Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Bon Voyage with Blockhead Stamps

Hi Dreamers,
Welcome to new followers!!  So glad you have joined us here in Dreamland.  Travel is the theme today.  All the designers on the Blockheads' blog are showing ideas for using your travel themed stamps.  We are traveling to the far east today.  I used my mono printing Plate to create a background that perfectly showcases this Asian style stamp.

Materials List:
Stamps: Japanese Moonlight, Japanese Musicians, Vintage Travel (the sentiment) all from Blockheads
Inks: Northern Pine Memento; Black Soot Distress Ink - Ranger
Lulu Lavender Memento Marker
mono printing Plate
Acrylic Paints
Oriental Weave Set and Corners and Damask set-Embossing Folders from Cuttlebug

  • Make the background with a mono printing Plate, acrylic paints, white CS, and embossing folders
  • When paint is dry, stamp the Geisha, flower, and Sentiment with Northern Pine ink
  • Color the flowers with the marker
  • Distress the edges with Black Soot ink.

  • Layer onto a dark Lavender card base and dark green CS
  • Add Lavender rhinestones

  • Add the ribbon detail -- run a line of Fabri-Tac glue along edge of card.
  • Pleat the ribbon pressing it into the glue.
  • Tie a bow and glue to top of the pleated ribbon

  • On the inside, stamp the flower and color with marker
  • Sponge a bit of the Northern Pine ink on the edges.
  • Leave lots of room to write a nice note to someone special.

How about a few fun challeges!!
Craft Your Passion;ribbon or lace
Kaboodle Doodles: anything with frills
Pause Dream Enjoy:anything goes
Mark's Finest: green

I did get a few Easter Cards finished.  I made them quick and easy.  I used some pretty papers, rub ons, and some pre-cut shapes.  I also found some tulips that I had stamped previously.  I will share those with you this week.
Check out my Published Work page for updates.   You can find my work in Take Ten, Scrap and Stamp Arts, and Just Cards this month.  

Hope you had a great weekend and your week has started off well.  I will be back tomorrow with something to tempt you to get out those stamps and make a few cards.  Hope you have a great day!  Love ya.


  1. This is beautiful, love the detailing with the ribbon.

    Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week x

  2. Hi Karen, Oh this is so beautiful x

  3. Very pretty and love that ribbon. Thanks for joining us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge.


  4. Absolutely stunning Karen. I love the background and main image. The ribbon just adds that elegance too


    Annie x

  5. Nice card. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

  6. Just beautiful! I love the ribbon down the side.

    Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

  7. Very nicely done, I love the purple ribbon. Thanks for joining us for The Speedy Fox and Friends challenge.

  8. A very fabulous card. Love the asian style.
    Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
    xxx Michelle

  9. Love the ruffled spine on your card. The image is wonderful too. Thanks for sharing at CYP; hope to see you again.


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