Friday, February 24, 2017

Fun with Spring House-Mouse


Happy Friday, everyone! It's been a great week with Stampendous and House-Mouse Designs® for spring. 

Stop by the Stampendous blog for more from the design team and to see the new images just right for spring.



Now here are the details of this sweet spring card.

Supplies: (I am linking to my Amazon affiliate account in the supplies list, but never fear you can also find some links to online stores without affiliate links so you have the choice.)

Stampendous:
  • HMP68 House-Mouse® Carrier Hummer
  • FRC13 Leaf Green Color Fragments
  • MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko®
  • MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper

Plus:

  • My Colors Cardstock by My Mind's Eye - Yellow Corn, Grasshopper and Pimento
  • Sketch Markers by Copic® - B00, B000, B01, B02, BG13, BV00, BV000, BV01, BV02, BV04, E50, E51, E53, E93, G24, R14, RV17, RV19, RV55, RV95, T1, T4, T6, T8, W3, W5, W7, W9, YG23, YG67, YR21, YR23
  • Zip-Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
  • 3D Foam Square Adhesive by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
  • Twine by May Arts
  • Color Spritzer by Perfect Paper Crafting™

Instructions:

  1. Stamp Carrier Hummer with black ink onto Mixed Media White Paper and color.
  2. Trim and adhere to Pimento cardstock.
  3. Add dabs of liquid glue across the bottom of colored grass and press Leaf Grass Color Fragments into glue.
  4. Tie twine in a bow around the top of the image.
  5. Adhere to Grasshopper color cardstock with foam adhesive.
  6. Adhere to Yellow Corn card base.


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Friday, February 17, 2017

Petals and Shiny Metallic Things


I've pushed the metal to the floor of winter and created a challenge to encourage spring to quicken its pace.

Yep, today is a new Splitcoaststampers Mix-Ability Challenge and I'll be hosting this week with a combination of petals to the metals. Here's my card that I'm sharing and I've actually compiled a list of fun metal tutorials from Splitcoaststampers for some inspiration!




I chose these lovely lilac stamps from Stampendous for my project because it's Lovely Lilac week over on the Stampendous blog. Stop by there to see more pretty flowers and more from my design teamies, Louise Healy and Pam Bray.


Here's the run down on my card today!

Supplies: (Just a heads up that I am linking to my Amazon affiliate account in the supplies list, but never fear you can also find some links to online stores without affiliate links so you have the choice.)

Stampendous:
  • Lilac Cling Stamp Set (AZSTM)
  • Wood Background (AZ, STM)
  • Mixed Media White Paper (AZSTM)
  • Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink by Tsukineko® (AZSTM)
  • Wagner HT 400 Embossing Heat Tool (AZSTM)
  • Creative Palette Rectangles (AZ)

Plus:
  • Kraft Cardstock
  • Xcut A6 Embossing Folder - Moroccan Star Tiles (AZ, JoAnn)
  • Media™ Fluid Acrylics by DecoArt® - Titanium White, Cobalt Turquoise Hue, Yellow Green Light, Dioxazine Purple, Quinacridone Violet, 
  • MISTI Stamping Tool (AZ, SP)
  • 2-inch Foil Tape Roll
  • Jewelry Wire
  • Chipboard or Cereal Box Board
  • Sponge or dauber (AZ - cut into smaller pieces, EH)
  • 3D Foam Adhesives Squares (AZ)

Instructions:

  1. Stamp Wood Background with London Fog onto Mixed Media White Paper.
  2. Randomly sponge Pumice Stone ink in direction of grain. 
  3. Trim three planks from image and glue to card base.
  4. Splatter with watered down Titanium White paint.
  5. Cut 2 x 2-inch square from chipboard or cereal box and add foil tape.
  6. Emboss chipboard through cutting machine using manufacturers instructions.
  7. Paint desired color (white would work well or use the combination in the next step)
  8. Into a palette, mix the following into three separate bowls and then paint onto tile. 2:1 - Cobalt Turquoise Hue and Titanium White. 1:2 drops of Quinacridone Gold with water. 1:2 drops of Carbon Black with water.
  9. Paint each coat and dry in between. Start with turquoise/white paint mix, then a coat of Quinacridone Gold. The last coat is Carbon Black.
  10. Gently rub off raised embossing with a damp cloth or use an emery board to expose metal from the paint.
  11. Glue embossed tile onto card base.
  12. Quickly mix each paint 1:1 with white tinting base onto Creative Palette  - Quinacridone Violet, Cobalt Blue Hue and Doxazine Purple - and paint into ombre layers, wet with a spray of rubbing alcohol if it dries before pulling a monoprint. Let dry and clean monoprinting plate. 
  13. Place monoprint into MISTI with black foam removed. Stamp lilacs with black ink. Repeat until you have a solid image.
  14. Remove and heat set ink then cut out sections of flowers that are different in color or as desired.
  15. Repeat process with Yellow Green Light and Phthalo Green Yellow for leaves, 
  16. Position flower pieces around faux tin tile and then adhere with foam adhesive.
  17. Stamp sentiment on white paper with black ink and trim into pennant, then adhere to card base to appear tucked into flowers.
  18. Use a piece of silver jewelry wire to add looped element to card and tuck behind flowers over tile.  



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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Lilacs in Winter and other Flowering Projects


It's Wednesday, the middle of February and I'm thinking of spring! It is still officially winter, but with Stampendous and my teamies we are sharing lovely lilac projects!!!

Stop by Jamie Martin's blog as well as the Stampendous blog for more inspiration.


I took creative license on a sketch challenge as well, because I thought those butterflies work perfectly for the three stacked elements. You'll have to go over to Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge forum to get the details for Sketch Challenge 632!


And now for a quick list of supplies and instructions.

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), Scrapbook Pal (SP) and Blick Studio (Blick) links are also listed for non-affiliate shopping.

Stampendous:

  • Lilac Cling Stamp Set (AZ, STM)
  • You Are Amazing Stamp (AZ, STM)
  • Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink by Tsukineko® (AZ, STM)
Plus:
  • Cardstock by Bazzill Papers - Pixie Dust (AZ)
  • Cardstock by WorldWin - Belgium Blue
  • 90 lb. Watercolor Paper (AZ, Blick)
  • Watercolor markers by Winsor Newton® (AZBlick) - 109 Cadmium Yellow Hue, 090 Cadmium Orange Hue, 095 Cadmium Red Hue, 311 Hooker's Green, 312 Hookers Green Dark, 521 Phthalo Green (Yellow Shade), 401 Mid Blue, 139, Cerulean Blue Hue, 231 Dioxazine Violet
  • Ribbon by MayArts
  • E-Z Runner Tape by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (AZ, EH)
  • Pentel Arts Aquash Water Brush, Medium Fine (AZ, EH)
  • MISTI Stamping Tool (AZ, SP)
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops by Tonic Studios - Dandelion Yellow (AZ, EH)

Instructions:

  1. Stamp the three butterflies with Versafine ink onto watercolor paper. Note: Using the MISTI Tool will help get a solid stamped image.
  2. Mask the three butterflies with the included plastic template pieces.
  3. Stamp lilac onto watercolor paper, mask with plastic template shape.
  4. Stamp leaves across the bottom of the lilac bunch.
  5. Watercolor image by scribbling ink from markers onto plastic palette or surface (markers will stain surface).
  6. Stamp sentiment where desired.
  7. Tie a bow with ribbon and wrap around the lower right corner of the watercolor image.
  8. Glue to Belgium Blue cardstock and onto Pixie Dust card base.
  9. Add tiny drops of Dandelion Yellow Crystal Drops to the center of open flowers.



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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Bee-lieve Valentine's Day is Coming


Bee-lieve!!!! Today there is going to be two projects. One that I made for fun because the idea came to me while I was helping my son with the other!

Here's my sketching bee background style card.


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And the supply list with instructions.


Supplies for Sketchy Honeycomb Wishes:
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:

  • Honeycomb Wishes Perfectly Clear Stamp Set (AZ, STM)
  • Fitted Frames A Die Set (AZ, STM)
  • Mixed Media White Paper (AZ, STM)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko (AZ, STM)

Plus:
  • Kraft Cardstock
  • Rust Cardstock
  • Zig Art & Graphic Twin Marker (AZ, Blick) - (#1 - Yellow, #16 - Light Brown, #49 - Beige, #71 - Mid Brown, #81 - Dawn Gray, #08 - Gray)
  • White Prismacolor Pencil (AZ 12-set, Blick 1)
  • White 2mm Acrylic Paint Marker by Liquitex (AZ, Blick)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Marker (AZ)
  • Black 0.5mm STAEDTLER Liner Pen (AZ set, Blick 1)
  • 3D Foam Adhesives Squares (AZ)
Instructions:

  1. Stamp bee with black ink onto 4 x 6-1/4 inch kraft cardstock.
  2. Color with markers. Highlight wings and body with White Prismacolor pencil.
  3. Paint around edges with a white acrylic paint marker.
  4. Line the inside edge of the white marker with a black pen.
  5. Adhere to folded 4-1/2 x 6-1/4 inch card base.
  6. Stamp sentiment with black ink onto Mixed Media White Paper and cut out with E size inner frame die.
  7. Die cut outer E size from rust cardstock and glue sentiment onto it.
  8. Pop up with foam adhesive squares onto the card base.


Are you ready for the un BEE-lievable valentine idea my son and I put together? Aren't these valentine boxes cool!




Supplies for Honeycomb Wishes Valentines
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:
  • Honeycomb Wishes Perfectly Clear Stamp Set (AZSTM)
  • Mixed Media White Paper (AZSTM)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko (AZSTM)
Plus:

  • Kaleidocolor Ink Pad by Tsukineko® - Berry Blaze, Blue Breeze (Joann.comcompany website)
  • Picked Raspberry Distress Ink Pad by Ranger® (AZ)
  • Danube Blue Ink Pad by Tsukineko (AZ)
  • Zig Art & Graphic Twin Marker (AZBlick) (#6 Violet, #37 Persian Blue)
  • Zip-Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives (AZ)
  • We R Memory Keepers Hanging Box Die (AZ)
  • Sponge or Mini Ink Blending Tool (AZEHSP)
  • Mini MISTI Stamping Tool (AZEHSP) (magnets, too)
  • Pentel Arts Aquash Water Brush, Medium Fine  (AZEH)
  • Stardust Stickles (AZ)

Instructions:

  1. Cut out a quantity of Lifestyle Hanging Box die and label. 
  2. Stamp honeycomb onto label with Kaleidacolor ink. (We place the reverse die piece leftover from the label into the MISTI stamp tool as a guide for quick placement each time we stamped.
  3. Sponge coordinating color around edges of the label.
  4. Stamp sentiment with black ink onto a 1 x 2-5/8 inch Mixed Media White Paper. Stamp body of bee with a black marker on the other side of the sentiment, leave room for wings.
  5. Layer onto colored cardstock that is 1-3/8 x 2-5/8 inches.
  6. Stamp bee with black ink onto white paper and color (pink is picked up distress ink with a water brush, but use a marker that works with the color theme).
  7. Add Stickles to wings.
  8. Cut out body, head, and wings then glue over stamped legs on sentiment layer.
  9. Glue label on the box while it is still flat, then glue sentiment layer on the label.
  10. Fold all perforated edges, glue side flap, and close.


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