked in black. Then they were layered together with foam dots with flower sequins and pink glitter dots as the centers. Three green leaves were cut and folded from Rhythm paper.  Here is a close up:

The Pop Icon paper was added as the main card base with border strips of Volume front and back sides. Next I stitched with my sewing machine between the border strips with white thread. Last I created the sentiment panel using Alternative paper diagonal stripes cut like a ticket stub. Then I stamped the sentiment using “Happy Birthday” stamp from the Vintologie Stamp & Stencil Set #SC0642 in black ink and trimmed as a ticket stub as well. 

Just three little glitter dots in pink and the card was finished. Not merely a card but a birthday bouquet bursting with energetic color and depth. Do you think it worthy of sending? I say yes.

Summer Blooms,

Supply List:
Hampton Art/Vintologie- Stamp & Stencil Set/SC0642
American Crafts/Black
KI Memories/Playlist: Alternative, Volume, Rhythm, Favorite & Cover Art
KI Memories/Playlist- Confetti Girly Girl
KI Memories/Playlist-Warm Glitter Dots
White Cardstock, Tombow Adhesive Tape Runner, Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

This Is Me Missing You card by designer Deborah Nolan

Welcome back to the Hampton Art blog!
Hi, it’s Deborah here with a card I made for my best friend from high school. Angie is a dachshund lover and owner, and it was some fabulous luck that the His and Her Campers clear set has one!

  2014-6-30-Hampton-Art-Doggie copy
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The His and Her Campers clear set is from Art Impressions and is licensed through Hampton Art. The only thing better than this is the fact that you can now buy this set at Michaels (and four more sets that are equally fun)! If you missed it, there was a dandy blog hop featuring this sweet collection - check it out on the Art Impressions blog here.
S  U  P  P  L  I  E  S
Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterened Paper: Doodlebug; Clear Stamp Sets: His and Her Campers (Art Impressions), Handwritten Sentiments (Jillibean Soup); Media: ink, Spectrum Noir colored pencils; Embellishments: enamel dots (My Mind’s Eye), buttons, washi tape (Little B), Cord (Hempotique); Other: glue dots; Tools: paper cutter, scoreboard, bone folder, Nestabilities die, Vagabond, foam ink blender  
I  N  S  T  R  U  C  T  I  O  N  S
  1. Make card base for a 4.25” x 5.5” card.
  2. Cut 4" x 5.25" patterned paper panel and patterned paper strip.
  3. Adhere PP strip to PP panel, add washi tape, and adhere to card base.
  4. Die cut white paper but don't remove paper from die. Use the die as a mask and apply ink to the die cut.
  5. Remove die cut panel from die and stamp sentiment and dog.
  6. Color in dog using colored pencils and adhere to card.
  7. Thread buttons and adhere along with enamel dots.
Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Sent With Care card by designer Melinda Spinks

Hello and welcome... it's Melinda with you today and I'm sharing a card I created using one of the gorgeous Hampton Art/Spellbinders 'Shapeabilities' sets.

I wanted to create a very subtle card to suit the sentiment so decided to use a repetitive pattern of the butterfly starting from the boldest colour working down to the palest which would lead the eye down to the wording.

Each piece was stamped and heat embossed before I put it through my hand embossing machine to use the cutting die before adhering to the card using a foam pop dot.

Although I wanted to use black ink for the sentiment I felt that if left with 100% density it might be too overpowering so I stamped off some of the ink and used the second impression on my card.

Once everything was in place I felt that the design was missing something so after a few trials with sequins and epoxy dots I settled on adding a few mini pearls to the card.

SUPPLIES | Hampton Art
Hampton Art/Spellbinders Shapeabilities IC0184
Hampton Art/Jillibean Soup Clear Stamps (Irish Farm House Soup) JB0013
Hampton Art/Jillibean Soup Kraft Card Stock

ColorBox/Doodlebug Pigment Ink (Beetleblack, Limeade, Swimming Pool, Tangerine)
Doodlebug Mini Pearls
Neenah Solar White Card Stock
Zing Embossing Powder (Apricot, Cricket, Powder)

Friday, July 11, 2014

Funny Family card featuring LOL Stamps by designer Gini Williams Cagle

I had to laugh when I saw some of the funny sentiments on Hampton Art's LOL line of stamps - and after having a family reunion a couple of weeks ago- I thought this one was perfect.

Family card by Gini Williams Cagle

The sentiment was stamped with watermark ink and then heat embossed with red powder.  I love how the patterned paper and the ribbon coordinated so well.

Hampton Art - LOL Laugh Out Loud Stamps SC0618
Jillibean Patterned Paper - Irish Farm House Soup (Beef Stock) jb0002
May Arts Ribbon - 382-34-14
Wow Embossing Powder - Cable Car Red
VersaMark Watermark Ink