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Great Big Happy

Hello again! Today, I am sharing another sneak peek from the January 2018 Stampendous catalog. This big stamp is full of cheer and can help you make quick, fabulous cards. It's the Great Big Happy Stamp!

Supplies:
Stampendous:
W199: Great Big Happy Stamp
DCP1005: Fitted Frame Set A
SSC1272: Brushed Wishes Perfectly Clear Set
TP117: Vintage Plum Embossing Tinsel
DP100: Detail White Embossing Powder
MPW811: Mixed Media White Paper

Other:
My Colors Cardstock: Atlantic Shore
Imagine: VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black, Brilliance Ink in Sunflower Yellow. Tear It! Tape, VersaMark Ink,Sponge Dauber
Spectrum Noir Markers: BT2, BT4, BT5, BP6, CT2, CT3, CT4, PL5, PP1
Scrapbook Adhesives: EZ Dots


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

2. Color the image using the Spectrum Noir markers listed.

3. Die cut the image with the Large "W" Fitted Frame.

4. Using some scrap cardstock, cut the Small "W" Fitted Frame.

5. Temporarily adhere the smaller die cut ce…

Let's Party!

Greetings! Today I am sharing the card I made for my son's 11th birthday. He loves Lawn Fawn critters just like I do, and I recently purchased a couple of sets that I knew I had to use for him. Needless to say, he loved the card. I am playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge which has the theme of  Party. I am also entering this card into the current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge which is Use Your Favorite Lawn Fawn Set.

Seriously, is this a party or what? I used stamps from Party Animal and Forest Feast. Forest Feast is my current favorite set. But that keeps changing, because I love them all so much! I knew that the tree stump stamp would be the perfect table for a grand party. The hardest part was figuring out who the Guest of Honor was going to be, and I think this little chick stepped up to the plate nicely (pun intended).

I stamped all of the images with VersaFine ink in Onyx Black on Canson Mixed Media Paper, with the exception of the stump, which was brown cards…

Horse Friends

Hello! This week, the Stampendous team is previewing some of the newest stamps that will be in the 2018 January catalog. You are in for a real treat! There are so many wonderful new images! I had a tough time deciding which to share first, but the beautiful Horse Friends stamp by Laurel Burch won out. I had a fantastic time coloring it, and I couldn't wait to share it with all of you.



Supplies:
Stampendous:
LBP009: Horse Friends

Other:
Imagine: VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black
Bo Bunny: Blueberry Vintage Double Dot Cardstock #12BV807 & Pink Punch Vintage Cardstock #12PPV951
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 010, 020, 022, 023, 024, 025, 027. 032, 033, 036, 038, 041, 042, 043, 050, 051, 070, 080, 081, 082, 083, 202, 302
Scrapbook Adhesives: EZ-Dots
Canson: Mixed Media Paper
Water Brush


Directions:
1. Stamp Horse Friends on to Mixed Media Paper with VersaFine Ink.

2. Color the stamped image with the colors indicated.

3. Trim the image, leaving a white border.

4. Create the card base w…

Birdie Greetings

Greetings! This week, the Stampendous team has been sharing some last minute holiday projects. Today, I have a card that features the sweet Birdie Greetings.

Supplies:
Stampendous:
R299: Birdie Greetings
EJK08: Frantage Encrusted Jewel White Kit (Multi Crystal Glitter Mix and White Mica Flakes)
DP102: Detail Gold Embossing Powder

Other:
My Colors Cardstock: Evergreen
Imagine: On Point Glue, VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black, VersaMagic Ink Pad and Pen
Zig Clean Color Markers: 028, 034, 044, 061, 062, 066, 068, 070, 075, 092, 096, 260, 302
Beacon Adhesieves: Zip Dry Glue
Canson Mixed Media Paper
Water Brush

Directions:
1. Stamp the image on to Canson Mixed Media Paper with Versa Fine ink.

2. Color the image using the Zig Clean Color Makers listed, and use a water brush to help blend.

3. Using the VersaMarker, color in the open areas of the scroll work, as well as the "S" and "G."

4. Sprinkle those areas with Detail Gold embossing powder and heat set.

5. Using On Point Glue, fill…

Let it Snow

Hello! This month, the Imagine Artists in residence are creating projects with the theme, "Let it Snow." When I sat down to think about this project, I immediately knew I wanted to use Amplify in White. Amplify is a semi thick liquid color that when heated, puffs up with fantastic dimension and texture. It comes in a range of colors, and the white is just perfect or snow.

I started off by coloring my polar bear family with Memento markers, and I cut them out with the coordinating dies. Next, I created snow banks by cutting out two pieces of watercolor paper (I used watercolor paper because of it's thickness). I applied the Amplify to one snow bank, heat set it, and then repeated this step with the second snow bank. You can see the fantastic texture the Amplify has in my photos here.
To create my sky, I used several colors of Fireworks! Spray. I was going for an aurora borealis in the sky, so I started by spraying New Sprout, Lilac Posies and Rose Bud sideways across my …

Warmest Wishes

Seasons Greetings! This week, the Stampendous team are sharing a few final holiday projects. My card features the delightful Warmest Wishes stamp. I love the vintage feel of the image.

Supplies:
Stampendous:
R300: Warmest Wishes
FRGL02: Twinkle Glitter
FRGL01: Multi Crystal Glitter Mix
DCP1006: Fitted Frames Set B

Other:
My Colors Cardstock: Velvet Night, Evergreen
Zig Clean Color Markers: 010, 022, 034, 036, 038, 041, 044, 060, 062, 64, 065, 070, 091, 092, 095, 097, 230, 302, 901
Imagine: VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black, On Point Glue
Scrapbook Adhesieves: Foam Squares
Canson: Mixed Media Paper

Directions:
1. Stamp the Warmest Wishes stamp on to Mixed Media Paper using Onyx Black VersaFine Ink.

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

3. Apply On Point Glue to areas that you want to have sparkle.

4. Sprinkle the glued areas with Multi Crystal Glitter Mix and let dry.

5. Fussy cut the stamped image.

6. Using Evergreen Cardstock, die cut the Large "R" Fitted Frame.

7. Cr…

Butterfly and Hibsicus Skull

Hello! There's a lot of holiday projects everywhere right now, since it's December. But I really needed to step away from that for a moment and work with the gorgeous Butterfly and Hibiscus Skull digi from GothArte Tenebris.

I loved coloring this image. I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and a water brush. I really didn't want to put this on a card, but instead make it a 6" x 6" Mini Page. Here's a close up of the coloring.

For my background, I used the coolest spiderweb stamp ever, which is from Stampendous, and stamped it repeatedly with a couple of spiders. I thought it needed some foliage, so I used a fern stencil, also from Stampendous.

I feel better now that I took a step back from all the holiday stuff. As much as I love it, I really needed a rad skull to work on. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Die Cut Wreath with Delicata

Hello! This month, the Imagine Artists in Residence are featuring the color Evergreen. I decided to create an evergreen wreath with Delicata Inks, and I am going to show you how.

I started off with a piece of Mixed Media White Paper and covered it with Emerald Green Delicata ink. You can see the pretty shimmer this ink has. Although this is a pigment ink, it does dry quickly. But if you're a little impatient, you can use a heat tool to speed up the process.

Using the Build A Wreath die set from Stampendous!, I die cut several evergreen boughs from the inked paper. I also die cut the largest circle from the set with a precolored piece of green cardstock.

Using a deep shade of green colored cardstock, I tapped the surface with Golden Glitz Delicata ink to give it some sparkle and depth. I then die cut the evergreen boughs out of this color too.

I was satisfied with how these two layers looked, but it definitely needed some embellishing.

There is a trio of berries in the die set, so…

Poinsettia Pattern

Seasons Greetings! This week, the Stampendous Design Team is sharing project with a "Merry and Bright" theme. Think lots of glitter, holiday cheer, and lots of red & green.  My card for today is pretty encrusted with the beautiful Twinkle Glitter from Stampendous. The shine in real life is holographic and beautiful! My full instructions to recreate this card is below.


Supplies:
Stampendous:
FMS4081: Poinsettia Pattern Stencil
SSC1267: Poinsettia Wishes
FRGL02: Twinkle Glitter
DWDGWP: Glossy White Embossing Paste
DWDPK: Palette Knife
DWLM2010: Paste Spreader
DP100: Detail White Embossing Powder
DCP1006: Fitted Frames Set B
MPW811: Mixed Media White Paper

Other:
My Colors Cardstock: Evergreen
DecoArt Media: Cadmium Red Hue
Imagine: VersaMark Ink, On Point Glue, Tear It Tape, Craft Mat
Scotch ATG Gun

Directions:
1. Tape the Poinsettia Pattern Stencil to a piece of Mixed Media White Paper.

2. On a Craft Mat, scoop out a small amount Glossy White Embossing Paste and 1-2 drops of Cadmium…

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #17

Hello! Today, I am sharing a card for the latest Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, which happens to be a color challenge. I love color challenges, and it's been a while since I have participated in one.

I used the Christmas Dreams set, which I just got through a Black Friday sale. I stamped the images I wanted to use on Canson Mixed Media Paper with VersaFine Ink and colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

I fussy cut all of the pieces out, and used Nuvo Drops in Sea Breeze on the ornaments (they were colored with the Persian Blue Zig first) for dimension and shine. I used some Doodlebug wood grain paper and a Sizzix die to create my "room" for the elements. The background cardstock is from Bo Bunny.

I am really pleased with this card, and I love the versatility of the Christmas Dreams stamp set because of all the different elements. I think I need to make a kitty card next. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Tiny Nativity Tag

Hello! This week, the Stampendous Design Team is focusing on "The Reason for the Season." I wanted to share a tag I with perhaps the sweetest little nativity stamp ever. This was a very quick tag to create, using only 3 colors of Distress Oxide inks for color. But the effect created is sweet and serene...just perfect for this stamp. My complete instructions are below.

Supplies:
Stampendous:
E287: Tiny Nativity
DP111: Detail Black Embossing Powder
EP040: Star Dust Embossing Powder

Other:
Sizzix: 658784- Framelets Tag
Imagine: VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black, VersaMarker Pen
Ranger: Distress Oxide Inks in Fossilized Amber, Faded Jeans, and Wilted Violet, Ink Blending Tools
Creative Impressions: 70255: Blue Glimmer Ribbon
Spray Bottle filled with water
EK Success Powder Tool
Canson Mixed Media Paper

Directions:
1. Die cut the 1 5/8" x 3 1/4" tag from the Framelets set out of Mixed Media Paper.

2. Apply a small circle of Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide using the Ink Blending Too…

Soap Bottle

Hello! I love making (and receiving!) hand made gifts, and of course this is the perfect time of year for that. I decided to decorate a plain foaming soap bottle. Truth be told, I didn't make this as a gift. It was for my house, but I may just get a few more of these soap bottles and make them as gifts for people. To take it a step further, you can easily make your own foaming soap and add it to the bottle before giving it as a gift. It's perfect for a housewarming present!

I bought this foaming soap bottle for about $6, and I knew right away that I wanted to use StazOn Studio Glaze to decorate it. So I washed the bottle down and chose my colors to go with my bathroom.

I turned my bottle upside down and squirted on lines of Claret Studio Glaze, allowing it to have a nice big drip at the bottom. I varied the lengths of the lines, and kept plenty of room in between them to add the other colors. I worked on a scrap piece of cardboard, so that I could easily turn the bottle aroun…