Monday, March 31, 2014

I'm Ready For Spring Flowers!

This week the Stampendous Design Team is sharing flowers to celebrate Spring.  Today I have a card made using Delicate Daisy, Say It Today and Rattan Weave.  Here is how it was  made.

1.  Stamp Delicate Daisy on white paper with black ink, color with watercolor pencils, sponge edges with Walnut Stain ink and curl the upper right corner.
2.  Layer onto a light blue panel stamped several times with Rattan Weave  using Tea Dye ink.
3.  Wrap the bottom with green and cream ribbons and mount to a tan card that has the edges sponged, with foam squares.
4.  Stamp sentiment from the Say It Today set with Sepia ink, cut into a banner shape, sponge edges and pop up on the card.
5.  Apply a Dot Sparkler on the left of banner and pearls to the right corner of the blue panel.
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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Easter Is A Time For Inspiration

This week the Stampendous Designers are posting cards and crafts with an inspirational Easter theme, so today I have a card for you.  If you missed my Easter inspirational altered mini composition book on Tuesday, you can see it HERE.

1.  Stamp Bouquet Kiddo in black on white paper and color with watercolor pencils then layer onto black paper.
2.  Stamp saying from Hope Verses clear set  in black onto pink paper, layer onto green then onto black paper that has been die cut using Spellbinder dies.  Using a white Gelly Roll pen put dots on green paper.
3.  Using the stencil from the Jumbo Cling Top Hat Snowman set sponge dots with white Brilliance ink onto a kraft colored card.
4.  Layer a strip of decorative paper onto black, mount pieces to card as shown and add rhinestones.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Inspirational Easter Gift Idea

Today I have an altered mini compostion book to share with you.  You can get the mini books at a dollar store, I believe these came from the Dollar Tree and there are 3or 4 in a pack.  These make nice gifts for Easter which will be here soon! Here is what I did to make it.  See last weeks Blog Hop winners posted at the bottom!!!!!
1.  Measure decorative paper to fit the book and glue it down with Zip Dry Paper Glue from Beacon Adhesives and keep pressure on it for a minute or two to ensure the paper doesn't lift.
2.  Tie the center with gold cord.
3.  Using Colorbox Chalk inks the pads are directly rubbed onto a white panel with various shades of oranges and greens.  These inks dry to a nice light chalky shade.  Layer this piece to and orange panel and set aside.
4.  Stamp Future Verse from Stampendous in black on white paper, cut out with deckle edged scissors and sponge the edges with some of the Chalk inks.
5.  Emboss the bottom and right top corner with Gold Encrusted Jewels.  Glue to a black panel.
6.  Stamp Celtic Cross from Stampendous in black on white paper, watercolor with watetercolor pencils and cut out.
7.  The leaf is a skeleton leaf that was rubbed with Versamark ink, sprinkled with Jeweled Gold embossing powder and heated.
8.  Layer all pieces on book and add a rhinestone to the center of the cross.
Hope this gives you some Easter inspiration and have a wonderful week! 
All stamps and embossing powders are from Stampendous!
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Stampendous and Tombow Hop Winners!!!!
Our Blog Hop with Tombow was so exciting! Such fantastic samples and we sure appreciate your enthusiastic response! Whew!
So we have to choose three winners! This is done as “randomly” as we can. Using first we choose a random day of our blog hop, then a random blog that was part of that day, then a random comment from that blog. After, of course, eliminating all the comments from our Design Teams. So here goes!

The first winner from Marie Browning’s blog on Friday was:

Michel Espey 

The second winner from Debbie Fisher’s Blog on Friday was:


And the third winner from Jamie Martin’s Blog on Wednesday was:

Denny Serra 

If you three will email Stampendous at with your mailing info we will get your prizes right out in the mail to you from both Stampendous and Tombow! Congratulations!!

Everyone else, thanks so much for your kind comments and for visiting our blogs. Remember, Tombow  will be giving away a participation prize, too! Check out their blog for details.
PLUS,  it’s not too late to enter our Mixed Media March Challenge! You could still win some Stampendous goodies by linking your creation to our contest!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Stampendous and the Tombow Combo

Welcome to the last day of the Stampendous and Tombow colaboration ending in todays big Blog Hop! Of course there will be prizes so be sure to leave a comment on my post and for the other designers to increase your chances of winning. (Only US residents are eligable).  I will post the winners as soon as they are announced so be sure to subscribe as one of my e-mail readers to recieve e-mail notifications!

To see other techniques using Tombow Markers, you can see my Tuesday post using vellum and markers and my Wednesday post using glossy paper and markers.

Now here is how my card was made. 
1.  Stamp Great Catch by Stampendous with Tuxedo Black Memento ink on watercolor paper.
2.  Using Tombow Dual Brush Pens in Landscape Palette colors.  To do this I scribbled the colors onto an acrylic block and with a watercolor brush and water, painted the image.
3.  Color the sentiments from the Soaring Sentiments set by Stampendous, by directly coloring the stamps with the markers.  After the stamp is colored the way you want it "huff" on it to remoisten and stamp onto cream paper.
4.  Use tiny brads and twine to turn one of the sentiments into a hanging sign. Layer and mount to card using Tombow's new Xtreme Permanent Adhesive.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Dog Did It!

Today we are continuing with our Stampendous and Tombow colaboration.  For this card I used markers on glossy paper, here is what was done.

1.  Scribble blue and green markers on blending palette, spritz with water and lay a piece of glossy paper, glossy side down on palette.  Rub, remove and let dry. Re-spritz and make another piece.
2.  Stamp Sherlock Cat on colored glossy paper with Archival ink and let dry.
3.  Color Sherlock Cat with markers and blender pen.
4.  Color Square Illusions with a green marker and stamp on the second piece of glossy paper.  Layer both pieces and set aside.
5.  Ink only the "The Dog Did It" with a brown marker and randomly stamp all over a tan square card.
6. Emboss Aged Teal Embossing Enamel here and there on the card by heating from underneath so it doesn't blow away.
7.  Glue pieces to card and add Geo Sparklers.

Stampendous-Stamps- Sherlock Cat, Square Illusion, Class A'Peels- Geo Shape Sparklers, Embossing Powder- Aged Teal Embossing Enamel
Tombow- Xtreme Permanent Adhesive, Dual Brush Pens Landscape Palette, Blending Pen & Blending Palette.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Simply Color

This week Stampendous has joined up with Tombow to bring you crafty inspiration and of course there will be prizes at the end of the week.  I will post the winners as soon as they are announced so be sure to subscribe as one of my e-mail readers to recieve e-mail notifications!

Today I stamped on vellum and colored with markers on the back.  Here is how it was done.

1.  Stamp Zinnia 3 times on vellum with Versamark ink and emboss with white embossing powder.

2.  Turn image over and color on the back starting with the darkest color first and the edge, then blend with the lighter color in the middle and finally blend to the opposite edge with the blender pen. Color one with the two greens, one with the two browns and one in blue.
Dark brown (on back)
Add medium brown
Blender pen to blend out (still the back)
Turn the image over to the front and you have this nice soft muted look!

3. Cut out and set aside.
4. Cut white cardstock to 5 1/4" x 5 1/4", die cut a rectangle in the upper left corner and dry emboss with a folder.
5.  Lightly sponge the raised surface with meadow ink and glue to a 51/2" square card.
6.  Stamp Flower Path (except for the last line) in the rectangle cut out with black.
7.  Glue cut out flowers to the bottom right using tape runner.  I was very happy that the Xtreme Permanent Adhesive didn't show through the vellum!

Stampendous- Stamps- Flower Path, Zinnia, Embossing Powder- White, Class A'Peel Stickers- Dot Sparklers Turquoise Holographic
Tombow- Dual Brush Pens Landscape Palette, Blender Pen, Xtreme Permanent Adhesive
Inks- VersaMark, Tuxedo Black Memento, Meadow Adirondack
Plus- Embossing Folder, Rectangle Die
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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Let Your Inner Diva Shine Through...

This week the Stampendous Design Team is sharing HappyHopper projects with you.
Today I used this cute Diva Hopper stamp because it reminds me of my daughter Melanie, when she was little. She would dress up in my heels, with a purse and it was so adorable as is this stamp!

The image was colored with pencils and Pink Encrusted Jewels were added at the bottom.  The thing to rememer with the Encrusted Jewels is to heat it from underneath your paper so it doesn't blow away.  On the right side two lines were scored just to add a little something, then layered on papers,  tied with pink May Arts ribbon and mounted to a card using Beacon Adhesives 3 in 1 Glue.

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And just a heads up next week Stampendous will be Blog Hopping with Tombow so you will want to stop by to see what is in store!!  So you don't forget you can subscribe to my blog in the right colum,  you will get e-mail up dates.
Are you a winner from last weeks Blog Hop with Stampendous and Faber-Castell?  Here is the Stampendous link to see if you are!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Stampendous & Faber-Castell are Hopping

Welcome to the Stampendous and Faber-Castell Blog Hop!!!!  You have until Sunday to comment for your chance to win fabulous prizes!!
1. Today I stamped Sweet Sunflower with Tuxedo Memento on glossy paper and heat set.
2. Color flower with Paper Crafter Crayons in Neutrals.
3. Sponge peeled paint Distress Ink over and around image, then lightly buff with a paper towel.
4. You may need to recolor some of your flower.
5. Emboss corners with Aged Green Embossing Enamel, layer onto black paper, tie with May Arts ribbon and mount to a goldenrod card.
6.  Stamp sentiment from the Say It Today set with Versamark and emboss with white embossing powder.
7. Add dots and dashes with a Pitt Artist Pen White and pop piece up on card with 3D Foam Squares from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Stampendous & Faber-Castell Together This Week

This week Stampendous and Faber-Castell have joined up to make some wonderful projects for you. 
Blog Hoppers will have an opportunity to comment through March 9th, 3 winners will be chosen March 10th so be sure to leave comments for the designers!

Today I'm sharing a card using the Artist Elements stamp from Stampendous, stamped on a background made with Gelatos using 3 different techniques.  Here is how it was done...
1.  Apply Gelatos from the 50's Diner set randomly to watercolor paper, spritz with water and rub with your fingers (1st technique).  Let dry.
2.  Place stencil from the Wired Grillager set over your paper.
3.  Rub Blood Orange and Squid Ink on your craft mat, pick it up with a sponge and rub over the stencil in select areas (2nd technique).
4.  Rub Blueberry Gelato Double Scoop (3rd technique) directly on the mesh stamp from the Wired Grillager set, spritz with water and stamp on paper, spritz again and stamp a second time.
5.  Stamp Artists Elements with Tuxedo Memento, let dry and apply Copper and Ice Blue Micro Glitter on the tips of the brushes using Zig 2 Way Glue.
6.  Tear the bottom of the image and add Ice Blue, layer onto black, tear bottom and add Copper.
7.  Mount to card.
Be sure to stop by tomorrow for another card using Stampendous and Faber-Castell and another chance to win!
See what the other designers have created today!
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