Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A Flowerful Aloha!


Aloha!

I created this card using the hibiscus, aloha and hawaiian girl stamp from the Hawaiian Girl Stamp Set by Bombshell Stamps.

The neon ink for the background is by Hero Arts. The Hawaiian girl was stamped in Tsukineko Memento ink and colored with Spectrum Noir Markers. The Aloha stamp was inked with Ranger Archival ink.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!
- Kim

Friday, April 25, 2014

Fabulous Friday Tutorial - Bombshell Bottle Cap Rings

Hi Bombshells!

Kim here with a Fabulous Friday Tutorial! How to create your own Bombshell Bottle Cap Rings.
Supplies:
-Bombshell Stamps (I used Tattoo Font and Madonna Woodcut)
-Ink
-Patterned Paper or Alcohol Markers (I used Spectrum Noir)
-bottlecaps - these can be purchased at a craft store (these I got from PickYourPlum.com)
-Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Round 25 Tool
-Epiphany Crafts Clear Bubble Caps Round 25
-Ring Blanks - Adjustable with pad
-Glossy Accents
-E6000 Glue
- toothpick
- gloves (optional)
First stamp your image onto patterned paper (or white cardstock if you are using alcohol markers)
Next place your cardstock into the Epiphany Crafts Tool so that your image is in the center.
Place one of the Clear Bubble Caps into the center, close the lid, then press down to cut out your shape.
Adhere this round circle into the bottom of the bottlecap with Glossy Accents. I have not had an issue with them falling out using the Glossy Accents, but if you do experience the image falling out you may need to use a different glue. Using the clear bubble caps is wonderful if you are not so great with using resin (or getting all those bubbles out of the resin!).
Let these bottlecaps dry completely. Once dry, turn them over and lightly scuff the middle with a sanding tool or an emery board. This will help adhere the ring pad to the back of the bottlecap.
Then adhere the bottlecap and ring pad together using E6000 glue in a well ventilated area. Make sure that your image is facing the correct way when placing the ring pad on! Let the rings dry completely for at least 24 hours.
Once they are dry, they are ready to wear! Go rock out with your new Bombshell rings!
Use your favorite Bombshell images to make them your own! Happy Crafting!
-Kim
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this post is also featured on the Bombshell Stamps Blog!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Get ready for...

A new Challenge!!!!

That's right! Bombshell Stamps has a new monthly challenge! And it's a Color Challenge!

Every 3rd Wednesday of the month will be a color challenge over at Bombshell Stamps blog. Accept the challenge and link up your take over at their blog and you will be in the running to win a Bombshell Stamps set! And if you use Bombshell Stamps in your project you will get 2 chances to win!


Here's the color palette for April:
http://design-seeds.com/index.php/home/entry/comfort-tones

I made a necklace using this color palette with the Sugar Skulls Stamp Set. The skulls, flowers, and bones were stamped with Ranger Archival Ink in Sienna, then colored with Spectrum Noir markers. The colors are a little off in the below photo, because this photo was taken at night, not during the day in natural sunlight.
Thanks for stopping by! Please come play along with the rest of the Bombshell Babes over at the Bombshell Stamps blog!

- Kim

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Coffin Junk Earrings

Hey Crafty People and Junk Lovers!

Over at Bombshell Stamps, Ms. April has challenged us to her Pin-Up Challenge "Junk It!".

For my Coffin Junk Earrings, I used chipboard (which is really cardboard packaging turned inside out, from a cracker box) and stamped the coffins from the Dead Necessities Stamp Set onto it with Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black. Then I fussy cut them out and 2 pieces reversed for backings too. I adhered them together and punched a hole for my jump rings. I also attached a piece of old spiderweb confetti with jump rings and assembled each earring together. (Please tell me I'm not the only one that has old Halloween confetti still laying around...)

So there are my Coffin Junk Earrings. I did use new jump rings and earring wires, but if you have old earring wires and jump rings hanging around maybe from some old broken earrings, you could always upcycle them too!

Have a great day!
- Kim

March Sketch Challenge At Bombshell Stamps

Hi All! 

Here's my take on the March Sketch at Bombshell Stamps.  There are still 8 more days left to play! Come play along with us! (Link Here)

I used Bombshell Stamps - Mermaid Anchor Set for this card.  I hope you play along with us this month! This month you can use any company's stamps in the Challenge!

- Kim