Wednesday, May 24, 2017

All Day in the Sun!

The past couple of weeks the Stampendous Design Team has been sharing samples using many of the wonderful "sea themed" images provided to us by Stampendous. The first week we focused more on our various Mermaid images, then we moved to an "Under the Sea" theme, and this week our theme is "Up Where They Walk" (do you recognize the inspiration yet!), celebrating seaside life on land!

This darling image from Pink Your Life, WF Hammock (PLCR02) is exactly how I like to enjoy the seaside! 



Stampendous:
PLCR02 Cling WF Hammock RS
CRL271 Cling Scrolled Sunshine
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
DWLL332 Picasso Stencil
DWNHB-12 1/2" Brush #12 Natural Handle

Plus:
My Color Cardstock - Poolside, Loveable, Banana Pepper, Sandy Beach
Copic Markers - B0000, BG01, BG10, BG13, BG18, BG32, E01, E31, E33, E37, E49, E51, E53, E93, RV000, RV32, RV34, RV95, Y0000, Y00, Y02, Y13, Y15, Y17, Y21, YR07, R08, YG93, YG95, YG97
Memento Ink Bahama Blue, Danube Blue, Paris Dusk
Black Fine Line Pen
Foam Tape

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 7" x 10" piece of Poolside cardstock in half to form an A7 card
Step 2: Stamp the Hammock image with Tuxedo Black ink on a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of white cardstock, color with Copic Markers
Step 3:  Stamp the sentiment of a 7/8" x 2 1/4" piece of white cardstock with Tuxedo Black, adhere to a 1" x 2 3/8" piece of Loveable, then a 1 1/8" x 2 1/8" piece of Banana Pepper
Step 4:  Use scraps of Sandy Beach torn on one edge to create "sand" at the bottom edge of the card front
Step 5:   Mat the Hammock image on a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of Banana Pepper, then to a 4 1/2" x 5 3/4" piece of Loveable
Step 6: Adhere the matted Hammock image toward the left edge of the card
Step 7:  Use foam tape to add the sentiment to the upper right side of the card

For today's list of designers, go to the

Stampendous Blog


Happy Creating,
Louise

Friday, May 19, 2017

Just Keep Swimming!

This week the Stampendous Design team continues our "Under the Sea" theme. Stampendous has so many wonderful products that fit this category! I'm lucky to be provided these images by Stampendous so I can create samples to share with you! (and, of course, for them!).

Not only does Stampendous have MANY wonderful "Under the Sea" stamps, but they also have MANY wonderful stencils to fit the theme too!  Today I used two Dreamweaver Stencils and a "Sten-tangle" technique to create my under water feel. The Open Fish (DWLL3038) and Large Scales (DWLX7023) stencils have great openings for  "tangling"!




This is pretty simple to do.
  • Tape the Open Fish to a piece of white cardstock with removable tape
  • Use your favorite fine line black pen to outline all the openings of the stencil
  • Remove the stencil and use the pen to create various patterns in each opening
  • Color with markers or colored pencils
  • Tape the Large Scales to piece of light blue cardstock with removable tape
  • Outline the openings with the black pen
  • Add patterns to each opening
  • Color with markers or colored pencils
  • Mount into a great card!

Today's list:

Stampendous Blog

Pam Bray

Louise Healy

Kristine Reynolds


Happy Creating,
Louise

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Ahoy There!

This week the Stampendous Design team continues our "Under the Sea" theme. Stampendous has so many wonderful products that fit this category! I'm lucky to be provided these images by Stampendous so I can create samples to share with you! (and, of course, for them!).

Here's a fun card featuring the Turtle Trio, N265, Sea Turtle, V334, and the perfect sentiment, Ahoy, E283



Stampendous:
CRV334 Cling Sea Turtle
CRN265 Cling Turtle Trio
CRE283 Cling Ahoy
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
My Color Cardstock - Poolside
Graphic45 Aquatic Passage 4501321
Copic Markers - Y00, YG91, YG93, YG95, W4, E51, E53, BG10
Foam Tape

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 6" x 9 1/2" piece of Poolside cardstock in half to form an A6 card
Step 2: Stamp the Sea Turtle on a 3" x 3 1/2" piece of white cardstock, color with markers, trim around bottom fin and back so the image fits a 2" x 2 3/4" mat of Poolside, adhere  the trimmed Sea Turtle to the mat
Step 3: Stamp the Turtle Trio on a 2" x 4 1/2" piece of white cardstock, color with markers, trim around the Trio to fit a 1 1/2" x 4 1/8" mat of Poolside, adhere the trimmed turtles to the mat
Step 4:  Stamp the sentiment on a 1 1/8" x 1 7/8" piece of white cardstock, adhere to a 1 1/4" x 2" mat of Poolside
Step 5:  Adhere a 4 1/2" x 5 3/4" piece of the Graphic45 cardstock to the card front
Step 6: Adhere the Turtle Trio along the left side of the card
Step 7:  Use foam tape to apply the Sea Turtle image
Step 8:  Adhere the sentiment under the large fin, setting it at an angle

Here's a list of today's designers:

Stampendous Blog

Jamie Martin

Louise Healy


Happy Creating,
Louise

Monday, May 15, 2017

Explore, Dream, Discover!

This week the Stampendous Design team continues our "Under the Sea" theme. Stampendous has so many wonderful products that fit this category! I'm lucky to be provided these images by Stampendous so I can create samples to share with you! (and, of course, for them!).

Today I'm sharing a card using two awesome sea-themed images, the Jellyfish, P3030, and Octopus, V333. Pair them with words for the great Nautical Treasures PCS, SSC1262, and it's easy to create a beautiful card.



Stampendous:
CRV333 Cling Octopus
CRP303 Cling Jellyfish
SSC1262 Nautical Treasures PCS
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
My Color Cardstock - Spearmint, Seafoam, Tropical Splash
Copic Markers - BV00, BV02, BV04, BG10, BG13, BG18, R30, R32, R35, 100, 0
Foam Tape

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 7" x 10" piece of Spearmint cardstock in half to form an A7 card
Step 2: Stamp the Jellyfish on a 3" x 4 1/2" piece of white cardstock, color with markers, mat on a 3 1/4" x 4 3/4" piece of Seafoam, then a 3 3/8" x 4 7/8" piece of Tropical Splash
Step 3: Stamp the Octopus on a 2 1/4" x 2 7/8" piece of white cardstock, color with markers, mat on a 2 1/2" x 3 1/8" piece of Seafoam, then a 2 5/8" x 3 1/4" piece of Tropical Splash
Step 4:  Stamp the sentiment on a piece of white cardstock, cut the three words apart, edge with the black marker, mat on small pieces of Seafoam and Tropical Splash
Step 5:  Adhere the Jellyfish to the upper right of the card front
Step 6: Adhere the Octopus in the lower left of the card front
Step 7:  Adhere the "explore" and "dream" on the card, use foam tape to add the "Discover"

For more fun "Under the Sea" ideas go to these designers' blogs!

Stampendous BlogAlison HeikkilaLouise Healy

Katy Leitch

Kristine Reynolds


Happy Creating,
Louise

Friday, May 5, 2017

Daffodil Glory!

Have you made your Mother's Day card yet?  There's only one more week, you better get busy. The Stampendous Design Team has been posting some great ideas all week for our "Celebrate Mom!" theme to help inspire you! I am so lucky to be on this Design Team, we receive lots of free products to create wonderful samples for Stampendous.

Today I am sharing a card with the beautiful Long Daffodils Stencil (DWLL428). Daffodils represent Spring, in my mind, and Spring is my favorite season.




Supplies:

Stampendous:
SSC1251 Bible Promises Perfectly Clear Stamps
MG07 Sunflower Micro Glitter
GL220U Crystal Glitter
MPW811 Multi Media White Paper

Dreamweaver:
DWLL428 Long Daffodils Stencil
DWLL332 Picasso Stencil
DWDEPT Translucent Embossing Paste
DWDPK Dreamweaver Palette Knife
DWLM2010 Paste Spreader
DWLL332 Picasso Stencil
DWGHB-6 1/4" Brush #6 Gold Handle

Plus: 
Green and Yellow Cardstock
Lime Green Striped Paper
Brilliance Ink P. Thyme, Sunflower Yellow, P. Orange
Copic Markers Y08
Removable Tape
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of green cardstock in half to form an A2 card
Step 2: Tape the stencil on a 2" x 5 1/2" piece of white paper with removable tape
Step 3:  Use 1/4" stencil brushes to apply ink to the design, use the Picasso to help keep colors clean, remove the stencil, clean and dry the stencil
Step 4:  Tape the clean and dry stencil back over the stenciled design
Step 5:  Use a palette knife to apply Translucent 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 6: Cut a 4" x 5 1/2" piece of Lime green striped paper, use the swirl stamp from the Bible Promises set to stamp all over the background with P. Thyme ink, adhere to the card front
Step 7: Cut a 3/4" x 4" piece of green paper, adhere near the bottom of the card front
Step 8:  When the paste is dry, trim the white piece to 1 3/4" x 5 1/4", adhere to a 2" x 5 1/2" piece of yellow cardstock, adhere to the card front
Step 9: Cover two white foam square with Sunflower Micro Glitter, use the Y08 marker around the edges, adhere to the card front on the green strip
For a complete list of today's designers, go to the   Stampendous Blog

Happy Creating,
Louise

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Hummingbird Sparkle!

Have you made your Mother's Day card yet?  It's May already so you better get busy. The Stampendous Design Team will be posting some great ideas all week for our "Celebrate Mom!" theme to help inspire you! I am so lucky to be on this Design Team, we receive lots of free products to create wonderful samples.

Who doesn't love some glitter in their life! I used the Double Glitter Technique to blend some Lime and China Blue Micro glitter on these beautiful stencils. Crystal micro glitter in the background sets off the colors perfectly.


Supplies:

Stampendous:
FMS4057 Lace Metal Stencil
MG09 China Blue Micro Glitter
MG08 Lime Micro Glitter
MG01 Crystal Micro Glitter
MMW811 Mixed Media White Paper

Dreamweaver:
DWLM113 Hummingbird Stencil

Plus:
My Color Cardstock - Spanish Moss, Ocean Side
Double sided mounting paper
VersaMark Ink
Foam Tape

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of Spanish Moss cardstock in half to form an A2 card
Step 2: Cut a 2 3/4" x 3 3/4" piece of blue cardstock and adhere a 2 1/4" x 3 1/2" piece of double sided mounting paper to it, leaving a small blue edge showing on all sides
Step 3:  Cut a 2 3/4" x 6" piece of white cardstock and adhere a 2 1/2" x 6" piece of double sided mounting paper to it, leaving a small white edge on one long side
Step 4:  Pat VersaMark all over the back of both stencils
Step 5:  Remove the release paper from the piece with the blue mat and carefully center the Hummingbird 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, there will be a small sticky edge around the image
Step 6:  Apply the Lime glitter on the small edge one side at a time, then add China Blue and Lime glitters to the design, 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: Remove the release paper from the double sided mounting paper of the larger piece on white and carefully place the stencil on the sticky surface with the VersaMark side against the sticky surface, line up on one long side and the two ends, use a piece of release paper to press the stencil in place
Step 8:  Apply the China Blue and Lime glitters to the design, 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 9: Turn one of the glittered images 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, rub gently, repeat with the other image
Step 10: Cut along one edge of the Lace stencil image to create a scalloped edge, trim length to 5 1/2", adhere a 1/2" x 5 1/2" strip of blue to the uncut edge leaving a small amount of blue showing, adhere to the card front near the bottom
Step 11:  Use foam tape to attach the Hummingbird to the card front

For today's list of designers, go to:  Stampendous Blog

Happy Creating,
Louise

Monday, May 1, 2017

Enjoy your day!

Have you made your Mother's Day card yet?  It's May 1st, so you better get busy. The Stampendous Design Team will be posting some great ideas all week for our "Celebrate Mom!" theme to help inspire you! I am so lucky to be on this Design Team, we receive lots of free products to create wonderful samples.

To start the week, I'm sharing a card featuring the beautiful new Paisley Pattern stamp set and it's fabulous matching die cut set. Add the pretty Scrolled Enjoy saying and I think it makes a wonderful Mother's Day card. You can easily change up the colors to be the favorites for your Mom.



Stampendous:
CRS5100 Cling Paisley Pattern 
CRL272 Cling Scrolled Enjoy
DCS5100 Paisley Pattern Die Cut Set
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
My Color Cardstock - Tropical Splash, Poolside, Mint Julep
Copic Markers - E01, E13, E15, YG01, YG03, YG06, B0000, B02, B04, B05, BV00, BV02, BV04, 0
Die Cut Machine

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 7" x 10" piece of Tropical Splash cardstock in half to form an A7 card
Step 2: Use the Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the Paisley Patterns stamps on a piece of white cardstock, color with Copic Markers
Step 3:  Use the matching die cuts to cut out the images, cut out around the flower cluster leaving a box approximately 1 7/8" x 2 3/8", edge the box with black, adhere to a 2 1/8" x 2 5/8" piece of Mint Julep, then a 2 1/4" x 2 3/4" of Poolside, and a 2 3/8" x 2 7/8" piece of Tropical Splash
Step 4:   Stamp the sentiment on a 1" x 2 1/4" piece of white cardstock, adhere to a 1 1/8" x 2 3/8" piece of Mint Julep, then a 1 1/4" x 2 1/2" piece of Poolside, and a 1 3/8" x 2 5/8" piece of Tropical Splash
Step 5:   Adhere a 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" piece of Poolside to the card front, then adhere a 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" piece of Mint Julep
Step 6: Adhere the layered flower cluster to the lower right corner
Step 7:  Arrange the die cut pieces around the card and adhere in place
Step 8:  Add the layered sentiment to the upper left

See today's designers at: Stampendous Blog

Happy Creating,
Louise

Friday, April 28, 2017

Bunny Splash!

April Showers is the theme this week for the Stampendous Design Team. I am so lucky to be on this Design Team, we receive lots of free products to create wonderful samples for you! Yesterday I shared the adorable Bear Splash (Q221) image, so today I thought I'd show you the equally adorable Bunny  Splash (Q220)!  What kid doesn't love to splash in a puddle when they see one! My 4 year old granddaught LOVES to jump in every puddle she can find!

"Splash in the puddles!"
Supplies
Stampendous
CRQ220 Cling Bunny Splash
SSC1239 Spring Sentiments Set
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®Acrylic Handle

Plus
Bazzill Basics cardstock 
WeR MemoryKeepers Purple Chevron
Copic Sketch Markers - B0000, BV0000, BV02, BV04, B41, B60, R81, W0, W1, W4
May Arts Ribbon
Purple button
Double-sided tape
Foam tape
Glue Dots
Zutter 1/2" corner rounder


Instructions

Step 1:  Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of purple cardstock in half to form a top fold A2 card

Step 2:  Cut a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of the Chevron paper and edge with the BV13 marker, adhere to the front of the card

Step 3:   Stamp the Bunny Splash on a 3" x 3" piece of Mixed Media White Paper with Memento Tuxedo Black and color with Copic markers

Step 4:  Stamp the sentiment on a 1 3/8" x 1 7/8" piece of white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black

Step 5:  Round the bottom right and top left of each stamped image with a corner rounder punch

Step 6: Cut two dk purple mats, one 3 1/8" x 3 1/8" and one 1 1/2" x 2", round the corners to match the images, adhere images to the appropriate mats

Step 7:   Adhere the bunny at an angle near the right side of the card, use foam tape to apply the sentiment

Step 8:  Tie a small white bow using a button threaded with purple jute, adhere with Glue Dots

The Bunny Splash has been around for a while, but you can still find it on Amazon or perhaps at your local retail store. Spring Sentiments (SSC1239) is still available at Stampendous or your favorite retail store.

For a complete list of today's designers, go to:



Stampendous Blog

Happy Creating,
Louise

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Bear Splash!

April Showers is the theme this week for the Stampendous Design Team. I am so lucky to be on this Design Team, we receive lots of free products to create wonderful samples for you! Today I am sharing an oldie but goodie, the adorable Bear Splash (Q221).  Check with your local retailer for him and all the great Stampendous products!

"Bear Splash!"
Stampendous
CRQ221 Cling Bear Splash
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
SSC1239 Spring Sentiments Set
EK20 Spring Sparkle Embossing Kit
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®Acrylic Handle

Dreamweaver

DWLJ905 Rain Stencil
DWGHB-6  1/4" Brush #6 Gold Handle

Plus

Bazzill Basics cardstock 
Copic Sketch Markers - YR15, YR16, YR21, YG93, YG95, YG97, RV13, E33, E37, E53, B0000, B41, B60, C1
VersaMark Embossing Ink
Heat tool
Double-sided tape
Foam tape
Removable tape

Instructions


Step 1:  Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of orange cardstock in half to form a top fold A2 card


Step 2:  Tape the Rain stencil to a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of white cardstock with removable tape, use a 1/4" brush to ink with VersaMark Ink, remove stencil and sprinkle the wet ink with Blue Sparkle Embossing Powder, tap off extra, heat set, place the stencil back on the unembossed area, lining it back up as close as possible, repeat the inking and embossing to complete the piece, adhere to the front of the card


Step 3:   Stamp the Bear Splash on a 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" piece of Mixed Media White Paper with Memento Tuxedo Black and color with Copic markers


Step 4:  Adhere the Bear to a 3 3/8" x 3 3/8" orange mat


Step 5:  Stamp the sentiment on white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black, cut apart and mat on small orange mats


Step 6: Adhere the Bear to the left side of the Rain at an angle


Step 7:   Use foam tape to add the sayings


Go to the Stampendous Blog for the complete list of today's designers.

Stampendous Blog


Happy Creating,
Louise

Friday, April 21, 2017

Mice Wishes!


Our Stampendous and Creative Impressions Blog Hop has been so much fun!  This week the Stampendous Design Team has been sharing our creations that feature some of the wonderful ribbons and embellishments that Creative Impressions has generously provided us. They are the perfect finishing touches to our designs. And what's a Blog Hop without some PRIZES!



 My creation today features the adorable Painted Wishes 

Mice Wishes!
Stampendous
SSCM5002 Painted Wishes House Mouse
DCP1006 Fitted Frames B
Acrylic Handle
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Dreamweaver
DWLS1010 Happy Birthday Stencil
DWDEP Regular Embossing Paste
DWDPK Dreamweaver Palette Knife
DWLM2010 Paste Spreader

Plus
Patterned Cardstock  - Green, Black
Copic Markers - E51, E33, E37, R00, YG01, YG03, YG06, T0, T2, YG93, B37, B34, 100
Foam tape
May Arts Ribbon
Fabri-Tac
Removable Tape
Acrylic Paint - Spanish Olive, Bright yellow
Die Cut Machine

Instructions

Step 1:  Fold a 6" x 12" piece of Green patterned cardstock in half to form an square card
Step 2:  Stamp the Painting Mouse image on a 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" piece of Mixed Media paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, color with Copic Markers, edge with the YG93 marker
Step 3: Stamp the Mice Wishes sentiment on a 1/2" x 3 1/4" piece of white, edge with the YG93 marker
Step 4:  Cut a 2 5/8" x 3 5/8" and a 5/8" x 3 3/8" pieces of white, color in along each edge about 1/4" with the YG93 marker, use as mats for the mouse and sentiment
Step 5:  Cut a 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of the black patterned paper, edge with black marker
Step 6:  Cut two 7" pieces of matching ribbon, adhere to two sides of the black paper adhering in the back, adhere the black paper to the card front
Step 7:  Tape the Happy Birthday stencil to a piece of white cardstock with removable tape
Step 8:  Use a palette knife to place about a tablespoon of Regular Embossing Paste on a craft mat, add a few drops of each of the acrylic paint colors, mix well, apply across the stencil, remove stencil and place in water for cleaning, let pasted image dry well
Step 9:  Use the fitted frames to cut out the Happy Birthday, and a matching mat from white cardstock, color the edge of the mat with the YG93 marker, adhere them together
Step 10:  Use foam tape to apply the mouse image to the lower left of the card front, adhere the Happy Birthday to the upper right, use foam tape to add the sentiment
Step 11:  Tie a small matching bow, adhere to the card with Fabri-Tac

Head over to the Stampendous Blog for our list of designer's today.
Happy Creating,
Louise

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Simple Elegance


Welcome to our Stampendous and Creative Impressions Blog Hop!  This week the Stampendous Design Team is sharing our creations that feature some of the wonderful ribbons and embellishments that Creative Impressions has generously provided us. They are the perfect finishing touches to our designs. And what's a Blog Hop without some PRIZES!



Today my card features several stencils, some glitter, and, of course, a beautiful ribbon. I think it would make a wonderful wedding or anniversary card.

Simple Elegance

Supplies:

Stampendous:
GL220U Crystal Glitter
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper

Dreamweaver:
DWLM2000 Heart Swans Stencil
DWLM288 Border Flourish Stencil
DWLL332 Picasso Stencil
DWDGWP Glossy White Embossing Paste
DWDPK Dreamweaver Palette Knife
DWLM2010 Paste Spreader
DWNHB-12 1/2" Brush #12 Natural Handle
DWETMD Embossing Tool Medium

Plus:
My Color Cardstock - Sky
Memento Ink Bahama Blue
Removable Tape
Creative Impressions 3/4" White Crepe Ribbon 70132
Foam Tape

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 7 1/2" x 11" piece of Sky cardstock in half to form a top fold card
Step 2: Cut a 5" x 7" piece of white cardstock, adhere to the card front
Step 3:  Tape the Border Flourish to the bottome right corner of a 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" piece of white cardstock with removable tape, use the stencil brush to add blue ink through the stencil, clean and dry the stencil, turn it over to reverse the design and tape it to the bottom left corner and ink a second flourish
Step 4: Use the brush and blue ink with the Picasso stencil to add some "clouds" above the flourish area and in the background of the flourish area, keep it light where the swans will be pasted
Step 5: Tape the Heart Swans stencil above the flourishes with removable tape
Step 6:  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, sprinkle the wet paste with Crystal Glitter, tap off extra, let paste dry
Step 7: When the paste is dry, use the Picasso and Embossing Tool to dry emboss the clouds to give them more dimension
Step 8: Adhere the swans to the white mat on the card front
Step 9:  Wrap a white ribbon around the card front and tie a bow

Today's list of designer's can be found on the Stampendous Blog!

Happy Creating,
Louise

Monday, April 17, 2017

Signs of Spring!


Welcome to our Stampendous and Creative Impressions Blog Hop!  This week the Stampendous Design Team will be sharing our creations that feature some of the wonderful ribbons and embellishments that Creative Impressions has generously provided us. They are the perfect finishing touches to our designs. And what's a Blog Hop without some PRIZES!



Today I am sharing a card showing the beautiful Dreamweaver Scallop Butterfly (DWLM255) and the lushious Lavender Velvet Shimmer ribbon from Creative Impressions.


Supplies:

Stampendous:

Dreamweaver:
DWLM255 Scallop Butterfly Stencil
DWDEP Regular Embossing Paste
DWDPK Dreamweaver Palette Knife
DWLM2010 Paste Spreader
MetallicFX Mica Powders - DWFX05, DWFX10, DWFX14

Plus:
My Color Cardstock - Plum, Spanish Moss
Cream Cardstock
Graphic45 March Flourish 4501034
Creative Impressions Lavender Velvet Shimmer 70978
Copic Marker BV02, BV04
Soft Paint Brush
Beacon Adhesive FabriTac
Removable Tape
Foam Tape
Swiffer cloth

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 5" x 10" piece of Plum cardstock in half to form an A76 card
Step 2: Tape the Scallop Butterfly stencil to a 2 1/4" x 3 1/4" piece of  cream cardstock with removable tape
Step 3: Use a palette knife and paste spreader to apply Regular Embossing Paste over the design, remove stencil and place in water for cleaning later, let paste dry about 8 - 10 minutes
Step 4:  Use a soft paint brush to gently brush the MetallicFX powders on the paste, do not try to brush off extra powders now, let paste dry completely
Step 5:  Use a small piece of Swiffer cloth to brush away any extra powder from the image and background, use the Copic markers to add a little shading
Step 6: Adhere a 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" piece of the Graphic 45 paper to the card front
Step 7:  Adhere a 2 1/2" x 3 1/4" piece of Plum cardstock to a 2 3/4" x  3/4" piece of Spanish Moss cardstock, adhere both to the upper right side of the card
Step 8:  Use foam tape to apply the Scallop Butterfly to the double mat
Step 9:  Use FabriTac to add the purple glittered ribbon near the bottom edge of the card

Stop over at the Stampendous Blog for a complete list of today's designers.

Happy Creating,
Louise

Friday, April 14, 2017

A New Baby to Love!

What a fun week it's been for the Stampendous Design Team!  We've been sharing "Oh, Baby!" themed cards using the great stamps and stencils from Stampendous! I always try to keep a couple of baby cards on hand.

Today I used the adorable Rubber Duckies PCS (SSC1258). Did I mention it is ADORABLE!!



girl version
boy version
See what I mean!  The set contains the perfect combination of these adorable little ducks, some accessories for them, and two great sentiments!
SSC1258 Rubber Duckies PCS
Supplies:

Stampendous:
SSC1258 Rubber Duckies PCS
MPW811 Multi Media White Paper
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Dreamweaver:
DWLL332 Picasso
DWNHB-12 ½” Natural Handled Brush

Plus: 
My Color Cardstock – Pink Carnation
Copic Sketch Markers - Y02, Y06, Y15, Y17, YR04, YR07, RV11, RV14, BG01, B02, B04, E35, 100
Memento Ink Bahama Blue
Sakura Stardust Pen
Scotch Dot Roller
Foam Tape

Instructions:
  1. Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Pink Carnation cardstock in half to form an A2 card
  2. Use the Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the waves along the bottom part of a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of white cardstock, stamp the saying towards the upper left, stamp the duck and hearts on a small piece of white
  3. Color the stamped images with Copic Markers, cut out the duck and hearts, edge the cut out pieces with the black marker
  4. Use the Picasso Tool, 1/2" stencil brush and Bahama Blue ink to create "clouds" in the sky area of the card
  5. Adhere the background layer to the card front
  6. Use foam tape behind the head of the duck and the dot roller at the bottom of the duck, adhere on the waves
  7. Use a dot roller to add the hearts
  8. Highlight around the card with the Stardust Pen

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Happy Creating,
Louise