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

Thursday, July 10, 2014

KI Memories - Playlist collection - Go Dogs! layout by designer Gretchen McElveen

Good morning! I’ve made a layout using the fun KI Memories “Playlist” line to share with you today!
Go Dogs! layout by Gretchen McElveen

I kept this one pretty simple by adding the pictures to the center of the patterned paper background and then basically decorating around them. 

I matted the pictures on white cardstock first and then again onto a piece of black patterned paper before I adhered them to the center of the layout. I added 4 black photo corners around the black mat to help keep the focus on the pictures. Then to make the title I adhered the vellum alphabet stickers from the “Playlist” line to white cardstock first and then cut them out with a white border around the edges. I adhered the title above the pictures and added journaling to the left side of the layout. I scattered star confetti and die cuts along with some glitter dots along the right side of the layout and around the title.

When I got to this point I still felt like the layout needed something else. That’s when I added the black & white strip at the top. It added a little more contrast and coordinated with the black & white star too. It was a good finishing touch!

Thanks for looking!
- gretchen

Monday, July 7, 2014

Stamps & Stencils card by designer Melinda Spinks

Hello and welcome... It's Melinda with you today and I have a card to share that was created using one of the new Jillibean Soup - Stamp & Stencil Sets.

I must admit I'm a huge fan of woodgrain and doilies so when these two patterns were merged into the one stamp & stencil set I knew it was the first one I was going to use.

TIP | The stencils are quite pliable in comparison to other brands which make them ideal when you want a bit of flexibility to your design. So when it comes to washing your stencil and placing it back onto the clear plastic sheet I suggest that you lie the stencil down on a hard surface and have the backing sheet in your hand as it is stiffer and much easier to manoeuvre into position.

The sticky reverse side was wonderful for keeping the stencil in place when I added texture paste to my cardstock and it pealed off again without any problems at all. And because the stencil is wafer thin you get a lovely crisp image.

Using my current favourite colour combination of Mint and Tangerine I stamped and heat embossed two different doily designs then mounted them on top of each other using foam pop dots to create a bit of dimension.

SUPPLIES | Hampton Art
Hampton Art/Jillibean Soup - Stamp & Stencil Set (Doilies & Woodgrain) JB0279
Hampton Art/Jillibean Soup - Kraft Cardstock
Hampton Art/Jillibean Soup - Placemats (White Mini Journaling Frames) JB0148
Hampton Art/Jillibean Soup - Heart Healthy Red Bean Soup Flash Cards
Hampton Art/Jillibean Soup - Wood Sprinkles (Birthday) JB0272

Colorbox/Doodlebug Pigment Ink - Swimming Pool
Colorbox/Doodlebug Pigment Ink - Tangerine

Doodlebug Sprinkles, Texture Paste, Embroidery Thread

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Have A Sweet Birthday card by designer Deborah Nolan

Welcome back to the Hampton Art blog!
Hi, it’s Deborah here with a Sweet 16 birthday card, but feel free to mix it up to accommodate just about ANY birthday or an anniversary. All you have to do is color the necessary numbers and add a sentiment, or a die cut, etc. to suit the occasion.

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Don’t forget, there are more than birthdays and wedding anniversaries to celebrate! Other memorable accomplishments include the number of years a person has been cancer-free, worked at a job, been a member of an organization, been alcohol- or tobacco-free, etc. You can also use numbers to mark a reached goal, like the number of pounds lost, miles run, or school years completed. 
S  U  P  P  L  I  E  S
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White; Clear Stamp Set: Birthday Bisque (Jilly Bean); Media: ink, colored pencil; Embellishments: enamel dots (My Mind’s Eye), washi tape; Other: Diamond Stickles (Ranger); Tools: paper cutter, scoreboard, bone folder, ¼” corner rounder   
I  N  S  T  R  U  C  T  I  O  N  S
  1. Make card base for a 4.25” x 4.25” card.
  2. Stamp numbers image with light grey ink.
  3. Color in numbers using colored pencil.
  4. Stamp sentiment with ink that coordinates with the colored pencil.
  5. Adhere washi tape and round the bottom corners.
  6. Adhere enamel dots.
  7. Apply Stickles to colored numbers and allow to dry.
Thanks for stopping, and have a blessed day!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

KI Memories - Uptown layout by designer Patty Folchert

Have you ever created your own background papers using stamps? This layout featuring the KI Memories Playlist collection and a new Vintologie Stamp and Stencil set allowed me to try that technique.

Uptown layout by Patty Folchert

Both of the black and white camera papers on the grid were created with stamps from a Vintologie Stamp and Stencil set. Using white cardstock I stamped the cameras in black ink and set aside to dry. Next I chose the Blues paper as the background and the Alternative paper as the blue base of my grid. 

Next I stamped in pink ink the chevron stamp from the same Vintologie set as a border and a 3” x 4” card onto white cardstock. I added those pieces to my grid design and then added to wallet size photos, one horizontal and one vertical.  To balance them in their space I added some more pattern paper blocks.  Then I added some stitching with my sewing machine to the top, bottom and sides of my base mat. 

Then it was time to embellish, I added three diecuts with foam dots from the Playlist collection and made a title arrow using the stickers in the Playlist collection pack. Next I added a couple lines of journaling in black fine tip marker to tell the story. Finally I added some silver glitter dots to the title, date and clock.

The result is a fun layout grid style, perfect for capturing one of our favorite summer events- Uptown Friday Nights. So now you need to pull out those stamps and make some fun background papers of your own. They are wonderful to add to your next layouts or cards, you just might surprise yourself.

Rockin Around the Clock,

Supply List:
Vintologie/Stamp & Stencil Set #SC0641
KI Memories/Playlist Collection Pack
KI Memories/Playlist Vellum Glass Block Alphabet Stickers
KI Memories/Playlist Neutral Glitter Dots
KI Memories/Playlist Diecut Shapes
White Cardstock, Tombow Adhesive Tape Runner, Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares, Sewing Machine, white thread

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

By The Sea card by designer Lori Williams

Hello everybody, Lori with you today.  
By The Sea card by Lori Williams

Today’s card is perfect for this time of year with Fourth of July right around the corner and summer upon us.  My card was created using the Graphic 45 By The Sea Stamps Sets.  Yes , I said sets as I used every single one of them, LOL.  I adore them all.  

To create a card similar to this one use the Graphic 45 By The Sea paper collection.  I cut out the Mermaids wanted rectangle from the paper and randomly stamped various seashells around it with Versa mark Ink, covered with blue embossing powder and then heat set.  Next I stamped the mermaid stamp on card stock and colored in with watercolor pencils. The mermaid was then cut out with an X-Acto tool.  I then stamped the By The Sea sentiment and colored in with watercolor pencils and glued down to some of the dark blue patterned paper.  I hand cut around the sentiment leaving a blue border.  The mermaid and the By the Sea sentiment was applied to the card using foam tape.   I then made a bow with canvas ribbon, hung a pearl from the center of the bow and covered everything over with a fish that was stamped, embossed, heat set and the fussy cut and glued down to the center of the bow.  The base layers are all attached with foam tape so you have a lot of dimension to the card.  
Supply List 
ICO294 # By the Sea Card
ICO293 #1 By The Sea Card
ICO295 #3 By The Sea Card
Other Products Used: G45 By the Sea Paper, Colored Pencils, Pearl, Canvas Ribbon, Blue Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Card Stock, Xacto Tool, water color pencils, foam tape