Monday, June 4, 2012

Samples by Clare Howell

We have some beautiful samples by Clare Howell.  Clare is an instructor at Stamping Details in Poway (San Diego area) California.  She has used B Line Design stamps to make 3 cards, an ATC and a really cool collaged envelope.  Thank you Clare for sharing your talent with us.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Travel Card

Travel Card

Travel is on the mind of many.  This would make a great send off card for friends traveling.
The base card is a tan with Postcard Collage HF224G from Passport To Europe (PTE) p6 in black.  The light turquoise layer was also stamped with Postcard Collage using a watermark pad.  Next I stamped in black with London Cancellation UK102D PTE p20 and De Paris duo PR304G PTE p5.  Set aside and stamp Passport TP433E from PTE p5 and Ben UK102D PTE p20 on white card stock.  Color passport with Distress Inks (Fire Brick) and sponge. When dry cut them out.  Stamp Bon Voyage TP439E PTE p1 on a tag.  I used a vintage tag that I had stamped Old Neighbors TD031F from the Tattered Damask supplement p6 lightly in black or grey and then stamped the edges with Baroque Swirl TM317D from A Stitch in Time supplement p13 in a (Ochre shade).  If you would like a copy of this just send me an email and I will email you a copy of the stamped baggage ticket.  Stamp Bon Voyage TP439E p1 in PTE (the ship) on the tag with black.  Color with color pencils.  Cut it out and layer your card.  Happy travels

Baggage Room Tag

Monday, April 9, 2012

Garden Art

We were able to spend time this weekend out in the yard and it's so nice to see so many things in bloom.  Garden Art is a result of this inspiration.  I started with white card stock and stamped Butterfly Beauties FF523C.  A direct to paper method was used on a white piece of card stock for the yellow (any bright yellow you have will work) and then I used a Ranger sponge foam with a bright orange to sweep across the yellow.  Next a bit of walnut ink was lightly swept across and splattered across the surface (the yellow and walnut ink were swept from right to left).  After this has dried Garden Art FF256F was stamped in a juicy black.  Stamp script (the one I used is an up coming image) in white on black card stock.  Cut out 
the butterflies and pop-dot them over layers.  What a great spring card.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Thinking of You

When your thinking of someone special. Here is an elegant idea from Susan Mostek. She created this layered card using Saundra TD006F and My Friend TD007C (both from Tattered Damask p.2). Prisma color pencil with Gamsol odorless mineral spirits to blend the colors. Use a very smooth card stock, a blending stump (using a nail file to keep your point and remove color). Susan layered with a decorative paper and two shades of card stock. In the corners use gold plastic spacers (jewelry dept.)and brads for a bit of elegance. Complete the look with a contrasting decorative flower. Thank you, Susan for sharing your ideas and talent. Beverly

Monday, March 26, 2012

Spring Bingo

Susan Mostek designed this fun spring card using Bingo Card (TM029) from Tattered Damask (TD) p.6, Flying Friends cube TD002F (TD) p.1, the word "Bird" from Feathered Friend quartet FF712E (TD) p.1, Bird in nest from Flora Twosie cube FF215G Belle Jardinere p.2. Nest with eggs from Nest cube FF714G (TD) p.1. The layering Susan did brings your eye right in to the birds.
Color pencil and scrapbook paper background bring it all to life. Thank you Susan! Beverly

Monday, March 12, 2012

Traveling with B Line Designs


Are you or someone you know making travel plans. Time to create travel scrapbook pages, tags, postcards, and farewell cards. Here are some fun ideas! Ticket please was inspired by a card Michelle Bodensteiner made for B Line Designs, Arrival would make a pretty baggage tag, and Sydney is gracefully pictures on a tag positioned upside down.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Zina's on the Move

Zina comes sitting so peacefully on a patch of flowers, after cutting her away from them so I could 3-D her I got to thinking, where else would she look good. Here are some of the results.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Get ready for spring with Zina and Rangers Distress Markers

Zina FA234G is enjoying spring and soon we will be enjoying is as well. She is colored with Ranger Distress Markers colored on plastic and then picked up with a wet paint brush.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Butterfly Collection

Butterfly Collection

Memories of London museums and wonderful antique book shops inspired this sample.

Butterfly Collection is the focus for this wonderful collage.

In the background are touches of Eiffel Gardens (PR306G) in grey as well as Charming Gardener (FF216E).

Added touches of background color were done with a soft sponge and stamp pads.

Stamped lightly is Gorgeous Fabric (TM305G).

Butterfly Collection (FF631G) is stamp on a transparence with permanent ink and colored from the backside with inks. If you did not want to use a transparence you could stamp over all the background details and color with markers or color pencils.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Charming Gardener and Daisies

Need to brighten some ones day?
This should do it! Using bright colors of ink, Faber Castell Gelato in white and color pencils you can brighten your art.
B Line Design stamps help to create a smile. Charming Gardeners FF216E,
Daisy FF627E, Gorgeous Fabric TM305G, Artsy Leaf cube FF259E

Stamp Daisy in black on white card stock, cover with a mask and continue stamping 3 more, Color with pens, color pencils, and Gelato white highlights. Replace mask and stamp Artsy Leaf and color. Using mask again stamp Gorgeous Fabric in similar ink color as flowers. Stamp Charming Gardener in open space and around edges that have been contrasted using a paper towel torn as a mask to protect artwork. Enjoy!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Childhood Garden

Childhood Garden FF419F with its sentiment and flowers makes a beautiful card. Michelle Bodensteiner has brought it to life with her beautiful color pencil work. Her selection of scrapbook paper, die cut edges, the use of the Belle Jardinere Seal FF423C and the bling just send it into a garden from the heart.

Thursday, January 26, 2012


A mild winter so far.... Has my mind is turned
towards spring. This card would be a great way
to help someone else think of spring with a smile.
All stamping was done on white card stock. The
Daisy FF627E, Bird Silhouette FF232D, Screen Door SE428F(over stamped in grey with Gorgeous Background TM305G) were cut
out with a craft knife after coloring with color pencils and inks with a sponge. The card background was stamped with Gorgeous Background in a purple and then The Secret Garden FF611F and Textured Edges SE426G in black. Mount cutouts with glue and pop dots. Finish card with greeting Just Wanted to Say HF337D

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

B Line Design sewing and samples

Samples are always inspiring to look at and I hope these speak to you.