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Rose Gold

Hello! The Imagine color of the month for September is Rose Gold, in honor of the new Rose Gold Delicata ink. I have always loved rose gold, way before it was trendy. My wedding rings are rose gold, and I have other rose gold jewelry as well as assorted rose gold colored accents in my home. For a woman that's not a huge fan of pink, I find rose gold warm, comforting and beautiful. I started off by taping down my Pop Rectangles stencil to a piece of Mixed Media paper. Using a stencil brush, I swirled in the Rose Gold ink. I went a little heavy with ink, and since it's a brand new pad it is super juicy. Looking back, I probably should have brushed some of the excess ink off on a paper towel to keep the lines crisp, but I don't mind the feathering of the color. I used my heat tool to quickly dry the ink, and then I placed my sentiment on to the paper. Just the stamps themselves, no ink, just so that I could figure out where I wanted them to go. Then I picked up only th

Blooming Globe

Hello! This week, the Stampendous Design Team has been sharing projects from the brand new October Catalog. I am loving so many of these stamps, and I hope that you do too! Today's project features the Blooming Globe stamp, coincidentally, with another type of rainbow background (did you see my post on Monday?). I guess I'm getting all of these bright, cheery colors out of my system before the 31 Days of Halloween begins in a few days! Check out my directions on how to recreate this card yourself below. Supplies: Stampendous : P314: Blooming Globe SSC1272: Brushed Wishes DP100 : Detail White Embossing Powder Other : My Colors Cardstock: Yellow Corn Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 022, 023, 026, 027, 029, 030, 032, 040, 041, 045, 047, 050, 051, 052, 081, 082, 083, 084, 090, 099, 200, 202, 220, 222, 302, 803 Imagine: VersaFine Ink : Onyx Black, VersaMark Ink Ranger: Distress Oxide Inks in: Picked Raspberry, Wild Honey, Lucky Clover, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet

Tye Dye Flower Jars

Greetings! This is an exciting week for the Stampendous Design Team, as we are previewing the brand new stamps from the October catalog! We are all sharing a couple of our favorite projects this week to inspire you. For this card, I used the new Flower Jar stamp. The method was inspired by a video by Jennifer McGuire who always has a million brilliant ideas. Below is my full tutorial and in addition, I created a YouTube video to share exactly what how I created it. Please click HERE to see my video. I'm not nearly as polished as Jennifer, but I did the best I could. I hope to create more videos very soon. Jennifer McGuire's original Watercolor Block Stamping video can be found HERE . Supplies: Stampendous : CRP313: Flower Jars Stamp SSC1272: Brushed Wishes DP100 : Detail White Embossing Powder Other : My Colors Cardstock : Caribbean Sea Imagine: Kaleidacolor Rainbow Ink Pad in Calypso, VersaMark Ink Scrapbook Adhesives : Permanent Strips. Acrylic Block Art

Scrapbook Adhesives Blog Hop

Hello! This week, the Stampendous team is hopping with projects filled with the sticky goodness of Scrapbook Adhesives. They supply the team with all sorts of wonderful products, and we are so grateful to them for it. I used 4 different items from Scrapbook Adhesives for my project today, so let's take a look a it, shall we? Supplies: Stampendous: CRS5052 : Jumbo Cling Leaves DCS5068 : Leaves Die Set DCP1007 : Build A Wreath Die Set FREG039 : Aged Scarlet Embossing Powder Scrapbook Adhesives: 3D Foam Creative Embellishment Kit 3D Foam Squares Black Mix EZ Runner : Permanent Dots Micro Adhesive Dots Other : Imagine: Brilliance Reinker in Moonlight White Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Gold irRESISTable Spray in Tuxedo Black VersaMark Ink Kraft and Black cardstock Palette Glue Pad Refill Small Paintbrush I started off by cutting a piece of Kraft cardstock down to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2." I stamped the leaf in the center of the panel with VersaMark ink and he

You Make the World Beautiful: Focus on Delicata Ink

Hello! During the month of September, the Imagine Artists in Residence were challenged to use the super lustrous Delicata Inks. Well, this is no challenge for me, as I absolutely LOVE these inks. They have the most beautiful glimmer to them. All of the inks used on my card today are Delicata inks. And perhaps you are noticing a few new colors... In August, Imagine introduced 6 brand new Delicata colors, and today I am using 4 of them.  My card uses stamps from the Hero Arts "You Are Loved" stamp set. I love this set becuase of all of the beautiful messages it has, but also because a portion of the proceeds go to an anti-bullying campaign. Directions: 1. Stamp the globe on to Smooth Bristol Paper (it doesn't have to be this paper, but I love how smooth it is, and that it holds ink really well) with VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black. Emboss the image with Black Embossing Powder. 2. Using a Brush Tip Fantastix, apply the Emerald Green Delicata Ink to where the "land

Falling Leaves

Hello! It's time to get your Autumn on while the Stampendous team inspires you with some of the wonderful fall themed stencils that are available. There are lots of great stencils to use with this theme, so I'm sure you'll be seeing lots of very different projects this week. Below is my tutorial on how to make my card.  Supplies: Stampendous: DWLG616: Leaves Background DWLL471: Leaves FREG043 : Aged Green Embossing Enamel EP505 : Clear Bark Embossing Enamel VM001 : VersaMark Watermark Ink MPW811 : Mixed Media Paper DWNHB-9 : 3/8" Stencil Brush Other: My Colors Cardstock: Mint Julep, Chocolate Brown, Mandarin Imagine Crafts: Tahiti Kaleidacolor, Ink Potion No. 9, Dark Brown Shimmer Delicata Ink Beacon Adhesieves: Zip Dry Glue Brayer, Embossing Gun Directions:  1. Roll Tahiti Kaleidacolor Ink on to brayer, and spray several times with Ink Potion No. 9 to help the ink move easier and further on your paper. Roll brayer on to Mixed Media Paper.

Planning for Halloween: Glass Bottle

Hello! It's almost the most wonderful time of the year! No, not Christmas. For me, it's Halloween. I love the spookiness, the dressing up, the decorations, everything. So I always plan out a lot of projects for this time of year, and I love to go way beyond the card and make decorations for my home. This month, the Imagine Artists in Residence are creating "Holiday Planning" projects, and this is mine. I started off with this small bottle that held syrup from one of my favorite restaurants, Cracker Barrel. I love that they give you these individual bottles when you order pancakes, French Toast, etc. I always bring them home to use as storage for sequins, seed beads, etc. The bottles have these great embossed designs which make decorating simple. I decided to use my Studio Glaze in St. Valentine, as these shapes reminded me of drops of blood. I laid the bottle down on to a paper towel to keep it from rolling around. But in the end, I wound up just holding

You are Fantastic

Greetings! I have a new card to share with you featuring one of the new Simon Says Stamp exclusive STAMPtember sets, Amazing Messages. I will be using this card in the latest Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge , which is "Stamp It." They asked if participants could use SSS Exclusive products, though it isn't a requirement. Since Simon Says Stamp gave me the Amazing Messages stamp set to help promote STAMPtember, I am excited to be be sharing this card with you today. I started off by inking up the "Fantastic" stamp with VersaFine ink on to Canson Mixed Media Paper. I love to use this paper for my watercolor markers, so I colored the image up with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens. I cut the image out, leaving a bit of a white border around it. If you've been visiting my blog or my Instagram lately, you will know that I am head over heels with making Magic Color Slider cards with Lawn Fawn's unique die. The die set comes with 3 shapes th

Decor Leaves

Hi there! Have you seen Stampendous' new Decor Stamps? If you haven't, you are in for a treat. These stamps are HUGE! They are 8x8 and filled with fantastic patterns. The Stampendous team will be featuring lots of projects this week that show how we've been "Falling for Decor Stamps," as that's our them for the week. My card today has the Decor Leaves.  Supplies: Stampendous : DCR101: Decor Leaves Stamp SSC1265: Fall Arrangement FREG004 : Chunky Clear Deep Impressions Embossing Powder EP208: Ivory embossing Powder DCP1005: Fitted Frames Set A DCP1006: Fitted Frames Set B Other : Bazill Basics: Lentils & Thyme, Chocolate Ranger: Distress Oxide Inks in Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade. Mini Blending Tools. Imagine: Pinecone VersaColor, VersaMark Ink May Arts Ribbon Spray bottle with water. Canson: Bristol Paper Scotch: ATG Gun Adhesieve Directions: 1. On Bristol paper, apply Distress Oxide Inks in the colors mentioned us

Magical Unicorn Slider Card

Hello! Today I have a card that was so much fun to make! And even more fun to play with! But shhhh!!!! Don't tell my daughter! I made it for her first day of school. I used lots of Lawn Fawn to make the card, and I think she's going to love it. *This post contains affiliate links, at no cost to you. So this card doesn't look too fancy, right? Unless of course you know just how magical Magic Color Slider Cards can be! This is what you see when you pull up the little tab at the top of the card. Magically, the image is colored! I'm telling you, I am having a blast making these. You of course need the Magic Color Slider Die, and then you can use any stamps you want. The die set is so clever, and gives you several different fun options to help you customize your slider. I went with the Unicorn from the Critters Ever After Set. She was colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and a touch of Wink of Stella . My sentiment is from the Believe in Yourself

You are So Amazing!

Greetings! I am very excited t be participating in this year's Stamptember from Simon Says Stamp . I was given a free set of new and exclusive stamps to work with, and what a fun set it is! It's called Amazing Messages and I will be using it quite a bit. My children will too. In fact, my daughter used the set before I had a chance to. ;) I'll be sharing her card within the next couple of days. *This post contains affiliate links at no cost to you. I stamped the image on to Canson Mixed Media Paper with VersaFine ink in Onyx Black. I colored it in with Zig Clean Color Markers  and cut out the image with a loose border. I tend to color things without thinking much about the completed project. I typically just let loose and color, and then find out what works to finish it all up later. This card is no different. After I colored the image in these sort of sun set colors, I knew I had to break out my Distress Oxide inks and create a similar look with them. Also on Can

Tree Wish Tag

Hello! All this week, the Stampendous team has been sharing projects with a "tree' theme. For my offering today, I have a tag that uses the Tree Wish stamp. My full tutorial is below. Supplies: Stampendous : V337: Tree Wish TP118 : Vintage Olive Tinsel Embossing Powder DP020 : Clear Embossing Powder AC672HSR: Red Dot Sparklers MPW811 : Mixed Media White Paper Other : Sizzix: 658784- Framelets Tag Collection Imagine: Evergreen VersaColor Ink, Memento Markers in Lady Bug, Cottage Ivy, Bamboo Leaves, Cantaloupe, and Rhubarb Stalk, VersaMagic in Sahara Sand and Wheat, Fireworks! Spray in New Sprout, VersaMark Ink Creative Impressions: 80234- 1/4" Red & Green Gingham Ribbon Directions: 1. Die cut the 2 3/8" x 4 3/4" Framelets tag out of Mixed Media White Paper 2. Stamp the image with Evergreen VersaColor. 3. Sprinkle Clear Embossing Powder on to the image and heat set. 4. Color the image using the Memento Markers listed. 5. Swirl Ver