Monday, May 27, 2013

Bella Blvd Stamp Set Winners and a STUNNING card by Vivian Keh

I have our winner of the new Bella Blvd stamps from last week!

Congrats go to...

Love these stamps and the fun cards made by the DT. So cute and the feather just finishes off the one card. Great job.

Please email me at with your mailing information so we can get your stamps out to you!


Well hello, Hampton Art fans!  Vivian here today with a card very much inspired by the sea.  We have some fabulous nature inspired stamp sets produced with 7 Gypsies.  Since most of my work is inspired by nature, these are stamps I will turn to again and again.  These sets in particular make me yearn to go snorkeling on a tropical escape!
Oceans card by Vivian Keh
I used mists to create a watery background.

I intentionally softened the stamping so that the some of the sea creatures would appear the way they do when ocean waves distort them.
But I chose to stamp the fish and text crisply, bringing them clearly into focus.
1. Using colored mists, mist a sturdy piece of paper, allowing colors to mix a little.  I used Bristol Vellum.
2. Stamp shells, starfish, and seahorses using distress ink.
3. Mist with water to intentionally blur your stamping.
4. Using clear embossing powder, heat emboss the dotted patterns.
5. Blend distress ink around the card front to bring out the clear dotted patterns.
6. Stamp text and fish.
7.  Adhere to card base.
Strathmore - Bristol Vellum
Clearsnap - SMOOCH Spritzes
Tim Holtz - Distress Ink
Tsukineko - Black Stazon Ink


  1. Loving the underwater scene Vivian. So calm and serene.

    1. thank you, sharon! the stamps literally made me yearn to a return to hawaii, the one time i ever snorkeled.

  2. Beautiful card Vivian!!! I love how you truly evoked the underwater scene!!!

    1. I sat here just taking it all in like watching a fish tank. Absolutely gorgeous

    2. thank you, willow and miss vic! i'm so glad you enjoyed it.

  3. Love the depth you created in this scene!

    1. thanks so much, jan, for supporting me here.

  4. I love all the colors you selected for your card. I've never been snorkeling, but I'm sure it looks exactly how you portrayed it. I hoping that you made a tutorial : )

  5. Gorgeous and such a great sea scene. The card is beautiful. Thanks for sharing