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Have Faith

Hello! Today I am hopping along with Andy Skinner's amazing Design Team to share projects made with his insanely cool stamps. The latest release, found in the January Stampendous catalog, really inspired me. I especially love the Textures stamp set,which is the main set I used on my card below.

I started out with the "Smoosh Technique" (yup, that's a technical term) to apply a few colors of Distress Oxide inks to my background paper. I used watercolor paper by Recollections. I applied Fossilized Amber, Wilted Violet, and Worn Lipstick to my craft mat. I sprayed the colors with water, and dipped my paper into it. Once I was satisfied with the results, I heat set the colors with my embossing gun.

Then, I started to use the stamps from the Textures set by inking them with Wilted Violet, Peacock Feathers, and Frayed Burlap. I needed a focal point, so I added the "Have Faith" from Andy's Unexplained stamp set. I stamped it with VersaMark Ink (after I made su…
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Rainbow Hello

Hello there! I have a bright and cheery Stampendous card to share with you today. This week, the Design Team has been sharing projects that feature the various Brushed Greetings that Stampendous has to offer. My card uses the "Hello" from the Brushed Wishes set, as well as one of the pretty borders from the Spring Borders dies set. My full instructions are below.

Supplies:
Stampendous:
DCP1009: Border Die Set
SSC1272: Brushed Wishes Perfectly Clear Stamp Set
DP100: Detail White Embossing Powder

Other:
My Colors Cardstock: Plum, Ocean Side, Parrot, Banana Pepper, Mandarin, Firecracker
Imagine: VersaMark Ink
Scrapbook Adhesives: EZ Runner


Directions:
1. Create the card base out of Plum cardstock, cut to 7 1/2" x 5 1/4."

2. Die cut the bottom front flap of the card base with the scallop border die.

3. Trim down all other cardstocks to be 5 1/4" wide by approximately 1."

4. Die cut each of the cardstocks with the same scallop border die.

5. Adhere the Ocean Side la…

Magical Dragons Shaker Card

Greetings! Today, I am sharing a new project as a Guest Designer for Doodles Paper Playground. Doodles Paper Playground offers beautiful Sparkle Blends....amazing mixes of sequins, micro beads, teeny fimo pieces, and itty bitty jewels, and you can only get them at White Rose Crafts LLC. My card today features one of the new February blends, called Test Your Luck.

I used the adorable Magical Dragons stamp set from My Favorite Things and color coordinated them with the Test Your Luck Sparkle Blends. These dragons are just the sweetest! And if you have been a follower of my blog, you know how much I love dragons and the fantasy realm. Here's a closer look at what's inside of the Test Your Luck Sparkle Blends.

See the fimo flowers? And there's a smiley face peeking through! I adhered the dragons to make it appear as though they were actually looking into the shaker window. As though they were captivated by what was inside, moving around.

My background was created with alcohol …

Bingo with Aurora Wings and Exciting News!

Hello! I have some news to share that I am so thrilled about. I am now apart of the Aurora Wings Design Team! I have loved Aurora Wings for many, many years, and I am truly honored to be working with such a talented group of people. Now on to the challenge! Challenge #64 is a Bingo challenge. 
To play along, you may choose 3 colors or 3 embellishments (or BOTH!), in a row. You can go across, down, or diagonal. I chose to use the top row, for both colors and embellies.

I chose to work with the pretty Primrose Sprite, as the colors of primroses lend themselves well to the purple, red, and yellow of that Bingo row. I colored her with Zig Clean Color Markers. Here's a closer look.

I found some coordinating papers, and a fun die from Echo Park called the Heart Doily Die. I die cut red glitter paper from DCWV and used the same die with an embossing pad for the yellow layer. Then I nested to 3 together. The lace is from my mom's stash, and my sentiment is from the Hero Arts You Are …

You Are Loved

Hello! Today, I wanted to share the Valentine's Day cards that I made for my kids. Like many crafters, I've been playing with alcohol inks again lately, and I had a bunch of backgrounds that were ready to get used. I pulled one that had Cranberry, Eggplant, and Raisin and got to work.

I used an older Sizzix Thinlits die of a heart, and cut out 8. I ran my paper through my Big Shot machine twice with each heart because I used photo paper to create my backgrounds and it doesn't always cut cleanly the first time. Then I used gold foil cardstock from Recollections and die cut 2 different arrows, also from Sizzix.

I knew I wanted a sentiment strip across the middle of the card, so I pulled out the Hero Arts You Are Loved Messages. There are so many beautiful sentiments in that set. I stamped the You Are Loved with VersaMark and then embossed with Detail Gold Embossing Powder from Stampendous. My background needed a little more of something....so I went with an older Andy Skinne…

Boho Thanks

Hello! Today I am sharing my second project as a Guest Designer for Doodles Paper Playground. Last week, I shared a shaker card with the Crown Jewel Sparkle Blends. This time, I wanted to use the elements in the blends a little differently, and this is what I came up with.

This card uses the Ocean View Sparkle Blend and the set has teeny tiny micro beads that don't have a hole. I decided to add them to the centers of the sequins that I applied around the card. This added some nice dimension to my almost 1 layer card. Here's a close up of Ocean View. There's even little dolphins in this mix!

 To make my card, I stamped a few of the images from Stampendous' Paisley Pattern cling set with Twilight VersaFine Clair Ink. I kept the images around the edge of the card, hanging off. Next, I colored it in with Zig Clean Color Markers.

I kept my color palette really simple, sticking to the tones found in the Ocean View Sparkle Blend, with the exception of the greens. For my senti…

Friendship

Hello! The Stampendous Design Team is sharing a week long theme of "Love is in the Air." Did you know that February 13th is Galentine's Day? Apparently it's a day to celebrate the love you have for your girlfriends! In honor of this special day, I decided to share Laurel Burch's Friendship with you. I loved coloring this stamp. My full tutorial is below. 




Supplies:
Stampendous:
LBR012: Laurel Burch Friendship
EP180: Aqua Tinsel

Other:
Bo Bunny Cardstock: #12GS346- Grape Stripe
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 022, 025, 026, 027, 028, 029, 030, 031, 032, 033, 037, 041, 042, 044, 047, 050, 052, 061, 064, 068, 070, 071, 072, 080, 230, 260, 803
Imagine: VersaFine in Onyx Black, On Point Glue, VersaMark Ink
Canson: Mixed Media Paper
Craft Medley: GC45- Rhythm 'N Blues
Kokuyo: Dot 'N Roller

Directions:
1. Stamp the image on to Canson Mixed Media Paper with VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black.

2. Color the image using the Zig Clean Color Markers listed.

3. Cut out the im…