Monday, July 27, 2015

Stencil This!


This week the Stampendous Design Team is "playing with paste."  There are so many ways to use it and today I'm showing 3 techniques. Be sure to stop by the Stampendous Blog (link at the bottom) each day for the links to the designers of the day and see their beautiful projects.

Today I am sharing a new project, the thank you card and a previously posted project, the tag and tag holder just in case you missed it because it is a fun and different way to use embossing paste. The first card uses Metallic Gold paste in the traditional style and look at how crisp and clean the sentiment is!  Here is how it was made.

1.  Place Feather Stencil DWLG760 on a black panel and sponge with VersaMark ink.  Remove stencil and dry paint the leaf with green and purple Polished Pigments (these are vibrant mica powder, they are similar to Pearl Ex).  When done wipe panel with a micro fiber cloth to remove excess powder.
2.  Place stencil back over leaf and tape down using removable tape to prevent the stencil from moving.  Trace the feather using a glitter Gelly Roll pen from Sakura and remove stencil.
3.  Place Thank Yous stencil DWLG691 on the right side and paste emboss with Dreamweaver Stencils Metallic Gold Embossing Paste using the Dreamweaver Palette Knife to spread it.  Remove stencil and let dry.
4.  Tie black panel with gold cord and glue to a gold card.

Now for the tag and tag holder.



Don't you love using recycled objects in your projects?! Not only are you saving the planet but also saving money.  The tag holder is made from a toilet paper roll that was flattened.  I saw the idea to use a toilet paper roll for a tag holder somewhere on pinterest but I don't remember where.  Here is how my project was made.

1.  After flattening the toilet paper roll, use a circle die to cut the top portion of the roll.  Sponge all edges with Vintage Photo ink and staple the bottom of the roll.
2.  Apply Dreamweaver Stencils Crackle Embossing Paste to the center of the holder using a palette knife and let dry.  It will start to crack as it dries.
3.  Once dry, mix Dreamweaver Stencils Embossing Paste with Ranger Leaf Green Archival ink re-inker.  I just put a dab of the paste on my craft mat and squeezed 1-2 drops of re-inker onto it and mixed with my palette knife.

4.  Place Tall Wheat LL3008 stencil over the crackle and hold in place with removable tape and apply the embossing paste with the palette knife. Let Dry.
5.  Glue ribbon to the bottom of the holder with 3 in 1 glue from Beacon Adhesives.
6.  Stamp flowers (I got them from the wedding isle at Michael's and I have enough for a life time!) with Dream Text stamp from Stampendous with Timber Brown Stazon, let dry, glue to holder and add pearls to the centers. You are done with the holder.
7.  To make the tag, cut light kraft paper to 4 1/4" x 2 1/4" and cut the upper corners on the diagonal.
8.  Place stencil diagonally on tag and sponge with gesso, let dry and clean stencil.  
9.  Place stencil on tag and sponge with Peeled Paint ink.  
10.  Stamp Moment Memory by Stampendous, on tag with Tuxedo Black Memento ink.
11.  Add flower and May Arts ribbon, you're done!

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Friday, July 17, 2015

Stampendous and Chameleon Hop


Chameleon™ Art Products is a company determined to change the way you think about marker pens. They pride themselves on having developed real innovation that enhances your ability to maximize your creativity. Their markers bring color control and simplicity to your art, and you can create stunning 3D effects, smooth transitions, highlights, and shading gradations all with one pen.

When you combine this simple coloring versatility with Stampendous® and House-Mouse Designs® images, you can create fantastic projects quickly. Stampendous stamps are beautifully enhanced by the simple blending made possible with this range of innovative markers. The colorless blending tool acts as a "foolproof" finish for your project. You won't believe the stunning range of colors that can be achieved with these markers, and the array of original projects you can create with the combination of Stampendous and Chameleon.


  1. Stamp Sledding Santa on white cardstock with black ink, color with Chameleon Pens.
  2. Add Crystal Micro Glitter to the fur part of the had using a Zig 2 Way Glue Pen to adhere it.
  3. Stamp the top with the snowflake from the Holiday Expressions set.
  4. Sprinkle Spoonful of Snow at the bottom and heat from underneath. Set aside.
  5. Stencil white panel using Pine Tree Stencil with green and brown inks. Glue to a green card and glue Sledding Santa on top.
  6. Randomly stamp snowflakes with blue ink on a white oval. Stamp over this with sentiment using black ink. Layer over same size oval and glue to card.
Stampendous:
HGRP07 Sledding Santa
SSC1231 Holiday Expressions Perfectly Clear Stamps™
EJS02 Spoonful Snow
DCP1001 Build a Pop Up Die Set
MG01 Micro Glitter
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
SSH38 Small Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle
Dreamweaver:
DWLL570 Pine Trees Stencil
Plus:
Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Chameleon Pens RD4, GR3, YL2, BR2, BL3
Zig 2 Way Glue Marker
Distress Inks- Mowed Lawn, Shabby Shutters, Tea Dye, Tumbled Glass


Take a look at what the other Designers have made for you today!


Jamie Martin (that's me!)

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

A Holly Christmas


If you need quick and easy Christmas cards, these cards are for you!  I die cut DWDL3005 Holly and Berries from a gold glitter paper panel and used the panel on one card and the die cut piece on the other. On the gold glitter panel card Joy was diecut from red cardstock using the DD005 Dual Alphabet Dies .  Red Dot Sparklers were applied to the gold panel for berries. The panel was layered onto white cardstock ribbons were added then the panel was glued to a red card.

For the next card the postive image was used and layered on top of a white panel that had Rocket Red Brilliance sponged through LX7027 Quatrefoil stencil.  I had a scrap of gold glitter paper on my desk so I layered it onto some red and added it to the card!  The stentiment "Tis The Season Perfectly Clear Stamps Set" from Stampendous was stamped in Onyx Black VersaFine ink.


Here are the other Stampendous Designers who are sharing what they have made using Dreamweaver Stencils from the new Stampendous July catalog.



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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Stampendous Plays With Chameleons

Chameleon™ Art Products is a company determined to change the way you think about marker pens. They pride themselves on having developed real innovation that enhances your ability to maximize your creativity. Their markers bring color control and simplicity to your art, and you can create stunning 3D effects, smooth transitions, highlights, and shading gradations all with one pen.

    When you combine this simple coloring versatility with Stampendous® and House-Mouse Designs® images, you can create fantastic projects quickly. Stampendous stamps are beautifully enhanced by the simple blending made possible with this range of innovative markers. The colorless blending tool acts as a "foolproof" finish for your project. You won't believe the stunning range of colors that can be achieved with these markers, and the array of original projects you can create with the combination of Stampendous and Chameleon.


    Prizes!


    Stampendous will offer three prize packages to winners in the US, UK or Canada.  Be sure to tell us where you live when commenting.
    US or UK winners will receive a Cling Create Christmas Stamp Set and Perfectly Clear™ Stamp Handle from us or our UK distributor, Woodware Craft Collection.
    Winners from Canada will receive a $20 USD Rewards Card to spend on our website.
    Deadline to comment is Sunday, July 19th, 11:59 pm PDT.  Chameleon will be offering a fantastic prize as well, so be sure to visit their blog for more details.
    There is more! Our Australian Distributor, The Stencil Specialists, are sponsoring a prize for one friend “down under” to win a Stampendous Stamp, a Dreamweaver Stencil and a surprise goodie from their terrific stock of Stampendous merchandise!  Tell us where you live when you comment to be in the drawing!

    Now for my card...

    1. Stamp Kitty Skirt on white cardstock with black ink and color with Chameleon Pens.
    2. Rub the edges with a VersaMark pad, sprinkle with Spoonful of Midnight and heat from underneath until melted.  Layer onto purple and orange papers.
    3. Stamp a purple panel with spiderweb and spider from the Halloween Haunts set using black ink.
    4. Wrap panel with ribbon from May Arts and glue to an orange card.
    5. Stamp pumpkin from the Halloween Haunt set and color with Chameleon Pens.  Cut out and glue to the card as shown.

    Stampendous Supplies
    M325 Kitty Skirt
    SSC1227 Halloween Haunts Perfectly Clear Stamps™
    SSH34 Medium Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle
    MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
    VersaMark™Ink by Tsukineko®



    Plus:
    Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
    Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
    Chameleon Pens 
    CG8, PR4, OR4, BK4

    Now take a look at what the other Designers have made for you today!


    Jamie Martin (that's me!)
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    Tuesday, July 7, 2015

    Near The Sea



    Today I have some glittery goodness for you!  This is a technique I really enjoy doing, it looks impressive but it isn't difficult.  It is an acetate, Sticky Panel, glitter, gold leaf technique and I don't think it has a name.
    Here is what it looks like when photographed outside.

    1. Stamp Gold Fish Pair on acetate with Black StazOn ink.
    2. Apply a Sticky Panel to the back of the acetate and cut the acetate to the desired size.
    3. Put the acetate panel face down on a light box and using a craft knife, cut the outline of both fish, remove the carrier from the fish only and apply gold leaf in a Mardigras color.  Burnish with a brillo pad type tool.
    This is a picture of it face down on a light table and the Sticky Panel backing facing up ready to cut.
    4. Remove the carrier from the rest of the acetate and lightly sprinkle with Gold Lux Mix then sprinkle with Teal Micro Glitter and rub with your finger or the back of a plastic spoon.
    5. When all of the acetate is covered layer onto a cream and rust panel and mount to a card.
    6. Stamp Near The Sea on cream paper with rust ink.  Apply a strip of Sticky Panel to each end, sprinkle with Teal Micro Glitter and pop up on card using foam squares.



    Plus:Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
    Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
    Acetate sheet
    Black StazOn Ink by Tsukineko®
    Rust ink
    Light Box
    Gold Leaf in Mardigras color

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    Friday, July 3, 2015

    Time To Hop With Stampendous and May Arts

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    We have lots going on this week to keep your Summer Vacation hopping with inspiration. In one event we’re hopping all week with one of our very favorite craft partners. May Arts ribbon is an extremely generous sponsor for us here at Stampendous and our Design Team is absolutely in love with their gorgeous ribbons, cords, strings and specialty items. You’ll find loads of beautiful May Arts on all our samples.
    All week you have a chance to check out our Design Team Inspiration as well as the Ribbonistas over at the May Arts Blog.  Be sure to comment and tell us where you’re from, because our Australian Distributor The Stencil Specialists are sponsoring a prize for one friend “down under” to win a Stampendous Stamp, a Dreamweaver Stencil and a surprise goodie from their terrific stock of Stampendous merchandise!
    There are Stampendous prize packages up for grabs. THREE U.S. commenters  will receive a prize of their choice of any one roll of ribbon from May Arts and a $20 reward card. Tell us what state you live in when you comment. Stampendous Official Rules.
    Be sure to stop by the May Arts blog each day, because they are having a prize also! How’s that for an amazing week of prizes!
    Now for my card...

    1.  Stamp Mixed Up on white cardstock with black ink and color with Prisma pencils.  Layer onto red paper and attach ribbon from May Arts with a green brad.
    2.  Stamp green paper with stamp from the Industrial set with Meadow ink.
    3.  Using die from Build a Pop Up Die Set, cut a portion off of the green panel and glue pieces to a red card.
    4.  Stamp Penned Friend on white cardstock with Meadow ink, use a punch on the corners and layer onto a red panel.  Add Dot Sparklers in Gold to the corners.
    5.  Glue pieces to card.

    Supplies
    Stampendous
    HHCQ06 Mixed Up
    CRH315 Penned Friend
    ASCRS03 Industrial
    DCP1001 Build A Pop Up Die Set
    Tuxedo Black Memento Ink

    Other
    May Arts Ribbon
    Dot Sparklers Gold
    Meadow Adirondack ink
    green brad

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    Jamie Martin (that's me!)
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    Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    Clear Sailing


    Hi stampers, today I have another by the sea card for the Stampendous theme this week.  I have used a stencil, stamps and spray along with some ink.  Here is how it was make;

    1.  Lay Clipper Ship Stencil on a white cardstock panel in a large shoe box, spray with Blueberry Shake Memories Mists.  Before removing stencil, lay a white cardstock panel on top of the stencil and rub.  This top piece is what was used on this card. Layer onto a brown panel.
    2.  Stamp a tan card with Vintage letter with tea die ink, sponge edges and on Clipper Ship.
    3.  Stamp a cream panel with a stamp from the Industrial set with antique linen, sponge edges and over stamp sentiment with vintage sepia ink. Glue to card


    Plus:
    Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
    Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
    Vintage Sepia Versafine ink by Tsukineko
    Golden Glitz Delicata Ink by Tsukineko
    Tea Dye and Antique Linen Distress Ink

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