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Merry Christmas with Circle Dies

Look Ma, no stamps! That's right! I didn't use a single stamp on today's card. That doesn't happen too often. This week, the Stampendous team is sharing creations that are "To Die For," that is, projects that use some of their wonderful dies. My card today is easy to create, and you have the ability to get a lot of cards out of it once you're done die cutting. You can check out my full instructions below.
Supplies:
Stampendous:
CSD21: Christmas Bright
DCP1007: Build A Wreath Die Set
MPW811: Mixed Media White Cardstock

Other:
My Colors Cardstock: Classic Cherry, Spanish Moss, Desert Cactus, Brown Eyes
Neenah: Desert Storm Cardstock
Scrapbook Adhesives: EZ Runner
Washi Tape (will not show)
Ranger: Walnut Stain Distress Ink

Directions:
1. Tape the circle dies from the Build a Wreath Set, spaced evenly apart, with washi tape.

2. Die cut the circle dies 1 time for each color, so in this case, 5 times. Be sure to keep the washi tape on the dies to ensure that the circ…

This Trio is Better Together

Hello everyone! Welcome to the Beth Duff Designs Summer Release Hop! If you've been on my blog this week, you've seen that I had 2 cards that featured the Better Together stamp set. I am so loving this set. The food is so cute, and I really like the sentiments. Well today, I have a third card using that set.


This card makes me think of summer on the boardwalk. Coney Island definitely comes to mind. Pretty sure I've had this as a meal there before.

I colored the food and drink using my Zig Clean Color Markers. I fussy cut them out, and then used foam adhesive on the back. I gave the drink two layers of foam to pop him up even higher. My background was done pretty easily, thanks to my Tim Holtz stamp platform. You can of course use another type of platform, or even just an acrylic block to do the repeated sentiment, but it is much easier in a stamping tool. I used various colors of Color Box chalk ink. I chose colors that coordinated with the marker colors I used on the food…

Winter Blizzard

Greetings! Today I am sharing a card using the new Winter Blizzard 6" x 6" stamp from Stampendous, along with a couple of their new word dies. This stamp is unique not only because of it's size, but because it has a large snowflake that you can pop out and use on it's own, or as I did here, by using the rest of the stamp to leave room for a sentiment.

Here is a look at the full stamp.
Let's dive in to how this card was made. I sprinkled a bit of Turquoise Brusho Color Crystals on to my white cardstock. I then spritzed the cardstock with water and watched the color appear! I swirled the cardstock around a bit and then started to heat set it with my heat gun. I would stop and start the heat gun continually, so that I would get some darker edges here and there where the colored water would pool. Any areas that had too much water I would pick up with a paper towel.

Once the background was dry, I stamped the Winter Blizzard stamp with VersaFine Clair ink in Twilight. …

I Want Pizza. But First, Coffee

Hello! I'm back with not only a new shaker card featuring another fabulous Sparkle Blend from Doodles Paper Playground, but the card also has new stamps from Beth Duff Designs. Did you check out my post yesterday? You'll see my first card featuring the "Better Together" set. My card today uses the adorable pizza image and coordinating sentiment. I thought this was perfect to use with the "But First, Coffee" Sparkle Blend.

Check out the beautiful chocolate browns of this particular Sparkle Blend, along with some lovely iridescence. I thought it mimicked toppings on a pizza nicely.

I used a leftover die cut from Lawn Fawn to make the shaker, and it was the perfect size. This die is from the Magic Color Slider set. My background was done with the Small Cathedral Windows stencil and VersaColor ink in White. I also spritzed on Tuxedo Black and Desert Sand Fireworks! Spray, and I finished off the edge of the card base with Champagne Delicata ink.

I think this car…

Better Together: Burger and Fries

Hello! Today I have the pleasure of sharing one of the new Summer 2018 release stamp sets from Beth Duff Designs. This set is called "Better Together" and it is a great little set of adorable food!


When I first got the stamp set, I decided to color all of the images first, and then break them up into separate cards. Take a look.

Aren't they so cute?! So, on looking at the finished images, I knew I really wanted the burger with the fries. Something I really like to do is to make a background with small stamps. These guys aren't exactly tiny, but I knew they would work. So I stamped a bunch of the burger and fries on some white cardstock, using London Fog Memento ink from Imagine. I made sure to place my main foods in the middle and to stamp around them. Then I popped up my focal food with foam tape.

That bun sure looks toasty! After that, I took a piece of gray cardstock, flipped to the back so that I would be working on the non-textured side, and I stamped "Bett…

Intergalactic Hi

Greetings everyone! Today I have a new shaker card featuring the Intergalactic Sparkle Blend from Doodles Paper Playground.

In my never-ending attempt to make shaker cards in different ways, this time I used letter dies from Quik Kutz. Are they even a company any more? Anyway, I had this cool, outer-space looking alcohol ink background that I had made a while back on glossy photo paper, and I thought it would go really well with the Intergalactic Sparkle Blend. This blend has lots of stars and bold, bright colors plus black and silver. It is a gorgeous mix of shapes and sizes and it's become a favorite of mine.

I tried to highlight the letters a bit with a white Molotow pen, but the nib on the pen is shot, so it was't working right. I scraped away some of the white but I couldn't get it all up. The jury is still out on whether or not I like the white the way it is. I probably should have just left it alone. But look at those pretty sparklies!!!

I felt as though the card ne…

Llama Curio

Hello hello! Today I am sharing a card I made with one of the newest Stampendous Curio stamps, the Llama. He is a fresh take on a llama that had come out previously, and this time, as I mentioned, he's a Curio stamp. That means that he's a wooden wooden sculptures ideal for decorating your crafting area or giving to crafty friends. On the back of each, you'll find a matching rubber stamp in the finest gray rubber, closely trimmed, with a foam cushion. Check out my card with the Curio stamp beside it.

You can see that the stamp is nice and big, so it's a perfect focal point for your creation. Here's a shot of just the card.

I wanted to go with a wintry feel for this card, so I stuck with aquas, teals, and greens for coloring the llama's presents and accessories. 

I created my background with Distress Oxide inks in Wilted Violet, Cracked Pistachio, Salty Ocean, and Broken China. I applied the colors in stripes with my Ink Blending Tools and then spritzed with water.…

Anything Goes with Aurora Wings

Hello! It's time for a brand-spankin' new challenge with Aurora Wings. The theme this time around is "Anything Goes," so there's no excuse to not play along! I decided to work with the delightful Lilac Sprite.

I wanted to do something different when I colored the Lilac Sprite. So I opted to give her black hair and a black dress. I think she looks striking. I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens for this. Here's a close up.

I loosely fussy cut her out then created my background. I have a nice big lilac bloom stamp from Stampendous, which I stamped on to lavender colored cardstock using Grape Jelly Memento Ink. I wanted to add a little something to the large blooms, so I took out my Fine Tec watercolors and added some shimmery purple watercolor to a few of the blooms. The shine it gave the background was fabulous, but not quite enough, so I also used a green sparkle marker from Spectrum Noir around the edge and for a few of the stems of the lilacs.

You can s…

Fa La Llama

Greetings!!! The Stampendous Design Team is sharing the new Qsets all this week. Did you catch the YouTube video? If not, take a look HERE to learn all about the Qsets. Today, I'm sharing Fa La Llama.

I colored this guy with my Zig Clean Color Markers. I gave him a faux texture to make him look soft and fluffy. Here's a close up.

I feel like this guy is saying something preeeety sarcastic. My background was made with lots of Fireworks! Sprays from Imagine, so it is super shimmery. I also added the Cling Winter Blizzard stamp to it by using Sapphire Blue Delicata Ink. This added even more shimmer. The next photo shows it.

You can see the shimmer really well on my sentiment strip. I trimmed my background down to fit on to my card base, and I used the coordinating die for the llama. The dies for the Qsets are limited in quantity, so if you want some, hurry to get them.

Please be sure to visit the Stampendous Blog to see more projects featuring these new stamps and dies. I'll …

Catnap Christmas Q-Set

Hello! Have you heard about the new Qsets from Stampendous? I'm going to share some information about them with you today. Qsets are a new kind of cling rubber stamp. They don't have the picture printed on them. Rather, the picture of the image is printed on the acetate sheet the stamps are attached to for storing. There are coordinating dies, but they are a limited quantity. The stamps are all made in the USA, and you'll find lots of fun Christmas and Halloween stamps to choose from! HERE is a video explaining the Qsets even further. Here's my card, featuring the Catnap Christmas Stamps and Dies.

I colored this kitty with Memento Markers. I used the coordinating die to cut him out, and then I created my background. I cut down a piece of white cardstock to 4" x 5 1/4." I applied some Twisted Citron and Peeled Paint Distress Oxide ink to my craft mat and sprayed it with water. I dragged the piece of cardstock through it, heat set it and reinked it a few times …

I Lava You

Greetings, crafty folks! I've got a shaker card to share with you today that features the Unicorn Sparkle Blend from Doodles Paper Playground. I went very clean and simple with my last shaker, so I decided to go a totally different route with this one.

I have this really old stamp from Judi Kins of this funky lava lamp. It's just begging to be turned into a shaker, don't you think? So I pulled out my stash of Distress Oxide backgrounds to see if there was anything I liked for this stamp and I came across this brightly colored, very watery-looking piece. It has a lot of movement and the colors worked perfectly with the Unicorn Sparkle Blend, so that's what I decided to go with. I stamped the lamp with VersaFine Claire ink on to the background and cut ut the center with an X-Acto Knife.

I built my shaker quickly with foam tape and added the Sparkle Blend. I made sure to get some Fimo pieces in there, like the green smiley face. I love how colorful and opalescent this Ble…

Friends Remain in Our Hearts

Hello! I have a card about friendship to share with you today. It uses a small stamp to create a background, and a large sentiment stamp for the focal point. All of my instructions are below.

Supplies:
Stampendous:
SSC1254: Safe Travels Perfectly Clear Stamp Set
DCP1006: Fitted Frames Set B
STF082: Onyx Black VersaFine

Other:
Imagine: VersaMagic: Aspen Mist, Night Sky, Sheer Shimmer Spritz: Sparkle
Zig Clean Color Markers: 028, 082, 230, 260, 302
My Colors Cardstock: Ocean Side
Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Glue
Canson: Mixed Media Paper
Piece of scrap Watercolor Paper with inks, sprays, etc. on it

Directions:
1. Take a scrap piece of watercolor paper that has overspray, inks, etc on it (mine had Color Burst) and die cut it with the small "H" Fitted Frame.

2. Ink the sentiment with VersaFine ink and stamp on to the die cut.

3. Ink the edges of the die cut with Night Sky VersaMagic.

4. Using Canson Mixed Media Paper, cut a piece to 5 1/4" x 3 3/4."

5. Stamp the flying hearts st…

Rainbow Rays

Hello! I am really excited to share this card with you. I have always loved looking at and making shaker cards, but now that I am on the Doodles Paper Playground DT, I really try to push myself to come up with new designs for my shaker cards. I decided to go through my Altenew dies to see if anything struck my fancy. I found the sun ray from the Rain or Shine die set and thought it was perfect. I had really been wanting to make a rainbow of Sparkle Blends, and I thought this would totally work. I also made this in honor of Pride Month, which I know was June, but I wasn't able to post this card then.

Look at those fabulous colors! So here's the list of Sparkle Blends that I used: Strawberry Fields, Flaming Sunset, Test Your Luck, Ocean View, and Purple Passion. Because I don't really have a super yellow blend, plus there wouldn't have been enough room for an additional ray, I used Flaming Sunset and Test Your Luck because they each have yellows and golds in them. The ca…