Monday, August 22, 2016

Wonderous Kitten!

This week the Stampendous Design Team is sharing samples combining stamps from the July catalog and the beautiful papers given to us by Graphic45. Their papers are gorgeous and versatile, they look great on big projects or small ones.

Today I'm sharing a card featuring the darling new Wonderous Kitten Stamp and two Graphic45 papers and a scrumptious ribbon from Creative Impressions.



Stampendous:
CRW173 Cling Wonderous Kitten Stamp
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
My Colors Cardstock - Firecracker, Evergreen, Mint Julep
Graphic 45 HoHoHo 4500988, Merry Mistletoe 4500991
Copic Sketch Markers - E42, E44, E47, E51, R00, R30, R29, R89, B0000, B60, YG11, YG17, YG67,100
Creative Impressions 3/4" Green Crepe Ribbon 70149
Foam Tape
Ruler, pencil, scissors

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 7" x 10" piece of Firecracker cardstock in half to form an A7 top fold card
Step 2:  Stamp the Wonderous Kitten image on a 3 3/4" x 4 1/4" piece of white cardstock with Tuxedo Black ink, color with Copic markers
Step 3: Use a ruler and pencil to draw a light line across the image down near paws, trim image across the line, cutting around the paws, edge with the 100 marker
Step 4:  Cut a 4 1/4" x 4 3/4" piece of the Merry Mistletoe paper (red side), edge with 100, adhere to the right side of the card front
Step 5:  Cut a 2 1/2" x 4 3/4" piece of the Evergreen paper, adhere to the left of the Merry Mistletoe paper
Step 6:   Cut a 2" x 4 3/4" piec of Mint Julep paper and adhere it to the Evergreen piece
Step 7:  Cut a 1 3/8" x 4 3/4" piece of the HoHoHo paper (striped pattrn side), cut a ribbon edge at the bottom, edge with 100, adhere to a 1 1/2" x 4 7/8" piece of Evergreen, trim the bottom to match the ribbon cut, adhere to the Mint Julep layer
Step 8: Wrap the ribbon around the card and tie a bow on the left side
Step 9: Use foam tape to attach the kitten image

See the Stampendous Blog for the list of designers with more great samples combining Stampendous and Graphic45!

Happy Creating,
Louise

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Love you to the Moon!


Artist Nicoletta Zanella from the Pink Your Life Design Team has created some wonderful, whimsical characters that are now part of 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 introduced Pink Your Life to stamping audiences everywhere, and we know you'll be as excited as we are.

The Stampendous design team is back for a second week of Pink Your Life in a blog hop with prizes, just as we promised back in July during our sneak peek week. 

We'll be giving away one set of each Pink Your Life Perfectly Clear Stamp Set. US winners only.

SSCP103 Whisper Friends Perfectly Clear Stamps Set
SSCP104 Whisper Friends Christmas Perfectly Clear Stamps Set
SSCP105 Whisper Houses Perfectly Clear Stamps Set
SSCP101 Little Angels Perfectly Clear Stamps Set
SSCP102 Mushrooms Perfectly Clear Stamps Set



Here's a sweet little card featuring the Little Angel stamp (PLV01) from Pink Your Life.





Stampendous:
PLCV01 Little Angel Cling Stamp
SSC1213 Life Words Perfectly Clear Set
DCP1005 Fitted Frames A Cutting Dies
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
My Colors Cardstock - Tuscan Sun, Coral Rose
Copic Sketch Markers  Y00, Y02, Y17, YR000, R00, R81, R85, R89, B60, B41, E53, C1, T3, 0
Foam Tape
Creative Impressions Crepe Ribbon
Die Cut Machine

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 5 1/2" x 11" piece of Tuscan Sun cardstock in half to form a top fold A2 card
Step 2:  Stamp the Little Angel on a 2 3/8" x 3 1/4" piece of white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Step 3: Color images with the Copic Markers
Step 4:  Mount the colored Angel on a 2 5/8" x 3 1/2" piece of Coral Rose cardstock
Step 5:  Stamp to sentiment on white cardstock and use a small square die from the Fitted Frames A set to cut out the sentiment and a matching Coral Rose mat
Step 6: Tie a matching ribbon around the bottom edge of the card and tie a small knot
Step 7:  Use foam tape to adhere the Little Angel and the sentiment to the card front


See more ideas and get the details for winning a prize over at the Stampendous Blog!

Louise Healy

Happy Creating,
Louise

Thursday, August 11, 2016

If You Give a Mouse a Paint Brush!

If You Give a Mouse a Paint Brush! That's the theme at HOOT - no, not a festival of owls, the Heart of Ohio Tole Convention - http://heartofohiotole.org/convention/ this week in Columbus, OH. Stampendous has been featuring the beautiful painting of designer Debbie Cole. If you've missed some of the projects, you will want to go back and check them out!

I think "If You Give a Mouse a Paint Brush..." they would paint a beautiful background for this beautiful dragonfly stencil!

Supplies:
SSH34 Medium Handle
DWLM193 Dreamweaver Dragonfly Stencil
DWDMBP Matte Black Embossing Paste
DPK Palette Knife
SSC1214 Happy Greetings Perfectly Clear Stamps
MEM01 Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Watercolor Paper
Black cardstock
Olive cardstock
Brayer
Small Paint Brush
Acrylic Paint - Spanish Olive, Bright Yellow, Orange, Holiday Red

Steps:
  1. Cut a 4" x 5" piece of watercolor paper, mist with water
  2. Place the various colors of paint along the long edge of the Medium Handle, spread with a brayer, mist lightly with water, "stamp" the paint onto the watercolor paper
  3. Use a damp paint brush to smooth out the colors
  4. When the paint is dry, tape the Dragonfly Stencil to the background with removable tape
  5. Use a palette knife to spread Matte Black Embossing Paste across the  stencil, remove stencil and place in water for cleaning, let paste dry
  6. Stamp the sentiments from the Happy Greetings set
  7. Cut a 6" x 10" piece of Olive cardstock, score and fold to form a 5" x 6" card
  8. Mount the dragonfly on a 4 1/4" x 5 1/4" piece of black cardstock, then on the card front

The acrylic block is the perfect way to create beautiful backgrounds when you want a distinct shape.  Of course, the Creative Palette is perfect to use when you want to create a bigger background.


Happy Creating,

Louise

Friday, August 5, 2016

Blog Hop Finale!

Welcome to the Stampendous and Creative Impressions blog hop finale! 


This week the design team has been sharing samples we created for the July catalog featuring ribbons and embellishments from Creative Impressions.  A big THANK YOU to Creative Impressions for providing our team members with TONS of their wonderful  ribbons and hardware!!

What's a hop without PRIZES!


Comment for a chance to win one of these great prize packages! US winners only. See Official Rules for details. Deadline to comment is Sunday, August 7th, midnight PDT. Winners will be announced early next week.

Three prize packages that include:
An assortment of ribbons and hardware
PLUS winner’s choice of Create Winter, Create A Poinsettia or Create Fall Stamp Set


Today I'm featuring one of Frans wonderful new stencils called Framed Witch (FMS4036) and some gorgeous orange crepe ribbon from Creative Impressions!



Supplies:


Stampendous:
FMS4036 Framed Witch Metal Stencil
DCP1006 Fitted Frames B size R

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

Plus:
My Color Cardstock - Deep Purple
Graphic 45 Charmed I'm Sure 4501143
Graphic 45 Brews and Potions 4501144
Copic Marker 100
Removable Tape
Creative Impressions 3/4" Orange Crepe Ribbon 70147
Die Cut Machine
Foam Tape

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 7" x 10" piece of Deep Purple cardstock in half to form an A7 card
Step 2: Cut a 4" x 4 3/4" piece of the Charmed I'm Sure paper, edge with 100, adhere to the card front near the top edge, make sure the ruler pattern is going the right direction
Step 3: Cut a 3 3/4" x 4 3/4" piece of the Brews and Potions paper, edge with 100, adhere to the card front under the top paper, watch direction of pattern, adhere a 5/8" x 4 3/4" piece of the purple side of Brews and Potions (edged with 100) across the seam
Step 3:  Tape the Framed Witch stencil to a 4 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of Brews and Potions paper (striped images side) with removable tape
Step 4:  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 5: When the paste is dry, use the Fitted Frames die size R to cut the Witch, and, the matching frame (from the purple side of a 4 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece)
Step 6: Edge both frames with the 100 marker and adhere together, wrap an orange ribbon around the lower part of the witch image and tie a bow
Step 7:  Use foam tape to add the frames to the card

Look how beautiful this ribbon is!


Here's the Blog Hop list:
Louise Healy

Happy Creating,
Louise

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Stampendous and Creative Impressions!

Welcome to the Stampendous and Creative Impressions blog hop! 



This week the design team has been sharing samples we created for the July catalog featuring ribbons and embellishments from Creative Impressions.  A big THANK YOU to Creative Impressions for providing our team members with TONS of their wonderful  ribbons and hardware!!

What's a hop without PRIZES!



Comment for a chance to win one of these great prize packages! US winners only. See Official Rules for details. Deadline to comment is Sunday, August 7th, midnight PDT. Winners will be announced early next week.

Three prize packages that include:
An assortment of ribbons and hardware
PLUS winner’s choice of Create Winter, Create A Poinsettia or Create Fall Stamp Set


Today is Thursday, so I'm sharing a creation using stencils and some great ribbon and brads from Creative Impressions.



Stampendous:
MG11 Red Micro Glitter

Dreamweaver:
DWLM250 Merry Christmas Stencil
DWLL467 Three Deer Stencil
DWDGP Metallic Gold Embossing Paste
DWDPK Dreamweaver Palette Knife
DWLM2010 Paste Spreader

Plus:
My Colors Cardstock - Firecracker
Cream Cardstock
Graphic 45 Merry Mistletoe 4500991
Creative Impressions 80234 1/4" Red and Green Grosgrain Ribbon
Creative Impressions Brads
Copic Marker R29
Foam Tape
Removable tape

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 7" x 10" piece of Firecracker cardstock in half to form an A7 card
Step 2: Tape the Merry Christmas and Three Deer stencils to a 4" x 6" piece of cream cardstock with removable tape
Step 3:  Use a palette knife and paste spreader to apply a coat of Metallic Gold embossing paste over the image, remove stencils and place in water for cleaning, carefully sprinkle the red glitter on the "MERRY" and the reigns connecting the reindeer, tap off extra, let paste dry
Step 4:  Trim the dry, pasted image to 3 3/4" x 5 3/8"
Step 5:  Adhere the trimmed image to a 4" x 5 5/8" mat cut from the Merry Mistletoe paper, using the more red side, edge the patterned paper with the R29 marker
Step 6: Adhere a piece of the red and green ginham ribbon across the center, punch two small holes and add two brads
Step 7:  Cut a 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" piece of the Merry Mistletoe paper using the more creamy side, edge with R29, adhere to front of card
Step 8: Use foam tape to add the pasted image to the card front setting it at an angle

Here's a close up of the embellishments:


Today's list of designers:

Louise Healy


Happy Creating,
Louise

Friday, July 29, 2016

Leaf Texture Embellishments!

As promised yesterday, here are the instructions for creating some Fresh Fall Fun embellishments using the Dreamweaver Leaf Texture Stencil (DWLG616) and Regular Embossing Paste!
Leaf Texture Embellishments!
Stampendous:

Dreamweaver:
DWLG616 Leaf Texture Stencil
DWDEP Regular Embossing Paste
DWDPK Dreamweaver Palette Knife
DWLM2010 Paste Spreader
DWGHB-6 1/4" Brush #6 Gold Handle

Plus:
Freezer Paper
Brilliance Inks - Sunflower Yellow, P. Orange, Rocket Red, P. Rust, P. Olive, P. Thyme
Copic Marker E47
Removable tape

Instructions:
Step 1:  Tape the Leaf Texture stencil to the shiny side of a sheet of Freezer Paper

Step 2:  Use a palette knife and paste spreader to apply Regular Embossing Paste over  the design, remove stencil, place stencil on a clean part of the paper and apply paste again, repeat until you fill the paper or the images don't come out clean anymore, let paste dry

Step 3:  Place the clean, dry stencil back over the dry paste, use 1/4" stencil brushes to rouge colors on the designs, remove the stencil, clean and dry it 

Step 4:  Use the brush tip of the E47 marker to run around the edges of the leaves to give them a more finished look

Step 5: Slowly peel off the leaves you want, you have to be a little careful at this point, they can tear easily

Step 6: Use glue to add them as embellishments to cards or page layouts

We hope you've enjoyed our week of Fresh Fall Fun! Here are today's designers:

Louise Healy

Happy Creating,
Louise

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Fresh Fall Fun!

Fresh Fall Fun is this week's theme for the Stampendous Design Team. I don't know why I associate Scarecrows with Fall, but I do! (Really, they go up in the spring!) It's probably because St. Charles, IL (where we had our store) has a Scarecrow festival every Fall. At any rate, Fall and Scarecrows go hand in hand in my book.

Today is Thursday, which means team members share ideas using stencils. Today I'm sharing a fun card using the Dreamweaver Scarecrow stencil, DWLG686.  Check back tomorrow to see how I created the leaf embellishments!



Supplies:


Stampendous:
PK03 Gemstone Embossing Kit
EPA50 HT400 Embossing Tool

Dreamweaver:
DWLG686 Scarecrow Stencil
DWLG616 Leaf Texture Stencil
DWDMBP Matte Black Embossing Paste
DWDPK Dreamweaver Palette Knife
DWLM2010 Paste Spreader

Plus:
My Color Cardstock - Spanish Moss
Graphic 45 November Flourish 4501050
Graphic 45 Charmed I'm Sure 4501143
Graphic 45 Brews and Potions 4501144
Brown Burlap
Copic Marker 100
Removable Tape
Foam Tape
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 6" x 10" piece of Spanish Moss cardstock in half to form side fold, 5" x 6" card (fits in an A7 envelope)
Step 2: Cut a 4 3/4" x 5" piece of the Brews and Potions paper (purple side), edge with 100, adhere to the card front near the top
Step 3: Cut a 2 3/4" x 4 3/4" piece of the brown burlap, fray the edges, adhere to the card front under the top paper
Step 4: Cut a 3 3/4" x 4 3/4" piece of the Charmed I'm Sure paper, edge with 100
Step 5:  Tape the Scarecrow stencil to a 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" piece of November Flourish paper (green side) with removable tape
Step 6:  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 7: When the paste is dry, place the clean, dry Scarecrow stencil back over paste and use a finger dabber to apply VersaMark to the parts of the image where the "clothes" are, remove stencil, sprinkle various colors of embossing powder where desired, tap off extra, heat set, edge with the 100 marker
Step 8: Adhere the Scarecrow to the Charmed I'm Sure layer
Step 9:  Use foam tape to add the Scarecrow to the card
Step 10:  Use the Quick Dry to add some small pasted leaf embellishments (see separate instructions for DWLG616 Leaf Texture in tomorrow's post!) and a small bundle of the burlap tied together to finish the card

For more Fresh Fall Fun see:
Louise Healy

Happy Creating,
Louise