As I'm writing this post, we here in Oklahoma are in the middle of a winter storm with frozen rain, icy roads and snow expected tonight into tomorrow. We will be warm here just like this cute little snowman wishes, as long as the power doesn't go out. I hope everyone is warm, safe and enjoying this holiday season!
All week the Stampendous Design Team is sharing inspirational Christmas cards, it's still not too late to make some. Here is how I blinged mine up.
1. Stamp Bethlehem Night on white paper with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and color with Chameleon pens.
2. Layer onto silver paper and set aside.
3. Now it's time to bling up a dark blue card! Apply Zip Dry Glue to the top left corner and sprinkle with Silver Lux Mix. Lightly tap the Mix into the glue, then shake off excess.
4. Apply a 1/2" strip of liner tape to the bottom of the card, sprinkle with Silver Lux and shake off excess.
5. Pop up Bethlehem Night with foam tape.
Here is what the other Stampendous Designers have for you today.
Today I'd like to wish my wonderful friend Laura Weed a Happy Birthday! Among her many jobs at Stampendous, she is also our Fairy Stampmother. She takes care of and organizes the talented, creative and chatty Stampendous Design Team and taking care of this spunky group of ladies I'm sure isn't easy. We appreciate and love you Laura, have a fantastic fun filled day! Now sit back and enjoy the Birthday Hop we have put together.
For Laura's card, I used the Birthday Block stamp which is my favorite birthday stamp to use, since you can use it in a ton of different ways. Click HERE to see how else I have used it. Here is how this card was made.
1. Stamp Birthday Block on a white panel with orange ink and glue to an orange card.
2. Stamp Birthday Block again on white paper with black ink and color the balloons and gift with pencils. Cut the images out and pop up on the Birthday Block panel using 3D Foam Squares from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.
3. Stamp sentiment from the Birthday Wish Perfectly Clear Set with black ink on white paper. Glue Party Fragments to the two corners using Zip Dry Glue.
4. Layer onto a green panel and glue to the front of the card.
Now take a look at the cards the other Design Team members have made for Laura today.
This week the Stampendous Design Team has been creating projects with Patty Pop Ons and wow have they have made some wonderfully creative projects! Stop by the designers blogs, leave a comment and you could win one of three prize packages.
THREE prize packages that include a surprise Stampendous Cling Stamp Set PLUS a full 12-piece set of puzzle pieces with hook fasteners included so you can pop on your puzzle pieces practically anywhere! The deadline to comment is Sunday December 6th at 11:59 pm PST. See our official contest rules for details.
Since it is the holiday season I chose to make a Christmas ornament with one of the puzzle pieces. To do this I sponged the puzzle piece with blue and purple Brilliance inks the stamped the sentiment from the Holiday Expressions Perfectly Clear Set with black StazOn ink. Gold Lux Mix mix was applied to the top of the puzzle by sprinkling it on to Zip Dry Glue. For the bottom, it was sprinkled onto liner tape. The Snowflake Die Cut Set and the large snowflake was glued to the back of the puzzle piece while the small one was glued to the front.
I really wanted to hang this on our Christmas tree for the picture but since we had an ice storm last weekend here in Oklahoma, we didn't get the tree set up since it was way to cold to go up into the attic to get it. Luckily we are now having warmer weather so I plan on getting everything decorated this weekend!
Now take a look at what everyone else has for you today!
Tis the season to celebrate golden friendships and this card is perfect to do just that. Special Friends and the holly leaves from the Yule Diamonds Perfectly Clear Set by Stampendous, were stamped and embossed with PEARLustre Champagne Embossing Powder on a white panel. I have never used washi tape but recently found some at Michael's and Hobby Lobby that I really liked, so thought I would give it a try. It was added to the bottom of the panel then layered onto a gold panel and glued onto a white card.
This week the Stampendous Design Team is playing with a canvas bag from Canvas Corp. You will want to visit the other designers pages to see how different everyone's bag is, and all that you can do with it. Hop around and leave comments on the designers blogs, for a chance to win the awesome prize pack shown below (see the official rules on who is eligible to win). Australian fans can comment for a chance to win a Stampendous Stamp, a Dreamweaver Stencil and a surprise Stampendous goodie.
When decorating your Canvas Shoulder Bag, you can be elaborate or neat and clean which is the way I went. Here is my bag and how it was made.
1. Stencil the Large Flourish Stencil on the bottom right using a #6 Gold Handle stencil brush and stipple on Twisted Citron paint.
2. Stencil on a Dragonfly with Cracked Pistachio paint.
CRS5080 Cling Create Christmas Stamp Set by Stampendous® DCS5080 Create Christmas Die Set by Stampendous® MGK02 Christmas Micro Glitter Kit by Stampendous®
Just comment on both company blogs and all the design team posts for our hop with Glue Dots. Commenting is open until Sunday, November 1st at 11:59 pm and winners will be announced sometime on Monday, November 2nd. See Official Contest Rules.
Today I have a Christmas canvas to share using stamps, stencils, stencil paste and Glue Dots. To start the canvas was painted with acrylic paints and set aside to dry. Create a Poinsettia was stamped on tissue paper with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and painted with Twinkling H2O's. Once dry, glue to canvas using Fast Finish Decoupage.
Once dry it was glued to the canvas with Fast Finish. Create a Poinsettia was stamped 3 more times on Mixed Media White Paper with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and painted with Twinkling H2O's, then die cut with the matching Create a Poinsettia Die Set. Attach the full die cut over the Poinsettia tissue paper using Glue Dots and layer the remaining pieces using foam tape.
Music Score was stamped on white computer paper with black ink, torn out and glued to the canvas using Fast Finish Decoupage.