Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Musical Gifts!

I have a cute design today that mixes stamps from the Blank Page Muse and I Brake for Stamps stores.  I had music teachers in mind when I made this, but I think the sentiment can be used for a special musician at church, or any child who is practicing hard.


You can’t beat the cuteness of the I Brake for Stamps Mostly Mice stamp set.  I adore all the images.  I first stamped the images on patterned paper and also a piece of white cardstock. I colored the white with colored pencils and then fussy cut them carefully.  I had to color the little tail and the violin bow on the patterned paper, but the rest is the white paper pieced over top.  

I then used a sentiment from the Blank Page Muse Fall Rubber Stamp set by Pam Bray Designs.  Love love love this unique sentiment!


(As a aside, I was stunned how different the patterned paper looked over different backgrounds!)

If you like these stamps you can use my affiliate code, BPMHeidi for 15% off both the Blank Page Muse and I Brake for Stamps shops!

I hope you enjoyed this card as much as I enjoyed making it!  Have a wonderful day!

You can also find more inspiration at the links below:

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Saturday, January 8, 2022

Dragonfly with Faux Mixed Media background

  Hello stamping friends!  I don’t know about you, but I tend to hoard beautiful patterned papers, but I am trying to reform myself!


Today I have a card design that uses a lot of patterned paper to give the look of mixed media, without the work. I used Pam Bray’s Cyan Consortium papers.  Basically, I used a lot of scraps cut off from making A2 card fronts.  I then just glued them together in a card base and sponged tan ink around the edge. I cut an oval die from another card scrap.  

I simply heat embossed the lovely dragonfly stamp from the Fall Rubber Stamp set, also by Pam Bray, over a very light green vellum.  On the inside, I stamped the same dragonfly in light tan ink, and stamped the sentiment over top.

I hope you are inspired to use more patterned paper!  Have a wonderful day!

If you like these papers or stamps, use my code BPMHeidi to save 15% at both the Blank Page Muse AND I Brake for Stamps stores.  

You can also find more inspiration at the links below:

The Blank Page Muse- https://blankpagemuse.com/

FB Fan Page- https://www.facebook.com/groups/blankpagemuse/

Instagram Shop- https://www.instagram.com/blankpagemuse/

Instagram Blog- https://www.instagram.com/blankpagemuseblog/

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Friday, December 24, 2021

Christmas Morning

   I have a little Christmas morning scene to share with you today.  


I masked off the building in this scene and then sponged a wintery sky using Distress Oxide inks in Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass and Spun Sugar.  I sprayed the background with water to get texture.  I then added some depth to the black stamped lines by adding some black marker on some of the trees.  This makes some trees appear more toward the foreground and some more in the background.  

I colored the buildings with markers and then added plenty of glitter glue to depict the snow.  I also added some white gel pen snowflakes.



This stamp is part of the I Brake for Stamps line. It is called Small Christmas Sheet and includes other super sweet images in the set.  

You can also find more inspiration at the links below:

The Blank Page Muse- https://blankpagemuse.com/

FB Fan Page- https://www.facebook.com/groups/blankpagemuse/

Instagram Shop- https://www.instagram.com/blankpagemuse/

Instagram Blog- https://www.instagram.com/blankpagemuseblog/

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Thursday, December 9, 2021

Vintage Look Distress Christmas Card

 I was in the mood to use some distress inks so I decided on making a vintage-look distressed Christmas card.  I really love the soft, muted tones.  The backgrounds were sponged and then I spritzed water on the backgrounds to remove ink. And I dried the panels and repeated the process until I loved the look.  The colors I used were Bundled Sage, Speckled Egg, Tea Dye and Antique Linen.  




I added shadows to the dove image with a grey marker, and then I applied some glitter glue over top to get a pretty holiday look.  

I finished the card off simply with some silver twine and gems.  

I hope this card reminds you of the spirit of Christmas past and present. 



 I used stamps from the Blank Page Muse shop:

Distressed Music Background

Classic Christmas by Pam Bray Designs

Use my affiliate code that will give you 15% off your BPM order, OR at the sister store I Brake for Stamps.  

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You can also find more inspiration at the links below:

The Blank Page Muse- https://blankpagemuse.com/

FB Fan Page- https://www.facebook.com/groups/blankpagemuse/

Instagram Shop- https://www.instagram.com/blankpagemuse/

Instagram Blog- https://www.instagram.com/blankpagemuseblog/

Twitter- https://twitter.com/BlankPageMuse

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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Autumn Leaves Thank You Card

 Hello everyone!  I am back with a design team post!  I had a productive time making cards the other day and this one was my absolute favorite of the bunch!


I frequently just make backgrounds so that I just about always have things to start from.  For this card, I decided to stamp the leaf on two watercolored backgrounds.  One was a plain green, and the other was brusho sepia.  After I fussy cut these, I sponged some Tea Dye Distress ink around the edges to add depth. I also used tool to curl up the edges of the leaf.  


Then I stamped this lovely flourished Thank You and die cut it.  I masked off the frame of the die cut and then stamped the little thicket stamp over top in a very light beige ink, and I also sponged over the edges with Speckled Egg Distress ink.  I really liked how that turned out.  

The stamps I used here are from Blank Page Muse.  I have a code that will give you 15% off your BPM order, OR at the sister store I Brake for Stamps.  

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Fancy Thank You Stamp

Fall Rubber Stamp set by Pam Bray Designs (stamps also available individually)



You can also find more inspiration at the links below:

The Blank Page Muse- https://blankpagemuse.com/

FB Fan Page- https://www.facebook.com/groups/blankpagemuse/

Instagram Shop- https://www.instagram.com/blankpagemuse/

Instagram Blog- https://www.instagram.com/blankpagemuseblog/

Twitter- https://twitter.com/BlankPageMuse

Pintrest- https://www.pinterest.com/blankpagemuse/boards/

Friday, November 12, 2021

Be One With Nature

 Hello!  I have another design team post for sister stores Blank Page Muse and I Brake for Stamps.

Today I would like to share a nature themed card. 

This card using stamps and a stencil from the Woodlands Stamp and Stencil bundle designed by Donna Gray.  You can use my affiliate code BPMHeidi to save 15% at both stores.


I first stenciled over top of some patterned paper using brown Distress inks.  This piece of 12x12 patterned paper is super duper duper old.  I recently cut it up into card size pieces in an effort to use it up.  

Then I stamped my tree right over top. I used all Versafine inks for the stamping here.  I stamped, color and fussy cut out the owl and placed him near the tree. I really like the sentiments in this set. I think a walk in the woods is really great therapy.

I hope you have a wonderful day, less stress, craft more…

Monday, November 1, 2021

Floral Birthday Card - Coloring on Vellum

 Hello everyone!  

I’m back with another design team post for the I Brake for Stamps/Blank Page Muse sister stores!  Don’t forget you can use my affiliate code to get 15% off, and it works at BOTH stores!  

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My card today uses all stamps from IBFS.  I stamped the bouquet on white vellum and then used black embossing powder.  I colored on the back with alcohol markers.  Some well placed little pieces of foam tape were completely invisible to the eye.

The inside of the card was finished with another stamp from the set in a darker pink ink.  I stamped over top with a sentiment.  I gave this card to a good friend for her birthday recently and she really liked it.  And I am happy to report we had both sunshine AND laughter on her special day!

The stamps I used today are Florals Sheet and Inspirational Plate #2.  


The background die is from Impression Obsession.  This was placed over a piece of watercolor cardstock with distress inks and gold perfect pearls. 

Thank you for visiting today!