Friday, 7 November 2014

Craft Stamper November blog challenge - DT card

The November blog challenge starts today on the Craft Stamper blog. The theme of the challenge is, Use a non Christmas stamp to create a Christmas themed image.

If you have seen the December edition of Craft Stamper, now available, you will know this challenge was inspired by my article 'Floral and Festive'.

This is my DT card for the challenge...

To make my card I started by stamping the flowers, buds and leaves onto smooth white card. The stamp set I used was Woodware's 'Make a Flower'. I stamped the images in Barn Door, Frayed Burlap and Peeled Paint Distress ink pads. Once dry I then stamped the detail stamp on top with a VersaMark ink pads. I then heat embossed the details with WOW Gold Sparkle embossing powder, as shown below.

I cut out the sentiment and mounted it onto a panel of gold card. I cut out all the other elements and attached them to a 148x148mm white card blank. I attached the large red flowers first, then the buds and leaves. I attached the sentiment last with foam pads but before this I kept positioning it onto the card to make sure I was adding for flowers and leaves in the correct places.

To finish the card I added extra festive sparkle with Gold Stickles.

For more details about this month's challenge, other DT cards or to enter, please visit the Craft Stamper blog.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Workshop dates

A couple of dates for your diary for new workshops at The Artistic Stamper.


Friday, 3 October 2014

Take It Make It challenge October: DT card

The October 'Take It Make It challenge' starts today on the Craft Stamper blog. The theme of the challenge is the Multicoloured stamping technique. This is my DT card for the challenge. The stamp set I used for the card is Leaves from The Artistic Stamper.  Both the leaves and sentiment are part of the same stamp set.

To create this card I started by stamping the leaves. Instead of stamping various coloured ink pads onto the stamps, I stamped the ink pads onto a clear tile, as shown below. I used Rusty Hinge, Walnut Stain, Frayed Burlap and Forest Moss Distress Ink pads. I used a dry paintbrush to lightly mix the joins between the colours.


I then stamped the rubber leaves stamps onto the inks, I tried to get a mix of colours on each stamp and then stamped onto smooth white card. I cut the leaves out. I stamped more than I used so I had a selection to choose from as every leaf looked different.


For the centre panel on the card I cut a strip of smooth white card. I stamped the sentiment from the Leaves stamp set with a VersaMark ink pad and then heat embossed it with Opaque Bright White embossing powder. I lightly distress the edges with Walnut Stain and Frayed Burlap ink pads before stamping the leaves. I used the same tile technique but I used Old Paper and Antique Linen Distress ink pads for the leaves stamps.

I attached the leaf stamped background panel onto a Elegance 148x148mm card blank from Craftwork card. Lastly I added the leaves to the card. I attached some of the leaves directly onto the card and other with foam pads.


For more details about the challenge or to enter, visit the Craft Stamper blog.

Friday, 12 September 2014

Distressed tags

A new blog post on Lisa B Designs blog today by me featuring my Designs By Georgina, Lily Elements, Clematis Elements and Peony Elements stamps sets.

My stamps are also available to buy on Lisa B Designs website.  

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

New workshop date

My next workshop at The Artistic Stamper, near Faversham in Kent is on Thursday 16th October. I am thrilled that we will be using my Designs by Georgina range of stamps to make a selection of tags using various techniques.

For more details or to book please call the shop on 01795 597757 or visit The Artistic Stamper website.

My range of stamps are also available to buy from The Artistic Stamper

Friday, 5 September 2014

Take It Make It Challenge: September - DT card

The September Challenge starts today on the Craft Stamper blog. The theme of the challenge is 'Stamping on Tissue paper'.

This is my DT card for the challenge, below. The stamps I have used for my card are from a range I have designs myself called Designs by Georgina, and recently launched. I used two stamp sets, Clematis Elements and Peony Elements. These two stamp set and the other four from the range are available from my Designs by Georgina store on Etsy.

To make my card I first decorated the card base. I used a 148x148mm kraft card blank. I stamped the sentiment first with a Potted Soil Archival ink pad. I then stamped the large peony stamp onto the card with a Frayed Burlap Distress Ink pad. I cut a square from the centre of the card and added faux stitching with a Walnut Stain Distress pen. For the centre of the card I cut a square of light cream tissue paper. I stamped the mixed rectangle border onto the tissue with  a Potted Soil Archival ink pad. I then attached this inside the card blank.

I stamped a selection of peonies and clematis flowers onto green and pink shades of tissue paper. I am going to use the green petals as leaves.

I cut out the flowers and scrunched then up for extra dimension.

I then attached the flowers to the card blank. I used very small pieces of double sided tape to attach the flowers. I cut out petals from the green stamped flower and used then as leaves.

For more details about the challenge, other DT cards or to enter, pop over to the Craft Stamper blog.


Monday, 11 August 2014

Date for your diary

 It's The Artistic Stamper shop birthday on Saturday 23rd August. I will be there with a free Make 'n' Take. Why not pop along for a craft day out. More details on The Artistic Stamper website and the poster below. Hope to see you there!