Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Metal Stencil Duo


Stampendous just released some really great new Metal Stencil Duo Sets at CHA, and all week the Design Team will be sharing their creations so you can see the many ways they can be used.  Since Valentine's Day is fast approaching, I used the Heart Duo Stencil Set with the Double Glitter Technique (click to see video tutorial) to make a pretty sparkly card.  Here is how my card was made;

1.  Cut Double Sided Mounting Paper the size of the duo Stencil. Remove the carrier from one side and place on white cardstock.
Heart Duo Stencil Set
2.   Rub the back of the patterned stencil with Coconut Soap or a vegetable oil soap.  Remove the carrier from one side of the Double Sided Mounting Paper and place the stencil, soap side down on the sticky paper and lightly rub the stencil.  The soap is rubbed on the stencil so the stencil can be removed from the paper.
3.  Sprinkle Red Micro Glitter over the stencil and rub it into the paper with your finger.  Shake off excess glitter and place back into the jar.  Hold the piece over the trash can and flick the back of the paper so excess glitter falls off.  Holding the piece upside down over the trash can, gently remove the paper from the stencil.
4.  With piece on your work surface, lightly sprinkle with Micro Crystal Glitter, rub into the paper with your finger and shake off excess.  Do NOT return this to the jar since some of the red glitter may also come off.
5.  Turn piece over, lay heart stencil on the back and trace the heart.  Cut out and set aside.  Here is a close up of the heart but you just can't see how pretty and sparkly the glitter is.

6.  Dry emboss a strip of black cardstock with the Diamond Grid Stencil and glue to the left side of a white panel that's 1/4" smaller than a red card.  Glue white panel to card.
Diamond Grid Stencil
7.  Glue heart diagonally to card with Zip Dry Glue and apply tiny self adhesive pearls to the black panel.
        
8.  Stamp sentiment from the Love Always Perfectly Clear Set with Onyx Black VersaFine Ink.
Love Always Perfectly Clear Stamps Set

Now go see what the other Designers have for you today!
Jamie Martin (That's me!)
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Friday, January 29, 2016

Sunflower Smile

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We have had a fun week of sharing our Stampendous projects using our favorite ribbon, May Arts Ribbon.  We hope you have enjoyed hopping along and commenting, so you will be eligible to win one of three prize packs!  To find out if you're a winner, you can come back to my blog to check, or follow my facebook page Stamp This to see the list of winners.

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Comment to win on of three prize packages that include:
  • CRR247 Cling Beautiful Braid Rubber Stamp
  • SSC1220 Sisters Perfectly Clear Stamps
  • Assortment of May Arts Ribbon
See Stampendous Official Contest Rules for details.

1.  Stamp Sunshine Smile on white paper with black ink and color with colored pencils.
2.  Add gold photo corners to two corners, layer onto brown paper and set aside.
3.  Rub the upper left corner with a VersaMark pad, sprinkle with Jeweled Gold Embossing Powder and heat.  Glue Sunshine Smile to the right side of the card.
4.  Add yellow with white polka dot ribbon to the right side of the card. Set aside.
5.  Stamp writing from the Floral Charms Perfectly Clear Set, onto a Fitted Frame diecut, with green ink and layer onto a larger brown Fitted Frame diecut.
6.  Stamp butterfly on white paper, color with pencils and cut out.
7.  Stamp butterfly on the white Fitted Frame piece and glue the body of the butterfly over it, being sure not to glue the wings down.  Add pearls to the body.
8.  Pop up on the card using foam squares.

Supplies
Stampendous
HMP42 Sunflower Smiles
SSC1243 Floral Charms Perfectly Clear Set
EP175 Jeweled Gold Embossing Powder
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
VM001 VersaMark Ink by Tsukineko
Fitted Frames B

Plus
May Arts Ribbon
My Colors Cardstock- Grasshopper, Cafe Ole
Zip Dry Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Photo Corners from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
3D Foam Squares from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Now hop on over to see what the other Stampendous Designers have for you today!
Jamie Martin (That's me!)

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Dreaming of Spring


Look what Stampendous has for you this week, a fun Blog Hop with THREE prize packages!!  

Comment to win on of three prize packages that include:
  • CRR247 Cling Beautiful Braid Rubber Stamp
  • SSC1220 Sisters Perfectly Clear Stamps
  • Assortment of May Arts Ribbon
See Stampendous Official Contest Rules for details.

The card I have for you today uses the new Tree Parts Perfectly Clear Set and the new Fitted Frames Set B from the January 2016 catalog. 


Here is how my card was made;
1.  Stamp tree and the dirt from the Tree Parts Perfectly Clear Set, with brown ink onto a white Fitted Frame panel.
Tree Parts Perfectly Clear StampsFitted Frames B Die Cut Set
2.  Stamp flowers with pink ink and emboss both the tree and the flowers with pink from the Summer Shine Embossing Kit.
Summer Shine Embossing Powder Kit
3.  Sponge clouds using the Picasso Shield/Stencil and blue ink. Click HERE to see a video tutorial of how it's done.
Picasso Shield/Stencil
4.  Sponge the bottom of the panel with green ink and layer onto a larger yellow 5.  Fitted Frame Panel.
6.  Tie with yellow ribbon and glue to a green card.

Supplies
Stampendous
SSC1244 Tree Parts
DCP1006 Fitted Frames B
EK21 Summer Shine Embossing Kit
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
DWLL332 Picasso Shield/Stencil

Plus
May Arts Ribbon
Vintage Sepia VersaFine Ink
Radiant Neon in Electric Pink, Electric Green and Electric Blue
Zip Dry Glue

Now hop on over to Stampendous Blog (link below) to see what the other designers have for you!

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Key To My Heart


Valentine's Day cards don't have to be just pink or red, we are artists and can make them any color we want!  My card today envolves NO stamping, it is all made using Dreamweaver Stencils.  I dry embossed, paste embossed and stippled through the stencil.  You can use stencils in sooooo many ways, I love them!
Here is how my card was made:
1.  Dry emboss the back ground with the Design I Beam Stencil on white paper, wrap with May Arts Ribbon and glue to a light blue card.
2.  Place the Heart Lock Stencil on white paper that has been die cut using the Fitted Frames A Die Cut Set and stipple with Sky Blue Brilliance ink.
3.  Then the key portion of the stencil was placed over the heart and paste embossed with Dreamweaver Stencils Metallic Sliver Embossing Paste.
4.  Once the key was dry the panel was layered onto a larger Fitted Frame in light blue and popped up on the card using foam tape.

Stop by the Stampendous Blog to see what the other Design Team members have for you today, the link is below.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Heart Filagree Oct 2015


Need a card in a hurry for Valentine's Day, an Anniversary or a Wedding? Try this clean and simple card in four easy steps.

1.  Sponge coral ink (it looks pink) on the bottom half of a white panel.
Mixed Media White Paper
2.  Stamp Swirl Flourish in the center of the panel with the same ink and add self adhesive pearls.
Swirl Flourish Rubber Stamp
3.  Stamp sentiment from the Love Always Perfectly Clear set with black ink.
Love Always Perfectly Clear Stamps Set
4.  Layer onto a black panel and glue to a pink card using Zip Dry glue.

Stampendous
CRR239 Swirl Flourish
SSC1238 Love Always Perfectly Clear Set
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
VersaFine

Plus
Pearlescent Coral Brilliance
Self Adhesive Pearls
sponge





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Monday, January 18, 2016

Your Heart

This week the Stampendous Design Team is sharing cards with hearts.  I will apologize in advance, I love hearts and will be posting three times this week with stamps and stencils from the October and January catalog.
Here is how my card was made-

1.  Stamp Roots Of Love on white paper with black ink.
2.  Color with colored pencils.
3.  After coloring the hearts, go over the hearts with a VersMark Pen, sprinkle with pink embossing powder from the Spring Sparkle Embossing Kit and heat.
4.  Sprinkle the top of the panel with Shabby Blue Embossing Enamel and heat from underneath so it doesn't blow off.
5.  Sprinkle PEARLustre Moonstoe Embossing Poweder on the bottom of the panel and heat from underneath.
6.  Stamp sentiment beside the tree with black ink.
7.  Layer onto a pink card with a strip of craft colored paper on the left side.

Stampendous
R243 Roots Of Love
SSC1238 Love Always Perfectly Clear Set
EK20 Spring Sparkle Embossng Kit
EP223 PEARLustre Moonstone Embossing Powder
FREG029 Shabby Blue Embossing Enamel
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
VersaMarker Watermark Pen by Imagine Crafts

Plus
Prisma Colored Pencils
Blender Pencil
Zip Dry Glue by Beacon Adhesives

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Friday, January 8, 2016

Stampendous Is Playing With Imagine Crafts



This week Stampendous has been playing with neon inks and neon Amplify that Imagine Crafts so generously sent our Design Team.  And as an added bonus, this is sneak peek week for the NEW January 2016 catalog!!  Today I'm sharing a card using images and stencils from the January catalog!

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We have prizes! Three lucky commenters will receive a prize package that includes:
  • 1 Radiant Neon Ink Pad and Ink Refill
  • 1 Color Fragments Jar
  • a Creative Palette Rectangles Set
See Official Contest Rules for details.

The background was made using the Creative Palette Rectangles and Radiant Neon Electric Pink pigment ink refill.  Several things I love about using these products together are, when using the Creative Palette you will get several generations of backgrounds from one inking.  The other is when using the Electric Pink pigment ink instead of acrylic paint, it dries almost instantly so you don't have to wait to start creating. Here is how my card was made.

1.  Apply several drops of Electric Pink ink to the Creative Palette Rectangle, spread with a brayer and stamp into it with a clean squares stamp (it comes with the Creative Palette Rectangles) to remove the ink.  Lay a 4 x 5 1/4" piece of Mixed Media White Paper onto the Palette and lightly rub the back of the paper then remove.
Creative Palette Rectangles
2 .  Now ink the squares stamp with Electric Pink ink and randomly stamp the panel several times without reinking.
3.  Randomly place the Petite Fern Stencil on the panel and sponge with the same ink and repeat.

4.  Stamp Happy Memories on Mixed Media White Paper with Tuxedo Black VersaFine, tear the edges and sponge with brown ink.
5.  Trace "Happy" with Radiant Neon Amplify in Electric Green and Electric Pink then heat with a heat gun until it raises.  Set aside.
6.  Die cut Leafy Branch Die and Petite Fern Die from paper inked the same as above except using Electric Green and Electric Yellow Radiant Neon pigment inks.
7.  Glue pieces down as shown using Zip Dry Glue.
8.  Now for the final touch add Pink Dot Sparklers to the corner of the card and to the leaf at the bottom.  I LOVE these Dot Sparklers and I really think I need to go to Dot Sparklers Anonymous to deal with my obsession with them.  But really they look great on everything!!


Jamie Martin (That's me!)