Sunday, February 26, 2012

More Template Craziness with Blockheads Stamps

Hi Dreamers!
Can you believe it?!!  I just can't stop making backgrounds with the Crafters Workshop Templates!!  Working with the templates is addicting.  There are lots of photos today and this is a long post, so I will keep the talking to a minimum.  Check out my original post for the tutorial on how I use the templates.  I used Blockhead Stamps on all the cards (there are three of them).   

Materials list for First Card:
   Japanese Musicians
   Happiness Sentiment
Template:  Mini Cosmic Swirl - Crafters Workshop
   Ginger Adirondack-Ranger
   Black Soot Distress Ink-Ranger
Coffee Archival- Ranger
   Walnut Inks-Lilac and Willow
   glimmer sprays in Pink and Orange
CS: Cream, white, celery green and light cocoa

   Make three backgrounds using the Swirl template in different color spray inks.  Cut slices of the backgrounds and adhere together.  Stamp the Bamboo Tree with Coffee ink onto the backgrounds.  Add a piece of trim.  I liked the organic feel of the edges and did not want to glue them down flat.  So, I attached the stamped piece to the card base with brads.    Here is a close up

And this is what the inside look like.  The sentiment is from Blockheads.

Materials List for Second Card:

 Inspired By Nature
Template:  Mini Cubist - Crafters Workshop
  Frayed Burlap Distress Ink-Ranger
   Jet Black Stazon Ink
Markers: Angel Pink-Memento
Butter Yellow- Marvy
Yellow and Green 
   Walnut Inks-Terra Cotta and Willow
   glimmer sprays in Red and gold 
Fibers: Golden Harvest Weavewerks 
CS: Cream, olive  green 

Make two backgrounds with the Cubist template on cream CS.   On the background that is the least densely colored stamp the Inspire image with Stazon ink.   Color the flower with markers.  Stamp "Inspire" and the leaf on a scrap; cut out.  Color leaf with markers and add to main image.  Trim main image and add to second background piece that has been cut to size.  Tie two strips of the Rag Weaves around the piece.  Add to a card base made from olive green CS.   

 The inside:

Materials list for Third Card:
   Harried Housewives
Harried Housewives-Wash Day
Template:  Mini Love Beads - Crafters Workshop
   Tuxedo Black - Memento
   Spun Sugar Distress Ink-Ranger
Coffee Archival- Ranger
Copic Markers
glimmer spray in Red
CS: white and brown

Make the background with white CS and red spray ink.  Stamp Splat stamp in black ink.  Distress the edges with black and Spun Sugar inks.  Stamp the Housewife in black ink and color with Copic Markers: cut out.
Stamp sentiments with black ink.

Whew, that was a  long post!  I wanted to show you how versatile the templates are.  You can really have fun with them and get very "artsy" effects in minutes.  Hope you are having a great weekend.  Love ya.


  1. Karen - these cards are phenomenal! Love them all! Inspired By Nature is on my goodie list - can't wait to get it! Remember... let me know how that intervention goes!! :)

  2. LOL...the third card cracks me up! Would be so perfect for my sister who can never resist experimenting - on us.

  3. You are just on a roll with these templates, Karen! Can you come to my house next and help me out? LOL

    Love the depth and beauty of each card. :)

  4. Well and truly absolutely stunning collection Karen! I'm blown away by your latest creations! The colours are just gorgeous and the card layouts are perfect. Well done!

  5. Oh Karen, I understand--backgrounds are SO much fun to make! All of yours are so much fun!



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