Thursday, January 29, 2015

Beautiful Blue Birthday Wishes


Welcome to the birth of a new year...2015 to be precise! In honor of that, we've decided that the Dreamweaver Stencils monthly challenge for January will be Birthday Wishes. We'd love for you to play along with us, and link your creations to the Inlinkz tool at the bottom of this post, or on the Dream It Up! blog, for a chance to win the stencil of your choice...and remember, using Dreamweaver products gets you bonus points towards an extra stencil!

Here is how I made my card;
1.  Lay LX7001 Damask on white cardstock and spray with WheatGrass and Blueberry Shake Memories Mists.  Lay another piece of white cardstock on top of this and lightly rub to absorb the spray on the stencil, this is the piece used for the background. 
2. Place LG698 Corner Flourishes in upper left corner and paste emboss with Dreamweaver Stencils Embossing Paste and let dry. 
3. Place stencil over the dried embossing paste and sponge with green inks. Remove stencil and spray with silver spray.
4.  Paste emboss sentiment from LG704 Birthday Words with Dreamweaver Stencils Metallic Silver Embossing Paste.  When dry cut out using Nesting Ovals Die DD004.
5.  Mount pieces to card as shown.
Of course, more birthday inspirations coming your way from our "A" team:


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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Giveaway Wednesday Winner!!


The winner of Giveaway Wednesdays Jumbo Iris, picked by a random number generator is
Martice Smith II
Congratulations!! Send me your e-mail within 30 days and I will get  it right out to you!


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Vase Bloom



Welcome to Tips and Tricks Tuesday
This weeks Tip and Trick is to make your own metallic spray using Deco Arts Metallic Lustre and I am pleased to say I haven't had a bottle clog!!!!  Look at step #2 to see how to make it.


At Stampendous we’re stopping to smell the roses this week in anticipation of spring and we’d love for you to join us. Visit the Stampendous blog each day for a look at just a few images from the October Catalog.  Links to the other Designers sharing their works of art today are listed below.
1.  Stamp Vase Bloom with black and color with pencils.
2.  Spritz with Gold Rush Metallic Lustre that was mixed with water in a Spray/Splatter Bottle (1 part Metallic Lustre 2 -3 parts water, adjust to get desired look).
3.  Layer onto black and blue papers and tie with yellow ribbon.
4.  Rub lime green, yellow and sky blue Brilliance inks directly on paper, stamp Vintage Note over this in black.
5.  Cut the edges with deckle scissors and layer onto gold paper and spritz with gold.
6.  Stamp back ground from the Lacy Ovals set on square tan card with Golden Glitz Delicata Pigment ink and sponge edges with Tea Dye ink.
7.  Mount pieces to card as shown.


We’re stopping to smell the roses this week in anticipation of spring and we’d love for you to join us. Visit the Stampendous blog each day for a look at just a few images from the October Catalog.

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Pam Hornschu

Jennifer Dove

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Jamie Martin

Supplies
From Stampendous-P245 Vase Bloom, P249 Vintage Note, SSC1215 Lacy Ovals, 2 oz. spray bottle,
Plus- May Arts Ribbon, Deco Art Metallic Lustre Gold Rush, Delicata Golden Glitz Pigment Ink by Tsukineko

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Anniversary Roses


Here at Stampendous, we stopping to smell the roses this week in anticipation of spring and we’d love for you to join us. Visit the Stampendous blog each day for a look at just a few images from the October Catalog.  Links to the other Designers are listed below.
Be sure to stop by tomorrow for Tips and Tricks Tuesday!!
1.  Stamp Timeless Rose on white paper with Tuxedo Black Memento ink, color with Prisma pencils and cut out.
2.  Stamp Vintage Letter and sponge with Wild Honey and Worn Lipstick Distress Inks.
3.  Distress edges and apply a dragonfly brad.
4.  Stamp sentiment from SSC1214 Happy Greetings, stamping Happy with Versamark and embossing with Aged Green Embossing Enamel and Anniversary with Tuxedo Black.
5.  Cut into tag shape, sponge edges with Worn Lipstick. Spray tag with 1 part Deco Art Metallic Lustre in Gold Rush and 2 parts water in a 2 oz Spray Splatter Applicator from Stampendous.
6.  Wrap May Arts cord around Vintage Letter panel and tie tag on. Pop up with 3D Foam Squares from Scrap Book Adhesives by 3L
7.  Layer onto Authentique 6x6 Bundle Classic: Pretty, distress edges and mount to a goldenrod card that has been sponged with Tea Dye Ink.

Supplies
Stamps- Timeless Rose R218,  Vintage Letter R221, SSC1214
Plus-Aged Green Embossing Enamel FREG043, 2 oz Spray Splatter Applicator GS5402
Ink-VersMark, Tuxedo Black Memento, Distress ink in Wild Honey, Worn Lipstick, Tea Dye
Paper-Authentique 6x6 Bundle Classic: Pretty
Other Things- May Arts Cord, dragonfly brad, acrylic blocks, Deco Art Metallic Lustre in Gold Rush, Prisma colored pencils, Imagine Crafts Ink Blushers, small and micro hole punch.

I'm entering this is the Crazy for Challenges C4C207 challenge, hop over and take a look  http://crazy4challenges.blogspot.com/

Giveaway Wednesday
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Jennifer Dove

Asia King

Rhea Weigand

Jamie Martin


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Thursday, January 22, 2015

A Warm Cup Of Tea


This week the Stampendous Design Team is sharing teapots and teacups.  A nice warm cup of tea is just what I need on these cold winter days!  But this teapot holds beautiful roses which would make a great Mother's Day card, thinking of you, get well soon, birthday...so many possibilities.

Here is how my card was made;

1.  Stamp Teapot Posies on Mixed Media White Paper from Stampendous (available later this month) with Tuxedo Black Memento and color the flowers with Spectrum Noir markers.  The roses were colored with PP1, PP2, and PP5.  The leaves were colored with LG2, DG2 and DG3.
2.  Stamp the Teapot Posies again on decorative paper and cut out only the teapot.  Glue this over the teapot on the white paper.  Layer onto black paper.
3.  Color the dots and some of the stripes with a white gel pen.
4.  Chalk around the image with a short flat bristled brush.  I used a Loew-Cornell 7450 Chisel brush.
5.  Use a Zig 2 Way Glue marker to apply glue underneath the teapot and sprinkle with Gold Lux Mix.
6.  Layer cream decorative paper onto white.  The green and white paper was made by placing a Dreamweaver Stencil LX7001 on white cardstock, spraying with Wheat Grass Memories Mists.  Do not remove, place white cardstock on top of the stencil, rub so it will soak up the spray and remove.  This will give you the stencil image with the negative spaces white. Let dry and layer onto white paper. Then you will have the other paper to use later.  Glue pieces onto a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 card
7.  Stamp words from the Angel Wings Quotes Perfectly Clear Set on a small Avery Marking Tag with black ink, sponge edges with Pearlescent Coral Brilliance, tie with green ribbon and pop up over handle with 3D Foam Squares from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.


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Amy Hurley-Purdie


Giveaway Wednesday
You still have time to enter. Take a look at my Giveaway Wednesday post Here and comment for your chance to win, winner will be announced next Wednesday, January 28th!! 

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Birthday Bliss


Welcome to the birth of a new year...2015 to be precise! In honor of that, we've decided that the Dreamweaver Stencils monthly challenge for January will be Birthday Wishes. We'd love for you to play along with us, and link your creations to the Inlinkz tool at the bottom of this post, or on the Dream It Up! blog, for a chance to win the stencil of your choice...and remember, using Dreamweaver products gets you bonus points towards an extra stencil!

Here is how my card was made;
1.  Place LG649 Kaleidoscope on the upper corner of decorative paper and paste emboss with Glossy White Embossing Paste. Remove and clean stencil.
2.  While still wet, sprinkle on Shabby Pink Embossing Enamel from Stampendous! and heat with a heat gun.
3.  Tear off the upper left corner and distress all edges.
4.  Stencil a portion on to the same corner of a tan card using with Tea Dye ink.
5.  Stencil "Birthday Greetings" from LG 704 Birthday Words onto pink satin ribbon with black StazOn ink and tape to the decorative paper.
6.  Glue panel onto tan card and add green self adhesive pearls.

Of course, more birthday inspirations coming your way from our "A" team:


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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Hummingbird Week


Welcome to Tips and Tricks Tuesday #2!  
Bag-a-lope
This week the Stampendous Design Team is using the new Hummingbirds stamp set and the matching Hummingbirds Die Cut Set.  I'm sharing a gift bag made from a manila envelope other wise known as a bagalope.  The bagalope has been around for many years but I haven't seen it much recently, so if you are a relatively new stamper you may not know about this.  Here is how it was made;

1.  Cut the top off of a pale yellow manila style envelope.  Score the sides and bottom at 1".
2.  Stamp Elegant Scroll on the top left and bottom right corners with Versamark ink and emboss with PEARLustre Pearl White embossing powder and heat.  
3.  Sponge the entire bag lightly with Tea Dye ink.  Then sponge over the embossed areas with the same ink in a circular manner then also with Vintage Photo ink.  Use a paper towel or rag to wipe off the in on the embossed area.


4.  Randomly stamp the Elegant Scroll with Antique Linen several times.
5.  Stamp flower vine on the right side with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and color with pencils, I used Prisma pencils.
6.  Stamp the flower vine again on cream paper, place the matching die over the flower and tape down with REMOVABLE tape.  Run it through your die cutting machine.
7.  Tap the top of flower with Versamark ink and emboss with Kaleidoscope embossing powder (a clear sparkly powder) and heat. Pop up on the vine using 3D Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

8.  Stamp hummingbird on patterned glitter paper with black Versafine ink, sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat.  The image will look light when stamped but will darken up after embossed.  I tried using Memento ink for this but it didn't darken up enough after being heated.

9.  Place the matching die over the hummingbird, secure it with removable tape and run it through your die cutting machine.  Pop up with quite a few foam squares, it tends to curl after embossed but the foam squares keeps it flat.
10.  Stamp Friends from the Happy Greetings Perfectly Clear Set with Pearlescent Lavender Brilliance and the rest of the saying with Oregano Adirondack ink.  These are two separate pieces.


Now for the bag-a-lope
1.  So you have already cut the top off being sure you have cut the clasp off and scored the three sides at 1".
2.  Fold the score lines back and forth.
3.  Open the bag sides and push the middle score line in towards the bag .
4.  Flatten the bottom, pinching the corners so you can fold them underneath the bag and glue them with 3 in 1 glue from Beacon Adhesives.

You can make a bag out of any size envelope but sides need to be proportional.  With that being said I don't have any exact measurements.  I am purely a trial and error kinda gal, measuring is NOT my friend!

The tissue paper was stamped with the Elegant Scroll and Pearlescent Lavender Brilliance.

This week I'm playing along with a couple of challenges, Crazy 4 Challenges which is when you see and empty craftroom what is the first thing you think of putting in it...stamps!!!  And Crafty Cardmakers which is something old and something new. Lastly My Craft Creations-anything goes.


Giveaway Wednesday
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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Giveaway Wednesday


Welcome to the very first Giveaway Wednesday!!!  
I am giving away the Jumbo Iris from Stampendous!  You can see samples of what others have done with this stamp on my Pinterest Board Giveaway Wednesday Samples.  For your chance to win all you have to do is leave a comment on this post (one comment per person and US mailing addresses only).  

The winner will be announced on the last Wednesday of the month, Wednesday, January 28th and have 30 days to claim the prize.  Be sure to check back to see if you are the lucky winner!!  There will be a Giveaway each month so be sure to keep dropping by!

Tips and Tricks Tuesdays
Every Tuesday is Tips and Tricks Tuesday, to help make your stamping and crafting a little easier. 

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Birthday Butterfly


Welcome to the very first Tips and Tricks Tuesday!  The Tip and Trick will be at the end of the post but be sure to read the instructions, there may be added tips and tricks.

This week the Stampendous Design Team will be sharing Butterflies from the Jumbo Butterfly Trio, the new PenPattern Butterflies and or the Butterflies Die Cut Set that works with BOTH Butterfly sets!!! All stamps and embossing powders are from Stampendous!

I recently saw on pinterest a layered butterfly that I loved but it wasn't attached to anything, so I created a layered butterfly birthday card. Here is how I made it.

1.  Stamp Butterfly from the Jumbo Butterfly Trio onto decorative paper, I used paper from The Paper Studio- Antiquity, in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.
2.  Place the matching die over the stamped image and tape down using removable tape.  Run it through your die cut machine.
3.  Without stamping the butterfly, die cut from music sheet paper from the same pack as above and blue decorative paper from DCWV-The Old World Stack.
4.  Sponge the music sheet butterfly with Tea Dye ink and the blue with Radiant Neon Electric Blue ink from Tsukineko.  
5.  Layer the stamped butterfly and the music sheet one on top of each other and bend the wings.  Glue butterflies together (only the bodies) with Fabri-Tac glue from Beacon Adhesives.

5.  Since my self adhesive pearls weren't sticking, I placed 3 drops of Dazzle Tac Jewelry Glue from Beacon Adhesives in a row on the butterfly body and placed the pearls on top.
6.  Now set the Butterfly aside and stamp the bottom of a muted burgundy paper with Grunge Birthday using Versamark ink.  Emboss with Ivory powder.  For a grunge or shabby chic look the Ivory is much better than white.  Then randomly stamp Grunge Birthday with London Fog Memento ink randomly and stamping off of the paper.
7.  Lightly sprinkle Ivory embossing powder on the stamped panel and heat from underneath so the embossing powder doesn't blow off.
8.  Glue paper to a tan panel sponged with Tea Dye ink. 
9.  Wrap corners with jute, glue to a light blue card sponged with Electric Blue ink and glue on butterfly.
10.  Add Dot Sparklers (dot stickers) from Stampendous randomly to the card.

I made 8 of them for my stamp club ladies, hope they like them!


Tip and Trick #1
Keep your embellishments from falling off!

My grunge Butterfly Birthday card uses self adhesive pearls (from the dollar isle at Michael's).  I was having a problem getting my self adhesive pearls to stick to the butterfly, they kept falling off.  I needed to use an adhesive to keep them stuck down but I wanted one that dried quickly, preferably one that the nozzle didn't clog, was strong, dried clear and would give me a small dot, not a blob.  Yeah I don't ask for much!  

I have many, many different glues that work fine but the one that met all of my requirements is Dazzle Tac Jewelry Glue from Beacon Adhesives.  It comes in a thin tube with a thin nozzle.  I've never had the nozzle clog, I get a small dot and once dried my embellishments aren't going anywhere!  


Give Away Wednesday
Starting this month, the last Wednesday of each month, I will have a "Give Away Wednesday."   The first week of each month I will have a post showing the give away stamp and the winner will be picked from the list of commenters on that post. Winners must have a USA address.



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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Birth Of A New Year!


Welcome to the birth of a new year...2015 to be precise! In honor of that, we've decided that the Dreamweaver Stencils monthly challenge for January will be Birthday Wishes. We'd love for you to play along with us, and link your creations to the Inlinkz tool at the bottom of this post, or on the Dream It Up! blog, for a chance to win the stencil of your choice...and remember, using Dreamweaver products gets you bonus points towards an extra stencil!

I would like to wish a very special Happy Birthday to Lynell Harlow the amazing owner of Dreamweaver Stencils.  Enjoy your special day on January 4th!!

Here is how my card was made;
1.  Rub Hawaiian Coconut Oil Soap on the back of LL487 Vertical Balloon, LL466 Christmas Package (works great for Birthdays!!) and LG704 Birthday Words. Remove one side of the carrier from Double Sided Mounting Paper and place stencils, soap side down on the sticky part.
2.  Using a straw cut diagonally, use it as a spoon to place Micro Glitters from Stampendous in Pink, Orange and Lime.  Rub glitters onto paper, turn upside down over a trash can and shake off excess glitter.

3.  Place stencils, stencil side down on the table and remove Mounting Paper.  Sprinkle paper with Crystal Micro Glitter and shake off excess.
4.  Place LX7027 onto a white square card and sponge with Pearlescent Orange Brilliance.
5.  Mount pieces onto card as shown layering onto burlap.



Of course, more birthday inspirations coming your way from our "A" team:


Now link your Birthday Creation below.


Giveaway Wednesday
Starting this month, the last Wednesday of each month I will have a "Giveaway Wednesday."  The first Wednesday of each month I will post the "Giveaway" item and you will have a month to post a comment (one comment per person).  A winner will be chosen and announced the last Wednesday of the month and will have 30 days to claim their winnings.  Only USA mailing addresses will be eligible to win.   


Tips and Tricks Tuesdays
Every Tuesday will be Tips and Tricks Tuesday!!  I will share tips and tricks I have learned over the years to help make your crafting experience a little easier and you may even say "why didn't I think of that?!"   Don't miss a thing and follow me or become an email subscriber to be notified when new posts are posted! 


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