Wednesday, May 24, 2017

All Day in the Sun!

The past couple of weeks the Stampendous Design Team has been sharing samples using many of the wonderful "sea themed" images provided to us by Stampendous. The first week we focused more on our various Mermaid images, then we moved to an "Under the Sea" theme, and this week our theme is "Up Where They Walk" (do you recognize the inspiration yet!), celebrating seaside life on land!

This darling image from Pink Your Life, WF Hammock (PLCR02) is exactly how I like to enjoy the seaside! 



Stampendous:
PLCR02 Cling WF Hammock RS
CRL271 Cling Scrolled Sunshine
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
DWLL332 Picasso Stencil
DWNHB-12 1/2" Brush #12 Natural Handle

Plus:
My Color Cardstock - Poolside, Loveable, Banana Pepper, Sandy Beach
Copic Markers - B0000, BG01, BG10, BG13, BG18, BG32, E01, E31, E33, E37, E49, E51, E53, E93, RV000, RV32, RV34, RV95, Y0000, Y00, Y02, Y13, Y15, Y17, Y21, YR07, R08, YG93, YG95, YG97
Memento Ink Bahama Blue, Danube Blue, Paris Dusk
Black Fine Line Pen
Foam Tape

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 7" x 10" piece of Poolside cardstock in half to form an A7 card
Step 2: Stamp the Hammock image with Tuxedo Black ink on a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of white cardstock, color with Copic Markers
Step 3:  Stamp the sentiment of a 7/8" x 2 1/4" piece of white cardstock with Tuxedo Black, adhere to a 1" x 2 3/8" piece of Loveable, then a 1 1/8" x 2 1/8" piece of Banana Pepper
Step 4:  Use scraps of Sandy Beach torn on one edge to create "sand" at the bottom edge of the card front
Step 5:   Mat the Hammock image on a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of Banana Pepper, then to a 4 1/2" x 5 3/4" piece of Loveable
Step 6: Adhere the matted Hammock image toward the left edge of the card
Step 7:  Use foam tape to add the sentiment to the upper right side of the card

For today's list of designers, go to the

Stampendous Blog


Happy Creating,
Louise

Friday, May 19, 2017

Just Keep Swimming!

This week the Stampendous Design team continues our "Under the Sea" theme. Stampendous has so many wonderful products that fit this category! I'm lucky to be provided these images by Stampendous so I can create samples to share with you! (and, of course, for them!).

Not only does Stampendous have MANY wonderful "Under the Sea" stamps, but they also have MANY wonderful stencils to fit the theme too!  Today I used two Dreamweaver Stencils and a "Sten-tangle" technique to create my under water feel. The Open Fish (DWLL3038) and Large Scales (DWLX7023) stencils have great openings for  "tangling"!




This is pretty simple to do.
  • Tape the Open Fish to a piece of white cardstock with removable tape
  • Use your favorite fine line black pen to outline all the openings of the stencil
  • Remove the stencil and use the pen to create various patterns in each opening
  • Color with markers or colored pencils
  • Tape the Large Scales to piece of light blue cardstock with removable tape
  • Outline the openings with the black pen
  • Add patterns to each opening
  • Color with markers or colored pencils
  • Mount into a great card!

Today's list:

Stampendous Blog

Pam Bray

Louise Healy

Kristine Reynolds


Happy Creating,
Louise

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Ahoy There!

This week the Stampendous Design team continues our "Under the Sea" theme. Stampendous has so many wonderful products that fit this category! I'm lucky to be provided these images by Stampendous so I can create samples to share with you! (and, of course, for them!).

Here's a fun card featuring the Turtle Trio, N265, Sea Turtle, V334, and the perfect sentiment, Ahoy, E283



Stampendous:
CRV334 Cling Sea Turtle
CRN265 Cling Turtle Trio
CRE283 Cling Ahoy
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
My Color Cardstock - Poolside
Graphic45 Aquatic Passage 4501321
Copic Markers - Y00, YG91, YG93, YG95, W4, E51, E53, BG10
Foam Tape

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 6" x 9 1/2" piece of Poolside cardstock in half to form an A6 card
Step 2: Stamp the Sea Turtle on a 3" x 3 1/2" piece of white cardstock, color with markers, trim around bottom fin and back so the image fits a 2" x 2 3/4" mat of Poolside, adhere  the trimmed Sea Turtle to the mat
Step 3: Stamp the Turtle Trio on a 2" x 4 1/2" piece of white cardstock, color with markers, trim around the Trio to fit a 1 1/2" x 4 1/8" mat of Poolside, adhere the trimmed turtles to the mat
Step 4:  Stamp the sentiment on a 1 1/8" x 1 7/8" piece of white cardstock, adhere to a 1 1/4" x 2" mat of Poolside
Step 5:  Adhere a 4 1/2" x 5 3/4" piece of the Graphic45 cardstock to the card front
Step 6: Adhere the Turtle Trio along the left side of the card
Step 7:  Use foam tape to apply the Sea Turtle image
Step 8:  Adhere the sentiment under the large fin, setting it at an angle

Here's a list of today's designers:

Stampendous Blog

Jamie Martin

Louise Healy


Happy Creating,
Louise

Monday, May 15, 2017

Explore, Dream, Discover!

This week the Stampendous Design team continues our "Under the Sea" theme. Stampendous has so many wonderful products that fit this category! I'm lucky to be provided these images by Stampendous so I can create samples to share with you! (and, of course, for them!).

Today I'm sharing a card using two awesome sea-themed images, the Jellyfish, P3030, and Octopus, V333. Pair them with words for the great Nautical Treasures PCS, SSC1262, and it's easy to create a beautiful card.



Stampendous:
CRV333 Cling Octopus
CRP303 Cling Jellyfish
SSC1262 Nautical Treasures PCS
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
My Color Cardstock - Spearmint, Seafoam, Tropical Splash
Copic Markers - BV00, BV02, BV04, BG10, BG13, BG18, R30, R32, R35, 100, 0
Foam Tape

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 7" x 10" piece of Spearmint cardstock in half to form an A7 card
Step 2: Stamp the Jellyfish on a 3" x 4 1/2" piece of white cardstock, color with markers, mat on a 3 1/4" x 4 3/4" piece of Seafoam, then a 3 3/8" x 4 7/8" piece of Tropical Splash
Step 3: Stamp the Octopus on a 2 1/4" x 2 7/8" piece of white cardstock, color with markers, mat on a 2 1/2" x 3 1/8" piece of Seafoam, then a 2 5/8" x 3 1/4" piece of Tropical Splash
Step 4:  Stamp the sentiment on a piece of white cardstock, cut the three words apart, edge with the black marker, mat on small pieces of Seafoam and Tropical Splash
Step 5:  Adhere the Jellyfish to the upper right of the card front
Step 6: Adhere the Octopus in the lower left of the card front
Step 7:  Adhere the "explore" and "dream" on the card, use foam tape to add the "Discover"

For more fun "Under the Sea" ideas go to these designers' blogs!

Stampendous BlogAlison HeikkilaLouise Healy

Katy Leitch

Kristine Reynolds


Happy Creating,
Louise

Friday, May 5, 2017

Daffodil Glory!

Have you made your Mother's Day card yet?  There's only one more week, you better get busy. The Stampendous Design Team has been posting some great ideas all week for our "Celebrate Mom!" theme to help inspire you! I am so lucky to be on this Design Team, we receive lots of free products to create wonderful samples for Stampendous.

Today I am sharing a card with the beautiful Long Daffodils Stencil (DWLL428). Daffodils represent Spring, in my mind, and Spring is my favorite season.




Supplies:

Stampendous:
SSC1251 Bible Promises Perfectly Clear Stamps
MG07 Sunflower Micro Glitter
GL220U Crystal Glitter
MPW811 Multi Media White Paper

Dreamweaver:
DWLL428 Long Daffodils Stencil
DWLL332 Picasso Stencil
DWDEPT Translucent Embossing Paste
DWDPK Dreamweaver Palette Knife
DWLM2010 Paste Spreader
DWLL332 Picasso Stencil
DWGHB-6 1/4" Brush #6 Gold Handle

Plus: 
Green and Yellow Cardstock
Lime Green Striped Paper
Brilliance Ink P. Thyme, Sunflower Yellow, P. Orange
Copic Markers Y08
Removable Tape
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of green cardstock in half to form an A2 card
Step 2: Tape the stencil on a 2" x 5 1/2" piece of white paper with removable tape
Step 3:  Use 1/4" stencil brushes to apply ink to the design, use the Picasso to help keep colors clean, remove the stencil, clean and dry the stencil
Step 4:  Tape the clean and dry stencil back over the stenciled design
Step 5:  Use a palette knife to apply Translucent 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 6: Cut a 4" x 5 1/2" piece of Lime green striped paper, use the swirl stamp from the Bible Promises set to stamp all over the background with P. Thyme ink, adhere to the card front
Step 7: Cut a 3/4" x 4" piece of green paper, adhere near the bottom of the card front
Step 8:  When the paste is dry, trim the white piece to 1 3/4" x 5 1/4", adhere to a 2" x 5 1/2" piece of yellow cardstock, adhere to the card front
Step 9: Cover two white foam square with Sunflower Micro Glitter, use the Y08 marker around the edges, adhere to the card front on the green strip
For a complete list of today's designers, go to the   Stampendous Blog

Happy Creating,
Louise

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Hummingbird Sparkle!

Have you made your Mother's Day card yet?  It's May already so you better get busy. The Stampendous Design Team will be posting some great ideas all week for our "Celebrate Mom!" theme to help inspire you! I am so lucky to be on this Design Team, we receive lots of free products to create wonderful samples.

Who doesn't love some glitter in their life! I used the Double Glitter Technique to blend some Lime and China Blue Micro glitter on these beautiful stencils. Crystal micro glitter in the background sets off the colors perfectly.


Supplies:

Stampendous:
FMS4057 Lace Metal Stencil
MG09 China Blue Micro Glitter
MG08 Lime Micro Glitter
MG01 Crystal Micro Glitter
MMW811 Mixed Media White Paper

Dreamweaver:
DWLM113 Hummingbird Stencil

Plus:
My Color Cardstock - Spanish Moss, Ocean Side
Double sided mounting paper
VersaMark Ink
Foam Tape

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of Spanish Moss cardstock in half to form an A2 card
Step 2: Cut a 2 3/4" x 3 3/4" piece of blue cardstock and adhere a 2 1/4" x 3 1/2" piece of double sided mounting paper to it, leaving a small blue edge showing on all sides
Step 3:  Cut a 2 3/4" x 6" piece of white cardstock and adhere a 2 1/2" x 6" piece of double sided mounting paper to it, leaving a small white edge on one long side
Step 4:  Pat VersaMark all over the back of both stencils
Step 5:  Remove the release paper from the piece with the blue mat and carefully center the Hummingbird stencil on the sticky surface with the VersaMark side against the sticky surface, use a piece of release paper to press the stencil in place, there will be a small sticky edge around the image
Step 6:  Apply the Lime glitter on the small edge one side at a time, then add China Blue and Lime glitters to the design, work in small sections at a time so you can tap off away from areas you want to protect, rub it in a little as you go
Step 7: Remove the release paper from the double sided mounting paper of the larger piece on white and carefully place the stencil on the sticky surface with the VersaMark side against the sticky surface, line up on one long side and the two ends, use a piece of release paper to press the stencil in place
Step 8:  Apply the China Blue and Lime glitters to the design, work in small sections at a time so you can tap off away from areas you want to protect, rub it in a little as you go
Step 9: Turn one of the glittered images face down on a paper towel and carefully peel the paper off the stencil making sure to keep the stencil flat on the table, apply Crystal glitter to the background, tap off extra, rub gently, repeat with the other image
Step 10: Cut along one edge of the Lace stencil image to create a scalloped edge, trim length to 5 1/2", adhere a 1/2" x 5 1/2" strip of blue to the uncut edge leaving a small amount of blue showing, adhere to the card front near the bottom
Step 11:  Use foam tape to attach the Hummingbird to the card front

For today's list of designers, go to:  Stampendous Blog

Happy Creating,
Louise

Monday, May 1, 2017

Enjoy your day!

Have you made your Mother's Day card yet?  It's May 1st, so you better get busy. The Stampendous Design Team will be posting some great ideas all week for our "Celebrate Mom!" theme to help inspire you! I am so lucky to be on this Design Team, we receive lots of free products to create wonderful samples.

To start the week, I'm sharing a card featuring the beautiful new Paisley Pattern stamp set and it's fabulous matching die cut set. Add the pretty Scrolled Enjoy saying and I think it makes a wonderful Mother's Day card. You can easily change up the colors to be the favorites for your Mom.



Stampendous:
CRS5100 Cling Paisley Pattern 
CRL272 Cling Scrolled Enjoy
DCS5100 Paisley Pattern Die Cut Set
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
My Color Cardstock - Tropical Splash, Poolside, Mint Julep
Copic Markers - E01, E13, E15, YG01, YG03, YG06, B0000, B02, B04, B05, BV00, BV02, BV04, 0
Die Cut Machine

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 7" x 10" piece of Tropical Splash cardstock in half to form an A7 card
Step 2: Use the Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the Paisley Patterns stamps on a piece of white cardstock, color with Copic Markers
Step 3:  Use the matching die cuts to cut out the images, cut out around the flower cluster leaving a box approximately 1 7/8" x 2 3/8", edge the box with black, adhere to a 2 1/8" x 2 5/8" piece of Mint Julep, then a 2 1/4" x 2 3/4" of Poolside, and a 2 3/8" x 2 7/8" piece of Tropical Splash
Step 4:   Stamp the sentiment on a 1" x 2 1/4" piece of white cardstock, adhere to a 1 1/8" x 2 3/8" piece of Mint Julep, then a 1 1/4" x 2 1/2" piece of Poolside, and a 1 3/8" x 2 5/8" piece of Tropical Splash
Step 5:   Adhere a 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" piece of Poolside to the card front, then adhere a 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" piece of Mint Julep
Step 6: Adhere the layered flower cluster to the lower right corner
Step 7:  Arrange the die cut pieces around the card and adhere in place
Step 8:  Add the layered sentiment to the upper left

See today's designers at: Stampendous Blog

Happy Creating,
Louise