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Bubble Your Troubles Away

Happy Friday everyone.  My project this week allowed me to get messy, happy, painty fingers!  How?  I made several monoprints with my gel plate for the under-the-sea theme of today's card project.  The prints are in a variety of beautiful blues, greens and purples.  Lost Coast Designs has the most awesome background stamp which gave great motion to the "water".  A couple stamps from the Mailbox Muse mermaid kit complete the scene.

Let's start at the beginning.  Grab your favorite colors of paint and add them randomly to the gel plate.  Then grab your brayer and lightly blend them across the entire plate.  Use your favorite texture tools or fingers to make random designs, if you wish.  You can get more than one print each time without having to add more paint. 

Caution: it is addicting!  I made prints for over an hour for this project.

In order to choose which of the prints I wanted to use, I inked up my Lost Coast Designs stamp with Radiant Neon Blue ink and stamped it …

Lost Coast Designs THICK & THIN!

Thick and Thin a stamp by Lost Coast Designs which has been in my crafting stash for a few years  is perfect for a male themed card or project.  Today I am sharing a stamped and layered paper card design.

I started by pulling out a host of products available from Altered Pages which included this stamp.

I love working with a more neutral palette when creating with a male in mind.  The Durable and Devotion Paper Pads from Authentique are perfect to go with my kraft card scalloped edge base.

The front of this card base design exposes some of the back inside of the card, so I chose to work with this to add some further interest to my layers.  I took a piece of embossed black cardstock and stuck this across the bottom of the back inside.  A white card insert to write my message will be layered over this when I go to use the card.

Now turning my attention back to the front of my card I cut my papers to size and inked the edges of them ready to layer and stick down.

I chose to add a white …

Skellie Card Front

Skeletons are perfect birthday card fronts for special people; like this one for Betty.
Here are the items I used for my creation:
Lost Coast Design Stamp
Gel Print
Ink and Paint
Collage Images and Text
Using one of my gel prints with a lot of texture...
...I stamped the image with Stazon ink.
Using a stencil I layered Pan Pastels:
Using the fabulous images has, I inked a quote and cut it up and trimmed around another transparent image:
Then I layered everything from mediums, paint, inks, paint pens, etc...
Finally finishing off with embellishments and Stickles.
I had so much fun with these great rubber stamps from our Product Partners this month.
Show us what you created!
Ciao for now,
-Trish Alger

Dreamscape card

I have to say I am very very enchanted by Lost Coast Designs. So much so that I found an outlet in the UK where I could order them and have done so. I am so happy to be introduced to these beauties..... Thank you

I just want to thank Altered Pages for partnering another awesome company.:) I am a happy girl.

Now onto my project. I decided this time and unusually for me, to make a card. I wanted one that could be used for any occasion for male or female so here it is.

List of products used

Lost Coast Designs  Cityscape stamp
Cardstock - black and white
Corrugated card 
Water colour paints
Black ink 
Tissue paper
Glue to adhere tissue paper
Double sided tape
Foam mounts
Wink of Stella pen
decoupage glue
White pen
heart stamp and reality stamp are old ones from my stash.

I began by soaking the white card in water spray then added various, pinks, oranges and red water colour paints with a brush and merging together for a background. I dried with heat gun and then stamped the Lost Coast stamp onto…

Let every day be Halloween!

Hello again from Jen. 
I have to say I love playing with my Lost Coast stamps!  The minute I saw this set all I could think of is Halloween.

Now I will admit, these are probably not Halloween stamps but for me they are certainly strange enough to fit the theme. In my world, every day is Halloween. Have I mentioned I LOVE Halloween? You get the idea.

So, I made some little tags to remind me just how much I love, well you know...

These tags strung together, make a sweet hanging decoration but you could leave them separate and use them on gift or treat bags as well.

Tag blanks
Decorative paper
Lost Coast stamps AUD Creatures 2
Acrylic paint
Ink pads
Stickers from my stash
Little Birdie flowers

My starting selection.. I have stamped the images on some kraft colored cardstock but you could do any color of cardstock or paper. As usual, I did not use everything pictured.
I loosely cut out the images and trimmed them down further to fit on each tag.
After inking along the ed…