Friday, December 2, 2016

A Really Mice Blog Post with Stampendous


I'm back again this week with another House-Mouse project. As I was finishing this one up I noticed something that I think is rather funny. I chose two stamps this week that have sleeping mice in them.
It must be subliminal to what I believe the effect the holidays have on most of us. You know I'm 99 percent right.

Anyway, here is my card for today.


I used House-Mouse Hearth Nap and colored with Copic Markers, then added layers of fun cardstock by My Mind's Eye with a ribbon bow from Creative Impressions and some embellishments to complete the card.

I have an apology to make. I looked high and low for my list of markers that I used and haven't found it yet. If I come across it I will definitely add them to the post.

Supplies:
Note: In this supply list affiliate links are used for Amazon (AZ) at no cost to you, though it means when you click the link and make a purchase I receive a few pennies as a commission. Stampendous (STM), Ellen Hutson (EH) and Blick Studio (Blick) links are also listed for non-affiliate shopping.
Stampendous:

  • HMR72 House-Mouse® Hearth Nap Rubber Stamp (AZ, STM)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko® (AZSTM)
  • Mixed Media White Paper (AZ, STM)
  • Large Perfectly Clear Stamp Handle (AZSTM)


Plus:

  • My Colors Cardstock by My Mind's Eye - Firecracker Red, Mint Julep, Grape Vine (company website)
  • Sketch™ Markers by Copic®
  • Mono Multi Liquid Glue by Tombow (AZEH)
  • Red/Green Gingham Ribbon by Creative Impressions (company website)
  • Scary Buttons by Buttons Galore and More (AZcompany website)
  • Red Berry Crystal Drops by Nuvo (AZ)
  • 3L Scrapbook Adhesives Permanent Dodz, Small, 1/4-Inch (AZ)


Instructions:
  1. Stamp Hearth Nap in black ink onto Mixed Media White Paper and color.
  2. Trim and adhere onto Firecracker cardstock.
  3. Trim Mint Julep cardstock same size as Firecracker mat, and adhere to Grape Vine cardstock that is 1/4 inch smaller than card base (5-1/2 square inch folded card base).
  4. Tie a bow and adhere to card base.
  5. Apply buttons with glue Dodz.
  6. Add Red Berry enamel dots around stamped image. Let dry.

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Stampendous and Creative Impressions


Happy Monday, crafters! I'm stopping in for a quick post to share with the Stampendous Design Team for a House-Mouse in merry preparations for the holidays!

My card today uses House-Mouse® Snow Cap Nap and some sparkly silver ribbon by Creative Impressions. Creative Impressions carries some pretty nice ribbon that the design team has been using for a few catalog releases. A shout out to them for sending us such a great array of ribbons. The background is made with a Dreamweaver Stencil called Bricks which is going to be a lot of fun to use in future House-Mouse backgrounds.

Have fun on the rest of the hop with these other stops and we'll see you again later this week with more House-Mouse projects.

Janelle Stollfus - you're here!

Supplies:
Note: In this supply list affiliate links are used for Amazon (AZ) at no cost to you, though it means when you click the link and make a purchase I receive a few pennies as a commission. Stampendous (STM), Ellen Hutson (EH) and Blick Studio (Blick) links are also listed for non-affiliate shopping.

Stampendous:
  • HMCP55 House-Mouse® Cling Snow Cap Nap (AZ, STM)
  • SSC1231 Holiday Expressions PCS Set (AZ, STM)
  • DCP1007 Build A Wreath Die Set (AZ, STM)
  • DCP1005 Fitted Frames A Die Cut Set (AZ, STM)
  • DWLG610 Bricks Stencil (AZ, STM)
  • EP040 Stardust Embossing Powder (STM)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko® (AZSTM)
  • Mixed Media White Paper (AZSTM)
  • Large Perfectly Clear Stamp Handle (AZSTM)
  • Wagner HT 400 Embossing Heat Tool (AZ, STM
Plus:
  • My Colors Cardstock by My Mind's Eye - Firecracker Red, Mint Julep, Parrot and Evergreen (company website)
  • Sketch™ Markers by Copic® - 0, BG11, BG18, BG34, BG39, BG49, BV31, BV34, E15, E18, E33, E35, E37, E44, E50, E51, E57, E59, E93, N2, N6, R22, R24, R35, R37, TG25, Y26, YG23, YG63, YG67, YR04, YR07, YR18
  • 3M Scotch 2090 Blue Painters Tape: 1-inch (AZ, Blick)
  • Mono Multi Liquid Glue by Tombow (AZ, EH)
  • 3D Foam Adhesives Squares (AZ, EH)
  • Silver Ribbon by Creative Impressions (company website)
  • Perfect Paper Crafting Color Spritzer Airbrush Tool (AZ, company website)
Instructions:
  1. Fold a Parrot colored cardstock in half for a 5-1/2 x 4-1/4 inch card base. Set aside.
  2. Stamp Snow Cap Nap with black ink onto Mixed Media White Paper and color.
  3. Stamp again on copy paper and trim across the top of the bed and the hat, then tape down on colored image.
  4. Tape Bricks Stencil over masked image and use gray markers to airbrush onto top of colored image. Remove stencil and slide over to repeat. Add a scrap paper as a mask over the previous airbrushed bricks.
  5. Remove stencil, leaving the image mask in place airbrush cool gray over all the bricks.
  6. Remove masks and glue on Firecracker Red cardstock.
  7. Tie silver ribbon around bottom.
  8. Die cut needle die twice with Evergreen cardstock and glue underneath ribbon on each side of card.
  9. Die cut white cardstock and Mint Julep cardstock with fitted frames to size of sentiment desired.
  10. Stamp sentiment with black ink onto white die cut cardstock and adhere to colored cardstock.
  11. Adhere sentiment centered across ribbon with 3D foam adhesives.
  12. Sprinkle Stardust Embossing Powder around sides and top of image. Heat set from the back of card.
  13. Glue entire matted image onto card base.
Thank you for stopping by my blog today! Have a great Monday!

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Dynamic Duos for Doodling or Watercoloring


Hello and a wonderful Wednesday to all! This week Stampendous is sharing all things stencils. They have some pretty amazing metal stencils and even more a new idea in stenciling with Stencil Duos.


I decided to challenge myself to go outside of the box with my Decorated Tree Stencil Duo Set and even include stencils from the other sets as well. I've very tickled about the outcome!

Let me show you what I made with a few step out photos.
  1. I cut a piece of watercolor paper the size needed and slightly smaller than the card base, for this project it was 4 x 5-1/4 inches, and taped it down around all edges. (not shown)
  1. Tape the open tree stencil down and with my Zig Art & Graphic Twin Markers made sweeps of Emerald Green and Light Green color. Not shown. Remove the stencil and watercolor with Pentel Aquash Water Pen. Let dry or use an Embossing Heat Tool for a quick dry.
  1.  Tape the patterned stencil over the tree and with markers brush different circles with color only in the bottom left side. Not shown, remove stencil and watercolor ornaments into a complete circle.
  1.  Repeat with a star at the top of the tree using Yellow and Light Brown.
  1.  Use parallel lines on the patterned stencil to make the tree trunk with Beige and Mid Brown markers.
  1.  Trace tree, star and trunk onto copy paper and trim out. Lay the pieces down over the watercolor elements.
  1.  Stencil Titanium White paint with a sponge or dauber around the tree using the patterned stencil from Snug Bird Duo and let dry.
  1. Apply Persian Blue marker ink onto a plastic palette (Tip: I use a laminated white copy paper) and spray with water to dilute, then use brush water pen to color over the white paint sky leaving an inch or so at the bottom unpainted for a snow drift. Let dry.
  1. Use the bumps and lines of the patterned stencil to trace a snow drift at the foot of the tree with Dawn Gray marker. Remove stencil and watercolor.

  1. Add it to a card base and send it off in the mail for the holidays.


Supplies:
Note: In this supply list affiliate links are used for Amazon (AZ) at no cost to you, though it means when you click the link and make a purchase I receive a few pennies as a commission. Stampendous (STM), Ellen Hutson (EH) and Blick Studio (Blick) links are also listed for non-affiliate shopping.

Stampendous:
  • FMSD107 Decorated Tree Stencil Duo (AZ, STM)
  • FMSD111 Snug Bird Stencil Duo (AZ, STM)

Plus:
  • 90 lb. Watercolor Paper (AZ, Blick)
  • My Colors Yellow Corn and Winter Lake Cardstock (company website links)
  • Zig Art & Graphic Twin Marker (AZ, Blick) - Yellow, Light Brown, Light Carmine, Carmine, Light Green, Emerald Green, Orange, Violet, Purple, Turquoise Green, Persian Blue, Beige, Mid Brown, Dawn Gray)
  • Decoart Media® Fluid Acrylic Paint - Titanium White (AZ)
  • Zip-Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives (AZ)
  • Pentel Arts Aquash Water Brush, Medium Fine  (AZEH)
  • Perfect Paper Crafting Mini Layers Tools (AZ)
Disclaimer: Stampendous supplies products for catalog promotional purposes, however I still choose the products I use for projects because I honestly like them.

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Stampendous Pink Your Life Finale Blog Hop


Welcome back to the hop with Pink Your Life stamps from Stampendous! Hope you're in for some Pink Your Life cuteness because I did my best to bring it out in my project today.


My card today is using the Whisper Garden Perfectly Clear Set by Stampendous and two types of watercolors plus white acrylic paint for splatters.


I stamped in waterproof ink and began coloring with Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils because I did have pencil legs to color, right?

I went back with my Winsor and Newton Watercolor Markers. I really do love the intense color from these markers, but to have them play nice with the pencils I scribbled them off on a Perfectly Clear Acrylic Stamp Handle and used an aqua pen.


The process was repeated with a leaf background and then on both of the watercolor panels I splattered white paint that was watered down with a squirt of water, I was careful not to splatter onto the image, but it was pretty easy to quickly wipe up when I did.

I hope you enjoyed my project today and now it's time to hop to the next stop. Remember commenting on each of the blogs during the hop enters you into the prize drawing over on the Stampendous blog. Find all the details there.

Janelle Stollfus - you are here!


Supplies List:

Note: In this supply list affiliate links are used for Amazon (AZ) at no cost to you, though it means when you click the link and make a purchase I receive a few pennies as a commission. Stampendous (STM), Ellen Hutson (EH) and Blick Studio (Blick) links are also listed for non-affiliate shopping.

Available at Stampendous:

  • Pink Your Life Whisper Garden Stamp Set by Stampendous(AZ, STM)
  • Life Words Perfectly Clear Stamp Set (AZ, STM)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko (AZ, STM)
  • Mixed Media White Paper (AZ, STM)
  • Large Perfectly Clear Stamp Handle (AZ, STM)


Plus:

  • 90 lb. Watercolor Paper (AZ, Blick)
  • My Colors Mint Julep and Black Cardstock (company website links)
  • Decoart Media® Fluid Acrylic Paint - Titanium White (AZ)
  • Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils (AZ, Blick)
  • Winsor and Newton Watercolor Markers (AZ, Blick)
  • Zip-Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives (AZ)
  • 3D Foam Adhesives Squares (AZ)
  • 3M Scotch 2090 Blue Painters Tape: 1-inch (AZBlick)
  • Simply Simmons Script Liner Brush (AZ, Blick)
  • Pentel Arts Aquash Water Brush, Medium Fine  (AZ, EH)
  • Perfect Paper Crafting Mini Layers Tools (AZ)

Instructions:

  1. Tape down the watercolor paper and stamp Whisper Gardener with black ink.
  2. Use watercolor pencils to color, add highlights with watercolor markers.
  3. Let dry and then splatter with 1:1 mix of Titanium White paint in a heavy loaded script brush.
  4. Repeat steps 1 through 3 with the leaves stamps on a new piece of watercolor paper. Let dry.
  5. Glue down both pieces onto black cardstock and trim with layers tool.
  6. Glue down leaves panel onto folded 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 inch card base.
  7. Add foam adhesives to the back of Gardener panel and adhere to card base.