Friday, August 1, 2014

Adventure card by designer Deborah Nolan

Hello, it’s Deborah again, happy to welcome you back to the Hampton Art blog!

Today's card is a little celebration of ink and adventure (always a good combo, I think).
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Cardstock: Bazzill; Stamps: Hot Air Balloon cling set (Graphic 45), sentiment from Sight Seeing Stew (Jillibean Soup); Inks: black, embossing, lavendar, peacock, pea green, purple; Accents: Halloween wood veneer stars (Jillibean Soup); Embossing Powder: Platinum; Adhesives: Tombo Multi-Glue, Score Tape; Tools: paper cutter, scoreboard, bone folder, heat tool, craft mat, foam ink applicators   

I  N  S  T  R  U  C  T  I  O  N  S
  1. Make 4.25” x 5.5” card base.
  2. Cut a 4" x 5.25" panel of black cardstock and adhere to card base.
  3. Use foam ink applicators to apply colored inks to 3.75" x 5" panel of white cardstock.
  4. Stamp balloon images and sentiment with black ink.
  5. Adhere stamped panel to card.
  6. Apply embossing ink to stars, coat with EP and heat set.
  7. Once cool, adhere stars to card.

Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!


Thursday, July 31, 2014

Watercolor background cards by designer Joy Ott

Thanks for joining us on the Hampton Arts blog!

Today I have a quick watercolor card using a Jillibean Soup / Hampton Art Handwritten Sentiments stamps. I really like this sentiment. It is great for a casual hello card, or it could be used as a card for many other occasions in a pinch.

Hello There card by Joy Ott

Jillibean Soup: Handwritten Sentiments

Nicholson's Peerless Transparent Watercolors, Scotch: ATG Tape, 
Ranger: Watercolor, Neenah: Solar White, Inks Ranger: Archival Jet Black

Dream, Imagine, Wish card by Joy Ott

Dreams card by Joy Ott

Watercolor is a technique that never goes out of style. Today I paired it with some artsy wood sentiment stamps from 7 Gypsies / Hampton Art.

Stamps: 7 Gypsies: PS0810 and PS0814

Papers: Ranger: Watercolor, Inks: Ranger: Archival Jet Black, Nicholson's Peerless Transparent, Watercolors, Scotch: ATG Tape, Black Notecards

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

You Are My Anchor card by designer Lori Williams

Hi everyone, Lori here with you today with a great card for the month of July.   
You Are My Anchor card by Lori Williams

Summer is upon us and who doesn’t long and dream of the beach?  The Graphic 45, By the Sea stamp set makes ocean cards a breeze to create.  To create a card similar to this one, just follow these easy steps.  Cut a base piece of paper  5” x 7”.  Cut 5 strips of designer paper and layer on top of the red designer paper and glue to the base card.  Cut the girl picture from the paper collection and layer on red paper and then plain cream card stock.  Ink around the edges of the cream paper and mount on the center of the card.  Stamp the anchor and the compass stamp on cream card stock and fussy cut out.  Stamp the post mark stamp with brown ink and fussy cut out.  Layer the stamped images in clusters as shown along with some of the postage stickers from the paper collection.  Finish off the card by mounting a pearl in the center of the compass and adding ribbon.   

Supply List 
Hampton Art Products 
ICO294 #2  By the Sea 
ICO295 #3 By The Sea 
Other Products Used: G45 By the Sea Paper and stickers, foam tape, brown and blue inks, canvas ribbon, half pearl. 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

KI Memories -- Life Is Grand card by Patty Folchert

When it came time for a special thank you card for my husband I reached for the new KI Memories Playlist collection papers & diecuts paired with the new Jillibean Soup Stamp & Stencil set for the sentiment. He is a pianist and this collection was perfect for him.

Life Is Grand card by Patty Folchert
To make the base I used the KI Memories paper-Rhythm and then added the mat using the Pop Icon paper. Next I layered lots of the fabulous KI Memories Playlist diecuts onto the card along with a border strip in Favorite paper. Then geocache diecut was stamped with the XO stamp from the new JIllibean Soup Sentiments Stamp and Stencil set in black ink. The sentiment was from the same set and stamped onto white cardstock in black ink as well. Then to add some pizazz the confetti stars from the Playlist Star Struck pack were attached with some Playlist glitter dots in Cool. Here is a close up:

With such a fun collection of papers & stamps, how can you go wrong? Make someone’s life a little grander with this specialty card.

Piano Fan,

Supply List:
Hampton Art/Jillibean Soup- Stamp & Stencil Set/Sentiments
American Crafts/Black
KI Memories/Playlist Collection
KI Memories/Playlist Collection
KI Memories/Playlist Confetti-Star Struck
KI Memories/Playlist Glitter Dots-Cool
Mini Glue Dots, Tombow Adhesive Tape Runner, Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares

Monday, July 28, 2014

It's Not The Years card by designer Deborah Nolan

Hi, it’s Deborah again!
Today's card features one of the five new clear stamp sets by Art Impressions that's licensed through Hampton Art and are now carried at Michaels. (If you want to see all five sets, check out the Art Impressions blog here.)
My mom retired two weeks ago, so I'm thinking of sending her today's card in celebration of her finally earning a well-deserved rest. The geezers are from the His and Her Campers clear set, but the sentiment is from the His and Her Flying High set.

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Cardstock: Bazzill; Clear Stamp Sets: His and Her Campers and His and Her Flying High (Art Impressions); Media: ink, Spectrum Noir colored pencils, Gamsol; Tools: paper cutter, scoreboard, bone folder, corner rounder, scissors  
I  N  S  T  R  U  C  T  I  O  N  S
  1. Make card base for a 4.25” x 5.5” card and round corners.
  2. Stamp geezers and color.
  3. Blend background with Gamsol and create "grass" along horizon and around chair legs, etc.
  4. Round corners of stamped panel and adhere to card.
  5. Stamp sentiment on scrap paper and draw a "tail" from the sentiment.
  6. Cut sentiment, round corners, and adhere to card.
Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Thankful for You card by designer Melinda Spinks

Hello and welcome... it's Melinda with you today and I'm sharing a card I created using the beautiful earthy tones from Ki's 'Metro Garden' collection. I must admit I'm a huge fan of the 6x6 paper pad when it comes to card design as they are the perfect size and have multiple copies of each design. Metro Garden combines a neutral color scheme with modern and 'on-trend' patterns.

1. Cut and score cream cardstock to create a card measuring 5.5"x4" when folded.
2. Cut a single sheet of patterned paper to measure 5.5"x4" and adhere to the front of the card.
3. Cut a piece of patterned paper to measure 3.5"x3.75" and adhere an eighth of an inch down from the top of the card.
4. Cut a piece of alternative patterned paper to measure 1.75"x 3.75" and stamp the sentiment on the right hand side before adhering an eighth of an inch up from the bottom of the card.
5. Cut a piece of ribbon to measure 3.75" and adhere over the join of the two papers.
6. Fussy cut several flowers, leaves and stems to create a collage and mount with foam pop dots.
7. Tie a bow using the ribbon and adhere to the ribbon.
8. Add a few epoxy dots finish the overall presentation of the card.

SUPPLIES | Hampton Art
Jillibean Soup Clear Stamps - Cold Avacado Soup (Better Together) JB0129
Ki Memories - 6x6 Paper Pad (Metro Garden)
Ki Memories - Printed Ribbon WM1111

ColorBox Archival Dye - Suede
Doodlebug Design Epoxy Dots

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Beach themed cards by designer Beverly Sizemore

BY THE SEA TAG CARD by Beverly Sizemore

Stamps -- Hampton Art (IC0295, IC0293 and IC0294)
Ink Pads -- Clearsnap, Inc. (ColorBox in Nautical and Strawberry)
Cardstock -- Diecuts With A View
Tag Diecut -- Sizzix
Embossing Folder -- Sizzix
Baker's Twine -- The Twinery
SEA HORSES CARD by Beverly Sizemore

Stamps -- Hampton Art (IC0293)
Ink Pads -- Clearsnap, Inc. (ColorBox in Jalapeno and Blueberry)
Cardstocks -- Diecuts With A View
Ribbon -- Michael's Stores, Inc.
Jewels -- Diecuts With A View


FUN IN THE SUN CARD by Beverly Sizemore

Stamps -- Hampton Art (IC0293 and IC0294)
Ink Pads -- Clearsnap, Inc. (ColorBox in Jalapeno, Guava and Glacier Lake)
Patterned Paper -- Diecuts With A View
Cardstock -- Diecuts With A View
Stickers -- Diecuts With A View
Ribbon -- Diecuts With A View
Designer:  Beverly Sizemore