Monday, November 30, 2015

Puzzle on This!

The Stampendous Design Team is having fun this week playing with foam puzzle pieces provided to us by Patty Pop Ons. These fun pieces can be used individually or together to form a whole picture and come in different sizes. Check out their website for more info about these great products. A portion of all sales of this product benefits Cornerstone for K•I•D•S a non-profit charity.

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Prize
– it’s a box of 12 pieces plus velcro dots to hang them and a flyer of ideas. (expertly packaged by adults with special needs)


The BACK side is the loop side of velcro applied in their factory. The front side is a foam surface that will accept acrylic paint, permanent markers, stamping, stencil paste, etc. You can heat it to press a stamp in for a pattern. Alcohol sprays should work on it as well. When you've finished decorating the piece, just use a velcro dot to adhere it where you want it.  I was thinking about gluing a magnet to the back and putting mine on my refrigerator.

Here's how I decorated my first piece:




  • I used a combination of Deco Art Media Fluid Acrylics to paint the background (1 drop Prussian Blue, 3-4 drops of Titan Buff, lightened up with a little Americana Decor Chalky Finish everlasting). 
  • After the light blue was dry, I used my finger to wipe a little more of the the everlasting Chalky Finish over it to give a more "frosty" look. 
  • The little snowflake is from the Build a Snowman set (SSC1184) and is stamped with Memento Bahama Blue.
  • While all that dried well, I stamped a snowman from the same set on Mixed Media White Paper using Memento Tuxedo Black, and colored him with Copic markers and cut him out
  • I used ZipDry from Beacon Adhesives to add the snowman to the puzzle piece, then stamped the "arms" using Memento Rich Cocoa.
  • The snow at the bottom is Dreamweaver Regular Embossing Paste applied with a palette knife and swirled around a little to look like drifts.
  • While the paste was still wet, I sprinkled it with Stampendous Crystal Snow glitter. This takes a little while to dry completely, but if you're careful, you can keep working.
  • I painted on dries clear glue to the snowman's body using a small brush and working in sections, then sprinkled the glue with Stampendous Crystal UltraFine glitter. I really gives him a Frosty look!
  • My final step was to paint each edge with the glue and sprinkle it with the Crystal UltraFine glitter.
I just love the glitter on the Snowman!


They are very light weight so I've been thinking about looping a thin ribbon around the top knob and using it as a tree ornament! 



See what the other Designer's have puzzled out for you today:

Louise Healy

Be sure to stop by the Stampendous Blog each day this week for a complete list of who's hopping!
Happy Creating,
Louise

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

I hope you are having a relaxing day with family today. The Stampendous Design Team is reflecting on Family and Friends this week and I personally want to thank you for all the support you give me throughout the year. Your comments mean the world to me and I truly appreciate the time you take to read and comment on my blog. I LOVE sharing with you!

Today I have chosen the Fall Borders stencil (LJ874). It's a gorgeous stencil with two different corner images on one stencil.  You can use both of them, or one at a time. I just love the pumpkin corner, and paired with a great sentiment from the Friendship Assortment Set, it makes a wonderful Thanksgiving card.

Supplies:DWLJ874_LH_800

Stampendous:SSC1116 Friendship Assortment Perfectly Clear Stamps™ Set
Dreamweaver:
DWLJ874 Fall Borders Stencil
DWLL332 Picasso stencil
DWDEP Regular Embossing Paste
DWGHB-6  1/4" Brush#6 Gold Handle
DWDPK Dreamweaver Palette Knife
DWLM2010 Paste Spreader
Plus:Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Neenah Papers Classic Crest Cover Classic Cream 80# 04594
Neenah Papers Classic Linen Cover Epic Black 80# 08126
Brilliance Inks - Sunshine Yellow, Pearlescent Orange, Pearlescent Thyme, Pearlescent Ivy, Coffee Bean
Versafine Olympia Green
ZipDry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives™
Foam Mounting Tape

Instructions:

Step 1:  Fold a 5" x 10" green card in half to create a 5" x 5" card
Step 2:  Tape off the corner of the stencil across from the pumpkin, then tape the stencil to a piece of cream cardstock 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" lining up the pumpkin in the lower left corner
Step 3:  Paste emboss the image with Regular Embossing Paste using a Palette Knife and Paste Spreader, remove and clean the stencil, let paste dry
Step 4:  Return the clean, dry stencil over the dry paste, and use 1/4" stencil brushes and ink pads to add color to the design
Step 5:  Stamp the saying on a small piece of cardstock with VersaFine™ Olympia Green ink, layer on a small black mat
Step 6:  Layer the pumpkin on a black mat, then to the front of the card
Step 7:  Add the saying using foam tape for dimension

More Family and Friend creations await at these designer blogs today!


Louise Healy


Happy Creating,
Louise

Monday, November 23, 2015

Family Roots

This week is a time to focus on family and friends, being thankful for each person, and taking the time to let them know how much they mean to us.  Nothing is more important to me than that!

I created this card for the Stampendous October 2015 Catalog and really meant it as the perfect wedding, anniversary, or "congrats you're pregnant" card, but you could do it up in fall colors and it would be a wonderful card to give your parents for Thanksgiving too! Sadly, I no longer have my parents to give it to, but maybe you do! Although I may make one up for my 94 year old father-in-law. He loves getting mail!




Supplies:
Stampendous:
R243 Roots of Love
SSC1224 Forest Sayings Perfectly Clear Stamps™
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Copic Sketch Markers - RV00, RV02, RV04, RV09, E01, E31, E33, E37, B0000, B00, YG03, C1, C2, C3, 0, 100
May Arts Ribbon
Glue Dots
McGill Sm Heart Punch
Double-sided tape
Foam tape

Instructions:

  1. step 1 Fold a 6" x 9 1/4" piece of Light Pink cardstock in half to form an A6 card
  2. step 2 Stamp the Roots of Love stamp on a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of white Mixed Media paper
  3. step 3 Color with Copic markers then trim to 3 1/2" x 5" and edge with a black marker
  4. step 4 Mount the tree on a 3 3/4" x 5 1/4" piece of Dark Pink cardstock
  5. step 5 Wrap a piece of green and white May Arts ribbon around the front of the tree and hold in place on the back with glue dots, then attach to the card front with double-sided tape
  6. step 6 Stamp the saying from the Forest Sayings on a 1 3/8" x 1 7/8" piece of white cardstock, edge with a black marker
  7. step 7 Mat the saying on a 1 1/2" x 2" piece of Dark Pink cardstock and add to the card with foam tape
  8. step 8 Tie a small pink bow from May Arts pink sheer ribbon and add to the card with a Glue Dot
  9. step 9 Punch two small hearts and attach them to the upper left corner of the saying
To see who else is playing along today, head over to the Stampendous Blog.

Wishing you and your families a wonderful Thanksgiving week, and for those of you not in the US, I still wish you a wonderful week!
Louise

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Believe!

"It's beginning to look a LOT like Christmas,
Everywhere I go..."

So, now that I've got that song stuck in your head for the day, let's see what the Stampendendous Design Team is sharing this week. Our weekly theme has been "The Big Fat Man with the Long White Beard!". Yup, he's checking to see who's been naughty and nice so you better watch out! But we've also been featuring Action Wobble on some posts this week. There's been a lot to see!



Today is Dreamweaver Thursday and what better stencil to match this week's theme than this fun Sleigh and Reindeer Stencil (DWLL556). It fits the theme perfectly and is done with the Double Glitter Technique which makes it sparkly and fun. The saying is "Spirit of Christmas" (CRH321) from Stampendous embossed with red embossing powder. No, it doesn't use an Action Wobble, but some of the other posts today do!


Supplies
Stampendous
MG11 Red Micro Glitter
MG01 Crystal Micro Glitter
EP524 Real Red Opaque Embossing Powder
CRH321 Cling Spirit of Christmas

Dreamweaver
DWLL556 Sleigh and Reindeer Stencil

Plus
Double-sided mounting paper
Handmade Hawaiian Soap
1/2" stencil brush
May Arts Ribbon
VersaMark
Bazzill Green Cardstock
Neenah Papers Classic Crest Cover Solar White 80#
Double-sided tape
Foam tape
Beacon Adhesive FabriTac

Instructions

Step 1:  Fold a 7" x 10" piece of green cardstock in half to form an A7 card

Step 2: Attach a 2 3/8" x 5 1/2" piece of Double-sided Mounting Paper to a green mat 2 5/8" x 5 3/4"

Step 3: Soap the back of the stencil and use a 1/2" stencil brush to clean any flakes of the surface and out of the openings

Step 4:  Remove the release paper from the mounting paper and place the stencil, soap side down, on the sticky surface, use a piece of release paper to press the stencil firmly to the mounting paper

Step 5:  Sprinkle the red micro glitter in all the openings and rub in gently, brush away all extra

Step 6:  Turn the image face down on a clean paper towel and carefully peel the paper off the stencil, making sure to keep the stencil flat on the table

Step 7:  Sprinkle the background with Crystal micro glitter and rub in, tap off excess

Step 8: Tape the Sleigh layer near the top of a piece of white cardstock 4" x 6"

Step 9:  Add a beautiful red ribbon from May Arts then attach to the front of the card

Step 10:  Stamp the Spirit of Christmas saying with VersaMark on white cardstock (1 3/4" x 2 1/2") and sprinkle with Real Red Embossing Powder, tap off excess, heat set

Step 11: Tape the saying to a green mat ( 2" x 2 3/4") and attach to the card with foam tape
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Head over to these blogs for more action:







Louise Healy 






Happy Creating,
Louise

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Hurry Santa!

The Stampendous Design Team has a GREAT week of ideas for you with our "The Big Fat Man with the Long White Beard" theme! Be sure to go back to Monday's posts if you missed them, just click this link Stampendous Blog.  But that's not all! We are also featuring this fabulous gadget from Action Wobble!

These great little gadgets make your image wobble and bobble!

Today I used an action wobble with the darling Sledding Santa stamp (HGRCP07) from the Stampendous July 2015 catalog. I just LOVE this image! He was the perfect choice to for my wobbly card!


You can create quick and easy cards with the action wobble. Here's how I did it:
  • Fold a 6" x 9 1/2" piece of green cardstock in half to form an A6 card
  • Cut a piece of WeR Memory Keepers Yultide Houndstooth (or any paper of your choice of course) to 4 1/2" x 5 3/4" and edge with Copic YG23, adhere it to the card front
  • Cut another piece of the decorative paper 3 1/4" x 4 1/8", but use the red side on the back, this will be the mat for our image
  • Stamp the Sledding Santa image twice on Mixed Media White Paper (3" x 3 7/8" each) using Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Color with Copic Sketch Markers (or whatever you like to color with) (E51, E31, E33, E37, R30, R27, R29, YG03, YG23, YG63, T1, T4, B60, B0000)
  • Cut out the bear and hat from one image
  • Adhere the full image to red mat, then to the card front
  • Use foam tape to add the hat, put the wobble on the back of the cut out bear (you will need to trim it a little along one edge) and add the bear over the matching image on the card
  • Stamp the saying on 1 3/8" x 1 5/8" piece of white with black ink, then adhere to a green mat cut 1 1/2" x 1 3/4", use foam tape to add the saying to the card
  • Place removable tape along the red on the bottom and sides
  • Use a palette knife to apply some Regular Embossing Paste along the bottom of the image to look like snow drifts, sprinkle the wet paste with Crystal Snow White ultrafine glitter (GX900U), tap off extra, carefully remove the tape and let paste dry well



Check out how he's "wobbling" down the hill!



Here's who's playing along today!







Louise Healy 



Happy Creating,
Louise

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Peaceful Wishes



This week the Stampendous Design Team has been featuring the Small Canvas Tote from Canvas Corp on our blogs. These cute little bags are fun to use and there are so many ways to decorate them! Be sure to stop over at the Stampendous Blog each day for the list of that day's hoppers.
And, of course, there are prizes!


Yesterday, I showed my bag, here it is again:


I based the design of the bag on a card that I made for the Stampendous October 2015 Catalog. If I use it as a gift, I have a matching card!

"Peaceful Wishes"
Supplies
Stampendous
CRW166 Cling Queen Annes Lace
FRC03 Frantage Color Fragments Chiffon

Dreamweaver
DWLL591 Three Butterflies Stencil
DWDGBK Glossy Black Embossing Paste
DWDPK Dreamweaver Palette Knife
DWLM2010 Paste Spreader

Plus
Bazzill Basics cardstock
Neenah Papers Classic Crest Cover Natural #80
Heat Tool
Memento Ink Tuxedo Black
Distress Inks - scattered straw, wild honey, rusty hinge, peeled paint, forest moss
Removable Tape
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
Double-sided tape

Instructions

Step 1:  Fold a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of Natural cardstock in half to form an A2 top-fold card

Step 2:  Rip off a piece of  1" removable tape (painter's tape works well) slightly wider than the card

Step 3:  Start with the lightest color, scattered straw, and gently pat the sticky side of the tape over the ink pad until there is ink almost all the way across the tape

Step 4:  Press the inked side of the tape across the top edge of the Natural card, rub very lightly to transfer the ink to the card, repeat 3 or 4 times down the card

Step 5:  Press the tape into the next color, wild honey, and place that over the last two areas of the previous color,  press the tape into the rusty hinge and place over the last wild honey area

Step 6:  Take a fresh piece of tape and apply the two greens in the same way to the bottom of the card, first peeled paint, then forest moss

Step 7: Place the Queen Annes Lace stamp on an acrylic handle, ink with Memento Tuxedo Black and stamp at the bottom edge of the card, repeat across the card

Step 8:  Heat the inked background and stamped image with a heat tool to make sure they are dry before continuing

Step 9:  Tape the Three Butterflies stencil to the left side of the card with removable tape, and use a palette knife and paste spreader to apply Glossy Black Embossing Paste over the image

Step 10:  Remove and clean the stencil, let paste dry thoroughly

Step 11:  Adhere the card to a 4 5/8" x 6" piece of dark green cardstock

Step 12:  Crush up some Chiffon Color Fragments into small piece and apply to the bottom edge of the card with Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive

Here are today's hoppers:


Happy Creating,
Louise

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Blank Canvas

The Stampendous team is lucky to be joining the group from Canvas Corp in a Blog Hop this week! We are very excited and love working with the great products they provide us!



For this Hop we were given their Canvas Small Shoulder Bag (5" x 8") and asked to create a fun project to share with you.  But wait...what's a hop without prizes!!!  

Comment on the Stampendous blog and each of the designers posting about their canvas shoulder bag creations for a chance at a prize package. See our Official Contest Rules. Commenting will close on Sunday November 15th at 11:59 pm Pacific time. Winners will be announced some time on Monday November 16th.



PRIZES:

Cling Bird Blossom Stamps Set

Bird Blossom Die Cut Set
Jumbo Acrylic Perfectly Clear Stamp Handle
Canvas Corp® Canvas Shoulder Bag
Surprise Goodie Bag of Canvas Corp Product

Australian fans can comment for a chance to win a Stampendous Stamp, a Dreamweaver Stencil and a surprise Stampendous goodie.


Sometimes looking at a Blank Canvas (catchy title right!) can be intimidating and it takes a little while to come up with an idea. But other times, you just know from the start what you want to do! This bag is the perfect size for the newer, larger cell phones, throw in a pack of tissues and a credit card and you're ready to go!


This bag can be kept simple, like mine, or decorated a bit more, like a couple you may have seen on Monday. Just wait until you see tomorrow's and Friday's! I was in a more simple mood when I did this. It is very easy.

  • Color the background with Copic markers (mine were Y21, YR21, Y17, YG93, YG95
  • Stamp the Queen Annes Lace several times, first with StazOn Spiced Chai, then a couple of times with StazOn Jet Black, heat set
  • Tape the Three Butterflies stencil (DWLL591) to the lower left side, and apply a coat of Matte Black Embossing Paste over the stencil, remove stencil, place in water for cleaning, let paste dry thoroughly
  • Color the outer part of the strap and stamp with one of the background stamps from the Andy Skinner Industrial set (ASCRS03) using the StazOn Spiced Chai
  • Thread some green ribbon through a large brown button (from Buttons Galore) and use ZipDry to add it to the top right corner of the bag
  • Use Beacon FabriTac to add a small piece of black mesh from May Arts along the bottom
That's it! Very easy. Here's a closer look:


Today's list of "hoppers":


Louise Healy




Happy Creating,
Louise

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Fall Leaves

Fall is speeding by this year. Our Stampendous team is sharing Fall Fun projects this week. I recently was lucky enough to spend a weekend crafting with my daughter, a couple of my sisters, nieces, and great-nieces, We had so much fun creating some easy fall projects. Here's a small sample of our creations that weekend!

Of course, we managed to find some time to do a little shopping in Geneva too! It was a perfect day for a walk.

And we even made time for the Pumpkin Farm!


Fall is my absolute FAVORITE time of the year! The fall card I'm sharing with you today is not a "traditional" fall colored card, but it still shows off the beautiful Lg Oak Leaves Stencil (DWLG754) perfectly. Zentangle designs work great in stencils with large open areas, and I love to tangle!

Supplies:DWLG754_LH_800

Dreamweaver:
DWLG754 Large Oak Leaves Stencil
Plus:
Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Classic® Epic Black & Solar White Linen Cover Stock by Neenah Paper®
By the Beautiful Sea Cardstock by Graphic 45®
Micron Pens (Black 01, Black 005) by Sakura®
Pencil
Paper Blending Stump
ZipDry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives™

Instructions:

  1. Tape the stencil to the white cardstock with removable tape.
  2. Use the Micron 01 Black pen to trace around all the openings, remove the stencil.
  3. Use the Micron 005 Black pen to add the various tangles to the design.
  4. Use the pencil to add shading, blend with the blending stump.
  5. Adhere to a black mat, then a rust colored mat, center on a card front.
For more Fall Fun, visit these designer's blogs:



Louise Healy (DW)


Next week our team will be sharing ideas using a great small canvas bag that Canvas Corp generously shared with us. They are perfect for holiday gift giving! Be sure to stop by the Stampendous Blog each day for the current list of players!


Happy Fall,
Louise

Monday, November 2, 2015

Fun Fall Flying!

Fall Fun is our Stampendous Design Team Theme for this week. I love Fall so this theme is right up my leaf-blown alley!  I shared this card in August right after our July catalog came out, but we weren't really in the Fall spirit yet, so I'm posting it again because I just love how much fun they are having!

My mischievous little mice are called "Fence Falling", and are featured in the July 2015 Stampendous Catalog.   Don't they just look like they are having a ball playing this game! I colored them with Chameleon markers, then mounted them on a fall background that I created using the Creative Palette and acrylic paints.



Supplies
Stampendous
HMR42 Fence Falling
Creative Palette
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper

Plus
Bazzill cardstock Bitter Chocolate
Chameleon Color Tones - NU1, NU2, OL3, OR4, BR5, RD4, YL2, YO3, CG8, BK4, CB
Acrylic Paints - Yellow, Orange, Red, Olive Green
Brayer
Delicata Golden Glitz
May Arts Ribbon 368-15-16  1.5" green, and Jute SM10
Double-sided tape
Foam Tape

Instructions

Step 1:  Fold a 7" x 10" piece of dark brown cardstock in half to form a top-fold card

Step 2:  Use the Creative Palette, acrylic paints and a brayer to create a fall colored background on White Mixed Media paper, dry well, cut to 4 3/4" x 6 3/4", swipe the Delicata ink pad across the background, attach to the front of the card

Step 3:  Stamp the Fence Falling on a  4" x 5 7/8" piece of white cardstock and color with Chameleon pens, mat on a dark brown mat 4 1/8" x 6 1/8"

Step 4:  Add the green ribbon along the right side of the card, gather it in the middle with a small piece of Jute

Step 5:  Use foam tape to add the image to the card front

There's more mischief brewing over at these designer blogs:


Louise Healy

Happy Fall,
Louise