Friday, July 22, 2016

Welcome Little One!

Welcome to the finale of the Stampendous and Tando Creative Blog Hop! We have had a great time this week sharing our projects that combine the products from these two wonderful companies! A big THANK YOU to Tando Creative for their generous gift of products to our design team!!



"Welcome Little One"
  • I started this sweet project  by cutting a piece of Mixed Media White Paper to fit the solid background piece of chipboard in this kit (just in the framed area).
  • Stamped a few stars from the ADORABLE Little Angels Clear Set (SSCP101) in the upper left corner, colored the stars with Copic Sketch Markers (Y02, Y08, Y17), and adding a little green around the edges (G12), glue to the solid back piece of the frame set
  • On another piece of White Paper, stamp the angel, bear, clouds, hearts, and color them with Copics (R30, R81, Y02, Y08, Y17, E51, E53, E15, G12, B0000, BG32, G00), cut them all out
  • Glue the four inside frame pieces over the back piece, lining up the edges carefully (there are 5 cut out frame pieces, but one is different, that's the main frame piece)
  • Wipe Dreamweaver Regular Embossing Paste all over the main frame piece, it will be a little fluffy looking (like a cloud!), set aside to dry
  • Use foam tape to place your angel and bear on the frame background, add some hearts too.
  • Stamp the "Welcome Little One" on a piece of white, use the Fitted Frames B Die Cut Set to cut out the words and a matching frame mat
  • When the paste on the frame is dry (about 30 minutes or so depending on how thick it is), use color the edges with G12 and the rest with  R30, glue to the base
  • Use glue and foam tape to embellish the frame with the saying, clouds and hearts, add a little bow and your done!

Here are some close ups to see the details better!




The Tando Creative  Mini Theatre/Stage Wide 1 looks like this:


Thanks for sharing this fun week with us! Be sure to leave comments to be eligible for prizes! Check out all the details at the Stampendous Blog!

Happy Creating,
Louise

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Swim with Passion!

Welcome to the Stampendous and Tando Creative Blog Hop! We are having a great time this week sharing our projects that combine the products from these two wonderful companies! A big THANK YOU to Tando Creative for their generous gift of products to our design team!!

Today I am combining some Stampendous stamps, a technique from Fran's Embossing Powder Techniques from A to Z Book,  with an Arch from Tando Creative to create a great summery card.
Supplies:

Stampendous:
CRS5088 Cling Pearl Mermaid Set
SSC1246 Ocean Wisdom Perfectly Clear Set
EPBK16 Embossing Powder Techniques From A- Z Book
EK22 Beach Embossing Kit
FREG004 Deep Impressions Chunky Embossing Enamel
MWP811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
My Color Cardstock - Sandy Beach, Sky, Winter Lake
Tando Creative Straight Edge Arches small
Copic Marker 100, 0
Electric Griddle
Foam Tape

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Sandy Beach cardstock in half to form an A2 card
Step 2: Cut a 2" x 5 1/2" pieces of Sky, Winter Lake and white cardstock, tear along one long edge of each to create different layers, adhere behind each other to create the "ocean", adhere to the card front
Step 3:  Stamp the saying on a small  piece of white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, cut a piece of Winter Lake a little larger, tear the edges, adhere the saying to the blue mat
Step 4:  I used Technique Y, from Fran's book to create the seahorse arch panel, see the version on pages 82-83
Step 5:  To adhere the Seahorse arch, I used ZipDry along the bottom and foam tape at the top
Step 6: Use foam tape to attach the saying
Here's a close up of the embossed arch:
The best part of this technique is you really can't make a mistake! That little swirl along the bottom is a happy accident!  To darken up the Seahorse image, I used a black Copic to outline the whole image, but I didn't like how dark it was so I went back over the whole think with the Colorless Blender (0) to remove some of the black ink. When you do this, you have to keep cleaning off the tip of the colorless marker. But now, I love it!

The Tando Creative product is their Straight Edge Arches Small and looks like this:

You get three full sets of arches to use together or separately like I have done.

For a full list of today's Hop participants and information about our prizes, go to the Stampendous Blog!

Happy Creating,
Louise

Friday, July 15, 2016

Brrrrr....It's Cold Out There!

It's that time of year again! Time for the Fall/Halloween/Christmas release from Stampendous! We've been busy for the last several months creating lots of samples with these great new stamps and are so happy to be able to finally share them with you!

This week Fran is in the UK sharing all kinds of great ideas on HOCHANDA (a TV station) featuring the new  catalog products. Well, we couldn't let that happen without sharing them here too!
Today I'm sharing a sweet card featuring the darling new penguin from the Winter Friends  Stamp Set (CRS5091) and the matching Die Cut Set (DCS5091). I've paired him with the new Festive Background Stamp (CRR272). 

Brrrr!
Stampendous:
CRR272 Cling Festive Background Stamp
CRS5091 Winter Friends Stamp Set
DCS5091 Winter Friends Die Cut Set
GL220U Crystal Glitter
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
My Colors Cardstock - Madras Blue, Ocean Side, Winter Lake
Copic Sketch Markers - Penguin-  B41, B60, R30, R27, R29, Y13, YR68, YR24, T2, T4, T5, T9, 100
Copic Sketch Markers - Background - YR000, YR24, YR68, Y13, R30, R29, R81, G14, G17, E53, E37, B02, B05, B60
Die Cut Machine
Double Sided Adhesive
Scrapbook Adhesive White Foam Squares

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 7" x 10" piece of Madras Blue cardstock in half to form an A7 card
Step 2:  Stamp the Festive Background on a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, color with Copic Markers, trim close to the design to a finished size of 3 5/8" x 5"
Step 3: Stamp the Penguin, Penguin arms, Hat, and Candy Cane from the Winter Friends set on a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, color with Copic Markers
Step 4:  Use the matching Winter Friends Die Cut Set to die cut the colored images
Step 5:  Adhere a 3 7/8" x 5 1/4" piece of Winter Lake to a 4 1/8" x 5 1/2" piece of Ocean Side and adhere both to the card front towards the top
Step 6: Adhere the Festive Background to the two blue mats
Step 7:  Apply a 3/4" x 4 1/8" piece of double-sided adhesive across the Festive Background layer about 1" up from the bottom, remove release paper and sprinkle with Crystal Glitter
Step 8: Adhere a 1 7/8" x 2 5/8" piece of white to a 2" x 2 3/4" piece of Winter Lake, lining up the bottom edges, adhere above the glittered piece towards the left a little
Step 9: Use foam tape to place the Candy Cane and Arms on the Penguin, adhere hat, use foam tape to add the Penguin to the card over the white and blue mat and glitter strip
Step 10: Take the top release paper off three white foam squares and cover with Crystal Glitter, adhere one to the left of the Penguin, and two to the right

Happy Creating,
Louise

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Peace!

It's that time of year again! Time for the Fall/Halloween/Christmas release from Stampendous! We've been busy for the last several months creating lots of samples with these great new stamps and are so happy to be able to finally share them with you!

This week Fran is in the UK sharing all kinds of great ideas on HOCHANDA (a TV station) featuring the new  catalog products. Well, we couldn't let that happen without sharing them here too!
Today I'm sharing a sweet card featuring the darling new penguin from the Winter Friends  Stamp Set (CRS5091) and the matching Die Cut Set (DCS5091). I've paired him with the new Festive Background Stamp (CRR272). 



Supplies:

Stampendous:
FMS4040 Folk Dove Metal Stencil
CRV325 Cling Merry Be Rubber Stamp
MG10 Teal Micro Glitter
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

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

Plus:
My Color Cardstock - Seafoam
Cream Cardstock
Graphic 45 Yuletide Greetings 4501188
Brilliance Ink P. Jade
Copic Marker BG72
Removable Tape
Foam Tape

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 6" x 9 1/2" piece of Seafoam 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 cream 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
Step 5:  Sprinkle the wet paste with Teal Glitter, tap off extra, let paste dry
Step 6: When paste is dry, cut around the dove image leaving a small edge
Step 7:  Stamp the saying on a 2 1/4" x 2 3/4"  piece of cream cardstock with P. Jade ink, wipe off the stamp and reink with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, stamp over the Jade as close as possible, but the little "shadow" look is great
Step 8: Adhere the saying to the bottom right of the card front
Step 9: Use foam tape to attach the Folk Dove

See more great ideas at:


Louise Healy


Happy Creating,
Louise

Monday, July 11, 2016

Gingerbread Baker!

It's that time of year again! Time for the Fall/Halloween/Christmas release from Stampendous! We've been busy for the last several months creating lots of samples with these great new stamps and are so happy to be able to finally share them with you!

This week Fran is in the UK sharing all kinds of great ideas on HOCHANDA (a TV station) featuring the new  catalog products. Well, we couldn't let that happen without sharing them here too!
I love making lots and lots of cookies during the Christmas season. It's really the only time of year that I do so much baking any more. While my family would like to hoard them, I like to share them with everyone, so the new Gingerbread Baker Clear Stamp and Die Set made me very happy! Here's a cute way to share cookies with teachers, friends, mailman, whoever!







Stampendous:
CSD07 Gingerbread Baker Clear Stamps and Dies
EP100 White Opaque Embossing Powder
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
HT400 Embossing Heat Tool

Plus:
My Colors Cardstock - Sandy Beach
Cream Cardstock
Whiskers Graphics Paper Bag - kraft with dots
Copic Sketch Markers - R29, E31, E33, E37
Brilliance Ink Rocket Red
VersaMark
Creative Impressions Ribbon - 80234 1/4" Red and Green Gingham
Beacon Adhesives FabriTac
Zutter 1/2" corner rounder
Scrapbook Adhesive White Foam Squares

Instructions:
Step 1:  Cut a 3 1/2" x 4 " and 1" x 1 1/2" piece of cream cardstock, and a 3 1/4" x 4" piece of Sandy Beach cardstock
Step 2:  Die cut the Gingerbread Baker from the Sandy Beach cardstock
Step 3: Stamp the face and buttons on the die cut image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Step 4:  Shade around the edges with Copic markers, using the R27 on the cheeks and buttons
Step 5:  Ink the Ric Rak stamp with VersaMark and stamp the arms and legs, sprinkle with white embossing powder, heat set
Step 6: Ink the checkerboard pattern stamp with Brilliance Rocket Red and stamp along the bottom edge of the larger piece of cream cardstock, repeat several times to create the checkered table cloth look, round the top two corners, edge with R27 marker
Step 7:  Tie the red and green ribbon around the cream piece near the top of the stamping, tie a know near the right side, adhere to the front of the bag
Step 8: Use foam squares to attach the Gingerbread image
Step 9: Stamp the "Homemade" saying on the small piece of cream using Tuxedo Black, round all the corners, edge with R27, adhere with foam tape
Step 10: Stamp the "Baked just for you by:" image on the back with Tuxedo Black

Here is a list of today's designers.
Louise Healy



Happy Creating,
Louise

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Pink Your Life!

Artist Nicoletta Zanella from the Pink Your Life Design Team has created some wonderful, whimsical characters that are joining the Stampendous Family. We're so excited to welcome the Whisper Friends to our lineup and have a chance to play with these darling images. Our July catalog will introduce Pink Your Life to stamping audiences everywhere, and we know you'll be as excited as we are.

Right now, only wholesale customers can get these terrific images, but they'll soon be available for everyone. Take a sneak peek at these cuties, and start planning a shopping trip to your nearest stamping and scrapbooking store. You can find one on the Stampendous Store Locator here - http://www.stampendous.com/store-locator/

And stay tuned to the Stampendous Blog  to win some of these great stamps after they are released to the public.




Stampendous:
PLCP02 Mama Christmas Cling Stamp
PLCM01 Whisper House Cling Stamp
CRV325 Cling Merry Be Stamp
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
My Colors Cardstock - Seafoam
Graphic 45 Good Cheer 4501191
Copic Sketch Markers - BG90, BG93, BG96, BG01, BG18, R00, R81, R85, R89, R05, R27, RV11, Y00, Y21, Y26, YR24, E37, E47, E53, W2, W4, W6, T9, 100,0
Foam Tape

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 7" x 10" piece of Seafoam cardstock in half to form a top fold A7 card
Step 2:  Stamp the Mama Christmas (3" x 4 1/4"), Whisper House (2 1/2" x 3 1/2"), and Merry Be (2 3/8" x 3") images on white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Step 3: Color images with the Copic Markers
Step 4:  Cut out the Mama Christmas and Whisper House images, edge the Merry Be with the BG18 marker
Step 5:  Cut a 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" piece of Good Cheer, edge with the BG18 marker, adhere to the card front
Step 6: Adhere a 1" x 6 3/4" piece of Seafoam across the background near the bottom
Step 7:  Figure out the placement of the images, adhere the saying first, then use foam tape to add Mama Christmas and the Whisper House

See the Stampendous Blog for a list of designer's with more great samples using our newest product line!

Happy Creating,
Louise

Monday, July 4, 2016

Happy 4th of July!

Have a wonderful Fourth of July celebration!


Happy 4th of July!
See the Stampendous Blog for more great patriotic samples!

Happy Creating,
Louise