Friday, August 18, 2017

Glitzy Elements to Dazzle!

Happy Friday everyone! I'm stopping in for a brief post to go along with a Stampendous theme on a fantastic couple of techniques that you can see here and here (Youtube videos). 

Remember all those fun glitters, flakes and embossing enamels from Stampendous? Use them up and make a magnificent background or accent on any project. For great ideas stop by these blogs!



and me!

For my Polar Bear card, I used the Glitzy Adhesive Technique. You can read about how I made the card below or just click the link above to get the technique idea! Do both if you have time, right? And if you want to print out my card as a project sheet head on over to the Stampendous website here.

Supplies: (I use Amazon affiliate links when able and that means that whenever a link is taken then purchase is made, I get a few pennies at no cost to you.)


  • Polar Bears Cling Die Set (AZ)
  • Twinkle Glitter (AZ)
  • Shaved Ice (AZ)
  • China Blue Micro Glitter (AZ)
  • Teal Micro Glitter (AZ)
  • Ice Blue Micro Glitter (AZ)
  • Chunky White Embossing Enamel (AZ)
  • Translucent Embossing Paste (AZ)
  • Palette Knife (AZ)
  • Sticky Panel (AZ)
  • Acrylic Handles (AZ)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko (AZ)
  • Boss Gloss Embossing Ink Dauber (AZ)
  • Mixed Media White Paper (AZ)
  • HT400 Embossing Heat Tool (AZ)


  • My Colors Cardstock - Sky, Winter Lake, Deep Indigo
  • Copic Colors - B12, B14, BG11, BG15, BG32, BG34, C00, C1, C2, C4
  • 3D Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (AZ)
  • ZipDry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives (AZ)
  • Double-sided tacky tape (AZ)


  1. Stamp Polar bears in black ink onto Mixed Media White Paper and color.
  2. Cut out with coordinating dies from Polar Bears set.
  3. Cut a 4 x 5-1/4 inch piece of Sticky Panels and apply to Deep Indigo cardstock of the same size.
  4. Remove liner on Sticky Panel and sprinkle with Shaved Ice and Twinkle Glitter tapping off excess after each essential. Continue with China Blue, Ice Blue, and Teal Micro Glitter and glue to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 inch card base.
  5. Cut a piece of Sky cardstock to look like a rounded horizon about the width of the card. 
  6. Ink rounded edge with Boss Gloss and sprinkle with Chunky White Embossing Enamel adding a few Shaved Ice pieces across the top. Heat from the back side of the cardstock.
  7. Adhere chunky white embossed cardstock to card base using a 1/16" thick layer of Translucent Embossing paste applied with a palette knife. Let dry.
  8. Adhere Polar bears with tacky tape and foam adhesive.

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Lighthouse Day is Today!

It's unofficial, but today is considered Lighthouse Day! These monuments along the coastlines are always filled with such intriguing stories it's a great idea to call them out on their own day!

So why not share a Lighthouse card, right? Stampendous recently released a holiday stamp for the lighthouse enthusiasts and I was intrigued by it because I had never really looked at how the light plays in the night sky. Thanks to Google, I found some reference images and started combining colors from my Copic markers. (I received this stamp and other Stampendous supplies as part of my design team work.)

I wish I would have jotted down the exact combination, but I believe I went from a light yellow (Y11) to light green (G20) before moving into the muted blues in the night sky. All the Copic colors are provided below in the supplies section.

I'm not the only one sharing this great stamp today. Stop by these blogs for more lighthouse inspiration!

Here's how I made my project!

Note: I provide Amazon affiliate links when possible and all that means is when you click an AZ link and make a purchase a few pennies are sent my way, of course at no cost to you.


  • Lighthouse Christmas Stamp (AZ, STM)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko  (AZSTM)
  • Mixed Media White Paper (AZSTM)

  • My Colors Cardstock by My Mind's Eye (Parrot, Velvet Night) (company website)
  • Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper (Brick) (company website)
  • Copic® Markers (0, B95, B14, B60, B63, B93, B95, BG75, BG78, BV08, BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29, E30, E31, E34, E41, E43, E70, E71, E74, E77, E81, FV2, G20, G24, G28, R12, R14, R27, R56, R89, W7, Y11, YG21, YG61, YG631, YG97,W7, Y11) (company website)
  • MEDIA Liquid Glass by DecoArt® (AZcompany website)
  • ZipDry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives (AZ, company website)
  1. Fold a 6-1/4 x 9 inch Bazzill Brick cardstock in half for a card base.
  2. Stamp Lighthouse Christmas twice with black ink onto Mixed Media White Paper and color one entirely and the wreath on the other image. Glue fully colored image to Parrot cardstock
  3. Trim out wreath and color cut edges to match wreath.
  4. Bead a circle onto main image wreath with MEDIA Liquid Glass and place the colored wreath on top.
  5. Glue image to Velvet Night cardstock and trim with Mini Layers Tool.
  6. Glue onto the card base.

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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Shine A Little and A Books Cover

Hey, friends, I've got a mixed media project to share today! I've been having a wonderful summer with my family, but I took a break to pop in the studio for the next Mix-Ability challenge.

Lucky for me I am also the host for the challenge this week and it was inspired by the cover of a book I read this summer so we can combine our reading with our crafting! Join us over on the Splitcoaststampers Mix-Ability forum and show off your inspiration from a favorite book!

MIX236: By the Book

The book? The Other Einstein. I loved the colors and the halo effect of the sky.

To make this card more mixed media style I combined stamping, watercolor, pen, and ink, plus a splatter of white paint.

Here's how I made the card.

My supplies:
I use affiliate links when possible and what that means is when you click an AZ link and make a purchase I receive a few pennies at no cost to you.

  1. Tape down watercolor paper onto a flat surface.
  2. Stamp image with black waterproof ink on the center of the paper.
  3. Paint around the image with watercolors. Let dry.
  4. Use a black pen to script out something in the shadows.
  5. Splatter watered down white paint onto paper.
  6. Stamp image again onto watercolor paper, trim out and glue over painted image.
  7. Die cut a word from white paper and adhere onto the image paper with liquid glue.
  8. Adhere onto color cardstock with double-sided tape.

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Monday, July 31, 2017

One Last Summer Vacation

I hope you're enjoying or will try to fit in one more vacation/staycation before school begins! We just got back from a week at the Washington beach, and it was SO relaxing!

We didn't find any surfers of the shore in Washington, but this Whisper Friend surfer will work great as a stand in for our vacation photos. {wink}

Pink Your Life artist, Nicoletta Zanella (youtube), created beach theme stamps for the Stampendous April 2017 Catalog that are SO adorable! I picked out this Whisper Friend Surfer to go in my design team box a while back and this card made it into the catalog!

If you want to create this card idea scroll to the bottom of the post for supplies and instructions, or you can stop off at the Stampendous website and print out a project page!

Get tons of vacation theme ideas with Stampendous and the rest of the design team! Be sure to stop by Stampendous today and find out last week's winners!

Janelle Stollfus - you are here!



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Supplies: The links I provide from Amazon (AZ) are affiliate links which mean when someone takes the link and makes a purchase I receive a few pennies, but at no additional cost to you.


  • Pink Your Life Whisper Friend Surfer (AZ, STM)
  • Pink Your Life Whisper Friends Beach Day PCS (AZ, STM)
  • Mixed Media White Paper (AZ, STM)
  • Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko® (AZ, STM, SSS)

  • My Colors Cardstock by My Mind's Eye (Harvest Orange, Wildflower, and Winter Lake)
  • Copic® Markers (B00, B01, B02, B04, B06, B21, B23, B45, B60, B99, BG11, BG70, BG72, BG75, E11, E13, E15, E29, E30, G29, R35, R37, R59, V93, V95, Y000, Y02, YG03, YG17, YG67, YR04, YR09, YR18, YR21, YR23, YR27)
  • ZipDry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
  • Foam Adhesive by Tombow®
  • Scissors

  1. Stamp Surfer with black ink onto Mixed Media White Paper and color.
  2. Mat onto Wildflower and Harvest Orange cardstock, then glue onto a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 inch folded Winter Lake card base.
  3. Stamp sign and seashells with black ink onto white paper and color.
  4. Trim out sign and seashells, add foam adhesive to sign and adhere to card base.
  5. Glue seashells onto the card.

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