Posted on April 15, 2017 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi friends! I had many people asking me what I thought about Distress Oxide ink so I decided to get some and try them out!
I will play with them some more and do another tutorial with fun ideas for these but for now I have a few fun techniques in today’s video! I will also share some alternative ways to get this look if you don’t have Distress Oxide inks!
This video is sponsored by Rubber Stamp Tapestry Use coupon code: LINDSAY17 – 20% off peg stamps and peg stamp sets on orders of $10 or more. New stamps are being released soon, sign up for the Rubber Stamp Tapestry newsletter for bonus free projects and fun news! *Please note that unmounted stamps and other craft supplies are not coupon eligible due to their already low everyday price:)
1. Make a card from mixed media paper and tape it to a board, mask the borders of the card so you have a window to stamp in
2. Sponge blue and purple ink in window, dry then spatter with water and blot. Let dry.
3. Pounce ink through a stencil with a make up sponge. Also use a sponge and black in to make a frame. Spatter with water.
4. Stamp vines around the edges of the window and butterflies within the window.
5. Accent the butterflies with gel pens and outline the window with black.
6. Remove the tape and stamp flowers and sentiment on the bottom of the card.
7. Ink the bottom of the card if desired.
I hope you try a one layer inky card, even if you don;t have the new distress oxide inks you can use the inks you have to get a similar effect, the more you play with your supplies the more versatile they become! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: Stamping, Uncategorized | Tagged: cardmaking, distress ink, distress oxide tutorial, one layer card, peg stamps, rubber stamp tapestry, tim holtz | 9 Comments »
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 | 4 Comments »
Posted on December 17, 2016 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi friends! It is currently snowing outside and we have had temps ranging from -20 to 8F the past few days. Luckily I live in Maine so if I don’t like the weather all I have to do is wait a day and it will change. They are calling for a high of 40 and rain tomorrow. Almost springy huh?
I do hope we have a white Christmas (as long as the roads are good so I can safely travel home to see my folks) but honestly I needed a break from Christmas cards. I finally got them addressed and in the mail today. I know what you are thinking, the cobbler’s kids have no shoes right? The professional crafter (almost) doesn’t get her Christmas cards out LOL! Ha! I never claimed to have my act together, one year I sent out “Happy New Year” cards because I completely missed the boat. In today’s video we are going to make a one layer card using many techniques with simple supplies. Watch the video to see how!
Sponsored by Rubber Stamp Tapestry they are having a BIG sale – 40% off 90 sets AND 35% off crafting goodies + free shipping on orders of $75 shipped within the USA (use coupon code: FREESHIP75) + all Frugal Crafter fans get a FREE Mini Mistletoe Stamp (not currently on our site) with any size purchase. Sale Ends 12/31/16
1. Cut window from typing paper, save both pieces.
2. Place window on cardstock and swipe ink on with brushes, then stamp on images.
3. Add more color with colored pencils.
4. Remove window and place cut out over the stamped scene and stamp and ink the border if desired.
I hope you are warm and cozy wherever you are this weekend! Have fun with these inking techniques and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: Stamping | Tagged: cas card, color duster techniques, inking, Masking, one layer card, peg stamps, rubber stamp tapestry, spring, stenciling | 6 Comments »
Posted on June 18, 2016 by thefrugalcrafter
Howdy friends! I have a problem, I’ve mentioned it before, I hoard supplies. Oh, I have no problem using them or sharing them but just purging them? Never! And it’s a good thing because every once in a while I think of a way to use an oldie but goodie, in this case rub-on transfers (AKA rub-ons.)
I urge you to dig out any old rub-ons you have and try making these cards. Rub-ons can crack and not transfer as they age so let’s make sure they get used! Watch the video to learn a new way to make a quick card.
No rub-ons? Don’t worry, these cards would be just as pretty with a stamped sentiment and if you want to do the resist technique I share in the video simply stamp in clear and emboss in white and it will work the same, or write your sentiment with a white crayon, get creative people! 🙂
The stamps I used are from our sponsor Rubber Stamp Tapestry! Get 20% off your mounted stamp order of $10 or more with coupon code: ONELAYER *Offer good through 6/25/16
Tip! If you own several peg stamp sets mix them up for more options and versatility! I store mine all together to I can combine them easily on projects!
1. Mask area where your sentiment will be with tape or a post it note.
2. Ink around mask with a light ink and then fill the area with small stamped images.
3. Remove mask and outline masked area with a fine tip black marker.pen.
4. Apply rub on in masked area. If you are using a white rub on on white paper apply watery ink over the rub on to make it show up.
5. Flick on ink as desired!
These are fun to make in batches. Get creative with your stamps and use up those old rub-ons! I love using up old stash, it helps me justify buying new stash! If you want to add any of the stamps I used today (or others) to your stash make sure to use the coupon code ONELAYER to save 20% at Rubber stamp Tapestry. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: Stamping | Tagged: clean and simple, Masking, one layer card, peg stamps, rubber stamp tapestry, rubber stamping, stamp masking | 15 Comments »
Posted on May 28, 2016 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi friends! I like to make my own embellishments for cards and scrapbook pages. I also like techniques that I can use my stash of stamps without using anything up. That is what I love about rubber stamps (as opposed to stickers and other embellishments) you can keep using them but you never use them up. Because of this it is important to collect really versatile rubber stamps, especially if you are a beginner. Here I am using several Rubber Stamp Tapestry set to make some postage stamp embellishments. Oh! Before I forget use the coupon POSTOID16 to get 20% off your peg stamps and peg stamp sets order of $10 or more at Rubber Stamp Tapestry through 6/5/16. (sets I used are linked below)
This technique is really useful for smaller stamps and sometimes those can be the most challenging to use because we have to be creative and build a whole design ourselves but working within the confines of a small “window” it becomes very fun and easy! So, grab your small stamps and let’s get started!
I like to make a bunch of these and save them for future use on cards and scrapbooks or swap them with other stampers.
- Craft knife & Ruler for cutting masks (save them to use again and again!)
- Dye ink
- Sponges or ink brushes
- Small Rubber Stamps: Lotus Pond, Sea Horse Garden, Pansy Garden, Starfish and Shells, Sand-dollar and Starfish Border, Coral and Triton Border, Crab, Auntie’s Strawberry garden, Sea Turtle Mama, Shell Border, Trigger Fish
- Stamp edge deco scissors (Fiskars)
- paper piercer or piercing wheel (EK Success or Scor-pal)
1. Cut a mask (window) with as many rectangles as you like from cardstock or acetate.
2. Tape the mask to white cardstock and stamp in the opening.
3. Sponge or sweep ink over the mask to color the background.
4. Cut around with stamp edge scissors and pierce holes between the stamp squares.
I hope you try this fun technique, make sure to keep the masks you cut so you can make more in the future, I have been using mine for years! Don’t forget, get 20% off your peg stamps and peg stamp sets order of $10 or more using coupon code: POSTOID16 at our sponsor Rubber Stamp Tapestry but don’t wait, the 20% off coupon is only good through 6/5/16. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tagged: coupon code, inchies, postoids, rubber stamp tapestry | 10 Comments »
Posted on April 17, 2016 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi friends! Here is a quick way to store peg stamps!
If you want to check out the stamps I am storing they are from Rubber Stamp Tapestry. This method is good for storing lots of craft supplies from jewelry tools to gelatos. Have fun and happy crafting!
Filed under: storage | Tagged: peg stamp storage, rubber stamp tapestry | 10 Comments »
Posted on April 16, 2016 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi friends! Even though I have a “black thumb” I can’t resist picking up little packets of flower seeds each spring. I love the potential of the flowers than *might* grow as well as the lovely designs on the packets. I also think they make a nice embellishment or gift to include in an invitation or card!
In today’s video I will show you how to make these cute little cards that would be appropriate for Mother’s Day, Bridal Showers or spring party invitations. It’s quick and easy too!
This is a great project to use up supplies you already have but if you want the specific supplies I used you can find then from our sponsor Papermart!
6″ Paper Doilies
Dry Adhesive (ATG double sided tape)
Rubber stamps (Rubber Stamp Tapestry)
1. Make sleeve/bag from kraft paper.
2. Cover with doily.
3. Wrap with ribbon and twine.
4. Stamp a tag and tie to twine.
5. Insert seed packet and fabric flower.
I hope you are having lovely spring weather this weekend! Happy crafting!
Filed under: Stamping | Tagged: bridal shower, crafts, mother's day card, rubber stamp tapestry, spring, tea party invitation | 10 Comments »