Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A Color Challenge!

I created a small card for the Bombshell Stamps Color Challenge this month!  For the color scheme and the rest of the design teams' take on this challenge click here.

I used the "Rosie the Riveter" Digital Stamp Set, Bazzill Cardstock, Spectrum Noir Markers, and a little bit of pink bling by Nicole.

Spectrum Noir Markers Used:

Come play along with the Bombshell Stamps Challenges this month!!! There's still time left!

July Color Challenge
July Sketch Challenge
July Pin-Up Challenge

Happy Craftin!
- Kim

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

July Sketch Challenge at Bombshell Stamps

Hey All!

Bombshell Stamps has posted the July Sketch Challenge over at their blog - www.bombshellstamps.blogspot.com.  Take a look at all the inspiration over there and then play along!  

Here's my take on the sketch:

What?! A Halloween card?!  I know, it's way too early for Halloween cards. Especially in this heat we've been having in Jersey, but that's where the crafty mojo was heading so I just went with it!

I used the Sugar Daddy and Bone Font sets from Bombshell Stamps. I also used Spectrum Noir Markers, Colorbox and Tsukineko Memento Inks, and paper from Chillingsworth Manor by Echo Park.

Come play along with us!  

Have a great Wednesday! The week is half way over! 

- Kim

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Leather Bombshell Banner Necklace

Hey Bombshells!

Using a thin piece of scrap leather, I created a Bombshell Banner Necklace. 
- black leather scraps
- Tsukineko Brilliance Archival Pigment Ink Pad in Moonlight White
- Mod Podge and 1 inch Sponge Brush
- fabric scissors
- 1.5mm Short Jaw Hole Punch Plier (mine are by Vintaj)
- small clear acrylic/plastic (optional - but you can use old plastic packaging)
- jump rings, beads, wire, chain, clasp
- jewelry pliers (round nose, chain nose, flat nose, and wire cutters)
- embossing heat tool

First, stamp the banner stamp onto the black leather scrap with Tsukineko Brilliance Archival Pigment Ink Pad in Moonlight White.
Next, using an embossing heat tool, carefully dry the ink and heat set it. Make sure not to burn the leather or keep the heat tool in one spot for too long.
Using fabric scissors, cut the stamped image out leaving a black border.
Create holes on the top sides of the leather banner with hole punch pliers, making sure not to punch a hole too close to the edge. I first punch a clear acrylic scrap (which is really just recycled clear packaging from embossing folders) so the hole punch does not leave an indentation in the leather. (I use the same method when punching holes in metal as well.)
After both holes have been punched apply a thin coat of Mod Podge (from left to right) with a 1 inch sponge brush to lightly seal the ink. At first it will look like the ink smeared, but if the coat is light enough (and was dried well before coating) the ink is usually fine when it is dry. Note: I only mod-podged the top of the banner because the back of this piece of leather is soft so I don't mind it touching my skin. If yours is rough underneath you may want to back it with a soft piece of felt or fabric.
After the leather banner has completely dried, attach your jump rings, wire looped beads, chain, and clasps to finish the necklace off.
I can't wait to make more of these with some of the other banner stamps!

Happy Bombshell Craftin'!
 - Kim

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Bombshell Stamps Hump Day Hop

It's time for the June Hump Day Hop with Bombshell Stamps!

This month, Alison, chose the theme, Red Carpet Ready.

And here comes Bombshell Angel walking the red carpet at her summer movie premiere for her new blockbuster hit, Summer Lovin'!  The movie has a 1950's / retro summer vibe, so she is dressed for the part in her flirty and fun light blue dress.

I used Bombshell Angel and a dress from the "Bombshell Clothing" Die Cut Collection.  She was colored with Copic Markers and the dress was cut out with the Silhouette Portrait. The red cardstock is by Bazzill. The blue cardstock (dress), palm tree cardstock, Summer Lovin' card, and sentiment stickers are from the Summer Lovin' Collection by Samantha Walker / Carta Bella. The movie film is washi tape that I had in my stash.

Thanks for hopping with us!  Check the list below to see where you are hopping to next!

Here's the Hop List! - 

Bombshell Blog: http://bombshellstamps.blogspot.com/
Alison: http://alisonsrandomthoughts.blogspot.com/
Angie: http://www.angiesstampingspace.blogspot.com
Kim: http://www.craftypinkanchor.blogspot.com   - you are here!
Marnie: http://www.papertivity.blogspot.com  --- Hop here next!!!!
Alaine: http://missalaineousmosaics.blogspot.com/
Kelli: http://www.cajunstampingqueen.blogspot.com/

Monday, June 23, 2014

Muse Monday

It's Muse Monday at Bombshell Stamps!  All month the "Homeward Bound" stamp set has been featured. It's on sale this month too!

Here's my card in honor of Muse Monday:
The ship from Homeward Bound was stamped in Tsukineko Memento Ink and colored with Spectrum Noir Markers and fussy cut out. I used a star embossing folder by Cricut/ProvoCraft in my Cuttlebug, and also used Circle Dies by Sizzix in it too.  The blue and orange cardstock is from my stash, and the striped paper is by Heidi Swapp.

Check out all the Muse Monday inspiration at the Bombshell Stamps blog!

Happy Monday!
- Kim

Friday, May 30, 2014

Ready for a Luau! - Tiki Straw Toppers and Drink Markers

Hey Bombshells!

Having a Luau this summer?!  Here are two easy and fun ways to dress up your Luau Cocktails using the 'Tiki Party' stamps!
Happy and Hungry Tikis make fun straw toppers!

Tiki Party Stamp Set - Bombshell Stamps
-Copic Markers
-Stamping Paper
-Black Cardstock
-ModPodge and brush or sponge
-washi tape
-Tsukineko Memento Ink
-bendable straws

  First, stamp the Tiki Stamps onto your stamping paper, color with Copic Markers, and fussy cut out with your scissors.
  1 - Next, adhere the cut out tiki god with Mod Podge onto black cardstock and then Mod Podge the top.
 2 -  Let them dry completely. After they are dry and no longer sticky, fussy cut them out with your scissors.
 3 &4 -  Here you can see the front and back. Adding the black cardstock to the back hides that marker that was showing through!
5 & 6 - Next, take your bendy straw and hold it with the bend just a little lower then the top of the tiki god's head. Attach the straw to the tiki dude using two pieces of thin washi tape.
7 & 8 - Sideview^^
  And that's it! A super easy and fun way to adorn your cocktails at your summer Luau!

  Using ribbon and the 'music, fun, cocktails' sentiment stamps, you can create a quick drink marker for your cocktail or wine glasses!
-White Ribbon
- Black Staz-On Ink
-music, fun, cocktails stamps from Tiki Party Set
-beads (in different colors)
-safety pins

  Stamp the sentiments onto the ribbon with Staz-On Ink and let dry. Next, place your ribbon around the glass stem, add a bead onto a safety pin and attach it to the ribbon to hold it closed. Use different colored beads for additional cocktail glasses.
Happy Craftin'!
- Kim

Thursday, May 29, 2014

May Sketch and Muse Monday!

Hi All!

Here are 2 cards I created for Bombshell Stamps this month.

The first is May's Sketch using the Hawaiian Girl Set:
Come play along with us here: http://bombshellstamps.blogspot.com/2014/05/mays-sketch-challenge.html

And the 2nd is a card for Muse Monday! It features the Girl's Ruin set which Bombshell Stamps has on sale this month.
Thanks for stopping by!
Check back tomorrow for a tutorial! =)
- Kim