Friday, September 15, 2017

Cattails Scene

Autumn is here! Cool days, cooler nights, I love it! This is one of my favorite seasons (Spring is the other). I am NOT a hot weather girl! Plus Autumn brings the start of the holidays! 

Stampendous has so many beautiful stencils for making fabulous projects and fall cards. This week the Stampendous Design Team is sharing some ideas for Autumn creations featuring stencils. I'm sharing an easy card that could be used for many occasions, birthdays, sympathy, happy autumn, just because...well, you get it.



Supplies:

Stampendous:
Acrylic Handle

Dreamweaver:
DWLL3035 Cattails Scene
DWDMBP Matte Black Embossing Paste
DWDPK Dreamweaver Palette Knife
DWLM2010 Paste Spreader

Plus:
My Color Cardstock - Tuscan Sun, Sweet Potato, Harvest Orange
Watercolor Paper
Distress Inks - peeled paint, spiced marmalade, mustard seed
Mister bottle with water
Removable Tape
May Arts Ribbon

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 6" x 9 1/2" piece of Tuscan Sun cardstock in half to form an A6 card
Step 2: Cut a 3 3/8" x 4 1/2" piece of Watercolor paper, swipe the ink pads directly on the acrylic handle trying not to mix the colors too much, spritz with water, spritz the paper with a little water then "stamp" the paints in the center of the Watercolor paper, carefully remove the acrylic handle
Step 3: If necessary, use a water brush or small paint brush and water to move the colors a little and blend, let inks dry thoroughly
Step 4: Tape the Cattails Scene stencil to the Watercolor paper, lining up over the painted area, with removable tape
Step 5: 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 6: Adhere the image to a  3 5/8" x 4 5/8" mat of Sweet Potato, then a 3 7/8" x 4 7/8" mat of Harvest Orange
Step 7:  Adhere a piece of green ribbon around the layered image, securing in the back, adhere to card front, and glue a small matching bow on the ribbon

Here's a fall mirror project I did quite a while ago. Click here for the original post with instructions. It features the Long Cattail stencil and the geese.


Check the Stampendous Blog for more Autumn stencil ideas.

Happy Creating,
Louise

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Snowman Peeking

"Falling for Decor Cling Stamps" is our theme this week for the Stampendous Design Team. We were fortunate to receive these wonderful stamps from the July release to create great samples for you! There are 5 designs that are all amazing!

This great new line of stamps are 8” X 8”, this cling rubber stamp background is perfect for creating home decor pieces, cards, scrapbook pages and more. The pattern is easily repeated across a large area. Today I created a winter background with the new Decor Cling Snowflake stamp. It is the perfect backdrop for the adorable Snowman Peeking stencil!

 

Supplies:

Stampendous:
FMS4078 Snowman Peeking Metal Stencil
DCR102 Decor Cling Snowflakes
GL220U Crystal Multi Glitter
FREG048 Ice Blue Embossing Enamel
SSH88 Decor Handle

Dreamweaver:
DWDGWP Glossy White Embossing Paste
DWDPK Dreamweaver Palette Knife
DWLM2010 Paste Spreader

Plus:
My Color Cardstock - Deep Indigo
BoBunny 12" Powder Blue Vintage 12PBV968
White Cardstock
VersaMark Ink
Heat Tool
Creative Impressions 1/4" Pastel Blue Glimmer Ribbon
Removable Tape
FabriTac
Foam Tape

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 7" x 10" piece of Deep Indigo cardstock in half to form a card
Step 2: Stamp the front of the card with the Snowflake stamp inked with VersaMark, sprinkle with Ice Blue Embossing Enamel, tap off extra powder, heat set
Step 3:  Tape the Snowman Peeking stencil to a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of the Powder Blue Vintage with removable tape
Step 4:  Use a palette knife and paste spreader to apply Glossy White Embossing Paste over the design, remove stencil and place in water for cleaning later, immediately sprinkle the wet paste with the Crystal Glitter, tap off extra, let paste dry
Step 5: When the paste is dry, trim the image to 3 5/8" x 5", mount on a 3 7/8" x 5 1/4"  piece of White cardstock, then to a 4" x 5 3/8" piece of Powder Blue Vintage 
Step 7:  Use foam tape to add the Snowman to the card front
Step 8: Use FabriTac to add a piece of Pastel Blue ribbon on the card front, add a small matching bow

See the Stampendous Blog for more samples using these beautiful new stamps!

Happy Creating,
Louise

Friday, September 1, 2017

Folk Tree

It's hard to believe summer is at an end. We've already been enjoying the cooler evenings, but not really liking the earlier sunsets! The end of summer means we better get moving on creating our holiday cards because they'll be here before we know it. 

This week the Stampendous Design Team has been sharing some the beautiful tree images from Stampendous.  Here's another simple, yet elegant, Christmas card that will take you hardly anytime and will impress everyone!



Supplies:

Stampendous:
FMS4039 Folk Tree Metal Stencil


Dreamweaver:
DWDPP Dreamweaver Pearlescent Embossing Paste
DWDPK Dreamweaver Palette Knife
DWLM2010 Paste Spreader

Plus:
My Color Cardstock - Spearmint
Graphic 45 Yuletide Greetings 4501188
Copic Marker BG72
Removable Tape
Creative Impressions White Crepe Ribbon
Craft Glue Dots
Foam Tape

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 6" x 9 1/2" piece of Spearmint cardstock in half to form an A6 card
Step 2: Cut a 4 1/2" x 5 3/4" piece of the Graphic 45 paper, edge with BG72, adhere to the card front
Step 3:  Tape the Folk Dove stencil to a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Spearmint cardstock with removable tape
Step 4:  Use a palette knife and paste spreader to apply Pearlescent Embossing Paste over the design, remove stencil and place in water for cleaning later, let paste dry
Step 5: Use the BG72 marker to color the white ribbon, let dry, tie into a small bow
Step 6: When paste is dry, use foam tape to add the tree to the card front
Step 7:  Use a Craft Glue Dot to add the bow

See the Stampendous Blog for more tree images!

Happy Creating,
Louise

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Christmas Tree

It's hard to believe summer is at an end. We've already been enjoying the cooler evenings, but not really liking the earlier sunsets! The end of summer means we better get moving on creating our holiday cards because they'll be here before we know it. 

This week the Stampendous Design Team is sharing some the beautiful tree images from Stampendous.  This simple, yet elegant, Christmas card will take you hardly anytime and will impress everyone!



Supplies:

Stampendous:
GL220U Crystal Glitter
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper

Dreamweaver:
DWLG651 Christmas Tree
DWDSP Silver Embossing Paste
DWDPK Dreamweaver Palette Knife
DWLM2010 Paste Spreader

Plus:
My Color Cardstock - Cloak Gray, Deep Indigo
Removable Tape
Creative Impressions 3/4" White Crepe Ribbon 70132
Craft Glue Dots

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 6" x 9 1/2" piece of Cloak Gray cardstock in half to form an A6 card
Step 2: Cut a 4" x 5" piece of Deep Indigo paper, adhere it to a 4 1/8" x 5 1/8" piece of white, then to the card front
Step 3:  Tape the Christmas Tree stencil to a 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" piece of white paper with removable tape
Step 4:  Use a palette knife and paste spreader to apply Silver Embossing Paste over the design, remove stencil and place in water for cleaning later, sprinkle the wet paste with Crystal Glitter, tap off extra, let paste dry
Step 5: When the paste is dry, adhere the tree to the card front on the blue mat
Step 6: Tie a small white bow, adhere near the bottom of the tree with a Craft Glue Dot

Head over to the Stampendous Blog for more tree images.

Happy Creating,
Louise

Friday, August 25, 2017

Rose Skull

Only 5 More Weeks Until Halloween Season! It's time to start crafting your spooky home decor, make those party invites, or start preparing treats for visiting boys and ghouls. This week the Stampendous Design Team is Getting our "BOO" on! 

Here's another one of my favorite samples I made for the July Release. It features the new Rose Skull stencil.  I had so much fun creating this card, it is an inspiring stencil! It makes a great Halloween card, or invitation to a Halloween party.




Stampendous:
FMS4075 Rose Skull Metal Stencil
FREG023 aged silver embossing enamel
FRG02C Champagne Glass Glitter
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper

Plus:
My Color Cardstock - Concord Jam
BoBunny Orange Citrus Vintage 12OCV937
BoBunny Grape Stripe 12GS346
0.3 Black Simbalion Pen
Copic Sketch Markers - V12, V15, RV19, Y21, YG11, YG17, G82, Y35, E50, E81, W3
Creative Impressions 1/2" Purple Crepe Ribbon
Memento Inks - Cantaloupe, London Fog, Tuxedo Black
Foam Applicator
Foam Tape
Removable Tape
Heat Tool

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 7" x 10" piece of Concord Jam cardstock in half to form an A7 card
Step 2:  Cut a 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" piece of Orange Citrus Vintage paper, use the foam applicator to rouge some of the Memento Inks around the edges leaving the center lighter
Step 3: Tie a knot in a piece of purple ribbon, wrap the ends around the Orange Citrus layer and adhere on the back, adhere the layer to the card front
Step 4: Tape the Rose Skull to a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of white with removable tape
Step 5:  Use the black pen to trace around all the stencil openings, remove stencil
Step 6:  Draw some cobwebs and other doodles in some of the stencil open areas using the black pen
Step 7:  Color the image with Copic markers, trim to 3 3/4" x 4 3/4", use the foam applicator to rouge the edges with the Memento Inks
Step 8: Adhere the Rose Skull to a 4" x 5" piece of Grape Stripe paper, sprinkle aged silver embossing enamel and Champagne glass glitter in the upper right corner, heat from underneath to melt, repeat in the lower left corner
Step 9: Use foam tape to add the Rose Skull to the card front, setting it an an angle

Happy Creating,
Louise

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Frog Stew

Get Your Boo ON! Only 5 More Weeks Until Halloween Season! It's time to start crafting your spooky home decor, make those party invites, or start preparing treats for visiting boys and ghouls. This week the Stampendous Design Team is Getting our "BOO" on! 

Here's another sample I made for the July Release. It features the new Frog Stew stamp. Isn't she awesome!!!  I had so much fun creating this card, she's creepy and fun all at the same time! It makes a great Halloween card, or invitation to a Halloween party.


Stampendous:
CRP304 Cling Frog Stew
SSC1263 Spider Fear PCS
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
Dark Olive Cardstock
BoBunny Orange Citrus Vintage 12OCV937
Copic Markers - BV20, BV23, BV25, V17, R01, R08, R22, R24, R29, YR04, YR07, Y13, Y21, E31, E33, E42, E77, YG01, YG63, YG67, YG91, YG93, YG95, C1, C3, C5, C8, C10
Paper Edge Distresser
Black Foam Tape

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of Dark Olive cardstock in half to form an A2 card
Step 2: Use the Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the Frog Stew image a 3" x 4 1/2" piece of white paper, color with Copic Markers, distress the edge
Step 3:  Cut a 3 14" x 4 3/4" piece of dark olive, distress the edge, adhere the Frog Stew image to it
Step 4:    Cut a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of the orange cardstock, stamp the spider web in two corners and a spider in the other two corners, adhere to the card front
Step 5:   Use foam tape to add the Frog Stew image to the card, placing it at a slight angle

Go to the Stampendous Blog for more ideas.

Happy Creating,
Louise

Monday, August 21, 2017

BOO to You!

Only 5 More Weeks Until Halloween Season! It's time to start crafting your spooky home decor, make those party invites, or start preparing treats for visiting boys and ghouls. This week the Stampendous Design Team is Getting our "BOO" on! 

Here's a one of my favorite samples I made for the July Release. It features the adorable House Mouse Paper Bag Mask stamp and words from the new Spooky Wishes set. It makes a great Halloween card, or invitation to a Halloween party.




Stampendous:
HMCR109 Cling Paper Bag Masks
SSC1264 Spooky Wishes PCS
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
Kraft Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Burlap with Black Dots
Copic Markers - E42, E44, E51, E81, E84, E95, R01, Y02, YR15, YR18, YR23, B000, YG17, YG23, YG91, 0, 100
Creative Impressions 5/8" Lime Crepe Ribbon
Red Line Tape
Glue Dot

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 7" x 10" piece of Kraft cardstock in half to form an A7 card
Step 2: Use the Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the image on a 3 7/8" x 5 3/8" piece of white paper, color with Copic Markers, mat on a 4" x 5 1/2" piece of black cardstock
Step 3:  Stamp the "BOOOOO TO YOU", from the Spooky Wishes set, on a 1/2" x 2 1/2" piece of white with the black ink, cut the words apart and edge each piece with the Copic 100 marker, adhere to the colored image
Step 4:   Cut a 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" piece of the dotted burlap, edge with the 100 marker,  adhere the colored image to it using red line tape
Step 5:  Wrap a piece of the Lime ribbon around the left edge of the burlap and tie a bow, use a glue dot to hold the bow in place
Step 6:  Adhere the layered burlap and image to the card front

See the Stampendous Blog for more "BOO" ideas.

Happy Creating,
Louise

Friday, August 18, 2017

Embossed Ornament Mix

"Elements of Excitement" is this week's theme for the Stampendous Design Team. The projects we are sharing feature some of the "extra" products Stampendous is famous for, like embossing powders, glitters, mica, fragments, etc. I'm so lucky to be part of this team and receive these products from Stampendous to create samples to share with you!

Today my card uses Silver Embossing Paste and the NEW Ice Pink Embossing Enamel. It is gorgeous! Who uses pink for a Christmas card? ME! It is perfect for the new Ornament Mix stencil and gives it such a retro feel. 



Supplies:

Stampendous:
FMS4082 Ornament Mix Metal Stencil
SSC1266 Snowman Wishes PCS
FREG050 Ice Pink Embossing Enamel

Dreamweaver:
DWDMSP Dreamweaver Silver Embossing Paste
DWDPK Dreamweaver Palette Knife
DWLM2010 Paste Spreader

Plus:
Bazzill Brocade T1-142
Cream Cardstock
VersaMark
Cut Straw
Heat Tool
1/4" double sided tape
Removable Tape
Foam Tape

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 6 1/4" x 10" piece of Brocade cardstock in half to form a card
Step 2: Cut a 4 3/4" x 6" piece of cream cardstock, place three pieces of 1/4 tape across the center of the card, remove release paper, sprinkle with Ice Pink Embossing Enamel, heat set, and adhere to the card front
Step 3:  Tape the Ornament Mix stencil to a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Cream cardstock with removable tape
Step 4:  Use a palette knife and paste spreader to apply Silver Embossing Paste over the design, remove stencil and place in water for cleaning later, using the cut straw, sprinkle parts of each ornament with the Ice Pink powder, tap off extra, heat set (paste will bubble a little), let paste dry completely
Step 5: When the paste is dry, adhere the Ornament Mix to a 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" mat of Brocade, then to the card
Step 6: Stamp the Happy Holiday on a 5/8" x 2 1/2" piece of Cream with VersaMark, sprinkle with Ice Pink, heat set, adhere to a 3/4" x 2 5/8" piece of Brocade
Step 7:  Use foam tape to add the sentiment to the card

See the Stampendous Blog for more ideas.

Happy Creating,
Louise

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Glittery Boughs!

"Elements of Excitement" is this week's theme for the Stampendous Design Team. The projects we are sharing feature some of the "extra" products Stampendous is famous for, like embossing powders and pastes, glitters, mica, fragments, etc. I'm so lucky to be part of this team and receive these products from Stampendous to create samples to share with you!

Today my card uses micro glitters on the beautiful new Boughs Metal Stencil.



Supplies:

Stampendous:
FMS4080 Boughs Metal Stencil
SSC1266 Snowman Wishes PCS
MG09 China Blue Micro Glitter
MG08 Lime Micro Glitter
MG11 Red Micro Glitter
MG02 Gold Micro Glitter
GL220U Crystal Multi Glitter
DP100 Detail White Embossing Powder

Dreamweaver:
DWMPDS Dreamweaver Double-Sided Mounting Paper

Plus:
Bazzill Brick Cardstock 2-270
My Color Cardstock - Parrot, Mint Julep
White Cardstock
VersaMark Ink
Heat Tool
Angle Cut Straw
ZipDry
Creative Impressions 1/4" sheer dark green ribbon
Foam Tape

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 7" x 10" piece of Brick cardstock in half to form an A7 card
Step 2: Cut a 4 5/8" x 5 7/8" piece of white cardstock and adhere to the card front
Step 3:  Cut a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of Mint Julep cardstock and adhere a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of double sided mounting paper to it, leaving a small edge of Mint Julep all around
Step 4:  Pat VersaMark all over the back of the stencil
Step 5:  Remove the release paper from the mounting paper and carefully center the Boughs 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 6:  Start  at the bottom edge and use the cut straw to apply Lime glitter  in the bough openings just up to the first ornament, tap excess glitter away from the open areas, apply China Blue glitter in the first ornament, tap off extra, keep working up the stencil changing colors as you go, work in small sections at a time so you can tap off away from areas you want to protect, rub it in a little as you go
Step 7: Use a soft paint brush to carefully brush off extra glitter from the surface of the stencil
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 Crystal glitter to the background, tap off extra
Step 9: Cut a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of Parrot cardstock and adhere to the upper left corner of the white mat on the card front, then adhere the glittered image to the lower right
Step 10: Stamp the "Season's Greetings"  on a 3/4" x 2 5/8"  piece of Brick with VersaMark, sprinkle with Detail White Embossing Powder, tap off extra, heat set
Step 11:  Layer the saying on a 7/8" x 2 3/4" piece of white, then a 1" x 3" piece of Parrot, use foam tape to attach it to the card front
Step 12:  Tie three small bows, use ZipDry to add them to each ornament

Go to the Stampendous Blog for more ideas.

Happy Creating,
Louise

Monday, August 14, 2017

Snowman Shaker!

This week the Stampendous Design Team is showing off some of the Stampendous "Elements of Excitement!". That means we've used some of their wonderful embossing elements, glitter, fragments, micas or other fun products they've provided us!  LOVE all these ways to "glitz" up a project.

Today I'm sharing a shaker card I made for our July Release. The "shaker" elements are a combination of the fabulous new Twinkle Glitter, Color Fragments, and glass glitter.



Supplies:

Stampendous:
FMS4077 Snowman Circles Metal Stencil
CLD08 Snowman Trio Cling and Die Set
DCP1005 Fitted Frames A
DCP1006 Fitted Frames B
Color Fragments - Shaved Ice, Powder Blue, Taupe
Glass Glitter - Royal Blue, Oceanic, Silver
MG01 Crystal Micro Glitter
FRGL02 Twinkle Glitter

Dreamweaver:
DWLL332 Picasso Stencil
DWGHB-6 1/4" Brush #6 Gold Handle

Plus:
MyColorCardstock - Aquamarine
White Cardstock
Graphic 45 Yultide Greetings 4501188
Acetate
Red Line Tape
Memento Inks - Summer Sky, Teal Zeal
Brilliance Pearlescent Orange, Rocket Red
Black Fine Line Pen
Dries Clear Glue
Small paint brush
Removable Tape
Foam tape
Die Cut Machine

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 7" x 10" piece of Aquamarine cardstock in half to form an A7 card
Step 2: Tape the Snowman Circles stencil to a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of white cardstock with removable tape
Step 3:  Use stencil brushes to add color to the image, use the Picasso to keep colors clean, outline the openings of the eyes and mouth with the fine line black pen, remove stencil
Step 4: Use the small paint brush to add glue to the hat band and pom pom, sprinkle with the Crystal Micro Glitter, let dry
Step 5:  Adhere a 4 5/8" x 5 7/8" piece of the Yuletide Greetings paper to a 4 3/4" 6" piece of Aquamarine, then using the smaller of the R size die from Fitted Frames B die cut a window in the center of the two papers
Step 6: Place red line tape around the outer edge of the back of the frame and attach a 4 5/8" x 5 7/8" piece of acetate to the tape to close the window
Step 7: Adhere the Snowman Circles image to a 4 7/8" x 6 1/8" piece of white, centering it on the paper
Step 8: Create a raised edge of a double layer of foam tape all around the image about 1/8" in from each edge, make sure the corners fit snug and that the tape won't show in your window
Step 9: Make a combination of the Color Fragments, Glass Glitter, and Twinkle Glitter and place it inside the foam edge
Step 10: Remove the release paper from the foam carefully and add the window over the top
Step 11:  Stamp the Let it Snow! from the Snowman Trio set on 2" x 2" piece of white with Tuxedo Black
Step 12: Die cut the sentiment and a matching Aquamarine mat using size C from Fitted Frames A, brush a little ink on the sentiment, adhere the two together then add to the card

Stop over at the Stampendous Blog from more ideas!

Happy Creating,
Louise

Friday, August 11, 2017

Holiday Gift Ideas!

Each year seems to go faster and faster, which is sometimes good, but sometimes I just want it to slow down a little. Summer is almost over, school is starting, and our schedules fill up before we know it! But we still have some time before the holidays to make some great gifts. 

Today I'm sharing some of my favorite projects that I've made over the years. They all make wonderful gifts for family and friends, or yourself!

Here are a few ways to "wrap" Christmas:



Still using my beautiful candle holders made several years ago using the beautiful
Dreamweaver Bare Trees Stencil (see the original post here)
Another use for my cake pedestal.

Have to decorate the dining room too!

.
Dreamweaver Pine Cone Stencil on an IKEA lantern.
Black Matte Embossing Paste and Metallic F/X powders
Here's the original post with directions.

One more fun project to share. This is a quick and easy one!

JOY and Snowflake stencils, with a cute House Mouse image in a 12" x 12" frame.
Here's the original post with directions
I hope this has inspired you to start working on some fun holiday projects! They don't have to be holiday themed. Here are a couple of project ideas that can be left out all year!







So many ideas!!! Get busy!

Happy Creating,
Louise

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Hydrangea Pitcher

"One Last Summer Vacation" is this week's theme for the Stampendous Design Team. August is here already and everyone is busy cramming all the fun they can into these last wonderful days of summer! The gardens are peaking this week with beautiful blossoms showing off in the summer heat.

I just love having fresh cut flowers around the house and this beautiful Hydrangea Pitcher stamp (Q232) from Stampendous reminds me of those summer bouquets.



Stampendous:
CRQ232 Cling Hydrangea Pitcher Rubber Stamp
DCP1005 Fitted Frames Set A
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Dreamweaver:
DWLJ909 Cathedral Window Small Stencil
DWNHB12 1/2" Brush #12 Natural Handle

Plus:
My Color Cardstock - Wildflower, Deep Purple
Memento Ink - Grape Jelly, Bamboo Leaves
Copic Markers - B32, BV00, BV02, V05, V09, V12, G20, YG63, YG67, Y13, E51, W2, 0
Creative Impressions 3/4" Lavender Crepe Ribbon 70140
Rubber Embossing Mat
Die Cut Machine
Foam Tape

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of Wildflower cardstock in half to form an A2 card
Step 2: Use the Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the Hydrangea Pitcher image on a 4" x 4" piece of white cardstock, color with Copic Markers
Step 3: Use the size Q die set from the Fitted Frames A set, using the smaller to cut out the Hyndrangea image and the larger to cut a mat from Deep Purple, adhere the two layers together
Step 4:  Place the Cathedral Windows stencil face down on the large platform of a die cut machine, spritz a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of white cardstock with a fine mist of water and carefully line the paper up over the stencil, place a rubber embossing mat over the paper, add two unused cutting plates and run the sandwich through the machine
Step 5:   Place the embossed image face up and use 1/2" stencil brushes to add the purple and green inks randomly over the design
Step 6: Wrap the ribbon around the bottom area of the embossed layer, tie a knot, wrap the the two loose ends around to the back and tape in place
Step 7:  Adhere the embossed background to the card front
Step 8:  Use foam tape to apply the Hydrangea image to the card front

The Stampendous Blog has more samples for you!

Happy Creating,
Louise

Monday, July 31, 2017

Whisper Sunflower

"One Last Summer Vacation" is this week's theme for the Stampendous Design Team. August is a day away and soon school will begin again. Everyone is busy cramming all the fun they can into these last wonderful days of summer! 

But take time to relax a little too! This sweet little Whisper Sunflower stamp (PLW04) is the perfect image to help you relax! 


Stampendous:
PLCW04 Cling Whisper Sunflower
MG06 Lavender Micro Glitter
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
My Color Cardstock Gold Zinnia, Beach Grass
Copic Sketch Markers - G20, G24,G29, E51, E53, E93, C1, T9, BV0000, BV02, BV04, 100, Y00, Y02, Y08, Y38, Y23
Foam tape
Scrapbook Adhesive White Foam Squares

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 6" X 9 1/2" piece of Gold Zinnia cardstock in half to form an A6 card
Step 2:  Stamp the Whisper Sunflower image on a 3 7/8" x 4" piece of white cardstock with Tuxedo Black ink, color with Copic markers, edge with the black marker
Step 3: Cut a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of Beach Grass cardstock, edge with the black marker, adhere to the card front
Step 4: Use foam tape to add the Whisper Sunflower image
Step 5: Cut off 3 white foam squares, remove the release paper from the top of each square, cover with the Lavender micro glitter and rub glitter on well, tap off extra, attach the glittered squares to the lower right area of the card front

Relax and take some time to check out more summertime samples at the Stampendous Blog!

Happy Creating,
Louise

Friday, July 28, 2017

Teacher Time!

Happy end of July! I'm on vacation this week in northern MN celebrating "Christmas in July" with my husband's family. We do this every year because it's not fun to travel in December!

The Stampendous Design team is getting ready for Back to School with our "Teacher Time" theme this week. I'm sharing an oldie but goodie  with you, well because it's cute, and like I said, I'm on vacation!


Enjoy. If you'd like to see the original post with instructions, click here. The links won't work any more, but the instructions are still good!



The perfect birthday card for your favorite teacher!

See the Stampendous Blog for more ideas.

Happy Creating,
Louise

Friday, July 21, 2017

Pinecone Decoration

It's "Christmas in July" for the Stampendous Design Team this week and we are so excited to share some of their great products with you! Lucky for me, Stampendous supplies team members with those great products so we can create inspirational samples for you and them! For the July 2017 catalog we also received some fabulous papers from BoBunny. Thanks BoBunny, I LOVE your paper!

Today I'm sharing my favorite image (ok, ONE of my favorite images!) from the BRAND NEW images from our July 2017 release called Pinecone Decoration, P310. It is such a classic representation of the holidays!  I paired it here with BoBunny's beautiful Wild Berry Vintage paper.


Stampendous:
CRP310 Cling Pinecone Decoration
SSC1266 Snowman Wishes PCS
AC672HSG Holo Gold Dot Sparklers
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
My Color Cardstock - Goldenrod
BoBunny Wild Berry Vintage 12WBV999
Copic Sketch Markers - E35, E42, E44, E47, E49, R01, R24, R27, R29, R39, R59, R89, R81, Y15, YR24, YG63, YG67, G99
Foam Tape

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 6" x 9 1/2" piece of Goldenrod cardstock in half to form an A6 card
Step 2:  Stamp the Pinecone Decoration on a 3" x 4 1/2" piece of white cardstock with Tuxedo Black ink, color with Copic markers
Step 3: Stamp Merry Christmas from the Snowman Wishes set on a 1/2" x 2 1/2" piece of white
Step 4: Adhere the Pinecone Decorations to a 3 1/8" x 4 5/8" piece of Goldenrod, adhere the sentiment to a 5/8" x 2 5/8" piece of Goldenrod
Step 5:  Cut a 4 1/2" x 5 3/4" piece of the Wild Berry, edge with R89, adhere to the card front
Step 6:  Adhere the Pinecone Decoration layer toward the lower right part of the card
Step 7:  Use foam tape to add the sentiment
Step 8:  Place a Dot Sparkler at the top of the cord on the Pinecone Decoration

See the Stampendous Blog for more Christmas in July!

Happy Creating,
Louise