Friday, December 15, 2017

Peace

The countdown to Christmas has begun! Hopefully you are well on your way to finishing up your holiday preparations (who am I kidding, right!). The Stampendous Design Team is sharing some of our favorite holiday creations featuring the beautiful Laurel Burch collection. We hope you enjoy them!


Stampendous:
LBCR010 Cling LB Peace Moon
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
My Color Cardstock - Comodore Blue, Sweet Potato,
Black Cardstock
Copic Markers - Y17, Y32, YR04, YR09, YG07, YG17, RV09, V15, B04, B06, B28, B69, W4, 100
Krylon Gold Leafing Pen
Small Stylus

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 6" x 9 1/2" piece of Comodore Blue cardstock in half to form an A6 card
Step 2: Use the Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the Peace Moon on a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of white, color with Copic Markers
Step 3:  Pump some Gold Leafing onto a craft mat, pick up a little on the small rounded end of a stylus and add gold to the circles in the sky area, on the wings of the birds, and in the center of the circles on the to border, let dry, trim image along the black outer frame, edge with Copic 100
Step 4:    Cut a 4 3/4" x 6" piece of Sweet Potato, tear the right and bottom edges, adhere to the card front
Step 5:  Cut a 4" x 5 1/2" piece of black, tear the right and bottom edges, adhere to the Sweet Potato mat
Step 6: Adhere the Peace Moon to the black mat

There are more great Laurel Burch samples at the Stampendous Blog.

Happy Creating,
Louise

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

A Bounty of Bliss and Blessings!

The countdown to Christmas has begun! Hopefully you are well on your way to finishing up your holiday preparations (who am I kidding, right!). The Stampendous Design Team is sharing some of our favorite holiday creations featuring the beautiful Laurel Burch collection. We hope you enjoy them!



Stampendous:
LBCR009 Cling LB Kindred Holiday
SSCL106 LB Cardinal Border PCS
DP102 Detail Gold Embossing Powder
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
My Color Cardstock - Caribbean Sea
Black Cardstock
BoBunny Orange Citrus Vintage 12OCV937
Copic Markers - R22, R29, RV06, FV2, Y17, YR04, YR09, G17, YG07, BG01, BG13, B02, B06, 100
VersaMark Ink
Heat Tool
Foam Tape

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 6" x 9 1/2" piece of Caribbean Sea cardstock in half to form an A6 card
Step 2: Use the Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the Kindred Holiday on a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of white, color with Copic Markers
Step 3:  Cut out the image along the black frame cutting around the holly and animals, edge with Copic 100
Step 4:    Cut a 4 1/8" x 5 1/2" piece of black, tear the bottom edge, adhere to the card front
Step 5:  Cut a 4" x 4 3/4" piece of Orange Citrus, edge with YR04, adhere to the black mat
Step 6: Adhere the Kindred Holiday to the orange mat
Step 7:  Stamp the sentiment on a 1 1/2" x 3" piece of black using VersaMark Ink, sprinkle with gold powder, heat set
Step 8:  Tear edges of sentiment and use foam tape to add the bottom of the card

See the Stampendous Blog for more beautiful Laurel Burch samples.

Happy Creating,
Louise

Monday, December 11, 2017

Holly Pup

The countdown to Christmas has begun! Hopefully you are well on your way to finishing up your holiday preparations (who am I kidding, right!). The Stampendous Design Team is sharing some of our favorite holiday creations featuring the beautiful Laurel Burch collection. We hope you enjoy them!



Stampendous:
LBCW009 Cling LB Holly Pup
SSCL106 LB Cardinal Border PCS
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
My Color Cardstock - Caribbean Sea
Kraft Cardstock
BoBunny Turquoise Double Dots 12TD300
Copic Markers - E31, E35, E39, R22, R29, Y17, BG13, G17, 100
Foam Tape

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 7" x 10" piece of Caribbean Sea cardstock in half to form an A7 card
Step 2: Use the Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the Holly Pum on a 4" x 4" piece of white, color with Copic Markers
Step 3:  Cut out the image along the black frame cutting around the holly and dog, edge with Copic 100
Step 4:  Stamp the sentiment from the Cardinal Border set on a 1 3/8" x 1 7/8" piece of white, color with Copic markers, stamp 2 sets of holly leaves from the set on white, color and cut out
Step 5:    Cut a 4 1/2" x 5" piece of Kraft, tear the bottom edge, adhere to the card front near the top
Step 6:  Cut a 4" x 4" piece of the Turquoise dots, edge with BG13, adhere to the kraft mat
Step 7: Adhere a 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" piece of Caribbean Sea to a 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" piece of Kraft and adhere both to the dotted mat
Step 8:  Use foam tape to add the Holly Pup to the card
Step 9:  Adhere a 1 5/8" x 2 1/8" piece of Turquoise dots to a 1 3/4" x 2 1/4" piece of Kraft, adhere the sentiment to the dots, add the cut out holly pieces to two corners, use foam tape to add the sentiment to the lower right corner

See the Stampendous Blog for more Laurel Burch samples.

Happy Creating,
Louise

Friday, December 8, 2017

Festive Season!

December is already flying by as I try to stay organized getting holiday decorations in place, attend holiday parties, finish my shopping...well, you get the picture! But no matter how crazy life may get during the holidays, I LOVE IT! It's a time for friends, family and helping others. I wouldn't trade a minute of it!

This week the Stampendous Design Team is sharing projects for our "Merry and Bright" theme. This sample I created for the July catalog features the beautiful Laurel Burch Heavenly Holiday Cling Die Set in what are definitely Merry and Bright colors!


Stampendous:
LBCLD01 LB Heavenly Holiday Cling Die Set
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
My Color Cardstock - Plum
Copic Markers - R29, YR09, B04, B28, YG67, Y17, V15, E31, 100
Radiant Neon Inks - Electric Orange, E. Yellow, E. Purple, E. Blue
Foam Tape
Die Cut Machine

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of Plum cardstock in half to form an A2 card
Step 2: Use the Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the images from the LB Heavenly Holiday set on white cardstock, be sure to leave space around the saying for die cutting, color with Copic Markers
Step 3:  Cut out the bow leaving gentle curves all the way around
Step 4:    Tear around the sentiment, edge with 100
Step 5:   Die cut the bird
Step 6:  Swipe the Radiant Neon inks in a verticle random pattern on a 3" x 5 1/2" piece of white cardstock, tear the right edge, adhere toward the left side of the card front
Step 7:  Adhere the bow on the colorful mat, use foam tape to add the bird and sentiment

There are more Merry and Bright samples over at the Stampendous Blog.

Happy Creating,
Louise

Monday, December 4, 2017

Merry and Bright!

December is already flying by as I try to stay organized getting holiday decorations in place, attend holiday parties, finish my shopping...well, you get the picture! But no matter how crazy life may get during the holidays, I LOVE IT! It's a time for friends, family and helping others. I wouldn't trade a minute of it!

This week the Stampendous Design Team is sharing projects for our "Merry and Bright" theme. Stampendous released this gorgeous Pine Ornaments stamp in July. It is beautiful stamped and colored, but as soon as I saw it, I knew I had to do Fran's melted embossing powders technique for a dimensional impression. The picture can't begin to do it justice, it turned out just as I imagined.


Stampendous:
CRP306 Cling Pine Ornaments Stamp
FREG004 Deep Impressions Chunky Embossing Enamels
FREG027 Shabby White Embossing Enamel
DP102 Detail Gold Embossing Powder
Acrylic Handle

Plus:
Cream Cardstock
Kraft Cardstock
VersaMark Ink
Brilliance Ink - Coffee Bean
Krylon 18kt Gold Leafing Pen
Heat Tool
Pancake Griddle
Foam Tape

Instructions:
Step 1:  Heat an electric pancake griddle to 350 degrees, place a small non-stick craft mat on the griddle
Step 2:  Place a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of Cream Cardstock on the craft mat and spoon some Clear Deep Impressions embossing enamel in the center area about the size of the stamp, cover with a glass cover so you can see it melting
Step 3: Sprinkle the melting enamel with Shabby White Embossing Enamel and continue to melt (See complete instructions in Fran's book "Embossing Powder Techniques from A to Z")
Step 4:  Ink the Pine Ornaments stamp with VersaMark, then with a good coat of Coffee Bean and set aside
Step 5:  When the powders are melted, carefully remove the craft mat with the melted powders and stamp the Pine Ornaments image into the hot powders, let cool slightly, then carefully remove the stamp, let enamel cool and harden, clean your stamp
Step 6:  Tear the right and bottom edges, use a Gold Leafing Pen along the top and left edges
Step 7:  Fold a 7" x 10" piece of Kraft cardstock in half to form an A7 card
Step 8:  Ink the Pine Ornaments with VersaMark and stamp the front of the card in the upper left corner, re-ink and continue stamping the image in the other three corners around the card, sprinkle with the Detail Gold Embossing Powder, heat set
Step 9: Adhere a 4 1/8" x 5 1/2" piece of Cream cardstock to the card front, then use foam tape to add the Pine Ornaments image

See the Stampendous Blog for more Merry and Bright inspiration!

Happy Creating,
Louise

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The Spirit of Christmas

This week the Stampendous Design Team is sharing designs for our theme "The Reason for the Season". Today I'm sharing the beautiful Nativity Stencil paired with the Spirit of Christmas stamp. The combination of dark blue, silver and white create an elegant card to share with friends and family during this beautiful season.


Supplies:

Stampendous:
CRH321 Spirit of Christmas
MGK04 Valentine Micro Glitter Set - Silver, Crystal
EK01 Aspen Embossing Kit - Silver Tinsel
MMW811 Mixed Media White Paper
EPA50 HT400 Embossing Heat Tool

Dreamweaver:
DWLL554 Nativity Stencil

Plus:
My Color Cardstock Velvet Night
Double sided mounting paper
VersaMark Ink
Creative Impressions 1/4" Light Silver Gray Glimmer Ribbon 70267
Copic marker W6
Foam Tape

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 6" x 9 1/2" piece of Velvet Night cardstock in half to form an A6 card
Step 2: Cut a 2 1/4" x 5 3/4" piece of Velvet Night and adhere a 2" x 5 1/2" piece of Double sided mounting paper to the center of it, leaving a blue edge all around
Step 3:  Cut a 2 1/2" x 6" piece white cardstock and adhere a 2 1/2" x 6" piece of double sided mounting paper to it
Step 4:   Cut a 2" x 2 3/4" piece of white cardstock and adhere a 2" x 2 3/4" piece of double sided mounting paper to it
Step 5:  Pat VersaMark all over the back of the Nativity Stencil
Step 6: Remove the release paper from the double sided mounting paper (on the blue paper) and carefully place the 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
Step 7:  Apply Silver glitter to the design, rub it in a little, tap off extra
Step 8: Turn the glittered image 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 the Crystal glitter to the background, tap off extra
Step 9: Remove the release papers on the other two pieces with the double sided mounting paper and apply Silver glitter to them, rub it down well, edge each with W6 marker
Step 10:  Adhere the Nativity image to the larger Silver piece, adhere to the front of the card near the bottom
Step 11:  Wrap a piece of the silver ribbon around the card near the top and adhere with Mini Glue Dots, add a small silver bow
Step 12:  Stamp the Spirit of Christmas on a 1 1/2" x 2 1/4" piece of white with VersaMark, sprinkle with the Silver Tinsel Embossing Powder, tap off extra, heat set
Step 13:  Adhere the saying to the small blue mat then the small piece of Silver
Step 14:  Use Foam Tape to add the saying image to the card front

The team has more samples to share with you. Check the Stampendous Blog for a list of today's designers.

Happy Creating,
Louise

Monday, November 27, 2017

Blessed Nativity

Well Thanksgiving is over and we are quickly changing gears to Christmas! This week the Stampendous Design Team is sharing designs for our theme "The Reason for the Season". I could not think of a better example than this sample I created for the Stampendous July catalog. It shows it perfectly!

"Oh Holy Night"
Stampendous:
SSC1268 Blessed Nativity PCS
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
My Color Cardstock - Deep Indigo, Madras Blue, Ocean Side
Copic Sketch Markers - B0000, B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, BG93, E08, E42, E44, E47, E50, E53, E81, V17, R27, Y13, Y17, Y26, YG03, YG17, YG23, YG63, YG67, C1, C5, W1, W3
Blender Solution
Burlap
Stardust Pen

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 6" x 9 1/2" piece of Deep Indigo cardstock in half to form an A6 card
Step 2:  Stamp the Nativity scene on a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of white cardstock with Tuxedo Black ink, color the sky area first with B91, B93, B97, B99
Step 3: Lightly moisten a small part of the burlap rag with Blender Solution, press the moist portion of the rag randomly over the sky to give it texture
Step 4: Finish coloring the image and adhere it to a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"  mat of Ocean Side
Step 5: Cut a 4 3/8" x 5 5/8" piece and a 2" x 2 3/8" piece of Madras Blue, use the B91 marker to color a small border around each piece so the paper will match the colored design 
Step 6:  Adhere the Nativity scene to the Madras Blue layer then to the card front
Step 7: Use the Stardust Pen on the star and randomly across the sky area to add sparkle
Step 8:  Stamp the sentiment on a 1 5/8" x 2" piece of white, color edges with B0000 and B91, edge with B97
Step 9:  Adhere sentiment to a  1 7/8" x 2 1/4" piece of Ocean Side, then to the small Madras Blue piece, then to the card front at the top right

For more beautiful inspiration for the season, head over to the Stampendous Blog.

Happy Creating,
Louise