Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Christmas Greetings

Fran Seiford, Owner and Founder of Stampendous, understands that holiday card making can be time consuming. Plus, it’s not always easy to find images that go together to make the perfect card. Enter the All in Ones from Stampendous. These darling stamps are the perfect size to make a whole card. Easy shapes to cut with scissors or simply stamp on a colored background, these stamps have a focal image, a background, a frame, and a phrase for the holidays. Just stamp it, sign it, mail it. OR get as creative as you like by combining with other stamps and embellishments!

  1. Stamp Robin Greetings on white cardstock with black, color with Chameleon Pens and cut out.
  2. Apply Zig 2-Way Glue Marker around the frame and sprinkle with Cinnamon Micro Glitter.
  3. Stamp snowflakes from the Delicate Snow Set randomly with Tie Dye ink, dry then over stamp with snowflake using VersaMark ink and emboss with PEARLustre Champagne Embossing Powder.
  4. Sponge the edges with Tea Dye, tie with ribbon and glue to a green card.
  5. Color in a few areas of the embossed snowflake with a white gel pen.

Plus:Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Chameleon Markers – BL3, RD4, GR3, OR4, BR5
Tea Dye Distress Ink
White Gel Pen
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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Build A Snowman

The Build A Snowman Perfectly Clear Set from Stampendous is such a fun set to use.  All week the Stampendous Design Team will be sharing their creations using these cute little snowman in a variety of ways.  I'm guessing most of the projects you will see will be of multiple snowmen together  and I wanted to show that they are even cute using just one.

Build A Snowman Perfectly Clear Stamps Set - SSC1184

1.  Stamp the snowman body on white cardstock, then stamp the head and the arms. Color with colored pencils, I used Prisma pencils.
2.  Randomly stamp the snowflake with VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad and emboss with Sparkle Puff Embossing Powder.  Do the same on a folded blue card, set the card aside.
3.  Sponge blue ink over snowflakes and wipe the snowflakes with a rag to remove ink.
4.  Apply Crystal Micro Glitter to the fur on the hat using Zig 2 Way Glue Pen to adhere it.
5.  Sprinkle the bottom of the panel with Ice Blue Frantage Specialty Embossing Powder.
6.  Layer onto green and white panels.  Wrap with silver cord and add a small tag stamped with a snowflake using blue then add a rhinestone.

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Double The Stencil Fun!

This Large Flourish is one of my favorite stencils from Dreamweaver Stencils and it is quite versatile and can be used for many different occasions.  Today it's used for a Thank You card, to make this the stencil was placed on a cream panel and stippled with Lettuce Adirondack ink and the edges were sponged with Vintage Photo Distress ink.  After layered onto a green panel, it was tied with green May Arts Ribbon and mounted onto a kraft colored card and edges sponged with Vintage Photo ink.  Thank You from the Stampendous Friendly Phrases Perfectly Clear Set  was stamped with Sepia VeraFine ink and rhinestones were randomly placed along with a rhinestone flower.  Tie a small tag  with a rhinestone flower onto the ribbon.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Measuring Up

This stamp reminds me of all the times I've measured my kids over the years and it brings back such happy memories.  Those are some of the moments that are truely cherished, just like the sentiment says. All background papers for this card were stamped, no decorative papers were used.

1.  Stamp glossy paper with Vintage Lowercase Perfectly Clear Stamps with VersaMark ink and brayer with Peeled Paint Ink.  Layer onto a brown card and set aside.
2.  Stamp Journal Lines on yellow paper, punch the top  and stamp sentiment from Mice Wishes set in black.  Glue to card.
3.  Stamp Measuring up on white paper with black ink, color with colored pencils and shadow around image with blue chalk.
4.  Layer onto brown paper and glue to card.

HMP30 Measuring Up
SSCM5000 Mice Wishes Perfectly Clear™ Stamps
SSC1205 Journal Lines Perfectly Clear™ Stamps
SSC1169 Vintage Lowercase Perfectly Clear™ Stamps
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
VersaMark Ink by Tsukineko

Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Prisma colored pencils
glossy paper

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Scarecrow Kisses

I have to say I'm looking forward to fall, the cooler weather and the leaves changing colors, especially since it's about 110 degrees outside as I write this post.  My card was made using the Scarecrow Kisses from the new July Stampendous Catalog and Chameleon Pens that were so generously donated to the whole Stampendous Design Team!

Scarecrow Kisses was stamped in black, colored with Chameleon pens.  A goldenrod card was stamped with Leaf Background with lettuce ink.  A rust panel was stamped with kind friendship in rust ink and glued to the bottom of the goldenrod card.  Chunky Metallic Seasonings Embossing Enamel was sprinkled on the card and heated from underneath so it wouldn't blow off. Happy fall was stamped on an oval with black ink, sponged with rust ink and popped up.

CRR175 Leaf Background
W157 Scarecrow Kisses
CRV284 Kind Friendship
SSC1208 Tricky Words Perfectly Clear Set
Chunky Metallic Seasonings Embossing Enamel
Tuxedo Black Memento ink

May Arts Ribbon 
foam squares
Adirondack inks- lettuce, rust

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Stencil This!

This week the Stampendous Design Team is "playing with paste."  There are so many ways to use it and today I'm showing 3 techniques. Be sure to stop by the Stampendous Blog (link at the bottom) each day for the links to the designers of the day and see their beautiful projects.

Today I am sharing a new project, the thank you card and a previously posted project, the tag and tag holder just in case you missed it because it is a fun and different way to use embossing paste. The first card uses Metallic Gold paste in the traditional style and look at how crisp and clean the sentiment is!  Here is how it was made.

1.  Place Feather Stencil DWLG760 on a black panel and sponge with VersaMark ink.  Remove stencil and dry paint the leaf with green and purple Polished Pigments (these are vibrant mica powder, they are similar to Pearl Ex).  When done wipe panel with a micro fiber cloth to remove excess powder.
2.  Place stencil back over leaf and tape down using removable tape to prevent the stencil from moving.  Trace the feather using a glitter Gelly Roll pen from Sakura and remove stencil.
3.  Place Thank Yous stencil DWLG691 on the right side and paste emboss with Dreamweaver Stencils Metallic Gold Embossing Paste using the Dreamweaver Palette Knife to spread it.  Remove stencil and let dry.
4.  Tie black panel with gold cord and glue to a gold card.

Now for the tag and tag holder.

Don't you love using recycled objects in your projects?! Not only are you saving the planet but also saving money.  The tag holder is made from a toilet paper roll that was flattened.  I saw the idea to use a toilet paper roll for a tag holder somewhere on pinterest but I don't remember where.  Here is how my project was made.

1.  After flattening the toilet paper roll, use a circle die to cut the top portion of the roll.  Sponge all edges with Vintage Photo ink and staple the bottom of the roll.
2.  Apply Dreamweaver Stencils Crackle Embossing Paste to the center of the holder using a palette knife and let dry.  It will start to crack as it dries.
3.  Once dry, mix Dreamweaver Stencils Embossing Paste with Ranger Leaf Green Archival ink re-inker.  I just put a dab of the paste on my craft mat and squeezed 1-2 drops of re-inker onto it and mixed with my palette knife.

4.  Place Tall Wheat LL3008 stencil over the crackle and hold in place with removable tape and apply the embossing paste with the palette knife. Let Dry.
5.  Glue ribbon to the bottom of the holder with 3 in 1 glue from Beacon Adhesives.
6.  Stamp flowers (I got them from the wedding isle at Michael's and I have enough for a life time!) with Dream Text stamp from Stampendous with Timber Brown Stazon, let dry, glue to holder and add pearls to the centers. You are done with the holder.
7.  To make the tag, cut light kraft paper to 4 1/4" x 2 1/4" and cut the upper corners on the diagonal.
8.  Place stencil diagonally on tag and sponge with gesso, let dry and clean stencil.  
9.  Place stencil on tag and sponge with Peeled Paint ink.  
10.  Stamp Moment Memory by Stampendous, on tag with Tuxedo Black Memento ink.
11.  Add flower and May Arts ribbon, you're done!

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Friday, July 17, 2015

Stampendous and Chameleon Hop

Chameleon™ Art Products is a company determined to change the way you think about marker pens. They pride themselves on having developed real innovation that enhances your ability to maximize your creativity. Their markers bring color control and simplicity to your art, and you can create stunning 3D effects, smooth transitions, highlights, and shading gradations all with one pen.

When you combine this simple coloring versatility with Stampendous® and House-Mouse Designs® images, you can create fantastic projects quickly. Stampendous stamps are beautifully enhanced by the simple blending made possible with this range of innovative markers. The colorless blending tool acts as a "foolproof" finish for your project. You won't believe the stunning range of colors that can be achieved with these markers, and the array of original projects you can create with the combination of Stampendous and Chameleon.

  1. Stamp Sledding Santa on white cardstock with black ink, color with Chameleon Pens.
  2. Add Crystal Micro Glitter to the fur part of the had using a Zig 2 Way Glue Pen to adhere it.
  3. Stamp the top with the snowflake from the Holiday Expressions set.
  4. Sprinkle Spoonful of Snow at the bottom and heat from underneath. Set aside.
  5. Stencil white panel using Pine Tree Stencil with green and brown inks. Glue to a green card and glue Sledding Santa on top.
  6. Randomly stamp snowflakes with blue ink on a white oval. Stamp over this with sentiment using black ink. Layer over same size oval and glue to card.
HGRP07 Sledding Santa
SSC1231 Holiday Expressions Perfectly Clear Stamps™
EJS02 Spoonful Snow
DCP1001 Build a Pop Up Die Set
MG01 Micro Glitter
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
SSH38 Small Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle
DWLL570 Pine Trees Stencil
Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Chameleon Pens RD4, GR3, YL2, BR2, BL3
Zig 2 Way Glue Marker
Distress Inks- Mowed Lawn, Shabby Shutters, Tea Dye, Tumbled Glass

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Jamie Martin (that's me!)

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