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Showing posts from May, 2017

Spring Swing

Hello! Today I have a card to share with you that features an absolutely adorable House Mouse stamp. If you've been following me for a while, you know how much I love these cuties. The theme for the latest House Mouse & Friends  Challenge"Think PINK" and this is what I created.  Supplies: Stampendous : HMW05 : Spring Swing DWLJ863 : Swirls Metal Stencil SSC1256 : Cake Tiers Perfectly Clear Set SSC1252 : Tweet Chirps Perfectly Clear Set DCP1005 : Fitted Frames Set A FREG041 : Shabby Green Embossing Enamel TP117 : Vintage Plum Sparkly Embossing Powder MPW811 : Mixed Media Paper STF082 : VersaFine- Onyx Black DWNHB-9 : 3/8" Stencil Brush VP001 : VersaMarker Watermark Pen Other : My Colors Cardstock : Grasshopper, Coral Rose Imagine : Rosebud Memento Ink, Summer Sky Versa Zig Clean Color Markers: 024, 025, 026, 027, 028, 040, 043, 044, 045, 046, 048, 050, 051, 064, 069 071, 093, 096, 098, 901 Beacon Adhesives : Zip Dry Glue Chalk: Sky Blue C

Hope Anchors the Soul

Hello! The Stampendous team is finishing up the "Part of your World" monthly theme we had going this month. Our mini theme this week is "Yo Ho Ho." And you know what that means....pirates! I decided to use the new Nautical Anchor Perfectly Clear set, along with the Compass metal stencil. Full instructions are below.  Supplies : Stampendous : SSC1261: Nautical Anchor Perfectly Clear Set FMS4016 : Compass Metal Stencil DP111 : Detail Black Embossing Powder MPW811 : Mixed Media White Paper DWNHB -9: 3/8" Stencil Brush SSH46 : Large Acrylic Stamp Handle Other : My Colors Cardstock: Ocean Side Zig Clean Color Markers: 063, 066, 090, 091 Imagine: Kaleidacolor in Denim, irRESISTable Spray in Gold, VersaFine ink in Onyx Black Directions : 1. Cut a piece of Mixed Media Paper to 5 1/4" x 3 3/4." 2. Stamp the anchor and rope border with VersaFine ink in Onyx Black along the right side of the paper, near the edge. 3. Emboss the image with

Lighthouse Tag

Hello! The Stampendous team is continuing the "Part of Your World" theme for the month of May, and this week we are highlighting "Up Where they Walk." So think lighthouses, sail boats, beaches, etc. I decided to make a tag with the Build a Lighthouse stamp set. Check out the full instructions below. Supplies : Stampendous : CRS5098: Build a Lighthouse Stamp Set DCS5098: Build a Lighthouse Die Cut Set Other : Zig Clean Color Markers: 028, 034, 037, 040, 041, 044, 050, 062, 064, 065, 072, 075, 083, 096, 260, 302, 303, 803 Staples: Molotow: May Arts: Ribbon Directions : 1. Using VersaFine ink in Onyx Black, first stamp the lighthouse on the right side of the tag. 2. Die cut a lighthouse out of scrap paper. 3. Temporarily attach the die cut light house on top of the stamped light house with temporary adhesive or tap under the die cut. 4. Stamp the clouds across the top of the tag. 5. Stamp the trees and bushes below the cloud line. The die cut

Poppy Nap

Hello there! I have a House Mouse card to share with you today, which I am using for the latest House Mouse & Friends Challenge #241. The current theme is Embossing, and I did that on my background.  Supplies: Stampendous : HMP73: Poppy Nap CRS5096 : Pretty Poppies Cling Stamps DP020: Detail Clear Embossing Powder STF082 : VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black VM001 : VersaMark Watermark Ink Other : My Colors Cardstock: Harvest Orange Bazzill Cardstock: Ivy Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Glue Zig Clean Color Markers: 010, 020, 023, 029, 044, 048, 064, 062, 065, 069, 071, 072, 094, 220, 901, 902 May Arts Ribbon Chalk Canson Mixed Media Paper Directions: 1. Stamp the image on to Canson Mixed Media Paper using VersaFine ink. 2. Color the image using the Zig Clean Color Markers Listed. 3. Smudge on blue chalk for the sky and brown chalk for the ground. 4. Trim the image. 5. Cut a Mat of Bazzill cardstock in Ivy to the size of 4-1/4" x 3-3/16." 6. Cre

May-genta with Imagine

Hello! This month, Imagine chose Magenta (or MAY-genta) for the color of the month. I decided to keep my card clean, simple and monochromatic...with just a few touches of gold. I started off with some Bristol Paper and stamped beautiful border with Magenta VersaColor ink, and then I heat embossed it with Clear embossing powder. Next, I inked up my sentiment with Raspberry VersaColor to vary the shades a little, and I heat embossed that with Clear as well. I rubbed Angel Pink Memento ink across the entire piece, and this picked up the bit of texture that my paper has. I took a plain white card base and brushed on Lilac Posies Fireworks!, let it dry, and then applied Rose Bud Fireworks! in the same way. I didn't love the way the color of the Fireworks! looked next to the Magenta ink, so to break it up, I edged the top layer of my card with Golden Glitz Delicata ink. For just a little more sparkle and visual interest, I added a few sequins with On Point Glue. This glue is s

Dream Big: Imagine Collaboration with Joy Clair

Hello! The Artists in Residence for Imagine had the wonderful opportunity to collaborate with Joy Clair. They sent us some fabulous stamps, and I really love them. The stamps have such beautiful details, and there are many many options within each set. I chose to work with the Dream Big Clear Stamp Set. It features a big dream catcher with feathers and beads that you can place as you wish.  It's linework is so fine, that I knew that VersaFine ink would be the perfect ink for these stamps. But first, I chose to spritz some Fireworks! on to my watercolor paper. I focused on keeping the color up where I would place the dream catcher later. After the Fireworks! dried, I inked up the hoop of the dream catcher and stamped it out. Then I "built" the rest of the dream catcher using the beads and feathers that are also in the set. It was so much fun to create the rest of the piece. After I was happy with the beads and feathers, I drew a "string" with a PITT pen

Sea Turtle Tag

Hello! This week, the Stampendous team is continuing the "Part of Your World" theme that we have going on this month. This week, we are going "Under the Sea." I have been waiting to share this tag with you for quite a while. I had such a blast making it. Full instructions are below. Supplies: Stampendous: CRV334: Sea Turtle DWLG629 : Scales Stencil DP111 : Detail Black Embossing Powder EJK06 : Teal Encrusted Jewels Kit- Detail Capri SSC1246 : Ocean Wisdom DCP1006 : Fitted Frames Set B DWDPK : Palette Knife Other: DecoArt Media : Fluid Acrylics in Yellow Iron Oxide, Burnt Umber, Green Gold, Cobalt Blue Hue, Prussian Blue, Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide, Quinacridone Gold. White Gesso . Texture Sand Paste . Imagine : VersaMark Ink , Goosebumps , Jet Black StazOn , On Point Glue , Large Sponge Dauber Creative Impressions : #70128- 3/4" Gold Crepe Ribbon Molotow: Signal White Extra Fine ONE4ALL Paint Pen Scrapbooks Adhesieves : Foam Squares S

M is for Mom

Greetings! This month, the Artists in Residence are working with the theme, "M is for..." so I decided to go with M is for Mom. Mother's Day is almost here, and my mom (thankfully) loves to get my homemade cards, so I figured I'd make a card that was very well suited to her. My mom loves all things steampunked. She is so cool. She loves texture and neutrals and gears...and well, all the stuff I put on this card! I started off with the Gears Stencil and the Vintage Creative Medium and let that speak t me about what to do next. I knew the Vertigo would be a fun way to spell out Mom, and inking it up with StazOn helped it to stand out more. I didn't ink the Vertigo completely, but varied the amount of ink I used on the letters to give some more visual interest. I used assorted shaded of brown ink, some ultra fine glitter and Fireworks! Spray for some shine. Supplies: Imagine : Vertigo in Tilted StazOn in Spiced Chai Creative Medium in Vintage Firework

Blended Heart

Hello! This month, the Artists in Residence of Imagine are sharing different ways to blend their fantastic products. I adore the chalky, lovely colors of VersaMagic, so that's what I wanted to highlight in this tutorial. I started by taping my stencil down only on the left side, so that the tape created a hinge. This way I can check my work as I go along. I chose the colors I wanted to use and I started with the lightest shade, which in this case is Key Lime. I do this because, as I begin to blend the colors, I won't dirty up the lighter ink pads with the darker colors. I used a sponge dauber to ink up the outer edge of the heart. A quick check to make sure I like how it looks, and then I used Thatched Straw. Since VersaMagic stays wet for a while, it is quite easy to blend the colors. I take each shade out a little further that I want it to show, so that I have room to overlap the colors. Next, I used Pink Grapefruit, followed by Red Brick. Even though t

Chunky Thank You to Celebrate Mom

Greetings! This week, the Stampendous team is sharing cards that celebrate Mom! And what better way to do that than with a great big, chunky thank you? Supplies: Stampendous : RS-Q228 : Chunky Thank You FMS4066 : Thicket Metal Stencil STF082 : VersaFine Onyx Black Ink Pad DWNHB-12 : 1/2" Stencil Brush MPW811 : Mixed Media White Paper Other: Zig Clean Color Markers: 020, 022, 031, 032, 041, 043, 050, 052, 070, 080 My Colors Cardstock: Winter Lake Imagine : Kalediacolor Ink Pads in Fresh Greens Canson Mixed Media Paper Beacon Adhesives : Zip Dry Glue May Arts Ribbon Unknown: Red Cardstock Directions: 1. Stamp the Chunky Thank You with VersaFine ink in Onyx Black on to Canson Mixed Media Paper. 2. Color with the above mentioned Zig Clean Color Markers and trim. 3. Cut a mat of Winter Lake cardstock to add approx 1/4" on each side. 4. Create the card base out of red cardstock cut to the size 5 1/2" x 8." 5. On Stampendous' Mixed Medi