Sunday, 24 December 2017

Christmas Tag Decoration @ The Artistic Stamper

Hello folks and a happy and merry Christmas to you all. Today's blog post is for 

One more day till the big fella comes down the chimney.... and along with that lovely thought comes the manic wrapping!!!

So with that mind, I decided to make a Christmas decoration to go on top of a special present. 

Here is my creation...

I used Artifacts Funky Fairy stamp and the Tick Tock Christmas Baubles stamp set.

Artifacts - Funky FairyTick Tock Christmas Baubles A5 (cut out and mounted on cling cushioning)

I stamped the three baubles and the fairy with clear embossing ink on to black card. Then using white sparkle embossing powder, heat embossed it. I fussy cut the baubles out and did the same on the reverse. 

With the big bauble I stamped it again on a separate piece of card and used foam pads to make a more 3D bauble. 

I added lace and red paper ribbon to some of the baubles and attached different lengths of green/white bakers twine to each of the baubles and fairies. 

I then tied the lengths of twine together at the top with a knot.

I used some red paper ribbon to make a big bow to cover the knot of the twine.  

I hope all your Christmas gifts are wrapped as pretty. 

Wishing you all a very merry christmas and a happy and healthy 2018.
Lisa xxx 

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Star of Wonder @ The Artistic Stamper

Hello folks and welcome to my post for The Artistic Stamper. 
I've been with the team now for a couple of weeks and I'm loving playing with the amazing stamps. The only problem I'm having is choosing which ones are my favourites!!!

The theme is, of course, Christmas. And it has been snowing in the North West today so beginning to feel very festive.

Here is my creation...

I used the new Artifacts stamps, Shooting Stars and Star of Wonder. And a colour theme of kraft card and white. 

I wanted to make a tile and imprint the image of the stamp. I first gathered a collection of embossing enamel and embossing powders in white, green, clear, gold and some with lots of sparkles. It is Christmas after all....

I cut a piece of greyboard in to a square shape just bigger than the Star of Wonder stamp. I put some clear embossing ink on the greyboard and covered it with white sparkle embossing powder. Then heated it to melt it. While the powder was molten, I added more powder, and continued to do this with a selection of colours to build up the greyboard tile. 

When I was happy with the thickness of the tile, I put the Star of Wonder stamp on to an acrylic block and added some clear embossing inkI melted the top of the tile then gently pressed the stamp in to the embossing powder.

I left the stamp on the tile for a good 30 seconds then when it had cooled slightly, peeled off the stamp. 

I then cut a piece of kraft card and stamped the Shooting Stars stamp with black ink. I stamped it on the left side and right side of the card. I then adhered the embossed tile in the centre of the card. 

I added the kraft card to mats and layers of white and kraft card

To finish I distressed around the edges of the card to add some texture.

Thanks for popping by my blog today. Leave me a comment if you wish, I love to hear what you think.
Toodles for now,
Lisa xxx 

Here are the stamps I used, which are available from The Artistic Stamper website

Artifacts - Shooting Stars   Artifacts - Star of Wonder

Friday, 1 December 2017

The Artistic Stamper . . . My 1st post!!! The Artistic Stamper Challenge - Christmas

Hello folks, and welcome to my 1st post for The Artistic Stamper Challenge.  

My 1st creation is for the Monthly Challenge which starts on the 1st December, so the theme could only be... Christmas.

Here is my creation...

I first placed The Artistic Stamper 6 x 6 Random Dots mask on a piece of white card and spread a thick layer of structure paste through the mask then left to dry.

I inked the background using Broken China and Faded Jeans Distress Oxide inks.

I then stamped in between the random dots of the mask using The Mini Backgrounds A6 (Neil Walker) Stamp Set.

I stamped the 3 baubles from the Tick Tock Christmas Baubles set on to white card with blank ink then cut them out and inked them using Distress Inks

I stamped the same stamps on to acetate using flake and glitter glue, then added gilding flakes. 

I layered the acetate baubles on top of the card baubles and punched a hole in the top. I then thread through some black cord and some old chain.

I stamped the sentiment from the Tick Tock set on to a separate piece of card in black ink. I added flake glue around the edge of the sentiment and the edge of the background card and added more flakes. 

I adhered layers of foam pads on the back of the baubles to make them stand from the background page. 

To finish, I mounted the background on to black card.

Here are the items I used from The Artistic Stamper and they are all available on the website. 

Thanks for popping by my blog today to see my 1st creation for The Artistic Stamper. 
I hope to see you over on the Challenge page. 
Toodles for now,
Lisa xxx