Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Polar Bear Play



Welcome to Stampendous and Scrapbook Adhesives Hop!! This week we’re having some sticky fun with our good friends at Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®. They’re so sweet and generous to us, always, and we really love fantastic adhesives!!! (are all card makers as excited about adhesives as we are?) They make the most wonderful products, and I love using them to create terrific projects for you to see! The team will be posting all week and on the Scrapbook Adhesives blog.
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Today I'm sharing a card that uses some of their foam squares to create embellishments!




Stampendous:
CRQ233 Cling Polar Bear Play
SSCL106 LB Cardinal Border PCS
GL220U Crystal Multi Glitter
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
My Color Cardstock Madras Blue, Cloak Gray
Copic Sketch Markers - B0000, B000, B00, BG0000, BG000, BV20, BV25, W0, W1, W3, W5, 0
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D White Foam Squares
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
Small Paint Brush

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 6" x 9 1/2" piece of blue cardstock in half to form an A6 card
Step 2:  Stamp the Polar Bear Play on a 3" x 3 3/4" piece of white cardstock with Tuxedo Black ink, color with Copic markers
Step 3: Use a small paint brush to apply some glue to the background of the bears and sprinkle the wet glue with Crystal glitter, tap off extra, let dry
Step 4: Stamp the "Peace Upon The Earth" sentiment from the LB Cardinal Border set on a 7/8" x 1" piece of white cardstock, mat on a 1" x 1 1/8" piece of gray
Step 5:  Adhere a 3 3/4" x 4 1/2" piece of white cardstock to a 4" x 4 3/4" piece of gray, adhere to the card front
Step 6:  Adhere the Polar Bear Play to a  3 1/4" x 4" piece of gray, then to the card front
Step 7:  Use foam squares to add the sentiment to the upper left corner of the image
Step 8: Take the release paper off one side of 3 white foam squares, sprinkle them with glitter, adhere them to the lower right corner of the card front

Head over to the Stampendous Blog for more ideas and today's links!

Happy Creating,
Louise

Friday, September 15, 2017

Cattails Scene

Autumn is here! Cool days, cooler nights, I love it! This is one of my favorite seasons (Spring is the other). I am NOT a hot weather girl! Plus Autumn brings the start of the holidays! 

Stampendous has so many beautiful stencils for making fabulous projects and fall cards. This week the Stampendous Design Team is sharing some ideas for Autumn creations featuring stencils. I'm sharing an easy card that could be used for many occasions, birthdays, sympathy, happy autumn, just because...well, you get it.



Supplies:

Stampendous:
Acrylic Handle

Dreamweaver:
DWLL3035 Cattails Scene
DWDMBP Matte Black Embossing Paste
DWDPK Dreamweaver Palette Knife
DWLM2010 Paste Spreader

Plus:
My Color Cardstock - Tuscan Sun, Sweet Potato, Harvest Orange
Watercolor Paper
Distress Inks - peeled paint, spiced marmalade, mustard seed
Mister bottle with water
Removable Tape
May Arts Ribbon

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 6" x 9 1/2" piece of Tuscan Sun cardstock in half to form an A6 card
Step 2: Cut a 3 3/8" x 4 1/2" piece of Watercolor paper, swipe the ink pads directly on the acrylic handle trying not to mix the colors too much, spritz with water, spritz the paper with a little water then "stamp" the paints in the center of the Watercolor paper, carefully remove the acrylic handle
Step 3: If necessary, use a water brush or small paint brush and water to move the colors a little and blend, let inks dry thoroughly
Step 4: Tape the Cattails Scene stencil to the Watercolor paper, lining up over the painted area, with removable tape
Step 5: Use a palette knife and paste spreader to apply Matte Black Embossing Paste over the design, remove stencil and place in water for cleaning later, let paste dry
Step 6: Adhere the image to a  3 5/8" x 4 5/8" mat of Sweet Potato, then a 3 7/8" x 4 7/8" mat of Harvest Orange
Step 7:  Adhere a piece of green ribbon around the layered image, securing in the back, adhere to card front, and glue a small matching bow on the ribbon

Here's a fall mirror project I did quite a while ago. Click here for the original post with instructions. It features the Long Cattail stencil and the geese.


Check the Stampendous Blog for more Autumn stencil ideas.

Happy Creating,
Louise

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Snowman Peeking

"Falling for Decor Cling Stamps" is our theme this week for the Stampendous Design Team. We were fortunate to receive these wonderful stamps from the July release to create great samples for you! There are 5 designs that are all amazing!

This great new line of stamps are 8” X 8”, this cling rubber stamp background is perfect for creating home decor pieces, cards, scrapbook pages and more. The pattern is easily repeated across a large area. Today I created a winter background with the new Decor Cling Snowflake stamp. It is the perfect backdrop for the adorable Snowman Peeking stencil!

 

Supplies:

Stampendous:
FMS4078 Snowman Peeking Metal Stencil
DCR102 Decor Cling Snowflakes
GL220U Crystal Multi Glitter
FREG048 Ice Blue Embossing Enamel
SSH88 Decor Handle

Dreamweaver:
DWDGWP Glossy White Embossing Paste
DWDPK Dreamweaver Palette Knife
DWLM2010 Paste Spreader

Plus:
My Color Cardstock - Deep Indigo
BoBunny 12" Powder Blue Vintage 12PBV968
White Cardstock
VersaMark Ink
Heat Tool
Creative Impressions 1/4" Pastel Blue Glimmer Ribbon
Removable Tape
FabriTac
Foam Tape

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 7" x 10" piece of Deep Indigo cardstock in half to form a card
Step 2: Stamp the front of the card with the Snowflake stamp inked with VersaMark, sprinkle with Ice Blue Embossing Enamel, tap off extra powder, heat set
Step 3:  Tape the Snowman Peeking stencil to a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of the Powder Blue Vintage with removable tape
Step 4:  Use a palette knife and paste spreader to apply Glossy White Embossing Paste over the design, remove stencil and place in water for cleaning later, immediately sprinkle the wet paste with the Crystal Glitter, tap off extra, let paste dry
Step 5: When the paste is dry, trim the image to 3 5/8" x 5", mount on a 3 7/8" x 5 1/4"  piece of White cardstock, then to a 4" x 5 3/8" piece of Powder Blue Vintage 
Step 7:  Use foam tape to add the Snowman to the card front
Step 8: Use FabriTac to add a piece of Pastel Blue ribbon on the card front, add a small matching bow

See the Stampendous Blog for more samples using these beautiful new stamps!

Happy Creating,
Louise

Friday, September 1, 2017

Folk Tree

It's hard to believe summer is at an end. We've already been enjoying the cooler evenings, but not really liking the earlier sunsets! The end of summer means we better get moving on creating our holiday cards because they'll be here before we know it. 

This week the Stampendous Design Team has been sharing some the beautiful tree images from Stampendous.  Here's another simple, yet elegant, Christmas card that will take you hardly anytime and will impress everyone!



Supplies:

Stampendous:
FMS4039 Folk Tree Metal Stencil


Dreamweaver:
DWDPP Dreamweaver Pearlescent Embossing Paste
DWDPK Dreamweaver Palette Knife
DWLM2010 Paste Spreader

Plus:
My Color Cardstock - Spearmint
Graphic 45 Yuletide Greetings 4501188
Copic Marker BG72
Removable Tape
Creative Impressions White Crepe Ribbon
Craft Glue Dots
Foam Tape

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 6" x 9 1/2" piece of Spearmint cardstock in half to form an A6 card
Step 2: Cut a 4 1/2" x 5 3/4" piece of the Graphic 45 paper, edge with BG72, adhere to the card front
Step 3:  Tape the Folk Dove stencil to a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Spearmint cardstock with removable tape
Step 4:  Use a palette knife and paste spreader to apply Pearlescent Embossing Paste over the design, remove stencil and place in water for cleaning later, let paste dry
Step 5: Use the BG72 marker to color the white ribbon, let dry, tie into a small bow
Step 6: When paste is dry, use foam tape to add the tree to the card front
Step 7:  Use a Craft Glue Dot to add the bow

See the Stampendous Blog for more tree images!

Happy Creating,
Louise

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Christmas Tree

It's hard to believe summer is at an end. We've already been enjoying the cooler evenings, but not really liking the earlier sunsets! The end of summer means we better get moving on creating our holiday cards because they'll be here before we know it. 

This week the Stampendous Design Team is sharing some the beautiful tree images from Stampendous.  This simple, yet elegant, Christmas card will take you hardly anytime and will impress everyone!



Supplies:

Stampendous:
GL220U Crystal Glitter
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper

Dreamweaver:
DWLG651 Christmas Tree
DWDSP Silver Embossing Paste
DWDPK Dreamweaver Palette Knife
DWLM2010 Paste Spreader

Plus:
My Color Cardstock - Cloak Gray, Deep Indigo
Removable Tape
Creative Impressions 3/4" White Crepe Ribbon 70132
Craft Glue Dots

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 6" x 9 1/2" piece of Cloak Gray cardstock in half to form an A6 card
Step 2: Cut a 4" x 5" piece of Deep Indigo paper, adhere it to a 4 1/8" x 5 1/8" piece of white, then to the card front
Step 3:  Tape the Christmas Tree stencil to a 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" piece of white paper with removable tape
Step 4:  Use a palette knife and paste spreader to apply Silver Embossing Paste over the design, remove stencil and place in water for cleaning later, sprinkle the wet paste with Crystal Glitter, tap off extra, let paste dry
Step 5: When the paste is dry, adhere the tree to the card front on the blue mat
Step 6: Tie a small white bow, adhere near the bottom of the tree with a Craft Glue Dot

Head over to the Stampendous Blog for more tree images.

Happy Creating,
Louise

Friday, August 25, 2017

Rose Skull

Only 5 More Weeks Until Halloween Season! It's time to start crafting your spooky home decor, make those party invites, or start preparing treats for visiting boys and ghouls. This week the Stampendous Design Team is Getting our "BOO" on! 

Here's another one of my favorite samples I made for the July Release. It features the new Rose Skull stencil.  I had so much fun creating this card, it is an inspiring stencil! It makes a great Halloween card, or invitation to a Halloween party.




Stampendous:
FMS4075 Rose Skull Metal Stencil
FREG023 aged silver embossing enamel
FRG02C Champagne Glass Glitter
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper

Plus:
My Color Cardstock - Concord Jam
BoBunny Orange Citrus Vintage 12OCV937
BoBunny Grape Stripe 12GS346
0.3 Black Simbalion Pen
Copic Sketch Markers - V12, V15, RV19, Y21, YG11, YG17, G82, Y35, E50, E81, W3
Creative Impressions 1/2" Purple Crepe Ribbon
Memento Inks - Cantaloupe, London Fog, Tuxedo Black
Foam Applicator
Foam Tape
Removable Tape
Heat Tool

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 7" x 10" piece of Concord Jam cardstock in half to form an A7 card
Step 2:  Cut a 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" piece of Orange Citrus Vintage paper, use the foam applicator to rouge some of the Memento Inks around the edges leaving the center lighter
Step 3: Tie a knot in a piece of purple ribbon, wrap the ends around the Orange Citrus layer and adhere on the back, adhere the layer to the card front
Step 4: Tape the Rose Skull to a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of white with removable tape
Step 5:  Use the black pen to trace around all the stencil openings, remove stencil
Step 6:  Draw some cobwebs and other doodles in some of the stencil open areas using the black pen
Step 7:  Color the image with Copic markers, trim to 3 3/4" x 4 3/4", use the foam applicator to rouge the edges with the Memento Inks
Step 8: Adhere the Rose Skull to a 4" x 5" piece of Grape Stripe paper, sprinkle aged silver embossing enamel and Champagne glass glitter in the upper right corner, heat from underneath to melt, repeat in the lower left corner
Step 9: Use foam tape to add the Rose Skull to the card front, setting it an an angle

Happy Creating,
Louise

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Frog Stew

Get Your Boo ON! Only 5 More Weeks Until Halloween Season! It's time to start crafting your spooky home decor, make those party invites, or start preparing treats for visiting boys and ghouls. This week the Stampendous Design Team is Getting our "BOO" on! 

Here's another sample I made for the July Release. It features the new Frog Stew stamp. Isn't she awesome!!!  I had so much fun creating this card, she's creepy and fun all at the same time! It makes a great Halloween card, or invitation to a Halloween party.


Stampendous:
CRP304 Cling Frog Stew
SSC1263 Spider Fear PCS
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
Dark Olive Cardstock
BoBunny Orange Citrus Vintage 12OCV937
Copic Markers - BV20, BV23, BV25, V17, R01, R08, R22, R24, R29, YR04, YR07, Y13, Y21, E31, E33, E42, E77, YG01, YG63, YG67, YG91, YG93, YG95, C1, C3, C5, C8, C10
Paper Edge Distresser
Black Foam Tape

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of Dark Olive cardstock in half to form an A2 card
Step 2: Use the Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the Frog Stew image a 3" x 4 1/2" piece of white paper, color with Copic Markers, distress the edge
Step 3:  Cut a 3 14" x 4 3/4" piece of dark olive, distress the edge, adhere the Frog Stew image to it
Step 4:    Cut a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of the orange cardstock, stamp the spider web in two corners and a spider in the other two corners, adhere to the card front
Step 5:   Use foam tape to add the Frog Stew image to the card, placing it at a slight angle

Go to the Stampendous Blog for more ideas.

Happy Creating,
Louise