Sunday, July 21, 2013

Silhouette Portrait of a Lady Trio of Vintage Cards




Created by: Karen McAlpine, Design Team Member

Description: Trio of vintage cards with stamping, dry embossing, faux linen tech.

Stamp Set Used:Silhouette Portrait  from Blockheads.

For step by step instructions for this card, visit my full blog post on Dreaming and Creating.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Artist Trading Cards with Carnival Girl





Created by: Karen McAlpine, Design Team Member

Description: Artist Trading Cards made with Archival ink, spray inks, and dye inks.

Stamp Set Used: Carnival Girl from Blockheads.

For step by step instructions for this card, visit my full blog post on Dreaming and Creating.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Summer Fun With Hearth Mice


Created by: Karen McAlpine, Design Team Member

Description: Two cards stamped with black dye ink and colored with Copic Markers.

Stamp Set Used: Hearth Mice Full Sheet from Blockheads.

For step by step instructions for this card, visit my full blog post on Dreaming and Creating.



Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Wedding Cards for that Special Occasion


Created by: Karen McAlpine, Design Team Member

Description: Pair of Wedding cards stamped and colored with Copic Markers.

Stamp Set Used: Love and Romance from Blockheads.

For step by step instructions for this card, visit my full blog post on Dreaming and Creating.



                             

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Ancient Ornaments Vintage Card





Created by: Karen McAlpine, Design Team Member

Description: Vintage Card created using stamps, a recycled potato bag and Distress Ink.
Size:4.25 x 5.50"

Stamp Set Used: Ancient Ornaments from Blockheads.

For step by step instructions for this card, visit my full blog post on Dreaming and Creating.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

"Wonderland Tea Party" Steampunk Top Hat by Leigh S-B!

 Created by: Leigh Snaith-Brunton - The Sharpie Domino Queen and Design Team Member

 Description:  Another day in Wonderland at another Tea Party all depicted on a mini Steampunk Top Hat.  All the Steampunk animals are from Blockheads' Fringe Folktails stamp set.  Stamped onto Neenah Solar White cardstock with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and coloured with Copic Sketch markers.   The gears and cogs are Tim Holtz Alterations Bigz and Movers and Shapers dies die cut out of Grungeboard and coloured with all 3 of the metallic Distress Stains.


For step by step instructions for my project please visit my full blog post on Leigh S-B Designs.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Shabby Chic Circles




Created by: Karen McAlpine, Design Team Member

Description: Shabby Chic Card made with Stamps that coordinate with Spellbinders dies.

Stamp Set Used: Classic Circles, Small and Verses: Special Delivery from Blockheads.

For step by step instructions for this card, visit my full blog post on Dreaming and Creating.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Regally Shabby Chic

Created by: Karen McAlpine, Design Team Member

Description: Card created using Crafters Workshop Template and Distress Ink.

Stamp Set Used: Feeling Regal and Grunge It Up  from Blockheads.

For step by step instructions for this card, visit my full blog post on Dreaming and Creating.




Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Vintage Shabby Mini Cards by Leigh S-B

Created by Leigh Snaith-Brunton aka The Sharpie Domino Queen and Design Team Member


Last week I shared a vintage shabby chic swing card I created using a Distress Ink watercolouring technique with just one ink pad and today I'm sharing two mini note cards (4.5"x 3") I made by combining more than one ink pad to create the watercolour effect.  I used Fired Brick and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink pads on the Chinese Dragon card and Pumice Stone, Tea Dye and Walnut Stain on the Imagine the Possibilities card.

Stamp Sets Used: Chinese Princess and Architecture

For step by step instructions for these cards please visit my full blog post on Leigh SB Designs.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Shabby Chic Butterfly






Created by: Karen McAlpine, Design Team Member

Description: Shabby Chic card  created using Memento Ink, monochromatic color scheme, and distressing.

Stamp Set Used: Painted Butterflies and Feeling Regal from Blockheads.

For step by step instructions for this card, visit my full blog post on Dreaming and Creating.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Vintage Note Cards


Created by: Leslie Turner, Design Team Member

Description: Set of 4 heavily distressed vintage note cards created for our Blockheads DT showcase of vintage/shabby chic projects during the month of May

Stamp Sets Used: Blockheads Up In The Attic Full Sheet and Verses-Feel Better

For step by step instructions for this card, visit my full blog post on Love To Scrap!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Graduation card!

Created by: Trisha Neal, Design Team Member

Description: graduation card with a Perfect Pearl Mist  background

Stamp Set Used:Greco-Roman, Full Sheet and Verses, Full Sheet  

It's that time of year--graduations and weddings are EVERYWHERE. That Verses sheet--it always has my back, no matter what the card emergency may be!

(You will find two more graduation cards, using the infamous
Party Cat, on my blog at easily amused, hard to offend.)

Have a great Sunday, everyone!  :)

Friday, May 17, 2013

Shabby Chic Travel Swing Card by Leigh S-B


Created by: Leigh Snaith-Brunton aka The Sharpie Domino Queen and Design Team Member

Description: A double sided shabby chic swing card with a vintage travel theme created using a Distress Ink watercolour technique,  4.5" x 6.25".

Stamp Sets Used: Vintage Travel  Flowers-Daisies, Feeling Regal.

For step by step instructions for this card please visit my full blog post on Leigh SB Designs.  Have an awesome weekend!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Vintage "Italian Tile" Card

Created by: Barb Black, Design Team Member

Description: "Italian Tile" Card created using Liquid Pearls White Opal, embossing powder, and Metallic Distress Stain.

Stamp Set Used: Blockheads Flower Vignette

For step by step instructions for this card, please visit my full blog post on The Workshop at Black Ink Pad Designs.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Blockheads Stamps Re-Deux




















Created by: Karen McAlpine, Design Team Member

Description: I am in the process of re-doing my studio and simply cannot get in there and make anything!  I hope you will enjoy taking a second look at some of my favorite past projects.



For step by step instructions for this card, visit my full blog post on Dreaming and Creating.

Monday, May 13, 2013

feel better soon

Created by: Leslie Turner, Design Team Member

Description: Vintage 'feel better' card created with shadow stamping technique for the Blockheads DT showcase of vintage/shabby chic projects during the month of May

Stamp Set Used: Blockheads Flourished Bird Cage and Verses-Special Delivery stamp set

For step by step instructions for this card, visit my full blog post on Love To Scrap!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Shabby Chic Mother's Day Cards

Created by: Leigh Snaith-Brunton, The Sharpie Domino Queen and Design Team Member

Today I'm sharing two 5 x 6.5 inch shabby chic vintage style Mother's Day cards created with Copic markers, Memento, Distress and VersaMagic inks.

Stamp Sets Used: Flowers full sheet,  Daisy Verses sentiments and Geco-Roman

For step by step instructions for these cards please visit my full blog post on Leigh S-B Designs.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Lamp Post CAS Card








Created by: Karen McAlpine, Design Team Member

Description: CAS Card  created using Distress Ink.
Size: 4 x 5.5"

Stamp Set Used: Architecture Half Sheet from Blockheads.

For step by step instructions for this card, visit my full blog post on Dreaming and Creating.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

make-your-own stamped, shabby chic fabric roses

Created by:  Trisha Neal, Design Team member

Description:  stamped, shabby chic fabric rose embellishments

Stuff I Used:  Stamp Set--Greco-Roman, Full Sheet, Tattered Rose Distress Ink, Rich Cocoa
Memento Ink, and Fireworks spray in Angel Pink

For step by step instructions for these versatile embellishments, visit my full blog post at easily amused, hard to offend.

Happy Sunday!
:)trisha

Monday, April 29, 2013

Beaded Grungeboard Earrings


Created by: Leslie Turner, Design Team Member

Description: Pair of beaded earrings created with Grungeboard, VersaMagic inks and Glossy Accents for Blockheads DT showcase of Grungeboard projects during the month of April

Stamp Set Used: Blockheads 123 Backgrounds-Butterflies (spotted background stamp)

For step by step instructions for this project, visit my full blog post on Love To Scrap!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

"Serenity of the Sea" Asymmetrical Asian Amulet

Created by: Leigh Snaith-Brunton - The Sharpie Domino Queen and Design Team Member

 Description: Asymmetrical Asian-water themed Necklace created with Blockheads stamps, Jet Black StazOn ink, Grungeboard Shapes - Stripes, Perfect Pearls, Magic Transparent White Viva Pearl Pen and jewelry supplies.


Stamp Sets Used: Waves and Chinese text from the Chinese Princess set and the Seahorse from the Seashells with Round Sand Frame set

For step by step instructions for this necklace please visit my full blog post on Leigh SB Designs.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Memory Page with Grungeboard Letters







Created by: Karen McAlpine, Design Team Member

Description: Memory Page created using Grungeboard letters/shapes, Crafters Workshop Template, spray inks, and Distress Ink.
Size: 6 x 9 Inches

Stamp Set Used: Whimsical-Take Flight from Blockheads.

For step by step instructions for this card, visit my full blog post on Dreaming and Creating.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Monogrammed Note Card


Created by: Leslie Turner, Design Team Member

Description: Monogrammed Note Card created with Grungeboard for our Blockheads DT showcase of Grungeboard projects during the month of April

Stamp Set Used: Blockheads Grunge It Up

For step by step instructions for this card, visit my full blog post on  Love To Scrap!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Tuesday, April 16, 2013








Created by: Karen McAlpine, Design Team Member

Description: card created using heat embossing, distress stains,  Distress Ink and fussy cutting.
Size:
4.50 x 5.75"

Stamp Set Used: Pacific Queen Paper Artsy and  Verses full Sheet from Blockheads.

For step by step instructions for this card, visit my full blog post on Dreaming and Creating

Monday, April 15, 2013

Yes! Congrats Card


Created by: Leslie Turner, Design Team Member

Description: Patchwork card created for our Blockheads DT showcase of Grungeboard projects during the month of April. In addition to the Grungeboard, I used up scraps of cardstock (some stamped pieces from previous projects using the Gelli Plate and some stamped specifically for this project), lots of ink, stamps and UTEE. This was too much fun! ;)

Stamp Sets Used: Blockheads Backgrounds For All Occasions, Botanical Silhouettes, Honey Bees ATC set and Verses Full Sheet.

For step by step instructions for this card, visit my full blog post on Love To Scrap!

Love U


Created by: Leslie Turner, Design Team Member

Description: Mixed media card created for our Blockheads DT showcase of Grungeboard projects during the month of April. In addition to the Grungeboard, I used sticky back canvas, lots of ink, the Gelli Plate, Blockheads Dot Stippler, several stamps and UTEE. Fun, fun, fun!

Stamp Sets Used: Blockheads Backgrounds For All Occasions, Grunge It Up and Verses Full Sheet.

For step by step instructions for this card, visit my full blog post on Love To Scrap!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

butterfly pendant with Grungeboard

Created by: Trisha Neal, Design Team Member

Description: a stamped butterfly pendant with a
Grungeboard base, edged with  micro beads in 
medium pink

Stamp Set Used: Nature Medallion from Blockheads.

For more information about this simple spring
pendant, please stop by and say hi at my blog: 
easily amused, hard to offend.

Happy Sunday, everyone!
:)trisha

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Coffee Break Frame

Created by: Barb Black, Design Team Member

Description: Coffee frame created using Grungeboard and Distress Ink and Stains, and Distress Stickles.

Stamp Set Used: Blockheads Coffee-Tea

For step by step instructions for this project, please visit my full blog post on The Workshop at Black Ink Pad Designs.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

"Bird Wings" Window Hanging

Created by: Leigh Snaith-Brunton, Design Team Member

This week I've been playing with Grungeboard Alphabets, Distress Stains and Crackle Paint, StazOn ink, Blockheads stamps and acetate!

My "Bird Wings" window hanging is sort of along the lines of sun catcher except it is more of an art piece that allows you to still view the nature out the window through the acetate frame!

Stamp Set Used:  Frogs and Birds

For step by step instructions for this project please visit my full blog post on Leigh S-B Designs.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Rusty Grungeboard Flowers



















Created by: Karen McAlpine, Design Team Member

Description: Cards and tags made with Rusty Grungeboard flowers: use Distress Embossing Powder, Grungeboard cut outs, and Distress Ink.
Size:
Card - 41/4 x 51/2;  Tags - 2 3/8 x 5


Stamp Set Used: Happy Birthday (Verses Full Sheet or as a single) and For You (Daisies Half Sheet) from Blockheads.


For step by step instructions for this card, visit my full blog post on Dreaming and Creating.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

a tiny book with "leather" hinges

Created by: Trisha Neal, Design Team Member

Description: ATC sized book with stitched ephemera pages and "leather" hinges

Stamp Set Used: Grunge Collages stamped in VersaFine

Okay, seriously, don't those binding tabs look
like leather???  But they're not--it's
Grungeboard!! It even feels like leather, after
it's all inked up like that--lots of Pink Grapefruit
VersaMagic edged with Turquoise Gem.

Wanna see more?  Come see at easily amused, hard 
to offend.  

:)trisha

Thursday, April 4, 2013

To Oz!

Created by: Barb Black, Design Team Member

Description: 4.25 x 5.5 card created using Grungeboard, Distress Stain, Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint, and Distress Ink.

Stamp Set Used: Artistic Outpost's French Flight from Blockheads.

For step by step instructions for this card, visit my full blog post on The Workshop at Black Ink Pad Designs.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Industrial Grunge Photo Frame with Grungeboard Scraps

 Created by: Leigh Snaith-Brunton - The Sharpie Domino Queen and Design Team Member
 Description:  I've created an Industrial Grunge style photo frame with a faux scrap metal look using scraps of Grungeboard and metallic Distress Stains.  


The photo above shows the finished frame after I antiqued it with black antiquing gel and more metallic Distress Stains brushed on to add more of the metallic shine.  The photo below shows the frame with all the pieces treated with the metallic Distress Stains before I antiqued it.  Both work equally well, which look do you prefer?


For step by step instructions for this project and more photos please visit my full blog post on Leigh S-B Designs.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Grungeboard Pins





Created by: Karen McAlpine, Design Team Member

Description: Pins created using Grungeboard, UTTE, and Distress Ink.

For step by step instructions for this card, visit my full blog post on Dreaming and Creating.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Seahorse Card with Template Background

Created by: Barb Black, Design Team Member

Description: 4.25 x 5.5" card created using Crafter's Workshop Templates and Distress Ink.

Stamp Sets Used: Seashell - Round Frame and Grunge It Up from Blockheads.

For step by step instructions for this card, please visit my full blog post on The Workshop at Black Ink Pad Designs.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Delft Blue Bunny by Leigh S-B


Created by: Leigh Snaith-Brunton, Design Team Member

Description: As a ceramic artist I love to paint in the Delft Blue style Holland is famous for.  I thoroughly enjoy translating the style over to my paper art as well and today I'm sharing an Easter/Spring card with a matching envelope created with Memento Ink and Copic markers.  It's a square card measuring 5 x 5 inches. 

Stamp Sets Used:  Easter Full Sheet and Love and Romance.

For step by step instructions for this card please visit my full blog post on Leigh S-B Designs.

Have an egg-tastic Easter! 
Leigh S-B
The Sharpie Domino Queen

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Ready For Take Off -Steampunk Owl




Created by: Karen McAlpine, Design Team Member

Description: Steampunk style card made with Versa Fine ink, Distress Stains, watercolor  pencils and Distress Ink.
Size: 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 "

Stamp Set Used: Fringe Folktales,Victorian Inventions, and Retro Shapes from Blockheads.

For step by step instructions for this card, visit my full blog post on Dreaming and Creating.

Monday, March 25, 2013

1st Class Boston Note Cards


Created by: Leslie Turner, Design Team Member

Description: Set of 4 note cards created with Gelli Plate and ink for the Blockheads DT showcase of travel themed cards during the month of March

Stamp Sets Used: Vintage Railway, Backgrounds For All Occasions, Grunge It Up

For step by step instructions for this card, visit my full blog post on Love To Scrap!