Sunday, January 29, 2017

Funky Flower


Hi, it's Sunday to it's time again to share a card made with stamps from I Brake For Stamps.  Here's a friendship card made with Sending Smiles and Funky Cone Flower.  When buying a stamp, keep in mind you don't always have to use all of the stamped image.  The Funky Cone Flower stamp has a pretty swirl background around the flower, but today I'm only using the flower part of the stamp. You can see a card I made HERE that used all of the stamped image.

Here is how my card was made;
1.  Stamp Funky Cone Flower on watercolor paper with Onyx Black VersaFine ink, heat set and color only the flower with Staedtler colored pencils. Cut out the flower only and set aside.
2.  The background panel was made by scribbling different colors of Gelatos on watercolor paper and it was then rubbed with a baby wipe to blend. Once dry, I rubbed Mowed Lawn Distress Ink on my craft mat and picked it up with a wet paint brush and flicked water drops on the panel and let it dry.
3.  Stamp Sending Smiles at the top of the panel with Onyx Black VersaFine ink.
4.  I diecut a frame from black glitter paper and glued it to the panel with Art Glitter glue.
5.  The Funky Cone Flower was popped up over the frame with foam squares.
6.  Black Dot Sparklers were randomly place on the panel.
7.  The panel was layered onto a larger black panel and glued to a white card with Zip Dry Glue.

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

A New Nest


This week Stampendous is showing their new Spring Tweets Stamps and Dies.  They're so sweet and cute.  There's also a new stamp set of sayings, Tweet Chirps,  that go with these perfectly.

1.  The Spring Tweets stamps were stamped on watercolor paper with Onyx Black      VersaFine ink and colored with watercolor pencils.
2.  The images were diecut and set aside.
3.  Scrollwork Leaves was randomly stamped on white paper with VersaMark Ink      and embossed with clear embossing powder.  It was then diecut with
     Fitted Frames B and sponged with Shabby Shutters ink.
4.  Glue die cut piece to a white panel and wrap with ribbon.  Glue to a pink card.
5.  Glue die cut images to card as shown, popping up birds with foam squares.
6.  Stamp sentiment with black ink and add Pink Dot Sparklers around the                  sentiment.

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Life Before Coffee?


Happy Sunday, and that means today I'm sharing a card made with stamps from I Brake For Stamps. I have a clean and simple card using the MS79 Full Plate of Coffee and Sayings Set.  Last week I made a coffee card using the same set but it has a completely different look, you can see it HERE.  The card I made last week, was quite a bit more complex.  So this week I wanted to show that these stamps are also perfect to use if you need a card in a hurry.

Here is how it was made;
1.  Stamp coffee cups three times across the bottom of a white panel with Leaf Archival Ink.
2.  Wrap black and white ribbon around the panel, above the coffee cups.  Diecut a red heart and glue on top of the ribbon.
3.  Stamp the sentiment above the ribbon off to the left side with Leaf ink and add black Nuvo Crystal Drops, set aside to dry. When dry tape to a black card.








Friday, January 20, 2017

Blog Hop Time!


Blog Hop Time!
With chances to win prizes!


Stampendous is starting off the new year with a Blog Hop and giving away 5 prize packs!  See the 5 ways to win at the bottom of my post.


Here's how my card was made.
1.  Watercolor the background by rubbing Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade inks on a long rectangle acrylic block.  Spritz with water and lay the inked side down on a watercolor paper panel. Lift off acrylic block and set aside to dry.
2.  Stamp images from the Whisper World Perfectly Clear Set on watercolor paper with Onyx Black VersFine Ink and emboss with Clear Embossing Powder.
3.  Color with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens and cut out.
4.  Randomly stamp circle design on the right side of the watercolored panel, glue onto a pink card and glue on the cut out images as shown with Zip Dry Glue.
5.  Stamp sentiment from the Spring Sentiments Perfectly Clear Set on pink paper with Onyx Black VersaFine Ink and diecut with the Fitted Frames B Set. Glue to the top of the card.

Now go comment on the other Designer's Blogs.

Stampendous Blog
Janelle Stollfus
Jamie Martin (That's me!)
Tenia Nelson
Lea Fritts
Louise Healy
Alison Heikkila

You have so many ways to win prizes! For our hop this week we are opening up to our larger community online with chances to win some new Pink Your Life stamps! Just check in with each drawing below for a chance to win! See Official Contest Rules. US winners only. Deadline is Sunday, January 22, 2017, at midnight Pacific Time.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Home Is Where The Family Is


Blog Hop Time!
With 5 chances to win prizes!


Stampendous is starting off the new year with a Blog Hop and giving away 5 prize packs!  See the 5 ways to win at the bottom of my post.


Here is how my card was made;
1.  Create the background panel by watercoloring with Citron and Tumbled Glass inks.  Set a side to dry.
2.  Stamp houses, mushrooms and butterfly from the Whisper World Perfectly Clear Set in Onyx Black VersaFine Ink and emboss with Clear Embossing Powder.
3.  Color images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens and cut out.
4.  Use circle dies to create a circle frame out of pink paper and Fun Foam (2 layers).  Glue the Fun Foam to the center of the card.
5.  Glue the houses inside of the Fun Foam and sprinkle with sequins and beads.
6.  Diecut acetate with the larger of the two circle dies used to cut out the frames and glue the acetate onto the Fun Foam.  Then glue on the paper circle frame on top of the acetate.  Beacon Adhesives 3 in 1 Glue was used for all of the gluing.
7.  Randomly stamp the circle shape on the watercolored area with Tumbled Glass ink.
8.  Stamp and  emboss the sentiment from the Family Home Perfectly Clear Set. Glue panel to a pink card.
9.  Glue on other stamped pieces as shown.

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The 5 ways to win
Add a comment on the Stampendous blog posts throughout this week. Each comment is an entry to win SSCP109 Whisper World Perfectly Clear Stamp Set.
Find our pinned post on the Stampendous Facebook Page here - https://www.facebook.com/stampendous/photos/a.276938564886.140435.106817194886/10155095899754887/?type=3. Tell us in what area you live along with your comment to win an SSCP108 Whisper Happy Wagon Perfectly Clear Stamp Set.
Pin your favorite of the new Pink Your Life products from the January catalog on Pinterest to win PLCR01 Cling Whisper Birthday and PLCP06 Cling Whisper Friendship stamps. You can find the new products on our website at http://stampendous.com/s…/whats-new/new-from-pink-your-life/
Post to your Instagram account one of your own or a favorite Pink Your Life project AND tag with #Stampendous and #PinkYourLife in your post’s description to win PLCV02 Cling Whisper Fly High and PLCP08 Cling Whisper Wall stamps.
Tell us from your Twitter account you’re following the Pink Your Life Blog Hop AND include a #Stampendous and #PinkYourLife tag for a chance to win PLCP07 Cling Whisper Jam.

Good Luck!!!!!!



Sunday, January 15, 2017

Coffee!


It's Sunday and time again to share a card made with stamps from I Brake For Stamps.  I have this really cute coffee shaker card made with stamps from MS79 Full Plate of Coffee and sayings.  Here is how it was made;

1.  A circle was diecut in a white panel and the coffee beans were randomly stamped with VersaMark Ink and embossed with white embossing powder.
2.  Antique Linen, Tea Dye and Walnut Stain inks were sponged on the panel in the order listed.  When done, rub the coffee beans with a paper towel to remove ink and make it pop. Set aside.
3.  Stamp sentiment with Onyx Black VersaFine Ink on blue paper that is smaller than the coffee bean panel and emboss with clear.
4.  Diecut Fun Foam using a circle die one size larger than used for the coffee bean panel and glue so the opening is over the sentiment.  Add sequins and beads.

5.  Glue acetate to the back side of the coffee bean panel and glue the panel onto the Fun Foam.  Glue to a brown card.
6.  Stamp the coffee cup on watercolor paper with Onyx Black Ink, emboss with clear and color with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens.  Cut out and glue to the side of the shaker opening.
7.  Add a few Black Dot Sparklers and your done!

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Monday, January 9, 2017

Snowman Tree


It's really fun making winter cards, snowmen are the cutest!  This Snowman Tree stamp from Stampendous, has a bunch of different elements.  He was colored with pencils, he's standing on a layer of Shabby White Embossing Powder used for snow, Dot Sparklers were used for the tree ornaments and a Fitted Frames die was used to edge the image and frame it.

Hope you all are staying warm this chilly winters day :)


Supplies
Stampendous
P290 Snowman Tree
SSC1249 Winter Stack
DCP1005 Fitted Frames A
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
FREG027 Shabby White Embossing Enamel
FREG048 Ice Blue Embossing Enamel
AC672HSB Dot Sparklers Blue
AC672HSG Dot Sparklers Gold
AC672HSQ Dot Sparklers Turqouise
AC672HSR Dot Sparklers Red
AC672HSV Dot Sparklers Violet
Onyx Black VersaFine Ink

Plus
My Colors Cardstock- Mint Julep, Evergreen
Zip Dry Glue Beacon Adhesives
Creative Impressions ribbon
watercolor pencils
Distress Ink- Bundled Sage
chalk

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Sunday, January 8, 2017

To Brighten Your Day


Today I'm sharing a pretty flower card that's sure to brighten anyone's day.  It was made with the Large Fritillaria and Sending Smiles stamps from I Brake For Stamps. Here is how the card was made.

1.  1 1/2' was cut off the bottom of a white card and the remaining portion was randomly stamped with the Large Fritillia stamp with Leaf Green Archival Ink.
2.  The Large Fritillaria was stamped on separate white card stock with Leaf Green and Aquamarine Archival Inks, then cut out.
3.  A strip of green paper was glued to the bottom of the white card and the flowers were glued to cover up the seam.  Rhinestones were placed in the center of the flowers.
4.  Nuvo Crystal Drops in Caribbean Ocean were randomly added around the flowers.  Set aside to dry.
5.  Stamp Sending Smiles on acetate with Jet Black StazOn Ink.  Cut it out and glue to the card with Glossy Accents.

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Friday, January 6, 2017

Valentine's Day Hearts And Tag


Wow I can't believe it's already time to make Valentine's Day cards, the holidays just flew by! Today's card doesn't use any stamps, it's all made with the Sizzix Triplits Chevron Tags set of dies from The Stamps Of Life.  To make the background, Wilted Violet, Tea Dye and Walnut Stain Distress inks were splattered on a white panel, wahsi tape was placed on the left side and the panel was glued to a purple card with 3 in 1 Glue.  The tag and heart pieces were diecut from purple and tan papers, then layered to make the tag. The heart were glued to the card with Glossy Accents as were the confetti pieces that were left over from diecutting. The tag was popped up with foam tape and tied with ribbon.


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Thank You


If this Eiffel Tower card doesn't make you crave macaroons and fresh pastries from a Parisian cafe, I don't know what will. If only jet setting off to Paris were as easy and affordable as making this card. While you wait for your Paris travel dream to become reality, here are step by step instructions. 

1.  Sponge Onyx Black VersaFine ink through the Eiffel Tower Stencil on white paper, then emboss with clear embossing powder. Cut out and set aside.
2.  Stamp Scroll Work Leaves on a Sky colored card with Salty Ocean ink and let dry.
3.  Stamp Script Lines randomly on Sky panel with VeraMark ink and emboss with white embossing powder.
4.  Sponge the edges with Salty Ocean Ink.
5.  Glue the Eiffel Tower onto card and glue flowers onto tower.
6.  Stamp Thank You on white cardstock and diecut using Fitted Frames A die set. Layer onto a larger purple frame, glue to card and add Dot Sparklers.

Supplies
Stampendous
FMS4056 Eiffel Tower Metal Stencil
P295  Scrollwork Leaves
P297 Script Lines
SSCM5002 Painted Wishes
DCP1005 Fitted Frames A
AC672HSV Violet Dot Sparklers
EP100 White Embossing Powder
STF082 Onyx Black VersaFine
VM001 VersaMark

Plus
My Colors Cardstock- Sky
3-In-1 Glue Beacon Adhesives
Distress Ink- Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, Tumbled Glass
Paper Flowers- Michael's


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Monday, January 2, 2017

Mosaic Bird


The rose parade leaves me feeling exceptionally crafty, but I much prefer my flowers stamped on paper. Tweet your way into the New Year with this cute Stampendous Mosaic Bird stamp. It is all the fun of a mosaic minus the grout, glass, and frustration but is still sure to get your artistic juices flowing like a bird bath!  Here's how it was made;

1.  Stamp Mosaic Bird on white cardstock with black ink and color with colored pencils.  Cut out.
2.  Watercolor a panel of watercolor paper with yellow, green and orange inks.  Let dry.
3.  Glue Mosaic Bird onto the watercolored panel.
4.  Stamp sentiment at the bottom left of the watercolored panel with VersaMark ink and emboss with Twilight Embossing Powder.
5.  Glue onto a green panel then onto a yellow card.
6.  Randomly add green Dot Sparklers.

Supplies
Stampendous
W176 Mosaic Bird
SSCM5003 Birthday Wishes
EP209 Twilight Embossing Powder
AC672HSN Green Dot Sparklers
Onyx Black VersaFine Ink Tsukineko
EPA50 Heat Tool

Plus
My Colors Cardstock- Fireflies
Green Cardstock
Colored Pencils
Watercolor Paper
Distress Inks- Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron
Orange Ink

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Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy Birthday


Happy New Year, hope you had a fun and safe New Year's Eve!  For my first card of 2017, I have a birthday card made with the Funky Cornflower from I Brake For Stamps.  It was stamped with Onyx Black Versa Fine ink and embossed with clear powder.  Then it was colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens and cut out.
Decorative yellow paper was layered onto a larger black panel and set aside.

I just happen to have a stencil that matched the swirl background of the flower perfectly.  The stencil was laid on a purple top folding card and stippled with Wilted Violet Distress Ink.  All of the pieces were glued onto the card as shown.  The card was then tied with green ribbon, the Happy Birthday banner was glued under the ribbon and Crushed Grape Nuvo Crystal Drops were added.