Monday, January 16, 2017

New Pink Your Life and a blog hop


Hey, crafty friends! It's incredible that we are already half way through January in the new year and I'm finally blogging! What better way to start off than with a blog hop with Stampendous!


That's right it is blog hop time with new stamps by Nicoletta Zanella from Pink Your Life! You'll want to stop by the Stampendous blog today because there are so many ways to win stamps throughout the hop!!!!


Here's my crafty project made just for the hop.




I had a little bit of fun with assembling the wagon carts plus a few Whisper friends popping up for a surprise!


I colored these cuties with Copic markers, a list is down below, and the background is made with gesso sponged over Cathedral Windows Metal Stencil, and then a wash of Various Ink refills diluted with rubbing alcohol.


These new stamps are SO much fun to play with, I hope you'll enjoy the rest of the hop this week, I'll be back on Friday with another fun project.

Stop by the Stampendous blog today for more inspiration and details on the prizes!

Supplies:

Note: In this supply list affiliate links are used on Amazon (AZ) at no additional 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:

  • Pink Your Life Whisper Happy Wagon PCS (AZ, STM
  • Pink Your Life Whisper World PCS (AZ, STM)
  • Stampendous Cake Tiers PCS (AZ, STM)
  • Cathedral Windows Metal Stencil (AZ, STM)
  • Mixed Media White Paper (AZ, STM)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko (AZSTM)

Plus:

  • Kraft Cardstock
  • Copic Markers - B12, B14, BG000, BG11, BG13, BV20, BV23, BV34, E50, E51, E53, E95, R20, R22, R24, V12, V15, Y00, Y13, Y18, V12, V15, YR16)
  • Memento™ Tuxedo Black Marker by Tsukineko® (AZ)
  • 3D Foam Adhesives Squares (AZ, EH)
  • ZipDry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives (AZ)
  • Gesso
  • 3M Scotch 2090 Blue Painters Tape: 1-inch (AZ, Blick)
  • Paintbrush
Instructions for a 5 x 7-inch card:
  1. Tape 4-1/2 x 6-1/2 inch White Paper to board with painter's tape and then tape Cathedral Windows stencil onto a corner. Begin sponging white gesso onto stencil around the corners of the paper. Reposition stencil and repeat. Clean stencil and sponge. Let dry or use a heat tool.
  2. Mix a few drops of BG02 Various Ink with rubbing alcohol (or blending solution) and apply around top corners of stenciled paper. 
  3. Dilute more and fill in the center of the white paper.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 with YG25 Various Ink. Dry with heat tool or let dry. 
  5. Remove tape and pen a line around the border of the paper near the edges.
  6. Stamp spirals from Whisper World and sentiment from Cake Tiers in black ink.
  7. Stamp Happy Wagon parts with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and color.
  8. Cut out pieces and adhere together with foam squares and then place on background.
  9. Stamp spirals at the end of the wagon train.
  10. Adhere to a 5 x 7 folded kraft cardstock base.


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Thursday, December 22, 2016

A Tiny Prince is Coming

Hey there everyone! As promised I have one more post with Stampendous and the inspirational theme week.

I'm sharing Tiny Prince stamp that is filled with so many wonderful ways to call upon the tiny babe's birth we celebrate this season. I super loved pulling out my watercolors and giving this stamp some royal hues.

Happy birthday tiny prince!


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:

  • R273 Tiny Prince Rubber Stamp (AZ, STM)
  • FRL02 Gold Lux Mix (AZ, STM)
  • GX802F Fine Gold Halo Mix (AZ, STM)
  • STF082 Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink by Tsukineko® (AZ, STM)
  • SSH57 Jumbo Acrylic Perfectly Clear™ Handle (AZSTM)
  • Wagner HT 400 Embossing Heat Tool (AZSTM)

Plus:
  • My Colors™ Spanish Moss and Dare Devil cardstock by My Mind's Eye® (company website)
  • 90 lb. Watercolor Paper (AZBlick)
  • Gansai Tambi watercolors by Kuretake® (AZ, Blick)
  • Gold Velvet Shimmer ribbon by Creative Expressions® (company website)
  • Large Zots™ by Therm-o-Web® (AZ)
  • Foam Squares by Therm-o-Web® (AZ)
  • Mono Multi Liquid Glue by Tombow® (AZ, EH)
  • Paintbrush for watercolor (AZ)
  • 3M Scotch 2090 Blue Painters Tape: 1-inch (AZBlick)

Instructions:

  1. Fold 5 1/2 x 11 inch Spanish Moss cardstock in half for a 5 1/2 square inch card base.
  2. Stamp Tiny Prince with waterproof black ink onto 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch watercolor paper. Heat dry.
  3. Tape to board or waterproof flat surface.
  4. Watercolor image (No. 20, 36, 38, 43, 44, 46, 47, 51, 54)
  5. Accent image with watercolor metallics (10, 91, 95)
  6. Dry completely and remove from board and discard tape.
  7. Add liquid glue to bottom corners to front of card base and sprinkle with Gold Lux Mix. Remove excess.
  8. Glue Dare Devil paper to card base at an angle.
  9. Trim ends of ribbon as tails and glue across card base above mix.
  10. Add foam squares to back of watercolored image and add to card base.
  11. Place three round Zots™ adhesive to the right of watercolor image and sprinkle with Fine Halo Mix.
  12. Rub in mix and then tap off excess returning to jar.


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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Christmas In Your Heart


Happy Wednesday everyone! It is getting so close to Christmas. All the family is on break, we have puzzles lined up to work on together and a few days before the presents under the tree appear in force.

Even so for so many, for me and my family too, Christmas is part of our everyday life. That's what I love about my card today. The ornament stamp by Stampendous is just perfect to share the meaning that stays with us all through the year.

I know it is a busy time of the year for all of you so I'm making a short sappy intro and now here are the details to my card. I'll see you back here tomorrow with one more card from my Stampendous stash!

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:
  • CRR271 Christmas Heart Rubber Stamps (AZ, STM)
  • EJS04 Spoonful Gold Dust Embossing Plus Kit (AZ, STM)
  • STF082 Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink by Tsukineko® (AZ, STM)
  • SSH57 Jumbo Acrylic Perfectly Clear™ Handle (AZ, STM)
  • Wagner HT 400 Embossing Heat Tool (AZ, STM)


Plus:
  • My Colors Spanish Moss cardstock by My Mind's Eye® (company website)
  • Twas the Night Before Christmas Collection: Ho Ho Ho by Graphic 45 Papers® (company)
  • 90 lb. Watercolor Paper (AZ, Blick)
  • Watercolor markers by Winsor Newton® (AZ
  • Zip-Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives (AZ)
  • 3D Foam Adhesives Squares (AZ, EH)
  • Ribbon by Creative Impressions (company website)
  • Twine or thread
  • Small jingle bells (AZ)
  • Board

Instructions:
  1. Fold a 5-1/2 x 11 inch color cardstock in half for a 5 square inch card base.
  2. Trim pattern paper to 5 1/4 square inches.
  3. Sprinkle Spoonful of Gold around edges and heat from behind paper.
  4. Knot ribbon around pattern paper and glue to card base.
  5. Tie three small jingle bells around ribbon knot with twine or thread and tie in a double bow.
  6. Trim watercolor paper to 3-3/4 x 5-1/2 inches and tape to board with 1/8-inch border.
  7. Stamp Christmas Heart with Onyx Black ink and watercolor. Let dry
  8. Remove tape and adhere with foam square adhesive.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Happy Birthday Surprise


Oh, do we have a little surprise today for an amazingly sweet and generous lady. It is our Design Team Coordinator, that's only one of the many amazing things she does at Stampendous, Laura Weed's birthday!

A few of us have put together a surprise birthday hop to celebrate her and the many years we have been blessed to know her, to be on her team and to be all the better for it!

Happy Birthday, Laura!

Best wishes for a fantastic day and more wonderful memories with family and friends!

Geraniums Stamp by Stampendous
I made my card today with Geranium Stamp and Copic Markers. The sparkly card base was made with a mix of Detail Clear Embossing Powder, Lavender Glitter, and Star Dust Embossing Powder. Sprinkle around the edges and heat from the back. Card details are towards the end the post if you are interested, but now let's keep the hop going!

Janelle - you're here!

Supplies:

Stampendous:

  • P296 Geraniums Stamp (AZ, STM)
  • EP020 Detail Clear Embossing Powder (AZ, STM)
  • EP040 Star Dust Embossing Powder (AZ, STM)
  • MG06 Lavender Micro Glitter (AZ in kit, STM single jar)
  • Mixed Media White Paper (AZ, STM)
  • Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko® (AZ, STM)
  • Wagner HT 400 Embossing Heat Tool (AZ, STM)

    Plus: 
    • Cardstock by Bazzill Basics - Passionate Pink, Pixie Dust (company website)
    • Sketch Markers by Copic® (background - B000, B00, B60, B63, leaves and stems - G21, G24, G43, G46, YG00, flowers - R32, R43, R24)
    • Zip-Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives (AZ)
    • 3D Foam Adhesives Squares (AZ, EH)
    • Ribbon by May Arts (retired satin polka dot ribbon)
    • Corner Chompers by We R Memory Keepers - 3/8 and 1/2 inch corners

    Instructions:

    1. Fold a Pixie Dust cardstock in half for a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 inch card base.
    2. Sprinkle Detail Clear and Star Dust Embossing Powders around edges of the card front, then sprinkle Lavender Micro Glitter. 
    3. Heat emboss from the back of the paper so the glitter and powder won't fly away from the heat tool. Set aside.
    4. Stamp Geraniums twice with black ink onto Mixed Media White Paper and color one completely and only a few clusters on the second.
    5. Trim completed colored image and round corners.
    6. Detail cut the petal clusters out and adhere with 3D Foam Adhesives over the same cluster on the fully colored image.
    7. Adhere colored image onto Passionate Pink cardstock with Zip-Dry Paper Glue.
    8. Tie polka-dot ribbon in a bow around layered image, again with twine.
    9. Use 3D Foam Adhesive to adhere to card base.


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