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Hello! This week, the Stampendous team has been sharing projects that are "Totally Wild." There are a lot of new jungle animals and foliage from the April catalog that we're highlighting, and I bet you'll find something that you'll like. I chose to work with the Giraffe stamp and die set and the 6" x 6" Fern Garden.
I started off by coloring my giraffe with Zig Clean Color markers, and I added some highlights with a white Posca pen. I cut him and the accompanying circle die with tree out, and I used the circle die that comes with the Windowrama to trim the outer circle. This giraffe stamp and die set are meant to go with the Windowrama, but as you can see, you don't have to use them with it.
Behind my circle die, I used a background that I made with Distress Oxides. I thought it looked like an abstract sunset. For my background, I inked up the Fern Garden with 3 colors of chalk ink from Color Box. I applied the inks directly from the pads, which gave lovely green mottling to the the image. I also added a sentiment from the giraffe set and adhered everything to a black card base.
There are a ton of fun new products in the April Stampendous catalog. I hope you'll head over to check them out. I will have lots of new cards to share featuring many of the new items. If you'dd like to see more "Totally Wild" projects, please visit the Stampendous Blog. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!
Hello! I am excited to bring you my first of two posts today. This post is for the House Mouse & Friends Blog Hop. My second will be for Aurora Wings. You can click HERE to see that post. But don't leave yet! Read to the bottom of my post to find out how you can have a shot at winningMy House Mouse project features the adorable Nurse Mouse stamp. My full instructions and supply list is below. Supplies: Stampendous: HMP62: Nurse Mouse DWLX7026: Chevron Stencil STF082: VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
Others: My Colors Cardstock: Ocean Side
Zig Clean Color Markers: 010, 020, 024, 028, 029, 050, 052, 064, 065, 069, 071, 072, 090, 091, 092, 094, 095, 096, 098, 222, 260, 302, 900, 901, 902 Imagine: Silver irRESISTable Pico Embellisher, StazOn White Opaque, Sponge Dauber
Canson Mixed Media Cardstock
Ranger: Water Brush Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Glue
Red Cardstock: unknown Directions:
1. Stamp the image with VersaFine on to Mixed Media paper. This paper holds water well, so since I used a water brush…
Seasons Greetings! Today I have a project for the latest Aurora Wings Challenge which is "Holiday Spirit." I decided to take the theme as a two-fer. Not only is this a holiday card, but the "spirits" are flowing too.
I used the Wine Sprite for my card, and gave her a Merlot look. I colored her with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Here's a closeup.
I found a lovely paper in my stash from Wild Rose Studio from their Holly Lane collection. For my sentiment, I had some pretty red glitter cardstock from DCWV that I die cut with an old alphabet set from QuicKutz. I also added some sequins from a few different Sparkle Blends from Doodles Paper Playground. The sequins and the sentiment were all glued on with On Point Glue from Imagine.
On my card base, I inked the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink, and then Peeled Paint Distress Ink. After I adhered my background to my base, I added Rock Candy Stickles to the edges. This gave just a touch of sparkle.
Hello! This is an exciting post for me because I am part of a 2 week "Earth Day" blog hop between Stampendous and Arnold Grummer. If you have visited my blog before, you know how much I already love Stampendous. But Arnold Grummer was new to me. They make paper making supplies. This is something I have never done before. And truthfully, I was never interested in doing. I thought it was so much work to make one sheet of paper, it would take all day, etc. But, when I was asked if I wanted to be a part of this hop, I thought about it and decided that I love trying new crafts, so I should give it a shot. And guess what? I had a blast! My daughter (who is 10) and I decided to tackle this project together, and we came up with 4 beautiful sheets of paper in just over an hour.
I think that once we play with the process a little more, and organize the flow of our work space, we could probably make the sheets a little faster, but I was really happy with what we accomplished in a pret…