Monday, November 18, 2019

Give Thanks and a Free Stamp Set!

Hi It's Beverly aka Artsystamper
Welcome to my Studio!

*Thru December 24, purchase any Christmas Stamp set or the Seaside Wreath set TheArtsystamperShop, and receive Seaside Holiday FREE!
Seaside Holiday

Ah Summer. Remember the beautiful Morning Glory vines covering everything? I remember planting them the very first time. I had to soak the seeds overnight before planting...then every year they would multiply and pop up everywhere! Such a pretty blanket of color.

This is my inspiration piece over at the Artsystamper Digitals Challenge. (not just for digital stamps!)I hope you will take a moment to check out all the amazing art created by the Artsystamper Addicts Design Team. They always blow me away with their talent.

As well as it's sister set, Morning Glory Digital Paper Pack
from the happy memories of my early gardening years.

Coloring this set, I wanted to make the images look vintage. I used blues from Prismacolor markers and Premier Pencils. I also used some Nuvo alcohol markers. The images come already colored by me, and you also receive colorable images. Lots of options!


I printed out some of the matching papers from the set and layered them with a piece of lace from my stash. A piece of Glossy Black Mirror Card by Tonic was used as a mat. I used marker to edge the oval image and the sentiment, which is also included in the set. I add Nuvo Vintage Drops in Bohemian Teal as an accent on the flowers.

You can find these digitals, as well as many more in my Etsy Shop. Once you create something with any of my digitals, you can join the Artsystamper Art FB Page, where everyone shares their Artsystamper art. I hope to see you there! 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

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Now Go Have some Creative Digital FUN!




Monday, November 11, 2019

FREE STAMP SET!

BONUS stamp set! Order ANY Christmas stamp set from TheArtsystamperShop on Etsy and get Seaside Holiday set FREE! Offer good thru December 24, 2019.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Old Friends Are Best

Hi I'm Beverly Cole aka Artsystamper...Hello and welcome to my studio! The first Monday of November brings another Artsystamper Challenge . The theme this time is

M
onochromatic
As always, the winner will receive the stamp set of their choice from TheArtsystamperShop. My selections offer stamps and sentiments, as well as pre-colored images and papers for easy, last minute cards. Why not take a moment and check out what I have in store for you?
Here is my inspiration piece for the challenge. I used two of my digital sets to create this card... Cruisin' Digital Stamp Set

I printed all the elements of my card out on white cardstock. It's easy to size the papers to your card before printing, so you don't have any leftover paper. I ran the diamond paper through my machine with an embossing folder, then sanded away some of the dots. I then used Black Soot Distress Ink to darken the paper a bit, so the car would stand out.
The gears are from a Bigz die by Tim Holtz. I used Ranger Alcohol ink to color the aluminum (from a soda can). A piece of gingham seam binding is attached over the bottom edge of the top layer, to ground the car. The sentiment is also from the set.
Some clear embossing powder creates a shine on the car, and some Black Nuvo Drops shine up the tires.
I hope you will hop on over to Artsystamper Digitals Challenge Blog and enter! You will also see more inspiring designs from the Artsystamper Addicts Design Team...so much talent! 
 I am entering my project in the following challenges: 

Thanks for stopping by...please check out my shop on Etsy
Hugs,


Friday, November 1, 2019

Santa Says Hello!

I love retro...love it! So I designed this Sweet Santa Digital Stamp Set with retro accents. I also designed the Retro Fun Paper Pack, because of my love for retro. 

I will also use it the card in my next post.

This is one of my samples for the Artsystamper Digitals Challenge Blog. Our challenge which starts Monday will be Monochromatic...so you can get a head start on that one!

I used two of my digital sets to create this card...

I printed out the black and white chevron paper at 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 and the red diamond paper at 3 3/4  by 5, merging it with the Sweet Santa face and retro stars. A second Santa was printed the same size by copying and printing the face. I also printed the Hello sentiment sizing it to create a small tag for the card.

All of the items were printed on 1 sheet of card stock. It's kind of like creating a card kit, as I can save it in Open Office, and print it again.

I attached some 1/4 inch Tearific Tape by Glitters Galore to the edges of the black chevron paper. The double sided tape is perfect for glitter, and I used Waterscape Glitter, burnishing it with my finger.

Sweet Santa's beard was coated with two way glue. When dry, I burnished white floss into it and the hat fur as well...so fluffy! 

A piece of cord, repurposed from a gift box, adds a fun retro curve, where a tiny tag is hanging. I added drops of Glossy Accents to the tag, which is popped up with dimentionals, along with Sweet Santa's face, which is layered over the preprinted face on the red diamond piece. I also added Glossy Accents to Santa's eyes and teeth.

Here are some links where you can find my digitals and creations, my challenge blog, as well as video tutorials...
Artsystamper Digitals Challenge Blog (not just for digitals!)

Artsystamper (YouTube)

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Santa's Hot Chocolate!

If you have seen "The Santa Claus" you know that he always has the perfect cocoa before bed, thanks to his little elves. 

I used three of my digital sets to create this card...



I printed everything out in Open Office (a free downloadable app, much like Word), combining the elf and cup, and adding the sentiment to the cup. This was printed on white cardstock. I cut out the imagel I ran a piece of white cardstock, cut to 3 x 4.25 through my Big Kick with a snowflake embossing folder. I then layered it onto a piece of 3.25 x 4.5 black cardstock just to create an eighth of an inch frame. The final layer was a piece of 4.25 x 5.5 piece of green patterned paper from the above set. I embossed it with clear embossing powder before attaching it.
I then cut three snowflakes with an old Tim Holtz Bigz Die. I have only found it on Ebay at this point, but you could use any snowflake die for this.
The snowflakes were coated with Waterscape Glitter. I attached them in a triangle pattern on the card. Then I layered the cup and elf over them. The elf is adorned with Margarita Glitter by Glitters Galore, and The fur on his hat is coated with Snow White Floss by the same company.
I did add a strip of the black patterned paper to give the cup somewhere to stand.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/719271010/poinsettia-pair-digital-stamp-and-paper?ref=shop_home_active_22&crt=1
The finishing touch is a plaid ribbon bow from my stash, attached with Fabri-fix.

The images in my sets come in colored and uncolored versions. You can find them in TheArtsystamperShop on Etsy.

I hope this card inspires you, and that you will find your way to my shop...use the code OCT50 to get half off an order of two or more digital sets! Offer expires at the end of the month of October, 2019.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:


Have fun,



Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Now you see me...

You know that right now it's SUPER busy at the North Pole! Packages are piling up for Santa to deliver. This little Elf got caught leaving one under a snowy tree!

I used two of my digital  sets to create this card...


I printed everything out in Open Office (a free downloadable app, much like Word), onto cardstock. I cut out the package and elf, and trimmed the tree image to 3 3/4 x 5. I then ran it through my Big Kick with a snowflake embossing folder. I inked the edges with Distress Ink, and layered it onto a piece of black patterned paper from the set above.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/719271010/poinsettia-pair-digital-stamp-and-paper?ref=shop_home_active_22&crt=1
(I only printed out a 4. x 5.25 piece, so no waste!) I then layered that on to a piece of black gingham paper from my stash.

Since all my images were pre-colored, (by me!) I simply added Crystal Ice Glitter by Glitters Galore to the green on the trees, and dimensional glue to the package and elf's face.

The finishing touch is a plaid ribbon bow from my stash, attached with Fabri-fix.

I hope this card inspires you, and that you will find your way to my shop...use the code OCT50 to get half off an order of two or more digital sets! Offer expires at the end of the month of October, 2019.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
http://craftycardmakers.blogspot.com/2019/10/243-sparkle.html


Have fun,



Saturday, October 19, 2019

Sweet Christmas


Hi! Welcome to my Studio!

I have been having so much fun designing Christmas stamp sets and papers!
Our challenge this time around at Artsystamper Digitals is

Patterned Paper

For my inspiration piece, I decided to use the Poinsettia Pair papers along with the candy cane and sentiment from Sweet Santa. Naturally, the colors of the precolored images match perfectly!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/719271010/poinsettia-pair-digital-stamp-and-paper?ref=shop_home_active_20


I printed out the two papers in black and white backgrounds, along with the candy cane, which I sized large enough to be the main element for the card front. I also printed out a sentiment from Sweet Santa.

Using Tim Holtz' Snowflake Duo Bigz Die, an oldie but goodie, I cut two snowflakes from the white Poinsettia paper. As the background papers are layered, I was able to hide the cuts.

I fussy cut the candy cane, and layered it over the two snowflakes, which are outlined with glitter.
The leaves of the holly are coated with Dimensional Glue from Glitters Galore, the source for all the glitter and embossing powders I used on this card. The glue dries clear. The cane itself is covered with two colors of glitter.

I used and old embossing folder strip to give texture to the sentiment. The edges are also coated in glitter. 

I used black embossing powder to heat emboss the brads, which were originally gold. I love that technique!

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
aka Artsystamper












Monday, October 7, 2019

Autumn Collage Card


Hi! Welcome to Artsystamper Digitals.
I am Beverly Cole, and this is my inspiration piece for our very first
challenge over at Artsystamper Digitals Challenge. The challenge is:

Autumn Colors

I have created a video to show how I made this card, using two of my digital sets:





Here's the Video!


I hope you enjoyed it, and now take a look at my other offerings in my Etsy Shop...TheArtsystamperShop.

Be sure to check out all the other amazing designs by the Artsystamper Addicts Design Team. You can find the links on the Challenge Blog, when you look at the inspiration pieces they have created for the challenge.

Stay Creative,




Wednesday, October 2, 2019

New Challenge Blog!


I love challenges! 

Follow my amazing Artsystamper Addicts Design Team over to the NEW challenge blog.

This blog will once again be my personal blog.

Now I will be posting my design team work, personal ART.

I am so excited! 


Stay creative, and I'll "see" you soon!




Sunday, September 29, 2019

Pear-fect pair with Inga Betenshi

Hi, hello, hola!

I'm Inga Betenshi and today I would like to show a dimentional and interactive card.
For this project I used Beverly's digital images available from her Etsy shop


I used Bartlett Pear set, and -*gasp*- removed one of the pears! It is so easy to modify digital images, you always can adjust them exactly how you want them for a specific project.
A closer look...


I used my markers and pencils to colour them.
and here you can see why this card is interactive


For more inspiration subscribe to Artsystamper Digitals Blog, be sure you visit regularly to see new projects!
Also I recommend to check out Beverly's youtube channel BZ Cole Mixed Media and Artsystamper (Facebook)

That's all for today, see you later!