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

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Celebrate Today with a Birthday layout by designer Nicole Nowosad

Good morning! Today, I am here to show you how just a few simple stamps can jazz up your layouts!

Birthday layout by Nicole Nowosad

I started my page on white cardstock and left the top of my page white so I could add my stamped image.  I left just enough room to add in the number stamp from the Birthday Bisque set of stamps by Jillibean Soup. I stamped a repetitive pattern using the same stamp, overlapping the numbers across the top of the page. I added a few droplets of spray mist in different colors to fill in the white space a little.

Next, I used the fun chevron pattern in the Jillibean Soup Birthday Bisque line for the bottom of my page. I added a Jillibean Soup chevron placemat over top - did you know that the chevron placemat was made just for this!! Cool right? I added some machine stitching around the outside border to finish off the page. 
I created my own journaling card of sorts, using a simple grid paper and more of the Birthday Bisque clear stamps. I added different motifs from the stamp collection to decorate my card.

Thanks for stopping by the Hampton Art blog today! 
Jillibean Soup Placemate – white chevron JB0150
Jillibean Soup Birthday Bisque Soup – Smidgen of Sweets JB0210
Jillibean Soup Birthday Bisque Soup Bite Sized Bits JB0211
Jillibean Soup Soup Staples II – Pink Salt JBW1274
Jillibean Soup Fresh Vegetable Soup – Stalks of Celery JB0017
Jillibean Soup Clear Stamps – Butterflies JB0199, Birthday JB0196, Birthday Bisque JB0219
Jillibean Soup Wood Sprinkles – Birthday JB0272
Jillibean Soup Wooden Nickels – Travel JB0259
ColorBox Archival Dye Ink – Blossom
ColorBox Pigment Ink - Pool

Monday, April 14, 2014

2 cards by Designer Gretchen McElveen

Just a little note card by Gretchen McElveen
KI Memories Playlist patterned paper
KI Memories Playlist lace cardstock
KI Memories Glitter Dots
KI Memories Die-cut Shapes

Good morning! I’ve got a couple cheerful cards to share with you today. This first one is pretty simple. I used the hearted lace cardstock in the KI Memories “Playlist” line as the background of the card. Then I used a heart punch, the “note” die cut, and a little typing on the computer to make the sentiment. I finished the card by scattering a few glitter dots around the sentiment. 
 You & Me card by Gretchen McElveen
KI Memories Playlist patterned paper
KI Memories Glitter Dots
Jillibean Soup White Frames
Jillibean Soup Corrugated Shapes Sentiments

To make this next card, I combined some Jillibean Soup embellishments with the new KI Memories “Playlist” line. I love using Jillibean’s white frames as a cool background for cards! I used a heart punch to punch some scraps of the dotted “Playlist” patterned paper to embellish the around the card. And I used a lot of foam adhesive to attach the different elements to the card to give it some fun dimension. Thanks for looking and thanks for stopping by the blog today!

Friday, April 11, 2014

VIDEO: Ghost stamping with designer Gini Williams Cagle

Ghost Bleach Stamping - Here's a new twist on the old bleach stamping technique that gives a
more complex result.

Hampton Art/Diffusion Line - Column Collage Stamp PS0651

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Two more sweet and simple cards by designer Joy Ott

So happy to be joining you on the Hampton Art blog today. I used the papers, stickers, die-cuts and gems from A Color Story Page Kit by Ki / Hampton Art plus some coordinating cardstock to make two quick birthday cards. 

Big Birthday Wishes card by Joy Ott

Here is a little tip: I swiped a powder tool on the back of the the owl sticker to remove the stickiness, then I added dimension by adhering her with foam tape. I also used foam tape on the die-cuts that came in the kit.

Happy Day! card by Joy Ott

Ki / Hampton Art: A Color Story Page Kit
Neenah: Solar White
Simon Says Stamp: Dark Chocolate

Sizzix: Standard Circles 1, Lacey Circles
Horizon Group: Adhesive Wiggly Eyes
EK Success: Powder Tool
Scotch: Foam Tape, ATG Tape

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Two Flower Filled cards by Beverly Sizemore

Hello Sunshine Card by Beverly Sizemore

Stamps -- Hampton Art (IC0226 Flower Parts)
Ink Pads -- Clearsnap, Inc. (ColorBox in Licorice, Grape, Guava and Banana)
Pen -- Staedtler
Cardstock -- Diecuts With A View
Jewels -- Michael's Stores, Inc.


Earth Laughs in Flowers card by Beverly Sizemore

Stamps -- Hampton Art (IC0226 Flower Parts)
Ink Pads -- Clearsnap, Inc. (Wicked Black and Artichoke)
Cardstock and Patterned Paper -- Diecuts With A View
Markers -- Copic
Fringe Scissors -- Martha Stewart Crafts
Label Maker & Tape -- Dymo
Baker's Twine -- The Twinery
Misc. -- White Gel Pen

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Two cards simple and sweet cards by designer, Joy Ott

So happy to be joining you on the Hampton Art blog today. I made two quick cards with the Ki - Berry Blast Paper Pad and the Jillibean Soup Today is Full of Possible and Birthday clear stamp sets.

I love 6” x 6” paper pads. They have smaller patterns that are perfect for card making. I also really appreciate that this pad is double-sided with coordinating solids.

A Smile card by Joy Ott

Have A Great Birthday card by Joy Ott

Ki: Berry Blast Paper Pad
Neenah: Solar White

Jillibean Soup: Today is Full of Possible, Birthday

VersaFine: Onyx Black

DMC: Embroidery Floss
My Favorite Things: Scallop Border Die
Crystal Stickers: Pearls
Scotch: ATG Tape