Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Broom Flight


It’s here, It’s here! It’s Halloween season, AND time to start your spooky stamping! Stampendous is excited to be playing along again with the 9th annual 31 Days of Halloween at the Zahar Studio blog with our hostess with the ghostess, Terra! In the past this has been limited to stamped projects, but Terra has blown it wide open this year with tons of great options including mixed media and lots of other art styles. You’ll find a ton of inspiration at this event.
The theme this year is Day of the Dead, although any Halloween themed items can be posted. But beware!! Some of it might be kind of spooky! It’s not for the faint-hearted, or those who dislike Halloween.
How it works:
Stampendous has created a special page which will keep our Halloween Fun easy to find. That page is here:

31 Days of Halloween – Stampendous

The links to our Design Team and their amazing Halloween projects will be posted there along with our posts.  We will be offering our own prizes, as will many of the other participating blogs. Be sure that you read each blog’s rules for their giveaways, they are all separate and different.
Today my card features the awesome stencil, Broom Flight (FMS4076) from Stampendous, paired with a sentiment from Halloween Labels (CLD04).



Supplies:

Stampendous:
FMS4076 Broom Flight Metal Stencil
CLD04 Halloween Labels

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

Plus:
My Color Cardstock - Grape Vine
BoBunny 12" Kiwi Vintage 12KV913
Orange with black dottd circles 
White cardstock
Memento Inks - Cantaloupe, Tangelo, Bamboo Leaves
Foam Applicator
Copic 100
Black Foam Tape

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 6 1/4" x 10" piece of Grape Vine cardstock in half to form a card
Step 2: Tape the Broom Flight stencil to a 4" x 5" piece of the orange paper
Step 3:  Use a palette knife and paste spreader to apply Matte Black Embossing Paste over the image, remove stencil and place in water for cleaning, let paste dry
Step 4:  Stamp the "Witching You A..." on a 3/4" x 1 3/4" piece of white and "Happy Halloween" on a 1" x 1 7/8" piece of white using Memento Tuxedo Black
Step 5: Use a foam applicator to apply the Cantaloupe, Tangelo and Bamboo Leaves inks over the sentiments, edge each piece with the 100 Copic marker, mat each on small pieces of Kiwi Vintage then Grape Vine
Step 7:  Cut 2 pieces of Kiwi 1" x 4 3/4", then cut them each in half (so you have 4), cut a 1" x 5" piece of Kiwi and cut it into 10 pieces 1/2" x 1" each, edge each piece with the Bamboo Leaves ink if desired
Step 8: Cut a 4 5/8" x 5 5/8" piece of the Orange, edge with Copic 100, adhere the 4 larger Kiwi pieces to the back of the 4 corners, then using six of the small pieces, add them to the top and bottom edges, adhere the whole layer to the card front
Step 9:  When the paste is dry, edge the pasted layer with the Copic 100 and adhere to a 4 1/8" x 5 1/8" Grape Vine mat
Step 10:  Cut 5 pieces of Kiwi 1" x 1 1/4", cut one of those in half the long way to get 2 pieces 1/2" x 1 1/4", edge with Bamboo Leave, adhere to the four corners and the sides of the witch layer, then use the remaining 4 pieces of 1/2" x 1 " on the top and bottom edges
Step 11:  Use foam tape to add the Broom Flight to the card front
Step 12:  Adhere the two sentiment pieces to the card

Half way to Halloween!

Happy Creating,
Louise

Monday, October 16, 2017

Fading Flowers

The flowers are starting to fade away as the days get shorter and the nights grow colder. We'll miss these beautiful blossoms so thank goodness Stampendous has beautiful images like this Geraniums (P296) stamp to keep the beauty alive all year long! They have tons of other great floral images too!





Stampendous:
CRP296 Cling Geraniums
DCP1006 Fitted Frames B Die Cut Set
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
Deep Rose Cardstock
Graphic45 May Flourish 4501038
Copic Sketch Markers - R81, R85, R89, YG0000, YG93, YG95, YG97
Distress Inks peeled paint
Die Cut Machine
Foam Applicator
Foam Tape

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 6" x 9 1/2" piece of Deep Rose cardstock in half to form an A6 card
Step 2:  Stamp the Geraniums image on a 4" x 5" piece of white cardstock with Tuxedo Black ink, color with Copic markers
Step 3: Cut a 4" x 5" piece of Deep Rose cardstock, use the Fitted Frames B set to cut out the geranium image and a matching mat from the rose cardstock, adhere together
Step 4:  Cut a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of the Graphic45 paper, use a foam applicator to apply the peeled paint ink around the edges, adhere to the card front
Step 5:  Use foam tape to attach the Geraniums image


Happy Creating,
Louise

Friday, October 13, 2017

Haunted Hill


It’s here, It’s here! It’s Halloween season, AND time to start your spooky stamping! Stampendous is excited to be playing along again with the 9th annual 31 Days of Halloween at the Zahar Studio blog with our hostess with the ghostess, Terra! In the past this has been limited to stamped projects, but Terra has blown it wide open this year with tons of great options including mixed media and lots of other art styles. You’ll find a ton of inspiration at this event.
The theme this year is Day of the Dead, although any Halloween themed items can be posted. But beware!! Some of it might be kind of spooky! It’s not for the faint-hearted, or those who dislike Halloween.
How it works:
Stampendous has created a special page which will keep our Halloween Fun easy to find. That page is here:

31 Days of Halloween – Stampendous

The links to our Design Team and their amazing Halloween projects will be posted there along with our posts.  We will be offering our own prizes, as will many of the other participating blogs. Be sure that you read each blog’s rules for their giveaways, they are all separate and different.
Today my card features the awesome Haunted Hill stamp (R292) from Stampendous.

Stampendous:
CRR292 Cling Haunted Hill
PK03 Gemstone Embossing Kit - Carnelian
EK21 Summer Shine Embossing Kit - Clear Lemon
FRC05 Taupe Color Fragments
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
My Color Cardstock - Brown Eyes
BoBunny Orange Citrus Vintage 12OCV937
Black cardstock
Copic Sketch Markers - B91, B93, B97, B99, BV08, Y06, Y13, Y15, Y17, YR30, R08, R27, E44, E47, E51, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, C1, C5, W0, W1, W3, W5, W7
Blender Solution
Terry Cloth Rag
Micron Black 02
3 Black Foam Squares
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
Small Paint Brush
Heat Tool

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 7" x 10" piece of brown cardstock in half to form an A7 card
Step 2:  Stamp the Haunted Hill on a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of white cardstock with Tuxedo Black ink, color the sky area first with B91, B93, B97, B99
Step 3: Lightly moisten a small part of the terry cloth rag with Blender Solution, press the moist portion of the rag randomly over the sky to give it texture
Step 4: Finish coloring the image and adhere it to a 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" black mat
Step 5:  Adhere a 4 1/2" x 5 7/8" piece of Orange Citrus Vintage to the card front, keeping it lined up along the left side
Step 6:  Adhere the Haunted Hill to the orange mat
Step 7:  Use the paint brush to apply some glue along the bottom of the image, sprinkle with Taupe Color Fragments, press them into the glue, add more where you want more
Step 8: Take the release paper off one side of 3 black foam squares, sprinkle them with a combination of the Clear Lemon and Carnelian powders, heat set, adhere them to the right side of the card front

Be sure to check out the list of today's designers over on the 

31 Days of Halloween – Stampendous


Happy Creating,
Louise

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Hello My Friend

Fall is in it's full glory here in Ohio! It is my favorite season. I recently returned from a trip to northern Minnesota where the fall color was SPECTACULAR! If only their winters weren't so long. 

This beautiful Rose Postcard stamp (W186) and sweet Scrolled Hello (E285) from Stampendous make a lovely card to send a friend this fall or any time! It doesn't take long to color it up, then pair it with some pretty decorative papers and you have a beautiful card in no time!



Stampendous:
CRW186 Cling Rose Postcard
CRE285 Cling Scrolled Hello
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
My Color Cardstock - Dare Devil
Mustard Cardstock
Graphic45 World's Fair Collection 4501168
Copic Markers - YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, R22, R29, R30, R59, Y0000, Y21, E53
Foam Tape

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 7" x 10" piece of Mustard cardstock in half to form an A7 card
Step 2: Stamp the Rose Postcard image with Tuxedo Black ink on white cardstock, color with Copic Markers, trim image to 3 3/4" x 3 3/4", adhere to a 4" x 4" piece of Dare Devil cardstock
Step 3:  Stamp the sentiment of a 1" x 2" piece of white cardstock with Tuxedo Black, adhere to a 1 1/8" x 2 1/8" piece of Dare Devil, then a 1 3/8" x 2 3/8" piece of Mustard
Step 4:   Cut a 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" piece of the Graphic45 paper, adhere to the card front
Step 5:   Adhere a 3 7/8" x 3 7/8"  of Mustard cardstock near the upper left corner of the Graphic45 paper
Step 6: Adhere the matted Rose Postcard image on the Mustard layer, leaving Mustard showing on the top and left edges
Step 7:  Use foam tape to add the sentiment to the lower right side of the card

Here's a couple of pictures I took of the beautiful Minnesota landscape!


Happy Creating,
Louise

Friday, October 6, 2017

Nothing to Fear!


It’s here, It’s here! It’s Halloween season, AND time to start your spooky stamping! Stampendous is excited to be playing along again with the 9th annual 31 Days of Halloween at the Zahar Studio blog with our hostess with the ghostess, Terra! In the past this has been limited to stamped projects, but Terra has blown it wide open this year with tons of great options including mixed media and lots of other art styles. You’ll find a ton of inspiration at this event.
The theme this year is Day of the Dead, although any Halloween themed items can be posted. But beware!! Some of it might be kind of spooky! It’s not for the faint-hearted, or those who dislike Halloween.
How it works:
Stampendous has created a special page which will keep our Halloween Fun easy to find. That page is here:

31 Days of Halloween – Stampendous

The links to our Design Team and their amazing Halloween projects will be posted there along with our posts.  We will be offering our own prizes, as will many of the other participating blogs. Be sure that you read each blog’s rules for their giveaways, they are all separate and different.
Today I've created a Halloween card featuring the great Spider Fear Perfectly Clear Set (SSC1263) from Stampendous, along with a sentiment from their Spooky Wishes Perfectly Clear Set (SSC1264).


Stampendous:
SSC1263 Spider Fear PCS
SSC1264 Spooky Wishes PCS
DCP1005 Fitted Frames Set A
DCP1006 Fitted Frames Set B
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
Black and Orange Cardstock
Authentique Lustrous PGL006
Graphic45 Clockworks #4500682
Memento - Cantaloupe, Tangelo
Copic W6, 100
Foam Applicator
Foam Tape
Die Cut Machine

Instructions:
Step 1:  Create a Double Dutch Fold card from black cardstock (see Pinterest for instructions)
Step 2:  Use the Fitted Frames Set A to die cut out a piece of the Authentique paper and a matching layers from black cardstock
Step 3: Use the Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the Spider web and sentiment on Authentique paper, use a foam applicator to apply some yellow, orange and black ink  color, adhere to the matching black mat
Step 4:  Use the Fitted Frames Set B to die cut a white layer for the inside of the card, stamp with spider webs, spiders and the sentiment, rouge with inks, edge with a black marker
Step 5:    Cut layers of orange cardstock to match the flaps and inside of the card, adhere decorative papers that have been edged with black marker to the layers
Step 6:   Use foam tape to add the spider web and saying to the front flap
Step 7: Stamp the largest spider on white, color over it with the W6 marker, cut it out, adhere to the spider web on the card front

I made several of these spooky cards for a card club I belong to, I love how they turned out!


Happy 31 Days of Halloween,
Louise

Friday, September 29, 2017

Heart Bouquet

The Stampendous Design Team has taken a break from Holiday designs this week to share some of our favorite creations from the October release. These designs are focused on Spring! Here's one of my favorite Laurel Burch designs from the October release.


Stampendous:
LBCR011 Cling LB Heart Bouquet
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
My Color Cardstock - Wildflower, Sweet Potato, Mint Julep
Bazzill Bright Pink
Copic Markers - Y35, YR04, YR18, R22, RV09, V15, B04, B06, B28, G17, YG07
Foam Tape

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 7" x 10" piece of Wildflower cardstock in half to form a card
Step 2: Use the Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the image on a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of white, color with Copic Markers
Step 3:  Cut out the image along the edge of the image frame, edge with 100 (black marker)
Step 4:  Cut a 3" x 6 1/2" piece of the Bright Pink cardstock, tear the bottom edge, adhere to the left side of the card front, ahdere a 1" x 5" piece of Mint Julep across the center of the card front
Step 5:  Cut a 5" x 6 1/2" piece of Sweet Potato cardstock, tear all edges, adhere over the green and pink layers
Step 6:  Use foam tape to add the image to the center of the Sweet Potato layer

See the Stampendous Blog for more creations using the new designs.

Happy Creating,
Louise

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Fish Bowl Dive

The Stampendous Design Team is taking a break from Holiday designs this week to share some of our favorite creations from the October release. These designs are focused on Spring! Here's one of my favorite House Mouse designs from the October release paired with the fabulous Decor Dream background stamp!


Stampendous:
HMCR111 Cling Fish Bowl Dive
DCR104 DECOR Cling Dream
SSC1272 Brushed Wishes PCS
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
My Colors Cardstock - Sweetie Pie, Tuscan Sun
Black Cardstock
Copic Markers - R30, R81, R85, Y00, Y13, Y15, Y17, Y21, YR18, E33, E35, E50, E51, E53, E95, W0, W1, W3, B0000, B000, YG0000, YG17, YG23
Memento Rose Bud Ink
Foam Tape

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 7" x 10" piece of Sweetie Pie cardstock in half to form an A7 card
Step 2: Use the Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the Fish Bowl Dive and sentiment on white paper,  color the image with Copic Markers
Step 3:  Place the Dream stamp rubber side up on a table, ink with Rose Bud, carefully lay the front of the card over the ink, hold it in place a put a piece of copy paper over it, use a brayer over the paper to transfer the image, carefully remove the paper and card, repeat the process for a 1 1/2" x 5" piece of Sweetie Pie
Step 4:   Adhere the stamped piece of Sweetie Pie to a 2 1/2" x 5" piece of Tuscan Sun, then to a 2 5/8" x 5" black mat, adhere the strip towards the left side of the card front
Step 5:   Trim the colored image to 3 3/4" x 4 3/4", mat on a 3 7/8" x 4 7/8" piece of black, use foam tape to add the image to the card front
Step 6: Trim the sentiment to 1 3/8" x 1 3/4", mat on a 1 1/2" x 1 7/8" piece of black, use foam tape to add to the upper right corner of the image

Head over to the Stampendous Blog to see more creations using the new designs!

Happy Creating,
Louise

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Polar Bear Play



Welcome to Stampendous and Scrapbook Adhesives Hop!! This week we’re having some sticky fun with our good friends at Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®. They’re so sweet and generous to us, always, and we really love fantastic adhesives!!! (are all card makers as excited about adhesives as we are?) They make the most wonderful products, and I love using them to create terrific projects for you to see! The team will be posting all week and on the Scrapbook Adhesives blog.
So, stick around, (get it?) for some amazing inspiration, new holiday products and PRIZES!!
Here’s how you’ll enter – Use this RAFFLECOPTER LINK to be included. U.S. Mailing addresses only. As always our Official Rules are HERE.
Today I'm sharing a card that uses some of their foam squares to create embellishments!




Stampendous:
CRQ233 Cling Polar Bear Play
SSCL106 LB Cardinal Border PCS
GL220U Crystal Multi Glitter
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
My Color Cardstock Madras Blue, Cloak Gray
Copic Sketch Markers - B0000, B000, B00, BG0000, BG000, BV20, BV25, W0, W1, W3, W5, 0
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D White Foam Squares
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
Small Paint Brush

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 6" x 9 1/2" piece of blue cardstock in half to form an A6 card
Step 2:  Stamp the Polar Bear Play on a 3" x 3 3/4" piece of white cardstock with Tuxedo Black ink, color with Copic markers
Step 3: Use a small paint brush to apply some glue to the background of the bears and sprinkle the wet glue with Crystal glitter, tap off extra, let dry
Step 4: Stamp the "Peace Upon The Earth" sentiment from the LB Cardinal Border set on a 7/8" x 1" piece of white cardstock, mat on a 1" x 1 1/8" piece of gray
Step 5:  Adhere a 3 3/4" x 4 1/2" piece of white cardstock to a 4" x 4 3/4" piece of gray, adhere to the card front
Step 6:  Adhere the Polar Bear Play to a  3 1/4" x 4" piece of gray, then to the card front
Step 7:  Use foam squares to add the sentiment to the upper left corner of the image
Step 8: Take the release paper off one side of 3 white foam squares, sprinkle them with glitter, adhere them to the lower right corner of the card front

Head over to the Stampendous Blog for more ideas and today's links!

Happy Creating,
Louise

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