Saturday, April 30, 2016

Umbrella Ride




Stampendous:
HMV30 Umbrella Ride
SSC1170 Soaring Sentiments Perfectly Clear Set
CRS7001 Mixed Media Cling Rubber Brush Strokes (retired)
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
DCP1005 Fitted Frames A Die Cut - E
DCP1006 Fitted Frames B Die Cut - J
EP050 Crystal Embossing Powder

Plus:
My Colors Cardstock - Sky
Canvas Corp Hot Pink and White Ribbon Stripe CCP2665
VersaMark
Copic Sketch Markers - R81, R85, R89, R00, B0000, Y26, E42, E93, W0, W2, W4
Foam tape
Die Cut Machine

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 5" x 10" piece of blue cardstock in half to form a top fold card
Step 2:  Die cut two white frames from the Fitted Frames set A size E and set B size J
Step 3: Stamp the sayings from the Soaring Sentiments set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, edge with the R85 marker
Step 4:  Stamp the Umbrella Ride on a 2 1/2" x 3" piece of white with the black ink, color with Copic markers, trim to 2 3/8" x 2 5/8"
Step 5:  Cut another piece of white 2 5/8" x 2 7/8" and color with the R81 and R85 markers, edge with R89, adhere the mouse to the colored layer
Step 6:  Cut a 4" x 4" piece of the stripe paper, edge with R85, mount on a 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" piece of white
Step 7:  Stamp the swirl stamp from the Mixed Media set on the front of the card with VersaMark, sprinkle with Crystal Embossing Powder, heat set
Step 8: Adhere the stripe layer at an angle on the card, then the mouse layer
Step 9: Use foam tape to add the sayings to the card


Happy Creating,
Louise

Friday, April 29, 2016

Stamping Nathalie Style!


This week's challengefor the Stampendous Design Team is to share our creations using Nathalie Kalbach's Foam and Cling Stamp sets. Her Design Team will also be sharing, so you'll want to come back each day to see who else has a creation for you. Lots of her team are international.  PLUS, we'll give away one each of the sets to anyone, anywhere, and that will be from comments on all the blog posts for the week. 




Here's a little video of Nathalie from CHA.

Today I chose Nathalie's wonderful Bird Foam Stamp, Cling Rubber and Stencil Set (NKCFS02) that was just released this month. These sets are fun to work with in a lot of different media.
This is how they look in the package. The top image shows the cling rubber stamp, the bottom shows the back of the foam stamp and you can see the stencil in between the two. 
I made a "traditional" card using the cling rubber stamp, and used the stencil in the background.



Stampendous Supplies:
NKCFS02 Bird Foam Stamp, Cling Rubber and Stencil Set
CRL268 Cling Not All Wander
DWLL332 Dreamweaver Picasso Stencil
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper

Plus:
MyColorCardstock Grasshopper
Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire, Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint, Walnut Stain
Foam applicators
Foam Tape
Removable Tape

Instructions:

  1. Cut a 6" x 9 1/2" piece of Grasshopper cardstock, fold in half to form an A6 card
  2. Cut a 4 1/2" x 5 3/4" piece of white cardstock
  3. Tape the plastic stencil to the white paper with removable tape, use a foam applicator to apply the two green inks through the stencil, re-position stencil across the bottom edge until you have as many images as you would like
  4. Remove the stencil, add a little more of the two greens along the bottom and a little way up the sides of the paper
  5. Use the blues to rouge a "sky" area, use the Faded Jeans and Picasso to create the clouds
  6. Apply the Peeled Paint and Chipped Sapphire inks randomly on the Bird Stamp, mist lightly with water and stamp the image on another piece of white paper
  7. Cut out the bird, rough some crushed olive into the background and chipped sapphire around the edge of the bird
  8. Rouge just the edge of the background and bird with a little Walnut Stain ink
  9. Stamp the saying in the cloud area using Chipped Sapphire
  10. Adhere the background to the card front
  11. Use foam tape to attach the bird

I'm looking forward to playing with Nathalie's other stamp sets too!
NKCFS01 Elephants 
NKCFS03 Urban Scribble

Today's designers are:


Louise Healy

Happy Creating,
Louise

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Amazing!

I know I say this every month but...WHERE HAS APRIL GONE! We are moving to Cincinnati to be closer to our grandkids, so we've been busy packing up our house. The moving truck comes Friday. We are building a new house and will be in temporary housing by Saturday. Hopefully all my "necessities" will arrive as work on July Catalog begins! Needless to say, I'm going a little crazy! 




But crafting always makes me feel better and this week's challenge gave me an excuse to stop packing for a while! The Stampendous Design Team is sharing our creations using Nathalie Kalbach's Foam and Cling Stamp sets this week. Her Design Team will also be sharing, so you'll want to come back each day to see who else has a creation for you. Lots of her team are international.  PLUS, we'll give away one each of the sets to anyone, anywhere, and that will be from comments on all the blog posts for the week. 




I started with the Nathalie's Fashion Dame (NKCRS07) set. It's not one of the foam sets, but it was just released! I'm sure that counts!



"You're Amazing!"
This great set comes with three cling rubber stamps and a plastic stencil that I used in the background. It's like paper dolls, color the outfit however you want it each time you use it!
Stampendous Supplies Used:
NKCRS07 Fashion Dame
CRH325 Cling You Are Amazing
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper

Other Supplies Used:
Memento Tuxedo Black
Copic Sketch Markers - E51, E53, E95, YR21, YR24, YR26, R89
Distress Ink - Aged Mahogany, Wild Honey

Instructions:

  1. Using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, stamp the Dame on a 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" piece of white, stamp the skirt and jacket on scrap pieces of white
  2. Color with Copic markers
  3. Cut out the skirt and jacket
  4. Place the background stencil over the image (tape in place with removable tape) and use foam applicators to apply the Wild Honey and Aged Mahogany inks to the background avoiding the Dame
  5. Remove the stencil and rouge more inks in the background around the edges
  6. Stamp the saying with Memento Tuxedo Black
  7. Cut a 7" x 10" piece of Coordinations Wild honey cardstock, score and fold in half to form an A7 card
  8. Adhere the Fashion Dame layer to the card front, then add the cut out jacket
Here's a close up of the wonderful stamp and background:


Here's a little video Nathalie made:

Stop over at these designer's to see what they've created today:



Louise Healy

Happy Creating,
Louise

Friday, April 22, 2016

All Stuck Up!


The Stampendous Design Team is getting sticky with the team from Scrapbook Adhesives this week!
Prizes
THREE prize packages that contain one each:
EZ Dots Permanent Adhesive Dots
Medium DODZ
Creative Photo Corners Mixed Colors
4″ X 6″ Adhesive Sheets 10 pk
Adhesive Keepsake Envelopes 10 pk
3D Foam Squares White Mixed Sizes
3D Foam Squares Black Mixed Sizes

PLUS a $20 Stampendous Reward Card (US and Canada Winners Only) – winners outside USA will receive a stamp, a stencil and a surprise goodie at random plus the above adhesives.

Deadline to comment is April 23 by 11:59 pm Pacific time.



We received some great adhesives products to use in our projects, PLUS some Denim Art Journal and Pennants Set from Donna Salazar Designs that are part of the Scrapbook Adhesive line!

Yesterday I showed you the Denim Album I created, click here if you missed it. Today I'm focusing on the adhesives they sent, and by focusing I mean they are part of the focal point of this bright design featuring the Dreamweaver Rooster Stencil (DWLG732). See if you can guess what I mean before you read the instructions!


Stampendous:
PK03 Gemstone Embossing Kit - Jade, Carnelian, Sapphire
EPA50 HT400 Embossing Heat Tool

Dreamweaver:
Plus:
My Colors Cardstock - Tuscan Sun
DCWV Corrugated cardstock - kahki
DCWV Red Cork Paper
Graphic 45 Cardstock Aquatic Passage 4501321
Brilliance Inks- Rocket Red
Splendor Ink Pad - Antique
Scrapbook Adhesive White Foam Squares
Removable tape

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 7" x 10" piece of Tuscan Sun cardstock in half to form an A7 card
Step 2:  Cut a 4 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of the corrugated paper
Step 3: Tape the Fleur De Lis stencil to the corrugated paper with removable tape, use a 1/4" stencil brush to apply the Rocket Red ink through the stencil, move the stencil lining up the design to fill the paper, run the ink pad along the outside edges to finish
Step 4:  Adhere the Fleur De Lis piece to the card front near the upper left edge
Step 5:  Tape the Rooster stencil to a 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" piece of red cork paper with removable tape
Step 6: Use a palette knife and paste spreader to apply a coat of Regular Embossing Paster over the image, remove the stencil and place in water for cleaning, let paste dry
Step 7: Place the clean dry stencil back over the dry paste and use 1/8" and 1/4" stencil brushes to apply various colors from the Antique ink pad to the dry paste, use the Picasso tool to help keep colors clean, remove and clean the stencil
Step 8:  Cut a 4" x 5" piece of the yellow Graphic45 paper, run the Rocket Red ink pad along the edges
Step 9:  Carefully tear two edges of the red cork paper to give it a more rustic look, adhere the Rooster to the yellow mat
Step 10: Adhere the image to the card front with double sided adhesive, use foam tape just along the bottom edge
Step 11:  Take the release paper off one white foam square, sprinkle the sticky surface with one of the Gemstone embossing powders, heat set, repeat with two more colors
Step 12:  Place the embossed foam squares along the bottom right side of the card

Foam squares aren't just for popping images! They make great embellishments too.  Micro glitter also works on them!

Here's who's hopping today!

Louise Healy


Happy Creating,
Louise

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Sticky Business!


The Stampendous Design Team is getting sticky with the team from Scrapbook Adhesives this week!
Prizes
THREE prize packages that contain one each:
EZ Dots Permanent Adhesive Dots
Medium DODZ
Creative Photo Corners Mixed Colors
4″ X 6″ Adhesive Sheets 10 pk
Adhesive Keepsake Envelopes 10 pk
3D Foam Squares White Mixed Sizes
3D Foam Squares Black Mixed Sizes

PLUS a $20 Stampendous Reward Card (US and Canada Winners Only) – winners outside USA will receive a stamp, a stencil and a surprise goodie at random plus the above adhesives.

Deadline to comment is April 23 by 11:59 pm Pacific time.


We received some great adhesives products to use in our projects, PLUS this fun Denim Art Journal and Pennants Set from Donna Salazar Designs that is part of the Scrapbook Adhesive line! I've done the front design by pairing a pennant with the Stampendous Bird Stencil Duo set.
The 8" x 10" Denim Art Journal decorated with a pennant from the
Pennant Set, and the Bird Duo Stencil Set from Stampendous!

Stencil yellow ink through the stencil with a 1/2" stencil brush,
outline with the black fine pen from the stencil duo set

Apply Scrapbook Adhesive permanent E Z Runner along edges
Apply the pennant to the front cover of the journal
Tape the bird stencil on cream cardstock with removable tape,
apply a coat of Regular Embossing Paste
Remove stencil and let paste dry
Reverse the stencil and place on the back side of a piece of denim from the Pennant Set
Outline the bird with the fine line pen from the Stencil Duo set, cut out the pieces
Place the clean dry stencil back over the dry paste
Use a stencil brush to add some yellow to the beak, feet, breast, and flower,
use the Picasso stencil to shield the eye so you can add black to the eye
Remove and clean the stencil
Put adhesive on the cut out bird pieces and add them over the paste matching the design
Cut out the bird and flower
Here's how they turned out!
Apply white foam squares on the back of  the bird and flower
Remove the release paper and place the bird and flower on the cover,
add some jute "twigs" and a little bow
Add some sweet May Arts Ribbons on the rings
I know I'll be filling the inside pages (you get 6 kraft pages with the two denim covers and three rings) with more fun designs.  Watch for them in future posts!

Here's today's list of designers for you:



Louise Healy

Happy Creating,
Louise

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Send A Smile 4 Kids!

Stampendous is sponsoring Send A Smile 4 Kids blog today. The design team is sending cards with an ANIMAL theme to one of the ladies listed on this page

These cards are for children who are inpatients in Children's Hospitals across the country. Cards should not have loose glitter on them (they can be embossed, and they can use stickles or glimmer mists, they can use embossing pastes). And there should be space inside for the hospital staff to write. They should not say get well or refer to being ill, and no religious symbols.

Here are some cards I sent:





Stop over at the Send A Smile 4 Kids blog for more information and join the cause!


Happy Creating,
Louise

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Under the Sea!

It's O-fish-al!! The Stampendous Design Team has been sharing projects this week that we made for the April 2016 Catalog using the Graphic45 Voyage Beneath the Sea background papers. 




Prizes

Put on your underwater gear and swim through our posts and featured designer’s blog posts this week to comment because we have an ocean of goodies in three (3) prize packages. Each comment is your entry for a chance at one of the prize packages. See Official Contest Rules for details. Deadline to comment is Sunday night, April 17th .

Three winners will receive a prize package with one of our new matching sea theme stamp and die sets (SeashellsSailboat and Mermaid Friends), Ocean Wisdom Perfectly Clear Stamp Set PLUS a sample of papers from the Graphic 45 Papers Voyage Beneath the Sea Collection.


Let's see if you can find the Graphic45 cardstock in my seascape!

"Under the Sea"
Stampendous:
CRS5090 Cling Seashells Stamp Set NEW
DCS5090 Seashells Die Cut Set NEW
PK03 Gemstone Embossing Kit NEW
EK22 Beach Embossing Kit - Golden Sand NEW
FRC05 Frantage Color Fragments Taupe
EPA50 HT400 Embossing Heat Tool
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Dreamweaver:
Plus:
My Colors Cardstock - Sweet Potato, Grasshopper
Graphic 45 Cardstock Voyage Beneath the Sea Collection - Steampunk Splash
Memento Ink - Rich Cocoa
Copic Markers - E01, E31, E33, E51, E53, W1, W2, W4, Y21, YR21, YR15, YR24, YR68, R00, R30, R81, RV11, R85, 100
DecoArt media fluid acrylics - Primary Cyan, Titanium White, Primary Yellow
DecoArt media Matte Medium
9" x 9" Shadow Box
6" x 6" x 1 1/2" Canvas
ZipDry
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
Paint brushes
Glue Dots
White Foam Tape
Removable tape

Instructions:
Step 1:  Tape the Seahorse stencil to a piece of Sweet Potato cardstock and the Sea Turtle stencil to a piece of Grasshopper cardstock with removable tape
Step 2:  Use a palette knife and paste spreader to apply Matte Black Embossing Paste over both images, remove stencil and place in water for cleaning
Step 3: Immediately sprinkle the the Seahorse with Carnelian Embossing Powder and the Sea Turtle with Jade Embossing Powder, tap off extra powders, heat set with heat tool, let cool, cut out images, set aside until assembly
Step 4: Stamp shells from the Seashells set with Memento Tuxedo black on the Graphic45 paper, color with Copic Markers, and use the matching Seashells Die Cut set to cut them out
Die cut 4 pieces of "coral" from the reverse side of the Graphic45 paper


Step 5:  Use your craft mat or a palette to mix some Primary Cyan and Titanium White to the color blue you like for your "sea", use a brush to paint the canvas, adding more white near the bottom for the ocean floor, dry well

Step 6: Mix Primary Blue and Primary Yellow to make green paint, place the Under the Sea stencil in the center of the canvas and use a 1/4" stencil brush to color the openings, wash the stencil and brush immediatley, let dry (the green will seep under the edges of the stencil a bit, that's what you want)
Step 7: Tape the clean dry Under the Sea stencil over the dry green paint with removable tape and apply Matte Black Embossing Paste over the stencil, remove and clean the stencil, let paste dry, swipe a little more white over the background to lighten it
Step 8:  Lay out all the pieces how you want them



Step 9:  Use a foam applicator to add some Memento Rich Cocoa in over the white paint on the ocean floor, apply a coat of Matte Medium and sprinkle with Golden Sand embossing powder, heat set
Step 10: Use foam tape and ZipDry to attach all the pieces where you want them, let dry
 Step 11:  Use the Quick Dry adhesive to apply some Taupe Color Fragments  along the bottom edge
Step 12: Use ZipDry to attach the canvas into the Shadow Box Frame, let dry




Don't miss more great creations by stopping over at the Stampendous Blog!

Happy Creating,
Louise

Monday, April 11, 2016

Ride the Wave!

It's O-fish-al!! The Stampendous Design Team will be sharing projects this week that we made for the April 2016 Catalog using the Graphic45 Voyage Beneath the Sea background papers. 




Prizes

Put on your underwater gear and swim through our posts and featured designer’s blog posts this week to comment because we have an ocean of goodies in three (3) prize packages. Each comment is your entry for a chance at one of the prize packages. See Official Contest Rules for details. Deadline to comment is Sunday night, April 17th .

Three winners will receive a prize package with one of our new matching sea theme stamp and die sets (Seashells, Sailboat and Mermaid Friends), Ocean Wisdom Perfectly Clear Stamp Set PLUS a sample of papers from the Graphic 45 Papers Voyage Beneath the Sea Collection.


Here's what I created today featuring the beautiful DWLL477 Wave Crest Stencil, the NEW EK22 Beach Embossing Kit, with DWLJ890 Flourishes Stencil in the background!

"Ride the Wave!"
 

Stampendous:
EK22 Beach Embossing Kit
EPA50 HT400 Embossing Heat Tool

Dreamweaver:
DWLL477 Wave Crest Stencil
DWLJ890 Flourishes Stencil
DWDGWP Glossy White Embossing Paste
DWDPK Palette Knife
DWLM2010 Paste Spreader
DWNHB-12 1/2" Brush #12 Natural Handle

Plus:
My Colors Cardstock - Caribbean Sea, Spearmint
Graphic 45 Cardstock Deep Blue Dreams 4501324
Memento Ink - Teal Zeal
Copic Markers - BG09, BG72, BG10
White Foam Tape
Removable tape

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of Caribbean Sea cardstock in half to form a top fold A2 card
Step 2:  Cut three pieces of Spearmint cardstock, one 3 3/4" x 5", one 3" x 4 3/8" and one 1 5/8" x 3 1/8"
Step 3: Tape the Flourishes stencil to the largest piece of Spearmint paper with removable tape, use a 1/2" stencil brush to apply the Teal Zeal ink through the stencil, remove and clean the stencil, edge the stenciled piece with the BG09 marker, adhere to the card front
Step 4:  Cut a 3" x 4" piece of the Graphic 45 Deep Blue Dreams paper and edge with the BG09 marker, adhere to the stenciled layer near the lower right corner
Step 5:  Tape the Wave Crest stencil to the 3" x 4 3/8" piece of Spearmint  paper with removable tape
Step 6: Use a palette knife and paste spreader to apply a coat of Glossy White Embossing Paster over the image, use the palette knife to dab some extra paste on the crest of the wave, remove the stencil and place in water for cleaning
Step 7: Immediately sprinkle the wet paste with the powders from the Beach Embossing Kit, using the Chunky White on the crest area and a combination of the three blues in the wave area, tap off extra powders, use a heat tool to set the powders and puff the paste a little
Step 8:  Measure in 3/4" from each side of the pasted piece along the top and bottom edges, use a pencil to lightly draw a line from top to bottom connecting the marks, stopping at the crest and restarting on the other side of it, do this on both sets of marks
Step 9:  Use a scissors to carefully cut on one line up to the Crest, then around the Crest and continue on the line to the other edge, repeat on the other side of the Crest, edge the cut out Crest with the BG09 marker, carefully use the BG72 marker to create a shadow along the edges of the waves
Step 10: Edge the remaining piece of Spearmint paper with the BG09 marker, add three white brads, and adhere to the card front more towards the bottom than the top
Step 11:  Use foam tape to add the cut out Wave Crest layer

Check out more great samples on these blogs:




Louise Healy


Happy Creating,
Louise