Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Coloring My World


SN_STM BannerStampendous has the pleasure this week of joining the Spectrum Noir team “Making Art” with great coloring tools and our stamps.
Spectrum Noir is a range of professional coloring tools. The range includes alcohol markers, blendable colored pencils, inks, Spectrum Aqua watercolor markers, and marker storage, and is perfect for crafters everywhere.
There are a total of 168 alcohol-based, acid-free and fast-drying markers. There are 120 wax-based blendable pencils that are great for using on their own or combined with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. AquaTint inks are intense, concentrated liquid water paints (not currently available in the US). The newest addition to our coloring family, Spectrum Aqua, are 48 watercolor markers with high quality dyes, giving flawless, even coverage.

There are prizes!!  First, we’ll be giving away a full set of Spectrum Noir Pencils plus accessories to one participant who completes our Rafflecopter giveaway. Click on the Stampendous blog link below to enter!

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But, of course, we want you to comment on our Design Team Blogs as always, so we’ll have three prize packages consisting of House-Mouse Designs® Painting Pals, Painted Posies and Making Prints Cling Rubber Stamps by Stampendous PLUS a $30/£30 gift certificate to the Spectrum Noir website. This is open even to our international friends!!
Here are my cards for today
1.  Stamp PenPattern Dragonfly on a white diecut circle cardstock panel with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and color with Spectrum Noir markers LG2, LG3, LG5, TB1-3, PP3, PP5. Layer onto a light blue diecut circle.  Set aside.
2.  Paste emboss LS56 Dragonfly with Dreamweaver Stencils Embossing Paste on background made using the Creative Palette and acrylic paints, sprinkle with Lime Micro Glitter on the dragonfly when wet.
3.  Glue PenPattern Dragonfly to the center of the card with Zip Dry Glue.
4.  Stamp words from the Angel Wings Quotes Set on white cardstock with black ink, cut out and glue to card as shown.
5.  Add Dot Sparklers to the left side of the circle.
1.  Stamp Making Prints on a white diecut circle with Tuxedo Black Memento and color with Spectrum Noir markers TN1, TN2, TN5, TN7, FS3, LG2, LG4, LG5, CR6, TB3.
2.  Sprinkle Spoonful of Rust on the bottom and heat from underneath so it doesn't blow off and layer onto a black circle.
3.  Spray a white glossy panel with green and pink sprays.  Glue black strips of paper and green ribbon from May Arts to panel and glue to a black card.
4.  Stamp saying from the Beary Mice Set on white cardstock, layer onto green paper, add a ribbon brad.
5.  Glue stamped image to card and pop up saying.
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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Lollipop Party


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This week we’re going to celebrate with the awesome Woodware Design TeamtheDreamweaver Stencils Dream Team and the Stampendous Design Team and all of the the great Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils products that Woodware makes available to the UK market. This is good news for our crafty friends in the UK because we’ll be offering prizes and our UK friends are eligible to win!! 
Prizes
We’ll be offering three prizes in the UK and three in the US. Each prize package will consist of Nathalie Kalbach’s terrific Grunge Mixed Media Cling Rubber Stamp Sets and the beautiful Zen Butterfly Dreamweaver Stencil! Both products are ideal for adding texture and backgrounds to your projects!

Deadline to comment is  Sunday, March 29th, Pacific Time. Winners will be picked using random.org and announced Tuesday, March 31st, in the afternoon.  And that’s our theme!! Making Texture. We hope you’ll enjoy the wonderful inspiration that three talented teams will bring you this week! Be sure to visit all the blog links listed and leave your comments! Each comment will count as an entry towards one of the terrific prize packages.


1.  Stamp Lollipop Lunch on white paper with Memento ink and color with pencils.
2.  Sprinkle on Spoonful of Confetti and heat from underneath so it doesn't blow off. Layer onto blue paper.
3.   Layer a piece  of paper made from the Creative Palette Rectangles.  Squeeze on Radiant Neon reinkers in Electric Yellow and Electric Green, brayer and place white cardstock onto the palette rub, remove and let dry.  Stamp squares with Electric Blue and layer onto blue paper.
4.  Glue pieces onto a light blue card, glue on Party Fragments and stamp Happy Birthday from the Happy Greetings Perfectly Clear Set with Electric Blue and Memento inks.
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Happy Birthday Bear


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This week we’re going to celebrate with the awesome Woodware Design TeamtheDreamweaver Stencils Dream Team and the Stampendous Design Team and all of the the great Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils products that Woodware makes available to the UK market. This is good news for our crafty friends in the UK because we’ll be offering prizes and our UK friends are eligible to win!! 
Prizes
We’ll be offering three prizes in the UK and three in the US. Each prize package will consist of Nathalie Kalbach’s terrific Grunge Mixed Media Cling Rubber Stamp Sets and the beautiful Zen Butterfly Dreamweaver Stencil! Both products are ideal for adding texture and backgrounds to your projects!
Deadline to comment is  Sunday, March 29th, Pacific Time. Winners will be picked using random.org and announced Tuesday, March 31st, in the afternoon.  And that’s our theme!! Making Texture. We hope you’ll enjoy the wonderful inspiration that three talented teams will bring you this week! Be sure to visit all the blog links listed and leave your comments! Each comment will count as an entry towards one of the terrific prize packages.

Today I have two birthday cards using the super cute Balloon Bear.


1. Stamp Balloon Bear with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and color with Spectrum Noir markers from Crafter's Companion USA.  
2. Cut out around the top of the balloon, apply Glossy Accents to the balloon and when dry, layer onto green paper and orange papers.  Using a flat brush apply blue chalk aroud the bear for shadowing.
3.  Dry emboss a white panel LX7029 by running it through your embossing machine using a rubber mat. Layer onto a green card.
4. Stamp Happy sentiment from the Beary Mice Perfectly Clear Stamp Set in black, trace Beary Happy Spectrum Noir markers, die cut with the oval from the Pop-Up Die Set and pop up on the card with 3D Foam Squares from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.
This card will be submitted to the Spectrum Noir March Challenge :)

Here is another card using the same Balloon Bear.

1. Stamp Balloon Bear and color with pencils.  Cut out around the top of the balloon and layer onto green paper.
2. Layer decorative paper onto teal paper, glue to card and mount Balloon Bear.
3. Stamp Happy from the Happy Greetings Perfectly Clear Set in orange and Birthday in blue, this is easy to do since they are two seperate stamps in the Happy Greetings Perfectly Clear Set.  Sponge the edges with orange and layer onto teal paper.
4. Pop up on card.

Other Supplies
Plus- Imagine Crafts Ink Blushers
Inks-Tuxedo Black and Bahama Memento, Habanero VersaFine
Paper- Authentique 6x6 Latest and Greatest Signature Series-Light

Here are the designer’s sharing the projects today —

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Amy Hurley-Purdie

Jamie Martin

Asia King

Wendy Price

Woodware Craft Collection Blog

Pam Hornschu

Dreamweaver Stencils Blog

Cindy Groh

Louise Healy


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Monday, March 23, 2015

Stampendous And Spellbinders Make Things Beautiful!

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We’re excited, once again, to be partnering with Spellbinders for a Spring mini blog hop! As Spellbinders design partners this year, Stampendous has been blessed to use many of their exciting products and they are using ours. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday this week the Stampendous Design Team will be sharing fun projects made with the Spellbinders products we’ve received.  Wednesday Stampendous will be a featured company on their blog and two of our designers will be posting tutorials focused on the newest Spellbinders products.

Prizes
Stampendous has some mystery Spellbinders dies up for grabs along with some fantastic Stampendous cling rubber, so be sure to comment on the blog posts for the three days. See our Official Rules for eligibility and more. Comment deadline is Thursday, March 26th, and winners will be announced Friday, March 27, 2015.
Spellbinders has fantastic prize packages from all of their partners to give away each day, so be sure to visit their blog and use their contest entry tool to enter each day (one entry per day, per person). See the Spellbinders Blog for rules and a list Product Partner companies.
Here is my project

1.  I painted this wooden box with acrylic paint from DecoArt Americana in Sky Blue and Cottonball.  When dry randomly stamp Vintage Contract using Tuxedo Black Memento and swirl from Frantage Flowers Perfectly Clear Stamp Set with Beige Brilliance.
2.  A white octagon was randomly stamped with a flower from the Frantage Flowers Set repeatedly with Beige Brilliance and set aside.
3.  Stamp Beautiful Life on a smaller blue octagon with VersaMark ink and emboss with black.  Sprinkle edges with Shabby Blue Embossing Enamel and heat from underneath so the powder doesn't blow off and set aside.
4.  Die cut Spellbinders Grateful Lattice from light blue cardstock, sponge with Stonewashed Adirondack ink and sprinkle with Shabby White Embossing Enamel again heating from the bottom, set aside.
5.  Die Cut Dreamweaver Stencils DD003 Leafy Branch stencil from light green paper and sponge with Peeled Paint Distress Ink.
6.  Now to assemble.  Brush the box with Americana Decou-Page from DecoArt. Lay the white octagon on the wet Decou-Page.  I let it dry a bit then brushed the top again with Decou-Page, laid down the blue octagon, let dry a bit.  Repeat this process with the Grateful Lattice and the Leafy Branch and end with one final coat of Decou-Page.
7.  Using Faber-Castell Pitt Pens in Cold Grey III and Black 199, trace around the octagons and leaves, blending with your finger.
8.  The flowers are made with Spellbinders Spiral Blossom One.  Place die on decorative papers and run through your die cut machine.  Sponge edges with Tea Dye Distress Inks to give them an antique look, then tightly roll the flowers starting from the center. Glue the bottom of the flowers with 3 in 1 Glue from Beacon Adhesives, it dries pretty fast.  Glue flowers to the box using 3 in 1 Glue.

Here's a closer look at the box.




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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Spring Time Thank You




Ready for fresh air, sunshine, new leaves, and flowers blooming? Well, the Dream Team is right there with you! Our challenge for the month of March is...coincidentally...Marching into Spring. Per usual, we'd love to have you play along with us, and link your own creations to the Inlinkz tool on the Dream It Up! blog, or at the bottom of this post. Play as many times as you'd like. Those of you who work Dreamweaver and/or Stampendous products into your projects receive bonus points, but everyone has an opportunity to be the winner who receives the stencil of their choice.

Supplies
Dreamweaver Stencils- LX7028 I Beams, LL549 Tall Daisies, Memories Mists Blueberry Shake
Stampendous Stamps- SSC1203 Royal Hearts Quotes Perfectly Clear Set, Twilight embossing powder, Tuxedo Black Memento ink, VersaMark ink
Plus- May Arts Ribbon, Zip Dry and Dazzle Tac from Beacon Adhesives, Marvy and EK Success punches, white pen, dew drops.


The "A" team would love to share their interpretations of this theme:



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Monday, March 16, 2015

Peep Peep


It's time to get ready for Easter and Stampendous has some super cute Easter stamps to help with that.  Isn't this Just Hatched image adorable? It's sure to put a smile on anyone's face that receives it.  Here is how the card was made.

1. Stamp Just Hatched with Tuxedo Black Memento.
2. Color with Prisma pencils, shade with blue chalk and layer onto gray paper.
3. Layer Just Hatched onto a piece of Authentique 6x6 Bundle Classique: Pretty that has been layered onto a gray panel.
4. Glue yellow ribbon around ribbon  and layer onto a pink card.
5. Stamp Peep Peep using Tiny Alphabet set, tie with green ribbon, glue this and flowers to card using Beacon Adhesives 3 in 1 Glue.

Supplies
Stamps- Just Hatched V303, SSC222 Tiny Alphabet
Plus- Mica Yellow Fragments FRM08
Ink- Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper-Authentique 6x6 Bundle Classique: Pretty, pink and gray cardstock.
Other- May Arts ribbon, flowers from Michael's, Beacon Adhesive 3 in 1 glue, Prisma colored pencils, chalk, Zig glue marker

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