Monday, May 21, 2018

Happy! Happy! Happy!




Supplies:

Stampendous Products:

Other Products:
Copic Markers: Y17, Y32, YR04, YR09, YR18, RV06, RV09, RV19, B04, B06, B24, B28, R29, E39, FV2, C10
White, Orange, and Yellow cardstock
Purple and Marine Star Stardust® Gelly Roll® Pen by Sakura of America
Clear Glaze® 3D Glossy Ink Pen by Sakura of America

Instructions:

  1. Create an A2 card from orange cardstock.
  2. Stamp Happy Bday Cat  image onto white cardstock and color with Copic markers. Add Glaze® 3D Glossy ink to the flames of the candles for dimension and shine. 
  3. Trim image and set aside.
  4. Cut a 2" strip of yellow cardstock, then stamp borders from the Laurel Burch Icons Perfectly Clear™ set to the top and bottom of the strip. 
  5. Color the borders with Copic markers, then add glittery highlights with the Stardust® pens.
  6. Cut the strip into two pieces, then adhere to the orange card as shown.
  7. Adhere the Bday Cat image to the card.
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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Time Flies!

I'm so excited to announce that I recently joined Passionate Paper Creations' Design Team and am working with a wonderful group of talented ladies. This week, our sponsor is Ching-Chou Kuik, an artist whose work I've admired for ages!

Here's my card using Time Flies



Supplies used:
Time Flies digital stamp: Ching-Chou Kuik
Solar Crest White cardstock: Neenah
Timekeeper 6x6 pad: Marion Smith
Big and Little Chained Rectangles die: Gina Marie Designs
Old Paper Distress ink: Ranger
Foil border sticker: source unknown
Copic markers as follows:
Skin: E50, BV0000, BG0000, E21, E11, E000, BV20
Hair: E51, E53, E55, YR30
Dress: B21, B34, B37, B39
Roses: Y21, Y35, Y38, YG 63, YG67
Bird: B21, B34, B37, R56
Banner: E81, E84, E87
Clock: Y23, Y26, Y28

Directions:
  1. Re-size image using PhotoElements, print onto cardstock using a laser printer.
  2. Color image as desired.
  3. Die-cut image and leave the cardstock in the die. 
  4. Brush Old Paper Distress ink over the die onto the cardstock.
  5. Remove the cardstock from the die.
  6. Cut patterned paper to 4.75" wide. Flip the leftover strip of patterned paper and adhere over the remainder as shown. 
  7. Add foil border sticker over seam between the papers.
  8. Sponge all edges with Old Paper Distress ink.
  9. Adhere the image panel.
  10. Adhere the card front to a 5" x 6.25" Kraft card.
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Monday, April 30, 2018

With Love from the Cat!

Here's a card with Stampendous' new Laurel Burch Cat Love!





Supplies:
Stampendous Supplies:
Laurel Burch Cat Love Stamp
Laurel Burch Tribal Cats Cling Rubber Stamp Set
Gold Detail Embossing Powder
Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko®
VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad by Tsukineko®

Other Supplies:
Copic Markers: FV2, B28, B69, RV09, RV19, B06, C10
Golden Glitz Delicata™ Ink by Tsukineko®
D'Vine Swirls Cuttlebug Embossing Folder by Provo Craft
Pink, Navy, and White cardstock
18 Kt. Gold Leafing Pen by Krylon®

Instructions:
  1. Stamp Laurel Burch Cat Love onto white cardstock.
  2. Color image with Copic markers. Extend the image's border with a C10 Copic marker.
  3. Tear along the four sides of the image, distress the edges a bit more, then edge with the leafing pen.
  4. Cut a strip of pink cardstock, then stamp the swirl image from the Laurel Burch Tribal Cats Cling Rubber Stamp Set with VersaMark ink, add Gold Detail Embossing Powder, dump the excess, and heat set. 
  5. Cut the strip in half, then trim to 4" wide. Distress the edges slightly and edge with the leafing pen.
  6. Cut navy cardstock to 5.25" x 4" and use the embossing folder to emboss it.
  7. Rub Golden Glitz Delicata™ ink over the swirls until the swirls are covered.
  8. Adhere the heat-embossed strips of pink cardstock to the dry-embossed navy cardstock, then edge with the leafing pen.
  9. Adhere the image panel.
  10. Adhere the card to a navy A2 card.
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Friday, April 27, 2018

Missing You

Stampendous' new 'Tree Circle Stamp is absolutely gorgeous and perfect for all sorts of occasions.. It's a silhouette stamp, so it's perfect to use with so many different media.

Today's card features the beautiful new Tree Circle Stamp and the Big Words Thanks Perfectly Clear™ Stamp Set.



Supplies:
Stampendous Products:
Onyx Black VersaFine Instant Dry Pigment Ink by Tsukineko®

Other Products:
Copic Markers: YG13, YG17, V55, YR16, Y19, Y11, Y13, B21, B23, RV000, RV00
Circles Nestabilities Dies by Spellbinders®
White, pink, blue, and black cardstock

Instructions:
  1. Create a 5" x 7" card from pink cardstock.
  2. Stamp Tree Circle image with Memento™ Tuxedo Black onto white cardstock, color with Copic markers, then die-cut with a Circles Nestabilities die.
  3. Cut a piece of blue cardstock cardstock to 4.75" x 6.75". 
  4. Position a die from the Fitted Frames A Die Set equidistant from the top and both sides on the blue cardstock. Secure the die with tape and run through a die-cut machine.
  5. Using VersaFine ink, stamp the sentiments onto the blue cardstock below the aperture.
  6. Position the smaller die from the Fitted Frames A Die Set onto piece of the pink cardstock, tape it down, run the pink cardstock through the die-cut machine.
  7. Adhere the blue stamped card front over the die-cut pink cardstock to form a frame.
  8. Adhere the circular image panel onto a piece of black cardstock, then adhere the image panel behind the matted pink cardstock, so that the image is framed.
  9. Mount the blue card front onto the pink card.
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Monday, April 23, 2018

Thanks!

One of the things that I look forward to every year is the flowering of the wisteria down the street. It's absolutely beautiful! Sadly, it hasn't bloomed yet because spring weather is late this year!

Here's my card with the lovely new Wisteria Circle Stamp and Big Word Thanks Perfectly Clear@ Stamp Set.



Supplies:
Stampendous Products:
https://www.stampendous.com/shop/whats-new/big-words-thanks-perfectly-clear-stamps/

Other Supplies:
Copic Markers: V20, V22, BV02, BV04, YG63, YG67, E74, E77, E79, E89
White cardstock
Green cardstock
Circle Nestabilities dies by Spellbinders®

Instructions:
  1. Create a 5" x 7" card from dark green cardstock.
  2. Stamp image with Memento™ Tuxedo Black onto white cardstock and color with Copic markers.
  3. Cut a piece of lighter green cardstock to 4.75" x 6.75". 
  4. Position a circle die equidistant from the top and both sides. Secure the die with tape and run through a die-cut machine.
  5. Using VersaFine ink, stamp the sentiments onto the green cardstock below the circle.
  6. Adhere the stamped image behind the green cardstock so that the circle aperture is framing the image.
  7. Mount the image panel onto the green card.
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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Enjoy Spring!

The Stampendous Design Team and some friends are sharing projects using the versatile Window Messages Perfectly Clear™ Stamp Set. Click HERE to see who is participating, then visit each blog  for inspiration!


Here's my card using the Enjoy stamp which I used because we've finally got spring-like weather here in the Northeast!



Supplies:
Stampendous Products used:

Other Products used:
Jet Black Archival ink by Ranger
Tim Holtz® Black Soot Distress ink by Ranger
140 lb. Mixed Media cardstock by Strathmore
Zig® Clean Color Pens by Kuretake
Lady Bug Ribbon (Source unknown)
ATC Nestabilities set by Spellbinders
Very Vintage Double Dot Designs by BoBunny
Dot Grid Daisy Stripe Rainbow Petite Prints by Doodlebug Designs™

Instructions:
  1. Stamp the image onto cardstock. 
  2. Color with watercolor pens.
  3. Die-cut the image panel, set aside.
  4. Cut green Very Vintage Double Dot paper to 3.25" x 4.75".
  5. Cut orange Very Vintage Double Dot paper to 2.75" x 4.75"
  6. Sponge the edge of the orange paper with Black Soot Distress ink, then adhere to orange patterned paper to create your card front. 
  7. Sponge all four edges of the card front with Distress ink
  8. Cut a piece of yellow Daisy paper to 5/8" wide, tape the dotted scallop die from the to the edge, and run the patterned paper through a die-cut machine. Remove tape and the die-cut paper. 
  9. Trim the scalloped border to 3.25" wide, then edge the straight edge with Black Soot Distress ink.
  10. Adhere the ribbon to the die-cut border, then adhere to the card front.
  11. Adhere the image panel to your card front.
  12. Adhere to card front to a 3.5" x 5" card.
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Friday, April 13, 2018

Merci!


Paris Bonjour Banner

This week, the Stampendous Design Team is sharing projects using the fabulous new Paris Bonjour Cling Stamps and Stencil Set and the Paris Bonjour Die Set. Click HERE to see who is participating, then visit each blog and comment for a chance to win this great set!

Here's a festive card using these great new sets.



Supplies:
Stampendous Products used:
Paris Bonjour Cling Stamps and Stencil Set
Paris Bonjour Die Set
6x6 Cling Paris Map
Crystal Sparkly Embossing Powder
Aqua Tinsel Embossing Powder
Mushroom Opaque Embossing Powder
Fitted Frames B Die Cut Set

Other Products used:
Navy and white cardstock
Zig® Clean Color pens by Kuretake: Green, May Green, Deep Green, and Blue 
Yellow, Cold Grey IV, Brown Pitt Artist pens by Faber Castell

Instructions:
  1. Cut a piece of navy cardstock in half. Score and fold to form an A2 card.
  2. Cut the remaining piece of navy cardstock in half.
  3. Using VersaMark ink, stamp the fireworks stamp, from the Paris Bonjour Cling Stamps and Stencil Set), onto the top part of one half of the navy cardstock. Heat emboss with Aqua Tinsel embossing powder. Repeat to add more bursts of firework. Trim to 3" x 4.5". Set aside.
  4. Using VersaMark ink, stamp the Merci sentiment from the Paris Bonjour Cling Stamps and Stencil Set onto a remaining scrap of navy paper. Heat emboss the sentiment with Aqua Tinsel.
  5. Using VersaMark ink, stamp the 6x6 Cling Paris Map onto the remaining 4.25" x 5.5" piece of Navy cardstock. Heat set with Crystal Sparkly Embossing Powder. Trim to 4" x 5.25".
  6. Drag all edges of both the Fireworks piece and the Paris map piece onto your VersaMark pad, then drag them through Crystal embossing powder. Heat set.
  7. Die-cut the sentiment with one of the dies from the enormously versatile Fitted Frames B Die Cut Set. Smoosh the entire die-cut into the VersaMark pad, then while holding it with tweezers, dip it into the jar of Crystal Embossing powder, pull it out and heat emboss it.
  8. Stamp the Eiffel Tower from the Paris Bonjour Cling Stamps and Stencil Set with VersaMark ink. Heat emboss it with Mushroom Opaque Embossing Powder, then color it yellow. Add some shading if you'd like with the Brown and Grey Pitt pens.
  9. Die-cut the stamped, colored Eiffel Tower with the matching die from the Paris Bonjour Die Set.
  10. Stamp the shrubbery from the Paris Bonjour Cling Stamps and Stencil Set, color it with markers, and die-cut it with the matching die.
  11. Assemble the card as shown.
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