Thursday, June 30, 2016

Live Each Day Layout

Hi! This week, the Stampendous team has been sharing lots of projects featuring flowers and foliage. Today, I am sharing a scrapbook page. Gosh...it's been far too long since I have had one of these up here in Bloggy Land. The photo I used is of my daughter when we went on a trip to Strausburg Railroad in Pennsylvania. Whenever we go there, we ride in an open air car...they are so relaxing, and the breeze that comes in is wonderful. My kids love to lean out (just a little) and let the wind blow through their hair. 


Supplies:
Stampendous:
P285: Live Each Day
DCP1005: Fitted Frames Set A
DCP1006: Fitted Frames Set B
DWLX7011: Big Dots Stencil
DWLJ808: Cathedral Windows Large Stencil
DWLX7012: Waves and Dots Stencil
FREG029: Shabby Blue Embossing Enamel
PK03: Gemstone Embossing Powder Kit
EI101: Boss Gloss Embossing Ink with Dauber
MPW811: Mixed Media Paper
Acrylic Stamp Handle
STF082: Onyx Black VersaFine InkCreative Impressions: Ribbon

Others:
Tombow Dual Brush Watercolor Markers: 055, 062, 805, 905,173, 133, 245, 195, 606, 603, 491, 451, 452, 977, 879
My Colors Cardstock: Sky, Plum, Grasshopper, Banana Pepper
DCWV: Corrugated Cardstock, Cork Cardstock
Imagine Crafts: Electric Blue Radiant Neon Ink, Pink Petunia Versa Magic Ink
Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Glue

Directions: 
1. Stamp the Live Each Day image on to Mixed Media Paper using Onyx Black VersaFine ink. Color the image using the Tombow markers listed above. Use letter "P" from the Fitted Frames to cut out the image. Next, use the coordinating "P" frame with Plum My Colors cardstock for a mat. Attach layers with Zip Dry Glue.

2. Use Sky My Colors cardstock as your 12 x 12 base. Using the Big Dots stencil, take a piece of Grasshopper cardstock, make a 12" single row of dots using the Boss Gloss dauber. Sprinkle Tanzanite embossing powder (from the Gemstone Kit) on to the dots and heat set.

3. For the photo, use the letter "R" die to crop it, and then the larger "R" for the mat in Banana Pepper cardstock. Glue wt Zip Dry. I used the large "F" for the corrugated cardboard.

4. I used the little "C" for the cork sheet. I used the Boss Gloss dauber, along with the Cathedral Windows Large stencil. I heat embossed Sapphire powder (also from the Gemstone kit) on to it. Attach to the corrugated piece with Zip Dy. 

5. I inked the Waves and Dots stencil randomly across my Sky background paper using Versa Magic Pink Petunia ink and a sponge dauber. I then sprinkled Shabby Blue embossing enamel over the background and heat set it from underneath. Next, I inked the edges of the background with Electric Blue Radiant Neon ink.. 

6. I glued all of my layers down, and added 3 small pieces of sparkly ribbon for a little more texture. 

You can see the shine of the embossing powders here. The texture too. I love having lots of texture on my scrapbook pages. 


That's it for me today. Please be sure to visit the links below to see more projects from the Stampendous team. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day! 

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Christmas in June

Hello! It's time for a new Wicked Wednesday Challenge! This week, our theme is Christmas in July June. We are sponsored by AMB Illustrations, and I used one of the cute birds from their Christmas Birds set.

I colored this cutie with my Memento Markers. My background was done with some cool paisley Christmas paper and lots of Wedding Dress irRESISTables from Imagine Crafts. I fussy cut her out and glued her on once the spray was dried.

Please be sure to visit the rest of the Wicked Wednesday team over on the blog. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Monday, June 27, 2016

Happy Birthday Janelle!

Hello! I have an extra post for you today because the Stampendous team is celebrating a very special day. It's Janelle Stollfus' birthday! She is in charge of keeping our collaborations on track, as well as the Stampendous Blog, and helps to field questions for the team. Plus, she of course makes many, many wonderful projects for Stampendous, and we all just love her. We wanted to share some birthday well-wishes for her. Here's the card I made.

I love love the Balloon Stencil Duo. I have used it a few times already. There are lots of Stencil Duos available, and they all mix and match really well. I used the accompanying pen to draw out the balloon, and I colored it in with Memento Markers from Imagine Crafts.

I stamped out my Happy Memories sentiment and heat embossed it with Amethyst PEARLustre embossing powder. Then, I drew in the string with my Tuxedo Black irRESISTables Pico Embellisher, also from Imagine Crafts. Please be sure to visit all of the gals wishing Janelle a happy birthday today. Happiest of birthdays, Janelle!!!!

Tenia Nelson

Alison Heikkila (that's me!)

Kristine Reynolds

Pam Hornschu

Katy Leitch

Wendy Price

Asia King

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Jamie Martin

Lea Fritts

Poppy Fields and Window Panes

Hello! This week, the Stampendous team is going to be sharing some great projects featuring florals and foliage. It's easy to make a greeting card for any occasion (or lack thereof) if you have some pretty flowers and perhaps a good sentiment. Today, I didn't use a sentiment, but my card doesn't really need one. 


Supplies:
Stampendous:
R262: Poppy Fields
DWLJ811: Jumbo Tile Stencil
DWDGWP: Glossy White Embossing Paste
FRGL01: Multi Crystal Glitter Mix
DWDPK: Palette Knife
Acrylic Stamp HandleVM001: VersaMark Watermark Ink PadDP111: Detail Black Embossing Powder

Others:
My Colors Cardstock: Banana Pepper, Tropical Splash
Deco Art: Media Fluid Acrylics in Prussian Blue
Artist's Loft: Watercolor Paints, Watercolor Paper
Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry
Craft Mat



Directions:
1. Stamp image on to watercolor paper using VersaMark Ink, and heat emboss with Detail Black Embossing Powder. Paint with watercolor paints, let dry, and trim. 

2. Make a mat for the image using Banana Pepper cardstock and glue with Zip Dry.

3. Make the card base with Tropical Splash cardstock, and cut to 10" x 6 1/2." 

4. Attach the Jumbo Tile Stencil to the card base with some tape. Spread some Glossy White Embossing Paste on to a craft mat and add 1 drop of Pussian Blue Fluid Acrylic paint and mix, but do not over mix.Keep the color marbleized. Spread the colored paste on to the stencil and card base, but keep it slightly messy. Have some texture and and incomplete coverage. Sprinkle Multi Crystal Glitter Mix into the wet paste and let dry.

5. Attach the image and mat layers to the card base. 


You can head on over to the Stampendous Blog to see who else is posting along with me today. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

CAS-ual Watermarking


I was very happy to find out that we were going to do a collaboration with CAS-ual Fridays, and as soon as my goodies came, I made this project right away. There are prizes to be won, and all of the details can be found on the Imagine Crafts Blog and on the CAS-ual Friday Blog. This is a HUGE hop, so sit back, relax, and enjoy all of the crafty goodness! 

Supplies:
Imagine Crafts:
Walnut Ink: Eucalyptus, Terra Cotta, Java
VersaMark ink pad
VersaMagic: Tea Leaves
VersaFine: Spanish Moss, Vintage Sepia
Goosebumps Dauber
Clear Embossing Powder


Others:
CAS-ual Fridays: CTSS-13-020: Wonderful Words
Stampendous: Fitted Frames Set B
Whisker Graphics: Divine Twine
Beacon Adehsieves: Zip Dry Glue
Recollections: Ivory Card Base, cream cardstock
Artist's Loft: Watercolor Paper

Directions: 


1.   On watercolor paper, stamp the large flowers from the Wonderful Words stamp set with VersaMark and emboss with clear embossing powder. Repeat steps with the smaller flower.


2. Spray the embossed watercolor paper with Eucalyptus, Terra Cotta, and Java Walnut Inks. Don’t go too heavy with the coverage. You want to be able to see the different colors. Rub the paper with a paper towel while the sprays are still wet to slightly blend the colors and remove the spray from the embossed areas. 

1.   3. Using a sentiment from the same stamp set, stamp it on to cream cardstock using Vintage Sepia VersaFine ink. Die cut the sentiment using the small “H” Fitted Frame.  Ink the edges with VersaMagic in Tea Leaves, and then ink a smaller border with Spanish Moss VersaFine. 


4.  Once the ink is dried, go over the sentiment with Original Goosebumps with the dauber top to give the piece some sheen and texture. I gave it 2 coats.

5. Using the Tea Leaves and Spanish Moss inks again, ink the edges of the card base. Wrap the mat originally made with Divine Twine, and tie a knot. Adhere all layers together using Zip Dry Glue.

Below is the full list of hoppers for this CAS event! Please be sure to visit everyone and leave them some love. Don't forget about the chance to win some great prizes! And if you're new to my blog, feel free to click on the social media icons in the top right side of my blog to follow me. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!
Imagine 
Monica Edwards
Jennifer Ingle
Teresa Abajo
Lydia Evans
Jennifer Vanderbeek
Kelly Griglione
Nadine Carlier
Shona Chambers
Vicki Dutcher
Alison Heikkila (that's me!)
Jeanne Jachna
Neva Cole
Archana Bhurke
Mary Prasad
Nora Noll
Katharina Frei
Diane Jaquay
Roni Johnson
Joanna Harty
Jowilna Nolte
Lisa Lahiff
Terre Fry
Bonnie Sharp
Martha Lucia Gomez
Kimberly Rendino
Mark Melnick
CAS-ual Fridays Blog
 



Friday, June 24, 2016

ADfD Showcase with Bitsy Bug Jane

Hello! I have a second post for you today! Wow...that's the second time that's happened this week! Please be sure to scroll down to see my other projects. On to this post now. The A Day for Daisies team is showcasing the Bitsy Bugs and Fall Cuties. I have Bitsy Bug Jane on my card today.

Awww, she's so cute! I added Stickles to her wings to go along with our current challenge of "Add Glitter."

The background was done with 2 washi tapes, and I used my All-Time favorite dies...the Fitted Frames from Stampendous.

Please be sure to visit the rest of the A Day for Daises team over on the Blog. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Heaven Seems a Little Closer at the Beach

Hello! All week long, the Stampendous team has been sharing projects featuring sea-inspired projects. The card I'm sharing today is one of my favorites that I did for the April catalog. I have a love for hibiscus flowers (especially in the coloration I did here), and I had a lot of fun playing with colors, textures, and products. 


Supplies:
Stampendous:
CRW171: Hibiscus Conch
DWLJ808: Cathedral Windows Large
DWDGWP: Glossy White Embossing Paste
SSC1246: Ocean Wisdom
DCP1005: Fitted Frames Set A
EK22: Beach Embossing Powder Kit
DWDPK: Palette Knife
Acrylic Stamp HandleVM001: VersaMark Watermark Ink PadDP111: Detail Black Embossing Powder

Others:
My Colors Cardstock: Poolside, Sweet Potato, Sky
Memories Mist: Pink Lemonade
Imagine Crafts: Summer Sky Memento Ink, Electric Orange Radiant Neon Ink
Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Glue
Artist's Loft: Watercolor Paints, Watercolor Paper
EK Success: Medium Corner Rounder

Directions:
1. Lay Cathedral Windows Large on to a piece of watercolor paper and spray Pink Lemonade Memories Mist on to it, and go for full coverage. Carefully lift the stencil and flip on to a fresh piece of watercolor paper and press to get the reverse image. Set aside the first piece for another project, and let the 2nd piece dry for this project. 

2. When the reverse image has dried, tape the Cathedral Windows Large stencil on to it, being careful to line up the design. Apply Glossy White Embossing Paste on to the stencil using the Palette Knife. Remove (and clean) stencil, let dry and trim down the image. Round the corners. 

3. Stamp out the Conch and Hibiscus stamp on to watercolor paper with VersaMark, and emboss with Detail Black powder. Paint with watercolors. Let dry, and then trim, leaving a small border of paper around the image. Ink edges with Summer Sky Memento Ink. 

4. Tear a mat of Poolside cardstock to go under the stenciled layer. Sprinkle Golden Sand embossing powder (from the Beach Embossing Powder Kit) around the edges and heat set.

5. Create the card base out of Sweet Potato cardstock to 6 1/2" x 10." Sprinkle Sky Blue embossing powder (also from the Beach Kit) around the edges. 

6. Cut a piece of Sky cardstock with the small letter "L" Fitted Frame. Stamp with sentiment from the Ocean Wisdom set, and heat emboss with Detail Black. Ink the edges with Electric Orange ink. 

7. Attach all layers with Zip Dry glue. 

Below are the rest of the folks posting along with me today. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!