Thursday, February 4, 2016

Dreamweaver Thursday, Stampendous Duos and a Tombow Blog Hop

We have a very exciting event this week--a Tombow blog hop!
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It is always a great time hopping with Tombow USA and we are thrilled to be hopping over the weekend with them. Our design teams will be sharing some pretty awesome projects with products from our prizes list, you will not want to miss out on a single day!
OF COURSE we have PRIZES
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a Rafflecopter giveaway

Here are the official rules:



And, finally, my project for the day:
It is a Valentine's Card with a secret......
A message of love hidden in an unexpected place!  Here is how I made it:
Materials
Tombow Dual Markers in N65, N55, 606, 703 and 847
My Colors Card Stock
May Arts Ribbon
Stazon in Jet Black
Scissors
Manual Die Cut Machine

Directions
1)  Cut a large frame frame out of Mixed Media Paper using the die cut machine.
2)  Run the cut card stock through the machine with the Diamond Grid stencil and the Stamping Details Rubber Embossing Mat.  This will create the textured background.
3)  Put small pieces of the Xtreme Putty under the corners of the background stencil of the Heart Duo Stencil Set. Adhere it gently to  pink card stock.  
4)  Trace the stencil image using the enclosed pen.
5)  Gently remove the pink card stock from the stencil.
6)  Put small pieces of the Xtreme Putty under the corners of the heart shaped stencil and carefully place on the traced image, centering the sections that you would like to see.
7)  Trace the heart shape using the pen.  Carefully remove the stencil.
8)  Color the traced images with the Dual Markers and accent with the white colored pencil.
9)  Use the Glue Pen to highlight areas of the image and cover them with glitter.

10)  Center the heart stencil over the background and trace.
11)  Cut out the heart shapes from the background and the patterned image.
12)  Color a small piece of Mixed Media Paper with the colored pencils.  This will be behind the secret panel.
13)  Place the clear stamps on the clear acrylic handle, cover with the Stazon and stamp.
14)  Center the stamped image behind the open heart shape and adhere with Mono Adhesive.
15)  Tie the May Arts Ribbon around the bottom of the frame.
16)  Adhere the frame to dark pink card stock and that onto the folded white card included with the Duo Stencil Set using the Mono Adhesive.
17)  Cut down the Fastener Tabs to fit inside the heart shape.
18)  Remove the covering from the adhesive on the bottom of the tabs and place onto the secret message heart space.
19)  Remove the top covering from the adhesive tabs and place the colored heart over the top.You

You now have a Valentine's Card with a "secret message".

Thanks for visiting the blog today, and be sure to leave a message of your own!
Here are all the blogs participating in today's hop.  Check out the Stampendous Blog again tomorrow ans Saturday for more chances to win.

Friday, January 29, 2016

May Arts Ribbon and an Embossing Powder Tree Line

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Thanks for stopping by today to check out our Stampendous and May Arts Ribbon Blog Hop.  Of course, because it is a Blog Hop, we are offering some wonderful prizes.

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Comment to win on of three prize packages that include:
  • CRR247 Cling Beautiful Braid Rubber Stamp
  • SSC1220 Sisters Perfectly Clear Stamps
  • Assortment of May Arts Ribbon
See Stampendous Official Contest Rules for details.
Here is my project for the day:


Materials:
My Colors Card Stock in Charcoal and Sky
Glue Dots
Heat Tool

Directions:
1) The card base is 9” by 5 ¾” folded on top
2)  Either soap the back the Tree Line Stencil or cover it with Versamark.  You need to create a light film across the back that makes the stencil easy to remove from the adhesive on the mounting paper.
3)  Cut the mounting paper to match the sizes of the stencil.
4)  Remove one side of the coverings on the double sided mounting paper and place the stencil, soap or Versamark side down, on the paper.
5)  Pour the colored (non-silver) embossing powders over the stencil in strips and then blend the colors together with your finger.
9)  Place the project upside down on a flat surface and carefully peel the mounting paper off of the stencil.
10)  Use the heat tool to emboss the image.
11)  Cover the newly revealed sticky paper with Aged Silver Embossing Enamel and press down lightly with your finger.
12)  Pour the Sterling Silver Embossing Enamel in the areas that seem a little bare.
13)  Emboss with your heat tool.
14)  Assemble the card.  Remember that removing the backing from the Double Sided Mounting Adhesive makes it into a sticker.

Thank you for stopping by my blog for this Blog Hop.  Be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win.  Here are all the players for today:


Thursday, January 28, 2016

May Arts Ribbon and Dreamweaver Stencils Together on a Spring Bird Card

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Thanks for joining me during this wonderful Stampendous and May Arts collaboration Blog Hop!
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It’s a blog hop this week and so we have prizes!
2016_STM_MayArts_prizeComment to win on of three prize packages that include:
  • CRR247 Cling Beautiful Braid Rubber Stamp
  • SSC1220 Sisters Perfectly Clear Stamps
  • Assortment of May Arts Ribbon
See Stampendous Official Contest Rules for details.
Here is my project for today:

Materials:
Removable Tape
Chameleon Pens in BR2 Hot Cocoa and BR5 Bark
Paper Trimmer
Adhesive
Scissors
Distress Ink in Vintage Photo
Heat Tool
Glue Dots
My Colors Card Stock in Winter Lake, Sandy Beach, Coral Rose and Café Ole
Paper Towel

Directions:
1)      The card base is 6 ½” by 11’ folded on the side.
2)      Tape the Cherry Blossom Stencil over the Winter Lake card stock.  Be sure to start taping with one full strip of tape adhering the top edge of the stencil.  It will act as a hinge.
3)      Use the palette knife to place Embossing Paste on the edge of the Paste Spreader.
4)      Place the paste spreader on the top edge of the stencil and pull towards you, leaving the spreader on the stencil, like a squeegee and depositing paste into all of the wells of the stencil.
5)      Replace unused paste into the container.
6)      Remove the stencil, pulling the tape from the bottom and the sides and tilting the stencil up, using the top piece as a hinge.  You will lastly remove that top piece with the stencil.
7)      Repeat steps 2-6 with the other two stencils, using the Nest Flourish Stencil upside down.  Let all the paste dry.
8)      Color the twigs and the nest with the brown markers.
9)      Use Versamark Pens to color over the pasted image in small sections, covering it with the color of embossing ink you wish to use and heating to create an enameled look.  Work on one color at a time.
10) Tape the Quatrefoil Stencil over the pink card stock.  Rub the stencil brush over the Versamark Ink Pad and rub a little off on a piece of paper towel.  Use circular motions with the brush to appy the clear ink over the stencil and onto the card stock.
11)  Remove the stencil.  Cover the card stock with the clear embossing powder and pour off the excess.
12 Heat the embossing powder with the heat tool.
13)  Cut the fancy frames out of the Mixed media Paper and the Café Ole card stock using the Fitted Frames A and B die sets and your manual die cut machine.
14)  Use the craft sheet, blending tool and Distress Ink to age the pieces.
15)  Assemble the card.

Thanks for stopping by to see my project today.  Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win!  Here are all the posts for today:
Laura Drahozal (DW and May Arts)
Pam Bray (DW and May Arts)
Louise Healy (DW and May Arts)
Lea Fritts (DW and May Arts)
Alison Heikkila (May Arts)

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Love, Dreamweaver and Stampendous!

This week, Stampendous has our hearts!  Yes, we have a heart theme this week.  I am creating using the Dreamweaver Swirly Heart Stencil and some Embossing Paste.  I have also included one of my personal favorite sentiments by Stampendous.  I feel this way about my husband of almost 20 years.....He will forever be my always....
Here is my card:
Here is how I created it:

Materials:
SSC1238 Love Always Perfectly Clear Stamps™
SSH38 Small Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle
Crystal Glitter
Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Core'dinations Card Stock
Versafine Vintage Sepia
May Arts Ribbon
Removable Tape
Scotch by 3M 1/2" Adhesive
Craft Glue Dots
Big Bite
Paper Trimmer

Instructions:

  1. Cut base 8 1/2" by 5 1/2" and fold on the side.
  2. Tape the Swirly Heart Stencil over pink card stock and using the removable tape.  Make sure to cover the top first with one piece of tape, which will be the hinge. Tape all the sides.
  3. Use the palette knife to remove the paste from the jar and place it on the paste spreader.  Be sure to create a strip across the paste spreader that will cover the entire width of the Swirly Heart Stencil.
  4. Place the paste spreader on top edge of the heart stencil.
  5. Pull the paste spreader towards you, keeping it in contact with the stencil, and filling in all the wells.
  6. Use the palette knife to remove the excess paste and place it back into the container.
  7. Carefully remove the tape from the bottom and sides of the stencil.
  8. Lift the bottom edge of the stencil, using the remaining tape as a hinge, then completely lift the stencil from the project.
  9. While the paste is still wet, pour the glitter over the paste.  Let the paste dry completely.
  10. Use the handle and the Love Always Stamp with the Versafine on white card stock.
  11. Trim the stamped image and create a mat around it with brown card stock.
  12. Use the Big Bite to make holes in the heart background and add the ribbon.
  13. Assemble the card.
Thanks for stopping by to see my card.  Here are the rest of the links for today:

Thursday, January 14, 2016

A Dragonfly Birthday Card


Materials:
My Colors Card Stock in Cloak GreyHeidi Swapp Minc Foil in Holographic and Teal
Tombow Foam Tape
Heat Embossing Tool

Instructions:
1)  Fold your base 5 ½” by 8 ½ ” card stock, creating a top fold card.
2)  Either soap the back of all three stencils or cover them with Versamark.  You need to create a light film across the back that makes the stencils easy to remove from the adhesive on the mounting paper.
3)  Cut the mounting paper to match the sizes of each of the stencils.
4)  Remove one side of the coverings on the double sided mounting paper and place the stencils, soap or Versamark side down, on the paper.
5)  For the Happy Birthday and the Dragonfly stencils, place the Minc foil, dull side down, over the open places on the stencils and rub lightly.
6)  Use the embossing tool to rub over the top of the foil, pressing it down into the wells of the stencils.
7)  Remove the foil, and rub a little of the Micro Black Glitter over the foiled sections.
8)  Use the stencil brush to brush off the excess glitter.  Do this thoroughly.
9)  Place the foiled projects upside down on a flat surface and carefully peel the mounting paper off of the stencil.
10)  Cover the newly revealed sticky paper with Crystal Multi Glitter.
11)  Push the Aged Aqua Embossing Enamel into the wells on the Mosaic Swirls Stencil.  Do not brush off the excess.
12)  Carefully place the project upside down on a flat surface and remove the double sided mounting paper.
13)  Use the heat gun to emboss the Aqua Enamel.
14)  After the embossing has cooled, pour the Detail Black Embossing Powder over the exposed sticky surfaces.
15)  Heat Emboss
16)  Assemble the card, using the Tombow Tape to raise the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed my card.

Check out the rest of the posts for today:

Louise Healy

Alison Heikkila

Kristine Reynolds

Pam Hornschu

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Friday, January 8, 2016

CHA, The New Catalog, and One of My Favorite New Creations--The Running Horse Card

This week, in addition to the Imagine Crafts Blog Hop (see my post from yesterday), the Stampendous Design Team is introducing some of their favorite creations for the new catalog.  This is one of mine:

Materials:
Removable Tape
Wood Background Rubber Stamp
My Colors Card Stock in Chamois, Café Ole, Charcoal and Winter Lake
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Spectrum Markers IG10, IG8, IG4, GB8, GB10, PN8, EB5, EB8, and TN8
Prismacolor Pencils in Dark Brown, Bronze, Burnt Ochre, French Grey 20%, Copenhagen Blue,
                 Blue Slate and Light Cerulean Blue
Distress Ink in Vintage Photo
Ink Blending Tool
Craft Sheet

May Arts Twine
Adhesive

Instructtions:

1)  The base card is 8 ½” by 5 ½” with a top fold.
2)  Lightly color the blue card stock with the blue and gray pencils, gliding gently over the texture to create a "denim" look.
3)  Use the removable tape to tape the stencil face up on the blue card stock.  Tape all the way around.
4)  Pick up some embossing paste on the back of your palette knife.
5)  Place the blade of the palette knife on on the left side of the stencil, with the back, holding the paste, facing the open parts of the stencil.
6)  Pull the knife gently across the stencil, treating it like a squeegee and filling all the holes of the stenicl.
7)  Put the remaining paste back into the container.
8)  Carefully remove the stencil, and let the pasted image dry thoroughly.
9)  Stamp white cardstock using the Memento ink.
10)  Color the image using colored pencils.
11)  Cut the wood image and mount on dark brown card stock, leaving room for the horses and a mat edge.
12)  When the paste is completely dry, color the horses with the Spectrum Markers.
13)  "Distress" all the edges using the ink, ink blender and craft sheet.
14)  Assemble the rest of the card, using the May Arts twine to create knots on the front for added interest.

Thanks for stopping by to see my new card today.  Here are all of the posts for today:


Thursday, January 7, 2016

Amplify Your Work With Imagine Crafts! A Dimensional Dreamweaver Butterfly Card

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Welcome to a really fun, and full week at Stampendous!  This week, we are featuring an Imagine Crafts blog hop AND our new CHA catalog images.  

OF COURSE, we have prizes......

Three lucky commenters will receive a prize package that includes:
  • 1 Radiant Neon Ink Pad and Ink Refill
  • 1 Color Fragments Jar
  • a Creative Palette Rectangles Set
See Official Contest Rules for details.


The image I chose is not from the new catalog, but I will feature one from that tomorrow.....

Materials:
Emerald Pearl Embossing Powder
Detail Black Embossing Powder
Tiger Lily Pearl Glitter
Versamarker
Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Core'dinations Card Stock
Medium Glue Dots
Amplify in Purple and Black
White Glue
Scotch by 3M 1/2" Adhesive
May Arts Ric Rack
Removable Tape
Buttons by Buttons Galore
Embossing Heat Gun
Paper Trimmer

Instructions:

  1. Cut the base card stock 8 1/2" by 5 1/2" and fold on the side.
  2. Tape the Three Butterflies Stencil over brown card stock with removable tape.  Use a tape strip all the way across the top of the stencil that will act as a hinge later.  Then tape both of the sides and bottom.
  3. Use the palette knife to remove the Regular Embossing Paste from the container and place on the paste spreader.  Place a strip of paste on the spreader that is as wide as the butterflies image.
  4. Set the paste spreader on the stop of the stencil and pull it towards you, maintaining contact with the stencil, and filling in all the wells.
  5. Carefully remove the tape from the bottom and sides of the stencil.
  6. Using the top tape as a hinge, lift the bottom of the butterflies stencil carefully up and then away from the project.  Let dry completely.
  7. Use the Versamarker on the leaves and pour on the Emerald Embossing Powder, heating it to create a smooth shiny look.
  8. Use the Versamarker on the edges of the butterflies and apply Detail Black Embossing Powder.  Heat it with your embossing gun.
  9. Use the white glue on the butterflies to apply the Tiger Lily Glitter.
  10. Squeeze the black Amplify onto the center of the butterflies to create the bodies, and the purple Amplify on the flowers.
  11. Heat the Amplify with the embossing heat gun until it puffs up.
  12. Assemble the card, including the ric rack.
  13. Attach the buttons onto the card with the Glue Dots.
We have a lot going on this week.  I have included all of the other posts in my list for today.  Some are Dreamweaver, some feature Imagine Crafts and others are new products (which I will feature tomorrow.  Check them out, and don't forget to comment for your chance to win those prizes!