Friday, January 19, 2018

Dragonfly Lily

Wow! I fell in love with this fabulous new Dragonfly Lily stamp (R310) as soon as I saw it! It is part of the Stampendous January 2018 release. But better yet, as soon as I saw the new 6" x 6" Cling Crackle Rubber Stamp (6CR002), I knew they were a match made in heaven! The Crackle stamp is the perfect image to reflect the beautiful veining of the dragonfly wings.


The great part of these new 6" x 6" stamps is you can use all of it or part of it (stamp the whole image and use part for another project). I kept my design very Clean And Simple to show off the design of each stamp.  I will be doing another version of this in the future with "water" and "sky", so keep an eye out for this beauty again.



Stampendous:
CRR310 Dragonfly Lily
6CR002 Cling Crackle RS
SSH66 Square Handle
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
Cardstock - Green, Pink
Copic Markers - YG01, YG03, YG17, G29, Y13, YR15, BG0000, BG000, B02, B63, BV13, RV11, RV13, RV14, RV17, R27
Memento Ink - Bamboo Leaves, Danube Blue, Grape Jelly
Foam Applicator
Foam Tape

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 7" x 10" piece of green cardstock in half to form an A7 card
Step 2: Use the Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the Dragonfly Lily image on a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of white cardstock, color with Copic Markers
Step 3:  Stamp the Cling Crackle image on a 6" x 6' piece of white cardstock, use foam applicators to apply ink to the image, trim to 2 3/4" x 5", adhere near the left side of the card front
Step 4:   Mat the Dragonfly Lily image on a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of Pink cardstock
Step 5:   Use foam tape to add the Dragonfly Lily matted image to the card

See the Stampendous Blog for more great samples.

Happy Creating,
Louise

Monday, January 15, 2018

Dogwood Birds

Welcome to a new year of crafting fun! The Stampendous Design team is sharing some of our creations using the new 6" x 6" Cling Rubber Stamps recently released by Stampendous. They are beautiful and help making backgrounds a quick, easy step in your card making fun! They are perfect for all your other projects too, of course.


My blog last week featured the new Cling Sunny Sketch Rubber Stamp, click here to see it if you missed it. It's one of my favorites (although, I say that about most of my stamps!).

My card today features the adorable Dogwood Birds (W196) stamp nestled on a background created with the Cling Blossom Scroll stamp (6CR003). The Fitted Frames from Stampendous are designed to fitted all the various sizes of their stamps perfectly. There are two sets of Fitted Frames, here is the other set.



Stampendous:
CRW196 Dogwood Birds
DCP1005 Fitted Frames Set A
6CR003 Cling Blossom Scroll RS
SSH66 Square Handle
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
Cardstock - Green, Dark Brown
Copic Markers - Y00, Y13, Y17, R00, R30, R32, R35, YG0000, YG93, YG95, YG97, E21, E23, E27, E29, E42, E44, E47, E49
Brilliance Ink- Pearlescent Coral, P. Oragne, P. Chocolate
3 White Candis
Foam Applicator
Black Foam Tape
Die Cut Machine

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 7" x 10" piece of green cardstock in half to form an A7 card
Step 2: Use the Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the Dogwood Birds image on a 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" piece of white cardstock, color with Copic Markers
Step 3:  Stamp the Cling Blossom Scroll image on a 6" x 6' piece of white cardstock, use foam applicators to apply ink to the image, trim to 4 1/2" x 4 3/4", adhere near the left side of the card front
Step 4:  Die cut the birds with Fitted Frames B and cut a matching mat from Dark Brown
Step 5:  Adhere a 3/4" x 7" strip of green cardstock to a 1" x 7" strip of brown, adhere across the front of the card
Step 6:   Use foam tape to add the Dogwood Birds matted image to the card near the right side
Step 7:  Color the 3 Candis to match and adhere to the green strip

Head over to the Stampendous Blog for more samples using the new 6" x 6" Cling Stamps.

Happy Creating,
Louise

Friday, December 29, 2017

Sunny Petal Paddler!

It's been Sneak Peek Week for the Stampendous Design Team. We've been sharing some of our samples we created for the Stampendous January 2018 catalog.  I just love these new images, they have been so much fun to work with!

Today I'm sharing a card that uses one of the new 6" x 6"  cling stamps from Stampendous called Sunny Sketch (6CR004). It is a fabulous background for the adorable Petal Paddler from the House Mouse line (HMM20). A match made in heaven!



Stampendous:
HMM20 Petal Paddler
SSC1262 Nautical Treasure PCS
DCP1006 Fitted Frames Set B
DCP1009 Spring Borders Cutting Die Set
6CR004 Cling Sunny Sketch
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
Cardstock - Yellow, Blue
Copic Markers - E51, E53, E29, E37, E31, E95, N10, W0, W2, W5, BG0000, BG000, BG10, Y0000, Y00, Y02, Y08, Y35, Y38
Memento Ink - Dandelion, Bamboo Leaves, Bahama Blue, Rich Cocoa
Foam Applicator
Die Cut Machine
Foam Tape

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 6" x 9 1/2" piece of yellow cardstock in half to form an A6 card
Step 2: Use the Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the Petal Paddler image on a piece of white cardstock, color with Copic Markers, use the fitted frames to die cut the image and a matching mat from blue cardstock, adhere the layers together
Step 3:  Stamp the Cling Sunny Sketch on white cardstock, use foam applicators to apply ink to the image, trim to 5 3/4" x 5 3/4", adhere to the card front
Step 4:   Die cut the top edge of a 1 3/4" x 5 3/4" piece of blue cardstock with border from the Spring Border die set, ink edges with blue ink, adhere to the bottom edge of the Sunny Sketch image
Step 5:   Use foam tape to add the Petal Paddler matted image to the lower right side of the card
Step 6: Stamp the sentiment on white cardstock, trim close, mat on blue cardstock, adhere in upper left corner

For a list of the samples for this week, see the Stampendous Blog.

Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

Happy Creating,
Louise

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Blossom Vase

I hope everyone has been enjoying this holiday season. I know I have loved having all my kids "Home for the Holidays!"  

The Stampendous Design Team has been busy creating samples for the January catalog and this week we finally get to share a sneak peek of some of our favorites!  Here's one of my favorite samples from the January catalog. I love the modern look to this adorable vase and flowers.



Stampendous:
CRP318 Cling Blossom Vase
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
Cardstock - Green, Blue Shimmer
Copic Markers - R22, R24, R27, R59, RV34, B60, B63, B66, T1, T3, Y13, Y17, YR000, YR04, YR07, YR09, YG01, YG63, YG67
Creative Impressions Orange Crepe Ribbon
Foam Tape
Craft Glue Dots

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 6" x 9 1/2" piece of green cardstock in half to form an A6 card
Step 2: Use the Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the Blossom Vase image on a 3" x 4 1/2" piece of white paper,  color with Copic Markers
Step 3:  Adhere a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of green cardstock to a 4 1/2" x 5 3/4" piece of blue shimmer cardstock
Step 4:   Wrap a piece of the orange ribbon around the front of the blue and green matted pieces about 1/3 of the way up from the bottom, adhere ends in the back, adhere to the card front
Step 5:   Adhere the Blossom Vase to a 3 1/4" x 4 3/4" piece of blue shimmer, use foam tape to add it to the card front
Step 6: Tie a small orange bow, use Craft Glue Dots to add it to the image

Visit the Stampendous Blog for more January samples!

Happy Creating,
Louise

Friday, December 22, 2017

Sing and Rejoice!

LBCLD01 Heavenly Holiday Cling Die Set



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 - Evergreen
Kraft Cardstock
BoBunny Wild Berry Vintage 12WBV999
Copic Markers - R29, YR09, B28, YG67, Y17, E31, 100
Foam Tape
Die Cut Machine

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of Evergreen 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:  Adhere a 2 7/8 x 5 1/2" piece of Wild Berry Vintage paper, edged with 100, to a 3 3/8" x 5 1/2" piece of Kraft, also edged with 100, adhere both to the center of the card front
Step 7:  Arrange the bow, sentiment and bird on the Wild Berry Vintage layer, adhere the bow and sentiment flat, use foam tape under the bird


Happy Creating,
Louise

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Merry Christmas!

Christmas is coming fast now! I hope you have been enjoying the season as much as I have been. I love the hustle and bustle of shopping for gifts, decorating, baking, spending lots of time with family...all of it! It's the people around us that make the season bright. 

So I want to take the time to thank you for your support of my blog and for all your inspiring comments. I love creating with these beautiful Stampendous products and sharing them with you.


Stampendous:
CRP307 Cling Christmas Roses
CRG093 Cling Retro Script Christmas
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
My Color Cardstock - Mint Julep
Black Cardstock
BoBunny Wild Berry Vintage 12WBV999
BoBunny Wasabi Vintage 12WV982
Copic Markers - YG01, YG63, YG67, G29, R01, R22, R24, R27, R39, Y13, Y15, Y17, YR15, 100
Foam Tape
Centering Ruler and pencil

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 6" x 9 1/2" piece of Mint Julep cardstock in half to form an A6 card
Step 2: Use the Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the Christmas Roses on a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of white, color with Copic Markers
Step 3:  Use a centering ruler to create a 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" box around the center of the image, cut out the image leaving a small border of white all around any part outside the box, adhere to a 2 5/8" x 2 5/8" black mat
Step 4:  Stamp the sentiment on a 7/8" x 3 1/8" piece of white, mat on a 1 1/8" x 3 3/8"  piece of Wild Berry Vintage edged with 100
Step 5:   Cut a 4 1/2" x 5 3/4" piece of Wasabi Vintage, edge with 100, adhere to the card front, cut a 3" x 3" piece of Wild Berry Vintage, edge with 100, adhere to the card as a "diamond" shape
Step 6: Use foam tape to add the Christmas Roses to the Wild Berry mat
Step 7: Adhere the sentiment below the Christmas Roses

See the Stampendous Blog for more ideas.

Happy Creating,
Louise

Monday, December 18, 2017

Peace and Harmony

We wish you a Merry Christmas! This week the Stampendous Design Team is all about sharing more Christmas spirit and inspiration with you! I am so grateful to be part of this awesome team of talented artists, and to Stampendous for providing us with gorgeous product to create beautiful samples.

Today I have one more Laurel Burch card to share. It features the lovely Festive Flora stamp.



Stampendous:
LBCW010 Cling LB Festive Flora
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
BoBunny Kiwi Vintage Cardstock 12KW913
BoBunny Pink Punch Vintage Cardstock 12PPV951
Copic Markers - Y17, Y35, YR04, YR09, R29, RV06, RV09, RV19, V15, FV2, B04, B06, BG13, YG01, YG07, YG17, YG67
Foam Tape

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 5 1/4" x 10 1/2" piece of Caribbean Sea cardstock in half to form a square card
Step 2: Use the Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the Festive Flora on a 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" piece of white and the sentiment on a 1 3/4" x 2 1/2" piece, color with Copic Markers
Step 3:  Cuta 5" x 5" piece of the Kiwi paper, edge with YG07, adhere to the card front, adhere two 1/4" x 5" strips of Caribbean Sea across the Kiwi about 1 1/4" from the bottom edge
Step 4:    Cut a 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" piece of the Pink Punch, edge with the RV09 marker, adhere, dotted side up, to the Kiwi mat
Step 5:  Tear all the edges of the Festive Flora and the sentiment
Step 6: Adhere the Festive Flora to the Pink Punch mat, use foam tape to add the sentiment

See more great samples at the Stampendous Blog.

Happy Creating,
Louise