Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Christmas cards "B Line Designs" Way!

Hello everyone!  Susan here - I am a bit late in posting about my class at Artsy Stamps and Paper Crafts in Loveland, Colorado in October.  It was a fabulous class!  I created four different cards for the students.

The first card was made using the Dream Catcher stamp HO145F:  I used Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress Inks and applied them to a blank white card using a blending tool.  Then I stamped the Pine Tree Small HO103D in several places using Peeled Paint Distress Ink.  I created the snow mound from a scrap piece of white card stock, curving the top with the scissors as I went.  The snow mound was then adhered over the sky and trees.

The Dreamer Girl was stamped onto scrap card stock, colored and cut out.  I used foam tape to adhere her to the card after I stamped White Christmas HO123B to the snow mound of the stamp.  To finish the card I added a Creative Impressions white glimmer ribbon to the left side of the card panel and one of their snowflake brads between the girl's hands.  The panel was adhered to a white card.

The following card was created using the Pinecone Duo Stamp HO130G, one of my favorite stamps!
I stamped the pine cone onto a cream card stock panel, colored it with pencils and added a red micro brad from Creative Impressions to the center of the greens.  I then stamped Holiday Wishes HO205C below the pine cone, added color around the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a blending tool, adhered the panel to a larger brown panel with a Creative Impressions brown glimmer ribbon and a bow and then to a Bo Bunny dots evergreen panel.  Finally all was adhered to a white card.

Next up is a card using the Frosty stamp HO201G.  For this card I decided to use a pre-made Bo Bunny dots powder blue card panel.  I stamped Frosty twice, once on the dots panel and once on a white card stock panel.   By doing this I could cut out the Frosty image along the far tree line, cutting off the branches for his arm and the branch tree.  By lining up the two images, I didn't have to cut around the branches.  Easy!

Pencils were used to color the children's clothes.  The entire panel was adhered to a slightly larger black panel and finally a white card.  'Tis the Season HO139B was stamped in the lower right section of the card.

The last card I call the "Polar Express" for obvious reasons.  This card is so easy to create as there is no coloring at all except for some white pen accents for "snow"  I stamped Christmas Time HO138E first with black Archival ink.  I then stamped the Train TP119C below it to the left and finally Believe HO116C along the top of the Christmas Time sign.  

I created a small snow mound from a scrap of white card stock along with a snowflake from Creative Impressions using their different sized snowflakes and a glitter brad.  I used my white pen to draw in some snow and some Stickles to add glitter.  This panel was adhered to a larger black panel,  a Bo Bunny Dots paper and finally to a white card.

I hope you have enjoyed these cards and you will try making some of them for yourself.  As you can see, they were quite easy!


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Fabulous Trunk Show Weekend Kick-off at Artsy Stamps and Paper Crafts!

Hello Everyone:

The weekend of June 2nd through the 5th saw the kick-off for the fabulous B Line Designs and Creative Impressions Trunk Show at Artsy Stamps and Paper Crafts in Loveland, Colorado.  Customers were treated to free demos and make and takes.  Susan Mostek and Michelle Bodensteiner taught several classes as well.  Here are a few pictures from the weekend:

Here is Susan with the store owner, Patsy Kral.

We love this next photo of our long time customer, Donna!  Donna has all our catalogs and supplements in her own binder!

Here are some photos of the wonderful displays created and set up by Michelle.

Michelle also put together a fabulous Gift "Trunk" to be awarded to one lucky customer at the end of the show!

Susan showed customers how to make ribbon roses from Creative Impressions Gingham Ribbon as well as flowers using Creative Impressions Blossoms.    She combined B Line Stamps with their embellishments - a perfect match!

The following two cards featured our  Swirling Plants background stamp (FF252G) as well as Happy Birthday from the Cherry On Top stamp (HF313C) (yes, she used part of a stamp!),  Fairy Special (FA237B) and a sweet little fairy from our Little Fairies Cube (FA229F) holding onto a ribbon rose "lollipop".

 Our Charming Gardeners sentiment stamp (FF216E) was used on this card.

Finally, the next two cards feature our Polka Dots (BA720F) as well as One Person (HF310D).                           .

Here is one of the lucky winners of a daily prize:

A big "Thank you" to all of you who came out to Artsy to participate in our Trunk Show kick-off weekend!  The show continues until the end of the month.  Patsy also has our catalogs out and is taking special orders.

Cherri Robb will be teaching a special B Line class next Sunday, June 11th.  Don't miss it!

B Line Designs

Thursday, June 1, 2017


WHO: B Line Designs and Creative Impressions


JUNE 3rd

Make your way to Loveland Colorado for an awesome trunk show at Artsy Stamps.  Patsy and her crew as well as Susan Mostek and Michelle Bodensteiner from B Line Designs will be there with a plethora of B Line Design stamps.  Creative Impressions has Beautiful products you've just got to see.
Boy, if you want to get inspired!  Demo's, Make-N-Takes, CLASSES and Samples Galore!!!
We have all worked so hard to put this together and I have to say it is the event you do not want to miss.  So call your girlfriends...hop in your car, catch a plane or train and make your way to Loveland,
Colorado.  Classes will be taught by Michelle Bodensteiner, Susan Mostek and Cherri Robb and every class comes with a FREE RUBBER STAMP AND OTHER GIFTS FROM B LINE DESIGNS.
I almost forgot the drawing for the gift basket worth &@225.00.  

Susan Mostek is teaching this Beautiful pop-up card that is very unique

 This is the sample of Michelle Bodensteiners Designing With Elements: Paper Doll Play
Cherri Robb will be teaching In My Garden cards

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Double Trunk Show at ARTSY STAMPS and PAPER CRAFTS

We are proud to announce B Line Designs is doing a joint Trunk Show with Creative Impressions at Artsy Stamps and Crafts in Loveland,Colorado. The Trunk Show starts Friday June 2nd and runs through Sunday June 25!   The event starts of with a weekend filled with classes, free demos, make-n-takes, and door prizes! Guest teacher Susan Mostek will be teaching a class on Saturday morning June 3rd from 10:00-12:30.  Guest teacher Michelle Bodensteiner will also be teaching from 10-4.  Artsy' resident teacher Cherri Robb, will teach a class Sunday, June 11th.  I would like to encourage you to attend this event. The classes are WONDERFUL and much planning, designing, and hours of work has gone into making this a awesome event. Samples galore to inspire you. Stamps, Beautiful Ribbons and much more will be on hand to purchase.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Candy Colwell's Creations

Candy Colwell is a very talented artist and a member of Creative Carte Blanche as well as a member of DecoArts International Design Team. Candy has been such a dear to use B Line Design stamps for the last two months in the Creative Carte Blanche Challenge.
You can see her creative works here Creative Carte Blanche  as well as many other creative artists.
I also recommend you hop over to Candy's Blog   CREATIVITY IS CONTAGIOUS         
Candy is also included in this months issue of the online Mixed Up Magazine.
 Mixed Up magazine | Latest issue
Thank you Candy for creating with B Line Design stamps and teaching us all new and creative ways to use art mediums.  Beverly

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Creative Carte Blanche Blog

Creative Carte Blanche is a wonderful group of talented artist (Yvonne Blair, Susan Mostek, Linda Ledbetter, Hels Sheridan, Cheryl Grigsby and Candy Colwell) that challenge each other and inspire so many with a new theme periodically.  This time it was "Baby It's Cold Outside".  I was privileged with being asked to be the guest artist.  It was great fun working with B Line Design stamps and the theme challenge.   Take a few moments and stroll over to Creative Carte Blanche Blog and check out all the inspiring art.  Thank you Susan Mostek for nominating me for this privilege.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Baby, It's Cold Outside:

We are in the middle of an ice storm here in Oklahoma and Baby it's Cold Outside!  It is beautiful to see the glisten of ice on the trees and shrubs but happy we did not need our generator at this point.  So while cozy inside by the fire lets get our creative juices flowing.  I wanted to capture winter within the cloche by B Line Designs.

1.  On white card stock stamp B Line Design stamps: Cloche HC219F. Home Sweet Home HC119F and Betty BA413D using Rangers Archival Black ink.  On a sheet of transparency film stamp a Cloche but do not stamp the bottom curve lines (see photo below).  Heat set very carefully from a distance while moving your heat tool or the plastic will warp.

2.  Color with Prisma color pencils and a blending pencil to soften.  On the inside of the Cloche Powder Blue and Blue Slate were used to give the air a cool crisp feeling.  Betty was brought to life with Light Peach as a base coat and Peach to accent her cheeks and shade under her Brim.  Her hat and sweater pop with the color Parma Violet and the tips of her wrap are touched with Chartreuse.  Light Umber in her hair.  Moving on to Home Sweet Home, Cream is the base color on the side of the house facing the right (facing the sun).  The foundation is left white.  Yellow Ochre is applied to the shadow and lower contrast areas.  Pale Vermillion works wonders as a pop and Golden Rod brings out the brickwork.  The trees are Green and Lime Peel.  Finish of your winter grounds with Light Umber and Golden Rod.   

3.  Paper sizes: White card stock             4" X 51/2" (with Cloche stamped on it )
                         Lilac  card stock             4 1/4" X 5 3/4"
                         Moss Green card stock  4 1/2" X 6"
                         Eggplant card stock       5 1/2" X 6 1/4" 
                         Eggplant card stock       11"     X 6 1/4" (fold in half to make card fold)
4.  Write or type using your computer the sentiment Baby it's Cold Outside and then trim closely.
5.  Cut Betty and Home Sweet Home using pictures as your guide.  
6.  Extra Fine Glitter is applied using a toothpick and clear drying glue.  
     Betty has glitter on the black band and brim of her hat and on he wrap.
     Baby it's Cold Outside has glitter all around the edges.
     Home Sweet Home has glitter on the roof ridge, eves, trees, and grounds
     Cloche has glitter dotted in the blue background and around the upper edges.
     Let it Snow!!!

7.  To assemble Cloche start off laying Betty in the upper left corner and Home Sweet Home in the lower position.  Once you are happy with placement place Score-Tape on the back of Betty and adhere her in place.  Then place foam tape or pop dots to the upper portion of the house and trees and Score-Tape to the lower edge of Home Sweet Home and adhere.  Adhere sentiment with Score-Tape.

8.  Check glitter to see if you want to add any more before you place on transparency.  
9.  Cut transparency Cloche out around the outer edges.
10.Adhere transparency under the dark base with Score-Tape and around the edges with a clear drying glue.  you can glue all the edges or just in a few spots.
11. Using Score-Tape adhere your layers of card stock together.  White to Lilac, Lilac to Moss Green, Moss Green to Eggplant.  When adhere Eggplant make sure to adhere to the left end leaving room for snowflake charms.  
12.  Lay charms on card for placement.  Use a pencil to mark a dot and your needle to pierce paper.  Thread needle with double dark thread.  Start from back of card and come to front up through charm and back down through the hole.  Cut threads 1" and tape down to hold charm.  Repeat for all 4 charms.  
13.  Fold Eggplant card stock 6 1/4" X 11" in half (6 1/4" X 5 1/2").  Using Score-Tape adhere to back to cover thread and tape. Add sentiments inside card.  

Here I am placing the transparency cloche layer into position and one that is complete one on the right.

I hope you have some fun with the Cloche and all the ideas it can spark.  
Garden scenes, Fairies, Christmas, Nautical, Travels...
B Line Design stamps:
Cloche HC219F               Vintage Whimsy   Catalog p.12
Betty                                 La Femme Mystic              p.16
Home Sweet Home          Happy Holidays                 p.1

Supplies and Tools:
Ranger Archival Ink Black
Stazon stamp cleaner
Extra Fine Glitter
Clear drying glue
dark thread
Snowflake Charms (the Paper Studio)
alternate ideas: die-cuts or stamps and embossing powder
foam tape or pop-dots
Transparency sheet
color pencils and blending pencil
white eraser (great for erasing and blending color)
Detail scissors
paper trimmer