Thursday, August 27, 2015

A Stamp. a Stencil and a Snowman.

Do you want to build a snowman?  Although it seems a little early to me, that is the theme this week for the Stampendous Team.  Of course, as a Dreamweaver ambassador of sorts, I had to add in a little stencil work.  (Very EASY stencil work).  This is what I came up with:

Here is what I used:

Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Scotch® 1/2" Adhesive Tape by 3M®
Scotch® Removable Tape by 3M®
Chameleon™ Markers (Purple Grape, Crimson Red, Grass Green, Spring Meadow, Sunshine Yellow,  Seville Orange, Black, Bark)
Craft Knife
Sharp Scissors
Ribbon by May Arts
Foam Tape
Heat Embossing Tool
Paper Towel


  1. Cut the base card stock to 6 3/4" x 9" and fold on the side.
  2. Stamp the Whispered Wishes image on Multi Media Paper with Memento Ink.
  3. Cut out the wishes sentiment with sharp scissors or a punch (if you have one).
  4. Adhere the wishes sentiment onto burgundy card stock and cut the mat with scissors or a punch.
  5. Color the rest of the image with Chameleon Pens.
  6. Use the Versa Marker to mark areas that you would like to add more white to.
  7. Sprinkle the White Pearls Embossing Powder over the marked areas and shake off the excess.
  8. Use your Heat Tool to emboss the powder.
  9. Cut around the snowman image with sharp scissors and a craft knife. 
  10. Place the stencil face up on the dark blue card stock and tape down the edges with the removable tape.
  11. Tap your stencil brush in the Versa Mark Ink and tap off the excess on a paper towel.
  12. Rub the ink into the wells of the stencil in a circular motion.
  13. Remove the stencil.
  14. Cover the stencilled card stock with the 3D Embossing Powder and tap off the excess.
  15. Use your Heat Tool to emboss the powder.
  16. Mount the snowman to the blue snowflake paper with the 3D Foam Tape.
  17. Tie the May Arts ribbons around the bottom of the card.
  18. Adhere the card to the background.
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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Dreamweaver Double Days

This week, the Stampendous theme is Dreamweaver Doubles.  We are supposed to use one stencil two ways or two stencils one way.
 I can tell how much I adore a stencil by the number of different ways I have used it.   There are certain stencils that I just LOVE. The LL 3004 Falling Leaves stencil is definitely versatile.  Let me show it to you not one, but five ways:

This one was very easy.  I simply ran the stencil through my Cuttlebug with the Stamping Details Rubber Embossing Mat.  Then, with the stencil still on, I used my stencil brush and pigment inks to add color.

This one used the Double Glitter Technique.

 This one was created with the Molten Magic Technique.  I used Gold Metallic Embossing Paste, dropped some Metallic FX mica powders in it while the paste was very wet, and then heated the whole thing with my embossing heat gun until it bubbled up and dried.

 This was simply Red Glossy Embossing Paste with some embossing powders through in while the paste was still wet.  You could use any color embossing paste for this one, as long as it was glossy.  The glossy is tackier.

This was teal coated aluminum run through my Cuttlebug with the Stamping Details Mat.  Then, I added some alcohol inks with a cotton swab on the leaves.  Finally, I sanded it.

Here are the other Double Days posts for the day:

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Mousey Mischief and Dreamweaver

The theme this week is "Mousy Mischief" and, of course, this is Dreamweaver Thursday, so what is a girl to do?  Combine the House Mouse with a lovely Dreamweaver background.

To create it, I used the LJ 902 Black Eyed Susan Stencil with Dreamweaver Regular Embossing Paste.  I stamped the Potted Mouse Stamp on the Mixed Media Paper with Memento Ink. When the paste was dry, I colored it and the flower and stem on the stamped image with Spectrum Noir Markers.  Then, I colored the rest of the stamped image with my Prismacolor Colored Pencils.  Then, I simply mounted them on card stock and assembled the rest of the card.

Now that you have seen what I have done, check out all the rest of the participants today:

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Create Fall Harvest Candy Jar

Now that we're getting to the hottest part of the summer, we're all about ready for a little bit of Fall.  This week's theme is "Create Fall".  While this is a specific stamp set in the Stampendous catalog.  I don't have this stamp, but I do have a way to create fall with different stamps, a stencil, and an old mayonnaise jar.  Check out the instructions to find out how.

Double Sided Mounting Paper
Scotch® Removable Tape by 3M®
Chameleon™ Markers (Royal Blue, Fawn, Bark, Seville Orange, Hot Cocoa, Bisque, Summer Sun, Warm Sunset)
Twine by May Arts
Sharp Scissors
5" Machine and Permanent Adhesive by May Arts
Empty Mayonnaise Jar
Handmade Hawaiian Soap

1)  Stamp on the paper

2)  Use Chameleon Pens to color image
3)  Cut around Stamp
4)  Send the label through the Xyron
5)  Adhere to jar
6)  Trace around the jar lid on the Double Sided Mounting Paper, so that you can get it close
7)  Cut out the circle
8)  Soap the back of the stencil 
9)  Adhere the double sided mounting paper behind one of the leaves
10)  Cover the areas you do not want to see
11)  Sprinkle gold and copper glitter over the stencil and push into the well created by the stencil.
12)  Use the stencil brush to brush off extra glitter
13)  Place the stencil upside down on a flat surface and carefully remove the Double Sided Mounting Paper from the stencil.
14)  Cover the paper with the Crystal Glitter
15)  Brush off the excess glitter with the stencil brush
16)  Use your scissors to trim the paper to fit inside the lid and adhere
17)  Use the wet glue to run a quick rim around the paper and cover with the Gold Halo Glitter'
18)  Attach the ribbon

Now that you have checked out my "Create Fall" project, check out the rest of this week's players:

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Playing With Paste and Oak Leaves

This week, the Stampendous Team is using the theme "Playing With Paste".  Now, as a former Dreamweaver Team member, I use paste a lot, so many projects could work with the theme.  But then, I got to thinking--how often do I PLAY with paste?  And what does that mean to me?  This "Molten Magic" Technique is a real blast.  You get to use glitter and embossing powder on paste, and when you heat it, it all bubbles up and makes a one-of-a-kind image in front of your eyes.  What could be more playful than that? 

Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Scotch Removable Tape
Scotch 1/2" Adhesive Tape
Heat Embossing Tool
Distress Blending Tool
Distress Ink in Tea Dye


  1. Cut the card stock to 9 1/4" by 5 1/2"and create a fold on the top.
  2. Cut brown paper to 4 5/8" by 5 1/2" and adhere to the front of the card.
  3. Use removable tape to adhere the Oak Leaves Stencil face up on top of a piece of ivory card stock.  Make sure to put the initial strip of tape all the way across the top of the stencil, creating a hinge.
  4. Use the palette knife to place a strip of Gold Embossing Paste across the bottom edge of the paste spreader.  Make sure you have a long enough strip of paste to cover the entirety of the Oak Leaves image from side to side.
  5. Place the bottom edge of the paste spreader directly on the top edge of the stencil with the paste facing you.
  6. Pull the paste spreader towards you across the stencil.  (Think of a squeegee).  The embossing paste should completely fill all the wells in the stencil.
  7. Use the palette knife to remove the excess paste from the spreader and place back in the container.
  8. Carefully remove the tape from the sides and bottom of the stencil, leaving the hinge on top.
  9. Lift the stencil from a bottom corner, like a door and then remove it entirely from the area.
  10. While the paste is still wet, quickly sprinkle the embossing paste, glitters and mica powders over the leaves and acorns that you want to add color to.  If you are careful and only use a small pinch at a time, you can somewhat control where the different colors go.
  11. Use your heat tool above and below the pasted card stock to dry and bubble the paste.  The areas you focus the heat on will bubble the most.  I chose to add a little more texture to the leaves than the acorns.  Be careful not to get too close to the glitter, as you can scorch it, changing the colors.
  12. Trim the ivory card stock close to the leaves image.
  13. Distress the card stock with the Distress Ink and Blending Tool.
  14. Cut brown card stock about 1/2" larger than the ivory card stock in each direction and adhere the leaves image onto it.
  15. Cut rust paper to 4 3/8" x 5 1/4" and adhere the leaves image to it, leaving room for the raffia.
  16. Tie the raffia around the rust card stock.
  17. Adhere the rust card stock to the background.

    Now that I have shown you my card, please go look at the rest of the Stampendous Team that are posting with paste today:
    Alison Heikkila (DW)Louise Healy (DW)Lyn Bernatovich (DW)Pam Hornschu (DW)Kristine Reynolds (DW)Lea Kimmel Fritts (DW)Laura Drahozal (DW)

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Pretty Poinsettias

The theme this week is Pretty Poinsettias, and here is my response:

Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Core'dinations Color Core Card Stock
Ribbon by May Arts
Scotch Removable Tape
Scotch 1/2" Adhesive Tape
Chameleon Pens in Grass Green, Spring Meadow, Bark, Hot Cocoa, Warm Sunset and Crimson Red
Distress Ink in Walnut Stain
Ink Blending Tool
Tonic Paper Distresser
3D Foam Tape


  1. Cut card base to 6 3/4" by 10 1/2" and fold at the top.
  2. Cut tan card stock to 6 1/4" by 5 1/4" and adhere to the front of the card.
  3. Cut tan color core card stock to the size of the Three Christmas Icon Stencil.
  4. Tape the Christmas icon stencil over the top of the card stock using removable tape.  Be sure to use one large piece over the top edge of the stencil.  It will act as a hinge.
  5. Use the palette knife to remove Regular Embossing Paste from the jar and lay a strip above the stencil.  Make sure you have a long enough strip to cover the entirety of the image.
  6. Place the bottom edge of the paste spreader above the strip of paste and pull towards you.  The paste should completely fill in the wells of the Christmas Icon Stencil.
  7. Carefully remove the tape from the sides and the bottom of the stencil, leaving the tape on the top.
  8. Lift the stencil from the bottom corner like a door and then remove it entirely from the area.
  9. While the paste is drying, place the Christmas Greetings stamp on the stamp handle and stamp several times in a line.
  10. After the paste has dried, use the Chameleon Pens to color directly on it.
  11. Cut the dotted card stock to fit inside the tan on the front of the card.
  12. Cut the pasted and stamped images to the size you prefer and use the paper distresser to rough up the edges.
  13. Cut green card stock to create thick mats around your central images.
  14. Use the ink blender and the Distress ink to edge all of the card stock pieces.
  15. Attach the Christmas images to the green mats and the mats to the dotted card stock.
  16. Wrap May Arts ribbon around the dotted card stock and tie.
  17. Adhere the top of the card to the base.
I hope you enjoyed my post!

Now, check out the rest of the Pretty Poinsettias this week:


Friday, July 17, 2015

More Chameleons and Christmas in July

Chameleon™ Art Products is a company determined to change the way you think about marker pens. They pride themselves on having developed real innovation that enhances your ability to maximize your creativity. Their markers bring color control and simplicity to your art, and you can create stunning 3D effects, smooth transitions, highlights, and shading gradations all with one pen.
When you combine this simple coloring versatility with Stampendous® and House-Mouse Designs® images, you can create fantastic projects quickly. Stampendous stamps are beautifully enhanced by the simple blending made possible with this range of innovative markers. The colorless blending tool acts as a “foolproof” finish for your project. You won’t believe the stunning range of colors that can be achieved with these markers, and the array of original projects you can create with the combination of Stampendous and Chameleon.


Did we say prizes????       Three prizes are up for grabs from commenters who post on our blog that of each designers blog during our hop this week.  Be sure to tell us where you live when commenting for a US or UK winner will receive a Cling Create Christmas Stamp Set and Perfectly Clear™ Stamp Handle from us or our UK distributor, Woodware Craft and a winner from Canada will receive a $20 USD Rewards Card to spend at our website. Deadline to comment is Sunday, July 19th, 11:59 pm PDT.  Chameleon will be offering a fantastic prize as well, so be sure to visit their blog for more details.

There is more! Our Australian Distributor, The Stencil Specialists, are sponsoring a prize for one friend “down under” to win a Stampendous Stamp, a Dreamweaver Stencil and a surprise goodie from their terrific stock of Stampendous merchandise! Tell us where you live when you comment to be in the drawing!

So here is what I made today:


Cardstock by BazzillBasics Paper®
VersaColor™ Bamboo Ink by Tsukineko®
Chameleon™ Markers (Crimson Red, Warm Sunset, Grass Green, Spring Meadow, Bisque, Cool Gray, Summer Sun, Aqua Marine, Bubble Gum)
Sharp Scissors
Paper Trimmer
Zig 2-Way Glue Pen by Kuretake®
5" Machine and Adhesive by Xyron®
Scotch® 1/2" Adhesive Tape by 3M® 


  1. Cut the card base to 5 1/4" by 9 1/4" and fold on top.
  2. Cut the teal card stock to 5 1/4" by 4 5/8" and adhere to the front of the card base.
  3. Stamp your choice of words from the Joyful Phrases on the Mixed Media Paper.  I placed a couple of phrases on the stamping block at a time, and randomly stamped them across the paper, not concerned with overlapping and running off the page.  Use the Bamboo VersaMagic for this.
  4. Trim the stamped image to the size you want.
  5. Use the Bamboo VersaMagic to distress the edges of the card stock
  6. Create a slightly larger rectangle from burgundy card stock and adhere the Joyful Phrase image to it.
  7. Adhere the burgundy rectangle to the teal card stock on the base.
  8. Stamp the Joyful Noise Image with Memento Tuxedo Black on the Mixed Media Paper.
  9. Color the Joyful Noise image with the Chameleon Markers.
  10. Trim closely around the Joyful Noise image.
  11. Run the Joyful Noise image through the Xyron Machine and attach to the Joyful Phrases layer.  Overlap a little of the holly on the mats.
  12. Use the glue pen to attach clear glitter over the coloring on the mouse wings and gold micro glitter to his halo.
Here are the links to all of the rest of the designers today.  Don't forget to leave comments on all of them!

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