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

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


  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,


Nathalie Kalbach said...

Such a beautiful card -love the layering and colors! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

Becca Yahrling said...

I love this birdie the best - cute card!

BecM said...

Gorgeous card!! The bird is so cute!

barbara macaskill said...

Love the pattern on the bird!! This is a lovely card! TFS!
Barb in VT

Unknown said...

I am officially obsessed with this stamp! Love the way you created your card.

Salnclts said...

I love the detail you added to the bird!

Dee said...

Wonderful background shows off the graphic bird!

P Beatty said...

Love this project & the bird!

Karen said...

Beautiful card - the bird image really pops! Thank you for the blog hop, for sharing your art and for the step by steps too I really appreciate it. I hope you have a fab weekend Karen

Unknown said...

Love the background you created for this great stamp

Mary Holshouser said...

I love the movement of the feathers on the body.
Looks great.
The stencil with the greenery was a good touch.
I would like to play with those other stencils too -
especially the elephant.
thanks for sharing.

Jean said...

This is such fun! Love all the details!

ansharas_atticbymaryann said...

So much detail! Love!

cghundley said...

Such a fun card
and great use of
the stamp and
Carla from Utah

Jill McDowell said...

Love this card

Dee Spillane said...

Great card, love these stamps.

Kate B said...

I love this bird & the background you created!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the techniques that are possible with these stamps, gorgeous background for your card too!

NicoleN said...

Such a nice card. sent from CT

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So lovely!
(Las Vegas)

Jackie PN said...

What a beautiful card!!

cal8007 said...

I love all the layering. These stamps and coordinating stencils are the bomb!

Carmen L

Late Blooming said...

These stamps must be fun to work with. Thanks for sharing.

Vee said...

Very nice!!! I live in th USA ;)

Rita said...

great card. Love the stamps!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty card. The color layering is nice.

Hetty said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful.
I can see great projects with these stamps.

Sande said...

Beautiful card and love the colors you chose for your project. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

I love the layered background and the color palette. Thanks for the inspiration.

TracyM #6773 said...

BEAUTIFUL card Louise!!!
LOVE the detail in your bird and - WOW - your background is GORGEOUS, the inky layers give wonderful dimension, such pretty colours too!!!
Tracy from Australia :)

Agata said...

Great card! Love those silhouettes!

Moth said...
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Moth said...

Great card! I see some new stamp sets in my future. Keitha

Carolina Kathy said...

Love your card! Great colors as well! Love that bird!! Thx for sharing!