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Wednesday, October 21, 2015


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Comment on our blog and that of each designers blog posting this week for our Getting Messy theme. Be sure to mention where you live when you comment. One lucky commenter from the US will win a prize package! For our US commenters see Official Rules.
A prize package includes:
  • Cling Fiesta Stamps Set
  • Jumbo Acrylic Stamp Handle
  • Cling Marks Stamps Set
Australian fans, one lucky commenter will win a great prize package from our Australian Distributor The Stencil Specialist. Let us know where you live when you comment.
We said three prize packages, right? Our UK Distributor Woodware Craft is joining in and will also give away one prize package! How cool is that

On my card today I used the NK Studio Marks set to create the background.

NK Studio Marks
1.  I started off coloring a white panel with orange and pink Gelatos.
2.  The stencil that comes with the set was laid on top of the colored panel and sponged with gesso.
3.  Once dry several stamps from the Marks set were stamped with London Fog Memento ink.
4.    Stamp Sentiment from the Happy Greetings Perfectly Clear Set on tissue paper with Tuxedo Black Memento ink, cut out and glue to the center of the colored panel using Fast Finish Decoupage using a flat brush to brush it on.  The tissue paper almost become invisible.
                                       Happy Greetings Perfectly Clear Stamps SetFast Finish DECOUPAGE GLUE
5.  Stamp Friend from the same set on a window diecut with Pearlescent Orange Brilliance ink and shade letters with a dark orange pencil.  Apply pink Dot Sparklers and tie the left edge with orange and pink ribbons.  Mount diagonally to card popping up with foam tape.
6.  Glue a white flower that has been sprayed with orange spray to the bottom of the card using 3 in 1 Glue.

Now go take a look at what the other Stampendous Designers have for you today!!
Jamie Martin (That's me)

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TracyM #6773 said...

FABULOUS card Jamie!!!
LOVE your background and LOVE your BEAUTIFUL friends sentiment frame too!!!
THANK YOU for sharing, lots of techniques for me to try :)
Tracy from Victoria, Australia

Bunny said...

Cute card. I love the soft colors and the black sentiments. Thank you from Florida.

P Beatty said...

Very pretty & soft card!

Becca Yahrling said...

Great card! Love the sentiment and the background is lovely.
Becca from Florida

Nathalie Kalbach said...

What a beautiful card- I love how soft it looks gorgeous!!!! Thank you so much for sharing!

Jean said...

Such a pretty card! Love how you used this set!

D.Ann C said...

What a lovely background for your cool card! Sunny FL hello.

barbara macaskill said...

I love the wispy feel of your yummy background and the sentiment ROCKS!!! Thanks for sharing your talent with me!!
Barb in VT

Viki Banaszak said...

I love your background! It is so soft and perfect to allow the words to stand our on their own. Viki from Kansas

Sue D said...

Beautiful background and I like how you framed the friends verse.
Sue in Ohio

Mary Holshouser said...

You used two great stamp sets for your project.
I love the background stamps - hadn't seen those before this week
but I'll be ordering them.
the sentiments are great.
thanks for sharing

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

A beautiful card, you definitely had fun getting messy in this hop!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

very fun card - love the depth of color you achieved
thanks for sharing

Barb Housner

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Super pretty background. Thanks for sharing.

Teresa from California

Pammejo said...

Fabulous card, love the softness you achieved with the background...just gorgeous!

cghundley said...

Your background stamping
came out really neat! Love
the colors also.
Carla from Utah

Stampendous said...

Oh that background is GORGEOUS, Jamie. Those colors are amazing and such a cute frame for the sentiment. Thank you for sharing today!

Katie said...

This 'Marks' Set is one of my favorites of hers (that I still wish to own, ha!). Your background with it so beautiful. ANd I also love how you combined it with the sentiment. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B. (USA)

manateegirl said...

The Marks Set will be a good way to get a complicated background without hauling out my Gelli Plate. Greetings from balmy Florida!

Late Blooming said...

Thank you for your creative ideas. Really cute card

SewPaperPaint said...

AWESOME card! This background is stunning!

Shari said...

Awesome card. I love that background.

Sabrina said...

Fantastic card!!!

McStamper said...

Love your card. And the stamps are great.

lilyandthelotus.blogspot.com said...

love this beautiful card. soft and lovely