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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Sloth Swing

Welcome to Sneak Peek Week for the new January 2018 Stampendous catalog!!  All week the Design Team will be sharing their favorite cards from the catalog.  One of my favorites is this card made with the cute Sloth Swing stamp, I laugh every time I see him.  He's layered on a stenciled background, it's so easy to make and has a jungle feel.

Here's how I made my card.
1.  Stamp Sloth Swing on a white die cut circle with black ink and color with pencils. Set aside.
2.  Stencil Small Fern Frond with green inks on a white panel.
3.  Glue stenciled panel to a larger green panel and glue to a green card.
4.  Layer image to green and black die cut circles and glue to card.
5.  Stamp sentiment on bottom left with black ink.

Q234 Sloth Swing
SSC1269 Frog Yoga Perfectly Clear Stamp Set
DWLM2006 Small Fern Frond Metal Stencil
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Onyx Black VersaFine Ink

My Colors Cardstock
Zip Dry Glue Beacon Adhesives
Prisma Colored Pencils
Distress Inks- Twisted Citron, Pine Needles
Circle Dies

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Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas to all my crafty friends, hope you have a warm and joyous day!!  My last Christmas card of the year is using the cute Snowman With Arms from Rubbernecker Stamps.  He's colored with Prisma Colored Pencils, the decorative paper is by The Paper Studio and the snow behind the snowman is Shabby White Embossing Powder from Stampendous.  The circle cut out was made with the Nested Circle Stitched Die Set.

Take a look at what the other Designers from Rubbernecker Stamps have for you today, just click HERE.

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Poinsettia Wishes

Do you need a last minute Christmas card?  This one is quick to make when in a pinch.  The stamps are from the Poinsettia Wishes Perfectly Clear Set and the dies are from the Fitted Frames Set, both by Stampendous.  The image is colored with Prisma Colored Pencils and Dot Sparklers are added for just a touch of bling.

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Celebrate Your Birthday!

Even though it's Christmas time, don't forget to send out those birthday cards for the December birthdays!  Luckily the theme for my stamp club was birthdays, because I was running pretty low.  Now my stash is replenished.
This was my card, I'm a paper hoarder and decided it was time to use!!

It was a quick and easy card which was good since I needed to make multiples.  The balloon die is an old one from Sizzix and the sentiment is from Stampendous.  After the ballons were glued down and the sentiment was stamped, I drew the strings using a fine tip black marker.  The strip of glitter paper at the bottom is to cover up the ends of the string.

I'm entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Party Time.

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Snowman Trio

Here's a card for my snowman loving friends, they're so plump and happy looking! The Snowman Trio Set from Stampendous comes with the matching snowman dies, so you really save time making cards! 

Here's how my card was made;
1.  Stamp Snowman Trio on Strathmore Bristol paper, color with Zig pens and use matching dies to cut out.
2.  Add Crystal Micro Glitter to the fur parts of the hats using Art Glitter Glue.
3.  Add pink, blue and turquoise Dot Sparklers as buttons.
4.  Glue them to a panel that has been watercolored with different shades of blue and stamped with the snowflake in blue.
5.  Layer onto a Velvet Night panel and mount to a Caribbean Sea colored card.
6.  Stamp sentiment on white cardstock with blue ink and emboss with clear.
7.  Diecut using Fitted Frames B and over stamp with snowflakes using Tumbled Glass Ink. Layer onto a Caribbean Sea panel.
8.  Pop up on card using foam squares and add Blue Dot Sparklers.

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CLD08 Snowman Trio
DCP1006 Fitted Frames B
EP020 Clear Embossing Powder
EPA50 Embossing Heat Tool
AC672HSB Blue Dot Sparklers
AC672HSQ Turquoise Dot Sparklers
AC672HSP Pink Dot Sparklers
MG01 Crystal Micro Glitter

My Colors Cardstock- Velvet Night, Caribbean Sea
Zip Dry Glue Beacon Adhesives
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens
Art Glitter Glue
3D Foam Squares Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Distress Ink- Faded Jeans, Tumbled Glass

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Oh Christmas Tree

I love this two part Watercolor Christmas Tree and the matching Watercolor Christmas Tree Die Cut! I posted a card using this stamp last month and the card looks completely different, here it is below and you can see the original post HERE.

I really like to get stamps that can be used to make cards that will look completely different, that way you get more bang for your buck!

To make today's card,
1.  I inked the stamp with Twisted Citron, then randomly dabbed the tree with Mowed Lawn and Pine Needles. 
2.  Before I stamped it on watercolor paper, I wiped off the stem and colored it with a brown Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker.  
3.  Then the stamp was spritzed with water several times and stamped.  The stamped was cleaned and the process was done again for the second tree.  
4.  The third tree was done the same way but stamped on a separate sheet of watercolor paper, dried then the lights were stamped in black, embossed with clear and it was die cut and set aside.
5.  A mask was placed over the trees and blue ink was sponged around them and water down blue ink was splattered on the panel before the masks were removed.
6.  Drops of White Nuvo Drops were added to the tree and die cut snow flakes were glued on. The panel was then layered onto black and mounted to a kraft colored card.  The die cut tree was then popped up in the middle of the two trees. 

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Pinecone Decoration

The count down is on and I'm still not done with my cards...uh oh!  The Pinecone Decoration stamp from Stampendous is pretty and festive.  It's colored with Prisma Pencils and the Fitted Frames B Die Set was used to cut it out and to layer it on a larger black frame. I added a touch of gold with the Champagne PEARLustre Embossing Powder, Dot Sparklers and the gold cord bow at the top.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Christmas Roses

Today's Christmas Roses card has so much going on like stamps, stencils, die cuts, embossing powder and Dot Sparklers! All of these come together to create a beautiful Christmas card.

Here's how it was made:
1.  The Stampendous Christmas Roses is colored with Prisma pencils then die cut with Fitted Frames.  
2.  The background is stenciled with Bricks Metal Stencil, I didn't mask the image, just placed the stencil over the stamped image and sponged through the stencil, starting at the outside edge moving inward, being careful to stop before I got to the image.  
3.  The red die cut piece was sprinkled with Shabby White Embossing Enamel and heated from underneath so the powder wasn't blown off. That was then layered onto a Brick stencil panel and all pieces were mounted on a red card. 4.  The sentiment was stamped and embossed on a red strip and glued to the top of the card.

P307 Christmas Roses
SSC1266 Snowman Wishes Perfectly Clear Set
DCP1006 Fitted Frames B Set
DWLG610 Bricks Metal Stencil
FREG027 Shabby White Embossing Enamel
Gold Dot Sparklers

My Colors Cardstock
Gold Cardstock
Zip Dry Glue Beacon Adheshives
Prisma Colored Pencils
Antique Linen Distress Ink

Friday, December 1, 2017

Joy Has Come

If you haven't started on your Christmas cards, you better hop to it!!  The Joy Has Come stamp from Stampendous makes for a quick Christmas card when paired with a watercolor back ground.  Joy Has Come was stamped with VersaMark Ink and embossed with Champagne Embossing Powder. It's then die cut with Fitted Frames and layered against a watercolor background made with blue and brown Distress Inks.  A frame die cut from blue glitter paper is then layered over the sentiment.

All week Stampendous has been sharing videos from Vicky Papaioannou and you will want to see these.  Her projects are just beautiful! The Stampendous Blog has all of the links to her You Tube videos.

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M334 Joy Has Come
CDL05 Winter White
DCP1006 Fitted Frames B Set Dies
EP226 PEARLustre Champagne Embossing Powder
Heat Tool

My Colors Cardstock My Minds Eye
Zip Dry Glue Beacon Adhesives
Distress Ink- Tea Dye, Walnut Stain, Tumbled Glass
Water Color Paper
Glitter Paper

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