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!

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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