Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Life Is A Picnic


I'm loving this warm weather and now is the perfect time to gather friends and family for a picnic!  Stampendous has the perfect stamps to help you celebrate some of your summer activities. Here is how my card was made.

1.  Stamp Lunch Line and Life Picnic on with paper in black and color with pencils.  Layer onto black paper.
2.  Stamp Picnic Ants at the bottom of decorative paper in black, layer onto black and glue to a red card.
3.  Mount stamped piece to card.


Plus:
Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Colored Pencils

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Monday, May 18, 2015

Eat Dessert First



1.  Stamp Cupcake Ant on white paper, sponge the top with blue ink, color with pencils and layer onto red and blackpapers.  Set aside.
2.  Stamp Picnic Ants on white paper, color under the ants with a green pencil and cut out in a wave pattern.  Layer onto red paper, cut out following the same wave pattern then layer onto black paper and do the same.  Set Aside.
3.  Apply black photo corner mounts to red and white decorative paper, glue to a read card and attach pieces as shown.  The Cupcake Ant is popped up with foam squares.

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Plus:
Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
3D Foam Squares Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Colored Pencils
Black Photo Corners
blue ink

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Friday, May 15, 2015

Stampendous and Clear Scraps Blog Hop



This week we are playing with some fantastic products from our friends at Clear Scraps and excited to share our finished projects. You can image how much fun it is to have a clean canvas to start with but when you use Clear Scraps it’s a see-through canvas!

Clearly we have prizes!!! We have three prize packages up for grabs, each will include our Cling Jumbo Filigree Stamp Set, a Jumbo Perfectly Clear Acrylic Handle, PLUS a Clear Scraps Mixable Album and some extra acrylic accents! Comment on our blog and each designer’s blog of the day throughout this week of our hop and the winners will be announced Monday, May 18th. Official Rules apply for Stampendous prizes. Please let us know where you live. As you know, prize winners have to be US residents EXCEPT….
Aussie Fans – Look HERE!An exciting treat for our fans “down under”!!
The Stencil Specialists , one of our Australian Wholesale Distributors, is going to offer a prize to one Australian fan every time we have a giveaway for US fans!!
How completely exciting and generous! Plus, they’re stocking way more than stencils from Stampendous now!
For the Clear Scraps Blog Hop week, The Stencil Specialists are offering:
A Stampendous Stamp, A Dreamweaver Stencil (LL size customer choice), A Silicone Mould,  A Tub of White Ultra Light Paper Clay and 3 packs of Adhesive Gems.  WOW… Now there’s a prize package! Comment each day on the Stampendous and participating designer blogs and be sure to include in your comment which area of Australia you live in! We’ll announce the winner the following week!


I've had this canvas partially done for quite a while and when I was given this Clear Scraps frame I thought it would be the perfect time to complete it.  
1. Two of the canvas corners were stenciled with Dreamweaver Stencils LJ896 Large Flourish using Dreamweaver Stencils Embossing Paste.  
2. The canvas was then painted , I didn't like how it turned out so I gessoed over it and repainted.  
3. The two empty corners were stenciled with Dreamweaver Stencils LX7001 Damask with Crimson Pearlescent Brilliance. Set canvas aside.
4. After removing the film from both sides of the Clear Scraps frame, Beacon Adhesives Fast Finish was dripped on the frame here and there, then sprinkled with Copper Lux Mix.  Let dry and shake off the excess.
5. Sponge DecoArts Traditions acrylic paints in Raw Sienna and Red Violet on the same side as the Copper Lux Mix.  Let dry and glue to the canvas using Beacon Adhesives 3 in 1 Glue.
6. Stamp Timeless Rose twice with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and color the rose on one and cut out.  Color everything but the center rose on the other, color both with colored pencils.
7.  Brush both pieces with Fast Finish, this makes it a bit shiny and intensifies the colors.
8. Brush the center of the canvas with DecoArts Decoupage, lay the leaf piece and brush over piece with Decoupage.  Let dry.
9. Pop up the cut out rose with foam squares.


Here are the gorgeous Clear Scraps/Stampendous Stamps/Dreamweaver Stencils projects our Designers have made for your inspiration!
Jamie Martin (that's me)


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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Stampendous Is Playing With Clear Scraps




This week we are playing with some fantastic products from our friends at Clear Scraps and excited to share our finished projects. You can image how much fun it is to have a clean canvas to start with but when you use Clear Scraps it’s a see-through canvas!

Clearly we have prizes!!! We have three prize packages up for grabs, each will include our Cling Jumbo Filigree Stamp Set, a Jumbo Perfectly Clear Acrylic Handle, PLUS a Clear Scraps Mixable Album and some extra acrylic accents! Comment on our blog and each designer’s blog of the day throughout this week of our hop and the winners will be announced Monday, May 18th. Official Rules apply for Stampendous prizes. Please let us know where you live. As you know, prize winners have to be US residents EXCEPT….
Aussie Fans – Look HERE!An exciting treat for our fans “down under”!!
The Stencil Specialists , one of our Australian Wholesale Distributors, is going to offer a prize to one Australian fan every time we have a giveaway for US fans!!
How completely exciting and generous! Plus, they’re stocking way more than stencils from Stampendous now!
For the Clear Scraps Blog Hop week, The Stencil Specialists are offering:
A Stampendous Stamp, A Dreamweaver Stencil (LL size customer choice), A Silicone Mould,  A Tub of White Ultra Light Paper Clay and 3 packs of Adhesive Gems.  WOW… Now there’s a prize package! Comment each day on the Stampendous and participating designer blogs and be sure to include in your comment which area of Australia you live in! We’ll announce the winner the following week!


I was hoping to photograph this outside in natural light but it has been raining like crazy!  The tag looks blurry on every picture I have taken but IRL it doesn't, it is really beautiful.

1.  Start with a Clear Scraps tag and remove the frosty film from both sides.
2.  Apply stream and lettuce alcohol inks to one side of the tag and when dry stamp on the other side with Wild Rose stamp using black StazOn ink and let dry.
3.  On the alcohol ink side,  color the stem with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers JG5, the center of the flower with CT4 and outline the  lines around the center with TB5.
4.  Trace the tag onto white cardstock, cut out and glue to the alcohol ink side of the tag using Fast Finish by Beacon Adhesives. Tie with ribbon and twine.  Set aside.
5.  Die emboss half panel of white cardstock with Design I Beam Stencil DWLX7028 by running it through your die cut machine using the embossing plates and a rubber embossing mat.
6.  Once embossed leave the stencil on the paper and sponge with turquoise ink.
7.  Stamp the top half with Vintage Contract using Delicata Golden Glitz ink.
8.  Glue green ribbon to the center and pop up the tag with foam squares.
9.  Stamp Thank You from the Royal Hearts Quotes Perfectly Clear Set using Tuxedo Black Memento.


Here are the gorgeous Clear Scraps/Stampendous Stamps/Dreamweaver Stencils projects our Designers have made for your inspiration!
Clear Scraps Blog

Today we also have some of our Stampendous Design Team members sharing projects that use Dreamweaver Stencils, here are their links.
Jamie Martin (you are here)
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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The Free And The Brave


This week the Stampendous Design Team is showing you their patriotic side to thank the men and women who protect our country so we can have our daily freedoms that we often take for granted.  We would like to thank you!!!

Here is how my card was made;
  1. Stamp Old Glory on white paper with black ink.
  2. Sponge with red and blue inks.  Color the stars in with a white gel pen and layer onto white paper.
  3. Stamp Old Glory on white with blue ink, then over stamp with Free and Brave in black.  Sprinkle corner with Spoonful of Silver and heat from underneath.  Layer onto blue paper.
  4. Stamp red card with Free and Brave in blue, sprinkle the bottom with Spoonful of Silver.
  5. Glue pieces to card as shown and add 3 Star Sparklers to the right side.
Plus:
Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Brilliance™ Rocket Red, Mediterranean Blue Ink by Tsukineko®


Here are the Design Team members who are sharing with you today:
Jamie Martin (that's me)
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Friday, May 1, 2015

Time To Hop With Stampendous! and KLIK


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Klik Interchangeable Jewelry from Metal Complex is a fantastic new line of DIY accessory options. Whether you are new to jewelry crafting like I am or experienced, this is a fun product to be creative with.  There are two snap sizes and many snap settings, so you can interchange your pieces to suit your mood.
Metal Works logoYou can see all the wonderful Klik products and tons of ideas for creating with this super fun product in their flippy catalog HERE and you can find a retailer HERE. We’d like to recommend www.resinobsession.com because they carry Stampendous products as well!
JewelryResinPack1We used products by Environmental Technology, Inc. (ETI) who generously sent our design team some of their wonderful Jewelry Resin to make our Klik jewelry pieces . This two part resin is incredibly easy to use and creates professional results. This is my first time using resin to make jewelry and I have to say I did it kicking and screaming because it is out of my comfort zone and I thought it sounded really hard to do.  To my surprise, it was REALLY easy and I love the results. This easy to use resin is sold at Resin Obsession, but you can also find it at Michael's and other fine craft stores. You can get thousands of ideas for using resin to create your own pieces on the resincrafts blog or on the I Love Resin blog.
Prizes
There are 3 prize packages from Stampendous that include Klik jewelry, resin and Eclectic Perfectly Clear™Stamp Set.  Visit the Stampendous blog for details.
So hop around with us this week and leave comments for your chance to win, as we play with Klik© jewelry and two-part resin to create some of our best work ever!!

Here is my project for today.
1.  Stamp Leather Flowers on white cardstock with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and color with Spectrum Noir markers.
2.  Cut out to fit the large bezel and fill with Environmental Technology, Inc. (ETI) resin following manufacturer directions.  Set aside to dry.
3.  Squeeze a small amount of Fast Finish by Beacon Adhesives into two small snaps.  Sprinkle one with Teal Micro Glitter and the other with Lime Micro Glitter.  Let dry.
4.  When the glitter pieces are dry, apply a pink rhinestone to the center.

Here’s who is sharing today:
Jamie Martin (that's me)
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Thursday, April 30, 2015

April Showers Bring May Flowers


It's the Dream Teams's last post for the month of April with our interpretation of "Showers to Showers."  It is also our last post together under the direction of Dreamweaver's founder, Lynell Harlow. Some VERY excitig news that many of you already know, Stampendous now owns Dreamweaver Stencils so you will continue to see beautiful creative samples made by the Stampendous Design Team that will be sure to inspire you!

April showers bring May flowers and that is the inspiration I used for my card today.  I had a pile of background papers on my desk that I made a while back and I chose one I made using the Creative Palette and pink, orange and white acrylic paints.  Here is what I did with it.
1.  Lay LJ902 Black Eyed Susan stencil on the painted paper and stencil with Dreamweaver Stencils Embossing paste. Let Dry.
2.  Layer stenciled piece onto a black panel, tie with orange sheer ribbon and glue to an orange card.
3.  Stencil LS56 Dragonfly with Radiant Neon Electric Pink ink, outline with a Gelly Roll Sparkle pen and stamp Flower Path in black VersaFine ink.
4.  Sprinkle Shabby Pink Embossing Enamel in the upper left corner and heat from underneath so the powder doesn't blow off.  Layer onto orange paper and glue to card.

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