Posted on February 21, 2017 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi friends!Today we are going to play with inks and make some fun cards!
Don’t be shy, try these fun and inky techniques! Jut make sure to put a craft mat, piece of freezer paper or old plastic place-mat on your table to work on. It is a lot of fun! Watch the video to see how!
There are many supplies you can use to create similar works of art so don’t be shy, experiment with what you have! I am using supplies from Gina K Designs where they have free shipping on USA orders over $50 and reasonable international rates.
1. Apply ink to cardstock directly with an inkpad. Apply ink to a craft mat, spray with water and soak up the ink with the cardstock. Flick watered-down ink on the card. Repeat until you like the way it looks and let dry.
2. If desired stencil a design on top with ink.
3. Stamp silhouette images over background panels using black ink. Ink edges of panel in black and adhere to card base.
The cards I made were 4 1/4″x 5 1/2″ (A2) and the small panels were 2 1/2″x3 1/2″ (atc size) and the farm panel was 4″x5 1/4″
*Please note, Affiliate links are used to Gina K Designs and I receive a small commission on the sale without costing you a penny more. It helps keep my videos on YouTube free and I thank you for your support and til next time happy crafting!
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Posted on February 18, 2017 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi friends! It is easy to get stuck when creating. I find if you get something on your paper right off the bat it frees your mind to create. I love the little flower motifs in these peg stamp sets from Rubber Stamp Tapestry and I though they would be a great jumping off point for these cute girls!
The neat thing is that you will get a different picture every time you try this. Why not ink up a stamp and try it today? Watch today’s video to see how to use your supplies and create these cute faces!
This video is sponsored by Rubber Stamp Tapestry use coupon code: LINDSAY17 – 20% off peg stamps and peg stamp sets of orders of $10 or more.
Stamp a spray of flowers, this may be a cluster or a border if you want a crown of flowers on your girl. Sketch a face around the flowers and color as desired.
There are infinite combinations on how you can make your flower girl. Have fun & happy crafting!
Filed under: art journaling, mixed media, Stamping, Uncategorized | Tagged: art journal faces, peg stamps, rubber stamp tapestry | 3 Comments »
Posted on February 14, 2017 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi friends! I am going to keep it short and sweet tonight with this sweet treat valentines day card!
Honestly I am tuckered out! Today was big storm clean up day, they cancelled school again and try as I might I am not as productive with the kids at home and it looks like we will get another foot of snow tomorrow afternoon! I don’t know where we will put it, we have not had snow like this in a few years and it was spread out, not all at once. We are getting winter all in one week! That is why I love Valentines day, it is a bright spot in the depths of winter halfway through the shortest (yet feels like the longest) month of the year. Yay Valentines day! I realize it is probably a bit late to share this project but you can file it away for next year and be ahead of the game!
- White cardstock
- Colored cardstock or premade card bases (mine were from Micheals)
- Black Waterproof stamping ink (Ranger Archival)
- Stamps: Yummy in my Tummy, Any Occasion (SAB freebie)
- Sweet Treat cups #116802 (*I think these are discontinued but you could put a clear baggie behind the opening for goodies or make this design on a small treat bag. I think the small circle shape shaker from Jillibean soup is close to the same size)
- Watercolors (I am using Jane Davenport Brights and the yellow from Neutrals but use what you have)
- Watercolor brushes, stamping block and adhesive
I also wanted to wish my best friend Kathy (Remember Ask a Crafter) 🙂 a very happy birthday, 29 is a great year my friend! (I should know, I have celebrated it many times LOL!) Have a great night and til next time happy crafting!
FYI: Links to products are to my friend Wendy’ Stampin Up store (or you can order from your demonstrator) or to Simon Say Stamp (affiliate links) for non Stampin Up product:)
Filed under: Crafts 4 Kids, Stamping, valentines day craft | Tagged: any occasion, class room valentines, jillibean soup, sab, saleabration, stampin up, sweet treat cups, valentines craft for kids, yummy in my tummy | 10 Comments »
Posted on February 2, 2017 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi friends! Because you asked I have a haul of my Stampin’ Up order!
Sale-a-Bration runs through March 31st and it is a great time to stock up on essentials because you get a free product from the SAB catalog with ever $50 you spend. Here is what I got:
Here are the things I showed in my haul:
FREE Sale a Bration Items (and there are others in the catalog too!)
Disclaimer: These stamps were supplied at no cost to me for promotional purposes, I have been a Stampin Up customer for over a decade and their quality is top notch. I recommend them without hesitation. To contact your local Stampin’ Up demonstrator or if you don’t have one check out Luvin Stampin, you can order from my Demo Wendy, she has a host code on her website you can use to get extra free card kits too! She is great! So, what would you like me to use most from these supplies? Let me know in the comments and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: Stamping, Uncategorized | Tagged: haul, sale-a-bration, saleabration haul, stampin up haul | 7 Comments »
Posted on January 31, 2017 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi friends! Sometimes our crafting plans change mid project. When I began this stamping session I had planned to make a bunch of Project Life type cards so I could quickly scrapbook my vacation when I got back but the creative muse had other plans….
Sometimes you just have to go with the flow, and that is just what I did. Watch the video to see how fun it is to stamp with water-soluble crayons/pastels and markers and how to salvage supplies you pre-cut for one project to make them work with another.
Sponsored by Art Neko *Save 10% off your next order of any size or get free shipping on orders over $50 (whichever discount is greater you get!) just by mentioning thefrugalcrafter!
- Stamps: Japanese Marine #2
- Media: water-soluble oil pastels (or crayons) Waterbased markers
- White and cream cardstock
- Patterned paper (Tim Coffee Travel Specialty paper pack from K&Co)
- Spray bottle with water
- Waterbrush or small brush and water
1. Spritz stamp with water and color the rubber with water-soluble crayons or markers. Stamp on white cardstock and spread areas of ink with a wet brush. Cut images out.
2. Trim patterned paper and stamp on the paper if you want, you can also flick and spatter any paint on the paper if you like.
3. Assemble paper and stamped images on card base. Stamp accent on envelopes if desired.
I love how this card (like many other of my cards and scrapbook pages) uses paper as an embellishment. I love finding scrapbook paper that has lots of elements than can be cut apart and used to decorate. It keeps postage cost down, it is easy to store and if you can find papers that are from the same line they all coordinate so it can take some of the guesswork out. So, the next time you find a project going awry, don’t fret, just go with it and see what happens! Happy crafting!
Filed under: Stamping | Tagged: artneko, card, cardmaking, markers, nautical, prima watersoluble oil pastels, Stamping, tim coffee k & co | 7 Comments »
Posted on January 29, 2017 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi friends! Today in Stamp School I will share several techniques for getting the most out of your stamp pads and reinkers and also show you how to make a bobble head element for your card.
Watch the video for lots of tips and techniques!
This video is sponsored by Wendy Cranford at Luvin Stampin!
***It is Sale-a-Bration time so you can earn a free product with every $50 you spend, use the host code: GQTMCYYQ through Feb. 23rd to receive fun goodies like free card kits with the $50 minimum order, AND… she is also giving 12 FREE printable tutorials each month when you purchase $50 or more from her during the month… YOU MUST use the host code if your order is under $150 to get these benefits:)
I hope you give some of these techniques a try and if you liked this project please consider sharing it by using one of the handy sharing buttons below. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: Stamping, valentines day craft | Tagged: cardmaking ideas, DIY wobble spring, foxy, reinker techniques, sab, sale-a-bration, stampin up, Stamping, valentines day card | 1 Comment »
Posted on January 28, 2017 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi friends! I have a serious problem and I think many paper-crafters can relate. Precious paper. You know that stuff that is too pretty to use, and to add insult to injury sometimes there is a gorgeous paper on the back side too! I seriously feel like I need to buy a couple of sheets to use and a couple to keep. Luckily my frugalness keeps me from buying 5 sheets of the same piece of paper but cutting into my one and only sheets pains me. Today I am going to show you how to stretch that lovely paper and make a cute card!
Watch the video for instructions!
Tutorial sponsored by Tupelo Designs! January is their birthday month and they have some amazing deals for you! For every order placed you get:
a) Free USA shipping on every order with no minimum ( we offer this every day)
b) Free desk calendar ( $15 value)
c) Free Ranger mini ink blending tool ($3) value
***For orders over $20.17. Along with the above free gifts
d) A free stamp from my favorite things (MFT) ( $15-$18 value)
Graphic 45 sale-20% off including the new CHA release
Sale runs till Sunday. Code to use at checkout- ABIDAXKHSHRO
Check out the Graphic 45 here.
1. Stamp several images to build a scene. Work big to small so everything fits and is balanced.
2. Color with markers.
3. Adhere papers and stamped panel ad embellishments to card.
I hope you try some of these techniques and I also hope you use some of the precious paper in your collection because if there is one thing we know for sure, there WILL be more pretty paper to buy in the future.Thanks for stopping by ad til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: Stamping | Tagged: coloring tutorial, fairy card, graphic 45, how to blend markers, marker coloring tutorial, pink your life, real brush pens tutorial, stampendous, Stamping, waterbased markers, zig | 18 Comments »