Monday, December 4, 2017

Merry and Bright Week!


 The sights and sounds of Christmas are making homes and towns merry and bright! Our house is slowly getting its transformation starting with the outside, but personally, I've been struggling with our Christmas tree. Literally struggling.

Over the weekend I noticed the base of the tree, encased in a 4 x 4 to help the stand take hold of the trunk, was crooked, so I systematically adjusted the bolts and *crash*. Each of my family members came running towards me as they heard my cry for help. I'm okay but maybe not so much my ego.

Anyway, you can tell I'm up to a theme here in my post, a project that promises to be merry and bright plus a little artsy!


I have a stenciled watercolor card to share today with you that has a lot of merry and bright tinseling. To see all the details on my card just scroll down to the end of my post, but I don't want you to miss seeing ideas for more merry and bright projects from Stampendous and the design team. Hop through the list below and return to my blog or Stampendous blog later in the week for so much more!

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Supplies: I link to my Amazon Affiliate Program which means if you make a purchase through one of these links some pennies are sent my way at no cost to you. Non-affiliate links are provided when available.

Stampendous:
  • Boughs Metal Stencil (AZ, STM)
  • Vintage Twinkle Glitter (AZ, STM)
  • Regular Embossing Paste (AZ, STM)
  • Palette Knife (AZ, STM)
  • Paste Spreader (AZ, STM)
  • Mixed Media White Paper (AZ, STM)

Plus:

Instructions:
  1. Place Boughs Metal Stencil over a trimmed 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 inch Mixed Media White Paper and tape on all side onto a flat surface.
  2. Place embossing paste along the long side of the stencil with a palette knife.
  3. Holding the Paste Spreader at a 30 - 45 degree angle smooth embossing paste across stencil filling in design, return clean unused paste to the container, clean rim and close immediately.
  4. Remove stencil and clean immediately in a flat bottomed container with warm soapy water and a soft brush. Clean palette knife and spreader.
  5. When the paste is dry, carefully rub Gelatos onto the stenciled design. Use water and a paintbrush to color in the design. Branches - Green Tea and Spearmint with spots of Cotton Candy. Ornament hanger - Mango. Top ornament - Red Cherry, Bubblegum, Cotton Candy, and Lime. Middle ornament - Lavender and Grape. Bottom ornament - Bubblegum and Watermelon. 
  6. Make vertical strips of Texture Gems Ice on branches and sprinkle with Vintage Twinkle Glitter. Tap off excess and return to container.
  7. Glue onto colored cardstock base.

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Wreath For the Season


I enjoy a wreath for any season but when it comes to winter and the holidays I get a little weak in the knees for a Christmas wreath! So many styles to choose from fresh to artificial. 

An everlasting circle of evergreens and berries is top of the list and today I have a stenciled card with tons of character and sparkle! 


There is another reason for my blog post today that will open up more ideas with Stampendous holiday stamps and more. Stop by their blog from Monday, Wednesday AND today for inspirational Christmas projects! 


You do not want to miss another huge hop this week with Vicky Papaioannou using Stampendous products on her Youtube Channel. There is so much to see this week! Maybe grab a favorite hot drink and enjoy some project posts and videos today!


Are you ready to find out how this glimmering card was made?

Supplies: I link to my Amazon Affiliate Program which means if you make a purchase through one of these links some pennies are sent my way at no cost to you. Non-affiliate links are provided when available.

Stampendous:
  • Wreath Metal Stencil (AZ, STM)
  • Sunflower Micro Glitter (AZ, STM)
  • Lime Micro Glitter (AZSTM)
  • Red Micro Glitter (AZSTM)
  • Multi Ultra Fine Crystal Glitter (AZSTM)
  • Rose Jewel Ultra Fine Glitter (AZSTM)
  • Sticky Panels (AZ, STM)
  • Versamark Watermark Ink Pad by Tsukineko (AZ, STM)
  • Mixed Media White Paper (AZ, STM)
Plus:
  • My Colors Cardstock by My Mind's Eye - Parrot
  • Bazzill Brick Cardstock
  • Extra piece of cardstock
  • Eyelet Setter (AZ) and Hammer or 1/16-inch (AZ) and 1/8-inch (AZ) hole punches 
  • ZipDry Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives (AZ)
  • 3M Scotch 2090 Blue Painters Tape: 1-inch (AZBlick)
Instructions:
  1. Make a tent card from 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 inch Parrot cardstock.
  2. Trim Double-Sided Mounting paper to the size of the stencil.
  3. Remove liner and place on white cardstock, rub down so it is secure on the cardstock.
  4. Trace the berries through the stencil onto extra cardstock and use eyelet tool to make a stencil.
  5. Remove top liner off of white cardstock and place down on a flat surface
  6. Tap Watermark Ink onto the back of Wreath stencil covering completely. Align on top of the sticky panel of white cardstock and tape down.
  7. Align the eyelet stencil over Wreath and tape down.
  8. Add Red Micro Glitter in certain spots, tap off excess and repeat with Rose Jewel Glitter.
  9. Take of eyelet stencil and mask around the ribbon of the Wreath stencil and repeat Red and Rose glitter.
  10. Take off the mask around the ribbon and finish with Lime Micro Glitter.
  11. Remove mask and Wreath stencil and sprinkle Sunflower Micro Glitter sparingly around exposed sticky panel. 
  12. Sprinkle Multi Ultra Fine Crystal Glitter over the entire sticky paper and rub in, remove excess and trim white cardstock away.
  13. Glue to Brick cardstock and then onto Parrot card base.
This blog post contains goodies I received for free from some of my favorite crafting companies. I blog about things I love to make and the comments I use are honest and my opinion.

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Monday, November 20, 2017

House-Mouse Are Stirring Up the Holidays!


Not a creature was stirring, but maybe a few mice! This week there is a plethora of House-Mouse Christmas designs being shared by Stampendous and the Design Team! Stop by and have a blast seeing these mischievous creatures in their holiday best!


Today I have the sweetest two mice enjoying some holiday Gift Giving! I took the time to mask this image and made a bokeh effect for colorful tree lights in the background. It was a lot of fun and easy! You can get all the details at the end of my post today...just keep scrolling.


If you are a House-Mouse stamper and have fun sharing with friends why not keep the sharing going with fellow mice lovers! Stop by any week to share a project with House-Mouse characters on the House-Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Blog

Need a little more holiday mice fix? Stop by the links below throughout the week as each day there will be new mice projects to visit!

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Thank you for stopping by my blog, I appreciate your interest and time! Leave me a comment to let my know you stopped by, I'd love to hear from you! Now here's the details on today's card.

Supplies: I link to my Amazon Affiliate Program which means if you make a purchase through one of these links some pennies are sent my way but at no cost to you. Non-affiliate links are provided when available.

Stampendous:

  • House-Mouse® Gift Giving Stamp (AZ, STM)
  • Wrapped Poinsettia Cling Stamp and Dies Set (AZ, STM)
  • Fitted Frames B Die Set (AZ, STM)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko (AZ, STM)
  • Mixed Media White Paper (AZ, STM)
  • Large Acrylic Stamp Handle (AZ, STM)

Plus:

  • My Colors Cardstock by My Mind's Eye - 
  • Pattern Paper by Canvas Corp
  • Sketch Markers by Copic - BG10, BG11, BG32, BG49, E09, E13, E21, E23, E25, E27, E30, E42, E50, G09, G14, G29, G40, G43, G46, R32, RV13, RV19, RV25, T1, T4, T6, V12, V15, V17, W3, W5, YG05, Y19, Y35, YR16, YR18
  • Distress Inks - Twisted Citron, Mustard Seed, Festive Berries, and Peacock Feathers
  • ZipDry Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives (AZ)
  • 3D Foam Adhesives Squares (AZ)
  • Round Blending Sponge Tool (AZ)
  • Masking Material (sticky notes, pens, etc.)
  • Ribbon by Creative Impressions


Instructions:

  1. Fold 5-1/2 x 11 cardstock in half for card base.
  2. Trim pattern paper 4 x 5-1/4 inch and glue to card base. Glue strip of base cardstock across the card.
  3. Stamp Gift Giving in black ink onto Mixed Media White Paper and color.
  4. Mask mice (and branch if desired) and across the base. Gently sponge distress inks with a twisting motion.
  5. Remove mask and trim with "P" size Fitted Frame die and a larger frame with colored cardstock. Glue together.
  6. Tie cord around the image and adhere with foam adhesive to card base.
  7. Stamp sentiment from Wrapped Poinsettia with black ink underneath the colored image.

This blog post contains goodies I received for free from some of my favorite crafting companies. I blog about things I love to make and the comments I use are honest and my opinion.
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Monday, November 13, 2017

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town


Santa is hard at work getting packed and ready to come to town! This week all the fun stamp images from Stampendous are being highlighted with the design team and over on the Stampendous blog!

I had this fun Santa image colored up and ready for a project, this week was a perfect time to finish it up!


I've put this card together in a whimsical style just suited for the fabulous designs by Nicoletta Zanella from Pink Your Life. You can see more of her fantastic stamps on the Stampendous website, but for my friends in Europe go to Pink Your Life for a purchase!

If you want project information just keep scrolling down to the bottom of my post or you can hop on over to see the team's makes. 

Monday
Janelle Stollfus - you are here!

Wednesday

Friday

Stop back on Wednesday and Friday for more Santa inspiration!

Supplies:  I link to my Amazon Affiliate Program which means if you make a purchase through one of these links some pennies are sent my way but at no cost to you. Non-affiliate links are provided when available.


Stampendous:

  • Whisper Friends Santa Resting (AZ, STM)
  • Merry Scrolls (AZ, STM)
  • Vintage Twinkle Glitter (AZSTM)
  • Big Dots Metal Stencil (AZ, STM)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink  (AZSTM)
  • Mixed Media White Paper (AZSTM)
  • Various Perfectly Clear Stamp Handles (AZSTM)

Plus:

  • 90lb watercolor paper (AZBlick)
  • Kraft cardstock
  • Sketch Markers by Copic - B69,BG15, BG34, BG49, C2, E00, E11, E21, E31, E35, E39, E40, E42, FV2, G12, G14, G19, G28, R20, R35, R39, R43, R46, R89, RV04, RV13, RV17, RV29, RV63, RV66, V15, V17, W3, Y17, Y32
  • Gelatos by Faber-Castell - Spearmint, Lime, Grape, and Blueberry
  • Liquid Glue by Tombow
  • White Gesso
  • Watercolor Paintbrush


Instructions:

  1. On watercolor paper stencil Big Dots Stencil with White Gesso and sponge, Remove stencil and promptly wash, let the watercolor paper dry.
  2. Scribble Gelatos onto plastic craft mat or palette and add to watercolor paper with a paintbrush. Let dry.
  3. Stamp Whisper Friends Santa Resting with black ink onto watercolor paper and again onto Mixed Media White Paper and color with Copic markers if desired.
  4. Trim around the colored image taking off bows and bubbles, glue to watercolor paper over the stamped image.
  5. Stamp Merry Scrolls in black ink onto watercolor paper.
  6. Border the watercolor paper with a line of liquid glue and sprinkle Vintage Twinkle Glitter over it, tapping off excess and returning to the container. Let dry.
  7. Glue watercolor paper to a folded 5-1/2 x 4-1/4 inch kraft card base.


This blog post contains goodies I received for free from some of my favorite crafting companies. I blog about things I love to make and the comments I use are honest and my opinion.

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