Posted on October 12, 2014 by thefrugalcrafter
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Hi friends! Today we are going to make this card And I will give you a chance to win the markers I used! Make sure to read to the end to find out how to win!
In today’s video we will make this card, from start to finish including coloring in under 20 minutes. It’s easy using Tombow Dual Brush Pens and blending kit. Purchase any 10 piece set and receive a FREE Blending Kit! Offer is available 10/24-10/31
I am happy to announce that I am the guest designer for October for Tombow! Have a look at how easy it is to use these makers:
If you want to win the markers I used then leave a comment here then head over to the
Tombow Blog where you can leave a comment, see full contest details, and visit the rest of the designers on the blog hop!
I used the Layered Poppy stamp set from Rubbernecker. It is intended to be stamped and then the watercolor layers (which would be great to ink up with the Tombow pens) would be stamped on top but I found the outline layer so striking that I wanted to just color that. I love stamps and markers that are versatile in design, don’t you?
Make sure you I hope you try these techniques on your next card. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: Stamping | Tagged: dual brush pens, friendship card, how to use a blending pen, how to use the Tombow blending kit, poppy stamp, rubbernecker, Stamping, tombow makers, Tombow pens | 68 Comments »
Posted on September 16, 2014 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi Friends! Tonight I am going to show you a very simple way to make a custom swing or flip-flop card using basic supplies:
The beautiful stamps I am using are from Rubbernecker (one of my favorite stamp show booths!) I used Wildflowers in the Wind and Cheesecloth background. I hope you enjoyed this back to basics tutorial. It is nice to know we can create something beautiful with cardstock, simple cutters or craft knife and stamps. Have a great evening and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: Stamping | Tagged: basic supplies, how to make a flip-flop card, how to make a swing card, rubbernecker, Stamping, tutorial, video, watercolor flower stamps, watercolor stamps | 18 Comments »
Posted on August 31, 2014 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi Friends! Do you ever get in a creative rut? Maybe you have trouble coming up with fresh new ideas with the same old supplies. I go quite a while between buying scrapbook supplies and stores where I live never have the new stuff so when Edith at Scrapbooking With Me Boutique asked me to be the guest designer for September and use the new kit I jumped at the chance. BTW they are having a Labor Day sale through Monday, prices reflect the discount, no coded needed:) Here is the layout I made with the kit featuring new 2014 My Minds Eye Paper and die cuts, stamps, stencils and more:
On the video I will show you all the techniques for making these pages, we will make a page start to finish using the contents of the kit plus white cardstock, adhesive and 4 colors of gelatos from my stash:
Here is a close up on the page we made in the video:
And the other page:
If you are looking for a way to inject some fresh inspiration into your scrapbook pages check out the Scrapbooking with Me September kit. You can also visit their facebook group too or check out their store in Vinemont, Alabama. Here is a look at what you get in the September kit:
These scrapbook pages came together really quickly (for me) and I love the way they look! No work, all fun. I think I will have to try kits again and I hope you do to! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: Scrapbooking | Tagged: kit club, My Minds Eye, scrapbook pages, scrapbook supplies, scrapbook tutorial, Scrapbooking, scrapbooking with me september kit, Stamping, stencils, video | 18 Comments »
Posted on July 4, 2014 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi friends! I want to wish all of my american readers a happy 4th of July!
And I am going to show you how to make this card:
The motorcycle stamp is from Local King Rubber Stamps. The “Happy birthday” is SU! (retired) and the Frame is Inque Boutique (retired) the stencils and dauber bottlers were from Oriental Trading Company. It was rough going, there were a couple of times during this tutorial that I thought I might have to toss it and start again but I persevered and I liked the outcome. The best part of have a project go downhill is that there is no where to go but up! You should keep at it because you can’t make it any worse, you have nothing to lose…Didn’t Janis Joplin say something like that? Are you curious how it went? Watch the video:
It is raining n Maine right now so no fireworks tonight. We are going to have a family movie night instead, we are going to watch The Parent Trap! In fact, I better go make popcorn! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: Stamping | Tagged: 4th of july, 4th of july card, birthday card, cardmaking, cards for men, independence day, local king rubber stamps, Stamping | 15 Comments »
Posted on July 1, 2014 by thefrugalcrafter
Howdy friends! I was having way too much fun playing with crayons last week and I actually made something productive with my experimenting…These cards!
I will warn you, I was in rare form during last weeks videos, I was a bit sleep deprived which makes me silly. There, you have been warned. Here is the tutorial:
I used crayola regular crayons and crayola twistables. The regular crayons melted better but the twistables seemed to have more pigment in them. On the video I mentioned the Crayola sale at ACmoore, that was last week when I filmed it, sorry:( I hope this tutorial sparked some creative play and inspiration. Try it, it’s fun (just don’t burn your hands off using a coffee cup warmer!) Til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: Crafts 4 Kids, Stamping | Tagged: cardmaking with crayons, coffee cup warmer, crayola, crayola twistables, crayons, melted crayon art, paper crafters crayons, Stamping, twistable crayons | 14 Comments »
Posted on June 29, 2014 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi friends! Deli paper is not just for wrapping your sandwiches anymore, it is a versatile (and cheap!) substrate for printmaking, stamping and stenciling and since I purchased a box of 5000 sheets of the stuff ($16 with free shipping from Sam’s Club online) I will probably be overwhelming you with ways to use it! Tonight I am going to show you how to stamp and stencil on it to make a cool scrapbook page overlay.
OK, by now I’m sure several of you are freaking out at the thought of me using deli paper in my scrapbook, what with the questionable acidity of there paper. Well, I’m not too bothered, I have a PH testing pen somewhere in my stash and when I find it I will test it but I bet it is PH neutral, it is made with virgin paper and other food-safe products I tested with the pen came out PH neutral. Either way, it is a fun product to use and if all else fails I can use the rest to wrap my sammies! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: art journaling, mixed media | Tagged: deli paper, heidi swapp starburst stencil, mixed media, Scrapbooking, Stamping, stenciling | 8 Comments »
Posted on June 28, 2014 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi friends! If you are a beginner stampers the expense of buying inkpads in all different colors can be quite intimidating and expensive! Well, today I am going to show you how to stamp with watercolor paint to make this card:
I will also share frugal tips on making cards in batches like this:
To make three cards you will need:
- 3 sheets of 8.5″x11″ white cardstock
- 1 sheet of 12″x12″ patterned scrapbook paper
- 3 A2 envelopes
- Stamps (this is the Chicks set from Local King Rubber Stamps)
- Watercolor paints
- An embossing folder and label die cut and machine or cutting tool of your choice.
Watch the video to see how it’s done:
I used my new KOI watercolors but you can use any brand, even your children’s! If the paint does not want to stick you can rub the stamps with an eraser or if you are using clear stamps a viewer told me that you can ink the stamp first in clear embossing ink and then the paint will stick. I have not tried it but it will probably work! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: Stamping | Tagged: asian stamps, chick, embossing ink, local king rubber stamp, Stamping, sympathy card, watercolor, watercolor paint | 33 Comments »