Creative Squad

Little Wonder – Tania Ahmed

Hello from the Creative Squad and our last post from the amazingly talented Tania Ahmed who will be leaving us next month but who was a joy to have on the squad for her time here. You will be missed Tania! For her final post she presents a tiny little treasure that she’s made using my Large Circle Jumble rubber stamps and my Van Vorst stencil. This month’s theme is: Little Wonder – We’re thinking small this month and focusing in on a tiny scale, exploring the delicate details, and creating something that is petite and precious. 


When working on things on a tiny scale, I always think of Shrink Film which is fun to work with. I’m always fascinated by how much a design shrinks!

I wanted to create a fun mixed media pendant and once I had shrunk and decorated my embellishment, I adhered it to a stencilled design on a pendant that I had been saving *cough hoarding cough * and covered it all with Glossy Accents! This makes me now wish I had some resin in my stash, which could turn into a project for another day 😊

Here’s a video of how I made my project:

This will be my last post on Nat’s Creative Squad … A very special thank you to Nat and Kim for all your support and for giving me a chance to join the very amazing Creative Squad and using Nat’s fabulous products! It has been a blast and I will cherish this time. Thank you all so very much ♥️


Thank YOU Tania! It has been such fun to see how your creativity transforms the monthly themes into gorgeous and unique projects. We have loved getting to know you and your stunning artistic talent!

If you’d like to try your hand at making a pendant like Tania’s, you can find all my Rubber Stamps and Stencils in my Online Shop and here are some of the other products she used:

Feel inspired? Working on something yourself that you’d like to share?  I love to see how you interpret our monthly themes. Email me how you used my stencils and stamps with the theme and email me an image – I would love to share your projects in my next  “n*Spiration From Around the Globe“.

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Pattern Sample Book Flip Through

I wanted to share a little Flip Through video of my newly finished Pattern Sample Book. I started Nat’s April Patterns back at the start of April with my new rubber stamps and decided to bind them together in one book. It was relaxing and super fun to create the patterns and now I have an awesome resource for inspiration. Enjoy the flip through!


Pattern Sample Book Flip Through from Nathalie Kalbach on Vimeo.

Here are some of the patterns from the video:

Using my Floral Tile Large, Floral Tile Small, and Fan-fare rubber stamp sets.

Using my Hex Set Large and Hex Set Small.

Here I used my Fan-tastic Large set, the Solid Fan, and a stamp from the Fan-fare set.

This one uses the Fan-tastic Small set, the Solid Fan Small, and the Small Circle Jumble set.

And this one uses my Large Circle Jumble set, the Solid Fan in the large size, Small Circle Jumble set, Fan-tastic Small, and Fan-fare.

I hope you enjoyed this and are inspired to try some patterns of your own. All my new Rubber Stamps can be found in my Online Shop. Here are the supplies I used for these patterns:


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  • Rae Lynn

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    Gorgeous work!

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Be Kind – Art Journal

“Be Kind even on your bad days”

Such a great quote to live by. I had fun mixing my Floral Stamp Sets up with my Circle Jumbles and layering them in different ways on top of each other.

Stars and Flowers ..cannot go wrong, right ? LOL



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Doin’ My Thing – Josefine Fouarge

  

Hello my friends! Today we have a post from Josefine Fouarge from my Creative Squad. She is sharing some gorgeous techniques for making thank you cards using my Small and Large Circle Jumble stamp sets and my Mini Antique Tile foam stamp. She was inspired by this month’s theme: Doin’ My Thing – We all have a unique artistic style and way of working with supplies. This is the time to rock it! Be yourself. Do your thing.


Aren’t we all good at “doin’ our thing”? Perfect theme, if you ask me. The problem was that I couldn’t decide which of my favorite techniques to show you… mono printing, layering, something snarky…? So many options. At the end, I decided to go with a variety of techniques using watercolor inks (Distress Inks, etc). I created a few “Thank You” cards as I needed them anyway ;)

In addition, I love to create videos, so here is my “doin’ my thing” video for the thank you cards that I made.

Nathalie’s Mini Tile Set foam stamps and Large and Small Circle Jumble rubber stamp sets were perfect to add that little extra bit of decoration to all of these cards.

All cards are kind of similar but have individual features, making them all very unique. I hope you enjoyed my quick tutorial and the use of Nathalie’s stamps to decorate all the cards.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Want to know what “the thing” for the rest of the Creative Squad is? Then come back every Tuesday to see all the other creations.


Thank you Josefine! To try out Josefine’s technique, you can find my Foam Stamps and Rubber Stamps in my Online Shop. Here are some of the other supplies that Josefine used:



Feel inspired? Working on something yourself that you’d like to share?  I love to see how you interpret our monthly themes. Email me how you used my stencils and stamps with the theme and email me an image – I would love to share your projects in my next  “n*Spiration From Around the Globe“.

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  • Kathy

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    Love the video and idea but, will you get the large stamps back in stock while you are having your sale?
    ❤️

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Paper Clay Magnets with Rubber Stamps – DIY Play Date

For our monthly play date, Kim and I wanted to show another great way to use rubber stamps – to make an impression in paper clay!

We thought my new Large Circle Jumble and Small Circle Jumble sets would be a nice shape and size for some magnets. Our plan: to stamp into the clay, paint them with some acrylic paint, and attach magnets to the back for the refrigerator, bulletin board, wherever magnets will stick.

Paper clay is fun and easy to work with and is air dry so you don’t even need to turn on an oven. Here we chose the Circle Drive stamp from the Large Circle Jumble set, and flattened out some clay on a non stick surface to about 1/8-1/4″ thick and big enough to fit the design.

Time to stamp!

Press the stamp evenly into the surface, making sure to cover the whole design with pressure.

Really press it in there!

Then we cut around the stamp using a knife and the edge of the stamp as a guide. Work over a cutting mat and watch your fingers :)

Trim all the way around the stamp and pull away the excess clay. You can save the extra for later use.

Gently lift the edge of the stamp to reveal the impression.

Here is the big reveal and a great impression in the clay!

We tried almost every design from both the Large Circle Jumble set and the Small Circle Jumble set. Follow the directions on your paper clay package for drying times. Ours took a few days to completely dry before we could move to the next step.

Once the clay is completely dry, you can use a sanding block to smooth down the edges. Be gentle!

Now it’s time to assemble some acrylic paint and fine brushes for the detailed painting.

The Valley Road stamp from the Small Circle Jumble set looks so cute!

Here is the Broadway stamp from the Large Circle Jumble set getting some paint on the design.

And here is from the Park Blvd from the Large set…

…with different orange colors to bring out the design.

It takes a little patience to paint them but it was fun to spend the morning chatting and painting with a friend :)

When the pain was dry, we cut our magnetic tape into squares and put it on the back of each magnet.

Here are the finished paper clay magnets with rubber stamped designs.

And in action holding up some cards and such! Here are some of the supplies that we used for this project:




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