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 June 8, 2016 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi friends! There is so much good stuff packed into today’s video it’s like taking a class but FREE! Yay! The card we are making is a tad more advanced than we usually make in stamp school but I know you can handle it. Also the techniques I am going to share with you will help you get more use from your stamps and let you create collage and scene images using the stamps you already have.
The stamps I will be using are by ArtNeko, *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!
Technique you learned today:
Monoprint Background (With gel press)
Alcohol (Copic) Marker coloring
- Stamps (ArtNeko)
- Dye based ink (blues and greens)
- Alcohol ink markers (Copic, Promarker, Prismacoloror others-will list colors below but all you need is shades of each color for blending)
- Gel Press (a gelatin type mono printing plate, you can also use a Gelli Plate, Stampendous creative palette or a mirror stamp, OR use a large background stamp)
- Embossed scrap of paper (for texture on the gel press or mirror stamp)
- Buttons, ribbon or other embellishments
- Quickie Glue pen
- Ultra fine clear glitter
- Kraft and white cardstock (I like Neenah Classic Crest super smooth for stamping)
- Memento ink in Rich Cocoa (or your favorite color) to stamp the image to be colored.
- Vintage Photo Distress ink and a sponge
Markers: Tip! If you don’t have enough markers use colored pencils to shade and highlight the colors you do have or use whatever medium you enjoy coloring with. Just make sure to use compatible ink.
Copic colors: E31, E44, YR00, YR24, YR02, R32, B02, B01, BG15, YG03, YG11,
Promarkers: Y635, Y337
Prismacolor Markers: PM86, PM10, PM95
Art Marker (Cheap pack of 24 available at ACmoore) Y42 Bronze Green
I hope you found this in-depth video helpful and you give these techniques a try with the stamps you have on hand. You don’t have to use all of these techniques in one card but hopefully one or two might be just the thing that your next card needs! Thanks to ArtNeko for sponsoring the video and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: Stamping | Tagged: artneko, gel press, gelli plate, glitter, Masking, mirror stamp, rubber stamping, stamp school | 6 Comments »
Posted on April 9, 2016 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi friends! The other day I was testing out some new rubber stamps from ArtNeko and I like to use photo paper to test my stamps on because I have a lot of the smaller size paper leftover because my printer will no longer take it and also because it gives a really crisp impression. I liked the image so much that I decided to experiment and came up with these:
Watch the video to see how to do this technique!
Today I am using stamps from our sponsor ArtNeko! *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!
Fish rubber stamps (Art Neko)
Building stamp (ArtNeko-used with rainbow ink pad)
glue and double sided tape
Waterbased Markers in light colors
1. Stamp image in brown dye ink on white photo paper.
2. Color with watercolor markers.
3. Adhere pattern papers to folded cardstock, than attach focal image.
4. Embellish with fibers and buttons.
5. Make envelope as shown in video.
Photo paper CAN be used for stamping, unlike glossy cardstock which dries slow photo paper dries instantly making it great for dye based markers and detailed stamps! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: about art accents, Stamping | Tagged: art neko, cardmaking, photo paper ideas, rubber stamping, stamp school | 7 Comments »
Posted on August 24, 2015 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi friends! Oh I do love a good stamp pun, don’t you?
I have to admit I am usually not a big user of cute stamps but I have loved the House Mouse stamps since my friend Tracey introduced me to them years ago, I stamped out a few of hers to color and I was hooked. Before you knew it I had my local stamp store (sadly, no longer in business) special ordering me stamps and one time I hit the mother lode at a yard sale and bought a bunch. Until recently you could only get House Mouse stamps mounted on wood, I have a lot of those and while they are beautiful sitting on my shelf they could be tricky to stamp because they were so detailed. I love that most of their designs are available in unmounted rubber now (and some even in clear sets with sentiments!) because I get the detail of the rubber but I can put them on my curved block (I am using a Mega Mount in my video but the Rock-a-blocks also work well and are much cheaper) and get a perfect impression every time. I have to say I wasted a lot of paper stamping those old wood mounted ones. Tip, if you have the wood mounted House Mouse Stamps you will get a great impression if you lay the stamp rubber side up on your table, ink it up and lay your trimmed cardstock on the rubber and rub the back of the paper. I had to mention that because I have lots of the wood mounted ones and they are too pretty to unmount LOL! Don’t you dare call Hoarders on me!
I will also share some fun coloring tips and tricks in today’s video!
- Use a curved block for better detail (I used the Mega Mount from Impression Obsession, Rock-a-Blocks from Crafters Companion are also good)
- I used a thin strip of wood from a hand plane to stamp my sentiment on.
- Experiment layering your coloring media for rich colors!
I hope you learned some cool tips and tricks that you can use on your next card! Please note that links to Hallmark Scrapbook are affiliate links and I earn a small percentage of sales made through the links, you do not pay more by clicking through the links but you help support these free video tutorials. Thanks so much for spending some time with me today and tl next time happy crafting!
Filed under: Stamping | Tagged: colored pencils, fall, handmade card, house mouse designs, house mouse stamps, mega mount, prima pencils, rock a block, rubber stamping, stampendous, thinking of you card, watercolor, zig real brush pens | 35 Comments »
Posted on June 21, 2015 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi friends! I just got back from visiting my dad for father’s day, we all went out to dinner and visited for a while. It was nice to get together with my parents, sister and to let the cousins play (my little nephew looked confused when I called his grampa ‘dad’ “Hey, that’s my mom’s dad!” he said LOL! Hmmm, if he does not realize that his mom and I are sisters I probably need to visit more! As soon as I saw this birch tree forest stamp from Rubbernecker at the stamp show earlier this month I knew I wanted to make this card:
The technique is so useful, quick and fun that I had to share it with you! As a bonus at the end of this video you can see the project that my daughter Maizy made while I was making these cards! She is so funny, she pretends she is makign a video whenever she crafts. Like mother like daughter LOL!
Ink: Archival black, Tea Dye brown Distress (Ranger) and Lawn Fawn Inks in Green, yellow and orange
Cream and kraft cardstock
sponges for blending (I used make-up sponges)
wax or clear/white crayon
Tip, I used a knife to cut a pointy chunk of wax off of the hunk of canning wax, it will help you have control where you apply it. You can also use a white crayon or save a clear crayon from an egg decorating kit too. Any wax will work for this. I hope you give this technique a try and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: Stamping | Tagged: birch tree stamp, cards for men, dad card, DIY, fathers day card, happy birthday card, ink, ink blending tools, nature card, rubber stamping, rubbernecker, sponges, sponging | 14 Comments »
Posted on September 6, 2014 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi friends! Today we are going to hop in the crafty time machine to when rubber stamping was in its hey-day. Scrapbooking was not a popular hobby yet so we did not have access to all of the gorgeous papers that we can get today so we had to make our own backgrounds. Well, everything old is new again and we are making backgrounds with gelli plates and other mediums but let’s not forget about our good old stamps! I am using stamps from the More Bugz set from Lost Coast Designs. Here is the journal page I made that inspired this tutorial:
But I wondered if I might like it better without the stenciling and collage so I made this card:
I just could not decide so I will show you the entire process and YOU can decide where you want to stop. This is known as creating a master-board:
I mentioned in the video that you might love your creation so much that you will want to photocopy it so you do not have to cut up the actual paper. I asked Linda, the owner of Lost Coast Designs if I could share a high-resolution photo of the master-boards I made for my blog readers to print and use and she said “Sure, why not!” so if you click on the photos below it will take you to a larger image you can save and print. Thanks Linda! It pays to do business with good companies like Lost Coast Designs!
click the photo for a high-resolution image
click the photo for a high-resolution image
That’s it for today. I just ordered a new microphone and I have a project I want to try it out on! Have a great day and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: lost coast, Stamping | Tagged: art journal, collage, free, free backing paper, free scrapbook paper, freebie, lost coast designs, masterboard, rubber stamping, stamping backgrounds, watercolor crayons | 11 Comments »