Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Floral Trumpet

Hello! This week, the Stampendous team is sharing projects using images from the adorable House Mouse collection. These images have been featured in our October and January catalogs. My card today is packed with lots of sparkle and shine. I used Floral Trumpet as my focal image.

Supplies:
Stampendous:
HMV32: Floral Trumpet
SSCM5003: House Mouse Friend Wishes
FMS4057: Lace Metal Stencil
TP121: Vintage Pink Tinsel
TP11: Vintage Plum Tinsel
MPW811: Mixed Media White Paper
STF082- VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
VM001: VersaMark Watermark Ink
HT400: Embossing Heat Tool

Other:
Tombow Dual Brush Markers: 158, 192, 723, 725, 757, 850, 947, 977, 990, 992
My Colors Cardstock: Pink, Pink Delight
Imagine: Rose Bud Memento, Sponge Dauber
K & Co.: Chalk
Adorn It!: Ribbon
Staples: Tag

Directions:
1. Stamp the image on to Mixed Media Paper with VersaFine ink.

2. Color using the markers listed above. Crop and color the background with blue chalk.

3. Make a mat of Pink Delight cardstock to go around the cropped House Mouse.

4. Create the card base from Pink cardstock and cut to the size of 5 1/2" x 8."

5. Sprinkle Vintage Pink Tinsel around the edges of the card (cover most of the card), and heat from underneath.

6. Tape the Lace stencil to the tag, and using a sponge dauber, apply VersaMark ink all over. Remove and wash stencil.

7. Sprinkle Vintage Plum on top. Remove excess, and heat from underneath.

8. Tie ribbon to the tag.

9. Stamp a sentiment from the Friend Wishes set with VersaFine ink on to Pink Delight cardstock.

10. Crop and tear the top edge. Ink the ripped edge with Rose Bud Memento ink.

11. Adhere all pieces to the card base using Zip Dry Glue. I kept my Pink Delight mat at an angle from the colored image. I also tacked the ribbon down so that it didn't hang off of the card.



Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Sweet Birthday

For the month of February, the Artists in Residence for Imagine are featuring the color rose. I went with a pinky shade of rose for my project today, which features Iridescent Pink Creative Medium as well as Angel Pink Memento. And, I'll show you how to make a Shaker Box, to give your card a little interactive fun.

Supplies:
Imagine:
Memento Markers: Angel Pink, Lulu Lavender, Summer Sky, London Fog, Gray Flannel, New Sprout, Bamboo Leaves, Rose Bud
Creative Medium: Iridescent Pink
VersaFine in Onyx Black
VersaMark Ink Pad
Craft Mat
Spot On Adhesieve

Other:
Lawn Fawn: Baked with Love Stamp and Die Sets
Stampendous: Waves & Dots Stencil, Leopard Skin Stencil, Vintage Pink Embossing Tinsel, Build a Wreath Die Set
The Crafter's Workshop: Stencil Punchinella (stars only)
Tombow Foam Tape
Canson Smooth Bristol Paper
Sequins
Pink & Gray Cardstock
Pink Patterned Cardstock

Directions:

1. Stamp the frosted cupcake, mixer and stand on to Smooth Bristol paper using Versafine ink. Color the images using the colors listed above.

*One thing I wanted to share, is that you do not always have to shade or highlight with the same colors. Meaning, if I want my focal color to be pink, I don't always have to use pink to shade. For the mixer, I used Angel Pink and Rose Bud, which is an obvious choice because they are both pink. But, for the frosting, I used Angel Pink shaded with Lulu Lavender, and the stand is Angel Pink with Summer Sky. You can get some wonderful effects and more exciting colorations by thinking outside the box with what colors you use together.

2. Die cut the images.

3. Using the Build a Wreath Die Cut Set, cut out the largest scallop in pink cardstock. Then, die cut the second largest circle in the middle of the cut scallop.

4. Cut a piece of acetate in the largest scallop.
*Tip! I like to use the plastic sheets from my clear stamps, once I've transferred the stamps into a filing system.

5. Cut the largest circle in a pink patterned cardstock.

6. Lay the Leopard Stencil on top of the largest scallop. Tape down.


7. Apply Iridescent Pink Creative Medium with a palette knife. The best way to apply, is by glooping (technical term) some CM at the top of the stencil, and then dragging the palette knife across the stencil at a 45 degree angle. Remove the stencil and let the CM dry.

8. Tape down the Stencil Punchinella directly to the Craft Mat. Apply Creative Medium to the stars. Peel off stencil, Let stars dry.

9. Once the stars are dry, peel them off the Craft Mat with the palette knife. Set stars aside. They will be used in our Shaker Box.

10. Using Spot On glue, apply to the back of the scallop with the leopard skin. Adhere to the acetate scallop.

11. Apply foam tape around the scallop layer. Be sure to not have spaces in between the tape so that your shaker filling won't fall out.

12. Fill with sequins and the stars you made from Creative Medium.

13. Apply the patterned paper (pattern side down!) to the back of the Shaker Box.

Ta-da! Shaker Box! Now for the rest of the card.

14. Tape down the Waves & Dots stencil to a piece of gray cardstock. Apply Creative Medium. Remove and wash stencil. Let dry.

15. Swipe Angel Pink ink across smooth white cardstock. Stamp your sentiment using VersaFine ink on top of the Angel Pink. Trim.

16. Apply VersaMark ink across the bottom of the sentiment. Sprinkle Vintage Pink Embossing Tinsel and heat from underneath.


17. On your white card base, apply VersaMark to the 2 vertical (tall) sides of the card. Sprinkle with Vintage Pink Embossing Tinsel and heat from underneath.

18. Adhere the gray mat to the card base. Adhere the Lawn Fawn elements to the Shaker Box with Spot On glue and add extra foam tape where the images overhang for added stability. Adhere Shaker Box to the card.

19. Shake, shake, shake!!!


Thanks for visiting today!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Queen Bee and Honeycomb Wishes

Greetings! Today, some of the Stampendous team is sharing projects that are buzzing with love and friendship. We have some fantastic new bee stamps and stencils that are sure to make anyone's day sweet as honey.

Supplies:
Stampendous:
FMS4064: Honey Queen Stencil
SSC1257: Honeycomb Wishes
DWLJ806: Honeycomb Stencil
MPW811: Mixed Media White Paper
DWDPP: Pearlescent Embossing Paste
DWDGP: Gold Embossing Paste
DWDPK: Palette Knife
DWLL332: Picasso Shield
STF082: VersaFine ink in Onyx Black
MEM01: Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black
DWDGHB-6: 1/4" Stencil Brush
HANDLES: Acrylic Stamp Handle

Other:
My Colors Cardstock: Yellow Corn
Imagine: Delicata Ink in Golden Glitz and White Shimmer, Memento Ink in Dandelion
Beacon Adhesieves: Zip Dry Glue
Recollections: Watercolor Paper
Dylusions: Lemon Zest Spray
Glue Dots: Pop Dots



Directions:
1. Tape the Honey Queen Stencil to a piece of Stampendous' Mixed Media White Paper.

2. Add tape to the body of the bee, so that only the wings are exposed.

3. Using Pearlescent embossing Paste and the Palette Knife, spread the paste across the wings, remove and wash stencil, and let dry.

4. Replace the stencil back on to the wings and tape off the head so that only the crown is exposed. You don't really need to tape off the body and the wings for this.

5. Using Gold Embossing Paste and the Palette Knife, paste the crown, remove and wash stencil, and let dry.

6. Replace the stencil on the pasted image and tape off the wings and the crown.

7. Apply Dandelion Memento Ink to the head and every other stripe. Use the Picasso Shield to help block out the correct areas.

8. Apply Tuxedo Black Memento Ink to the opposing stripes and the eyes, again utilizing tape and the Picasso Shield.

9. Trim the Honey Queen out.

10. On watercolor paper, tape down the Honeycomb Stencil and spray with Lemon Zest Dylusions spray.

11. Cut the piece down to 5 1/4" x 3 3/4."

12. Stick the Honeycomb Perfectly Clear stamp on to a Handle, ink with VersaFine ink and stamp on top of the yellow Honeycomb background.

13. Stamp the sentiment with VersaFine ink on to the background piece.

14. Ink the edges of the background with Golden Glitz Delicata ink.

15. Create the card base with Yellow Corn cardstock and cut to the size of 5 1/2" x 8."

16. Ink the edges of the card base with White Shimmer Delicata ink.

17. Glue the background to the base with Zip Dry Glue.

18. Glue the Honey Queen to the background with Pop Dots.


Below are the other ladies posting along with me today. Be sure to visit the Stampendous Blog too! Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Alison Heikkila (that's me!)

Kristine Reynolds

Janelle Stollfus

Friday, February 3, 2017

Cupid Boy with ADfD

Hello! It's my second post for the day. Please be sure to check out my first post for the Laurel Burch hop. But before you do that, I have an announcement. The A Day for Daisies team is sharing our last challenge today. It's a bit of a surprise to all of us, but Tammy needs to ficus on her family right now. So sadly, we have to say goodbye. But, you can be certain that I will still be creating lots of things with the beautiful ADfD images. Our last challenge is Anything Goes, and I used Cupid Boy.

I colored the image on Mixed Media Paper with Zig Clean Color Markers. Notice the single red heart button.

The sentiment is from the Love Always stamp set from Stampendous. Around the edge of the image, I embossed Aged Scarlet Frantage Embossing Powder.

My background was created with 3 colors of Distress Ink blended together with Ranger's Ink Blender. The hearts are from an old Heidi Swapp set, and i used VersaMark to ink them. Then I used Seasonings Embossing Powder. I used more Distress Ink on the card base, and popped up the image layer with foam. Don't tell my husband, but I may use this card for him for Valentine's Day. I hope you will join the A Day for Daisies team for our last challenge. Please be sure to visit the Blog for all of the details. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Laurel Burch Hop

Hello! Have you heard? Stampendous now has Laurel Burch stamps! Laurel Burch was a very popular artist back in the 80's, who has sadly passed away, but we are thrilled to help keep her artwork alive.

I used the large flower from the Blossoming Woman stamp set. There is a die set too, but I don't own it, so I just fussy cut the image out after I colored it. I used Zig Clean Color Markers for this image. On the Stampendous web site, there is a chart with Laurel's color palette of choice, but it lists the colors in Copics. So I used Zigs that were as close as possible to the coordinating Copic markers.

I used a Sizzix die to make my tag base, which was some scrap black cardstock with gold ink. For an additional pop of color, I added some red cardstock to one corner. Yellow chiffon ribbon topped it off. I like these images because they are fast and simple to color. I like the tribal feel to them as well. Please be sure to visit the Stampendous blog to see who's posted this week. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Standing in the Clouds with ADfD

Hello! I have a new card with a lovely image from A Day for Daisies to share with you today. The digi is called Standing in the Clouds.

I colored this beauty with Zig Clean Color Markers and a water brush. Here's a close up.

My background was created with the Piasso Stencil from Dreamweaver (available from Stampendous), White VersaColor Ink (from Imagine), a sponge dauber, and Detail White Embossing Enamel. Then I sprayed the background with Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Frost. You'll see that better in the photo below. The entire background looks frosty. My sentiment is from the Soaring Sentiments set. I edged it and my card base with Bahama Blue and Danube Blue Memento Ink, which really matched her jacket perfectly.

See the pretty shimmer? I love the Sheer Shimmer Spritzes, and I encourage you to give them a try. I'll have another project for A Day for Daises soon, and our February challenge will be posted on Friday. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Sympathy Card

Hello! Card makers love to make joyous cards, commemorating wonderful life events. Birthdays, weddings, graduations, etc. Unfortunately, we also need to make cards for sad things such as the passing of a loved one. It's always good to have a few of these on hand, because I know that for me, when I lose someone, I do not want to make a card. So it's best to have these done ahead of time. Below is a simple card that can be done in any color range you like. I went with this month's color choice from Imagine, which is Wintergreen.

Supplies:
Imagine:
VersaColor- Seafoam, Mint, Celadon, Evergreen
Embossing Powder- Clear
Delicata Ink: Silvery Shimmer

Other:
Stampendous: Those We Love stampMixed Media Paper

For this card, I started off with Stampendous' Mixed Media Paper, which is nice and smooth, and I cut it to 5 1/4" x 3 3/4." I rubbed the Seafoam across the top and covered about 1/3 of the paper. Next I used the Mint Versacolor and covered another third of the paper. I finished it up with the Celeadon ink on the bottom third. I heated the paper with my embossing gun so that it would dry.

I stamped my sympathy image with Evergreen Versacolor and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. I roughed up the edges a bit with the blade of my scissor. I inked up my card base with Silvery Shimmer Delicata ink to add some shine.

This card came together very quickly, and again, it's always good to have a few of these on hand. You can try it in any color combination of colors, though I like to keep this style of card soft in color.

Skill Level: Basic
Time to Complete: 15 Minutes