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Owl Galaxy

Hello! Today, I have a card to share that I made for the latest Simon Says Stamp Challenge , which is Anything Goes. They are featuring Hero Arts this week, so I wanted to show them off a bit as well too. This post contains affiliate links, at no cost to you. I used Dreams May Come from Hero Arts for my card. I love this pretty set. I started off by making my background on watercolor paper with Distress Oxide Inks. I used Black Soot , Salty Ocean , Wild Honey , and Worn Lipstick . I blended the bright colors first with my Ink Blending Tools , and then went over them with the Black Soot. To make it really look like a sky, I splattered Wedding Dress irRESISTables , and Golden Glitz Delicata Reinker  from Imagine all over the background. The little "stars" the splatters create really make the galaxy come to life. Next I stamped out the images with VersaMark ink, and I heat embossed them with Detail White Embossing Powder  from Stampendous. My card base was made out of

Woody Christmas

Greetings! This week the Stampendous team is featuring projects with "Trees." Christmas trees, spooky trees, stenciled trees, etc. For my project today, I decided to use one of my favorite Christmas images from the July catalog, Woody Christmas. Now, I'm a fake tree kinda gal, but there's something special about the way this old woody has been decorated that makes me excited for Christmas. My full tutorial is below. Supplies: Stampendous : P311 : Woody Christmas TP102 : Gold Tinsel DCP1006 : Fitted Frames Set B Other: My Colors Cardstock : Evergreen Zig Clean Color Markers: 010, 022, 034, 038, 044, 051, 062, 065, 068, 072, 090, 091, 095, 260, 302, 400 Imagine : Summer Sky and Rich Cocoa Memento Ink , Onyx Black VersaFine Ink , VersaMarker , Sponge Dauber Canson: Mixed Media Paper Ranger: Water Brush Kraft Cardstock Kukoyo Dot Runner Directions: 1. Stamp the image on to Mixed Media Paper using VersaFine ink. 2. Color the image using the Zig Cl

Botanic Hello Shaker Card

Hello! Botanic Hello that is..... Today, I have a card to share that I made for Imagine's current challenge, which is "Movement," made with Mama Elephant's Botanic Hello stamp. The theme had all sorts of ideas swirling in my head, but I decided I really wanted to make a shaker card, filled not just with sequins, but seed beads as well. I started off by coloring this beautiful image, which I stamped with VersaFine ink in Onyx Black. This stamp may seem daunting at first, but if you break it down into chunks, coloring it can go pretty fast. I started off with the leaves, then the flowers I colored in shades of blue, then the last group of flowers. I fussy cut the image out, then decided to add some glitter to the "hello." Using On Point Glue,  I applied it to the top third of the letter, sprinkled on some glitter, and shook off the excess. I repeated this step twice more to complete the word. On Point Glue dries quickly, but I let it sit aside for a bit

Mystical Unicorn

Greetings! This month, the theme given to the Artists in Residence from Imagine is "Mystical." This is right up my alley and I could have done an entire series of Mystical things. But I decided to reign myself in and work with a beautiful unicorn from Stampendous. I stamped the unicorn on to Mixed Media Paper because it really helps the Memento Markers move and blend really well. I die cut the image with a die larger than I would typically use because I wanted to create an inked border with the die size that fits the image better. I die cut a mask with the smaller die and temporarily taped it on. Using a sponge dauber, I applied Summer Sky ink, and then Nautical Blue. My background was created on Smooth Bristol paper. I swiped my Vineyard Kalediacolor across my Craft Mat. I only swiped it once to avoid mixing the colors on the ink pad itself. Then, I sprayed the ink with a combination of Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Sparkle and Ink Potion No. 9. Next I dragged the Bristol

Tiddly Inks Fun with Animals Hop

Today is an exciting day! I am participating in a big Tiddly Inks Blog Hop along with their Design Team and some other Guest Designers. I hope YOU join in too! You can add your own project with the Fun with Animals theme on the Tiddly Inks Blog page.  If you prefer just to look around, then here are the details. Date: All day today (8/10/17), starting at  8:00 AM CST  (Dallas, TX is the closest city) How to Participate: Visit each person's blog below or those in the Inlinkz list and leave a comment. The blog hop will start at  8 AM  and you are welcome to visit blogs all day. Then stop in and chat with us in the  Facebook Group page  between  6 PM and 10 PM CST , one lucky commenters will be randomly selected to receive a $10 gift certificate. Prizes: There are $25 worth of gift certificates (5 GCs worth $5 each) placed throughout the designers blogs listed below. These GCs will be randomly won by people who leave comments on that blog. You may win more than once by

Bon Voyage

Hello! This week, the Stampendous Team has been sharing "One Last Summer Vacation" projects with you. Well, to say goodbye to this fun theme, I decided to share a card that I made with some Whisper Friends stamps from Pink Your Life. Supplies : Stampendous : SSCP112: Whisper Friends Travel Perfectly Clear SSCP106 : Whisper Fly Perfectly Clear Set DP111 : Detail Black Embossing Powder VM001 : VersaMark Ink Pad MPW811 : Mixed Media White Paper Other : Imagine : Memento Markers : (for the plane and sign) Elderberry, Sweet Plum, Lulu Lavender, Toffee Crunch, Summer Sky, Pear Tart, Bamboo Leaves, New Sprout, Morocco, Potter's Clay, (for the flowers, grass, and hearts) Rose Bud, Paris Dusk, Bahama Blue, Tangelo, Cantaloupe, Lilac Posies Memento Ink : Cottage Ivy, Bahama Blue My Colors Cardstock: Wildflower, Sky, Grasshopper Kuratake: Wink of Stella in Clear Directions : 1. Stamp the image with the plane and the Bon Voyage sign on to Mixed Media Paper with V

Teal Snowflakes

Hello! August's Color of the Month as per Imagine is Teal. Teal is my favorite color, so I was very excited to use it as a focal color. Truth be told, I don't own a ton of teal ink, so I pulled out what I had to help me decide what I was going to make. I have Teal Blue StazOn, so that was my starting point. I've been playing a lot with photo paper lately, so I decided that would be one of the materials I worked with as well. I applied the StazOn to the photo paper by rubbing it across the surface. There's a few residual drops of old irRESISTable paint on my craft mat, so the ink picked those spots up (as you would get from a rubbing), which I liked. Then I applied drops of StazOn Cleaner to the surface of the photo paper. I let that sit for a few minutes, then I dabbed it up with a paper towel. I also lightly buffed the paper to further remove the ink from where the cleaner was. Another teal ink that I have is Teal Zeal from the Memento line. I used this