Monday, June 19, 2017

Stylized Whale Tag

Hello! This week the Stampendous team is sharing projects with the theme of "Keeping it Cool." So lots of fun, Summery things will be showcased. For my project today, I have a tag featuring the Stylized Whale. I love this whale so much. I can imagine coloring him up in so many different ways. 


Supplies:
Stampendous:
P302: Stylized Whale
DP111: Detail Black Embossing Powder
R284: Starry Swirls Stamp
EK222: Beach Embossing Powder Kit (Pacific Blue & Chunky White)
STF082: VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black
MPW811: Mixed Media White Paper

Others:
Imagine:
Memento Markers in: Love Letter, Lady Bug, Tangelo, Cantaloupe, Dandelion, Pear Tart, Cottage Ivy, Bahama Blue, Danube Blue, Grape Jelly
VersaMagic in Night Sky
Fireworks! Spray in Bahama Blue and Danube Blue
VersaMark Ink Pad
Staples: #5 tag
Scrapbook Adhesives: Foam Squares
May Arts: Ribbon

Directions:
1. Stamp the Stylized Whale on to Mixed Media White Paper using Onyx Black VersaFine ink.

2. Heat emboss the whale with Detail Black Embossing Powder.

3. Color the whale using the Memento Markers listed.

4. Fussy cut the whale.

5. Spray the tag with Bahama Blue Fireworks! Spray, then Danube Blue Fireworks! Spray. Let dry.

6. Stamp the Starry Swirls stamp on to the tag using Night Sky VersaMagic ink.

7. Lightly sprinkle Pacific Blue embossing powder on to the tag randomly and heat set from underneath.

8. Apply VersaMark ink around the edge and sprinkle on Chunky White embossing powder. Heat set from underneath.

9. Apply the whale to the tag using foam squares.

10. Add a piece of ribbon to the tag.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

CSI Case File #231



Hello there! I am excited to share that I am a Guest Detective with C.S.I. Color, Stories, Inspiration. This is my first time playing along with this scrapbooking challenge, and I am really excited to join in with Case File #231.
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Here is the Case File.

I thought that the Case File had so many great elements and aspects to it, and I knew I wanted to use photos from the lake that is near our home. I found some fun pictures from one of the times we walked our dogs to the lake. Looking over the case file, I was inspired by the mushrooms, and used a few from Stampendous. They were colored with Memento Markers and then fussy cut. My layout's background was made by stamping the Summer Leaves Perfectly Clear set all over with Bamboo Leaves Memento Ink.

The Case File prompted us to have our journaling inside of a pocket, which I made out of a deep green cardstock. I wrote about how we love to explore the beauty of what is practically in our own backyard. I stamped a few images from Stampendous on the pocket and heat embossed it with gold powder.

Here's the cute little frog that I colored, and you can see how pretty the leaves look in the background. 

I've got to say, doing this Case File was a great challenge, and a lot of fun. I will be playing along again soon for sure! Thank you so much to the C.S.I. Team for collaborating with the Imagine AIRS. Please don't forget to go to the C.S.I. Blog for full details on how you can play along. My supply list is below. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day! 

Supplies:
Imagine:
Memento Ink: Bamboo Leaves
Memento Markers: Rich Cocoa, New Sprout,Bamboo Leaves, Summer Sky, Love Letter, Lady Bug, Desert Sand, Gray Flannel
On Point Glue
Tear It Tape
Gold Embossing Powder
VersaMark Ink

Other:
Stampendous:
SSC023: Summer Leaves Perfectly Clear Set
SSC1261: Nautical Anchor Perfectly Clear Set
SSC1262: Nautical Treasure Perfectly Clear Set
SSC1241: Terrarium
CRF236: Garden Frog (Discontinued)

Studio Calico: Wood Veneer Letters
Celadon Green Cardstock
Distressed Brown Cardstock
Evergreen Cardstock
Enamel Square
Mesh
Kokuyo Dot N Roller


Monday, June 5, 2017

Stylized Whale

Greetings! This week, the Stampendous team is showcasing, "Where the Wild Things Are." You'll get to see lots of fantastic animal projects all week long. Today, I am sharing one of my favorite projects from the April catalog...the Stylized Whale. 


Supplies:
Stampendous:
P302: Stylized Whale
L270: Whale of a Time
DCP1005: Fitted Frame Set A
DWLG713: Amsterdam Flourish
DWDEPT: Translucent Paste
EK22: Beach Embossing Kit
DWDPK: Palette Knife
STF082: VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black
VM001: VersaMark Ink Pad

Other:
Zig Clean Color Markers: 031, 032, 033, 035, 036, 037, 038, 041, 042, 045, 047, 048, 049, 302, 303, 400
My Colors Cardstock: Sky, Seafoam, Deep Indigo
Canson: Mixed Media Paper
Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Glue


Directions:
1. Stamp the Whale with VersaFine ink on Mixed Media Paper. Color with Zig Markers listed, then fussy cut.

2. Stamp the sentiment on to Mixed Media Paper with VersaFine ink. Color with 031, 032, 041, 049.

3. Die cut the sentiment using the small "L" Fitted Frame.

4. Die cut the large "L" Fitted Frame in Sky cardstock.

5. Create the card base out of Seafoam cardstock cut to 6-1/2" x 10."

6. Make a mat out of Deep Indigo, cut to the size of 4-1/2" x 6."

7. Tape the Amsterdam Flourish stencil to the Deep Indigo mat on the right side. Use the whale as a guide.

8. Tape off the extra portions of the stencil that you do not want stenciled.

9. Using the palette knife, spread Translucent Paste across the stencil. Remove and wash stencil. Let paste dry.

10. Apply VersaMark to bottom of the card, and go up about 1/2" up.

11. Using the Beach Embossing Kit, apply Pacific Blue to the very bottom, then Sky Blue, then Baby Blue, and last, a few sprinkles of Chunky White. Heat set from the bottom.

12. Glue all layers with Zip Dry Glue.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Sharing Handmade Kindness

Hello! I am a big fan of Jennifer McGuire. Her techniques and videos are always so inspiring, and she just seems like a fantastic person. If you haven't watched her videos before, you can check out her YouTube Channel HERE. She is always sending her friends cards, something I really do't do enough. And, she frequently mentions how important it is to simply share handmade kindness. With everyone. I love this idea, and she is encouraging people to participate in this "movement" to share handmade kindness. I am going to participate, and the card I am sharing today is the first example.

I am so in love with the Vintage Flowers set from Altenew, I knew I had to use them on some of the cards I make to share with friends. I used 4 colors of ink from Imagine to create the layered flowers. All were VersaColor. I used Smoke Blue, Heliotrope, Violet and Grape. The leaves were done with Memento ink in New Sprout, Pear Tart, and Bamboo Leaves. It was pretty simple to choose my colors because I made a nifty color chart for myself when I first got the stamps. You can check out my YouTube video about it HERE.

The lovely Sun and Rain sentiment I used is from Stampendous, and I heat embossed it with Amethyst embossing powder.  I also used several Fitted Frames to create the layers on my card.

I added a bit of sparkle with some opalescent sequins, that were adhered with On Point Glue. My card base started off as white, but I decided to ink it with Smoke Blue VersaColor, which is the same color as the first layer in the flowers. The plaid paper I used tied all of the colors together nicely. Thank you so much for checking out my card. Have an inspiring day!