Friday, 14 February 2020

A little reminder for February's Craft Stamper Challenge ......

Good morning,

Happy Valentine's Day ....... mwah!

I got woken with a nice cup of tea this morning ..... red roses ...... a beautiful handmade card and the promise of a fabulous day.  No! wait ....... I was dreaming!
What really happened was ...... I was the one up early,  woke hubby up with a nice cuppa, as I do every morning, and he got warm, freshly baked croissants this morning!

    Happy Valentines darling ...... love you!

I'm here this morning to remind you about this month's Craft Stamper Challenge ...... have you played along yet?  Maybe you made your loved one a Valentine's card ...... if there's rubber stamping on there then it's perfect for our February challenge.
The theme is Anything Goes so, cards, journal pages, an ATC perhaps, or even a piece of home decor is fine.  As long as you've done some actually rubber stamping on your project, then you're good to go.

How about a little concertina card ....... made using some gorgeous stamps, by Tracy Scott for PaperArtsy

Finished size is approximately 6x4 inches, folded.
I used a landscape A5 sized cardblank for my base ..... scored each side down the middle and then folded concertina style.

Here's the inside ......

and the outside, or if you'd rather ..... the front and back

I cut all my cardstock before I started and then coloured the pieces I needed to stamp on to.
I used Distress Oxides and the acetate smooshing technique to apply the main colour on the backgrounds .....

Blended more colours around the edges with brushes, and finished with a few ink splatters

Everything was stamped using black ink .......

and I heat emossed the flowers with a clear embossing powder.

The heat embossing made it a little easier when colouring the large blooms ..... the embossing acts as a resist to my Prismacolor pencils, leaving the image crisp and clean

Everything was mat and layered, and then attached front and back on each of the folded sections

I added some seambinding ribbon to the back of the end section, long enough to wrap around the card and secure it with a bow.
I'd coloured the ribbon using the Distress Oxide inks so that everything co-ordinated nicely.

There's a fab prize this month for the Challenge Winner ...... just look at that printing plate and fab stencil (I think I need to look for those!)

Don't forget we also have a Design Winner, chosen by the DT.  They get their winning project published across a double page spread in the Craft Stamper magazine, a Winner's Profile on the Blog and an invitation to be a Guest Designer on the Challenge.

To be in with a chance of winning either prize you MUST follow the challenge guidelines.  There's not many don't worry but, we have been finding lately that quite a few entries have had to be excluded unfortunately, when deciding on a winner.  This is such a shame ....... so, before you link up your entry please read the guidelines, you can find them all HERE on the Craft Stamper Blog but, here's just a quick checklist

  • Entries MUST have stamping on them, stamping created with a polymer or rubber stamp.
  • Entries MUST only contain ONE project in the post. Not a set, not a group, not variations on a theme. Just ONE project.
  • Entries MUST mention Craft Stamper and link back to the current Challenge Post
  • Only THREE (separate, NOT in the same post ) entries per person in total please.

Happy stamping!

Thanks for popping by ..... have a lovely day
I'm going to spend mine in the craft room I think ...... there's a busy week coming up!

Cheerio until next time ......

Products used:
Stamps: ETS29, ETS30, & ETS31 stamps by Tracy Scott for PaperArtsy
Inks: Versafine Clair - Nocturne; Distress Oxide Inks - Worn Lipstick, Weather Wood, Tumbled Glass, Wilted Violet; White Acrylic Paint and Delicata Golden Glitz ink for the splatters
Others: Clear Embossing Powder (WOW!); Prismacolor Pencils, White seambinding


  1. Amazing card Linda! The colours, smooshing, coloured images ... everything is beautiful. And the unique design with four panels makes for a very special card. xx

  2. This is awesome time 8, Linda! Wow!


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