Thursday, December 18, 2014


In a flurry of a hurry? This month the Dream Team is all about the Quick and Cute...whether that be cards, gifts, wrapping, or tags...we have sleigh-loads of ideas! Play along by posting your creations using the Inlinkz tool on the Dream It Up! blog, for a chance to win the stencil of your choice, and a possible bonus stencil for using Dreamweaver products in your Quick and Cute project! 

Here is how my card was made;
1.  Place white cardstock in the FJ858 Greetings embossing folder from Dreamweaver Stencils and run it through your embossing machine.
2.  Using a stipple brush, brush on Wild Honey Distress ink brushing from side to side.  When doing this the color will be darker on the raised portions.
3.  Wrap corners with sage green satin ribbon and apply lavender Dot Sparklers from Stampendous to the card.
4.  Layer onto a wine colored card. 

Since this card is so quick and easy I have a second card for you today!  It's using the same FJ858 Greetings embossing folder but with a twist.


So here is what I did;
1.  When the embossing folder is open there are two sides, one is flat with the image indented and the other is with the image raised.  You will want to brayer Golden Glitz Delicata pigment ink on the flat side.
2.  Carefully place a white cardstock paper panel on the inked side taking care not to move the paper once it is laid down.  Close the folder and run it through your embossing machine.  Part of the Greetings is outlined with a Spectrum Noir marker to help it stand out.
3.  Don't worry if you get it crooked, I did and that is why I decided to tear the edges, so no one would ever know...shhhhh.
4.  Layer onto a sage green panel, tie with burgundy ribbon and mount onto a card.
5.  Add a couple of red Dot Sparklers from Stampendous to the right corners.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Wintery Snowman


1.  Stamp PenPattern Snowman On white cardstock, color with pencils.
2.  Stamp again on printer paper, cut out and use it as a mask so you can sponge blue ink around the snowman.
3.  Sprinkle the bottom and a little at the top with a Spoonful of Snow and heat from underneath to melt so it doesn't get blown away.  
4.  Layer onto burgundy paper, wrap with gold raffia and set aside.
5.  Randomly stamp snowflake from Delicate Snow Set with Versamark ink and emboss with white on a kraft colored card.  Sponge with Tea Dye ink and wipe off embossed area with rag.
6.  Stamp snowflake onto white shrink plastic with Mediterranean Blue Brilliance, diecut it using the matching Snowflake Die Set and heat to shrink.
7.  Glue all pieces to card using 3 in 1 Glue from Beacon Adhesives.

From Stampendous:
P240 PenPattern Snowman
CRS5069 Cling Delicate Snow
DCS5069 Snowflake Die Set
EP100 White Embossing Powder
VM001 Versamark™ Watermark Ink by Tsukineko®
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
Cardstock by Bazill Basics Paper®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives


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Friday, December 12, 2014

Stampendous and Art Anthology Hop



We're back hopping with Art Anthology!  They have so many cool paints, sprays and now stencils.  We're having a blast making great mixed media projects!

There will be three terrific prize packages this week consisting of a Stampendous Creative Palette Monoprinting Plate, a $20 Stampendous Reward Card to spend on their website.  From Art Anthology you will get a stencil and one each Dimensional CrystalColorations Spray and Dimensional Paint (colors are random).  

Here is how I made my card;
1.  The background was made by using a sea sponge and sponging on Lagoon Velvet Dimensional Paint and Dazzle Sorbet Dimensional Paint, let dry.
2.  Once dry use a regular sponge and sponge on Antique Linen Distress Ink.  Wipe with a baby wipe to get ink off of the paint.  The Dazzle Sorbet Dimensional Paint acts as a resist for the ink.
3.  Stamp "Friends" from the Happy Greetings Perfectly Clear Set on tan paper with VersaMark ink and emboss with Aged Green Embossing Powder.
4.  Stamp sentiment with Onyx Black VersaFine ink.  Crumple paper and rub Antique Linen ink over the top.  Glue to a black panel.
5.  Using Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Postage Stamp die, cut design on the painted panel.
6.  Sprinkle with Seasonings Chunky Metallic Embossing Enamel and heat from underneath so the powder doesn't blow away.
7.  Add flowers, glue to a black panel and mount to a tan card.

Now go see what the other Designers have for you today!

Stampendous Blog

Jamie Martin

Kristine Reynolds

Lea Kimmel

Asia King

Janelle Stollfus

Pam Hornschu

Wendy Price

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Tenia Nelson

Art Anthology Blog


Big news!!! Starting January 2015 one Wednesday a month I will have a "Give Away Wednesday" and I will also start having Tips and Tricks Tuesdays.  Don't miss a thing and follow me or become an email subscriber to be notified when new posts are posted!  More information coming soon.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Stampendous Is Playing With Art Anthology



We're back hopping with Art Anthology!  They have so many cool paints, sprays and now stencils.  We're having a blast making great mixed media projects!

There will be three terrific prize packages this week consisting of a Stampendous Creative Palette Monoprinting Plate, a $20 Stampendous Reward Card to spend on their website.  From Art Anthology you will get a stencil and one each Dimensional Crystal, Colorations Spray and Dimensional Paint (colors are random).  

Here is how my project was made;
1.  Stamp Jumbo Dear Santa on white cardstock with Onyx Black VersaFine ink.
2.  Paint the presents with Lagoon Velvet Dimensional Paint and Dazzle Sorbet Dimensional Paint.  Also paint Santa's fur with Dazzle.  Color the rest with pencils.
3.  Place the Santa mask that comes with the stamp, over the Santa and spray with Paprika Colorations Spray and set aside.
4.  Paint a wooden frame with Lagoon Velvet Dimensional Paint using a wet brush (I find you get more of a translucent look when the brush is wet).
5.  Paste emboss the corners with the 6x9 Hurricane Stencil and Dreamweaver stencils Translucent Paste. Let dry.
6.  Rub the frame and embossed areas with Golden Glitz Delecata ink.
7.  Stamp sentiment from Tis The Season Perfectly Clear Stamp Set with black ink and layer onto red cardstock and cut end.
8.  Glue on flowers (from the dollar isle at Michael's) and sentiment using Fabri-tac glue.

Now take a look to see what the other designers have made!

Stampendous Blog

Jamie Martin

Pam Hornschu 

Art Anthology Blog

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Monday, December 8, 2014

Time To Hop With Stampendous and Core'dinations!



Yes, the Stampendous team are breaking out their sanding blocks once again as they get to the Core of their creativity with wonderful Core'dinations' cardstock. Three days of awesomeness, and yes, there will be 3 prize packs. Check the Stampendous blog for all the details.




I used Core'dinations paper from The Chocolate Box Colletion which inspired me to make a card using country colors. Here is how my card was made;

1.  Using the Snowflake Die Set, cut snow flakes from Core'dinations paper from The Chocolate Box collection.
2.  Sprinkle a Spoonful of Snow onto the largest snowflake and heat from underneath so it doesn't blow off.
3.  Using the Jumbo Snowflake Trio, stamp snowflake onto one of the die cuts with Versamark ink and emboss with white embossing powder and add a blue rhinestone in the middle.
4.  Dry emboss the paper that the largest snowflake was cut from using Dreamweaver Stencils LJ855 by running it through your die cut machine using the embossing mat. Once it's embossed, sand it to reveal the core color underneath.
5.  Glue this piece onto a light blue card and mount snowflakes as shown.
6.  Stamp sentiment on light blue paper with Sepia VersaFine ink.  Sprinkle corners with Shabby White Embossing Enamel and heat from underneath.
7.  Glue pieces to card as shown using 3 in 1 glue from Beacon Adhesive.

Now go to the Stampendous Blog and comment on the other Designers Blogs, the more posts you comment on the higher your chances of winning. Good luck!
              
Be sure to leave me a comment before moving on the team members that are playing today:
                
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Thursday, December 4, 2014

By The Chimney With Care


In a flurry of a hurry? This month the Dream Team are all about the Quick and Cute...whether that be cards, gifts, wrapping, or tags...we have sleigh-loads of ideas! Play along by posting your creations using the Inlinkz tool on the Dream It Up! blog, for a chance to win the stencil of your choice, and a possible bonus stencil for using Dreamweaver products in your Quick and Cute project! Here's what fun I've been up to this week:

Here's how my card was made;
1. Cut Stocking out with DG692 Nested Stockings Die from white and burgundy velvet paper.
3. Tape LG611 Stone Wall stencil to white cardstock with removeable tape and dry emboss wall stencil by running it through your die cutting machine using an embossing mat. Before removing stencil from paper, sponge it with gold ink.
4.  Glue stocking to panel, glue ribbon to the stocking and tape the end to the back of the panel.  Layer onto papers and mount to a white card sponged with gold ink.
5.  Sponge a piece of white cardstock with the wall stencil with gold ink but do not dry emboss. Die cut DD001 Nesting Frames.
6.  Stamp piece with sentiment from Stampendous with crimson Brilliance ink and layer.

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I'd love to receive a comment from you before you head on to the rest of the "A" team:

An InLinkz Link-up

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Tis The Season




The Stampendous challenge theme this month is Holiday Happiness! Choose any December Holiday and show us your projects!  All of the challenge details and link to the official rules can be found on the Stampendous Blog challenge page starting Friday December 5th. Hope you join in!!

Here is how my card was made.


1.  Using one of the Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 42 Decorative Accents dies, place it on white cardstock, trace the inside (open area) of the die with a pencil and cut out with scissors.
2.  Stamp the cut out area with Cardinal Elements from Stampendous with Versamark ink and emboss with PEARLustre Champagne embossing powder.
3.  Color image with watercolor pencils and sponge around the cardinal with Tea Dye Distress Ink.
4.  Using the same die that was traced, die cut a piece from green decorative paper and glue on the Cardinal Elements with 3 in 1 glue.
4.  Adhere Gold Lux Mix to a couple of corners by applying Zip Dry glue then sprinkling with the Gold Lux Mix.
5.  Layer onto gold and red papers and set aside.
6.  Randomly stamp a square card with Tis The Season Perfectly Clear Set from Stampendous with lettuce and mushroom Adirondack inks.
7.  Sprinkle card with Aged Gold Embossing Enamel and heat from underneath so the powder doesn't blow off.
8.  Tie card with red May Arts Ribbon and mount stamped piece with 3 in 1 glue.

Big news!!! Starting January 2015 one Wednesday a month I will have a "Give Away Wednesday" and I will also start having Tips and Tricks Tuesdays.  Don't miss a thing and follow me or become an email subscriber to be notified when new posts are posted!  More information coming soon.

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